I crop outside of the home a fair amount-at least once a month. Atlanta has two Archiver's stores (one north on 85 and one north on 75) as well as a local store on the west side.
Cropping with my girlfriends is a standing appointment from month to month- we make it a priority to take some time out from the daily schedule to relax and enjoy some adult time. To me, those days set aside for scrapbooking are like pure gold.
Sadly, most of the local scrapbook stores in the Atlanta area have gone out of business in the past few years. If you live on the West side of the city, however, there is a great store about 1 hour from the 285/I-20 West interchange.
Sweet Memories Scrapbooks is a gorgeous store that is well worth the extra driving time. Last weekend, a few of my scrapping friends got together with some other croppers for an afternoon/evening of scrapping, laughs, and of course-yummy food.
Here are some pictures of Saturday's crew:
(Michelle W. and Michelle M.)
Michelle M. swears that I am Studio Calico crazy so she wanted to take a picture of my kit all spread out before me:
I decided to incorporate a couple of extra items into my January kit, as I usually do to use my other supplies and enjoy new products not offered in the SC kits that month. The main item for January was these Webster's Pages trims.
Here I am in action placing the trim on my page:
Here's a look at our cropping room:
I was thinking about doing a post on how I pack light for crops, but on Saturday I made a very dire packing mistake-I forgot to pack pictures. Humbled and in need of a scrapping subject, I spent the first hour and a half of my girly time remedying that issue at the local Walgreens.
Knowing that, are you still interested in hearing my packing process? HA.
I did not get a lot done at the crop, but some days are just like that, you know? However, I had a great time and some much-needed down time.
Question for today: Do you crop outside of your home on a regular basis?
Next post: BIG changes in my scrap space!