I get a crop weekend (Pictures added first post)

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I get a crop weekend (Pictures added first post)

I ended up making 80 cards and 3 Christmas gifts. I didn't take pictures of all 80 cards as many were repeats or repeats on a theme. But here's a good idea of color schemes.

Baptism invites for Baby J (I made 12)

Magnet Message Boards. These are made with cookie sheets. I just need to finish making some cute magnets and then they're good to go.

Photo accordion. This is made out of mini canvases that I colored/dyed with ink and then covered in paper. I'm going to put pictures of the kids on the striped, pink and flower panels and a family picture on the green panel. (I'll add embellies after the pictures are on.) This is for my grandma who says "Don't buy me anything!" but loves pictures. See, I didn't buy her anything- I just mounted pictures. Canvases are held together with ribbon.
Front.............................................................back

Christmas Cards- Using up stuff I've stamped before, or old Christmas cards mostly. I actually really enjoyed making these this year even though they repeat a lot. Simple, but they got the job done. Smile

outside.............................................................inside

Oh yeah, these pictures are off of $Tree cards. 16 cards for $1 plus 16 envelopes... I can't buy embellies for that cheap. LOL

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I can't believe it's here. The crop space I won at the big annual crop event is getting used this weekend.

Which means I just freaked myself out. I need to get my bag packed tonight after the kids go to bed. I have to get meals made for myself and the family. I need to print the bulletin for Sunday and a funeral bulletin up tomorrow morning. I had to get a babysitter to cover Saturday since hubby is gone most Saturday now with the funeral.

But I'm excited. Leaving here at 1:30pm tomorrow, I'll get to scrap all afternoon and night. I'll probably leave there around midnight. I'll be back around 9am-ish (unless I'm very motivated and wake up early) and then will scrap all Saturday. Well, not scrap. The goal is approximately 65 more Christmas cards, then to design baby J's birth announcement and baptism invites.

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Wahoo! Enjoy yourself, you deserve it!

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I've never been to a full weekend crop before. Never been able to afford the cost for the crop space. I can't wait to see all the vendors and such. Smile

Just have my papers left to organize.

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oh wow...how fun! can't to hear all about it and see your beautiful creations

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Have a great time!!

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[LEFT]Baby J, huh? Wink

Have a great time at your crop, Mish!!![/LEFT]

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Thanks ladies. I have my bags packed now. I only let myself take Christmas stuff. If I get the Christmas cards done then I'll let myself get other papers from home for Saturday. It took me way too long to sort through everything, but I think I'll be able to get into super zen mode at the crop now.

And yes Katie... Baby J... and that's ALL you're getting from me on his name. Wink

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Woohoo! Have a great time Mish! Smile

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I caught that baby J too. Smile Inquiring minds NEED to know. HAHAHA!!

Have a great time girl!!

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Sounds like fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Weekend crops are always good times. Have fun and I hope you get everything you wanted to get done, done.

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I am so jealous! You deserve this time and ENJOY every moment of it! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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How fun! I can't wait to see everything you get done for the weekend!

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Oh how FUN!!!! You so deserve it girl! A time away to just scrap...woohoo! And we're lucky too, because we get to see all your creations when you return.

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well, you're already gone ... but I'm excited for you and hope you have a BLAST and get a lot done. Smile

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So I made cards for 6.5 hours. 36 cards made. 25 more cut out (though not assembled yet). Not bad for day one. I left early because we're in a ballroom above a casino and the cigarette smoke was driving me nuts. But I hit my goal a few hours earlier then expected so I don't feel bad for leaving early.

Agenda tomorrow... assemble the cards. Make 3 Christmas gifts (I CAN NOT wait to show you these), and then I get to design the birth announcement and baptism invite. Woo HOO! I brought home my Christmas stuff and have to pack up baby stuff before I leave.

Now to read hubby's sermon, hit the shower and go to bed. Smile

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11 hours of cropping today. I left early because, well, I got everything done and then some.

Made the last 32 Christmas Cards I needed, made 3 Christmas gifts (2 magnetic boards and a canvas accordion picture album) and 12 baptism invites. Had 3 meals, and a 15 minute chair massage too.

So 80 cards and 3 art projects. Not bad at all. I'll take pictures tomorrow.

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Holy Moly! I demand pics tomorrow!!!!! I can't believe you got that much done!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

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Admittedly many of the Christmas cards (and the baptism cards) are all repeats of each other, or very close. Though I did win a prize for most cards made over the 2 days.

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Awesome! Can't wait for pics!

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Got to this late but you are so lucky. Hope you had fun!!!

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Wow! You were cruising!
Can't wait for pics!

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I'm paying for it now. I don't regret the weekend, but the event was held at a ballroom in a casino and the ballroom filled with cigarette smoke from the casino. After 2 days of it (even leaving early both nights), this asthmatic is struggling. I've swollen up, and I've had a bunch of braxton-hicks contractions all day. Every time I flexed in bed last night I got a huge charlie horse in my leg. Taking extra magnesium didn't even help. I had to pawn Katie off to another family during church, and another family took Anna during the potluck. The kids are all clinging to me and I can't do much with them as I just feel like a hot, wet noodle. I haven't been able to even take pictures of the cards/gifts, much less even show all of them to hubby.

Thank goodness I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, but my blood pressure is fine (hubby checked), I've been drinking around 80-90 ounces of water (plus other things, admittedly I've had 2 20 oz Mt. Dews this weekend and a bunch of lemonade too) and I'm not to a swelling point he'll do anything about (been there, done that in previous pregnancies so I know this is scary level swelling).

I guess I just need to take it easy. I'll get the pictures as soon as I can.

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Sorry you are not feeling well now, but I hope you had a great time!!! Smile

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pictures in 1st post

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wow, you were busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love seeing so much great stuff in one place. but my favorite is definitely the accordian - grandma will love it, and I can't wait to see it with pictures. oh, and the message board cookie sheets is such a great idea!!!!! tres cool!

loving the cards, especially the baptism invites.

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Wow, you got a TON done! Great job on all the cards and gifts, they are awesome!

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:eek::eek::eek: OMG!!! WOW, I'm very very impressed!!!!! Awesome work!

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oh and I love the idea for the magnet boards. where can you buy little magnets to decorate?

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Those magnet boards are so cool Michelle!! You did super...and how neat you got a prize for the most cards too.

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I am just cutting up some make your own business card magnets that I have and then adding flowers, or a cut out to it. (Magnet one side, sticky other side). You can also buy rolls of magnet material and then adhere that to things. If you use a cricut cut-out, you really need to mount it to something heavier before attaching a magnet or it gets flimsy.

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you did such beautiful work! I am loving those magnet boards Biggrin