Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coloring at the Crop

I went to my 1st Crop on Sunday.  It was great.  Organized by Erin of The Dreamers Relay for Life Team, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it was a combination Vendor Fair and Crop.   (Here is the link to their fundraising page, if you'd like to help them reach their $1500 goal. You can also check out their Facebook page.  If you live in the New Hope, PA area, maybe you can come to their next crop.) Some crafters were making cards and some scrapbook pages.  Joyce and Betty, both CTMH consultants, were on hand to help with cutting layouts on their Cricuts using the new CTMH ARTBOOKING cricut cartridge, lending an opinion here or there, and supplying card stock or items that had been forgotten.  Erin and her mom worked really hard and had wonderful raffle items and goody bags for the crafters.  A special thank you to all the companies that donated our goodies especially The Crafters Workshop.  Their contribution was awesome.

Since it was my first crop and I wasn't sure what to expect, I didn't take my whole craft room with me.  What I mainly took was a pile of digi images that I could sit and color in the comfortable AC.  Worked for me!  I purchased several Christmas gifts at the vendor fair and won 2 nice prizes in the raffle.  It was a fun day.  Can't wait for Erin to plan the next one. 

I did get one card partially completed while there.   I wanted to show this wonderful digi image from A Day For Daisies to the gals.  The digi image was printed twice; then one image was colored and fussy cut; on the second image only the flowers were colored, fussy cut, popped onto the first image and little pearls added to the centers.  Some glitter gel was added to the ribbon around the tree trunk. 

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafting When We Can Challenge # 49- Floral
Gingerloft Challenge - Trees
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #111 - I don't need any more......  (Paper is my downfall.  Even though I tell myself I'm NOT buying any more, I see something cute and I can't help myself.  It's so addicting.)

Milk Coffee Challenge - Emboss It
A Day For Daisies Challenge #74 - Use a Die Cut
The Paper Shelter Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #51 - Embossing
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge July - Pink & White
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - Flowers

We made great cards at Joyce's CTMH card class this afternoon.  I'll be posting them tomorrow.  Please come back and have a look see!


  1. Hi, Debi! Beautiful paper piecing on this card, and your previous one with great textures! I like how you add so many different techniques in a single card. Thanks for sharing! hugs, de

  2. Such a beautiful card! I love the papers you chose. Sounds like you had a lot of fun at the crop. I haven't been to one yet. Can't wait for my first one. Thanks for playing along at Crafting When We Can, unfortunately you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. The challenge has just started so there is plenty of time to enter another card.

    Hugs, Robin

  3. Oh, wow! This is so pretty! I love how it looks like a quilt! I'm so happy you entered this into the Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

    Darcy DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  4. A beautiful card for a wonderful cause!Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and be sure and play with us again!

  5. This is a really beautiful card... And what an important inspirations. Thanks for entering it in Artistic Inspirations Dry Embossing challenge.

    Carmen DT

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. You card here is very nice and love the paper choices.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking part in Whimsy's release hop. You asked about the denim star on my card. No it's not fabric it's been cut out from designer paper.
    Your card here is beautiful, love all that pink!


  8. This is so pretty. Love all the pinks and the little ribbon tied around the tree is a unique idea! Great card Debi. I only live 45 mins from New Hope?

  9. That is very pretty.....
    Thanks for playing along and good luck
    (Through the Purple Haze DT)

  10. This is so lovely, the papers youve used are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

  11. Gorgeous card. Love the papers and great image. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  12. Debi,
    This is a great card and so perfect for Relay! We are so glad you enjoyed the crop!
    Erin and Laurie

  13. I really like this, it's simple yet striking. Thanks for joining us over at Through The Purple Haze Challenges xxx

  14. Beautiful and delicate card, loving the colours and layout. Thank you so much for joining the Artistic challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  15. Cute card, beautiful image!
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft challenge.
    Ardilla :)

  16. so soft and pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  17. Great card! Love the way you have colored this image!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky


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