Sunday, October 12, 2008


I LOVE THIS STORE - I have to drive 50 minutes to get to it, but it is WORTH it, especially if I'm spending 15 hours there SCRAPBOOKING!!!

This is what you are greeted by when you first walk into Simply Scrapbooks. The Creative Cafe bar, then to the left and right and straight back areas LOADED with anything scrapbook and rubber stamp related!!! There is SO MUCH to choose from, and pages adorn the shelves and walls to give you added inspiration!

At the very back of the store is the cropping area, each person has her OWN TABLE, how great is that?!!!
This is my friend, Andrea who I met last April at one of the store's crops and since then we've been cropping together at the store whenever we can! I meant to take some photos of the layouts she did, really fun ones of her 4 kids, but my favorite was a page of her husband holding one of their sons when he was a baby and she has lambs, clouds and puzzle pieces that read: A Perfect Fit. It turned out so darn cute!!!

Here's a look behind me at the rest of the crop space - this was a small crop that a few of the Cricut users put together, only 15 of us. It was a fun, "intimate" affair - a change from the crops where the room is filled to capacity and it gets rather loud and a tight squeeze to get by at times -

We were surprised to learn there would be doorprizes! We each got a ticket to put into the basket of the prize of our choice. Andrea won this sweet basket filled with a variety of scrapping items.

Here is Michaela, who came with her grandma, and was lucky enough to win this accordian folder which held 10 page kits.

Jill was one of the organizers and wanted this Halloween paper slab BAD!!! I mean the girl WANTED IT - she's so funny! She also got a stack of clear rubberstamps.

Sami is Jill's daughter and was in town just for the crop. She was lucky enough to this plastic tote filled with scrapping goodies!

This is Tamy, just met her at this crop and she won this pouch filled with a variety of pens. Found out when she was leaving to go home that she lives just a few miles from ME!! How great is that?!! So planning on getting her to go to the next crop with me in November on the 22nd!!

And here is the last winner of the evening with her mega scrapbook kit!!

Oh, forgot to mention that I won too!!! This cute corduroy 8 x 8 album and 4 packs of coordinating papers - very cool!!

So happy with my win that I started filling the album at the crop! These are papers from another pack I already had.

Two page spread with a pocket and tag that has a metal word plate attached to and a hidden pocket on the second page.

Love going to crops and this one was an enjoyable day. Will show a few other pages I made as well as the Christmas album I did on tomorrow's post. Time to relax with hubby and a movie, have a great evening and see you tomorrow!


Hilda said...

You took a pic of all the winners except for you!! You should've let someone take your pic,too!! Your pages are looking fabulous! As usual!

Robyn said...

Thanks girlfriend! Andrea did take my pick but I closed my eyes and moved!! So opted to show my goodies only instead!

Neabear said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the crop. I have gone to a couple of crops put on by Creative Memories consultants. But it has been awhile since I last went. I need to scrapbook more often. I have so much to do.

Elizabeth said...

What a fun day! Looks like some of those door prizes were packaged in some pretty pricy baskets, also!

Neabear said...

Hilda said she found my blog through your blog. Now I can't find her blog. Do you know what her blog name is?