Enjoy Local Scrapbook Activities
A few times a year, which is all I can squeeze into my schedule, I take great pleasure in attending an evening crop or class at a local scrapbook store. I usually try to round up a few friends, but I don’t mind going by myself either. It is just lovely to be surrounded by fellow scrapbookers and their creative energy while working on a project uninterrupted by the details of home. I always meet some new people and learn some new things. Inspiration is everywhere!
I am lucky enough to live in an area that has a number of scrapbook stores within a reasonable driving distance. Treasured Memories, in Edmonton, has late night crops running throughout the year and often has special themed weekend crops. These typically include dinner, dessert and many snacks, goodie bags, door prizes and a photo booth. I was able to attend a Night Circus themed evening a couple of months ago (by the way, if you haven’t read it, Night Circus is a very good book by Erin Morgenstern). The theme was magical and mysterious in black, white and red and my goodie bag contained papers and embellishments in these colours. Here’s a layout I put together from these and a photo booth photo taken that night.
If you are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to attend a scrapbooking event at a local store, go for it and make it a regular event in your calendar.
To see more of Connie’s work visit her blog – Every Day’s an Adventure