Sunday, January 18, 2009

Croppin' At Connie's

On Saturday, mom and I went to Connie's for 12 hours to crop! Joan was going to join us, but she headed to Chicago to see her twin grandsons. (She stopped by just to get her new SU! catalog I had picked up for her.) The three of us still managed to hoot and hollar a bit. We always have a great time together. Connie was a very generous hostess with goody bags for each of us and lots of yummy food!
Right before we left I wanted a pic of the three of us, so we snuggled in and I held the camera. Little did I know that in two of the three pics someone was sticking out a tongue. Mom did it once and so did Connie. I think she's really just thinking of the man on her shirt. LOL!
Connie jokes that she is the annex to the local scrapbook store. No joke, she has MORE things than the store. I took just a "sampling" of photos of her goodies. She always generously shares whatever we want. I know I needed kraft cardstock and a dark brown felt Thicker "r" and she had both to share. She also put all of her pet things out for us to "use what we wanted". How nice. This shelf is just ONE area of paper. The entire left shelving unit here is just Christmas items. Wowza!
This container has just GLITTER brads in all colors and sizes. Yum! Gotta love glitter!
Under her 8-foot table she has these great storage containers on wheels. Just pull out the one you need and take it back to your craft area. She has a WHOLE container of self-adhesive bling. Double Wowza! Yum!
This picture doesn't do it justice to see how many layers of bling there are in this container.
Need paints or Stickles? Check! She's got it! LOL!
Just a FEW stamps. LOL!
A mere sampling of the ribbon collection. I also see a container below with rolls and there is another large glass jar full of spooled ribbons that isn't shown here. Mmm....mmm...good!
The unique, sturdy cabinet holds her SU! 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and her collection of punches.
She has now organized all her letter stickers by color group in these nice three-compartment sleeves from Cropper Hopper. She did her rub-ons by color, too, and they are in one of the containers above on wheels. She has a whole container of Thickers....yep, just Thickers....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Connie's granddaughter and daughter-in-law joined us for a few hours. This was Leesha's artwork she made before completing several scrapbook pages. She is a creative young girl! She has her own Cropper Hopper cart full of supplies she can use when she scraps with MeMaw.
Ah and Connie never lets us go hungry or have sweet tooth attacks. She feeds us goodies of all kinds! Glad I wore elastic-waisted pants. *snort*
Hmmm...if you know the history of our Zaney Girls crops, you know the mischief involved. This crop was no less ornery. This hilarious item was secretly placed near the stamp sets and Connie had the remote. Look a little closer. LOL! She really needs to do something about those huge barking spiders in her basement! *snort* Now I know why she gave us a Depends undergarment in our goody bag (seriously!). We're giggly, but don't really need them. She's so silly. LOL!
Oh, and yes...we did scrapbook. More layouts to share this week. Check back tomorrow for one about Man's Best Friend. :)
I can't wait to go to the Craft Farm in March with mom, Connie and Joan! I'm counting the weeks!

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