Friday, November 8, 2013

Circle Mania, Crop T-shirt and Calling Card

Hello everyone!!

This month has and is going to be just crazy for me. I have a crop every weekend up until Thanksgiving and even one after that. Whew!!! There was not much crafty time for me to come up with projects other than what I did for the crops, so I'll share them with you.

I attended a crop last weekend at a friends house where I was able to get 30 card bases ready for Operation Write Home, (OWH) cards for soldiers. This may not sound like much, but those who know me now I never do ANYTHING at crops other than socialize!!!

This weekend I am attending a 3 day crop called Circle Mania. It's a huge semi annual event hosted by Paulette Trent (Scrapalette) in Alpharetta, Ga.  Crafters from all over attend. Provo Craft(the makers of Cricut/Cuttlebug) came last year bearing gifts and is schedule to attend this year as well. They are providing us with lunch on Saturday and bringing a special guest!!!  I can't wait to see who it is!!  We always have a lot of fun and leave with a lot of gifts and crop bags!!!  I will post more pictures throughout the coming weeks. Also, the Maniacs always turn in cards for OWH. Our goal is 1000 cards, so far I have 70 made!

Be sure to click on the links to get more information about the events I mentioned above. OWH is great for those you who like to make cards and it serves a great purpose. Check out the link.

Okay, lets start with the calling card. It is a 3"x3" trading card for crafters. It usually has a theme, and you make a card for however many are attending the crop, in this case 50. Here's mine for mania:

I use the Crafty Girl Stamp, scaned it into my Silhouette software (ya, I know, not Cricut) and colored it. Normally I would use my Copics, but this was 50 cards!!! The actual size of the girl is 2.50 inches!!! I also did the Chevron background with my software.
Here's a close up shot.
I put my name on the craft bag and I made my Cuttlebug the new Anna Griffin one! See all the supplies in the bag??

 
I try to make a gift for each Mania event I attend.  This time I made a charger. It's not clear whether or not this will be a give-away or a hostess gift. So far none of my gifts have made it to give-ways!!!  lol.
 
 
I also made "me" a matching T-shirt with my heat press.
Here's both together
Here's the back of the shirt


Thanks for looking and be sure to check back soon as I will be posting more pictures from Mania and my other upcoming crops.