Crop party with some friends yesterday, Holy Thursday. Emphasis on the word par-tee! There were only six of us (Au, Nita, Mai, Symbelly, Cabbie and moi) yet they brought tools fit for an entire army of scrapbookers. There were Sizzix dies, Sizzlits alphabets, a Big Shot, a Cuttlebug, Making Memories stamps, a Basic Grey Notch and Die tool...Truly an arsenal I cannot wait to try. It was so generous of them to lug and share their tools for the day so I gladly added my Bazzill colorwheel to the tool pool. LOL. When Mai arrived, she added not tools, but chocolates and chips, for truly a scrapbooker should never be caught without them.
I regret now that I didn't bring my camera to record this event. But I'm sure Au will upload some photos in her blog and Cabbie already posted a few in hers. I purposely didn't bring my camera so that I will not be distracted. My goal for the day is to finish three simple LOs. Yes, I know it was ambitious, but I really thought I could do it, as I usually finish my LOs in half a day. With all the tools at our disposal and with the company of scrappers who are just too willing to help out, I was confident that goal was attainable.
I didn't quite do three, for reasons I will go into later, but I am quite proud of what we all accomplished. Four of us finished LOs that day. Au and Mai just need to adhere their photos and add finishing touches to their work. We had fun, good food, good company, a good place to scrap and the day wasn't too hot.
Thanks to Nita and her family for letting us use their lanai. It was like being in Manila without the heat and dust of Manila. As Mai said, everything was much appreciated.