Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo croppers, I’m Tina one, of the crop hostesses. I’m so excited to introduce you to a new series here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. This series will keep you updated on what’s happening at our famous crops. We see lots of great storage ideas, costumes, and table decorations for the crop contests we host, not to mention some really amazing work traveling around the shows. I hope to share a glimpse of this with you twice a month here on the Weekly Scrapper Blog.
Have you ventured out to a crop lately? Better yet, have you joined us at one of our crops at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo? Are you wondering what you can expect from one of our crops? Fun and excitement, to say the least!
Our crops give you the space and time to work at your own pace on your own projects. It also gives you the capability to use your space as a home base during the Expo. You can come and go at your leisure, dropping heavy shopping bags off at your table, leaving your big items while you take a class, enjoying lunch at your seat, or even just taking a load off your feet, but the best part is socializing with your friends. Not to mention contests and PRIZES!! And who doesn’t love prizes?
We have an increasing number of husbands joining their wives at the crops as well. It’s about time they realize our obsession is addicting yet relaxing… and they get it now! Plus, just think of all the bags your hubby can hold for you if he goes! Or maybe all the extra stuff he will buy for you, or wait a minute, just think of all the supplies you can share now! This is a trend I hope to see grow more in the future!
Don’t have a single friend who scrapbooks or makes cards? No problem, this is a perfect opportunity to come and make some new friends who love it as much as you do. In all my years as a crop host I have seen many friendships blossom and grow from introductions they have made at the crop. It makes me so happy to see new relationships being formed, all because someone made a crafty friend at the crop.
How do you make crafty friends at the crops? You can always start by visiting our Facebook group page for the location of the expo you want to visit. Start by being active in the group. In New Jersey they started to wear Facebook buttons to identify themselves at the Expo because they all became such great friends online they wanted to continue the online friendships in person. Lots of people always post on the Facebook page if they are looking for table-mates to sit with them at the crop. It’s a good way to reach out to other crafters going to the same Expo as you. Don’t need to make any more friends? You can come alone! Plenty of people just need a crafty place to get a lot of work done and that is okay, too! People do it all the time and enjoy themselves just as much.
Are you a card maker? A stamper? A scrapbooker? A jewelry maker? A planner? Are you just crafty in general? This is the place for you! Crops allow you to be inspired and to create. Are you just crafty in general? The Thursday Mega Make & Take Extravaganza might be the crop for you. What exactly happens at the MMTE crop? Pure bliss that is the best way to describe it – heaven! Our VIP vendors come over to the crop and do a different make and take with you every half hour. All of the projects vary, so it accommodates a little bit of everything crafty. You learn lots of new techniques, experiment with different products, and learn more about what that vendor offers. You are also eligible to shop with them at the special 4:00 pm shopping time and then after each VIP vendor present their project, you can shop with them after their presentation for special products and deals.
Each VIP vendor takes pure joy in teaching you their project. The make it fun and entertaining while teaching you valuable tips all at the same time.
The Make and Take Extravaganza is almost like taking a ton of mini classes all in one night! It is our most popular crop night and commonly sells out. If you are contemplating joining us for a crop, this crop would definitely convince you to come! Our VIP vendors take such pride in teaching you their projects, and it is a perfect time to get a little insight on what might be offered on the show floor the next day.
Gather your unfinished projects, or even your up-to-date projects, pack your stuff, and head on over to one of our crops. Where else can you crop with a few hundred of your closest craftiest friends, be able to shop for the latest and greatest products, score on great deals, and have a chance at winning prizes? At a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Crop, of course!
I can’t wait to tell you all about the excitement happening at the crops here on the Weekly Scrapper. I’ll see you here on the blog AND at the crops. Don’t forget to sign up for a crop at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you. Please come find me and say “Hi”!