One of the best things that happened to me last year was learning about the Crop & Create Delivered virtual events held by Scrapbook & Cards Today. I heard about it through Gina K Designs as Gina was going to be doing a class, and I immediately signed up because, let’s face it, I was fan-girling (after I’d recovered from the conversion into AUD). The money spent was incredibly worth it, though – it’s one of the most fun and motivating educational events I’ve attended in a very very long time, and I can’t wait to sign up for the next one! The tutors, products and variety of techniques covered was exceptional.
It was also a LOT of fun within the dedicated Facebook group with everyone splitting themselves into #teampeek, #teampeek or #teamripitopen and posting photos of their boxes arriving on their doorsteps. It all helped to add up to a lot of anticipation and fun leading up to the event itself. Of course I had to show that mine had arrived safe and sound across the pond in Australia … and yes, I was definitely #teamripitopen! 😉
All-in-all there were instructions for 40 different cards (if I counted correctly) and one colouring lesson that could be turned into a card or into a piece of artwork for framing. The event officially kicked off on Friday night (CT), but there was a full day of ‘mini’ classes by sponsors of the event, that were as impressive as the main classes over the weekend. A lot of the products supplied in our kits were exclusive, or semi-exclusive (meaning they may be released publically in the future) – and we received everything in our kits aside from basic supplies like scissors etc and our inks of choice.
One of the reasons I really loved the event so much was having the ability to try new-to-me products and styles. As a relatively new cardmaker I’m still learning what my style is, so trying new ideas and styles is perfect for me and is all part of the learning process (which I have always thrived on). In all the lessons I made the cards as instructed in the class and rarely made any changes, but my plan is to now go back through each class and repeat the cards with a touch of personalisation in some cases. I’ll also slow down and take notes from the videos this time around, as we have access to the video tutorials for the foreseeable future – yay!
I’ll upload all the class details under separate posts, otherwise this post will go on for days … 😉
In the meantime, though, do yourself a favour and consider signing up for a future card-making event – if you enjoy it half as much as I did I’d say it’ll still be worth it! https://scrapbookandcards.com/crop-create-events-fall-2022/