Saturday, January 17, 2009

Preparing for the Annual Trip to Camp Crop A Lot

Each year I make a pilgrimage to Temple, GA with 15 other women to a place called Camp Crop A Lot. Now, before you gag on the name, or worse yet, get a mental picture of cabins and campfires, let me assure you that camp crop a lot is not really a camp! The woman who owns the house (Yes, I said HOUSE) is named Camp. Camp crop a lot is a residential home converted to be a weekend crop retreat center. This will be our third year at CCAL.... Which means it was almost exactly two years ago that I met and fell in love with Cricut!!! I had my first cricut experience at CCAL. I had just purchased an electronic cutting system by a different company, came home and sold it to dh's admin assistant, and ran out and purchased my first cricut!!!

Each year a different friend is in charge making the arrangement and communicating with everyone. This year that blessed woman is my friend Kathy. Kathy got this hot idea after attending a recipe swap class that we should each bring 6 x 6 pages to share. But not recipes... ON NO! She made us do that one thing that no true scrapper likes.... Scrap pages featuring ourselves! That's right, I had to make 16 - 6 x 6 pages of me. Yikes.

I decided to use my cricut to ease my pain. I cut 6 x 6 squares, then 5.25 x 5.25 squares, 4" -ish circles, flowers, swirls, etc..... all using my cricut. I printed my information on the card stock, using text boxes. And then I assembled and blinged my pages. Not too bad for one evening's work.


  1. Susan your retreat sounds fabulous! What fun! Love your pages. Can't believe you did them all in one night. Hugs, D

  2. I love your pages. Thanks for sharing your cut file. I loved the swirl--wanting to use it but couldn't find it in the book. Your cut file pointed the way to which key it was under. Thanks for sharing.