Monday, January 19, 2015

Cheers to the Freakin' Crafting Weekend Away

After my relaxing weekend I'd rather have another day off, but that's what I have next Monday to look forward to!!

I haven't had a complete weekend since June, other than my trip to Europe of course and boy did I love it.

Of course I've stayed for a night here or there, but having two nights away really makes a HUGE difference, don't you think?

Mom and I used to go to these weekend craft/scrapbook crops one to two times a year in Kansas because let's face it, there really isn't much else to do in the middle of nowhere. Anyway, this was our first one down here and it was a lot more low key than what we were used to back home, but that didn't stop us from having a great time!

We left Friday work a little early, but not early enough. What should have taken two and a half hours ended up taking a little over three thanks in part to the tool booth and it being a Holiday weekend, I presume. When we finally got there, they didn't have a place for us to check in, just a listing of who was at which table hanging on the door. We met our seat mates, a pair of friends that have been to several of these specific crops and they lived close enough to sleep at home each night.

Saturday morning we decided we'd start the morning with some shopping after we ate the included breakfast, which was fabulous but not picture worthy apparently because I didn't snap one. Not one picture of food this weekend guys, what is up with that? Right across from our hotel was an outlet mall, but it didn't open until 10 am so we headed to Michaels and found a Target, yay! What road trip is complete without Target?

Then after we hit up Michaels and Target, we headed to the outlets where I bought a few things. A scarf for my sister, a cute fall plate for decoration and some new Bare Minerals foundation and brush to try out.

Other than a quick run back to Michaels Saturday night and a stop for late dinner we spent the rest of the time crafting.

The craft room is open the ENTIRE time we're there from Friday at 6:00 pm to Sunday at 5:00 pm so you can come and go as you please. This pic was taken late Saturday night about 12:30 or 1:00 before we headed up to bed. The hotel we stayed at had nightly happy hour with complementary drinks and snacks for two hours and it was fabulous!

1// I have been dying to make these Tiffany box canvases, and now that I know they're awesome I have some larger ones to work on too!!
2// I had several mini 6x6 page kits I'd received for various reasons, from the Treasure Hunt or recipe nights that I needed to put together. Some as far back as 2009!
3// I worked on stationary and started the 10 letters for my 30 Before 30!
4// The Heidi Swapp marquee letters and signs have been consuming my thoughts and I finally picked up an ampersand so I couldn't wait to put it together!

I got quite a bit done, but wasn't entirely prepared and couldn't finish some things that I had planned on working on. I didn't end up taking my Europe stuff because I was afraid of bending the large 12x12 prints I had done so I'll work on that this week in the evenings!

Besides crafting and shopping I managed to finish two books, one was an audio book that I listened to while I was crafting away. I'm definitely a little obsessed with those audio books. I need to see if there's something I can get from Overdrive until my next Audible credit is available, lol.

We had such a great time and are already looking at the next weekend they have available. The girls we sat with mentioned sitting together if we do come again so we'll definitely be requesting them!

How was your weekend?

Linking up for weekending with B Loved Boston and Champagne and Suburbs.


  1. Looks like so much fun! I am obsessed with ampersands right now, lol.

  2. I've always wanted to do one of those weekend crops! I can't remember the last time I actually did any paper scrapbooking though. I think I need to try to start up again.

  3. Look at all your crafting!!! That ampersand is absolutely amazing and I need it!!!

  4. all the crafting?!??! That would be a piece of my heaven!!!

  5. What so it's not a craft fair, but you do crafts? Do they teach you how to make stuff? I am so confused but interested! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  6. looks like you had a great time :) i think like everyone else, i want that ampersand!

  7. How fun! I've never been to anything like that but it looks like a blast!

  8. Wow! I'm impressed you fit all that into the weekend. Looked like a blast. Loved the Tiffany canvases!

  9. I consider myself to be a crazy crafter so how have I never heard of these crafting weekends!? It sounds like such a fun time! I'll be looking into if there are any in the area immediately, haha. I love those Tiffany boxes - so pretty! xoxo, M @ The Sequin Notebook

  10. Looks like you had a blast! Crafting and stationary are right up my alley!


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