Going to an Evening Crop

Once a month evening crops are common.  Some consultants will try to do two evening crops in a month.  Going to a crop is very exciting.  It is time away from your spouse and children where you can explore your creative side.

Going to a crop organized and with a goal in mind will ensure you accomplish more.  Here are some steps to help you achieve a productive evening as well as an enjoyable and relaxing evening.

  1. Sort through your pictures.  Decide which pictures you want to work on and how much you would like to finish in the evening.  Don’t overwhelm yourself and take too many pictures.
  2. As you choose your pictures, think about the events.  Do you have any memorabilia like tickets or brochures etc that you would like to include in your album?
  3. Now that you know what you are working on, think about how you would like your pages to look.  Some people like to sketch out ideas for their pages while other like to layout their pictures on blank pages and go from there.  Use whichever method you feel most comfortable with.
  4. Gather up your supplies.  You will need a type of acid-free adhesive.  The most common is tape runners which can be found at craft and scrapbooking stores.
  5.  You will need to pick out the paper you think you will be using to construct your pages.  Bring along anything that you think you will use or could use during the evening.  It is better to have too much than not enough and paper does not take up a lot of space.
  6. Now get your stickers, embellishments, pens, and letters together.
  7. Bring tools such as a trimmer, scissors and any punches you may need.  Keep in mind that your consultant will have most tools available for you to use and you many not want to pack all of yours to save space.
  8. Last but not least, enjoy your evening.

This may seem like a lot of prep work to get ready to go scrapbook but it really is not as time consuming as it sounds.  This is just a guideline.  Don’t feel as if you have to complete each step to be successful.