Wednesday, October 6, 2010

C is for Crop .... and Costume ... and a Cool giveaway ...


... as in the BC Crop for Kids .... an annual fundraising event held not too far from my home ... for those that are not familiar with scrapbooking terms, a crop is simply a gathering of scrapbookers working on their projects ... This crop is a wonderful fundraising crop that raises money for the BC Children's Hospital.  I cause I am always thrilled to support.

One of the best things about this crop is the company ... I am blessed to have some very talented, friendly, loving, caring and hysterically funny women who I have met through various other crops and formed friendships with.  Spending the weekend and bunking with these gals is sooooo much fun ... and hey, we all get a weekend away from home, so it's just a perfect little girls getaway.

For some odd reason I just did not take many photos this year, thankfully we all decided to share so i have jacked some of these photos from friends ... you know who you are ....


Mona Lisa Mae came with me to keep me company, and that she did ... she is a fun little pal to crop with, always smiling and happy to watch me create.

The theme of this year's masque was Scrapbooking Diva and omg there were some interesting interpretations of that!  Mine didn't work ... i kept trying to sew the butterflies to my top and skirt, but they were very stiff and fragile so they kept breaking ... in the end i tossed them into my suitcase  and wired them to the lace curtain in the hotel ... here's a few pics ... and yes, it was a whole lot of fun looking like Marie Antoinette and Prince Poppycock's love child (tee he he) even if the costume didn't quite look the way i had envisioned ...






This post has been brought to you by the letter C, and Jenny Matlock's wonderfully creative Alphabet meme.  Make sure you check it out for other C stories.


Psssst .... wanna win some fabulous Crafting tools & adhesives???  Just check out my post here and follow the instructions.  I will be drawing 3 lucky winners in a week.


Peace Love & Paper ~ Jo

38 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

It looks like so much fun!!!! I am so glad you got to participate and have a blast!

Judie said...

You FABULOUS woman! You look simply divine!

Nora Johnson said...

What fun - love this‘C’ post!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday,

LOLA:)

Btw Your quick Alphabe-Thursday link

Mary said...

I'm still laughing at "Marie Antoinette and Prince Poppycock's love child"! Looks like a fun time :-)

lissa said...

sounds like fun just being there, you all look cute

Julienne said...

Love the costume!

Teresa said...

This looks like it was such a fun time! Great C post.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am glad you ended up taking the butterflies. It looks like you had a blast.

Jingle said...

it looks like you are having so much fun...
lovely c post.
way to go....

here is mine;
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/5971/

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jo your costume is the best! really imaginative!

My daughter-in-law goes to crops with her Mom at times. I can never find any in my area. They look like fun!

Debbie said...

Jo you look bedazzling in your costume. Fun time!

Annesphamily said...

What a super fun weekend you had! I love all the cool photos you jacked! I love the costume it is so imaginative and fun! Thanks for sharing.Come visit me soon. Anne

Kathy said...

Such a super fun weekend! You looked absolutely marvelous darling!

My name is PJ. said...

Is it wrong that my favoritest part of the post was when you typed that you 'jacked' photos from your friends?

The photos are FUN, but you're hilarious!!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

You are my kinda girl...what FUN...
this is my first time here @ alpha thursday and yours is my first stop! CROPS are so much fun and you look like you had your share...great mask and costume...
I'm going this saturday to CROP 4 a CURE and we're not making masks...U guessed it...decorating BRAS!!!
You have a FUN blog and i'm your new follower...
You're welcome to show up @ my spot any time :D

~victoria~

Terra said...

What fun! and oh to dress up again!

myorii said...

That looks so much fun! I love how you guys get all dressed up and just enjoy yourselves and the company you have :) I wish I could join a crop too. Sounds like it's a great way to meet good friends!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love your costume! Maybe I'll steal the idea for Halloween?

xxoo,

Rocky Mountain Woman

Sue said...

I always have great fun when I get together with a large group of women. Looks like you did, too!

=)

laterg8r said...

divine pics my dear :D

so glad you had a blast :D

Sue C said...

It was an honour to be in your Royal company this past weekend.
What a great weekend, every time we scrapchicks get together I laugh so much my stomach hurts for days!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh Gal...your costume is fabulous and you are so Creative. Wonderful scrapchicks organization in Crops! Thanks for the visit...Sue

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh Gal...your costume is fabulous and you are so Creative. Wonderful scrapchicks organization in Crops! Thanks for the visit...Sue

Amanda said...

Oh my! It looks like you and your friends had just too much fun! There's something truly wonderful about getting away on a mini vacation with some girlfriends!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, I think your butterflies rock! And, you looked adorable in your costume.

Ames said...

What fun! Oh the things one can do with a curtain at a moments notice! :D ~Ames

Lois aka katesmum said...

hahaha...the photo I have of us turned out so good I will have to get it posted...that was so fun!!!

Cheryl D. said...

Wow, your costume is so beautiful. Sorry the butterflies broke off. It looks like you had a blast!

Tracy said...

Your costumewas brilliant well done

Gattina said...

That's great to meet and have fun ! I have the same with my painting class ! We paint as much as we laugh, lol !

Izzy said...

It was a fabulous weekend! thanks roomie... I had a great time and loved your costume! oh those lips!!!

Viki said...

I think your costume turned out pretty great looking even though it's not what you originally planned. Good job ;-)

GardenofDaisies said...

OH what a fun event! You all are so creative!

Hayley G said...

you were the queen of the night, that's for sure. Loved it all.

Cheryl said...

Dahlink, I must know your secret. You look divine.

Jenny said...

I love this! I've been waiting and waiting to get to this post to see what you did with those butterlies! Clever, clever you!

You totally made me smile with this link...glamour, fun, friends, scrapbooking, creativeness...

Just a perfect link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "C"!

You are really a cool cutie! I'm so glad we have met in blogland!

A+

Melinda Cornish said...

it looks like so much fun...I love that your little monkey came along for the ride.....your costume is fabu....you rock.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a fun "C" post! And actually, I think your costume turned out great, draped around your shoulders.

Blessings & Aloha!