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It doesn’t have to be that expensive, you can stick to the basics of paper, something to stick the pictures on and a pen to tell the story of the picture.
Regardless, that isn’t why a lot of us ladies do it! This is the new “coffee clutch” for women of the new millennium! Weekend crops are the way to go — a group of ladies getting together for a weekend to get a few pages done, and vent about husbands, share ideas for the kiddos and let our hair down so we can recharge our souls and go home happier people.
I found the best of both worlds – how to have plenty of getaways over a year and get my scrappy goodness paid for! I organize weekend crops at a local hotel that start on a Friday and go through Sunday afternoon – all for $35 a person. I pay for the meeting rooms, organize the group dinner on Friday night, take them to the local scrapbook store (LSS) on Saturday morning and have a class or make n take for them Saturday afternoon.
I have a large tool table that I let everyone use – when I make extra money off a crop, I invest it in new “toys” that get brought to the next crop.
This is how my hobby pays for itself, I get time with the girlies and avoid professional therapy……..(any married woman with children can relate!)
My family is now conditioned for these weekends: when I come home, they like to look over all the new pages I have done (usually at least 30), and whatever esle I have created.
If you want to know more, I have a basic site set up that covers my crop information, just check out –> http://madisonscrapbookingfriends.tripod.com
I really treasure these weekends with the gals…it’s an awesome group of ladies who are creative and special!
Are you into scrapbooking? How do you keep it affordable.