There are lots of differing opinions on Scrapbook Crops. Some people absolutely love them (me!) and some do not, for a variety of reasons. A few reasons for attending would be to have uninterrupted time to finish a lot of pages or projects, visit with others who love the same hobby or maybe just to have some “me” time away from the responsibilities of home. Others do not like them because they prefer to scrapbook alone, do not want to have to pack & unpack their supplies or have had a bad experience previously.
I personally love going to crops and retreats. I get ideas and energy from having others to talk to and seeing what they are working on. Of course it’s not always possible to find one close to you or the time to go, so a few years ago, I found a great alternative through a group on Facebook. Online Crops! There are several companies that do them now and I have tried a couple but the one I like best is Scrapbook Generation. You get the benefit of cropping with others without having to travel or pack all your supplies! There are games, challenges and Bingo games; lots to choose from but you only have to do what interests you. It’s always fun and the reason I am bringing this up now is because starting tomorrow they are having a week-long online crop to celebrate National Scrapbook Day (always the first Saturday in May). I will be participating and thought I would share the information in case anyone else wanted to join in. You do have to be part of their group page on Facebook, but I think it is worth it. They also have other challenges and giveaways on the page. Here is a link if you are interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sgscrapsquad/. One of the posts will tell you what to expect and there is a printable schedule of the games and challenges as well. (This is not an affiliate post or anything, I am just really excited to participate next week!)
I am lucky enough to also have a friend that scrapbooks and we try to also get together at one of our houses from time to time. It’s always challenging when we are at my house because I have a furry friend who wants to “help” hold the papers down.
No matter where you scrapbook, I hope that you are able to carve out some time to enjoy your hobby next week. Everyone have a Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day!