Monday, January 5, 2009

AMR's 1st Anniversary Crop

It's almost time for the crop at AMR. Have you registered yet? Here's the info from our crop hostess Anne Marie:

January 9-10, 2009

UPDATE #1 -- CROP HOURS
Hey gals, this is going to be a BIG, FUN-FILLED crop to celebrate the 1 year Anniversary of the AMR Message Board -- but it's also a trial run of a "big crop" idea that Stacey and I wanted to do every 3 months or so, filling in with smaller more informal crops in the months in between. The schedule is designed to please our "late night girlz" as well as our "early bird girlz", the west coast, the east coast, and everyone in between!

I will be the Crop Host during most of the event, with Stacey and others filling in to Host the hours I can't do it. We will have some activities & AMR challenges posted during the most "awake" times for everyone -- and those activities and challenges (once posted) will be available for the rest of the crop so you won't feel like you'll miss anything! Post away if you have any questions!

Schedule (Pacific Time):
Friday -- 6pm -12am
Saturday -- 9am-9pm

Schedule (Mountain Time):
Friday -- 7pm-1am
Saturday -- 10am-10pm

Schedule (Central Time):
Friday -- 8pm-2am
Saturday -- 11am-11pm

Schedule (Eastern Time):
Friday -- 9pm-3am
Saturday -- 12pm-12am

UPDATE #2
4 Fun Classes -- will be sprinkled thru the schedule, and each Class will have a Challenge. You'll have until Thursday, Jan. 15 to submit your entry to the challenge post to be in the RAK drawing for that Class. I'll have a final schedule and Crop Supply List up this Friday, Dec. 19.

Member Challenges -- everyone loves this, so let's keep going! If you want to submit a challenge, you're welcome to run it by me first or just hold it until the Crop and post it in the Crop Forum. If there's anything really specific you think people need to know about beforehand, please send me a PM by Friday Dec. 19 and I'll include it in the Crop Supply List.

Crop Hours -- I picked these hours to appeal to both West Coast and East Coast croppers, the early birds and the late nighters -- a little something that fits somewhere in almost everyone's schedule! Whoever wants to come into the Crop Forum earlier than the scheduled hours, you're welcome to do so! There just won't be any scheduled activities or AMR Hosts ... but YOU can just jump in and be your own host and even post your own challenges or giveaways if you want to get the ball rolling! I think everyone loves it when we can be flexible and just hang loose, so have at it!

UPDATE #3 -- CROP SUPPLY LIST!
I wanted to give everyone a heads-up so you've got plenty of time to gather what you might need! Here's what we have on tap!

Kelli's Class: "Inchie Card" -- this is so cute, you're going to love it!

15/16" "inchie punch" (if you don't have one, a 1" punch will do!)
cardstock in various colors
your favorite Rubber Stamp Tapestry set, or set of small floral images
stamp pads in colors of your choice
ruler
adhesive
embellishments if desired

Laura's Class: Mini Badge Album -- she has a lot of clever ideas on how to use this adorable mini! Seems like a lot of supplies, but it's just that she's thorough, so don't panic!

8x8 piece (or larger) of Mat Board (Similar to Cosmo Cricket’s Black board, available at art framing stores).
1-2 Binder Rings OR ¾ inch Bind-It-All wires
1 pkg of badge holders (in the office supply section of Target, Wal-Mart, or office supply store)
3-4 sheets of a coordinating line, preferably with a design element that can be cut out like flowers, animals, etc. (Class example will be based on Basic Grey’s Urban Prairie, available at AMR).
12” of a matching ¾ wide ribbon.
Diamond Glaze OR Glossy Accents
Your favorite paper-to-chipboard adhesive
craft knife
sanding block, file, or sandpaper
cropadile (or hole punch)

Optional Supplies: ponytail holder or super-durable rubber band; Coin or small envelope to match the size of your badge holders, bind-it-all, cuttlebug/big kick, oval nestabilities

Anne Marie's Class: 2009 Goals/Dreams Layout -- I may not be the most creative person in the world, but I'm organized like no one's business, LOL! So I thought I'd guide you through capturing your goals & dreams for the new year in a layout!

Any favorite papers & embellies.
Optional: 2-3 sheets of vellum to create small envelopes
Look for pre-class post 1st week of January to help you prepare the journaling for this layout!

Samantha's Class: Black Soot Stamping technique -- YES! Sam is coming back! Some of you may have seen an example of this technique on her blog. She's going to take us step-by-step. I can't wait!

Glossy White cardstock
Versamark ink & Basic Black ink
a candle (you'll be using an open flame, so make sure you have a safe, stable area to do this!)
a kleenex or paper towel

Important Crop Supply Note -- If you DON'T have the supplies and can't get them.... PLEASE DON'T SWEAT IT! Life is too short. Just jump right in and I'm sure between you, me, the class leader, and the other 500 women on this board we can think of all sorts of substitutions, LOL!

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