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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cougar Crop!

This past weekend I got to do something that I have not done before. I spent an entire day... scrapbooking! It was soooo much fun! My girlfriends, that I lovingly refer to as the Phat Girlz(me being one of them), invited me to come along on this all day crop... hence the title of my post, Cougar Crop. The crop was a fundraiser for the school that my friend Micki's kids attend. It is a Christian school, and this is like the 4th or 5th crop that they have had. It was awesome! There were 5 rows of tables set up across an entire gym, and there were 130 ladies there scraping, cropping, and working on different kinds of crafty projects. Of course, the girls that I was with were all about scrapbooking. We had such a fun time! I am so thankful for this group of girls!

So, while we were there, they fed us 3 meals and we had everything that we could have wanted. They even gave away some awesome prizes! One of which was a Cricut Diecut machine, that my friend Mindy won. They were not only giving away scrapbooking gifts and giveaways, but they also has a huge table with 8 other prizes. They gave everyone 2 blank tickets for us to put our names on. We then got to take our tickets up to the tables and they had a bag numbered to corespond with each giveaway gift. They had prizes that ranged from big Gift baskets full of yummy looking food, to (the thing I wanted the most) a Victoria Jackson Survival Kit including...

The Survival Kit with eyeshadows, lipstick, blush, eyeliner, lipliner, and mascara!
Bronzing Brush

Perfectly polished Lip Balm QuartetAnd this really cool pocket Palette.

The funny thing is, I had just been at Sam's 2 days before with my mom and muttered to her that I have always wanted to try this makeup. Does anyone remember the infomercial back in the 90's? I am sure that my best friend Terah will, but does anyone else? I remember getting ready for school in the morning and almost every morning, that infomerical played, and every time, I watched it! I loved it! I never did get that makeup back then, but wanted it bad! Well....
As we were sitting there waiting for them to call the names for the 8 prizes, right before they got ready to call the name for this gift pack, I looked over at my friend Marshan and said, "This is the one that I wanted..." No sooner had the words come out of my mouth did the Announcer call, "CANDACE MCCLAIN"! I looked at Marshan and I squeeled, adn she yelled! LOL! It was awesome! I still haven't used it, but I will.. and when I do, I will share a picture of my before and after! LOL! Anyway... the day was great! Here are some pics from our ultra fun Saturday!
This is a picture of the entire gym.
This was at the end of the day, but it was packed!
This is my friend Micki,

And her niece(I put that in there for you Marshan! LOL) Mindy,


And our other friend Angie! :)

Here is my messy work station.
This is the infamous koosh ball that everyone wanted through the day. What happens is when you finish a page, you get the koosh, but when someone else finishes, they come and find it and so on... however when they call for whoever has the koosh ball, and you have it, you get to go up and spin the prize wheel. I got the koosh several times, but they only called once while I had it. I got some really cute rhinestone stickers. :)

Here is my friend Mindy again... with her Die cut machine!

And here are the bloggers of the group: Mindy, Me and Marshan! :)

As for the scrapbooking part of the day... I feel like I was very successful... I got 12 full pages done! That is a lot for me. Sometimes I have a bit of scrappers blog. I will try to post some pics of what I did here soon! :)


marshan said...

Yeah, you finally posted. I've been waiting for these pics, so I could blog about it too. I can't believe you took a picture of the koosh ball!!! SWEET!!!

And I love the picture of Micki's niece! :)

Steph said...

That's so exciting Candace! Glad you had so much fun...what an awesome idea!

Esther said...

Boy, that sounds like fun! It sure is fun to win prizes!
BTW, I've started the book, and I'm already hooked! Thanks again!