This has become an annual get-away for one of my best friends, a good friend of hers and myself. We usually arrive the night before the event begins so we can set up our tables early, as well as relax and enjoy a cocktail...or two, um, or three. Hee-hee. Generally, the SDV begins on Friday at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The room stays open the entire time, so you can crop as late or as early as you want. They even provide a security guard to help guard your supplies at night. In the past, they've had a die cut and punch station, but this year they provided a digital library with a large selection of Cricut cartridge for check out, as well as Cricut machines to use. It was even nicer this year (though I missed the usual Disney location), because every table had power. I brought my Expression, my friend Stacy brought her laptop and Ott light and her friend Teresa brought her laptop to work on Digital pages, so having our own power source was nice.
|A panoramic view of the crop room. Sad to say, this was the smallest turn out that I've ever seen. :(|
|My bff Stacy.|
|Teresa taking a break from digital scrapping to alter some large chipboard letters.|
|You have no idea how long it took me to get her to smile. LOL|
|I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the banners and adhered them to the coordinating Dimensional Elements. The letters are also cut with a Cricut cartridge, but I can't remember which one, as it belonged to my friend, Stacy.|
|I used the Gypsy to create my very first custom design. Pretty exciting for me.|
I'll be posting some other layouts that I completed at SDV over the next few days, as well as the Stamp of the Month Blog hop on Friday night. Also, be sure to check back on Saturday for information on how to enter for a chance to win a Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for free!
Now off to bed I go. Until next time...