Crop re-cap:

So I went to the crop in the C&T publishing warehouse today (in Concord, CA) and had a great time. They had cool make & takes going all day (I watched a few – very neat!) and of course we could crop. I sat at the second table (with a view of that CUTE happy baby!) and I liked being able to chat with some great ladies I’ve not seen for a long time – and a few I met for the first time too. Jen Muller & her two friends sat at a table with me and they were great  crop-table sharers.


I made three pages – not tons but not too bad for 5 hours considering all the chatting! I really didn’t take photos – was having too much fun chatting and enjoying the moment. Of course now I wish I’d taken photos with a lot of the ladies there. Why didn’t I? ARG! Oh well, it’s what I call event-itis where I just can’t bring myself to ask someone to stand for a photo. It’s weird, I know. Anyhow- I wouldn’t have this photo except Angela insisted.


I’m glad she did. Funny story? When I walked up to the crop she glanced at me and said “hi” then turned back to her work setting up. I was thinking… “Ok, I guess she’s too busy to chat right now or even greet me by name…” and then she turned back around and said she hadn’t recognized me!!!  40 or so lbs lost + big time haircut will do that to a girl I guess.


Karen (aka LadyDoc) brought everyone these. How cute is that? A scallop circle punch of paper over top and m&ms – so cute and I’m enjoying them now from home.

Tomorrow after I finish up the layout I made (that I can share) I’ll post it here + a give-away of the crop bag I got today! yep- I’m sharing with you… quite a lot, actually. Stay tuned!

35 thoughts on “Crop re-cap:”

  1. Wow, May; you DO look great! 40 lbs!!! That must feel wonderful and you must be so proud!?!
    Very nice pic of you and Ang!

  2. How fabulous to have changed so much that Angela didn’t recognise you straight away, congratulations on your weight loss.
    I am still battling away – not having a good time over the last couple of weeks but ready to get going again this week.
    Looks like you had a great time at the crop,
    I really have to learn how to pack for a crop – I end up trying to fit everything into the boot of the car and running back and forth. Between that and chatting I don’t usually get a lot done lol.

  3. I am so glad you said somthing, cuz I was lik, WOW, May looks GREAT! Congratulations on your weight loss. You look FABULOUS! Angela looks like one of the funnest ladies to hang out with. She has got some style! And, the pants you are wearing…….LOVE them!

  4. Fantastic May ! You look MAHvuLESS !

    Great pic of you and Ang… I think a crop would me more of a social event for me too!

  5. Oooh, there’s a warehouse like that up by St. Paul. It’s an awesome store! I wanted to move in!

    Congratulations on your hot bod! 😉

  6. May you look wonderful. . . I would not of know you either. .. I am glad you had time to come out and play!

  7. May, you look amazing! I’m so glad that Ang made you take that picture. I am so inspired to get off my lazy butt and make a change! You rock!

  8. May, you are looking great!!! I am hoping to be there also some day. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

  9. Thanks May so much for coming. We have chatted many times online, but it was great meeting you. I love these low presser crops, and this was so much fun. And you get to see so much that is going on with others. We need to do it again soon.

  10. Congrats on the great loss! What a better compliment for Angela not have recognized you! Lady Doc is so talented. The M&M gift is cute

  11. Wasn’t it fun?!!! I had a great time chatting it up with you at the table! You look great, too! I can’t wait until next time!

  12. Great meeting you! That was such a fun event. They said it would be an annual thing- can’t wait until next year’s!

  13. It looks like you had a great time at the crop. I can hardly wait to see what you won and what you created. I agree with you about the photo taking.

  14. You really do look great, but I don’t know your “before”…. so I DID recognise you even though I didn’t know you in person~ yes, I am the crazy blog-stalker that came up to you and embarassed you at the Crop! Thanks for telling about it here, because I had a great time… REALLY nice people, Fiskateers!

  15. You are so beautiful. I can’t believe you were in Concord. That is only 45 minutes away from me. Wish I’d known:)

  16. Great to see you again at the crop! Thanks for taking a photo of the M&M’s. I, of course, forgot to take a photo of them. I missed getting a photo of you before you left so I’m glad you took this photo, too. Now I can be complete when I scapbook the day! I’ve posted my photos on my Facebook wall.

  17. oh what fun! And you look great. I just love Angela (as does my boss. lol)
    Glad y’all had a good time.

  18. I guess I had event-itis because I totally wanted a picture with you and spaced and then you were gone. Look at me actually working in that picture…I did one page all day – but I did have fun watching my sister-in-law play with all my stuff.

    -Tifany #5942 (Aka – Mom of the “CUTE happy baby”)

  19. congrats on your weight loss- I hope to have that story to tell someday!!! Angela’s great; did you see her tutu no-sew tutorial at Fiskars???

  20. Hi May….I was actually sitting at your table next to Jen! (One of the new scrappers/croppers!) This event was actually my first event EVER!!! And I loved it! I’ve gotten really inspired over the last few days and I’d like to give you some of the credit! Looking at your pages and your technique the other day was sooooo inspiring! I’m now going to be following your blog as well! Thanks for sharing your creativity!


    Dani Rousseau

  21. Wow May you look great! Funny I was just at a crop on saturday but since I was there to work (as a vendor showing off Close To My Heart products) I didn’t get any cropping in at all.

  22. You look FABULOUS May! Congrats on the huge weight loss. You look great! It’s so nice not to have the “new” you recognized.

  23. Oh my gosh, May!! I saw this photo of you and Ang on the Fiskateer blog and had to come right over here and tell you how AMAZING you look. WOWZERS!! I’m so proud of you. I remember when your journey to ‘lose’ began. That’s so inspiring. I wish I could have been at the crop. Missed ya at the last one in Reno because of snow and this time it’s just plain ol’ summer business!

    Just read about Miss Em, too. No fun. I’ll prayin’ for a quick recovery for her!

    Julie O.

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