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Posted 3/5/2010 by scrpnmomo4 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 3/5/2010 5:42:12 PM
...just got a flyer today while checking out. It says that they will be held on the last Friday night of the month from 5pm until 845pm. You can either pay $5 or bring in a receipt showing that you have purchased $10 worth of scrapbooking supplies within the last 30 days (who hasnt done that, right?).

I probably will not make it to mine often, but thought I would share the info.

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Posted: 3/5/2010 6:31:33 PM
Well, for me, 5 to 8:45 - when you figure set up and pack up time...it's certainly not worth $5, and hardly worth the time to crop. I couldn't get there til 5:30 since I work, it would take me 30 minutes to bring my bag in, get set up, and "get in the groove" - for what, 2-1/2 hours? I would feel too pressured to try to get something done. For me, personally, that's just not enough time to feel relaxed enough to let the "creative juices" get flowing...

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Posted: 3/5/2010 6:38:44 PM
They gave me a flyer about this the other day. We have no LSS's in our area, and no crops going on, so this may be my only option for going to a crop. I wouldn't mind going with a group of friends.


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Posted: 3/5/2010 6:53:41 PM

Well, for me, 5 to 8:45 - when you figure set up and pack up time...it's certainly not worth $5, and hardly worth the time to crop. I couldn't get there til 5:30 since I work, it would take me 30 minutes to bring my bag in, get set up, and "get in the groove" - for what, 2-1/2 hours? I would feel too pressured to try to get something done. For me, personally, that's just not enough time to feel relaxed enough to let the "creative juices" get flowing...


I can see what you mean. Even though I would be able to be there right at 5, it does take me a few hours to get "going" with the creativity and that is AFTER I have all of my things out and ready to go. If I do go, I would definately have to have kits made up.

But, on the other hand, if your situation is like mrsk2004, these crop nights may be just what you need.

Either way, just wanted to spread the word.

~Misty



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Posted: 3/5/2010 7:33:00 PM
Yeah, I guess it would be better than nothing...but I've gotten so used to going to crops that are at least 6 hours long that I would feel almost claustrophobic, I think - that's not the right word, but you know what I mean. The time constraint would be bugging me. I'd either not have the 'mojo' and be sitting there fretting, OR I'd get on a roll and have to stop...and I'm always afraid I'm going to have to stop right in the middle of something and not be able to recreate what I was doing to finish it - even though I may write it down, etc. Some days, if you don't get it plastered down while the idea is fresh, it just can't be recaptured, kwim?
Someone needs to tip Michael's off to the advantages of a 5-11 pm crop!

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Posted: 3/5/2010 7:44:31 PM
The M's we had in Alaska did do their crops til 10 anyhow, I'm not sure if they still do that late or not.


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Posted: 3/5/2010 9:28:32 PM
I wish they'd make it for a decent period of time. That is not worth the pack/unpack/pack/unpack time for me. Why not an all day crop, or have the store open until midnight once in a while?



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Posted: 3/5/2010 11:05:24 PM
Wow, that's a very short time period. I might suggest sending them an email, or talking to the store manager, and letting them know we scrappers need more time! Maybe they are foolish enough to believe we woulnd't attend if it was longer. Time to educate them!


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Posted: 3/5/2010 11:40:52 PM
I too got one of those flyers....but 5-8:45 is just not long enough. I usually crop from 5-12 once a month....and even then my friend and I are there until the end of the night. We get 10% off our purchases while we are there....plus they have a cricut, cuttlebug, big shot and accucut machine that we can use for free while there....we can use our own paper on all the machines....we don't have to purchase it there. Michael's need to check around and see what their competition is doing. Because I doubt most croppers are going to jump on their "opportunity to crop".

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Posted: 3/6/2010 1:09:45 AM

Yeah, I guess it would be better than nothing...but I've gotten so used to going to crops that are at least 6 hours long that I would feel almost claustrophobic,


And not to mention that likely the M's employees would be reminding you at 8:30 that the crop is over in 15 mins....





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Posted: 3/6/2010 2:51:37 AM
I work at Michael's in Alaska (FYI) and there isn't really anything saying you had to have bought supplies there in that month, it is first come first serve for the supplies, so until supplies last. It is basically a trial period, for beginner scrappers to get acquainted with the machines. I am an apprentice for my co-worker who owns her own business here in Anchorage. I can understand fully about not having enough time to "get going" or "finish up" but the classes I have been to did run over, but if the instructor has come prepared then it won't take alot of time to finish 1 card. I know that it is just a trial-and Michael's had done these in the past and due to popular demand are bringing them back! I hope everyone goes out to fellowship w/other scrappers, not to make cards/projects, but to meet new people! I believe that it the more important part, as I have a friend now to scrap with, and it stresses me out less!


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Posted: 3/6/2010 6:48:55 AM
I got the same flier when I went last week. It's a great thought but I agree, the time period is way too short. As the others have said it takes me 3 hours to get set up, goof around with my pictures, chat, and finally pull out a piece of paper. I would rather they do something all day that would allow me to come as early as I wanted to.




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Posted: 3/6/2010 7:08:14 AM
Interesting. I wonder if my M's has that. I was there last weekend but didn't receive any information about it. But if they have one, I might want to try it. Even though it's for a shorter amount of time than a usual crop, I would just plan for that and think about what I'd need. Maybe finish up started projects, or maybe do a mini album in that time.

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Posted: 3/6/2010 8:03:30 AM
I got a flier like that, too. It's $5 OR you show receipts proving you've bought at least $10 in the past 30 days. (Easy for me to do.)

Three and a half hours may be a bit short, but if a person is organized, it's not that bad of a time frame. I could get some things done in that amount of time, and I'm a slow scrapper.

Yes, I'd prefer to scrap at the LSS near me, since I could crop all day if I wanted (and they're closer anyway), but if I had no LSS near me, I'd consider going to a crop at Michaels, at least if my scrapping buddies wanted to go with me.


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