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Scrap the Map Laptop Crop at the Mall of America!

We had a great time digital scrapbooking at the Mall of America on our first stop for Scrap the Map! I even scrapped a few pages myself! What a great location for a laptop crop. We had a wonderful room overlooking Nickelodeon Universe with a great crop room, and a sitting room with a fireplace.
Designer Kim Liddiard showed us a video tutorial on how to do an artistic sketch effect in Adobe Photoshop and many of the scrappers came up with great pages. We popped into the DSP chat room to chat with those who couldn’t make it to the crop live and even did a speed scrap with them. Designer Lauren Bavin visited us all the way from New Zealand via video chat. Kim even showed her around the mall! It was great to see Designer Nicole Young and DSP Mod Gail Simpson again and to get to meet Designer Heidi Kuester and DSP Mod Jenni Baeder for the first time! DSP has a big staff, and I can’t wait until I’ve met every single one of them in real life! We had locals as well as scrappers flying in from California and Arkansas. And we had beginners to veteran digital scrapbookers, including two 10 year olds who scrapped 5 pages each! We ate lots of chocolate, chatted, gushed over the gorgeous albums, and scrapped a few pages. We also gave away lots of prizes, including Adobe Photoshop CS5 to Kaylas and Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 to Jenni! We’re very grateful to our sponsor Adobe Systems for making this tour (and our scrapbook pages) possible!
We also had some pre-crop fun at the Rainforest Café on Friday and some post-crop fun on a photowalk of Minneapolis on Sunday! Here are a few of my favorites. The real photographers with me will have better ones!