Monday, September 15, 2014

Amber with Jamberry Nails...

Happy Monday! 
We hope you had a fantastic weekend in the sunshine!

We have just under 2 weeks before the big weekend and so much 
to still share with you!

Today we'd like to introduce you to another one of our vendors, Amber Sharp who is an Independent Jamberry Consultant... 



"I am married to my loving husband Steve and we have two awesome kids, Chad and Paige. I am a work at home mom who runs a Home Daycare and now is proud to say a Jamberry Independent Consultant. I am a “Crafty Mom” as many put it, love to do crafts of all sorts and I am most passionate about Scrapbooking. This is my 5th year at BC Crop for Kids and I am so excited to be able to bring you ladies Jamberry Nails!

I am passionate about bringing you fun Jamberry Nail Wraps and not pressuring you into buying, hosting a party or joining my team, I know when you see the many styles and designs that we have to offer you will come and find me. Get your own unique, professional nail design and say “Goodbye!” to nail polish. 

These wraps are made from a solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail to achieve a look not found anywhere else. This special material is both pressure and heat activated to create a water tight bond to your nail (similar to shrink wrap). The shields are made in the USA, with no harsh chemicals and latex free. These designer nail wraps are made to last up to two weeks on fingers and six weeks on toes. Unlike traditional nail polish, they won’t chip and require no drying time. It’s so easy to achieve a professional, salon look at a fraction of the cost!

During my time that my Vendor’s Table is open I will be running a “Mystery Hostess Party”, which means for each and every one of you who places a order each of you will be entered into the draw to WIN the Mystery Hostess Title. You will then be contacted the following day by phone and told what the final sales amount came to and how much you will receive in FREE and what you can purchase at a discount as well as how many half-off items you can order. We then can figure out what you want to choose and once all entered it will then be shipped to your home…..easy peasy for everyone and you didn’t even have to clean up your house and make any snacks to host this party!!!

ALSO, with Christmas soon approaching purchasing Jamberry Nails is a super fun and easy way to give a gift, with so many fun designs and styles to choose from you could purchase for a bunch for friends and family all at once and each package takes up so little space in your secret hiding spot!!"

Amber will have a table on Sunday at 9AM...make sure you stop by to see some of her Jamberry Nail wraps!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

teach.play.inspire...


With Christmas just around the corner, what a great time to start thinking about and shopping for all those special someones in your lives!

At this years event we have a great selection of vendors that will help you get a jump start on your Christmas shopping !

Discovery Toys...teach.play.inspire...specializing in premium quality, kid-powered learning products for newborns through school aged children. The company began when an early childhood educator first brought together a group of dedicated teachers, mothers and parents to take on the important topic of education for children through play.

"Hello Everyone! my name is Stefanie Agostini and I am excited to be joining all of you at the Crop for Kids this year! 


I have been to the crop a few times as a scrapper but this year I have a dual role, I am going to be a vendor! 

I joined Discovery Toys and started my home based business in 2012 and can honestly say I am having the best time being my own boss! Discovery Toys has been in business for over 35 years and provides products to support children’s progressive learning needs. 

The learning materials provide pathways which lead to school readiness, self-confidence and academic success. From birth to 99 plus, there is something for everyone. In addition to toys, we also carry a variety of books that expand on many topics and interests. All of our products come with a lifetime guarantee. That’s right folks you heard me correctly! A lifetime guarantee and all you have to do is let me know if you have a problem with something you’ve purchased and it gets replaced for free. 


For the Crop for Kids event I am offering a pre crop special. You will receive 15% off your most expensive item, with a two item minimum purchase. Orders are due by September 16th, 2014. In addition all orders will be entered into a prize draw that I will announce at the crop.  So much to explore!

All orders will be brought to the crop and available for pick up at my vendor booth. I will also have a smaller discount at the show for orders to be delivered after the event so take advantage now for greater savings and crop delivery service. I am posting the link to our catalogue plus the flyer for the month of August. There are some great deals to be had and getting a jumpstart on the holiday shopping is always a bonus.




Please feel free to message me with any questions – email: principessa@shaw.ca


Giddy Up!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunset Gourmet...Mmmm

Welcome back! 

Cindy Ference from Sunset Gourmet is back this year with her great products and as an Independent Consultant with Sunset Gourmet she has some exclusive offers for BC Crops for Kids attendees and newsletter subscribers!

Look for her at 9am Saturday morning...Cindy will have lots of product to show you and maybe even the odd sample to taste!?!!

All orders placed prior to September 15, 2014 will be available for pick up AT THE EVENT on Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

Now let's see those offers!

Offer #1 - If you place an order with me from September 1 to 7, 2014, you can purchase any of the following items at 35% off of their regular price:
Sweet Hickory BBQ Rub (Item #109) $5.84 (Reg $8.99) 
Lemon & Chipotle Spiced Sea Salt (Item #106)  
$6.49 (Reg $9.99)
Raspberry Honey Mustard (Item #311) 
$6.49 (Reg $9.99)
Holy Guacamole Dip (item #213) 
$5.19 (Reg $7.99) 
Anna Mae’s Smoky Sweet Oven & Grill Sauce (Item #302) 
$6.49 (Reg $9.99)
Wild Mushroom & Quinoa Soup $5.84 (Reg $8.99) 
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake 
$5.19 (Reg $7.99)
Tango Mango-Tini Frozen Cocktail Mix 
$5.19 (Reg $7.99)
Tropical Pina Colada Frozen Drink Mix 
$5.19 (Reg $7.99)


Offer #2 - If you place an order with me by September 15th, 2014, purchase any 4 items at regular price, get one of the following for $2.00...
Caramel Macchiato Cappuccino Drink Mix
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Cobbler


Offer #3 – Place a $75 order (before shipping & handling) prior to September 15, 2014 and receive your choice of Dip Mix for free (value $7.99).


To view items currently available in our catalog, please go to my website at www.mysunsetgourmet.ca/cindyference. Please email me at cindyference@yahoo.com or call me at 604-802-1099 to place your order or if you have any questions!

Contact me to learn how you can fill your pantry for less or maybe even fill it for free!

Norwex and Carol Gale...



Let's meet Carol Gale! She's with Norwex and will be at the event on Friday Evening! 




Do you have questions about the products? Make sure you stop by her table to learn all about the 'Real Clean' of Norwex!

Carol will be donating 15% of sales from the weekend to BC Crop for Kids!!! Wow!

"As a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant for more than 5 years, my passion is sharing the REAL CLEAN that Norwex provides and showing people how they can protect their health, save money, and cut their time spent cleaning in HALF while providing a clean and ‘Safe Haven’ for their families.   I will have products to demo and for you to try, as well as product available for sale, event specials and draws ... be sure to stop by my table for details and to enter your name to win a “Healthy Home Package” valued at $50!  15% of all sales at this event will go to Crop for Kids. " 

Already know what you need?  

Pre-order today and avoid disappointment!  Contact me at 778.870.4941 and I will have your order available Friday evening for you to pick up.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!"

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ginny Duncan's Stampin' Up!



Ginny Duncan from Stampin' Up will be at the event Sunday! 

She has some great specials to offer you now and at the event! If you are interested in supporting her and BC Crop for Kids...consider placing an order through her as she will be donating 10% of all of our orders to BC Crop for Kids!!!

"Hi everyone - as I am out of town until shortly before the crop dates, I am giving you the opportunity to place your order on-line any time before September 27th (easy-peasy as it even works in your pj's, and the order comes directly to your home!) and I will donate 10% of all your orders to BC Crop for Kids.  

Please use the hostess code 4JM37TWR so I can track the orders from the crop event. I will have the results to share with you on September 28th when I attend the crop as a vendor. You can link here to my website http://www.ginnyduncan.stampinup.net and look at my story, my next events and browse the shop now button.
 
In addition, each person placing an order with this hostess code will have their name entered in a draw for a basket of Stampin' Up! products - I will announce the lucky winner at the crop and if you placed an order, you can also pick up the new Holiday Catalogue from me at the crop - it is full of so many great new kits and products! If you have spent $50.00 or more, I'll include the Annual Catalogue too - a super bonus as the catalogues make great idea books too!
 
Meanwhile if you are reading this before September 10th - check out this awesome deal for Paper Pumpkin kits  https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en-ca/ - 1/2 price kits for the first two months and they are super fun! Use the code HALFOFF2 to get the deal - you won't be sorry and your kids, or crafting partners will have so much fun with you putting together the kits each month. Check out all the ideas on the Pinterest link on the same web page.
 
You can check out my blog for what's new (http://stampingwithginny.blogspot.ca) and sign up to get my feeds, and please "like me" on my Facebook page too - I'd love to see my likes "double" when I get home from my trip!
 
I can't wait to see you at BC Crop for Kids and share my new products and a really fun Make and Take. I will also have some retired products for sale - all "Buy One Get One" FREE so make sure you visit me at my location on Sunday" EmojiEmoji
 

Vendors, Vendors and more Vendors!

We are so happy to be able to provide a platform for all of you lovely ladies to see and shop with some fantastic vendors this year!

If you are new to our event, we have many different vendors coming over the weekend. They are always only set up for a handful of hours so you need to stop by their tables to see what sorts of specials and goodies they have for us!

In some cases, they will have make and takes, products and even classes during the event so be sure to make a note of those that interest you and what date and times they will be available!

Today I'd like to introduce you to 
Andrea McCorduck

Andrea is an Awareness Teacher and Reiki Master. Using her connection to Spirit and her wisdom in many areas of Spiritual Health, Andrea delivers healing and relaxation, through group meditations and individual healing sessions. When you are working with Andrea, you will find a safe and compassionate space. This energy allows you to release blockages from many aspects of your being.

Andrea joins BC Crop for Kids again this year, and will be on location at various times throughout the weekend. She has donated some exciting group and personal session packages to the Silent Auction and booth prize draws.  

Visit with Andrea at the Discovery Healing booth on Friday evening and Saturday morning to see her assortment of metaphysical items and semi-precious stone jewellery. This will include tumbled crystals, pendants, pendulums, cards, and Aroma Therapy products. 

Register in person for Reiki sessions and/or Intuitive card reading sessions Saturday afternoon and evening, 25 minute sessions for $25.  You may also pre-register for sessions by emailing us at bccropforkids@gmail.com.

In addition to Reiki and Readings, new this year is a 1-hour meditation class on Friday night. Come prepared to relax, expand your senses and open yourself to greater creativity. The $10 class fee will be donated to BC Crop for Kids.

This Meditation class will consist of two 25 minute meditations. These intuitively guided meditations are tailored for those that are present. Please dress comfortably and bring a sweater as some individuals feel cold when they meditate. Please bring some water as well. This experience will be relaxing and will offer healing on many unseen levels. You will have the option to share and I can offer some insights. Do bring an open mind that is ready to be expanded and allow you to open up to greater creativity. 

Reiki is an ancient form of hands on Healing composed of Rei/ Light and Ki/Energy. These Universal Elements are channeled through to ease tension, balance blood pressure, increase creativity, and work on all levels of being ( physical, ethereal, emotional,  mental, spiritual, self, and soul). Each and every session is individually tailored and may include: a visit from an angel or past loved one; a clearing involving: past lives, chakras, patterns or beliefs, or simply exactly what you need at that time. A Reiki session is a safe place for you to allow healing to take place and to release that which is no longer serving you. 

An intuitive card reading will provide you with healing and information with the use of cards as a focal point. If you are looking for some answers and can't seem to, "find the forest for the trees", a reading can help to bring clarity and healing to many situations.    In keeping an open mind releasing expectations and embracing wonder you will allow the energy to flow as it is meant to. 

Andrea has grown up having abilities that were unsafe to use in her immediate environment. These experiences have lead her into working with children and supporting them, with their families, as their own gifts emerge. She intuitively connects in and supplies the tools and techniques that help everyone to live with greater ease and understanding.  Andrea is a 36 year old mother of three children and has recently opened up the Discovery Healing Centre in Maple Ridge. Please call with any questions 604-761-2158 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Is it time to pack?!!! Part One

Hey there croppers...is it time to pack yet?
With only three weeks before this year's event...
shouldn't we get started?!!

It's Kristine here and I wanted to get you thinking about what you are bringing to this year's event...if any of you know me even remotely...you'll know that I might be a last minute packer...I have been known to just toss items into bags and then organize my stuff while at the crop or retreat! 

I certainly would not recommend that method...I have also 'planned' layouts, projects, photos etc. before a retreat or crop...which of those two do you think are the 
smarter ways to prepare?
 No brainer right?!!

Well I can attest that saying we need to plan ahead and actually doing it might be harder when we don't even know where to start!

So let's start thinking about it, ok?

I'm going to try to break it down for all of us to be better organized for a more productive weekend. My hope for all of us is that we will only need to make one or two trips to the car!!!

Ask yourself the following questions...write them down in a notebook while we work towards getting organized...making lists is the first step on the road to organization :)

  • Is there an event, project or specific photos that you really want to scrapbook? 
  • Is there some extra special embellishments, papers or tools you really want to play with? 
  • What kind of Scrapper/Cardmaker/Project Life'er are you? Do you power out stuff or are you a little slower? This is the NUMBER ONE way to avoid overpacking!!! Be honest with yourself!


Now those are really the only questions I have for you because now we are going to break it down...




Organize your photos-remember those answers to the questions above...start organizing those photos keeping in mind what event, photos and speed with which you create!

  • Find your photos off your camera cards, computers or from your already printed stack...
  • Grab some sketches! If you like a sketch, you can organize which photos you want to print ahead of time for that sketch.
  • If they aren't already printed...take some time everyday (if you only have a little time daily) to send them off to print... Shutterfly, Costco, London Drugs, Shoppers Drugmart... wherever you like to get them printed.
  • Sort those printed photos into scrapbook pages or sketches you've already chosen...whichever works best for you...but you need to sort and separate so you can organize your papers etc.
  • If you know what photos are required for your classes and you know what you want to use with them...get those printed too. 

You will have more than enough photos to scrapbook if you organize your thoughts and photos ahead of time...you will also avoid printing out hundreds of photos and stressing out over them if you plan now!

Organize your stash-don't forget your answers from the questions above! You need to work with only one event/sketch or select photos at a time...let's not get overwhelmed before we even start! Grab a series of photos from one event and start shopping in your stash...

  • kit, kit, kit...seriously, I mean it! 
  • Do you purchase more than one paper from a certain collection? Do you also get the stickers or embellishments that match? Put them all together...kit, kit, kit.
  • Put those paper collections and matching stickers and embellies into crop bags or XL Ziploc bags (I get the cheap XL ones from the dollar stores, they are around 13"-make sure to check the packaging)
  • If you know that you are wanting to use specific papers and embellies with specific photos...put them all together in your Ziploc/crop bag...kit, kit, kit.
  • If you have a sketch picked out, the photos printed and organized for that sketch and the papers and embellies you want to play with for all of it...kit, kit, kit.
  • Start grabbing those embellishment possibilities and match them with those paper collections and kits.
  • Continue to write yourself notes...make a list so you can remind yourself of what your plan is...I have wasted plenty of time sitting looking at my stash trying to remember why I packed it and what I wanted to do with it!
  • Grab those sketches! (Hopefully you've found some of the wonderful sketch sites out there and have some sketches printed out)...they will help you keep your focus on design and creating while being distracted in the crop room...I'm not the only person who is easily distracted am I?
  • kit, kit, kit...seriously, I mean it!

Just start with one event/series of photos at a time...find those papers, embellies and sketches that work with that one event and put them together in a kit...if you work a little at a time, each day or whenever you can carve out time before the weekend, you will be well on your way! You will also not get too overwhelmed and you will be SUPER organized! Also..if you end up putting together more kits than you get to on the weekend, you will be ready for your next crop, retreat or evening of scrapping! Win win right?!!!

We haven't even touched on all the other stuff we ALL tend to carry along to crops...we don't need to worry about that yet...start with your photos and stash first! 

I will be posting a Part Two soon but by then you will have started thinking about what you're packing right?!!! 

See you again in a couple days ladies!

Kristine

Last but not least...

We are near the end of our teacher introductions but not without you meeting our last teacher Lorree Bogden...


"Lorree is a professor of Criminology at Douglas College and has been teaching since 2000. Her research interests include the gendered nature of child custody, the (mis)treatment of federally sentenced female offenders in British Columbia and, housing and support systems for Troubled Women.

Prior to becoming a professor she worked directly in the field at the Elizabeth Fry Society where she pursued practical applications of her research interests by designing and implementing a program that assisted hard to employ and underemployed criminalized women to acquire literacy, essential skills and employment.

Lorree has been scrapbooking since 2002 and has taught various scrapbooking classes across the lower mainland. She developed the Prison Scrapbooking program at Fraser Valley Institution for Federally Sentenced women in 2010 and has successfully been helping women explore their creative scrapbooking side since January of 2011.

Lorree resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia with her wife, son, three dogs and four cats."


5 random or funny things about you:

1. I love black
2. I am a high functioning procrastinator
3. I have a passion for cooking
4. I love the water
5. no matter where I shop, someone inevitably asks me for assistance…apparently all I am missing is a nametag and a hairnet….:)

What kind of Camera do you use? Nikon coolpix (but I will use anything disposable in a jam too – especially underwater cameras – they are so fun)
How long have you been scrapping?  
Since 2002

What got you started? 
My next door neighbour begged me to start and came over with all of her stuff and said “help yourself”. I was reluctant but submitted ☺
12X12, 8 1/2 X 11, or other? 12x12 and project life

When do you feel most creative? at retreats with a nice glass of red in front of me ☺
Are you a fast scrapper or a slow scrapper?  I can get a lot done when I put my mind to it but it depends on the project and the layouts…Project life has been great and very liberating as it is quite fast and very easy.Who are your scrapbooking idols/inspirations?  I am inspired by everyday life but two scrapbooking idols would be Diana Wakely and Tim Holtz. They both work out of the box and use whatever, whenever….

Favorite Drink/Food/Candy? A bold Italian red wine 
Candy? Runts
Favorite Movie/TV Show/Singer/Song? Movie? Gosh…I have so many. Probably Country Strong right now…TV show? Nashville Singer? Peter Gabriel Song? Drowning Man by U2

Favorite Hobby (other than scrapbooking)?
Snowboarding

Lorree has been a huge supporter of BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids as an attendee and this year we are lucky to have her teaching a layout class on Friday night, 7:00-9:00pm...


Make sure to check out all the details for Lorree's two classes 
 and all of our classes this year...head on over to the 




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back for more introductions!

We have so many wonderful teachers for you to meet and we hope you are enjoying getting to know some fun facts about each of them!

Today you are meeting Karen Haugland! Karen has been a huge supporter of BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids since the beginning as an attendee and a sponsor! 



"I’m a married mother of three boys, with a work background in textile design. When my first son was a few months old I was invited to my first scrapbooking gathering. I was sold immediately! Seven years ago I was introduced to Close to My Heart. My first order was over $300, my second order was my consultant kit! Just a few months later I attended and taught at my first Crop for Kids event. What a great group of ladies, what a fantastic cause. I’ve been proud to get more and more involved each successive year."



Random things

1. I love to garden both flowers and veggies and I’m the only one “allowed” to mow our lawn

2. I have a weird obsession with gravity in my scrapbook layouts – things must make gravitational sense, nothing hanging around in space
3. I love to sew, my high school job was in a quilting shop
4. My Husband I got married 3 years to the day after our first date. Remembrance Day, my anniversary is always a holiday and my hubby literally CANNOT forget it.
5. When I was a kid I wanted to be a fashion designer, wound up designing fabrics for household textiles (Tablecloths, placemats, teatowels, duvet covers etc)

What kind of camera do you use? 
I own a very nice Cannon Eos Rebel 3i, I love learning to use it and get some great pics, however, most of my photos are taken with my iphone 5 as its with me almost all the time and can quickly and conveniently get real life snaps.

How long have I been scrapping: 16 years


What got me started? My friend Michelle White hosted a Creative Memories Gathering for our Baby Group

Size to scrapbook? 12 x12 all the way

When do I feel most creative? Under a deadline, music blaring, candy handy

Fast or Slow scrapper? Both . . . Slow when I’m in the mood to get really creative with the scrapping, FAST when I’m feeling so far behind and I just want to get the pictures down

Scrapbook Idols?  I don’t subscribe to any magazines, or follow any one person. I google and pinterest a LOT and if you looked at my Pins you’d see that I rarely pin the same person twice, I just like what I like.

Favorite Drink? Wine / Coffee  Food? Salad with all the bits Candy? anything Chocolate

Favorite Movie?  this is my shameful secret: Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

TV Show? Currently: Downton Abbey

Singer/ Song?  The Story by Brandi Carlile

Favorite Hobby? Gardening



Karen will be teaching and sponsoring TWO classes this year! The first class is a Chalkboard Countdown Canvas and it's on Saturday 2:00-4:00pm...




The second class Karen is offering is on Sunday at 9:00-11:00am and it will be a very cute mini-album for all of your summertime and/or holiday photos!


Make sure to check out all the details for Karen's two classes 
 and all of our classes this year...head on over to the 








Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Let's introduce you to Leanne today!


Hello! Are you starting to feel like you are really getting to know this year's line up of teachers?!!! Great!

We are back today with another teacher introduction! 

Let's meet Leanne Payne! Owner of Cherry Lane Scrapbook Shoppe in Mission and a great supporter of 
BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids! 

Leanne has taught and sponsored classes, donated prizes and been a crop attendee for many years! 
We are thrilled to have her support for yet another year :)


Leanne is a photography enthusiast, avid scrapbooker, organizing nut, family historian, a baker, a gardener, seamstress, bookworm, dog & cat lover and will 
find any excuse to be outside.

She spends most of her hours at Cherry Lane Scrapbook Shoppe, teaching classes, chatting with customers, gluing herself to stuff (see photo above!), playing with paper and getting inky. Any "spare time" is spent with her husband and tiny dog and trying to stuff in the all the hobbies above!

5 random or funny things about you:

1. I have a secret dorky dance
2. I procrastinate the heck out of everything... ie: I work well under pressure :)
3. It took me four days to get this questionnaire back to Kristine... see above!
4. I like to wear socks. And flip flops... at the same time.
5. My first job was cleaning pin decks at the bowling alley every Friday night

What kind of Camera do you use? DSLR, Pentax

How long have you been scrapping? I've been scrapping in the most basic format (gluing bits in a book) since I was little, and saving even more bits & making sure I wrote down dates & what the photos were about etc... I didn't stumble across modern scrapping until about 10 years ago.

What got you started? My sister in law's scrapbook of her daughters first year... I saw it, and it was like a light bulb turned on. THIS is PERFECT for all my photos and bits and stories and stuff... I got started right away!

12X12, 8 1/2 X 11, or other? 12x12, double pages and a little bit of pocket scrapbooking to supplement

When do you feel most creative? Morning... evening... afternoon... whenever I get a chance to sit down at my desk!

Are you a fast scrapper or a slow scrapper? Sloooowwww. I have to tell myself to make a freaking decision and stick it down! And that really, it IS only paper. You can get more!
Who are your scrapbooking idols/inspirations? Umm... Tim Holtz is pretty awesome, but not so much for scrapbooking, more for mixed media fun. Scrapbooking? Not sure I can name anyone in particular
Favorite Drink/Food/Candy? Hot coffee, cold can of Coke, cold bottle of beer on a hot day... chocolate. Vanilla ice cream. Nachos with LOTS of cheese
Favorite Movie/TV Show/Singer/Song? Don't really watch TV. Don't watch very many movies either. I like watching the original "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on Christmas morning. Too many artists, songs & genres to list!

Favorite Hobby (other than scrapbooking)?
Reading

Leanne will be instructing a layout class on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00-11:00am...



For more information on Leanne's class and all of our classes this year head on over to the 











Thursday, August 28, 2014

Classes are open but we've still got more...

Classes are open and we've still got a few more teachers to meet this week...are you ready to meet another one today?

Let's introduce you to Kristine Ponte...



"...daughter, sister, wife, mother and auntie....but deep down I'm full of Shenanigans...I LOVE to laugh, love to create and love to share my passion of scrapbooking with everyone I meet!"

5 random or funny things about you:

1. My favourite colour is teal.

2. I'm afraid of heights.
3. I cry like a baby...all the time...doesn't take much :)
4. I LOVE organizing...anything
5. I do not like going to the mall

What kind of Camera do you use? Nikon D90

How long have you been scrapping? 9 glorious years!

What got you started? my oldest daughter's Science Fair ribbon back in 2005...attending my first Close To My Heart gathering at a friends and then signing up for a monthly scrapbooking Club with a CTMH Consultant...that got me started and I've been hooked since ;)

12X12, 8 1/2 X 11, or other? 12x12 and multi-pocket pages

When do you feel most creative? anytime usually, but mostly late at night when I should be sleeping!

Are you a fast scrapper or a slow scrapper? I'm fast if I'm motivated (deadlines) and slow if I'm just not feelin' it!

Who are your scrapbooking idols/inspirations? oh boy, tough one...dropping names, Vicki Boutin, Tim Holtz, Kelly Gorree, Summer Fullerton...I'm inspired by patterns and colours and if you give me a challenge or sketch and I'm in heaven...nothing better to get the creative juices flowin' !!!

Favourite Drink/Food/Candy? Coffee/Greek/Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show/Singer/Song? too many movies to list! current TV favs are Outlander! Rookie Blue, Ellen and Seth Myers...I like almost anything (no rap) and my favourite song changes almost as much as the radio station plays a new one!

Favourite Hobby (other than scrapbooking)?  Photography, Organizing things and Gardening...in that order...I don't pick favourites in case you hadn't noticed!


Kristine has been a supporter of BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids for many years as a teacher, sponsor and attendee and this year we are happy to say she is teaching and sponsoring not one but two classes!

Join her on Saturday, September 27th at 2:00-4:00pm for the Holiday Happenings Card Class featuring everything Close To My Heart and get a jump start on those Christmas cards...



Stay in the classroom for Kristine's Multi-Photo Madness layout class which is at 4:30-6:30pm right after her card class...




For more information on Kristine's classes and all of our classes this year head on over to the 



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Meeting more teachers...

We hope you are getting excited about all of our upcoming classes at this year's BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids event!  

We have many more teachers to introduce to you this week so let's meet Sandra Brindley!


(Sandra's on the left! In case you didn't know LOL)

"In 2002, I convinced the owner of a new store to give me a job by dropping off a box of my albums and assuring her that I could teach classes. As time went on, friends would ask me to teach private classes. They asked where to buy the products that I was demonstrating, and from there The Memory Workshop mobile store was born! Soon after, I introduced a successful monthly Kit Club, which is going strong almost 10 years later. As The Memory Workshop evolved, crops and retreats won out over classes, though I’ve never lost the urge to teach the tips and tricks I’ve gathered over the years!"

5 random or funny things about you:

1. There’s no word in the English language that rhymes with Sandra
2. I sleep with socks on year round
3. I’ve never done the Macarena
4. I don’t have a passport
5. I always win staring contests

What kind of Camera do you use? Almost always my iPhone 4s, sometimes a clunky Canon PowerShot

How long have you been scrapping? 14 years

What got you started? I was given a partially finished Creative Memories baby album by my sister in law when my daughter was born. It took about 6 months to get started, but after the first weekend, I was hooked.

12X12, 8 1/2 X 11, or other? Almost always 12x12, but occasionally a mini album for a special occasion.

When do you feel most creative? When I pick up a new stack of freshly developed photos!

Are you a fast scrapper or a slow scrapper? I’d call myself slow, because I’m easily distracted. But some of my most satisfying layouts have been the quick & easy scraplifts.

Who are your scrapbooking idols/inspirations? This is easy!! Summer Fullerton, Kelly Gorree, Cari Locken, Becky Fleck. One of the most motivating people to scrapbook with is Kristine Ponte. And I’d have to say that wayyyy back in the beginning, Becky Higgins’ books had a huge impact.

Favorite Drink/Food/Candy? Margaritas and coffee. Don’t ask me to pick a favourite food. I love all the food!

Favorite Movie/TV Show/Singer/Song? The list is way too long and too eclectic. But I’ll happily watch home reno and design shows all day long. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen Pitch Perfect. And I can’t wait for the new season of Walking Dead to start!

Favorite Hobby (other than scrapbooking)? Gardening & cooking (as long as someone else cleans up). I dabble in knitting and crochet.


Many of you know Sandra as one of the main organizers of this fantastic event...some of you know her from the crops and retreats you've attended around the Lower Mainland and some of you have her wonderful Memory Workshop kits arrive in the mail every month! 

We are very fortunate to have the Memory Workshop and Sandra support and sponsor this event every year and this year is no exception!

Sandra is back in the classroom on Saturday, September 27th 11:30-1:30pm with her Everyday Layout Overload class which has been generously sponsored by Elle's Studio and The Memory Workshop.  There will be a tonne of valuable tips, tricks and theory covered in the class that you won't want to miss!



For more class information and to sign up for your favourite classes... head on over to the BC Crop for Kids website!