Saturday, November 8, 2008


Over a month has past since the 2008 event and life has gotten back to some normalcy in our homes. We aren't "officially" planning the 2009 event until January, according to our families, but we did spend today out at the BC Creative Expo chatting with some of the sponsors and teachers from this year's event and also chatting with some potential new sponsors for 2009.

We would also like to thank those of you who have taken the time to email us about the 2008 event. Your kind words, your encouragement and your comments and suggestions on different aspects of the event is so appreciated. We are taking all comments and suggestions into consideration and look forward to an even better event in 2009.

Thank you to all the people who answered our call for photos from the 2008 event. We have been able to put together a fabulous slideshow of memories (below). You may want to sit back, grab a coffee and spend some time checking out all these fabulous photos, they are amazing memories indeed.

Thank you,

Mary & Sandra
BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids

Monday, September 29, 2008


Thanks to your attendance and participation this past weekend, the 2008 BC Scrapbooking Crop For Kids has raised, to date:
for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

We are both exhausted and elated by the weekend activities and are lacking the words at the moment to express how grateful we are for the help from our friends and volunteers, our sponsors and class instructors, and from you -- the attendees.

We are thrilled, honoured, touched, moved and inspired by all your positive feedback and kind words. Thank you especially to those who took the time to share your stories about Children's Hospital and other organizations that have helped your sick and special children. It makes the event all the more meaningful when we know that what we are doing is making a difference to you.

As exhausted as we are, (and there's still more work to be done!), we thought it was important to let you know right away that we are ready to do it all again in 2009!

Mark your calendars for:
October 23 to 25, 2009
Ramada Conference Centre & Hotel
Abbotsford, BC

There are so many special kids that will benefit from what BC Crop For Kids is doing. Stay tuned for details about the charity organization(s) that will be the recipient of your generosity in 2009.


Sandra & Mary

Co-ordinators, BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids

Thursday, September 25, 2008


What a day we've had!!! We're busy working away today and can't wait to get to the hotel tomorrow to start set-up. We're looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!! Not many more hours to go, one more sleep!!!

We're going to get right down to business. The winner by random draw of the "TELL US HOW EXCITED YOU ARE" post is Heidi Shaw!!! Your grab bag will be given to you at the crop this weekend. Congrats!!!

Mary & Sandra

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


With the clock ticking down, we'll be taking the online store and registration offline on Wednesday. This will allow us to focus on the last of the details. With just 2 more "preparation" days left before the BC Crop for Kids, we may not be able to answer your emails in a timely manner. And we won't be available by email after 9pm on Thursday, Sept 25.

Please review your newsletters for ALL the details regarding times, dates, locations, directions, procedures surrounding the big event this weekend. We know there has been alot to take in all at once! If you don't think you've received the emails, PLEASE ask a friend to forward them to you!

You can help us make the registration process as smooth as possible for everyone. There are 180 croppers (plus volunteers, teachers, sponsors, and class-only guests) and we thank you in advance for your patience while we welcome everyone.

Here's a quick recap of the vital info:

Registration opens at 6:00PM on Friday Sept 26. No early birds please.

If you are registered for a 6:00PM class on Friday, you may register at 5:30PM. This is for class attendees only. We ask that other members of your party please wait to register at 6:00PM so we can process the early class attendees first. Thanks for understanding.

Guaranteed check in time at the hotel is 3:00PM. Please use the HOTEL ENTRANCE for checking into your rooms, and the CONFERENCE CENTRE ENTRANCE for the crop. (the 2 are connected, and once you are registered and have your name badge you may use the alternate entrance to go back and forth between them. This entrance will be monitored for the security of our guests.)

Outside food not permitted. Sorry, hotel policy. If you are bringing in meals from surrounding restaurants or from home, these must be eaten in your hotel room. Please be discreet with prepackaged snacks and no fast food drink cups please. (what you fill your water bottle or travel mug with are up to you!)

Thank you all, and see you on Friday!
Mary & Sandra
Coordinators, BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids

Sunday, September 21, 2008


We're coming up on FIVE DAYS before the big weekend!! Are you excited???

I know I'm excited!!! Sandra is away working at a retreat this weekend and I'm sitting here working on class lists, itineraries and other stuff for the event weekend. As I'm working away I'm in awe of how quickly time flew by and am getting excited about the weekend.

I want to hear what you're excited about and I'm giving a RAK away to someone just for telling me how excited you are!!!!

I haven't been doing much scrapbooking lately (understandably) and my stash is starting to get a little overgrown so one lucky person will win a grab bag of goodies from my overgrown stash of supplies!!!

Here are those pesky rules:

1. Post a comment on this post by Thursday, September 25 at 4:oo PM and tell us what you're excited about!

2. To be eligible to win you must be attending the event.

3. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 25 after 4:00 PM.

The winner will given their grab bag of scrapbooking goodies at the event.

See you all next weekend,


Thursday, September 18, 2008


Hey Everyone,

This is just a quick message to let you know that there is one seat available in the sold out class Funkalicious Hybrid Mini Album on Sunday at 2:00 PM. If you would like to register for the class you can do so here on the website. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED FOR THIS VERY POPULAR CLASS!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


As of this afternoon (Sept 7), we know if 2 people who need to sell their crop seats if possible. They were sitting together, so ideally, they would like to sell the seats together.

Please email us with your contact info and we will have them reach you privately.

(Please note: Registration is non-refundable. You are welcome to sell your seat privately, and we'll help you find a buyer if we can, but at this late date we offer no guarantees that this is possible. BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids is not responsible for any private transactions. Thanks for understanding.)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Did you read about it in our last two newsletters? We are so excited to announce this exciting scavenger hunt sponsored by some of our amazing store sponsors.

The scrapbook stores that are participating in the scavenger hunt are:

Cherish The Thought
Clipper Street Scrapbook Company
I'm Impressed Paper Arts Ltd.
Memory Workshop Scrapbook Co.
Photo Express
Scrapbook City
Scrapbooker's Delight

Each event attendee will be emailed a personalized scavenger hunt stamp/punch card with a list of the participating Lower Mainland scrapbook stores. Please do not contact the stores to obtain a card, you will receive your card by email from BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids in September.

Between Friday, September 19th and Friday, September 26th you can attend the participating stores with your scavenger hunt stamp/punch card. You will then either participate in a small make-n-take OR receive a small goodie bag item. It is left to each store's discretion what will be offered to the attendees. You must also have your personalized stamp/punch card with you in order to participate. The store will then sign and stamp/punch your card and return it to you.

All participants who hand in their cards to the event registration/info table who have attended a minimum of 5 out of the 7 participating stores will be entered in a draw for a special scavenger hunt prize. A prize will also be provided to the first person who submits a card with stamps from ALL participating stores.

Don't forget when you're visiting these stores for the scavenger hunt that it would be a great opportunity for you to do a little shopping and stock up on supplies before the event weekend!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Updated Class Photos and Fun Stuff!!!

Kate from Photo Express has provided us with some updated class photos for her "Faith-Full" Scrapbooking class. The class runs from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 27. To register or see the updated class photos please check out our website here.

Kate also provided us with some additional info about the class itself:

"Each class kit will include the following:

  • All the papers needed to create these 3 layouts (colours may vary amongst kits; all patterned papers are from the My Mind’s Eye Everyday Tango line) – all the pieces will be cut to size – you just need to assemble and enhance the layouts with inking, stamping & journaling.
  • 12x12 Share & Tell photo insert pages for storing extra photos alongside each of your 3 layouts.
  • a colour handout with step-by-step instructions for assembling your layouts.
  • an inspirational handout filled with various bible references and quotes perfect for bringing God into your scrapbook pages

I will be setting up a stamping and titling station in the classroom with a variety of stamps (Fancy Pants, Inkadinkado, Hero Arts & Making Memories) plus my QuicKutz tools and alphabets so that everyone can customize their pages with their own titles and designs. This makes the pages totally customizable depending on the photos that you have in mind."

Kate is so excited about this class as she will be incorporating the Pebbles Inc. Share n' Tell System into the class. With this class you will be receiving 3 - 12x12 Share n' Tell pages from Pebbles Inc. to slot in extra photos along side the 3 layouts you will be completing in this class.

Here is some additional info on the Share n' Tell System:

The Share & Tell 12x12 Album from Pebbles Inc. offers simple ways to organize your photos and display them beautifully. You decide how much time you have to spend….

No Time
Simply label your photos and slip them into the 4x6 pocket protectors that come with your album. In our busy and hectic lives, sometimes just printing our photos and getting them into an album is a huge success. And let’s face it, not all our photos need to be scrapbooked (nor is it actually realistic or feasible to scrapbook every photo you take). The photo sleeves are perfect for those photos that need to be preserved, but don’t necessarily pull at your heart or beg to be scrapbooked.

Some Time
Create simple 4x6 titles and journaling cards to help tell your story. Pebbles Inc. sells 4x6 creative pads and journaling cards as a quick and easy way to add memories to your photos, or create your own using cardstock and patterned paper scraps from previous projects. This is an awesome solution to those photos that are best accompanied by a bit of journaling and a title, but don’t necessarily inspire you to scrapbook a whole layout.

Creative time
And when you’ve taken a photo that knocks your socks off, or truly speaks to the moment that you were trying to capture, you can then take the time to create a layout that spotlights that special memory. All your extra photos from that event can then be slipped into a 4x6 photo sleeve and stored right beside your layout. How brilliant is that?!. This memory keeping technique allows you to focus your creative energies on only the very best photos, instead of trying to figure out how to fit all 16 birthday shots onto a double page spread!

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Things are starting to get very exciting and now that class kits are now starting to arrive the fact that the event is not all that far away is VERY REAL!!!

One of the first sets of kits to arrive was the Halloween Chipboard Mini Album designed and sponsored by Sharka Leigh of PaperCapers. These kits just blew me away!! Sharka did such a fabulous job of cutting and organizing everything!! This album has great dimension and texture in it and it is absolutely adorable. Sharka has outdone herself with this project and it's one you will not want to miss out on.

The class runs from from 9:45 PM to 11:15 PM on Friday, September 26th. You can see more photos of the project and register for the class here on the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids website.

Remember the majority of the classes offered can be taken away as a kit to work on later so if you don't have time to take the class you can always sign-up and take the kit home with you!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


We're a little late in posting the winner of the "Do You Want to Win a Prize?" post. The post can be found here. The names were all put into a hat and I had my daughter choose the winner this morning!!


Congrats Tania!! You have won a prize donated by Cherish The Thought. As the event is getting so close we will give you the prize at the event!!

Thank you to Jessie at Cherish The Thought for donating the blog prize as well!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Get packing. Now. Don't wait till the last minute! There's still plenty of time, and we can help!

Why the urge to pack early and pack well? We must stress that space is at a premium at this event. Everyone will have 3 feet of table space. We've asked for as much room as possible between the table rows for people to come and go freely. This doesn't leave a whole lot of room for everyone to bring everything they own just in case.

To help ease the load, here are a few tips for planning and packing efficiently:
  • Plan ahead. Decide before you go which projects/pages you will work on. Be realistic about what you can accomplish in the time you have.

  • Make up page kits for the layouts you plan to work on. There are paper folders available just for this purpose. (ziploc bags are an economical - but less durable - alternative)

  • Bring only the tools you need. You'll need your essential tools of course, and the tools & adhesives specified in your classes, and then the ones you'll need for the projects you have planned. Keep all your tools together in one place for easy transition from crop room to classrooms.

  • Coordinate tools with a friend. Plan to bring one Crop-A-Dile, and one QuicKutz (the bulky, heavy stuff) to share between you.

  • Don't forget your photos!

Here's a link to a very helpful link for how to pack for a crop or retreat courtesy of The Memory Workshop.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Goodie Bags Galore

Today was the day we assembled goodie bags!!! Oh my, I have to say the group of ladies we had was absolutely amazing. We were a little worried when we saw how much stuff we actually had but the ladies were so efficient in putting the bags together.

First off, I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Di of Remember Me Scrapbooking for offering her space for our use.

Secondly, I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the fabulous ladies who helped us out:

Alzira (and helper, I'm sorry I didn't get her name)

Thirdly, a huge THANK YOU goes out to the FABULOUS sponsors who generously donated items to the goodie bags.

It took us just under two hours from start to finish to get everything unpacked from our vehicles, organized, inserted into bags and then repacked into our vehicles. I might add we needed an extra vehicle to get everything home. Thanks Suzann!!

So here is a little sneak peak for you of what you'll be getting if you are a registered crop seat attendee!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


So you got a glimpse of the donations that BC Crop for Kids has received so far. Trust us, those close cropped photos are just a drop in the bucket!

We are extremely appreciative of all the businesses and individuals who have been so generous. Please take a few moments to visit our Event Sponsor page and also our Class Sponsor page. Our generous sponsors are a HUGE factor in the popularity and success of the BC Crop For Kids.

We are still receiving door prize donations so it's not too late to participate. If you have a local business or product that you'd like to promote (or you know someone who does), and you'd like to donate an item or gift certificate, please contact us! We'd love to have a door prize for everyone.

In return we will add your link to our website, printed promo materials and to the "New Sponsors" section of an upcoming email newsletter.

Thanks again for your generosity.
Sandra & Mary

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Weekend Pampering

Are you interested in a little pampering on the event weekend? We have two fabulous ladies coming to do just that!!!

We are pleased to announce that Kim Pretzer of Delicious You will be offering spa services throughout the event weekend. Kim will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each spa service to BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids.

Here is some additional info on Kim and a list of the services she will be offering.

To Book an Appointment Call Kim @ 778-928-1282 or email

Ripe n' Juicy Spa Therapy Services
A portion of each service is donated to BC Crop For Kids
Appointment booking times: Friday 7pm-11pmSaturday 9am-10pmSunday 9am-12pm

Spa-Licious Mani $30
This 45 minute treatment includes an aromatherapy soak, nail shaping, cuticle treatment, exfoliation or mask, a relaxing hand massage and finished off with polish or buff.

Spa-Licious Pedi $50
This 60 min treatment includes an aromatherapy soak, nail shaping, cuticle treatment, callous removal, exfoliation or mask, an aromatherapy relaxing foot and calf massage and finished off with polish or buff.

Delicious You! Facial $60
This traditional facial is a wonderful introduction to starting a good skin care regime or a great start into the warmer seasons. Our facial includes deep cleansing & toning, exfoliation, facial massage, a gentle mask & moisturizer.

My name is Kim Pretzer. I am the owner of Delicious You Esthetics and Wardrobe Services located in Maple Ridge, BC. I am certified in Esthetics and through my Mobile services I offer Manicures, Pedicures, Facials and Relaxation Massages. To Book Services at your upcoming Retreat, Please Call Kim @ 778-928-1282 or email

We are also excited to announce that Marina of Marina Mermaid will be offering her fabulous seated chair massages all day Saturday. Marina's positive energy and passion for wellness are evident in all her relaxation services. She will be bringing some of her exclusive organic aromatherpy products along too. (I highly recommend the Mandarin Creamsicle Sea Salt Scrub!!)

Marina will be providing 15 minute seated chair massages for $15
from 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday

To book a massage at a time that fits your class schedule, please sign up at the registration desk at the event. Massages are 15 minutes long, and scheduled at 20 minute intervals from 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday only.

Marina is generously donating $5 from every massage, and $5 from every product sold, to the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids.

Please visit the Marina Mermaid website for a complete list of services and products.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Does Anyone Want a Prize?

Sandra and I are very busy with BC Crop for Kids preparations. My computer room/spare bedroom has become a storage room for the prizes and goodie bag items. Here are a couple shots so you can see what my family is putting up with at the moment LOL:

If you can believe it, all these boxes are just door prizes and goodie bag items. There are still more prizes to come and we will start receiving class kits from the store sponsors very soon!!!

So now to the prize, I'm going to make it really easy for you!!!! Please post a comment about this post by 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 23rd and your name will be entered in a draw for a prize donated by Cherish The Thought. Let us know what you think about these photos or let us know what you're looking forward to at the event and you'll have your name entered in the draw for the prize.

Mary & Sandra

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Take another look at the Scrap Bags available to order! Net proceeds benefit BC Children's Hospital Foundation. We've added just a few each of 4 new designs. Here's one sample:

Visit the Crop for Kids online store to order yours. They make great gifts for the paper crafter or needle crafter! Limited edition designs are available while supplies last.

Monday, August 11, 2008


The next edition of our newsletter will be arriving in your inbox in the next 48 hour or so.

As the big date approaches, we're finding that we've got more and more news and details to share. We are doing out best to minimize the impact on your inbox, while at the same time bringing you as much news as possible!

We understand if you don't have time to read the entire newsletter as soon as it arrives. Our suggestion is to save them in a safe place so you can refer back to them when you have a moment.

If you haven't been receiving the newsletters, please let us know. Occasionally we do get notification that emails are bouncing back, and in almost every case its a Hotmail address. For some reason Yahoo and Hotmail don't seem to get along! This goes for replies to individual emails from Hotmail users also. If you have Hotmail and you're not receiving newsletters or replies to your email messages, please contact us with a different email address. We also ask that you try adding to your Safe Senders list.

Watch your inbox for our latest update on newly added sponsors, GREAT activities and features being added to the event (massage anyone????) and the latest class & vendor feature articles.

Sandra & Mary
Coordinators, BC Crop for Kids

Friday, August 8, 2008



I feel like giving something away on this crazy day. Mary's out of town so she can't stop me! (not that she would stop me. She loves the giveaways as much as the next person)

The first 8 people who post comments on this entry will receive a prize!

The Rules (always the stinkin' rules!)
  • comments must include a list of 8 scrapbooking items you use & love
  • one comment per person
  • anonymous posts won't be counted. Please login to post or sign your name!
  • must be attending the Crop for Kids or be able to pick up your prize during the event
  • posts must be received before 11:59:59pm on 08-08-08

Good luck & happy scrapping!


Thursday, August 7, 2008


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After a Diet Coke fueled afternoon, we've finished the seating plan! We were able to accommodate every "I want to sit with......" request. It was a challenge and we're glad to have the job done! Did you know there are over 20 people from 4 different groups coming from Chilliwack???

We can't tell you yet which seat is yours. It will all depend on whether anyone sells or transfers their seat between now and Sept 26. When the time comes, you're welcome to switch seats among friends in your group. (We just ask that you move the placecards for anyone you don't know.)

Saturday, August 2, 2008


General class registration has begun. If you or someone you know can't make it out for the whole weekend a great way to support the cause is by taking classes. All are welcome to take classes and all you have to do is check out the classes under "Class Registration" on the the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids website and register for what interests you. We have many amazing classes still available and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the classes go to the charity!!

Friday's Featured Class

PaperCapers is sponsoring this Halloween Chipboard mini album. This album would be perfect for photos of your little ghouls!!

Saturday's Featured Class

Urban Trends Scrapbook Company is sponsoring the Z is for Zany Bind-It All Mini Album. This album is so adorable and perfect for those everyday photos!

Sunday's Featured Class

Get Creative Scrapbooking is sponsoring a Canvas Decor Project. This project is so versatile it would be a mini album or a freestanding photo display.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Just quick apology for sending two newletters out tonight. I noticed a typo in the expiry date of the Photo Express coupon and I wanted to make sure that everyone got the correct coupon. Please make sure you print the coupon from the "RESEND" newsletter which is the second newsletter sent out.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


We have so many fabulous classes this year. We know it's impossible to take them all, although some of you have certainly tried!! ;) We need your help in spreading the word that class registration is open to the general public. Tell your scrapbooking friends to check out the classes on the website, this is just a very small sampling of what we are offering throughout the weekend.

Friday's Featured Class

Sparkle & Shine, sponsored by Lovebug Scrapbooking and designed and taught by Denise Taylor. Do you like sparkly things? Then this class is for you as you get to play with glitter, stickles and diamond glaze.

Saturday's Featured Class

Heaven Sent, sponsored by Photo Express and designed and taught by Tanya Verster. The value in this class is absolutely amazing!!!

Sunday's Featured Class

Star Mini Album, sponsored by Cherish The Thought and designed and taught by Jessie Hurley. I've taken a class designed by Jessie, she is a fabulous teacher and is a whiz with mini albums (these are her specialty), this album will not disappoint!!

Stay tuned for more class features on the blog!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


We are very excited that Scrapbooks & Cards Today has come on board as an event sponsor!!! They are donating a copy of their Fall 2008 issue to each of the goodie bags for our registered crop seat holders, and they are sponsoring a giveaway. Details are below:

In September, 2007, Scrapbook & Cards Today launched the "Bring a Smile to a Child" campaign in time to support Canada's Scrapbooking Crop for Kids. They asked paper crafters everywhere to make and donate birthday cards, which were then distributed to Children's Hospitals across Canada. Their goal was to ensure that each hospitalized child received a card from hospital staff or caregivers on their birthday. Well, the campaign was SUCH a success that they have decided to continue it throughout 2008. They have now collected over 1,000 cards, and they are still going strong. They would love your help with this campaign! Please make and donate a child's birthday card and drop if off at the BC Crop for Kids regstration/info desk on the weekend of the event. For each card made you will receive a draw ticket for a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today and other wonderful prizes from their sponsors!

All birthday cards handed in on the weekend of the event will be given to BC Children's Hospital Foundation for the children who use the hospital's facilities.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

General Class Registration Announced!!

Did you see the announcement in our last newsletter? We will be opening up general class registration to the public on Tuesday, July 15 at 6:00 PM. Please pass the word on to your friends!!

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts either. Many of the classes could be a Christmas gift for someone on your list.

How about a Christmas gift for dog lovers? Check out this adorable Dog Canvas class.

Do you have anyone on your Christmas list that likes to play card games? If so, check out the
Unwilling Games Giveaway Box.

What about an altered photo frame for someone special on your Christmas list? Check out You've Been Framed.

A calendar for the grandparents would make a perfect Christmas gift! Check out this fun
8x8 calendar class.

Do you have a new addition in your family? If so,
Heaven Sent would be the perfect Christmas gift for the new parents.

How about a unique Christmas ornament for your Christmas tree? Check out Tis The Season With Piggy Tales.

What about a photo keepsake for someone you love? Check out this fun Canvas Decor Project.

What about some keepsake mini albums or brag books for the grandparents, these always make great gifts!! Check out
Z is for Zany for memories of all those zany an crazy photos, Christmas Scor-Pal Mini Album to document all those Christmas memories, Star Mini Album would be great for those everyday photos, Mini Jacob's Ladder in Snowflake Box would make a great keepsake for those special winter photos, document those Halloween memories with the Halloween Chipboard Mini Album, or what about a special album about the little girl in our life with the Sassy Boardbook.

There are so many amazing classes still available and we would love to see all the classes sold out so that we can make as much money for the hospital as we possibly can!! And remember, all kits come with instructions and photos so if you don't want to take the class and just want to take the kit it's not a problem.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Designing Diva Contest!!!

We are very excited about this fabulous contest co-sponsored by Monday Night Class and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.


The winner of the Designing Diva Contest will get their entry published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, a $100 cash prize, and a chance to work with the design team of Monday Night Class to turn their layout into a Monday Night Class kit.


Submit a two page 12x12 layout on any theme. The layout must have at least one photo and journalling. The photos must be your own photos and the layout must be your own design and unpublished.

All submissions must be handed in to the registration/info table at the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids event by 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 27. Please ensure your layouts are in page protectors and have your name, address and phone number written on the back of each page.
All entrants will be required to sign a release which will be attached to the back of the layout.
All submissions will be judged by representatives of Monday Night Class, Canadian Scrapbooker and BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, September 27, 2008 during the Saturday Night Crop Party.

All entries will be availabile for pick-up at the registration/info table after the winner has been announced. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure they pick-up their entries.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

We have a winner!! - Blog Challenge #5

Many apologies for the delay in posting the winner, we have been busy with class registration and have been working on some exciting things for the event in September. Top it off with the fact that it was the end of the school year and that just put us a little behind on the blog front!!

The winner of Blog Challenge #5 is LORNA A!! Congrats Lorna! You've won some fabulous Collage Flowers donated by Pick of the Patch!!! Please pop us an email and send us your mailing address so we can get your prize in the mail.

Stay tuned, our next blog challenge will be posted in the coming week and we have a jam packed newsletter coming out as well!!

Enjoy the sunshine everyone!

Mary and Sandra
BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids

Thursday, June 19, 2008



Thanks to the over 110 of you who have registered for BC Crop For Kids classes so far! This is a glowing testament to the quality of classes being presented by our sponsors, designers and teachers.

Here are some stats on classes to date:

31 - number of classes scheduled so far
5 - number of classes sold out
12 - number of classes at least 50% sold
112 - number of class registrees so far
12 - most classes taken by one person
4 - average number of classes per person

If you haven't registered yet, please do it soon to avoid disappointment. Remind your friends so they don't miss out!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


It's Class Registration day at BC Crop for Kids and there are few things we want you to know before registration opens at 7:00pm PST. We've covered all of these in the recent reminder emails, but we know some of you aren't reading your emails!!!

1. Registered croppers or holders of a Class Pass must have their registration order number handy in order to register for classes. This number is on the original confirmation email that you received when you registered for the event. Remaining class seats will be released to the general public later this summer. You may also sign up for classes at the event, though we recommend that you register early to avoid disappointment.

2. Some classes have been temporarily removed from the schedule because details have not been finalized, or at the request of the sponsor due to logistical issues. When we can be assured that a class will go ahead, we'll add it back to the online store and make an announcement.

3. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR AS MANY CLASSES AS YOU LIKE, but you can only register for one seat per class at a time, one person at a time. To register another person for the same class you must complete the checkout of your class registration and start a new order for the new person. You can order additional class kits for yourself using the same method.

4. If 2 classes you want are in the same time slot, you can register for both, attend one, and take the class kit for the other. All class kits come with detailed written instructions.

5. The class time for "Tis The Season with Piggy Tales" has changed to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. The class can now be found here.

6. Payment can be made at checkout using PayPal, or you can mail a cheque to the address provided. Payments must be received and dated within 10 days of registration in order to guarantee your seat in the class. Complete payment instructions are provided at checkout.

*Edited to add:

7. As stated in previous emails to registered attendees, we regret that we are unable to answer emails to the address on June 18, as we are busy finalizing classes and prepping the shopping cart for the registration grand opening at 7pm. Inquiries will be answered on June 19. Thank you for your understanding.

Thanks everyone!

Sandra & Mary
BC Crop for Kids Coordinators

Wednesday, June 11, 2008



Just 7 days until BC Crop for Kids class registration opens for registered croppers and class pass holders. (what's a class pass? Skip the crop portion of the event, but get full weekend access to the event AND register for classes first, along with the crop-goers. You can purchase your class pass online.)

Class registration begins June 18 at 7pm PST.

Things to note:

1. You MUST have your original crop registration order # handy in order to register. The system will ask for the number, and you won't be able to proceed to checkout without it. This number was on your order confirmation email when you signed up for the BC Crop for Kids crop.

2. If you can't find this number, please email BEFORE June 18. We will not be able to respond to emails on June 18 because we'll be busy getting the shopping cart ready to launch at 7pm PST.

3. You will be able to register for multiple classes at one time, but you will only be allowed to register for one seat in each class at a time. If you are registering for a friend you will have to complete your registration and then create a new registration for your friend, in their name.

4. You can register for more than one class in the same time slot. You can't be in 2 places at once, but it does guarantee you a class kit, even if you don't attend the class.

5. As always, you will have 10 days to remit payment for the classes. We will accept Paypal payments, and cheques payable to BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids.

Most of the classes have been added to the BC Crop for Kids website. Be sure to check back regularly to see the latest additions to the schedule. We are so excited about the buzz these classes have been receiving so far! Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Monday, June 2, 2008


We have now uploaded many of the classes on the BC Crop for Kids Website. If you can believe it, there are still more to come and they should be posted in the coming week. In the meantime, the next blog challenge is to go through and take a look at all the classes listed so far on the BC Crop for Kids website and tell us which class or classes you would like to take in September. They can be found here on the website.

This blog challenge is sponsored by the online store Pick of the Patch.

Post in the comments below and tell us which class or classes you would like to take in September! We'll draw randomly from all participants and the winner will receive a package of Tim Holtz Collage Flowers donated by Pick of the Patch.

Posting deadline is Saturday, June 7 at 9pm PST. The winner will be announced Monday, June 9, 2008. One entry per person please.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We have a winner! - Blog Challenge #4

And the winner is:

Lois (Katesmum)
Congratulations Lois! Please email us at with your contact info and we will put you in touch with My Camera Couture to claim your prize.
Thanks everyone for playing along. Our next BC Crop for Kids Blog Challenge will be announced next week.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Every scrapbooker has a camera right? So its your turn to tell us about yours. What do you love? What do you hate? Would you buy the same one again? Which model is on your wish list?

This Blog Challenge Sponsor is My Camera Couture, a local company that makes beautiful and funky camera straps. Here's a sample:

Post in the comments below and tell us about your camera! We'll draw randomly from all participants and the winner will receive a free strap of their choice. Sound good? We thought so!

Posting deadline is Saturday, May 24 at 9pm PST. The winner will be announced Monday, May 26. One entry per person please.

Monday, May 5, 2008



We had no doubt that the BC Crop For Kids would be a sellout...but tonight you have outdone yourselves.

ALL SEATS SOLD OUT in 1 hour and 39 minutes! We filled 63 seats in the first 5 minutes after registration opened.

If you missed the opportunity to register, don't panic yet...we've got a bit of work to do to verify all the orders, and we're working on a plan to find more crop seats.

PLEASE add your name to the waiting list! We've added an option to the online store.

Click here to add your name to the

Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm!


Mary & Sandra

BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids Coordinators



MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008

7:00PM Pacific Time

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Blog Challenge #3 - We have a winner!

Congratulations goes to:

Julie R.

...the latest winner of the BC Crop for Kids Blog Challenge.

Julie will receive American Crafts rubons and Imaginisce acrylic stamps from the challenge sponsor -- Cherish The Thought in Port Moody.

Congrats Julie! Please email with your contact info and mailing address.

Thanks to everyone for playing along. Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

{BLOG CHALLENGE #3} - Show us your "wheres"

For our 3rd blog challenge, we have a question for you:

WHERE do you get the most scrapping done?

Do you scrap alone in your customized scrap room? At a friend's house? Do you have a favourite hangout? Do you only scrap at retreats or crops? Tell us where your pages get done!

The BC Crop for Kids Blog Challenge sponsor is Cherish The Thought in Port Moody. (they're new in town! Here's a map). They will be supplying the blog challenge winner with:
  • American Crafts Mini Marks Accents Book 2
  • Imaginesce Snag ‘em Stamp (Blossom)
To qualify, add your answer in the comments section on or before April 29. A winner will be drawn randomly from all qualifying entries. One entry per person please! Thanks for playing along!

Sunday, April 20, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is pleased to announce its newest class sponsors:

Scrap Arts, a scrapbook store located in North Vancouver, will be sponsoring and teaching two fabulous classes at BC Crop for Kids. Details of those classes will be announced in the coming weeks.

We are so very excited to announce that Cari Locken has jumped on board as a teacher at the event. So far we have confirmed that Cari will be designing and teaching two classes, one sponsored by Upsy Design Designs and the other sponsored by Paper Trunk. You can read more about Cari and see more her work on her blog

Saturday, April 19, 2008


We are pleased to announce the winners of the free crop seats for BC Crop for Kids offered by Photo Express and Lovebug Scrapbooking!!!

The winner of Photo Express' draw for a free crop seat for BC Crop for Kids is Michelle V. Congrats Michelle!!!

The winner of Lovebug Scrapbooking's draw for a free seat to BC Crop for Kids is Lyssa E. Congrats Lyssa!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blog Challenge #2 - We have a winner!


Congratulations Jodie! You're the winner of 2 packages of Thickers and a grab bag of ribbon courtesy of Lovebug Scrapbooking, our sponsor for this round of the BC Crop for Kids Blog Challenge.

Jodie, please email with your address and contact info so that Lovebug can get your prize out to you ASAP.

Thanks to everyone for playing along. Stay tuned for BC Crop for Kids Blog Challenge #3 which will be announced next week!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is pleased to announce that Scrap Arts has come on board as a class sponsor. Scrap Arts will be sponsoring and teaching a class at the event. You can check out their blog here.

Have you seen our new website? If not, please go check it out!!

Don't forget to post a response to our latest blog challenge (below). You could win a prize just for posting!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

BLOG CHALLENGE #2 - Give This Photo A Caption

Welcome to our 2nd Blog Challenge!

This time our sponsor is Lovebug Scrapbooking and the lucky (random) winner will receive 2 packages of Thickers and a grab bag of ribbon.

A winner will be drawn randomly from all the entries. To be entered, post your caption in the comments. (don't forget to include your name) Deadline for entry is April 15.

And here's the photo:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

BC Crop for Kids Wants YOU!

Are you a local scrapbooking manufacturer, retailer, freelance instructor or designer?

Would you like to donate your time, talents or products to the event in return for some awesome exposure in the local scrapbooking community?

If so the BC Crop for Kids would love to hear from you!

We’ve already contacted the people and businesses who participated last year, and everyone who expressed interest in taking part in the 2008 event. If we haven’t contacted you yet it’s because you haven’t made it onto our radar, and don't want to leave anyone out. Our sponsors and volunteers are vital to the success of the 2008 BC Crop for Kids event.

We're seeking class sponsors & instructors, door prizes, challenge & contest prizes, goodie bag items, and more. If you have other ideas for how you can help, we'd love to hear them!

In return for your participation, we have a list of ways that we will highlight & promote you & your company. Please email the planning team at for more information and copies of our sponsorship packages.

Mary & Sandra
BC Crop for Kids Coordinators

Monday, April 7, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is pleased to announce that Jillian Kirby of Jillian Kirby Photography will be teaching a photography class at the event that weekend. You can read more about Jillian on her website and see some of her amazing work there as well. Jillian also has a blog and her April 5th entry is about the workshop she offers called “Taking Better Snapshots”. Jillian is also donating a silent auction item to the event as well. Thanks Jillian!!

Did you get our latest newsletter?
It went out late last night. If you haven’t received it please let us know and we will resend it to you.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


BC Crop for Kids' newest class sponsor is PaperCapers. PaperCapers is a home based design studio offering classes in scrapbooking, cardmaking and decorative painting. PaperCapers will be sponsoring and teaching a class on the BC Crop for Kids weekend. Please check out their website here.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is excited to announce that Cherish the Thought, a brand new scrapbook store in Port Moody, will be sponsoring and teaching two fabulous classes at the event. You can find out more about Cherish the Thought on their website and their blog.

We're working on the next newsletter and expect it to go out very soon, so watch your email boxes for it!! Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Friday, April 4, 2008


We are very excited to announce that there is yet another chance for you to win a crop ticket for the weekend at BC Crop for Kids!!!

Lovebug Scrapbooking, one of our biggest sponsors, is giving away a free crop ticket (a $99 value). The free ticket includes:

- a crop seat reserved in your name for the duration of the event
- 2 continental buffet breakfasts
- unlimited water, coffee & tea
- welcome package
- entry into to the door prize draw for a chance at great prizes

To be eligible to win all you have to do is place an order for $50 of instock items at Lovebug Scrapbooking and you will be entered into a draw for a free ticket for BC Crop for Kids. You will get one entry for every $50 spent between now and April 13th. The $50 calculation is before shipping and taxes and after any discounts. Preorders exluded from promotion.

Be sure to check out Lovebug's website here. The draw date will be on April 14th. Good luck to everyone!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is excited to announce that Pageframe Designs and Pick of the Patch have both jumped on board as class sponsors. They will be co-sponsoring two fabulous classes at BC Crop for Kids. Please check out the Pageframes website here and their blog here. You can check out Pick of the Patch’s website here and their blog here.

And we have more exciting news!!! Sonja McLean, who is on the design teams for Pageframes and Pick of the Patch, will be designing and teaching both of the above classes. Sonja will also be teaching one other class at BC Crop for Kids, details of sponsorship of that class will be announced in the near future.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Want a chance to win a free crop seat to BC Crop for Kids?

One of the biggest sponsors and cheerleaders of our event is Photo Express and they are giving away a free crop seat to the event (which is a $99 value). Michele and the gang at Photo Express will be sponsoring and teaching FOUR classes at BC Crop for Kids.

So please go check out their blog right now for all the details on a chance to win a free seat. You can find their blog here. The draw for the free seat will be held at 9:00 AM on April 14th so make sure you go in and see them very soon!!

Good luck to everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is excited to announce that Diane Pais and Get Creative Scrapbooking Company will be sponsoring and teaching a class at the event. Please check out Get Creative’s website here.

Please remember to check the blog regularly as the BC Crop for Kids team has more exciting sponsor announcements (including scrapbook store and manufacturer announcements), contest and challenge announcements and much much more coming soon.

Monday, March 31, 2008


We are so excited about the response we have received from the scrapbooking community and are so grateful that so many local scrapbook stores became sponsors of BC Crop for Kids early on in the planning stages. We truly could not put on this type of event without their support and sponsorship. Thank you.

Another store that jumped on board the BC Crop for Kids bandwagon early on was Scrapbook City in Surrey. Scrapbook City will be sponsoring and teaching a fabulous class at the event. Please check out their website here.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Another store that was on board BC Crop for Kids early on on the planning stages was Scrapbookers Delight in South Surrey. Scrapbookers Delight will be sponsoring and teaching two classes at BC Crop for Kids. Please check out their website here.

Have you seen your favourite scrapbook store listed as a sponsor yet? If not, be sure to ask them if they will be getting involved with BC Crop for Kids.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


If you received BC Crop for Kids' first newsletter a few weeks back you would have seen that we had many awesome scrapbook stores on board as class sponsors early on in the planning stages of the event. Over the coming week we will be posting announcements regarding these stores and how they plan to sponsor the event. We are very appreciative and thank all of our wonderful sponsors!!

One of the first stores to become a sponsor of BC Crop for Kids was Urban Trends Scrapbook Company in Abbotsford. Urban Trends will be sponsoring and teaching a fabulous class at the event. Please check out Urban Trends' website here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

And the winner is....

The winner of the BC Crop for Kids FIRST blog challenge is Carla R.

Carla's name was randomly drawn from all those who entered. (even though *officially* there weren't 20 entries, because Sandra's doesn't count! But we were feeling generous, and a wee bit giddy over the thought of giving stuff away, so we bent the rules in your favour. And didn't it work out well for Carla!)

Carla R., please email with your contact info and mailing address so we can get your prize out to you right away.

Thanks for playing along everyone. Your responses were fun to read. Enjoy your weekend.

The BC Crop for Kids Team

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Our newest BC Crop for Kids event sponsor is Joanne Soltesz, Creative Memories consultant. Joanne will be offering a make-n-take throughout the weekend of the event as well as a display of Creative Memories products for purchase. Joanne will be hanging out with us all weekend. Please check out Joanne's website .

Remember to check the blog daily as we will continue posting news on a regular basis.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is excited to announce that a class will be sponsored and taught by Nadene Jung, Close to My Heart Consultant. Please go check out Nadene's website here.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements on additional scrapbook stores, manufacturers and individuals that will be sponsoring the upcoming BC Crop for Kids event this September.

Please also remember that BC Crop for Kids is giving a prize away this week!! Check out the post below and post a response to our blog question of the week in order to enter the giveaway.

Monday, March 24, 2008

{Blog Question of the Week} - prize to be won!

Come play with us! Here's your first chance to win a prize just for visiting the BC Crop for Kids blog. The rules are pretty simple...we'll ask a scrapbook related question, and you'll post your reply in the comments. If 20 or more people respond, we'll put all the participants names in a hat and draw for a fun prize!

Here is the question:

What was the most memorable scrapbooking event or retreat you've attended, and WHY?

Here is the prize:

2 packages of Queen & Co. Felt Fusion, self adhesive die cut felt borders (1 yard each)

Sponsoring this challenge is The Memory Workshop, the on-site store for this year's BC Crop for Kids event. The Memory Workshop is a mobile store that specializes in retreats and crops, and also offers one of Canada's most popular monthly kit clubs.

Remember, we need at least 20 participants for this challenge, so spread the word! One entry per person please. Entries will be accepted up until 7:00pm Pacific Time, Thursday March 27, 2008. The winner will be posted on or before March 28. Thanks for playing and good luck!

The BC Crop for Kids team plans to bring you more challenges on the blog between now and September. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


The BC Crop for Kids team would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!!

Friday, March 21, 2008


BC Crop for Kids is excited to announce Krafty Kidz Creations as its newest sponsor. Please go check out the Krafty Kidz Creations website at .

If you own a local business and would like to become a sponsor of the event please contact BC Crop for Kids at and we will provide you additional information on ways you can provide sponsorship.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Did you get it yet???

The first edition of our email newsletter went out this afternoon. You'll recognize it right away...its very colourful!

If you signed up for the mailing list and haven't received it by the end of today (Wednesday March 19) please email to let us know. We'll double check that we've got you on the list. ALSO, you'll need to ensure that is on your Safe Senders List (or whatever name it goes by on your mail server)

Its not too late to get the newsletter! We will be resending the newsletter to new subscribers in the next few days.

Even though we know that you signed up for the mailing list so you wouldn't miss out on any late breaking news, we promise not to bombard your inbox with messages. All the pertinent info can be found here on the blog!

The BC Crop for Kids Team

Friday, March 14, 2008

Lovebug Scrapbooking and Photo Express are two of our biggest sponsors so far, and both are offering chances for you to win a FREE crop seat for the entire weekend! This is a $99 value!

These FREE crop seats will be awarded to the lucky winners prior to event registration.

You'll need to check the blogs and websites and get on the mailing list for both stores in order to not miss details when they are announced.

We'll announce the details here too. And stay tuned for regular email newsletters from BC Crop For Kids. If you're not on the mailing list please email us at with "mailing list" in the subject line.

The BC Crop for Kids Team

Monday, March 10, 2008

Notice anything different??

Maybe the new logo and colour scheme???

Work continues on the official website which will be going live in the near future. In the meantime we will continue to update you with information here on the blog.

What to watch for:

  • Announcements about local retailers that will be sponsoring classes!
  • Information about class instructors.
  • A list of event sponsors in the sidebar (at right), and watch that list grow as more come on board.
  • News about upcoming contests, challenges and chances to WIN A FREE CROP SEAT!
  • Regular email updates to be starting soon.

Friday, February 29, 2008


Our team will be needing some help with this event. There will be some opportunities to help out prior to the event, particularly in the area of procuring prize donations, however for the most part, we'll need your help during or just before the big weekend. We'll be needing help in areas like:

- set up and tear down
- the registration/welcome table
- assembling welcome packs
- classroom prep
- teacher's assistants

More volunteer jobs will be added as needed!

To be on the Volunteer Mailing List, please send an email to with "volunteer" in the subject line. If there's a certain area you'd like to help out in, please add your comments. No need to make a commitment now! We will be contacting everyone on the volunteer mailing list at a later date with specifics (ie. duties for each job, time slots etcetera).

Thanks again everyone and pleaser remember TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE EVENT!!! :)

BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids Team

Nicole, Mary and Sandra

Monday, February 4, 2008

Who, What, Where...

We are thrilled at the response so far to our "Save The Date" announcement! Your overwhelming support is so encouraging; we are touched by your spirit and generosity.

If you loved the 2007 event, we hope you're planning on coming back and bringing your friends! We're planning a very similar event to last year - a focus on education, inspiration and community. Stay tuned for more information as it unfolds.

Here are the details you've been waiting no-so-patiently for:

September 26-28, 2008

Ramada Plaza Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Rd
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6

Registration fee:

Your registration includes:

  • a crop seat reserved in your name for the duration of the event
  • 2 continental buffet breakfasts
  • unlimited water, coffee & tea
  • welcome package
  • entry into the door prize draw for a chance at great prizes

Meal Options:

  • continental buffet breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday. (so you don't have to worry about rushing before that 8am class!)
  • a White Spot attached to the hotel (call ahead to order, and save valuable cropping time)
  • several other economical and fast food restaurants, as well as convenience stores, a short walk (or drive) down the road.
  • vending machines on site.
  • liquor store attached to the hotel.

No outside restaurant or catered food is permitted in the banquet room or classrooms. Some hotel rooms do come with refrigerators, but not all. Please specify when registering if you have medical or dietary needs that require a refrigerator and the hotel will accommodate you.

Ramada Plaza Conference Centre

For those that wish to stay on site for the weekend, the price per room, per night is $99.00 for 2 queens (or 1 king & a pullout). Rooms sleep up to 4 people. Cots available.

To register please call 1-888-411-1070 Please mention BC Scrapbooking Crop For Kids to ensure that you get the group rate. They have reserved a block of rooms for our event. Please consider booking early to avoid disappointment.

Registration for the BC Scrapbooking Crop For Kids will begin later this spring.
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