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.