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!