Monday, October 26, 2009
As you can imagine, we are exhausted! But it's a good feeling. :) We'll have plenty of stories to share with you very soon. Just give us a few days to catch up on our sleep!
Did you take any photos this weekend? We'd love to see them and share them. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thank you to The Memory Workshop for being the onsite store for the day, and for sponsoring the "Use Your Ribbon" challenge. Challenge winner Stefani Agostini won a free seat in the class of her choice, and she has plenty of great classes to choose from. Many have sold out already and more are just a few seats away from being sold out.
Special thanks to Jane for her tireless work in the kitchen, stocking and restocking the buffet and doing countless dishes!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Class registration for the general public will begin at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 27 (tomorrow).
We want to hear from you!! Tell us what classes you signed up for!! Oh I almost forgot....THERE'S A PRIZE INVOLVED!!
If you post and tell us which classes you signed up for we'll randomly draw a post # as the winner of the blog giveaway prize.
What's the prize?
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We already have 3 SOLD OUT classes, which is absolutely fantastic!!!!
You all probably know this, but 100% of the proceeds from the sale of classes goes directly to BC Children's Hospital Foundation. The only way that we can make this happen is because of our amazing class sponsors. Without their generous donations to the event that simply wouldn't be the case. A list of the class sponsors can be found HERE on the website. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, we really appreciate all that you're doing for the event and the charity!!
Don't forget that class registration for the general public will begin at 7:00 PM on July 27th.
Monday, July 13, 2009
We uploaded another class to the site this morning. Renee at Photo Express has designed an adorable Card Keeper with cards. Details are as follows:
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
CLICK HERE for detailed class description and more photos.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
2 new classes posted last night....3 new classes posted tonight.
6 more classes to be posted and they'll all be on the site. Keep checking for updates, we'll post the classes as they're submitted to us.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Do you want a chance to win a free crop seat to the 2010 BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids? Yes, that’s right we said 2010!!! 2009 is sold out, but we’ve booked the date for 2010 and we want to give someone the opportunity to have a guaranteed seat at the 2010 event (approx. a $109 value).
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thank you to Hayley and Izzy for joining me today.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This is just a reminder that BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids has been asked to present a cheque on the air between 10 and 11 AM tomorrow. If you're home watch for us on Global TV...we're very honoured and excited to be asked to be involved.
We'll be taking photos when we're done there and will post them next week.
Have a fabulous weekend!!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
DATE: August 29, 2009
LOCATION: St. George's Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
TIME: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
PRICE PER PERSON: $39.00, plus a potluck dish or treat for the snack table.
- reserved seating,
- coffee, tea,
- cold drinks,
- make & takes,
- door prizes, games,
- challenges, and
- 12 hours of "me time" to work on your paper crafts in a comfy, well-lit environment.
This is a great way to be involved in the BC Crop For Kids, especially if you won't be able to attend the main event.
Registration will take place HERE on the website. The date will be announced in the next newsletter.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Unfortunately Sandra has a work committment that day, so I will be going as the representative of BC Crop for Kids. We've asked Hayley and Izzy to help us out as well because I'm not sure I could do it by myself. Thanks ladies!!!
We need your help!! Does anyone have a recordable DVD player that would be able to tape the cheque presentation for us?
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here are the details of the challenge:
Deadline to submit your creation is 9:00am on Sunday, October 25th. All entries can be dropped off at the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids info/registration desk clearly marked with your name and contact information. Entries will then be judged by The Inspired Scrapper team based on creativity, content and journaling.
Two prizes will be awarded by judges desicion and one by random draw. All three winners will be offered a guest designer spot on The Inspired Scrapper challenge blog. Have fun!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Another one of our amazing sponsors, Photo Express, is giving away some free seats. Details taken from their newsletter are as follows:
PE is giving away THREE free class seats (approx. value $25 ea). Each lucky winner of a free class, will be able to chose a class of their choice at the BC Crop for Kids event in the fall. If you are not attending, you will also receive a "Class Pass Status" ($29 value). The best part is that whether you are attending the event or not, you will be able to register for your class BEFORE class registration begins so you will have a great lineup to pick from. PE is sponsoring 5 classes and we hope to see you there. How do you enter? Visit us at PE and each time you come in from now until May 31st, ask at the scrapbooking counter for an entry. Easy, simple. One entry per person per day.
Happy long weekend everyone.
Mary & Sandra
Thursday, May 14, 2009
One of our amazing sponsors I’m Impressed Paper Arts Ltd. has the following contest going on:
Think Pink -- Stamp Your Art Out - Win Class Tickets for BC Crop for Kids and help us Stamp Out Breast Cancer. Whether a card, layout, mini album or altered art -- please submit your own creations using a "Think Pink" theme.
All entries must be received in the store by May 28th to qualify. Two prizes will be awarded --one by random draw and the other will be chosen by popular vote. Entries will be put on display during our Stamp out Breast Cancer at the Granville Island Hotel. All visitors to Stamp Out Breast Cancer will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite project. Please make sure your name and phone number are on the back of the project along with the stamp credit(s).
Stamp Out Breast Cancer
Saturday, May 9, 2009
If you missed out on crop seat registration, please be sure to get your name on the wait list. CLICK HERE to register for the wait list.
Taking classes is another great way to support the event. Class passes are on sale now!!! You can CLICK HERE to purchase class passes.
Thank you for your support!!!
Mary & Sandra
Friday, May 8, 2009
We just wanted to let you know that there are a handful of seats left. We don't expect they'll last too long so we wanted to post a little announcement.
You can register HERE on the website.
Mary & Sandra
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
To those of you who registered yesterday, please remember you will have until midnight on May 6 to get payment to us in order to confirm your seat. We will be releasing all unpaid seats for general registration at that time.
We can tell you that there are seats available for purchase on May 7, the exact number won't be known until midnight on May 6th.
Last year crop seats sold out in 1 hour and 39 minutes. To avoid disappointment be ready at your computer at 7:00 PM on May 7th when the remaining seats are released.
Thank you to everyone for your support!
Mary & Sandra
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Here I thought, let's test out the store after 10:00 PM, it should be safe and little did I know that people are actually stalking the site 12 hours before registration. :)
So, we're looking forward to pre-registration tomorrow. I have a feeling one eager beaver (who shall remain nameless) will be the first to register tomorrow morning!! You know who you are!!
As a reminder, pre-registration for 2008 attendees is tomorrow:
Don't forget you'll need the pre-registration code which was emailed to you.
You may now continue the stalking of the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids website!!!
To be entered into their draw simply place an order of $25.00 or more between April 23rd and May 28th and be sure to mention the "BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids" in the comments of your order. You may enter as many times as you wish. You will recieve one entry for every $25.00 on your order. Orders can not be combined. Only orders placed between April 23rd and May 28th count towards the draw.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Cherish The Thought has a really fun promotion to give away the class seats!! Here's the scoop:
Port Moody's Next Top Paper Crafter ~ coming soon…
You know how we like to name all our promotions after TV Shows, well, with National Scrapbooking Day coming up on May 2, what better way to start the festivities than to offer a really cool contest with a fantastic prize!
The contest will run for 4 weeks starting on May 2 and will have an entrance fee of $20. This fee includes the 4 goodie bags that you will receive over the course of the promotion and a chance to win 1 of 3 fantabulous prizes. More details to follow, but the Grand prize is a Class Pass at the BC Crop for Kids (a $75 value) in October, and will include the following:
The winner will receive "Class Pass Status" (this is a $29 value) and includes the following benefits:
- three free class seats in the classes of your choice and if you would like to register for additional classes you will receive access to online class registration when it opens to registered event attendees and other class pass holders.
- buffet lunch on Saturday and continental buffet breakfast on Sunday.
- access to coffee, tea & water all weekend long.
- a special "Class Pass" welcome gift bag
- the winner will have the opportunity to register for their free classes prior to the start of class registration.
The concept is that you will receive a goodie bag on the Saturday of each week, with instructions on the theme of the paper craft challenge (this could be a card, a layout or a 3D project, it's all up to you). The entries would have to be in by the following Friday so our panel of judges can decide the points. At the end of the 4 weeks, the paper crafter with the most points will win!
Simple as that! Points will be awarded for creativity, use of product, and overall design effect. Please note that we will need at least 3 entrants to begin this contest.
Are you Port Moody's Next Top Paper Crafter…?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Saturday Night Supper
Based on your responses, we will NOT be offering an optional buffet dinner at the hotel. It was almost unanimous that the estimated $40-$45 for dinner is expensive. We happen to agree! (this isn't an inflated price. It's simply what catered hotel meals cost. The Ramada has been extremely generous in the facility rental, and there is simply no room for negotiation on meal prices.) There are restaurant options for every budget within a 5 minute drive of the Ramada.
Thank you for your feedback on the proposed digital photography classes. We'll provide a summary of your requests to Rachel Ludwig to help her with planning her classes. (Rachel is new to BC Crop for Kids. Last year was a different instructor.)
Meals & Beverages - what's changed, what's included
Last year your registration included 2 breakfasts. We received overwhelming feedback that a) breakfast was too early and conflicted with class times, and b) other meals besides breakfast would have been nice, and c) coffee & tea should be available for longer periods.
So for 2009 you're still getting 2 meals - 1 breakfast on Sunday, and 1 lunch on Saturday. Classes and meals have been scheduled so they don't overlap and nobody misses out! And we'll extend slightly the serving time for coffee & tea. Try not to think of it as losing a breakfast, but rather *gaining* a hearty lunch!
As a reminder snacks are permitted in the crop room during the event. However, meals from home or from restaurants are not permitted. If you bring in meals from another location please eat them in your room.
Which brings us to the registration fee...
2009 Registration Fee - $109
The slight increase over last year's price is due to higher food costs. There's a slightly higher cost for lunch & more beverages.
Crop Room SeatingWe've received some comments that the crop room was too squishy and that more crop space would be better.
We will be going with 180 seats again this year. Anticipation of the event is high, and we're confident that it will be a sell-out regardless of the elbow room. To cut the number of crop seats now would mean so many more disappointed people and we can't bear to do that! This is, after all, a fundraiser, and our goal is to raise as much as we can for BC Children's Hospital Foundation, and to do that we need to sell seats and fill classes!
If you're looking for an all-inclusive retreat weekend with more elbow room, might we suggest Scrapping Away Retreats or The Ultimate Scrapbook Retreat.
Mary & Sandra
BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We feel your pain, we really do! And we know you're not the only one with fingers and other appendages crossed, hoping for a seat this year. Stay positive and stay perched in front of your computer at 7pm on May 7 when general registration opens. (refresh refresh refresh!). We do know that there WILL be seats available.
If you miss out the first time around, don't despair. There will be a "add me to the waiting list" option in the online store. If we haven't received someone's payment within 10 days, we'll be re-releasing seats to the waiting list.
And we encourage everyone who doesn't have a crop seat to purchase the Class Pass and sign up for classes when advance class registration begins. (After all, if you plan on taking lots of classes, how much crop time are you going to have anyway? And if you're hubby is already booked to take care of the kids, you better take advantage of it!!) If you buy the Class Pass and a crop spot opens up for you, we will apply the Class Pass fee towards your registration fee.
Why did we offer registration this way? Partly because we wanted to make sure that everyone knew without a doubt that the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids would be returning in 2009. But the main reason was to show our gratitude to everyone who supported the event in its inaugural year. Next year we're changing things up a little (and that's the ONLY hint we're giving you about next year!)
Happy scrapping y'all!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
For each thank you card you make and donate to the event you'll receive a draw ticket for a special prize donated by The Memory Workshop. You'll receive your draw tickets at the event when you drop off your cards. Cards can be dropped off at the event registration/info table anytime after 7:30 PM on October 23rd.
If you aren't attending the event and would still like to enter the contest by donating handmade thank you cards please contact us at email@example.com and we'll provide you with our mailing address.
The winner will be announced at the event on Saturday evening!!
All cards that aren't used as thank yous after the event will be donated to BC Children's Hospital for use by the families and patients that use the facility.
We look forward to seeing everyone's cards at the event!!!
Mary & Sandra
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Generous and dedicated scrapbookers everywhere are "cropping for kids" at events worldwide. The name "Crop for Kids" is pretty catchy and thanks to Google we've come up with a short list.
In Melbourne, Australia: Crop For Kids is a scrapbooking event officially approved by Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. We successfully raised over $7,500 in 2007 and $12,000 in 2008. We hope to achieve more in 2009. Saturday, 4th April 2009
In Iowa: With spring and summer activities fast approaching and bringing days at the pool, baseball practices and trips, an all-day workshop to help busy individuals get caught up with their scrapbooking, also referred to as 'cropping,' will be held at the first ever "Crop for Kids Day."The event will be held Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... (that's this weekend! Best of luck to them!!)
And last November in New York: The event was a tremendous success raising an unprecedented $10,800 for HCC! We would like to thank Eagle Vale, all participants and vendors for their support! A special thank you to WARM 101.3 and Terese Taylor for creating, executing and hosting this successful event!
Let's not forget our neighbours in Alberta: Scrap4it.ca is hosting the Crop 4 Kids in Calgary this Saturday, March 28.
Did we mention that scrapbookers worldwide are awesome??
Saturday, March 21, 2009
At the 2008 BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids, Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and Monday Night Class co-sponsored the Designing Diva Contest. The winner of the contest was Leanne Payne and she had her fabulous layout published in the spring issue, together with a photo from the event. From left to right, the people in the picture are: Cari Locken, Mary Pauls, Leanne Payne, Sandra Brindley and Christy Riopel.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thank you Tia for donating your time and talents to BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids!!
You can find out more about Tia on our website under the "Team and Teachers" page on the website. CLICK HERE
We have a fabulous list of teachers already and are still waiting for more bios so keep checking back!!
Mary & Sandra
BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
approximately 5 weeks
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: APRIL 26, 2009 (between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM)
Who’s getting excited? We definitely are!!
Mary & Sandra
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Mary & Sandra
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This is such a thrill! To be recognized on this level shows us that we -- the local scrapbooking comunity -- are making an impact, and our hard work through BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids is not going unnoticed. Thank you so much for your ongoing participation!
So...who was it? Please drop us a line and let us know if it was YOU that was spotted last month!
And to everyone who purchased logo wear last year and continues to wear it proudly, THANK YOU.
(there will be NEW logo wear options for 2009. Pre-orders will be posted later this spring.)
Saturday, February 28, 2009
The winner of the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids logo t-shirt is:
#4 - Kelley
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to get your t-shirt!!
Thank you for your fabulous comments everyone!!
What have we been up to?
We've been working on the February newsletter which will come out later this weekend...watch your inboxes!
Keep your eyes on the website, we're going to be updating it this weekend with sponsors and teacher bios. The website is a work in progress so as new companies and individuals come on board we'll be updating the site.
Stay tuned for more blog challenges....we have some fun challenges and prizes coming your way!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Of course there’s always a catch, in order to have your name entered into the draw you have to post a comment to this post. We don’t want you to post just any comment though, we want to hear something specific from you!! Let us know your ideas!! Is there an instructor, business or manufacturer that you’d like to see involved in the event? Do you have any fun new ideas for contests, draws, door prizes? Is there a specific class you’d like to see at the event?
Each person who posts a suggestion in the comments section of this post will have their name entered into the draw for the t-shirt. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 24th.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Mary & Sandra
BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
We're so excited about the cookbook that we've dedicated an entire page on the website to it!! We're also looking for recipe submissions, so please go read more about it on the website!! We're having TWO draws as well for free cookbooks.
Check it out here!!!!
We look forward to receiving your recipe submissions!!!
You can also pre-order the cookbook on the website under the Products section of the website!!
Don't forget to check the blog and website often as we are adding updates daily!!
Mary & Sandra
Sunday, January 18, 2009
We know how anxious you are to register! When we checked with the hotel last week, over 50% of the block of hotel rooms reserved for us were already booked!! This is a fantastic testament to just how excited everyone is. Please be patent...registration dates and instructions will be announced shortly.
And if you were a registered crop attendee last year, you can relax...you'll be able to take advantage of a 24-hour advance registration opportunity that essentially guarantees you a crop seat.
We'll begin announcing class sponsors and teachers in the next newsletter also.
Mary & Sandra
Coordinators, BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids
Thursday, January 1, 2009
In case you were wondering there are 295 days until Crop for Kids 2009. That length of time can also be broken down into the following figures:
- 25,488,000 seconds
- 424,800 minutes
- 7080 hours
- 42 weeks (rounded down)
You know what this means don't you?? We have officially started planning the 2009 event. Those figures above may seem like a lot of time but really it isn't.
Stay tuned to the blog for the latest news and our monthly newsletters will be starting this month as well.
If you have any suggestions or comments about what you'd like to see at the 2009 event please contact us at email@example.com or post a comment below.
All the best to you in 2009!!
Mary & Sandra