Monday, April 27, 2009


Pre-registration for 2008 attendees went very well!!

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.

General registration for crop seats begins
at 7:00 PM on May 7.

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


So this evening I was testing the store in preparation for tomorrow's pre-registration and do you know what happened? Someone tried to register!! LOL, I canceled the order and thankfully she understood. She thought it was too good to be true!! It was!!!

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:

Sunday, April 26
Between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM

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!!!



More Free Class Seat Giveaways!!

Lovebug Scrapbooking is giving away three free class seats at BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids!!

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

Another Free Class Promo!

The Memory Workshop is also one of the sponsors that are giving away free class seats at 2009 BC Crop for Kids. They've posted all the details of their promotion on their blog.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


We are pleased to announce that five of our sponsors will be giving away free class seats at 2009 BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids. We'll post all the info on the giveaways as it becomes available.

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 free class seats are not transferable to any other parties.

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

Registration, meals, and other items clarified.

We thank everyone one the mailing list who took the time the other day to answer our quick survey and provide feedback.

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.

Photography Classes

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 Seating

We'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

Moira. And friends like her :)

Moira. Sorry to cause you so much stress.

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!