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!