Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shelly's counting down for us!!

In case you hadn't noticed, the Crop for Kids countdown is on. Thanks Shelley for the reminder on your blog.

Shelley's Boring Life

Shelley's life is going to be far from boring 15 days from now!!


Over the next 15 days we'll be blasting your inbox with all the vital information you need to maximize your crop weekend experience.

Please direct any questions you may have to

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Satellite events around BC in 2010

There are more opportunities for you to support BC Crop for Kids. Check out the Sponsored Events page on the website for a complete listing of events around town throughout September and October.

Whenever possible, one or more Team Members from BC Crop for Kids will be in attendance, offering make & takes by donation. We hope to meet many more scrapbookers from around BC!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the Tell us Your Story contest!! To recap Leanne from Scrapbook Fanatics Retreats has donated a free seat at her 2010 Summer Scrapbooking Retreat, which is a $300 value!! The retreat takes place at the Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre in Abbotsford from July 30th to August 1st. Full details of what's included if you win the free seat can be found HERE.

We've put the names of all the entries into a bag and my lovely daughter Hana is going to draw a name!! She's drawing the name right now....AND THE LUCKY WINNER IS....

Congrats and thank to those who participated. We loved reading your stories. And thank you to Leanne for donating an amazing prize.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Leanne from Scrapbook Fanatic Retreats has donated a fanastic prize to giveaway to our supporters!

She's donated a free seat at her 2010 Summer Scrapbooking Retreat, which is a $300 value!!

The retreat takes place at the Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre in Abbotsford from July 30th to August 1st. Full details of what's included if you win the free seat can be found HERE.

We'll be giving this prize to one lucky winner and it's going to be really easy to enter. We want you to tell us why you support BC Crop for Kids and BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Have you had a personal experience with the hospital? We want to hear your stories. To enter you have to do two things:

1. Post your story on your blog or your Facebook page as a note or status update. If you post your story on your blog ensure you post a link to the BC Crop for Kids website. If you post your story to the Facebook page as a note or status update please make sure you tag BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids in the post.

2. Once you're story is posted please post a link to your story as a response to this BC Crop for Kids blog post.

We will draw a random winner from all the entries on July 12th at 7:00 PM.

We can't wait to hear your stories!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Some important things to know about classes:

Class registraton for REGISTERED CROPPERS and CLASS PASS HOLDERS begins Sunday, June 27. Registration for classes will open to the general public later this summer.

If you plan on taking more than one class, and you're not registered for the crop portion of the weekend, we recommend buying a Class Pass. Many popular classes will sell out quickly, and a Class Pass means you can register this weekend, instead of waiting for general registration.

Take some time before you register to plan your weekend schedule. Classes can be viewed by date & time, or by type of class.

All classes are 100% donated -- time, talent & materials -- by retailers and manufacturers. That means 100% of class registration proceeds will go to charity. Classes are non-refundable.

Class instructors come in all shapes and sizes. There are local store owners & teachers, design team members from manufacturers and online retailers, magazine contributors, and creators/designers of major scrapbooking brands.

BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids is more than a charity fundraiser. We aim to provide an exciting community event and educational experience.

Happy Scrapping!
Mary & Sandra

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Here's another chance to win free classes!! This is taken directly from this week's newsletter from Cherish The Thought:

We've got 3 Class seats to give away, and Judy will tell you that the classes she won last year were worth far more than the "price" on the tickets!

I think the classes are going to be EVEN better this year than last year, at least I know that Cherish the Thought's certainly are, and you know how fantabulous they were last year! More Custom Mini Albums, and Card classes chock full of techniques, be still my heart!

So, from now until June 20 every $10 (before taxes) purchase will get you a ballot, spend $20, get 2 ballots and so on. If you're New to Cherish (or haven't made a purchase in 2010), come in before the contest ends and we'll give you an extra ballot with your purchase, and if you're a Cherished Chum, you'll also get an extra ballot with your purchase.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


We're so excited to let you know that we've started uploading classes to the website. We'll continue to upload them as they're completed and submitted by the teachers. Go and check out the amazing classes posted so far.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Studio 11 Designs is hosting a 12 hr crop on Saturday September 18th in Duncan. All proeeds from crop seat registration will be donated to BC Crop for Kids.

Location: Travelodge Silver Bridge Conference Center, 140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan

Cost: $45.00 per person, which includes:

·Crop seat for the event
·Welcome goodie bag
·Door prize draw ticket
·Coffee, Tea, water & goodies throughout the day
·2 or more free make & takes
·Coupons for the restaurant in the hotel

The BC Crop For Kids will be attending the event and offering a make-n-take by donation to the attendees.

Please call or email the store to register.
Email: or Phone:250 748-5672

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


That's how long it took to sell out 180 crop seats tonight, ONLY 16 MINUTES!

WOW! That's about all we were saying as we saw the number of seats countdown faster and faster!

If you didn't get in, please make sure you get your name on the wait list.

Thank you to everyone who registered tonight. A few of you have emailed questions to us...we are processing the registrations in the order received. It may take a day or so before we get back to you so please be patient.

Thank you,

The BC Crop for Kids Team

Today's The Day!

Don't forget that online registration for crop seats and class passes at BC Crop for Kids 2010 begins TODAY at 7 PM.

Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm Impressed Pajama Crop - May 15

Raya at I'm Impressed Paper Arts is having a pajama crop in conjunction with her Stamp Out Breast Cancer fundraiser on Saturday, May 15 and she will be donating partial proceeds from the sale of each crop seat to BC Crop for Kids. Hop into your PJ's and enjoy snacks, make'n'takes and door prizes. CLICK HERE to register online or for more information contact the store directly.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010



Thursday, April 22, 2010


Just a little reminder...make sure you mark your calendars!!

Event registration begins Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 PM. If past events are any indication, crop seats to SELL OUT within 24 hours. Be ready to register online at 7:00 PM on May 5th to avoid disappointment!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Show Our Sponsors Some Love" contest. We were so excited to see all the entries and we truly appreciate everyone's participation because without our amazing sponsors we wouldn't be able to organize our event each year!!

And without further delay, we are pleased to announce the winners. My children drew the names of the winners which is something they are always very excited to do.

The winner of the free crop seat to the 2010 BC Crop for Kids is DONNA JUNG.

And the winner of the free class seat in the class of her choosing at 2010 BC Crop for Kids is HEATHER LINK.

Congratulations ladies!!

Show Our Sponsors The Love Contest

Today's the day that we'll be announcing the winner of the "Show Our Sponsors The Love" contest. We'll be posting the winner later today, but in the meantime we thought we'd show you the photos that were submitted:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fundraising Crop - Pick of the Patch

Mark Your Calendars!!

Pick of the Patch will be hosting at 12 hr fundraising crop in their store for BC Crop for Kids on Saturday, June 12th from 10am - 10pm. Here's a copy of the post on their blog:

"Help us support this amazing cause for children. $40 (proceeds to the BC Crop for Kids) this includes, 12 hours of scrapbook time, snacks & drinks, light lunch, make n' take, door prizes, pizza dinner and a whole day of scrapbooking fun with friends! Call or stop by the store to register for this wonderful fundraising crop! Payment is required at the time of registration."

To register please stop by Pick of the Patch or call them at 604-520-5874. Space is limited!

The BC Crop for Kids team will be at this event helping out Izzy and her team. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Memories of 2009 BCCrop for Kids

Shelley shares a layout she did about her 2009 Crop for Kids memories on her blog.

Do you have memories to share? Send us your layouts or links!

Retailer News

Debbie at Making Memories with Scrapbooking emailed us last night to let us know they're having a really big sale. Here's the message from Debbie:

We're having a 4 day sale starting Thursday, April 15th to Saturday April 18th

"WE'RE AT PAR" Sale, celebrating the strong Canadian dollar!

Entire Store 25% off (some restrictions apply)
Happy shopping!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More Sponsor Happenings This Week

The “Show Our Sponsors Some Love” Promotion starts tomorrow (April 8) and runs through April 12. Promotion details can be found HERE on the blog. We’ve heard from more of our sponsor stores about what’s happening in their stores week. We'll keep you all updated if we hear of any other fun stuff happening!


Izzy tells us that POTP has 40% off on all Easter patterned paper and embellishments until April 16th.


Studio 11 Designs is having a Spellbinder sale starting this Thursday, April 8. Linda says, "Not only can you enter the draw for a crop seat but get a super deal on some of the hottest cutting & embossing dies currently on the market! Hope to see you this weekend!!!"


Carol tells us she's have a really big sale, details of which are:

"We’ve put a bunch of product on SALE to make room for all the NEW product arriving Friday. There is TONS to choose from! Cosmo Cricket, Pebbles Inc, Upsy Daisy, American Crafts, GCD and MORE…


Here goes:


Jessie will be offering her Neat ‘Nique on Saturday, April 10 between 2 PM and 4 PM . The cost is $2 and it’s on a drop-in basis. She’s describing this weeks project as follows:

“Crafts Too has 4 new embossing folders and one of them is a 5 x 5 "Swiss Dot" style. I'm going to pair this up with a Spellbinder Flower Shapeability and create a sophisticated card perfect for an upcoming wedding, baby or birthday! We've brought in lots of stock of every style so come in and have a peek!”

Cherish will also be open this Sunday, April 11 between 12 PM and 5 PM so be sure to drop in and say hi to Jessie!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sponsor Happenings This Week

The “Show Our Sponsors Some Love Promotion” starts on April 8th (full details of the promotion can be found HERE on the blog including a list of all participating retailers). We asked the sponsors to let us know what’s happening this week in their stores and here’s a list of what’s going on so far including some special offers and sales:


Joanne is offering really cute Card Kit from Creative Memories. Sale Price is $40 (You Save $11). You can order on-line and have it shipped, or you can order by phone for local pickup/delivery. There are also some great specials available on-line as well.

CLICK HERE for a link to the card kit and Joanne's site.


Bev tells us she's having an Spring Open House on Saturday, April 10. She'll have have door prizes, draws, and a donation tin out for BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids so drop by and check it out.

For Bev's contact info and address CLICK HERE.


I'm Impressed is having it’s Annual Spring Cleaning Sale from April 8th to 11th. Raya tells us that everything in the store will be 30% to 50% OFF.

They are open 10 to 6 everyday and have special sale hours on Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th (10AM to 9PM).


Sandra and the Memory Workshop will be on location at the Yennadon Elementary School fundraiser crop on Saturday, April 10. All are welcome to drop by and shop. There will be other vendors and a 'good karma' donation table (make a donation for anything you take from the table, and drop off scrapbook items you'd like to donate) She even says she’ll take your photo in the store and email to us, which automatically gets you entered into both draws!

Complete crop details including directions can be found HERE.


Renee at Photo Express tells us that they’ve got two fun classes happening this week.

The first is "Christian Cards" featuring Karen's fabulous style! Here's a brief description:

"If your faith plays a central part in your life, sometimes a regular card just won't do. In this class, you'll make five Christian-themed cards for those special moments when God's word needs to be shared. Please bring a class tool kit including trimmer, scissors, adhesives, pop dots and a brown ink pad."

It's running Thursday, April 8 from 12 - 2 and the cost is $25

The second is "All Occasion Cards with Whipper Snapper & Copic" featuring three fun cards designed by the amazing Renee. Here’s a brief description:

"Renee is SO excited that we are now carrying Whipper Snapper Designs rubber stamps! Join her in this fast paced class where you'll create three great cards using these fun stamps and Copic markers. You'll learn how to blend and shade with the Copics, and get that "professional" look when colouring your images. You'll leave class with enough stamped images and extra paper to create more cards at home! One Copic marker is included in the price of this class. Please bring your own Copic markers (if you have any), as this will help keep the class moving. You will also need a variety of adhesives including Glue Dots, pop dots, and double-sided tape or tabs, and a pair of sharp scissors."

This class is running on Saturday, April 10 from 2 - 4 PM and the cost is $24.

Also, Photo Express’ weekly sale is $5 off every $25 of regular priced, in-stock scrapbooking items purchased. For their Club Card members they also have a 40% off one regular priced, in-stock scrapbooking item - no coupon is required, just mention the sale! Both of these sales are valid until Thursday, April 8.

They’ll have a new sale starting Friday, April 9 and as soon as they let us know what it is we’ll post it.

As an added bonus, just for mentioning BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids, they will give each customer a 40% off coupon valid April 13 - 30, 2010.

Photo Express is offering to take the participants’ photos in-store and will email to us.

All details are posted HERE on their blog.

As our sponsors let us know about more of the happenings in their stores this week we'll update you!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Do you want to win a free crop seat to the 2010 BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids? You can have your chance by supporting our local retail sponsors. The winner will be pre-registered for a 3-day crop seat in their name (a $99 value).

We love our sponsors and hope you'll show them some love too!

Here's how to enter:

  1. Just go shopping between April 8 to 12, 2010 and spend a minimum of $5 (before taxes) at any of the following scrapbooking retailers.

  2. Take a photo of yourself with the receipt and the products you purchased and email the photo to no later than April 14, 2010.

There’s just a little fine print (PLEASE READ):

  • One entry per person per store.

  • Shopping at multiple stores is encouraged.

  • All receipts must be dated between April 8 and 12, 2010.

  • All entries must be received by email at by 7:00 PM on April 14, 2010 .

  • Please be aware that your entry photo may be posted on our blog, website or Facebook page.

As an added bonus, if the photo of yourself with the receipt and products is taken in the actual store where you purchased the products we will add your name to a special bonus draw for a free class seat in the class of your choosing at BC Crop for Kids 2010. We'll draw ONE random winner from all eligible entries.

It's that easy!!

Participating sponsors currently are:

Lower Mainland Retailers
Cherish The Thought
Clipper Street Scrapbook Co.

I'm Impressed Paper Arts Ltd.
Lovebug Scrapbooking
Making Memories with Scrapbooking
Memory Workshop Scrapbook Co.
Photo Express
Pick of the Patch
The Scrapbook Room

Vancouver Island Retailers
Scrapbook Parade

Scrapbookin’ Adventures
Studio 11 Designs

Direct Sales Consultants
Creative Memories - Joanne Soltesz & Krafty Kidz Creations
Close To My Heart - Karen Haugland
Close To My Heart - Nadene Jung

The winner of the free 2010 crop seat will be announced on April 19, 2010. The bonus winner of the free class seat will be announced the same day.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


We had 17 comments on the giveway thread and plugged 1 to 17 into a random number generator. And #3 is the winner of the Logo Water Bottle.

#3 was Shelley and she said:

"Shelley said...
I'm the first to leave a comment! Yay, me! My weekend plans include lots of outside time but I also need to finish up my Easter cards and get ready for a crop (Crop du soleil) I'm attending next weekend."

Shelley, pop us an email at so that we can make arrangements to get your water bottle to you.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Because it's Friday and I'm really happy about that I thought I'd do a little giveaway for the followers of our blog. Become a follower of the blog and post a comment telling us what you're doing this weekend (if you're already a follower just post the comment) and your name will go in a draw to win a BC Crop for Kids souvenior stainless steel water bottle.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 20.

Happy Friday everyone!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010


Did you see the newsletter?
Online crop seat registration will begin at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Mark your calendars!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coming soon....

Registration date and details will be announced in a newsletter coming out early this week!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This is shaping up to be a wonderful week!

It's only Tuesday, and we can't keep up with the class sponsors and donations coming in!

If you loved last year's classes, prepare to be thrilled again!

A complete list of our latest sponsors will be posted here shortly, and in the next email blast.

Thanks for your support.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


We're excited to announce that Hayley Glauser has joined the BC Crop for Kids team.

Hayley has volunteered to be the Community Fundraising Coordinator. She will be working with local scrapbook stores that are interested in hosting fundraising crops or classes in the months leading up the main event in October.

Thank you Hayley!