Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Crop detail email just sent

Hi, Ladies!

An email was just sent with crop details for the weekend ... just in case you didn;t get it, here is what it said (minus the layout contest attachment).

WOW! Is the crop just 3 days away!?! We are SO looking forward to cropping with all of you – and surprising you with all sorts of fun, scrappy treats! Here are just a few things to think about as you pack up your scrap stuff this week:

• Bring an extra bag (maybe even a suitcase) to take all your goodies home in. (No, we are not kidding.)
• While we have a number of activities, guest instructor programs and surprises planned, all activities are optional. While we encourage it vehemently, you don’t even have to crop.
• Pack up those unwanted scrap items (maybe in that extra suitcase you’re bringing!) to put on the “swap” table. Take what you want, first come, first served. Anything left will be given to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) for the memory projects the patients do.
• Attached are details about the Crops2Remember “Nothing Compares 2 U” layout contest. The winner of this event will be crowned Queen of the Crop – and be treated like one as she’s showered with prizes!
• We have special guests throughout the weekend, some of them with items for sale. Plus, we have store sponsors who would love for you to drop by, so be sure to bring a little extra pocket money!
• Plan to dress comfortably and in layers. The room temperature will be kept around 72 degrees, but every one has a different tolerance for heat and cold.
• Think you’ll need extra light? Planning to bring your Cricut? You might want to bring a power strip or an extension cord.
• Have you left a comment (or five) on the Crops2Remember blog? For every comment you make, your name will be entered in a special raffle for an item valued at $30. You can be entered and unlimited amount of times, so write away!
• Can’t stand the thought of being away from email too long? No worries! The hotel has complete access to wireless Internet – and it’s FREE!
• Some emails are getting lost in spam filters, so make sure you check the blog often in the next few days for updates and announcements!

And, as always, if you have any questions, feel free to email us! For registration and payment questions, contact Naomi (naomicrops2remember@yahoo.com). For activity and general questions, contact Jessica (jessicacrops2remember@yahoo.com).

See you on Friday!!!!

Jessica, Nan and Naomi

Friday, July 27, 2007

Don't forget to post here!

For every post you, well, post, you'll get your name entered into the Blog raffle for a great prize! So, be sure to post at least once so you have a chance at the prize! But, of course, we encourage more than one post ...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How many days?

Counting down. It's so close!! We got together tonight to go through the boxes (yep, boxes and boxes) of goodies we have for you all! Gotta love it! Working on a super cool summer shirt too.
Keep checking your in boxes for emails about the weekend. I will send out some general directions later on, but you can also check yahoo or map quest for more specific directions from your home.
Can't wait to meet all you new gals and see some old friends.
Time to start packing and getting your pictures ready. There are some local scrapbook stores close to the hotel in case you need to get out to shop or forget anything.
Enjoy the rest of your week and stay cool.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Counting the days

I'm back! Had a super time and tons of pictures! Maybe I will scrap these at the crop.
Lot's of emails to go through, and I am getting to it. Promise. I need to get unpacked and do the stinky laundry. I'm already ready for a nap.
Getting closer.......... Get your pictures ready :)
See you all soon.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Massage Times

An email was just sent out for you to sign up for massage times, plus additional info. If you did not receive this email, please let me know!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Who wants to swap ribbon?

Hey, all!

I just wanted to get an overall headcount as to how many of your scrapsters to expect for the ribbon swap ... Want to make sure 10 strands (1 yard each) is good. I need some more ribbon, LOL!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

August Crop Details!

An email was just sent out to crop attendees ... if you are registered for the crop, but have not recieved the email, please email Jessica at jessicacrops2remember@yahoo.com. Some of the details are posted below. Looking forward to seeing all you croppers August 3!

Crop details:

We have less than 3 weeks until the August C2R Weekend Crop! And have we got some fun stuff planned for you! You should see the list of goodies we’ve got to give you … all we can say is WOW!

Although Naomi is on vacation until July 21st, Nan and I are still around to answer any questions you may have. We can be reached by email (Jessica, jessicacrops2remember@yahoo.com; Nan, nancrops2remember@yahoo.com; Naomi, naomicrops2remember.com), or if it’s August 2, and need to get a hold of us right away, call Jessica ay 949-412-6184.

Be sure to check the blog … we will post updates and chat there. For every message you post, between the last crop and we will enter your name into the “Blog Post” prize drawing! So get posting!

Also, at the bottom of this email are some questions so we can be better prepared for you at the crop. Please take the time to email us back with your responses … Thanks!

Some announcements for you:

Queen of the Crop: The Queen of the Crop is chosen by a layout contest, judged by all the croppers present. The theme of this crop’s layout is “Nothing Compares 2 U.” This is merely the theme and it does not have to be your title. It can be a one or two page layout, using anything you want. It will be due Friday evening, so you can either do it ahead of time and bring it with you, or do it during the crop Friday. If you have any questions, either email Jessica or post to the blog.

Special Events: We have a few special guests who will be visiting, bringing goodies, make and takes and more with them! Friday Night is PJ night … bring you favorite cropping PJs and plan to wear them after supper! We will also have a Midnight Madness shopping trip to a local sponsor store. Stay tuned for details! And Saturday Night is “The Scrappies.” This is an “awards show” and dessert night where we will announce the winners of our different contests, including Queen of the Crop! Be sure to bring your camera! Questions? Email Jessica or post to the blog!

Music: If you have an iPod with your favorite music, please bring it. We will have an iPod dock and speakers and rotate the tunes throughout the weekend.

Massage Therapy: Don’t forget that Melissa will be available Friday afternoon and Saturday for massage therapy. She is offering them for $1 per minute, 10 minute minimum. She also has a special offer of 90 minutes for $85. We will verify the hours that Melissa is available and then send out an email for time slot sign ups. I had two massage session from her last time and she was fabulous!

Swap Table: We will have a table set up for you to put any unwanted items you’d like to trade with other croppers or donate to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Add your items to the table, take what you want that is on there … anything that is left will be given to the kids at CHOC for their memory project programs. If you have questions, email Nan or post to the blog!

Lunches: While breakfast, snacks and dinner will be provided at the crop, lunch will not be provided. However, there are many fast food places and restaurants in the area. Also, each room has a refrigerator, microwave and stove top if you’d like to cook in your room.

Ribbon exchange: Love ribbon? Got lots of it? Want more? Bring 10 lengths of decorative ribbon, cut in 1-yard lengths, to swap with other croppers. No “Spool O Ribbon” or other, similar simple or plain ribbons. A number of us swapped in April and had a great time! Of you have questions, email Jessica, or post to the blog!

Some Questions for you

Here are a few questions we would love to have you answer. Please respond by Tuesday, July 17. Thank you in advance!

1) What are your favorite drinks and snacks (healthy or otherwise!)?
2) Are you planning to get a massage? If so, which day would you prefer, Friday afternoon or Saturday, or both (you’d like two massages, one on each day).
3) What are you hoping to get out of this crop?

We are SO looking forward to cropping with you all and are counting down the days until Aug.3! Take care and we’ll chat soon!

Jessica, Nan and Naomi

Monday, July 9, 2007

Oh, don't forget - final payments due July 10. If you are mailing them to me (Naomi) please send me an email and let me know Naomicrops2remember@yahoo.com . My neighbor and lovely Queen of the April Crop Julia, will be one of our house/animal watchers while we are gone. Or, you can send them to Nan or Jessica. Email them for the mailing address. Nancrops2remember@yahoo.com or Jessicacrops2remember@yahoo.com .

Thanks :)

(For some reason blogger won't let me stick in titles or photos :( Having the same problem on my own blog. Oh well... Can't worry about that now. Got some packing to do. )
Hello lovely scrapping ladies :) Less than a month to go and we will be croppin' in the OC in the summer time!!! We met tonight over dinner at Chilli's and got most of the planning done. Second time around is much easier. Whew!
I, Naomi, am going to be on vacation July 12 - 21. Yep, an actual vacation finally. Heading to Florida (no Disney) but to Tampa, the Everglades, Key Largo and Key West and maybe Miami (for a baseball game - my son is a die hard now since his team won the championship game - proud mama talkin').
Then it's time to do some serious packin' and thinkin' about scrappin'. Be on the look out for some emails about the weekend coming to your e box soon. We've got lots of goodies and fun times planned.
Hope you are all having a fun summer and can't wait to catch up with you in August.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Registration Extended!

Graduations, vacations and babies, oh my!

With everything happening in our personal lives (for me in the past three weeks, that's a preschool graduation, a week-long visit from the in-laws, CKU, an out-of-town hubby, a sick kid, a sick dog, a broken A/C, snakes and rodents in the backyard and a new nephew - I'm now an aunt!), we figured everyone else was just as busy!!! We have four more crop seats we really want to fill, so we are extending the registration deadline until 5 p.m., Tuesday July 10. Just go to www.crops2remember.com and click on Registrtaion for info. Hope to be cropping with you in a month!


Monday, July 2, 2007

It's alreay July, one month to go!

Wow, can't believe it's been a month since my last post. So much going on here!
But one month (and a few days) until the August Crop! Whoo Hoo! Time to get packing! Well, not quite yet.
For all of you going on vacation, have a fun and save one. Have a fun and safe 4th too.
My family is on vacation from July 12 - July 21.
We have a few spots openfor the August Crop, so if you have been thinking about it, or have a friend who is interested, let us know so we can get them on the list. The more the merrier!!
We have a lot of returning croppers and some new croppers as well! We love meeting new people.
See you all soon.