Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays from Crop Across Canada!

Our best wishes to you for a holiday season filled with magical moments shared with those you love.

May the new year give you plenty of "scrappy" opportunities to showcase all your cherished memories.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Web-Server Back On-Line!

The repairs have been made and everything is back up and running.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Web-Server Down

Our web-server is currently experiencing difficulties, so you may have some trouble accessing the Crop Across Canada site. We anticipate this will be fixed soon.
Thanks for your patience!

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Look to Crop Across Canada

It's been a long time in the works, but there's a new look and feel to the Crop Across Canada web-site! The changes include a new section for "Scrapbook-Friendly Facilities", along with some design changes in the hopes of making it a little easier to navigate through the site. Another significant change is behind the scenes, with a conversion of all events to a database. While visitors to Crop Across Canada won't necessarily see much of a difference, the database working in the background will allow for events to be listed and/or changed much more quickly, with the result being much more relevant information.

There are still a few minor tweeks, adjustments and updates to be done over the next few days on the events and stores, so I appreciate your patience as we work through these.

Thanks for your continued support of the web-site. Our goal is to continue to make Crop Across Canada a good Canadian resource for scrapbookers who like to shop and crop!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CHA is Coming Soon!

CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association Show, will be held at the end of this month. This is not an event that's held in Canada, but it is important to us Canadian scrapbookers!

To get ready for all those new and fun scrapbook products that are being introduced, many of the local scrapbook stores need to make some room in their stores! Which means many of them are having some great SALES!! Make sure you take some time to check with the scrapbook stores you shop at to see what special deals they're offering! This can be a great time of year to treat yourself to some fantastic scrapbooking goodies!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Upcoming Fundraiser Crops

If you're looking for an excuse to participate in a day crop, what better reason than in support of a great cause! Check out these upcoming fundraiser crops .....

Stamp Out Breast Cancer - May 15 & 16, 2010 (Vancouver, BC)
Presented by I'm Impressed, this two-day event includes demos, make 'n takes, shopping and classes taught by some fantastic instructors!

Zeta Pi Fundraising Crop - May 15, 2010 (St. Catharines, ON)
Zeta Pi, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, are hosting this event with proceeds split between St. John Ambulance and Lincoln County Humane Society.

Full details are available on the Crop Across Canada web-site.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Crop Across Canada Success Story!

I received a great email the other day from Bonnie, who recently organized a scrapbook fundraiser in High Level, Alberta. I was really pleased to get such great feedback! It reinforced my belief that the scrapbooking community is a fantastic community to be involved in. Not only do we have a chance to create a variety of special projects, our hobby also gives us the opportunity to connect with some wonderful and caring people. This is her story:
"There was a nice lady that read your website, from Edson, and contacted me to join us way up here in Northern Alberta to join our fundraising efforts. Our event was a success, to say the least, but the reward for many of us, was the new friend we made with the lady from Edson. Jessie runs an online store named Funked Up Crafts ( She was so generous, and an absolute joy to have at the event! She got right involved to help make it one of our best!

We owe this new relationship to Crop Across Canada! Without your information resource, we would never have met! Thank you so much for helping us all to connect across the miles!"
Thanks for sharing your story Bonnie!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Attention Edmonton & Area Scrapbookers!

In the past, I haven't normally promoted specific crops, retreats or other scrapbook events - there's just too many and I know all are fantastic for those who attend! However, this year, I've decided that one of the ways I'll use the blog is to highlight fundraising crops that are coming up. And I'm starting with Ecole Broxton Park School's Crop for Haiti.

If you're in the Edmonton area and are looking for a great way to spend your Saturday, consider a day of scrapbooking! The fundraising Crop for Haiti is $50 and runs from 10:00am until 11:00pm (lunch/supper included). There's also a layout contest sponsored by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for publication ($2/project to enter) and Cathie Allan is offering a class ($30 - all proceeds to the fundraising efforts). If you haven't had the opportunity to take one of Cathie's classes, you won't be disappointed!

Additional details and contact information can be found on the Crop Across Canada Alberta Events page.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lucky Alberta Scrapbookers!!

Wow! It continually amazes me to see the number of scrapbook crops and retreats scheduled throughout the province. Some weekends have numerous options available, which means scrapbookers in Alberta have lots to choose from, whether it's a day crop or a weekend retreat. Lucky scrappers!!!

For those of you who haven't attended one of these events, consider giving one a try. The day crops are great, but if you can do it, a weekend retreat not only gives you more time to get a lot accomplished, but is also a chance to get away from the normal routine at home. And, if you can't find a friend who can join you, come out on your own and meet some new scrapbooking friends! Scrapbookers are typically a friendly group who will make you feel more than welcome!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. It's so hard to believe another year has passed. Another year of memories - all waiting to be set out on beautiful scrapbook layouts or other paper-crafting projects!

It's been very satisfying seeing the response I've been getting from the Crop Across Canada web-site. I'm continually amazed at the number of scrapbook events I learn about that are happening across the country. It's great to see there are places for people to connect and share such a wonderful hobby! This has brought its share of challenges to ensure the Crop Across Canada web-site stays up to date, but I'm committed to the site and will continue to make sure there is a good Canadian resource available for fellow scrappers who like to shop and crop!

Watch for a bit of a re-design to the site in the coming months. As well as making things a bit easier for me to keep everything current, the re-design is also intended to help you navigate through the site more easily and find the information you're looking for. This blog will also be updated more frequently (as you can see - that's an area that has been lacking.

I hope 2010 brings you health, happiness and plenty to scrapbook!