Happy Monday! With our Crop & Create event season almost upon us we thought we would take a moment to answer "What is Crop & Create?" It's a question we get often and as we are kitting hundreds of kits and prizes it seems a perfect time to answer! Crop & Create is an industry event that brings together papercrafters, manufacturers, retailers and amazing educators for a weekend that is all about creative inspiration, friendship and for many a much needed break from the everyday to do what we all love...papercraft!
This year our amazing Crop & Create educators Vicki Boutin, Nicole Nowosad, Virginia Nebel, Jess Forster and Angie Blom and our special guests will crisscross Canada with stops in:
- Toronto, Ontario - March 3-5 (sold out) - special guest: Jodi Sanford, owner of Fancy Pants Designs
- Moncton, New Brunswick - March 17 - 19 - special guests: Cynthea Sandovol, owner of Doodlebug Designs
- Calgary, Alberta - March 24 - 26 - special guest: Shanon Kendall, lead product designer at We R Memory Keepers
- Abbotsford, British Columbia - April 21 - 23 - special guest: Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine
- Cornwall, Ontario - September 30 - October 2 - to be determined
- Thunder Bay, Ontario - October 13 - 15 - to be determined
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - November 3 - 5 - special guest: Jill Broadbent from Close To My Heart
What does a weekend at Crop & Create weekend look like? It's a great mixture of crop time where you can work on your own projects, educational classes, amazing food and even more amazing prizes! We kick off the party with a gift to each attendee - a lovely pink bag filled with an exclusive Crop & Create kit! It's a beautifully coordinated class kit filled with new products our educators have worked with along with complete instructions to complete it over the weekend. After you're seated at your assigned table with your friends or, if coming alone, with some fun friends we've selected for you, we open the event with some announcements and for some it's off to classes! Classes are totally optional. Later on Friday evening we break for a fabulous dessert buffet and our Friday evening event which consists of multiple make n' takes and a fun teacher meet n' greet. At midnight we say goodnight and get ready to do it all again on Saturday and Sunday! Crop, classes, eat, repeat!
During the event our team is onsite the entire time to answer technical questions, help you shop in our amazing onsite store(s) and generally they keep the weekend fun, especially in our legendary photo booth. Many, many laughs are had in the Crop & Create photo booth! On Sunday afternoon we do all our final grand prizes and say goodbye for another year. That is never easy but we say goodbye to ladies who have taken the time to recharge their soul doing what they love. And that's the best part!
Here's a little sneak peek of some of the classes we have coming this spring:
With Vicki Boutin
with Nicole Nowosad
Does this all sound like it's just what you need? Why not join us this year! Visit our website here for all the details. We have readers from all over North American who come and of course there's Mary from Scotland who has been to 6, Penny from England who has been to 4 and we have many friends who have been to 10 of our 31 events! (yes, we've held 31 Crop & Create events!) It really is a weekend you'll never forget...and neither do we!
If you're reading this and have attended a Crop & Create, we would love you to share your experience in the comments below for someone who has not been!