Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fantaslyand Crop -- Fun Times For All!

Here is my little recap on the event--it was a blast!!

Everyone seemed to have a good time and they were in the mood for charity--they bid on auction items, bought items from the charity table (buy items and 100% of the money goes to charity), got massages, and just enjoyed the day.

There were tons of fun classes too taught by some AMAZING instructors--I took Michelle Hill's class and Stephanie Ackerman's class. Stephanie is the inspiration and main creative mind behind the magazine Home + Heart, formerly known as Homegrown Hospitality, published by CK Media. It was awesome to get the star treatment from her as she sat wit us and chitchatted and made a little mini book for us. Stephanie is also known for her signature doodling and lettering and she made EVERYONE at the event a name tag that she hand doodled!! Wow! Michelle Hill's class was equally fun and she also gave everyone alot of individual attention, joking, and keeping things fun.

I did not get to take every class because I was teaching one at the same time as some of the others. All the projects were really cute and everyone seemed to really enjoy them. And they were FREE! Can't beat that!!

I will post pics of the projects we made tomorrow.

We had so many ways to raise money at the event:

  • Queen of A Lot--donate a LOT of stuff to be auctioned off. Whoever's box raises the most money gets crowned "Queen of Alot" (I was this in 2006!)
  • Queen of Silent Auctions -- Spend the most on silent auction bids and get crowned
  • Queen of Philanthropy -- bring the most in monetary donations and get crowned--the lady who won this raised over $1100 all by herself!!
  • Queen of Handmade Items -- I tied for this one but as I already have a crown and scissors, I passed it on--fetch the most money for handmade items donated to the silent auction and get crowned.
  • Buy items from the donation table--all the money goes to the fire victims
  • Buy items from the catalog table (such as from Laura Miller of Close to My Heart and Elena of Stampin' Up!)
  • Buy items from Treasure for Charity, Melanie and Elena's store donating 20% of all sales
  • And buying kits from me!! I had past class kits there for sale--sold out of some too! I donated 20% (which came to $50) of all sales to SBR.
"Crowning" at this event also included a pair of Fiskars scissors that were engraved with the title they achieved!!

Just a side note--if you know of a family or individual affected by the CA wildfires from October who is in need of assistance, please nominate them! Send an essay of 400 words or less to Scrapbook Royalty explaining why this family or individual needs our help, including a list of items they need help to purchase. It can be as simple as needing a garden hose or a crib or household tools--whatever kinds of things they need. If the family is chosen, Scrapbook Royalty will use the money they have raised to purchase these items for the family.

Back to the event---there was yummy food, tons of fun, balloons, each table had a different theme and the bathroom--they just go all out! They had a place making donuts on site for dessert after dinner--YUM! And lots of ladies brought scrumptious sweets they made at home to compete for "Queen of Sweets". And The SBR crew made sure we got Starbuck's at tea time -- if you registered during the early reg period you got a free tall Starbuck's!

Katie had a blast playing with my friend's daughter as well as playing in the childcare area--yes, they had childcare too!!

Pink Pineapple was offering shuttles to their store, just a few exits down the freeway from where we were cropping...

There was SOOOOOO much going on--I only got 1.5 pages done all 15 hours!!! That is crazy!!

If you missed out this crop, don't miss out next time! Get on SBR's e-mail newsletter list by signing up in the box in the upper left corner of this page.

We're still working on the numbers as far as the exact amount of money raised but we'll post it as soon as we're done.

Also, we're continuing the raffles for several super awesome prizes, such as a Cricut and a wonderful photography session! Links to the buttons to buy your raffle tix will be posted in the next few days.

Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting the Rady Children's Hospital and the Boys and Girls Clubs!


Babydoll said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! I can't wait to see the projects that you'll be posting. The charity event sounds like it went well. Don't be a stranger...drop by anytime! :)