Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wanna Have a Fabulous Crop Weekend? Join us in November at the Celebrate Memories Scrapbook Weekend in New England!

The next Celebrate Memories Scrapbook Weekend will be March 29 -April 1, 2012 with an option to arrive on Thursday for some extra cropping time.

The registration form is available on our website. Please note that we will be occupying the entire conference center and there is only room for 50 guests. Registration starts November 7, 2011.

Our crop will be held at the gorgeous Whispering Pines Conference Center in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. It's about an hour and 15 minutes from Hartford and is located directly off of I-95 (Exit 5B) in RI, minutes from the Connecticut border. The beautiful conference center is located on 2,300 acres of land owned by the University of Rhode Island with breathtaking views of Lake Eisenhower. It is located directly on the Lake for a very peaceful & serene setting that we instantly fell in love with when we visited.

The food is delicious (we tried it ourselves to make sure it was good and we have to say that it was WAY beyond our expectations)...and so plentiful that we know you won't be hungry at all during your stay! There are numerous buffets, snacks around the clock, continuous beverage service with full coffee/tea bar, sodas, water. There is even continental breakfast delivered directly to you cropping area for those of you who sleep late and miss out on the breakfast buffets! You will never be hungry, we promise. The chef will also prepare vegetarion & gluten-free menus - They have thought of everything at Whispering Pines and we know you will LOVE this place. Their service is impeccable!

Your weekend includes so many scrapbooker-friendly amenities that we are positive that this will become your favorite annual scrapbooking destination!

For example: Every cropper will now have their own 6' table space & ergonomic, cushioned chairs!!!!

Visit our website for full details & to see all the awesome pictures of Whispering Pines. And get those registrations in early to reserve your spot and save $25!!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Scrapbook Art Project How-To ~ Easter Egg Garland

We love displaying our homemade garlands each year so I thought I'd share this one made for Easter - it's never too early to start working on Spring projects {especially from underneath all of this snow!}

Here are the ingredients for this project:

16 wooden football/egg shapes (mine are from Michael's)

4-5 sheets of scrapbook paper (I used scraps in spring colors from random companies)

9 yards of spring ribbon

Alphabet stickers or stamps (to spell Happy Easter)

Sandpaper & Ink square (I used Around the Block Antique tool in red - one of my favorite tools!)

Purple gel pen (to outline the alphabet stickers)

Crop-a-Dile (to punch holes in the wooden eggs)

Modge Podge Matte

Cross Metal Accent


First adhere your egg onto a sheet of paper, placed upside down. This way you can cut the egg out of the paper, rather than trace & cut. This saves tons of time! Cut out all of your eggs (don't worry about being perfect - you will be sanding the edges next).

Next sand & ink all the edges of your eggs.

After you ink the edges, allow them to dry a few minutes before handling them.

Next, line up your garland in the order you would like to see the patterns so that you do not end up with any matching papers next to one another.

Add the alphabet stickers or stamps or other embellishments. Outline stickers with gel pen in contrasting color to make them stand out.

Paint eggs with Modge Podge to seal & protect.

Punch holes into the sides of each egg with the Crop-a-Dile tool or another heavy duty hole punch.

Cut ribbons into 4" lengths and tie eggs together.

Hang & enjoy this beautiful Easter season!

Monday, January 17, 2011

March 2011 Celebrate Memories Scrapbook Weekend Registration Ending Soon!

We are so excited to see the New England croppers signing up so quickly!
But that also means spots will become unavailable sooner to all of you procrastinators who have not signed up for our March 10-13, 2011 crop.
I'm not saying anything is wrong with that, I procrastinate alot {lol}....but if you want to join our {fabulous} crop in March at the award-winning Whispering Pines Conference Center in Rhode Island {minutes from the Connecticut border} then you need to get your scrapping self over to the Celebrate Memories Crop website and send in those registration forms this week!!
Each cropper gets their own 6' table and ergonomic chair! Your back will love you! {It will love you even more if you pamper yourself with a full 1-hour body massage, manicure & pedicure from our on-site spa staff}
The gourmet meals at the Celebrate Memories Crop will impress even the pickiest eater - we promise! The food is better than you can even imagine!!!
You will leave having made new friends :) And you may even win a {sweet} prize!

Monday, September 06, 2010

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Party Favors - Love the Luau

I've been working on some pixie sticks flower pots for my dd's annual Luau party this weekend. Here is a picture of one of the hundreds of these I've made this week :)
I used mostly SU stamps & punches but the paper is Penny Lane.
I placed each into a cello bag and then added them to larger goodie bags (which are brown paper bags that I had my dd stamp with the Luau stamp set).
Adorable & inexpensive!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vacation Coming Soon....

I will be on vacation this weekend until the 26th so I'll see you all then with some more layouts, promise ;)

Winter Layout Using Cotton Balls

I am finally working on 2009 layouts so {wow} I am almost caught up to date with my scrapbooks...

OK that's only if I don't count 2005 - which I completely skipped {yep losing my mind} and all the albums I plan to make with my photos from pre-1995.

Nevermind, I'm not caught up - it was a fleeting fantasy.

Here is a layout I made with cotton balls for snow. My DH & DD were having a snowball fight during a lovely Connecticut snowday:

Friday, April 09, 2010

SO sorry my readers........

I have been absent from my site for way too long....

I have layouts to post

I have weekend crops to write about

I have had life just get in the way....

So be on the lookout for new posts this weekend!

Big news coming about the Celebrate Memories Scrapbook Weekend - Fall 2010

Stay tuned for {awesome} news about the Celebrate Memories Annual Scrapbook Weekend - November 2010!

I am working diligently on it now and hope to release all the info this weekend.....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Open Happiness

Just added this song to my scrapbooking playlist:


Open Happiness is a collaboration written and produced by Butch Walker co-written by Cee-lo Green, remixed by Polow Da Don and performed by Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco), Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Cee-Lo Green and Janelle Monae that gave these artists the unique chance to come together and create a song to uplift and inspire.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Blog-abration 2009

Visit Tasra Dawson of Real Women Scrap & learn all about her Blog-abration !
You could win a fabulous prize for the upcoming Holidays & the best part is you get to hop around and make some new friends!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

A few spots still open for the Celebrate Memories scrapbook weekend in Connecticut

There is still room to register you and your friends for the Celebrate Memories Scrapbook Weekend in September! Don't miss out on this {fabulous} weekend....Bring your friends or come alone and make some new ones!

Our September crop will feature so many awesome vendors & opportunities to win great prizes (along with yummy food and of course 48 hours of scrapbooking!!!!)

Inspiration Station from Stafford Springs, CT will be on-site to provide everyone with scrapbooking supplies so you won't have to leave the comfort of the Crowne Plaza Enfield.

Woodside Massage will be joining us to provide massages for all the croppers.

Great prizes - top of the line products in the scrapbooking industry including Stampin' Up! and Creative Memories.

And last but definitely NOT least....{drum-roll inserted here} one lucky lady will go home with her very own CRICUT EXPRESSION MACHINE!!!! With a maximum of 60 ladies attending, your chances are VERY good - you do not want to miss this giveaway! The Cricut Expression is not the small machine - this is the BIG ONE!

So stop by http://www.celebratememoriescrop.com/ and register today! It's going to be a fabulous weekend and you don't want to miss out!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Help a child with cancer attend Camp Rising Sun - here's how:

Crop For A Cause
July 25, 2009
St. Gregory CCD Hall
Bristol, CT

Join us on Saturday, July 25 from 9am-9pm for an all day crop to raise money for Camp Rising Sun. Proceeds will go toward supplies and activities to help the campers enjoy a week long camp experience. For more information about Camp Rising Sun, please visit http://www.camprisingsun.com/.

The fee for the all day event is $40. Fee must be paid in order to reserve your seat. All fees must be received by July 10. Your fee includes a space to work, food and beverages throughout the day, croptalks and a lot of fun! You will receive a packet of information prior to the event with more details.

We hope you can make our event for this worthy cause!

Please mail your payment of $40 per person to:
Thea Trimble
6 Juniper Hill Court
Plainville, CT 06416
(860) 930-5973

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stampin' Up! Flood Swap Cards

Here are some more beautiful cards I have received from the ladies in the May SU Flood Swap. They are all gorgeous, great job ladies - hope you find some inspiration as well :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Celebrate Memories Scrapbook weekend in Connecticut

Check out the latest article about our weekend crop in September by visiting the Hartford Courant iTowns section.

Registration for the {fabulous} weekend is open through June 25, 2009 if you'd like to save $10 on registering you and your friends.
You can contact me for more information - I'd love to see you!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Celebrate Memories Crop - Scrapbook Weekend in CT

So I've been super busy working on a new project.....

Guess what's happening in September 2009?

Yep....the first, {awesome} ultimate 3-day weekend scrapbook getaway in Connecticut!

Visit Celebrate Memories Crop for more information or click on the banner below.

Vendors please contact me for more information about offering your items at the Celebrate Memories Crop September 25-27, 2009.
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