Wednesday, December 19, 2007

3rd Annual Camp Crop-A-Lot

Come join the adventure
Camp Crop-a-Lot 3rd Annual
Scrapbooking Retreat

March 7th- 9th 2008

Imagine a fun-filled, relaxing weekend devoted to working on your albums with your friends at a charming retreat and conference centre on the Indian Arm in North Vancouver. If you are looking for a chance to scrap your heart out, this is it! Cropping, on site workshops, giveaways and great buffets. What a great time to have with old friends as well as making new ones!

Your adventures begins aboard one of Camp Jubilee's certified passenger vessels for a scenic 30 minutes boat ride from Deep Cove in North Vancouver, B.C. You will be staying in a heated cedar cabin complete with bathrooms, that offers bunk-style beds.

What to bring:
*Any scrapbooking and stamping materials of your choice.
* sleeping bag and pillow
* snacks for the afternoon and midnight hours
* pajamas and slippers for the after dinner pajama crop

Camp Itinerary:
Friday, March 7th
*boat will pick us up from Deep Cove at 6:00p.m.
*Dinner Snack approx. 8:30pm (Nachos)
* Crop Till You Drop
Saturday, March 8th
* Breakfast 8:00am (Scrambled Eggs & Bacon)
* Workshops and Crop
* Lunch 12:00pm (Soup and Sandwiches)
*Worshops and Crop
*Dinner 6:00pm
*Pajama Crop and Prize Giveaways!!
Sunday, March 9th
*Brunch 9:00am
*Cabin Clean up and Packing
*Free Time to visit and finish cropping
*Boat ride back to Deep Cove 12:00p.m.

Workshop Descriptions:
You can view the projects online on our website:

A) Creative Clipboards $15 (taught by: Lillian)
B) File Folder Album $15 (taught by: Betty)
C) Circle Scallop Albums $10 (different themes, taught by: Dunja)

These projects will be available to be viewed soon- stay tuned!!

Camp Crop-a-Lot Registration
Address: ___________________________________
Phone Number: _______________________________
E-Mail address: ______________________________

Cabin Mates of Choice (max. 10 per cabin):
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Camp Crop-a-Lot Costs:
Retreat fee $130 (only $120 if registration is sent in
before January 31st!!)
Workshop A ____
Workshop B ____
Workshop C ____

Total ____

**** Send in your complete registration before January 15th, and you will be entered into a draw to win a $40 Michael's gift certificate! To be drawn Saturday, March 8th)

Please mail this registraion complete with a cheque made out to:

Dunja McCrae
5083-214A street
Langley, B.C.
V3A 8S7

Monday, November 19, 2007

Camp Crop-A-Lot 2008

Hi Ladies
Looks like the scrapbooking weekend is on for March7-9 2008! I am just getting
all the paperwork done. Looks like the same low prices as last year, thank goodness!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

WoW what a fabulous time was had!

Here's a picture of the group leaving Deep Cove to catch the boat to go to Camp Jubilee. Everyone was ready to go and excited to see people they hadn't see for a year. We all reconnected right away and made some new friends to boot. Thanks to Dunja for all her time and effort to make this event a sucess. Thank-you Kazuko for submitting this photo.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Diana Crick's Explosion Box class information

I am so looking forward to this class, I hope you are too!
There are a couple of extra things I am hoping you can bring with you for the class:
  • Scotch tape, important!
  • A Fiskar's paper trimmer with the clear plastic guard and the orange blade - if you do not have one of these, not too worry. I will bring two. This type of cutter makes things a lot easier.
  • Glue dots
  • Pencil
  • Scissors for cutting ribbon and paper
  • I will be supplying each of you with a 36 yard roll of double sided tape
See you Friday, only 2 more sleeps.
Diana Crick
PS I will also have with me the prototype of Scor-Pal.
Pictures can be added later

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Explosion Box Class Members

I am so looking forward to this class, I hope you are too!
There are a couple of extra things I am hoping you can bring with you for the class:
Scotch tape, important!
A Fiskar's paper trimmer with the clear plastic guard and the orange blade - if you do not have one of these, not too worry. I will bring two. This type of cutter makes things a lot easier.
Glue dots
Scissors for cutting ribbon and paper
I will be supplying each of you with a 36 yard roll of double sided tape

See you Friday, only 1 more sleep.

Diana Crick
PS I will also have with me the prototype of Scor-Pal.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hello Cardmakers and Scrapbookers attending the retreat!

Well, only three more sleeps until the retreat! I hope you are all looking forward to our second annual retreat as much as I am!!!

I just wanted to send some last minute reminders about our upcoming retreat:

1. Remember to bring bedding (sleeping bag, pillow and sheet if you want)
2. Slippers are great, since we have to take our shoes off at the hall where we will be scrapbooking.
3. All our meals will be included, but you are encouraged to bring some snacks for late night scrapbooking, or just to munch on throughout the day.
4. If you are taking a workshop, you will have to supply your own adhesive for the project (I would recommend bringing glue sticks, photo squares, and or liquid fast dry adhesive, snail adhesive, if you want- basically your favourite adhesive).
5. The boat leaves Deep Cove at 6:00p.m. Give yourself plenty of time to drive through rush-hour traffic to Deep Cove, and get there about 30 minutes before the boat leaves. You can drive your car down to the top of the dock ramp, and unload your stuff ( about three cars will fit there at one time). Try not to bring everything- we have to fit 27 people and all our supplies into the same boat as last year!)
6. You will have to find parking in Deep Cove. The camp recommends finding a residential side street, since the park parking lot does not allow overnight parking. So you will have to unload your stuff, and park your cars. Don't worry- there will be 27 of us, and we will have lots of hands to help 'shlepp' the stuff down the ramp! Let's hope the tide is high!!!
7. Try to eat before you come- we will not have dinner at the retreat Friday night, we will have a warm snack around 9:00 p.m.
8. If you want to bring some music cd's you can- we will have access to a radio throughout the day, and we'll plug in some chick flicks to keep us company during the night.

Here are the directions to the Government Dock:
Camp Jubilee Retreat & Conference Centre is a short 30 minute boat ride from the government dock in
Deep Cove (North Vancouver, BC).
To get there:
Go North over the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge
Take the 1st exit Eastbound onto Dollarton Highway
Continue East until Dollarton Highway becomes Deep Cove Road
Finally Deep Cove Road will become Gallant Ave.
The Government Dock is located between
Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak and Panorama Park. Day Parking is available at Panorama Park. Overnight parking is on residential side streets.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! Until then! Happy Packing and see you all on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-your happy retreat co-ordinator

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Countdown is on....

Only 4 more days until the 2nd annual Camp Crop-A-Lot! This is extra exciting! The ladies doing the classes are just putting the finishing touches on their samples and getting the supplies ready. It's time to pack. Don't forget your toothbrush, your paper cutter, a pencil, and of course your photos and adhesive to scrap 'til your hearts content.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

It's approaching fast!

Camp Crop a Lot is just around the corner and I want to give you a heads up of what items to bring for your photo blocks we'll be c
reating if you signed up for this class. You will need to bring some black and white photos which can be cropped. In total you'll be placing 4 photos on your project and have the top for journalling. The base will have feet to protect it. You can decide on the theme of your block as each one will be unique to your creativity. This project uses LOTS of adhesive so please bring your own with you. I will have dimmensionals and sticky strip adhesive for the embellishments... They're going to look amazing!

If you have any questions, contact me or I'll look forward to seeing you real soon!!

Lillian De Capite

Friday, March 9, 2007

Last Call

Last call for anyone else to come and join us is March 15th!!! Don't delay! E-mail me quick to save a spot!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Another message from Dunja....

Isn't she beautiful!
Here's what she has to say:
I am the organizer of Camp Crop-a-Lot scrapbooking retreat. It was such a success last year, the ladies begged me to organize again (twist my rubber arm!!).I wanted to organize a retreat that would be affordable for stay home moms to go to, so last year, I found out about this great Camp on the Indian Arm. I booked the event, and we had about 20 ladies registered. I knew about 6 of them!!!! It was lots of fun!
We stayed in heated cabins, with bunk beds (we brought our own bedding) and each cabin has a washroom (toilet and sink). Rustic, but comfortable! We scrapbooked in a hall, about 2 people per table. We had a tv, so we watched 'chick-flicks' in the early hours of the night, and listened to music during the day. When we arrived, almost everyone got into their pyjamas and started scrapbooking! The retreat has a snack for us on Friday night. Everyone stayed up as late/early as they wanted. It was so much fun! The cook was fabulous!
There were three workshops to choose from, which were being held in the cafeteria.This year, I've organized the event again! It is being held from March 30- April 1st! There are 24 ladies registered already, and I would love to have 30! Please let me know if you are interested in coming! We have four fabulous workshops available, if you are interested (explosion box, photo cube, mini chipboard album- outdoor theme and an altered lunch box). The workshops are only $10-15 each, so extremely reasonable! ALso, everyone will get a prize!I hope some of you will consider coming. The fact that everyone from last year is coming again, says a lot about how much they enjoyed it!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Message from Dunja the organizer of Camp Crop-A-Lot

The retreat is less than a month away! I am really excited about seeing everyone again, and having a fabulous time scrapbooking, stamping, talking, laughing, eating, relaxing, having someone else do the cooking ...
Here is an update on the registrations:
To date, 24 people have signed up for the retreat! I am thrilled to announce that everyone from last year, is coming again!!!!!!! and a few more. Wow!
Ultimately, I would love to have 30 people signed up for the camp. That means, 6 more have to register! Please encourage anyone else that you know, who would love to get away for the weekend to craft with us, to register! They can just e-mail me, and I can send them a registration package!
We will only have one boat picking us up in Deep Cove. It is arriving at 6:00pm. So, we all need to be at the dock about half an hour prior to that time (it takes a while to unload our stuff, and haul it to the dock, and find a parking spot in Deep Cove). If you can, carpool with someone, that makes things easier. Also, since we are coming to Deep Cove on Friday early evening, you will probably all drive through rush hour traffic to get there. Make sure you give yourselves enough time to get there. It is really easy to find. I will e-mail you directions for getting to Deep Cove and the government docks, the week of the retreat.
I hope you are all looking forward to this as much as I am- I've been having fun buying some really nice prizes to give away!!! (Did I mention that everyone will get a prize)
Check out these views of the great outdoors right by the camp and one of the camp from the water.

Monday, March 5, 2007


March 30th - April 1st, 2007
Camp Jubilee - up the Indian Arm, accessible only by boat...
prepared to stamp, scrapbook and have fun at this fabulous yearly event!! Many great classes to choose from or just come and relax in the wonderful natural setting with a great bunch of new friends! Don't worry, we're not in tents!!! Call me for more information and register today!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Spots Left for Camp Crop-A-Lot!

There are still lots spaces left, if anyone wants to go. The 2nd annual event will be awesome. We need about 6 more people to register to have the minimum 30 people!! The more the merrier. Last year was so much fun! This year's projects are even better. Sign up for all the classes or none of them. It's up to you! Explosion box, Photo Cube, Chipboard Mini Album or Lunchbox tin. You can even make more than one if you let us know. See previous posts for more information and registration details. This is so exciting!

Frequently Asked Question List for Camp Crop-A-Lot

Question: What should I bring with me?

Answer: You should bring all your paper crafting supplies you

will require for the projects you intend to work on.

Also you may want to bring your toothbrush and pajamas.

Question: Is there enough room for my large wheeled tote?

Answer: There is plenty of room on the boat for all totes, suitcases etc...

Question: What if I have to cancel my registration?

Answer: Your registration could be transferred if someone wishes to attend in your place. We are unable to give refunds at this time.

Question:Can I scrap or sleep with my friends?

Answer: Yes. Please let us know when you are booking who is in your group and every effort will be made to grant your requests.

Question: Even if I haven't got my registration money in yet can I still get a spot.

Answer: Yes you can just email Dunja asap to let her know. If you are wanting to register for the classes please let her know that to as the instructors need to gather the supplies.

Camp Crop A Lot is almost here!

Friday, February 16, 2007

More photos from the boat...

Stamping and Srapbooking Fun for Lower Mainland Vancouver Residents

Here's a few photos taken from the Camp Crop-A-Lot 2006. We had a lot of stuff on the boat with us. Lotsa ladies brought copious amounts of supplies and very few personal effects. The boat didn't sink either. Our stuff was piled on one side and we all sat in a semi circle on the other. I think it is a water taxi. It was open but we were covered. The views were spectacular and the driver gave us a play by play of what we were passing and a bit of historical information about the area and even some celebrity sitings that had occured. He was also such a gentleman, helping us in and out and unloading our gear which we did have to carry up the dock. We all pitched in and helped each other. Some of us had to make more than one trip and I am sure the staff wondered why we looked like we were packed for a month instead of just the weekend. I don't think they will all fit on one post so check the next one too please.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Scrappers up the Indian Arm

I had some trouble getting these on here but here's our group from last year. Technical difficulties aside we're hoping for as much fun this year as last and a bigger group to boot. Updates to follow...
Keep checking back here!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Camp Crop-A-Lot Information

Camp Jubilee photos

Camp Jubilee

Here's the site where the second annual Camp Crop-A-Lot! There's more information about this facility at:

Camp Crop-A-Lot

Here is where you'll find all the information you need about Camp Scrap-A-Lot which will be the last weekend in March at Camp Jubilee, located up the Indian Arm in beautiful British Columbia!
Information for registration will be posted as it becomes available.