There is a saying among scrapbookers - "What happens at a Crop, stays at a Crop!" For those of you who have never attended a weekend event - you might not be sure what I am talking about. - For those of you that have - you know EXACTLY what I am talking about !! The friendships, laughter and creativity is always flowing and a good time is had by all !
Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's last event was the weekend of February 8,9 &10, and was held at the BEAUTIFUL Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Suffern, NY. Even though we had one of the largest snowfalls of the winter, it was attended by over 100 scrappers! It was kind of fun being "snowed in" together! Here is my car on Saturday morning!! There had to be @ 2 feet of snow!
|The hotel did a great job of cleaning the parking lot, and even had some of their staff offer to help dig out our cars!!|
Each of THE DOO's weekend events have a "theme," which is carried out in the decorations, food, and even give-aways! Everyone scraps what they want to work on -regardless of the theme, and the theme changes with each crop. This last weekend's event was (appropriately) "Chinese New Year!" The room was decorated with black and red, there were balloons, fans, dragons, gold coins, and even a "dragon" for photo ops!!
|Here is my "sign" at my crop space - I'm all ready to get started with my Starbucks Kcup, and my Chinese food container filled with snacks and a custom die cut courtesy of Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!|
FYI - Upcoming 2013 Crop Dates and info can be found by CLICKING HERE -- register EARLY, as you don't want to miss out on these AMAZING weekends!!
Even though this "DOO" weekend was attended by over 100 people, you still felt like you were a special guest at all times. The 4' of crop space per person is great, and Stephanie, THE DOO CREW and the Vendors that attend add so much to the event. Everyone has a great time! Here is a photo of the room that I took on Sunday, when everyone was starting to finish and pack up:
Here is my "Photo Op" with the Dragon and my good friend and scrappin' buddy Janice!
The FOOD is always delicious, and there is always a great selection of choices. The breakfast buffet includes a chef making omelets and eggs to order - as well as a make your own Belgian Waffle station -all included in your crop package!
I didn't have anymore room on my plate!
And - the chef made a beautiful dragon ice carving too!
It was located at the dessert buffet, and had lighting that changed colors!
While there are always WONDERFUL Desserts from the Hotel ..... one of our VERY Talented Scrapper / Friends ( Pattie!!!) usually makes and treats everyone with AMAZING HOMEMADE GOODIES!! In keeping with the THEME - she actually made us homemade fortune cookies!! They were AWESOME!!
Along with the chance to book time with one of 2 masseuses, the Amazing Ronnie is there for foot reflexology. This time, Scrap-a-Doodle Doo even offered and paid for an introduction to Qi Gong lesson for any of the attendees who cared to participate.
There are usually scrapbook classes you can attend for an additional fee too. This is a picture of the dimensional layout that I taught to a group of lovely ladies on Friday evening:
The ladies all seemed to have a great time - and all did a great job too!!
There are also vendors at each event. In the past, Close to My Heart, Creative Memories, Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, and Tastefully Simple, Family Jewlz have been represented.
Hope to see you at a DOO WEEKEND soon!
Scrap-a-Doodle Doo Design Team Member/Educator