We have a new YouTube channel for NJ Crop Weekends! Check out www.youtube.com/NJCropWeekendsWe plan on posting a variety of videos including class highlights and tutorials. You can subscribe to the channel and get updates whenever something is posted.
Have you taken any of our classes? We will be posting details here about the classes for the November 2011 Crop Weekend in a few weeks. There will certainly be another card class!
In the meantime, click HERE to watch the video and see highlights from one of our card classes at the Summer 2011 crop!
We are announcing the two other swaps for our Fall 2011 crop weekend!
Holiday card swap:
For this swap, you will be asked to make up to twelve winter holiday cards (Christmas, Hanukkah). In turn you will receive the same number back, but of all different cards.
Holiday Gift tag/Ornament Swap:
This swap will be either a very fancy gift tag or an ornament. We have all one time or another received a gift tag that was so beautiful that you could hang it on your tree, so that is what this swap will be about. I will post an example of one shortly.
The swaps will both take place on Saturday of the crop weekend!
The cut-off date to sign up for the swaps will be Friday, 10/21/2011 and you will find out how many items you need to make (up to twelve) by Monday, 10/24/2011. If you are interested in either or both swaps, or have any questions, please contact Joanie at email@example.com
One big highlight from our crop weekends is the very popular, Secret Pal Swap.
Here is how it works:
As a secret pal, you will fill out a questionnaire and send it "privately" to Joanie, your Fall Crop Swap Coordinator. She will put all the participants names in a hat and give each person a pal. You will then receive your pal's questionnaire to learn more about her. You may or may not know her, but either way, you’ll want to keep yourself secret!!!
You’ll want to make your secret pal feel very special by giving her gifts before and (especially) during the weekend. You may want to send her a card or 2 beforehand, buy her some scrapping supplies (I think chocolate counts for this, too!!) to give her during the weekend, and don’t forget - hand made gifts are always fun too!! We suggest keeping the total amount of money that you spend around $40. Keep in mind, someone will be giving YOU gifts all weekend, too!!! On Saturday night, we will have a “reveal”, so you can finally introduce and/or reveal yourself to your secret pal as well as find out who your pal was.
To participate, please send a PRIVATE EMAIL at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 14. Your secret pal will be given to you on or about October 17. You will receive your pal's questionnaire at that time with her specific details. If you have any questions, please email Joanie at email@example.com. You'll want to be attending the crop at least for Saturday, as Saturday night will be the big reveal.
We will do our best to match you up with scrappers who have the same package as you (so if you are not at the crop on Friday, your secret pal will also be someone who is not there on Friday)
Usually people like to get lots of little gifts, as opposed to one big one, but it is up to you how you "give"
People often save one last gift to give at the Big Reveal
Be creative & have fun and you'll be sure to leave the crop with a few new friends!!!!
Please make sure you come back to our blog often, as we will be posting reminders and other important crop info, especially as the crop gets closer. If your friends have not visited us yet, you’ll want to tell them to now.
Don’t forget – to join this swap, you need to send a PRIVATE EMAIL to Joanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should receive your questionnaire to fill out shortly after you send your email.
Join in the fun!!!
Joanie, Your Fall Crop 2011 Swap Coordinator
PS We recommend that you send your questionnaire back within 24 hours so you don't forget about it!!