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Posted 1/14/2013 by amandadot in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 570,239
October 2012
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Posted: 1/14/2013 7:10:23 AM
I was just curious where everyone else goes to crops? I have only been to the Cozy Crop house near Lancaster Pennsylvania. I really love it there! And my grandmother is planning on inviting some family over for a crop at her house! So where do you have crops? Or do you just scrap at home?
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PeaNut 466,431
April 2010
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:56:53 AM
I used to go to a weekend crop in Gladwin, MI but the coordinator is no longer doing it. Now, I go to my LSS, Scrappy Chic in Livonia, they have great crops, crowded but a lot of fun.

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PeaNut 108,542
September 2003
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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:34:11 AM
Locally a lot of crops are held at churchs, library, community center, etc. We don't have a LSS and never have.


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PeaNut 9,556
January 2001
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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:35:55 AM
I scrap at home. We do not have a LSS

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PeaNut 224,352
September 2005
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Posted: 1/14/2013 10:47:48 AM
I host crops on a large scale, I have smaller crops at my home, I attend crops of friends and through word of mouth situations.

I tend to not scrap at the LSS as the one in my area has three or four people at a table and that is just not enough room for me to even look at my album, let alone work on it.

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PeaNut 339,706
September 2007
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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:10:22 AM
I've gone to weekend crop retreats, but it's been a few years. (love those!) My CTMH consultant would organize them. I used to also have a monthly class with my CTMH consultant, but we only got one 2-page layout done. It was fun, though. These days, I like to go to Archiver's with friends. I do an evening every couple of months. Other than that, I scrap at home.

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PeaNut 480,602
September 2010
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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:24:04 AM
I host crops in my home.


PeaNut 398,557
November 2008
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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:37:09 AM
I crop at Archiver's, a nearby LSS, and at weekend crops hosted at local hotels every few months.

And I scrap in my craft room almost daily.
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PeaNut 59,895
December 2002
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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:46:37 AM
We've had them at homes, a library and 2 churches. All you need is a set day, tables (8ft.) chairs, lighting and a kitchen.

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PeaNut 78,429
March 2003
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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:04:36 PM
All kinds of places:

Hotels, in their banquet rooms when with a large group (my least favorite)

Hotels in our own room, 3 or 4 of us share a suite and bring tables (or the hotel lends us some) (good times although a little tight)

Schools (usually for a school fundraiser (most uncomfortable)

Retreats: various.. we have rented homes and did the cooking and cleaning ourselves.. (KINDA of a pain, but works) BUT recently we found a place where the family rents out their finished basement and we have the whole downstairs with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms all to ourselves, they cook for us which we eat upstairs in their formal dining room. (MOST FAVORITE PLACE)

I have done my own home with a bunch of girls..move furniture around and spend the day scrapping.. (not much of an option now unless it is just two of us)


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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:27:10 PM
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PeaNut 39,057
May 2002
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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:31:36 PM

Where do you live? I live in a small town where apparently no one but me scraps. Pea mail me!



PeaNut 71,337
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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:04:39 PM
My favorite is by a CM consultant at a hotel. She knows someone that works there and gets a great deal on rooms. It is $20 for the weekend for a table in the conference room. It's close to food & shopping so I love those weekends away!

Otherwise, day crops around us are usually churches or community buildings. I've done a couple of crop weekends at camps and a resort. Bunk beds, moldy showers or being expected to share a bed with my mom are NOT my idea of a weekend away.


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October 2003
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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:18:37 PM
There's a hotel about an hour from me where there are monthly day crops and semi-annual weekend crops. For the past 2 years, I have met friends out of town for crops which have always been at a hotel.

There's also a monthly day crop at a community center and evening crop at an elementary school both of which are semi-local.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:24:28 PM
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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:33:07 PM
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PeaNut 454,238
January 2010
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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:00:42 PM
We have a large church and nice facilities. They let me use one if their larger meeting rooms once a month for a girls night out crop.

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PeaNut 65,877
January 2003
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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:58:11 PM
I mostly scrap at home I haven't had good luck with the LSS at all. I also go to my upline's (CTMH) she has a recreation room at her disposal and she can seat about 20 or a few more for classes and crops. Lots of fun.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 7:11:37 PM
I crop at home all most every day...and my CMC holds crops 2 times a year at a hotel for the weekend, another lady ( CTMH) does weekend crops at the same hotel that I go too, my sisters or my house, and at our church where a friend does crops for Relay for Life which is from 9am to 9pm.

We don't have any LSS, in the area.


PeaNut 553,849
May 2012
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Posted: 1/14/2013 7:16:59 PM
I go to a monthly day crop hosted by a CM and SU consultant....same group of girls in a conference room at a local hotel. Loads of fun! This year 3 friends and I are hosting a weekend crop in May with a Candyland theme!


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June 2006
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:13:08 PM
I have just started going to a crop at a church about 45 minutes away. The host is great and really has a good set up. For an extra $5 more you can get your own table. I also crop at home when I have time. My favorite crop is when 3 of my close friends rent a cabin about 2 hrs away a couple of times a year and crop for 4 or 5 days. We have done this for several years. Everyone has their own king bed and bath so it's like a vacation.

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PeaNut 33,625
March 2002
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:48:37 PM
I used to go to crops at the LSS's, but don't see them offered much any more.

Now one of my friends holds 3 or 4 12 hour crops a year She also holds weekend retreats so that is where I crop now.

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PeaNut 387,904
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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:44:54 PM
A few of us gather at a church once a week to crop. No LSS here any more.

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PeaNut 274,243
August 2006
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:28:21 AM
I scrap most often at home. I also have a CM consultant friend who holds crops at her house (I am not a CM scrapper and she doesnt care). I do buy some CM products (all my albums) so I don't feel so guilty! She does longer crops and Tuesday morning crops as well as crop weekends (which I have not been to yet). I have circle of friends who scrap and a few times a year we each take a turn in hosting one. Lastly, my LSS used to hold Friday night crops but stopped when the economy took a downturn. They do an all day crop on NSBD and hold a couple of 4 day retreats at an inn each year. I do one 4 day crop each year with friends either through them or another vendor I also like.


PeaNut 253,377
March 2006
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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:38:58 AM
I go to weekend crops in Lapeer, Michigan. A great bunch of ladies that I have been cropping with for many years.

Any Michigan Croppers interested in info. PM me and I will give you all the details.

I think its $125 for the whole weekend, including lodging.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:46:31 AM
My cropping group has found many places to get together. We haves cropped at the town hall, a local bed & breakfast, churches, church camp and most recently at a senior center each month, lol. Gotta get creative when you live in a small town.


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January 2012
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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:17:35 AM
churches, weekend retreats, etc.
I host crops at my home and a friend of mine just opened a place specifically for cropping...now that is where I crop!

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PeaNut 272,954
August 2006
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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:24:41 AM
While I sometimes scrap at home, I get together with a friend or two at the LSS a couple of times a month to scrapbook.

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PeaNut 567,577
September 2012
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:23:20 PM
OP - i live in PA - haven't been to the cozy crop house yet, but i hear good things - that being said, a few of my friends and i are going to this crop in 2 weekends ( VERY EXCITED )I haven't done a crop with her before, but she has been a joy to work with so far -


we also went to the scrapbook expo that was held last summer - i think there is one pretty locally again in the spring or summer too -


good luck and pea mail me - we are always trying to get crops together with locals!




PeaNut 461,731
March 2010
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:30:34 PM
Parish Halls
Other Scrapbook Friends' Homes
SB Expo in Pleasanton and Santa Clara
CropAway retreats hosted by various gals.

Separate events and crops hosted by CM, CTMH, SU. I'm an equal opportunity kind of gal so I love to attend and support each and every one of them.


PeaNut 576,984
January 2013
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Posted: 1/15/2013 3:40:01 PM
I have a craft room and scrap there at night. There use to be LSS but they closed down when the economy hit. I use to go to Archiver's with my friends but we all decided to do it at my house to save some money for shopping. LOL. So every month or two I have crops at my house with some friends. It's a lot of fun.

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