Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Crop Cash!

I have SO been called out! And you all have Brenda to thank for this! I completely forgot I promised CROP CASH today! And Brenda just reminded me! WOOHOO Brenda!!! I think that earns HER $50 right off the bat!!!!

Let's see.... what creative thing can I come up with to earn some CROP CASH today??? hmmmmmm... How about this....

Every single person who leaves me a comment on this blog entry and tells me what they plan to get done at the retreat will earn $100 in CROP CASH! I'm not going to hold you to it or anything crazy like that, it's just something to get you to thinking about what you need to plan for. If you plan to work on and finish a Wedding Album or Eat and Shop the entire time, that's fine with me! It's your time and your day and your retreat to do what you want!

I really can't WAIT until October!

Thanks, Brenda, for keeping me on my toes!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last night I got all of the name tags done! I'm taking inventory of prizes tonight. The thing about doing this stuff this early is that I can just add more cool stuff the closer we get! If I were to wait until the last minute, I wouldn't have time to do that. Hmmm... is that good or bad???

Sometime this week, I will be working on the menu. mmmmm.... food! So many choices! I've also got to get with Sheri at the ScrapNook and get her all lined out. You never know what that crazy woman is going to do! Or bring! But one thing you CAN be sure of is she will have a packed store there!!!

I suppose I should focus on my Close to My Heart Open House in September! You are all invited! I haven't sent out those invites just yet, so be watching your email. Saturday, September 19th, 1pm to 4pm. Plan to be there! You never know what I'll have in my "front room sale"!

Nope... no CROP CASH today! But, I'd say you better check back by about Friday! (hint, hint!)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We had a blast in Tulsa at the CK Convention. I even picked up a few things for the retreat.... WOOOHOOO!!! PLUS, I ran across this scrapbook saying and fell in love with it. Even though I was exhausted from the trip yesterday, my sister and I got the Cricut humming and cut this out of vinyl and got it up on the wall tonight. I love it! It's at my backdoor and right where we have our monthly crops. Doesn't it just say it all!

I am trying to decide if I want something on the sides. here is a pic stepping back a bit. What do you think? Some swirly thing... some smaller words... nothing... leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Creating Keepsake Convention in Tulsa

Is anyone else going to the Creating Keepsake Convention in Tulsa tomorrow? Christy, Becky, Mary Jo and I are heading out early in the morning! I can't wait! It is going to be so much fun. Plus... I am hoping to pick up some prizes for the RETREAT!!! Anything anyone is looking for? What would some ideas be for prizes? I need ideas!!! I'll have my Blackberry on me all day... Comment and leave me some ideas! (no Crop Cash today ladies! I gotta get caught up!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who's Following This Blog?

It's worth $50 in Crop Cash if you leave a comment at the end of this Blog entry! I need comments!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

CROP CASH - What is it?

I am so thrilled that as of yesterday, we have 25 croppers! WOOHOO! Do you have any idea how much fun we are going to have?

Well, some of you do, because I have REPEAT CROPPERS!!!

These ladies attended my retreat last fall at Heit's Point and know what I'm talking about! I'm going to have to do something special for you all who fall into this category.... I'm thinking.... CROP CASH!

That's it! REPEAT CROPPERS will get $200 in CROP CASH!!!!
(You just have to email me ( and say....
"I'm a REPEAT CROPPER and I want my $200 CROP CASH!")

I know those ladies know how to do that but you FIRST TIME CROPPERS (those who have NOT attended a retreat of mine) have NO IDEA what I'm talking about!

What IS CROP CASH and how do I GET MORE? I'm glad you asked!

What is CROP CASH?
  • It's play/paper money you earn playing along with my requests. You never know what I'll ask or where you'll find it.
  • It has NO monetary value
  • It can't be redeemed for cash, can only used to bid on Auction Items at THIS retreat and all unused CROP CASH has to be surrendered... to ME... at the end of the retreat for use at the NEXT retreat!
How do I Earn/Get CROP CASH?
  • Simply watch your emails and follow my instructions! (I will start the CROP CASH fun around 9/1) Here are some examples of what we asked for LAST time...
  1. Respond to an email
  2. Trivia questions
  3. Bringing snacks/drinks, etc, based on specific guidelines
  4. Leaving a comment on a specified blog
  • You get the idea... you just never know what I'll be asking for!
  • Check this BLOG periodically
  • Figure out how to leave COMMENTS on this blog as you MAY be asked to periodically.
CROP CASH is fun but is totally optional! Just remember, this is how I give away prizes... no boring drawings at MY retreats!!!

I so wish it was October! But sometimes, getting there is half the fun! At least that's my PLAN!

By the way... and this is FOR REAL.... This is what CROP CASH looks like... (and don't worry that it says Heit's Point... we're recycling!)

And you can claim $100 in CROP CASH by emailing me at Yep... I changed the email address and this is going to help me figure out how well it works! Just be sure and put CROP CASH in your subject line and say.... "I want my $100 in CROP CASH!" OOOOHHHH.... NOW, the FUN begins!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Welcome to the Happy Scrappin' Fall Retreat blog... This year, we are in Branson at the Cobblestone Inn and Convention Center from October 15th, thru October 18th, and we are hoping you can join us! All of the details on the Retreat can be found over to the left side of this ongoing blog.

This is going to be one fun retreat... but as they say, "getting there" is HALF the fun! In this case, the "getting there" includes earning CROP CASH!!!

Some of you have already earned some. Some of you have no idea what I am talking about!

Let me explain CROP CASH a bit. You want to earn as much as you can. At the retreat, there will be an auction every night at 7pm where you can bid on items and pay for them with your CROP CASH! This can get quite crazy! Last year, I saw a paper pack sell for nearly $1,000 in CROP CASH! Can you imagine?

Once you are officially registered (either paid your deposit or your entire crop fee, you need to watch your email and you need to check back here because you never know when (or where) you will be given an opportunity to earn CROP CASH!

And what is really fun is all day and every day (Thurs thru Sat) of the Retreat, you will have opportunities presented to you to earn MORE CROP CASH!

We are even thinking about having a silent auction, but are still working on the details to that one!

So, keep your "E's" (eyes, ears and emails) open for CROP CASH opportunities!!!!