Katie cropped and I volunteered to work the event to support Scrapbook Royalty; they organize and put on crops to help charities raise money for their worthy cause. No one is paid, everyone is a volunteer, and tons of companies and other groups sponsor events and donate awesome prizes, raffle items, and auction items. What's better than a crop where you are treated like royalty, gets tons of great goodies (edible and scrapable), can bid on one-of-a-kind handmade items from some of the BEST instructors and designers in the world, take FREE classes from those instructors and designers at the crop, and part of your money goes to charity?
So back to the crop to benefit John Tracy Clinic:
We learned alot about what John Tracy Clinic does for deaf and hearing impaired children and their families all over the world. The staff and leaders of John Tracy Clinic were there to answer questions, conduct tours, and also showed us a video about their organization. We learned so much about the work of John Tracy Clinic; that is a trademark of Scrapbook Royalty, to increase awareness in the community about charities and the issues they address.
Scrapbook Royalty had an awesome "embellishment bar" set up for croppers to buy unique embellishments and a portion of their purchases were donated to John Tracy Cilnic. Sweetpeas and Snapshots sponsored a mini store for croppers, run by Suzi Finer, a renowned artist in the art world. Suzi also taught a paper bag book class. Elena, the Scrapbook Royalty founder, taught a super fun mini album class where we learned to Mod Podge using mulberry paper. There was another class with two ladies who wrote an art journal book and were on "the View" show but I can't remember all the details--sorry!
The food was great, there were 60 silent auction items to bid on, tons of raffle prizes---just a fun time was had by all. If you are looking to crop, looking to have a great time, and to feel great about it, check out a Scrapbook Royalty crop. Events are happening all over Southern California and now SR is branching out across the United States.
The next couple local events are:
- July 28--Royal Treasure Hunt, San Diego Area
- Aug 25--Angel Crop, Inland Empire Area