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Featured events in my scrapping and stamping world.

Great goodies from NJ Crop Weekends!

Check out what people are saying about the goodies bags and door prizes from my favorite crop weekends, NJ Crop Weekends!

The next crop is coming up on August 10-12, 2012 at the beautiful Dolce Hotel in Basking Ridge, NJ.  Contact me or see for more details!  Hope to see you at the next NJ Crop Weekends event on August 10-12.

NJ Crop Weekend – Summer dates August 10-12, 2012

Check out the highlights from the last NJ Crop Weekend.  We go away for a long weekend of crafting, fun and friends!

You’ll note in the video that people bring lots of paper crafting stuff to work with, but in this case I mostly did digital work with My Digital Studio!  and that means less to carry!

The next crop is coming up over the summer – why not treat yourself to a little creativity time?  Heck, you can even ask for the weekend as a Mother’s Day gift!!  Contact me at carol@carolGpapercrafts if you’re interested or have questions, or go to for more details.

NJ Crop Weekends highlight video

Check out the new NJ Crop Weekends highlight video! Are you thinking about coming to the Winter Crop Weekend on Feb. 24-26?  Click here to take a look and see some of what we did at the last one!

Everyone gets a big chunk of table space to set up their stuff.  We have classes, a marketplace, great food, and fun people.  Check out for details!

And here’s a preview – I am going to be offering a My Digital Studio class at the crop for the first time!  Stay tuned for more info, coming soon.

So, I hope that you’ll want to join us at the crop after viewing the NJ Crop Weekends highlight video!

NJ Crop Weekend Winter Crop is Feb 24-26, 2012!

OK, in yesterday’s post I mentioned that there are still two spots for the upcoming crop, but I forgot to say that the NJ Crop Weekend Winter Crop is Feb 24-26, 2012!

NJ Crop Weekends

NJ Crop Weekends

It starts on Friday morning at 10am, and runs through Sunday at 5pm.  You can attend for a single day, or stay over one or two nights with us at the beautiful Dolce in Basking Ridge, where the crop is held.

See for details!

My Digital Studio easy to use!

I am holding a demonstration tomorrow to show why I call my favorite scrapbooking program, My Digital Studio easy to use!  I’ll have some samples of the scrapbooks and cards that we can make with the software, and will do a quick demo of the software on the big screen.My Digital Studio

So come share a cup of coffee and see how easy it is to get your pictures out of the camera or computer, and into lovely a scrapbook that you can share!

Click here for more details about the session and the upcoming classes.  And contact me at if you have any questions!

Keep an eye out for future posts about My Digital Studio and the projects you can make with it.

I hope you can join us to see more information about the software, and you can see why I call My Digital Studio easy to use!

Upcoming paper crafting classes for Winter 2012!

I am excited to share the schedule of upcoming paper crafting classes for
Winter 2012!

The first event is a free demonstration of My Digital Studio, the intuitive digital software from Stampin’ Up! for making cards, scrapbooks, slide shows and more!  I will have samples of items that have been made with the software, and will show a quick demonstration of how fast & easy it is to use on the big screen. No squinting!  Coffee! Wednesday, 1/18/12 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Note – if you are interested in purchasing My Digital Studio, let me know and I can help you get it set up on your computer if you can bring your laptop to Ridgewood, or over the phone if you are far away!

Each month I will be running two different types of classes.  You must register and pay in advance so I can have materials ready for you!

1)    Technique class – we will make two different cards and a third item, which may be a 3D item or another… interesting thing!  We will use at least two different techniques on the projects, and you will be able to make a little reference card with a sample of each technique and directions on the back.  Keep these technique cards on a ring and refer back to them when you are looking for some inspiration!  Dates: Thursday 1/19 at 11:00am (note changed time!), and Thursdays on 2/9 and 3/15 at 1:00pm. Fee $20.

Technique ring

Technique Ring

2)     Scrapbook class – we will alternate a hands-on, paper scrapbook layout class one month with a My Digital Studio scrapbook/technique class the next month.

  • For the hands-on layout class, I will give you everything you need to create a layout with blank spots for the pictures, and you can take it home and add your photos. Thursday 2/10 at 1pm. Fee $20.
  • For the MDS class, bring your laptop with My Digital Studio loaded on it.  I’ll have the big screen set up so everyone can see the demonstration, and then we can work through one or two cool techniques while creating a project.  Thursdays on 1/26 and 3/22 at 10am for beginners and 1pm for experienced users. Fee $20.

Classes are held at my home studio in Ridgewood.  Contact me for more details or to sign up!  And for those who are not in the local, northern NJ area… I
plan to add some online classes in the second half of the year!

I hope to see you at one of the upcoming paper crafting classes for
Winter 2012!

NJ Crop Weekend coming up in February!

I am so excited because there is already another NJ Crop Weekend coming up in February!  That’s when I get together with a bunch of creative and interesting people, and we head out to the beautiful Dolce Hotel & Convention Center in Basking Ridge, NJ to work on our favorite paper crafts.  Everyone gets a large, dedicated work space to spread out and do their projects.  Here are some pictures of the latest Fall Crop Weekend!

Crop room at the Fall 2011 NJ Crop Weekend

Crop room at the Fall 2011 NJ Crop Weekend

Folks had lots of room to get their stuff done. Some people do scrapbooking, others make greeting cards… and some make use of the dedicated time, with none of the usual interruptions that we have at home, to do really unique things!  Check out this picture of my friend, Pat and look at the big tote bag she is holding in her lap.

My friend Pat at the Fall 2011 NJ Crop Weekend

My friend Pat at the Fall 2011 NJ Crop Weekend

Do you know all those papers and treasures that the kids bring home from school?  Well, Pat has been saving them in a bunch of bags, boxes & totes.  She brought EVERYTHING to the crop weekend, and happily sat there going through it all.  Some stuff was not very special, or was a duplicate, but she took all the stuff she wanted to save and put it into a Stampin’ Up! album for each of her children.  The pocket style of the album allowed her to tuck the various papers into the top of each page, and the kids can pull them out if they want to see them up close!  In one day, she reduced the stuff in a bunch of those totes into a nice thick album for each kid.  Woo Hoo for organization!

[Hint: do you see the scrapbook pages about San Antonio that are in progress in the foreground?  I’ll share how they came out in an upcoming post!]

Now that you see what the NJ Crop Weekends look like in the crop room, I hope you will consider joining us for the Winter 2012 Crop Weekend on February 24-26, 2012.  Click here for more info, or contact me at!

Crop Weekend coming in August!

I hope you will join me at the next NJ Crop Weekend, coming up in Basking Ridge NJ on Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2011!!  Just a reminder that tomorrow, 6/30/11 is the deadline for the Early Bird pricing – but let me tell you more!

Bring your supplies and whatever project you might want to work on – scrapbooking, card making, anything!  Each participant gets dedicated table space, with roomy aisles and plenty of space for your stuff.  You have 24 hour access to the crop room, plus delicious meals in the restaurant and access to free coffee, tea, cold beverages and delicious snacks all day and evening.  Stay overnight, or just come for one or both days.

See NJ Crop Weekends or contact me at for more information!