Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Here is the reality of it all!!!! It's OVER!!! All the anxiety, stress, panic, LOVE, energy, energy, energy and oh yeah - ENERGY!! And here's what we're left with!! Sad huh!?! NOPE!!!!!
Cuz, we're DOIN it AGAIN IN FOUR SHORT MONTHS!! (see ticker above!)
Now - registration will open up for the June Crop*A*Ganza on MARCH 1st!!!! That's a SATURDAY for those of you with FULL TIME DAY JOBS!! We're thinkin of YOU this time!!! Sarah will have a new registration form on here in a week or so, and you can get it filled out and ready to go!!!!
So, for those of you that went - did you have a good time!??!! We sure did!! Sure, there's ALWAYS drama - if there were 250 women and NO drama - I think that would be ODD!!! But, nothing that wasn't able to be tamed!!!! We always enjoy seeing everyone have a great time!! It's YOUR weekend, YOUR getaway and we hope that you were able to enjoy it as such!!!!
We have a few things we'd like to "bounce" off of ya!!! Kind of get your feedback for the next one!!!
***How did you like the Mugs?!?! Was it a good replacement for the goodie bags!?!?! (i'm thinkin yeah - cuz this was the first time we cleaned up and found NO remnants of mugs!)
***FOOD!!??! We have been getting some feedback about the food.......would you rather have it be "on your own" for your meals?!? Or would you rather have us continue to provide meals for you!?!?!
***Seating........hmmmmm, how would you like to have CHOOSE YOUR OWN SEATS?!?!?! Would that be totally crazy or WHAT?!?!?! I know that Diva Designs does that, and wasn't sure how you all felt about doing that? Or are you fine with having Sarah continuing the seating chart!??!
Remember, this is just US, sitting down havin a chat - shooting some ideas back and forth together - we want YOUR opinion on how we can make this weekend EVEN better and beneficial for ALL of us!!!
If you don't wanna comment here - email me at scrapfunattic@cox.net - I'm READY to hear from you!!!!
So,,,,,,,,have you been able to get some rest!?! Was all your laundry and housework completed for you while you were away this weekend, by your house"fairy"?!?!! HA!! :) ALL of us here at the attic are SICK,SICK,SICK!!!
I did manage to get our photo posted at the bottom of this page - LOOK how WE'VE GROWN!!! Thanks to Kate for singing the song that never ends, getting everyone out for the photo!!! If you aren't able to copy and paste this photo - email me and I can send it to you via email in a jpeg!!!
I'm off for now - but will be back soon!!! have a good week!

15 comments:

Luv2scrap said...

I have to say, I had a blast!!! There was room for everyone and I was thankful for that. It was nice to meet new friends, catch up with old ones and just chat with those that you see everyday. I loved the mugs and I didn't see any spills around me. As for the food, it was great!!! I was there to crop and catch up with friends and that is exactly what I did so you won't get any complaints from me. There is no way to make all of the croppers happy, so keep on doing what you are and it will always be a success!!!

See you in June and all the times in between when I will be there to shop.

Tiffany said...

I was a Ganza virgin and I had a blast. It has been awhile since I got so many pages accomplished!! The wrap and burrito were fantastic, but my stomach did not agree with the chili. I was in the regency room and loved the lighting and small group atmosphere.

The Attic has some AWESOME peeps!!

See you all soon.

Kathryn said...

I had so much fun at cropaganza. I thought everything was well organized. I thought the food was good and it seemed to me that those who didn't like sat. dinner, ordered pizza and were happy. I was happy with assigned seats. I want to sit with my friend and it's nice to be around people I don't know. We met several people and visited the entire time. I too LOVED the mugs. My favorite goodie ever!

chitknit said...

I liked the mugs, too, but it's a tough one - because now we all have mugs, do we really need a different for every time we go?

Thanks for all you did - I had a great time - and I have the movie to prove it! ;-)

You should totally think about doing a Rock N Scrap version of Cropaganza, though - for those of us who would like to hear the music playing while we're working - it just pumps up the energy level so much.

Can't wait for my next one. It was definitely worth the three-hour drive from KC - can you open a satellite store? ;-)

Here's the movie:
http://thechittumfiles.blogspot.com/2008/02/cropaganza-crazies.html

Cara Jo said...

I loved the mugs! I think doing something like that each time would be great- goodie bags are too much work and not appreciated enough! The food was good but I also would not care if I had to leave to get food. I think you guys do great at the seating chart. Letting us do it might cause even more drama!
Great job girls! I'll miss you in June but will for sure see you at the next one!

qtpa2t29 said...

This was my 1st Crop a Ganza and I was in the Regency Room. Loved it. I loved my mug, but don't think I would want one each time. Thought the assigned seating was great. We got to sit with people we know and got to meet new friends. I though Scrap Funattic was very accomadating and give much needed Thanks to the girls for traveling back and forth between the two rooms. I was not a fan of the food. We came to crop and visit with friends and that was accomplished. Thanks

laurie:) said...

Another successful CAG. We had so much fun. Everyone in our "group" totally enjoyed themselves. We loved the mugs. I like the seating arrangement idea. I believe it would cause mayhem letting everyone choose their own seats. The food was o.k. but nothing to get excited over. The late night activities were a riot. Have some great pics for you. Too bad everyone had to be sick this week instead of basking in the glory of our fabulous weekend and all of the layout we finished. I was ready to keep scrapping this week but the bug has kept me down.
Keep the good times coming -- can't wait for JUNE!

wild4scraps&stamps2 said...

WELL EVEN THOUGH I REALLY DIDN'T GET TO VISIT AS MUCH AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED, OR ANNOYED OTHERS AS MUCH, I STILL MANAGED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!! AND WE ALL KNOW I DIDN'T GET ANY SCRAPBOOKING DONE, SO WITH THAT SAID; I AM READY FOR JUNE!!! I THOUGHT THE MUGS WERE A GREAT IDEA, BUT NOT ONE EVERY TIME. I LOVED THE SHIRT AS WELL. I REALLY THINK THAT APPROX 250 WOMAN IN ONE (OR EVEN TWO ROOMS) WILL FIND ANYTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT; ITS HOT, ITS COLD, IT STINKS IN HERE, NO LIGHTING, NO CLOSE BATHROOMS, SHE SMELLS LIKE CIGS, SHE'S LOOKING AT ME CROSSED EYED, SHE'S TOUCHING ME, OKAY DO YOU GET MY POINT TO THIS; ITS IN OUR BLOOD, TO COMPLAIN, OF COURSE SOME OF US DO IT MORE THAN OTHERS, BUT WE CAN GET MAD AND GLAD IN THE SAME PANTS!!!YOU GUYS HAVE GONE WAY ABOVE TO PLEASE EVERYONE AS BEST YOU KNOW HOW!!! SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! I LOVE YOU ALL FOR IT!! I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO ADD IN, A SEATING CHART IS A MUST FOR THAT MANY WOMEN, I JUST DON'T THINK IT COULD WORK ANY OTHER WAY; TALK ABOUT SOME UPSET WOMAN!!! AS LONG AS I AM NEAR MY FRIENDS, ILL SIT IN THE DAMN BATHROOM!!! LOLOLOL! AND NOW TO THE FOOD SUBJECT; I OF COURSE AM ALL ABOUT FOOD; (LOOK AT HTE ABOVE PICTURE) I WOULD LIKE TO SAY KERI DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE FOOD THIS WEEKEND, FOR NOT HAVING A REAL "KITCHEN", AND KERI WANTING TO BE WITH HER FRIENDS SINCE IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY, I THINK SHE DID THE BEST JOB POSSIBLE!!! IT MAY HAVE NOT BEEN EVERYONE'S CHOICES FOR MEALS,BUT THOSE THAT ATE WITH US SEEMED TO LIKE IT! I WOULD CHALLENGE ANYONE TO MAKE 3 HOT HOMECOOKED MEALS FOR 250 PICKY WOMAN WITHOUT A REAL KITCHEN!! SO WE HAD A SMALL SMOKE ISSUE THAT DISRUPTED A FEW PEOPLE, WE WERE TRULY SORRY FOR THAT, AND AS PEOPLE WOULD SAY, "SHIT HAPPENS!' NO ONE, OR NOTHING GOT HURT, THANK GOODNESS BUT IT WAS AN ACCIDENT THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANY ONE!!! SO I SAY KEEP THE FOOD!!!!

YOU AT THE ATTIC HAVE GIVEN SO MANY OF US WOMEN A PLACE TO VISIT, LAUGH, CRY AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST CREATE!!! YOU ROCK!!! I AM SO GLAD THAT I HAVE MET YOU ALL AND HAVE MET MANY OTHER TRULY WILD AND CRAZY PEOPLE!! I THANK YOU FOR THAT!!!

SO.....BRING ON JUNE!!! I AM READY!!

LOVE
JENNIFER (AKA TOGA GIRL)

Yami said...

Can I just say "DITTO" to everything that toga girl said? It was AWESOME!! it was my first CAG and I had a TOTAL blast. Except, why did the Wham! stop EVERY time I walked in the room!??! What the heck? LOL!! J/K girls.......I think it was just a crazy coincidence.

The late night shenanigans on Saturday were a hoot and I'm so glad I got to be in the big room for that.

I'll miss you in June, but I'll be back soon. I agree with chitknit to have a Rock-a-Ganza...how fun would that be?!?!?!

Jana Girl said...

OK, I know you are all just sittin' on pins and needles thinking, "Where does Jana stand on all these issues and does she really believe in the Scrap Fairy???"
1. Overall, Ganza rawked, as it always has because of the hard work and dedication of the SF chicks AND their families. (Including the ones that stay behind to mind the homefront!)
2. The mugs were awesome, but I don't think I want the 5 piece commerative collectors set of CAG mugs!!! That being said< I have no great suggestions for an alternative goodie.
3. Unassigned seating, need I refresh your memories of "Pink Monday?" Utter chaos, cat fights and possible lawsuits would surely insue!!!
4. The food...well I love Keri and I appreciate her hard work and effort, but beans for a room of 200+ women maybe not so great in hindsite! I mean there's already a lot of "hot air" and one random spark and poof all of PP and CS up in flames! I'm a fan on meals on your own. I'm never hungry at lunch time due to the Country kitchen breakfast buffet, AND it's nice to eat food from big people restaurants in the evening. I DOO like the snacks in the hospitality room and missed the nacho machine.
4. I also think that instructors should get priority registration. What?? That's fair isn't it???

All joking a side, I LOVE GANZA and am so happy I don't have to eait until August for the next one!!!

Jana Girl said...

Oh yeah, the Scrap Fairy!! I believe in all things good and true, like Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and the Scrap Fairy!

Monica said...

You did a great job girls! I loved the music. (Maybe because it reminds me of the good old days) The only suggestion I have would be to maybe have a recycling center, for cans and bottles. That way we can be pink, and green at the same time.

Sandy aka Cntrystyln said...

Wow, sounds like you all had a GREAT time at GANZA this time. I didn't get in this time but plan to be there for the next one.

Mugs are nice but I agree with Jana, no one needs a whole set of them. It can be requested that people bring NO SPILL mugs to the crops.

As for the food, I also agree that snacks all the time is great, because no one gets hungry at the same time. I for one enjoy going out to eat - or bring a pizza into the crops I am at. There are lots of good resturants in Park City.

The Rock N Crop might be fun but not everyone enjoys Rock music. I do think people like music while cropping though as long as it isn't TOO loud. A variety of music is best. Play half hour then change.

I didn't hear anyone talk about the stores that were there. I hope they did a good business so they will come back.

Looking forward to the next crop!

Julie said...

I had lots of fun with my friends, no complaints from me. Hope I can get in for the next one too!

Heather said...

I had a fabulous time and loved the mugs! I was in the regency room and we had plenty of room and great lighting, but after seeing the late night video I feel a little left out. Sometimes it seemed like things were happening in the other room that we didn't know about until afterward. If you do two rooms in the future maybe you could have a low-key quiet room for those that enjoy that and a rockin party room for girls who just want to have fun!! Just a thought. The food was okay, but I'm not a fan of chili or breakfast burritos, but I ate them anyway and if I didn't like it I could have gone out!! I would be okay with food on your own or the way you have been doing it. The bite sized pieces of cake were a little small, but I'm totally used to gorging myself!! ha!! These are all just random thoughts and ideas. Don't sweat the small stuff and there was nothing that would stop me from coming back for all the fun!! Good job ladies!!