Trussville, AL

Spring Scrapbooking Retreat

April, 27 - 29 2023

  Read details below and then register using link at bottom of page

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An annual crafting retreat to raise money for the non-profit organization, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in hopes that one day soon CF will stand for Cure Found!

 

The following details will introduce you to our crop and why we do what we do. Scrapping for a Cure events are a little different from your typical crops. ALL proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All workers are volunteers who donate their time, money, and energy to the success of these events. The success of the event also rests with our amazing sponsors. We rely heavily on donations for our event food, supplies, door prizes, auction items, and participant gifts. And ultimately the success of our fundraising is because of our generous participants. We have raised over $70,000 for CFF over the past 10 years because of the dedication and generosity of everyone that supports our events.

Scrapping for a Cure's Mission is to create HOPE for those with Cystic Fibrosis through creative memory keeping. All of our proceeds go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help to develop new medical treatments and to find a cure for CF.

 

 

 

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 2023 Trussville SFAC - Information

DATES & TIMES

36 hours of crafting time!  The building and entry gate will be locked overnight and participants are welcome to leave crafting supplies at their table. 

  • Thu, April 27, 2023 / 1:00 PM-10:00 PM (early birds 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM)

  • Fri, April 28, 2023 / 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

  • Sat, April 29, 2023 / 8:00 AM-9:00PM

 

LOCATION

Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay Rd, Trussville, AL

 

ATTENDEE FEE

  • 6ft table: $120

 WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICING?       

  • Crafting space (6ft rectangle table)

  • 36 hrs of crafting!! (3 days of fun)

  • Goody bags: each participant will receive a goody bag that they can personalize with goodies from sponsors, donors, and vendors.

  • Door prizes

  • Raffles                                                                                        

  • Snacks and waters                                                                  

  • Make-n-Takes

  • Mini-class sponsored by SFAC

  • Games, contests, and prizes 

SEATING

  • All participants will have a 6ft table for crafting. 

  • We can't guarantee that the electrical outlet is directly at your table, so we recommend you bring a long extension cord and power strip just in case.

  • We also recommend bringing a cushion for your seat and lighting for your table  to make sure you are comfortable during your 36hrs of crafting. 

REGISTRATION

Registration for this crop opens Sept 25, 2022 and the registration form can be found at the bottom of this page!

 

Seating is limited, so we recommend you register as soon as you know you will be able to attend. Your seat is not reserved until we have received a registration form and the attendee fee.

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: (Ends November 30, 2022)

    • Participants that register and pay by November 30, 2022 will be considered an early bird for our spring event. Early Birds get a few extra perks. 

      • Come in two extra hours early on Thursday (come at 11AM instead of 1PM).

      • Free event t-shirt

      • Name is entered into our ‘Early Bird’ drawing. A lucky winner will get a gift bag filled with goodies from our sponsors and vendors ($100 value).

 

  • REGULAR REGISTRATION: (December 1, 2022 - March 1, 2023)

Registration forms and payment options can be found at the bottom of this page. If you need to cancel after registering, please refer to our cancellation policy to cover these details. If you have a large group that wants to sit near each other, please let us know and we will try our best. As the crop fills up, we may not be able to accommodate all group requests. If this is the case, we will let the group know (group contact person) ahead of time.

 

MEALS/BEVERAGES

  • Attendees are in charge of their own meals during the event.

  • A special afternoon snack will be provided each day. 

  • We will have a 'community snack table' for everyone to bring snack items to share.

  • Unlimited bottled water and coffee will be set up at the snack table for all participants. 

  • We will have an assortment of beverages to purchase, for those that are interested. 

  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.

 

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

We have reserved a block of rooms through Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville. The $134 rate (1 king or 2 queens) is only good through April 6, 2023.  Click here to make your reservations.

DRESS ATTIRE

The dress is casual! Bring options for both cool and warm. Layers are optimal due to lack of control over venue temperatures. Although not required: For Friday, we are encouraging costume day to go along with our "Down on the Farm" theme. For Saturday, we are encouraging participants to wear their SFAC 2023 T-Shirts.

 

VENDORS

Several vendors will be onsite throughout the event for your convenience providing supplies for your projects. Make sure you check with the vendors at the beginning of the crop about payment methods, so you can be prepared.  Our vendors also provide us with classes and free make & takes. Don’t miss out on the cool projects at each of their booths.

 

CLASSES  Our vendors offer amazing classes each year! Most of these classes do require a small fee. The vendors will contact participants as classes are ready for registration. All class registrations/payments will be handled by the teacher.

We will also have classes provided by our SFAC volunteers that will be free to the participants. Registration for the free classes will open by the beginning of February 2023. We encourage you to sign up ahead of time for any classes you are interested in. Seating is limited and is based on a first come first serve basis. If any seats are still available the day of the event, then signups will be offered at the event. Please do not rely on this option if you really want to take a certain class. Classes can fill fast. Donations are always accepted at these classes.

GAMES, CONTESTS, AND ACTIVITIES - Join us for a weekend of fun!

  • Games: Participants will get the opportunity to join in on Friday night themed games to win some prizes, along with a few games that will be played on the other days as well. All participation is optional.

  • Online Auction: We will have our silent auction items posted on Facebook from March 1- March 10th. Online Auction will end Friday March 10th  at 9pm. If you would like to donate something to the online auction, please contact us at scrapping4acure@gmail.com. We need to receive all online auction donations by February 15, 2023.

  • CONTESTSWe will be having a few contests throughout the event. These will include: Table Décor Contest, Costume Contest, & a Thank You Card Contest.  

    • Table Décor: Participants will have Thursday evening and Friday morning to decorate their table for our annual table décor contest. Friday afternoon we will judge the tables. Table décor needs to incorporate: Scrapping for a Cure, Cystic Fibrosis, and/or "Down on the Farm" Theme. Keep in mind that our cropping tables are 6’ circles. 

    • Costume Contest will be Friday evening, with judging held shortly after dinner. Costumes can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Start planning your "Down on the Farm" theme now!

    • Thank You Cards can be made throughout the event (not beforehand), and judging will be held Saturday mid-day. The only requirement for the submitted cards is that they must fit inside a 5x7 envelope and must follow one of three sketches provided at the event. Participants can submit up to two different cards for the contest. After judging, the Thank You cards can be donated to SFAC and will be used to mail out to our sponsors and donors thanking them for their help with our event.

  • MAKE AND TAKES/CLASSES:  Participants will have the opportunity to participate in free make-n-takes provided by our vendors.  Scrapping for a Cure volunteers will also provide free make-n-takes and will also offer a free mini class. Vendors will host classes throughout the event for a small fee, and all class sign ups will be done through the instructor. Project examples and sign ups for these events/projects will be available closer to the event.

  • RAFFLE:  We will have multiple large Grand Prize Raffle items you may wish to compete for. The proceeds from the raffle are donated to CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) and all of the items are donated by our vendors and Sponsors. Tickets for the raffle items can be purchased at the event for $2/each, $10/6 tickets, or $20/13 tickets. Tickets can also be acquired by donating individually wrapped snacks or auction items. (max of 2 tickets through this method)  

OPTIONAL EXPENSES DURING THE EVENT

  • Vendor shopping

  • Silent Auction and Raffle (both online)

  • Classes – many will have payment options before event

  • Sodas available for purchase

     

WHAT TO BRING

  • Crafting supplies for your projects

  • Extension cord and power strip

  • Cushion for seat and lighting for table if desired

  • Snacks to share

  • Costume for Friday night party ("Down on the Farm" themed)

  • Table decor ("Down on the Farm" themed)

  • Your favorite sealed thermos/glass to hold your unlimited coffee/water

Early Bird Registion ends on

December 31, 2022

 

Regular Registration will run

Jan 1, 2023 thru March 1, 2023

                                     

If you have ANY questions about the registration process, let us know at scrapping4acure@gmail.com