Friday, August 08, 2008

Win A Retreat Contest

Yes, as many of you know, Go Scrapping is hosting its first Weekend Retreat east of Toronto and we want to CELEBRATE!!

Together with five participating stores all located in that region, we have gotten together to give away a WEEKEND RETREAT WEEKEND FOR TWO to Go Scrapping's Peterborough Retreat October 3-5, 2008!

It's so exciting!

Here are the Details,
Visit one of the 5 Participating Stores Below and purchase an exclusive kit (kit will vary at each location and will cost $5). Create a layout entitled "Why I love Scrapbooking" or "Why I Scrapbook" then post it here in the comment section of THIS POST to enter to win -- don't forget to tell us which store you bought the kit from!!

Your Five Participating Stores Are:

Crop Circles: 360 George Street Peterborough. (705) 201 1097
Frogs Whiskers Ink: 39 Bridge St E Campbellford (705) 653 4335
Scrapbook Emporium: 133 Taunton Rd W Unit 3, Oshawa. (905) 721 0183
Sweet Sentiments: 6835 Hwy 62N RR#5 Belleville (613) 969 8311
Paper Paradise: 616 Rideau St, Kemptville ON (613) 258 6561

I know you are looking for specifics - so here you go! :)
the Official Rules:

The contest will run from August 8 - September 3, 2008

Participants are to purchase an exclusive contest kit from one of our participating stores:
Crop Circles, Peterborough
Scrapbook Emporium, Oshawa
Sweet Sentiments, Belleville
Paper Paradise, Kemptville
Frogs Whiskers Ink, Campbellford

and create a layout entitled "Why I Scrapbook" or "Why I love Scrapbooking."

Layouts can be 8.5x11 or 12x12 - single or double sided.

Layouts must include, but are not limited to the product supplied in the Contest Kits.

To be eligible to win, participants must leave a comment within the Comment section of THIS POST (below) indicating which Store they purchased their Contest Kit from. If you are comfortable uploading your creations onto photobucket - you can upload your layout to the Go Scrapping Photobucket Site (link on sidebar). Please title your creation: Retreat Give Away - "YOUR NAME". Photos will be approved by Go Scrapping before they are visible. If you have not uploaded your image to photobucket, YOU WILL NEED TO EMAIL YOUR PROJECT TO: All layouts will be displayed on Go Scrapping's Photobucket Site so that we can showcase all the projects. (Please note, we will acknowledge ALL entries (either by approving your picture on photobucket so it is visible or by email if you mail it to us). If you have not received an answer from us before the deadline, please email us again)

All entries will be due September 3, 5PM EST.

The Winner will be picked at random from the contest posts and will be announced later in the day, September 3, 2008

The winner will receive a Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat Package for two to the October 3-5 Retreat at the Holiday Inn Waterfront, Peterborough ON.

This prize is not transferable

If the winner is already registered for the retreat, a refund will be provided.

A thread to discuss any questions, etc for this contest has been started on the Go Scrapping Message Board . If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them there.

any questions? please email


Shelley said...

Okaaaay, I think I have this site figured out, lol. I guess I'm no.1 so get to test the waters so-to-speak of this upload process.

So... let's see, I've uploaded my photo for the Retreat Give Away and put my name, Shelley Lanthier.

I was lucky enough to be sent the information for the contest by my local shop, so jumped on it, picked up my entry Aug 14 at Paper Paradise in Kemptville, and here it is Aug 16 and I'm done! Nothing like not letting the ink or glue dry, lol! Enjoyed every exciting minute of it.

Shelley Lanthier
Nepean, Ontario

Jennifer said...

Thanks for running this contest. Had to put my thinking cap on for this one!
I visited Frogs Whiskers Ink in Campbellford - picked up a kit and used many of the items in the pack. The layout is posted on Photobucket.
Erin, ON

Shannon Wyman said...

First off...Thank-you for the great opportunity!!

I picked up my kit at Paper Paradise in Kemptville, ON and here is a link to my layout:

Now I'm off to email you!

Good luck to everyone!!

Sarah said...

Wow, lots of hard work figuring out this posting thing (thanks Tina!!) LOL

My name is Sarah Loken and I got my entry at Paper Paradise in Kemptville.

Amanda said...

Thanks for having this contest Karen, it really got me thinking :)

I purchased my kit at the Scrapbook Emporium in Oshawa and have posted my entry on Photobucket.

susanm said...

Try #2 - Scrapbook Emporium

I wanted to show some of the people that I have shared space with at crops and have enjoyed every moment and look forward to more.
I am off the weekend of the Peterborough crop!!!!! Hint Hint

Susan Mitchell

Diane said...

Super Give-Away Karen. I bought my kit at the Scrapbook Emporium in Oshawa. Jane had kits all made up by the time I got there and this is what I came up with. Haven't scrapbooked in awhile but have wanted to get back at it and this has created the perfect opportunity. Now I just have to figure out how to upload to Photobucket. Yikes. here goes.

Melanie said...

Okay Karen,
I've tried to scan the layout (12x12) except my scanner isn't that large... so I took a picture of it instead. Hope that is okay.

I bought the kit from Shari at Crop Circles in Peterborough.

Melanie Carson
Wasaga Beach, ON

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen....thank you for this fabulous opportunity to win a weekend scrapbooking retreat in Peterborough. How awesome is that.
Guess my brain is on summer hiatus because Photobucket is confusing me so will send along my layout via e-mail. My kit was bought at The Scrapbook Emporium. It's hard to see the super pp that Jane had picked for this kit but it is there!

Sandy in Scarborough

janet said...

What a great prize package! I bought the kit at Sweet Sentiments in Belville Ontario and I had been thinking of doing a layout with exactly this theme. I found it a little challenging working with papers that someone else chose but I am happy with the end result. Hope to be lucky enough to meet everyone at the retreat in October. Janet Goulet.

Rhonda said...

What else can a girl ask for but a weekend getaway to feed her passion for scrapbooking. Thanks for running the contest Karen. I have my fingers (and yes my toes) crossed with the hopes that my number comes up. I got my kit from Sweet Sentiments in Belleville. Good luck everyone!

Rhonda Lamourie
Renfrew, ON

Anonymous said...

I purchased my kit from Paper Paradise in Kemptvile and have enjoyed being creative with the elements in the kit.


Anonymous said...

I am so in need of a weekend away so here it is ......

I purchsed my kit at Paper Paradise in Kemptville and have finsihed the layout on time......Yeah

Now I can get back to scrapping my daughter's wedding.

Hope I win then I have the tough decision of who goes with me!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sue said...

I got my kit from Sweet Sentiments in Belleville. A little rushed to get it in on time!! Here's to hoping I uploaded my picture to photo bucket correctly!!