This past Saturday we hosted our very first Scrap Pink event – it was my first time doing a crop from start to finish by myself. We did it as the Divine Desert Divas but in the past, all the crops I have been a part of happened at a store or through SBR where I was not the point person. Organizing a charity crop ain't no joke!

It was rough at times, alot of work, and the last week I was in a car accident so my neck was killing me. It seemed the sky was falling for all of our volunteers…moving this weekend…throwing out backs…sick family members…getting sick themselves…trying to gather donations with no car! In the end, our event was


We raised $2232 for the cause!

Everyone kept coming up to us during the event saying what a great time they were having, how yummy the food and snac
ks were, how they loved the table decor, how we outdid ourselves! It was so great to see our hard work, hours of meetings and preparation, and sleepless nights pay off. We're already planning next year's event!

Here are some highlights from the event:

Diva Jennifer Priest and Princess Crops Alot Pat Wilson

We've got “Fairy Divas In Training”! That's Shelbie and Katie to be exact ;)

Ashley got her groove on to try to win an extra goodie bag!

Pat showing off her Scrap Pink flair

Lots of cropping was going on!!

Hand massages by Arbonne!!

Yvonne Ojeda, Education Director for Komen for the Cure Inland Empire came at tea time to educate us about Komen, their mission, and about breast health. Our volunteer, Jennifer Ward, is seen here chatting and getting support from Yvonne – Jennifer has a family member who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Not only did we fundraise, we spread hope and support!

This event was made possible by donations from:

Queen of Philanthropy: Cathy Wilson
(Cathy was unable to stay at the event due to a family emergency- we appreciate your generosity in giving to this worthy cause Cathy!!)

Queen of Sweets: Lara Askin
Lara came to the event all the way from Sacramento and made a homemade sweet!

Thanks again to everyone who made this event a success. We were amazed, humbled, and delighted at the support of the attendees, our tireless volunteers, and the Divine Desert Divas, without whom this would not have been possible. And thank you to Scrapbook Royalty for helping us with the administrative side!!

Happy Cropping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. Whoa- looks like a rad time had by all!

    Posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:42 am