Upcoming Events

Scrapbooking events:

*help you get your photos into albums
*learn new techniques
*socialize with friends
*have time just for YOU
*eat, relax, shop
*travel down Memory Lane
*I’m sure you can think of many more…

Join me in these upcoming Scrapbooking in Maine events!


At Sebasco Harbor Resort, Friday-Sunday, October 17-18-19 2014

*Located Route 217 Sebasco Estates, Maine, 04565 (Phippsburg Maine) 1-800-225-3819.  Take a look at this beautiful place here .

This amazing event will start Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. and go until 2 pm Sunday. Scrapbooking Event fee is 35.00 for one day, 60.00 for two days and 70.00 for three days of scrapping.

We just finished the Patrick Dempsey bike ride and as we rode, we were feeling the NEED for some SPEED… and what comes after a fun event like that? Oh yes!  some rest, some sharing of photos, some texting “guess who I saw!”  (I saw Karen Wolfe there!)  Oh, Sure, Patrick Dempsey was there too and we got pictures with him, but more importantly, there were FRIENDS to ride with,  hang out with,  eat with and take ‘selfies’ with. And, even some fun freebies. Best of all, the fundraising benefits a special cause!

 Are YOU  feeling the NEED for some SPEED to get on down to the delightful Sebasco Harbor Resort for some sharing of photos, being with friends, pampering, eating and GIFTS???? Are you ready to affirm someone with an album and bless them with pictures, words, stories? Or it’s just time for you to get away and be with ‘the girls’…
(did I mention that the Gifts will be over $60 throughout the three days?) also breakouts with learning sessions, drawings, customized ‘goodies’ and Gifts, ideas, and the very BEST part is 3 days of Scrapbooking Heaven!! Our Scrapbooking room is filled with large windows, surrounded by a golf course, water view, flowers and natural scenery.

Your three day, two night Room fee includes: Friday Noon substantial snack, Friday Dinner; Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Lunch, evening Snack/break; Sunday Brunch & Break/snack.

Hotel Resort Room rates for three days, two nights:

4 people per room $199 per person for the entire week end. All room rates Include taxes and gratuities. Breakdown with four per room: $50 per night, $99 for meals for 3 days.

3 people per room is $210 per person for the entire week end.

2 people per room: $235 for the entire week end.

One person per room $342 for the entire week end.

Hotel Information: The property is among Mid-coast Maine’s most beautiful New England style resorts. Situated on the rocky coast of Casco Bay, you will be surrounded by magnificent views of harbors, islands and rolling hills. Sebasco is located less than one hour north of Portland, only thirty minutes from Freeport and twelve miles from Bath, the historic City of Ships. Accommodations for our Scrapbooking group will be in the original Main Inn,
About the food: Maine’s fresh flavors are our culinary focus at Sebasco Harbor Resort. We provide the best of what this region has to offer with creative, healthy and delicious results. We believe that the food we grow, procured from the local community – it’s Pure Maine! Supporting local farmers and serving wholesome organic food.

HOW TO PREPARE: 1) grab your stacks of pictures and sort them HERE, or 2) sort at home by taking sticky notes with dates/locations and laying those on an empty table,  Then take your photos and start plopping them down where the date/location of the sticky note is. 

3) THEN you will know what to bring – depending on what photos you are working on.
Side note: if you are like me, my ‘security blanket’ is bringing it all…. so that is okay too!

9:00AM – “Race” on in and start setting up!!!!!  in the Cornelius Room. “On your mark, get set, go” with 50 pictures to fully utilize today’s gift! (no need to stress, this is just for FUN!)

10:00 AM – WELCOME, announcements – we are SO GLAD you’re here!

11:00 AM – “Take one for the Team” make n’ Take in Fore Deck. Bring tape runner, 12 inch trimmer.

12:00 PM – “Refueling” Break/Snack time – yummy muffins, yogurt, juice, fruit and more!

(if that’s not enough, there are snack shacks out by the water where you can grab a sandwich or ice cream or… )

1:00 PM – Drawing ! Treat Time “Down by the Ocean

2:00 PM – Bordermania “Sea border” (you can come ‘see’ if you want to make it first!) in the Fore Deck. Bring your tape runner and trimmer, other supplies will be provided.

3:00 PM –

4:00 PM – Altered Art “Cubes” in the Fore Deck  ** See special price for Shape Maker.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – “Refueling” Dinner in the Pilot House

8:00 PM – SUMMER Treat time; Pajama Crop Time in the Cornelius Room



9:00 AM – “Refueling” Breakfast in the Pilot House

10:00 AM – Make sure you see the ideas posted using today’s gift!

11:00 AM -“Hocus Pocus” Make n Take in the Fore Deck

1 p.m. DRAWING and  “Fantastic FALL” Treat Time!

3:00 PM- “Rounding the Bend” refueling Lunch in the Pilot House

4:00 PM- Altered Art – Fore Deck

6:00 PM  - Make-n-take “Enchanted Titles” GIFT with breakout

7:00 PM – “Refueling” Break/ Snack time

8:00PM – TREAT TIME “Wonderful Winter by the waterways”

9:00 PM - “Circle and Waves”  Bordermaker in the Aft Deck – supplies provided.


8:00AM – Make n Take  “Sea to C”

9:00 AM – “Refueling” Break

10:00AM – “Sign up for Spring!” Treat Time

11:00 AM – “Fantastic Finish!” turn in your ‘goal’ sheets and receive your winning prize!

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ~ “Refueling” Brunch in the Pilot House

1:00 PM – “We’ve come full Circle!” and Drawing in the Cornelius Room

2:00 PM – Pack up & See you in March (Spring!) for National Scrapbook day! (yes, you can sign up already! March 13-15, 2015


SPECIALS:  Shape maker bundle for $30 includes Square, Circle, Puzzle and Circle tag.

Tape Runner: buy 5, get one Free!

Other specials will be marked – ½ price items, $1 basket and more!

SCRAPBOOK PRODUCTS:  YES!  We have plenty of product – NEW product too!  Super exciting news we have to share with you… so be prepared for AWESOMENESS!

MASSAGES:  We have two services this year:

1)    a 1 hour (yes!  1 hour treat!) foot massage and pedicure for only $35 by Jayna. The 1 hour will include a relaxing foot soak, cuticle care, filing, buffering and foot massage, finished off with polish – all while you visit and socialize!

2)    15 minute massages (shoulder, back, arms) by my very own Krista Medina! She is the newest RN in our family and took a Massage Therapy elective and I can testify that she is GOOD! (non biased opinion of course!). $10 for 15 minutes.

And last but not least, Creative Memories is under new ownership – yes indeed, Shipmates – 1) the Creative Memories name is back!  2) the products will be a combination of Ahni and Zoe fun and easy simplified albums, and Creative Memories tried and true book cloth albums, paper, tools and more fun stuff!!!!

More details WILL be forthcoming!

Really Truly I can’t wait to see you all and have a spectacular time!

You can e-mail Lanita at medina@midcoast.com to sign up, or call me

at 207-230-0569.

February 2013

Luv-2-Crop a lot mini-retreat: Sunday February 10. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lanita’s home on 73 Molyneaux Rd. Camden, Maine. FEATURES: 2 meals: homemade Cinnamon Rolls and fruit +; Full Authentic Mexican Dinner with homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies; Goodie bag, 2 projects with ingredients provided, cropping time, and a relaxed atmosphere. Bonus: Want to start on Saturday at 5 p.m.? I have room for 5 in comfy beds, 2 on inflatable mattresses. Be the first to sign up! Cost: $20. Call Lanita at 230-0569

March 2013


“Life is Better with Friends … and Memories”  Scrapbooking Retreat 2013

Friday-Sunday, March 8-10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport Maine.

FEATURES: We will start on Friday morning at 10:00 and go until Sunday until 6pm. The scrapbooking room will be open day and night for your cropping convenience and fun. Please grab your friends and join us for a great weekend away scrapbooking. Or, make new friends while you are here!  This week end is made for YOU.  There will be breakout learning sessions throughout the week end – they are very fun, informative and also optional.  Scrapbook the entire time, or learn new techniques and experience all the fun we’ve planned for you.  Drawings, surprises, daily gifts and much more.  The cropping room has plenty of windows and, should this retreat fall on a Snowy day, you can watch the snowflakes lazily fall while you are cozily scrapbooking!  It’s a very peaceful, cozy feeling.
Cost is 35.00 for one day, 60.00 for two days and 75.00 for three days of pure Scrapbooking JOY.

Room rental prices are 125.00 for single, 145.00 for two, 165.00 for three and 185.00 for four; this package includes breakfast and lunch for the next day.     The Hilton Garden Inn is Located at 5 Park Street in Freeport, Maine. To make your reservations, or for questions call  207-865-1433 Ask for the Creative Memories Room Block.  Room Reservation Cut-Off date is FEBRUARY 18, 2013

*Breakfast and deli lunch are included in room rate. Restaurant is on site.

*A sign up sheet for Massages will be available at the retreat.

** When you register, updated information will be sent directly to you.  pay for both with the ‘two-crop’ special: a $10 product certificate for EACH event

****Registration form; copy and send in with your payment!   This retreat does fill up fast, so please sign up soon.

April 2013


“April’s Ocean Showers”,  Scrapbooking Retreat 2013

Thursday evening -Sunday,  April 18-21, 2013 at The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.

FEATURES: This special April Crop is a NEW 2013 event featuring the newly released National Scrapbook Day exclusive gifts  that will be different than the March 8-10 retreat. You will also have 16 extra cropping hours – The scrapbooking room will be open day and night for your cropping convenience!  Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the ocean in one of the several lounges featuring Maine Post and Beam architecture; Take a brisk morning walk to the Lighthouse on the Breakwater for a 1 mile walk each way and fill your lungs will the wonderful smell of Ocean air.  Or, sleep in as you bask in the comfy Down covers of your Ocean View room.  OR, Scrapbook day and night.  This is YOUR Retreat, make it what you want it to be.  We will have special Breakout learning sessions that will feature a product/project with  ideas on how to use it, a Make-n-Take and a drawing for that particular item…  YES!  Every breakout will include GIFTS!  Some breakouts will be 5 minutes, others 30 minutes.  You will always go back to your table with something new to take home.  Some Breakouts will be repeated two days; We will have  Drawings for albums, Shape Makers, cri-cut, Display Frame, and more.

Attend both March and April National Scrapbook Day events, and 1) get a TON of pictures into albums; 2) pay for both with the ‘two-crop’ special: a $15 product certificate for EACH event , 3)Relax by staying up till all hours of the night and ‘chillin’ with friends… or relax by sleeping a lot and making several Fast2Fabulous albums and going home with completed albums either way!

Samoset Resort Room Rate special: $99 single/double occupancy 2 Queen beds, Garden View.  $119 double occupancy, 2 Queen beds, Ocean view.  ROOMS MUST BE RESERVED BY March 4, 2013 for this special rate.

Retreat fee: 1 day $55 (Includes Thursday afternoon/evening and all day Friday;
Welcome reception Thursday evening and 2 meals Friday)
2 days $115 (includes 2 meals, hands on classes, all supplies provided)
3 days $195 (includes 2 meals, breakouts, drawings, and all of the above.)

Updated information will be sent to you when you sign up.

Register here by printing form, sending in your registration fee to Lanita Medina 73 Molyneaux Rd. Camden, Maine 04843

October 2013


If you are planning events for the year 2013, don’t forget to add in the possibility of Croptoberfest 2013 again!

This year I have TWO back to back WEEK ENDS: Friday-Sunday, October 11-13 and Friday-Sunday October 18-20 at The Hampton Inn, Freeport Maine.

This is also our annual Make-a-Wish fundraiser! In 2013 we made enough pages for 6 albums for Wish Bags. THANK YOU for helping with this amazing project!

Retreat fee:

$65 for three days (includes 3 meals)

$50 for two days (includes 2 meals)

$35 for one day (includes 1 meal)
Room Rate: $149 quad occupancy, breakfast included.

Event Registration form CROPTOBERFEST in MAINE 2013

You can reserve your hotel room online at: Hampton Inn Freeport

Group Name: Lanita’s Columbus Day Weekend CROPTOBERFEST Scrapbooking Retreat
Group Code: LM2
Check-in: 11-OCT-2013
Check-out: 13-OCT-2013
Hotel Name: Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick
Hotel Address: 194 Lower Main Street
Freeport, Maine
Phone Number: 207.865.1400

October 18-20 book your Hotel room: Hampton Inn Crop part 2

Group Name: Lanita’s Fall Croptoberfest part 2 Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat
Group Code: LMS
Check-in: 18-OCT-2013
Check-out: 20-OCT-2013
Hotel Name: Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick
Hotel Address: 194 Lower Main Street
Freeport, Maine
Phone Number: 207.865.1400

More information will be posted in August 2013 or sooner!

Events we’ve had already and will repeat in 2014:

MOPS Crop: Mother’s of Preschoolers annual January 19-20 Saturday starts at 5 p.m. till Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Brunswick, Maine.


BOOT KAMP:  4 hours. 150-200 photos. 1 Power Palette. 1 tape runner. 1 pen. 1 album. All for $99. 30 pages full of your pictures. DONE!  Go home hugging an album.  This new session to ‘get your pictures done’ is the MOST popular.  All my events will have this Kamp session built in.  OPTION 2: Quick kits pre-decorated kit: 100-110 pictures. One Quick Kit. 1 Tape Runner. 1 Pen.  Done.  Go home hugging an album!  $65. Choose from Baby, Travel, Family, Fast to Fabulous albumWedding, Recipe.

To sign up for any of these events contact Lanita Medina at 207-230-0569 or e-mail medina@midcoast.com.

More information will be posted on these upcoming events – stay tuned!