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!

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!