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Join me in these upcoming Scrapbooking in Maine events!

Scrapbooking Events in Maine 2015


“Girls just wanna have FUN!”

***This event is now full, but I have a waiting list and it’s very likely you will get in since we always have last minute cancellations.



9 a.m. WELCOME!  Set up, meet and greet, sit your butt in a seat (that last part came from teacher Karen!).  Now the fun begins!

11 a.m. We LOVE having you here at NSD! Treat Time

Noon – Lunch on your own

1 pm Treat.Time: kick off those shoes, and kick up your heels!

2 P.M. GJWHF (Swanky gift bag)- everyone comes to pick up their bag, and we show you FUN things (or, “you must listen to us before you get your Swanky gift!”)

5 p.m. Altered Art with Pam Wiswell (Tab album)

Dinner on your own

7 p.m. Treat. Time

7 p.m.  Stars and swirls breakout (Lanita)

8 p.m. Kraft time with Klever Karen Madden (cardboard mini album smash book style)


“You name it” Custom Imprinting for albums will be here all day! (see notes)

9 a.m. M&T Legacy Border with Karen (oldies but goodies!)

11 a.m. Treat. Time “Strip or Stripe, you decide”

LUNCH- take your ticket to hotel restaurant for some yummy nourishment

1 PM  Klever Karen Madden repeats the mini album

2 p.m. GJWHF repeat of Fancy gift bag and Dainty Gift Bag (ONLY for those who were not here on Friday)

4 p.m. Altered Art with Karen “Simply said-re-made”

Dinner on your own

7 p.m. Treat. Time

8 p.m. Pajama crop time: Photo booth (this will be so much fun!)

Lanita shows GJWHF samples to those who hadn’t seen yet


10 M&T Enchanted Chomp (Lanita)

10 Treat. Time

11 SHARING TIME!  In big room – this is where YOU GET TO SHINE by sharing your favorite page.

LUNCH in hotel restaurant, bring your ticket

Finish up your projects..  We have lots more to show you, but we always seem to run out of time, so will not schedule it in.


**This year for the first time we will have two ladies from YOU NAME IT custom imprinting.  They can imprint titles and other things to your album SPINE and COVER.  The price is reasonable, and done on site. (Similar to Persona imprinting that CM used to do)  $8 per line (“Made with love my mom” is an example)  and $8 per graphic (they will show what they have available)

WHAT TO BRING:  If it’s not an album you are working on, bring JUST THE SPINE AND THE COVER – especially if you want 10 albums imprinted – no need to bring all the albums!  If you are not sure about this service – I recommend bringing something to emboss anyway, just in case… I think you will LOVE THIS SERVICE!!!!

HOTEL booking  DEADLINE is FRIDAY, Feb. 13.  Please don’t delay in booking, there are 12 rooms left in the room block, you can always cancel 3 days prior to the event if you can’t attend.

****Even if you are NOT coming to NSD, you are welcome to bring albums to have them embossed, shop, see the ideas.  You will feel the energy and will be inspired to continue your album projects.

** Melissa will be there all three days for massages, $15 for 15 minutes.

**SPECIALS:  $1, $2, $3, $5 sale baskets, will be well marked.  LOVE a sale!

Orders over $300 will have FREE shipping.

***Looking for a roommate? Let me know and I can pair you with someone else who is looking.

**Do you need an outlet? Please let me know and also bring your own extension cord and tape to tape it down to the floor.

**You are welcome to bring a small table to put on the end of your allotted area to add table space.

++Susan will be offering two services: ‘scanning on demand’ and “Cricut on demand” for a nominal fee. Also she will have Disney Cricut cutouts for purchase.

++++If you registered but have not paid, please send in your registration fee to hold your spot.  We have filled up and have a waiting list!

I’m sure I’ll think of a few more things, but this is enough for now.





DATE: March 13-15 9 a.m. Friday-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine

COST:  $85 one day $70 two days $40 one day

You can reserve your room NOW If you want, by asking for the

 CM Room Block at Hilton Garden Inn 207-865-1433.

Room rates are based on the number of people as usual (we’re including breakfast and lunch again) and are as follows:

1 person              $134.00/night

2 people              $154.00/night

3 people              $174.00/night

4 people              $194.00/night

Room rates are per room, not per person.  Guests have until February 13th to make their reservations.

And you can sign up for the event itself by e-mailing me (Lanita!) 

or calling me at 207-975-4700

Lanita’s 2014 Annual Creative Memories Open House. TWO WEEK-ENDS THIS YEAR!

 November 16 & 17 (Sunday and Monday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 73 Molyneaux Rd. Camden

 December 7 & 8 (Sunday and Monday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Because Memories Matter, I want to help you REMEMBER IT….CHERISH IT…..SHARE it with the BEST of both worlds: **The OLD CREATIVE MEMORIES IS BACK! ** and the ease of the Ahni and Zoe style.

**Book cloth 12×12 albums in MANY beautiful colors along with plain white, Spargo and Natural pages/page protectors. **Papers, tools, kits, borders, printed pages and MORE FUN STUFF!

** NEW THIS YEAR—I can now help you with your  OLD MOVIES (8mm, vhs, reel to reel) with a service by      Legacy Republic video conversion to digital format!  BRING them and you can have them converted by Christmas. You will even have access to them on your computer and iphone so you can share with loved ones!

**At Open House my whole downstairs area is filled with scrapbooking products and ideas. It’s Scrapbooking heaven! As you Wander through  the rooms, there will be 4 stations where you can make borders and pages to take home.

**Warm cookies, hot cider, holiday cheer.  **Gift Buffet– lots of gifts for you!  Bring a friend (NEW to me!) for an extra gift!

RSVP to Lanita 207-975-4700.  Can’t wait for you to see all the FUN in store for you at OPEN HOUSE 2014!



A FREE come and go Crop at Lanita’s : Sunday, June 8 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Stay all day or work on a quick project and stay less time.  Either way, there will be homemade Cinnamon Rolls in the morning; Authentic Mexican food in the afternoon.

 this crop is FREE, as a Celebration of Father’s Day!   73 Molyneaux Rd. Camden Maine. Call to reserve your spot.  Lanita 207-230-0569.

Croptoberfest 2014


Sebasco Harbor Resort *

Friday-Sunday, October 17-18-19 2014

**Scroll down for UPDATED Croptoberfest schedule! Grab a friend and join us for a Great Fall Weekend away scrapbooking in beautiful Sebasco Resort in Sebasco, Maine.   What can be better than a Fall Scrapbooking event in Maine with the beautiful Fall colors slowly fading into Winter beauty. Sebasco harbor This amazing event will start Friday morning at 10:00 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. The fee includes:   Your OWN 6 ft. TABLE to the first 60 people who register, then   two people per 8 ft. table; Gifts with a value of $60 throughout the three days,  breakouts with learning sessions, drawings, customized ‘goodies’ and Gifts, ideas, and the very BEST part is 3 days of Scrapbook Heaven!!  Our Scrapbooking room is filled with large windows, surrounded by water view, flowers and natural scenery. A full line of Ahni and Zoe albums and accessories, Creative Memories albums, 12×12 pages, page protectors, tools, decorative paper and much more will be available for purchase on site.  If you want to order something anytime before the event call Lanita at 207-230-0569.  or go to www.ahniandzoe.come/lanitamedina NEED PRODUCT NOW?  order anytime!  Just call to order FORMER CREATIVE MEMORIES albums and other various supplies.   *Located Route 217 Sebasco Estates, Maine, 04565 (Phippsburg Maine) 1-800-225-3819    Take a look here Hotel Information: Our 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. A destination resort with 550 acres, Sebasco is located less than one hour north of Portland, only thirty minutes from Freeport’s distinctive shopping and twelve miles from Bath, the historic City of Ships.  Accommodations include our original Main Inn, Harbor Village and Fairwinds Spa suites, the famous Lighthouse along with waterfront and village cottages.  Take a look here.     SCHEDULE: Croptoberfest 2014  October 17-19 Sebasco Harbor Resort, near Phippsburg, Maine Your ‘Staycation” event ‘Down by the Ocean’.     Friday 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   SATURDAY 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.   Sunday 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     SOME DETAILS:  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!   Your three day, two night Room rental includes: Friday Noon break/snack, Friday Dinner; Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Snack/break; Sunday Brunch & Break/ 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 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. Your room rate is for the entire Week end, which includes two nights, 4 meals, 4 breaks/snacks, all taxes and gratuities. Admiral Suite Breakdown with four per room: $50 per night, $99 for meals for 3 days, ALL taxes and gratuities included.   You well know how quickly these events fill up, so RSVP today!     When you reserve your room, you will be charged half the amount and the remaining amount will be due September 15. We will collect event fees by 9/30/2014, and we encourage you to Please book your room early…book directly with Sebasco 1-800-225-3819.  Ask for the Creative Memories room block. You can e-mail Lanita at to sign up, or call me at 207-230-0569.  Send your registration fee to Lanita Medina 73 Molyneaux Rd. Camden Maine 04843. More information will be posted  later, we just want to make sure you SAVE THE DATE and reserve your spot! For more information on ALL these events, contact Lanita Medina at 207-230-0569 or by e-mail  For the NEW SIMPLIFIED LINE of albums, see    

National Scrapbook Day  Dates for 2015 are March 13-15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport Maine.  More details after Croptoberfest!


Can’t wait to see you at my next Crop!

Celebrate your beautiful life in 2014 by attending one of my upcoming Gatherings:

January 2014 –

MOPS Crop: annual fundraising Crop Saturday night, January 18 from 5 p.m. till midnight and  Sunday, January 19  all day.

This event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday and ends Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Seventh-Day Adventist Church in “The Great Room” conference room. This beautiful, sunny well-lit area has plenty of “cropping and spreading out” room; Each cropper can have their own table; Kitchen and bathroom close by; Located at 333 Main St. Brunswick, Maine, right next to Parkview Hospital.


You already know the value of family photos.  Now Ahni & Zoe by Creative Memories almost has a magical way to albumize them and help get your photos back into your life in a simple, quick and easy way.  It’s a perfect solution for busy moms with small children.  We’ve changed album making to be more relevant to today’s times, with the ELEVEN  NEW Ahni & Zoe line of albums.  With these you can complete a full album with 74-85 pictures in 2 hours or less and it will have a personalized unique look that matches YOUR photos; At this Crop you will also get the GREATEST home cooked 4 meals, and snacks;  optional learning sessions where I will provide the supplies for them. … being around friends and fellow scrapbookers, gleaning ideas from others…. and TIME to do something important with your pictures, of course! (like Celebrating your Beautiful life!) In addition, you are invited to attend the Sabbath Church service on Saturday morning, January 18, from 11 a.m. till noon.  This is only a few hours before the Crop starts, so come early and enjoy some spiritual refreshment first! Afterwards join us for  a vegetarian Fellowship meal, and a few hours later you will be able to set up your scrapbooking table and more fun continues! COST:  $35 for Saturday night and Sunday, $25 for Sunday only.  Come join the fun and be a part of our group! For more information on ALL these events, contact Lanita Medina at 207-230-0569 or by e-mail


Luv-2-Crop a lot mini-retreat: Sunday February 2, 9 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. Cost: $10. Call Lanita at 230-0569

March 2014



Scrapbooking Retreat 2014 Friday-Sunday, March 14-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport Maine.   FEATURES: We will start on Friday morning at 9:00 and go until Sunday at 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 40.00 for one day, 70.00 for two days and 80.00 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, 2014   *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. ****Fill out the National Scrapbook Day Registration form 2014 ; Send it in with your payment and you’re in! This retreat does fill up fast, and you CAN sign up now!



2013 Annual Open House is past, but 2014 dates will be posted during the summer!

Sunday and Monday, December  8 & 9,  2013 From 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.  BonusPreview time:  Friday December 6 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.

Celebrating the BIRTH of the NEW Ahni and Zoe by Creative Memories!  “It’s a beautiful life.  Share it.” 

Who do you know that needs the affirmation a photo album can give?  Who is that person that has said “I can’t scrapbook, I’m not creative”?  Invite these  friends and come celebrate At my Open House as you wander through rooms full of ideas on how you can share your Beautiful Life with those you love through photo albums.  Discover the NEW Ahni and Zoe way of printing your photos, and getting them quickly into an album that will look AMAZING!  Make tags for gifts;  Bring 75 printed pictures, show them to me and I will put your name into a drawing for a FREE Fast 2 Fabulous album!  Stations will be set up where you can play with the new albums; Wanting to stock up on former Creative Memories products?  Stress about it no more!  I have Pages and Page protectors, Flex Hinge albums, stickers and paper galore – come on over and shop.   Find freebies throughout the house as you wander through each room; enjoy hot cider and home made chocolate chip cookies. Try the new “Buckeye Dip” as you look at the all new Ahni & Zoe products!

Yes indeed, Open House is coming right up!  SUNDAY and MONDAY 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.  December 8 & 9.

At Lanita’s: 73 Molyneaux Rd. Camden, Maine 04843. 

Plus FRIDAY BONUS DAY, December 6, from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.

**Get a head start by coming on FRIDAY between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and preview the NEW Ahni & Zoe product, and even  MAKE an album!  Oh yes…. it is the perfect gift!  all you need to do is bring 75 of your favorite pictures and in 1 hour you will be finished. From Snap to Print to Display.  DONE.
**HOW TO blend the old CM with the new A&Z (LOTS of former CM product displayed all over the house!)
**Bring a friend NEW to me:  BOTH your names will go into a drawing for a New Fast2Fabulous album.
**Visit my Gift Buffet, overflowing with fun goodies
***Shop, eat, pause at the $1 basket and the 60% off items and enjoy a good sale
** Taste some exotic yummy snacks and A&Z Pink Velvet cupcakes and other goodies