CAW schedule 2017-12 v02

Prices do not include HST unless noted.
Pre-registration is required for all classes, workshops and events.
Registration is on a first come – first served basis
so we recommend reserving your place early.

Crop A While’s 2017 Holiday Hours
Open Saturday, Dec 23 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday Dec 24, Monday Dec 25 and Tuesday, Dec 26
Open Wednesday, Dec 27  to Saturday, Dec 30 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 and Monday, Jan 1, 2018
Return to regular hours on Tuesday, January 2


2017 Caring HeartsThank You to all participants in the
2017 Caring Hearts Card Drive!

Update: As of November 26th,
the Crop A While community had contributed more than 3,100 cards.
The cards will be distributed in long term care facilities – little messages of love to ensure that elderly residents know they have not been forgotten.
Most of the cards will remain in the Ottawa area, but some will go to other provinces, some will make their way to communities in the north and some will travel across the ocean to Australia or Europe.
Thank you so much for making this year’s drive
such an amazing success!


 Wednesday, November 20 to Friday December 8 – ‘Angel Tree Drive’
The holiday season is a time to reach out and share with those less fortunate in our community. Crop A While has joined the local Angel Tree program to ensure little ones have presents under the tree on Christmas morning.  See any of the Crop A While Team for details on the program and how you can be an Angel to a child this year.

Thursday, November 30 / Friday, December 1 – ‘Tis the Season’
Watercolour card and tag workshop with Heather Telford
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In this class you will create two snowy cards and a handful of sparkly, colourful tags with Darkroom Door stamps and Penny Black dies. You will personalize your projects with your choice of stamps and Ranger distress stains and oxide inks.
Thursday session: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday session: 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
Cost: $38
What to bring: adhesive, liquid adhesive, scissors, tweezers, spritzer, water jar, size 4-6 round and 1″ watercolour paintbrushes, masking tape, firm surface to tape watercolour panel to, Versamark ink pad, white gel pen.
Optional but helpful: MISTI or similar stamp positioning tool, your favourite colours of distress or oxide inks (there will be many colours available for the class to use), and clear Wink of Stella pen.



Saturday, December 2 – ‘Let’s Celebrate’ Holiday Mega Crop
Mega Crop IconWe’re celebrating the holidays with a 12-hour in-store crop.
Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Cost: $35 includes lunch, snacks, prizes and of course – goodies.
Call 613-424-6831 to register – and to make your lunch selection.
Full payment (non-refundable) is required at the time of registration.

Thursday, December 7 – ‘Fall Express 6’ – being rescheduled!
Scrapbooking workshop with Carole Fulton

Saturday, December 9 – ‘Angels Among Us’
Card and technique workshop with Tom Fulton
Angels Among UsWhat can you do with just one die? Dies are expensive and it is important to get the most out of them. Join Tom as he takes you through a variety of simple techniques to create 10 different looks with just one die. You will be working with inks, stains, pigment powders and glitter so dress for some messy fun!
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
What to bring:
tools, craft mat, small scissors (for fussy cutting), paper trimmer, ruler, die pick, brayer, craft knife, adhesives, pop-ups and apron.
Gloves are recommended for those who don’t like colourful hands.

Sunday, December 10 – ‘Christmas Sparkles’
Card class with Marilyn Fortin
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Glitters, metallics, foils, fancy folds, dry embossing, heat embossing … lots of sparkling techniques to dress up your holiday wishes.
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
What to bring:
tools, scissors, paper trimmer, ruler, adhesives, and pop-ups.
Some of the pastes and inks can be messy – you may want to bring and apron.

Friday, December 15 – ‘I Love Christmas’ Mini-Album
Mini-album workshop with Carolyne Joly
2016-11-20-mini-album-1-cj-smCarolyne Joly is back with her Christmas-themed accordion mini-album. This 6″x6″ accordion mini-album makes a perfect keepsake for Holiday memories.
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
$45 (materials included)
What to bring: basic tools, scissors, paper trimmer, ruler, adhesives, Sookwang or similarly strong double-sided tape, and pop-ups

Saturday, December 16 – ‘Men’s Shopping Day’
Tom will host Crop A While’s annual Men’s Shopping Day for last minute shopping.  Guys (or significant others) will get 10% discount on their holiday purchases (excluding gift certificates). And the Crop A While elves will be available to help with any wrapping.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ladies – don’t forget to stop by Crop A While and fill in your Wish List Cards by Dec 15 so we know what you are hoping to find under the tree this year.


Saturday, December 16 – ‘Camelia Carnation’
Card workshop with Trina St Michael.
HCCK1-391Heartfelt Creations’ newest release includes the delightful Carnation. Beautifully ruffled in delicate layers and commonly gifted to express love, fascination, and distinction, the carnation is certainly a favourite.  Create the three cards in the kits and one specially designed by Trina.
1:30 to 4:30 pm
Cost: $45
What to bring: tools, scissors, paper trimmer, ruler, adhesives, pop-ups and flower shaping tools.




Participation is on a first come first served basis so we recommend registering in advance to ensure your place is reserved.  To register, drop in or call 613-424-6831.

Every Tuesday – Loonie-Toonie Tuesday Crops
Every Thursday – Loonie-Toonie Thursday Crops
Time to get together, make new friends and create some beautiful memories. Advance registration is required for this popular crop time.
Time:     10:00 am to 5:00 pm / Cost:  $3 (HST included)

Wednesday Drop-in Crops – When the crop room is not being used for a scheduled event, it is available for you to work on your own projects.
Time:    10:00 am to 5:00 pm / Cost:    $6 (HST included)

Friday Anti-Stress Crops – End the week with some fun creative time.
When the crop room is not being used for a scheduled event, it is available for you to work on your own projects. Come all day or just for the evening.
All Day:     10:00 am to 9:00 pm / Cost:  $10 (HST included)
Evening Only:  5:00 pm to 9:00 pm / Cost:  $6 (HST included)

Saturday Drop-in Crops are held when there are no classes or special events.
Time:     10:00 am to 5:00 pm / Cost:   $10 (HST included)

Sunday Drop-in Crops are held when there are no classes or special events.
Time:   12:00 to 4:00 pm / Cost:   $6 (HST included)