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Old 02-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default MD * Plug for It's a Diva Crop, Rockville, April 25-27

In case anyone is looking for a fun get-away weekend, I can highly recommend It's A Diva Crop in Rockville, MD (Montgomery County/DC suburbs). I've attended the Diva's January crops two years in a row now--the 2013 crop was my first ever!--and I felt I got a lot of bang for my buck.

I scrap *and* stamp, and while there are lots of scrapbookers there, I also noticed a number of ladies stamping and making cards as well! It was very much a stamper-friendly environment. I took 3 classes at the January crop, two card-making (hosted by a SU demo), and one for Copics. There are a number of great vendors on site for the weekend, as well as a massage therapist. Oh! And the hotel--a Crown Plaza--is very, very nice. Best bacon I've had in ages! lol

Please note that I am not in any way affiliated with the Diva. I'm just a very happy customer who is looking forward to the April crop!
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Is it all inclusive, like hotel all meals and the crop?

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The hotel stay is separate. There's a special rate for the crop--IIRC, it was about $94/night at the last crop, including taxes--and the rooms are very nice! All meals are included, except Saturday lunch. The breakfast buffet was so substantial I didn't even *miss* the lunch last time. There's a café-type setting right outside the crop room, so if you want something to eat, you don't have to go far. The food was very good--best bacon I've had in years and years. lol

There are lots of prize drawings throughout the weekend. The vendors are excellent, if you want to do some shopping, or forgot to bring something with you. And there are classes, if you're into that sort of thing. (Fees are paid to the instructor.) You can schedule a massage (separate fee), and there will be spa services at the April crop, again if you're into that sort of thing. At the January/February crop, there was a swap table--you could drop off things you don't want/need anymore, and pick up something that caught your eye if you wanted at no cost. Leftovers were donated to a group in Haiti that's encouraging women to express themselves through scrapbooking. There was also a table for people who wanted to sell things they no longer needed.

Let me know if you have any other questions! Again, I'm not affiliated at all...just a very satisfied cropper!
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Just giving this a bump, since the crop is coming up in two weekends.

I won't be there most of the evening on Friday--I have tickets to a concert at Merriwether Post Pavilion in Columbia--but I'll be around the rest of the evening. If anyone from the forums is attending, please send me a PM. I'd love to meet any other SplitCoasters who might be there!
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