Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jody and Crops of Luv on Phoenix TV Shows!

More good news for Crops of Luv!  Home Shopping Network (HSN) has connected with two Phoenix-based TV shows that want to do on-air segments with Crops of Luv as a result of our recent contest win on HSN!  We are beyond excited at the publicity/exposure COL is receiving.  Our founder, Jody McNelis, will be on-air with Arizona Family and Better Arizona programs as follows:  BE SURE TO SET YOUR DVRs so you don't miss Jody and COL on TV this week!

·         Arizona Family
o    Sunday, April 19 @ 7:15 a.m.
o    Would like to speak with you on your decision start Crops of Luv and the impact it has had thus far
·         Better Arizona
o    Thursday, April 17 in the early afternoon
o    Would like to speak with you about how you started Crops of Luv and would love to have a family that was impacted by it on-air to share their album
o    Segment would air next Wednesday (4/22) at 6:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Great News for Crops of Luv!

Congratulations!   Your organization will be announced live on April 12th at 7pm EST on HSN in honor of our HSN Cares $1,000 a Day Giveaway. The nomination we received for Crops of Luv from Lana Davenport inspired everyone who saw it and we are looking forward to making this announcement on air and also sharing the details on www.HSN.com/HSNCares .  

This was the basic email we received notifying us that my essay submittal had been chosen and Crops of Luv would be receiving $1,000 from HSN!  How awesome is that!  Be sure to set your DVRs to record HSN on April 12th at 7 pm (EST), or 4 pm (PST).   

I got a phone call early this morning from HSN and was soooo surprised and thrilled for Crops of Luv.  Then I had the pleasure of calling Jody and telling her the great news!  What a lovely start to our Thursday!  So excited for Crops of Luv!  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


There are recurring events as well as one-time events.  The addresses for the recurring events are as follows:

Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted):  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Crops of Luv Studio (11424 S. Pawnee Circle, Phoenix, AZ  85044).  Phone: (480) 634-7763

2nd Wednesday of Every Month (unless otherwise noted):  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm hosted by Julie Lucian at Kelly Hammond's Home, 2124 E. Kerry Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024 (just north of Union Hills and west of Cave Creek Road).  Julie can be reached at JLucian@cox.net or (602) 330-6025.

Arizona Community Church Crops (dates and times TBD).  Location is 9325 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (just south of Warner Road).

Ahwatukee Recreational Center (events/dates/times TBD).  Location is 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive, Phoenix, AZ  85044.

APRIL 2015:
Wednesday, 8 April:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 11 April:  COL Yard Sale from 7 am to noon at 2202 West Farmdale, Mesa AZ 85202

Saturday,25 April:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

MAY 2015:
Wednesday, 13 May:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday,16 May:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

JUNE 2015:
Wednesday, 10 June:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 18 June:  Tucson Retreat

JULY 2015:
Wednesday, 8 July:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 16 July:  COL at Scrap Sistaz Retreat

Saturday, 18 July:  COL at Scrap Sistaz Retreat from 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, 25 July:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

AUGUST 2015:
Wednesday, 12 August:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Friday, 4 September through Tuesday, 8 September:  COL Sedona Retreat

Wednesday, 9 September:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 17 September through Saturday, 19 September:  COL at Quick Quotes Retreat in Palm Springs CA

Saturday, 26 September COL at Creating Keepsakes Convention in Mesa, AZ

Wednesday, 14 October:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Friday, 23 October through Saturday, 24 October:  COL at Ontario Scrapbook Expo

Saturday, 7 November:  COL Annual Yard Sale

Wednesday, 11 November:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Wednesday, 9 December:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 12 December Crop at COL Studio

Wednesday, 13 January:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 Crops of Luv Loew's Ventana Canyon Retreat-- Registration Now Open!

REGISTRATION for the 2015 Crops of Luv Loew’s Ventana Canyon Retreat is now open.
WHAT’S NEW This year:
• Early check in Thursday 6/18 @ 6 PM
• Extended Stay Thru Monday 6/22 @ Noon
• ALL NEW Exploding Circle Disney Album Class from Pinecone Press (Just $25 – see the attached picture)
• Raffle Baskets (valued at hundreds of $)
• IN CROP ROOM room service delivery. You can order from the room service menu and items will be delivered to you in the crop room.

WHEN: June 19th thru 21st
With optional Early check in Thursday evening June 18th @ 6 PM
AND optional EXTENDED Stay Thru Monday June 22nd @ Noon.
COST: $100 for the regular 3 –day retreat June 19th thru 21st
ADD $25 for the OPTIONAL Early Check in Thursday evening June 18th @ 6 PM
ADD $50 for the OPTIONAL Extended stay thru Monday June 22nd @ Noon
• Email Crops of Luv @ cropsofluv@cox.net to request your registration form and leave your phone number for us to contact you and make arrangements for payment. Return calls will be given in the order the requests are received and you will be contacted within 24 hours. You will be notified what number you are in the orders received.
• Submit your payment via Credit Card, Money Order, or Check
• Turn in your registration form
• Contact Loew’s Ventana Canyon Reservations @ (520) 299-2020
• Request your room under the Crops of Luv Retreat.
• Rooms are $90 a night plus a $12 per person bellman fee

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Events -- Don't Miss Out!

Great Events you don't want to miss in December!!!

Crops of Luv Annual Croppin Christmas Party will be at Arizona Community Church this Saturday,  December 6, 2014, from 9am to 7pm.  Drop by for some croppin fun and celebrate all your hard work throughout the year! Call us at 480-634-7763 or email us for questions.
Scraps of Love store in Peoria is also sponsoring a Crops of Luv layout as part of their crop with Stacey Caron from Spellbinders on December 12, 2014 from 10-3. There will be lots of fun, food, and prizes!
 Call the store to sign up - 623-972-0600.   Cost is just $5 or limited spaces available to crop until midnight for just $15!

COL Taste of Christmas Party!

Crops of Luv11424 South Pawnee Circle
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

Update for COL Taste of Christmas Party!
The crop party will be on December 6, 2014 from 9am to 6pm at Arizona Community Church (9325 S Rural Tempe, AZ). Lunch will be served at 12:30pm. Please bring a bite-sized treat to share with others. We have 13 albums to complete so we will be skipping the gift exchange this year. RSVP by calling Jody at (480) 213-0049 or email us back.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Help COL Founder Jody McNelis!

GO FUND ME--as founder of Crops of Luv, I realized the ever-growing Crops of Luv needs my full-time attention.  I recently quit my job to do Crops of Luv full-time.  The problem is, we don't have enough funding to support  a full-time employee.  That is where you can help.  I need to raise about $1,200 a month in order to support the expenses I have.  That will allow me to devote all of my time to the needs of my beloved nonprofit.  Crops of Luv has over 2,300 devoted followers on our Crops of Luv page.  That means that if each of our followers donates the small amount of 50 cents each month ($6.00 per year) we can all make my dream a reality.  Please make your donations at:  http://www.gofundme.com/b222r0   
I can't imagine going back to work for someone else when this work needs me so much.  Please help me make this happen.  THANK YOU EVERYONE!