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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CRAFT Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation Blog Hop! This event is brought to you by the team at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, the premier source for inspiration to explore your inner world. I’ll be leading a creative and meaningful workshop, using some of the latest and greatest products from our generous sponsors, at this intimate, boutique event right on the beach in beautiful Santa Monica, CA, November 11-13, 2011. You’ll spend a magical weekend focused on embracing who you truly are and gaining the skills, techniques and tools to use our craft to understand yourself more deeply on an ongoing basis.

I'll be sharing my style of layering, dimension and texture with you in this workshop where you'll explore an accomplishment in your past, and a dream for your future in two detailed layouts. How will you bridge the gap between who you were and who you want to be, and what will you take with you? Sponsored by Prima, you'll love the elegant colors, shapes and of course, FLOWERS that we'll be using along with trim, Thickers, glitter and more.  Here's a sneak of some of the products we'll be using in my class:


CRAFT:
Three full days of crafting, creativity and camaraderie for only $450
(three consecutive monthly payments of $150 each.)

Spots are still available for this unique, pampering and heart-expanding getaway. 
Register now at the event blog HERE.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

• 6 emotion-focused, technique-teaching personal workshops ~ All CRAFTers participate in every class. No need to choose ~ they're ALL yours in
CRAFT’s ocean-view, beautifully styled, creative space
• 4 special Art & Soul experiences
• Scrumptious breakfasts & lunches from Hollywood hot spot Urth Caffe
~ Friday, Saturday & Sunday
• Sweets, treats & beverages all day long
• Transportation from The Ambrose to and from the Annenberg Beach House for all workshops and activities via the CRAFTy Cab
• Oodles of workshop supplies
(you’ll just need to bring your basic tool kit – checklist to be provided later)
• A fabulous welcome gift, a CRAFTy tote filled with goodies,
valuable giveaways and fun prizes!

*Lots more details on girls’ night out dinners, airport transportation, location, hotel and event venue and more are available HERE.

For questions, comments and special requests, please email event coordinator Paige Ramos at craftbeachretreat@gmail.com

The Dates: November 11-13, 2011
The Times: Workshops from 9-5 each day, broken into two sessions.

SPONSORS:

 
 
  WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO CRAFT?
 
What really sets CRAFT apart is the unique mission of Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, kit club, inspiration source and online community. Thousands of participants all over the world have used SFTIO’s resources to explore their deepest emotions. They’ve lifted themselves and each other exploring Freedom, Gratitude, Anticipation and Wonder. They’ve faced their inner doubts and fears delving into Regret, Yearning, Loss and Vulnerability.

SFTIO’s trademarked and industry-exclusive approach to artistic motivation is the heart and soul of what makes them unique. Their monthly inspiration page with hand-selected music, stock photography, quotations and deep journaling prompts elevates scrapbooking to an expressive art form where members are guided to truly explore their inner worlds. Click here for links to past Inspiration Pages to see more.

SFTIO raises the bar even more by providing challenges using the prompts that add a design twist, teaching members to use ‘visual journaling’ – powerful symbolism – to combine right and left brain expression. The result? Meaningful, rich, pages and projects that reflect all of who you are, Inside and Out.

CRAFT workshops will incorporate a variety of tested, proven multimedia inspiration tools combined with the special talents and techniques of a stellar teaching staff, supported by Art Therapist Rita Coufal, PhD and Artist/Therapist Joy Mauldin.

Growth is a journey…not a destination. And it’s a most personal one…only you know what you need out of this experience. In the intimate, supportive setting SFTIO has created for you, you’ll have the opportunity to practice being more and more yourself. Their take on scrapbooking and creativity isn’t about a quick fix, or a set of ‘positive thinking’ reminders. It’s about a deeper approach, telling your truth – pretty or not, looking at both sides of the coin, and leaving the weekend together with the creative skills and tools to be more fully expressed in your life.

THE INSTRUCTORS:

While you’ll be learning amazing techniques, styles, tips and techniques in every workshop, these are not cookie-cutter sessions – you’ll be challenged to dig deep, learn about yourself and tailor your project to reflect who you are and who you want to be.


American Crafts Design Team and Product Designer
Hambly Screen Prints Design Team

Mixed Media Designer
Copic Certified Designer

Creating Keepsakes Dream Team 2011
Lily Bee Design Team
Jillibean Soup Design Team

Copy/Creative Editor for Northridge Publishing
American Crafts Blog Hostess/Design Team

 Founder and President, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

And yours truly . . . 
Creating Keepsakes Dream Team 2011
Prima Design Team


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
REGISTER NOW.

And now for a giveaway! SFTIO is giving away FIVE kits to FIVE lucky readers…make sure to leave a comment (before Noon Pacific Time on 9-15) on each blog you visit in the hop to increase your chance of winning. Tell us please, in your comment, what emotion you’d love to explore in your scrapbooking! Winners will be chosen from all blog comment entries and will be announced on 9-16 on the SFTIO blog.

Are you just beginning at this blog? Make sure you begin at the SFTIO blog so you don't miss all sneaky peeks and your chance to win one of six kits! If you get lost, here's a list of all the stops on the hop:

For your next stop, make sure to check out Linda Barber’s blog.
 Good luck and we hope to see you at CRAFT!

40 comments:

Sugar said...

I would love to explore hope.

Christi said...

"joy"

Jan Garber said...

This sounds absolutely amazing! I have felt discouraged by family and even myself lately. Disappointment in my daily life...

mitz said...

.. a sense of happiness and inner joy.. thanks.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Angela Nebinger said...

I'm interested in the emotion:: courage! How to discover courage of self, courage of discovery... or just how to discover myself though emotions.. / how to bring them out in my crafts!

Joanne said...

Peace! the retreat sounds amazing!

AbrewFamily said...

This sounds like an amazing retreat. I would love to explore inner joy or freedom. Many times, we rush through our days and don't spend time thinking about ourselves...

Lora Oliver said...

Forgiveness is at the top of my list. Forgiveness of self.

Melanie said...

I would like to spend time thinking of all the things that make me feel grateful. This sounds amazing!

Katherine said...

I would love to go and learn more about scrapping myself and journaling about myself.

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

The emotion I need to explore is acceptance.

Kelly Massman said...
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Kelly Massman said...

I would love to explore confidence! I wish I could go to CRAFT! I'm sure it would be the most awesome experience!

Kim H said...

Love - for the USA & Family

Mallika said...

wow !! i wish i could come too ..
sounds like awesome !
the emotions which i would like to work upon .. is Love for someone whum i have betrayed . I have lied to my love and i feel sorry and guilty . I want to potray that in my work ,.
Hugs
Mallika
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
I will be hopping along

Sierra said...

Longing. Aren't most of our wish lists a mile long? :)

Mistylynn said...
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Mistylynn said...

Looks like an awesome get away! Such inspiration. I am trying to incorporate more gratitude in my pages.

Glenda J said...

Confidence.

KarenC Inspired said...

All girls time is always the best! Thankfulness...count our blessings!

Annette said...

Confidence... Thanks

meredemaison said...

Stacy, I'm interested in exploring ways to show gratitude in my scrapbooks!

marilyn said...

I would love to explore insecurity.

mari said...

Thanks for the sneak peak! I would explore acceptance, enough and gratefulness.

brenda said...

I would love to explore fear

Melanie said...

I love "laughter "! My boys have the best laugh and I love creating layouts about the funny things they do and say!

Nicole Austin said...

joy.

Tracey said...

to explore confidence... so much has happened over the past year

Margie said...

I would love to explore peace!

KellyG said...

strength and courage!

{VICKI} said...

I hope the LOVE i have shows through on the pages I create

Vicki said...

Inner joy sounds marvelous.

Nitasha said...

I would like to explore forgiveness.

jengd said...

I'd like to concentrate more on the good things in life. I've put down some of the more negative things trying to let them go but I need to finish up by replacing them with the good- happiness, joy, etc.

Jean said...

So cool! Need to explore change.

Melinda said...

Fear, thats what I want to explore more of.

TracyTracy said...

I have always wanted to explore the idea of loss in my life, but in a more positive way, the loved ones I have lost, lost teeth, etc. Can I call that "unloss"?? I guess I can if I want to!!!!

Cynthia B. said...

Your workshop sounds amazing!
I'd love to explore self-confidence...it's something that I've had to develop over the years, and sometimes I still struggle with it!

Betty-Ann said...

For me, it would be cool to explore "fear" for a real change of pace...with Halloween coming, this shouldn't be too difficult!

Nance said...

I would love to explore adventure where everything is new and there's a sense of satisfaction and happiness. I think this retreat is one fun adventure that i would love to go to. Thanks for the chance.