The One with the CRAFT Retreat Blog Hop


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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.

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, a list of all the stops on the hop is at the end of this post.

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Here's a description of the class I'll be teaching: This triptych artwork class - a 3 page series of separate layouts, will ask you to look in all directions... exploring the meaning of an important life event or experience before it occurred, during it, and after it happened. Sponsored by American Crafts, you'll get the chance to delve into your process in this personal workshop, while learning new and innovative ways to use products - new and the ones you have in your stash!

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

Spots are still available for this unique, pampering and heart-expanding getaway.
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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:
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WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO CRAFT?
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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.
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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. Clickfor 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.

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

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Mixed Media Designer
Copic Certified Designer

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

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

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Founder and President, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

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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.
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SFTIO: http://scrapbookingfromtheinsideout.blogspot.com
Stacy Cohen: http://stacycohen.blogspot.com
Linda Barber: http://milesofpaper.blogspot.com
Paige Ramos: http://thebumpyride.blogspot.com
Amy Tan: http://amytangerine.blogspot.com
Paige Evans: http://chrisandpaige.blogspot.com
Tammy Onderdonk Klass: http://createdreamlive.blogspot.com
Seven Gypsies: http://www.sevengypsies.blogspot.com
Ly T. Le: http://www.lytlescrapper.com
Melissa Elsner: http://theprofoundbrunette.blogspot.com
Jillibean Soup: http://www.jillibeansoup.typepad.com
Rita Barakat: http://letsembellish.blogspot.com
Lily Bee: http://lilybeedesign.blogspot.com
Kai Baldwin: http://www.enjoytheridetoday.blogspot.com
CRAFT Blog: http://craftbeachretreat.blogspot.com

For your next stop, make sure to check out Tammy Onderdonk Klass’s blog.

Good luck and we hope to see you at CRAFT!

42 comments

  1. that sounds so fun! I would love to expore hope.

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  2. "joy".... would love to go...looks like an awesome retreat

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  3. Woots... How I wish I could be there... Awesome workshop

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  4. ...finding the sense of happiness and inner joy... thanks
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  5. Peace! the retreat sounds amazing!

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  6. I would love to attend, sounds exactly like what I need right now! I am feeling a huge sense of unaccomplishment and disappointment.

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  7. 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...

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  8. I would love to explore ... elation! That one perfect moment when you are just jumping out of your skin with joy. :D Would have sooo loved to be able to participate in the retreat! Hoping to win!!! :D

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  9. Forgiveness of self is the one I shy from most.

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  10. I would love to just take time to think about all the things that make me feel grateful.

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  11. Love this blog hop! It's giving me lots of new blogs to explore. Thanks!

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  12. I think if I went to this event I may never see the beach!!! Looks amazing.
    Gratitude is something I'd like to strive to show more of in my craft.

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  13. Love ... its the same answer since its the same question every stop LOL

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

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  15. 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

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  16. OH Paige--you are SOOOO amazing! I wish I could go--I would love to take lessons from you!!!

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  17. I would LOVE to sit and take classes from you! I would love to sit and watch how you create!

    I sure wish I could go!

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  18. sure wish i was living close enough for this ): but still, have fun! am sure those participating will have a fab time!

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  19. Sounds like a great event! Wish I lived closer!
    My emotion would be confidence.

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  20. Thankfulness...count our blessings! Have fun!

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  21. I do live close and would love to attend... Mine is confidence...Thanks for the chance to win..

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  22. I would like to work on scrapbooking gratitude since there's so much that I'm blessed with in my life!

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  23. I would love to explore inner peace.

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  24. I'd love to explore satiation (food satisfaction)... love food and love food photography!

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  25. Love the paper,so bright and cheerful. I would explore acceptance, enough and gratefulness.

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  26. would love to go on retreat and look at 'inner peace'

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  27. The getaway looks amazing! I would love to explore peace!

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  28. I would like to explore strength and courage in scrapbooking!

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  29. I would love to explore either courage or love.

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  30. I hope the LOVE i have shows through on my creations

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  31. I wish I could explore inner joy.

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  32. 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.

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  33. So much fun! Would love to explore confidence!

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  34. I would love to explore the love of everyday life...you know the appreciation of the small things in our great lives! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I like the cute badges you're using in your class.
    Satisfaction, I'd like to look into.

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  36. I want to explore more about fear!

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  37. CRAFT sounds amazing!
    I'd like to explore self-confidence. It's something I've had to work on throughout my life!

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

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