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!

Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN