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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ALL THE DETAILS about CRAFT Right Here

ALL ABOUT CRAFT:
CREATING REFLECTIVE ART FOR TRANSFORMATION



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

Plus four bonus ‘art and soul experiences’ will be right before and after classes, and a few in the evening at the hotel. Some secret…but including a henna painting workshop, sand art/message in a bottle and more...

THE PROJECTS:

1. A nametag/corsage/home decor interactive project that will include canvas, handmade paper flowers (with different meanings), ribbon and a ton of paint and mist applications and techniques; the interactive part is symbol and word charms that everyone will have to share with each other over the weekend.

2. A personalized, decorated journal to use to record your feelings about the different roles you play in life.

3. A canvas wall decor project incorporating layering, layering and more layering…all about what matters most.

4, 5 and 6: Three intricate multi-page scrapbook page projects, one, a three page series on your feelings before during and after a life experience; the second on the influence of the most important people in your life and what you learned from them, and the third on an emotion you'll choose in advance using multimedia content - music, quotes and stock photos.

In each class, we'll be combining our teachers' brilliant individual styles and techniques along with emotional exploration and discussion before and after the workshop.

We are developing the samples…we are waiting for the new releases from the Summer CHA show in Chicago so all the supplies are brand-spankin’new. We’ll have the sneaks out in August!


WHAT TO BRING:

We'll have a detailed supply list in August, but it will basically consist of your standard tool kit...scissors, a trimmer, pens, some ink pads, a corner rounder...and we'll also be letting you know about types and sizes of photos to bring that will be perfect for each project.

But everything you’ll need to actually work with will be provided – tons of patterned paper, cardstock, canvas, paints, mists, and MUCH more…you’ll get your own kit of supplies for each workshop, plus we’ll have a tool area for everyone to share.

We’ll also have a small ‘store’ set up by our friends at LA’s only LSS, Sonja’s Scrapbook Spot, to provide any of the basics you might forget or run out of...

We'll be sending out a questionnaire soon with info we'll gather from all our CRAFTers about what emotions are most important to them. The entire event will be personalized and customized to YOU.

WHY SHOULD I COME TO CRAFT?

What really sets CRAFT apart is the work we’ve done these last three years at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, our kit club, inspiration source and online community.

We’ve interacted with thousands of participants all over the world to explore 36 emotions to date as we near our third anniversary. We’ve lifted ourselves and each other exploring Freedom, Gratitude, Anticipation and Wonder. We’ve faced our 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 us unique. Our 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 our past Inspiration Pages to see!

We raise the bar even more by providing challenges using the prompts that add a design twist, teaching and learning with our 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.

Each of our workshops at CRAFT will incorporate a variety of our tested, proven multimedia inspiration tools combined with the special talents and techniques of our stellar teaching staff. We’ll begin and end each workshop with discussion and sharing, supported by our resident Art Therapist Rita Coufal, PhD.

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 we’ve created for you, you’ll have the opportunity to practice being more and more yourself. Our 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 our 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.

In alphabetical order…


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



Creating Keepsakes Dream Team 2011
Prima Design Team



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



Mixed Media Designer
Copic Certified Designer



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


WHERE WILL I BE?




The location for our premiere CRAFT event is really special. As a ten year resident of Santa Monica, I am exceptionally proud of my city. It has everything you could want in a destination...sun, sand and sea. It's got free thinkers, art and culture, great shopping, fantastic food, from the best of the food truck craze to comfy neighborhood haunts to the finest of fine dining. It's home to some of the friendliest people you'll find in the 'big' city. And it's a walking city - there are many weekend days that I never get in the car.






THE VENUE





Our classes will be held at the beautiful and brand new Annenberg Beach House, right on the sand off Pacific Coast Highway (also known as HWY 1). The space we'll be in is an intimate room, the Terrace Lounge, with floor to ceiling windows...every seat in our venue has a view of the ocean. Right outside the door is a lovely seating area with a fountain where we'll be enjoying our lunch breaks.



The building is home to a rotating multimedia art collection that evokes the ocean and features local artists. Soaring ceilings, a tool area, snack corner and a fireplace complete the picture...a perfect location for a crisp November day! With an average high of 70 and a low of 54, wherever you're from, the weather will delight you! And our afternoon classes will end just in time for a bonus activity and watching the sunset over the Pacific. Heaven!

HOTEL



If you'll be joining us from out of town, we've got another treat in store for you...our official hotel, The Ambrose. Imagine the perfect mix of craftsman lines and zen energy...complete with a small garden and pond, a living room, and rooms designed with feng shui principles in mind. We've negotiated a special CRAFT room rate of $198 per night plus tax, so if you room with a friend (or we help you find a roomie) the cost is just $99 per night, which includes parking (if that applies to you), free wifi, and a daily organic continental breakfast from our event caterer, Urth Caffe. Transportation from the hotel to the Beach house is included in your registration, and airport transfers will be available for a nominal fee.


Once at the hotel, you can utilize their cute london-style shuttle service to get you to shopping or anywhere else local you'd like to see!



OUR INCREDIBLE SPONSORS:

You’ll be working with the best materials in the Scrapbooking and Crafting world…















WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
REGISTER NOW.

WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FAMILY OF CRAFTers!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Two More Sponsors Added for CRAFT!

As if our last sponsor post wasn't AWESOME enough, we've got more great news!



Lily Bee

We LOVE Lily Bee at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. Their papers are so beautiful - vintage and clean all at the same time. You can find paper and cardstock stickers from the 'Happily Lost' line in our most recent kit, OPTIMISM. Lily Bee will be sponsoring the delightful Linda Barber's workshops! Thank you SO much, lovely Lily Bee ladies, especially Kristen!








JilliBean Soup!


It's no secret that I LOVE their corrugated alphas...but I also went crazy last show for their crisply designed paper, journaling sprouts, printed canvas shapes and corrugated shapes! Check out these images from our INSPIRATION and FRIENDSHIP kits:










Jill is a total doll for joining us in sponsoring Linda! Thank you SO much, Jill!

BTW, we still have a few of the kits mentioned above. Click HERE to grab yours - they have everything you'd find in another kit club's main PLUS add on kit, and you'll get the free bonus of all our deep, meaningful and motivational inspiration - music, journaling prompts, quotes, stock photos and the DT's beautiful samples.

We'll keep sharing more good news, project sneaks and more...stay tuned, and make sure you're signed up for our newsletter on the right sidebar so you don't miss a thing.

Love,

Rachel

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Big Day Has Arrived: Register for CRAFT BeachRetreat in Santa Monica, CA November. 11-13, 2011


Thanks for stopping by! To register for CRAFT (after 9 AM Pacific) please click on the link at the top of the right sidebar (REGISTER FOR CRAFT)...and welcome!



EVENT DETAILS:
Santa Monica, CA
NOVEMBER 11-13, 2011
WORKSHOPS FROM 9-5 EACH DAY
2 SESSIONS EACH DAY = 6 WORKSHOPS
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER WORKSHOPS!


Check out our video preview...





Here are the long awaited details about
CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation!

Brought to you by the team at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out,
the premier source for inspiration to explore your inner world.

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

Only 24 spots available for this intimate, boutique experience

Register starting on Saturday June 18th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time
right here at our blog: www.CraftBeachRetreat.blogspot.com

What's included?

• 6 emotion-focused, technique-teaching personal workshops ~ All CRAFTers get all of the classes. No need to choose ~ they're ALL yours in our ocean-view creative space
• 4 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 our very own CRAFTy Cab
• Oodles of workshop supplies (you’ll just need to bring your basic tool kit – checklist to be provided later)
• A fabulous welcome basket, a CRAFTy tote filled with goodies, valuable giveaways and fun prizes!

*The event fee does not include our girls’ night out dinners Friday or Saturday, travel, airport transportation or hotel cost, but we've got some great offers for you.

Need Accommodations?

We've negotiated a special CRAFT rate of just $198 per night, at the magnificent Ambrose Hotel. To book your room, call 310-315-1555 and request the CRAFT Art Retreat rate. Want a roomie to split the hotel cost ~ and pay just $99 a night? We can help with that too. Just email us!

Need Airport Transportation?

If you're coming in from out of town, we've got you covered. Door to door airport transfers are available via the CRAFTy Cab. Just email us for more information.

Want some more fun?

We've planned two great girls’ nights out at Border Grill Santa Monica (Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger from Bravo’s Top Chef Masters) and local home-style Italian favorite Il Forno Trattoria (prix fixe menu and details to follow) or you can opt to explore Santa Monica at your leisure.

*We recommend booking your stay with an arrival on Thursday and departure on Sunday evening, so you don't miss a minute of this incomparable event.

For questions, comments and special requests, please email us at craftbeachretreat@gmail.com

We can't wait to share this remarkable experience with YOU.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Almost time - Registration Opens Tomorrow!


Here are the long awaited details about
CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation!

Brought to you by the team at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out,
the premier source for inspiration to explore your inner world.

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

Only 24 spots available for this intimate, boutique experience

Register starting on Saturday June 18th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time
right here at our blog: www.CraftBeachRetreat.blogspot.com

What's included?

• 6 emotion-focused, technique-teaching personal workshops ~ All CRAFTers get all of the classes. No need to choose ~ they're ALL yours in our ocean-view creative space
• 4 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 our very own CRAFTy Cab
• Oodles of workshop supplies (you’ll just need to bring your basic tool kit – checklist to be provided later)
• A fabulous welcome basket, a CRAFTy tote filled with goodies, valuable giveaways and fun prizes!

*The event fee does not include our girls’ night out dinners Friday or Saturday, travel, airport transportation or hotel cost, but we've got some great offers for you.

Need Accommodations?

We've negotiated a special CRAFT rate of just $198 per night, at the magnificent Ambrose Hotel. To book your room, call 310-315-1555 and request the CRAFT Art Retreat rate. Want a roomie to split the hotel cost ~ and pay just $99 a night? We can help with that too. Just email us!

Need Airport Transportation?

If you're coming in from out of town, we've got you covered. Door to door airport transfers are available via the CRAFTy Cab. Just email us for more information.

Want some more fun?

We've planned two great girls’ nights out at Border Grill Santa Monica (Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger from Bravo’s Top Chef Masters) and local home-style Italian favorite Il Forno Trattoria (prix fixe menu and details to follow) or you can opt to explore Santa Monica at your leisure.

*We recommend booking your stay with an arrival on Thursday and departure on Sunday evening, so you don't miss a minute of this incomparable event.

For questions, comments and special requests, please email us at craftbeachretreat@gmail.com

We can't wait to share this remarkable experience with YOU.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

THREE Days to go!

There are many great scrapbooking/art retreats out there…so why should you attend CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation?

We’ve already told you about the inspirational a-list instructors sharing three full days of creativity, the industry-leading sponsors and the perfect combination of our sun-soaked city, oceanfront venue and stylish accommodations.

What really sets CRAFT apart is the work we’ve done these last three years at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, our kit club, inspiration source and online community.

We’ve interacted with thousands of participants all over the world to explore 36 emotions to date as we near our third anniversary. We’ve lifted ourselves and each other exploring Freedom, Gratitude, Anticipation and Wonder. We’ve faced our 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 us unique. Our 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 our past Inspiration Pages to see!

We raise the bar even more by providing challenges using the prompts that add a design twist, teaching and learning with our 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.

Each of our workshops at CRAFT will incorporate a variety of our tested, proven multimedia inspiration tools combined with the special talents and techniques of our stellar teaching staff. We’ll begin and end each workshop with discussion and sharing, supported by our resident Art Therapist Rita Coufal, PhD.

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 we’ve created for you, you’ll have the opportunity to practice being more and more yourself. Our 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 our weekend together with the creative skills and tools to be more fully expressed in your life.

We would be honored to welcome you to our family of CRAFTers!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post all about our fun extras, a full description of the event and how you can register! Saturday morning is almost here…are you ready?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FOUR Days and Counting!

Location, Location, Location.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA


The location for our premiere CRAFT event is really special. As a ten year resident of Santa Monica, I am exceptionally proud of my city. It has everything you could want in a destination...sun, sand and sea. It's got free thinkers, art and culture, great shopping, fantastic food, from the best of the food truck craze to comfy neighborhood haunts to the finest of fine dining. It's home to some of the friendliest people you'll find in the 'big' city. And it's a walking city - there are many weekend days that I never get in the car.







THE VENUE

Our classes will be held at the beautiful and brand new Annenberg Beach House, right on the sand off Pacific Coast Highway (also known as HWY 1). The space we'll be in is an intimate room, the Terrace Lounge, with floor to ceiling windows...every seat in our venue has a view of the ocean. Right outside the door is a lovely seating area with a fountain where we'll be enjoying our lunch breaks.









The building is home to a rotating multimedia art collection that evokes the ocean and features local artists. Soaring ceilings, a tool area, snack corner and a fireplace complete the picture...a perfect location for a crisp November day! With an average high of 70 and a low of 54, wherever you're from, the weather will delight you! And our afternoon classes will end just in time for a bonus activity and watching the sunset over the Pacific. Heaven!

HOTEL




If you'll be joining us from out of town, we've got another treat in store for you...our official hotel, The Ambrose. Imagine the perfect mix of craftsman lines and zen energy...complete with a small garden and pond, a living room, and rooms designed with feng shui principles in mind. We've negotiated a special CRAFT room rate of $198 per night plus tax, so if you room with a friend (or we help you find a roomie) the cost is just $99 per night, which includes parking (if that applies to you), free wifi, and a daily organic continental breakfast from our event caterer, Urth Caffe. Transportation from the hotel to the Beach house is included in your registration, and airport transfers will be available for a nominal fee. Once at the hotel, you can utilize their cute london-style shuttle service to get you to shopping or anywhere else local you'd like to see!










Stay tuned tomorrow for details about what sets our transformational CRAFT event apart from other scrapbook events and retreats, and on Friday, we'll be sharing sneaky peeks of some of the giveaways, door prizes, welcome gifts, mini-projects and delicious treats included in your registration fee, as well as the details on our add-on girls night out events at two fun and festive local restaurants.

We're gearing up for an event you'll never forget...inside and out.