Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fourth Project Tease: Bridging the Gap


Stacy Cohen has always been one of my favorite scrapbookers - I used to clip out her LOs from magazines long before I knew her! Her gorgeous layered and dimensional style is stunning.

This two LO workshop using Prima's Romantique and Printery lines will prompt you to look at a past accomplishment and apply the skills you developed in reaching your goal to a future dream. Sponsored by Prima, You'll learn how to layer and cluster like a pro. We'll be altering flowers, leaves and trim to create two keepsakes that bridge the gap from past to future.

We still have a few spots left - don't miss out on this heart-centered, uplifting event!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank you 7Gypsies!

Another wonderful sponsor to thank...

What fantastic sponsors! Thank you Gypsies for sponsoring Ly T/ Le's workshop, 'Free Your Heart'!

What are you waiting for? CRAFT is going to be AMAZING...

Saturday, September 17, 2011


We have our winners! Thanks everyone for joining us for the CRAFT blog hop. It was fun to finally be able to share some sneaks of the meaningful and fresh projects we'll be doing at CRAFT. We have six winners of kits... Each of our hop stops pulled a random winner using the number generator. We then took those 14 numbers, and used again to choose six numbers...and based on that, here are our winners!

mari said... I can't Wait! I would explore acceptance, enough and gratefulness. Glad to see a new post. Keep it up my friend!
September 13, 2011 9:02 PM

meredemaison said... Sunshine is definitely a blessing and I'm interested in documenting all those things that I am grateful for in my life (the more I write it on this hop, the more I want to make it happen!)
September 13, 2011 10:47 PM

Claudia (Lake Gaston Virtual Assistant)
Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said... The emotion I need to explore is acceptance.
September 13, 2011 1:23 PM

Michelle H
Love your LO!! Love the clusters!! This sounds like a fun retreat!! I will have to hop on over for the blog hop!! TFS!!
Tue Sep 13, 08:13:00 PM CDT


Vicki said... Wish I could go. Sounds wonderful.

September 14, 2011 11:05 AM

Annette said... Mine is confidence... Thanks for the chance to win..
September 13, 2011 6:44 PM

Congrats ladies! Please email me at with your snail mail address and which of our last six kits you'd like. You can see them here. More to come about CRAFT...and we still have some spaces available. Please email us for more info at

Love, Rachel

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Last Stop on the CRAFT Blog Hop

Welcome to the Last Stop on the
CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation
Blog Hop!

This event is brought to you by our team at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, the premier source for inspiration to explore your inner world. Six talented and well-known instructors will be leading creative and meaningful workshops using our generous sponsors’ latest and greatest products 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 stop at all the blogs on the list so you don't miss all the project, venue and special event sneak 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.

I want to pay tribute and give thanks to the wonderful sponsors who are making CRAFT possible...who believe in our mission of using scrapbooking as a tool for understanding, healing and the self-awareness that brings peace.

You've seen the project sneaks, the decor, the venues
...but it absolutely won't be the same without you.


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 on the sidebar right HERE.


  • 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 and Soul experiences

• Scrumptious breakfasts and lunches from Hollywood hot spot Urth Caffe
~ Friday, Saturday and Sunday

• Sweets, treats and 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 here.

The Dates:

November 11-13, 2011

The Times:

Workshops from 9-5 each day, broken into two sessions.


 What really sets CRAFT apart is 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 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 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, 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.


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 personalize 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

Creating Keepsakes Dream Team
2011 Prima Design Team

And now for a giveaway!

In celebration of CRAFT, 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 chances 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.

Good luck and we hope to see you at CRAFT!

Hop List:
Stacy Cohen:
Linda Barber:
Paige Ramos: 
Amy Tan:
Paige Evans:
Tammy Onderdonk Klass:
Seven Gypsies:
Ly T. Le:
Melissa Elsner:
Jillibean Soup:
Rita Barakat:
Kai Baldwin:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Third Project Tease: What Matters Most and BLOG HOP on TUESDAY!

Who loves Amy Tan? We do! She is fun, creative and the sweetest gal you'll meet. We're so excited to have her on board teaching a fabulous workshop at CRAFT!

This mini-album workshop using her Amy Tangerine line will have you thinking about what matters most in your life, and how to keep those things in focus and balance. Sponsored by American Crafts, this class will teach you some of her style secrets, with her effortless and fabulous approach to creating from your gut. We'll be working with Washi Tape, stitching and more!

Tomorrow, Tuesday 9-13 is a big day for the CRAFT team...we are having a huge blog hop with giveaways of five kits to lucky readers! Make sure to come back tomorrow for the hop of all hops with more sneaks, project prompts and details at each stop. 

See you then!