Welcome to 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 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.
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!
Three full days of
crafting, creativity and camaraderie for only $450
monthly payments of $150 each.)
Spots are still
available for this unique, pampering and heart-expanding getaway.
Register now at the event
• 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,
and fun prizes!
*Lots more details on girls’ night out dinners, airport transportation,
location, hotel and event venue and more are available HERE
The Dates: November
The Times: Workshops from 9-5 each day, broken into two sessions.
WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO CRAFT?
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.
The Waiting Game-Rita Barakat
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
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
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.
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
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
Creating Keepsakes Dream Team 2011
Prima Design Team
Mixed Media Designer
Copic Certified Designer
Founder and President, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
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.
Good luck and we hope to see you at CRAFT!