Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CRAFT and a kit!

It's Wednesday! Oh yeah! Head deep into the week but I love it because once it's over we get to slide right into the weekend. Totally looking forward to a three day weekend to help these final weeks speed up for Chicago.

I've got a couple of things to share with you today. First up is to remind you that registration is open for C.R.A.F.T.


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.
To read more about Instructors (Pretty ding dang darn AMAZING), Lodging, Sponsors (they are AWESOME), Location, etc. Click HERE. There's a post with visuals for you. Register NOW to make sure you reserve your spot for this very special retreat.

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Now onto other news... I have finally finished my FIRST digital kit for Profound Brunette Designs. Yay! Would you like to see it before it hits the shop? Are you a digital or hybrid designer?? I'm looking for a couple of gals to play with my kits. If you are wondering about the style they are clean, graphic, simple and filled with some whimsy. Just like my scrapbooking style. I'll give you a clue about the first one. Think school, primary colors and doodle paper graphics. Sound fun? 
 
If this interests you, send me an email to profoundbrunette [at] gmail [dot] com with a little about yourself and a link to your blog and gallery. No need to send photos of projects. I can just see them on your blog and gallery. :) 
 
This is going to be more of a "Guest Designer" gig until I figure out if I'll have a permanent Design Team. Just getting started but YOU will benefit from getting some free digital goodies and seeing the kit before everyone else. "Applications" will be accepted through JULY 8th and I'll email those who make "the team" by the 9th. I'm that fast. :) 
 
I would love to have you come join my Facebook Fan page too. All sneaks and "guest designer" samples will be put up there as well as special offers for Facebook fans! Woot! 
 
Have a great Wednesday. I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Inspired Stamps card.
 
hugs,
Melissa


 

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