CRAFT Beach Retreat 2011

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

CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation

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.

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.

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 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.


Amy Tan

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

This mini-album workshop 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 the style secrets of the line's designer, Amy Tan with her effortless and fabulous approach to creating from your soul. We'll be working with washi tape, stitching and more.


Ly T. Le

Mixed Media Designer
Copic Certified Designer

Here's a lytle sneak peek of her class. We will be making a beautiful home decor, mixed media project that will integrate wonderful products from our amazing sponsors including 7 Gypsies, Maya Road, and Tattered Angels, as well as products from Vintaj, Prima, Pink Paislee, Glitz Design and more! You'll have the opportunity to learn exciting paint, ink, and transfer techniques while creating a piece of highly dimensional art that will explore what makes you feel free, and what you feel when you don't.


Linda Barber

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

My workshop will have you digging deep about the roles you play in life with a project called 'Double Agent'. This innovative mini album project will let you explore the faces you show the world, and the ones you don't. Think about the roles you play that you share with the world. Are you a mother, daughter, teacher, doctor? What about the parts of yourself that you don't show... are you a worrier, a daydreamer, a rebel, a gossiper? Learn a lot about yourself and feel more expressed.


Paige Evans

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

Here's a description of the class she'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!


Stacy Cohen

Creating Keepsakes Dream Team
2011 Prima Design Team

Stacy will be sharing her style of layering, dimension and texture with you in this workshop where you'll explore an accomplishment in your past, and a dream for your future in two detailed layouts. How will you bridge the gap between who you were and who you want to be, and what will you take with you? Sponsored by Prima, you'll love the elegant colors, shapes and of course, FLOWERS that we'll be using along with trim, Thickers, glitter and more. 


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