There's so much going on here in the D.C. papercrafting world, I've been inundated with e-mails from stores/event planners/message boards/students/friends.
- Let's start with the biggest thing to hit the Eastern Seaboard in years -- Scrapbowl 2008!
Join seven amazing instructors and 500 croppers in one big ass crop room next February (the 15th - 17th). I've already booked my classes (I'm taking Finish Line with Stacy Julian and Paper Patchwork with Shimelle Laine) and two of my best friends are flying in from the other side of the country. The big news for this weekend is that they have released 50 additional seats for the crop. This event is becoming bigger than CKU and better than Creative Escapes. I love the fact that I GET TO PICK MY CLASSES. Somebody else is not setting my curriculum. Plus, SHIMELLE FRICKIN' LAINE IS COMING OVER FROM THE UK!! I've taken her classes on-line and she's wowed me every time. Now I get to meet her in person.
If you haven't signed up, do so quickly. Marirosa & Ashlie are capping the event at 500 attendees. Take a couple of classes or sign up for the crop (or, do what I'm doing -- do it all!). If you're not a local girl, but want to come play, let me know. I have a great group of girlfriends that will be there. Come sit with us!
- This weekend, Scrap Masters in Bel Air, Maryland is hosting an altered art event.
They're offering up to 50% off Inque Boutique stamps and a free Make-It/Take-Its. PLUS, if you are one of the first 50 people to say "I want to get Inqued" to a store employee, you'll get a free See-Ds stamp set. How hard can that be?
- Creative Cafe is getting ready to launch in a number of local stores.
I recently learned that if you sign up for two classes with Danelle Johnson at Ashburn Family Scrapbooking Center in Virginia (she'll be there November 16th & 17th) and they'll give you one free Creative Cafe project each month for a year. That's 12 free projects!! That's definitely worth it!!
I love the idea of saddling up to the "art bar" & ordering myself a project. I'm intrigued by the candy store like bins of flowers (yeah, like I don't have enough at home....) and pretty things. My crop group is going to go CRAZY next time we have a crop at Ashburn Family.
- Finally, workshops for Art & Soul Hampton, VA 2008 will be posted on November 5th.
I'm dying to take another class with the divine Ms. Sally Jean Alexander. Even though we've all determined that I suck at soldering, I'll give anything to take another class with the queen of silvergleem. Next year's theme is By The Sea -- it should offer some fantastic workshops. Registration opens on November 15th, so mark your calendars.