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Scrap Lovers Creative Retreat

Scrap Lovers @ A Work of Heart

Friday, November 2, 2007 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Retreat Ticket Ended $250.00 $0.00
Friday and Saturday only   more info Ended $225.00 $0.00
Friday and Saturday only - Early Bird   more info Ended $175.00 $0.00
Early Bird Retreat Ticket   more info Ended $200.00 $0.00

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Event Details

SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER: Register before October 28th and receive a $25 gift certificate for the retreat store!  Just enter discount code: 25coupon when you register! 

Welcome to the Scrap Lovers Retreat!

This is no ordinary retreat!  This is going to be a very special experience.  We are lucky enough to have some amazing teachers for this event.  We will have classes from Danelle Johnson, Kristi Sikora-Blankenship and Caroline Lau.  We will also be joined by Melodee Langworthy!

After taking a CKU Album class with Danelle and Melodee I knew I had to host a retreat where more scrappers could have a chance to interact with these incredible women.

Then there are the sponsors.  We are so lucky to be working with so many incredible companies.  Here are just a few of the incredible companies we will be working with...Hambly, Tattered Angels, Hero Arts, American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Strano Ribbon and MORE.  These companies are suppling us with goodies for all of our scrappers...so in addition to the cool and innovative classes there will be lots of give-a-ways throughout the event!

The other unique thing about our event is that we are keeping it small!  We will only have a total of 100 scrappers.  We have been to events where there are hundreds of students in a class room and it just doesn't work!  We want you all to learn, create, grow and have fun!!

By the time the retreat is over you will have completed more than 10 projects and a few mini albums and a home decor project!  Plus you will have a goodie bag filled with more than $100 worth of FREE extras!

You will learn some amazing fun and simple techniques to inspire you and nourish your creative spirit!

The Workshops

We are offering unique hands-on workshops...every student will be able to take all of the workshops!  We don't want anyone to miss out on any of these  amazing classes.

All project materials will be provided for you.  You will need to bring your basic tools and adhesives. However, if you don't want to pack any supplies the Scrap Lovers store will be on site so you can get the basics and more.

Class Descriptions  - the descriptions will be added as soon as we receive them from the teachers.

The Good Life...with Danelle Johnson
In the craziness of everyday life, I truly enjoy looking back at the things that really matter to me, that make me smile and remind me why life is really so good. When I get the chance to design a class that matters, this is truly what I think is important.  We all need a reason to smile and we want to be sure that the “good stuff” is remembered.

In this workshop, we’re going to compile those things in to a series of custom mini books with acrylic covers that can highlight pieces of your “good life.”  We’re going to create without rules and without stress and enjoy the process and each other.  We’re going to print a stack of photos that are truly special to us and compile them in to a series of lap books that you will want to keep out where you can see often.  

We’ll use the “brand new” Creative Café products (felt, chipboard and buttons oh MY!) and I’ll be bringing some fresh ideas for adding your own personal message to your mini books.  So you’ll get to experiment with fun new products with Melodee and myself, but most of all you will enjoy the time and the process spent reliving the “joy” of your good life.
(We’ll have a few homework and photo planning details to send each of you who enroll)

Good Life Book

Maya Road Banner Class 
Get started with your holiday decorating with a Maya Road banner class! We will be playing with old vintage papers straight out of some engineering books from the 60s and 70s as well as glitter, Daisy D's papers, Maya Road ribbons and more! You will leave with a banner that you can hang in your home for the holidays and it will also function as a beautiful mini album to capture your memories.
All materials except for basic supplies will be provided.
Come to chat and learn with Caroline from Maya Road. We will have lots of fun giveaways also in the class!

Here is a Sneak Peek of the class...

Preview of Fall Banner Class

Getting It Together….with Kristi Sikora-Blankenship
Remembering what matters, and creating a path to getting those things done…not only learn Kristi's amazing methods but you will have a chance to create an album using one of the new Creative Cafe mini-books.

This class will have a basis of getting yourself organized not so much in your physical supply stash, but in your mind – in what you want to create, why you want to create it, and steps to outline how you can get those things done.

This is an overview of what matters to you, and how you can get back to really creating pages and projects that make you feel incredible – no matter what your creativity level is that particular day. If you miss the moment, a lot of times it could be gone forever, and I want to help you simply capture your day to day and other things that matter to YOU.  This class is very real, brutally honest, and will be faced paced….  Take a breath, drink some caffeine if you want to, and come ready to explore where you are, and where you want to be.

We will finish the class by PLAY PLAY PLAYING as you begin to create one of three album concepts using a NEW Creative Café journal album. 


Creative Evening Sessions 

The fun doesn't end with the classes!  There will be an "opening night" event that you will not want to miss.

And, on Saturday there will be another evening event as well! 

Here are just a few of the projects from the evening sessions!!

Tattered Angels - Have fun with Glimmer -  We will use the brand new limited edition Glimmer Mist to create custom wrapping paper with stencils and masks.


Hambly Studios - Darling Wood Grain cards...These cards were designed by Allison at Hambly!!

Hero Arts - Card Making - Using the new Hero Arts stamps we will make a set of holiday cards.

Cosmo Cricket - Buck Naked Chipboard - Tis' the season to play with the Be Good papers and chipboard to create a a fun set of ornaments.

Maya Road - Key Chains - Use a variety of mediums to alter a fun set of chipboard accents. 

Plus, we will be making these fun projects using Creative Cafe projects.

Sneak Peek of Flowers

tag book sneak peek 1sneak peek of tag book 2


Event Cost

The Event fee is $250, which includes all workshops, all activities during the event and snacks Friday and Saturday evening.  The fee also includes a welcome gift bag upon arrival. Room rates are not included in the price of the event.

We just added a Friday and Saturday only ticket!  For those of you who just can't do 3 days here is your option!!  The fee for this ticket is $225...we are also offering an Early Bird Rate for this ticket! 

Once you have registered you will receive an on-screen confirmation along with a confirmation email. 

Event Schedule (subject to change)

November 2nd

  • Event Check-in:6:30pm - 8pm
  • Creative Happy Hours & Make-and-takes: 7pm - 10PM - snacks provided

November 3rd

  • Event Check-in: 8am - 9am
  • Classes: 9am - noon
  • Break for lunch (not included in fee)
  • Classes:  1pm - 6:15
  • Break: 6:15pm - 7pm
  • Creative Happy Hours & Make-and-takes:7pm - 9pm - snacks provided

November 4th

  • Creative Time: 9am - noon - during this time you will be able to work on one more creative project!  This project will be focused on techniques.  You can stop by anytime during the session and the project will take about an 1/2 hour to hour to complete.
Hotel Information

We will be hosting the event at the Clarion San Jose Airport Hotel . The hotel is located just minutes from San Jose airport and has a free shuttle service for those that might be flying in for the event.

We have negotiated a room rate of $99.99, plus tax. (2 queen beds/1 King Double Occupancy) This includes free parking, free wi-fi and a full breakfast.

Please call: 1-888-453-5340 to reserve your room.  Be sure to metion you are with Scrap Lovers.

Reservations must be received by 10/19/2007. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space available basis only.  The hotel requires a credit card guarantee for all reservations.

Transportation Information

San Jose International Airport (SJC) is only a few miles away from the hotel. Most major airlines service San Jose, including Southwest and American Airlines.

The hotel does offer free shuttle service from the airport 24hrs a day.  Please check with the hotel for more details.

The hotel offers complementary parking.

If you are driving, just click here for directions.

Cancellation Policy

All registrations are non-transferable. A full refund will be credited until October 5th at 10am PST,  after which time no refunds will be given.  If you need to cancel, please contact us at info@scraplovers.com

Have questions about Scrap Lovers Creative Retreat? Contact Scrap Lovers @ A Work of Heart

When & Where

Clarion Hotel San Jose Airport
1355 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95125

Friday, November 2, 2007 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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