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Kevin And ChristineWelcome - we are glad you stopped by to see what crafting events we have in store for you, both online and in-person.  Please choose from the list below to see details on the events we are doing next.

Christine Alward & Kevin Estey

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Fall Crafting Retreat

From Friday, September 20, 2024 -  03:00pm
To Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 08:00pm

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Join crafting friends from far and wide for a fun creative weekend at our In-Person Fall Crafting Retreat in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia - or - Craft in the comfort of your home from anywhere in Canada with our At-Home Retreat Box Option. Our In-person event takes place over two days in the spacious and bright hall at First Baptist 1839 Hammonds Plains Road.  You can decide for yourself what fits your schedule best - if you can't come and stay over Friday night, that's OK - you can just do the full day Saturday.

Look At What You'll Be Crafting With:
We have loads of crafting fun in store with colourful card projects that will delight you in so many ways. Each attendee will be receiving two stamp sets - Penciled Pear and Everyday Details, along with watercolour paper, 6x6 Designer Series Paper and a fun embellishment pack. These are yours to keep. You will also receive all the card bases, envelopes and loads of other coordinating project materials to help complete the TEN fabulous projects we have designed for you.  We will be playing with some fun and simple colouring techniques as well. 

After you load in and get your crafting space all set up, grab a hot or cold beverage and a treat from the refreshment table and join us for some light crafting fun with our popular Pick & Choose Crafting Session and social get-to-know-you activities. This will be followed up with our fabulous "LUCKY HAND" card game with lots of fantastic prizes to be won! We will have light refreshment Friday evening as well.

If you're making a get-away weekend of it, you may wish to stay overnight in a nearby hotel or guest house and come back in the morning refreshed and ready for a full fun day. (Hotel stay is not included in your event fee. We will include a list of reservation phone numbers and locations of the most convenient places in your confirmation email). 

We will be starting bright an early with hot beverages and the unveiling of the Main Retreat Crafting Package. We will have a full day with lots of fully prepared crafting projects - 5 for each of the two stamp sets.  We will have table gifts, special treats, door prizes and prize patrol for everyone throughout the day.  At Home attendees will find table gifts, pre-selected door prizes and prize patrol in their boxes too.

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AUGUST 12 Early-Bird
Registration Prize

Register and pay in full by August 12th to be entered into our draw for a Paper Trimmer and Scoring Tool - Value $39.  Get accurate and butter smooth cuts and scores with a full 12.5" tall trimming height. The compact swing arm flips open to 17" width with imperial and metric markings.  

Your Event Fee Includes:

  • All crafting supplies - including the Penciled Pear & Everyday Essentials, Designer Series Paper, Watercolour Paper, Embellishment Pack $130 in product value (while supplies last - some substitutions may have to be made if certain items run out)
  • Your own 6 foot crafting table for the entire event. 
  • 3 rounds of Lucky Hand with a chance to win great prizes. 
  • Fun table gifts throughout the weekend!
  • Door prizes and prize patrol for everyone throughout the event.
  • Refreshments on Friday evening.
  • Soup & Sandwich Buffet lunch on Saturday.
  • Hot Dinner on Saturday.
  • Coffee, Tea, Water and snack station throughout the event.
  • Tool Stations (cutting, embossing, trimming) for you to use to complete your projects.
     ** Use special code "nofood" if you have a special diet and will provide your own meals.

Total retreat cost is $219 In person - $224 At-Home Box.  Your non-refundable $130 deposit is required at registration to secure your crafting product order. The balance of your fees is required no later than Sunday April 28th when registration closes. 

If you do not complete your final registration payment to attend the event, you will still receive your crafting product (pick up in Upper Tantallon or pay $20 to have it shipped) but you will forfeit door prizes, prize patrol, table gifts and other event attendee perks.

In the event something comes up that you cannot attend after you have registered, you can either transfer your registration to someone else (taking payment from them and letting us know the change), or you can request that we make your retreat an At-Home Box shipped to your home address. 

The church hall is open and spacious and has new daylight LED lighting



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Come to one of my upcoming FUN events!

Cards & Cards Lucky Hand - August
Sat August 24 12:00AM - 12:00AM
Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack - September
Thu September 12 12:00AM - 12:00AM
Fall Crafting Retreat
Fri September 20 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack - October
Thu October 10 12:00AM - 12:00AM
Cards & Cards Lucky Hand - October
Sat October 19 12:00AM - 12:00AM
Fall Crafting Crop
Sat October 26 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack - November
Thu November 14 12:00AM - 12:00AM
Hand-Made Christmas Craft Market
Sat November 23 10:00AM - 1:00PM
All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack
Thu December 12 12:00AM - 12:00AM
Cards & Cards Lucky Hand - December
Sat December 21 12:00AM - 12:00AM