Shari Garrett-Miller 
Garrett's Art Loft 
(205) 478-2781 


Friday March 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM CDT
Sunday March 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Embassy Suites, Hoover 
2960 John Hawkins Parkway
Hoover, AL 35244



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For hotel reservations please contact the Embassy Suites and ask for the group rate.


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Are you looking for a break to enjoy your favorite scrapbooking or papercrafting hobby?  The Arty Farty Weekend Party is an event designed just for you!  The Party will last for an amazing, non-stop, fun-filled fifty-two hours!  What a great opportunity to release your inner muse for a well-deserved creative and re-invigorating weekend retreat!

Are you looking for time and space, to meet, mingle with friends and other creative souls?  Would you like to begin or finish those scrapbooking or crafting projects?How about this special way to treat yourself -- a place you and your friends can get away to and spread out for over 50 hours without having to pickup and move any of your supplies!  The party room will be open around-the-clock for scrapping, stamping, and creating.  A special bonus:  your weekend will include a great opportunity to meet two wonderful, well-known instructors who will teach two amazing workshops -- what could be better? This weekend event puts together open crop time and two extremely cool workshops that showcase the hottest new products and trends!
                                        Don't miss it -- register now!

The Arty Farty Weekend Party Package Includes:


Reserved seating for you and your friends

Generous workspace (1/2 of a 6' or 8' table, according to hotel inventory)

Non-Stop cropping time (52 hours!)

Access to "Make & Takes"

Entry into daily prize drawings

Two incredible workshops taught by nationally known instructors

Unlimited access to the tool center ( includes Cricut Expression)

Saturday night scrapbook page layout contest (1 or 2 page layout only)

Friday night Power Break

Saturday Night Buffet

Weekend Package Price $325.00

Friday Crop & one workshop $115.00 or $140.00

Saturday Crop Package & both workshops $220.00

 The package does not include travel or hotel accommodations.

Colleen Schaan Photo

I am very excited to introduce you to Colleen Schaan,  Regional Copic Certified Instructor. Have you heard about Copic? Yes, maybe a little, have a few, now what can you do with these extraordinary markers? You will get a fantastic answer by spending time with Colleen. In this hands-on artsy workshop you will play with a variety of Copic possibilities. Colleen specializes in Copic  markers, color theory, coloring, rubber stamping and papercrafting, She is a recognized Ranger Educator and designs for Copic, Gina K and DRG Publishing.

Donna Downey head shot hi-resGarrett's Art Loft is pleased to announce that Donna Downey, internationally renowned memory preservation artist, will be teaching her workshop, Life's Artistry, during this exciting art retreat. Donna is recognized as an amazing creative force within the scrapbooking and stamping community. Her marvelous ability to blend traditional and unexpected materials into meaningful memories will add a spark to your creativity. Come join us for this exciting event and let Donna Inspire you!

Terms & Conditions :  By registering and agreeing to these terms, you hereby release Garrett's Art loft, LLC and any sponsors, vendors, instructors or associates from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, damages, losses, cost and expenses of any kind which arise out of or result from your attendance and participation in the Arty Farty Weekend Party, whether or not foreseeable, including personal injuries to yourself. With your participation at this event, you agree that you and/ your projects may be included in publicity photos.  The weekend package and/or special room rates do not include any incidentals incurred by you such as phone bills, rollaways, room service, movie charges, etc., and will be your responsibility to pay the hotel for these extra charges before check-out.

Beverages: Due to the fact that everyone's photo's and craft supplies are spread out around the room, there will be NO open drink containers allowed in the crafting and workshop areas. Please make sure all your drinks are in a covered mug or screw cap bottle. No loud vulgarities and rude behavior will be tolerated. 

Cropping/Crafting Tables:   Due to the fact that everyone will bring a lot of totes and supplies to this weekend event, we ask that you respect the spacing between the tables where chairs meet back to back, and keep your belongings condensed and as close to your work area as possible. Fire codes and other safety issues do not tolerate any clogging of walkways and doorways.

Babies & Toddlers: There will be no babies or toddlers alllowed in the event area or classrooms for an extended period of time. A quick visit by family members is acceptable, but we do not want them to be in the event room for longer than that.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellation notifications must be received in advanced, in writing.

  • A 25% cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations received by January 17, 2011
  •  A 50% cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations received between January 18 and February 17, 2011.
  •  No refunds will be made for cancellations received after February 17, 2011.  
  •  NO SHOWS = ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS! Anyone who does not show up at the Arty Farty Weekend Party without prior written notice is considered to be NO-SHOWS.