This Summer: Team KNK Retreat!

It’s official! Team KNK is bringing you a new Klic-N-Kut Retreat over the weekend of August 9 – 11 and will be held in Chandler, Arizona. It will provide you with a variety of learning activities led by 4 members of our Team KNK Design Team (including me) and a special guest instructor. We will share techniques, knowledge, and experience to Light your Fire with your KNK!

Phoenix Retreat

We are planning an action-packed weekend for those who wish to:

  • Master their Klic-N-Kut
  • Explore KNK Studio
  • Learn more about Make-the-Cut
  • Try new applications
  • Try new materials
  • Make complete projects you can take home
  • Have fun… and more…

 

 

The cost of the retreat is $395. For this price, you will receive 2 excellent meals, refreshments throughout the weekend, 6-7 classes, 3-4 demonstrations and Make-n-Takes, lots of time for one-on-one assistance, class notes and files, dozens of free videos to take home, free goodies, cutting materials and prizes! We will be requesting topics and will also be featuring your favorite projects from Team KNK (www.TeamKNK.com).

The room will open at 2:00 pm on Friday with the Meet and Greet starting at 3:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by classes, demos, and an evening workshop. Saturday will be packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, a buffet lunch and an open workshop in the evening. For dinner, we encourage you to stretch your legs and visit one of the local eateries, and while you’re out and about you have the opportunity to stop in at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby to do some shopping. On Sunday, we’ll have one more class followed by some final Q&A, farewells, and then parting gifts/prizes. Participation in all classes and demos is optional so you can head out at any time to enjoy the local attractions. We encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us as we will have extras available and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We bring you a wonderful deal with Windmill Inns & Suites of $89.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy (kids stay free). A hot breakfast at the hotel for up to two people is included in the $89.00 room rate. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you would like to be paired with a roommate, please note it in the application you receive after notifying us of your intent to participate. You must mention Klic-N-Kut when you call the Windmill Inns & Suites directly at (800) 547-4747.

Windmill Inns & Suites
3535 West Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226

The deadline for room reservations is August 2.

If you would like to have your spouse join us for either of the meals, please include the request in your application. We will give you pricing after we have a final count (approx $20/lunch and $35/dinner) This weekend retreat is available for up to 25 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Reserve your spot today by:

1. Emailing cuttinwithknk@gmail.com. to let us know you wish to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact Michele at michele@cuttinupdesigns.com. Sometimes emails get lost! After receiving the email, I will send you a short application form to complete.

2. Sending $145 deposit by check, money order, or PayPal to Michele, our event organizer. You will receive Michele’s address privately after submitting your application.

The deadline for making a deposit is May 29, 2013. The balance of $250 will be due by June 26, 2013. If you prefer to make three payments, arrangements can be made.

Phoenix

Bringing a spouse or family? Several restaurants and a shopping mall are within walking distance. There are thousands of options for you and your families to enjoy the local area – for example, here are the home game listings for the Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Tuesday, August 6 vs. Rays (6:40 p.m.) Sunday, August 11 vs. Mets (1:10 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 7 vs. Rays (6:40 p.m.) Monday, August 12 vs. Orioles (6:40 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 9 vs. Mets (6:40 p.m.) Tuesday, August 13 vs. Orioles (6:40 p.m.)
  • Saturday, August 10 vs. Mets (5:10 p.m.) Wednesday, August 14 vs. Orioles (12:40 p.m.)

Buy your tickets ahead of time!

Looking for other ideas? Try these websites:

http://phoenix.about.com/od/events/a/festivals08.htm
http://www.10best.com/destinations/arizona/phoenix/
http://www.downtownphoenix.com/what-to-do
http://www.thehotsheetblog.com/2011/08/10/free-things-to-do-in-greater-phoenix/
http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/101-Things-To-Do-Phoenix/166425053369357

KNK Denver Retreat!

Come join us Labor Day weekend for the

Rockin’ in the Rockies KNK Retreat!”

Date: Friday, September 2, 2011- 4:00 pm – Sunday, September 4, 2011-Noon

Location: Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Aurora, CO


  • Need to master your Klic-N-Kut?
  • Want to see more/do more with KNK Studio?
  • Want to try new applications and cut new materials?
  • This retreat is for you! Come to Denver for a weekend of classes, demo’s, challenges and fun!

    The cost of the retreat, excluding hotel, is $395. For this price, you receive 3 excellent meals, refreshments, free goodies, 6 – 7 classes, 3 – 4 demos, class notes and files, dozens of free videos to take home, cutting materials and prizes! The room will open at 1:00 pm with the Meet and Greet starting at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm, followed by a class, demo and workshop. Saturday the 3rd will be action-packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, and 2 full meals. On Sunday the 4th, we’ll have one more class followed by some final Q & A tie and then have our closing and parting prizes. Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out, at any time, to enjoy some local attractions. We also encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us, as we will have extras available and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

    Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We have a wonderful deal with the Double Tree Hotel of $79.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy. A hot breakfast at the hotel for up to two people is included in the $79.00 room rate. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you want a roommate, please note it in the application that will be sent to you. We will help match up attendees. You must mention Klic n Kut when you call the DoubleTree directly at 303-337-2800. If your spouse would like to join us for one or more meals, let us know as soon as possible, and we’ll find out the cost for that. The deadline for room reservations is August 12, 2011.

    This weekend retreat is available for up to 20 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations. So reserve your spot by:

    (1) Emailing me at smccauley45@cox.net to let me know you PLAN to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, then please email again to sandy@iloveknk.com . Sometimes emails get lost! I’ll then send you an application form to complete.

    (2) Sending a $100 deposit to our event organizers, Judy Keating and Cherrie McCray. I will provide you a mailing address after you let me know you plan to attend. If you prefer, we also accept Paypal payments.

    The deadline for making your deposit is July 15th. The $295 balance will be due by August 25th.

    Details on classes and demos will be provided after I have gathered information about all of you and what you want to learn! : )

    Can’t wait to see you in Denver!

    Sandy

    A Copics Weekend Retreat!

    I once heard that the best way to improve one’s teaching skills is to sign up for classes in a subject that is foreign to you. Well, being a technical person, I never studied any kind of art and I certainly had no clue how to color images like those who are into the Copics coloring. So, I decided to sign up and learn! One of my friends here in Arizona has developed a series of Copics classes called “Build-A-Book” and I signed up with both eagerness and a certain amount of fear! Lol But it’s turned out to be a very rewarding experience and I recommend it to every crafter who has any interest in learning to color with Copics.

    In each class, you learn a set of new techniques to advance your knowledge and mastery of coloring with Copic pens. You also receive a set of pages in which the details of the techniques are presented and you have room to paste in the samples you color yourself and, in the end, you have an amazing Copics reference guide you’ll treasure AND use!

    I’ve been taking her classes each month and I have two more to go. I LOVE what I’m learning, I LOVE how well I can now color, and I LOVE the reference guide I’m creating! Several of her students have told her they learned more in her very first class than they learned in an entire day-long Copics certification class! That’s because Jenn’s focus is on the coloring… and making sure each student gets the help they need to master each step.

    Because Jenn has followers of her blog: http://www.just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/ who do not live locally, thus cannot come to once-a-month classes for 6 consecutive months, Jenn has decided to host a retreat here and attendees can complete the entire Build-A-Book series of classes in one weekend! : )

    So, if you’ve been longing to learn about Copics or you’ve started coloring with Copics, but want to take your expertise to a new level, then check out the details below. It’s going to be a great learning experience and a lot of fun at the same time. : )


    Event: “Copic Build-A-Book – Arizona Retreat!”
    Date: Friday, October 21, 2011 4:00 pm – Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Midnight
    Location: Marriott Fairfield & Courtyard Chandler, Arizona

    The cost of the retreat, excluding travel, hotel and 2 dinners, is $329.00 (first 30 day registration); $379.00 after the first 30 days. For this price, you receive:

  • 18 plus hours of organized classes filled with the latest Copic techniques
  • Your very own 40 page workbook plus work sheets to color (completed by you) and placed into your technique book
  • Evening coloring crop times with personal assistance as well as bonus projects to add to your book
  • 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Gifts and Prizes!
  • These classes are perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced. There is always information to be gained, plus the experience of a fun, full weekend of wonderful people with whom to share your coloring passion! The teaching room will open at 1:00 pm on October 21st, with the Meet and Greet starting at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm, followed by Copic Introduction class, and evening crop open until 11pm. Saturday the 22nd will be action-packed with technique classes, challenges, games, and breakfast and lunch included, (dinner will be on your own). The evening optional coloring crop will be open until midnight with instructors present. Sunday the 23rd, after breakfast, we’ll have another full day of classes and techniques, prizes and fun. We will break for lunch (provided) and dinner (on your own). After dinner we will have a class and then start the evening crop, and farewells until midnight (with instructors). The evening crops are optional, but available for whoever would like to color, relax and catch up on worksheets and get personal assistance. Participation in all classes is optional, so you can head out, at any time, to enjoy some local attractions.

    What you will learn during these classes:

  • Copic Basics – differences in papers and stamp pads (what works and doesn’t). We will test multiple papers and inks and see how they react with Copics.
  • Playing with Various Copic refills for backgrounds
  • Over 5 blending and coloring techniques
  • Light source and shading
  • Hair, Eyes and Skin
  • Monochromatic
  • Fur and Feather
  • Wood and Metal
  • Sky and Water
  • Snow and Transparent (e.g. glass)
  • Blue Jeans, Pleats and Folds
  • Leaves and Grass
  • Pottery
  • Bonus Classes: Water coloring with Copics, using Glossy Cardstock, and playing with Airbrushing and more.
  • **Copic Refill Stations will be available on site as well as possibly one of our sponsors, Talkabout Images with their rubber stamp line.

    Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate as well as 2 of the dinners. We have a wonderful deal with the newly built Marriott Fairfield ($89.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy) and Courtyard of Marriott ($99.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy). Marriott has a bistro, full bar, 24 hour Starbucks, Wii Fi, pool, exercise room and more for your convenience. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you want a roommate, please note it in the application that will be sent to you. We will help match up attendees. You must mention Copic Build-A-Book Retreat when you call to make your reservations or use the link provided in the application mailed to you to book online. If your spouse would like to join us for one or more meals, let us know as soon as possible, and we’ll find out the cost for that.
    This FULL weekend retreat is available for up to 30 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations. So reserve your spot by:

    (1) Emailing me at Jennifer@DoveartStudios.com to let me know you PLAN to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, then please email again to info@just4funcrafts.com sometimes emails get lost! I’ll then send you an application form to complete.

    (2) Sending a $100 deposit. I will provide a mailing address after you let me know you plan to attend. If you prefer, we also accept Paypal payments for retreat payment. The deposit will reserve your place at the retreat.
    **The deadline for making your deposit is September 1st, 2011. The balance will be due by October 1st, 2011. Hotel Reservations (booked separately directly to the Marriott, due by September 26th to guarantee the special Copic retreat price.)

    I can’t wait to see you in Sunny Arizona!
    Jennifer Dove
    Copic Certified Standard/Intermediate Designer
    Author of Copic Techniques Build-A-Book

    Next Klic-N-Kut Retreat – Columbus, Ohio in June!

    Come join us in Columbus, Ohio for a weekend filled with Klic-N-Kut classes, demo’s, and loads of fun!

    Event: “Explore Your Klic-N-Kut – Columbus Retreat!”

    Date: Friday, June 3, 2011- 4:00 pm – Sunday, June 5, 2011-1:00 pm

    Location: Holiday Inn Columbus

    The cost of the retreat, excluding hotel, is $395. For this price, you receive 5 excellent meals, free goodies, 6 – 7 classes, 3 – 4 demos, class notes and files, dozens of free videos to take home, cutting materials and prizes! The room will open at 1:00 pm with the Meet and Greet starting at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm, followed by a class, demo and workshop. Saturday the 4th will be action-packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, and 3 full meals. On Sunday the 5th, after breakfast, we’ll have one more class and workshop or demo and then have our closing and parting prizes. Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out, at any time, to enjoy some local attractions. We also encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us, as we will have extras available and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

    Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We have a wonderful deal with the Holiday Inn of $89.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you want a roommate, please note it in the application that will be sent to you. We will help match up attendees. You must mention Klic n Kut when you call the Holiday Inn directly at 614-221-3281. If your spouse would like to join us for one or more meals, let us know as soon as possible, and we’ll find out the cost for that.

    This weekend retreat is available for up to 20 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations. So reserve your spot by:

    (1) Emailing me at smccauley45@cox.net to let me know you PLAN to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, then please email again to sandy@iloveknk.com. Sometimes emails get lost! I’ll then send you an application form to complete.

    (2) Sending a $100 deposit to our event organizer, Diane Daniher. I will provide you her mailing address after you let me know you plan to attend. If you prefer, we also accept Paypal payments.

    The deadline for making your deposit is April 15th. The $295 balance will be due by May 25th.

    Details on classes and demos will be provided after I have gathered information about all of you and what you want to learn! : )

    Can’t wait to see you in Columbus!

    Sandy

    KNK Retreat in Tampa – Details!

    It’s official! We’re having a KNK Retreat in Florida!

    If you plan to attend, please make a $100 deposit to hold a spot:

    A maximum of 25 people can attend!

    Come join us in Tampa for a weekend of rockin’ Klic-N-Kut classes, demo’s, and loads of fun! Julie, Barbie, and I can’t wait to meet you!

    Event: “Klic-N-Kut Spring Forward Retreat!”
    Date: Friday, March 18 3:00 pm – Sunday, March 20, 2011 1:00 pm
    Location: Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

    The cost of the retreat, excluding hotel, is $395. For this price, you receive 5 excellent meals, free goodies, 6 – 7 classes, 3 – 4 demos, class notes and files, dozens of free videos to take home, cutting materials and prizes! The room will open at 3:00 pm with the Meet and Greet starting at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm, followed by a class, demo and workshop. Saturday the 19th will be action packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, and 3 full meals. On Sunday the 20th, after breakfast, we’ll have one more class and workshop or demo. Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out, at any time, to enjoy some local Tampa attractions. We also encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us, as we will have extras available and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

    Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We have a wonderful deal with the Hilton of $109.00 per night single or double occupancy. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you want a roommate, please note it in the form below and return to Barbie and she will help match up attendees. Rooms must be reserved no later than March 1 to lock in this rate. You must mention the “KNK11” when you call the Hilton directly at 813-877-6688 (our reservation contact is Nan Graves). If your spouse would like to join us at mealtime, let us know as soon as possible, and we’ll find out the cost for that.

    This weekend retreat is available for up to 25 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations.
    So reserve your spot by:

    (1) Emailing me at smccauley45@cox.net to let me know you want to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, then please post a message at the bottom of this post and I’ll email you directly. Sometimes emails get lost! I’ll then send you a short form to complete.
    (2) Sending a $100 check or money order to our event organizer, Barbie Creech. I will send you Barbie’s address privately after you let me know you plan to attend. : ) If you prefer, we also accept Paypal payments.

    The deadline for making the deposit is January 20th and the $295 balance will be due by February 20. If you need to pay the balance in installments, then two $100 payments may be made by the end of January and the end of February, and then a final $95 payment made at the retreat..

    Details on classes and demos will be provided after I have gathered information about all of you and what you want to learn! : )

    Can’t wait to see you in Tampa!
    Sandy

    Next KNK Retreat: Tampa!

    Pre-Scheduled Klic-N-Kut Retreat: Tampa, Florida March 2011

    Let us know if you are interested !!!



    The next KNK Retreat is planned for Tampa, Florida during the weekend of March 18, 2011. We need a certain number of sign-ups in order to have the event, so I’m requesting feed back if you might be interested in attending. Note: that this is not a commitment on your part to attend… just an indication that you might want to attend based on the date, location, cost, and content of the retreat!

    Location: Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

    Date: Friday, March 18, 2011 3:00 pm – Sunday, March 20, 2011 1:00 pm

    The cost of the retreat, excluding hotel, is currently set at $395. (A payment plan will be available)

    For this price, you receive 5 excellent meals, free goodies, 6 – 7 classes, 3 – 4 demos, class notes and files, dozens of free videos to take home, cutting materials and prizes!

    Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We have a wonderful deal with the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore of $109.00 per night single or double occupancy. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you need a roommate, we’ll do our best to match you up with another attendee so that the room cost can be split. Also, if your spouse is coming with you and would like to join us at mealtime, let us know in advance, and we’ll find out the cost for that.

    If interested in this retreat, please respond to this post OR email us privately at:

    Barbie Creech: bcreech469@aol.com

    Sandy McCauley: smccauley45@cox.net

    We will then provide you additional details as they become available PLUS first opportunity to officially sign up and make your $100 deposit! Again, this is not a commitment… just an opportunity to let us know you are interested. Hope to see you in Florida next March!