Monday, April 23, 2012

"Creative Expression Getaway"
June 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th
Sebring Florida

 With this post comes a heavy heart...

Due to uncontrollable circumstances we are going to have to cancel "Creative Expression Getaway" in June. 

Please advise me as to how you would like to handle your registration & class fees. I can either reimburse you or give you a credit towards our next crop in Sept or Nov! 

The teachers have offered to re offer their classes in Sept!!! YAY! 

Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause : { 

This crop is 4 days of jam packed fun!!! 
5 classes with TOP notch state of the art teachers, race car driving (your car or you can ride with a professional driver), dancing, singing karaoke and more!!!

* Plenty of time & space to crop.
* Five Classes
* Everyone receives a door prize
* Numerous raffles.
* Karaoke, music, dancing, & more.
* Non-stop cropping starting at 3pm Thursday through 3pm Sunday!! {Last one out of the cropping room has the front desk lock the door}

*Crop fee $125.00 for 4 days Thurs - Sun 
or $85.00 for 3 days Fri - Sun. 

This does NOT include meals or accommodations. (Refreshments and snacks provided throughout the entire event)
** Special group room rates $85 double occupancy call and be sure to mention that you are with our group. Continental breakfast included with room rate, or complete hot breakfast buffet can be added for a few dollars more. 

** Classes will be posted in the next couple of weeks. Class fees are NOT included in registration fee.

In order to ensure plenty of space for each of you **seating will be limited so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP! This crop will sell out!!

Click on this link to print the registration form.

Any questions please contact me at or call 813-382-8473

See you real soon!!!!

5/5 Class Update.....
Space is limited so be sure to get registered ASAP for your class choices!

Class #1
Well re-nowned Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon  will be teaching this *fabulous* project called My Photo Frame Mini Album which also doubles as a home decor piece....
Kathy's class will be Saturday morning at 10AM 
Cost is $65.
Space is limited!
Class #2 
Natasha Goss from The Queen of BlingPaper Niche  will be teaching this really *cool* 
Mixed Media Day Planner or Art Journal

This book can be whatever you want it to be. Art Journal, Day planner, year in review . . .It would make an adorable scrapbook too!

For this class I will be showing you how to alter this canvas cover, we'll take it from drab to fab in no time! I'll show you all kinds of techniques using acrylic paint, sprays, and modeling paste. We will have a "messy" good time! In class we will just be altering the outside cover. But just wait till you see what's on the inside!

This 7x9 Book is packed full of goodies, here's what's included for the inside pages . . . . paper envelope and paper pocket four folders and four photo sleeves (room for 16 - 4" x 6" photos)
two full page plastic sleeves and two business card sleeves (room for 16 standard sized business cards)
One full page bag with zipper and 12 customizable calendar pages
Three check lists and 40 pre-printed cardstock pages
One world map and one US map
One sticker sheet, one foam dot sheet and one ticket sheet

Here's a list of supplies you will need to bring: Basic Tool Kit, heat gun is a must, Apron if you have one, glue dots, glue-n-seal or modge podge, favorite wet adhesive, vintage photo distress ink and broken china distress inks with blending tool.  (the Cheeky Chics store carries Scrappy Glue, Ranger Heat guns, glue dots, Gesso which is  equivalent and in my opinion much better then Modge Podge, and the distress inks that Natasha has listed)  

Cost $40
Limited to 10 Students
Class #3

Instructor: Veronica Johnson from Kits N Bits & also the Paper Niche will be teaching this stinking adorable 2 page 12x12 layout. 

Happiness Is ... (TWO PAGE) 12x12 Layout
What does Happiness mean to you?  Sign up and cherish your memories and happy times with this adorable two-page layout.  Learn to make your embellishments with prima flowers, and die cuts; making them stand out by layering, inking and popping them up to give them a three dimensional effect.  Have you ever wanted to paper piece but didn’t know how to begin?  If so, then take this class and I will teach you to paper piece by making this 3D cute blue bird of happiness.  You will learn to cut, chalk, ink and layer your paper piecing to really make your pages special.
Level of Difficulty: Any Level
What to Bring: What to Bring: Trimmer, Scissors, favorite adhesive including Scrappy glue, 3D mounting sq or dots, a black Micron  pen, white opaque pen , paper piercer, light Blue, light green, orange, brown, (cats eye or equiv) chalk, and dry chalk (optional) with applicator or q-tip. (the Cheeky Chics store carries Scrappy Glue, mounting dots, Micron pens and the *best* white pen on the market) 
Cost: $25.00
MAX Attendance:  12

Class #4 & 5to be announced.....

*Please note that *all* classes are paid for through Cheeky Chics and need to be paid in full in advance to allow teachers enough time to make their kits.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Going to post a couple of videos from the "Spring Fling" crop this past weekend so that I can update the blog next week with *all* of the information regarding the next up coming crop in June!!!

"Creative Expression Getaway" is 4 days jam packed with 5 classes with TOP notch state of the art teachers, race car driving (your car or you can ride with a professional driver), dancing, singing karaoke and more!!!

Simply click on the link to view the videos!! 

*Warning*....viewing may cause tears to run down your legs
 ; }
 My peeps Kelly & Marty starting the karaoke off!!

Natasha, Veronica, & Liz ... AKA Wee Wee Licious & The Boobies

Cheeky Chics Peeps dancing their feet off!!!

More of our PEEPS dancing!!!

Teacher tease....

Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon

Jules Eickmeier  from Posh Scraps

Diane Parsons also from Posh Scraps

Natasha Goss from The Paper Niche

Veronica Johnson from Kits N Bits  and also The Paper Niche

I will post *all* class descriptions and pictures soon!


Monday, April 9, 2012


It's time! Are you getting excited? I am!! By now I imagine that you have started packing and getting all you’re scrapping & crafting supplies together.

"Spring Fling" is a mere 4 days away and I wanted to touch base to cover a few things with all of you.

1) Like all of our crops, there will be coffee, soda, water & snacks (including fresh fruit) provided throughout the weekend.

2) Cheeky Chics offers an on-site store offering Bazzill cardstock (all of the colors) adhesives, glues, tape runners, assorted embellishments, card kits, several of the Basic Grey latest paper kits etc.

3) In the past we have had an extensive tool table set up for your use. Due to lack of need & interest, I have decided to eliminate it.

4) Garage Sale/Swap tableI will have tables available for you to display your items on. Please bring cash to make change for your buyers.

5) Massages: We have the pleasure of having 2 massage therapist available to take care of our aches and pains!
                ~Kelly is a fellow scrapper and friend and will be offering chair massages throughout the weekend. Kelly charges by the minute… 20 minutes max per appointment.
                ~Lina, also a friend of mine works at the hotel and will be offering full table massages in 30 minute or 1 hour increments.
Both of these ladies will book up quickly so be sure to reserve your time early!!!

6) Comfort: Don't forget to bring a sweater, jacket or fan depending which side of the thermostat you currently are on! A cushion for your tush (sitting in these chairs for long periods of time can get really uncomfortable) I actually bring an office chair. (yes, you can do the same) My friend Jen Peck always recommends a small stool or something similar to prop your feet on as to alleviate pressure on your back. This doesn't work for me but it's probably because my legs are so

7) Lighting: The lighting is good in this room but if you own a Ott light or crafting light bring it along with a power strip. Power is provided at each table. 

8) Sunscreen / Bathing suit: The Magnuson Hotel has proven to have become a favorite
 amongst our fellow croppers for a multitude of reasons one of which is the beautiful location!   
If there is anything I have not covered, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Be prepared to laugh (like some of us until you pee yourself) because I have been told that our crops are more fun then should be legal ; }
Crop starts at 3PM SHARP on Friday *NO* exceptions......

Directions: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

From The North

*Take I-275 South
*Cross The Howard Franklin Bridge into St. Petersburg
*Follow I-275 to exit 16
*Turn left at the stop.
*Turn right on Sunshine Skyway Lane
*The Magnuson Hotel 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane St. Petersburg Florida

From The South 

*Take I-275 South to Exit 16
*Turn left at the stop.
*Turn right on Sunshine Skyway Lane
*The Magnuson Hotel

Looking forward to seeing each and everyone of you!                                                                         

I have recently become very addicted to art journaling so I am looking for stencils. If you have any that you would like to get rid of please bring them with you to the crop so that I may perhaps purchase them from you ♥