Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Creative Estates Conference 2012

Little Houndstooth House made by me, and photographed by MyInsanity.

It's been almost 2 weeks since Creative Estates.
I can hardly believe it!
While I was certainly very busy, there were moments when I stopped for a minute and just looked around.
Watched the attendees laugh.  Watched new people meet each other.  Watched twitter or facebook friends meet in real life.  It was enough to take my breath away.
At Cupcakes and Cocktails on Thursday night before the conference started I had to stop and suck in a breath as I realized that Creative Estates was really real.  My dream came true and it was all because of everyone that attended, promoted, and stood by cheering me on.
I was in awe standing there for that split second with the realization that our neighbors had moved in.  Finally.  I realized then that you can never dream too big.  Ever.

So now things are changing.
As some may know, Tauni Everett and I have decided to part ways.
We are headed in different directions.
She is planning her own event in Utah {which is completely separate from CEC}, while Creative Estates remains here in Arizona!!

There was a ton of confusion about this earlier in the day, especially since our events were planned on the same weekend.  While the dates for next year's Creative Estates Conference were announced already at this year's CEC, I began seeing a lot of conflict and then people were coming to me feeling torn and pressured. So, in the interest of all you lovelies, we are changing the dates of Creative Estates so that no one has to choose or feel pressured.

Creative Estates is now being held from March 1 - 4, 2012.
It is in Arizona again next year.  I know many of you are thrilled about that.
What's even better about the date change?  March is national craft month!

There are a ton of things in the works that I am so excited about and can't wait to share.
We are really broadening the conference next year to many more avenues of creativity.
One of which includes book authors.

I can't tell you much more right now, but it's going to be incredible.

I sent out an email earlier tonight to past attendees, but please email me if you didn't receive the email and I will forward it on to you.  The email includes a Call To Speakers Application, Volunteer Application and a form for Conference Topic Suggestions!

Tickets for Creative Estates are on sale now!  Click here.
And because my goal for Creative Estates has always been to keep it affordable, I lowered the price from the $300 they were originally announced as, to $200.  Also, to make life a little sweeter, you can move into Creative Estates for less by purchasing an Early Bird Ticket for $145!  Early Bird tickets can be purchased until October 1, 2011.  Creative Estates Alumni  do get a special discount as well, so please email me for that information {}.

Also stay tuned!  Creative Estates will be getting a MAJOR facelift in the coming weeks!  The Houndstooth, yellow and houses will remain.  Long live the Houndstooth!  ;)

The Creative Estates Team and I are looking forward to being your neighbor in 2012!!

xo, Shey