Welcome To Dallas Crafters Marathon!

We are into Paper Crafts, Needle & Yarn Crafts, Fiber Artist, Altered Arts, Art Journaling & Book Arts, Jewelry Making, Stamping, Quilting, etc!
Most crafts are welcome!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scrapbook Expo!

Donna, Val, Cindy and I met so many great people this weekend at the Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine at the Gaylord Texan! Thank you all for letting us talk about the DCM facilities and The Crafty Neighbor Scrapbook Crops and Cruises!

I just wanted to again say that the space we use for crops is a wonderful place and we are honored to be able to use it for crafty goodness!

What is our mission? We wanted a big place to crop in Dallas, not be crowded, not have to drive too far and be with fellow crafters! That was our goal and still is. We are not in this to make money! The money that comes in we use to buy things for the facility, pay utilities, rent and amenities like trashcans, wifi etc. In the last year or so the facility has had carpet installed as it used to be a dance studio. That's it, we want to GET OUR CRAFT ON!!

Thank you again for allowing us to share this wonderful crop space with you and we look forward to welcoming you to our crop place!

Wishing You All One Helluva a Glue Sniffin' & Glitter Lickin' Time! And don't forget, you know you had a GOOD time when you wonder how glitter got in your underoos!

<3 Heather

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Donna Pope!

I wanted to wish Donna a very happy birthday today! Donna and I met in 2007 at the Grapevine Scrapbook Convention while waiting for a class to start after lunch. I'm glad she started talking to me!

Never thought she'd email me when we exchanged emails after that class and vendor show, but I'm glad she did! Now, here we are 5 1/2 years later, scrappin buddies!

Thanks for talking to this introvert that day!

<3 Heather

Saturday, February 9, 2013

March is bring a friend month!

March is bring a friend month! 

Bring one new friend to DCM that has not attended a DCM crop previously and they will get in free! RSVP on our Meetup.com site!! This applies to BOTH March meet ups! 

We did something similar last year and we wanted to continue our March special!

The Fine Print :)
* If your friend has attended a DCM crop previously, they are not eligible. 
* Make a note of your friend's full first and last name in the comments on meet up when you RSVP and pay. 
* When you signup, add your guest (+1) to your RSVP for accurate counts.

DCM Meetup Page to RSVP!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Update from The Crafty Neighbor! Crafty Events Coming Up!!

From Cindy Murray - The Crafty Neighbor!

Wow! The month of January just slid right on by, didn’t it?  I hope you had a super scrappy month!  The Crafty Neighbors had a great time at various crops around the metroplex and got to attend two stamp shows in Mesquite and Grapevine.  We’re looking forward to a whole lot more crafting fun in February and the months beyond.  Will we see you at one of these upcoming events?

Scrapbook Garage Sale - This weekend!

This Saturday, February 9, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 6001 Summerside Drive, Dallas, Tx 75252 (inside the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Joann Fogg Service Center).  Use the rear entrance.

Scrapbook Expo

February 22-23 at the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Tx 76051; Tickets are available at most local retailers.

R. L. Turner Community Crop Party

Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; R. L. Turner High School Cafeteria, 1600 S. Josey Lane, Carrollton, Tx 75006;  Join us for a community-wide event to help support the R. L. Turner orchestra programs.  Hosted by Crafty Neighbor and the R. L. Turner Orchestra Boosters and sponsored by Memory Lane Inn, this event is open to the public.   Your registration of $25 will get you a full day of cropping, two meals, goodie bag, and the chance to win one of two scrapbooking retreats provided by Memory Lane Inn (plus a whole lot more)!

May the 4th Be with You National Scrapbook Day Crop

May 4th is National Scrapbook Day, so join us for a weekend of celebrations at the Dallas Crafters Marathon.  This special event was put together with the scrapbooker and papercrafter in mind.  Event registration of $50 includes Friday-Saturday cropping (6:00p-midnight Friday, 10:00am-midnight Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm Sunday), meals on Saturday, and lots of goodies and prizes.  See the Dallas Crafters Marathon for more details.

6th Annual Scrapbooking Cruise to Jamaica and Grand Cayman

Want to sail the Caribbean while scrapbooking the day away on one of Carnival’s newest ships?  Join us aboard the Carnival Magic for a 7-Day Scrapbooking Cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, September 22-27.  We’ll be departing the port of Galveston for an adventure you won’t want to miss.  Pricing starts at about $100 per day and includes all classes and fees.  We have a new instructor this year, Susie Moore from The Crafty Scrapper and The Dies Have It. Valerie Jackson of Close to My Heart and Creative Sanctuary is also returning, and I have to say, the classes we’re cooking up for you are FABULOUS!  Some sneak peaks will be available on our website in the coming weeks!

And don’t forget about our regular monthly events

Mother’s Day Out Crops

Join us every Thursday for a FREE daytime crop that fits the schedule of even the busiest Mom.  We’ll be exploring various crop locations throughout the metroplex including Googly Eyes and Craft Supplies (Irving), Every Last Scrap (McKinney), Personal Scrapbook (Allen), and even Crafty Neighbor Studios (Carrollton).  If there is sufficient interest, we will also add some crops on the western side of the metroplex.

3rd Wednesday Stamp Club

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a stamp club you won’t want to miss.  Sharon Armstrong of Stampin’ Up! will lead us in one or more projects including cards, crafts, and more.  Your first visit is free; after that it’s just $25 per month to participate.  Sharon’s projects are fabulous; just one visit and you will see why she is one of the top demonstrators for Stampin’ Up! in the whole country.

Dallas Crafters' Marathon

Join the Dallas Crafters Marathon Meet-up group for the opportunity to crop all weekend once per month.  This group generally meets on the last weekend of each month (some exceptions do apply).  The fee is just $25 for Friday-Saturday cropping and is open to crafting of all kinds including scrapbooking, jewelry-making, sewing, knitting and crochet, quilting, painting, and much more.  See the Dallas Crafters Marathon for more details.

All of these events and more can be found -

On our website at: http://www.craftyneighbor.com

On facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/craftyneighbor

On meetup.com at:  http://www.meetup.com/craftyneighbor

On our blog at:  http://craftyneighbor.blogspot.com