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alt summit :: back to school

via etsy happy dappy bits

I was following Alt Summit via twitter this year and have decided that I really want to attend the event in the new year. Of course, as I write this, a level of fear and anxiety of feeling “not quite at that level” is creeping in with a mixture of excitement -Eek!

Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle” – Jon Acuff via @erinloechner.

For those unable to attend, the organizers have set up Alt Channel and for only $15.00, you can learn the tricks of the trade from your favourite bloggers and creatives. I have already taken quite a few sessions including:

Getting Started with Advertising for Bloggers with Liz Stanley
Tips & Tricks to Make Your Site Spectacular with Laurie Smithwick
Understanding Analytics with Nicole Balch

photo credit: Kelli Anderson, Alex Profit, and Yan Photo

Some of the class times are a bit tough to attend as I’m working a day job right now, but if you can swing it, I highly recommend registering. You can check out the available sessions here. Each session is approx. 60 minutes long, and the best part is that they are delivered via video and online chat which is perfect for me as I can be quite an introvert and will find any excuse to work in my pajamas!

bloggers competition :: six cent press

Calling all bloggers, craft lovers and Got Craft? fans… What are you looking forward to doing at the Got Craft? holiday show on Sunday, December 4th at the Legion on Commercial Drive? We have a DIY button making kit up for grabs courtesy of Six Cent Press! Tell everyone what you are most looking forward to seeing, doing, eating or making at this year’s event.

Even if you can’t make it to the event, we know you’ll be there in spirit! Just take a look at our website and imagine what your highlights would be! In addition to the prize, we will also publish a round up of the best blog posts and links.

Highlights include: 55 local handmade designers, baked goods by the Gluten Free Epicurean and the Bake Sale Baking Co., vegan granola by the Granola Girl, chocolates by My Chocolate Tree, DJ, DIY workshops by Spool of Thread sewing lounge, Maker Faire Vancouver, Delish Magazine, Varinicey Pakora Truck and more!


How to enter:
Post the entry on your blog, link out to our website ( and either email us, leave a comment below or tweet us using #GotCraft with a link to the post.

Closing date for competition is Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.

Contest is open to residents of the Lower Mainland. Winners will be notified by email after the event on December 4th. Prize will be available for pick up in Vancouver, BC. Make sure to stop by the front desk to enter our mailing list for an additional chance to win! prize worth $400+ Cdn.

Questions? Leave a comment below.

field trip :: #blognic

Yesterday was spent at Regent’s Park celebrating #blognic (a picnic for bloggers). The weather cooperated and we met so many lovely London bloggers! We even dug out the message in a cookie kit and wowed everybody with our “I heart blognic” biscuits. They were such a big hit that we won a bottle of champagne for best item on the shared table!

Thanks so much to Ellie and Lynne for organizing. Can’t wait until the next event! Check out some more blog posts + biscuit love here, here and here.