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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mania Lottery

Due to some technical issues, the names for seats at Mania will be drawn Monday 4/20 and emails sent then.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mania 5 ~ Info and Lottery!

Mania 5 will be help September 18, 19 and 20, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Windward Plaza Dr in Alpharetta GA. This is the same hotel the previous Mania's have been held at.

The format will remain the same. Crop Room opens at 2 pm on Friday 9/18 with socializing and cropping. Dinner {included in your Crop Fee} will be served at 6 pm in the hotel. The Crop Room will remain open until midnight {later if possible}. You can continue to socialize in the classroom or one of the other public areas in the hotel. There may be a class or two taught on Friday night, but the majority of classes and Make and Takes will be on Saturday. Classes are in addition to the Crop Fee and paid to the instructor.

Breakfast {included in your room fee} is from 6:30 am til 10 am Saturday 9/19. The Crop Room opens at 9 am. Cropping and classes throughout the day. Lunch is on your own. There are a multitude of fast food and full service restaurants close by the hotel. . .many are across a non-busy street. Dinner {included in your Crop Fee} is a 6 pm in the hotel. The Crop Room will remain open until midnight {later if possible}. You can continue to socialize in the classroom or one of the other public areas in the hotel.

Breakfast {included in your room fee} is from 6:30 am til 10 am on Sunday 9/20. The Crop Room will open at 9 am. Lunch is on your own. Mania will end at 4 pm and the Crop Room will close at 6 pm.

The Crop Fee for Mania is $195. The room rates are base on occupancy per night. . .single $79, double $89, triple $94 and quad $99. The hotel room rate includes breakfast but does not include taxes.

The Crop Room is limited in size and will only seat 60 people with each person having 1/2 of a 6 foot table. We will us a lottery to fill the available Mania. If you would like to attend Mania, please fill out the google form by 4/17/15. Names will be drawn on 4/18/15.

If your name is drawn, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register and pay your Crop Fee. Then, you can make your hotel room reservation directly with the hotel. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me

Scroll down {if necessary} to enter your name and email and then click Submit.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mania 5 info coming soon!

The info for Mania 5, held Sept 18, 19 and 20, will be posted in the next few days! If you sign up to follow the blog by email, you will receive an email when the info is posted!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Create, Donate and Win!

Once again, Provo Craft has donated a Cricut machine to our Mania card drive! And this year, they have donated a brand new Cricut Explore! How exciting is that? All you have to do for a chance to win the Explore is to create 10 cards, donate them to the Mania card drive and you get one ticket in the drawing for a chance to win the Explore! And, you can make as many cards as you want! The more you create and donate, the more chances you will have to win!

In the past, we have donated cards to Operation Write Home. However, OWH is requesting fewer cards at this time as the number of deployed troops are decreasing. So for the September 2014 Mania card drive, we will be donating the cards to children's foundations and hospitals! So think fun, cheery and geared toward kids for your card designs. And don't worry if you've already made or started making cards for OWH. You can still donate those and we'll send them on to OWH.

This card drive is open to everyone whether you're attending Mania or not! If you are attending Mania, you can bring your cards with you or make them while you are there. If you aren't attending Mania, you can mail your cards to me. Just send me a message {scrapalette} and I'll give you the mailing address.

The drawing for the Explore will be on the last day on Mania, Sept 28. Cards that are mailed in need to be received by Sept 25.

And if you haven't heard of the Cricut Explore {where have you been. . .it's the hottest cutter out there right now}, check out for all the amazing features of the newest Cricut machine!

Cricut Explore

Thanks in advance to all those who create and donate cards! And special thanks to Provo Craft for supporting Mania and donating the Explore!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Registration for Mania 4 has begun!

It's finally here. . .registration for Mania 4! 

It will be Sept 26, 27 and 28 at the same place: Hilton Garden Inn in Alpharetta, Georgia
same time: Friday 2 pm til Sunday 6pm
same agenda: crop, shop, socialize in your order of preference! Make and Takes are free, Classes will have an additional fee paid to the instructor.

One thing has changed. . .the price! It's $175 for the Crop Fee. The rental rate for the meeting rooms went up and I rent 4 rooms each day for 3 days. The Crop Fee includes your table space in the Crop Room, dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, door prize entry and SWAG bag {which may or may not be filled by Provo Craft}. I will be inviting PC.

The format/rules will be the same as previous Mania weekends.

Hotel guests rooms are the same and should be booked directly with the hotel. Single $74, Double $79, Triple $84 and Quad $89. Breakfast is included in the room rate. You will book your room directly with the hotel.

If you want to attend, send an email to If there are more people who want to attend than there are seats, I will use a lottery system to fill the seats. Please let me know if you want to attend and I will then contact you by email.

Please fill free to email or post any questions.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Announcing Circle Mania 4

Circle Mania 4 will be held Sept 26-28, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Alpharetta GA. More info will be posted in the coming week.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mania is ALMOST here!

It's hard to believe that Mania will be starting in just 3 days! Hope everyone is as excited as I am!  I'm busy finishing up some projects and my craft desk is a mess! But it's so worth it!

I'm very pleased to announce that Mallie from the marketing department at Provo Craft will be joining us at Mania! She has plan an iron on vinyl project for us for Friday before dinner. So be sure to stop by the "classroom" {the room across the elevator/staircase foyer} to make a project.

Mallie and Provo Craft will be providing a luncheon for everyone attending Mania on Saturday! This will be held in the other meeting rooms, next to the "classroom". And, she will have a surprise guest join us from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday! I have some guesses as to who the surprise guest might be, but Mallie won't tell. She wants it to be a surprise!

The weather forecast for Atlanta looks good! Maybe a little rain on Thursday but sunny and a little chilly {for us southerners!}.

As some of you are aware, due to a glitch, I don't have access to the Circle forums on the Cricut MB. So if you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email or PM.  See you all soon!!!