Hot Glue Gun Girls Getaway – Girlfriendology & Friends Fun Weekend

Friendship Hot Glue Gun Girls weekend Creative? Like to Shop? Want to hang out with fab, fun, female friends?

Join us in September as we meet with some great girlfriends at the:

Hot Glue Gun Girls “Junk Drawer Chic” Girlfriend Getaway

Do you enjoy crafting/creating and have a special panache for shopping? Follow your bliss! Since the kids are back in school, chillax and enjoy this September weekend event. Plan a “girlfriends getaway” in historic Corydon, Indiana.

What is the Hot Glue Gun Girls Event all about?

Celebrate sisterhood while creating, exchanging and shopping for whimsical vintage items and crafts. Share ideas, supplies and stories with old friends, and make some new ones!

This 2-day event gives creative women the opportunity to participate in crafting workshops, meet and mingle with other Hot Glue Gun Girls at a cocktail hour and luncheon, connect with the founder of, Debba Haupert, and shop at our “Seek Your Chic” Fair on the Square! Unique items being sold at the “Seek Your Chic” Fair on the Square can include mixed media creations, soft sculpture, paper arts, handmade books, fiber art, jewelry or supplies for you to do your own creating!

How to attend?
75 lucky women of all ages will be able to participate. If you have a love of creating and for unique crafts and vintage charm, you’ll fit right in! Registration is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. To register download the registration form from website. Email, mail or fax to:
Address: Corydon Capitol State Historic site, 126 E. Walnut Street, Corydon, In 47112
Fax: 812-738-4904, Phone: 812-738-4890, Email:

How much does it cost?

The event participation cost is $250. This includes:
- Participation in your choice of 3 workshops
- Bazaar Under the Stars…Arabian Nights themed Cocktail Hour
- Hot Glue Gun Girls Goody Bag
- Exclusive admittance to sneak peek “Seek Your Chic” Fair on the Square Friday evening
- Luncheon with guest speaker: Girlfriendology founder, Debba Haupert
- Tour of Historic Corydon provided by Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
* Does not include lodging, transportation, additional meals.

How do I get there and where can I stay?
For information on location and lodging, please visit

About Corydon
The Corydon Capitol State Historic Site located in quaint Corydon, Indiana. Corydon is located about 25 minutes from Louisville, KY and about 1 hour from Cincinnati, OH. Please visit these Corydon websites to learn more about the uniqueness that is Corydon: and

Friday: September 16, 2011
Registration 1-7 PM
Corydon Capitol Tours available throughout the day
6:00- 7:00 pm – Bazaar Under the Stars…Arabian Nights themed Cocktail Hour
~ Meet and greet your fellow “Hot Glue Gun Girls” at the opening-night cocktail hour. Come dressed in your finest Moroccan/Arabian Nights themed attire. Don’t be afraid to be creative! (Includes 2 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres)
7:00 pm-9:00 pm …Sneak peek….”Seek Your Chic” Fair on the Square
~ Spend the rest of the evening shopping for unique items and craft supplies. Vendors and artisans will have a large variety of wares on display and available for purchase. “Buy what you love!”

Saturday: September 17, 2011
Kitchy Cowgirl..Whoo Hoo!…come dressed in your best cowgirl attire!!(only if you want to)
Vendor Fair opens at 8:30 am
Corydon Capitol Tours available throughout the day
8:00 -8:45 am… Special Guest Debba Haupert gets your day going! Types of friends – do we need various types of girlfriends? If so, who are they?
9:00-10:30 am – Workshop #1
11:00-12:30 …Luncheon with Keynote speaker, Girlfriendology Founder, Debba Haupert
1:00-2:30 pm—-Workshop #2
3:00-4:30 pm—-Workshop #3
4:45-5:30 pm—Wrap up with Special Guest Debba Haupert..Social Media friends – do they count? How to use social media to find/keep friends
All Vendors open Saturday 8:30-6:00

Workshops: Mosaic China & Tile, Creation Chicken Wire Crown, Needle-felting, Paper Arts, Mixed Media Collage

What should I bring?

You will need a Basic Supply Kit – scissors and/or an X-Acto knife, a ruler, a glue stick, a small bottle of Tacky Glue, pencil, black marker or pen. Most of the materials are supplied at the workshops, but to avoid a wait while sharing with your Hot Gun sisters…it would be helpful if you could bring you own items from the list above. If you’d like, you can also bring some trinkets from home with you to embellish your projects (trims, buttons, ephemera, rhinestones, thread, etc. Some ideas for your workshop kit from home:

• Favorite paper ephemera (vintage postcards, vintage wallpaper scraps, vintage book pages, etc.)
• Vintage photos, postcards, snapshots, etc.
• Rhinestone buckles, broaches, necklaces, earbobs, etc.
• Floral items, vintage millinery, silk flowers.
• Needle, yarn, embroidery floss, trim such as seam binding, velvet, lace, etc.
• Buttons, keys,
• small 3-D elements things you could add to collage/altered projects such as crystals, small glass knobs, wooden letters, etc..

We don’t expect you to have to bring all of the items to attend, but part of the fun might be trading and sharing your items with others. You can also use them in to personalize your creations in a very special and unique way.
Please consider our invitation. We would love for you to join us in our most creative endeavor!

Meet a few of Our Hot Glue Gun Experts!

Debba Haupert, Our very special presenter and keynote speaker … Where would we women be without our girlfriends? That’s a question that DEBBA HAUPERT doesn’t want to know! Since 2006, Debba has pursued her dream of bringing inspiration, appreciation and celebration of female friendship to women through her online community for women – Interviews with inspiring women, blogs filled with girlfriend advice and inspiration, eBooks sharing women’s wisdom, girlfriend gifts and more can be found on this all positive, supportive, encouraging site. Through this online community as well as growing women’s communities on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, Debba inspires thousands of women every day to make time for the one relationship that makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful. Debba believes that life really is better together with your girlfriends!

Sarah of Moonforest Studio, Cincinnati, OH – Bring a touch of whimsy into your life with Moonforest Studio’s fanciful soft sculptures and delightful needlefelted designs! Sarah will be teaching a workshop on needle-felted pumpkins and acorns. Just in time for your fall décor. This beginners workshop will teach you the basics and history of needle-felting.Practice your new skills and “fall” into autumn. Visit her on ETSY…

Mandy Strunk of Rust & Roses Vintage Wares, Bedford, IN – Mandy Strunk is a self-proclaimed “picker, junker and antiquer,” and it really shows in her work! Rust & Roses not only sells hand-picked vintage items, but also Mandy’s fabulous mixed-media creations. In her workshop, Mandy will teach you how to construct and embellish a chicken-wire crown fit for a queen! Visit her on ETSY…

Connie Simmonds of Smashing Designs, Nashville, IN – Connie spent most of her life in the corporate world before she discovered her passion for creating unique mosaic art. She uses glass, pottery, china, gemstones and old jewelry to embellish her one-of-a-kind pieces. In her workshop, “accent your world” you will transfer a mirror, frame or sign using a variety of embellishments to reflect your “fabulousness.” Show the World your Style! She has a unique shop in the artistic community of Nashville, Indiana

So join us, and our Hot Glue Gun Girlfriends in Corydon, IN in September!


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