Have you checked out the sub-forum called Get it Together? There are quite a few locations listed already, or you could start a new one!
By the way, I am a big fan of challenges. I do a lot that are listed on various blogs, but I feel I have made a lot of (cyber) friends here on SCS through various challenges. If you start by selecting one or two, you will find many of the same participants each week. When you comment on each other's cards you begin to feel connected. I realize this is not the same as getting together in person, but it is another way to connect. I have rarely been able to stamp with others, but for me this is a satisfactory replacement.
Last edited by etsdas; 03-20-2013 at 06:56 PM..
Reason: added another idea.