About the Retreat...

About the Retreat...WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2018! Contact Us via this website (see Contact Us on right navigation) to be placed on waiting list.
Our 2018 scrapbook retreat is October 19 - 21, 2018 at Ft. Worden -- just outside of Port Townsend, WA.
Registration fee: $200.
24-hour crop room access with individual 6 foot table and chair, welcome gift, door prizes, raffles, games/activities and hospitality extras.
Meals include: Friday dinner, Saturday meals (3), and Sunday breakfast. We also provide hot water/cups with choices of tea, hot cocoa and apple cider.
Dorm style accommodations (double or single) with shared restrooms and showers. Linens and towels provided.
Arrive as early as 9:00 am on October 19 and stay as late as 12midnight on October 21!
Use Contact Us! feature for more information!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Almost the BIG Weekend!

Hello, everyone!

I hope you are as excited as I am about this weekend! I'm headed over tomorrow night and will be there bright and early to set up. Remember doors open at 9:00 am - so please be patient if you arrive a little early. 

Make sure you check out the retreat blog for information about what to pack, volunteer duties, and how to get to Fort Worden if you are new to the retreat.  

A few highlights -- yes, there is WiFi and I remember cell service being pretty good -- I think it depends on your carrier, as with most locations. Be prepared for rain -- or sun or somewhere in the middle -- you never know at Fort Worden! 

When you arrive to Fort Worden, unload craft materials at M204. Once you have unloaded we ask you leave the unloading/loading zone and park near The Commons or our dorm location, Dorm 225.  Check in for the dorm begins at 3:30 pm.

See you soon! -- Sheryl

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bring Items for Bumpy Baskets!

Hello!

We have several opportunities to join in fun games and activities at the retreat -- one being BUMPY BASKETS and MORE!  Say what...bumpy baskets?

Keep reading for the details...Oh, and just added -- there will be a fourth drawing -- washi tape!!!

Last Call -- Card Swap! Just a Few More Spaces Remain!

Interested in the Card Swap?  Please look at the guidelines below and email Shelley if you are interested in participating. Just a few more spots available! 

Happy Crafting! --Shelley and Jane


Type of Card
Any Occasion Card
RSVP for card swap
Shelley Wangen: wangen2@gmail.com
Number of people in swap
20 Maximum (Create cards equal to the number of participants. You will be notified of the final count a week before the retreat or as soon as we hit 20 participants.)
Due Date
Saturday, November 11 | 5:00 pm
Place cards in a Ziploc bag with your first and last name on the bag and deliver to Jane Thiemens (located in UpNorth). Cards will be sorted and returned to you!
Description
1. Make 20 of the same cards and receive 20 different cards in return.
2. Each card must include an envelope.
2. The cards should be handmade, not from a kit.
3. Paper layering is required.
4. Please be mindful of clean stamping, cutting, gluing, no smudges etc.
5. Consider adding an embellishment (buttons, ribbon, brads, sparkles, bling, etc.) and/or a technique (embossing, pop dots, sanding, etc.)



Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Few More Updates....So Excited!!

Hello, again!

We are all so excited to see each other in just a week! Just a couple of updates to share!

The Hospitality Committee has selected "Under the Sea" as theme for this year.  Dress in your best "Under the Sea" for Saturday's dinner.

Additionally, Roberta, our amazing Volunteer Coordinator, has assigned a volunteer job to everyone. Remember, our retreat is purely for fun, not profit, so it takes all of us to have an amazing weekend.

Check out the Volunteer Roster and Volunteer Duties to understand your responsibilities.  Sheryl, Yvonne (Down North) or Roberta (Up North) can help you figure it all out once you arrive and get settled!

Don't hesitate to email Sheryl with questions!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Card Swap -- Sign up NOW!

The retreat is only a few weeks away and we are pleased to announce the opportunity to join in a card swap! Please look at the guidelines below and email Shelley if you are interested in participating. The card swap will be open to 20 people.

Happy Crafting! --Shelley and Jane


Type of Card
Any Occasion Card
RSVP for card swap
Shelley Wangen: wangen2@gmail.com
Number of people in swap
20 Maximum (Create cards equal to the number of participants. You will be notified of the final count a week before the retreat or as soon as we hit 20 participants.)
Due Date
Saturday, November 11 | 5:00 pm
Place cards in a Ziploc bag with your first and last name on the bag and deliver to Jane Thiemens (located in UpNorth). Cards will be sorted and returned to you!
Description
1. Make 20 of the same cards and receive 20 different cards in return.
2. Each card must include an envelope.
2. The cards should be handmade, not from a kit.
3. Paper layering is required.
4. Please be mindful of clean stamping, cutting, gluing, no smudges etc.
5. Consider adding an embellishment (buttons, ribbon, brads, sparkles, bling, etc.) and/or a technique (embossing, pop dots, sanding, etc.)



Ready....Set....Pack!

Many of our participants are new to the retreat this year and I'm sure there are many questions. Here are a few details....

Arrive as early as 9:00 am on November 10 and stay as late as 12midnight on November 12!


24-hour crop room access with individual 6 foot table and chair, welcome gift, door prizes, raffles, games/activities and hospitality extras.  I will post seating chart weekend prior to retreat. 

Meals include: Friday dinner, Saturday meals (3), and Sunday breakfast. Know that you can fill up travel mugs at mealtime and there is coffee, tea and fountain soda as well as ice served in the dining hall.We also provide hot water/cups with choices of tea, hot cocoa and apple cider.

Dorm style accommodations (double or single) with shared restrooms and showers. Linens and towels provided. Don't forget flip flops for the shower!  


You are welcome to bring alcohol and there always seems to be an abundance of snack food. There is no refrigeration in the meeting hall; so bring a cooler if needed. There will be a microwave on site and feel free to bring a hot water pot and/or coffee pot.


If you forget something or have a craving, there is a food co-op and a Safeway just a few miles into Pt. Townsend.


Run out of something crop related?? There will be several vendors selling from their table and several garage sale tables. I also find people are willing to share. :)


Garage sale tables? That's right, have craft related items you think you someone else might love? Sell them at the retreat! There are garage sale table set up in each wing of the meeting hall.


When you arrive to Fort Worden, unload crafting materials at M204. Once you have unloaded we ask you leave the unloading/loading zone and park near The Commons or our dorm location, Dorm 225.  Check in for the dorm begins at 3:30 pm.


Be sure to check out the packing list on right side of this blog under ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!!


Questions? ? Feel free to contact me via email or Contact Us (to the right)!

--Sheryl

Just a Few More Spots -- Ribbon Exchange! Sign up NOW!

The countdown to our retreat is on!

We know all of you are shopping and preparing for the retreat. Each year we hold a Ribbon Exchange – who is in??

The details:
Each participant needs to bring 13" of pre-cut ribbon for each participant in their group (this includes you!). Each group will be made up of 12 participants.  That is 12 pieces of 13” ribbon. All the same kind. That's 156 inches of ribbon -- total!

Please bring your pre-cut ribbon to Esther, who will be in UpSouth, by the morning of Saturday, November 11.  Esther will deliver a bag of different ribbons to you later in the day, Saturday afternoon.  This is exactly like the card exchange.... just with ribbon.

Interested? Please email Esther (esthergf85@gmail.com) by November 6 if you would like to participate. Esther will email participants to confirm count, share details, etc.

Hope you will join us!