Friday, March 15, 2013

5th Annual Scrapbooking Weekend!!!

My 5th Annual retreat has come to an end...but not without having a WONDERFUL time!!

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There is anticipation each August at my Fall Open House as the registration for my annual scrapbook retreat opens!!!  This year was no exception, but now our weekend is over and we are ready for next year!!!

I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our 2 1/2 days together! Let’s take a peek! J 

I enjoy preparing throughout the entire year, but the last few weeks are when I focus in on final details…
Name Tags…(prior to names on them)

I used NEW stamp sets Frame Flair and Hello Blooms, along with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
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Water bottle Tags…
I used NEW stamp sets Frame Flair and In The Background, along with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
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A small token of thanks for those that helped bring tables…

(thanks to fellow consultant for inspiration!  The Artiste Cricut Cartridge made this a SNAP to create! )
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A thank you for my Food Team leaders…

(using our NEW Muslin Bags, pigment inks, alcohol markers and Fabulous You stamp set!)
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...and THIS is the item I enjoy getting together to give you some “extras” just for joining me for this weekend!!!  Goodie bagsJ

goodie bags_retreat 2013 DSC_0454Here’s a peek of what was inside…
  • pack of Irresistible alphabet Lots of Dots stickers
  • 1 yd. of cotton candy ribbon
  • a pack of Just Blooms flowers
  • colo. white mini-medley
  • 1/2 sheet of glitter paper
  • 1 yd of cranberry colored ribbon
  • a sheet of clear sparkles
  • 2 sheets of NEW designer paper
  • water bottle with tag and crystal light
  • and CANDY of course!
We had a total group of ladies that numbered 29…missing 3 of you that couldn’t join us because of unexpected issues! 
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We woke up Friday morning to a dusting of snow!!! I LOVE our little cabins we stay in, so CUTE & COZY!!!  You can see the building of our main scrap area to the left of the picture.
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We had door prizes throughout the weekend…(I was peeking at them through the glass window as they were choosing their prizes J)
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everyone went away with something…we also PLAYED Embellishment Bingo and had prizes for our first 7 winners!!!

Check out a sampling of the AMAZING food we had ~ ALL weekend long!!! 
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We scaled back to 2 meals a day this year, and included mid-day snacks…everything was so YUMMY!!  These ladies went all out!!!

I had invited Lynae & Ashley to join us again this year for their wonderful massages!  This was optional, but I was blessed to have a double massage- paid for by my lovely aunts!
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I had an extra class where my friends could create a 2 page layout. 

 Here is the layout we created using the NEW Buzz & Bumble paper pack.  The neutral tones in this kit make it a paper pack to use for ANY occasion!!
(thanks to fellow consultant, Laurie Varner , for her inspiration!)
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We enjoyed some beautiful bouquets of flowers during the weekend, J and at the end of the weekend, this bouquet was given to me!  

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THANK YOU Arlene - they are still beautiful on my dining room table!!! 

We also had a layout contest that ended on our last afternoon together.  Each person that entered, was required to use the Cherish layout called “Visual Texture”. 

Here are the layouts that were entered…
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and here is the WINNER!!! My mom! J 
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She won a NEW paper pack of her choice!! (Chantilly)

Our final contest/drawing was for the GRAND PRIZE - the Buzz & Bumble Workshop on the Go kit!!!  Yay Arlene!!!
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Each year is special…and of course we make different memories each year!!  But know, that no matter how much work it's something I look forward to EACH and EVERY year!! I love being able to serve you in this special way!!!

Thanks to EACH of you that attended, and I’m looking forward to our time together next year! J
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Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!
Krista J
Call/Text: 610-587-9116


  1. What a great weekend! Thank you for all your extra special touches Krista! It is so rejuvenating and I have been in a creating groove since I came back. Such a lovely group of ladies too.

    1. That's so GREAT to hear Mary!!! :) Love that you are still creating - way to go!!! And thanks to you, for joining me again this year! It was wonderful having you a part of this weekend!!! :)

  2. Had a great relaxing weekend of scrapbooking & sharing and lots of laughing GOOD FOOD. Thanks Krista. Elsie

    1. YOu are sooo welcome Elsie! I'm so thankful you can join us for this time away! :) It's great having you part of this weekend group! :)


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