So, I'm curious how many of you have ever participated in a scrapbooking retreat?
Now, by retreat I mean you've gone away to some off-the-beaten-path place that feels oddly like home (without the mess) and so comfortable you can stay in your jammies all day, or at least until after someone else fixes your breakfast and lunch — and if you eat anything like me, the more appropriate phrase is actually "until after someone caters your meals" which suggests something beyond a costco chocolate shake, two handfuls of mixed nuts and a package of fruit snacks (breakfast and lunch yesterday)
I'll cut to the chase …
Simple Scrapbooks editors Wendy Smedley and Angie Lucas just got back from a very relaxing and productive retreat at the Sweetwater House in a quaint little town in Colorado. Details and pictures are posted on Angie’s blog and there are six more "SIMPLE" weekends planned with our top photographers and designers. You can peruse the schedule and make reservations here.
The BEST NEWS! Sweetwater will be offering a $50 discount if you book one of the Simple-hosted weekends by Monday, June 16, 2008 — that would be this coming Monday. So, I suggest you be really nice to dad and/or hubby on Sunday and then schedule a get-a-way on Monday — and I'm serious, if you haven't planned some "me time" this summer, the very least you could do is click here and learn more!
I've been to two similar retreats and have loved every productive and pampered minute. If you have NOT yet been so lucky, leave a comment and I'm going to (sorry, no free trips to Sweetwater) send you one of my A Penny For Your Thoughts, Kits — I got the complete kit in the mail today and I LOVE it. I hadn't yet seen the penny tin that holds the finished pages and it's just too cute for words. And there is more GOOD NEWS — you can now purchase my special Projects Now class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. You still need the kit to complete the project, but this may make the purchasing less confusing. For those of you that have already purchased the kit + class option on the KOTM website, this is what will be arriving on your doorstop very soon ..
Notice, there is a big sticker on the top of the box. This sticker features a unique access code (I wiped the code of this picture, so I could send this to some lucky blog reader!) — anyway, use this code to gain access to the classroom, here. Inside the box … is everything you need to create one of the coolest projects you'll ever make (not sure how I can guarantee this, but I believe it!)
Just think, what a cool addition this would be to a shelf in the den or family room, or dad's office — compact, engaging and full of telling connections. I guess one could say, it's priceless (I couldn't resist)
If you've never been to a retreat, you could win this kit and then perhaps invite several friends and make your own weekend get-a-way!!