I hold three weekend scrapbooking retreats a year. My February and October retreats are inclusive 3- or 4-day weekends held at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center in Monticello, Illinois. My June retreat is held at the Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Urbana, Illinois. The June Retreat has one, two or three-day options with sleeping at the hotel or sleeping at your home.
The retreats are designed as a relaxing women’s get-away with hotel accommodations, the opportunity for an optional massage, and meals provided by a caterer.
Scrapbooking: You will have use of your own 6 foot scrapping table for the weekend. We securely lock the scrapping room at 1:00 a.m. and reopen the room at 7:00 a.m. the following morning. I provide demos of new tools and techniques and offer optional page-making classes. Creative Memories supplies are available to purchase.
Accommodations: Rooms have two queen beds with mini refrigerators and microwaves. We sleep two per room and try to make compatible pairings if you do not indicate a preferred roommate. Single rooms are available for an additional charge. Both hotels provide our breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and have indoor heated swimming pools and peaceful outdoor deck areas. Both also provide free WiFi.
Cost: The fee for the October and February retreats is $160 for 3 days or $218 for 4 days (additional fees for optional massage and/or single rooms). The fee for the June retreat is variable depending upon the number of days and sleeping options that you select. I enjoy these retreats so much myself and intentionally keep the fee as affordable as possible.
Dates: My 2018 retreats are: February 15-18, June 1-3, October 18-21. Please contact me for a registration form.
Julie G. I enjoy the retreats so much! I don’t have a chance to scrap very often at home, so these retreats are the perfect opportunity to work on projects, see old and new friends, and have a chance to see and purchase new CM products. No cooking, no cleaning, just fun!
Cheryl G. I am so glad that Karyn got me started with memory books! The workshops, picture parties, and retreats she organizes always include great products, fun people, personal attention (helping and teaching) from Karyn, and are a great get-a-way. I always look forward to the retreats!
Sherrill H. I absolutely love scrapbooking! I’m so glad that I met Karyn and was introduced to the scrap weekends. I love the fellowship of other scrappers. I’ve met so many friends. Karyn always has a lot of supplies in case you forgot that one container at home. I’d recommend these weekends to anyone. Oh, and the ideas you take from these weekends whether it be scrapbooking, recipes, ways to get organized – I just love it all!