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Technique Midweek Retreat 2018

February 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm PST

$225.00 – $375.00
Technique Retreat in Leavenworth

Come join us for some focused time away to learn the latest crafting techniques at the Rubber Stamping Craft Technique Weekend Retreat. This is an annual event we look forward to each year. The craft techniques we will be showcasing are just a few ways you can use your stamps, paper, and ink to create a variety of projects! When you join us for this relaxing weekend, you’ll take home our popular Technique Notebook, a handy reference tool to store your techniques, as our gift to you.

February 27 – March 1 2018
Leavenworth, WA
Tuesday 3:00pm-Thursday 3:00pm
Food, Projects, Training, & Giveaways
From $225 – $375

Leavenworth, WA is a perfect destination. Nestled in the heart of the Cascades Mountains between Seattle and Spokane. This unique Bavarian Village is a shopping and tourist town not to be missed. Choose to drive, take the train from Seattle, or ride the bus.

There is NO set agenda for the weekend. You learn and craft at your own pace. The purpose of this retreat is to relax, learn, take home some great projects, and have fun. The food is fantastic, the setting serene, and the focused time away, invaluable!

Just imagine beholding the beautiful forest outside the large windows, fireplace roaring, sipping tea while learning and crafting projects with your friends. Once you begin learning these techniques you will be surprised and delighted with all the new creations you can make! Double the value of your crafting investment and triple the fun!

Techniques, Techniques, and More Techniques. 8 Techniques in All!

This retreat offers a Payment Plan. To reserve your spot the following payments are required for a Shared Room:

$15 to reserve the spot
$150 January 15
$150 February 15

If you would like to participate in the Payment Plan, select Pay by Check with a comment during checkout.  I will send invoices 5 days before they are due each month to your email address, you’ll be able to pay by Credit Card, PayPal, or check.  

I had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the projects. The retreat was well-organized, had beautiful projects, and the venue was amazing. I’ll definitely sign-up for the next one! ~ Jenn Hampikian



Food, prepared supplies, technique notebook pages, Stampin’ Up! stamp set from the Occasions Catalog, adhesives, and lots of giveaways. Substitutions can be made for like products if you already have the stamp set of these products, just leave a note in the order form.

  • ALL meals from arrival at the property to departure. Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between, featuring locally-sourced and freshly prepared cuisine. We promise you won’t go hungry!
  • Reserved Table Space
  • Lodging
  • Add Extra Day
  • Stamp Set to use for Projects | Beautiful Day – Clear (#145915)
  • 8 Technique Cards
  • 8 Technique Instruction Sheets
  • 8 Technique Sample Sheets
  • Technique Notebook Album (first time attendees only)
  • Techniques Magazine
  • Extra Adhesives
  • Friday Night Technique Training Session
  • Sample Project Boards (bring your camera)
  • Opportunity to purchase more projects in our MarketPlace
  • Product Giveaways
  • Taxes and Hotel Fees Included
  • Love gifts and surprises? You can count on them!


Scissors, acrylic blocks for stamping, and optional MarketPlace Projects.




What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

You can arrive to Leavenworth by car, train, or bus. For more details visit this website: http://www.leavenworth.org/getting-here

The retreat area is 20 minutes away from Leavenworth. There is parking available. We presume most will be carpooling.

What should I bring to the event?

Unless you are staying an extra day, I would bring minimal crafting supplies besides your favorite drink or snack. All project supplies are provided for except for the following:
1) High quality acrylic blocks for stamping:
Clear Block A 1-3/16″ x 1-1/4″
Clear Block B 1-5/8″ x 1-15/16″
Clear Block C 2″ x 2-1/4″
Clear Block D 2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″
2) Your favorite craft adhesive (I supply Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals)
3) Your favorite pair of scissors

What are the rooms like?

There are two types of basic rooms; Double Room and a Dorm Room.

The Double Rooms have two twin beds, closet, and sink with a shared bathroom between 2-3 rooms. Double rooms can be switched to a single room.

One of the Rooms in Fiber Arts Building for Technique Retreat in Leavenworth

Fiber Arts Building Room


Technique Retreat Leavenworth - Homestead Guest Room

Homestead Building Room

The Dorm Room has 8 single beds in an upstairs room with a shared bathroom downstairs.

Dorm Room in the Library Building.

It’s not rustic by any means but it isn’t a spa resort either. Comfort and beauty. Because of all the different options with lodging, there are different registration levels. It’s best if you are looking for a double room, to secure your registration with a friend as soon as possible.

Can I stay an extra day?

Yes, you can. We have several people who will be arriving the day before the event starts. If you are interested, please let me know. Extra days do not include food service but there is a refrigerator if you would like to bring your food. We usually spend the day in Leavenworth and enjoy the quaintness of the town and cuisine.

Add an Extra Day to your Event Registration Cart!

What is the MarketPlace?

It has been my experience from past events that some guests like to take their time and not be rushed (that’s me). I’ve designed the event so you can complete included technique projects without being rushed. However, there are those who stay up late or quick at completing the projects so I have created the MarketPlace. The MarketPlace is where top paper crafting designers will offer projects to be completed that are more detailed projects (or just plain cute), ranging from cards to gift giving. This is your opportunity to craft amazing projects with the designer on hand to help guide you and answer questions. These projects are optional. The prices and themes will vary, generally between $1 to $45.

MarketPlace projects are not included in the retreat price

What's the weather like?

This is our 4th year organizing a retreat in March. We’ve never had to cancel the event. The roads are cleared of snow and well groomed to Leavenworth. The retreat area has beautiful snow around. It’s always a good idea to use a vehicle that has at least front wheel drive, to be patient, and drive safe during day hours. That’s why we offer rooms ahead and after the retreat to give you plenty of time. There is also the option to take a train or bus.

In the unlikely event there is sever weather issues, we will cancel the event. See refund policy below.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

You are available to transfer your registration to someone else or have the projects mailed to you.

What is the refund policy?

Due to the nature of this intimate event, details are planned and personalized far in advance for each of our guests, so all deposits and payments are 100% non-refundable. The registration fees are invested to secure your spot and to order the supplies.

In the unlikely event the retreat is cancelled by the organizer because of weather or illness, we will have an option to either attend a rescheduled event or we will refund lodging and food costs and send you all the supplies to complete the projects at home.

What if I have a food allergy?

The retreat’s food service staff receives great reviews from guest groups, especially it’s homemade goods. Special assistance is available for individuals with specific dietary needs, including diabetics and vegetarians. There is a refrigerator in each of the lodge buildings. Please let me know in the notes section when you register if you have specific dietary needs.

I have a mobility challenge, can I still attend?

Yes, you can. You can participate in as much or as little as you would like, there are no requirements. There is a single ADA room in the retreat building that is on the ground floor. Meals are served in another building and will require walking about the length of a block (or you can drive) with one flight of stairs. If needed, we can always bring the meal back to you. We are happy to accommodate you as it’s very important to us your time is enjoyable.

When are meals served?

We are the only guests at the retreat, so we have some flexibility on meal times. Breakfasts are served between 8:00am to 9:00am. Lunch is served at noon. Dinner is generally served around 5:30pm. There is no full meal service on Friday but we will a wonderful assortment of appetizers and snacks available. Tea, water, and an assortment of beverages will be available in the stamping area during the day.

I already have the Retreat Stamp Set?

Great. When you register, you will be asked if you would like to upgrade to the Wood or substitute for another stamp set. Here are the options:

Retreat Stamp Set (included)
Retreat Set – Beautiful Day – Clear (#145915)
Retreat Set Upgrade – Beautiful Day – Wood (#145912)
Substitution – Apron of Love – Photopolymer (#145835)
Substitution – Amazing Congratulations – Photopolymer (#145938)
Substitution – Barn Door – Clear (#145865)
Substitution – Hedgehugs – Clear (#145879)
Substitution – Hold on to Hope (#145780)
Substitution – Southern Serenade – Clear (#145921)
Substitution – Sure Do Love You – Clear (#145766
Substitution – Sunshine & Rainbows – Photopolymer (#145821)
Substitution – Sweet Little Something – Photopolymer (#145848)
Substitution – Truly Tailored – Clear (#145735)
Substitution – We Must Celebrate – Clear (#145898)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

I’m happy to help. Please use the Contact Us link at the top of the page to contact me.

Who's Attending

11 people are attending Technique Midweek Retreat 2018

  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Gayle Murray
  • Debbie McNeill
  • Linda Arnold
  • Loydean Wood
  • Janet Hickok
  • Tracy Gray
  • Carol Sanderson
  • Tami Weil


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February 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
March 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
$225.00 – $375.00
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Debbie McNeill, CraftyPerson


Grünewald Guild Retreat Center
19003 River Rd
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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