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Technique Retreat 2019

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - March 10 @ 2:00 pm

Free – $375.00
Technique Retreat Facilities

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.

March 8-10, 2019 3pm-2pm & March 5-7, 2019 3pm-2pm
Leavenworth, WA
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!

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

Really appreciate how you care about each of us, sharing your talents, and your joyful attitude. Thank You for offering the retreat, and opportunity to grow in so many ways in our love for creating! ~Olivia Studley


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 | Beauty Abounds (#148726)
  • 8 Technique Cards
  • 8 Technique Instruction Sheets
  • 8 Technique Sample Sheets
  • Technique Notebook Album (first time attendees)
  • Extra Adhesives
  • Welcome Night Technique Training Session
  • 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.


Please note: MarketPlace Projects are only available to attendees of the retreat and their friends. We do not mail kits.





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) 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 H 4-7/16″ x 1-5/8″
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 Loft 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 Loft Room has 8 single beds in an upstairs room with a shared bathroom downstairs.

Loft 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 signup below. 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.

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 $35.

MarketPlace projects are not included in the retreat price

What's the weather like?

This is our 5th 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. 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.

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 will do our best to accommodate you.

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 the first night 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 substitute for another stamp set. Here are the options:

Retreat Stamp Set – Beauty Abounds (#148726)
Retreat Upgrade – Beauty Abounds Bundle (+$30) (#148726)
Substitution – All That You Are (#148664)
Substitution – Forever Lovely (#148624)
Substitution – Climbing Roses (#148658)
Substitution – Hey Love(#148644)
Substitution – To Have & To Hold (#148638)
Substitution – Wonderful Romance (#148632)
Substitution – Sweetest Thing (#148575)
Substitution – Itty Bitty Birthdays (#148618)
Substitution – Birthday Statements (#148612)
Substitution – Amazing Life (#148750)
Substitution – Fable Friends (#148670)
Substitution – Golden Afternoon (#148772)
Substitution – Butterfly Gala (#148580)
Substitution – Needle & Thread (#148724)
Substitution – Flowing Fountain (#148738)
Substitution – Geared Up Garage (#148590)
Substitution – Tea Together (#148779)

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

20 people are attending Technique Retreat 2019

  • Tami Weil
  • Tracy Gray
  • Debbie McNeill
  • Cheryl Healy
  • Olivia Studley
  • Amber Carrasco
  • Jennifer Hampikian
  • Gayle Murray
  • Carol Sanderson
  • Loydean Wood
  • Janet Hickok
  • Terria Heinlein
  • Linda Arnold
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Christine Ekrem
  • Tammy Johnson
  • Sandra Lewis
  • Betty-Ann Manghi
  • Sharon M. Willan
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March 5 @ 3:00 pm
March 10 @ 2:00 pm
Free – $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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We host 4 weekend retreats every year: Technique Retreat in Leavenworth Washington, Summer Fun Retreat in Union Washington, Fall Retreat near Denver Colorado, and Handmade Holidays Retreat in Rockaway Beach Oregon. Our retreats are all-inclusive, informative, and fun. View our upcoming retreats here.

Each spring I look forward to attending the Craftyperson’s technique retreat! There is always delicious foods, a serene setting, thoughtfully prepared projects and lots of surprises. The staff and facilities are top notch and Debbie has a great group of ladies that love to share their ideas and more than willing to help each other. One of my favourite parts is showing up with just scissors! She provides everything so there is not stress about packing either. All project supplies are provided even the adhesives. The event is designed so you can complete the technique project without stress and take your time. I you are a night owl or just speedy there is also a MarketPlace where her designers provide more detailed projects. Some of the projects are seen above. They always blow me away with their ideas and it’s lovely that they are right there to answer any questions and help you along if you need extra guidance. These projects are optional and reasonably priced. Visit her Craftyperson website if you might like to be included in one of her events. You will be happy you did!

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Stamping Betty in Canada

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