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March 2020

Winter Technique Retreat – Mar 2-8 2020

March 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 3:00 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…

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August 2020

Summer Fun Crafting Retreat 2020

August 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
St. Andrews Retreat & Conference Center, 7550 E. State Route 106
Union, WA 98592 United States
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Free – $350.00

We have a lot of fun at the Summer Crafting Fun Weekend Retreat. This retreat is based on the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog being released June 1st, 2020. The focus at this retreat is relaxing and inspiration with more challenging paper fun-fold crafting project. Our setting for this retreat will be Saint Andrew’s House Retreat Center in Union, WA. This beautiful venue overlooks picturesque Hood Canal. Here you’ll enjoy great conversation, six delicious locally sourced chef-prepared meals, cozy rooms in…

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Technique Retreat Facilities

CRAFTING RETREATS

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!

Betty-Ann Manghi

Stamping Betty in Canada

Technique Retreat in Leavenworth Washington

I had a wonderful time at the Technique Retreat 2015 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!

I got a beautiful card in the mail. You know, one of those that looks like it came from someone who crafts and thinks highly enough of me to take the time to make it. Thank you for my card!!!

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Such a wonderful presentation! I love those colors, but wouldn’t think to put them together; thank you for sharing your ideas! [on Color Inspiration for August]

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You know how you think you have something under control and then surprise things change?  Well, we’ve had one of those surprise bumps in the road that is outside of your control or ours.  Constant Contact changed their policies for their Custom Code Editor.  Certainly not the news any of us wanted.

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Mailchimp Free Account Option

Whew! What a week, with the changes to Mailchimp Amy and I feel like we’ve had a real monkey on our backs (sorry couldn’t resist a groan-worthy pun). A bit of humor gets us through most things and we appreciate you rolling along with us!

The great news is we have a solution that allows you to continue to use the Free Mailchimp service and our newsletter content without going bananas. We’ve created both video and written instructions to walk you through the steps. Continue Reading…

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You know how you think you have something under control and then surprise things change?  Well, we’ve had one of those surprise bumps in the road that is outside of your control or ours.  Many of our subscribers use the free version of MailChimp as their email service.
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My Favorite Amazon Crafting Buys

I’ve become an Amazon junkie since I have Amazon Prime and Dot. If I’m not buying crafting stuff from my own Stampin’ Up! store, I then go to Amazon. These items are tried and true products I use all the time. I’ve mentioned or my customers, friends, and demo sisters have seen me use them and have asked where I ordered them from and how much. My mind isn’t what it used to be so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Amazon craft finds here. I’ll continue to update this list.

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Sale-A-Bration Calendar

It’s Sale-a-Bration time, so you can earn rewards with qualifying orders. Many use this popular sale to get their hands on new favorites from the Occasions catalog, check items off their Annual catalog wish list, and to stock up on basics like adhesives, envelopes, and papers – all while getting rewarded with exclusive free stamp and more.  I used the fabulous reward stamp sets to create a Mini Calendar.

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Sale-a-Bration Mini Gift Bag

Sale-a-Bration Mini Gift Bag

This adorable mini gift bag features supplies you can get as Sale-a-Bration rewards! It is great for gifting Valentine’s Day treats or little love notes.

The mini gift bags are created from the envelopes in the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes – surprise!

After you try this, create more mini gift bags with the other envelope colors from the set. Cut the cards in half to create small love notes to fit in the bags, too.
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