Handmade Holidays Retreat – Washington Sept 11

All-Inclusive 3-Day Stamping Retreat

September 11-13, 2015
Federal Way, WA
Friday 3:00pm-Sunday 12:00pm
$269 All-Inclusive

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Come join us for some focused time away to learn the latest crafting techniques at the Rubber Stamping Handmade Holiday Weekend Retreat. It’s our time to relax, socialize, craft and get ready for the busy holiday season. At this event you’ll not only take home crafting inspiration but also a holiday planner allowing you to enjoy the season as it was meant to be. Whether you enjoy making Halloween banners, Fall wreaths or designing your Christmas cards, this all-inclusive event will have exactly what you need.

September 11-13, 2015
Federal Way, WA 98023
Friday 3:00pm-Sunday 11:00am
$269 – Lodging, Food, Projects, Training & Giveaways

What’s Included:

  • 2 Nights Lodging (Friday & Saturday) in private room (community showers)
  • 5 Meals – we have you covered from Friday night to Sunday morning
  • Reserved Table Space
  • Holiday Planner
  • 8 holiday themed cards
  • 12 all-occasion cards
  • 6 additional 3D projects
  • Friday Night Bingo Mixer
  • Many Marvelous Markers Giveaway (Value $110.00)
  • Movie Night
  • Stamping Presentations
  • Door Prizes
  • Sample Project Boards (bring your camera)
  • Over 20 advanced holiday projects in our MarketPlace
  • Product Giveaways
  • ….and more. We need some surprise!

Besides the bunco party and movie night, there is NO set agenda for the weekend except project and stamping tip demonstrations after each meal followed by giveaways! The purpose of this retreat is to relax, learn, take home some great projects, and have fun. The food is fantastic, the nature setting near the lake serene, and the focused time away, invaluable! Just imagine waking up in the morning to pancakes and mimosas, walking by the lake, writing in your holiday planner next to the fireplace, and sipping tea while learning and crafting projects with your friends.

We’ve designed our retreats so you can pick and choose how many projects and what types of projects you make. No rushing to complete a bunch of projects that will sit on a shelf. It could not be more flexible. We only have 25 seats, so social share this page with your friends and register early.


There are 4 options for registering:

  1. Hold My Spot with a Down Payment – Pay $59 now to hold your spot.  When full payment is made, your room will be assigned.
  2. Secure My Room with Full Payment – Pay in full $269 so you can pick and choose your room and roommate(s).
  3. I Want it All  – Bonus of $299 is available for the first 15 registrations.  It includes $40 value to shop in the MarketPlace for the price of $30 – a $10 savings.  Also includes 10 extra drawing tickets for the giveaways. (SOLD OUT)
  4. Saturday Only – For those who want only a day away, we have a special deal of $75. Join us between 9am-6pm for inspiration and creativity. Since your time is so limited this package includes 6 projects, a planner, a special drawing where everyone wins, $20 value to shop in the MarketPlace and lunch.

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Sample of Projects at this Event

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[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]What is the Refund Policy?
Your registration fees are NOT REFUNDABLE. They are put to good use by reserving your hotel accommodations and purchasing all the supplies for the event. If you decide you are not able to make it at a later day, you are able to transfer your registration to someone else or have the projects mailed to you. If you put a down payment you can choose a Stampin’ Up! shopping spree in exchange.[/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]What are the rooms like?
All guests will have a private room with a sink and shared bathroom down the hall. There are no televisions or telephones in our guest rooms. For those who want to stay connected, the center offers free WIFI throughout the building. [/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]What is NOT included in the Retreat Price?
Pretty much everything is included in the retreat price; lodging, food, 15 projects, and giveaways. You will have an opportunity to purchase more projects at our MarketPlace, but it’s not a requirement. I would recommend bringing your stamping tool kit of your favorite adhesive(s), some stamping blocks, and scissors.[/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]Why is there a referred by in the registration form?
There are several demonstrators/designers involved with making this retreat fabulous. If you were referred by someone, we want to make sure you are sitting at the same table. I also have a contest going for who brings the most guests. The prize is an Advent Calendar. [/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]What is the MarketPlace?
We know we all have specific holidays we enjoy and that some guests like to take their time and not be rushed. We’ve included easy-to-complete projects for someone who is new to stamping with instructions. We also have advanced stampers who can get through 20 projects in 4 hours. So we’ve created the MarketPlace where selected designers will offer projects that are more advanced ranging from cards to Advent Calendars. The prices and themes will vary from Halloween to Christmas and the cost will be between .50 cents to $45.

MarketPlace projects are not included in the retreat price unless you purchase the Early-Bird Special. Guests will purchase punch cards valued at $10 increments that they can use to purchase their choice of projects, offering variety and allowing our guests to have the projects they want.

As we get closer to the holidays, we will be previewing all the projects by email so you can reserve projects you want. The last thing we want is to run out of a must-have project to make for your niece. Spend as little or as much as you want to get the projects that will mean something to you, your family, and your friends. I know one guests plans to complete all her holiday projects in one weekend. What a fantastic idea, projects made from the heart with time to spare. What could be better than that?[/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]How many drawings will you have?
There will be over 30 drawings. When guests arrive they will be given tickets which can be added to their choice of drawing. That way if you prefer wood stamps, you won’t win clear-mount stamps. The products will be new, retired, and gently-used but highly sought after. [/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]What if I have a food allergy?
The Chef has years of experience in the catering business, and is well-known for his scrumptious food and beautiful presentations. The meal service is prepared on site, using simple quality ingredients, locally sourced, when possible. No wonder the catering team has earned such an impressive reputation among it’s guests. There is no refrigeration in the building we are in but you are welcome to bring food to your room. Please let me know in the notes section when you register if you have specific dietary needs.[/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]What is the retreat’s policies?
Please don’t bring pets, fireworks, firearms, gasoline, flammables, power tools, and personal sports equipment. Smoking is permitted in outside designated smoking areas only. [/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]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. The retreat building is on one level and there is one handicapped room. Meals are served in another building and will require walking about the length of a block. 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 weekend is enjoyable. [/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]I just want to stamp. Do I have to be included in all the other events?
No, you are welcome to participate in as little or as much as you want. The stamping area is open 24/7 for your enjoyment. You can stay up as late as you want and start as early as you would like. The presentations will be in the stamping area right after meals, however you don’t have to attend them.[/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]When are meals served?
Friday dinner is a 6:00pm. Breakfasts are served 8:00am. Lunch is served at noon. There is no meal service any other time. Coffee, tea, water and an assortment of beverages will be available in the stamping area during the day. [/su_expand]

[su_expand link_style=”dashed”]Driving Directions / Parking
As we get closer to the event I’ll send out driving directions. There is plenty of parking. [/su_expand]


Additional information

Reservation Type:

Hold My Spot with a Down Payment – $59, Saturday Only – $75, Secure My Room with Full Payment $269, I Want it All Bonus $299

Referred By:

Carol Sanderson, Debbie McNeill, Easter Eberly, Jennifer Hampikian, Jocelyn Rehbock, Linda Arnold, Marcy Daniels, Terria Heinlein, Website, Other

4 reviews for Handmade Holidays Retreat – Washington Sept 11

  1. Carol S (verified owner)

    The Technique Club weekend in Spring was just great!! Everyone was so helpful and kind. I just knew I couldn’t miss this opportunity! Thanks so much for a wonderful time and all the great, well organized projects too!! It was highly motivating for both of us!! Looking forward to seeing you this fall.

  2. Deborah White (verified owner)

    I loved everything about the Technique Club Retreat, I didn’t know what to expect. Organized fun and I’m stamping at my home now. I was the first time person. SO Great stuff.

  3. Jenn Hampikian (verified owner)

    I had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the projects at the Technique Club Retreat held in the Spring. The retreat was well-organized, had beautiful projects, and the venue was amazing. I’ll definitely sign-up for the next one!

  4. Amber Carrasco (verified owner)

    I had a wonderful time and was so impressed that you thought of everything!

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