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Summer Stamping Retreat @Home

Summer Stamping Retreat @Home

A half day of card and paper crafting! 8 fun fold projects, online classes, prizes, stamp set, ready-to-go kits, adhesives, and fun.

My Summer Fun Stamping Retreat in Union Washington filled up quickly so I’m adding a online version in July. Let’s gather for some focused time to be creative and share from the heart. It’s our time to relax, socialize, craft and get ready for the busy holiday season – all done from the comfort of your own home.

Hopefully this will be exactly what you need to get your crafting going this summer.  All projects will be mailed to you and you can follow along with me and others for part of the day, the whole event or craft on your own.

I’ll be featuring the Flowers of Friendship bundles with a fun fold focus using the new 2021-2023 In Colors.  All you will need to supply is the ink pads, scissors, and acrylic block/stamparatus. Cut and measured supplies, adhesives, videos, and downloadable instructions will all be provided for 8 projects.  You will be receiving a stamp set and punch that we will be using on all projects.

The projects will include both cards and 3D projects.  I’m expecting attendees will have experience stamping so basic rubber stamping skills won’t be covered in this online retreat.  I will be around all day, virtually, to provide assistance.

Packages being shipped 2 weeks prior to event and should arrive on time for the event. You’ll have an option to see and request optional projects to be delivered at the same time.

I can’t wait to share with you the summer fun sessions we always have every year virtually with prizes, instructions, and projects you will turn to over and over again. We will be using Zoom for our four online classes. You’ll also have access to the videos and instructions from a secured webpage.

Registration ends July 13th, 2021


For the first 10 attendees I have a special gift that will go out in your package as my way of thanking you. You’ll also have ways to earn free or discounted gifts leading up to the events.

FREE SHIPPING on MarketPlace Orders when you register for the @Home Retreat Event or CraftyPerson Team Event and place a MarketPlace order by June 30th.





  • @Home Retreat Attendee Price $82
  • Shipping & Handling (US-PRIORITY MAIL) $15
  • TOTAL: $97


  • 8 Make & Take packets delivered to your home with Priority Mail including all cardstock, envelopes, and die cuts not included in the retreat bundle!
  • Live Zoom Party (not required to attend)
  • Unlimited access to an EXCLUSIVE Facebook group for Summer Fun Retreat attendees!
  • An exclusive web page with videos showing how to create each project
  • A PDF tutorial with instructions, measurements, and supplies so you can recreate the projects with you own paper craft supplies.
  • Stamp Set Bundle: Flowers of Friendship Bundles #155590 (Subs Available
  • 25% discount on coordination Stampin’ Up! Blends Collection (10 markers)
  • Option to select other Projects (for attendees only)
  • Giveaways
  • Extra adhesives & supplies


  • Scissors
  • Ink: Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, and Black
  • Stamparatus (Stamp Positioner) or Acrylic Blocks (a, c, e, h)


  • Price – $35 or $100 Online Purchase (See below) (Early Bird $30 if ordered by July 10th)
  • Download Tutorials & Videos available for 360 Days – $35
  • Purchase $100 in June/July from my Stampin’ Up! Store (Host Code ZQFS6NEF) – $0


I have a discount for my Stampin’ Up! team members. If you are part of my CraftyPerson Team, I’ll pay for your shipping, fees, and gifts. This version does not include the Flowers of Friendship Bundles as you can purchase this on your own.

  • Team Price – $35
  • Download Tutorials & Videos available for 360 Days
  • 8 Make & Take packets delivered to your home with Priority Mail including all cardstock, envelopes, and die cuts not included in the retreat bundle!
  • Live Zoom Party (not required to attend)
  • Unlimited access to an EXCLUSIVE Facebook group for Summer Fun Retreat attendees!
  • An exclusive web page with videos showing how to create each project
  • A PDF tutorial with instructions, measurements, and supplies so you can recreate the projects with you own paper craft supplies







Summer Fun Retreat Union

Summer Fun Crafting Retreat 2021

SOLD OUT!  I’m sorry, this event is sold out but join us virtually.

The retreat is on with limited availability, single rooms only, and 6′ ft tables per person.  Vaccinations are required.

We have a lot of fun at the Summer Crafting Fun Weekend Retreat. This retreat is based on the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. 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 a rustic, historic log lodge, majestic views of the water and Olympic Mountains (weather cooperating, of course) and free time to enjoy our inner and outer landscapes. Union is a wonderful small town to explore. Consider taking advantage of our early reservations on Thursday night and take a ferry ride from Seattle.

We will be trying out new and exciting products with a focus on learning over the top projects. Plus, you’ll be taking home a bag full of new products to work with.

By demand, we are making a mail home retreat option available as well. Click here to find out more.

Here are our MarketPlace Projects from 2021

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Handmade Holiday Retreat 2021

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. Whether you enjoy making Fall wreaths or designing your Christmas cards, this all-inclusive event will have exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit.

We are accepting RSVP right now until the date is closer.

September 17-19, 2021
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136
Friday 5:00 pm-Sunday 2:00pm
$299 – Lodging, Food, Projects, Training & Giveaways


Food, prepared supplies, Stampin’ Up! product from the Holiday Catalog, adhesives, and giveaways. Substitutions can be made for like products if you already have included 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
  • 14 Complete Holiday Projects
  • Products (valued at $35) – Stamp Set: Remembering Christmas
  • Extra Adhesives
  • Friday Night Seafood Buffet
  • Opportunity to purchase more projects in our MarketPlace
  • Drawings
  • Taxes and Hotel Fees Included
  • Love gifts and surprises? I do too!


Scissors, Acrylic Blocks, Crafting Tool Kit, and optional MarketPlace Projects.   See below Q&A for a complete list.



  • Single Room per person: $375
  • Double Room per person: $325
  • Triple Room per person:  $299

This year will have the option to include an extra day for Thursday Sept 16th and includes lodging and 3 additional meals. Join us Thursday at 5pm!

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Where is the retreat?

Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

Is there a Saturday Only Reservation?

On July 31st, if we still have room we will make a few Saturday only spots available at $97.  In the past, this event has sold out completed so we have not been able to offer the Saturday Only.

What should I bring to the event?

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 or stamp positioner for stamping
2) Your favorite craft adhesive (I supply liquid glue)
3) Your favorite pair of scissors
4) Regular Tools: Bone Folder, Stamp Cleaner
5) Inks: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Polished Pink

What are the rooms like?

Each room has a double bed and a twin bunk with a full bathroom.

Can I stay an extra day?

Yes! For the first time in the many years we have been hosting a retreat at this location, there is an optional Thursday night.  You will have access to the food, lodging, facilities, and MarketPlace Projects. 

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

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, you 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. Please let me know during registration if you have specific dietary needs or food allergies.

I have a mobility challenge, can I still attend?

All the rooms are on bottom floor. It is an easy walk to the cafeteria where we eat. The trail is paved the complete way.

When are meals served?

Breakfasts are served between 8:00am to 9:00am. Lunch is served at noon. Dinner is generally served around 5:30pm. Friday night meal service is at 5:30pm. We will have coffee, tea, and water available in the stamping area during the day.

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.