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    We are a scrapbooking retreat company located in Southern California offering a variety of scrapbooking getaway options to escape.

    Whether you choose a small cottage style retreat with a limited number of scrappers or a huge resort-style event with 50 plus attendees, we have you covered!

    Big or small, all of our events have one thing in common -- our guarantee that no detail will be overlooked to ensure that you have an ESCAPE to remember!

It was so exciting to see all the new product lines for 2016!  Can’t wait for my shipments to arrive! I loved meeting Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz took the photo!  True pioneers who stood the test of time and are still creating wonderful things for us!


LOVE Heidi Swapp!!


Love the gold!


My Motto!


I use my new Carpe Diem Planner by Simple Stories every day. Love the bright colors and cuteness!


My Favorite new line from Echo Park


Doodlebug….so adorable!


What an amazing group of ladies we had at the last retreat!  SO many laughs!  Thank you to all who came and help make it so much fun!

Ready for everyone to arrive!!


Jackie is working hard!


We are in full swing!


One of the silent auction tables


We were hoping to be the big winners!


  • January 19, 2016 - 7:38 am

    christy - HA!!! I’m famous!! Patti- we had a BLAST!! Your crops are too much fun! Can’t wait for the next one!!


I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for 2016.  So many milestones being reached and great things happening!  I have a son getting married and son a graduating from college, my daughter is going on a historical trip to Washington D.C., and going on to high school, my youngest will be “graduating” from elementary (no more kids in elementary school! Yippee!), we are taking a family trip to Hawaii and….last but not least, I am turning 50!  I don’t feel 50 but they say it’s the new 30 right!?


Where does the time go?  Times like this when I reflect back on my life, and I am beyond thankful that I decided to be the family “historian”  26 years ago.  I look back on my old scrapbooks and I laugh.  Not only at the photos and memories but at how “awful” they look compared now.  Scrapbooking is an evolution!  Over time we evolve and our styles change but the one constant is the documented memories, good and bad, that will live on far after we are gone!  I never liked my writing so I always let journaling for last.  There are several pages that have a blank space waiting for the story.  The “story” is the most important part.  Write it!  It doesn’t matter if your penmanship isn’t perfect or you make a small error that you need to fix.  That is life as it is today!  Document it…happy and sad.  When I see a handwritten card that my mother had given me it stirs up emotions that I am grateful for.  So take the time to tell the story, name the people, place, date.  You will be so happy you did!