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  • WELCOME TO SCRAPPIN’ ESCAPES!

    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!

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!?

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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!

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Kit, kits, and more kits!

Today, we have a sneak peek of a few of the all NEW 12×12 layout kits that Lori from Scrapping with a Twist has created for our January retreat.

Her kits are very popular and sell out quickly, so if you see a kit you like, make sure to stop by her boutique early:)

Lori has been creating and selling kits and unique Scrapbooking supplies at our events since 2013, and she can’t wait to see you all at the January, 2016 retreat!image7image6image5

  • December 31, 2015 - 9:49 am

    Lori - Wahoo! Can’t wait to see you all next year!! Happy New Year to all!ReplyCancel

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BrenJanuaryClassHave you seen the new Close to My Heart Planners for 2016?  They are beautiful.  Bren will be offering the class at the January Retreat!  Limited to the first 10 people.  $35 includes everything pictured!  Can’t wait!   Watch the video to learn all of the fun things you can do with this beautiful planner/album!

  • December 27, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    bren yule - I LOVE this new planner and all the fun ways to customize it to make it YOU! In the class I will be showing you ways to use it, dress it up and preserve it into future layouts!ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Lori - I love the versatility in this planner! The idea of making it a planner/memory keeper is a great idea! The cover is just stunning! Can’t wait to see it IRL.ReplyCancel

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IMG_3507IMG_3508IMG_3509 2Every year my tree is filled with handmade ornaments I’ve received from my children.  The stresses of the holidays and finding “the perfect gift” can be overwhelming sometimes.  As I look at the Christmas tree and reflect back on years past…I realize that the greatest gifts were not the most expensive..they were the most thoughtful.  I love making gifts for family & friends.  Don’t overlook what may be right in front of you.  CREATE!!  that’s what we do best!

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