Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Seattle Retreat Info!


The Scrap Gals Retreat - Seattle
July 27-29, 2018

11751 Pacific Highway SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499

Event Cost: $350

Group Hotel Rate Info:
We have blocked a group of 90 sleeping rooms. The first 30 rooms reserved will be at a rate of $149 per night. The second set of 30 rooms reserved will be at a rate of $159 per night. The remaining room rate will be $189. 

As soon as your registration is complete, we recommend that you call and reserve your room. Please bear with them as their switchboard will be very busy handling our group calls. Reserve your room under the name "The Scrap Gals Retreat." 

We are waiting for an online link to register but today their online system is down, therefore you must call 253-582-7000 to reserve your room. Please register first and then call to reserve room.


Registration opens Monday, 4/2/18 at 7 pm central time AT THIS LINK(Link will be active at 7 pm.)


Schedule of Events

Friday, 7/27: 
12 pm: Group Sightseeing in Seattle 
(OPTIONAL - MORE INFO WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER REGISTRATION)
5 pm: Retreat kicks off in Meeting Room at HI Express

Saturday, 7/28:
9 am to 10 pm: Classes & Crop Time in Meeting Room at HI Express

Sunday, 7/29:
9 am to 10 pm: Classes & Crop Time in Meeting Room at HI Express


Events & Activities

Friday, 7/27:
Friday evening we'll have a fun pizza party, do a craft and play a get-to-know-you game. We'll give out some goodies, pick a spot and get our supplies in order for the weekend.

Saturday, 7/28:
Our guest instructor, the amazing Paige Evans, will start our day off with a two hour class. She'll guide us through two single page layouts using yummy goodies from one of her collections with American Crafts. After lunch, Tracie will teach a class called "Crafty Girl." We'll make a multi-page layout celebrating our love for crafting. We'll have giveaways and goodies for all and lots of crop time. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Sunday, 7/29:
We'll kick off the morning with a group photo in our Scrap Gals t-shirts. After lunch, Tiffany will teach a three hour workshop called "The Care and Keeping of You." We'll craft in a custom Traveler's Notebook insert AND make a layout. Tiffany will give us lots of instruction on telling our own stories and how to write effectively. We'll play "Who Knows the Scrap Gals Best?" and the winner gets a special prize. Following a lovely dinner, we'll have more crop time and fun crafting. Lunch and dinner will be provided.


Our retreats are perfect for connecting to friends we've made in our online community and for spending time with the Scrap Gals. We like to stress that we plan these events for our listeners so we can all have fun together and bond. Crop time is included but our events are about so much more than cropping and classes.

If you plan to register, please carefully read the following information to make our registration process easier:
  • Each attendee is required to join our Seattle Facebook group. This is our primary means of getting to know you and sharing information. A link to the group will be posted in our main group after registration. 
  • Each attendee must register individually. If you are paying for a friend, please do so in a separate transaction, using their name and information. 
  • At time of registration, please list your phone number in the spot provided. We often have last minute questions we have to ask OR we do not get a response to an e-mail in a timely manner so we must have another means of communication. 
  • Payment is due in full at time of registration. All sales are final, no refunds will be given for any reason, however, you may sell your spot and transfer it to someone else. 
  • Roommates can often be found in our private retreat FB group.
  • Lakewood, WA is 30 miles from Seattle airport. We will discuss pickup options from SeaTac airport in our FB group, after registration. 
  • All attendees will receive exclusive Scrap Gals merchandise plus product we choose just for you! 
  • A more detailed schedule will be provided prior to event. 

For questions, please e-mail tracieclaiborne@hotmail.com or comment below. 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Retreat Information

Here's the link to register!!!! https://store6796175.ecwid.com/



April 13-15, 2018 
The Scrap Gals Retreat
(We apologize for any confusion - our TX event has been moved back to Grapevine.)


Friday:
Join us for a day of fun and shopping followed by dinner in a private room with time for a crafty project during dessert. After a fun day, we will all hang out together in the hotel's indoor pool area and get to know each other a bit more.

Saturday:
We'll spend all day creating and learning in the hotel meeting room. Classes will be taught by Tiffany and Tracie and we'll have activities planned for you throughout the day. We'll also give you time to craft your own projects.

Sunday:
A second day of creating will be spent in the meeting space. Our guest instructor, Victoria Calvin, will teach a class and we'll make projects based on her ideas. 

Victoria's Class Description: Creative Layering for Scrapbookers is an interactive course focusing on fun and simple techniques for creating layers on a scrapbook page. Scrapbookers will explore the balance between color, design, and texture and how to incorporate the Rule of Three to create a cohesive layered design. This course offers scrapbookers opportunities for creative play while learning a variety of fun layering design concepts. 

We'll have more activities and crop time and time to fellowship with our new friends.

- All meals included.
- Loads of goodies and giveaways for each attendee.
- Exclusive 2018 Scrap Gals merchandise for each attendee.
- Three classes included.
- Our group rate for one king size or two queen beds (all suites) is $102. To make a reservation, the guests may call the Hotel direct at (972) 471-1900 and request the special group rate for The Scrap Gals Retreat 2018. PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO RESERVE A ROOM UNTIL TUESDAY, 2/6. OUR CONTRACT HAS NOT BEEN ENTERED IN THE HOTEL SYSTEM YET.
- Lodging not included.

COST: $350



May 18-20, 2018
The Scrap Gals Creative Escape
The Park Vista, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 



Friday:
Join us for a fun day of exploring downtown Gatlinburg in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. We'll take the trolley to visit our favorite shops and ride the swings up the mountain. We'll take in another attraction on the strip and then enjoy a lovely meal together in one of our favorite restaurants and end the evening in the resort pool.

Saturday:
We'll spend the day creating in the meeting room where we will create two projects with a variety of mixed media techniques. Tiffany will guide us through a Traveler's Notebook focused on wellness and self-care. Tracie will guide us through a Junk Journal where we'll explore mixed media techniques and learn hand lettering.

Sunday:
We'll start the morning with a bit more creative time and head out for lunch on the mountain. We'll tour the Roaring Fork Scenic Motor Trail together and explore history at each stop on the tour. We'll sketch in our Junk Journal created the day before and sit on the edge of a rushing brook and enjoy nature together. Maybe we'll even sing campfire songs! We'll end the day together at one of our favorite dinner spots in Pigeon Forge and maybe visit a few more of our favorite shops.

- This event is limited to 15 18 spots.
- All meals, activities and class supplies are included.
- Lodging not included but our group rate is $139 per night and all rooms have King Size beds, even rooms with doubles! We recommend you split the hotel cost with a friend or three. PLEASE DO NOT CALL HOTEL TO RESERVE ROOM UNTIL YOUR REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED.
- Lots of giveaways and goodies for each attendee.
- Exclusive "Scrap Gals Creative Escape" merchandise only available at this event for each attendee.

This is a true creative escape for those who want to recharge and connect with us. Space is very limited. Bring a small tool kit and a "get your hands messy" attitude to this event!

COST: $450


Please read:
  • For our 2018 retreats in Grapevine, Seattle and Nashville, seating may be two to a table. (Will be based on number of attendees.)
  • If you are registering for you and a friend, please purchase your tickets in two transactions and put your friend's name on the second transaction. We request that the name of each attendee be on each sale. This will greatly reduce confusion and extra work that we experienced in 2017 with our events. 
  • We request that you have a Facebook account before registering. We use private FB groups to coordinate the event so it is imperative that you participate in it once signed up.
  • Payment due in full at time of sign up - absolutely no refunds for any reason, however, you may sell your spot to someone else and transfer your ticket. 
  • For sold out events, we will start a wait list. If you'd like to be added to one, please e-mail tracieclaiborne@hotmail.com once the event is sold out.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any event that does not meet our required minimum sign up. 

CHECK BACK HERE FOR A LINK TO REGISTER.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Episode 162: Crafting a Travel Journal


This week, we are talking about fun ideas to keep in a travel journal. Use these ideas alone to make a little book or translate them onto a scrapbook page - it's up to you! Hope you have some fun travels coming up this summer! 

Listen on the player above, subscribe in iTunes or listen on any podcast app. Join us in our Facebook group to chat about this show!


Be sure to check out our new sponsor, Scrappin' In The City at scrappininthecity.com!


For more info on us, click our pictures at the top right and left to visit our blogs.

Thanks for listening!

Tiffany and Tracie



Episode 161: Crafty Conversation #548


This week, we're talking about a variety of topics from our group and the crafty world! To join in these types of conversations, join our Facebook group, The Scrap Gals Community!

Listen on the player above, subscribe in iTunes or listen on any podcast app. 

For more info on us, click our pictures at the top right and left to visit our blogs.

Thanks for listening!

Tiffany and Tracie


Episode 160: Grow or Status Quo?


This week, we're discussing growing our scrapbooking skills: photography, technique and design. Some of us want to and some of us don't give a whickety whack if we ever do!! We'll talk out reasons why we'd like to grow and some reasons why people are happy with the status quo. Just a note: Please accept our apologies for not airing a show last week. Tracie is experiencing a serious health crisis and due to this, the Scrap Gals and Live Inspired podcast may be on hiatus in the near future. Find more information in our Facebook group. Thank you in advance for your good thoughts and prayers.

Listen on the player above, subscribe in iTunes or listen on any podcast app. Join us in our Facebook group to chat about this show!
For more info on us, click our pictures at the top right and left to visit our blogs.

Thanks for listening!

Tiffany and Tracie

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Episode 159: I Totally Rock This!


This week, we're discussing what comes easy to us when we're scrapbooking. We want all our listeners to think about their process and say, "I totally rock this!!" 


Listen on the player above, subscribe in iTunes or listen on any podcast app. Join us in our Facebook group to chat about this show!
For more info on us, click our pictures at the top right and left to visit our blogs.

Thanks for listening!

Tiffany and Tracie

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Episode 158: The Struggle is Real, Part 2


This week, we continue our conversation on struggles we encounter while crafting!

Listen on the player above, subscribe in iTunes or listen on any podcast app. Join us in our Facebook group to chat about this show!
For more info on us, click our pictures at the top right and left to visit our blogs.

Thanks for listening!

Tiffany and Tracie