Getting Away to Scrapbook and Create Personal Cards

Just about every serious scrapbook and personal card crafter has considered sneaking off to a secluded dedicated place where they can get totally engrossed in there crafting. Retreats are one way to get away to do just that. There are advantages and disadvantages to going to a retreat to work on your craft. Here are some tidbits of the why’s and why nots:

Reason to go to a retreat:

  • The Prime reason to go to a retreat would be to engage in your scrapbooking craft by removing distractions at home.
  • The opportunity to be around others with similar interests:
    • The chance to share talent and information with others, and
    • To learn new techniques and tips from others.
  • The chance to see, and perhaps use, new tools and supplies, in addition to sharing what you may have to offer.
  • Perhaps the chance to see and experience other sites and activities where the retreat is located–a mini-vacation.
  • Not having to worry about preparing food or taking care of housekeeping chores.
  • Opportunity to participate in classes to learn more.

Reasons Against A Retreat:

  • Cost
  • Time – requires too much time, or not enough time based on your needs.
  • Location is not where you’d like to go–too close or too far away.
  • Number of participants–too few or too many.
  • Lack of services, tools and supplies, which might require you to have to take more than you would want to take.
  • Lack of classes or learning experiences.

Other Considerations:

Be sure you understand what is being offered by the retreat.  What services are provided for your fee:  Food, lodging (private room or dorm style–where you may have to bring your own bedding, etc.), supplies and tools they offer to use–or do they rent them, and are there items for sale?  Where is the retreat located–is it close to an airport if you’re flying, and do they offer pick-up service or do you need to rent a car?  What are their group rates (and the minimum number to create a group-you may want to do this to reduce costs)?

Be sure to understand the “fine print” when signing up.  The primary concern would be the cancellation costs should that be necessary.

By-all-means be sure to correspond with the retreat by phone or email to ensure you have all the details clear in your mind.

Assuming you’ve decided going to a Scrapbooking Retreat is the thing for you, where do you go.  First, check with your local scrapbook supply stores.  They often have listings of retreats in you area.  IF you are looking for sites in other states, here are a few links to retreats you may want to consider:

This list is not all inclusive, but should get you started on your search for a retreat or event that will suit your needs.

Geographic Location

Website Links

 
 
 
 

 

map united states Scrapbooking Retreats

United States

 

Scrapbook Retreat Directory
Scrapbooking-Directory
CK Scrapbook Events and Conventions
Scrapbook EXPO
 
 
 
 

 

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Alabama

 

Paper Crafter’s Corner
Backpage.com
Magnolia Park Retreat
 
 
 
 

 

map alaska Scrapbooking Retreats

Alaska

 

 Alaskan Leopard
Alaska Highland Glen
 
 
 
 

 

map arizona Scrapbooking Retreats

Arizona

 

My Scrapbook Retreat
Sedona Scrapbooking Retreats
Two Peas in a Bucket
 

 

map arkansas Scrapbooking Retreats

Arkansas

 

Scrapbook Patch
The Scrapbook Attic and More
Croppin Train
Sassy Scraps
 

 

map california Scrapbooking Retreats

California

 

Scrapbook Crops and Events
Fullerton CM Scrapbook Meet Up
Wrightwood Guest Ranch
Scrap-N-Away
Scrapin’ Escapes
Meet-ups Scrapbooking Retreats
Camp Get Away
Crop Til You Drop
 

 

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Canada

 

Crop Across Canada
Unique Country Retreat
The Art House Studio (Home of Scrapbooking Retreats and Crops)
Memory Workshop
Scrapbook Crops
 

 

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Colorado

 

Scrappy’s Retreat
My Scrapbook Retreat
Stamping To See You
 

 

map connecticut Scrapbooking Retreats

Connecticut

 

Captain Stannard House
Celebrate Memories
Scrappetizer
See Also New England Scrapbook Retreats
 

 

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Delaware

 

Cropology.com – Wilmington, DE
See Also Mid-Atlantic Scrapbook Retreats
 

 

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Florida

 

All Seasons Scrapbook Resort
Hypolita Villa
Nana’s Scrapbook Retreat
CK Scrapbook Convention – Jacksonville
Scrapbook EXPO
PaperCrafter’s Corner – Florida
 

 

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Gulf States (Highlighted in Red)

 

Scrap Camp
Gulfcoast Stampers and Scrappers – Naples
Scrap & Paper Corner
HobNob Gulf Shores
 

 

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Georgia

 

Camp Crop Alot
The Croppin Cabin
Scrappin Cabins
Legacy Lodge Scrappin Retreats
 

 

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Hawai

 

No Current Posted Retreat Offerings
 

 

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Idaho

 

Down-at-a-Hot Springs
Winchester Lodge
 

 

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Illinois

 

Let’s Get Croppin
The Paper Doll House
River House
Heart and Soul Memories
A Passion for Scrappin
 

 

map indiana Scrapbooking Retreats

Indiana

 

In At Windmere
Crop-A-Doodle_Do
Girls Night Inn
Memories Retreats Bed & Breakfast
Michelle’s Memory Loft
Bear-Scrap Retreat
 

 

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Iowa

 

PJ’s and Pigtails
Craft Cottage
Iowa Regular Baptist Camp
 

 

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Kansas

 


Wishes of the Heart
Maple Memories Craft House
The Scrapbook Inn
 

 

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Kentucky

 

Scrappers Getaway
Scrapbook Memories
Hummingbird Hills Retreat
Around the Corner Scrapbooking Retreats
 

 

map louisiana Scrapbooking Retreats

Louisiana

 

Camp Crop A Lot
Pine Lily Retreat
The Acadiana Croppers
Memory Mania
 

 

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Maine

 

Point Sebago
Camp Cedarbrook
White Cedar Inn
 

 

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Maryland

 

Cropmania
Ocean Retreats
All-day and Weekend Scrapbooking Events
Creative Crops
 

 

map massachusetts Scrapbooking Retreats

Massachusetts

 

Scrap-A-Way
SBV Scrapbook Events
Crazy For Croppin
Heirloom Pro
 

 

map michigan Scrapbooking Retreats

Michigan

 

Memory Makers Retreat
Great Scrapbook Events
Quick Quotes Private Reserve Weekend
The Gathering Place White Lake
Scrap Palace of Romeo
 

 

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Mid-Atlantic States (Highlighted in Blue)

 

Creative Expressions
Get Croppin
Scrapatoulas Street
 

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Minnesota

 

Duluth Scrapbook Retreat
Breezy Meadow Retreat
Forest Haven Retreat
Skyline Vacation Rental
The Pine City Scrapbook Company
Craft Directory
 

 

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Mississippi

 

Mid South Scrappers
Crop Connection
 

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Missouri

 

Koinania Valley Ranch
Scrapbook Generation
Just Croppin
 

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Montana

 

Priceless Scrapbooks Etc
Wispering Pines Retreat
Lake Ellen Camp
 

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Rocky Mountain States

 

Mountains and Memories
The Gingerbread Cottage
D’Arcy’s Heavenly Retreats
Tintic Goldminers Inn
 

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Nebraska

 

Scrap-A-Teers
Calvin Crest Camp
Scrapping U.S.A
 

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Nevada

 
Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo
Papercrafter’s Corner of Utah & Idaho
Scrap Crackle Crop
 

map new england states Scrapbooking Retreats

New England States

Crazy for Croppin – Cape Cod
The Quail Hollow Inn – Chester, Vermont

Austin Hill Inn – Mount Snow, Vermont
Celebrate Memories New England Scrapbook Weekend – West Greenwich, Rhode Island
 

 

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New Hampshire

 

Camp Spofford
 

 

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New Jersey

 

Ain’t She Crafty
Scrapitizer’s “Cream of the Crop”
N J Crop Weekends
 

 

map new mexico Scrapbooking Retreats

New Mexico

 

The Inspired ReTreat
 

 

map new york Scrapbooking Retreats

New York

 

Paper Angel Craft RetreatsCrop A Lot
New York Scrapbooking Retreats
Meet-ups Queens Sassy Scrappers Group
 

 

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North Carolina

 

CropCircles Nationwide Scrapbook RetreatsThe Country Crop Retreat
Scrappin Cabins
Matthews Manor B&BElite Scrapbooking Retreat
 

 

map north dakota Scrapbooking Retreats

North Dakota

 

Dakota GetawayCrystal Springs Baptist Camp
 

 

map ohio Scrapbooking Retreats

Ohio

 

A Crop For All Seasons
Zane Trace Inn and Craft Farm
Stratton House Inn
Leaving A Legacy Retreats
My Hobby Farm Retreat
 

 

map oklahoma Scrapbooking Retreats

Oklahoma

 

Scrappin Pad
Retreat Inn
 

 

map oregon Scrapbooking Retreats

Oregon

 

Scrappy Chicks Scrapbook Retreats
East Sode Scrappers Scrapbook Retreats
Scappoose Creek Inn
Scrap and Paper Corner (CK Srapbook Convention)
 

 

map pennsylvania Scrapbooking Retreats

Pennsylvania

 

Hobby House Retreat
Scrap and Paper Corner (CK Srapbook Convention)
Fancy That Scrapbook
Denise’s Crop Cave and Scrapbook Retreats
Local Memories of Lancaster
 

 

map rhode island Scrapbooking Retreats

Rhode Island

 

Rhode Island Scrapaway
Celebrate Memories
Cropitopia Get-A-Ways
 

 

map south carolina Scrapbooking Retreats

South Carolina

 

Got Memories
Scrapbook Cottage
Scrappy Angles
 

 

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South Dakota

 

The Prairie House Manor
Lutheran Outdoors in South Dakota Retreats
Meet Up Retreat – Souix Falls
Meet Up Retreat – Coleman
 

map tennessee Scrapbooking Retreats

Tennessee

Mama Bear’s Scrapbooking Retreats
Wispering Winds Scrapbook Retreat
Petticoat Junction Retreat House & Scrapbook Haven
Scrappin In The City
Wispering Winds Scrapbook Retreat
 

 

map texas Scrapbooking Retreats

Texas

 

Scrap HappyLone Star Retreat and Events Center
Scrapbook Heaven
The Scrapbooking Factory
Crop-Paper-Scissors
Thelma & Louise’s Scrapbook Retreats
Scrap & Paper Corner CK Convention
Rockin Retreat & Event Center
 

 

map utah Scrapbooking Retreats

Utah

 

D’Arcy’s Heavenly Scrapbook Retreats
Paper Crafters Corner of Nevada and UtahRed Rooster Scrapbook Barn Retreat
Tintic Goldminers Inn
Digital Scrapbook Memories
Creative Cutter Room
 

 

map vermont Scrapbooking Retreats

Vermont

 

The Quail Hollow Inn
Savory Memories – a gourmet paperpcraft retreat
Mountain Meadows Lodge
 

 

map virginia Scrapbooking Retreats

Virginia

 

Virginia Scrapbook Retreats
Scrappin Retreat
Blue Ridge Creative Retreat
Orchard House
 

 

map washington Scrapbooking Retreats

Washington

 

Fogcreek Lodge
Soaring Eagle Lodge
Meet Up at Hip 2b Square
 

 

map west virginia Scrapbooking Retreats

West Virginia

 

Scrap Camp
3 Cheeky Chix
Heavenly Scrapbooking Retreats
 

 

map wisconsin Scrapbooking Retreats

Wisconsin

 

Green Haven Retreat
Bridge Creek Cottage
The Scrapbook Manor
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Wyoming

 

No Current Posted Retreat Offerings
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