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



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United States


Scrapbook Retreat Directory
CK Scrapbook Events and Conventions
Scrapbook EXPO


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Paper Crafter’s Corner
Magnolia Park Retreat


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 Alaskan Leopard
Alaska Highland Glen


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My Scrapbook Retreat
Sedona Scrapbooking Retreats
Two Peas in a Bucket


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Scrapbook Patch
The Scrapbook Attic and More
Croppin Train
Sassy Scraps


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


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


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Scrappy’s Retreat
My Scrapbook Retreat
Stamping To See You


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Captain Stannard House
Celebrate Memories
See Also New England Scrapbook Retreats


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Delaware – Wilmington, DE
See Also Mid-Atlantic Scrapbook Retreats


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


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No Current Posted Retreat Offerings


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Down-at-a-Hot Springs
Winchester Lodge


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


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


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PJ’s and Pigtails
Craft Cottage
Iowa Regular Baptist Camp


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Wishes of the Heart
Maple Memories Craft House
The Scrapbook Inn


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


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


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Point Sebago
Camp Cedarbrook
White Cedar Inn


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Ocean Retreats
All-day and Weekend Scrapbooking Events
Creative Crops


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SBV Scrapbook Events
Crazy For Croppin
Heirloom Pro


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


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Mid South Scrappers
Crop Connection

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Koinania Valley Ranch
Scrapbook Generation
Just Croppin

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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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Calvin Crest Camp
Scrapping U.S.A

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

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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


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New Mexico


The Inspired ReTreat


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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


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North Dakota


Dakota GetawayCrystal Springs Baptist Camp


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


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Scrappin Pad
Retreat Inn


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


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


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Rhode Island


Rhode Island Scrapaway
Celebrate Memories
Cropitopia Get-A-Ways


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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

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


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


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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


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


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Virginia Scrapbook Retreats
Scrappin Retreat
Blue Ridge Creative Retreat
Orchard House


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


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West Virginia


Scrap Camp
3 Cheeky Chix
Heavenly Scrapbooking Retreats


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Green Haven Retreat
Bridge Creek Cottage
The Scrapbook Manor
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