Thursday, January 11, 2007

For those of you who were a little too frazzled before the holidays to know what your spring schedule was going to be like, we have a deal for you! We were able to get an extension from Lodge of the Ozarks in Branson on when we had to submit the final rooming list for the March 2-4 weekend retreat, so we will be able to take reservations until Saturday, January 27.

Right now, we have over 30 scrapbookers signed up to attend, and we won't take more than 50, that way each of you will have plenty of room to spread out in. We'll be spending most of our time in the hotel's Crystal Room, which is absolutely huge. At our last retreat, in Eureka Springs, we had enough room for each person to have an 8-foot table to herself! We hope to be able to provide the same amount of room at this retreat in Branson. The room even has a raised stage area where we'll set up the traveling Scrapbook Generation store.

There is a separate room for us to hold classes in, and we have lined up an excellent teaching staff, including Marti Blattert, Laura Parks, and Allison Davis, all members of our Design Team. I'm also planning on teaching a couple of classes.

For the spring retreat, we're using a Wild West theme, which will be carried out in decorations and activities. Other features of the retreat include a die-cut center, favors, and prizes (hundreds of dollars worth!). All of your meals, snacks, and drinks are included, and we have several layout contests available for those who are interested. And to make things easy on you, the cropping room, classroom, and your sleeping rooms are all in the same building!

Cropping starts as early as 3 p.m. on Friday, and continues non-stop until noon on Sunday. If you want to stay up all night, we'll be right there with you!

If you want to read what others had to say about our most recent retreat, check out the early November posts on this blog.

All-inclusive prices are $285 per person for one in a hotel room, $245 per person for two in a hotel room, $235 per person for three in a hotel room, and $225 per person for four in a hotel room.

Talk about it with your friends, then give us a call at 417-886-0440. (We also have several croppers who are coming by themselves, and our retreats are a great way to make new friends!) We're veterans of two retreats now, and believe that we offer an outstanding themed get-a-way with great cropping space, food, fun, and fellowship.