Thursday, March 10, 2011

Come and Play!

Yea!! We have just finalized our dates for the 3rd annual Craft and Crop!

The new dates are: Thursday, July 28th through Monday, August 2nd, 2011.

You can choose you own dates! Come for 2, 3 or 4 nights!

Up to 112 hours of crop & craft time!

Start cropping and crafting at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning, and stay as late as Midnight Monday!

You will have your own craft and crop area that is yours for the weekend. Leave your stuff set up all weekend in our private scrapbooking suite! You can craft and crop all night long if you wish!

Friday, January 16, 2009

What's Included?

  • Around the Clock, 24 Hour a Day Cropping, Crafting and Playing!
  • Your own craft and crop area. Leave your stuff set up all weekend in your private scrapbooking suite! You can craft and crop all night long if you wish!
  • Welcome gift with goodies to enjoy throughout the weekend.
  • Brunch and an early dinner is included each day.
  • Lots of snacks, both sweet and healthy will be available around the clock!
  • Unlimited beverages. Waters, sodas, juices. (Please bring a cup with a lid. We don’t want any spills!)
  • Treats and treasures daily. Fun little trinkets to make your life a little more fun!
  • Idea pages and projects.
  • Use of scrapbooking tools. Cricut, punches, cutters… available around the clock. We will also have a store set up including paper, tapes, glue, embellishments and other fun stuff available for you to purchase if needed.
  • Unlimited use of the fabulous SPA at Desert Springs.


~Single pricing available upon request~
~Craft classes will be an additional cost per class~

Deposit, Cancellations and Final Payments

For those wishing to join us, we need to confirm reservations with the hotel and in order to do that we will need your balance paid in full by June 1, 2010. Please email us at to request a registration packet. If you have any special room requests be sure and let us know.


We are staying at the amazing JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. This 5 Star resort is one of the nicest in California. Included in the price of this event is a hotel resort fee that includes: unlimited self-parking (for as many cars as you want per room), in room internet access, local calls, evening refresh, golf club storage, daily newspaper, boat rides, fitness center and tennis courts. Starbucks is located in the Hotel Lobby!


This is where we are different than most scrapbook retreats! Not only will we have all the traditional scrapbook supplies and ideas, but we will also have other craft classes! So even if you are not a scrapbooker, come and play and make some terrific crafts that you will treasure for years to come! We are still adding to the classes to be taught. Be sure to check back often to see what classes we have added.

Block Letters
Taught by Charise Johnson

The perfect addition to your home decorations! This is a fun and EASY project for crafting beginners. You can bling it up as much as you choose! You may pick what letters you wish to create.

Bring: Scissors and A pencil

Cost: $3 per letter

Class Length: 1 Hour

Cricut Banner
Taught by Charise Johnson

Celebrate every Birthday or any other event in your home with this darling personalized banner. Make it a tradition… or use it as a gift! In this class you will make a paper and ribbon banner.
Fun and Festive!

Bring: Your favorite adhesive and Scissors

Cost: $2 per letter

Class Length: 1 hour

Framed Magnetic Photo Board
Taught by Charise Johnson

Bring: 1-4 of your favorite photos, your favorite adhesive, scissors, and a pencil

Cost: $55.00

Class Length: 1 hour

You might also want to bring:
A variety of solid and patterned paper or cardstock and some flat embellishments that go with your pictures.
We will have papers and embellishments there for you to use, but if you want them to perfectly match your pictures, you might want to bring your own.

Card Bundle
Taught by Mitzi McBride

In this class you will make and take home 4 beautiful handmade cards. Send your love ones more then a gift. Send them a piece of art. Keep in touch the old fashioned way. We will be making an assortment of 4 cards.

Bring: Paper trimmer and favorite adhesive.

Cost: $10

Class length: 2 hours

Trio of Boxes
Taught by Mitzi McBride

In this class we will lean how to make 3 easy yet darling boxes to hold goodies for your friends and families. They can be used for holidays, gifts and just because. The first box we will make is the nugget box. This box holds 6 Hershey’s Nuggets. The second container we will make is the Sour Cream Container. A picture is worth 1,000 words. See the photo above. These are so cute and so easy! The ones in this photo are filled w/ M&M’s. The third box we will make is a small box that holds four 4 oz Round Clear Top Tins perfectly. You can fill the tins with ice cream toppings, jewelry, or candies. There will be a variety of Paper patterns to choose from.

Bring: Paper trimmer and favorite adhesive.

Cost: 15

Class length: 1 hour

Digital Scrapbooking 101
Taught by Mitzi McBride
Time and Date TBD

Are you interested in what the digital scrapbooking craze is? Find out how to still have those embellishments, where to print your pages, and what all the excitement is about. This class is free so if you are interested, then why not?

To Bring: An open mind.

Cost: Free!!! Included with your Crop and Craft Admission.

Class length: 1 hour

Digital Scrapbooking 102
Taught by Mitzi McBride
Time and Date TBD

Have you just started digital scrapbooking? If you know how to create a page and use templates but want to learn just a few extra tips, come to this class.

To Bring: Any knowledge you have about digital scrapbooking.

Cost: Free!!! Included with your Crop and Craft Admission.

Class length: 1 hour

Friends and Family

We encourage you to invite extended family and friends. This is a great time to spend with sisters, in-laws and friends who have moved away. The Palm Springs airport is less than a half hour away for those who want to fly in for the weekend! Let us know if you’d like assistance coordinating airport pickups or flight arraignments. We hope many of you will be able to join us this year for what promises to be a fantastic summer get-away!


Do you have a husband who would love to come along and golf? Golf packages are available for those interested. Golf rates are $50 a night and include one and a half days of unlimited golf for up to two people. (After 12:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, and all day the following day!) If interested in more details, please contact Charise.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Save The Dates...

YEA!!! We are so excited to be hosting the 3rd annual Palm Desert Craft and Crop Retreat. The retreat will be held at the Desert Springs JW Marriott in Palm Desert. We have been going to this hotel every summer for 24 years. We LOVE this hotel! The dates of the retreat will be July 28 - August 2, 2011. You may join us for as many or as few days as you can. There will be a 24 hour scrapbooking room, in addition to many arts and craft classes. Stay tuned to see samples and pricing of the classes offered. Invite your friends and neighbors. The more the merrier! Here are a few photos of the hotel: