Category Archives: About retreats

Welcome to M and M Scrapbooking/Craft Retreats

New to scrapbooking, seasond professional or not a scrapbooker and unaware what retreats are all about? Well, imagine packing up luggage for a typical family of 4, full only with your scrapbooking papers, adhesives, embellishments, albums, tools, stickers, etc., then cramming one more tote bag in your van containing just your change of clothes & toiletries. Then you drive (usually with a couple of like-minded scrapbooking friends) spectacular house in Heber City (overlooking the Heber Valley), you set up at a table on Friday and work on your hobby of choice all weekend until Sunday, taking breaks only to eat & sleep a few hours.

  • Want to sew
  • Make cards
  • Knit
  • Watch movies
  • Just get away
  • Relax

This is the time for YOU! This could possibly be the best thing ever.


What to bring to a scrapbooking retreat?

I often get the question, “What should I bring to Retreat?”
Here is a packing list of things I generally bring (plus a few suggestions). I thought this may be helpful to those newbies coming for the first time, and for those retreat experts who may just appreciate a list to go by!

Miscellaneous Items
• camera and charger • cell phone and charger • flashlight • snack to share • “adult beverages” (if desired) • scrapbooker’s beverage container (the kind that hooks onto the edge of the table) • iPod or MP3 player if you don’t like what’s playing…..or your neighbor 😉

Scrapbook Supplies
• photos • paper, kits, cardstock, stickers • stamps, inks, distressing tools, corner rounder• 12 x 12 mat for cricut (we will supply the cricuts and have tons of carts) • page protectors to put finished pages in • embellishments • paper cutter • adhesives • scissors • journaling pens • lamp and extension cords • cushion for chair

There is always tons of stuff to purchase if you need something

Clothing/Toiletry List
• jeans/sweats/shorts • sweatshirt or jacket (the temp is always unpredictable so bring layers) • t-shirts • swimsuit • PJ’s and slippers • socks • underwear • soap, shampoo, and hair stuff • deodorant • tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss • medicines (a Tylenol pm or some sort of sleeping helper is always good) • pillow and blanket (these are provided but I always bring my own anyway)

  •    A GREAT fun filled weekend at a nice location!
  •    Everyone will receive a welcome gift.
  •    Plenty of space to work on your crafts of choice.
  •    Tool Center with lots of punches and 2 cricuts with over 75 cartridges (please bring your own mat).
  •    All meals from Friday morning thru Sunday Morning.
  •    Our crop room is available around the clock for you late night scrappers!
  •    Opportunities to learn some new techniques or complete new projects with our class offerings and make n’ takes!
  •    On site shopping! We have many different scrapbooking supplies and adhesives to purchase. If you sell something please talk to us about selling at the event.
  •   Opportunities for RELAXATION! Most of our facilities have hot tub. We also always try to have a masseuse on hand for massages at a reasonable price. Movies in an amazing theater room(at most locations)
  •   A great weekend with a wonderful group of scrapbookers, new friends to be made, new ideas,  lots of laughs and good food – all while enjoying your favorite hobby!

What to bring to our retreats

What to bring

What to Bring…
  • Photos
  • Tools ( we provide tons of punches, 3 cricut machines and over 100 cartridges)
  • Supplies
  • Favorite Blanket & Pillow (we provide linens, but you’re welcome to bring your favorites)
  • Layered clothing
  • House coat & slippers
  • Toiletries & medications…don’t forget these!!
  • Earphones/Headphones for personal music/dvd devices.
  • “Favorite” beverages & snacks…we provide some snacks.
Other things that can come in handy…
  • desk lamp
  • post its
  • rubber bands
  • paper clips
  • hair clip/band
  • ziplock baggies

New Year’s Resolutions

Make a New Year’s resolution to spend time next year scrapbooking, stamping, or creating anything that brings you joy. During this busy time of year, when you are thinking of everyone else, it is often times hard to remember to set aside time for the things that make you happy.

Even if you cannot make time now to work on projects, you can reserve time (and space) to do so at a crop. Crops are a perfect place to get together with fellow paper crafters to share great ideas, gleam inspiration, learn new techniques, take classes, and buy new products.

If you want dedicated time to work on your scrapbooks, cards, or other projects, take a look at the list of upcoming crops below and reserve your space by calling Lori 801-940-7938 or Nina 801-648-4271

November 16-17, 2012 Brigham City, UT

Jan 10-13, 2013 Lindsay Lodge, Heber UT

February 21-23, 2013 TBD

Scrapbook USA Expo March 22-23, 2013 Sandy UT

April 18-21, 2013 TBD