Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hello Everyone,

Our October Retreat at Brookfield is nearly upon us, so here are some details about the weekend!

Dates - Thursday 8th October – Sunday 11th October, 2009

Address - Brookfield QCCC, 179 Gold Creek Road, Brookfield, QLD, 4069. Click on this link for further information about the address of the conference centre:

Payment – Please note that $300 in total should be paid by 1st September and the $50 balance by 1st October.

Sleeping Arrangements - You are required to bring our own linen – this includes towels, washers, bath mat, pillow, sheets, blankets/sleeping bags. Alternatively, you can hire linen from the venue at an additional charge. Please let us know if you require linen to be hired.

Meals – All meals (from supper Thursday to lunch on Sunday) are included over the course of the Retreat. Special Dietary Requirements – Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so that we can notify the venue.

Dinner Thursday Evening – Dinner will be available, however we do need 20 people for this to happen. The cost will be an additional $15.00. Please give us a call at the shop (3378 7257) or email us on if you would like dinner on Thursday evening, it would be around 6.00pm.

Downtime – There will be some downtime during the Retreat. For those who have not been to a Retreat before, now is the time for you to tackle some of the projects that you have been meaning to get around to! Bring these along to work on in between the Workshops. If you are arriving on Thursday, you will be able to work on your own projects in the evening and then again on Friday prior to the first Workshop. Don't forget to bring your self healing mat, any tools and adhesives that you might need over the weekend and any projects you would like to work on.

Mini Shop - As we have previously done so, we will once again have a Mini Shop at the Retreat. We will have the basic products here, but we also have the option of ducking back to the shop should you have any special requests.

Please keep checking the blog from now on for regular updates on the Retreat.

If there is any further information that you require, please do not hesitate to contact us at the shop. We are looking forward to having another fantastic weekend!!

Leisa and Kerri
Hi Everyone

Well can you believe it is just 38 more sleeps until our October retreat, yipee.

Now I know that many of you have been asking for some info, so here is what we have so far.

Yes, there will be 4 classes again. We are really really excited to announce that one of the classes will be a Christmas Card Class, and we are very fortunate to have Kathy Jones representing Just Rite Stamps, as our class instructor. Kathy is on the Design Team for Just Rite, you may already know her, she is a local lady. Take a look at her blog, I'm sure you will love her work

Now the great news is that in this class, everyone will receive a set of the brand new Christmas stamps from Just Rite, (so please don't go and buy any) until after the retreat. We will also be using Spellbinders dies, and using Tombow Markers. I have been having chats with Kathy, and I am so excited about this class. More info coming soon.

We are also having another Album class, plus an off the page class, plus another Layout workshop, but I promise more info soon as those.

I know for sure that Kathy's class will be on Saturday. The plan is to have 2 workshops on Friday and 2 on Saturday. Now if you plan to come late on Friday, please let me know, so that I can start working on a timetable.

We also hope to have a Retreat Open House here at the store, before the retreat, so that you can come in and see all the class projects. Get an idea of what photos and tools etc you may need.
At this stage that date is tentatively Thursday evening the 1st October approx 6.00pm.

We are now also taking bookings for massages. The cost is $23 per 20 minute session, and you may have as many sessions as you like. Bookings are essential, as we need to give the Massagers and idea before hand of how long we need them for. So please please book in before the retreat. You only need to pay once you are there.

Also Challenge Kits, would you like them again, do you know what they are? Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

And Fancy Dress, would you like this again?? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks everyone, and stayed glued for more info shortly.