Sunday, March 5, 2017

New Retreat in Town


We are announcing a new scrapbooking retreat in town.  Located at the Drury Hotel in Southaven. Mississippi, just one exit from some incredible shopping at the Tanger Outlet Mall.

Our retreat will start at 9 am on Friday and will continue until Sunday at 8 pm. (We have 2 dates - scroll down)

The Drury Hotel is the perfect place to hold our retreat.  If you stay at the hotel (we have discounted room rates), you will get;
  • a HOT Breakfast - including Belgian waffles, fruit, biscuits and gravy, sausage and more
  • 5:30 KICKBACK - each evening enjoy free rotating menu of fresh, hot food and beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks 
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Free Soda and popcorn from 3 pm - 10 pm every night 
  • Indoor/Outdoor Pool with whirlpool
Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby.

Date:  Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23rd OR Friday, September 8 - Sunday September 10

Retreat Pricing:  
  • $100 for the weekend if you stay at the hotel - you get a full table
  • $125 for the weekend if you commute - you get a full table
  • $150 share a table with a friend (you and your friend will each pay $75 and will get 1/2 a table)
Fill out the form below and use the PayPal button to make payment.  Your registration is not complete until I receive complete payment and the completed registration form. 

The Drury Hotel has given us a special price for non-smoking 2 Queen Beds Deluxe rooms.  Hotel costs are not included in the Retreat price.

Price for July 21 - July 23:  $144.99 per night and you can sleep up to 4 people in the room.

To make reservations:  call 1-800-325-0720 and refer to Group number of 2301946.

Price for September 8 - September 10:   $135.99 per night and you can sleep up to 4 people in the room.

To make reservations: call 1-800-325-0720 and refer to Group number of 2301947.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Join Us at the 2017 Spring Fling Retreat in Holly Springs, Mississippi

We have made a fun change for our retreat that I think you will like.  How would you like to choose the products that you receive in your goodie bag?  Once you register, you will receive a link to choose from anything in our current catalog.  You will receive $30 (retail) in product that will be delivered to you at the retreat.  Or if you wish, we will choose for you.  It is up to you.

Once again our retreat will be located at Kirkwood Cottages in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  Our retreat starts at 2 pm on March 24th and is over at 3 pm on March 26th.

We are changing up our retreat a little.  Cheri, Jennifer and I have been talking and have decided to decrease the price of this retreat by allowing you to individualize your experience. You will still get some great and affordable classes (for a small additional charge) at the retreat and a wonderful goodie bag worth at least $35.

Just like you can choose which workshops you want to take, you will now also be able to choose which meals you want to eat in the main cottage. We will still offer Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Brunch, and you may pay for the meals you want.  The Spring Fling Retreat Registration fee without food will be $160.

Each cottage has a complete kitchen so you have many food choices.  You can bring your own food, eat with us, or you can drive just a few miles down the road where there are many fast food and sit down restaurants.  The choice is yours.

Kirkwood Cottages offers a hotel type experience.  Each cropper gets their own double bed with 2 beds to a room. There is a private bath in each room.  There are 8 croppers to a cottage - you crop in the great room of your cottage, so you just walk out of your room and your full 6 ft table is right there.

The Cottages are right next to each other so it is easy to visit with other croppers.  Plus there are lots of windows in the great room where you crop that offers plenty of lighting.

Each cottage also has internet access, a television in each room, and a DVD player.

Holly Springs is close to Memphis so the commute is easy and quick.  It is easy to get to  - right off the interstate.  Plus if  you forget something, there are lots of stores and restaurants nearby.



We will be offering Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Brunch for a small charge. The charge for each dinner will be $6 including beverage.  The charge for each brunch will be $5 and will include beverage as well.


We are also considering adding on an additional day to the retreat.  Meals would be on your own.  There is a question in the registration form that you can indicate if you might be interested.

Look how good the lighting is at night!
There will be plenty of workshops and technique classes.  Our massage therapist, Ann, is returning and will offer table massages for an additional charge.   We are dedicated to making you feel pampered and relaxed.

Don't worry about forgetting anything because we will have a Close to My Heart Scrapbooking Store set up for all of your needs.

Sign up soon and tell your friends!

All of this for only $160.   I am expecting this retreat to fill up quickly.  Your payment holds your spot.  We have two different payment options - a full payment of $160 or an extended option of $32 a month plus a $2 processing fee for 5 months (October - February).

Ready to sign up?  Just fill out the registration form below and click on the "Register" button.  You can pay securely online by clicking on your desired payment option.  After you click the "Register" button, scroll down to the PayPal button at the bottom of this post and add the registration fee and meals into your "shopping cart".  Your shopping cart will pop up in a different "tab".  Once you are finished choosing your payment options, you may pay the entire amount with one transaction.  

Don't use PayPal? Just fill out the registration form online and then you can mail me a check: Melinda Everitt, 8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016.   I will be watching for your check and pair it up with your registration.

Your registration is not confirmed until we have received your payment.  If you choose to pay by check, your registration is not confirmed until I receive your check.  

Once the retreat is full, I will maintain a waiting list.    Thank you!                                                                             


                                             
                                               Retreat Registration/Food Payment
                                             

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Register for the 2nd Annual Fall o' Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat

Our Spring Fling Scrapbooking Retreat this past weekend was so much fun!  We are already planning our Fall o' Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat and registration is now open.

Once again our retreat will be located at Kirkwood Cottages in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  Our retreat starts at 2 pm on September 23rd and is over at 3 pm on September 25th.

Each cropper gets their own double bed.  These are hotel style rooms with 2 beds to a room and there is a private bath in each room.  All of your linens are included and Housekeeping is provided.

Each cottage also has a full kitchen, internet access, a television in each room, and a DVD player.

Holly Springs is close to Memphis so the commute is easy and quick.  It is easy to get to  - right off the interstate.  Plus if  you forget something, there are lots of stores and restaurants nearby.



The Retreat will start the afternoon of Friday, September 23rd and end the afternoon of Sunday, September 25th, 2016.  That is a whole weekend of Scrapbooking with your friends!

To make your stay all about scrapbooking and papercraftinng, we will offer meals at our retreat.  That way you can crop until you drop and not have to deal with meal decisions.  We will be offering Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Brunch.  These are included in your retreat fee.

There are 8 croppers to a cottage - you crop in the great room of your cottage, so you just walk out of your room and your full 6 ft table is right there.

There is a full kitchen in each cottage so if you feel like a midnight snack or want to make cookies, you can.  There is also a microwave and a coffee pot in each cottage.  The Cottages are right next to each other so it is easy to visit with other croppers.  Plus there are lots of windows in the great room where you crop that offers plenty of lighting.

Private hotel type rooms with 2 double beds and bathroom in each room.

Look how good the lighting is at night!
There will be plenty of workshops and technique classes.  Our massage therapist, Ann, is returning and will offer table massages for an additional charge.   We are dedicated to making you feel pampered and relaxed.

Don't worry about forgetting anything because we will have a Close to My Heart Scrapbooking Store set up for all of your needs.

Sign up soon and tell your friends!

All of this for only $180.  Hotel style lodging, cropping, and meals for only $180.  I am expecting this retreat to fill up quickly.  Your payment holds your spot.  We have two different payment options. Full payment of $180 or an extended option of $30 a month plus a $2 processing fee for 6 months (March through August).

Ready to sign up?  Just fill out the registration form below and click on the "Register" button.  You can pay securely online by clicking on your desired payment option.  After you click the "Register" button, you will be directed to PayPal so that you can pay your desired payment.  

Don't use PayPal? Just fill out the registration form online and then you can mail me a check: Melinda Everitt, 8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016.   I will be watching for your check and pair it up with your registration.

Your registration is not confirmed until we have received your payment.  If you choose to pay by check, your registration is not confirmed until I receive your check.  

Once the retreat is full, I will maintain a waiting list.




                                    Full Payment for Fall o' Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat
                                

                                      $30 Payment for Fall o' Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat
                                  

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wow! More Changes to the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Retreat

We have rented another cottage and it is already half full.  I have 4 spots open.  Are you  interested in attending?  Please fill out the registration form below and make a payment to hold your spot.

After talking to many croppers this past weekend I have heard the complaints and praises of retreats and before we even hold this retreat, we are making changes.

One of the big complaints about retreats is that you have too many people to a room and many times there are the dreaded bunk beds!  Oh no!  This is why we have chosen Kirkwood Cottages in Holly Springs, Mississippi as our retreat location. Each cropper gets their own double bed.  These are hotel style rooms with 2 beds to a room and there is a private bath in each room.  Plus all your linens are included and Housekeeping is provided.

The location of our previous retreats was beautiful but it had 6 croppers to a room.  The bathrooms were old and looked it, and there was only one to a room.  Also there was basically no internet.  That was a deal breaker.  Kirkwood has internet service, so all of our die cutting machines, computers, and tablets will work.

Another concern, or maybe it is just a wish, is that a retreat not be located in town.  Our croppers wanted it to be close, but not too close to home.  That way they felt that they were "on vacation".  Holly Springs is close to Memphis so the commute is easy and quick.  It is easy to get to  - right off the interstate.  Plus if  you forget something, there are lots of stores and restaurants nearby.  We didn't have that at Pinecrest.



The Retreat will start the afternoon of Friday, March 11th and end the afternoon of Sunday, March 13th, 2016.  That is a whole weekend of Scrapbooking with your friends!

One of the concerns I heard last weekend was that our croppers wanted to crop, and certainly did not want to cook.  So we have decided to offer meals at our retreat.  That way you can crop until you drop and not have to deal with meal decisions.  We will be offering Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Brunch.  Once you register, I will contact you and we can discuss your dietary restrictions and preferences. 

We have been going to Kirkwood Cottages for our team Stamp Camps for years.  What everyone has liked is that there are 8 croppers to a cottage - you crop in the great room of your cottage, so you just walk out of your room and your full 6 ft table is right there.  Most croppers really like having a full table.  We don't expect you to share half of your table.

There is a full kitchen in each cottage so if you feel like a midnight snack or want to make cookies, you can.  There is also a microwave and a coffee pot in each cottage.  The Cottages are right next to each other so it is easy to visit with other croppers.  Plus there are lots of windows in the great room where you crop that offers plenty of lighting.

Private hotel type rooms with 2 double beds and bathroom in each room.

Plenty of  room and great lighting in cropping area.

Look how good the lighting is at night!
There will be plenty of workshops, technique classes, and a game or two.  We are asking our massage therapist, Ann, to come back and to bring her table this time as well as her chair to offer shoulder or table massages.   We are dedicated to making you feel pampered and relaxed.

Don't worry about forgetting anything because we will have a Close to My Heart Scrapbooking Store set up for all of your needs.

I will have a tool table with a cricut, cuttlebug, How-to books, and various Close to My Heart tools.

Sign up soon and tell your friends!

All of this for only $180.  Hotel style lodging, cropping, and meals for only $180.  Pay half now and the other half by February 15th (small convenience fee included) or pay the entire amount when you register.

Ready to sign up?  Just fill out the registration form below and click on the "Register" button.  You can pay securely online by clicking on your desired payment option.  After you click the "Register" button, you will be directed to PayPal so that you can pay your desired payment.  Don't use PayPal? Just fill out the registration form online and then you can mail me a check:  Melinda Everitt, 8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016.   I will be watching for your check and pair it up with your registration.


We have two payment options.  The first is a full payment of $180.

The second option is an initial half payment of $90 when you register with a second payment of $90 due by February 15th.  (We are adding a convenience fee of $2.50 per payment for the half now, half later payment plan to cover our additional fees.)

You are not registered until at least half of your registration is paid.

Full Payment for 2nd Annual Spring Fling Scrapbooking Retreat


Half Payment for 2nd Annual Spring Fling Scrapbooking Retreat

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Have You Registered Yet for the Fall 'o Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat

The Fall Scrapbooking Retreat was a big success!  Our next retreat will be the Spring Fling Retreat.  Save the dates - February 5 - 7, 2016.  Details will be posted soon!  

Only a few seats left and then we go to a waiting list.  Sign up soon and tell your friends!

Enjoy a weekend of Scrapbooking with your friends at the Pinecrest Convention and Retreat Center located at 21430 Hwy 57, in Moscow, Tennessee.  This is a short distance from Memphis, Tennessee in a beautiful rural setting.


Your weekend will start on October 9th at 2 pm and continue until Sunday, October 11th at 4 pm.  All of your meals will be provided and I can tell you that Pinecrest's meals are so fantastic that the Spring Croppers gave the kitchen crew a STANDING OVATION!!!  Examples of meals can be found here.  Just bring snacks to share!  A beverage station will be provided which includes coffee, hot tea, sweet and unsweet iced tea.

There will be plenty of games, workshops, technique classes, and door prizes.  We are dedicated to making you feel pampered and relaxed.  We have a massage therapist coming who will be bringing her table this time as well as her chair to offer shoulder or table massages and Jamberry was such a hit that we will invite them back (additional fees may apply).

Each cropper will get a full 6 foot table!  We don't want you to feel cramped. The Scrapbooking room is open 24 hours, so come and go as you please.   Don't worry about forgetting anything because we will have a Close to My Heart Scrapbooking Store set up for all of your needs.  And there are NO bunk beds!!  Each cropper will have a twin bed.  Linens are not provided, so please bring your bed linens, blankets, and pillows.

I will have a tool table with a cricut, cuttlebug, and various Close to My Heart tools.

We are saving a seat for you.


Wow!  50 hours to scrapbook, 6 meals, goodie bags, lodging, and unlimited beverages for only $175.

Ready to sign up?  Just fill out the registration form below and click on the "Register" button.  You can pay securely online by clicking on your desired payment option.  After you click the "Register" button, you will be directed to PayPal so that you can pay your desired payment.  Don't use PayPal? Just fill out the registration form online and then you can mail me a check:  Melinda Everitt, 8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016.   I will be watching for your check and pair it up with your registration.

                 
                           

                          Half Payment for the Fall 'o Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat
                         


                             Full Payment for the Fall 'o Your Heart Scrapbooking Retreat
                              


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Spring Fling Scrapbooking Retreat


The Spring Fling Retreat is FULL and on a waiting list!!  If you are still interested in attending, fill out the registration form and I will contact you if for any reason we can accommodate you.

Enjoy a weekend of Scrapbooking with your friends at the Pinecrest Convention and Retreat Center located at 21430 Hwy 57, in Moscow, Tennessee.  This is a short distance from Memphis, Tennessee in a beautiful rural setting.  You will even see deer from the large picture windows of our spacious scrapbooking room.


Your weekend will start on March 6 at 2 pm and continue until Sunday, March 8th at 4 pm.  All of your meals will be provided and I have been assured that Pinecrest's meals are fantastic.  Examples of meals can be found here.  Just bring snacks to share!  A beverage station will be provided which includes coffee, hot tea, sweet and unsweet iced tea.  Bring a cup with a lid to keep your artwork safe.

There will be plenty of games, workshops, technique classes, and door prizes.  We are dedicated to making you feel pampered and relaxed.  We are in the process of booking a massage therapist to offer shoulder massages and you might even be able to get a facial or a mani/pedi (additional fees may apply).

Each cropper will get a full 6 foot table!  We don't want you to feel cramped. The Scrapbooking room is open 24 hours, so come and go as you please.   Don't worry about forgetting anything because we will have a Close to My Heart Scrapbooking Store set up for all of your needs.  And there are NO bunk beds!!  Each cropper will have a twin bed.  Linens are not provided, so please bring your bed linens, blankets, and pillows.

I will have a tool table with a cricut, cuttle bug, stamps and ink.

We are saving a seat for you.


Wow!  50 hours to scrapbook, 6 meals, goodie bags, lodging, and unlimited beverages for only $175.

We have a few ways to pay including payment plans.  You can pay the entire fee now or you can pay 1/2 now and we can arrange payments.  Your spot is held with your first payment and submission of your registration form.

Ready to sign up?  Just fill out the registration form below and click on the "Register" button.  You can pay securely online by clicking on your desired payment option.  After you click the "Register" button, you will be directed to PayPal so that you can pay your desired payment.  Don't use PayPal? Just fill out the registration form online and then you can mail me a check:  Melinda Everitt, 8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016.   I will be watching for your check and pair it up with your registration.