Hello all, just a quick update on our June retreat. As of tonight we only have 3 spots available. Please let us know before mailing your check or paypaling your deposit so we can make sure we have space for you. Remember, your deposit is required to hold your spot.


Teri & Tracy



Morning ladies, just wanted to let you know that we will be having the YARD SALE @ our May retreat. Anyone who is attending the retreat will be able to bring items to sell & the yard sale will be open to anyone to come shop. This is a great time to just come check out the retreat house & see what fun we have if you're thinking about attending a future retreat. It's also a great time to get some bargain supplies. You would be surprised at what some of our ladies can clean out of their rooms. I know I still have some goodies I've been holding on to just to sell at the yard sale. Remember one person's "junk" is another person's "treasure".

Our June retreat currently has 5 openings. Don't hesitate, these will be gone soon!


June retreat is starting to FILL !!!!

Hi Ladies, WOW!!!! Everyone must be cropping deprived! We just emailed out last night about the June retreat & we're just about half FULL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't wait to long to get your spot!



Just wanted to let everyone know that because the May retreat sold out & there were several ladies who didn't get a spot, we're going to have a June retreat!!!!!!!!!!! Mark your calendars for June 27th, 28th & 29th, 2008. Remember that a $50.00 deposit is required to hold your spot. We would love to see you in June!


May Retreat IS FULL!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that the May retreat is FULL!!!! If you would like your name to be added to the waiting list, please email us & we'll be glad to put you down. We hate turning people away, but to have ample space to crop we are limited to 21 croppers.



Just an update to let everyone know we now only have 5 spots available for the May retreat! WOO-HOO! We are so excited since the Saturday of the retreat is National Scrapbook Day!!! What a great way to celebrate by scrappin with your friends all weekend!!!


Retreat Recipes

After the last retreat several of you asked for some of our recipes. Below are two of our favorites.

Breakfast Quiche
This recipe makes 2 quiche.
1 lb sausage
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 deep dish pie shells
1 lg can pet milk
6 eggs
1 Tbsp. self rising flour
Brown sausage & drain. Put half in each pie shell. Put 1 cup of cheese of top of each. Mix pet milk, eggs & flour together & pour half over each. Bake @ 325 for about 30 - 45 minutes. (Don’t thaw pie shells 1st & bake them on a cookie sheet) Just watch to see when it’s done.
I have made this using Jimmy Dean low fat sausage, 2% cheese & fat free pet milk & it’s just as good.

Monkey Bread
4 cans of biscuits (10/can)
½ cup sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 ½ sticks butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Mix ½ cup sugar & 2 Tbsp cinnamon in a bowl or ziploc bag. Cut each biscuits in fourths. (Use a pizza cutter!) Put a few pieces in the mix & coat well. Drop in a well greased bundt pan to form a layer from each can of biscuits. After using 2 cans, mix the butter, brown sugar & cinnamon in a saucepan; heat & pour ½ on top of the layer. Continue with the other 2 cans of biscuits & then pour the remaining liquid on top. (If you want pecans, just put some on each layer with the liquid
mixture) Bake @ 350 for about 30 minutes.


Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Ladies, Although I realize this doesn't have anything to do with the retreat, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day! My sweet daughter sent me roses @ work today & boy was I shocked.

Don't forget that your deposit holds your spot for the retreat. We are filling up the empty spots quickly!


National Scrapbooking Day during May retreat!

Ladies, we have realized that National Scrapbooking Day is the Saturday of our May retreat!!! Because of this we plan to do a few "extras" during the weekend. We are going to do our yardsale again & hopefully will have a stamping make & take. Since several of you have asked before, we are working on a t-shirt to have available for pre-order. We will also have some special give-aways to help celebrate! Start planning now to celebrate with us!

Openings for May 08 Retreat

Okay Ladies, we only have room for 21 croppers & we have 9 confirmed reservations (deposits have been paid) We have several of you who have told us you are coming but we have not received your deposit yet. Remember that we MUST have your deposit to hold your spot.

Upcoming Retreat Details


MAY 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2008

A Simply Scrappin' Retreat is an all inclusive weekend retreat created especially for you to work on your projects without interruptions from children, work pressures, household chores or phone calls.Come along with your friends and make some new ones while you're there.

still only $100.00 per person

A deposit of $50.00 is due within 5 days of registering & the balance is due 2 weeks before the retreat. You may pay all at once if you would like to (when the deposit is due). REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICIES: Please note that any cancellation will result in a loss of entire deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If your cancellation is within the 2 weeks prior to the retreat & you have paid in full, you will not receive a refund. A $25.00 credit towards another retreat may be issued at our discretion. "NO SHOWS" RECEIVE NO REFUND.

If you are paying by check, please email us @ simplyscrappinretreats@yahoo.com to get the snail mail address.

or send Paypal to: tkillough@yahoo.com

Springville Camp & Conference Retreat House, Springville, Alabama
Bunk/camp style lodging (not rustic)
Uninterrupted cropping time (from 4pm Friday til 2pm Sunday)
All meals provided (menu emailed out before retreat)
Snacks and beverages throughout the weekend
Your own designated cropping space
Use of tools (we currently have a Sizzix Sidekick with 5 fonts a Quickutz with 4-6 fonts and several shapes, a Cuttlebug with embossing templates, & lots of foam alphabets & paint)

Once you get here and unpack you can leave your stuff out until you pack up on Sunday, around the clock cropping is available. You will be able to come and go as you please to eat,take a nap or just sit outside and enjoy the country air. (there is a pond behind the house and a nice view from the deck or the back porch swing)

In order to maximize your cropping time we suggest pre-planning your pages/projects. The large Ziploc bags work great for this...place the photos, paper, embellishments, stickers, and journaling ideas together for each layout together, you can fit several in one bag or stack the layouts on top of each other in a large plastic box.
Be sure to bring your favorite tools like your paper trimmer, cutting system, scissors, and adhesive.If you are attending with other cropping friends and feel comfortable sharing some tools, make plans to share the load, deciding who can bring what tools..
Try to consolidate your supplies...if you need to rent a U-Haul you probably have to much!! LOL

Besides your scrapbooking supplies you will need a few other things:
Comfy clothes...casual dress is the norm ; PJ's and slippers all day are perfectly acceptable. You might want to bring a sweater if you are cold natured and/or dress in layers if you tend to be hot natured.
Ear plugs and/or Tylenol PM (very important if you are bothered by snorers) LOL
Linens...most of the beds are twin,( we will email you what size when we make the room assignments), towel and washcloth
Toiletries...soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush.

Come ready to meet new friends and have a great relaxing weekend!


We have a blog!

Hey Ladies, We now have a blog! We will use this to post information about upcoming retreats. Our email adddress is still: simplyscrappinretreats@yahoo.com. Check back soon for more information about our upcoming retreat: May 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2008.