Wednesday, June 30, 2010



I am going to post mostly pictures since I think they speak for themselves... most information to come when I am not too tired from signing contracts, lol.

How the two queen bed rooms look... I am so excited TWO QUEEN bed not 2 doubles.

On the right.. Leia stands in the almost 6300 sq ft scrap room. No hot spot!!

One of the $4 appetizers served from 5- 7pm each night during happy hour. Any draft beer is only $3 at this time too.

Left: the floor of the hotel lobby changes colors 3 times a day and there is free WiFi in the common areas. Lots of private seating areas in the lobby,

Ladies I can not wait to see you September 17- 19, 2010!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Retreat Update!

Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats Thanks You!
Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats Events
Thank You! Thank You!
2010 Events

Now Taking Reservations:

September 17-19
Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreat @ Palm Springs area hotel

September 16th
Thursday add-on: Start your vacation out with early entry to D.S. scrap room, an extra hotel night and a surprise or two.

Scrap Yourself Pink
September 18th
12 hr crop benefiting Susan G. Komen
Hosted by Miss Shelia of SBR

Check out:
Candy Apple Inn
Julian, Ca
A great place to go this summer!
Mention Desert Scrappers for exclusive discounts and offers
Book Your Ultimate Girls Night Inn

Scrap Yourself Pink
A special Pink Ribbon Crop for the Inland Empire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the September Desert Scrapper's Retreat, hosted by Scrapbook Royalty

Saturday Sept. 18 Cost: $50. per person

12 hours of cropping from 9am until 9pm
Shared table
Goodie Bag exclusive to Scrap Yourself Pink Crop
Fairy Fly Bys
Games & prizes
Silent Auction
Raffles- check back for pre-crop specials!
Create your own Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt
Pink Ribbon Page layout contest
Make & Take Bar

Extra Incentives offered for those who fund raise!

Thursday Add-on
For as little as $135 receive:

* extra night hotel stay
* early scrap room access
* special event(s)

Calling All
Vendors & Teachers
Desert Scrappers is always looking for a few good (wo)men.
Needed: Teachers for Saturday
Needed: Vendors scrapbooking related preferred
Information under Retreat Details

retreat sept09Well Ladies, we survived a 4.9 Earthquake, bumps, scrapes and new hotel management!
Sadly, after meeting with the Embassy Suites we will no longer be using that venue for our Retreats. But I am excited to say that I have now looked at dozens and I do mean dozens of desert properties and have narrowed it down to 2 fabulous places in the Palm Springs area. I am currently, waiting to get a final table count so we will NEVER have table issues again.
I am a big fan of resolving problems while moving forward and showing the solutions in place. That being said I want to offer everyone who attended the June Retreat a discount on September's Retreat: if you were part of a group, you may still get the same group rate in September even if the group organizer doesn't attend. All other attendees will automatically get the early bird rate as long as they book 30 days in advance. **For those who did not attend in June hurry up and register! I haven't had a chance to up-date the prices from early bird rates. Remember $50 deposit per person locks in your rate.
Hope to see everyone again, soon!
I CAN NOT wait to show you our new venue!
Dear Laura,

Lots of great things are still going on...

All Retreats will still include...
6+ feet of Scrapping Space
Goodies & more goodies
Unlimited Water Service
Classes with Knowledgeable Teachers
Two nights at a fabulous hotel
Three days of Scrapbooking Fun
Drawings for lots of prizes
Swap box
Prize for furthest distance traveled, most & least pages done
PJ night- Saturday

Some meals will still be included, YEAH!
I am excited to say with more food choices for those like me who are picky eaters.

Gold Buying
Even if you are not attending bring your unwanted gold and silver to the Retreat on Saturday and get CASH!!

Laura Miller
Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats
Online Registration

Register and book your Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreat
Royal Add-On

You're treating yourself to a weekend of scrapbooking...why not add that something extra that will kick your weekend over the top. Do you like being treated like Royalty? Do you like the VIP treatment that makes you feel special and pampered?

Then we have a Royal Add On that will do just that!

For a $25.00 donation your Royal Add On will include:

* Assigned seating, this is only for those not with another group, we'll keep you seated with the group you've come with.
* For those alone or not with a group there is no need to rush in and claim your space. We'll have your space reserved for you!
* Pizza Party Saturday Night, no having to stop and go out to find something to eat!
* Special Make and Take just for you!
* Additional Fairy Fly By's just for those who have paid for the Royal Add On.
* A handmade gift.
* We will make Starbucks run on Saturday - you buy, we fly!
* A Scrapbook Royalty Hostess - to treat you like the Royalty you are!

This is a donation, so all this Royal treatment is even tax deductible, so head on over to the Scrapbook Royalty website at and sign yourself up!

More Events

Look for Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats at other local events:

*Find Laura & mention this newsletter for a gift!
Save $$$

Earn Free Retreats!
Refer NEW guests!
Receieve a thank you discount!*

2 guests= $5.00 off the next retreat
3-4 guests= $15.00 off the next retreat
5-6 guests= $25.00 off the next retreat
7-9 guests= $75.00 off the next retreat
10-11 guests = $100 off the next retreat
12 or more guest and YOUR next retreat is FREE!!**

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Not Just About Cropping

This past weekend I went to Desert Scrappers Retreats and took my family along. Most times I do take my family with me. I sign up for the single room rate with Desert Scrappers and I get to scrap while my family relaxes by the pool. It's a really affordable weekend getaway for us all! And then at night for dinner and at breakfast, I get to hang with the family ;) Here's a few of the fun pics from my family hanging at the pool while I got 24 layouts done!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thursday Add-ons...

I am so excited to share that Thursday add-ons will be able to start scrapping early evening. I am going to say 5pm for now but call my cell: 760-791-6304 if you want to get in earlier, it might just be possible.

My plan for the day: Go to Leia's Kindergarten Graduation, go home pack the cars, pick up Leia from school & head over to the hotel and start setting up. YEAH!!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last minute news from Scrapbook Royalty

Bring you camera memory cards with you, we will have Canon Selphy photo printers there for you to use! You will be able to print photos 10 for $1.00 donation. We'll have all the photo paper and ink there that you will need. Stop by and check out these fun and handy printers. I bet you'll end up wanting one of your own!

See you this weekend!


Photo Scanning

Got Photos that need scanned? Get them scanned with Fotosforever! We will be available at the retreat this weekend. See you all soon

Lori and Sandy

cash for gold


Don't forget to bring your unwanted gold jewelry to cash in for CASH!

See you all soon
Sandy Mune

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Classes at the June Retreat!!

Jennifer Priest here ;) I'll be at the retreat all weekend offering Hydrangea Hippo kits, ribbons, goodies, and more!! Check out my shop here:

Purchase any item between now and June 10th and I'll bring it to the retreat and refund your shipping charges 100%.

I'm also offering classes again!!!
Here's a peek at the classes I am offering at the retreat on June 12th:

2:30PM - Copic For Scrapbookers:

We'll create 4 pages using Copic Markers to create custom embellishments and page accents. You'll receive a Copic Marker ($7.50 value) in the 4 layout kit, featuring SEI, Bo Bunny, and American Crafts products. $20.

Sign up for "Copic For Scrapbookers" by June 10 and receive a bottle of Smooch Spritz from me at the retreat! We use it on the Birthday layout in this class ;)

Here are the layouts we'll be creating:

4:00 PM - "Singing In The Rain" *Prima Endorsed Class*:

Create a cheery book about all things happy in this Prima Endorsed class. We'll use the Umbrella paper line from Prima, lots of bling, and plenty of whimsical techniques in this fun class. Bring your pool or water park photos, pics from playing in the rain, or just your front yard sprinkler photos to use in this sunny little book. This book was recently featured in the Prima newsletter!! $28

Sign up for Singing In the Rain by June 10 and receive a full pack of Prima bling from me at the retreat!

Take both classes from me and receive a FREE two page layout kit from me at the retreat!! That's 8 scrapbook pages and a mini book that you can complete at the retreat -- what a productive weekend it will be!

Just email me at to sign up for either of the classes or both.

See you at the retreat!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Only 3 left....

Only 3 Royal Add On packages left...Elena and I are pulling all the goodies to bring next week. We would love to fill the last 3 Royal Add On Packages! There's still time get add a little Royal treatment to your weekend retreat! Visit the new Scrapbook Royalty website to sign up!

See you in the Desert!

Sheila Goldsberry

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Urban Anthology

Leave some space in your scrappin' totes for a few new scrappy supplies. Urban Anthology will be stocked up with an assortment of embellishments for your scrapbook pages... We carry everything from assorted Prima Flower, Pearls, Crystals, and more, as well as assorted American Crafts Thickers, Kaiser Kraft Pearls and Rhinestones, the ever so popular Cup-a-mabob to keep your beverage secure to your table with no spills... as well as a variety of trims, embellishments, stickers, and so much more. Urban Anthology also has adhesives from Tombow, Ad Tech, 3M Scotch to name a few. We also have kits witch contain assorted papers and embellishments that all match, you can't go wrong making a layouts, cards or other crafty projects with these.

And remember, all these items will be at your finger tips 24 hours a day! So bring up those layouts to find that perfect "thing" to make your page feel complete. Need help, or always wondered what to do with all these fun embellishments, I'm here to help and to inspire.

We are offering a retreat special for all items purchased at the retreat:

10% off a $50 Purchase
20% off a $100 Purchase

You can check out what Urban Anthology is up to at our blog,

I'm looking forward to seeing and meeting you all at the retreat!