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Friday, August 18, 2017

Add-ons for Fall 2017

Kiwi Lane Carefree #2 Class

Kiwi Classes are a great way to gain hands-on experience with Kiwi Lane products and to engage your creativity in a fun, friendly environment! Everyone who attends will end up with a finished project to take home. No experience is needed, so there is no need to worry! Easy step by step instructions will be provided.

Materials to bring to class:  12” trimmer, scissors, adhesive. Optional: Photos

Class Times:  Friday – 8 pm and Saturday – 10 am

Cost: $10

Croptoberfest 2017 at the Novi Sheraton

Creative Memories Exclusive Project Recipe™ Kit 

Create two beautiful 2-page spreads  

Kit Includes:     

  • 6 Sheets Exclusive Designer Paper    
  • 2 Sheets of Exclusive Solid Cardstock    
  • 1 Exclusive Sticker Sheet    
  • Project Recipe™ Instructions

Cost:  $12.50

Project can be completed at your leisure during the weekend or at home.



Registration is now open for Fall 2017!

We hope you’ll join us for another fun-filled, relaxing, inspiring weekend scrapbooking retreat at the Novi, Michigan Sheraton!

Here are a few dates to keep in mind:
September 8 – the date Early Bird Registration ends. Please have your payment to me, or postmarked, by this date to save $20!  If you are sending in your registration after 9/8/17 please be sure to include the $20 in your total as we can not process your registration without it.
September 22 – the very last day to receive our discount at the hotel – PLEASE DO NOT WAIT to book your room until this date! If you haven’t already booked your hotel room, please do so asap,  Occasionally our group rate may be temporarily unavailable.  If this is the case, please book your room anyway, contact me and I'll have the hotel release more rates under our group rate.  I'll also have them adjust your rate accordingly.

You can right click the images below to save/print them and only the registration form needs to be sent in.  

Please see this post for more info about the add-on options for the weekend.

Send them to your retreat organizer by 9/8 to save $20!

If you’re new to our retreat, please contact one of our organizers for more info or to send in your registration:

Kathy Birchfield

Debi Evans

Lisa Graham

Fall Info

Invite 2

Monday, March 27, 2017

Congratulations to Hedye, our Fall 2017 QOTC!


Our Spring ‘17 Queen of the Crop, Lisa, picking our next QOTC!  0118bfc21713bf5e72f8edd4ff0bc916aa306f773c


The next Queen of the Crop is in this room!! Who will it be?01904275ce5597d4f3af3e51fc0408704924545b54


Congratulations, Hedye- our Fall 2017 Queen of the Crop!01cc1bd4d569feb4f64044064b4253c088567cc8e1

Queen of the Crop!

One of the optional drawings we have during our weekend retreats is our Queen of the Crop (QOTC) drawing. The winner of this receives their registration paid in full for the next retreat and also get some fun perks as QOTC including early check in and a customized goody basket.  Lisa, our Spring ‘17 QOTC, let us know that she would be working on photos from her Alaska vacation and also her Christmas album while at the retreat so we went to work and created custom titles and borders for her to use on her pages.  We also included paper, stickers and other fun items along with her favorite snacks and other refreshments.  What type of items would you like to find in your custom QOTC basket?


We ♥ Natalie the Embosser!

Natalie will be back for our March 16-18 2018 weekend!
Here are a few of the albums she embossed during our Spring ‘17 weekend – the photos do not do them justice!
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“School Days” title, imprint on spine and “Made with love by Mom” on the back cover added to Study Buddies CM Album.  01b2fb33b8b308c6b80461ce4d2d89d63824cb54cf
“Big Lou & Little Louie” title added to CM Hello Baby Boy album
“Made with Love By Grandma” added to back cover above the CM embossing using the same green foil…the heart is in blue.
CM Denim Album can’t be embossed but nameplates can be added!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Menu

* Denotes Gluten Free

Other items may be gluten free as well but we’ve asked the hotel to make sure these denoted items are gluten free.



Garden salad*

Build your own taco bar with ground beef* & refried beans*

Chips & salsa

Cinnamon tortillas with vanilla sauce

Iced Tea & assorted sodas



Yogurt* & various breakfast breads.

Coffee & tea


Soup & Salad Buffet

Minestrone soup

Build Your Own Chicken Caesar Salad

(Gluten free chicken strips)*

Seasoned potato chips

Chocolate mousse

Coffee & Tea


Pasta Salad

Chicken Piccata
Wild rice pilaf
Chef's choice of vegetables

Coffee & tea

Assorted desserts



Scrambled eggs,* bacon,* potatoes* & fresh fruit,*

assorted pastries.  Tea, coffee & juice


Build your own sandwich

Assorted breads, lunchmeats* & cheeses*

Grilled veggies*


Iced tea & lemonade

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Natalie the Embosser is Back!!

It’s been a while but we’re so glad to have Natalie Nuccitelli back as our album embosser for the weekend!

Natalie offers LOTS of designs and fonts for you to choose from.  She has a few on-line albums with samples of her work.  Here is Sample Album 1 and Sample Album 2

Below is a copy of her order form – feel free to print it out and bring it with you so you can save some time during the weekend! You should be able to right click on the photo and save it for printing.


Below you can see a sample of the fonts Natalie offers.


Here are just a few samples of Natalie's work: