Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Money Due

Hooray for those coming to retreat! We are super excited for the Holiday Hideout and can't wait to see you all AND create some awesome things!
Please send me an email if you are unsure of how much you owe.

Those we are still needing forms for:
Jenny C

Please email me if you need my new address.
See you SOON!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Forms sent

If you have put in your "I'm officially coming" note to us, then you've received the Holiday Hideout Information Form. Those forms are due by November 1st.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Retreat Class: Frame that Name

In this class we will make the frame of your choice with the name or title you would like. First name, last name, nickname or sentiment, these frames are great gifts for the little (or big) people in your life!

There are 2 colors of frames, black (8.5 x 11)and brown (8 x 10).
The colors above are the following:
Feminine: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay with Chocolate Chip.
*You could choose to use the paisley background instead of posy or add your own stamps.
Masculine: Real Red and Bermuda Bay with Black.
*You can use wild about you instead of bugs and kisses or decorate it however you'd like.
You may pick 2 colors (in addition to the frame color) for your projects. I would like to accommodate you if you have a specific color scheme you are trying to match. Please let me know what colors you would like to use when ordering. You can change it up however you'd like...these are SO much fun!

Quick Glance:
Class: Frame that Name
Cost: $6/Frame
Includes: Everything for the frame including the name and instruction from me. Please specify the name, title, or sentiment (love, hope, etc) that you are using. Specify frame color and other 2 color choices.
Limit: None (unless frames aren't in stock, so order now to be safe!)
Instructor: Leah

Retreat Class: Vinyl and More: Gifts Galore

This class offers gifts for the people on your list...and even one for you! These projects all use at least one of the vinyl flowers. The vinyl is quick and easy and makes creating a gift a breeze. The three choices are:
Black Eastern Bloom Mini Flower
Chocolate Flower 
Rose Flower

This gallon cookie jar has 3 of the eastern blooms black vinyl mini flowers. You can make the same one or choose the rose red or chocolate vinyl flowers from the decor elements line. This is a perfect gift for a candy or cookie jar or change it up and use it to hold your ribbon scraps. Each Jar is $10.

These square glass vases are perfect for a candle, candy or potpourri. You can purchase the vase as shown above with your choice of potpourri fragrances (apple & cinnamon, sea breeze, apricot & mango, or rose garden) with the flower of your choice. Vases with potpourri are $5.

You can also purchase the vases by themselves and fill them with your own goodies and treats. Empty vases with your choice of flower are $4.

The last project with the vinyl mini flowers is this set of 4 coasters for $5 (or set of 8 for $9). 
You choose from the three flowers to make your set.

Quick Glance:
Class: Vinyl and More: Gifts Galore
Price: Varies according to gift
Cookie Jar/Ribbon Scrap Holder: $10
Glass Vase with Potpourri: $5
Empty Glass Vase: $4
Coasters set of 4: $5
Set of 8: $9
Includes: All supplies needed and help from me!
Limit: Limited, be sure to sign up soon!
Instructor: Leah 

Retreat Class: Stamp-a-Stack of Christmas Cards

This is our traditional stamp-a-stack of cards. In this class you will make 8 cards for $10, you pick which cards and how many. When you sign-up for this class, please indicate which cards you want to replicate.

Quick Glance:
Class: Stamp-A-Stack
Price: $10/8 cards
Includes: All the supplies needed and instruction
Limit: Unlimited
Instructor: Leah & Lindsey

Dot-to-dotEmbossed Dasher (this can come in any of the new in-colors) Snowflake-of-joy We Three Trees Ornaments of 3 Square Snowflakes

Holiday Layouts: Holiday Fun AND Trick-or-Treat

These lay-outs can be bought together or separately. They will come in packets, and do not require class attendance. Everything will be punched, cut, and ready to assemble. We will have a class time set aside to assist you as needed. FYI: The "Holiday Fun" layout requires no stamping. 
Please note that the title for the Halloween layout will be with the sizzix alphabet. There is no cutting or stamping of the title! SUPER easy!
The trick or treat layout can easily become "Halloween, Witches Ball, Costume Party," or whatever title you'd like! 

Halloween title will be with Sizzix alphabet so no cutting OR stamping.
Quick Glance:
Class: Holiday Layouts
Price: $5/layout
Includes: All the supplies needed and instruction
Limit: Unlimited
Instructor: Leah & Lindsey

Retreat Class: Fill 'er Up/ Minis, Multiples, & Treats- little stuff for all your peeps

The aim of this class to provide you with some starter gifts for all of the people that you give little gifts to for the holidays: office friends, neighbors, community workers, friends, etc... This class will include 5 projects. Each of the projects can be multiplied to fit your needs, although some supplies will be limited. The basic class will include 1 of each of these projects. The details are below.

Quick Glance:
Class: Fill 'Er Up
Price: TBA
Includes: 1 of each of the projects with the listed supplies
Limit: varies according to the project
Instructor: Lindsey

The Cookie Caper
This little bag is designed for cookies, although I'm sure you could put other things in there. Includes: everything is provided except the cookie.
Limit: Unlimited

The Scent of PineThis little bag is a mini coffee bag. You could put a sample of your favorite brew in there, OR something sweetly baked from the heart- whatever you want! I decided to make this one a little more masculine, but if you use the other side of the paper, it has a more feminine appeal.
Includes: everything you see, except your gift inside. Crape paper is available as well.
Limit: Unlimited

Merry Mug
Coffee Mugs are a great little gift for this chilly time of year. Feel free to bring your fillers to class and make the project complete. Some ideas include: hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, candies, candy canes.
Includes: the mug, tag, & ribbon. Crape paper is available as well.
Limit: At this point, I have 12 mugs, but I can get more if there is a need.

A Little Something
Inside this little decorative package is a small cello bag that could hold a myriad of treasures. For my sample, I put some hard candies with the crape paper. Candies or little supplies- whatever you can think of!
Includes: everything you see (except the candy), the cello bag, and crape paper
Limit: unlimited

Frosty Tote
I love this little guy & he's so fast and easy to make. I am hoping to find some orange crape paper to match his nose to go along with this project. It cannot hold super heavy items, but candy bars, little office supplies, gift certificates, would all be great!
Includes: tote, tag, ribbon, crape paper
Limit: 36

Retreat Class: To Cap it Off

The price of this class has yet to be determined, but we are aiming for around $5/container that will include the necklace, 6 bottle caps, and a metal container. The limit to this class will be 30 (meaning 30 containers). I do not have a sample that I have done yet- since my supplies are not ordered, but here is a picture from this blog. This should give you a good idea of what you are looking at making. These little choker/necklaces are great for little girls, tweens, or teens.

Option 2: Just make the bottle caps and use them as magnets. This price will be slightly less than option 1, but will include all supplies listed above except the supplies needed to make the necklace. These would be really cute on a metal post-it board.

Quick Glance:
Class: To Cap It Off
Price: TBA
Includes: Necklace (ribbon) + supplies, 6 bottle caps, and a decorated metal container
Limit: 30 containers
Instructor: Lindsey

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Part 2 E-mail: August 4th

Hello Everyone!
Can I just say how totally ecstatic I am that retreat is coming up and I will be there this time?
I was SO sad to miss out on the Spring retreat, although little Julia was worth it! ;)

With the open registration coming up in a few weeks Lindsey and I wanted to let you know that we are doing a special offer for referring a friend. If you refer a friend that comes to retreat you get a special gift from us...and let's just say you won't be disappointed! We are so excited for Holiday Hide-Out and can't wait to add you and a friend to our list of those attending. So pass this email along to all!

Also, if you didn't get the first e-mail with all of the information, see the flyer for all of the details.

Leah & Lindsey
BlackFish Retreat

E-mail: August 4th, 2009

Hi gals-
Retreat is right around the corner and Leah is accepting deposits ($45) for VIPs (those that have attended before) now. We will have an open registration beginning August 14th for those that haven't attended. If you want to get your foot in the door, send your moolah to Leah. Some of you have already done so- and we are excited! If you want to send the whole sum, it is $95 for both days & $45 for Saturday only.

Traditionally this retreat focuses on making things for the holidays. Leah and I will have several classes available. Some of those classes will be kits, like we did last time, and some will be actual classes where we will all do the work together. If there is a project or class that you are itching to have, let us know and we'll see if we can fit it in. Here is what we have so far:
  • Stamp-a-Stack of Holiday Greetings
  • Fall Scrapbook Layout + Holiday Scrapbook Layout
  • Fill 'er Up! (A class with fun larger containers to decorate)
  • Minis, Multiples and Treats: Christmas gifts for all your peeps
  • (Insert Creative Name Here) where we will do name frames available in masculine or feminine colors, I'm not doing the description justice- these things are going to be darling for the little people in your life.
Leah and I have ordered our materials and will be displaying our samples on the blog before the end of the month, so be watching for them. This looks like its going to be a great group again and we are WAY excited that Leah will be returning with a whole slew of new friends in her neck of the woods.

Lastly, just so you can mark your calendars- Spring Retreat is set for May 7th-8th, it is later than we normally do- but it was the best date available. Hope you can join us then too!

Send your deposits to: Leah Fish
Email her if you need her address.

Leah & Lindsey
BlackFish Retreat Planners

Monday, March 23, 2009

Announcing our Next Retreat!

Gather all your scrapbook supplies & a friend and join us for our bi-annual scrapbooking retreat.

Holiday Hide-out
Winter 2009 Retreat
with Leah & Lindsey
{BlackFish Retreat Planners}

Date: November 13th, 10am till November 14th, 6pm
Place: Three Mountain Lodge in Clifton, Texas
Price: $95/ $45 for Saturday only
Includes: Lodging, food (except Friday's lunch), access to our stamps and tools, & a goodie bag
Add-ons: $20+ tax for an upgraded room (limited)
Classes: Will be posted closer to Retreat
T-Shirt: Available for $15

Dead-lines: VIPs by August 13th with $45 non-refundable deposit
Open Registration August 14th with $45 non-refundable deposit
ALL Remaining funds due: October 30th (includes remaining retreat fee, class fees, t-shirt, and special discounted SU! order).
Cancelations: By October 30th with a refund, afterwards- no refund (includes deposit, class fund, etc...)
Late Fees: Signing up to participate in retreat after October will be a $10 fee.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Adhesive Update


Heather: 1 cart + 2 boxes
Leah- cart
Kathleen- 1 box
Mary Alice- 1 box
Patty- 1 box
Shannon- 1 cart + 1 box
Karen- 1 cart + 2 refills
Keri- 2 refills

1 cartridge= $3.50
1 refill= $2.00
1 box= $12.00

Payment: Bring Check or Correct Cash to Retreat-->make checks out to Lindsey Blackhurst

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Time is running out!

Howdy Stampin' friends!
Just wanted to send out a reminder that our Stampin' Retreat, Crop-Till-You-Drop is 24 days away- WHOA, where did the time go?

For those of you signed up- or even if you're not, all classes are up! (I just need my camera for the remaining pictures!) Sign up today by e-mailing me, or see below for details. Remember, all the $$ is due March 1st to avoid the late fee. It is looking like a smaller camp than usual, but it should still be SO fun, so please join us. Don't forget, we have Saturday-only available as well. Details below! And if you can't go, make sure your stampin' friends know about it!

As an added bonus, anyone coming to retreat, or belonging to our clubs will get $5 for every $50 spent on a Stampin' Up Order BONUS SPENDING MONEY!, all orders must be placed & purchased by March 1st to get the free order (except Club Members, which will be due March 5th).

Also, just FYI, our Winter Retreat date has been set (the only available weekend in the Fall for Three Mountain!) and is: November 13th-14th. The price will remain at $95. So mark your calendars!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Retreat Class: Friendship in a Jar...Packet Style

These jars are perfect for a gift for a friend or sister...even to keep for yourself. They can be used to hold ribbon scraps, bath salts or crystals, candy, buttons, accessories, anything you can think of. They come in 2 sizes and you can choose either pattern.

Small jars are $3. Paper is double sided which allows you to play around with the colors and patterns.

Large Jars are $4.

You can either hang the tag from the jar or stick it to the top.

This class is one that comes packet style with the paper, ribbon and needed items for you to create the jars at your own pace. You may order multiple jars.
Jars can also be purchased empty. Small is $1.50 and Large is $2.50

Retreat Class: Stamp-a-stack with Stickers

We'll be making a set of 12 cards for $10 with this page of Die cut stickers from our scrapbooking line. You can follow my designs or create your own. Envelopes not included.
Completed project pictures not available until Thursday.

Retreat Class: You've Been Framed

Everyone loves a frame project. They make fabulous gifts, can be personalized, and don't break the bank. For our Retreat, we will be focusing on frames for kids- you'll need to specify if you want to do it for a girl(s) or boy(s). I will have 2 designs available, or you can come up with your own. The cost for this class will be $6/frame project.
The boy frame could also have other fun things stamped in the circle and the girl frame would be darling with some added rub-ons.

Retreat Class: Contain Your Excitement

This is kind of a re-do of last Retreat's "That's A Wrap" class. This class will feature 5 projects & will be $10. The projects will include: a gift bag, a waffer box, a trendy tube, a cello bag & topper, and a small Gable. Just add the present & you're good to go!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Retreat Class Packets: Layouts at Your Pace

Layout Kit #1: Enjoy every Moment/Spring
For retreat I am designing layouts you can do at your own pace. You buy the kit for $5 and it comes with everything you need along with step by step instructions. This layout is super easy and versatile! It features new paper and accessories from the new catalog.

I used the new Raspberry Tart DSP along with build a brads, new chocolate chip 5/8 inch brads, and the eyelet punch border!

Retreat Layout Kit #2: Memories
This is another versatile layout you can use for just about any pictures. Kit is $5 and comes with all the pieces you need, along with step by step instructions. You make the layout when you want and at your own pace.

Kit's are available to those not going to retreat. Just let me know and I will get the packet to you.