May 25

Scrapbook Your Heart Retreat…

The Scrapbook Your Heart Retreat at Camp Caroline was awesome! Camp Caroline is gorgeous, to bad it rained so  much. The rooms were a good size, bunks were great, very clean. Pam our host was a lovely, funny lady.

When we arrived we had a lovely bag FULL of all sorts of yummy treats for all of us (there was 4 of us in our room). We did 4 layouts based on: Family, Friends, Faith & Fun, these layouts are to die for, they are just gorgeous (I will be posting pics tomorrow). Every AM we had a yummy breakie, than we all (100 ladies) got together & won door prizes (everyone got something in the end) thanks to all the sponsors, than we would watch some kind of presentation about each of the topics, talked about each one & than we got to make the layout, than we would have open crop time, Saturday there was a bunch of wonderful classes that you could take for a reasonable fee, we had great lunches, lots of door prizes (did I mention this already!), than it was crop time again, than it was yummy dinner, than more cropping than it was snack time, than you just cropped till you wanted to, all our meals were provided for us, all our snacks, coffee & tea, layouts, make n’ takes, we had special “presents” on our tables each morning, we also got $15 in “scrap bucks” to use at any of the vendor’s or to enter the funraising draw. Monday Night Class, The Scrap Yard & Christine from CTMH had booths set up. The instructors were so fun & talented. There was a fundraiser for 3 great prize packages that supported 2 great charities, alot of money was raised. All the ladies that were involved were just so wonderful, upbeat, talented, had wonderful, wonderful ideas & did such a great job of organizing this event – THANK YOU ladies! We were so spoiled, it really was a wonderful ladies weekend & I got to spend it with some amazing woman. The only complaint I had…only 9 hours sleep in 2 days! but, it was sooo worth it, we laughed so hard sometimes that I thought I might just pee my pants! I am really hoping that Allison plans on doing it again next year.

 Brenda-Lee & Shari

Brenda-Lee & my SIL.

Card for SCFK

A challenge was put out to make Happy Birthday Cards for Canada’s Scrapbooking Crop for Kid’s. This is the card I made, it’s by no means my “favorite”, I was working with limited supplies! but, someone will love receiving it & that’s all that matters. There were 74 cards made at this event.

Me with my fav layout

This pic was taken by another attendee at 11:30PM who had taken Allison Orthner’s photo class earlier in the day, it was pretty comical, she was telling me how to pose, etc. This layout was my all time fav that I did over the weekend, it is a kit from Monday Night Class, their kit’s are to die for. This layout took me a long, long time, alot of blood, sweat & tears! Just kidding, but, alot of CUTTING! I will post a better pic tomorrow.

Dining Hall & Crop area

This is where we ate all our yummy meals & also where we cropped, in the back of the room with a gorgeous view.

Memories in Motion Scrapbooking

Kelly from Memories in Motion Scrapbooking came & visited us while we were scrapbooking on Saturday, what a great idea, a scrapbook store on wheels that comes to YOU!

Stairs to the zip line

On Saturday afternoon while the rain had taken a temporary break my SIL & I went for a walk about, these stairs are to the zip line.

Side view of Chapel

A pic of the cute chapel on site.

The Hall

This is looking into the main area where we were cropping.

Bridge to the chapel

The bridge to get to the chapel.


I really liked this chapel, it was sooo cute. On Saturday there was a wedding, the bride use to spend alot of time at Camp Caroline.

Me, BL & Nancy

Me, Brenda-Lee & our friend Nancy on Friday night.

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Posted May 25, 2008 by Michelle in category "Family", "Scrapbooking

About the Author

My name is Michelle Nadraszky and I live in Calgary, AB CANADA, I am originally from Vancouver, BC but have been in Calgary now for 9 years. I am a Stay at Home Mom to 2 beautiful kids...Taylor who is 6 1/2 and Jaiden who is 3 years old. I have been married to Billy for 8 years. I work part-time in a Call Centre. I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 2 1/2 years. I love everything about Stampin' Up! - I am highly addicted to it! I have been stamping and scrapbooking for about 4 years now and I am constantly amazed by the talent that I see on a daily basis. Besides Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Papercrafting I love to watch reality TV, Grey's Anatomy, ER, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives and Miami Ink (I personally have 5 tattoos)!


  1. By Bobbi-Jo Grunewald on

    Wow! sounded just awesome! I have only been on one scrapbooking retreat and I LOVED it!

    That spread you did looks absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more pics later 🙂

  2. By Shawn on

    I can’t wait to see all the stuff you did.. the pic of your layout is great.. I can’t wait either..

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