Thursday, August 16, 2012

Been Playing Hookie from the Blog

 In fact, I have been busy and away. Fun to have my niece, Danielle visit; though, I did feel I needed to entertain her and did not get much else accomplished.

Then, I went off to Wisconsin for a Club Scrap Retreat. Now, I cannot tell you much, right now, about the retreat. In order for the October Retreat guests and those ordering the "Retreat in a Box" kit to have a lot of fun and excitement I needed to make a "Pinkie Swear" to not divulge any of the details. Let me say for now that it was very fun, extremely friendly and not quite what I expected. I did walk away with some new skills or, more rather, more confidence in my skills. Loved the "stuff", loved the techniques and would be happy to attend again.
Speaking of lack of details, the winner of the BPC class give away from my prior post is the second Gail who commented 
Gail said...

Great post! Thanks for the chance to win the BPC gift...I am hoping to take the Becky Higgins class to end out the year. I started with Twelve and also able to fit in the Art of I'm just saving up for Beckys Project Life type class so a gift card would help a lot...Thanks!
July 31, 2012 6:22 AM .
All I know is that she is in the "Twelve" class with me at BPC right now. So, Ms. Gail, please send your e-mail address to me at

Yes, summer is still here and there are more giveaways to come. Since I've been speaking of Club Scrap I think the next prize should be a Club Scrap "Bold Blooms" Jr scrapbooking kit picture below. It's a $39 value. To enter, leave a comment on this post.

Here's the link for those who want to explore what one can purchase at Club Scrap.
Please feel free to explore the site and see what it's all about.

Just a few thoughts about my trip to Green Bay. It's a beautiful mid-western small city with an amazing phenomenon in the Green bay Packers. The tours of Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame were definite highlights of my trip. I am not a raving football fan either. It's just a very special piece of America and so very interesting. I took a boat trip down the Fox River and learned a lot about the history and industry of this city. I highly recommend that, too. 
Now, this photo above is a fun surprise. The children's garden at the small, but thoroughly beautiful, Botanical Garden has a kaleidoscope where you spin the bowl and see the lovely images change. I took some photos and was delighted by the results. I loved those gardens and would visit again!
The Regatta 220 at 465 Marina Way is a delightful place to eat. So, if you decide to attend the October Club Scrap retreat - I DO recommend that- you might want to check out Regatta220 for an alternate to steaks and burgers (they serve beef but it's not their specialty) and the Titletown Brewing Company is another spot with good pub food and beer. Take advantage of the Captain's Walk Winery visit that Club Scrap offers as an additional event for the early arrivals at the retreat. Well worth the extra $20. 
I'll say no more!


kellystar said...

Hi Karen--

I live in Wisconsin and have been eyeing up those Club Scrap retreats. I'd love to hear your opinion. I'm not going to get to the October one as I already have a LSS scrap that weekend, but was thinking about going next year. I'd love to hear your take on it and to see if it was worth the price--I thought maybe it was a bit pricey. You can PM me on Fiskateers. thanks, Kelly aka Kellystar 6446

Annette said...

It was so cool to meet you in Wisconsin and thank you for the chance to win the jr kit.

Theresa Lee said...

How cool! Thanks for the chance to win this! I'd love to win it! :)

Carolyn said...

Karen - it was fun meeting you in Wisconsin!! I didn't know you did all that while you were there!! I didn't do the Tour but Lambeau was interesting and the Titletown Brewing Co was great!!

weze said...

wish we could have planned a get together while you were here in Wisconsin....would have been great for us Fiskateers to meet up but maybe there will be a next time!!

Jen said...

My father is actually from Appleton, but all the family was gone from there by the time I discovered Club Scrap. Going to a retreat is on my bucket list! Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit--I don't have it and would give it a really good home!

Carmen Johnson said...

Karen , it was fun meeting you !! Your botanical garden pic is cool and luv your pic with your niece ! The fox river boat ride sounds cool , I hope to see you again next year !!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Karen! It was great meeting you at Retreat...I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. I had no idea you had a blog, I've got it bookmarked now. :0)

Thanks for the "shout out" for CS...we appreciate it!

I hope to see you again next year...take care! (Please don't count this comment for the giveaway...thanks)

Ruth Ann said...

Hi, Karen

It was great meeting you at Retreat. Maybe I'll see you again next year. Thanks for the chance to win the JR Bold Blooms kit.

Chrissie said...

I went to the Club Scrap retreat in 2010 and it was a whirlwind of a good time. I met my "online" friends and had a wonderful experience. I would LOVE a chance at winning Bold Blooms Jr kit...thanks so much for the offer!

Rachelle said...

Love that kaleidoscope picture. That sounds like it was alot of fun. I'm anxiously awaiting RIAB and understand from all the teasers that we are in for a real treat. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Sounds like you had such a great time. Thanks for the chance to win.

crzymom said...

Sounds as though you had a lovely time! Thank you for the chance to win.