Hi! Jill Broadbent here to share the highlights of one of my favorite weekends of the year—Album Retreat! We held another amazing Album Retreat in Salt Lake City this past weekend. With 200 creative Consultants, we got comfy-cozy and created 12 pages in just two and a half days! The album was themed to tell important stories and let the attendees dig deep to document moments from their life. From birth to bucket lists, we covered every milestone along the way. I love the process of telling stories and tying them together with beautiful products and techniques. Check out our Instagram video for a quick look at the album we created!
We were also inspired by a message of storytelling from Stacy Julian. We love when she comes to share her passion and inspire us to be better keepers of our family history.
Another highlight was the photo bus! Consultants lined up for a turn to load into the back of a VW bus that was decked out as a photo booth. Can you tell we had a lot of fun with it? 🙂
Honestly, my favorite part each and every time we host an Album Retreat is seeing the satisfaction from Consultants as they finish page after page and leave with an album ready to share with those they love. The pages are beautiful because we work hard to share fresh techniques. What makes them masterpieces, though, are the personal photographs and journaling.
We had many generous hearts at the Album Retreat, too. As we frequently do, we held an auction at the event as a fun way to raise money for Operation Smile. After auctioning off several pieces of beautiful artwork, we raised over $3,000—enough for 12 smiles! We feel so blessed to be associated with this important charity, and we are grateful for the kindness of those who donated their works of art as well as those who purchased it—all for the sake of changing the life of a child.
If you’ve ever wondered about attending Album Retreat, I can promise you it is well worth the investment. But, don’t take my word for it! Here are a few social media posts from some of our attendees!
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I can't even explain what it means to be gifted with type of weekend at the album retreat. To learn how to tell our own story…to laugh, eat, and cry with friends…to be inspired by @stacyjulian and the @ctmhofficial home office. My cup is overflowing! #ctmhalbumretreat2015 ##ctmhconsultant
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Working hard!! Layout number 9 of 11 – plus a Cover page!! It's been awesome. I love this album. Lots of beautiful pages that I can't wait to add my photos and tell my stories as well! Thank you #CloseToMyHeart for this opportunity! #ctmhalbumretreat2015 #scrapbooking #happyconsultant #MargiDenisePacingPartner
Join us next time for a fabulous weekend of scrapbooking fun! We can’t wait for you to come!
Until next time,