Join Us for a Myriad of Coloring Techniques Using Ink Pads!

Join Us for a Myriad of Coloring Techniques Using Ink Pads #albumretreat #scrapbooking #ctmh #closetomyheart #technique #scrapbooking #crafting #memorykeeping #album #community

We’re at it again! In just a few weeks we’ll be hosting our next virtual Album Retreat!

At Album Retreat, members of our Home Office team go through the step-by-step process of creating the layouts for an entire scrapbook album! That’s 11 two-page 12″ x 12″ layouts, a total of 22 pages, over the course of three days!

We pride ourselves in making all of our Album Retreats chock-full of artistic techniques for our participants, and April’s artwork is no exception! Every layout of our upcoming Album Retreat showcases at least one technique using our Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads!

Join Us for a Myriad of Coloring Techniques Using Ink Pads #albumretreat #scrapbooking #ctmh #closetomyheart #technique #scrapbooking #crafting #memorykeeping #album #community

To give you a small preview of what you can expect, we’ve asked our Creative Arts Manager, Karen Pedersen, to share one of the retreat’s techniques and show us how to create the colorful background of this layouts that we will be making.

As you can see, we’re painting with ink, and so much more!

To participate in this event, simply purchase the April 2022 Album Retreat Bundle—there is no separate registration fee! As we get closer to the event, we will email everyone who purchased the bundle with an invitation to join a private Facebook group where the event will be hosted. We anticipate the event will run from 2:00 pm–8:30 pm (MDT), all three days (April 20–22). The last day to order the retreat bundle is April 2; we will begin shipping ordered bundles shortly after that date.

Get a closer look at April’s Album Retreat artwork by clicking on the individual thumbnails below. Treat yourself and join us for a few days of creativity you surely won’t want to miss! We look forward to creating with you!

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From Jill: Album Retreat Awesomeness

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.

We loved Album Retreat! #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhalbumretreat2015 #stacyjulian

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? 🙂

We loved Album Retreat! #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhalbumretreat2015 #stacyjulian

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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Fuzzy cutting done! #ctmhalbumretreat2015

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Join us next time for a fabulous weekend of scrapbooking fun! We can’t wait for you to come!

Until next time,


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