Annual Craft Retreat Weekend

Whimsy Stamps 2nd Annual Weekend Craft Retreat

Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8th 2017
Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
Orlando, Florida

Need a weekend getaway to relax and get your craft on?  Want to meet new people while learning new crafty tips and techniques?
Join us for 3 full days of crafting and classes, friends and fun with some games, prizes and more, all while enjoying a weekend away in sunny Orlando, Florida. This retreat is hosted by Denise Lynn, owner of Whimsy Stamps, with classes taught by our talented Whimsy artists and designers. 

Our Teacher Line Up:
Whimsy artist Crissy Armstrong
Whimsy designer Faye Wynn-Jones
Whimsy designer Linda Levoir
Whimsy designer Alanna Moses
Whimsy designer Iris Wiechmann

What to Expect:
5 in depth classes taught by our talented teachers - spread out over 3 days - classes will include coloring tips with various mediums, crafting techniques and special projects
multiple craft projects each day
open room time at end of each day to continue crafting
chance to make new friends and have fun with like minded crafters
games, prizes, and goodie bags

Tentative Event Schedule:
Friday 10/6 - 10am to 7pm
10am to 12pm - meet and greet, guest check in
12pm to 1pm - lunch break
1pm to 3pm - CLASS 1
3pm to 5pm - crafting projects - games and prizes
5pm to 7pm - dinner/end of class time
7pm to 10pm - open crafting/free time

Saturday 10/7 - 9am to 7pm
9am to 10am - open crafting - games and prizes
10am to 12pm - CLASS 2
12pm to 2pm - lunch break
2pm to 4pm - CLASS 3
5pm to 7pm - CLASS 4
7pm to 10pm - open crafting/free time

Sunday 10/8 - 9am to 4pm
9am to 10am - open crafting - games and prizes
10am to 12pm - CLASS 5
12pm to 2pm - lunch break
2pm to 4pm - open crafting
Our goal is to craft during the day and have nights free to continue crafting or visit the local area attractions, go out to dinner, or just relax by the pool. This schedule is tentative and may change, full schedule will be shared with attendees before arrival.

Event Cost:  
$369 for the 3 days of classes and projects
$100 non-refundable deposit to hold spot, remaining balance due by August 1st, 2017
paid in full by June 15th - receive a special "early bird" price of $319
**Please note this event cost does not include hotel, transportation, or food
 **We can only accommodate 25 people at this weekend event. Please book early to reserve your spot 

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW
Pay the non-refundable $100 deposit through the Whimsy Shop to reserve your spot. We will then invoice you for the remaining balance due by August 1st, 2017.
 
Important: 
Attendees will be required to bring a basic crafting tool kit to the retreat weekend - including coloring medium, scissors, adhesive, etc. 
A full list of supplies will be emailed to all attendees one month prior to the event. 
Project and class kits will be supplied to each attendee and will include card stock, papers, embellishments, stamped images, and more.  
Each attendee will also receive a goodie bag of new Whimsy products not yet available to the public.

Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
5460 Gateway Village Circle
Orlando, FL 32812
 407-857-2830
 website



1 mile from Orlando International Airport - complimentary airport shuttle service is available for all guests staying at the hotel.


***Attendees will receive a group rate discount if reservations are booked by August 1st, group rate is $119 per room per night plus all applicable taxes. Be sure to mention Whimsy Stamps Craft Retreat when making reservations. A reservation with group rate link will be provided shortly. 
Hotel reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel directly. 

Cancellation Policy:
$100 non-refundable deposit due to requirements and hotel contract
 Cancellations made before August 1st will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. 
No refunds after August 1st however you will receive the kits for all projects made at the retreat, if you had previously paid in full.
Every case will be reviewed individually. A full/partial refund and/or transfer may be offered upon consideration.

Retreat Attendees will be invited to join our private Retreat Facebook group where we can chat and get to know one another before October. We will also use this group to post important event information. 
If you have any questions, please contact us any time at whimsystamps@gmail.com
We look forward to meeting you in October!