Giggles and Girlfriends
Retreats
Where you come out to Play!

Welcome to Giggles and Girlfriends Retreats...we are here to ensure that you get time away with your friends, family and girlfriends in a crafty atmosphere.  We welcome all types of crafters to retreat, however we specialize in Scrapbooking and Quilting. 

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Husbands can call and arrange for Gift Certificates for those special moments and memories.

Private Retreats available.

 

  What is Giggles and Girlfriends?        

 
A company made to cater to the needs of women to take a break from the chaos of everyday life and to rejuvenate and relax while enjoying their favorite past-times.
 
Realizing the needs for scrapbookers, quilters, beaders, and crafters of all types and those non-crafters that just wanted a couple of days to themselves, we found a solution.  Spending a retreat weekend with us will help you start fresh, feel rejuvenated and begin the chaos in a whole new light.
Retreats are run on the basis of having fun with your friends, family and just great times.  

What this means is that we don't clutter your weekend with "fluff".  We don't pull you away from your must finish project just when you've gotten on a roll.  We give respect to your time and your ability to know when you need to get up and stretch, or whether you need to keep your head down and nose to the grindstone to finish that very important project. 
 
We want to keep our retreats within reach financially and schedule wise to all women.  We have many options for dates, days and you decide on your time commitment.  After all, it's your weekend, do as you please, do as much, or as little as you like!  Maybe you really do want to sleep in on a Saturday. (Gee, I haven't done that in 20 years!!)  Here's your chance. 
 
Page kits are available for purchase at Retreat at a great cost for your convenience.

Who's the Hostess and the Retreat Wranglers?

  • Rhonda is your hostess at the weekend retreats.  She can answer all your questions and ensure that your weekend is just what you needed.
  • Rhonda has over 18+ years experience scrap booking.  Over 10 years of Quilting, over 25 years of seamstress and doll making and some minor beading experiences. 
  • Feel free to bring out your passion and share with others.
  • Rhonda works full time and organizes retreats for part time fun! Of course all this in between raising 4 great kids, a loving husband and numerous volunteer comitments.  Rhonda has a huge passion for Charities and often does events to raise dollars for Breast Cancer Research, Make-a-Wish foundation and the Stollery Children's Hospital.  
  • Along side Rhonda at most retreats you will see a gaggle of gals, she calls these fabulous women her Wranglers!  They range in experience and crafts and are always there to help her out.  In fact, WITHOUT THE WRANGERS...THERE WOULD BE NOTHING!!! This is definitely not a one woman show!
See you at the next retreat!
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED LOYALTY OF OUR RETREATS WHILE WE KEEP THE RETREATS ABOUT YOU AND FOR YOU!

How to Make a Scrapbook

If you are a beginner in making scrapbooks, we are to help you with it and for sure, your scrapbook is going to be as beautiful as you are. But besides that, if you need anything else, we also have other services that even Harrisonburg lawyers are going to love.

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Below will be the steps on how to make your very own scrapbook:

1. Brainstorm on a theme. 

You must think about what your scrapbook is going to look and what should it contain. You must settle for a single theme so that it would be organized-looking. This will also help you to decide on something unified. When you buy the things that you need, you can also buy bits and pieces of the accessories that are related to your chose theme. An example of the theme is your personal family tree or your high school memories and things like that.

2. Prepare a list of stories to tell.

With this, you will need pictures that are related to your theme. You want your pictures to coincide with each other so decide on where to put them, what specific page and what location of the page (upper right corner, center, sides). You could also do a timeline process wherein you classify your pictures and other memoires by dates, months or even years! If you have a very important event on a specific month, you can dedicate a page or two for that to keep up with an organized scrapbook.

3. Select your photo well. 

Choose pictures that really tell the story. Avoid blurred ones and unclear one which has been washed by rain or other substance.

4. Place the page elements carefully. 

If you are already on the design and layout of the scrapbook, make sure that you are going for a unified look. It will save you time from recreating them if you find it weird or unorganized by the end of the day. Also, utilize what you bought, make sure that you don’t waste any designs and you save your money. A clean and simple scrapbook is better than a full and unorganized one.

You can also cut the photos to however you like them, just be sure that they are still pleasing to the eyes and that they are in coordination with your theme.

5. Put up your photos well. 

Make sure that once you adhering it to the blank pages, there is no turning back. If you mess up, you will start with a fresh new page again because you would not an untidy page on your scrapbook, right?

You can also put frames to the photo by cutting strips of paper or drawing colored lines on the sides to emphasizes it and so that it stands out. Putting fabric and cardstocks can also be a cute addition to them.

6. To make them more significant, try journaling. 

You can personalize your scrapbook even more when you put phrases, sentences or words that remind you of what happened during that time. When you do this, your scrapbook will be more personal and heartfelt to the ones viewing it. It will also look like you have really put your heart and soul into making it look beautiful and memorable.




Who's the Hostess?

  • Rhonda is your hostess at the weekend retreats.  She can answer all your questions and ensure that your weekend is just what you needed.
  • Rhonda has over 16+ years experience scrapbooking.  Over 7 years of Quilting, over 25 years of seamstress and doll making and some minor beading experiences. 
  • Feel free to bring out your passion and share with others.
  • Rhonda works full time and organizes retreats for a part time business, in between raising 4 great kids, a loving husband and numerous volunteer committments.  Rhonda has a huge passion for Charities and often does events to raise dollars for Breast Cancer Research, Make-a-Wish foundation and the Stollery Children's Hospital.   Rhonda is a registered and trained First Aider in case of any emergencies.
 Thank you for your patronage! Please visit us often!
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