Thursday, November 17, 2011

Next Retreat

The next Retreat is on January 14th, 2012.  But the website and store probably won't be updated until I get back from holidays on December 4th.

Thanks for a great year ladies.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fantastic News!!!

I have great news everyone.  My husbands flight changed and he will now be back on November 11th which means the November 12th, 2011 is back on!!!

Please go to the website to book or give me a call at 403-819-2054

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Menu for October 22nd

Here is the menu for October 22nd.

Lunch: Fettuccini Alfredo and Garlic Bread $5
Dinner: Molokai Meatballs and Rice $5
Dessert: Gingerbread Pudding & Ice Cream $2

Please book soon!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Next Retreat is October 22 nd, 2011

Winston Heights Mountview Community Hall
520 27 Ave NE, Calgary
A very central location at Deerfoot and 16th Ave.

Doors open at 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Full day cost is $35.00
Half Day (6 hours or less) is $22.50

Leisa from Close To My Heart will be on hand with make and takes for all as well as the new catalogue.

Menu: TBA

Included in the price is the use of all my tools including a Cricut machine with SCAL 2 software, laptop and Cuttlebug. Also included are snacks, refreshments and a 6 foot table for each crafter. For all the available tools and details please go to

There is an on-site store for your convenience selling adhesive and embellishments from all your favorite manufacturers (Cash only).

To register please call Cathy at 403-819-2054 and have your credit card ready or go to to book online on a secure server.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Break

Pages Scrapbooking Retreats is now off for the summer.  I still hope to post here once and  a while to share some freebies though.

Hoping you all have a fabulous summer,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Menu for June 25, 2011

Here is the menu for June 25th courtesy of Wanda-Jane from Epicure:

Lunch: Sliders & Spuds $5

Dinner: Tex Mex Chicken with Rice $5

and for Dessert Strawberry Flan. $2

Of course there will be dips and sauces from Epicure to taste and Wanda-Jane will have some cash & carry product on hand.

Hope to see you then,

Friday, June 3, 2011

Back from Edmonton

Hi everyone.  I just got back from the U2 concert in Edmonton and had a fantastic time.  We left Tuesday morning to wait in line to be front row center.  Well worth the time and effort.  Now I'm repacking the motorhome to go campming in Kananaskis.
I'm waiting to hear about a menu for June 25th and as soon as I hear I'll let you all know.  Leisa will be back with more fabulous make n' takes too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just a Reminder

This Saturday's Retreat promises to be a good one.

Wanda-Jane from Epicure will have optional goodies for lunch and dinner along with dips and sauces for trying and Leisa from Close to My Heart will have a couple of Make n' Takes for everyone to participate in if they wish.

I still have room if you would like to join us.
Please book online on a secure server
or give me a call at 403-819-2054

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Retreat this Saturday May 28th

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a great long weekend.  The next retreat is this Saturday May 28th, 2011.  I still have some space left if you would like to join us.  Here is what happening:

Leisa from CTMH will be joining us again for a couple of Make N' Takes and she'll have some special deals on product for you.

Wanda-Jane from Epicure will be serving up an optional Lunch and Dinner. Here's what's on the menu:

Lunch: Pulled Pork with coleslaw. $5.00
Dinner: Chicken Casserole, Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread. $5.00
Desert: Pumpkin Cheesecake with whipped cream. $2.00

Should be a great day.  This is the second to last retreat before the summer break so if you would like to get some scrapbooking in before the madness of summer, now is the perfect time.
Please book online:

Hope  to see you Saturday, 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Exciting News! I'm going to be published!

I just can't believe it.  I got an email on Friday from Jackie at Canadian Scrapbooker and they are going to publish one of my layouts for the fall issue.  I am so stoked!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Menu for May 28th

Hi Ladies,

Wanda-Jane from Epicure just emailed me about the menu for the retreat on May 28th.

Here goes:

Pulled Pork on a bun with coleslaw for lunch.  $5.00

Chicken Casserole with Caesar Salad and garlic bread for supper.  $5.00

Pumpkin Cheese Cake with Whip Cream for dessert.  $2.00

With sauces and dips for trying on the side.

I'm about half full right now so please book on-line or give me a call to reserve a seat.  While on-line you may notice some changes in the store.  I am slowly adding items for sale as time permits.  I have 2 kits up for sale right now with very limited quantities.  Keep looking back as items are being added daily.

Hope to see you May 28th,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Snippit of Saturday's Retreat

Thanks for such a great day Saturday. Here are just some of the scrappers and their fantastic layouts.

Can't wait to see what you create in May.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Winner of the Blog Candy Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in my first blog candy giveaway.  And now the moment you have been waiting for, the winner.

Chris Dumont

Chris, please contact me so I can get your stash sent to you.

Thanks again everyone,

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blog Candy

Today is the last day to get your posts in, for tonight, I pick a winner.  Winner will be announced tomorrow, Sunday April 17th.

Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Update

Hi everyone. Sorry I have been out of touch this week but I have been very sick. I am finally feeling better so I have some updates for you.

**The menu for April from Sunset Gourmet is in:

Lunch ~ Sliders (2) & Salad (Raspberry Honey Mustard Dressing or Cucumber Dill Dressing) $5 with White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (New item) for Dessert $2

Dinner ~ Gourmet Spiced Beef Stew (rice flour) with plain buns & Gourmet Butter (Thai Chili & Lime zest) $5 with Pumpkin Cobbler $2

We will again have our sauces & dips out for display showcasing our NEW products
Lemon Chipotle Spiced Sea Salt
Onion Blossom Horseradish Dip
Creamy Vidalia Onion & Poppy seed Dressing
Tropical Pineapple Peppercorn Sauce

**My store is still being worked on. Hopefully I'll have product up for sale by next week.

**Tova, our Stampin' Up rep is working on some great make n takes for everyone.

I am over half booked so if you would like to join us please book online soon. This is going to be a great retreat!!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Some Good News and some Bad News

The good is that I have been approved to become a ZVA Creative retailer. Yay!!
The bad news is that it is going to take all this week for my tech guy to fix my store. :(

Another thing I should mention is that I am half full for April already so if you want to join us I would suggest booking as soon as you can.
That's all for today.  Still another week to go with the kids at home.
Have a great day! Cathy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Diamond Lace and Edges - SVG, SCUT2 Freebies

I have another Freebie for you.
A very simple Diamond pattern as a lace or edges.
I have saved the files as an SVG and as a SCUT2 file so if you would like to make changes you can.

I have cut the files on my Cricut Expression and they worked beautifully.
Please click HERE to download files.
These and all my SVGs are for personal use only. If you do post a craft using my files I ask that you give me credit for them, share the link to this blog, and above all DO NOT SELL them or redistribute them.

For those who have not been here before I have a huge prize pack for 1 lucky winner.  Take a look at the post for Monday March 28th.


Calgary Scrapbooking

Monday, March 28, 2011

My First Blog Candy

Ok everyone here we go!  Take a look at this.

My first Blog Candy Giveaway has over $70 worth of retail product included:

9 Dusty Attic Laser Cut Chipboard packages
1 Non-stick Craft Sheet
1 Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Fully Purple
1 Smootch Spritz: Wineberry
2 Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads: Faded Jeans, Forest
3 Mini Misters
1 Tim Holtz Distreess Embossing Powder: Dusty Concord
2 Ranger Adirondack Paint Daubers: White, Copper
1 Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Tool for use with ink pads
AND, if the lucky winner lives in the Calgary Area, they will also win one free Saturday Retreat of their choice.
That's over $100!  WOW!

Now, here's what you have to do to qualify for entry in the random draw.
First and foremost, this giveaway is to promote my blog, therefore, you must be a Follower of my blog to qualify for the goodies.
Once you do that you may earn extra entries by doing the following (one extra entry for each):
- Leave a comment below on this post
- If you have your own blog, post a link back to my blog mentioning the giveaway.  You must leave a comment below with the link to your blog post about this so I know you have done it.
- "Like" my Facebook Page:!/pages/Pages-Scrapbooking-Retreats/50315276733
- "Like" the status about the Blog Candy on my Facebook Page
- Comment on the status about the Blog Candy on my Facebook Page
- Follow me on Twitter:!/CalgaryScrapper

The random draw will take place on April 16th so you have until then to qualify for all your entries.

That's about it.  I'll be adding lots of content to my blog in the near future.  Layouts, tutorials, more SVG freebies and updates on products and kits that I'll be adding to my store. So keep coming back.
Good luck to everyone and happy crafting!

Calgary Scrapbooking

Friday, March 25, 2011


As soon as I go through the box and take photos I'll be posting my very first Blog Candy here.  This is going to be good!
Calgary Scrapbooking

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank You!

A big Thank You goes out to Leisa, Chris and Tracy for making the new elements of my retreats such a success.  The food was delicious and the make n' takes were creative and fun.
Looking forward to many more retreats with you all

Calgary Scrapbooking

Monday, March 14, 2011

Delicious News!

For this Saturday’s Retreat we have a real treat. Chris and Tracy from Sunset Gourmet will be at the hall to serve up an optional lunch and dinner.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Lunch: Choice between 2 wraps only $4.00 served around 12:30pm
1. Sweet & Savoury Pepper Glaze Chicken/veggie
2. Ginger Wasabi Teriyaki Chicken/veggie. Sample cups available of each sauce.

And for dessert for only $1.00
-Truffle Fudge Brownies with a dollop of whipped vanilla Chai topping

Afternoon Snacks included with your workshop fee

· Roasted Red Pepper Onion Relish & Spinach Herb Pinwheels
· Hot Pepper Raspberry Persevere w/C.cheese in a Phyllo pastry cup
· Beefed up Onion Dip & Lemony Dill Dip for veggies

Dinner: Soup & bun only $4.00
· Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Soup
· Multigrain Wheat Beer Bread Buns w/cheddar cheese & Oh So Garlic baked in

And for dessert for only $1.50
· Nanny's Peach Cobbler with a dollop of whipped vanilla Chai topping

Doesn’t that sound fantastic? They will have catalogues and recipes available for all participants.

Book Now to reserve your spot.

Calgary Scrapbooking

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cycling Kokopelli SVG

Our family loves Kokopelli and Mountain biking. So, it was only fitting to see this image in downtown Moab, Utah. From the photograph I made an SVG and cut it out on vinyl and put it on the back of my jeep.

You can download the SVG Here.


Calgary Scrapbooking

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Exciting News!

I am very excited to tell you all that I am now going to be carrying laser cut chipboard by Dusty Attic from Australia.  If you are unfamiliar with these fabulous pieces take a look at their website and these dressed up pieces by the very talented Natasha.

As soon as my order arrives I will be making another big announcement to celebrate so stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Calgary Scrapbooking

Looking for Food Prep.

I am still looking for someone that would like to provide food at my retreats. This could be a great opportunity for an Epicure Consultant to not only sell food made with the products but sell the products as well. If you know anyone that may be interested please let me know. Cathy 403-819-2054

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My First SVG Freebie!

Well, here it is, my first SVG freebie with, hopefully, lots more to come.
Doilies are really popular right now and I needed one for the layout I'm currently doing so, that's what I made. 

You can download the SVG here.

You can download the .scut2 file here.

These and all my SVGs are for personal use only.  If you do post a craft using my files I ask that you give me credit for them, share the link to this blog, and above all DO NOT SELL them or redistribute them.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your doily.

Calgary Scrapbooking

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who likes FREEEEBIES???

I am pleased to announce that starting
at the March 19th retreat, Close To My Heart Consultant, Leisa Hubley,
will be joining us to show off all the latest and greatest that CTMH
has to offer. And, of course, she'll have FREEEEEBIES!

Not one, but TWO make and takes for those who wish to participate. Sweet!

Here are links to Leisa's blog and Facebook Page so you can check out this very talented artist's work.
If you would like to book a spot at March's retreat click HERE
On another note please stay tuned for some changes to this blog including a big contest.  
My first Blog Candy!  Yay!

Calgary Scrapbooking

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Save $10

Save $10 on your first retreat. If you have been wanting to come out but just have not been able to Now is the time. Use Coupon Code "NEW2011" at checkout and save $10. New guests only.