Monday, January 28, 2013

Live the Life You've Imagined

Thought I would share my canvas here on the Retreat blog with you all.  Don't forget to follow the advice where you can - "Live the Life You've Imagined"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What we Love

Ok, so we have been MIA for quite a while now.  As many of you already know, Georgina and I both have busy little families that keep us busy most of the time.  Georgina has three gorgeous boys and a beautiful daughter and I have three lovely boys of my own that keep my feet running.  But 2013 is a year for us to be present here on our blog and we thought that there is no better way than to bring you posts about things we love.

Those of you that have attended our Retreats know that we love to SPOIL everyone with goodies all through the weekend and we are always excited to find new and fun ideas on Pinterest.  And if I knew how to put something on here so that you could follow us on Pinterest......then I would.  Sigh!  Not that savvy when it comes to things like that, maybe it's something I should look into.  Alternatively you can search "Georgina Martin"and "Alexandrea Hughes"and you should find us.

Today I want to share with you with you something I have pinned - a link to the Aussie Scrap Source blog where there are a ton of ideas on how to use a Smash Journal.  I love the Smash Journals by K & Co and have a couple on the go at the moment.  But I love the samples you can see over at ASS blog, so INSPIRING.  So go check them out, here are some images from there.
by Louise Williams

by Lou Nelson

by Danielle Quarmby

We will be back to share more fun things with you very soon.  At the moment we are busy planning our classes and gifts for April 2013.  Details are below if you would like to join us, we still have a few spots left.


Monday, October 22, 2012


5 - 7th APRIL 2013
Lakeside Guest House
Summerland Point, NSW
Meals, Accommodation, Gifts and Fun

Be sure to get your deposit in to secure your spot at the first Retreat for 2013.  We have some spots left for the taking so be quick so you don't miss out.  Contact us at

We would love to see you there!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dates for April 2013 Released

We have secured our dates for our first 2013 Scrap Alley Retreat and wanted to share it with you so you could mark it in your diary.

While we are not taking payments as yet, we are keeping a list to contact as soon as we begin.  So if you would like to be on that list then email us at and we would be happy to add you to it.  We will then contact everyone on that list before we announce it publicly that we are taking deposits.  So contact us NOW so you don't miss out.
We would LOVE to see you there!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Plans, Planning, Planned

(image from here)

We are busy, busy, busy here behind the scenes at Scrap Alley Retreats!  Plans are underway for August and we have workshops on offer again as extras.  Places are filling fast so be sure to let us know at if you would like to join in.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Big Thank You from Us

We know it is a little belated but we would like to Thank each and every one of the beautiful ladies that joined us for our second Scrap Alley Retreat.  We are both super excited about planning the next one in August and thank all those that have booked to come.  Roll on August!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Final Photos from our March Retreat

Alex's Mum - Brenda.....our kitchen saviour!! (She got a pressie too!!)

Afternoon tea on the last day.  Cupcakes from the wonderful Sharyn.

Marshmellow pops!

It was so funny!  In true scrapbooking style, photos had to be taken before it could be eaten.

Or played with!!