CANCELLED: 2020 Scenic Stamping Retreat

September 23-27, 2020 | Morris, IL
Our scenic stamping retreat offers a unique, a la carte format. The retreat fee of only $149 is a rental fee. It provides you NOT ONLY one half of an 8′ table of personal work space for the duration of the event, but ALSO access to thousands of shared, scenic stamps from Makin’ A Scene, Stampscapes, and other companies, and basic tools (paper trimmer, Grand Calibur, heat gun, electric pencil sharpener, ruler,  etc). Each seat includes access to electricity for a small personal light (not included, but highly recommended. Ott lights available for rent or purchase separately.) NO other equipment should be plugged into these outlets. Optional swaps and contests add to the menu! The break out classes, sold separately, are the event’s biggest asset. 

NEW for 2020 is a section of double spaces for rent for $249. If you purchase one of these, you will have an 8′ table to yourself. We will not be able to accept seating requests for double space rentals.

Scenic stamping classes make this retreat unique. Classes are sold individually. Because we want you to get the most value possible, the first class is for beginners. More importantly, this class is free for first time attendees! You can take additional classes featuring many techniques. Pre-registration is required for all classes, even the complimentary one. The class lineup is published, and can be viewed here:

Because attendees share ideas, inspiration and encouragement, attendees learn from each other. Additionally, lasting friendships are formed.

Because people travel long distances to attend, we provide convenience.  First we provide thousands of stamps for everyone to share. You will enjoy images from Makin’ A SceneStampscapes, Sutter and many other lines. Secondly, we provide basic tools. Consequently, you only have to bring consumables!

2020 registration will open January 1st, 2020.
An online registration link will be provided at that time!

Save The Date
September 23-27, 2020
Quality Inn – Morris, IL
$149 per seat (half table)
$249 (only 6 available, whole table)

Online Registration begins
January 1st 2020
Optional break out classes sold separately
Roster of classes will be published, and
registration will open
approx. 6 weeks prior to event.


General Information

The retreat opens Wednesday at 7:00 pm for an early bird evening of stamping. You are welcome to stamp all night if you wish! The opening orientation is Thursday morning, and classes begin immediately following. Your station is one half of an 8′ banquet table. Your personal supplies should fit on or under this. Aisles should be free of obstructions. Electricity is provided at your seat, BUT can only be used for a small personal light. NO heat guns or other electric appliances can be connected here.

Optional break out classes will be sold separately. The class lineup will be published, and registration for these will open 6 to 8 weeks prior to the event.

The retreat area temperatures vary, sometimes a lot! I strive for a room temperature of 70-72 degrees. Realistically, the temps probably vary from around 66 degrees (late night and early morning) to 73 degrees. Attendees are expected to come prepared to adjust to the room temperature by layering their clothing. The room is set to cool off at night. Everyone is encouraged to bring a variety of comfortable clothing that they can easily layer on and off to make the appropriate adjustments.

Your retreat fee provides you shared access to thousands of stamps and basic tools. The tool table includes a paper trimmer, scoring board, ruler, Grand Calibur or cuttlebug (no dies or folders), heat gun and electric pencil sharpener. Stamp cleaner and rags are provided at each table.

Attendees are responsible for all of their consumables. This includes papers, ink, coloring products (pencils, pan pastels, markers, etc.), adhesive, masking materials (such as eclipse tape), etc. Additionally, they need their own detail scissors, an assortment of acrylic blocks with tack and peel or some other product to enable them to use unmounted stamps, blending tips and stylus, etc. Other optional items would include stipple brushes, stamping platforms, or any other product or tool that you feel you will want to use.

SUPPLY LISTS for individual classes will be released when the class list is published.
DISCOUNTED PRE-ORDERS. When the class list is published, attendees will also have the option of pre-ordering supplies at 10% off, to be picked up at the retreat (no shipping). Everything we will be using is available to be purchased from Peddlers Den.

When you stay at our host hotel, you get a hot, complimentary breakfast. Additionally, you have 24 hour access to our hospitality table. This includes snacks, water, coffee and tea. Because there are so many people with dietary restrictions, additional meals are not included. Consequently, you can eat what you want, when you want. Finally, there is a wide range of excellent meal options, in every price range, nearby. Some attendees bring their own food and eat in their rooms.

There will be an optional special lunch at Letty Mae’s tea house. Unfortunately, she will only accept reservations for a max. of 12.

There will be an optional Calling Card (ATC card) swap. Details to follow.

Optional break out classes are what the retreat is famous for. They are under a separate tab.

Attendees can pre-order supplies at a discount, and pick them up at the retreat.
The MENU of the discounts will be provided to registrants.

Additionally, we have an extensive on-site store. This allows you to shop for stamps, inks, papers and a wide variety of products and supplies.  Our on-site store will be open from 7:00 am on Thursday until 9:00 am on Sunday. Retreat attendees are welcome to run a tab, and square up with us either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

While we hope that nobody has to cancel, we understand that sometimes unexpected circumstances happen.
Cancel by February 1st ~ Full Refund
February 2nd through March 8th ~ Half Refund
If you cancel after March 8th, there are no refunds, but from March 9th-25th we will give you a $65 credit toward the following year’s retreat.

Class fees are generally non-refundable. The exception to that rule is for seats that we have a waiting list for. If we can fill your seat(s) from our waiting list, we will issue refunds.

Peddlers Den retreat may be cancelled or postponed without liability due to any fire, flood, act of God, or other unforeseen occurrence including, but not limited to acts of terrorism, labor disputes, wars, military actions, and government restrictions due to public health concerns. In these situations, there are no assurances of any form of credits or refunds, although Peddlers Den strives to always do as much as possible to remediate.


Quality Inn – Morris
200 Gore Rd, Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-6600
Call for room reservations and ask for group rate
$75 per standard room (breakfast included)