2020 Scenic Stamping Retreat

April 16-19, 2020 | Morris, IL
Our scenic stamping retreat offers a unique, a la carte format. People come from all over the USA, as well as other countries to attend. You control what you participate in and therefore your costs. 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, stamp 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 whole tables (double the space) for rent. We are offering one section of 6 – 8′ tables as single seats. If you purchase one of these, you cannot ask to be seated near someone who is purchasing a regular seat (half table).

Scenic stamping classes make this retreat unique. Classes are sold individually. You can still view the classes from 2019, although the prices have been removed. This is to allow you to see the types of techniques that are included. 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 will be published by the end of February. Registrants get to choose classes first, and any remaining seats are then offered to the public (for a higher fee, of course).

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 scenic 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
April 16-19, 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

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 around 70 degrees. Realistically, the temps probably vary from around 67 degrees to 73 degrees. Attendees are expected to come prepared to adjust to the room temperature by layering their clothing. The rooms are set to cool off at night, so if you work late, the room will get noticeably cooler as it gets later.  If you are an early starter, the room may be cooler in the early morning. Everyone is encouraged to bring a variety of comfortable clothing that they can easily layer on and off to make the appropriate adjustments.

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.

Menu of Activities will be posted when registration opens.


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.


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)