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Giveaway: Prizepack from The Hamburg Hideaway!

** This giveaway is now closed **

The Hamburg Hideaway is sponsoring a giveaway for a ScrapScene reader!  Please read through to the bottom of this post for details on the giveaway!

The Hamburg Hideaway is a scrapbook retreat house located in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.  This is a brand new venue!  Take a look at the photos shown in this post and also here on their blog to see what a beautiful location this would be to scrapbook with a group of friends!  At left is one end of the crop room. The other end of the crop room is shown below right.  Also shown is a photo of the kitchen from the great room and one of the guest rooms, "The Delaney Room" which has 5 twins.  (Please click photos to enlarge.)

Each scrapper gets a 6 foot long table to scrap on and access to a Cricut Expression Machine with several cartridges, a computer and printer with hundreds of fonts, stamps, a Xyron 900, paint, wireless internet access and much more. Everyone will also have access to The Slice by Making Memories when it ships in October! To see all of the amenities, check out the left sidebar of their blog.  Also, for updates you may want to sign up for their newsletter (see top left hand column of their blog).

Right now, they are running a special. Book your group (of up to 8 people) between now and August 31, 2008, for any weekend through December 2008, and pay $792.00 (plus PA sales tax of 6%). This is just $99 per person for Friday afternoon through Sunday evening if you have 8 people! Meals are NOT included in this offer as this is an unhosted event.

However, if you would like to book your group (of 8) for a fully hosted weekend (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch, plus all drinks and snacks, including a chocolate fondue fountain on Saturday night, and goodie bags), we are offering an introductory rate for just $199 per person plus tax.

If you would like more information or have specific questions, please email Taryn at [email protected]

Up for grabs for the giveaway is a scrapbooking prize pack from The Hamburg Hideaway!  One winner will receive a full kit with papers from My Mind’s Eye "Garden Party" plus coordinating embellishments!  To have your name entered into a random drawing, please comment to this post.  Would love to hear your comments on this topic: When going to a scrapbook retreat, crop or event, what would you say are the most essential supplies to bring along with you in your scrapbooking tote?  Can’t wait to hear some ideas on this! We will keep comments open until Wednesday, August 6th at midnight EST.  One winner will be selected via an online number generator and announced on Thursday, August 7th.

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  1. Esther
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I must have my own basic tools such as scissors, trimmer and cutting mat, even if these are offered at the venue. Adhesives and one or two basic colored-inks for edging and distressing papers. Other things, I’ll buy on the spot if sorely needed, or else I’ll make do without.

  2. Laura Bruynell
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    When I go to a crop I have to have a friend or 2 with me. I usually try to preplan and take page kits along with adhesive and all the other basic tools and som extra embellishments and photos.

  3. Melanie
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Essentials: Photos, Journaling Pen, some Paper, Glue, Scissors, Alphabet, one Stamp set and, most importantly, Chocolate.

  4. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Looks like such a great time!!

  5. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    This sounds like a little piece of scrapping nirvana:)

    Next time I am heading out your way, I will see if I can bring some friends too!

  6. luv2scrap
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    My essentials would be glue tape, scissors, trimmer, inks, photos and patterned paper. All the basics I need to create a layout.

  7. Tracey Locher
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    You mean you don’t take EVERYTHING with you to a crop!? I so rarely scrap away from home that when I do go to a crop, I usually take just about everything I have. I am going to a day crop at a local scrap retreat this weekend and I am going to try something new… take supplies for a few specific projects/calls so I know in advance what I am going to try to get done. Hope it works!!! 🙂

  8. stephanie
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Oh this looks wonderful.
    My essentials are a self healing mate, tape runner and lots of refills, crop a dile, inks, stamps, cardstock, pattenr paper, ribbon, flowers, brads and especially importatnt are the photos.

  9. bunny
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I’ve never been to a crop, but I’d bring my scissors, adhesives, embellies and camera 🙂

  10. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Hmm.. Let’s see, essentials? I’d have to say lots of adhesive, various cutting tools, pens, card stock and patterned paper, all kinds of embellishments, a few stamps and ink.

  11. kristine Sherman
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Chocolate fondue–yum! Adhesive, cutting tools, cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard letters, and epoxy embellishments.

  12. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Essentials I take in my tote for a scrap weekend? My sense of humour and a block of chocolate!!!!! Ha ha ha ha. Seriously, I always take my collection of buttons, ribbons, chipboard and paint. I like to get messy 🙂

  13. Pat N
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Can’t leave home without them: crop-a-dile, cardstock, scissors, adhesives (several different kinds), tweezers, bone folder, a few shades of chalk ink, and most importantly preplanned page kits with patterned paper, pics, journaling notes, embellies, ribbon, buttons, brads, etc.

  14. Erica Lasham
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Awesome looking venue!.
    I always take Scissors, trimmer, cutting mat, adhesive, photos, papers, embellishments & my crop’a’dile.
    And last but not least my camera for all the memories to scrap later 🙂

  15. Shawn Timm
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    This sounds so great. Maybe I’ll have to change my vacation plans!

  16. keandra
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I would have to have my sketches,patterned paper,glue sticks and 15lbs of chipboard!

  17. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I’ve never even been to a crop…but I’d love to go to the Hamburg Hideaway for a weekend. If that were the case..I’d pack some fun PJ’s for starters. Let’s see…my glue runner with lots of refills, my cutting mat, my scissors and exacto knife are definate take alongs. So that I know that I’d get some scrapping done, I’d probably bring several page kits with photos to match up with them. Best wishes on your new venue!

  18. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Apart from the usual scrapping supplies for pre-planned projects, I would take several bottles of Coke and some chocolate of course! The last thing I want to do on a retreat is sleep!!!

  19. Jan Foselli
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    When going to a scrapbook retreat, crop or event, what would you say are the most essential supplies to bring along with you in your scrapbooking tote?

    Besides chocolate & caffeine, my paper trimmer, glue dots, wet adhesive, adhesive runner & backups. My microtip scissors are a must as well. Everything else I can buy at the crop or event.

    Your retreat facility looks marvelous!

  20. Debbie
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    What’s in my scrapbooking bag? Scissors, adhesives, stickers, tape, glue, trimmers, inks, photos and papers. I use almost everything I can get my hands on and I would love to win this prize ..

    Thank you for the great offer!

  21. Sarah
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Photos – lots of photos would be a must – I really can’t do this make a page and the pictures later thing. It just doesn’t work for me. Apart from that my X Cut essentials – mat, knife and the must have circle cutter. Lots of Bazzill cardstock and adhesive and I’d manage a weekend. Anything else would be “dressing”!

  22. Nancy Smith
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Photos, friends and lots of memories to scrap! I think a self healing mat, knife , adhesive and lots of to have Ribbon!

  23. laura stewart
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I never leave home without my ipod and my ruler and x-acto knife

  24. Rachel
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Hamburg looks like a nice place. I haven’t been on a retreat but when I go to crops I take: trimmer, scissors, adhesives, MM tool kit, photos, cardstock, patterned paper, and coordinating embellishments like brads, buttons, ribbon and flowers.

  25. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Wow, I wish I was closer. That is a great price for such a fab place.
    Scissors, glue and paper and I am good. I wing the rest!

  26. annika ljung
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I can do with paper, scissors and glue. I can make a lot whit that.

  27. Cathy K.
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Looks like a very nice retreat. Patterned paper, cardstock, scissors and adhesive are absolute must haves.

  28. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    for me, the most important essential supplies to bring for a crop event, my Tsukineko inks, glue tapes and EK Scissors and Cutterbee. Can’t do without them. 🙂

  29. sandyh50
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Wow, a 3 day scrapping retreat! I have never done one but for sure bring cardstock, trimmer, atg gun and tape, cropadile, and designer paper and embellishments and pics. I would probably try to coordinate all my paper before I go.

    sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

  30. michelle rosborough
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Never been to any…but would like to.

  31. nic
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Looks like a fab place to scrap! My most important supplies would be my tote containing my craft knife, scissors, crop-a-dile, glue, pens, chalks, stapler, beads, wire, stamps, inks, brads and eyelets. I’d also have to bring a paper carrier full of pp’s and cardstock!

  32. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    My essential items would be my ATG gun!

  33. marytbing
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Besides the usual- I always need my bin of scraps to keep me happy! Hope I win! Mary

  34. Theresa N
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Lots of paper choices and stamps.

  35. August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    The Hamburg Hideaway looks awesome! And amazing rates!

    My essentials include music on my MP3 player (sometimes you need a break from visiting to get down and dirty with your scrapbooking) and Diet Coke. I’ve also packed my sewing machine on the last two retreats I’ve been to, and I did not regret it a bit!

  36. Lyla
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I have never had the opportunity to go to a crop. Have participated in online ones and always had my stuff available. But, would love to be entered in this giveaway.

  37. Jessica F
    August 4th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I would say trimmer, adhesive,paper, and letter stickers.

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