UNWIND Retreats

Ready for some serious fun in Texas? 
Join me for the spring edition of my UNWIND Retreat, which will take place in Temple, TX, the weekend of 
May 25th & 26th 2019
May 25th & 26th are the days of my public retreat. This is two full days of classes (up to 4 classes per day), prizes, fellowship, chef-made meals and fun.

There will be some supplies you will need for the retreat, and I will publish those in a private retreat Facebook group page prior to the event.

There are a limited number of beds available, and those will be first come, first served. There are no single rooms available.

My celebrity chef from all of my retreats in the past will be returning for this event, preparing incredible homemade meals three times a day as well as her award winning desserts. My feelings will not be hurt if you're more excited about her peanut butter cake than you are my classes! You can see beautiful examples of her art cookies, cakes and her mad quilting skills on Instagram. Here are some of the cookies that she put at each place setting last time. Food comas are not uncommon. Please bring stretchy pants.

We have a very generous retreat facility for this event, so we encourage you to bring anything you'd like to work on during the free times.

My retreats are known for being relaxing events where you can learn without ever feeling rushed, and all the hugs are included in the price.

There is a masseuse and a spa room that you can book ahead of time for a massage and I'll share that info in the private group.

Come get messy with us, learn some new techniques, be pampered and relax!

Official hashtag for the retreat is #UBlueUNWIND.

Use the hashtags and enjoy a special gift if you attend the retreat.

This retreat's sponsors are as follows - they warm our hearts and fill our prize table!

Here's what the past retreat attendees had to say:

"My retreat experience was wonderful. Great classes with gorgeous projects! Meeting up with friends old and new. A weekend full of creativity and laughter." ~ Jeanne S. 

Lydia's Retreat is da bomb!  We learned a ton of great techniques, made some new friends, and most importantly, laughed liked loons the whole weekend.  It was a blast!" ~Debbi S.

"The Understand Blue UNWIND retreat was an absolute blast! From morning until night, I felt blessed by the camaraderie and laughter of my artsy sisters, delighted by Lydia's innovative and fun-loving teaching style, and pampered by the insanely delicious food from our celebrity chef. If you go, be sure to bring an extra suitcase for all the prizes, giveaways, and crafty creations you will be bringing back home with you - this is one vacation you will never forget!" ~Katherine K. 

If you want to work hard and feel overwhelmed, don't come to Lydia's retreats. I've attended two, and both were filled with warm welcome, laughter, and instant bonding with new friends you'll keep for life. It's more than just stamping. We shared stories, meals, and lots of late night gabbing. There are surprises as each guest shares their knowledge with classmates, too, and amazing products given away. We took fun little side-trips and ate amazing food. It was just a wonderful time-suspending weekend that got my muse all fired up. You just can't put a price on an event like this. Come! ~Kyra S. 

Please note - register carefully - there are no refunds, because I've already paid for the venue. Your registration can be transferred to another person if you are unable to attend, but I cannot refund registration fees.  Registration is first come, first served and they go fast - space is limited!

Ready to register? There are three options:

May 2019 UNWIND Retreat

Retreat + Friday Night - $450 (includes Friday night stay free)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Retreat + Thurs & Friday - $525 

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Past Events
September 2018 Retreat
Retreat - $450 (includes Friday night stay free)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Retreat only - $400 (Includes Saturday night stay only)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Retreat plus Friday night (non-team) - $450 (Includes Friday and Saturday night stay)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

May 2018 Retreat 

May Retreat - May 26&27 
(The 25th is team event only)

Team event + retreat - $450 (includes Friday night stay free)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Retreat only - $400 (Includes Saturday night stay only)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Retreat plus Friday night (non-team) - $450 (Includes Friday and Saturday night stay)

SOLD OUT - click here for a waiting list

Team Event ONLY - this is just the Friday event September 15th - does not include overnight stay or public retreat. $50


Salt Lake City Mini Retreat - November 8th 2017
8:00 - 4:00 PM

Never been to one of my mini  retreats? You are missing out! You get a full day of techniques, and have a very relaxing start to your OnStage experience. Each guest will receive a goodie bag and there are TONS of prizes throughout the day. Leave extra space in your luggage!

This is NOT a stamping marathon where you will be squished together, sweating and rushing to complete projects. It's a laid back, in depth day of techniques, with tons of personal space and plenty of time to complete everything and enjoy the company of talented demonstrators.

The classes run from 8-4, with a 90 minute lunch break. Cost is $70. You'll have plenty of time to relax and gather with groups in the evening.

After you register, you will be added to a private Facebook group, where you can get to know the other attendees, ask questions, and get specific details like location and any supplies you need to bring.

This is a first come, first served event with very limited seating - don't wait until the fall, or your spot will be gone, and you will be very sad. 



  1. Hi Lydia! Looking forward to my fist official mini-retreat in SLC with you! Just approximately, how many classes will we be available on the 9th? Thanks!

  2. Feeling fabulous about this special treat! Thanks Lydia for making this possible.

  3. Is this only for Stampin' Up Demos? Or can anyone participate?

    1. Hi Missynme - no absolutely not - it's for anyone! :)

    2. Thanks! So glad to find that out, since I already had registered. I'm looking forward to a fun workshop.

  4. Where can I find Fall retreat info?


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