Friday, January 12, 2018

Sold Out Retreat! Waiting List Now Open.

Hello everyone. As expected, our 2018 retreat sold out quickly. Wow! We're super excited to see so many of our friends from the first retreat coming again in addition to welcoming quite a few new faces.

If you missed out, or weren't decided when we held registration, there's always the Waiting List. There's no obligation at all. Just let us know you are interested in coming if there is a cancellation, and we'll add you to our list. Last year we had four cancellations, so odds are we'll have a few this year as well.

Simply e-mail me, Annette Green, at if you'd like to be added to the list. I'll need your e-mail and phone number. That's it.

For all the info about this retreat, hop over to the Your Creative Retreat Blog. Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2nd Annual Creative Mountain Retreat is Coming!

Hello Friends, exciting news! Ginger Ropp (the famous My Sister’s Scrapper) and I are hosting another fabulous Creative Mountain Retreat at the same great location at the Echo Mountain Inn in beautiful Hendersonville, North Carolina in the Fall of 2018. And we’d love it if you could join us. 

We’re in the process of finalizing reservations from our previous guests (one of the perks of having attended: first dibs for the next one!) then we'll open up registration this Thursday, January 11th to the public! We’ll have a limited amount of rooms available, so reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. And if last year is any indication, we’ll sell out QUICKLY. So don’t miss out this year!

To get the details before the 11th, hop on over to the Your Creative Retreat blog to read more.

If you want to check out a video from our inaugural retreat, go here

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

How to Create your own 2018 Planner

I hope you've had a lovely Christmas! It's almost 2018 and it's time to think about your new planner. Do you purchase a ready-made planner every year? Or are you like me and prefer to make your own? If you are, I've created a YouTube video tutorial on this very thing!

There are lots of printable calendar pages out there on the web, but somehow I still wasn't finding the layout I liked for my planner size, so I created my own printables and am sharing them with you for FREE. First up are the monthly pages. Clean and simple, ready to print and use however you desire. 

And if you like a vertical planner format for your weekly pages, I've provided these as well. Everything I've provided coincides with my how-to video.

I hope you enjoy the video and the freebies. Please let me know if you complete your own planner. I'd love to hear. Have fun!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Free Mini Calendar Printables are back again!

Hello friends. Once again I'm sharing my printable mini calendars for those little projects you might have or would like to create for 2018. A few years ago, I created this Graphic 45 Time To Flourish desktop calendar and included the mini calendar printouts. I've had many requests to continue providing these mini calendars so I'm sharing those below. Simply load an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of ivory cardstock in your printer and print. There are two pages. Cut out each month closely on the outer border.

You can view my how-to video on this desktop calendar on my YouTube channel at this link. (If you decide to make this project, be sure to read my correction in the description box regarding an incorrect measurement in the video.) To view my original blog post with more photos, go here.

Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year celebration. Lots of great things are coming in 2018. Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Recap of our First Creative Mountain Retreat

I'd love it if you'd join me in this recap of our first Creative Mountain Retreat hosted by Maggi Harding, Ginger Ropp and myself this past October. Plans are already underway for next year, so stay tuned to my social media when we make the big announcement!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Black Friday 50% Off My Kits!

Even I'M jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon. But you don't have to set foot out your door to shop with me. I'm marking down kits I have remaining in my Etsy shop 50% this Friday, November 24th!

My kits are all-inclusive meaning all the pieces are there, all the cutting is done (aside from minor fussy cutting), directions and step-by-step photos. It's ALL there. All you need are basic crafting tools and adhesive. The supply list of suggested items is always listed on the first page of the directions so you can gather your goodies up before you dig in.

So be sure to visit my Etsy Shop "Art by Annette Green" this Friday, starting at 12:01 a.m. through midnight. To take a quick look at the kits I have available, simply click on the KITS tab at the top of my blog.

Have a super Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9th Annual Holiday Workshop is Coming!

It's that time of year again. My annual Holiday Workshop! I've been doing a Christmas workshop since 2008 and it's always a great time. We spend a full day creating all the things needed for the upcoming holidays: Tags, gift card holders, cards, treat boxes, and more tags!

This event is mostly attended by my local friends here in Florida, but anyone can come. I advertised this last month to my local contact list and we are nearly full, with just 5 seats left. So if you're interested, see all the details below, then contact me ASAP.

Sunday, November 12th
POW/MIA Community Building
5995 N. Highway 1, Melbourne, FL 32940
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(lunch included)

We will be creating the following:

10 Large Greeting Cards (2 each of 5 designs, envelopes included)

4 Large Tags

20 Small Tags (5 each of 4 designs)

4 gift card holders

2 three-dimensional treat containers

I've designed all the projects with Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland collection of papers, ephemera cards and chipboard, plus Petaloo flowers, May Arts ribbon and fun Cricut cuts. Pre-cut, pre-stamped and ready to go! Color photos and instructions too.

There will be goodies, games and prizes throughout the day and festive holiday music. I've got a BUNCH of give-aways and a grand-prize I'll be raffling off. There are a number of ways to earn raffle tickets:

Sign up: 5 tickets
Bring a friend new to my holiday workshop: 5 tickets
First time sign-up: 5 tickets
Travel more than 20 miles to get here: 5 tickets
Bring a snack to share: 3 tickets
Wear a festive holiday shirt, sweater, hat, antlers, whatever: 3 tickets

There are several affordable hotels in the Viera/Melbourne area so just Google the address of the event to find the closest one that suits your needs. (see above) We have a Holiday Inn , Hampton Inn and La Quinta right off the highway (I-95) with great shopping and dining nearby. (Hobby Lobby and Michaels included!)

For those who are interested in attending, or can't attend and would like to be placed on my wait list for a possible kit, please contact me at Kits will be issued only if all seats have not been filled, and would ship on November 13th for $75.00 plus $13.60 shipping. (U.S. customers only)

If you have any questions, please let me know. Hope to see you there!