Tuesday, June 18, 2013

May Retreat, Part 1

Here is the first of a few posts about our May retreat.

The theme for our May Retreat was Beautiful Basics - a focus on using things stamps, templates, punches, cardstock in new ways.

This was our first ever 3 night Retreat and we started with 25 scrappers arriving on Thursday night. By 7pm Friday, a total of 56 lovely scrappers had joined us at Stanwell Tops for a weekend of relaxation and creativity.

Once the scraproom was full and the shop all set up, it was go, go, GO! for the rest of the weekend. Games, classes, massages, our Dizzy Izzy team were never still for long!

Thursday night scrappers had a few little treats just for them - goodie bags filled with lollies and embellies, perfect to get started, plus 2 exclusive challenge competitions.

Once everyone had arrived and settled in on Friday night, there were MORE goodies to hand out - calico bags filled with treats!

The weekend seemed to fly by, but we did manage to squeeze in a few surprises. And our scrappers even managed to surprise us!

Ange's page managed to 'Go Viral' and be scrap lifted across the room, inspiring it's own mini scrap competition and sparking an idea for a new challenge at the next Retreat!  Stay tuned for a blog post all about this to come!

Saturday night we managed to relax even more (if that was possible after those heavenly massages) and everyone dressed down for the pyjama party. The appearance of quite a few 'onesies' sparked a mini photo shoot with hilarious results.

Embellished PJ's just for the retreat!!!

Stay tuned for more Retreat Highlights!