Thursday, November 7, 2013

October Retreat, Part 1

October has been and gone and so has our fabulous October Retreat!

Fleur high-tailed it off to Vietnam within days of the retreat, and I've been madly trying to recover from the craziness of retreat preparations, and get all of our new stock onto our Webstore, so I didn't quite get to blogging about our wonderful weekend yet. (BTW, we have 115 new products in the store as I type, and there are more to come!)

It's 2 years since Fleur and I hosted our first Retreat, with about 20 scrappers (and us!) plus 3 tables of stock. I'm overwhelmed & giddy when I think about how we've grown - 43 scrappers joined us this Retreat (and 55 back in May!).  And we have SO. MUCH. STUFF. I think it took 8 cars to get everything to The Tops this time around. CRAZY.

A few shots of the shop set up

So much cardstock!

I was so excited by our shop set up this retreat!

Since we were so close. we had a Halloween theme, complete with a costume party on Saturday night. Such great costumes! It was fun scrapping with witches, devils, one angel, and even Maleficent! Loads and LOADS of group photos were snapped, and a few classic ones of the Dizzy Izzy team, where we couldn't quite work out where to look....

Robyn gets into character.... 

Check out our facebook page for more photos...

This retreat we had 6 challenges that scrappers could choose to enter. As always, the level of talent in the room was unbelievably high.  I'm so glad we have a peer voting system for the challenges, I would never be able to pick just one!

Congratulations to our winners - especially Sylvia, who joined us for the first time but made a big splash by winning 3 challenges!

Top row , l-r: BoBunny Challenge (Sylvia), 3x4 Journal Card (Karen) Sketch 1 (Sylvia)
Bottom row, l-r: Sketch 2 (Carolyn), The Colour Purple (Sylvia), Recipe Challenge (Michelle)

Stay tuned for more blog posts all about our classes and our awesome Treat Bags!

Happy Scrapping,

Tracey* xox