Saturday was the first retreat I have ever done and I am happy to say I survived. This all began a few months ago with my dream of doing a day long retreat for card making and paper crafting. I have so many friends who go to scrapbooking retreats but I had never seen any locally that focused on card making. Knowing it would be too much to try to do alone I asked my friend and fellow demonstrator Sandy Mitchell if she wanted to do it with me. She said YES! When we started planning we thought if we could just get 20 people to register we would be happy. Imagine how very happy we were when we had 41 people sign up.
You saw the photo a few days ago of the mound of boxes and bags packed up and ready to go. Retreat stuff took over my home for weeks. It took 3 SUV’s packed full to get everything to the venue. And then countless hours to get it set up.
We had 8 display boards with cards and scrapbook pages along with many different 3D projects. These are just a few of them.
Table gift #3 was this wreath made using the sprig punch. It was sprayed with shimmer paint diluted in alcohol but that isn’t showing up well here. It took about 1000 punches to make about 45 of these.
We had stations where they could borrow our stamps, punches, embossing folders and other tools throughout the day.
Prize Patrol was throughout the day. Here are just a few winners. We gave away a Stamparatus, the Holiday Punch box, DSP, an adhesive package, Take Your Pick tool, 2 stamp sets, and embossing folder. I wish I had gotten photos of all of the winners. Hopefully others may have.
There were 2 games during the day. What’s in Your Phone and a Holiday Trivia game. This table won the trivia game. Each of them won a mason jar with twine with a daisy top lid that has holes in it for the twine to come through. Another missed opportunity for a better photo because they really are cute.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.