This first picture is the conference center where I host the retreats. It is no nice.
The next picture is the conference room where we do all of our creating, classes, etc. Basically everything but sleep. I had the tables set where there were only 2 people per table and they were set in groups so they could talk while they worked.
Once everyone gets to the retreat with all of their stuff, we have a full room as you can see in the picture below. This is just a portion of what the room looks like after people start arriving.
Of course what is a retreat if there is no place to sleep. We have dorm style sleeping at the facility. What a hoot it is to have one big slumber party. Here are the two rooms for sleeping. No I didn't get anyone asleep. I thought I would be nice.
We had contests, door prizes and a raffle. I raffled off one of the Vituri Scrapbooking bags we carry in the catalog. Here is a picture of the bag with the winner. It is Pam Longfield. She is a very good friend of mine and customer.
Pam was already to take a picture of the winner. She had her camera pointed to where I was standing so she could get whoever won the bag. After her number was called; she took pictures of herself before coming to get the bag. Now she can strut in style when she comes back to the retreats.
I gave away quite a few door prizes but not everyone got to win. Here is a picture of a couple losers. LOL !!! Maybe they will
have better luck next time!
I got a really good deal on these wood boxes that actually look like they could be used for a purse or file box. I put one in everyone's goodie bag and had a contest for the ones that wanted to decorate them. I will post the two that won the contest. The green one was made by Lori Heath and the black and white one was by Joyce Doehlman.I will post the pictures of the Make & Takes tomorrow or Wednesday. It is getting late and my brain is dying.