Today I wanted to share with you photos of a scrapbooking retreat that I worked last weekend!
Most of you know, but for those of you that might not, I work at a Scrapbook store! It's a fun and crazy job and I enjoy it! Twice a year our store has weekend retreats. We allow about 40 scrappers to come and experience a weekend that you will never forget! We plan themes and games and goodies for months in advance to prepare and this past weekend was the first time I had volunteered to work.
Our theme was Scrap Therapy! We headed to a beautiful camp on Thursday April 29 and came back on May 2nd. All of our cute nurse and doctor decorations were handmade by Brenda, a very sweet friend.
I had no idea what I was in for. I knew that it was a lot of work for just 3 people to set up a full store, but I could not even imagine how long and exhusting it would be.
We started setting up at 10:00 a.m. and did not finish until 10:00 that night! This photo only shows one section of our fully stocked store!
Our crop room was surrounded by windows and although it rained all weekend I managed to get this photo of the view from our crop room on the last morning.
Here I am, teaching a free make-n-take, which is a small project that was free to anyone to make. I am teaching a mini album made from a folded file folder. I also taught another make-n-take and 2 classes during the weekend.
We had such a fun group of ladies! These two wild girls posed for a photo that I took during my class.
This is my two buddies, Becky and Brenda, in between helping the croppers and watching the store we would try and get a little crafting in ourselves. After the first day I gave them both nicknames. The one on the left is Ethel and the one on the right is Lucy. My off and on nickname has been The Young Chick, as I work with mostly older women.
Hee hee!! See my can of Rockstar at the bottom of the photo? I brought a whole case with me to give me enough energy to keep going all weeknd!
I took this photo early one morning before most of the croppers had woken up. Can you believe most croppers stayed up until 2 or 3 a.m.? A few even stayed up all night!
Look at all the stuff they bring!! I think they bring everything they own! It was quite a sight to see!
As part of our Scrap Therapy theme, two of the boss's crazy friends who where there in charge of snacks
suprised us all! We knew they were getting ready to bring eveyone a pill bottle full of M&Ms, but I could not figure out why everyone thought it was so funny until they got closer and OH MY! They had purchased fake 'behinds' at a party store and were wearing gowns to create quite a stir amongst the ladies as they handed out the bottles!
They did have shorts on that they rolled up their legs!
We had a quite a wild and crazy weekend!
I am so glad to be home! Between working and talking, I didn't get much scrapping done for myself, but I did manage to start creating one project that I can't wait to share with you all soon!
Hope you enjoyed seeing my adventure!
Have a crafty day, Lindsey