Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scrapbook Dreams Retreat

OMG! This weekend should have been re-labelled Re-Treat (for those of us who have been before).

What an awesome weekend!  Held from 4pm Friday to 2pm Sunday with meals and accommodation included.  The venue was awesome and we had 30 VERY talented ladies in the one space with oodles of room to spare.  The shopping was full of quality products and a fabulous variety.  I have to admit, I did indulge more than a little. Hehe.


We had a general get together/meet & greet on Friday night to catch up with those whom we had meet before and to get to know those we hadn’t.  There were several scrappers new to the Scrapbook Dreams  Retreat which is just fantastic.

We each received a Challenge Pack too. 4 x brand new to NZ papers, to use.  I love that Shell is so generous!  She rocks!

Saturday saw 3 classes in all.  Shell provides each attendee with a full kit and fantastic step by step instructions for each class.  Her instructions are so good that one of our ladies, who is completely deaf, had no trouble at all following what was going on.

One thing that Shell is very insistent on is that the layouts we make are OUR layouts!  If we want to use the other side of the paper or change the position of elements then just do it, for goodness sake!

The classes were so relaxed.  Everyone worked at their own pace and were very happy with the work they produced.

I will post the class layouts later as I have yet to take photos of them.  I also made a tag with the “scraps” from each class and will post those as well so be prepared for a heavy photo post coming your way.



  1. super photo. sounds like a fab weekend. looking forward to seeing your projects. xx

  2. Lovely to meet you this weekend Esther! We sure did have a great weekend and I loved the way Shell did her classes and the relaxed feeling of the whole camp. Everyone was so friendly and inclusive of others - including those newbies!