Setting up and first day of the Merly Retreat.

Hi Everyone,

I love everything about doing a retreat, from designing all the kits, setting up on or the day before to the actual retreat. So we picked up the van Friday morning and started loading the Merly shop into it, we also took one car for any extra bits we couldn’t fit in the van.

Here is Paul loading, I really have to stop myself from taking over and re-doing what he has done. But think he loaded up well in the end. 13502126_10209113213534926_4346859721838853273_n


So at about 1pm, we made our way to Wyboston Lakes. We then set about unloading the van & car and then made a start on setting up all the rooms – I love doing this, getting everything perfect before all the delegates arrive.


One row of tables in the large room, we had three scrapping rooms in total.



For this retreat I also set up a photo booth and a Candy Bar, both went down very well. Here is the pink & black Candy Bar.

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Signs I made for them both.


All the setting up was done on the Friday, it did take a few hours as I wanted everything to be in place for the delegates to be able to just arrive in the morning and start on their kits. Here are a few photo’s below just after everyone arrived and got stuck into their kits.

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Room 1) table one.

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Room 1) table two.

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Room 1) table three and some photo bombing by Sara 😀

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The other end of room 1) with Chris, Mary, Rhoda & June.

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All the lovely ladies in room 2).

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………and in room 3) the naughty room as it is always called.

Nearly forgot, we took most of the Merly Impressions on-line shop to the retreat and set it all up in another room, so the delegates got to shop as well as craft.

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I think I will add the layout kits to another post.

Happy scrapping,


Chrissy xXx


One thought on “Setting up and first day of the Merly Retreat.

  1. I love your layouts, I would love to attend a crop or retreat but as I live so far away in South Wales it is virtually impossible. I have tried to purchase some kits but ey always seem to have sold out. The

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