Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gecko Galz 2014 Retreat....we partied like cowgirl divas!

This past weekend we headed out to Conroe Texas to have our 2014 annual retreat. We had the best time with the 16 ladies who attended and came away with some amazing new friends and awesome projects!

We had our event at a lovely retreat venue called Aunt Fayes Country Retreat. The weekend started with a bang and guest teacher Cat Woody began with her Altered Art Reliquary Doll class. Cat is an award winning doll artist and her class was amazing and all the ladies came up with the most awe inspiring dolls!

Hortence with her doll

We also had a Gecko Challenge where all the Ladies were given a product kit and asked to make a project and the winners won fab Gecko Galz prizes along with other goodies. Our Winners were Trudi Hutton, Rosie Perez, Heather Hudson, and Terri Burnette!

Trudi Hutton with her coaster book

Rosie Perez with her wizard of Oz  plaque

Heather Hudson with her amazing Circus Book

Terri Burnette with her wonderful School Days mini book

Also because our theme was the COWGIRL DIVA RETREAT we had our Cowgirl diva hat contest which everyone who created a hat really went all out!

Our winners of the Cowgirl Diva Hat Contest
Donna Llanclos, Rebecca Farnham, Marlann Negron, and Christina LaPlante true divas of the wild wild west!

And as always there are tonz and tonz of prizes! Here is Heather Hudson and Shea Marshall with their Gecko Galz gift pack for this year....fun K & Co papers and lots of exclusives from Gecko Galz.

Next year is our Very Fairy retreat and we are so pleased to have Heather Hudson as our guest teacher! We are sold out for next year but do have a waiting list...however we are now taking deposits for our 2016 retreat (our Super Dooper retreat) and have 11 spots left! Our guest teacher for 2016 is former Design Team Member Jan Stevens...we are so excited!
Thankyou to everyone who helped make this such a memorable  event and to see more photos check out the Gecko Galz Penterest page!

Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz


  1. Wow...it looks like your retreat was a big success. Everyone is wearing big smiles. The projects look yummy. If I only lived closer......

  2. I had a fabulous time!! I am sooo excited about next year!! Can't wait to come!!

  3. Congrats to the winners, but you all look like winners for getting to go there! ~Diane

  4. It was a WONDERFUL weekend and I'm so excited to be signed up for the next two years! Thanks, Leanne, for a FABULOUS retreat!

  5. Had a MaHvaHlous time. Met some wonderful ladies from the Houston and San Antonio area that I can not wait to hook up with again next year, Yes ladies you heard me I'm coming to the 2015 retreat to harass y'all again!!! Already thinking about my Fairy Crown!!!