Friday, October 25, 2013

Paper Crafting Cre8time in Our York Community

Hello, Gorgeouses!

We had a wonderful time sharing Cre8time together at York Street Baptist Church's free monthly scrapbooking crop.  Thanks to the terrific support from paper crafting industry leaders, I was well stocked to present the four-and-a-half hour "Cre8te and Take" marathon!

Sizzix sent a STACK their Bigz Pro full-page layout dies, BoBunny filled a box FULL of their gorgeous "Forever Fall" premium collection and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko continues to support our efforts by providing their luscious "Memento" and "Brilliance" designer ink pads.

I prepared three layout kit options for the "Cre8te and Take," featuring {NEW} interpretations of the Sizzix Bigz Pro full-page layout dies.  For step-by-step instructions on how to prepare these layouts, I encourage you to click-through HERE, HERE, and HERE ~

Fully organized and READY!  **The Sizzix Big Shot Pro (foreground) was a HUGE hit!

Here I am with one of the best event coordinators I have ever worked with.  Sherry Boyd, along with her crew of energetic volunteers, organizes this free monthly community crop with space, set-up, refreshments, tool tables, Make-n-takes, inspirational message and experienced scrapbookers dedicated to answer questions or demonstrate techniques!

The "Cre8te and Take" seats were completely booked SOLID until 11:30pm!  The ladies did a wonderful job with the layouts.  Many recreated them step-by-step.  Others were inspired by the amazing variety of supplies, that they customized their layouts to perfectly personalize the pages for themselves.  It was certainly great to see their creative process of these experienced scrapbookers!

Sherry Boyd was generous enough to invite me back to host "Cre8te and Takes" at the York Street Baptist Church's free community scrapbooking crop in 2014.  I look forward to working up {NEW} concepts with paper crafting industry leaders to share with them!

Thanks, again, to my wonderful sponsors!  Sizzix, BoBunny, and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko.  Not only am I grateful for their support of this free event, but I'm thankful for their continuous work to develop wonderful quality products that keep us wanting to {make more Cre8time!}

** If you know of an organization that is looking for some fresh crafting inspiration, I encourage you to get in touch.  Museums, Bridal Shows, Home Shows - I look forward to hearing about the wonderful opportunities available to get boots on the ground and "Get OUT there!" and share my paper crafting inspiration with others!

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Happy Day, Laurel

Laurel Lee Pollard, Online Publisher, Promoter
New England Paper Crafts
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  1. Thanks, Eileen - We're all looking forward to pictures from your Artist on the Block workshop at CHA Mega Show in January. Can't wait to see the ATB classes offered by our LSS here in New England!