Thursday, May 7, 2015

Event Recap: NSD Overnight Crop

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day, we had an overnight crop with a storewide sale and stayed open for 30 hours! It's our favorite holiday, and we know how to celebrate.

The sold out crop lasted a full 30 hours with at least 8 ladies staying overnight along with us. Call us crazy, but lots of pages were made, fun was had, and food was eaten. It was a great time. Here's a look at this year's event:

Friends gathered to create, and new friends were made. We take pride in being a place for like-minded individuals to gather together and create. It's the perfect atmosphere to gain a friend or ten. All ages and backgrounds came together for this event. 

There was a nice mixture of both scrapbookers and card makers. It may have been National SCRAPBOOKING Day, but we don't turn away paper-lovers of any kind. 

The NEW Fuse Tool from We R Memory Keepers was the focus of Friday night's demo. Nicole shared eight projects, took answers, and showed off this great tool - Alter page protectors and make pockets and shaker cards. Crop attendees were given a chance to try out the tool for themselves.

We did not go without food. Snacks and coffee were always available, with a delicious dinner, breakfast, and lunch. Paper Crafters need fuel to keep going!

Prizes were also in abundance. We gave away new products from our favorite manufacturers, such as We R Memory Keepers, Heidi Swapp, Project Life, and American Crafts.

Thanks again to everyone who attended the Crop or shopped the NSD Sale. We couldn't do it without you. Here's a personal note from our manage Lori about the weekend:

"I came in a bit early this morning (Monday) to start the clean up from our 30 hour scrap and to prepare for six other women who were coming in at 10:00 to scrap today. On my way to work I thought how nice it would have been to stay at home, wishing my back wasn't giving me problems from sleeping wrong and making the list in my head of all the things that needed to be cleaned up and put back together at work. None of those things brought a smile to my face. (Not the normal me!) As I turned on the lights and walked through the store, I didn't hear the sound of laughter and singing, the ladies talking about various happenings in their lives, or the sweetness in meeting someone for the first time and making a new friend. As I took care of the garbage and picked up scraps of paper and embellishments too big for the vacuum cleaner, I realized those pieces were the leftovers of pictures and memories that were cut to fit the perfect spot on pages of remembered times - birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, loved ones who are no longer with us. It brought a proud moment and a smile to my face that Creations Galore, the place I call home six days a week, is a very special place. That's why we are here."

Yes it is. We hope you'll join us for an upcoming crop or class. You can learn more by clicking here.

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