Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Recap and all the details of Creative Escape - Spring 2017!

If you missed it, here are all the details for our first ever Creative Escape day last month!  First off, I meant to take more pictures, especially once everyone arrived.  However, once we got started, we were having so much fun and I was so consumed with my projects that I totally forgot!  We also planned to Facebook Live, but again, time flew by and we forgot!  It was so much fun!  So much fun that we have the date set for the next one.

Save the Date!
Fall 2017 - Creative Escape
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Location

Our location was a local church multi-purpose room!  I loved it there!  It was only our group in the entire building and they had a ton of tables!  If you are a stamper, scrapbooker, or know table space is so valuable!  We had so many tables available, so everyone had plenty of room and more!  The room was huge, but also felt cozy!  We had a full kitchen too, so it made it easy to take food (more of food below!)

The Morning and Set Up

We had a project area where we set up the projects we took for everyone to complete.  It was lots of projects:

  • 3 - 2 page 12x12 layouts (so 6 full 12x12 pages total!)
  • 2 gift card holders
  • 2 cards
  • 1 gift box

Everyone was welcome to come and go to the group project area as they wished.  So some worked on their own projects first and then did a couple projects or vise versa.  It was basically- work at your own pace.

Everyone had their own half-table.  Their area was set up with some goodies and a stamp set to keep (shown above).  Here is a close up of their gifts:

Water bottle with a snapple packet.

A chocolate goodie bag, because who doesn't love chocolate!

...and a name card!

Alisha and I also took our big shots and lots of framelits and embossing folders for everyone to use.

The Projects!
The idea for the event was for everyone to bring a project to work on.  Some brought scrapbooks, some brought materials to make paper cakes, one person was making Christmas decorations, Alisha was making cards.  However, no event is complete without make and takes.  So here are the make and takes we provided!  I think they were a hit!  Alisha and I split the task and each prepped a few.

My projects and work space!

Alisha and I shared a table.  If you don't know Alisha, she is one of my downline members, my partner in crime, and a great friend!  However, Alisha and I should not share a table!  She and I have way to much stuff and need lots of space!  Can you guess what side of the table is mine?!  She wasn't completely set up, but still.  Since we had a ton of tables, we both added mini tables to our sides to give us extra space!  

I worked on our family 2013 scrapbook and got about half way done. I was happy with that.  Part of my time was spent sorting pictures into categories.  Next time I will sort at home to save time.

The Food!

Part of the event fee included food.  Alisha made banana choclate muffins for the morning.  I didn't get a picture of those, but they were delicious!  I ate a couple!  For lunch we had a pasta bake, salad, and french bread.  For dessert, Alisha made cheesecake cups.  They were so good!

It was so much fun we can't wait to do it again!  We set the date while we were there because we were having so much fun and so were our guests!  The Fall Creative Escape will be holiday themed!  Save the date- September 16th!

Free Stamps!

Everyone that attended got a free stamp set: 
Suite Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set #142971
Want a chance to win a Suite Sentiments Clear Stamp Set?!  Here is what you need to do:

  1. Subscribe to my blog (it's under the About Me icon on the right hand column)
  2. Share this email or blog post with a friend (bonus points if your friend wants to subscribe to my blog or join my e-list!)
  3. Share your favorite from my recap...anything, projects you liked, something you liked, your interest in coming in the fall, that your sad you missed it and why....something!  Email me your comments to to enter with 'Creative Escape Recap' as the subject by Wednesday 5/10.
Good Luck!

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