Here is a link to the Creative Living Open House Photo Album. I wanted to give purchasers of my book an opportunity to see the original pages featured in my new book, Ethnic Scrapbooking, so I opened my home and created an atmosphere that reflected...well me! There were many of my creative works on display, I had multiple workstations set up where you could make crafts using my scrapbook tools and supplies. We had ethnic snacks and a natural soy wax candlemaking demonstration by Light unto My Path. We had a Creative Memories display, Memory-Works Consultants available to help with product and tool identification, we had paper bag album kits for sale, we saw multiple projects using Classy Coordinates recent "Plush" kit and I was introduced to Warm-Spirit. Everyone left with a goodie bag provided by Harbor Scrapbooking.
Secondly, this event was a way for me to jump start my holidays too. I thought this would spur me to get the tree and decorations up, but no such luck, all I could manage to do was burn holiday scented natural soy candles...anyhoo.
OMgosh...how could I forget we had over a dozen kids who joined in the fun too and made cards, paper bag albums, and glittered I mean glittered ornaments.
The only two things I forgot to do was take individual portraits of each person in our make-shift photo studio (the toy closet) and play my new Gloria Estefan cd.
All in all I think it was a smashing success, because many left feeling inspired and ready to give scrapbooking or card making a try, therefore my goal of nurturing one's creative spirit was met.
Let me know what you think of this concept and if you would like to attend such an event on a larger scale?