Anna Griffin | Create Special Guests!

Hi there!

The remaining spots for our Anna Griffin | Create event are filling up, but there’s still time to reserve your space for this crafting weekend of a lifetime.

In case you missed the big news, we are hosting an all-inclusive creative event November 13th – 15th, 2105 at The Ritz Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia! Your ticket price includes two nights at the Ritz, all meals, craft goodies galore, make and takes, a kick off seated dinner and program, amazing classes, and other exciting surprises along the way. You’ll even tour the Anna Griffin headquarters and get first dibbs on our Super Sale inventory! We designed this one-of-a-kind DIY experience to inspire and teach you at every step.

Trust me when I say you are in for a real treat when you get to meet my friend and TV craft personality, Beth Kingston. Not only is she a crafter extraordinaire but she is the most fun person on the planet. Beth will be teaching you how to use the Cricut and will have you cutting like a pro in no time flat. We have also convinced her to play in the world’s greatest Anna Griffin craft room every free chance she gets.

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And that’s not all! Many more special guests will be there to teach you something new and different. We will preview those wonderful people here each week on the blog. You will meet new friends and enjoy world-class cuisine that only the Ritz can provide. How amazing is that?

Click HERE for tickets and more information about this once in a lifetime weekend!




  1. susan Brandano says:

    Maggie are you coming this year?
    I’m from new Hampshire, always wanted to live/visit Alaska.


  2. Irene P. says:

    Dear Lou . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband.. I too lose my hubby after 48 years of marriage, please stay strong and take one day at a time. Remember the good times and know that he will always be with you . Blessings to you and your family.

  3. Irene P. says:

    Irene p. Dear Lou . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband.. I too lose my hubby after 48 years of marriage, please stay strong and take one day at a time. Remember the good times and know that he will always be with you . Blessings to you and your family

  4. Mary R. Huff says:

    Lefty Lou: I’m so sorry, I wish I could be there wherever u live to give u a big bear hug from lower Michigan!

  5. Gisela says:

    Dear Lou,
    I was saddened to read of the loss of your beloved husband today. Sending you my condolences .

  6. Lou Marks (Lefty Lou) says:

    To all the Anna folks
    Thank you for kind words and prayers. Sadly, I lost the love of my life tonight. It was 34 years together. I appreciate your kindness. Sincerely, Lou Marks

  7. Rosie V. says:

    Melinda, I believe she won’t be back until September; that’s when she debuts her Christmas goodies!

  8. A. Marie says:

    I hope everyone who is able to attend this creative adventure has a most inspiring time. I can only imagine that such events bring a heck of a lot of energy and zest for making beautiful items. Have fun ladies and gents, and share lots of photos and tales of paper elegance with the rest of us!

  9. Yocasta Pena-Brent says:

    Just read your post. Praying for your husband, and for you to be strong. Hope somehow he makes it through.

  10. Mary R. Huff says:

    Lefty Lou, I know what u are going thru. My husband lived for our 35th anniv. and has been in Heaven almost 11 years. Again, u are in all our prayers!

  11. Lou Marks (Lefty Lou) says:

    please pray for my husband Charlie. he had an accident and has been in ICU in a coma since Saturday july 4th, our 34th anniversary. he will not be waking up, or coming home. please someone-tell Anna. I would sincerely appreciate it. thank you. Lou Marks

  12. Carol Poston says:

    I hope you’ll do this again, Anna. I’d love to attend this event but am in charge of a charity event for St. Jude on Saturday. I will definitely be there next time. Carol

  13. Sharon s says:

    Anna is there a different price if we are not staying at the Ritz my neice live by there and I can stay with her actually she would shoot me if I didnt

  14. Lou Marks (Lefty Lou) says:

    anna, is there an email address I can send a private message? I have awful news but i’d like to keep it private. I cannot call your office. please ask your team to email me an address please. thank you. lou marks

  15. Trish S. says:

    I’m over the moon! I bought my ticket and will be counting down the days until I meet Anna & Beth. I’ve never traveled alone like this, but this event is worth it. I’m also looking forward to spending time with so many talented people who share the same creative passion! Thank God (truly) that I have such an amazingly supportive husband who supports my addiction- oops! I mean passion. 😉

  16. Sharon s says:

    Oh Anna I so wish I could meet you after all these years I hope yoi do it again so I can plan and save for it. Soo envious of you who get to go Cant wait to hear all about it. You all enjoy

  17. Rosann DuChette says:

    I’m also a local and asked for a tour of your headquarters. My husband said yes but my health is questionable. If this last drug works I would jump at the chance. Just took an infusion today so fingers crossed this arthritis drug works! Let us know if there is a wait list.

  18. Debbie says:

    Anna, Is there a different package for those of us from Atlanta, and don’t need a room?

  19. Jeanne Tipton says:

    Like everything else about you, your invitation is elegant and classy.
    Love to Georgie.

  20. Robina says:

    I purchased many items on July 1st. Took off from work to have a day for just me. I did not what everything to be gone by the time I got home from work. You might think I had an Anna Griffin store. I am on auto ship on some things so I have to watch that I do not buy double. Unsure what else your creative mind will come up with.

  21. Gisela says:

    Hello Anna.

    I have a question .. on the 12×12 Amelia Floral scrapbook kit. Are the plastic sleeves acid free ? I can’t find any information on this..
    It is just so beautiful, received it yesterday and it is a keeper, more of your items from the craft show are arriving today.
    I enjoyed watching you ever so much.
    Have a lovely day and a big hug to Georgie.

  22. Elizabeth (Betsy) Klein says:

    It sounds wonderful and I wish I could make it but I already have a scrapbook 3 day weekend planned in Malibu California! Hopefully you will do it again next year so I can go!!!

  23. Mary White says:

    Love, love all the Anna Griffin products. Your weekend sounds amazing but unfortunately I cannot afford this wonderful experience. I hope everyone has a fantastic time! I can’t wait until my packages arrive from your exciting birthday show! XO

  24. Bev Limbach says:

    What a fabulous weekend to craft, buy and craft some more. I wish I could be there but hope to see pictures and perhaps videos of the event. Two of my four purchases arrived yesterday so I am busy card making. I love the fall and masculine die cuts in the pop up kit and the many colors and varieties of flowers in the floral pot die cut kit. Wow, I will be busy!!!

  25. Carole Sandlin says:

    Anna, more than anything I would love to attend, but I can’t afford it right now. I hope it is an annual thing and I’m going to start saving right now. I have so much Anna stuff. I can’t resist anything you have on HSN. Can’t wait to see what you have new in September. Hope everyone has a great time at the event. Can’t wait to see pictures or videos.

  26. April S. says:

    Okay Anna! I am all booked! Can’t wait to meet you, Beth and your other guests! I’m looking forward to visiting your headquarters as well. Looking forward to what I am sure will be a fabulous weekend! I’m attending with a friend of mine who is also a big Anna fan!

  27. Jeri Johnson says:

    Dearest Anna and Staff, Thank you for listening to your devoted “Griffinites”. You have planned a most exciting weekend retreat that I am sure has all of us dreaming of time spent crafting together and learning from the experts and one another. Sadly, I will not be able to attend due to work obligations at our furniture business. I will be envious of all who attend and send my wishes for a wonderful time and beauty in the making.

  28. sandy o says:


    Will you be having more events like this in the future? Is so any plans to come to CA, San Diego county.

  29. darla says:

    my health wont let go but all you have so much fun ad back with lots pics to share hugs prayers love darla i am just so happy for all you that get go, learn a lot make new frineds and some you keep for the rest of your life,

  30. Jill Wilson says:

    Well I am just jumping up & down so excited and that’s just from ‘reading’ all the details & ect. about your event. What a once in a lifetime/ ‘bucket list’ dream trip this would be!!!!!! If you would do a drawing from your comments/Anna fans, i cannot , however, emphasize enough…. Please Pick Me!!!!! . But on a more serious note, Thank You Anna for all you do!!!!

  31. Melinda Keeley says:

    I WISH I could attend your event. It sounds sooooo awesome! I just don’t have the funds. The little money I have after bills are paid, I use to buy Anna products! Hopefully you will have another event in the future that I can afford. I hope you video the classes and post them or sell a CD of all you record. I hope you will have a contest where you draw a name to receive a discount to attend the event or give away a free registration. Have fun!!!

  32. Johnna Laughlin says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go on this retreat!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Anna Griffin goodies! She has to be the very best creator of scrapbooking goodies in the entire world!!!!! I won’t be able to afford this “once in a lifetime” trip but I will be there in my heart!!! Everyone have a wonderful time!!!!!

  33. Lisaerica says:

    Anna, well I hope it will be an annual event because you have so many of us that adore you we just couldn’t all fit in any place. RMaybe next year, my hubby’s job is laying off so I can’t even say “oh it’ll be my Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary present for like three years”, lol. I’d sacrifice all that for a chance to met and learn from to of the best that’s for sure. I hope you post some videos so for those of us who can’t attend can see you guys at play. Thanks for inspiring!

  34. Annette J says:

    I am so happy you are offering a creative weekend with other crafting experts. I hope everyone has a wonderful time.

  35. Janet says:

    We ate so excited we are coming to ATL….tickets pd for air purchased hoping to get good rate for hotel the day before and after…what a hoot of a time we will have….

  36. Rhonda L. P. says:

    Hi Anna! LOVED the show, as always. I’m im-patiently awaiting my ordered items! The time seems to d-r-a-g!
    Unable to travel, but wish I could attend the craft weekend. You can’t put a price on a memory like that! Beth is great….and the two of you together will be dynamite! So much FUN, and so full of helpful info!!! Oh, my aching heart! I’m sure it will be a great success! I hope you girls have LOTS of fun!

  37. Jonie Isenberg says:

    I posted comment before I read that Beth will be teaching CRICUT. I really do love the idea of the CRICUT, but I always feel like I’m cheating on my CUTTLEBUG. I’ve learned so many tips and tricks about the CUTTLEBUG, I hope I will be able to share with others.

  38. Jonie Isenberg says:

    ***…I love Beth. She’s so funny. I will be there if your’re not sold out by the time my crafting buddy gets back the beach tomorrow or Thursday. I don’t normally go away much because I can’t walk that well, but I’m getting my energy up. Oh, if you have anyone better than Beth I don’t now if I can stand it.

  39. Maggie Barnett says:

    I’m comming to Atlanta!! Whooo hooo! Its a Christmas Birthday Anniversary Dream come true present!! Can I bring you and Beth anything from Alaska????

  40. deborah j.t.m. says:

    I feel very luck to have rec’d 1 of my 3 orders from AG and HSN already!! 😀
    Today I made my Aunt a beautiful 6×6 Birthday (over 80 years young) pop up card from the new kit I rec’d yesterday!! Not only do I love the size but all the beautiful bows, flower stickers, regular and 3D embellishments I rec’d in that kit and several others I ordered on July 1st!!!
    I even used my new tape to hold everything together that was the new product from AG, have to say, that stuff really sticks. Even tho I’m supposed to tear it, I still cut it for the pop up card, I wanted everything to be very neat.
    I’m still waiting for my other 2 orders to arrive, but think I’m going to have to clean off a shelf or two to store everything.
    Hope everyone has fun at the crafting event, oh….and I 2nd the idea of having a drawing for 1 lucky fan and crafter to win a spot!!!

  41. Lin M. says:

    P.S. I ordered multiple Anna Griffin items last week including the CRICUT AIR!!! It is scheduled to arrive today – I CAN’T WAIT!!! I am SOOO excited!!! (This is an upgrade from the original Cricut.)

  42. Lin M. says:

    How exciting to have Beth Kingston AND Anna Griffin! I met Beth at a Scrapbooking event in Grapevine, Texas. She was just as bubbly and fun to talk to in person as what we see on TV. Anna – I’m sure you would be so much fun to craft with! I know everyone will have a great time!
    Maybe next year consider a 1 day event? I know – it sounds like there is way too much planned for one day. Just a thought…

  43. Jackie says:

    I just did it!! I can’t believe I am going. I am beyond excited. I have not been on a vacation in years. Nothing really called to me. But THIS. This is it for me. Cannot wait to meet you Anna. also cannot wait to learn how to use the gazillion Anna things I have purchased over time, that are just sitting on the shelf cause of fear of goofing up. lol See you all soon. Jackie

  44. Shellie F. says:

    I’m so happy for you, Jeanne! You will be great–how can you not be while in the presence & care of such wonderful, talented, passionate people!!

  45. Jeanne Sloan says:

    YEA!!! I just made my reservation to attend this FANTASTIC event! I will be traveling by myself from Austin, TX and must admit that I already feel totally intimidated to be in the presence of such awesomely talented people. I am a true newbie who has so much Anna Griffin material yet am hesitant to create. I can copy a lot of things, but original creativity is not my thing. At least I can watch and learn in Atlanta, GA. If someone needs a roommate and would like to take me under their wing, I would be happy to room with you!

  46. Kay Mitchell says:

    I am so excited that YOU are going to host this wonderful event – these events have cost as much if not more when hosted by other pros – now that everyone knows it will be an annual event, they can save up for next year. See you there!

  47. HollyG says:

    Hello Miss Anna!

    What a fantastic idea! I really do hope this becomes an annual event…you are one popular girl! Your personality is magnetic, not to mention creativity flows through your veins! I love that your background, and education are what you decided to pursue but I have a feeling that with your passion and love for the art of crafting would have placed you exactly where you are! i, as well as many others, have truly been b beneficiaries of your passion. I could never thank you enough.

    Beth Kingston is hilarious and you two together…there’s no telling what’s in store!

  48. Grama Pei says:

    Very smart, Raquel! IF a person has a paper-crafting or card-making business, I would expect this trip can be written off one’s taxes? I think…

  49. Kymm Cummins says:

    I think Anna Griffin and her line of products have gotten so big in the scrapbook world that she wouldn’t be at one of the roving craft expos, I live near Anaheim, CA and go every year. After all look what she’s doing here with no other crafting company. She’s a mega star in the world!

  50. myrna hartley says:

    I am so excited that when my husband planned our Alaskan trip it paled in comparison. I look forward to meeting Beth and others.

    Sara is awesome, sweet and detailed to customer service, she’s taking care of extra nights in Ritz for me.


  51. Tom Gingras says:

    I’ve been to that expo plenty of times since I’m also from NJ. Wouldn’t that be great if Anna showed up, and showed those people how it SHOULD be done!!! 🙂

  52. Teresa says:

    My daughter and I are so happy to be able to be there in November. I can’t think of a more memorable first trip to Atlanta than this event!

  53. Jan says:

    I spent all my money during the AG/24 hour birthday craft day. I keep checking for my packages every day even though it was just last week. Can’t wait. I would really love to go to Atlanta because I love Anna and Beth. My two favorite people. I will save up for the next one. I also have to save up to get someone to take care of Toby my pig, 3 horses, 4 standard poodles, and two cats, but I will save my little heart off. Thanks for everything…jan

  54. Kathryn says:

    Wish I could attend. But I’m betting you do this again, so I’m going to start saving for it now.

  55. Suzann Anderson says:

    What an extraordinary dream weekend. Beauty is in the details. I’m sure No One, other than Anna Griffin & Team could do this better. I would love to attend. Hoping somehow there will be a contest or I win the lottery:) So very happy for all of you blessed enough to make reservations! Please post lots of pics.

  56. Mary R. Huff says:

    Anna, What a great show last week and like I said before sorry I can’t make it to Atlanta. I’d love to meet you and your team but I can’t afford it and I’m having trouble walking. I tell all my young pals to stay young and oh maybe u could host this in the Summer next time!

  57. Trisha Love says:

    Anna, So excited to see Beth Kingston at this event! Can’t wait to see who else you have for us! It going to be so exciting!

  58. Carlota says:

    What an opportunity. Awesome!!
    Finances (illness)prevent me from attending but hope you have it again.

  59. Mary Jackson says:

    Sounds like a great time and wish I could go. On a different note, when in September will you be back on HSN ? Been a fan for years !!

  60. TeranceH in Texas says:

    Sounds like a fun weekend, i wish i could make it i hope all who had the chance to go have a excellent time and im sure they will and i wish it was me. Im sure its going to be a GREAT venture and you will have some nice swag to bring home.

    Anna, when you get time please male a video on using the monogram images, i cant figure out how to use and change them and don’t know if anyone else if having that issue.

  61. Rosie Waldt says:

    I would love to be able to go but it is so far from SD. wishing you could come closer.

  62. Sally Fasano says:

    I am so excited. I just signed up. Now I need to get airplane tickets. I guess there is no direct flight from La Jolla CA to Atlanta on United where I have a boat load of free miles available. I don’t know anyone else who is going but I know it will be fun! Who knows who my roommate will be? Did I say I was excited??? 🙂

  63. Lori Piller says:

    Looks like I may be going!! YAY!!!!! Excited!!! And it’s only 40min from my house!!!!!!


    I can’t afford to go to the “BID EVENT” but I would love to be able to be there thru my computer screen. Hiw about producing a DVD of the event and selling it on HSN? I am so unhappy that I cannot be there. Help Anna!

  65. Patti says:

    Your weekend sounds incredible, so sorry I cannot attend! I know getting ready for this is a very busy time, but was wondering if you could please find some time to make/add some new flowers to the Design Space Print and Cut – THANKS!

  66. Deirdre Davis says:

    Hoping this will become an annual event. I would LOVE to attend but I need a little more notice than 4 months to plan.

  67. Kathleen Spencer says:

    WOW! We keep hearing about more exciting people and events included with our trip to Atlanta. I expected Anna Griffin Create to be FIRST CLASS just like Anna and her creations, but all the extras that are included are a SPECIAL TREAT. We are all going to be ” Queen for a Day for 3 days.

  68. Raquel L. says:

    oooooh I’m so excited This is going to be so fun and interesting. I know I’m going to learn alot. I can’t wait to go. I’m feeling like my investment is going to be worth missing those fun nights out on the town for this experience!

  69. Kay F says:

    Hey Anna… Is there any chance that you can setup “virtual attendance” for crafters who cannot travel? I am more than willing to sign up and buy a ticket.

  70. Paulette Trent says:

    This is going to be so much fun! I can hardly wait! 🙂 And you and Beth together. . .in the same room. . .WOW! I can’t wait to see who else will be there!

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