Re-Cap the 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hi there!

As they say, “the third time’s the charm.” Our 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create was just that, charming! The most wonderful group of crafters you can imagine met us at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia for an unforgettable, creative weekend. This year new friendships were formed, and fond memories were made. We crafted, we cried, we hugged, and most of all we created!

People came from 47 different states. We hosted crafters from as far away as Canada and as close as our fellow Georgia peaches! The best part of the whole event was being with you in person. Create is amazing in that, it brings together a group of people who share a common interest in making beautiful things. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing the love and heart that goes into making every project! That, my friends, is beautiful in the making.

I love my crafty friends Amber Kemp-Gerstel and Beth Kingston. They made the meet and greet a treat for everyone!

We had an afternoon of make and take projects where lots of cards, stylish jewelry and giftable magnets were made in a fun filled ballroom.

This year’s Gala Dinner was a beautiful affair with Parisian flair!

Our most poetic Griffinite, Penny Comeau delivered a moving tribute to all things Anna Griffin. Penny has graced us with her poems for many years and this year, she outdid herself!

Good times were had by all! The prizes were flowing, the excitement growing, as the world’s greatest craft room was about to open!

Imagine a room filled with all of our products, where you can make anything that your heart desires!

We hosted crafting classes for two days on home decor, gifts, embossing, die cutting, folding and the Cricut Maker.

My beautiful friend, Shivan Sarna and a live remote team from HSN joined in on the fun and broadcast the event on Facebook.

This year’s Create teachers were the cream of the crop, and had so many skills and techniques to share! Each attendee walked away with finished projects and tons of crafting knowledge!

The event ended with a trip to our headquarters for the Warehouse Sale! Our office buzzed with excited shoppers as they were able to see where the magic happens.

November 9th – 12th were 4 days that defined beautiful in the making. It was a truly special event and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us!

We are thrilled to let you know that the 4th Annual Anna Griffin | Create will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for  November 15 – 18, 2018 in Atlanta! Registration will open in April and we will post that link here on the blog.

Love,

Anna

 

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create and more!

Hi there,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have taken the time this week to dream up how you would use our beautiful new storage items to get your crafting stash organized and in tip top shape. Since today is the last day of National Craft Month, we are giving away 2 sets of our Paper Storage Box, Drawer Storage, Die Storage Binders and the everyday Chic Wrap! We are closing out the month with a Facebook Live interview with Anna at 4:30pm EST today. Join us!

Our 2 lucky winners today are Mary White and Kim Z. We hope that these items inspire you to create gorgeous, organized spaces for your treasured papers, stickers, stamps, inks, tools and more! Be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, we love to see your cards, scrapbook pages and craft spaces!

We have an exciting announcement that many of you have been waiting for!

The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create registration is now open! Who, what, where and when you ask?!

Who: YOU

What: An all inclusive weekend full of crafting, community, classes, an incredible craft room and so much more!

When: Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12

Where: The Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia

How: Follow this link for event tickets!

This annual crafting retreat is where friendships are formed, new skills are learned, creativity is unleashed, photos are snapped and memories to last a lifetime are made! The 3rd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Like they say, the third time is the charm! There will be an incredible line up of teachers who are experts at their craft, ready to school you in all things “beautiful in the making!”

There is nothing like it. You can see a recap and photos of last year’s event here. Below is a video showing some of the fun you can expect, but be sure that we have some surprises up our sleeves!

Anna Griffin | Create is now open for registration! Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn new crafting techniques, preview new products and best of all make new friends.

Event Itinerary

Thursday, November 9th

• Check in for your three night stay at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead and meet your personal Craft Concierge. Your room for 3 nights is included in your ticket price. Extra nights are available for a separate charge and can be booked when filling out our pre-event survey.

• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm meet and greet with Anna and friends plus 3 full hours of make and take projects are included.

• Opening night dinner and presentation included in your ticket price.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens, housing all of your favorite tools and craft supplies. Everything you could possibly need will be included!

Friday, November 10th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Saturday, November 11th

• Breakfast and Lunch buffets are included in your ticket price.

• A second full day of 3, 90 minute crafting classes from Anna and industry leading teachers. 6 unique classes in total for the event are included.

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room opens after classes.

• Explore beautiful Buckhead, Atlanta and enjoy dinner on your own!

Sunday, November 12th

• Breakfast buffet is included in your ticket price.

• Bus transportation to and from Anna Griffin Inc. is included.

• An exclusive warehouse shopping spree where we ship home your purchases!

• The world’s greatest Anna Griffin Craft Room will be open until 2 pm.

…and so much more!

*Note: Spaces are limited. Tickets are non-refundable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket price does not include transportation to and from Atlanta or between the airport and the hotel.

**If you choose the “2 payments” option you will be able to purchase your ticket in two separate payments. The first payment is due when you sign up, and you will be notified via email about the second installment in July. If you choose this option you will be charged a service fee of $19.95 on each payment.

There are only 235 days until this exciting craft event! Let the countdown begin!

On Monday we continue with our new product previews for the May 9th Craft Day shows on HSN! What are some items that you are hoping to see? Have a wonderful weekend!

Xoxo,

Anna

#takemetocreateAnnaGriffin Contest Results

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

We know you’re all on the edge of your seats, waiting to hear the latest contest results so here we go! We loved getting to see your posts, pictures and hashtag shares for the #takemetocreateAnnaGriffin contest! You all are so creative, and we are so glad that you all enjoy crafting and making beautiful things as much as we do!

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Our ten winners with the most likes (in random order are):

-Patricia Watling
-Connie Ruiz
-Joseph Belpasso
-Raquel Silva Hernandez
-Glenda Moret
-Malinda Langley
-Paulette Trent
-Patty M
-Alesia Fowler
-Alaine Grieser

Congratulations all! You will win an Anna Griffin prize pack valued at $100. We will be reaching out to you via email for your shipping address. Please look out for it! Oh my goodness, isn’t that great news?

Now, drumroll…..

The two incredibly lucky two winners of the trip to Atlanta this November are:

Connie Ruiz and Malinda Langley!

Wow, ladies pack your bags! We’re going to have the most wonderful time together – it is one month away! We can’t wait to meet you, and share our passion for crafting with you and all the Griffinites attending.

Thank you again to all the participants out there. We appreciate you very much!

Love,

Anna

The 2nd Annual Anna Griffin | Create

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You are cordially invited to the crafting weekend of a lifetime! Where the magic of do-it-yourself comes to life and it’s all beautiful in the making. The 2nd Annual Anna Griffin | Create will take place November 10th-13th, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead!

1classGrab your ticket and pack your bags for this special all inclusive crafting event with paper personality Anna Griffin. The 2nd Annual Anna Griffin | Create is now a 4 day event where you will learn from world renowned teachers, dine on exquisite cuisine, access a private warehouse sale and most importantly make new friends that share your passion for creating!

3 classEvent Details

What is included:

• Special Anna Griffin tote bag filled with gifts and goodies at check in (a $250 value)
• 3 nights luxury hotel accommodations at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta
• Meet and greet with Anna Griffin and friends (priceless!)
• 3 full hours of special make and take projects on Thursday afternoon
• Opening night reception, open bar, gala dinner and presentation
• Access to the world’s greatest Anna Griffin craft room – from Thursday night until Sunday morning
• Planned Craft room activites and prizes given away nightly
• Breakfast and lunch on Friday, Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday (Dinner is on your own with friends both nights)
• More classes! 6, 90 minute classes over 2 days on everything that is Beautiful in the Making
• Bus Transportation to Anna Griffin headquarters and back to the hotel on Sunday morning
• Private warehouse sale with shipping service available

2 classRegistration is now open. Mark your calendars for November 10-13, 2016!

Event begins 2:00pm Thursday, November 10th and ends at 2:00pm Sunday, November 13th
The Grand Hyatt Atlanta | 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

To register for the event click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anna-griffin-i-create-2-tickets-22750563548

Ticket prices are inclusive of hotel accomodations, meals, classes, transportation and events as outlined above. For further information please email [email protected]