Simon Says Stamp CREATE Event!

The amazing Simon Says Stamp CREATE event was held this past weekend in Columbus Ohio! Visitors came in from around the world to join the creative adventure! We started out early Friday morning when the first guest lined up for registration at 5:45am! That’s some crafty dedication!  Our classes started at 9:30 am sharp Friday morning and ended at 9pm Saturday evening!

There was laughter…lot’s of it!!! Creativity wasn’t lacking as students had a total of 15 hours of class time! Friendships were made as everyone came together for the same cause… to CREATE and to enjoy special moments!

We would like to thank all who attended, including our students, volunteers, Simon staff, demonstrators, instructors and especially Heidi and Jason for holding such a great event!

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And for your viewing pleasure, Sandy Allnock has put together a video for you.

Want to see more? Check out our #simonsayscreate photos from those who have shared.

If you attended the CREATE event, we invite you to add your memories below.

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  1. How wonderful experience for you guys! Thank you so much for sharing! Hope attend the next event! God Bless!

  2. This was one of the BEST weekends I have EVER had!!!! Heidi and Jason and the entire staff of Simon were just incredible!!!!! I am SOOOOOO glad that I came, oh my gosh, to experience a class with Tim Holtz…. no words!!!! Jennifer McGuire, Shari Carroll, Sandy, Stephanie… no words…. incredible, awesome, fabulous!!!! The staff…. super kudos to them all…. as tired as we were, I can only imagine how exhausted they must have been, but you never saw one frown, they were happy, smiling and fabulous! Tim’s class pushed me out of my comfort zone and I loved it!!!!!! Loved him!!! I can go on and on….. I’m still smiling from the whole thing!!! PLEASE, PLEASE do it again next year…. I’ll even pay WE were the royalty, when in fact it was all of you!!!
    Many inky hugs!!!!!!
    Teri Suliks

  3. Man!! I wish you were here in California!!! Please come to California, I would go anywhere in California!!!

  4. Man, please come to Illinois- this looked like SO much fun!! And those racks of hanging SSS goodness to buy…OMG! I was practically drooling…

  5. Wow – this looks like an incredible time was had by all !!
    Was it all weekend and are you doing another one next year ?
    I’d seriously consider flying over from the UK for this !!

  6. I would give anything to come! What a a wonderful event! Can’t wait til the next one comes around!!!

  7. It was a fabulous weekend. I agree with Teri-no words to describe how great it was. Loved all the classes, learned new techniques and used new products. The atmosphere was awesome and people were just wonderful

  8. I was able to drive up on Saturday for the store and demos. I was so impressed by how NICE everyone was! The demos were great! I really hope to be able to attend the classes next year!

  9. Thank you to everyone involved in creating this event! It was a wonderful weekend, so well organized and full of craftiness!!! The classes were AMAZING. I hope you do it again Heidi :)

  10. Best two day creative event I’ve ever attended. I learned tons of new techniques from this event. The instructors were awesome, got to meet and learn from Tim Holtz, Shari Carroll, Jennifer McGuire, Sandy and Stephanie, and even got hugged by Heidi…how fun is that! I met so many new people and received so much free stuff. I truly love getting together with people who have similar interests as myself. I definitely would pay NOW for next year as well!

  11. Thank you so much for the awesome video. Everyone looked like they had an amazing time and I really hope that I could go, one day!

    SO MUCH TALENT in the one room at the same time WOW!!!
    I always say that crafters are the nicest people you will ever find,
    add the AWESOME SSS Team & ULTRA TALENTED instructors and
    … the room becomes AMAZING!!!
    It really was a JOY to watch the video highlights – THANK YOU :)

  13. It looks and SOUNDS like everybody had a blast there, and I admit, that I´m so jealous and wish us over here would get a chance to expirience something like this some day too.
    It truly looked amazing everywhere .

  14. It looks like you had so much fun! I’m VERY envious. If you hold it again, I think I would consider travelling from Australia to attend! It looks SO GOOD. Congratulations to everyone for making it such a great event.

  15. What an amazing experience to be there helping with the event !! It was BRILLIANT from start to finish, everyone was so happy and had so much fun ! CONGRATULATIONS to all at Simon Says Stamp !! you all totally ROCKED !! :-)

    Fabulous photo’s and well done Sandy on producing such a FABULOUS video !! :-) You totally captured the whole atmosphere of the event :-)

    Till the next time ,,,,,,,,, :-)

    Lols x x x

  16. I can’t add anything to what others have said — just loved teh entire weekend even though I’ve never been so EXHAUSTED by crafting in my life! The instructors really took us out of our creative boxes and inspired us to explore and I LOVED it.

    Yes,,, You HAVE to do it again! Heck, after having had a chance to rest up, I think even I would sign up again!

  17. Looks and sounds like a PARTY! How about doing one on the West Coast – Orange County, Anaheim, Los Angeles or San Diego. I’ll be sure to come.

  18. Thanks for a great weekend! It was tons of fun! Please do it again next year and have Tim do a class on tags! That would be so cool! Many thanks to the instructors, Heidi and Jason, and all the SSS team!

  19. I had so much FUN! Everyone from the incredible instructors and demonstrators to the Simon Says Stamp ladies and gents were inspiring, friendly, kind, energetic and a delight. Thank you so much! And a big thank you to Heidi for making it happen! Please have another and another and let me sign up now! :-)

  20. I cannot say enough good about the incredible weekend I spent at Create. I had a wonderful time and am ready to go again next year. I loved letting my imagination run wild and getting messy with my creations in the classes. The shopping was great (maybe a little too great) It was well organized which was amazing considering the time it was put together and that it was the first year. What I loved best though was the people. It was nice sitting in the same spot because we really got to know the people around us. The staff and all the helpers couldn’t have been any nicer or more helpful. Finally the teachers were fantastic. You could tell they loved what they were doing and were enthused to be sharing. Thanks to everyone who made this event happen.

  21. I can’t even begin to put into words how wonderful CREATE 2014 was! I just know how fortunate I felt to be at this inaugural (annual, please) event. :)

    Thank you Heidi, Simon Says staff, volunteers, my fellow crafters, and our amazing teachers for an experience that was beyond my wildest dreams!

  22. What a fun weekend! Thanks to each and everyone of you who made it possible! I linked up as I sharing some of the projects and fun on my blog today. I think so many will want to be part of this event next year!

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