First of all, I must admit, I am not really of the crafty sort. Growing up, I encountered many of a craft table here and there, but I preferred the less complicated stuff, like eating (yes, eating can be a hobby folks) and reading books. As a kid, when I think of crafts I think of my inability to cut in a straight line and my disinterest in the craft that was being made. A specific memory: I was sitting at a craft table and my teacher made me make a green pea fridge magnet. All the components to the green pea fridge magnet was cut out already so I had no choice but to make the green pea fridge magnet. But I was not really interested in making that magnet. To top it all off, I was not in the mood for veggies, let alone felt veggies. These were my reasons, but most of all I did not want to be like the other kids with their mass-produced green pea fridge magnets. I wanted to be different and special! Thus I grew up seeing crafting as a very restrictive thing because I have a tendency to be a independent and spoiled space cadet.
But the wedding season is approaching, and this year, since one of my best friends is getting married, I decided to sign up for a Paper Source Workshop
to clear the cobwebs of my preconceptions of crafting and venture into the world of handmade invitations. In other words, I wanted to try something new, and crafting seems like a nice creative challenge for me.
Anyhow, this workshop was nothing like the craft tables of my childhood! I had so much fun (and choices!) at Paper Source's Wedding Tea Workshop this past Saturday! I stamped, embossed, and even cut my own envelope liners. I was so proud of myself and besides, there was such a peaceful feeling about it. It was similar to what I feel when I am doing my thing with wedding photography. The workshop gave me many ideas about what I want to do for an upcoming bridal shower, and all the while I enjoyed meeting new people while practicing my ever-continuing hobby of snacking. What a great way for me to start off my Saturday, surrounded by future bridesmaids and brides with beautiful engagement rings, smiles, and steaming cups of tea. Creativity is alive and well in the city of Los Angeles, and I left the workshop feeling pretty good about myself for perfectly lining an envelope. I know, I mentioned this already but I actually lined an envelope all by myself! Just wanted to remind you.
Brides, for oodles of inspiration check out their wedding invitation line
, and for those of you interested in getting your crafting on, Paper Source is offering a Wedding Suites
event March 4, nationwide. With each workshop they also give away a 10% coupon for what you buy at the store that day, so it helps if you come prepared with a shopping list. Happy crafting, you crafty crafter!