Anna and guest chatting happily

Highlights from the 9th Annual Anna Griffin | Create

Hello Griffinites,

Can you believe that Create 9 was almost a month ago? We have loved your feedback and thank you notes! and we think that this just might have been our very best event yet.

During our weekend together, we focused on happiness, acknowledging each other as family and creating in perfect harmony. The beauty of being surrounded by a chosen community of likeminded people is amazing to behold. We want to say thank you to everyone who shared in the Create experience with us this year. 

Let's take a walk down Create 9 memory lane.

We started out on the right foot with our Craft Happy Event on October 23rd featuring inspirational speaker, Buck Davis. He took us through a conversation about the positive impact that crafting has on us emotionally, the benefits of crafting and so much more!

We kicked Create 9 off with incredible written words by our resident poet, Penny!

Anna welcomed all attendees to the 9th Annual Anna Griffin | Create! We always love seeing our co-host, Robin and "instant crafting replay," Sara too!


One of our favorite things about our virtual events is that we get to know members of our crafting family and how they incorporate creativity into their lives.

We met Laqueta and were able to see her beautiful family. Her mother-in-law got her into crafting, and she has been creating full speed ahead!

It's so much fun to learn more about crafters like Deepa, and the great work that she is doing in her local community.

Crafters from 49 states, Canada and the UK joined us during the event!

We chatted with Claudia all about crafting. Just look at her gorgeous craft room, and how perfectly she and Anna coordinate.

Dr. Rhonda Moore Jackson was such a joy and inspiration. Her smile lit up every screen!

Seeing your posts and projects absolutely made all of the hard work worth it! Hello Jeanne and Shannon!


We adored seeing pictures of your furry crafters too! Hello Sharon and Molly!

Paris green was perfect for kitty!

Carolyn and her dog were so sweet to see!

Paper crowns are for everyone, even Fang!

 Your crafting interpretations are amazing to witness. Hello Pam!

One of the key things that crafting does for all of us is evoke happy memories of friends and family.

There's nothing quite like the pride you feel when you create something beautiful.

 The bounty of Create 9 was certainly a feast for the eyes.

Seeing your finished creations is the gift that keeps on giving!

We had a blast seeing all of the unique creations made with the incredible tools and materials from Create 9.

We couldn't leave without a few behind the scenes photos now could we?

We are so thankful for our virtual events and how they uplift and inspire. Connecting people through creativity is what we are all about!

Our next event, Create Crop at Home 4 will take place May 3-5, 2024. We hope that you can join us for an event that is sure to be beautiful in the making. Be sure to tell us your favorite part about Create 9 in the blog comments.

We love you so much!





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Agree with another commenter: please bring back the laurel dies! Love those!!

Sue k

I absolutely love your dies…For your anniversary with HSN, you should bring back (even if it is in limited quantities) 14 of your most popular and fast selling dies ever since being on HSN, like the "Cuttlebug Tasseled Timmings 8 pc. 12 inch die set…and the Laurel 7 pc die set. Those of us who missed out would love the chance to add some of your vintage dies to our collection…THEY ARE PRICELESS AND SO ARE YOU.
Thanks for Listening.

R. Haynes

Where can we get one of those coffee mugs that Anna is holding.

Lisa Ivanowski

Thank you Anna and Staff! Bravo! This was my very first Create event and not to be my last. Three days of wonderfulness, smiles from ear to ear and it was the best time ever!!! Happy holidays! xoxo

Susie Durrschmidt ~ LI, NY

Anna, I so enjoyed Create 9. I did the homework and was more prepared for the event more than the others. So, I want to thank you for the pre videos. I am so looking forward to Crop 4.
Have a wonderful Christmas full of family, friends and joy.

Evelyn Gumina

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