The clever folks at Creative Memories came up with the signature event, Croptoberfest, hosted annually by CM consultants. We “crop” in October, a term used by scrapbook enthusiasts to describe the process of creating personal photo albums and scrapbooks.
Not to be confused with Oktoberfest, the 16-day festival celebrating beer in Munich, Croptoberfest brings hobbyists together to pursue their craft. Much like gardeners sharing collective wisdom, scrappers are a generous bunch. We fill a small conference room at a local hotel, where we share ideas as well as tools. Seeds of friendship are sown; nurtured relationships grow. The rhythm of a new season flows into the next.
Throughout October, I’ve featured a pumpkin a day on my blog as part of my Halloween countdown. Today’s signature pumpkin is brought to you by the creative spirit in the room. Thanks to everyone who willingly and graciously joined in the fun. The pumpkin will soon return back to the earth, but for now it illustrates our joy and camaraderie.
Special thanks to our hosts for the day: Inger Murdock, Karen Phillips, Pam Peters, and Mary Elizabeth Tait and for creating a relaxing and memorable event.