Earlier this month, Deanna from Smoke & Brine Co. and I, alongside a seriously wonderful group of vendors and sponsors hosted a collaborative event called "Blooms, Bites + Booze" at The Wood Shed in Vista, CA. There was delicious food, fresh beer on tap, mingling with friends of old and new, shared laughter and an opportunity where paper enthusiasts of all sorts got together to create something handmade.
A few snapshots above from Claire and Co. who came to attend the workshop event.
A little side-tangent, but I started teaching workshops back in November of 2016 and it is one of my favorite aspects of my business. I love sharing what I love to do with others and getting to meet new people (as well as familiar faces from past workshops!). For those who have known my business since the beginning, I actually started off with making gift wrap embellishments out of craft paper as the gift wrap department will forever hold a spot in my heart. I soon discovered the beautiful art of crepe paper and spent most of 2016 exploring various techniques in building my paper blooms. As my business evolves and grows, I am tremendously excited to bring back the element of gift wrapping and packaging into the world of Paper Ave, specifically in my workshops.
Starting off with the "Blooms, Bites + Booze" event, I decided to package the supplies in a detailed out box to provide all my students the element of surprise upon opening it during the event. I enjoyed seeing everyone's reaction so much that I now have decided to incorporate it into all my future workshops.
Beautiful snapshots above by our photographer for the evening, Rachael Smith Photography.
In the meantime, Deanna and I would like to sincerely thank each and every one who was involved to make this event possible. We all had a wonderful time and could not have done it without you. Thank you to all the vendors below for your time, efforts and generous donations in helping us give out super awesome swag bags as well!
- Blooms - Paper Ave
- Bites (and hand-dyed swag bags) - Smoke & Brine Co.
- Booze and Venue - The Wood Shed Venue
- Furniture - Folklore
- Chalk Art - Pearl & Pen
- Calligraphy Art - Four Things Paper
- Donuts - Home Bakeshop
- Cactus Notecards - Yours Truly Calligraphy
- Drink Stirrers and Engraved Coasters - Happily Ever Etched
- Photo Print - Claire and Co.
- Lollipops - QUIN
- Macrame Keychain - Macramama
- Cactus Print - Lili Arnold Studios
A special thank you for these beautiful moments captured by Rachael Smith Photography!