Just wanted to tell you a bit about this small, locally-owned business. I started CREATE in 2009 because I was and am a mom who loves to enable craftiness. I was a stay-at-home mom who didn't stay home very well. I loved taking the kids on learning adventures, meeting up with friends, teaching scrapbooking classes, and general crafty enabling. My craft collections were exploding and I wanted a place where moms and families could come to express themselves creatively. I wanted a warm, cozy welcoming place where people wanted to gather.
I never imagined where my crafty adventures would lead me, I always say "where I started this business, is nowhere near where it is today". Over the years CREATE as a business has changed and evolved with our customers. Our focus has moved from scrapbooking & a million small crafts to canvases, to wood cutouts and wood signs. Our one constant has always been to have a clean, stress-free, FAMILY-FRIENDLY environment where creativity is encouraged.
Fast-forward to 2021, it is time for a change for me and CREATE. Covid has taken its toll, both of my kiddos have graduated from high school, and I got re-married and decided to move to Fremont. So at the end of July 2021, I closed the CREATE's Elkhorn Studio. We moved all of CREATE's belongings to storage, to my garage, to my basement, to my spare bedroom. Yes, I did a purge and donate a bunch of stuff. Apparently, I collected quite a few supplies over the years. LOL.
I found and opened the Fremont Studio at the beginning of March 2022. It is about 1/3 of the size of the old studio but I think it will be more manageable. The studio has been colorized and organized for creativity. I am still working out the kinks and settling in. Please come check it out. ~Lisa Waddell
1735 E Military Ave Suite
Yes the two of us together are double the creative fun. Carlie is my right-hand Creative Partner in Crime. I do not know what I would have done without her over the past almost 3 years. She is fabulous at ALL the helping stuff and can rock a Creative Party.