A Summit is a meeting of the minds. So the Scrapbook Summit is a coming together of people with the same thing on their mind . . . scrapbooking, papercrafting and all things artsy!

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This event has a history of being coordinated by some very creative women.  Our original event coordinators were Sandy and Becky.  They hosted the event for many years (the pictures on Shutterfly go back to 2008), but it was likely longer.  When Becky moved south, Sandy was joined by Lynn and Sue of New England Scrapbook Company.  They hosted several events as a team up until our dear friend Sandy passed away in early 2015.  Lynn and Sue continued the coordination of events in 2015. 

And now 2016 will see a new and familiar face coordinating this event.  Known by some as "Queen Vanna" and by others as "Queenie", Vanessa of Queen Vanna Creations will be hosting the 2016 Summits, still at the very awesome Simsbury Inn.  Vanessa was always a very familiar face at New England Scrapbook Company, especially at those weekend midnighters.  She can often be found with a large container of Mod Podge and an assortment of wood as her canvas.

And everyone needs a sidekick.  Becky had Sandy, Lynn had Sue, Batman had Robin, Laverne had Shirley and Vanessa will have Debbie assisting with the event.  Debbie is another familiar face at NESC.  While Lynn and Sue were away at the Summit, Vanessa and Debbie were minding the store.  Debbie is known by some as "Freakin' Debbie" . . . a phrase that was coined when people would come across her creations.  It was the response to, "Who made this?" 

Queen Vanna posing behind a wall of her signature wooden calendars (taken at the March 2015 Summit)

And everyone needs a sidekick!  Kicking it back at the March 2015 Summit.

Lynn and Sue, taken at the November 2013 Summit. 

Our original event coordinators, Becky and Sandy (Fall Summit - November 2012).

Some comments from our Summit scrappers

"I had such a wonderful time this weekend!!!  B. really had to twist my arm to travel so far, but I am so glad I did, and am willing to do it again...and again...and again!!

Thank you for the warm and inviting atmosphere you crafted for all of us crafters. And thank you for the wonderful gifts, I used some of my papers and ribbons while at the crop. 

I had a wonderful weekend!" - JR

"I have to admit, every time I see your name with "Scrapbook Summit" in my inbox I get SO excited!!  Can't wait.  Thanks for all you do to make this such a GREAT scrapping weekend."---DF

“As usual you both organized a fabulous weekend. Thank you for all of your hard work making this a very enjoyable weekend.”

“Thank you for all your work in pulling together another great weekend. We had a wonderful time scrapping and visiting. Having the vendors available was very helpful and the Simsbury Inn accommodations and food were excellent once again.”

“Appreciate all your efforts towards this weekend. I have many new pages share with family and friends.”

“THANK YOU for a wonderful, awesome, relaxing, productive weekend. This was my first time at the Summit and it was all they said it would be and more!! Great rooms, food, scrapbooking space, people, vendors, prizes, etc. I am already looking forward to next February (if not sooner).”

“Just wanted to let you know what a great time I had at the scrap. It was our first time going over night and it couldn't have been at a more beautiful place.”

Thanks for a great weekend at the Simsbury Inn. It was my first time there - loved all of it! Didn't get tons done, but sometimes a scrapper just needs to have some fun!!!”

“Thank you ……… for another awesome weekend...the Inn (with the most comfortable beds ever!), food, and most importantly the scrapbook time and time to spend with friends - priceless! Looking forward to next February if not before - it's our annual event now!”

“I just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how much fun we had – thanks for all your work in putting this together and making it such a great experience….we’re already looking forward to the next one at Simsbury!”

Thanks again for an awesome weekend. J and I missed last May and
November because our kids were both Freshman in college and we are 
back on the bandwagon and realized how much we missed our weekends
with you! I hope you know how much you are appreciated. I know what kind of time and
effort goes into planning and executing an event of this nature. Looking
forward to time with you again soon. - - -MD
I wanted to tell you something funny that happened at my weight watchers meeting. The leader asked if anyone was challenged this weekend in reference to food choices. I raised my hand and explained that this weekend I was at a scrapbooking getaway that I look forward to all year long. I said how besides the scrapbooking part being great, we also look so forward to the food because it's so great! I mentioned that my friend and I incorporated pictures of the food from last year into our pages that we made about the weekend. I went on to explain how I wouldn't want to go there and not eat the food and stick with just salad and vegetables to be good because I would then be deprived. I said that I took everything that I wanted and just made sure that the portions for each thing was small. There was no way that waiting to get there for a whole year that I would deprive myself! After I finished speaking the leader called on someone else. This girl stood up and said she wanted to go back to what I was talking about. Her question was ....did you by any chance go to the Scrapbook Summit at the Simsbury Inn this weekend? I couldn't believe it!!
It turns out that she had been to a few of your crops in the past and just loved them! She said that when I said how the food was so good and also so 'pretty', she knew what I was talking about! The leader made me stay afterwards to tell her all about it because she loves scrapbooking and always wanted to go to a nice place. So you even get talked about at weight watchers meetings!!! And I even lost 2.8 pounds!!!
Thank you again for being so nice and allowing us to have these special fun weekends. I felt like a kid again!!! - - - LZ

Thank YOU both for a great weekend!!! You do such a wonderful job of making a relaxing and fun weekend for so many!

You guys are so great!!!  That's why we keep coming back!  You are the best!  You have the best crops and have the best people attending.  - - DR

I just want to thank you for another great and fabulous scrapping weekend.  - - DF

Just starting to unpack and wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you for a wonderful week-end at the Simsbury Inn.  You ladies out did yourselves!!! (as usual).  Our entire group enjoyed the week-end and the "newbies" really want to come back.  We know that it takes a lot of work to run an event like this and to have it run smoothly and wanted to know that we all appreciate what you do.  As we told you - this is the best crop week-end anywhere.  Thanks again and we will see you in November! - - -DR