ROUSES POINT - For the last 14 years, Naomi Treadwell has been putting her creative talent to work.
Back in Maine, where Treadwell is from, she became a Creative Memories consultant, helping people gather their favorite photos in a unique way.
Creative Memories, a scrapbooking company which began in 1987, began the scrapbooking revolution, according to Treadwell.
"At that time, there were no scrapbook supplies in stores. It wasn't something that a lot of people thought about," explained Treadwell in terms of preserving photos. "When I first started out, you couldn't go out to Walmart to buy scrapbooking stuff; it just wasn't there."
After hearing about the company on a radio program, Treadwell joined a class and eventually became a consultant.
"I signed up and I've been doing it for 14 years," she said. "I really love it. I love their products."
After moving to Rouses Point earlier this year, Treadwell began a scrapbooking class Nov. 12. Now, she's taking scrapbooking a step further, having her first cardmaking workshop, Thursday, Dec. 3.
"I have a kit and it has all the prefolded cards and envelopes to make 18 cards," explained Treadwell.
"Basically, you make 18 Christmas cards. They may be a little more special," she continued. "You wouldn't send them necessarily to everybody on your list, but to special people on your list. [It] has a little more meaning than just buying it from the store."
Treadwell said the cardmaking class is suitable for adults and children, and would make a good mother-daughter activity.
"I already have a mother-daughter team signed up to make Christmas cards," she said.
Treadwell even worked with her 10-year-old daughter, Katherine, to create sample cards. During the workshop, which will be held at Gaines Marina's front building from 6:30-9 p.m., Treadwell will be available to give advice and will have her scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies for people to utilize.
Treadwell hosts her scrapbooking workshop every Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the marina, and people are invited to come as often or as little as they want.
"Whether they want to make cards or whether they want to do a scrapbook. It doesn't matter what they want to do. I'm there to give them advice and I also have the supplies available," she said.
The cost of the cardmaking workshop is $5, plus an additional $30 for the kit. To register, contact Treadwell at 206-4078 as soon as possible so she can order the kits in time.
Treadwell will also host an open house Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the marina, 141 Lake St., to showcase her scrapbooking and cardmaking items.