Scrapbooking will never go out of style. As a kid, I remember going to the corner of my room, getting a bunch of photos and snippets I got from magazines, some writing tools, a glue, a blank scrapbook, and I just craft all day. They say that the craft is fun, creative, and absolutely brimming with nostalgic memories. Apart from that, it builds a community, and gathers people that share the same love for this hobby to produce beautiful, long-lasting art.
Nowadays, people would throw craft events, parties, or even have intimate gatherings during the afternoons in quaint coffee shops, bringing all their scrapbooking material, and bond to their heart’s content with the craft they love.
Now, with that in mind, Fujifilm Philippines Inc. launched an afternoon of crafts and sorts called Instax & Crafts, last February 23, 2016 at the SM Aura Premier, with UAAP Frontrow Host Janeena Chan, acclaimed TV-movie actress Jasmine Curtis Smith, and Craft Manila, who all shared tips on how to make the most out of their Instax memories through arts & crafts! According to Fujifilm, Jasmine was the perfect person to join the scrapbooking hobbyists because of her lovely, bubbly personality–the embodiment of a youthful talent & beauty.
The event ushers in Instax’s 2016 Campaign in which there would be a series of DIY sessions that will be held around the country, starting April 2 in Manila, April 16 in Cebu, and its last stop in Davao on May 7.
Kits containing a blank paper accordion, and DIY calendars were provided for the guests, where we all put our skills to the test! Before the activities started, Fujifilm introduced their new Special Summer packages for their Instax Mini 7s, 8s, 70s, Wide 300s, and their coveted Instax Share Printer ~ all of which would be available in their stores nationwide starting March 18.
The day was a fun-filled affair–meeting new people, seeing them preoccupied with the Instax Shares distributed around the area, picking which photos to print. Plus the arts station: a washi tapes area, a stamping area, and a lettering booth where Ella Lama would make customized letterings for the guests. Most of the participants became really “competitive” with their artworks because of the raffle prizes to be giving away: some Instax Cameras and Share Printers!
I can truly say that everyone was happy with the event. Guests seemed so in touch with their creative side. It is remarkable that the advocacy of Fujifilm to celebrate great memories, making it more fun & dynamic, utilizing what’s around them to preserve these moments has lasted them for more than 80 years…and they’re not going anywhere. What Fujifilm Instax has done is to design products that produce high quality photos on the spot, and to give their market not just a photo, but something they’re going to keep and remember for the rest of their lives.
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