I had never heard of the Scrapbook Expo until a friend gave me free tickets when I worked on card-making at her house in mid-May. She used to be part of the group who created and promoted the Scrapbook Expo and she traveled all over the country. She still has local connections, including her son-in-law, who works for the organization. I was very thankful for the tickets and when I asked for more free passes for friends, she delivered! I saw at least six friends there, which made it more fun.
Friday 7/16 and Saturday 7/17 were the dates that the Scrapbook Expo was in Puyallup, WA at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. I attended both days and was a “teacher’s pet” for two classes, and was a student for another class. I’ll spare you the unfinished cards I made and will show them to you later. I won’t bore you with pictures of the stuff I bought – well, maybe. I’ll just talk about my favorite find and I also have a video for you.
My prized find at the expo was an incredible kit from The Stencil Collection. For years I’d thought about buying special paste and stencils to make raised textured pictures on cards but I didn’t know where to begin. The kind folks from the family owned business The Stencil Collection demonstrated the ease of use and offered a huge value with several extra goodies. For $99, I knew now was the time to pick up this limited edition kit:
Look at everything that came in this kit!!! I’m going to have to do a blog post especially about this company and the kit after watching the DVD’s and making a few cards. They let me pick a small, medium and large stencil.
Below is a picture of the sample Dan made for me with the stencils his wife and daughters designed; a fun make & take from Christine David’s CTMH booth (it’s supposed to have a sentiment but I skipped it and will add another phrase); and a make & take from Stampin’ Up!
If you were there, what did you think of the Scrapbook Expo? I heard it had been absent from our state for ten years and finally made a comeback, so attendance may have been less than expected. I think they’ll do better if they keep returning and become something we all look forward to.
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