Sunday, June 5, 2011

Great American Scrapbook Convention

WOW is all I can say! I have never been to anything like this in my life. The Great American Scrapbook Convention came to Arlington, TX June 2-4. I was like a little kid in a toy store. I wanted everything I saw. There we so many wonderful people that I met and I do have to say that scrappers are some of the nicest people. I had to attend this by myself which at first I didn't like that. When I got there and realized that there were others just like me who did go alone it made me feel better.

Right from the beginning when I walked in I was overwhelmed with awe. Booth after booth full of bright shinny things and colorful things and a multitude of amazing paper. Of course I had to go up and down every row to see all the new great things that I knew I had to have. My poor husband was gonna be in for a shock when he saw the money that was spent on the 2 days that I attended. There were lots of scrapbooking clubs there that offered supplies once a month sent to your house. How tempting that was, but I did not do any of those so that I would use what I already have.

I found a 31 Gifts booth and bought a bag from them just to carry all of my new goodies. One of the coolest new things that I came across was by Kiwi Lane Designs. They have items to help you design your layouts. The templates are semi-transparent so that you can use them to design your page and then you can use them to cut your items when you are ready. I know that I am not explaining this very well so please visit their site here to watch a full demo of the product. What an amazing product it is. I can't wait to give this a try!

Of Course I came home with some new goodies to play with so here are a few pictures of my stash.

This is from Story Tellers Club. These are 2 page layouts and embellishments. Can't wait to add photos to these.

This is some paper stacks and some acrylic sheets with the glue for them.

Here are some puffy stickers for pages.

And of course more paper, cause who can have too much paper. (I do!)

In this picture are my Tim Holtz folders, some pens, brads and eyelets, buttons, and glue stick.

Well I could write all day about my experience at the show, but that would bore you so I will stop for now. In the days to come I will post about the wonderful person that  I met and also about the digital scrapbooking classes that I took at the show. 

I hope that everyone has one amazing Sunday! I am off to swim with the family and try to stay cool here in this Texas heat. 

Til Later!


The Mama Monkey said...

So Whitney, I think you are officially eligible to participate in our Use It Tuesday blog challenges!! :) You got some awesome goodies, girl!

~Chris~ said...

OMGOSH you got some CUTE goodies.. I am so glad you had a good time.. What did Kev say when you came back? Can't wait to see what you create wit your goodies :)

Amanda said...

Wow! Looks like you will be having lots of fun! Great new toys, HAVE FUN!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So fun! I know exactly how you felt going there, I've been to the one in Chantilly the last two years and my jaw dropped walking in! Love all the goodies you came home with! Those templates from Kiwi Lane look so cool, thanks for sharing!

Miss Molly said...

I think that I am going to a scrap convention in July...not sur e- but your post makes me want to go!