4.19.2009

HOLY SCRAP!

This weekend I made the annual pilgrimage over to the Mesa Convention Center for the CK Scrapbook Convention. WOOHOO! Sorry, I'm still in the habit of yelling for everyone getting door prizes and giveaways...

{LISA F I MISSED YOU!}

It was fun feeling (and absorbing!) the energy of all those crazy, creative ladies in the same place, at the same time. For two solid days. The convention is my much-needed recharging every year. It was exciting and exhausting both. This year was a treat for me because I was able to introduce my scrap world (and favorite tools, and favorite vendors) to a couple new friends. Jackie already knew the craziness, and now Deirdre, and Amberly, and Rachel all know it too... and deny it they'll try, but yes, they loved it.

I liked what one of my class teachers said. "Be careful not to get a paper cut, ladies - once scrapbooking gets in your blood it never goes away..."

The vendor fair was nuts. The Embellish It! booth was once again, my fav. Favorite purchase of the two days was many colors of GINORMOUS ric rac. I'm smiling just thinking about it. I can't WAIT to use it on my pages. **Honey, stop reading NOW.** I spent twice as much $$ as intended... oops... How do those SAME BOOTHS keep SUCKING ME IN, year after year?? Ha! I keep telling myself that it wasn't STUFF I was buying, it was INSPIRATION, and now I'm totally revved up again!

I HEART SCRAPPING! {In case you didn't know.}

A couple of my classes were let-downs, in ways, but others were FABULOUS, and I again learned some new techniques and design tips. Stay tuned for a "What Matters Most" class in a couple of months, too. The idea just may revolutionize the entire way I scrapbook, and journal.

Speaking of let-downs, I'm committing now to NEVER AGAIN going to a Saturday night crop. They've gotten more and more lame the last couple of years, and I'm done. Just like that cursed Quick Quotes booth. Never again, I tell you...

IN THAT SPIRIT, in case anyone is still reading, I HAVE DECIDED TO HOST MY OWN CROP! Complete with dinner, door prizes, goodie bags, make and takes, fresh baked treats, possibly even t-shirts, and more! J and I decided we could do a MUCH better job than CK, and make it a whole lot more fun. Plus, it will be in South Phoenix and entirely more convenient. Price is TBD.

Mark your calendars! It will be on Friday night, May 22nd, from 6pm - 11:30pm or so. Make a comment if you're interested, as space will be limited. If your name is Nerissa, Janna, Becky, Monique, Cindy, April, Karen, Rachel, Sandi, Courtney, Jackie, Deirdre, Cotylee, Amberly, or if you know any of these people and I can't think of your name on the top of my head right now, I'm personally inviting you. Be there, or be a scalloped square.

8 comments:

Ashlee said...

Out of sight, out of mind. Good thing you put in that disclaimer at the end for all the people at the end of your post... :) PS....Thanks for the cookie recipe...I am sure it is better than the one I found since you are such a baker. I finally just had to go with something to get the boys off my back! PSS....This is a super long post for you! I liked your enthusiasm.

Janna said...

Sorry, I would love to be there but I will be at our ward camp out on the 22nd. Dave is making me go!!

brooke said...

You are so cute---Your enthusiasm makes me wish I were a scrapbooker!

You are quite the salesperson!

Amberly said...

I think you need to add lindsay faller to your list.

Amber said...

If I had a life outside of work and the every day routine at home I would be a crazy scrapbooker ;o). I love that kind of stuff.

Sandi said...

Okay, but you will have to remind me and bug me about it.

Rebekah said...

You make it sound like so much fun. Wish I was here then. Have fun.

Lisa said...

Maybe Carey will fly me out there for my,....ULP, 40th. Sing happy birthday to me that night, ok? hahaha!!! I really missed you at the Portland Convention. The convention just isn't the same without you! And I didn't win ANYTHING this time! hahaha!! See, YOU are my good luck! Post a pic of your GINORMOUS ric rac! I would LOVE to see what it looks like!