Stamp & Scrapbook Expo 2016

This past weekend was the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Akron, OH. This is the second year the show has come to town. I love having a show like this in my backyard, basically! There were over 20 vendors on the show floor, and I also took a couple of classes. It’s really hard to go back to real life after having so much fun at the show all weekend! Scrappy withdrawal, I call it.  ๐Ÿ™‚

I got a ton of stuff… but I have to say, we have the big craft stores here, but there is nothing like going to a place that is all dedicated to paper crafts. It makes me really miss stores like Archivers.  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ  There is just something about seeing, smelling, and handling the paper and other products in person. It can also be more dangerous for your wallet! I also saw the Carpe Diem planners in person for the first time! I didn’t break down & buy one yet because I wanted to see them in person, and there are a couple colors I was looking for in particular that they didn’t have. Dodged that bullet! There wasn’t a lot of planner things represented, but I could see potential in certain items, so I am going to make them work in my planners!

Here are a few photos from the event, and my haul!

Enjoy!

Below: Haul from the Collections class!

Below: That same class gave us the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection! All the heart eyes!

Below: One of our class projects, using the Shimelle Starshine collection.

Below: My haul from both days. Whoa!!

I already know the show is coming back next October… so it’s time to start saving up again!

Thanks for coming to my town, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo! See you next time!

Wings

Just thought I’d share my layout I made for Class For A Cause…..

WingsThis was fun & challenging to make! I added a few of my own touches to this- the lace is actually from my Mom’s old curtains; I just used Tattered Angels spray to the lace. I love Glimmer Mist- I’m spraying everything in sight:)

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Inspirations

Thought I’d share some lovely things today…

What a wonderful fall day!!! Sometimes you just have to step back & enjoy all the good around you.
I have also been enjoying my online scrapbooking class- taught by Elizabeth Kartchner. I have always admired her work in Creating Keepsakes magazine. Here is my project so far….I have used so many techniques I’ve never done before with this class– gutting a book (& nearly breaking my wrist LOL!!!!!), sewing on paper & using different materials.

One more thing… I recently came across this upcoming Class for a Cause by Iris Babao Uy. The proceeds of the class go to the Philippine Red Cross. I think you can still sign up if you go HERE.

Oh, and my birthday is only a few weeks away!!

Thanks for stopping by:)

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