Friday, March 25, 2011

My First Scrapbook Expo - Friends, Crop projects, Haul Video & Make and Take

Prior to the Expo:

This is the hairband and the matching ring (below) that I made to wear the to the Expo. Can't carry around my Scrapbook Albums or my Caring Card Tree now can I? Hehe! I had to make something from paper to express myself and show everyone what I can create. The red flowers are made from cardstock, a brad, some ink, Ritzy Ditzy Glitz, 3 D Crystal Lacquer and of course some glitter!The Gold and black flower is made from ribbon and the netting in the background was plain white. I inked it up added some Glue Dots and then flocked them with black.

Red Vintage Rose Headband:

Red Vintage Rose Ring:

During the Expo:

I was able to work the booth at P K Glitz and had a great time with Janelle and Jim. They did wonderful demos and I can't wait to try some of their techniques. Thanks!!!

The 2011 Pleasanton, CA Scrapbook Expo was the first Expo I have ever attended. I was a bit nervous heading down there. I had never met anyone I was going to be working with and I am not a cropper who enjoys being alone. I got my crop tickets for Thursday night and I was able to sit with some wonderful ladies. A mother and daughter who were so friendly and made me feel right at home. Here is the set of jewelry I made at the crop... thanks to my daughter for modeling the hair piece today so I can get a better photo of it then I did on the red set.

Pink Carnation Hair Barrette:

Pink Carnation Broach:

Pink Carnation Ring (This one is the closest to the true color... I need to work on the photography lighting):

I started a teal and sliver rose set and though it is not done yet I can't wait to find the time to complete it.

I also met Elena from Charity Wings (AKA Scrapbook Royalty). She hosted the crop all three nights and even though Friday and Saturday were sold out I volunteered with her to help her run them. She is in the photo below (on the far right) of us and two other volunteers.

Though I was all by myself this year I believe it opened up some opportunity for me to meet some wonderful people. Friends were made and fun was had by all!

I was able to make the Charity Wings Make and take sponsored by Faber-Castell. It was made from a canvas tag, water color crayons and pencils and their India ink markers.

After the Expo (The Haul):

I wanted to share with everyone the haul I got from the Scrapbook Expo. I hope that this inspires you to attend the Expo this year. Don't forget to check out the P K Glitz booth and the Charity Wings booth for the fab make and take you can see in the photo below the video.

Hope you enjoyed looking at & reading about all the things I got to do at Expo. I hope your experience is just a good. If you have gone to one in the past year... what was your favorite part?


  1. Those are all gorgeous Grace! I'm happy you had a good time at the expo!

  2. So glad you had a wonderful time and looks like you got some awesome stuff! I didn't get to go to Expo last year but went before and the crop night is the best! Love the want2scrap booth too! Hoping to get to go back again!

  3. So glad to hear that you had a great time!!!!

    Love the goodies!!!!

    Wishing you a great one!!!


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