I am in such great spirits this week! My grandfather spent the past week down in Texas visiting, my lovely cousins Shelby and Erica both graduated highschool and my baby brother is home on leave for the next two weeks. Things are going so great for me right now!
As you know last weekend I was at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX. Can I just say #1 I thought it was so cool how close we were to the stadium - could hear the Rangers games if you sat outside near the food court. :) And #2 I got some really great deals on some really awesome product! Now before I get into all the goodies I got let me preface this by saying if you are looking for brand spankin' new scrap stuff...this is not the convention for you. Most of the shopping was 6 months to a year old. That being said, there were still a fair amount of vendors that had new stuff. On the flip side of that, the metroplex does not have much in the way of scrapbook stores so until it comes to Michaels or Hobby Lobby, it's still new to us...unless I want to shop online. And believe me that did not stop me from buying up all the yummies! (sorry Dave...I just couldn't help myself) *giggle*
So here are my top 5 purchases:
- A 4 pack of Spellbinder Dies - Circles and Scalloped Circles (large and small) - $30! (for all 4 sets!!)
- 6x6 Stella and Rose Pads - MME (I know it's an older collection but I love it so much!)
- Vintage glass bird ornaments from Melissa Frances. (Wait until you see what I do with them)
- Mini Album Class Kit from SEI
- Zipper Trim from Melissa Frances
Mom and I also took 7 different classes over the weekend. Our first class, which I will share with you today, was a Shabby Chic card class taught by the fantabulous Melissa Frances herself!
I thought about my friend Kristin the whole time I was there making such gorgeous cards - so wish you could have been there...but I picked up a present for you. :)
After class we went to her booth where her daughter taught us how to make an 8 page mini album using 1 sheet of cardstock. I haven't finished decorating it, but it turned out too cute! I might do a tutorial on that...we'll see. I'll be posting pics once it is done. :)
I also have a new tutorial over at Create with Jessi! Stop on over and check it out.
IWell I am off to do some crafting! Come back soon to hear more about the convention and the classes I took.
Until then, Happy Crafting, Happy Life!