Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Scrapfest 2012!


I was lucky enough to go to Scrapfest again this year and I loved it! I've been back for over a week already and I'm now just getting around to blogging about it. I was too exhausted to even think about it for the first few days. I spent last week sorting all my class kits and getting them organized in bags. Now I can just grab a kit and start working on it. I then sorted through all of my purchases and believe it or not, they are still in a bag and I haven't put them away yet! Shhh! I'm not letting my husband know that because then he'll say I didn't really need to buy anything!


While standing in line waiting for registration I was able to look at some 7 Gypsies trays that were just amazing! 


I did take the 7 Gypsies Vintage Trousseau Tray class this year. I really enjoyed that class. I'm almost finished with it and will post photos when I'm done. I bought a tray last year and I haven't done anything with it yet. This year I bought two, so I better get busy!


As I was waiting to register I noticed that the Archiver's Outpost looked eerily quiet. The calm before the storm!


Once it opens it's like all hell breaks loose! They have tons of bargains. I managed to make my way through a few times. When stock is low they replenish throughout the weekend. I was very happy with my buy one, get one 7 Gypsy tray purchase!


Here's one of the long lines waiting to get into a class. I'm not sure if this is the one or not, but my bag full of supplies fell over and knocked over a big cup of soda that someone had sitting on the floor. What a mess! It went flying everywhere. Long story short I offered to purchase another one for the woman and she was so understanding about it I was shocked! Of course, with such a crowd maybe setting a cup full of liquid on the floor wasn't a good idea, but I did feel horrible about it.


I took 10 classes this year so I didn't get to watch as many demos as I did last year. I didn't take as much video either. Above is one of the Hero Arts demos I did watch. I also ended up buying two of the different stamp and die sets. I can't wait to use them!


I met a great group of gals online and I was able to meet many of them during the three days of Scrapfest. Most of us stayed in the same hotel and it was fun when we recognized each other from the photos we had posted online. As we were waiting for the shuttle the first day a few of us had our photo taken.

Left to right in photo above: Me, Carolyn and Andi from Indiana, Evy and Sue from Wisconsin.


We did it again the next day! There's a few new faces in this one. Everyone goes to the Mall of America at different times, so you never know who you'll run into.

Front to back in photo above: Kathy from Wisconsin, Andi, Me, Carolyn, Megan from Wisconsin, Stephanie and Sandy from Illinois.


I do wish I would've been able to get a photo with all of the instructors. When you have back to back classes it's kind of impossible. Above is Teresa Collins. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the two classes I took of hers. She's such a super nice person. 


Margie Romney-Aslett was hilarious! I really enjoyed her sense of humor. I loved her class too!

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(This photo courtesy of Megan Hebel)

After taking the class with Jessica Sprague, I'm looking at digital images in a whole new way! Loved her class!

Left to right in photo above: Megan, Jessica, Kim from Illinois, and Me. 


I took a mini book class with Lisa Pace and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I can't wait to finish it! 


This is a photo of me with Yolanda who I met through the online group. Yolanda came to Scrapfest from Washington. We knew what each other looked like and as I was coming around by registration we recognized each other. 


Waiting for class with Carolyn and Andi and Judy from Minnesota (far right). 


My friend Jeanne (third from left) joined me for the weekend. We've known each other since grade school. We were joined by our daughters for dinner one night. My daughter Sarah is on the far left and her daughter Jill is on the far right. 

I'm only starting to make a small dent in my projects. I came home with all 10 unfinished. Below is the first one that I've completed. It is the Christmas Memories Mini Album from Teresa Collins. I've changed it up a bit so it doesn't look exactly like the one the we saw in the class. Since this post is so photo heavy, rather than post all the photos I've just added a slideshow. If you'd like to view them without the slideshow you can see them here. I have another book that I hope to finish tomorrow. As I complete them I will do a blog post so that I can share them.

If you ever get the chance to go to Scrapfest, I highly recommend it! Thanks for stopping by!

Created with flickr slideshow.


Cat Craig said...

It looks like you were busy and had a great time. Great pictures, enjoyed the post.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Great photos! Love to see the other 9 projects!

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