During the scrapbookusaexpo 2012 me and my sister chose to experience there VIP seat treatment. this entailed us receiving early entry (even before the early bird shoppers), a free cricut apron, seating in the exclusive VIP area, a make and take class, treats, a VIP host and an opportunity to enter into a layout page contest.
the contest: there were about 5-6 prizes to be rewards. The terms for entering was to submit a summer type scrapbook layout for judging.
I choose a fun array of photos from a terrific beach trip from years ago. Me and the same sister that accompanied me to the expo made a sandcastle on rock away beach in Oregon. Then decided to destroy thus said sandcastle before leaving. 🙂
This is a shot of what the 2 page layout looks like side by side (Sandcastle To destroy or not to destroy)
Here is my hand drawn sandcastle title. After I sketched it out with a pencil, I took my black marker and outlined it. Then taking 2 different blue markers filled the top portion in with the lighter blue and made waves with the darker blue. For the bottom I used doodlebugs design inc’s crushed flock, color light brown. To apply the flock. I applied liquid craft glue evenly where I wanted the flock, sprinkled it on top and shook the lose remaining flock onto a spare piece of paper and put back into the bottle.
To make the title pop even more I glued the title onto a piece of black card stock and used my Imaginise distresser around the edges. Then I chose to do it again but mounting it to a Fushia piece of paper this time and repeating the process.
I brought along with me some of my handmade die cuts. The little oysters from Alice in Wonderland are ones I make and sell on my Etsy site. click here. I thought adding these cute little oysters would be perfect for a beach layout.
Here are some of the products I used to make this layout. want 2 scrap black pearl bling, Imaginisce Destressor, Doodlebugs Design crushed flock, and my favorite adhesive runner Scotch advanced tape glider.
If you have any questions on how I made this page. Please let me know.
This place had a fun look on the outside and screamed to me “come in”, so in we went.
We give this Restaurant 3 Pink Pig Snouts
Located at: 1133 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, Utah 84095
(there is also one in taylorsville and salt lake city)
Type of Food: hot & cold sandwiches, soups and of course pastries
Prices – $7.00 – $10.00 (our lunches were $6.99-$7.99 each)
Decor & Atmosphere: The decor and atmosphere were horrid. From outside you would expect to enter a cute and cozy cottage styled atmosphere. Instead we were assaulted with a confused cacophony of marble walls, industrial vent tubes and bland neutral colors.
Service: Fast, friendly and drink refills were available.
Meal 1: Philly Cheese steak on focaccia bread. Included Lays chips and your choice of brownie, mint brownie or eclair $6.99 drink: sprite $1.99 for large with refills
Review: Bread was moist and flavorful, meat and cheese a bit skimpy. Mediocre sums it up. The best part of the plate was the brownie, which was rich and tasty.
Meal 2: Turkey bacon tomato sandwich on sourdough bread. Included Lays potato chips and choice of brownie, mint brownie or eclair. Avocado was $1.00 extra for a total of $7.99. Drink: coke $1.99 large with refills
Review: Sandwich was very good and flavorful. Two complaints: a) The crust of the bread was very hard and b) even though i paid $1.00 extra for avocado, the portion was a very small slice >^( I chose the mint brownie for my desert and, like the plain brownie, was rich and tasty.
Since the pastries were the true highlight of the meal, here are some selections from their menu that might be worth a go:
Vendor: Want 2 Scrap
I loved this shop. as you will see in my photos i went bling happy. I had so many packages i was up to my chin carrying them around.
they were selling self adhesive bling packs.
they had baskets galore of bling. these were normally $3.00 and they were selling them for $1.00.
let’s say i was a happy girl.
here are some photos from there booth.
this is some of my haul laid out on my table getting ready to be organized and put up.
so to organize my bling better i made piles of the same colors and by overlaying them one on top of the other. as shown
i placed a piece of tape over the overlap area and continued adding until i had a pack of them all taped together.
I grabbed some of my alligator clips
and one of my black grid walls
and using my alligator clips, clipped the packs onto the grid wall. this will make it so much easier to find the bling i want to use. instead of shuffling through a box of them. another craft project for my office. i love to be organized
me and my sister were at the scrapbook use expo 2012 all day on saturday. we received many fabulous items, won drawings and participated in extra fun games.
the dj had games going throughout the day to keep things fun and to give you a reason to get out of your chairs (well another reason then going and checking out all the fantastic deals at the vendor stations)
we watched a race against time scavenger hunt. where the 2 teams (blue and red) had to go to different vendor stations and find there colored circle and beat the other team back to the dj station before the other team collected all of theres.
then we had a tug of war. we did get into this one and got our butts handed to us on the 1st pull. congrats to all the woman that won this even after 4 pulls.
here are a few shots of the action.
then we had a dance contest. they warmed them all up with a zumba lesson. then each stage to be able to stay in you had to receive an item from one of the floor judges.
1st stage – marti gras beads
2nd stage – marti gras mask
3rd stage – u guessed it a marti gras boa.
the final stage they would change up the music every 10 seconds.
i was so proud of my sister she did the change overs so well. think about going from doing moves from thriller to a country hoe down.
Here she is (the 3rd one in pink.. oh course) with the 4 top finalist.
I had so much fun checking out all the cool vendors at the scrapbook expo. click Here
So I wanted to share with you all what fantastic finds I brought home. Today was my day to just mosey around the convention checking out all the vendors and products. Tomorrow me and my sister will be given the VIP treatment and are going to be scrapping all day.
any whoo Let’s take a look at what I found.
Vendor #1: Eyelet Outlet – where I found some awesome brads – each pack was $2.50-$3.00
12 Retro Button Brads
12 Bottle Cap Brads
12 Gear Brads
12 Pirate Brads
12 Moose Brads
12 Farm Animal Brads
Vendor #2: Doodlebug Design Inc.
the bundle I bought
They gave out FREE catalog’s. I have already flipped through it and it has some amazing organization products and ideas for your craft room.
crushed velvet flock.. in the colors of lily white and bubblegum – $1.00 each
Boutique brads – limeade assortment – $2.00
pink flocked brads – $1.00
Craft Knife – black n white daisies – $3.00
Craft Mat … reversible self-healing double-sided – pink w/pink flower print on back – $3.00
Mini Brad Keepers – 12 bottles for $2.00
Vendor #3: Basic Grey
They have a great sale going on. a Mix n Match deal 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 so I purchase 6 different items for $10.00 each cost $1.66
Rub-Ons – 5 pages worth
brads in 6 assorted colors
which i have already placed in some of my new mini brad containers – I giddy about this one.
decorative paper clips
decorative brads – each larger brad came with a matching little one.
Vendor #4: Part Time Sally
They were selling echo park paper co. products
The stickers I bought were 5 for $1.00
21 sticker Little Boy Set
23 sticker little girl set
22 sticker Paris & Love set
Vendor #5: My Scrapbook Zone
all of there 2 page layouts were $6.99
Monster on Parade 2 page layout
“toaddly’ in love 2 page layout
Vendor #6: Out on A Limb
Their 2 pay layouts cost $6.00-$7.00
Lil’ Stinker – $7.00
Vendor #7: Want 2 Scrap
Bling Bling Everywhere and all for a buck
Marquis Rhinestones – Silver
black, light pink and orange flowers with swirls
Finesse Swirls Pearls – White, Orange & LeCreme
lines of white crystal
Spellbinders Nestabling in clear and black
Swirls : Pearl, light pink, bright pink, black and yellow
Set of dots: black, light pink, red, purple, bright pink, dark blue, yellow, light green, light blue, dark green, green pearl