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.
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
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