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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CKC = A Scrappy Weekend!

CKC Nashville 2012
I had a blast this weekend and wanted to share some of the fun I had with you. Creating Keepsakes Convention was in Nashville this weekend so it was time to get a little scrappy. The weekend consisted of shopping, learning some new techniques from some great teachers, having a few laughs with friends (Jennifer we missed you), and closing the weekend with a crop.

Friday consisted mostly of shopping the vendor faire. Not only was I able to purchase exciting new products, I also watched a few demonstrations to learn new techniques and completed a gift card holder at the Close to My Heart booth. There were not as many vendors this year but I have to say I fell in love with one particular vendor – ADORNit. Here is a couple of pictures I took in their booth – I purchased the supplies to recreate the yellow wood art for my craft room.

I must mention this was only half of their booth because I did not dare step to the other side – they had some really cute clothing and accessories and I knew my scraping budget would be gone if I even dared to look. Check out their website as they carry a wide variety of scrapbook projects, fabric, clothing, and accessories – there is also a link to their blog from their website.

I also made sure to stop by and support our local crafting superstar – Jenni Bowlin – she has a great website so make sure it check it out along with her blogs.

As I mentioned I was able to take a few classes and learn some new techniques. As always the classes go really quick so I have several projects I will be working to finish and I promise to share them with you as they are completed.

I also got very lucky this year! They have hourly drawings in the vendor faire and this year I decided to purchase extra give-away tickets. I dropped my tickets in Friday and was lucky to win the 10am drawing which was a gift certificate to Dollar Saturday morning when I arrived I dropped my tickets off and to when I got out of my first class I had won another $15 gift certificate for Stamping Station. So off to my last class I went and luckily I had friends looking out for me. To my surprise when I had gotten out of class they noticed I had won once again and they were all nice enough to redeem my goodies from Strictly Scrapbooking since the vendors closed as I was getting out of class. I guess I should have purchased a lottery ticket because I’m never this lucky. J

A CK convention is never complete without a late night crop. We shared a few laughs, made a run for ice cream, while working on our projects for the night. It was a long day arriving at 9:00 am Saturday morning and cropping until 11:30pm so as you can imagine we were all a little tired. I hate CK will not be coming back to Nashville next year but I think that will just mean a road trip!
Lori, Amy, Vanessa, Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, and me after a long day!


1 comment:

  1. It was a lot of fun! And what a fun surprise to find you in one of my classes. :) I'm happy to be your personal scrapbook supply shopper anytime. ;)


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