My First Scrapbook Expo – Friends, Crop projects, Haul Video & Make and Take

Prior to the Expo:

This is the hairband and the matching ring (below) that I made to wear the to the Expo. Can’t carry around my Scrapbook Albums or my Caring Card Tree now can I? Hehe! I had to make something from paper to express myself and show everyone what I can create. The red flowers are made from cardstock, a brad, some ink, Ritzy Ditzy Glitz, 3 D Crystal Lacquer and of course some glitter!The Gold and black flower is made from ribbon and the netting in the background was plain white. I inked it up added some Glue Dots and then flocked them with black.

Red Vintage Rose Headband:

Red Vintage Rose Ring:

During the Expo:

I was able to work the booth at P K Glitz and had a great time with Janelle and Jim. They did wonderful demos and I can’t wait to try some of their techniques. Thanks!!!

The 2011 Pleasanton, CA Scrapbook Expo was the first Expo I have ever attended. I was a bit nervous heading down there. I had never met anyone I was going to be working with and I am not a cropper who enjoys being alone. I got my crop tickets for Thursday night and I was able to sit with some wonderful ladies. A mother and daughter who were so friendly and made me feel right at home. Here is the set of jewelry I made at the crop… thanks to my daughter for modeling the hair piece today so I can get a better photo of it then I did on the red set.

Pink Carnation Hair Barrette:

Pink Carnation Broach:

Pink Carnation Ring (This one is the closest to the true color… I need to work on the photography lighting):

I started a teal and sliver rose set and though it is not done yet I can’t wait to find the time to complete it.

I also met Elena from Charity Wings (AKA Scrapbook Royalty). She hosted the crop all three nights and even though Friday and Saturday were sold out I volunteered with her to help her run them. She is in the photo below (on the far right) of us and two other volunteers.

Though I was all by myself this year I believe it opened up some opportunity for me to meet some wonderful people. Friends were made and fun was had by all!

I was able to make the Charity Wings Make and take sponsored by Faber-Castell. It was made from a canvas tag, water color crayons and pencils and their India ink markers.

After the Expo (The Haul):

I wanted to share with everyone the haul I got from the Scrapbook Expo. I hope that this inspires you to attend the Expo this year. Don’t forget to check out the P K Glitz booth and the Charity Wings booth for the fab make and take you can see in the photo below the video.

Hope you enjoyed looking at & reading about all the things I got to do at Expo. I hope your experience is just a good. If you have gone to one in the past year… what was your favorite part?

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