Saturday, October 29, 2011

My First Scrapbook Convention!!!!!!!!

I am an avid reader and subscriber to CK Magazine. I am always amazed at how many listings there are at the back of the magazine of scrapbooking stores in other states as well as conventions. I've always wanted to experience what a scrapbooking convention was all about. Unfortunately, Laredo is not anywhere listed as any of those cities where conventions are offered. When our Busy Bees group member, Hilda attended one last year with her husband she came back in awe and inspired to share her experience with us. The rest of us were immediately drawn to her recountal of the trip.  Early during the year we discussed the probability of the four of us taking a trip to San Marcos, where CK Scrapbook Conventions would be making an appearance in September. We were hooked and convinced from the start. The four of us planned it and couldn't wait for our little getaway to scrapbook heaven (only fellow scrapbook enthusiasts and paper crafters could understand our excitement from this point!)

When THE DAY came, we couldn't think about anything else to take but our scrapbooking tools, photos and essentials for our two-day stay. But I guess we also needed to take a change of clothes, toiletries and what not...I packed lightly (as a Girl Scout would) and we were on our way!

From the moment we got there we were ecstatic and on a mission to CREATE at the different classes we registered for. Our time at the Embassy Suites was quality well spent. We learned so many techniques, had a crop night, and of course, came back with some goodies. There were so many amazing exhibitors! We wanted to bring everything with us!! Some us more than others-like we needed a hole in the head!

Before we could head back home we managed to go to several scrapbooking stores along the way and to close our trip with a bang we ate dinner at PF Chang's. Let me just say that this is the BEST Chinese restaurant- ever!. Our potpourri of meals were so delicious and mouth watering to say the least. Certainly worth going to! And now to plan and wait for next year's convention...we will definitely be there! Can't wait! In the meantime....let's get crafting!

Here is a little compilation of our trip. Thanks ladies, for making this trip and experience possible!
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