Riddle me this: How many days does it take to recover from Scrapbook Expo? Let's hope the answer is 48 hours or less because I am STILL exhausted!
I had a GREAT time Friday & Saturday at Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, GA. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more — finally having a chance to meet so many of our regular readers OR introducing PCC to so many potential new readers. Hmmm…. ?
I have no idea how many attendees were at the expo, but I can tell you that about 700 of you entered our FABULOUS giveaways! That means I had a chance to talk to or with about 600 of you! Loving that! I am pretty sure that the PaperCrafter's Corner name was announced over the loudspeaker more than any other name at Expo. Ver cool! So a big THANK YOU to our generous donors for our great show giveaways:
- Graphic 45: Two 'grab bags' of their paper, including both 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 sizes.
- Prima: Two 'grab bag' assortments of their gorgeous embellishments, including flowers, bling & more!
- CraftySteals.com: One signature Crafty Steals tote bags with goodies from previous sale events, including Thickers, clear stamps, mini albums from Jenni Bowlin & Maya Road, embellishments from KI Memories, SEI, Jenni Bowlin & more!!
- Xyron: Two of their X150 and two of their X250 — ie: Small & Large "Create-a-Sticker"
- Stampin Up: Winner #1: Stampin Around Builder Wheel Spindle & Spacers, Stampin Around Jumbo Wheel Handle and 3 of the new Stampin Around Stamps to go with it! Winner #2: One acrylic SU stamping block, SU Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, and coordinating SU Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. So cute!
- Sweet Peach Crop Shop: Two of their July "Juicy" Themed Kits entitled, "Treasures from Grandma's House" which includes patterned paper from several top names (such as BasicGrey, GCD, Pink Paislee & My Mind's Eye), bazzill cardstock, American Crafts letter stickers, and unique coordinating embellishments you wouldn't find elsewhere!
- Croptopia Getways: A $100 gift certificate for one of their fabulous, premiere cropping retreats!
- Scrapitudes:A great "School Days" 6×8 mini book.
- Scrapbook Generation: 3 of their exclusive Allison Davis sketchbooks
- Undu: ALL of the above listed winners won a bottle of Un-du — the sticker, tape & label remover.
Many of you were most excited about the Un-du and the Graphic 45 papers and had your fingers extra-crossed for those :) You can purchase Un-Du directly from the Un-du online store here, and you can purchase current Graphic 45 papers & paper pads at many local scrapbook stores. If your LSS isn't carrying the G45 or you don't have an LSS nearby, you can shop for Graphic45 at Two Peas in a Bucket here
What did you think of Scrapbook Expo? Did you take classes? If so, how were they? I can tell you that some of the merchants at the show had good sales, but that several of them were very disappointed in their overall sales. Lucky for me, we weren't selling anything! But we'd love to hear your feedback on the show & crop!
PS: Can I also make fun of you guys for just a second? Do you know what question I was asked the MOST at the show???? Nope, it's not what you're thinking. The most-asked question was, "Do you have to be present to win?" And believe me, yall were asking BEFORE you committed to the task of filling-out a 3-line entry for the giveaways…. Hilarious!
PPS: We have two winners that were selected from those giveaway entries that we need to announce here. We promise to get to that asap!