Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scrapbook Expo 2009

A few weekends ago, I went to the annual Scrapbook Expo show. I signed up for three classes and spent the in-between time browsing the vendor's booths. I adore anything velvet, so I was able to find these autumn-toned velvet leaves to add to my velvet leaf collection.

Ohhhh, new pink flowers! I hope to use these beauties soon, as they are begging to be made into something beautiful.

I've always wanted these appliques so I finally broke down and bought a small assortment. Melissa Frances has some wonderful vintage style embellishments. I was fortunate to take one of my classes from her. It was a surprise to see she was teaching but I was happy to meet her and her fiance who managed her booth. He was a hoot - offering me a basket and then telling me he had none! Have to say that the chandeliers hanging in their booth were most delicious.

More bling! Pink rhinestones on sale for $1 a package at the Queen & Co booth. They had several other colors as well and I got some of the clear ones, too.

Each year, there is a booth where almost everything is $1. A herd of women make for that booth the moment the door opens and a long line forms as many bargains are scooped up. I'm not a fan of lines, so I waited until the afternoon when there were fewer people. I just love these fabric covered button brads. A super bargain, I thought! These are a few of my favorite items from this year's trip. I always look forward to this because there are so many booths - a great assortment of items in one place. Now, to use the new embellishments is the next challenge!


kana said...

Looks like you picked up some nice, new products at the craft expo. Loving your little helper Gracie! I really love your banner swap sneak looks really pretty! Maybe I will be motivated to get mine going as well.

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Ooh, I need to find some shows like that! I grew up in such a small town that it never even occurs to me that, now that I live in Denver, there might be such things as crafts shows or events or anything. It looks like a lot of fun!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sharon,

What fun it must have been, at that show.
I love all the things you got, especially the vintage style embellishments.

Enjoy your weekend

Queenmothermamaw said...

I would have loved to have been there. I am going to an outing tomorrow where there will be fabrics from India, Africa and Belize. I hope I can pick up some beauties.