Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Chantilly, VA

Well, fun was to be had by all at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Chantilly, VA!!  I want to share some of the adventures with you.  Here goes......

From left to right-Me, Kelli, Wendy B., and Carol
I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends in my life who share the same love and passion that I have with scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting!

This was the total highlight of my day!!!!!!!!!!  I met the one and only Tammy Skinner with Creative Critters Cricut Club.  She is the most sweetest individual I have ever met!!  Tammy was so wonderful-I think I scared her because I stalked her  LOL! ...just kidding...although I could have spent all day talking to her about Cricut cartridges and crafting!  I felt like I have known her all my life-she is very knowledgeable and absolutely an  incredible person!!!  Thank you Tammy for being so sweet!!
Here is Tammy with my buddy Carol!!
The next thing I knew we turned the corner and low and behold we met Jenni Bowlin and her husband!  Come to find out her husband grew up in the same area that I did and Jenni graduated from a local high school in Southern Maryland where we live currently!!  Wow...what a small world.  If you ever get the chance to check our her products you should!!  She has an incredible paper crafting line with endless possibilities for creating everything. 

We caught up with Dan the Cricut Man!  He was demonstrating lots of different things with the Cricut Expression.  I loved his booth because he carried a lot of Bo Bunny products!!  He is a super nice guy. 

One of the first stops we made was at this booth!  We actually met Joanna Campbell Slan, the author of many scrapbook mystery novels!  My friend Carol and I purchased Paper, Scissors, Death which is a top seller on Amazon.  She was autographing my book in this picture!  She even threw in some bookmarks for free!!!  I cannot wait to start reading this novel!!!!  I'll let you know what I think of it.

I took this picture just as we entered the convention-Kelli, Wendy B., and Carol are set and ready to do some major shopping!!!!

We had a blast and I cannot wait until the four of us head to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge, PA.  We have the opportunity to stay two nights and take some very cool classes.
I am headed down to the dungeon to open up all of my wonderful goodies that I purchased.  Have a super great Sunday everyone!


1 comment:

  1. It is a fabulous convention... Looks like you had a great time.