Here was the VIP Swag bag...
|VIP Swag Bag|
I started off at Canadian Scrapbooker magazine's booth. I was chatting with Katharina Doyle (co-founder) and Sue Sykes when Sue started to talk to a lady that walked up beside me and lo and behold it turned out to be my fellow My Scrapbook Nook friend Lori Mancini who I had planned to meet at the event! Then along came her friend Jennifer another Nooker. It is fabulous to get to actually meet in person the people that I chat with on a regular basis in the scrappy Nook world. I love that people are just as sweet in person as they are on the boards and blogs!
I met a lot of other really nice store owners and booth staffers who were very friendly and helpful. Love that there is so much scrappy goodness all in one location and yes, I did shop a bit. *giggle* Picked up a bunch of stuff from my winter CHA wishlist and some that wasn't on it but amazing to behold!
|The above were 75% off finds!|
|Assortment of fabulous embelishments and the Prima's were 25% off-yeah!|
|Bella Blvd., Echo Park, American Crafts,|
Shabby Green Door, Creative Imaginations, Graphic 45, Pink Paislee/House of 3
|My Mind's Eye - some Flocked Haunted craft papers and|
some of the awesome glittered Lost and Found collection
Another of my favourite places and part of the reason I decided to attend this new Fall addition of ScrapFest was the Scrapbooks and Cards Today Interactive Studio. I had a great time at their studio in the Spring. Not only are Catherine Tachdjian (founder) and Kimber McGray (DT Member and card maker extraordinare) extremely friendly and fun to chat with, they have arranged some fabulous make and takes with a variety of styles and genres. I also had a chance to chat with their fellow booth mate Lisa Kisch... such a sweet gal!
Here are the fun things that I had an opportunity to make...
I even won the draw at this one and received a QuickCuts Nest Flower Die Cut set. Woohoo!Looking forward to more Scrapbook and Cards Today fun at CreativFestival next week!