Freebie Friday – Join us at a Scrapbook Expo!

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Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello, hello, hello my scrappy friends!

The Scrapbook Expo team is in Duluth, Georgia bringing a weekend of shopping, cropping, and learning to the local paper crafters. I sure hope all attendees are having a wonderful time! I bet they are!

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Have you seen the latest Scrapbook Expo products that you can purchase on-site at our events? The t-shirt, the bag, the keepsake buttons, the drinking cup, oh my! I love them all!

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Photo credits to Matthew Cummings from Stone Angel Photography

We had so many comments on last week’s post to win two admission passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice, that I have decided while there are still lots of 2015 events left that we need to do the giveaway again. I absolutely loved all of the comments left on last week’s post. I feel like I am getting to know so many of you through your comments each week.

Did you also know that we have a Facebook group for each location that a Scrapbook Expo takes place? In these groups we chat with fellow papercrafters about product, the shows, classes, and projects we are all working on. These groups will keep going throughout the year in between the shows. And I am lucky enough to get to know you in the groups as well! I would love for you to join us!

Would you like to win two admission passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo of your choice? Leave a comment on this post and tell us what project you are working on right now or what project you last completed. And, if it has been a while since you created, what are your plans to get started again. I can’t wait to hear about all of your creations!

Scrapbook Expo Free Admission Tickets

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Scrapbook Expo team and was all about the new Card Swap workshops. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two admission passes to the 2015 Scrapbook Expo location of your choice..

The winner is … Shelley Bayer!



Congratulations, Shelley! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Admission Pass Winner’ in the subject line.

Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win two admission passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo location of your choice, you need to leave a comment on this post.

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Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

~ Jen

166 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Join us at a Scrapbook Expo!

  1. agnes says:

    Mostly, i have been enjoying my summer days, working on the garden and getting together with friends and family but i always make time for a bit of paper crafting. i worked on a mini canvas and a butterfly that turned out so cute.
    thanks for the chance, i have never been in any expo but a stamp show. thanks for the chance.
    great t and tote!

  2. snazzy jj says:

    I do love your expo and am so looking forward to attending NEXT weekend. I just finished a layout about my son’s confirmation and I am working on a card featuring My Favorite Things stamps & dies with a new watercoloring technique of using pigment powders Brusho.

  3. Tammy W says:

    I love the Scrapbook Expo! I am always working on cards and scrapbook pages. I completed 2 birthday cards last weekend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Phyllis Damon says:

    looking forward to the Ontario expo in October. I use to take my young daughter with me, but after awhile she just wanted to spend time with her friends. Lately she’s been wanting to hang out & bound with me, saying she actually missed not going to the shows with me. I have to admit, those days going by myself did save me a lot of $$$’s, but I did miss her & “mommy buy me that”!! I got mu money already saved up to buy, buy, buy!

  5. Dee Dee Nida says:

    Currently I am learning how to use chameleon pens. How cool are they. I am in Japan for two weeks taking a vacation and lots of photos for my next project. Can’t wait for Denver in October!

  6. Alice says:

    Oh how I would love to go to the EXPO. I am currently working on a chipboard travel album from our trip to Hawaii in 2012.

  7. Edwina Brown says:

    I just completed a Paper Bag Album Card. The theme was sea creatures digis and I used different blues and green prints with blue card stock for the papers. I created 3 mini tags and 4 large tags for the 3 hidden pockets in it. I just love learning and creating. Edwina brown

  8. AnninPA says:

    Looking forward to the Somerset show. I walked on a Pocket Pal Letter today, and did some sewing. Happy to have had a creative day!

  9. Laurie Erlandson says:

    Always working on scrapbook pages of the grandkids and making cards. Also, just made invitations and cupcake toppers for my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday party.

  10. barb macaskill says:

    Never attended an Expo but would absolutely love to!!! It would be a dream come true!!! I am working on a 4th of July printer’s tray, some cards that I am sending off to children in the hospital and a few Christmas projects right now. Also working with my 10 year old grandson on a paint by number for his dad! I love watching my grandchildren create because it gives me a sense of peace. Thanks for the chance to make a dream come true!

  11. Yvette Williams says:

    The last large project I worked on was a 15 card order of Thinking of You cards with the window design of front n back stamp by Art Impressions. That was a lot of work, but the client was happy.

  12. marylouh says:

    I have to get some birthday cards ready – my son-in-law and my son’s girlfriend have birthdays in the next couple weeks.
    I have an idea for the one but I’m still designing the other.

  13. Laurence (Sam) says:

    I have been the Expo for several years and bring new scrapbookers to it each year. I look forward to the Orlando Expo in 2016.

  14. sharon L says:

    I am working on a first year baby album for my first great granddaughter. I am having so much fun! My granddaughter is in the Navy so I am not near her family. My granddaughter regularly sends photos via facebook or on phone so am up to date with my Miss Vicky.

  15. Connie Alder says:

    I have never attended an EXPO but it certainly sounds like a wonderful experience. I have been working on masculine and butterfly cards. Enjoy all of your great ideas. Thanks

  16. Connie Snowberger says:

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my forays with friends to EXPO in Pleasanton and Santa Clara, CA. Even took my husband once! That was interesting as he was in a generous mood that day. 🙂 I’m currently not working on a project as I’m in the middle of cataract surgery, but when my second eye is done…look out, cuz I have a lot of ideas in my head! Would love to win tickets to help make the time pass more easily.

  17. Dora says:

    Been scrapping since I was 19 ( over 40 years ) and my first one even has a strip of the strange toilet paper from Spain. I generally scrap my travels.Anything not nailed down and can go in my scrapbook, gets there. My family even helps my collection by giving me napkins, do not disturb signs,etc. from our trips. I have over 50 albums and still counting. I look forward to the scrapbook expos every year.

  18. Cindy Thompson says:

    I just finished making graduation cards and hope to get started on my Christmas cards not that all the graduation parties are over.

  19. Yadira says:

    I love creating, so I always have at least two projects going on. That way when I finish one I have the other, plus I switch back and forth to stay motivated! Right now I’m working on my baby’s 2nd birthday party, so I’m creating invites, decoration, etc. and also have a scrapbook in progress for her big sister (my step-daughter) with pictures she has sent her dad through the years. Now, having the little one and all that goes with a toddler in the house, I don’t have much time to stay current with new products and techniques, so the EXPO will be a great chance to see it all in one place! Can’t wait for the Ontario EXPO this year!!!

  20. Jacqualine Astudillo says:

    I started out scrapbooking and eventually moved on to card making….this “;hobby” has greatly evolved as I have attended a few Scrapbook Expo’s that opened me to dies, stamping, using markers, embossing. The list goes on. I am excited at the prospect of learning and exploring more and more avenues and techniques. The prospect of attending another Expo thrills me and to think I might actually win free tickets sounds fantastic.

  21. Tammy Riedel says:

    I attended my first Scapbook Expo last year and had a WONDERFUL time. My lovely daughter (and best friend) lives in Orlando, and I live in Denver. I hate to be so far apart. Well, she is getting married next January, in Orlando. I have been able to fly back and forth to take care of some major things, but miss out on the little things. I decided to create an album of this special journey we are on, using pictures and memorabilia of all that occurs, no matter where we are. My plan is to give the completed album to her at a reception we are having in Denver in early February. She and her husband will have many, many pictures and albums to look at, but my hope is that “our” album will be among her most treasured. What better place to find inspiration, ideas and product than Scrapbook Expo? LOVE your blogs and the EXPOS. Would love to go back again this year.

  22. Carol Coleman says:

    Well, I haven’t crafted in a while due to health issue. My friend and I are heading to Santa Clara where I’m taking classes and do the mega make n take plus the Saturday crop. I really like when the vendors come on to the fb groups and share. It inspires me to definitely add those to the booths I go to. I’m hoping to either work on Disney layouts or Christmas cards.

  23. Marie Gray says:

    I have been to many craft shows and I have seen and learned more new things and at a Scrapbook expo than all the other shows combined.
    I am currently working on making a multi page (88 pages) 12 x 12 photo album. I make all the cards that I send. I introduced a recently retired friend to card making last year at the Denver Scrapbook Expo. Now neither one of us will ever miss the Expo!

  24. Michelle Eaton says:

    I started to attend the Scrapbook Expo about 4 years ago and I was luke warm, but enjoyed it enough that I kept going back.
    Now, this year I can’t wait for October in Sacramento to come! I am sooo excited to attend because ‘it happened’ the BUG hit me and now I am a demonstrator and teach card classes… I LOVE it…it excites me and when I make cards I am so peaceful. I have been making cards on my own for my classes and going to other classes twice a month.. I’m addicted!!!

  25. Joan Sabo says:

    I’m currently working on a Project Life album for 2015 and am looking forward to the Scrapbook Expo in NJ in September!!

  26. Barbie D. says:

    I have been stamping for over 30 years and still love it. I have been going to the Sacramento, CA EXPO for a number of years and look forward to it each year. I was supposed to attend the Pleasanton, CA EXPO earlier this year (even had my ticket purchased) but unfortunately hubby was in the hospital so I wasn’t able to attend. I am currently working on a page for a 2016 calendar along with 11 other members of the Oriental Stamp Art group I belong to.

  27. Kathy says:

    I just finished doing scrapbooks for my daughter’s wedding. It took 3 different books. I’m now working on a baby book for a great nephew. I love the cricut cartridge the first few years. It is helping me make an awesome baby album. Can’t wait for Denver’s EXPO to get here!!!!

  28. Sandi B says:

    I am currently working on layouts from for July challenges from different blogs. I have had to work the last couple of weekends, so I am trying to catch up.

  29. Kaylo says:

    I have been scrapbooking for about 2 years. I have had so much fun at past EXPO’s and am looking forward to the EXPO coming up in Ontario. I go back and forth between scrapping and art journaling, and am working on my first thank you card for my brother and sis-in-law thanking them for letting me visit with them in Texas. I have really been surprised at how scrapbooking my mom’s life has unveiled her life’s story beyond pictures. I am lucky to still have her here and can tell her story in her words. It has been so much fun getting to know her as she grew up. What a gift this hobby has been.

  30. Shirley Yee says:

    I’ve been working on scrapbook albums with all the pictures I have of my five beautiful Grandchildren. I would love to go the Expo to get pointers and some new ideas

  31. Elizabeth M says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a pair of tix! I’m a scrapbooking junkie turned over to stamping junkie! Love the amazing techniques one can do with stamping!

  32. Delia Solario says:

    Reorganizing my scrap area and setting up my new explore air! Can’t wait to go to two expos nearby!

  33. Beth M says:

    Been working on stamping cards for my stamp group. Would love to do more scrapbooks- have a lot saved up.

  34. Christine Colica says:

    So looking forward to attend the Expo in NJ, already have my shopping list!! Went last year for the first time and absolutely loved it!!!! Working on a wedding layout now and i am just getting into using alcohol markers. Can’t wait to go to the workshop on markers.

  35. jen says:

    I’m working on my paw folio of my late Lil chihuahua Jack. he was on a petsmart gift card and was the love of our lives.

  36. Jeannie Brown says:

    I am looking forward to going to my first Scrapbook Expo in Denver this fall. I would love to win a couple of passes and I would take my friend who also it will be her first. We are both working on cards this summer. We just tried the cascade style and love it.

  37. Lestina Harris says:

    I have not crafted since I lost my home to fire in February. I’m hoping to get restarted at the expo

  38. Diana says:

    I really really need to go to the expo…..please pick me, I didn’t get to go last year, cause I was in the hospital…was supposed to be my first time going, really want to go see what it’s all about & get more stuff !!! Yipee can’t wait

  39. Pati Nuce says:

    I’ve been working ahead on Christmas & birthday cards thru the end of this year -both for work & personal. can’t wait for the Expo! Love the vendors, the Make & takes, the Friday nite crop & most of all spending time with my sisters & friends!

  40. Mary says:

    I am turning my “formal dining room ” into my art studio. I am upcycling bookshelves, a microwave cart and a desk to match the shelves and desk I had in my smaller space. Once it’s all done and everything is put away properly. I am going to start working on my daughter’s Broadway Baby album (my daughter was a theater performer in NY until she was diagnosed with MS…her MS is why I am moving my studio up to our main floor…she needs a new creative outlet since MS forced her to quit the theatre ). Thank you for letting me share and for the opportunity to win tickets to the Expo!!!

  41. Kathy Kirby says:

    I’ve never been to Scrap Expo before but would be so excited to win tickets to Sacramento. I have been scrapping for 12 years… It is fun to look back over my pages and seeing how my skills have changed over time as I incorporate new techniques. I love that each page has a personality of its own. I hope to win the opportunity to go to Sacramento,Ca. Expo and pick up some new techniques, tips and products.

  42. Tena says:

    I’m working on my twins’ grade school albums. Can’t wait for the Shaumburg, IL Expo. I’ve never been to one!!

  43. Angie says:

    I am currently working on my daughter’s K-12 book. She leaves for college in about one month! The album I chose for her looks like a school locker. It’s super cute but super heavy! She has already enjoyed it a lot but I know it will be even more special when it’s actually done! It would be great to win free tickets as every penny counts right now! Thanks!!

  44. Tania says:

    I would love to win tickets for my BFF and I! Last year was our first time there and we had a great time.

  45. Susan says:

    I have heard about how fantastic this expo is but have not had a chance to attend. So many scrapping stores have closed – I think the expo would be heaven to see all of the materials offered to us as scrappers! I have recently been working on a page where my husband, daughter and I visited one of the Bridges of Madison County! I am recreating a portion of the bridge and including our photos inside. So much fun!

  46. Lynette says:

    I am currently working on a scrapbook of my new dog Lillie. I would love to win some tickets.

  47. Sarah Mahon says:

    Have been really loving decorating my planners – it has been easing me back into paper crafting after a hiatus.

  48. donna mossinger smith says:

    Been working on making copies of my mom’s memorial book that I made. That way my sister and my nieces can one of their own to remember her by. Then I need to make some pages for a recipe swap. Then I still owe some ladies some pocket letters. They are so fun to send and receive. Can’t wait for Ontario Expo…already booked our hotel room!!! 😉

  49. Betsy says:

    My project is coordinating efforts to make jump ropes out of t-shirts for shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child! Love being able to craft for a cause!

  50. Judy Clark says:

    I’m working on a camping trip we took this spring. I’ve also been helping granddaughters with their albums. At last someone else is hooked like me!

  51. Danielle D says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. Love the Expo. Waiting for Ontario cause Anaheim was Great too

  52. Karen Lynn says:

    I’m a middle school teacher with less than two weeks to go before returning to work! I had big dreams about all the crafting I was going to do this summer; alas, most of it never happened! I did manage however, to complete two Copic journals, several cards, and a layout commemorating my son’s promotion from 8th grade to high school! I am looking forward to the Scrapbook Expo in Mesa. It will come one week after I finish the third class in my master’s program. When the Expo gets here, I will be free to shop, spend, and create!

  53. Candy says:

    My last “finished” project was a senior year book for my granddaughter. And Project Life is ongoing….

  54. Melanie Harnacke says:

    My friends and I are counting down until the expo in Schaumburg! We are so excited!! This will be a much needed girls’ weekend. Two of them have never been to the Expo before. We are all doing the Mega Make & Take together. I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when we hit the sales floor. 🙂

  55. Tammy Luiz says:

    As soon as I find my table, I’m going to get caught up on my one little word. I also want to make some new stamped cards with stamp/die cut flowers.

  56. Sharon says:

    I just finished a recipe album with all my mom’s recipes in her handwriting. Next I am going to copy it to give to all my brothers. I started on this over a year ago right after she passed. This helps me to stay close to her!

  57. Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset says:

    I am currently working on Fall birthday cards. And I just finished a lovely anniversary card for my hubby to celebrate our 20th year together. I look forward to fall expos and can’t wait to come Denver. You always put on a good show.

  58. Diana Rodriguez says:

    I enjoy taking my 7 year old granddaughter to the expo. Our last paper project was two birthday cards and a gift tag this weekend!!

  59. Patricia Carreon says:

    I was busy helping to decorate my local scrapbook store for the Southern California shop hop that is going on now.
    I am also busy working on some greeting cards and mini albums for a boutique I will be participating in this year. I plan on going to the Ontario Expo so tickets to that exhibit would be great!

  60. Kristen says:

    Hi I am currently scrapping pictures from my daughter’s first dance recital! I would love to win tickets for me and a friend!

  61. Julie Ehler says:

    I have been carding and scrap booking to fill my artistic need for about seven years! A friend started me while I was doing chemo and I was hooked. Love going to the expos when I can! I want to go to Schaumburg Expo in Illinois.

  62. Stacie says:

    My son has a bunch of birthday parties coming up so I’m in little boy birthday card mode right now!

  63. Tracy says:

    I am working on making a recipe book for all of our favorite recipes and home made cooking and I want to incorporate my father in laws bakery recipes from the 60’s as background pages. It’s a task but it’s fun so far 🙂

  64. Cindy Jenkins says:

    I have loved scrapbooking for many years! My schedule then my health kept me from scrapbooking for such a long time, but the past 3 years I’ve been re-obsessed with it & having the time of my life! I’ve never been to Scrapbook Expo, so winning 2 tkts to Mesa/Phoenix would be a dream!!!

  65. Pat Bussiam says:

    I am working on my Christmas cards. My family & friends look forward to getting my homemade cards every year. Can’t wait to go to the expo in Illinois next month to see what new things I can’t live without.

  66. Claudia Brandl says:

    I went with my sister to my first Scrapbook Expo last year in Somerset NJ. By the end of that first day we were already planning for this years visit. I have recently worked on decorations for my mom’s 90th birthday party, and some birthday cards. My current project is getting photos selected, with papers etc for Scrapbook Expo Somerset in September. My sister and I will be doing the Mega Make &Take, crops and hopefully a few classes. I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Debbie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I love all of the techniques!! I learn something new everyday! I have gone to two Expos this year and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. I so enjoy the classes and the sense of accomplishment when the class is over. Currently I am working on a 6×6 recipe book of my favorite dishes as a legacy to both of my children.

  68. karen paschkes says:

    i’m doing a scrapbook page that will be framed and put on the wall- one for each season. and a Halloween one- my favorite holiday! and planning on attending the NJ expo. it will be my first time.

  69. Debbie says:

    My dad’s 90th birthday party was this weekend. My sister and I made all the decorations for the party. He was very surprised and we had lots of fun.

  70. Jackie Adkins says:

    Scrapbook Expo is always fun. I’ve been going since 2003 and enjoy seeing what’s new every time. I think the Mega Make n Take is the best way to try some new things.

  71. Jill says:

    Can’t wait for Scrapbook Expo in Denver! I am working my way through a Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad making all sorts of cards with it, and I am about to get started on doing 12×12 layouts of a cruise I took in February. I’m trying to stay on top of my scrapbooking!

  72. Debbie Beck says:

    I would love to attend this Expo! The project Im working on is a scrapbook for my Disney Anniversary Cruise we went on in June. The last project I completed was my parents 50th Anniversary Scrapbook. It was a labor of Love 😉

  73. Marka says:

    I’m working on a digital scrapbook for my very first little grandson – telling him what he did each month and showing pictures of his progress.. He won’t care, and his parents don’t care, but one day someone will be excited to read it and happy to have the keepsake!

  74. Rebecca says:

    I have been crafting off and on since I can remember, I owe that to my mother. I love love LOVE to create cards and using mixed media and stamping are also included. I love using my Cricut for any die cuts I may need or even cut my cards out using that. I’m actually working with some htv on tshirts at the moment, but then I’ll be back to doing a xmas in July cut swap for one of my Cricut facebook groups. I can’t wait to see everyone in Mass for the crop there. 🙂

  75. Shelley says:

    It has been a little while since I crafted, but with two of my nephews just announcing engagements and weddings next year, I’ll be busy!!

  76. A Almeida says:

    I am generally a card maker, but I decided to go outside the box and do some work on canvas. I’m working on the Christmas Canvas now, it’s working out well so far. It’s fun to do something new!

  77. Lisa Thomas says:

    I went to Scrapbook Expo in Duluth this weekend on Saturday only and now I’m hooked. I want to go again so I can stay the whole weekend! So many good deals and the people you meet make it so much fun!

  78. Jo says:

    I love the junkie shirt and am so excited to attend Santa Clara and Ontario. I am working on all 3 kids birthdays and getting caught up on summer activitys. Expo is my happy place!

  79. Carol F says:

    I have been scrapping, very sporadically for about 9 years. Just started making cards and having a ball! Would love to go to a Scrapbook Expo as I have never been. My last project was a card for my brother-in-law, and now I’m working on a Birthday card for my mother-in-law and my Anniversary, 7 years, Shhh.

  80. Carol Davis says:

    Last year in Schaumburg was my first expo…talk about love at first site….I have come to papercrafting somewhat later in life. I am a retired oncology nurse, I love making cards and trying and learning about new techniques, can’t wait for August to get here…..

  81. Tracey t. Rice says:

    I just finished a card for a baby shower. I also recently discovered Project Life so I try and work on that every few days. Looking forward to attending my first Scrapbook Expo

  82. Ann Mlynarski says:

    Working on tons of projects, but concentrating on my SCOTLAND vacation & Christmas cards. Can’t wait for the NJ Expo!

  83. Carol Harris says:

    Have not had the pleasure to visit Scrapbook Expo yet – but certainly would like to win tickets for Sacramento this year. Have done multiple types of crafts throughout my lifetime – none recently but want to get back and really learn scrapbooking, card making, etc. I have all the tools to do it – I just need to DO IT!

  84. Janice Dube says:

    My mom and I have been going for the past few years. We are both card makers and scrapbookers. I like to check out the make and takes and the demos of new techniques. Mom goes thru her supplies, makes a list of product she needs or wants to have. We like looking for embossing folders and nestablities that she doesn’t have. Would love to get free tickets for us.

  85. Cyndi Gass says:

    I have been using scrapbook material to make mixed media art, but more recently I have been making cards to send to my mom and great aunt every week. They live here in Denver near me, but a card shows them I am thinking about them when I can’t see them. I took a vacation day so I could make sure I attended in Denver for my very first Expo.

  86. Irene U. says:

    So excited for the Ontario one. My mom’s visiting from out of town that week and I would love to take her with me to her first expo. Im currently working on learning techniques to using colored pencils. I just finished a card using Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils to color in my image.

  87. eunice says:

    Last crafting was for baby’s first birthday. Now she is getting bigger I am hoping to crop all her baby photos!

  88. Dorothy says:

    I haven’t done much creating lately, because I am in the process of organizing my craft room the Tiffany Spaulding way. The last thing I made was a wedding card using the Cricut Explore Air. Thank you for the chance to win two tickets.

  89. Michelle Maxvill says:

    OMG ! I would love to win – I was just trying to decide which one I would go to next ? Craft-a-holic for over 20 yrs

  90. Maria says:

    It’s been years since I’ve been to the Expo! Just recently got back into Stamping and Scrapbooking and I’m in LOVE AGAIN! Going no matter what with my best friend Tonya! In a Craft Club now as well and this month’s theme for Cards is Christmas in July!!! Can’t wait to get a sense overload at the Scrapbook Expo!! #ScrapbookExpo2015

  91. Kerri-Jo Sharp says:

    I recently completed a wall hanging for my husband’s grandma. It has a bunch of info from the year she was born, like what was on TV, what was in theaters, what things cost and what was in the news. I have also completed some bottle cap keychains for my son’s therapists and some shattered marble necklaces. I’m loving being back in my craft room!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  92. Linda C says:

    My grandaughter is turning one in August and the theme is ladybugs. I am currently working on all the paper decorations, invitatons, banners, centerpieces,etc.

  93. Laura Longueira says:

    Hi, I just finished a 75th Birthday Album for my dad’s surprise party. i included notes from all his siblings, children and grandchildren.

  94. Carol Davis says:

    I’m always working on birthday cards as I make them for all the birthdays in our office. I would love to get back to scrapbooking a little more. Can’t wait for the Expo in October.

  95. Laurie says:

    I am working on items for a Christmas event I am involved I through a community service club that helps women and girls. I am decorating a Christmas tree that will be raffled off, so I am making some of the decorations for it. I also have four scrapbooks started that I work on when I can find the time. I hope to attend the Ontario, CA Scrapbook Expo in October as I have never been to an expo.

  96. Joyce says:

    Just went to Expo in Duluth, helping a friend who was a new vendor(Paper Sweeties). Oh my, can’t wait to go again so I can shop and do the make n takes. The booth was across from Lorraine at The Creativity Center and we enjoyed hearing all the cool items she was demonstrating.

  97. Susan T says:

    My last project was organization – which I’m still working on! The next project will be Christmas cards and I need the inspiration to create my cards.

  98. Jeannette Riley says:

    I’ve been working on items to sell but not personally scrapped in such a long time that it’s embarrassing. . But started printing pictures to get back in gear and winning tix would be awesome for some much needed inspiration! Thank you!

  99. Joni Szela says:

    My friend and I have been scrapbooking for years and she has taken so many weekend vacations this year she says she can not go to The Expo’s do to her finances and I do not want to go by myself and cant find anyone else to go with…I am currently making cards and working on my Bermuda Cruise Book from 2013 that my friend and I went on together….

  100. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    I have been making simple cards with my five year old granddaughter. She loves it and does so well. Some embossing folders, heat embossing, die cuts and we have been adding stamps.

  101. Natalie T says:

    I’m currently working on a surprise project for a friend of mine who is having a baby. I’ve been sending her teaser photos and she can’t wait to see the finished project! It’s something for the baby’s bedroom.

  102. Margaret says:

    My Sister and I have been going to Expo for about 12 years now and have never won anything! We always try and win at the expos but nothing 🙁 would be nice to tell her I won free tickets!!! For the Ontario, Ca expo!! In Oct.

  103. Maureen says:

    This is so nice of you to do!! I have never been to an expo before and it looks like a lot of fun!! I am trying to finish up my sons senior year album and get my craft room organized. I have been away from crafting for awhile and just started back with it and I have missed doing scrapbooking so much!!
    Thank you again 🙂

  104. Chynna Mesich says:

    I’ve never been to any Scrapbook Expo but I’m dying to go to the St. Paul one this weekend! I’ve been scrapbooking on and off for about 15 years now but it’s definitely a hobby I love.

  105. Rhonda Flores says:

    Plan to go to the Ontario expo ,(a free ticket would be even better). I am currently working on my new love , Julie Nutting dolls by Prima…so hooked and so in love with them!!

  106. mj says:

    just finished making small gift bags will now start will start the embellishments to go on them. i’ve never been to a show yet, so would be so happy if i win the tickets.

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  108. Denise Iles says:

    The last project I completed was my Las Vegas 2014 album. I don’t think I’ve scrapbooked since then which was March 2015. I need to start getting organized again. I’ll be cropping again in October for sure unless I can get my act together sooner.

  109. Dclimer says:

    Working on heritage album for family reunion next May. Love going to Scrapbook Expo, always looking for layout ideas and how to make my own embellishments.

  110. Carolyn Dill says:

    Looking forward to the New Jersey Expo
    Current project…my sons college graduation.

  111. Janie says:

    I have been working on my daughter’s album, filling in memories for the last 3 years! Current stuff has been a spread of the California state fair! I have never been to the Expo, but live right by Sacramento!

  112. Debbie says:

    So much to do! I am going to work backwards until I catch up so Family summer vacation and then daughters 8th grade graduation.

  113. angela says:

    I am working on my nephew’s wedding gift, and my niece’s scrapbook. She is 7 now. We were looking at the pictures, and said “awe he was so cute when he was little” referring to my nephew who is 4. Lol

  114. Tijuana Jackson says:

    Currently I’m working on birthday cards for the next three months, I will also like to complete my holiday cards, I’m enjoying my summer and have completed two multimedia canvassings – I would love to go to an expo.

  115. Beth Kwiatkowski says:

    Starting scrapbooking about 20 yrs ago…but took a 15 yr break to raise my kids and go back to school (all while working full-time). Last year both of my boys were off to college so I am starting once again…. and forgot how much I LOVE IT! Needless to say, I have about 20 yrs of catching up to do, but have finally finished sorting pictures and memorabilia. Now..I just need to build up my supplies…so I am really looking forward to the show in St. Paul MN this weekend.

  116. Patti Johnson says:

    I am a crafter. Stamping, scrapping, crochet, jewelry, and whatever else I take a mind to do. Haven’t done a lot of scrapbooking the last couple years. Life happens. But I am going to be a first time Grandma, and am very much looking forward to starting a baby book. Would love to come to an Expo!

  117. Arlene says:

    I mostly scrapbook large pages but lately I’m getting into smaller books and I can’t wait to start something new. Watercolor painting on cards and scrapbook pages by Close To My Heart which I am aconsultant. Can’t wait to join Scrapbooking Expo in Somerset

  118. Renee Thompson says:

    Oh I went SO crazy at the Sacramento Expo last year — I got so many cute paper packs! I’m excited to go again this year, especially since it’s near my birthday 🙂

  119. Lori says:

    Love this…am working on cards to have as extras after I finish the three for family. I have too many started and not finished

  120. Loretta Davidson says:

    I started making Scrapbooks 11 years ago when my first Great-Grandchild was born & am now working on my 5th one. I love making the memories for the children, & they love looking through the albums. thanks for the chance such a wonderful prize.

  121. Elizabeth Kistner says:

    I have been into card making since I was in 7th grade! I am now 24 and love it even more. I love making cards for my family, friends, and co-workers on special occasions to make their days brighter and let them know I am thinking of them. Some of them have even hired me to do a few projects. I love knowing that my time is appreciated and that people like what I am doing.
    I have never been to a Scrapbook Expo before, and actually had never heard about it until this year. I have been a giddy school girl reading all about it and watching YouTube videos to learn all about the classes and who has good sales! My husband can’t help but laugh. I am so excited to go, and will be even more excited, and grateful, if I received free tickets. My husband just recently lost his job, so I am saving every penny to be able to take even a short escape from normal life to have some fun!
    I can’t wait to see you all there and make some new friends!

  122. Sue Herbert says:

    I am working on a Halloween album for each of my 4 children. I am also trying to make the album look like the spell book from Hocus Pocus the Movie. This will be a Christmas present to each of them. It will have every Halloween scrap booked for them in one album. Would love to go to the expo. Have been scrap booking about 15 years.

  123. Theresa says:

    My latest creation was a birthday card for a six year old little girl which I made with my Stephanie Bernard flip it Card framelets. It came out great. I purchased it at the scrapbook expo, nj last year. It was a great time. The make and takes are so much fun! Made a baby gift with “love you to the moon” scrapbook page also purchase last year. I put it in a 12×12 frame.

  124. Amanda Rhodes says:

    I just finished my first G45 Paper Bag album and have been working on cards all summer. I’m working on cards for a blind swap right now- I’ve made 1 out of 5 & plan on working on one or two tomorrow. I’ve heard Scrapbook Expos are fun & would love to attend one with a friend!

  125. Debbie says:

    I just finished making some graduation cards. I have NEVER been to a scrapbook expo. I am looking forward to going to my first expo in September!!

  126. Jen says:

    I am working on my son’s albums, and I do a monthly calendar. I have created approx. 400 pages of my son’s first 3 years of life, and I am realizing that I need to scale back a bit, lol. I am 3 years behind now and getting further back each day. I hope that the upcoming Expo will encourage me to pick up the pace and get back on track, but a track with less pages. Haha!

  127. Jackie says:

    I have been working on my daughters baby book… She just turned 6! And my last completed project was a project life layout.

  128. sharon d says:

    I have been strictly a scrapbooker but my next project will be to cover a square heavy board pencil holder that I bought at the last Scrapbook expo from a vendor in Pleasanton CA so I will have 4 different smiling faces/scenes to look at when I need a pick me up at my desk

  129. Maureen Boyce says:

    I have been scrapping for more than 15 years. I enjoy making stuff for my family as a living legacy. Most recently I worked on graduation pages for both of my daughters. I have never made it to an Expo, but I hope to soon!

  130. Michele Baird says:

    I can’t wait to experience my first show. I love to learn new techniques and get new ideas!

  131. Laura Rurka says:

    I am working on finishing up a SB of our vacation to South Padre island a few years ago. Would love 2 tickets, I am going to the Schaumburg Expo next month. Thanks for the chance to win

  132. Tina Goode says:

    I am working on a smashbook from my trip to Paris. It is my first smashbook. It’s turning out AWESOME !!!

  133. Nicola says:

    Word love to be able to go to Ontario expo in October – really need some inspiration and motivation to get back into scrapbooking and card making -I really miss it

  134. Tannia Chavez says:

    I haven’t done this for awhile. I want to get back and doing it again. I LOVE Paper and the the things gs we could do with it. I’ve never been to an Expo and looking forward to going to one here in Sacramento, CA. I heard you guys will be here in October 2015 just don’t know the exact date. Please let me know when. I would LOVE E to go!! Thank you for this opportunity! @: )

  135. Gina Bumpass says:

    My mom and I love scrapbooking!! She is 72 years old and puts me to shame. She has made 50 to 60 full size 12×12 scrapbook albums, it’s her favorite thing to do!
    I stopped doing it for a while when my sister passed, but I really want to get back into it because I do miss it! We have never been to a scrapbook expo, but I would really LOVE to be able to take her to one!

  136. Leesha Needham says:

    This will be my first Scrapbook Expo. I am looking forward to seeing so many people who love it as much as I do!

  137. Juanita says:

    I am starting on my Christmas cards and birthday cards. I am also interested in finishing my children’s scrapbooks

  138. Jessie Wasser says:

    Hello scrapbook expo friends,
    I’m working on making encouragement cards for my friend who was just diagnosed with brain cancer and is undergoing radiation treatments at this time. I send 2 a week to let her know I’m thinking of her and that she is loved.
    I would love to win tickets to Ontario expo so I can give one ticket to my sister Irene.
    Thanks, Jessie

  139. Lynda E. says:

    I am in between projects right now, but next up will be this summer’s family reunion. Thanks for the giveaway!

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