Freebie Friday – Win an EXPO Mystery Box!

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

February is quickly coming to an end and that means that our National Stamp & Scrapbook Month giveaway will be wrapping up soon and … wait for it … the first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of 2017 will be opening in less than a week! Woot! Woot! The EXPO team is ready, our Pleasanton EXPO friends are counting down the days, and all the excitement is making me feel the need for a special giveaway! Amazingness is everywhere!


February is National Stamp & Scrapbook Month and we are giving away a Dream Weekend to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for one lucky winner! This Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo weekend includes 4 admission tickets to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (two 2-day admission tickets), 2 workshops of your choice, 2 crop tickets of your choice, and 1 hotel room (double occupancy) for Friday night.

Enter to win the giveaway here:  While you are there, check out the amazing scrapbook and stamp businesses who are offering a 10% discount on your purchase through the entire month of February! Sweeeeet! Lastly, if you visit one of these stores, with a $5 purchase you will receive a free National Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button while supplies last. For all of you button collectors, this button will be the first collectible towards you receiving your ‘I Conquered’ button and lanyard … and ringing the GONG!

Top 10 Insider Tips

Next, as we are about to start the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo season, you need to know the Top 10 Insider Tips! I wonder how many of them you are aware of already. These tips will help you increase your chances to win prizes, get more free stuff, and even earn some cash!

10 … Shopping Bag

This one is a no-brainer. Enter your information into the kiosk and get a shopping bag to carry all your fun merchandise! We’ll send you an email later, but we think you’ll be happy to receive more inspiration and also be in-the-know about all the latest information.

9 … Door Prizes

Another easy step! Once you enter your name into the kiosk, you will automatically be entered into our Door Prize giveaway! TIP: If you don’t hear your name called, you can check the winner board and pick up your prize at the Door Prize booth.

8 … Early Bird Shopping

Many of the vendors in the shopping area have early bird specials, so get to the Expo early on Friday for extra sale items. TIP: If you sign up for a Friday workshop online, you get the Early Bird admission for free!

7 … Make & Takes

Several vendors have Make & Takes in their booths. Some you’ll need to pay a small fee for, but others are free. TIP: Check the Show Guide for a listing of all the Make & Takes available and then plan your course of action.

6 … Baggage Check

You’ve shopped, taken a workshop, and your arms are full of Make & Takes, crafting treasures, and workshop kits. Stop by the free baggage check and drop off your bags.  (You may want to slip a dollar to the charity that is running it, but really, you would donate to the cause anyway, and they are certainly saving your back!)

5 … Crops

This is the best way to keep track of your friends and your stuff at Scrapbook Expo. Purchase a crop table and then you have a home base to work from. You can shop a little, come back and look at your treasures, then leave everything at the table, go take a workshop, go get something to eat – you get the idea! Your friends can all do the same, and after shopping and workshops, you get to hang out until midnight getting crafty. There are prizes galore, and if you want to dress in costume or decorate your table, you have even more chances to win. Buying raffle tickets gives you more chances for prizes! You get a $20 crop kit of crafting products, along with a keepsake button. All just for hanging out with your girlfriends at Scrapbook Expo! TIP: Seating is first come in the crop, so if you don’t want to pay for a table together, show up early and seat yourselves together.

4 … Pre-Register Online for a Workshop

If you sign up for a workshop, you get that day’s admission for free. (There is a $2.00 service fee.) However, you just saved $5.00 and earned a keepsake button! TIP: If you sign up for three workshops, you get an additional free gift!

3 … Saturday Scraptacular

This is where the really good prizes are! You come early on Saturday and get a Golden Ticket. Then your peruse the table with all the prizes on it. You choose the prize you want most and put your Golden Ticket in the bucket near that prize. TIP: Not too many people know about this, so your chances of winning are really good!

2 … The Creativity Center

Have a seat and create a FREE Make & Take at the Creativity Center. Plus, you’ll earn one of our Keepsake Buttons. TIP: This is a super easy way to get a Keepsake Button. You’ll want to do the make & take, but even if there’s not an open seat when you stop by and you can’t come back, just ask for a button.

1 … MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza

If you love Make & Takes, you will love this event! Think of it as 8 to 12 mini workshops all in one sitting. No standing in line and no waiting. We bring these exclusive Make & Takes to you. TIP: Not only do you come away with lots of beautiful projects, the vendors presenting the projects often have super sales during this MEGA event. Don’t miss it!

We said 10 ways to maximize your Scrapbook Expo weekend, but there is one more that you really need to know about: Volunteer. We will actually pay you to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. That’s right! We call them ‘volunteer’ positions, but we pay people to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. This takes a little pre-planning as you have to sign up ahead of time. But working at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for a few hours earns you some cash and free entry to the shopping area. Plus, you earn a Keepsake Button. TIP: Work one shift or several shifts, either way, you still get admission and a button.

When you consider it, we are paying you to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo whether you work or not. You get free admission when you buy a workshop, free gifts in the Swag Bag, free Make & Take projects, and free keepsake buttons. All that free stuff is worth much more than the $10 you pay to get in. What a deal!

Now that you are all excited and ready to enjoy the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo events in 2017, let’s do a giveaway!  The team is very busy getting the season started, but I thought it would be fun to give away a Mystery Box hand picked by our very own Crop Host Extraordinaire – Dave! Doesn’t that sound wonderful!

SSBE Mystery Box

For a chance to win a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Mystery Box, leave a comment on this blog post telling us something fun about yourself. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 2nd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two admission tickets to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of their choice.

The winner is …Lynn Kenyon!

Congratulations Lynn! Please email me at with your mailing address.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

2017 Show Dates





149 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Win an EXPO Mystery Box!

  1. Mary Poggemann says:

    I enjoy making cards and paper crafts to share with others. I would very much love to win one of your Friday Freebies… Really looking forward to the Somerset NJ expo. Wishing it was August already!

  2. Andrea Chycoski says:

    Loved each expo I’ve been to. Taught a card at my church’s card. Ministry get together last Tuesday. Looking forward to Pleasanton and learning new techniques to share.

  3. super stick chick says:

    Love, love, love your Expo. I’ve been coming for years. Looking forward to seeing you in Minnesota in June and ringing that gong! Would love to win Dave’s Mystery Box – so fun.

  4. Kellie Nodo says:

    I have never been to an Expo but I want to very badly! 2017 will be my year! I am really getting into Prayer Journaling this year but I am also a fan of scrapbooking and stamping!

  5. Susie says:

    Enjoy getting new tips and ideas. Love to make my own paper crafting gifts for all my friends and coworkers.

  6. Charlene Taylor says:

    I had so much fun at my first expo, and now I’m kicking my husband out of our den for more room for supplies!

  7. Olive M says:

    I got the opportunity to volunteer at an expo and had a blast. Hoping to do it again this year in Duluth. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

  8. Heather says:

    Scrapping and card making are my jam. Please help support my habit with tickets to Puyallup, WA please and thank you!

  9. Tanya Keuchel says:

    I’m new to card making & stamping. I need to keep learning new techniques, so I can share with the kids.

  10. Cassandra Cauble says:

    Something fun about myself….when I craft alone in my room….I’m simultaneously watching either Reality TV or Football. Either way, I often find myself staring at the tv rather than working on my project. LOL 😉

  11. Samantha Coleman says:

    Something fun about myself, hmmm, when I go with my husband on work trips ( he will work 12 hours a day 6 days a week) and I am stuck in the hotel I swear I get more card making done then rather than any other place I craft!

  12. Chris says:

    When I babysit my 3 year old grandson all my attention is directed toward him. He will be grown too soon so I cherish the time we have together.

  13. Jean Marmo says:

    Love a good mystery so a mystery box would be the perfect gift for me! We are expecting our first grandchild – a girl – in just a few weeks so I have lots of projects planned!

  14. Paulette says:

    Fun Giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win… My day job is lunch lady extraordinaire! LOL… I love to joke around with the kids at school and make them smile. For many who struggle lunch is the best part of their day!

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    I am really looking forward to the next Scrapbook Expo in Sacramento! I’ve gone twice so far, and planning on attending again this year! The mystery box sounds awesome… I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!

  16. Susan says:

    I always look forward to the Expos. I am fortunate enough to be able to attend two per year. Scrapbooking and cardmaking are my favorite things to do when I am not working!

  17. Donna Kalinowsky says:

    I love making cards and tags for birthdays and holidays. On Thanksgiving, I go to my sister-in-law Pat’s house and bring small Christmas stamps, Christmas scrapbook paper, solid papers and shipping tags. That way, all the women can make gift tags for their Christmas presents in time to send them out to family. I feel like I’m giving back to Pat for the wonderful meal by providing the craft supplies.

  18. Penny Kitzmiller says:

    Hi my name is Penny Kitzmiller and I live in the great state of Tennessee. I enjoy most all crafts. But scrapbooking and fiber art are what I mostly create with. I have been sewing and scrapbooking since high school back in 1984. Lolol a long time ago. My family and especially my grandson are my inspiration. Living here in the mountains and wonderful lakes add to that part also. I am a retired goldsmith, bench jeweler. Crafting runs in my blood.

  19. Carla Hundley says:

    I retired and had a
    shed built in my
    backyard that
    is my Craft Shed!
    It’s insulted and
    has a heater and
    air conditioning.
    I have so much
    fun working in
    Carla from Utah

  20. Bernice says:

    A friend and I went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Ontario last year. We had so much fun, we decided to go to the Anaheim show as well. 🙂

  21. Andrea Dulaney says:

    I am from Centralia , WA. We are the half way point between Seattle and Portland. I have three handsome sons and one amazing grandson. My aunt got me into crafting about 20 years ago but I stopped for a long while. The last year she has got me back into it and I am having tons of fun.

  22. Carey Nusbaum says:

    I cannot wait to attend the expo in Akron, Ohio this year! What fun! A fun fact about myself…My favorite TV show is The Andy Griffith Show!

  23. Nancy H says:

    Ooooooh I’m getting soooo excitd!!!!!! I can’t wait! But I have to! Lol I have to get thru graduation season first then go! Thanks for the tips! Didn’t know about the events on Friday and will definitely have to get a table! Looking forward to Illinois!!

  24. Becca Yahrling says:

    So exciting. Can not wait for the Orlando
    show. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able
    to get to one so I’m looking forward to it.
    And I love surprises. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Marsha Sommers says:

    I have attended over 575 concerts of all types- but mostly country music. I have scrapped all the ones I have pictures or memorabilia from! I love that I can combine two of my passions and show off my creativity. I can hardly wait to see some new techniques and product at the Milwaukee show!

  26. Vicky B says:

    Something fun about myself – I like to create and usually end up with a craft project that swirls through out the house, as I am working.

  27. Shari Cox says:

    I’m not real creative. So I rely on others teaching me. I am so excited to be attending the Mega Make n Take in Grapevine end of March!!!

  28. Debbie Clever says:

    As a babysitting grandmother of six grandkids, one of my favorite ways to relax is volunteer at our local aquarium and scuba dive with the sharks. 🦈 Hi Dave!

  29. Vicki Myhre says:

    Love the Expo! So glad it comes to Mesa, AZ every year!! Something fun about me…I started stamping 20 (!) years ago when I bought two (HA!) stamps so that I could make baby announcements for my daughter. I swore I would never get into scrapbooking though–of course, now I have a stash of supplies and filled albums and could open my own retail store!

  30. Jenny Caldwell says:

    Hello! The mystery box….what a fun way to start a Scrapbook Expo!! About me: I enjoy taking pictures…., just need to get them in the books!
    I haven’t been to the Expo in several years, but look forward to the Puyallup, WA event this June. I’m excited to see how it’s grown!!

  31. Vivian C. says:

    I enjoy reading fluff mysteries. I’ve even read a series of scrapbook mysteries. Hope I win the mystery box. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Letha Kay says:

    I am SO glad I discovered this FB page. I am really learning new techniques from the videos! Keep them coming. I just became a SU demonstrator about a month ago so I want to learn all I can about new ideas.

  33. Eva says:

    What an opportunity! I attend three Expo’s…this is my yearly vacation! I am currently transforming a bedroom into my craft room. I’m so excited!

  34. Ann in PA says:

    I love decorating, and rearranging my furniture. My family never knows when it might be all rearranged when they arrive home. lol Excited to be going to the Somerset Expo again!!

  35. Gloria L. says:

    Something fun about me? Don’t tell anyone… I like to sing very loud while in the car! I’m my own captive audience!

  36. Rosa Duran says:

    My other passion is trying different and exotic foods. So many great restaurants in Chicago and not enough to time to try them all.

  37. Robin Stewart says:

    I enjoy growing my own organic veggies and walking in fresh tilled soil. Feels so cool and refreshing.

  38. Sukie says:

    Something fun about me in the words of my hubby “you’re fun size”, he loves to joke about me being short! It gives us a good laugh! Thanks so much for chance to win!

  39. Judy Hodges says:

    Something fun about myself? I just got back from a trip to Ghana where I repaired sewing machines and taught teenagers to sew. It was SEW much fun that I’d love to go back.

  40. Grace Prindle says:

    Loved the Expo and can’t wait for this year’s!!! Used some of my door prize winnings to make a special loaded envelope for a friend ‘s birthday!!!

  41. Kelly LaFlash says:

    I’m excited because life threw me another major curveball, but after 8 years I’m finally getting my life out of storage and returning to my first love – Crafts! I can’t wait to get back into creating. And Tuesday I celebrate the big 5-0! 🙂

  42. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love to be creative. Paper crafting gives me the chance to express
    myself without the mess that my oil painting makes. I enjoy
    reading and I’m happy to putter around the house all day –
    not really doing anything.
    take care.

  43. Holly Klingensmith says:

    Love scrapbook expo. I’m hoping to bring a few great scrapping buddies with me this year. I love paper crafting. My friends and I were just discussing that we have been scrapbooking together for 17 years.

  44. Amy Marshall says:

    Love the Duluth Expo. I can’t wait to go this summer. Something fun about myself- my mother and I share a craft room. One side of the table will be working on Halloween and the other on Christmas!

  45. Deb Webster says:

    I enjoy scrap booking and card making. I also enjoy going to scrap booking and rubber stamping expos.

  46. Kristin says:

    I love seeing all of the products in one place and find it so difficult to limit my spending. My mom and I go each year and enjoy the time together! We will be attending the Expo in St. Paul.

  47. michele gauthier says:

    I love scrapbooking and card making.. I will go to Marlboro, MA and can’t wait… It’s fun, fun and fun….

  48. Theresa Redfern says:

    I love making cards and giving them away to family and friends. I can’t wait until the Orlando show.

  49. Robert Kaufmam says:

    To me the Stamp and Scrapbook expo is like Easter, where we get the hunt for all the new and exciting crafting Goodie’s. So I am making my list and checking it twice, checking out Jennifer McGuire’s videos to see what new things she recommended. Then it is just wait for convention day. Hurry hurry lol. It would be super great to win. Thank you for the chance.

  50. Laura Turcotte says:

    My goal is to one day be able to attend an Expo, like yours! I would love to volunteer at one of these events—how awesome these must be!! I have never been to a crop at all, so this is definitely on my to do list!

  51. Tami Grant says:

    I’m very excited for the Expo to come to Washington again. I love attending and always get great ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win this mystery box.

  52. Carol K says:

    I love to attend plays at our local community theater with my husband and another couple. Thanks for the chance to win the mystery box–so exciting!

  53. Sandi B says:

    I love going to crops with my daughter and my scrappy friends. We also love going to scrapbook shows and can’t wait to go to Schaumburg this August. This will be our 4th year to attend. So much fun.

  54. beverly a schwartz says:

    the fun thing about me is i love getting to gether and scrapping with my friends then later sit around a bonfire and talk all night

  55. Lisa Norstrom says:

    I love to laugh, I love when others laugh and I clean my house while listening to 80S music – if someone saw me cleaning and dancing around like an idiot – they would surely laugh!!!☺

  56. Tona says:

    I have a 3 year old grandson and already have 3 scrapbooks filled up.
    I love a mystery, thanks for the chance.

  57. Diane DeMartini says:

    Love going to the Expo! I go to the Sacramento, Pleasanton and Santa Clara shows here in California. My sister meets me and we have a fun 3 day ladies away trip just the two of us! We love the Mega Make and Takes. Fun note, my craft room is my secret fun place . Lots of stuff and projects and cookies!

  58. Megan S. says:

    Something fun about me… I am learning calligraphy. It’s taking me some time to hone the skill, but I think it will be fun to incorporate it into some of my handmade cards!

  59. Marianne Vakiener says:

    Something fun about me…I love attending high school basketball games even though I don’t have any kids attending the high school.

  60. Leta Ingmire says:

    Right now my son and daughter are both expecting their first child. They are due just 3 weeks apart. I get to be a GRANDMA!!!

  61. Carolyn Johnson says:

    Something about me is that I can juggle. I learned in our elementary school juggling club. Good memories. Thanks for a chance to win.

  62. stampnk says:

    The most interesting thing about me is that I love to stamp and craft, but I’m colorblind! It doesn’t affect me most of the time but I do have some trouble distinguishing between different shades of red and brown. Either way, I love paper crafting!

  63. Barb macaskill says:

    Something fun about myself… that is a tough one. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot using just my tongue. Or, because I have had so much radiation( to treat cancer 3 times) I can’t smell. Due to this, I am the official neighborhood skunk catcher once hubby shoots them. I run up to the side as soon as it is dead and stuff it into a trash bag. I can’t smell them so it doesn’t bother me at all.
    Another fun fact is that, although I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket if my life depended on it but my 4 year old granddaughter thinks I am the “bestest singer in the world”. You can often find us singing about almost anything. She really likes our gotta go poop song and I want a treat, treat is another of her favorites. We make up our own lyrics and sing our little hearts out when we are home alone. We have been banned from singing if hubby or her daddy are home though. LOL I just can’t figure out why!
    That is enough about me for now! Fingers crossed and thinking of lyrics to a song hoping for good luck in winning this awesome treat! Toodles and Tatar for now!

  64. Cynthia Poritz says:

    I am counting the days until Friday, when I’ll be in Pleasanton at the first of the Year Expo!!!! I love to travel, take lots of pictures and scrapbook them. I have recently discovered the fun of making your own mini albums with the gorgeous papers out there. Will be looking for some of those papers in Pleasanton!

  65. Frann Rosenblum says:

    I eagerly anticipate attending Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in both Anaheim and Ontario, California. I already have a fairly long list and the Expo isn’t until April!

  66. Karan says:

    I love making cards and mini albums. I would love to win the mystery box too. That would be a great addition to my trip to the Grapevine expo in just one month. Counting down the days already!

  67. Michelle Thao says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway.

    Something fun about me…I love to craft, whether its card making, scrapbooking, knitting, crotcheting or cross stitching. The hard part if finishing a project because if I happen to get sidetracked by something new, I stop what I do to try to learn all about the new distraction and sometimes won’t get back to finishing the project until way later.

  68. shartl says:

    Wow, I guess the most interesting thing about me is that there really isn’t anything interesting about me! I’ve always been a pretty responsible person, and never got in trouble, even as a teenager (which drove my friends crazy). I grew into a responsible adult and am now a mom of two girls who loves to craft. I have a great life and enjoy whatever I do, with very few complaints. So, that might be boring…but it’s just the way I love it!! I would love to win a surprise box from you…thanks for the chance!

  69. Ilona Watts says:

    Something fun about me is that I’m obsessed with the TV show “Doctor Who.” I’ve watch every episode several times (it’s what I put on when scrapping or quilting). I am a proper Whovian! I attend the Anaheim Expo every year. I love attending the Expo.

  70. Kathy Hen says:

    I really enjoyed the Expo in Sacramento last year. Everything was very well organized and it was great to see all the new products.

  71. Laura Eva Gauthier says:

    One day! One day I will make it to an Expo–that is definitely on my bucket list! Something fun about moi….hmmm…kinda hard…I have a major sweet tooth. And….I have a secret stash. although it is not really a secret since my gang know about it. But I don’t let on that I know that they know. Thanks for the chance!

  72. alyse d says:

    Look forward to expo every year! I love to stamp and find wonderful idea there would love to win!See you Pleasanton!!!
    alyse d

  73. karenajo says:

    Love scrapbook expo’s for all the fun and great ideas. I started making cards about 10 years ago and have been hooked every since ! Love to get new ideas for special cards !

  74. Lisa H says:

    I got into scrap booking accidentally. My friend was going through chemo & I thought I could sit with her while she scrapbooked memories of a better time. She gave me a bunch of supplies so I could do it with her & I was hooked!

  75. Angie says:

    I like to use one of my big tag punches to make gift tags from old greeting cards. I then tie them with a fun piece of ribbon or twine and give them to friends and relatives or donate at my church fund raisers. With the variety of colors, you can always find one to match your wrapping paper or gift bag. I am very excited about the EXPOs this year!

  76. Vickie R says:

    I mostly make cards and just love the creative process. It is so much fun to take a piece of paper and make something really pretty. I love going to Scrapbook Expo — I attend the Milwaukee and Schaumburg shows.

  77. Mary Schultz says:

    I love grab bags – you never know what kind of fun is inside! Something fun about myself – I was born on February 29, 1976, so this last February was my 10th real birthday! So when my son turned nine, he went to school and told everyone he was now older than me (I was 8 1/2 at the time).

  78. Connie Ferguson says:

    I am a Floral Designer that specializes in Vintage weddings and events. I also offer Candy / Dessert stations and staging mixing new and vintage items. So the items that I purchase from the Scrapbooking show , are used for my business and are almost repurposed, themselves. So I am not the typical scrapbooker that attends, but we use everything!

  79. Barb O. says:

    The three most important things in my life are family (and my precious grandson), Disney, and the Chicago Cubs (long before they finally won the World Series)!

  80. Sandi Dailey says:

    I love everything that has the word “craft” and/or “create” in it!!! My passion is scrapbooking, and next would be mixed media art. There is never enough time in the day to create, but I manage to not let a day go buy when I am not creating something!! Thank you for a chance to win this fabulous surprise gift (I love surprises!).

  81. karenladd says:

    Something interesting about me is that I used to do rabbit rescue and had up to 13 rabbits at one time. My rabbits were often found in fields or people’s yards, and some were given to me by my animal vet when they were brought in to be euthanized after their owners tired of them. They were all spayed and neutered, and housed in pairs. It came to be that rabbits started just showing up in our front and back yard, attracted by all the other ones, as we live right next to open space and hills. They were all domestic rabbits that had probably either escaped or been let go. I scrapped some of my experiences in an album and still have fond memories of those furry cuties.

  82. Brenda Freitas-Obregon says:

    Love papercrafting! And recycling throwaways like tissue rolls and floppy discs to make mini books. Love Expo; been to Anaheim, San Diego and Mesa. Would love to return to Mesa in 2017! Mahalo for the op to win.

  83. Sharon L says:

    I love making cards, especially ones of encouragement and for the deployed troops. With other commitments this year, will probably only be able to attend one day of the Pleasanton show. It would be nice to win a surprise.

  84. Arlene says:

    I wish the Expo was in my area twice a year, it is such fun and inspiration. I am a needle tatter and make lots of flowers and butterflies to embellish my cards.

  85. Sandra F says:

    Here’s Something “fun about myself”, I’m a scrappy and I know it because I’m crazy excited about Expo coming to Chicago!!!

  86. Denise says:

    All my friends have a designated craft room……myself included – there are 6 of us in our little card club where we make cards each month based on a theme – my craft room is named “the cabana room” – it would be so much fun winning a mystery box that we all could enjoy in the cabana room. Looking forward to the grapevine show & riding the bus to get there will be fun.

  87. Stephanie Rodgers says:

    Scrapbook Expo is my favorite event of the year! My friend, Andrea, and I have been attending for many years. We love taking classes, shopping, and the crop! My personal favorite is the fabulous make ‘n take event and DAVE!!! I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love DAVE?!

  88. Barbara Tischler says:

    My fun side comes out with my three granddaughters. There’s no-holds-barred silliness whenever we get together. And for me, the perfect time of year comes when I babysit my 7-year old in Chantilly the week of the Expo there. I get free room and board AND a lift to and from the Expo in exchange. What’s not to love about that?!

  89. Veronika Trewin says:

    Can’t wait until Orlando. Love the Expo. Haha got called out for wearing a Expo shirt at a competitors Stampfest.

  90. chris mohnasky says:

    Something fun about me – hmmmm – I love using recycled items when crafting and you may even see me picking up someone else’s trash – ew don’t tell anyone I said that , ha, ha

  91. Sandy Suarez says:

    Along with scrapbooking and making cards, I enjoy riding my quad. As a mother of 4 boys my husband thought it would be fun if I tag along with him and the boys when they ride their dirt bikes 🚴

  92. Milly Roland says:

    Something fun about me? I have a twin sister, but we do not have the same birthday — she was born on March 24th and I waited until 3 minutes after midnight on March 25th to make my arrival. The doctor who delivered us asked my Mom if he wanted her to change the “official” birth time for me so that my sister and I would have the same birth date, and she told him, “Absolutely not!” To which her mother replied, “You always did have to be different!” My Mom is my best friend, and we will be attending the Grapevine Expo at the end of this month…. and we’re hoping to attend all 3 days next year and go to the Mega Make & Take, take a couple of workshops, and just take in as much of the Expo as we possibly can in celebration of my (and my sister’s) 50th birthday!

  93. Katherine Buchanan says:

    I would LOVE to win some crafting goodies! I was hoping to attend the Anaheim Expo. But my Mom will be out of state, and she’s the only one who might be interested in attending with me. I’m very disappointed. I was able to attend the San Diego Mega Make n Take 2 years ago. It was AWESOME!

  94. Lynn Kenyon says:

    I love to scrapbook. It’s finding the time that is the problem. Now I’ve started to get into card making. Love that too. Lol. It’s never ending!!!

    • Lynn Kenyon says:

      The one thing about me besides the scrapbooking and cards. I am a big Disney fan. I’m a snowbird in Florida for winter months and love to go to the Disney parks!!!

  95. Shirley Markuson says:

    congratulations to Lynn. Enjoy and have a great time. I wonder what’s in the box? Looking forward to scrapbook expo, can’t decide if I w ant to go out of state and go with my sister and/or attend locally, decisions decisions decisions maybe just go twice.

  96. Lisa Clarner says:

    I love to scrapbook and make mini albums. I get so much inspiration from the expo event. I will be attending the Grapevine TX event.

  97. norita says:

    I love making cards and all things paper….my mind runs like a jackhammer when I’m doing it!! Please bring a show close to Detroit MI!!

  98. Vivian Miltenberger says:

    I love to go to the Expo in Sacramento, CA with my daughter and other scrappy friends. We have so much fun shopping and scrapping. While you are scrapping and need something special there is a whole room full of vendors so you can find just the right thing needed. Still have 8 months to go.

  99. Karen says:

    This will be the fourth year that I have organized a van trip for 8 of our stamping group to attend the Chantilly Expo! We thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the June expo there

  100. Wahnita Hammond says:

    Something fun about me?……..I live in Canada, in the snow belt and I hate winter & the cold. I love palm trees & hot summer beach weather. I’m the proud owner of a bicycle shop & I love my crafts, which my husband has recently embraced and has let me incorporate into our business…….custom signs, t shirts & cards. I like to take my crafts to the limits and create unique, one of a kind keepsakes. Here’s a peek at some of my favorite designs I have made……..……….Make sure to turn up the volume for the 50’s Diner video 😉

  101. Tandara Smith says:

    Looking forward to Duluth in July. I love scrapping and spending quality time with my daughter while doing it. We spend a Saturday a month scrapping at our local store. It helps keep us sane. Love all your wonderful tips. Thanks.

  102. Charlene Taylor says:

    I love Dave’s humor and can’t wait until you get to Denver! The classes and mega make n take are my addiction now!

  103. Beverly Jordan says:

    I love going to all the Expo’s around the country but I never miss the one in my hometown, Orlando, FL. Love shopping, doing Make & Takes, and volunteering. Thanks Scrapbook Expo for staying in Florida!!

  104. Carolyn E says:

    I enjoy wearing superhero shirts and dressing up as a superhero, with my youngest who just loves them all! He takes me back to my youth and brings out the geek in me!

  105. scrapper al says:

    Sometime scrapbooker, long-time supplies collector…I think that is a lot of us, lol.

  106. Beth C says:

    I’m so excited to leave on a jet plane in May & fly off to Orlando to meet up with my old scrapper group & have a “me” weekend. 😊

  107. Crescendo Lobdell says:

    Love, love, love the Expo! I’m planning to go to the one in Milwaukee and the one in Schaumburg. I look forward to them every year. I have 4 adult children, 7 adopted children and I provide daycare for a couple of families during the week so “me time” is precious. The Expo is my annual getaway. I would love to win Dave’s gift!

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