March Meandering – 2018 – Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

Yesterday I had such fun with my niece, Donna, that I forgot to take pictures!!! We went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton and spent a wonderful day going up and down the aisles looking for bargains and taking a class.  I was meaning to take pictures all along the way but I was too busy shopping and talking.

The weather held up and we did not get rained on while we were standing in line waiting for the show to open.  There were representatives from the different vendors handing out fliers and telling us about their “early bird specials.”  So many to choose from it is almost overwhelming. 

We went first to a company (Photoplay) that was offering 4 paper packs for $20 and with that you got a free stamp set.  I could have picked up 8 packs but decided to just stick to 4 for now since we had the whole rest of the expo to see. 

Our class was earlier than we usually take them so we only had about 45 minutes until it was time to go to the other building.  The class was sponsored by Pinecone Press, a company we had taken several classes from in the past.  This is what our project is this time:

It is a cute mini-album that looks like a picnic basket.  We got it started and I am really liking the way it turned out so far.  I’ll be working on it to get it finished and up for sale on the Etsy site.

When the class was over we had some lunch and then went back to shopping.  We listened carefully for the special prizes they were giving out and tried to find the numbers on the floor to stand on.  Sadly, our name was not called and we were not winners of the Golden Ticket prizes either.  I guess you can’t win every time.

I did get some more supplies for cards and mini-albums:

I was most excited to get a new collection from Graphic 45 called “Little Women!”

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet but I just had to have them!

It seemed that there were fewer vendors there than in years past but there were still lots of things to see.  I think the best part of all was just being able to spend some time with my niece and catch up on family stuff.  One other benefit is that I can claim these things on my taxes as business supplies and education expenses.  Keep your eyes open for new things coming to my shop!

How was your weekend?  Ever been to a Scrapbook Expo?  Tell!

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10 Responses to March Meandering – 2018 – Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

  1. It looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to see all your new ideas in your Etsy shop.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve never heard of a Scrapbook Expo, but I’ve been to a store that only sold scrapbooking items. [The store went out of business, though.] I can see how it’d be lots more fun to go to a whole expo than a single store. Your haul looks pretty.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      We had a scrapbook store in our neighborhood once but they went out of business also. I guess they could not compete with Michaels, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby type stores. The expo is like a scrapbook store on steroids. There were about 25 or 30 different companies showing off their latest and greatest. They also have one big area where you can sit and work on your own scrapbooks or make cards or whatever you choose to do, plus a place where they have make and take classes. It is heaven to a girl like me šŸ™‚

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  3. buttercup2000 says:

    You’re inspiring me to get out my craft supplies, especially with tomorrow’s snow forecast. See you for the Challenge!

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  4. What fun! I twice collected stamps in my childhood and adolescence; when I tired of them I gave them all away; I might have found them interesting now. But, no regrets

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