Awe-Inspiring August 2018 – August Break and Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Rather than bombard you with posts today, I’ll combine two of my challenges.  First is #AugustBreak2018 and the prompt is “Bookshelf.” 

Here is one of my bookshelves.  It is in our hallway which is a source of some irritation to my husband, although what we would do with an extra 9-1/2 inches in that part of the hallway is beyond me.  This bookshelf is chuck full of books that I want to read or have read and want to keep.  The shelf with the paperbacks is two rows deep and there are two more shelves that you can’t see.  I have some nicknacks on the shelves too which I may find some place else for since I definitely need more room there.

This is a bookshelf in my craft room full of magazines for me to go through and journals that I am working on.  Tons of inspiration there!

I have another bookshelf in my craft room but this one is full of paper!  I guess not all bookshelves have to have books on them, right?
Saturday’s #SoCS gives us the word “Call.”  Coincidentally I went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo today and had to pick up my ticket at the Express Will Call.  Usually I go with my niece, Donna, but she couldn’t come today so I just attended the expo but didn’t take any classes.  In addition to my entry ticket I got a “Golden Ticket” to be used to try to win a special prize.  Even those were different as they didn’t say “Golden Ticket” on them anymore.  I asked about it and they said that some people were getting confused since it was the “Saturday Spectacular” so that’s what the tickets said today and they weren’t even gold!  Who gets confused by a Golden Ticket???  
While you are shopping around, you need to keep your eyes open for the numbers on the floor because every once in a while they will call out a number and if you are standing on it, you win a prize.  I didn’t win today but we have won in the past

You have to listen as well because every once in a while they will call a name for a door prize!  I didn’t win one of those either. 

Lastly, at 1:00 they have a drawing for the winner of the “Golden Ticket.”  They have a display in the front of the room and you can put your golden ticket stub in the box of the prize you want to win.  I had a hard time deciding this time because – hard to say – none of the prizes looked that great. 

Here is the group listening to them call the winning numbers.  Sadly, still no winner for me in that category this time.     

Here is what the showroom looks like.   I was kinda disappointed because not only did I not have my niece with me or get my number or name called for a prize, there were a lot fewer vendors.   Of course, I managed to pick up a few items but it was mostly things I call staples in my crafting like adhesives and pop dots.  I did get a few new inks to try and some new card making supplies. 

These are some of the classes that you can take.  They do the classes both Friday and Saturday but not always the same classes on both days.  There were people standing in front of Saturday class list so I took this pic instead.

I went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton earlier this year and there were more vendors there.  They have another one coming up in Sacramento in October but that is a little farther away and unless they are having more vendors attend, I won’t make the trip.  

I did like this quote about creativity:

I called my niece and told her that she didn’t miss much and that it wouldn’t have been worth it for her to drive the 1-1/2 hours it would take to get there except to be able to spend some time with her favorite aunt 🙂
How did you spend your Saturday?  Get called to win a prize? Read any good books?  Share!  If you want to participate in either the August Break or the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, click the link!  Always fun when more people join the games.

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11 Responses to Awe-Inspiring August 2018 – August Break and Stream of Consciousness Saturday

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I’m sorry there was nothing or no one calling to you at the expo. I wonder why there were fewer vendors than usual? Is there a downturn in the scrapbooking sector of the economy? I can’t imagine that, as long as people live lives there will be a need for those supplies.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I agree, Ally. I have a feeling that it might be the fact that so many of the supplies you can find online now. Also, the new products usually come out in January and February so the Expo in March is better attended. We are approaching the end of the “season” now. There were 19 fewer vendors than the expo I went to in March.

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  2. joey says:

    Pity it wasn’t as great as it had been before. Sorry you missed time with your niece, too.
    We desperately need to build larger, more sturdy bookshelves, but one day has not come yet.

    I spent Saturday running errands from about 10-2, which was fine and happy enough. Nice to get out with my girls. Then I cooked a couple of times, dropped Moo at a friend’s house, watched some documentary, read a bit, and went to bed. Was a good, full day 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      It is probably better that there were not as many vendors because I probably would have spent more money or, heaven forbid, gotten more paper which I truly do not need! Sounds like you had a fun day too.

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  3. Shelley says:

    Aw, with all your enthusiasm, you should’ve won a prize! What you did get there though is more inspiration to put to use with all the ideas you’ve got ready to use from your bookshelves! I used to have a room with bookshelves beaming with books, magazines, and trinkets – now I have just one, and a small table in my office. All due to one of my dubious minimalist attempts at downsizing. I keep reminding myself that we are all just a work in progress, and that’s the fun part! Happy Sunday to you!

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  4. John Holton says:

    I hate when the “grand prizes” are all things I don’t want…

    First prize: A week in Cleveland
    Second prize: Two weeks in Cleveland…

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      LOL John that is true. Funnily enough, my husband just won a Grand Prize of two seats in the luxury box at an Oakland Raiders game…he is a Dallas Cowboy fan and hates the Raiders 🙂 Still he walks around saying, “I’m a grand prize winner!”


  5. The expo looks like fun, Janet. As for the bookshelves, mine look much like your own and contain both tons of books and knickknacks sprinkled around. I spent Saturday writing!

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