Sunday, September 23, 2012

Scrapfest at the Mall Of America

My dear Sister-in-Law talked me into going to Scrapfest at the Mall Of America this year.  She had attended last year and had so much fun she wanted to do it again.  I had an absolute ball!  It is a fantastic way for crafters to see vendors and learn about their products.  The have many booths with "make and takes" that are free (you must buy a Scrapfest badge to do the make and takes).  My absolute favorite booth was the Graphic 45 booth.  Each day of Scrapfest we made a different tag from their Lady's Diary line.  Here are the tags (each one measures 41/2 by 9 inches)

There were 27 booths and we hit each one of them at least once.  Many booths had different projects each day.  The Carta Bella and Echo Park booth did two projects a day!  Here is a sample of most of the make and takes I made.

We also attended two crops at the Archiver's store in Apple Valley MN.  The Friday night crop was sponsored by Maya Road and we made a darling card and got a goodie package of chipboard, a canvas mini album and a Vintage Embellishment Super Pack.  Maya Road has several grand prizes also but we didn't win.  On Saturday night the sponsor was Graphic 45.  We made a vintage card with real metal hinges and received a goodie pack that included Hampton Art stamps and a 12x12 pad of Graphic 45 Cirque paper.  I won one of the grand prizes that included an alphabet stamp set, Graphic 45 hardware, Little Darling Stamp sets and a Nutcracker 8x8 pad.  Plus the Archiver's store provided a goodie bag each night also.  I barely had enough suitcase room to cart all the goodies from Scrapfest home!

Last and best of all was the one hour and a half class with the Rock Star of crafting TIM HOLTZ!  (scream!)  He is one of the best instructors on video and even better in person.  The project taught us a lot of techniques.  After the class he was available for picture taking and autographing.  I had him autograph the top of my instruction sheet.  Here it is framed on my wall in my craft room next to my completed project.

 We enjoyed talking to women from all over the country while we were standing in line for the make and takes.  And of course the shopping, there were some amazing stores.  I hope you might consider attending a Scrapfest.  You will not be disappointed.  

Happy Crafting!
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  1. Loved spending time with you & what fun we had! You all should join us next year! Lovely projects & lots of new ideas & techniques. Thanks for showing it all in one place.

  2. Donna Your tags are just gorgeous. All of your Make and Takes came out lovely. I just LOVE scrap fests and other such shows. Although sometime I feel like I need an extra job to pay for all the "goodies" I find, but it is such a learning experience that it is all worth it. Enjoy your week.

  3. Hi Donna... thank you for your comment about the Airborne Wings. I have searched the web for the last hour trying to find some for you and can't seem to find any. I think that I bought it either here at Ft. Bragg at the 82nd Airborne Division Museum or at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO Engineer Museum. The museum here doesn't have any stamps because I was there the other day. If I do find some, I will let you know. If you could.. email me (email on my blog).. so that I will have a way of contacting you. thanks, Pam

  4. Sounds like (and looks like) you had a lot of fun at the Scrapfest. I guess your sister-in-law won't have to 'talk you into it' next year. :)


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