My oh my we are down to just 3 letters in this year’s A to Z 10th Anniversary Challenge! For X I am using EXPO as my word which comes in very handy since the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is using a word with XP! Thanks, Linda, for helping us keep on track with two challenges!
I’ve mentioned that I get ideas from magazines and kits, but another big source of inspiration and the place I get a lot of my supplies from is the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. There are three Expos a year within traveling distance although I usually only go to two of them. It is a great time for me to spend a day with my niece, Donna, who is my scrapbook buddy.
We buy our tickets online and then pick them up at Will Call. If we get there early enough – of course we do! – they give you a Golden Ticket that you can use to try to win a door prize.
|The prize table|
|The workshop schedule|
|My niece, Donna, ready to shop|
|They are just about to let us in.|
There are also floor demonstrators. They show you how to use the new products and let you do “make and takes” so you can try them for yourself and then keep what you make.
All through the day they call out door prizes. There are a couple of ways to win. One way is just by your name because you bought a ticket. One is the “number game.” There are numbers on the floor and when they tell you they are going to pick a number, you try to find one and stand on it. I was lucky #11 once. I won a paper pack with some extra goodies in it. Donna won one too at a different show.
Have you ever been to a Stamp and Scrapbook Expo? Does it look like fun? Tomorrow is a day of rest. Come back Monday for the letter Y. I’m going to try something really different. Care to guess what?