Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Back from Utah!
While my Mom, Nancy, and I packed for snow, sleet and chilly weather, Utah was actually having a "heat wave" with daytime temperatures hovering around 70 degrees! I guess we brought some of the SoCal warmth with us! However, the mountains had plenty of snow on them, so spring was truly just starting! Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats organizer Laura Miller also rode along with us, going to the Expo to give the Utah scrappers info about her crops coming up in Las Vegas.
The Scrapbook USA Expo was a lot of fun and I had a great time getting to know the local scrappers, many of whom had not yet played with the Bind-it-All or acrylic. It was exciting to see the more adventurous scrappers' faces light up at the prospect of working with these things and a number of them hung out in the booth for an hour or more, doing the make and take, checking out the ideas and asking questions.
The first Krew Kit was a hit, and we have already sold out! We have new Krew Kits on their way, as well as other project kits, so watch for info about those! If you are looking for something new, checkout the K2R stadium albums! These are 7 pages and come in 6-inch and 8-inch heights. Now you can use chipboard or acrylic letters to have your album spell anything you want! Watch the K2R Design Krew blog for project ideas...
As for the Expo, it was a scrapbook shopper's paradise. A number of manufacturers were on hand with great steals and deals: My Minds Eye, Fancy Pants, Scenic Route, Scrapworks, Three Bugs in a Rug, Advantus (think Heidi Swapp and Cropper Hopper), Creating Keepsakes (the Lisa and Becky lines), plus some other, smaller manufacturers with some great niche products! Page kits are apparently popular in the Beehive State, because there were a large number of page kit companies on hand. Overall, there were more than 80 vendors and this is clearly a big event for the community - the local morning show even broadcasted live from the center of the crop area!
I want to take a moment to thank my Volunteer Krew: Lisa, Sarah, Elizabeth, Michelle and Holly. Without you guys, the booth and class would not have run nearly as smooth! Thank you so much for your time, enthusiam and great amount of help! Plus, being local gals, they were able to give some great tips about the area and the scrapbookers who live there. It was a great sneak peek into the scrap community before we take the SoCal to Provo Bus Tour up there for CKU Provo! Oh, and if you are planning to go to CKU, don't forget to register next week!