Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Scrapfest the "re-cap"

Well.... What can I say about Scrapfest 2008!?! Lisa, you did a fabulous job organizing such a successful show. You should be VERY Proud of yourself~

It was great to see so many Go Scrapping Sponsors under one roof!! The Scrapping Bug, In A Pinch Designs, The Learning Factory, The Scrapping Turtle, The Memory Mill, Cutie Pie Kits..... Yay Ladies!! I wish I had more time to come and chat with you all!!! ....but as you know, I was in the very busy Crop Area!

We had 151 Ladies cropping with us in the Ultimate Crop Party Friday Night. We played a few games and had a few challenges and I gave over 30 Prizes away Yee Haw! .....not to mention we gave everyone in attendance a Chatterbox Album Kit! Wowsers!! What a gift to celebrate the first ever Marketplace Crop at Scrapfest in Kitchener!

Participants were asked to submit a Layout with a "little spring bling" in it for a contest that would be judged by our visiting teachers Vicki Boutin and Trisha Ladouceur. They were also challenged to show their creativity!! Decorate their tables or themselves in the theme.... Well... we had LOTS of eager participants!!

The winners of the Creativity Contest were the "Spring Blingers" (as I will call them) were "blinged" up from Head to Toe. Vicki and Trisha's honourable mention went to 3 Go Scrapping Groupies!!! - Mat, Leesa and Elaine for their creative centerpiece complete with ribbon and eyelet seeds :) Very Cute! Congratulations to those winners AND all the fabulous ladies who came "in Style" :) You helped make the evening a ton of fun!!!

The Layout Contest Winner was Jennifer. She won a Pink QuicKutz Squeeze and Moxie Font sponsored by the Scrapping Turtle -- and was very thrilled.
Saturday was another fun filled day of shopping and cropping. The marketplace was an endless stream of scrapping enthusiasts and the crop room was a buzz right until close and the vendors packed up around us!!!
It was soooo great to see as many people there as I did -- people from Waterloo Region and all over Ontario! YAY Go Scrapping!! I really really hope I am back at Scrapfest sharing this great event with you all!!
Congrats again, Lisa, on a wonderful event!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hours to Go before Scrapfest!

Thursday night at the Aud was starting to Buzzzzzz... A few of the vendors came to set up their booth racks, tables and shelves, goodie bags were being stuffed and I was there to check out the crop area and do some basic planning.

What a great venue!! Can't wait!

Congratulations to Deb B -- Winner of a Scrapfest package in including cropping, shopping and a class through a contest on CHYM FM. Deb has been to Go Scrapping Events and I am thrilled to see her again at VIP night.

Another "Go Scrapping" winner.... Congratulations Denise D. Winner of a online contest that was run on the Scrapfest website ( last week. She is winning a Scrapfest Prize Package -- I happen to know that those Packages are FABULOUS!! I know she is going to enjoy it!!

See you all at SCRAPFEST!!!!! I'll be the one on the Mic in the Crop Room!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Scrapfest Countdown..... 2 Days

Yes, two days until VIP Night!

The marketplace and crop are going to be hopping!!
A table will be set up outside the marketplace doors at 3:30 PM for those who wish to pick up their tickets early. Doors will not open until 5PM.

Are you a Kitchener Rangers fan???
A strange question to ask on a scrapping blog I know -- BUT depending on how the Rangers do this evening the Kitchener AUD will be "hopping" even more than usual!

Ranger hockey (who's home rink is at the Kitchener AUD) is in playoff mode -- and on the road to the Memorial Cup. There is a Game 5 playoff game scheduled Friday Night IF NEEDED. Currently the Rangers are leading a best of 7 series 3 games to none. WHICH MEANS -- if the Rangers win in Sarnia tonight (game 4) no game 5 will be needed and the Rangers will sweep the series...keeping Ranger fans happy and out of the Parking Lot for our VIP night! LOL

So... my tidbit today is.... Cheer on the Rangers and check to see if there will be a game 5. If there is BE SMART and get to Scrapfest early... by 6 FOR SURE to get a parking spot. Remember, if the Rangers play there will be a sold out hockey crowd desending on the AUD for a 7:30 game and parking will be VERY HARD to get.

What's the lesson here?? Arrive early at Scrapfest and ENJOY!!! A no brainer huh!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Scrapfest Countdown.....

3 DAYS until the VIP Night at Scrapfest in Kitchener (At the Kitchener "AUD" on April 11 & 12) It's so exciting - I can't wait.
Each day until the event I will post little tidbits here -- help you get in the mood. Hope you can all join us there. Approximately 35 Scrapbooking Vendors, Great Crops, Great Class -- LOTS OF SCRAPPERS and PURE SCRAPPING ADRENALINE!
Friday VIP night tickets are SOLD OUT. So, if you don't have your tickets yet -- I hope you consider coming on Saturday. Tickets at the Door are $10... there are still Saturday Crop Tickets too.. so, for an extra $15 you can bring your stuff and crop during the marketplace hours. Here's your first Tidbit! :)
Let's help Scrapbook & Cards Today "Bring a Smile to a Child"

SCT will be collecting handmade birthday cards for children at Scrapfest. These donated cards will be sent to children’s hospitals across Canada so that every child receives a special card on their birthday from hospital staff! With each card donation,
your name will be entered into a draw for an amazing Scrapbook & Cards Today
prize. Cards can be delivered to SCT at their booth at ScrapFest in Kitchener.

The SCT booth will be "decorated" with cards! So -- let's help decorate it! Be sure to bring a couple of cards with you. Or, if you are not going, please send one with someone who is!

Good luck in the draw and thanks for "Bringing a Smile" to a sick child!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Its No Joke!

Go Scrapping is excited to introduce this month's Message Board Guest Designer: Amanda N.

Amanda has been married to her sports junkie husband for four years. They have a two year old son and are expecting a second child in June 2008. Her family is the subject of the majority of her layouts, even the new baby {already!}. She has been scrapbooking for 9 or 10 years on and off but has been quite "obsessed" with it in the last 5 years! She has always loved ALL kinds of crafts over the years but scrapbooking and stamping STUCK! She is on two design teams and has had a few guest spots on different sites.

Amanda loves working with a variety of products and inspiring those around her. She has grown even in the last year in style and technique. She has turned her love of the hobby into a small side business as she creates scrapbooks and handcrafted cards for people. She also works for her mother as a personal assistant, which includes bookkeeping, website design, and whatever else she needs her to do. She is a SAHWM (stay-at-home-working-mom) ...and is excited to be chosen as a guest designer here for April. "I hope to uphold the standard of excellence that the previous designers have portrayed. Thank you to Karen for the opportunity to lead and inspire you all this month! "

Amanda also created this month's online class - a DIY Trinket/Gift Box. We hope you make one for yourself or for a gift!