Saturday, March 26, 2011

Scrapbook USA Expo

There are some definite advantages to living in Utah when you're a papercrafter.  One of those is the Scrapbook USA Expo.  I have been trying to decide all week whether I was going to go or not, but finally decided I would today.  Am I glad I went?  Well, I brought my three children with me - one of which is my very active, and at the moment very over tired (from all the partying with my sister being in town) son.  It was a bit of a challenge to say the least.  But I did find what I wanted while I was there:

  • I was able to see both the Cricut Imagine, and the limited edition Cricut Expression 2 in action.  Very cool!  I also learned from the product development rep that the Cricut Craft Room is supposed to be ready to launch in 2-3 weeks.  You can see a video clip of the Cricut Expression 2 and Cricut Craft room here.
  • Doodlebug Design Co had a booth!  I love their products - such bright, happy colors and the cutest images and accessories.
  • I finally found the cartridge Quarter Note for a price that I was willing to pay.  CreativeXpress was there (aka ProvoCraft), and they had some smokin' prices on their cartridges towards the end of the day.
  • I also saw Erin Madsen of DCWV at their booth and the infamous DCWV paper dresses.
and last but not least
  • I was able to add a little to my Copic collection (I bet you didn't know I even owned Copics!  I am kind of a Cricut girl, but I do love my Copics).  The booth that I purchased them from was  Now, I have never ordered through their online store before, so I can't speak for that aspect of the company, but I can report that they have a good price for Copic Sketch and Ciao, PLUS they offer free shipping.  That's huge for me because there are a few online stores that have great prices for the markers but have horrible shipping costs.  And if you use the code First10 at Checkout, you can get 10% off of your first order over $50.00.
Now it is time to relax and spend some precious time with my sister and her family before they leave on Monday.  Have a great weekend!


JulieK said...

Sounds like you made a good decision in going to the expo. I've been wanting the quarter note cartridge for awhile now. You'll have to play with it and let everyone know if it's a good one to buy!

Glora said...

That's awesome that you live in Utah. I do too. I wanted to go to the expo, but I my husband is out of town on a business trip. I didn't think of taking the kids with me. Did you have to pay for them too? I will definitely have to try it out next year! Thanks for sharing your experience. Hugs- Glora

Maria said...

I'm glad you decided to go :) and...I commend you, don't think I could have pulled off bringing the kids when they were are a strong woman :)

Libby Beach said...

I agree with Maria, I couldn't imagine taking the little one with me there! lol
I've got an award for you when you get some free time :)

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