Saturday, August 18, 2007

Scrapbook Expo

Pam and I went to the Scrapbook Expo in San Diego today. It was superb. We started our day with a class. We took a Digital Scrapbooking class. He was a great teacher and gave us a great overview of Photoshop Elements to add photos and elements digitally to make a scrapbook. He was quite funny and reminded me of Hal Sparks a lot. I'm thinking of doing my scrapbooking digitally. We'll see. Oh, this guy, Gabriel was his name, was from Epson, so he and his assistant had a few of their large format printers there. The 12x12 size. They are so cool. They run about $400 and take, get ready for this, 11 ink cartridges! Before you say "holy crap", those cartridges run about $8-9 each. Ok, now you can say it. We saw examples of the printing and it was extremely nice. So, on to the good part - the shopping! I ended up leaving about 200 bucks there. I should've been with Julie, Heather and Tami. I would've spent a lot less! :) Pam got a bunch of stuff, including a Zutter binding system. Woo hoo! I got a couple of the new Basic Grey 6x6 packs, Recess and Mellow. They are so cool. I got a bunch of Crate Paper, too. I got some really cool peel-offs from this one booth. They are very similar to the ones I used in the Magenta class. Oh, and THEN I got some really cool vintage stuff from Crafty Secrets. Check out that site for sure! I got some cotton scraps in a Halloween designs and a bunch of other stuff that is just OH SO CUTE! Stay tuned, they will be showing up on my cards very soon. On the way home, Pam and I went to Old Town for Mexican food. We were going to go to the Old Town Mexican Cafe, but the wait was over 30 minutes, so we walked cross the street to Fred's Mexican Cafe. It was so delicious! Better than the OTMC. That was our day. Now I'm going to go put his stuff away. Oh btw, I did not buy any stamps!!

4 comments:

Julie said...

ooh...the food sounds good.. lol What a great time everyone had today! The retrograde has lifted for sure! Yeah!

Tami said...

You should have been with us because we missed you and...we got to see what is in the box.

Emilia said...

You must have a lot of fun!
mum... 200 bucks but no stamps? I wonder what treasury you get there..:)

~missprissme said...

Hi! Sorry I missed you at the expo. hehe but that was easy because I've never met you. I spent way to much $$ too and so did my prissy pals that went with me. PRISSY stands for Paper Ribbon Ink Stampin and Scrapping. I'm in no way prissy IRL. But any of my friends that also do stampin and stuff I call them prissy pals. I wanted to get that Zutter bag, but didn't. I bought those same 6x6 paper packs that you did. I also bought the Dog and Pony show from Technique Tuesday I think it was in the same booth of the basic grey paper pads. I bought stamps from crafty (like I needed more of those I think I own all of the CS stamps almost) Anyway thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. Maybe we will meet up some day at one of these fairs. Happy creating all~