Monday, July 29, 2013

Our CKC Weekend

Janell, Chrissy and I had so much fun at the Creating Keepsakes Convention last year that we decided to go again this year. We had another fabulous weekend. It is amazing how tired fabulous weekends can make a person!

Our first stop was at the Christiana Mall. I thought it would be beneficial to check out Christmas ideas at the Lego store. Instead Chrissy spotted Minecraft Legos. There were exactly two boxes on the shelf. Chrissy grabbed one for herself. I tucked it away in my mind as a gift idea and then we started talking to a salesperson who told us that the first 12 the store received sold out in a less than a day and on Ebay the sets were going for over $100 last Christmas. I walked right over and picked up the last box on the shelf.

We had dinner with my Great Aunt and Uncle. Janell and I attempt to throw all healthy eating out the window for the weekend so she ordered the same huge dessert she accidentally ordered last year.
Linda met us at the convention Saturday morning and walked around the vendor fair with us. We learned from last year to look for the deals. Stocking up on washi tape was also on our agenda. I purchased the SEI bag of $80 product for $20 plus a 15% off coupon.

 After lunch we had our class. It was about learning to use Smash books. Everyone received a Smash book kit and a set of directions for ideas and a starting point. I didn't really know what I was going to use my book for so I followed the directions. Janell had a specific plan for her book and she took off on her own. Chrissy had a plan for her book too and, honestly, I don't think I saw hers!

 We picked up Subway on the way back to the hotel and holed up and scrapbooked all evening until we could no longer keep our eyes open. Sunday morning I got up and did 2 more layouts which caught me up through June in our family album.

On the way home we stopped to say hi to my Aunt and her family who was in Lancaster area for a family reunion of her husbands family. She lives 6 hours from us and when we figured out she was 12 miles away we thought it was worth the extra minutes.

We topped off the weekend with Cheesecake Factory for lunch on the way home. I was ready to be home. It's good to take a break, but it's also good to be back with my hubby and the kiddos. Jeremy did a spectacular job of holding down the fort. He's awesome!

1 comment:

Christie said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! Wish I could see your Smash book in person :)What a stupendous trip!