Exciting times. I attended the Scrapbook Expo in Somerset, NJ this past weekend and it was really great. I took 3 classes and probably could have done without 1 of them. But I absolutely loved Hey Cupcake and Artist Trading Cards. They were so unique and creative and I was so inspired by the classes.
Artist Trading Cards from Green Materials
Hey Cupcake...Cupcake gift card holder
I told myself I would buy NO PAPER. And I stuck to it. I did however find that there were a lot of "dollar stores." Those areas were usually bombarded but they were well worth it. I got lots of bling. What I really attended the expo for, aside from the classes, was for vintage ideas and mini books. This is my focus for the rest of the year. I love my layouts and will continue to do them. I am currently doing Layout a Day (LOAD) and love it. But mini books and mini albums is where it's at for me right now and the ideas are just pouring out. Some of the better companies for the vintage look are Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, and Graphic 45.
To add to the excitement of my vintage goodies, I received Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities in the mail. It was 77 pages of vintage goodness - techniques, how to's and ideas that really caught my eye....so much so that I had to try some of the techniques.