ScrapFest Loot!

15 10 2012

Okay so this year I remembered to go to the bank and bring cash as last year most of the vendors would not take credit cards, this year of course as murphy’s law prevailed most of the vendors took credit card! This lead me to spend a fortune as I had recently purchased a Big Shot and wanted to buy the dies to go with it. On the Friday I found one vendor who had a few dies but not the main ones I was looking for but on Saturday I found a major vendor and went very bananas buying all the dies I wanted. They were cheaper than my local store. I also got carried away at Local King Rubber Stamps which happens every year as their stamps are so amazing! I promised myself I would not buy stamps but as usual I lied! lol

Stamps

Mama and babies set LKRS

Window stamp and matching die cut, Include Muskoka chair and sayings LKRS

Birds on a Wire, LKRS

Ancient Chinese Village with waterfall, used

Mama rabbit and babies Christmas, used

Happy Father’s Day, used (yes I already have one from Great Impressions but these are hard to find!)

Outdoor Cats and Christmas Tree, can’t remember store

Cat Alphabet Stamp,

This stamp will be purrrrfect for my foster kittens scrapbooking!

Spellbinders

Holiday Trees; Lacey Scallops Oval; Lacey Scallops Circle; Postage Stamp.

Brads (links are not to store purchased at)

Wreath Brads ; Stocking Brads; Fish brads; cat brads





ScrapFest 2012 Oshawa

15 10 2012

Hi All,

This past Friday and Saturday I was up in Oshawa for ScrapFest 2012 at Durham College. I had fun however I think this will be the last year that I attend the crop because the florescent lighting in the gymnasium where the crop takes place is just too glaring. I wound up Friday night at my brother’s house in Whitby with a really bad migraine that started as soon as I arrived at the crop.

Also again I was disappointed by the meagre meal options. Although this year the college had their Tim Horton’s vending area open later than last year and had good options,  the ScrapFest organizers chose to go with a mobile Tea company that was not up to par for our Saturday night treat. They were 1 hour late starting on Saturday (which was probably due to SF organizers) and when we finally lined up buffet style, the options only included cucumber sandwiches and shredded cheese sandwiches. Who in their right mind would serve shredded cheese at an English tea?? The few tea biscuits  they had were for decorational purposes and therefore they ran out after the first 10 ppl and there were at least 180 of us in attendence. To top it off there was no real protein such as egg salad, tuna or salmon that is a normal standard in proper tea! It wasn’t like I was asking for caviar! And no scones to be seen, not to mention jam or clotted cream!

So I am sorry to say that this was my last crop in Oshawa, due to poor planning on their part. BTW the crop was not free, we each paid minimum $77.00 for the 2 days. In November, I am going to a one day crop in Woodbridge put on by a lovely lady who really knows how to do a crop. Complete with 2 meals (1 hot), numerous snacks and prizes galore! All for the value pricing of $55.00. It is too bad she doesn’t run ScrapFest!

The good news was that I was able to sit with lovely ladies from Pointer’s which is my local scrapbook store and I was able to buy alot of loot. More on that in my next post.





Rose Blank Card

23 09 2012

Rose Blank Card

uses stamp ‘Rose Trio’ Great Impressions





Cat and Mouse E716 and Paw Prints stamp H213 You are Special card

23 09 2012





Thanks for hopping by today to support the Ronald McDonald House. Up next on the hop is the Great Impressions Stamp Blog

23 09 2012




Welcome

23 09 2012

Welcome to the Ronald McDonald Charity Hop sponsored by Great Impressions Stamps! You should have arrived here from Sue C.’s blog Trusting in the Lord for All Things http://www.bensarmom.blogspot.ca/. If not, you will want to start at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog or check where you are on the list below. We don’t want you to miss a thing! Remember, stamps are secretly hiding in several of the blogs, so be sure to leave everyone a little comment love! Winners will be annouced on the Great Impressions Stamps blog on tuesday, October 2nd.

My name is Caroline and I am a new blogger so please excuse any mixups you may find on my site. I have been scrapbooking for over 5 years and making cards for about 2 years.  I love Great Impressions Stamps and attend monthly card classes using their stamps. I hope you enjoy my blog, I am looking forward to seeing everyone else’s cards!





RMCH

23 09 2012