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Craft Haul

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo 2016

Craft Haul, Paper crafting, Scrapbooking, Color, Crafts, Scrapbook Expo, Storage, Quick Quotes, Reviews, Supplies, Shopping, Stamps, CardsGabriela SimsComment

So this was my first year going to Scrapbook Expo and I got my entire life from it! There were so many booths and activities! I had no idea what I was missing but now that I have seen the crafty promised land, I am already excited about next year. There is a Mega Make & Take on Thursday night and then an all day crop on Saturday and Sunday. The shopping floor is also open on Friday & Saturday and classes are offered on those two days as well. 

 The break area and the crop.

The break area and the crop.

The side with the vendors/exhibitors had lots of product but also lots of space to move around and be comfortable. 

 The shopping floor. 

The shopping floor. 

I went with one of my coworkers and it was also her first time, so we wanted to try everything so we did a Make & Take with Fun Stamper's Journey and Richard Garay was there! We made this super cute Christmas tag and even got a free stamp. 

 This is cool and it only took about 15 minutes. 

This is cool and it only took about 15 minutes. 

 Cool stamp and it was free. 

Cool stamp and it was free. 

I also spotted Quick Quotes at the expo. 

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I had a fantastic time and bought a bunch of amazing products that you can see in the photo below!

 Scrapbook Expo Haul

Scrapbook Expo Haul

Expect to see some videos soon of these amazing products in action. Happy crafting!!!

Gab about Craft Storage

Tools, Diy, Stamps, Cards, Supplies, Crafts, Color, Craft Haul, Thrift, How to, Tutorial, StorageGabriela SimsComment

So my husband agreed that it would be a good idea to convert the closet in the craft room into extra craft storage. Yesssssss! Here is how it went down.

 

 A mess! 

A mess! 

First I removed the doors. 

 

 Easier to see. 

Easier to see. 

Then clearing out the stuff! 

 

 So much stuff! 

So much stuff! 

Then adding the shelves. 

 Looking good! 

Looking good! 

Now the fun part, adding supplies. 

 

 Finished! 

Finished! 

I am beyond happy with the results!! I can see and access all of my supplies now and I'll probably add a little wall storage soon, but the bulk of the work is done! The final thing I need to do is to mount a curtain rod and put a drape across the door so I can "close" it when it's not in use. This could work in any smaller closet, it took me about 2 hours to do, I bought that shelf at the home improvement store for $24.99. Let me know if you have any questions, happy crafting!!! 

Craft Hauls and the joy they bring.

Cards, Crafts, Reviews, Paper crafting, Shopping, Craft HaulGabriela SimsComment

So I spied an Office Max going out of business and I had to stop in just to see if there was anything worth picking up...and I found some awesome stuff.  If you've got the time, check out this craft haul video!

I also want to take the time to mention that this store is merging with another nearby store and people are expected to keep their jobs! :) Next post will feature some cards I made with my digistamps and then a look at the October Paper Pumpkin Box. Happy crafting!