Chicago Scrapbook Convention in 3 Days!

So Creative Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention will be in Chicago on Friday! (Well actually it starts on Thursday, but I only have tickets for Friday and Saturday), and I cannot wait!

I bought my tickets weeks ago and have literally been counting down the days. I don’t know how I’m going to get through this week because I’m so excited. I’ve never been to a scrapbooking convention before, but I’ve always wanted to! They’ve always been too far away or too expensive so it’s a pretty big deal for me that I finally get to attend one.

I went to Michael’s and even brought a new bag to tote around all my scrapbook supplies and goodies.

It was super hard to narrow down what classes I’ll be taking, but if you’re interested, here’s the list:

  • Dynamic Designer Layouts with Interactive Techniques
    Sponsored by SEI
    Class Description:

    These layouts have it all! – great papers with gorgeous foil treatments layered together in creative ways, texture with velvet paper accents, hidden pull outs for more space for your photos, & great embellishments. All these things make them truly dynamic! You must have these in your scrapbook!

  • Scrap It Fast
    Sponsored by Keller’s Creations
    Class Description:

    Need more time to get more pages done? Want to scrapbook without spending a fortune? Have piles of pictures but don’t know where to start? Wish you could give scrapbooks for gifts & special events? If you answered yes to even ONE of these questions, this class is for you! Join us in class to complete 8 12″ x 12″ layouts in just an hour, and leave with supplies to create 8 more…as well as the knowledge you need to knock out great looking layouts in mere minutes. You’ll receive an entire Scrap It Fast kit in class ($20 value alone) plus background pages, pieces like Stackers & Rings from our pre-cut system of easy scrapbooking, and ribbon & embellishments for 8 layouts, as well as printed photos & instructions for the 8 pages in class PLUS more layout ideas to finish an entire themed album at home. You can choose from these themes in class: Disney, Baby, Family, and School. And, if you’ve got a friend who has said they’d love to scrapbook but don’t have the time or the money, tell them to take this class with you. You will both be amazed at how fast & affordable entire albums can be with our Scrap It Fast series of kits! We also promise you’ll have a lot of fun along the way!

  • Scrap Your ScrapsSponsored by Keller’s Creations
    Class Description:

    Have a box of scraps? Maybe more than one? Have the intention to use them ‘one day’?? Take this class and you’ll leave with both the knowledge and motivation to work your way thru your scrap box in no time! You’ll make 2 double page 12″ x 12″ layouts plus a card during this class, using scraps to create your backgrounds AND embellishments. You’ll enjoy having all your pieces in your kit pre-cut, so your time is spent being creative, not measuring & cutting paper. You’ll also learn how to NEVER have scraps left over again. Join us on this journey to learn how to better use what you’ve already bought, and know how to get the most out of your paper you purchase from now on…oh, and have some fun along the way, too!

  • Back to Basics with Basic Grey
    Sponsored by Creating Keepsakes

    Class Description:

    Whether you’re new to scrapbooking or need to freshen up your layouts, this class is a great reminder of those tried and true concepts for great pages every time. The first RULE of scrapbooking? There are no rules 🙂 but there are some insights from the experts that we can all use in order to learn to create pages that will stand the test of time. We all walked before we ran and scrapbooking is no different. From learning color concept, balance, space and flow to repetition, these keys can help you design fantastic layouts for any occasion.

    In this lecture based class you will receive class goodies featuring an entire kit from Basic Grey, which includes 18 sheets of double-sided papers, coordinating 12″ x 12″ alphabet stickers, 12″ x 12″ cardstock sticker sheet, and more! Plus you’ll leave with plenty of ideas and fun inspiration of how others used this line as well as lots of leftover product and more than you ever wanted to know about what makes a page look great! This one hour interactive scrapbook class is sure to be just what you need to breathe new life into your pages or just get you started. All Creating Keepsakes classes have amazing teachers, top notch full color instructions, pre packaged kits, professional power point presentations, and prizes galore. Don’t miss out, sign up today!

  • 6 EZ Pages in 60 Minutes
    Sponsored by EZ Laser Designs

    Class Description:

    In this class you will COMPLETE 6 pages in 60 minutes (yes, I said complete, and yes, I said 60 minutes, but what I didn’t say is “YOU WILL LOVE THIS QUICK, NEW WAY TO SCRAP!” We will teach you how to take a single overlay and turn it into a 2 page spread. Using our latest overlays (introduced in this class ONLY), along with EZ Super Borders, and lots of embellishments, you will be amazed how EZ it is to create these beautiful pages. All you will need to do is add your photos at home! PLUS…we give EVERYONE that signs up for this class FREE PRODUCT!!! Sign up early before the class is full ~ see you in class!

  • Bright, Bold, Colorful Layouts and More!
    Sponsored by Urban Swank

    Class Description:

    No measuring required in this class, so let’s have fun! You will create 3 – 12″ x 12″ layouts and an adorable wall hanging using Urban Lily products. See how you can use papers in ways that they were not meant to be used!

  • Monochromatic Magic
    Sponsored by Lickety Split Scrapbooks
    Class Description:

    Did you ever think an all white layout could be stunning…or an all black one? We will be creating one of each in this class featuring two 12″ x 12″ 2-page layouts. The monochromatic theme will make those pictures pop! You will also learn lots of fun techniques to keep those layouts interesting.

    Join the class and receive special show discounts, door prizes and of course, tons of fun! Everyone leaves with a gift from Lickety Split Scrapbooks.

    We are rewarding our loyal customers! Take 4 or more Lickety Split Scrapbook classes and you will receive a free gift (retail value of $20). Just bring your class ticket stubs to the booth to receive your gift.

  • Top Ten
    Sponsored by Keller’s Creations
    Class Description:

    In this class you will work on 10 pages that are designed to hold more than 10 photos per double page spread…that’s space for more than 50 photos on just 10 pages! Not only that but we’ll also share our top ten tips and techniques for completing quick pages. Birthdays, Christmas, sporting events are just a few of the occasions when we take a lot of photos. It is difficult sometimes to come up with inventive ways to put a lot of pictures on a page without it looking like, well…a lot of pictures are on your page. The designs and tips that we discuss in this class will come in handy as you work on projects at home!


    I can’t wait!!


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