Well, last weekend, Lisa Sales Furtney invited me to come take document VIP Night at Scrapfest 2008's Kitchener event. It was awesome!
Excited scrappers filing into the Aud:
To experience the SOLD OUT VIP night:
It was a Scrapbooker's Paradise, with several companies and business there with displays.
The ladies from The Scrapping Bug drawing for one of many prizes they gave away that night:
The boys minding the store for a bit:
Scrappers could check out the latest products:
Learn new skills at the make at takes:
And catch some awesome deals!
Some really great well-known scrapbooking gurus come out to Scrapfest to teach awesome classes. I stopped in on one of Vicki Boutin's:
And Trisha Ladouceur's class:
And I missed Jen Starr's class, but I was there to see her get her birthday cake! Jen came all the way from New Jersey on her birthday to be part of Scrapfest:
There was lots of learning going and on, and with all the latest goodies and techniques to be seen, I'm sure everyone got this lesson:
Meanwhile, a huge VIP crop went on until midnight:
Spirited participants decorated their tables:
And themselves too:
Having shopped and cropped, some folks might need a place to drop:
But this awesome team, the folks who pulled everything together, made it through the night with smiles on their faces. Lisa is second from the right:
And now onto shameless plugs for a few Crop for the Cure 2008 sponsors who were represented at Scrapfest. Crop for Cure 2008 will be held June 7 in Listowel, and I'm very proud to also be a sponsor!
The Scrapping Turtle will be the on-site vendor at the Crop for the Cure, and are awesome people! Here's Hannah and Lori:
In a Pinch Designs and The Memory Mill are also Crop for the Cure sponsors:
I somehow missed getting a shot of the ladies from Two Scrapbook Friends (probably because their awesome booth was uber-busy all night!) but I did stop by their make and take table:
Big thanks once again to Lisa for having me out. I had a great time, and I'm sure I'll be back next year, but I may have to leave the camera at home so that I can shop, crop and learn until I drop!