So far in my research, I have found a number of Scrapbook Conventions or Expos or Scrapbook Retreats to crop, learn and purchase scrapbooking, rubber stamping and card making supplies. Most of these scrapbook events use pretty much the same model. Registration for events and classes can be done when the classes are up on the event websites - maybe 6 weeks prior to the event date.
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When I want to go to Scrapbook Conventions or Expos, I sign up for e-mail notifications early on so that when the classes and event information is posted, I can plan my classes and shopping accordingly to make the most of my trip.
I have personally attended Scrapbook Expo, CK Convention, the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival and Croptopia Getaways when they are close to where I live.
At Scrapbook Conventions or Expos, you can choose to fill up your days with workshops and classes and short breaks between can be spent on the Vendor exhibition or shopping floor, or you can spend your entire time shopping, or anything in between. If you purchase classes, you normally don’t have to pay for access to the vendor area.
If you choose just to shop at any of the Scrapbook Conventions or Expos, all the vendors have great displays, and always have their latest products to demonstrate. Many will have "Show Specials" or coupons and if you make a purchase, many will have an additional show coupon to use later on their website. Many of the vendors also have "Make and Takes" for free or a minimal charge of a couple dollars where you can experiment with the new products and take home a sample.
I love the classes and have found that spending to on a class has netted the instruction, a great item that usually gets completed and more supplies than I could have purchased for the price of the class. All the workshops feature or concentrate on new items or techniques. Most have a detailed description of the class and often a photo of the finished or similar product. The end result may be a group of cards, scrapbook layouts, an entire scrapbook with 20 completed pages, or home decor items. I have never been disappointed.
If you take a look at the schedule below, you can find one of the Scrapbook Conventions or Expos for nearly every weekend. As of this month, December 2011 this is the current list. Shows, vendors and workshops are subject to change from time to time, but this page may not be updated as I may not get the word of the changes.
Some vendors at the Scrapbook Conventions or Expos may need some Volunteer or Paid Assistance in setting up, tearing down, teaching classes, etc. so check the individual website to see what type of assistance you can give and what the Compensation for that assistance will be.
There is a web address below each of the Scrapbook Conventions or Expos names for you to contact. For updates to each of these, I would suggest signing up for e-mail notification for those you are interested in. They will notify you when classes or workshops are posted so you can plan your time, and they will notify you again when it is time to register.
While this page is originally devoted to Scrapbook Conventions or Expos, we have also located a number of Rubber Stamping events that tie in closely to Scrapbooking. Hope you will find something close to attend.
To find out more information for Scrapbook Conventions or Expos at a particular venue, go to the website link just under the title of the show, click on the location you are interested in. About 6-weeks prior, a list of classes will be posted and you can begin your registration shortly. Sign up and you will be on the list to receive email updates.
If you sign up for Classes, you will receive a free ticket for the Vendor Floor. Crops are also available.Scrapbook Expo Fans can win 2 Free Admission Tickets each Monday. 2015 Schedule Grapevine, TX Feb 20 - 21, 2015 Pleasanton, CA (Bay Area) Feb 27 - 28, 2015 Orlando, FL Mar 6 - 7, 2015 Anaheim, CA (Orange County) Mar 19 - 20, 2015 Milwaukee, WI Apr 17 - 18, 2015 Puyallup, WA (Seattle Area) Apr 24 - 25, 2015 San Diego, CA FL May 29 - 30, 2015 Chantilly, VA Jun 10 - 12, 2015 Akron, OH (New Show) Jun 26 - 27, 2015 Kansas City, MO (New Show) Jul 10 - 11, 2015 Duluth, GA (Atlanta Area) Jul 17 - 18, 2015 St Paul, MN Jul 24 - 25, 2015 Santa Clara, CA (San Jose Area) Aug 7 - 8, 2015 Schaumburg, IL (Chicago Area-New Venue) Aug 21 - 22, 2015 Somerset, NJ Sep 11 - 12, 2015 Marlborough, MA (New Show) Sep 18 - 19, 2015 Mesa, AZ Sep 25 - 26, 2015 Denver, CO Oct 2 - 3, 2015 Sacramento, CA Oct 16 - 17, 2015 Ontatio, CA Oct 23 - 24, 2015
StampScrapArtToursThe Rubber Stamp, Scrapbook and Paper Arts Craft Show with a Treasure Chest - be one of the first 100 people in line and receive a key to the treasure chest. The person with the key that opens the chest will receive $100.00 in Tour Bucks to be spent at the show.
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