Today Clay dropped Stacie and I off at the Arlington Convention Center for the Scrapbook Convention. Man it was fantastic. A regular paradise if you ask me. If my feet could have stood it any longer, I would still be there. Stacie and I had a blast. The highlight was visiting with Amy and Carolyn of the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. They are the nicest gals. Their store definitely "Is Hot!" (Funny story about Carolyn may follow in the future."
There store is the best store I have ever visited. It is right on the square in Waxahachie. They have transformed the historic building into a haven for Scrappers. They are truly creative gals. There is none of that old tired paper laying around. Carolyn is a shop-a-holic and makes sure that she has the most up-to-date toys around. Their booth was rocking. We even met girls while we were eating that talked about how wonderful they were.
I really didn't think that I was going to be buying much.....but I did. Believe it or not, I don't have any scrappin' shirts. I bought two. One says, "Mom by Day...Scrapper by Night" (I also have the plate frame for the plates on my car to match.) The other says, "You better be nice or I will crop you out of my scrapbooks." I thought it was sassy. I bought some fun eyelets and brads, a purple cow, clear calendar stamps from Autumn Leaves, journal stamps from Limited Edition, 10 tiny clothes hangers, some paint, a few antique stickers, some monkey paper and a few RAKs for some friends. When I saw the sticker that said, "Teen Angst" I knew I had to buy it for Cody. I bought some Halloween clips for Sam and some great eighth note brads for Luke.
Clay was really a good sport. So I would really like to thank him. Stacie and I didn't have to worry about parking or hauling our stuff on the long haul to the parking lot. I hope that next year several of my good friends will come down for the convention. I think it would be a hoot to stay at the hotel next door, do all the crops and shop till we drop!