Saturday was the first time I've attended the CK Convention. I had a blast! I volunteered to work as a TA so that I got free admission and received a $30 gift voucher to use at the CK booth. I had so much fun. I ended up helping one of the big scrapbooking company instructors. The first class I worked was called Expand It and the class made 4 scrap pages that were very interactive. The papers were beautiful. The next class was an SEI Scrapbook in a box class. The same instructor, Val, taught both. The Scrapbook in a Box class attendees received a HUGE box filled with a 12X12 album, and 2 8X8 albums. There was also 20 coordinating papers from their Poppy line, coordinating stickers, die cut tags, alphabet stickers, ribbon, brads and a keepsake box! It even came with digital scrapbooking software. This kit has over 200 pieces in it.
When it was time for my shift to be over, I was talking with Val, the instructor, and she told me to go get myself a box (YES! The big box from the album class!) The box alone cost over $100. I couldn't believe it. She also gave me the kit from the other class.
With my $30 voucher, I got an 82 foam stamp set and a CK all in one scrapbook kit.
I also bought myself a Glue Glider Pro and some extra adhesive, some stickles, some inks and felt borders. I also got talked into subscribing to Creative Keepsakes for 2 years! All in all, I had a great time. I learned a few things and look forward to next year!