Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back from CKC!

Hello!  I am back from a fun filled weekend at CKC in Cincinnati!  I only live 30 minutes from downtown Cincy, but I stayed downtown with my girlfriends and had some fun "girl" time!  Shopping, going out to eat, and paper crafts couldn't make a girl happier! LOL!
This was the first year that CKC has come to Cincinnati, so it wasn't HUGE.  Everyone says that each year it will get bigger and better with tons more vendors.  Here are just some of my tips, if you are planning on going.

1.  Only take classes offered by the folks who actually work for CKC.  Two of my classes were AWESOME!  The other two were very dated and used paper and product that was like 4 to 5 years old. 

2.  There is a vendor who sells pretty much nothing but bling-for 99 cents a package!  I am not talking little packages but HUGE packages of bling!  I stocked up big time.  The name of her company is Want2scrap.  She told me she goes to almost all of the CKC shows.

3.  Another vendor who hits most of the shows-PK Glitz.  I received a bunch of glitter from them to use on one of my stamp design teams.  I have never really known what to do with glitter, so I used it the way I was taught years ago.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and Janelle Marshall, the owners and they were sweet as pie!  They both demonstrated AMAZING techniques for using their glitter products.  I was completely WOWed and excited to use some more of their products at home!  You have to check them out!

4.  Take advantage of all of the freebies and prize drawings.  We all walked away with some kind of freebie or prize (several, in fact).  Also, a lot of the classes will offer free kits just for signing up.

I will be back tomorrow with a card or two for you, but for now I will show you a little Halloween mini book I made at a make and take.  I believe the chipboard book is Maya Road.  The papers were pre-cut but they are from a wide variety of wonderful companies.  I decorated with buttons, bling and punches.  Now I just have to add some photos of the boys!

Thanks for stopping by!



StampinCathy said...

I just love this Halloween book. Glad you had a fabulous time with the girls and at CKC! Sounds like you got a lot of fun goodies to play with.

Emily Keaton said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time!! Thanks for the tips. I'll be looking up some hints from PK Glitz. I have no idea how to use glitter, either!! I hope you'll share some of your newfound glitter wisdom in upcoming blog posts :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh!! And I forgot to say that I LOVE your mini book--it is totally adorable :)