Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Trip to Expo & Little Lamb....

Hello & Happy Tuesday to ya! Sorry I didn't
post anything yesterday.... I was just lazy I guess! :)

(WARNING)
(Long Post about Expo with Lots of Pictures)

So I went to the Scrapbook Expo here in Utah with
a couple of my new friends... 2 of them have gone before
& they convinced me & another lady to go with them for
some fun, laughs and SHOPPING! Now who could resist that?

So we left Thursday to get our hotel room and buy some
groceries to tide us over for the weekend while 
we're at Expo.... Friday we arrive around 8am
because we purchased VIP tickets... 
And we're wearing our
PJ's, because that was the theme of the Expo and if you
had your PJ's on you got a prize... :)

On the Website it states VIP's wouldn't have to wait and there
was suppose to be a seating area for us to sit... Well....
There wasn't! So we ended up standing for a looonng
time to get inside.... then we are told we can't shop until 9am!
When they said VIP's get in 1st and can shop before everyone
else.... Soooo we couldn't shop before anyone else...

They had Doodle Bug Designs there and that was the booth 
I wanted to go too first! They had mostly retired stuff!
I did pick up some of their Colored Card stock...
I got a 25 pack of Card stock for only $5! I was thrilled with
that deal! :) 

Then I started walking around to the other
vendors... and they ALL had Retired stuff! Stuff I already owned!
So I was very disappointed in the Expo for my 1st time going!
My friends who've gone in the past were Shocked by the lack
of vendors.... Some who were on the list never even showed up!
And others just had tons of old stuff I didn't need or want....
There were NOOOO Make N Takes either! Which was one
of the other reasons I thought it would be fun! But NOPE! :(

They had Bingo all day long and the cheesy prizes they gave out 
were Last Years Expo Note pad & a pen... Pretty sad! 
I was done shopping by 1pm and wanted to go... 
but we signed up for the table decorating
contest.... Now, there were only 8 tables who did this....
And they wanted you to follow the "Theme" of the
Expo (PJ Party).... 

We came in 2nd place... which we were SHOCKED!
As was everyone else in the VIP section and
passer bye's... No one decorated like we did...
I'll show you the pictures.... The table that won only
put a hanging thing over their table... Like a
Mobile for a baby crib type of thing... It was a
Purple bag with craft tools dangling from it...
That was it! I'm not even stretching the truth... that is exactly
what they had.... And we came in 2nd place to them....
and we could not believe that happened....

We all agreed that we would just leave Saturday
morning for home since it was a total
bust for the Expo.... I was sooo excited to go too....
But never again! :) Here are the pictures from
the Expo.....  :(


These are the pictures I took
when they finally let us inside at
8:45 am.... YES we stood for
45 minutes... When we were suppose to
get in the door much earlier than that!


This is the VIP section that we paid for....
VIP tickets were $100


There were Vendors all around 


They gave us water bottles and little boxes that
had Easter Candy in it....


The Pink bags on the table are our "Freebie"
Bags since we got VIP Tickets... It had
some stuff I wouldn't use in it.... So I felt that
was a waste of money too.... :(


This was the SEI booth... as you can tell
People were shopping in it... They had retired
papers and some older stuff you can't even buy
anymore.. not that I would....


This was our table... For the Table Decorating Contest!
That's Julie & Marsha... They've gone to this
Expo several times... and they were surprised at
how bad it was.... Marsha felt bad for making 
it sounds like the Expo was awesome... when it really
wasn't this time around... I told her it's not her
fault.... no worries.... :)


We made this cake out of Hershey Nuggets...
It turned out soooo cute too! :)


If you've made it this far.... 
I've got a Card to show you too!
I'm using the sweet Easter Egg Lamb


It's on Sale for only 50¢!!!


I LOVE how this came out! :)

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, Doodlebug
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Hip Hop)
Basket w/ Eggs - Echo Park (Hip Hop)
Assorted Butterflies - Sil. Store #36743
Fence - Sil. Store (Stinkin' Cute ) #61081
Grass - Miss Kate Cuttables
Lamb w/ Eggs - Kadoodle Bug Designs
Tiny Tags Die - My Craft Spot
Sentiment - Stamps Of Life (Blessings4Kit Club)
Gems - Stampin' Up
Twine - My Mind's Eye
 
I'm Entering the following Challenges:
 
 
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to read
my post and for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Theresa

9 comments:

Karon said...

I love you fabulous Easter card! So sorry that your experience at the Expo was bad. I was thinking of going to one in New Jersey, but when I saw the lack of vendors listed I decided not to bother - glad I am not going now. Hope you have a great week.

Stephanie said...

I love this adorable card. So sorry your Expo was such a bust. They should be ashamed of themselves. They should also give y'all a partial refund. I think they committed fraud.
They also have no taste. Your table was totally the best! Hands down!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

How disappointing! I have always wanted to go to an event like this and am so sorry to hear how terrible it was for you! Sure makes me think twice about traveling and having to stay overnight to attend something so badly put together. Can't believe they were all selling discontinued junk - that really stinks.
On a happier note, I really love your sweet card. That little lamb has such a darling face and I love all the great spring time embellishments you added!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes! Sorry to hear about the Expo, that is so disappointing! I would have been ecstatic with the Doodle Bug stuff because they don't sell it anywhere near me so I don't even have the retired items. And shipping kills the on line orders! At least you experienced the event with some friends and now you can say been there, done that! Have a great day!

red1979 said...

Adorable little lamb card!

Joann6274 said...

Oh goodness this card is adorable!!!! I love this bunny and you always do a great job in picking such vibrant pretty colors!
Thank you for joining us this week in our Easter FFC!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Sharon said...

Oh how cute!!! I so love this sweet lamb and the little butterflies! And the bg paper is great!!! :)
Sorry to hear the Expo wasn't what it should have been. I've always wanted to go to one, but I think I will pass on them now. So sad that the companies thought it was okay to sell out of date items. Don't they know that true die hard crafters bought this stuff when it was popular!!

Gerda said...

What a super cute card, Theresa!!! Love it!!
Sorry to hear that the expo was bad!!!
Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!
Have a great day.
Gerda

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm sorry the Expo wasn't good. I've always wanted to go to one but now I'm rethinking that. How horrible that they only sold retired stuff. But congrats on second - our table looks amazing!! And what a sweet card!! That little guy is so adorable!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
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