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Scrapbooking expos and conventions are a great way to get inspired and to connect with other people that are doing exciting stuff. At these conventions you'll find cheap classes and seminars, find great materials and resources for making your craft, and you'll rub shoulders with influential people who can give you feedback.
Here are a few of the best scrapbook conventions to keep an eye out for:
Easily one of the best conventions, the Scrapbook Expo will get you caught up on the latest and most innovative scrapbooking methods and tips. They have excellent workshops and classes taught by the best in the craft. Complete with contests, hands on events, make and take swamps and more, this is not an event you'll want to miss out on.
Stamp Scrap Art Tour
This Tour goes through several locations across the US and is a great way to reconnect with your scrapbooking passion and to inspire new ideas to stoke the flame of inspiration. Here you'll walk away with great ideas and wonderful memories that you'll take with you into your hobby. Keep an eye out when it comes by your town.
Stamp and Scrapfest
Exhibitors will be presenting here from all over the country. Come and see all of the latest techniques and ideas that are floating around. There will be product demonstrations, technique demonstrations and a Make & Take. Door prizes will be held and there will be a Gran Prize drawing every day.
Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Art Festivals
This event has been going on since its debut in 1993 and has steadily grown ever since. One of the leading events for rubber stamp and paper arts festivals throughout the US, those putting on this event strive for to provide an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Scrapbooking is an addicting hobby that allows you to create something beautiful. It is also a very popular hobby, as evidenced in materials specific to the craft being found in chain department stores and by the large attendance at craft and supply fairs.
And we regular folks aren’t the only ones who scrapbook. Celebrities want to showcase their memories too! Here are 5 celebrities who scrapbook:
Pairs Hilton came out with a line of crafting supplies such as glitzy paper and blingy stickers called the Creativity Collection. Very vibrant, very flashy, and very fun.
Nancy O’Dell, who has been scrapbooking for years, is launching a line with Creative Memories. This TV host and journalist patterned the hobby after her mother who enjoyed spending hours on the craft as well. Inspired by her daughter, Ashby Grace, this line focuses on baby books.
She's been caught by paparazzi browsing the supply shelves in Sweetpeas and Snapshots in Los Angeles, outting Britney Spears as a bonafide scrapbooker.
This star of the first “Bachelorette” show uses digital scrapbooking to preserve her memories.
Rosie O’Donnell is a very crafty soul. She enjoys lots of different crafts, including memory keeping and journaling. She has a new book with craft ideas called “Crafty U”.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|