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The Scrapbook Expo

Scrapbook Expo Tickets & Shoebox 1k

Next weekend the Scrapbook Expo will be in St. Charles, Illinois at the Pheasant Run Resort.   August 23-24  Scrapbookers, rubber stampers and paper crafters look forward to this event every year.  I look forward to working with my friend Melissa in The Rubber Café Booth.    It’s also the weekend Betsy,  one of the Chicagoland Scrapbooker staff members gets  a chance for her to do good.

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Scrap It Girl has the Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine in her Kenosha, WI Store








Chicagoland Scrapbooker staff member Betsy Burnett is involved in a group called Shoebox 1k. This group helps to pack shoebox gifts filled with; school supplies, personal hygiene items, toys, a stuffed animal, hard candy and more. These boxes are then sent to needy children all over the world  along with the good news of God’s love, through an organization called Operation Christmas Child. Last year Betsy and her group packed over 1200 shoeboxes that were then distributed to Uganda, Madagascar, and the Philippines.

At the Scrapbook Expo in addition to running the baggage check area, Shoebox 1k also holds “basket raffles.” Manufacturers and businesses  have donated over $1000 in prizes to be given away. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or buy 10 get 2 free and are available at the Baggage Check booth at the Scrapbook Expo that weekend. All money raised goes to help purchase items for the shoeboxes and cover delivery costs.

Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine is excited to once again sponsor Betsy with this event and has donated a gift basket to be raffled off. In addition to that gift basket you will find baskets from these wonderful sponsors:  Archival Inn, Cafe’ Crop, Close to My Heart Consultant Lori Brown, Craftwell, Creative Memories Consultant RuthAnn Lewckyj, Creative Options, Genuinely Jane Studios, Hydrangea Hippo, JoAnn’s Creations, Linnie Blooms, Pampered Chef Consultant Shirley Van De Wedge, Peddler’s Den, Robin’s Nest, Scrap Addict for Life, Scrap It Girl, Tim Holtz, Wild Tree Organic Consultant Dot Alcorn, Xyron, and MORE!


To help promote this fabulous cause Scrapbook Expo has generously donated 2 pairs of tickets for me to give away to a couple of Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine readers. What do you have to do to win?   Leave me a comment letting me know what you look forward to most while attending Scrapbook Expo.  If you haven’t been there yet.. why do you want to go?  Two winners will be selected at random to win a pair of tickets for free admission to the Scrapbook Expo.


Entries will close Tuesday August 20, 2013 at noon central time. Sorry but entries are limited to United States only. Tickets will be given to you at the Expo by Betsy herself.  Stop by to see me at the Rubber Café Booth!

A big thank you to Scrapbook Expo for their generous donation. To learn more about the Shoebox 1k project or the basket raffle event at the expo, visit Betsy’s blog Aim Happy and click on “Shoebox 1k” or “Events” at the top menu and don’t forget to comment to this post sharing what you like most about going to Scrapbook Expo or why you want to go?  I will post the winner on Tuesday night.. leave a comment & Good Luck!


It’s time for Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee!

Tomorrow is the big day where the vendors are setting up their booths.  Friday and Saturday the Scrapbook EXPO  is open to the public.

Are you Ready to shop, crop, do make n takes, and meet new crafty people?  I will be there tomorrow setting up, then the real fun starts early Friday morning.   I will be working in  THE RUBBER CAFE booth.

If you are a local fan of  Scrapbook Expo  you are probably familiar with its location.. you can find the Scrapbook Expo located in the Wisconsin State Fair Park.. super easy to find~  Scrapbook Expo is fun, huge, tons of shopping experience, make n takes, ideas, demos, classes, and more.. I hope to see you this weekend~

ScrapBook Expo in April

ScrapBook Expo in April


Keepin Up & Keepin it Real

So much is going on lately!

Keepin Up is CRAZY, but Keepin it Real is EASY!

I have recently resigned from a design team, joined a new design team, started selling my products in two stores, and applied to teach at a new location.

I am also in the process of adding new products to my store.  You can look for more products from The Rubber Cafe, New mini books from Genuinely Jane Studios, More Faber Castell goodies, and of course the new Tim Holtz fun stuff.  I will also have more Maya Road, Canvas Corp, Melissa Frances, Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp.

But I also wanted to let you know where you can find me since I have been moving around and making changes.

So here is a quick list as to where I am CURRENTLY..


You can also still find me at the Kenosha Public Museum, Strawberry Creek Country Club, Kenosha Hobby Lobby, and my home studio.  I am also applying to teach in other locations and I still have my products for sale in two locations in my area.  Find my home-made goodies at  A Vintage Vault in Kenosha and at Benson’s Corner in Bristol.

What a little more info?

Design Team Calls: perfect place to list your call or look to apply to be on a design team, I am happy to post your new Design Teams too.

Scrap Challenge: list your challenges or find a challenge to play along with. You can find my monthly challenges listed along w/ many more~

The Rubber Cafe:  Visit the on-line store for all of your glue, glitter, stamps, and other fun products.  I look forward to working with them twice a year.. I am a huge fan~ You can also find their products in my store.

Genuinely Jane Studios: Perfect place to purchase your mixed media products and of course your wood mini albums.. I love being a part of this team.  I also sell their products in my store.. let me know if you want to get some wood mini albums!~

I am also adding new classes to my spring & summer schedule.  More mini books, more tool classes, more kid classes.. and of course more Scrapbooking.  Let me know if you want more info on any of my classes or sites.   Don’t forget I also host crafty birthday parties for your little ones~

If you are interested in placing your business logo/ad on any of my sites, please just contact me through this page.. thank you!



Give A Way, While I’m Away~

Since I will be gone for a few days working at the Scrapbook Expo in St. Charles, Illinois I thought I should leave behind a GIVE-A-WAY or Blog Candy.

I also think it only makes sense that since I am working in THE RUBBER CAFE booth, that I give away some of their awesome products.  Here are 3 of my Favorite things from The Rubber Cafe.









Who wants a bottle of the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, The Stick “em” up, and a cute rubber stamp set “Just My Type”?  In order to win all you have to do is subscribe to my website, like my facebook page, and leave me a comment letting me know if you have ever attended a Scrapbook Expo in your area… easy breezy.  If you don’t have a facebook account you can follow me on either Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.. I love new friends.  My links to my sites are on the upper right hand side of this blog.

I will be back late on Sunday, but I will be posting pictures on Twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook while I am gone.  I should be back with a post on Monday, announcing my Rubber Cafe winner, so check back Monday night to see if you won~  Have a great weekend, I hope to see you at The Scrapbook Expo.

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