Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 Scrapbook Expos & Conventions

beautiful stuff at the Technique Tuesday booth
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Pack your bags and get your scrap on! Let's shop, crop and have some fun! Here are this year's top scrapbooking trade shows, expos and conventions:

January
January 29-February 1: CHA Conference & Trade Show, Los Angeles, CA

February
February 25-27: Scrapbook EXPO, Anaheim, CA

March
March 11-12: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Louisville, KY
March 18-19: Scrapbook EXPO, Pleasanton, CA
March 19-20: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Tucson, AZ
March 25-26: The Original Scrapbook USA Expo, Sandy, UT
March 25-26: Memories Scrapbooking Expo, Columbus, OH
March 25-26: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Portland, OR
March 26-27: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Glendale, AZ

April
April 2-3: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Las Vegas, NV
April 8-9: Scrapbook EXPO, Orlando, FL               
April 8-9: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Collinsville, IL
April 15-16: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Mesa, AZ
April 29-30: Scrapbook EXPO, Del Mar, CA
April 29-30: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Manchester, NH

May
May 5-7: Great Lakes Mega Meet, Novi, MI
May 14-15: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, St. Paul, MN
May 20-21: Scrapbook EXPO, Somerset, NJ
May 21-22: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Milwaukee, WI

June
June 2-4: Great American Scrapbook Convention, Arlington, TX
June 17-18: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Buffalo, NY
June 24-25: Great American Scrapbook Convention, Chantilly, VA

July
July 8-9: Scrapbook EXPO, Duluth, GA
July 8-9: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Houston, TX
July 9-10: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Loveland, CO
July 15-16: Scrapbook EXPO, Puyallup, WA
July 16-17: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Colorado Springs, CO
July 19-21: CHA Conference & Trade Show, Rosemont, IL
July 28-30: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Valley Forge, PA

August

August 5-6: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Nashville, TN
August 12-13: Scrapbook EXPO, Santa Clara, CA
August 19-20: Scrapbook EXPO, St. Charles, IL
August 19-20: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Tulsa, OK
August 20-21: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Rochester, NY
August 26-27: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Charlotte, NC
August 27-28: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Albany, NY

September
September 9-10: The Original Scrapbook USA Expo, Sandy, UT
September 9-10: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Jacksonville, FL
September 16-17: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, San Marcos, TX
September 16-18: Archiver's ScrapFest, Bloomington, MN
September 17-18: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Des Moines, IA
September 23-24: Scrapbook EXPO, Portland, OR
September 24-25: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, St. Paul, MN

October
October 1-2: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Milwaukee, WI
October 8-9: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Oak Lawn, IL
October 14-15: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Cincinnati, OH
October 21-22: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Kansas City, MO
October 21-22: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Denver, CO
October 21-22: Scrapbook EXPO, Sacramento, CA
October 24-25: Scrapbook EXPO, West Palm Beach, FL
October 29-30: Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Las Vegas, NV

November
November 11-12: Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Bellevue, WA

See what other scrapbookers had to say about these events:

"Great American Scrapbook Convention is AMAZING! Every year they are continually stepping up the notch even in a recession." -Jennifer Smith

"CKC was great...got to shop and take classes." -Julie Hollis

"I liked trying new techniques and products, the crop and SEI album class." -Abbey Richards (attended CKC)

"I've been to CKC. I went to the one in Nashville and in a few months I'll be at the one here in my hometown of Louisville! They are a lot of fun. Shopping, classes, meet and greets along with cropping time." -Jennifer Bersaglia

"I go to the ScrapFest put on by Archiver's every September (at the Mall of America). I have been there 3 years now. I love seeing all of the creative ideas that the companies come up with." -Keri Flaskerud

"I've gone to the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo a few times. But really just to shop, I didn't take any classes or attend any of the after hours crops...it is very much geared towards stamping and cardmaking, not so much scrapbooking." -Sheri Feypel

"The first time I went, it was strictly shopping and make and takes. I was still a beginner and wanted to learn about the latest products and trends. I loved it. Spent too much of course, but loved every minute of it." -Rosann Elliott (attended Scrapbook EXPO and the Great American Scrapbook Convention)

"I've gone to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, Texas for the past 8 years or so. My BFF and I always make a weekend of it. We take classes and attend the evening crops. The showroom floor is always packed, and you can find almost anything you're looking for there." -Lisa Harris

And if these scrapbooking expos and conventions interest you, you'll want to check out the MemoryWorks Retreat June 23-25, 2011:

http://simplestories.typepad.com/mwretreat/event-details.html
Register HERE for the MemoryWorks Retreat. Sarah Crawford said she's been to other scrapbooking expos, but "none of them hold a candle to the awesomeness of the MemoryWorks Retreat...the personal attention and the quality of the giveaways, class projects and one-on-one time with the awesome instructors from the scrapbooking industry was stellar at the MW Retreat."

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    One day, I hope to attend many of these exciting events, especially CHA. Even though I'm unable to fly out to Los Angeles during this year's winter show, my Kanji Wedding Favor Box that I made for Glue Dots will be there! Yippee! Thanks for stopping by Snap.Scrap.Blog.Tweet! Swing by on Monday for a special Layout a Day Blog Hop!

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      2. What a great list! I never miss Mega Meet in May! And because of YouTube and blogs, I almost feel like I attend CHA.

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      3. Thanks for all the info. 'Wish Utah was not so far! 'Bet that retreat will be awesome!!

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      4. It's pretty easy to find a local scrapbook convention with a list like this one. Thanks.

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