Thursday, June 3, 2010

My trip to the Great American Scrapbook Convention In Arlington

Hi! I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the GASC this year.

Overall, I didn't really see any new products that I hadn't seen before. There really wasn't really a new great ideas. A couple of years ago, it seemed like there were alot of new products out like Spellbingers, The Bind it All, Cricut, acrylic albums, and stuff like that. On the plus side, there was a lot less emphasis on kits for projects (that weren't layouts). There were a lot of booths with dollar bins and discounted priced items. There were several booths that had a variety of paper and coordinating embellishments. I hope this isn't selling to drab because I did buy a few things.

So here are my favorites (in no particular order):

1. Ribbon Organizer from Best Craft organizer. I got 11 ribbon containers and the spooling tool for $25 with the coupon from the Vendor directory. http://www.bestscrapbookshelf.com/?action=view_catalog&Join_ID=263299

2. T-shirts By Custom Graphics (From Altus,OK). They have this awesome foil t-shirt that you can choose the color of foil. The foil t-shirt was $15, and the other t-shirt was $10. They had some other really good shirts but these were my favorites.




3. Embossing Glitter by PK Glitz. They also had this anti static powder that I bought to try out.

4. Small Tote from Thirty One. I plan to use it at CTMH convention this year instead of trying to carry my regular tool tote.