Wednesday 18 April 2012

Scrapfest 2012

On Saturday April 14th (my birthday!!) I attended Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario.

For those of you who may not know, Scrapfest is a show devoted entirely to paper crafts.  Retailers from all over Southern Ontario come together in a large auditorium where they set up shop for two days.  Crafters who attend the show are treated to an unbelievable shopping experience, draws, door prizes, make-and-takes, and product demonstrations.  There is also crop space available.    

This is the fifth year that I have gone to Scrapfest and I love it.  I love walking from booth to booth checking out all the products, seeing the gorgeous layouts created by all the incredibly talented designers, and talking to other people who love paper crafts as much as I do.  It is amazing!!!!

One of my favourite things at Scrapfest are the make-and-takes.  All you have to do is pull up a chair and another paper-lover is there to show you a new and interesting technique that you can then try on a layout or card.     

Here I am doing a make-and-take where the technique being shown was simply brilliant!  We painted the back of bubble wrap (on the side where the bubbles are) and then lightly pressed the bubble-side down onto a piece of cardstock in order to create a background onto which to place our patterned paper and pictures.  I loved that this was such a simple and effective way to create an interesting background using something that we likely all have lying around our homes somewhere.
I left Scrapfest feeling inspired, excited about scrapbooking and card making, and armed with a few new supplies and a million ideas.  I could not wait to get home and work on my projects and put all these new ideas into action.   

Scrapfest is definitely worth attending.  The shopping is fantastic, the ideas are priceless and there is something about being surrounded by so many others who love this hobby as much as you do.  If you get the chance, you should definitely go.

Did anyone else attend Scrapfest in Kitchener?

If so, tell me what you thought of it?  


  1. Yes, Scrapfest is fun. I have gone to every scrapfest in this area except one and I always learn something or get a new idea. It is great to meet and chat with other scrapbookers. Everyone is so happy and cheerful that it really makes my day and even my week. I am already looking forward to next year.

    1. I am looking forward to next year too! Especially to see what new ideas there are. It is so much fun to be surrounded by fellow scrapbookers - definitely a boost to my creativity. Thanks for reading!