Sunday, July 28, 2013

Keepsakes

 I have historically attended the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Chantilly, Virginia.  Bob and I always made a vacation of the trip, visiting historical sites along the way.  This year GASC did not come to the area.  

The nearest scrapbook convention was the Creating Keepsakes one in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  It was a time Bob could not take off.  My local scrapbook friend and I planned the trip, and when she had to cancel.......I ventured out alone.  I met up the night before with a life long friend since first grade in nearby by Marietta.  That was special.

The highlight of the expo was meeting these 2 talented ladies again.  Jenni & Jared Bowlin are genuine and hard working They travel from their Nashville home and even bring collectible memorabilia to sell.  Carolee McMullin is a talented tole painter whose talents extend into the scrapbook and now fashion industry.  Her four daughters are the Adornit girls, whose fashions are so fun.  They do their own modeling and advertising.  I laughed when a senior scrapbook customer was loving one of their purses and said, "I didn't come here for this".  Carolee replied, "but you came here to have fun!"  The lady bought the purse!  Here I am in the fun top I got there.

Here's a picture of the Bowlins:
 and the spotlight logo:
 Lancaster is a neat city, with plenty of beautiful country nearby.  I made a few photo stops but mostly checked out places Bob and I could travel to together. 
 

13 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Super cute thanks for sharing!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful work!!

Connie Mercer said...

so awesome you got to meet jenni and jared!!! You are right about the way they are!!! Love that you made a page of your time there.

Heather Landry said...

I love your layout! I think it's so cool that you got to meet Jenni in person. Awesome, awesome!

Ruki said...

awesome page!!!

carlies said...

so nice design :}

Papercrafting Princess said...

This is SO cute!

Denise said...

Love your new top! That's awesome that you went on your own to a convention. I've done that before too. It can be so fun meeting new people.

Julie Bonner said...

So many fun details on this Cindy!! Sounds like a fun time :)

E.T. said...

super nice! love your LO. I wish we had scrapbook event here too!

Dani Cristina said...

Cindy, this is a great idea, love the silhouette in the background!

Micupoftea said...

What fun to meet up with other scrappers and paper artists! Happy Friday to you , too :)

MARILYN said...

love your page! with all these techniques!! Beautiful work!!! it looks like you had a great time at the convention!!xoxo