Monday, September 23, 2013

Scrapfest Fun!

Can I just say I had the BEST weekend at Scrapfest in Minnesota!  Let my pictures do the explaining...

This is a souvenir pic that Archiver's was doing.  I loved their chalkboard theme and washi tape design...too cute!

I made a bunch of these goodie bags filled with macadamia nut chocolate kisses to pass out to friendly folks that helped point us in the right direction or had fun conversations with standing in the long make and take lines.

This was the highlight of my weekend!!!!  Getting to meet Lawn Fawn owner Kelly Marie Alvarez and her hubby.  They are such a sweet couple and very personable.  I was totally star struck and even got to meet part of the Lawn Fawn Design Team...

Super cool and fun ladies!

This was one of the make and takes for Lawn Fawn...totally adorable!!!

I was able to take a few classes and stand in line for a few make and takes.  It was so exciting to just be at the Mall of America.  Something I've only heard about and seen on TV.

I even went to my first crop ever (I didn't even know what a crop was until that day...haha) sponsored by Doodlebug.  The hubby came along too just so I could get extra goodies! We even met the owner of Doodlebug, Cynthea!

It was a completely amazing weekend filled with so much eye candy and friend making and goodies and shopping!  So here's the damage made at Archiver's and Michael's...

Aaaaah...I LOVE it ALL!!!  There were bargain bins at Archiver's that I raided and Michael's had an awesome sale on papers and punches.  The Hero Arts stuff actually came from a class I took and I even won a few goodies!  I even had a 40% off coupon at Archiver's for being a part of their email list and ended up using it for copic markers.  It could not have gotten any better!

These fun ladies I met in line.  They were super sweet and have been going to Scrapfest every year for about 10 years!  I wish it were that easy for me to get to Scrapfest...lucky for them they live close by.

And the last highlight of my weekend was going into the city...

to celebrate...

our anniversary of being together for 12 years at The Melting Pot!

Mahalo for allowing me to share my fab weekend!  Now it's back to the daily grind.  Stay tuned as I'll be giving away some blog candy from things I have duplicates of from Scrapfest!


  1. Looks like you had so much fun!!!! I love the photos and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

  2. woot woot! Looks like you had a marvelous time! Happy Anniversary!!!

  3. Looks like you had an awesome time!!! FUN!! Great pics! Love your new goodies!!
    Happy Anniversary!

  4. what a great trip.. looks like you had a great time at Scrapfest and got some great goodies.. Happy Anniversary.. we always celebrate our anniversary at The Melting Pot too.. love that place..

  5. Wow, great pics, lots of new friends, and just being there must of been breath taking and so amazing.... Love all those make/takes and hope you brought back lots of fun goodies... Can't wait to see them all. Happy Anniversary such a perfect match....

  6. What great fun!! Happy Anniversary!!

  7. Wow Niki! Love all the AWESOME pics on your trip. Looks you really had a Blast! Oh and Happy Anniversary to you and your Husband :)

  8. Wait, you made treat bags in anticipation of meeting helpful people?! Oh my, that is just something else!! I'm sure they were so very surprised and excited. I went to MOA for Scrapfest 8 years ago with my hubby and then-6-month-old ... thanks for triggering all the memories. It was quite an event, that's for sure! Awesome that your hubby went to the crop with you for extra swag!


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