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Chesapeake City County, Virginia
May 16, 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
March 9, 2006
Do you love to scrap and will be in Charlotte August 4-5th 2006? If you do and you are… then join us for the 3rd annual NC scrapbook Convention, sponsored by Creating Keepsakes.
The event brings together scrapping enthusiasts, vendors, and instructors. The first two conventions have been a resounding success. There are a couple of things that go on the Thursday before, for those who came in early. By Friday and Saturday everything is in full swing. There is a range of classes held throughout both days, and are taught by staffers from both Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks, as well as from the most trendy vendors. The classes cover an array of topics and techniques of interest for all skill levels of scrappers. In most cases supplies are provided, and in many cases you are given extras to take home. On both nights there are late night crops that go on until almost midnight. There are vendor fairs with products from well known suppliers such as EK Success, Die Cuts, far and away, and many more. You can also get a chance to see local artists and suppliers. At the crops, each participant gets a great goodie bag to use and then take home. There are also giveaways throughout the day and during the crop. There are layout contest as well.
Now if you’re a scrapper and read Creating Keepsakes, don’t you just love Faye Morrow Bell? She is a regular contributor to the magazine and has her own idea book entitled, At Home: Scrapbooking with Faye Morrow Bell . Well…Charlotte is Faye’s hometown! So you can count on her being there. She teaches classes (which fill up quickly so sign up early) and can be spotted throughout the day. I have had the chance to meet her both shows and she is such a genuinely delightful person.
If you are coming to the convention, there are a number of hotels within walking distance. The bad part is most of the downtown hotels come with high rates from such places as Adam’s Mark, the Hilton, and the Hyatt. There are plenty of moderate hotels located off of I-85 and I-77, which are easily accessible from downtown. Parking in the area is ample, but you do have to pay to park and that ranges from $5-$10. You can go to www.visitcharlotte.com for lodging information. There are also quite a few hotels near Concord Mills, which is only about 15 minutes away. There is an AC Moore in Concord Mills that carries a vast selection of scrapping goodies. You can go to www.cabarruscvb.com for lodging information.
You can go to www.creatingkeepsakes.com and click on the conventions tab for additional information. The tickets usually go on sale in May and I strongly encourage you to get them well in advanced if you would like to come. The best classes fill up very quickly. I hope to see you at this year’s convention.
From journal Come… Have Fun in NC