Saturday, September 12, 2009

CKC Nashville Was Awesome


Creating Keepsakes Convention Nashville officially ended today and I had a ball. This was my first scrapbooking convention in my days of being a paper crafter. I was so involved with this convention that I almost didn't get the chance to enjoy it.

I really wanted to volunteer for the convention but no one would hire me it seemed because I was a guy. So on Thursday the day of setup, I just showed up and said I want to be a volunteer for a vendor since this was a chance to get to meet everyone. Thanks to the folks of S.E.I because they hired me on the spot. I worked for a totally of 4 hours but wanted more. So just across the aisle was Scrapperz Outlet with an awesome owner named Josh who hired me to work their booth the next day. I walked around and met the ladies from Rusty Pickle, and gosh these ladies were the bomb, almost as good as the product the company puts out.

I spent Friday at Scrapperz outlet, demonstrating the Big Shot and all the awesome dies and embossing dies from Sizzix. I met so many wonderful ladies that came by the booth. Josh was great to work for but I was so tired after that I went home without even shopping.

Saturday has arrived and I show up to pick up my free product for working the booth and end up sellling even more Sizzix stuff but ended up going over to the Rusty Pickle booth where the ladies asked me to sell mystery bags. I sold over 100 bags in about an hour and gosh I was almost hoarse from all the hawking but I did it, I sold them all. I ended up with free product from them too!! Off, I went to see other booths. I met some wonderful people like Ben & Brandon who were running the the cheap deals booth. The couple running EZ laser cuts were great too.
One of my great finds at the convention, was the opportunity to meet Cricut Dan, Dan Summers, co-founder of Scrapbook Corner. Yes another guy in the scrapbooking field. Dan conducted some awesome tutorials on the Cricut and yes I learned some new tips on the product that I never knew and got a cool monogram in vinyl too for my guy scrapbook. cricutdanthecricutgirls
Closing out the day, I found what was probably the neatest and innovative products from a company named PK Glitz, owned by James and Janelle Marshall. They have this new product called Wonder Film. It is embossable film that you can use embossing poweder or glitter on. I just had to buy some of this and I will feature them in the next blog post.
Now its the end of day and convention has closed but I met some great people and look forward to its return next year to nashville.
Thanks Creating Keepsakes from your Scrappin Guy and thanks from our Nashville paper crafters for bringing this convention to our town.