Saturday, 12 May 2012

I might have gone a bit mad!!! .....

... OMG!!!  What can I say?  The Great Lakes Mega Meet was fantastic!  Jonathan dropped me off at the Suburban Showplace, Novi at 9.30am and there was already a queue to get in at 10.00am!  Still waiting in line with my cellphone and Facebook made the time pass quickly.

The doors opened promptly at 10.00am (9.00am if you'd pre-registered) and in we went, picking up a show guide as we passed.  My plan was to walk up and down the aisles to see what was on display.  And there was so, so much!  I knew that I wanted to get some of the new Spellbinder dies - and I did that :))))  Good prices too - I got mine from the Scrap-mart stand - dies here in the States are so much cheaper than in the UK.  The Crown Circles, Ovals and Mega Rectangles shown here were only $10 each (£6.00).  I also got some Shapz dies - also made by Spellbinders - again at a great price.




I think the buy of the day had to be the bling shapes by Want2Scrap - all on sale for 99ȼ - they had very long queues!!!  I got some lovely gem and pearl flourishes, as well as some bling frames for Labels 18.




I found all the new Memento inks pads too - I spent ages looking at them, picking up one colour and then another and changing my mind.  In the end it was easier to get them all ;)


Scrapbooking is very popular in the States, less so in the UK, so I intend to scrap some of the many, many photos that Jonathan and I take.  Mega Meet is aimed at scrapbookers with so many pretty papers, embellishments, stamps and albums.  I found a number of exhibitors specialising in digital scrapbooks (looks like fun) and also several companies offering templates and layout techniques.  I particularly like the clean lines of the Mosaic Moments by Tami Potter - I treated myself to the introduction pack.  I also found some really fun 12" x 12" papers at Stamping Station featuring London, England and Wales - hard to believe I had to come over here to find them!!  Not only did I find papers, I got co-ordinating stickers too.  They had papers for just above every country in the world, all the US states and many European countries too.


Finally, I found a super storage solution for all my loose ribbons.  On the First Choice Products stand I found the "Spool & Store" kit - it's such a good and simple idea.  I've already made a start on my ribbons, but I think it'll take a while.


I realise why I've not visited fairs before - my credit card took a bit of a bashing!!  But it was super and I've had a totally brilliant day.  Next year I'm going to try and book some of the classes and get inky!  Hope you're all having a great weekend.  See you soon.

9 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Spellbinders for £6 each???? I'm very envious! We're going to a fair tomorrow and I bet the ones I want will be tripple that! I think we should emigrate.......

Charmaine Stack said...

Deb this is the first thing I thought of when I heard where you were moving to. So glad you are taking advantage of the shows in the area. Well done!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow, you really got some great items!! AND great prices too!

Jenny said...

Wow what a haul!!!

Buffy said...

So glad you had a fabulous day out. Wish I could have been there, especially at those prices.
TEAL ZEAL.....typical, could have done with that for Anne's wedding invitations!! Ho-hum, Will be posting them up soon
Hugs
Buf xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Oh My £6 a time for Spellbinders........Speechless!!
Glad you had a brill time after all the trials.
Paula (PEP)

Jeanne J said...

I'm so jealous!!! Look at all the goodies you got! Thanks for sharing - I see lots of new things I must have!!

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, you are so lucky to find Spellbinders dies at such a cheap price!! Here they are so expensive... You found so many nice goodies!!

Ardyth said...

I like your style - why decide when you can have it all?! Sounds like a really fun day and I'm glad you had a great time!

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