texas fun with giveaway #2!

((WARNING: This is a LONG post LOADED with pictures.))

As most of you know, I just got back from Texas a couple of days ago, so I wanted to share my experience from the Great American Scrapbook Conventions. I know that y’all gonna LOVE this post! …and I just need to say that y’all are so cute with your accents down South, hehe. πŸ˜‰

Let me start off by saying that I can’t take the heat and humidity in Texas! Holy schmoly! I love y’all, but I love me some California. πŸ˜‰

On Friday and Saturday, I helped Suzy and Shelly set up their Punky Sprouts classes. On top of being super fun, all of their classes were hits for sure! We even had some time to go shopping, crop, and get goofy.

The three S's -- Suzy, Sarah, and Shelly.

…and how awesome is that fellow TAAFOMFT gal, Amy, came to the event to meet up! Even though we just met, it really felt like I had known this girl for years. She’s so genuine and sweet, and I’m so glad that we had the opportunity to hang out (and scrap, too)! ((Thank you so much, Amy, for driving all of us crazies around!))

Take one -- the normal picture.

Take two -- the crazy picture! I love this one, haha!

Suzy’s first class went well. I was so happy that Amy and her daughter, Alex, had the opportunity to take one of the Punky Sprouts classes.

Awww... I love this mother-daughter picture!

It was also fun to finally get to meet and chat with Stephanie Hunt, owner of Bella Blvd. She’s so super sweet! I thought it was so cute that she took Suzy’s class, but she sat in the back ((making a HUGE MESS! jk, Stephanie!)).

Here we are being hooligans at the back of the room! πŸ™‚

Shelly drew names for fun giveaways!

…and fellow Imaginisce DT gal, Robyn, also attended the class! She’s an amazing designer, so I was thrilled to finally meet her too! ((Can’t wait to see you again next month at CHA, Robyn!))

See! I told you I hate the heat. Although I look gross and sweaty in this picture, Robyn looks cute as ever! πŸ™‚

After all of the shopping and the classes, we headed to the HUGE crop event. The room was ENORMOUS, and it was packed with over 400 people on both Friday and Saturday nights. They wanted Suzy to MC, so I found it hilarious listening to her trying to entertain hundreds of scrappers, haha! Too bad she made me and Amy help her entertain during some parts of the night. How in the heck did she get me to sing in front of hundreds of people?! Who knows, haha!

…and how fun is it that Becky Fleck, author/designer for PageMaps, stopped into the crop to say hello to me and Suzy?! She’s so down-to-earth. ((Can’t wait until a visit to the bay, Miss Becky! We’ll surely take you to get a mug of goodness.))

Becky rocks, and then she rocks so more! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t heard of PageMaps, please make sure to check it out! Becky’s sketches are inspiring, and they always know how to pull me out of a rut. She’s coming out with a new book this fall, so make sure to pick up a copy when it’s released! Y’all are gonna LOVE it.

I believe it comes out in October.

While at the crop, we had TONS of fun! I laughed until it hurt. I finished a mini album. I laughed until it hurt. I helped vendors sell their stuff. I laughed until it hurt. I ate PF Changs for dinner. I laughed until it hurt. Then, Amy and I decided to call Julie, and we laughed until it hurt.

Seeeeee! Here's proof!

Alex, Amy's daughter, wrote this note for Julie. It reads, "Julie Tucker-Wolek needs to be here with us!" haha.

Then, we laughed until it hurt again! Why?! Well, Amy had this strange idea to mist these “fried crispies” from our leftovers. HAHA! Don’t ask – I think you just had to be there to get it, lol!

Here is Amy talking to Julie on the phone while misting "fried crispies"! HAHA! This is proof, Julie!

Umm... talk about nastiness! Alex totally ate one too, haha! LOL! Good thing Tattered Angel products are non-toxic, haha!

Expect a video tutorial from Amy next time she goes to eat at PF Changs on a dinner date with her hubby, haha! Just kidding. πŸ˜‰

The crop ended late, of course! On our way out, we ran, squealed, and whined about those nasty June Bugs in the South. Bwech! Can you even imagine a bunch of girls running around with scrap supplies trying to dodge June Bugs?! Oh, and because it was past midnight, we celebrated Shelly’s birthday in the parking lot! Again, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shelly! πŸ™‚

Here are a couple more pictures…

Suzy's outfit rocks my socks off, literally! LOL!

Miss you already, Amy! πŸ™‚

Happy birthday, Shelly! Hope you had fun this past weekend!

Lastly, I wanted to announce the winner to my last giveaway. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s favorites, and I was actually surprised by some of them too! However, there can only be one lucky reader to this one. This time, the goodies go to…

Congrats, KC! Please shoot me an email via the contact button at the top of my blog, and I’ll send out some scrappy goodness your way. For those of you who didn’t win, no worries because…

I’m feeling like being generous. Here’s another giveaway:

I love to see everyone’s work so…

  • Leave a comment with a link to your blog/gallery.
  • You have until Thursday, June 10th, by 11:59 to be entered to win a stack of Thickers!
  • Subscribe to my blog via email (on the left side bar) OR share the giveaway somewhere else online, and your name will be put into the drawing FIVE MORE times.

Make sure to visit back tomorrow for some exciting news and another giveaway! Ya’ll are gonna LOVE it. πŸ˜‰

PS: Happy Best Friend’s Day, Jennie. I love you!



Filed under giveaway, personal, scrapbook, sketches, vacation, winners

56 responses to “texas fun with giveaway #2!

  1. Sounds like you are having fun! Glad to hear that…
    Thanks for a chance to win the Thickers!

  2. I am studying to take the Praxis 2 and PLT exams. I take them this Saturday. Therefore, sadly, I am unable to scrap this week. However, you can view a french fry box album I made before, on my blog: http://valleydweller.wordpress.com. I’m so happy that you got to go to Texas. It sounds like you had a bunch of fun! Also, you looked cute, not gross, in your picture. πŸ™‚

  3. OMG….I laughed until I cried right now reading this!!! LOL
    You are such a freak! I can’t believe you posted the picture of me in my socks and flip flops. LOL
    I’ll see you this weekend crazy girl! Love you!

    • me?! a freak?! cmon, we both know who’s the bigger freak!!! HAHAHA. i will send you price rates later tonight…. they’re coming, so don’t worry. πŸ™‚

  4. Okay, so next event I guess I am gonna have to come be the responsible one and keep you girls from having too much fun!! LOL…oh my goodness It looks like crazy fun, and I wish I could just pick up and go somewhere like that! So glad you had a blast and laughed so much…the best medicine ever! Love, Jess

    • well if we can organize that fun fav things event like we all talked about… we can all have crazy fun! it’ll be a blast! πŸ™‚


  5. Love the photos – looks like it was a blast. Here is a link to my blog


    Would lover for you to stop by!

  6. Monika Wright

    I already subscribe to your blog and here is a link to my gallery is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/living_wright/

  7. Chris A

    I am soooooo jealous – what a fun time you had with Amy!!!! and Alex!!!! and and and!!!! So happy that you had such a fabulous time! Great pix!

  8. It looks that you all had a great time. I loved Susy’s look… I think her socks are fashion!!! May be a trend?

  9. Thanks for making me soooo jealous!!! Looks like you had a fantastic time! I added a little post to my blog about your blog. Thanks for the giveaway Sarah!

  10. Jing-Jing

    Love the recap and the details, fabulous photos!

  11. Thanks for sharing all the pictures and for the giveaway!
    My blog:http://janetsjoy.blogspot.com/
    I already subscribe to your blog.

  12. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos of U guys talking to me!!!! And the NOODLES!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo FUNNY!!! LOVE IT!!!! Send them to me….PRETTY PLEASE????????? I think me U and AMY should all do a lo with the first two and then post them on FAVE THINGS!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE?????????? Send them to me????? I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee U and EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK I soooooooooooooooooooooo wish I coulda been there with U guys!! LOVE U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  13. wendy

    Fun post! πŸ™‚

    I love you too, Sarah!!!!!
    Happy Best Friend’s Day!!

    now only if Fwiend was here 😦

    Let’s go on a picnic when you and Gloria get the chance, yea? ^_^

    mwahs to you both!

  14. Wow…sounds like so much fun! And how awesome to get to meet so many peeps IRL! I hear you on the heat, humidity and bugs. I can handle the heat, but HATE humidity and bugs which is why I love living in AZ πŸ™‚

  15. did you get a textbook?

  16. Pamk

    looks and sounds like you had a blast. I haven’t posted any lo’s on my blog I need to get to work and remedy that.

  17. Eileen Velez

    Thanks for the chance to win! I already subscribe to you blog. Here’s my blog: http://eileen-mahony-velez.blogspot.com/!!

  18. MarΓ­a Dolores Morales

    Β‘Hola Sarah!
    QuΓ© lindo viaje!, me gustarΓ­a haber estado ahΓ­. Como me gustarΓ­a participar por los thickers! mi blog sale en julio. Yo ya estaba suscripta por correo electrΓ³nico, hace mucho.
    Muchos cariΓ±os mary141255@hotmail.com

  19. I agree with Julie…. We so should scrap those pics….. Love this post…. Makes me laugh all over again… And for the record I think the idea to glimmer mist the noodles was a joint effort…LOL. It sure was a fun weekend. Loved meeting everybody. Big hugs,Amy

  20. Looks like you had tons of fun even with the heat. As far as how do I put up with it. I have to say I can deal with the TX heat way better then I can this GA heat.


  21. It looks like you had the BEST time! Lots of scrapping, laughter and friends…what could be better!

  22. janet

    seems u were having lots of fun!!! Thanks for a chance to win the Thickers!

  23. janet

    sent an e mail with the giveaway likn to my scrap-friends… I really need to win this its almost my bday πŸ˜‰

  24. Marla H.

    I am already a blog follower of yours but I will post about your giveway on my favorite message board – the fiskateers!!! It is a message board set up by Fiskars for us crafting ladies!!! http://www.fiskateers.com/ – check it out!!

  25. Looks like SO much fun!!! I would love to take a class like this!
    I have subscribed to your feed and posted your blog link on my blog πŸ™‚

  26. How much FUN does that look like?! Yay for getting to meet Amy best of all! What a FUN, FUN weekend! πŸ™‚

  27. Love all the pics Sarah! It looks like Y’ALL (too funny, lol!!) had an awesome time!! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance at some goodies! I’m subscribed by email. πŸ˜‰
    – April W

  28. Y’all sure do seem to have had a nice visit. Lovin all y’all’s photos.

  29. Kerri

    looks like you guys had a awesome time, thanks for sharing your photos with us …felt like i was there in spirit cos you know how much i loveeeeeeeeee thickers & to read your giving a way a stack of them, think all of new zealand heard me yell OMG. good luck to all & hope everyone has fingers & toes for a sharing kiwi to win ( meeeeeeeeeee) lol DD is shocked too πŸ™‚

  30. Keesha

    Here is my online album! Thanks for the chance to play!


  31. Keesha

    Posted about your fabulous contest on my facebook.


  32. Oh my goodness, you guys had a lot of fun!!love those photo’s and your post Sarah!Awesome you got to meet Amy!
    Now we have to definitely get together with all the Fave girls…wanna have fun too πŸ˜‰
    Love that picture of Suzy with her socks…do that myself too when my feet get cold..looks really crazy!

  33. Hallo Sarah, thank you for posting, I love scrapbooking meeting too and I think they are really amazing and I believe you all had such a great time in Texas! I also wish to thank you for the next giveaway, I will try this time… I just subscribed to your blog and this is mine, http://kiotta.wordpress.com.

    Bye, Kiotta

  34. Hey Sarah, you certainly have been a very busy girl! Looks like you had a lot of fun in Texas despite the heat and humidity and June Bugs!!! LOL I could just imagine this site, too funny.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for the great give away! You are always so very generous! Here is my blog: http://sassyscraps.blogspot.com/ Hope you enjoy it!

  35. Just wanted to let you know that I have blogged about your giveaway and retweeted it too!!! Thanks again Sarah!

  36. Wow Sarah.. sounds like you really laughed till it hurt… LOL!!! I always love hearing about your adventures…. Thank you for your comments on my blog.. and I have to tell you that my style is changing because of inspriation I get from people like you… XO

  37. I just posted about this giveaway on my blog!! http://cookscrapcraft.blogspot.com/2010/06/thickers.html

    There are also some scrapbook layouts at my blog, but you already know that b/c you’ve visited before! Yeah!

  38. Jacque

    this looks like so much fun! I am with Julie – you all need to team up next time – I know you all would have a BLAST!!! So jealous! Can’t wait to see these photos scrapped!

  39. Mustangkayla

    Looks like a ton of fun to me! What a generous give-away too!

  40. Ashley

    Sounds like you had a ton of fun. I am hoping that once I graduate (again) I’ll finally have some time to travel and scrap!

    http://www.fiskateers.com/community/myprofile/ #7032

    I also signed up for your blog, I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures.

  41. I used to live in Texas and I loved the convention. I missed it this year. So glad you had a such a good time, I’m jealous, thanks for sharing.
    I heard about your site on the Fiskateers message board. I’ve posted a link to this post and your very generous giveaway on my website – http://emily.kincke.com/candy/
    I’m still rebuilding my website, so my gallery is not functional yet, but I do have some of my work posted – http://www.emily.kincke.com

    Thanks again and for a chance to win!

  42. Kat

    wow! looks like a fun weekend!!!

    you already know the link to my blog…and thanks for stopping by so often πŸ™‚

  43. Vanessa

    Wow. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

  44. You see to have a lot of fun and a very special thanks for the giveaway .


  45. Posted about the giveaway here

    and subscribed to your blog updates! Weird my last two comments are not showing up! I hope this one does:(

  46. Loved your post ! Love your spirit and attitude..thanks for sharing:)

  47. Looks like you chicks had a blast!!!!

    Those flip-flop socks are super styling Suzy!!! LOL

    Hope Y’ALL come back now to the South, ya hear?! πŸ™‚

  48. My local friend Sarah Mullanix told me about this giveaway. I love Thickers!! πŸ™‚
    My blog is http://www.scraphappymama2.blogspot.com although I have not posted much lately as we are moving in two weeks.

    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  49. Oh my goodness! So cool that you got to meet Amy! And the phone call — wow! πŸ™‚ These photos made me smile!

  50. victoria lester

    What a fantastic giveaway. I subscribed to your blog.

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