Sunday, August 1, 2010


This is a picture of the freebies I received (2 reusable shopping bags, 2 bottles of Tear Mender Glue, knitting needle, magazines, sample paper pack, and assorted company logo items like pens, mousepads, etc).

The next set of pictures are of the Free Make It and Take It's I made:

That is a Bubble Skirt (National Sewing Council set up machines and held beginner-level sewing classes), card (EK Success booth), Tag ({ippity} Stamps)
2 cards (one sponsored by Fiskars, the other Zip-It Glue), altered mini composition notebook (Joann's), Mini Chalkboard (made with Vinyl - Oh My Crafts),  the pattern is of a Quilted Pot Holder that I did make -but gave to my mother.  She was kind enough to take me and pick me up from the airport.  I flew in and out of National Airport in DC, and if you know anything about the traffic here, you know what a headache that can be.  She said she felt like I was back in Elem. School and I was giving her one of my art projects.  The orange and brown striped item is a holder for your sunglasses (glued together with Tear Mender).
Oh a better picture of the ugly sunglasses holder, bracelet (Joann's)
Scrapbook Layout (Micheal's)

I know your dying to know, here's what I bought:
Nothing too exciting.  Mostly adhesive that I have to buy online (thought I would save myself some shipping costs).  I'll be honest, I thought I would catch some really good deals.  I found a lot of the companies there were just there to show you how wonderful their products are.  You can catch better prices on their websites (or with the % off coupons from the big box stores) - prices that justify paying for shipping :).

Long story short, the best Make It and Take Its are at CHA the best deals are found online or at the Scrapbooking Conventions.

I had a wonderful time.  Chicago is a beautiful city.  My sister, her husband, and I stayed in the city (at the Trump Building) and we had dinner at MK (the BEST meal I ever ate!).  I'm so grateful they invited me to come.  It was a wonderful mini-vacation.


  1. Oh my goodness, I'm jealous. Wish I could have gone. Glad you are home safe and sound.

  2. Sounds wonderful...thanks for sharing all your goodies and make and takes!

  3. Wow Monica you would have needed an extra suitcase just to bring all those wonderful goodies home. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Okayk, next time I am definitely going with you!! I'm green with jealousy!

  5. I am so glad you had fun Monica!

  6. I dream of some day attending!! Sounds like you had a blast!!!

  7. I hate you...Just kidding, it looks like you made quite a haul of goodies...I hope to make it next year. Sorry we didn't get together...:(

  8. Sounds like you had a great time not only at CHA but with your Mother, sister and her husband. Also looks like you made a great haul.


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