It’s like this: I’ve never been to scrapfest. I don’t have my own product line and I’m not working for any mfg in a capacity that would make me their go-to demo person. I also can not justify the funds to send myself 2000 miles away to do what I could at home (scrapbook). So I guess it makes sense that I’ve not been. But still. I found myself having a teeny bit of green-tint (aka jealousy) over all my friends who were hanging out TOGETHER, and at the Mall of America… a very cool place I actually have been to once years ago. Ok I was WAY jealous… but only for a minute or 10 I swear.
How did I get it under control and back in perspective? here’s the thing… the travel, the exhaustion, the bloody nubs of fingers you come home with that are ink and paint stained and torn to pieces, the raw voice, the sheer EXHAUSTION…
I’ve worked and attended enough big events to know the grass is not always greener. I spent the weekend (more time in PJ pants than I’d like to admit) here chatting with awesome BPS students, skyping, being a mommy and playing with my girls… and I had a great time. No regrets.
Oh but there was one difference this year in Scrapfest. (NOT that I think anyone but me noticed) A few of my layouts were there…
This is the first I’m sharing. It was in the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L/Basic Grey booth (Do they have “booths” at scrapfest? I have no idea.)
So I was there in spirit. Thinking of all the awesome creative energy flowing around, the friends (old and new), the laughter, the experiences… but also enjoying the memories made right here at home. I don’t have to unpack or re-adjust or catch up on sleep. (TRYING to convince myself grass wasn’t greener y’all)
I’ll share the rest of the pages later- it’s going to be a great week.