Well, our relaunched event, “Melbourne Paper Arts Arts by Paperific Expo” was a whirlwind! Looking back at the photos I took it really has made reflect on so many things. I thought I would share what I did over the three days of the expo. In the lead up to the Expo I was busy packing prize bags. My little dog Ernie didn’t know what was going on. He stood on the street shaking when we packed up the truck. So Ernie ended up going on a mini holiday to a friend;s house. The stands were all built on the Wednesday and I moved all my storage stuff out that afternoon.
This is my Dad, Ian (otherwise know as ‘Swanny’). He is fixing Angela ‘s gallery as it fell down soon after she left. I also had a little project for my Dad to do: I wanted a directional sign created to show where to go. I printed the arrows and we went to Bunnings and he pretty much did the rest. It’s even better than I imagined. He was very proud of his work!
I didn’t actually get many photos on the Friday. So these are the lovely ladies from Saturday. The Friday Ladies were a little too keen to get in and almost tackled my dad out the way – that is some craft show enthusiasm!
For something a little different we had a couple market stands. Enzo from Just Sweets is a local chocolate maker. I bet not many people can say they didn’t go home with some Rocky Road. Do you think we should have more of this at the next expo?
Belinda was a part of our Inspiration Gallery. Belinda and her mum Vicki spent Saturday in the Crop Room and I am sure they did a little shopping too!
This was our very first Scrapbooking Masters Gallery. Did you love it? All the Masters were at the expo on Saturday so I hope you had a chance to meet these lovely ladies. It was so nice having them a part of the Expo.
Anthea and her friends arranged a group cropping day. They all got into the expo for $25.00 and got a $10 voucher for morning tea from Yum-Mamma’s… as well as a super great prize bag!
Jenny and Jenny and Deb all go on a retreat with me each year. So they booked a hotel and got an early start on the retreat projects.
My VIP Guests – I work with Dr. Monica at the children’s hospital. This is her daughter’s second expo. They made the most out of the free make and takes and got lots of projects done. My friend Shaun popped in for coffee and cake. Check it out – he even bought something crafty! The last photo is my friend Lauren. She isn’t really into crafts but came to support me anyway. She whipped up a card to send home to America. Thanks for coming, VIP’s!
Meet the Bray Family. Elsie Bray has been coming to Paperific since the St. Kilda Town Hall days. She meets her daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and of course her great-great- granddaughter, Georgie, at the expo for a catch up. One of the proud Grannys showed me some photos of the Iris Fold Card Georgia made. She is a very talented little crafter. The sisterhood of this family is very beautiful. But even Great-Great-Grandpa Joe comes! I have talked to Joe at several expos. He is usually sitting patiently waiting for Elsie and his girls. Elsie turns 90 at the end of the year and Joe is 91. What a beautiful family! We look forward to welcoming them back in August.
These cuties participated in the Kids Crafty Treasure Hunt. They stamped, stuck, cut and coloured their way around the expo. And of course they got a prize at the end of all that hard work. The two little girls are cousins and the little one is Zoe, I work with her mum. The other two cuties are the children of the owners of my gym. Monica isn’t into crafts but bought the kids town to try their hand at some crafty things.
Thanks for coming guys!
I have never been in a building with so many Naomis. Here’s three of us all working at Paper Arts Tarts.
At 3:30pm on Sunday I did manage to do a make and take. In fact, I did two make and takes this expo! It was nice to sit and do something crafty.
My hand got stuck in the door prize box!
I feel like August will be here before we know it! Planning has already started for our big birthday show. The ideas are flowing and flowing and flowing.
Looking forward to seeing you in August!