A Month Later .. The 7 Items I am Still Thinking About From Expo West 2017
Attending an expo or trade show can be overwhelming to say the least, and it is a lot of information and products to see. This yearly event is held in Anaheim California, has over 80,000 attendees, and over 3,100 exhibitors – that is a lot of people to talk to and meet.
As you walk the floor, the colors, sights and samples are abundant, and favorites emerge. At times the favorites become clear once you are back home enjoying the take away sample. It is in that spirit that I wanted to share my favorite finds from the Natural Products Expo 2017.
I began my scrapbooking love before scrapbooking was a real hobby. I would go to the store, purchase sleeves, search for the perfect decorative paper (which was in abundance since “laser printers” were becoming a growing household items. I would purchase stickers by the sheet full, and I would save cute things I saw in magazines. I remember one of my first scrapbooks was for my best friend from high school – summarizing our years as friends.
I recently got to see that early version of a scrapbook and I am surprised on how ahead of the trend I really was. The homage to a friendship has endured really well over the years despite the lack of time preservation techniques used. Today, that is much less of a concern than it was, as most craft products are acid free and scrapbook safe.
As you can imagine that as a crafter I am super excited about the upcoming Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim California!