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tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 12:20 PM
Registration opened - Finally....

I got all my classes, but I might need a second job! :rotfl:

Who else go in and what are you taking?? :confused3

Diana Lyn
04-12-2006, 12:31 PM
I'm going! I'm so excited!! :cool1:

Disney Board Book
(Friday, July 28) 8:30 am - 10:30 am $30.00

Bazzill + BasicGrey = Latest and Greatest
(Friday, July 28) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Getting Down and Dirty with CK
(Friday, July 28) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Embellishabilities™
(Saturday, July 29) 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Embellishing From The Ground Up
(Saturday, July 29) 9:50 am - 10:50 am

My Daughter’s Hand
(Saturday, July 29) 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 12:34 PM
I am taking the Disney Board book on Saturday...and the Bazzill class earlier in the morning...bummer...I hate not knowing anyone...I tend to be shy....

I also took the Everyone Loves Disney class....I am hoping it will be kind of original even though it is using the Sandylion products...maybe I can make some duplicate page with different characters with all the Sandylion stuff I haven't used....

:wizard:

PoohBearLovinMama
04-12-2006, 12:54 PM
I'm going with Diana Lyn and taking the same classes as her except instead of My Daughers Hand I'm taking Choosing Color and Picking Pattterned Paper (on Fri at 1:50) I'm really excited!!

What Classes are you taking, tggrdisney?

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 01:29 PM
I am also taking the Choosing Color & Picking Patterned Paper - major challenge for me! :teeth: However, I am taking it on Saturday....

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 01:30 PM
Are you staying over night? Did you get the conference hotel?

Diana Lyn
04-12-2006, 01:39 PM
Are you staying over night? Did you get the conference hotel?

Yes, but we are staying at the Fairfield Inn.

Sounds like we have the same interests but different timing! :rotfl:

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 01:47 PM
I am also staying at the Fairfield Inn; it was cheaper and I am Marriott girl at heart....I used to work for them and my boyfriend still does, but alas no employee rate :sad2:

I am taking:

Crayons, Marker & Chalks Oh My (Thurs evening)

Bazzill + Basic Gray (Fri - 8:50 am)
20 More Tricks, Tips and Techniques (Fri - 9:50 am)
Vacation Mini Tab Insert Album (Fri - 11:10 am)
20 Page Memory Album (Fri - 12:30 pm)
Stamping Techniques (Fri 1:50 pm)
In Living color (Fri - 3:10 pm)

Smaller is Better (Sat - 8:30 am)
Elements of Page Layout (Sat - 9:50 am)
Everybody Loves Disney (Sat - 12:30 pm)
Choosing Color & Picking Patterned Paper (Sat - 1:50 pm)
Disney Board Book (Sat 3:10 pm)

I hope I left some time for shopping! :rotfl2:

I am pretty sure I over did it...but this is my first CK Convention and I am very enthusiastic! :banana:

FergieTCat
04-12-2006, 01:49 PM
This is too odd! A good friend -- also named Diana Lynn -- and I are going to CK Valley Forge. For a minute there, I thought she might have finally found the Disboards!!

I'm only going on Saturday, and my schedule is completely different than yours.

If there's a Dis presence, should we identify ourselves?

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 01:59 PM
I am guessing that I picked a strange schedule...oh well.... :Pinkbounc

Is anyone going to the crops at night?

BernardandMissBianca
04-12-2006, 02:12 PM
I finally finished registering.

Friday
11:10 -12:10 Basic Grey at it's best
12:30 - 1:30 buttons, bows, strings, and things
3:10-4:10 - slide mount extravaganza

Sat
8:30 - 9:30 forever my little boy
9:50 - 10:50 forever my little girl
11:10-12:10 road trip
12:30-1:30 everybody loves disney

I'll probably be wearing my DIS mickey head on my bag. If you see it say hi! I think we are staying at Wyndham Valley Forge down the road from the convention center.

Diana Lyn
04-12-2006, 02:14 PM
This is too odd! A good friend -- also named Diana Lynn -- and I are going to CK Valley Forge. For a minute there, I thought she might have finally found the Disboards!!

I'm only going on Saturday, and my schedule is completely different than yours.

If there's a Dis presence, should we identify ourselves?

That is too funny!! Well hopefully I'll bump into her there! Chances are good that I'll be wearing my lime green crocs. Not so much because of the DIS, because I love my lime green crocs! I bet there won't be many people wearing lime green on their feet, so I'll be easy to spot!

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 02:27 PM
Yeah....someone in one of my classes! :cool1:

peapod1
04-12-2006, 03:40 PM
I'm going too, should be fun. I'm taking the following classes:

friday
8:30-9:930: neopolitan mini book
11:10-12:10 rusty pickle vacation tab mini book
1:50-2:50 acrylic mania

saturday:
9:50-10:50 scrapworks keep it colourful
12:30-1:30 bazzill plus basic grey

we should all get tshirts made, think the tshirt people could design a cute scrapping tshirt? that would be cool. :cool1:

tggrdisney
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
I will be in that one with you.... :wave2:

peapod1
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
cool!

tggrdisney
04-13-2006, 09:57 AM
I really thought classes would sell out a lot faster....even the crops are sold-out...hmmmm.....

peapod1
04-13-2006, 02:17 PM
well the lisa ones are sold out and the ones I signed up for are sold out. :) (well ok 3 of the 5). the crops have not gotten good reviews so I'm not suprised that they aren't sold out. Also, the space for them last year wasn't great, round tables and so on... the album crop seems to be getting very mixed reviews...

tggrdisney
04-13-2006, 02:25 PM
Very helpful....were can I find reviews??

They added a Lisa class for Thursday but I added CK's Block party instead....I signed up for Thursday's Album and Friday's crop...maybe I need to drop Friday....hmmmmm

peapod1
04-13-2006, 04:57 PM
www.twopeasinabucket.com and then search under ckc (just make sure that when you use the search it is on general scrapping vs announcements :goodvibes )

tggrdisney
04-14-2006, 07:09 AM
Thanks...I haven't been to Two Peas lately....I wil check it out.... :wave2:

ddavis860
04-14-2006, 08:03 AM
I'm going on Thursday :teeth: , taking 3 classes :banana: , then heading back home again. :guilty: I have to work that weekend :sad2: but I might try to sneak up for a morning to shop :rolleyes1 (don't tell DH) I wish they would open the floor up for us on Thursday night too...

tggrdisney
04-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Thank you so much for the 2peas input....what a great help...however I have totally re-vamped my schedule...I have dropped the friday and saturday crops but I kept the Thursday one, since it is a specific project....

I also dropped the Disney Board Book class and ordered it on line....maybe if it comes in time I will work on it in my room at night... :rotfl:

Also dropped:
20 More Tips, Tricks & Techniques - Fri
Stamping Techniques - Fri

However I added:
Simply Become Who You Are (Thursday)
Take the Printer to the Project


I am really on the fence about the Everyone Loves Disney...I posted a question about it and I am hoping someone will give me some input...luckily there are a few before we go so hopefully someone can give me some input....

Becky :earboy2:

tggrdisney
04-14-2006, 12:10 PM
Debbie,

What classes are you taking on Thursday? I am also taking some classes....

Becky

ddavis860
04-14-2006, 01:24 PM
Debbie,

What classes are you taking on Thursday? I am also taking some classes....

Becky

Hi Becky,

I'm taking

Simply Become Who You Are :banana: (so glad they offered this one again! :banana: )
A Super Scrapper's Secrets of Organization
Kick it up a Notch with Cardstock

I'll be watching to see if there is something else offered, but for right now that's what I got.

tggrdisney
04-14-2006, 02:28 PM
Debbie,

I am also taking this class and the stamping class....


Becky

ValDisney
04-16-2006, 05:12 PM
i am taking the junkitz class friday night and 3 classes sat
everybody loves disney
pages by design
bazzill and basic grey

i might add a class but not sure.. i am really looking foward to the junkitz class.
we shouldlall find each other b4 the disney class

addicted2wdw
04-16-2006, 05:18 PM
Thank you so much for the 2peas input....what a great help...however I have totally re-vamped my schedule...I have dropped the friday and saturday crops but I kept the Thursday one, since it is a specific project....

I also dropped the Disney Board Book class and ordered it on line....maybe if it comes in time I will work on it in my room at night... :rotfl:


Becky :earboy2:

Where can you order the board book online...
I am thinking of driving over on friday for a few classes and to shop!

WDWMom
04-17-2006, 07:56 AM
I going too. Here is a list of the classes I am taking...

BasicGrey At It’s Best!
Friday 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Buttons, Bows, Strings & Things
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Slide Mount Extravaganza
Friday 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Scrapworks: Keep it Colorful
Saturday 9:50 am - 10:50 am

I Love Remembering
Saturday 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Bazzill + BasicGrey = Latest and Greatest
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Now I just need to figure out how I am going to pay for my hotel and gas to get there.

tggrdisney
04-17-2006, 09:43 AM
You can order the Disney Board book on the Lickety Splits website...click on the link for the sponsor.....it is on the New Products page....

tggrdisney
05-10-2006, 09:44 AM
There is a Yahoo Group for those going to CKC-Valley Forge....do a search for PaCKC.... :thumbsup2

ddavis860
05-28-2006, 11:04 AM
Just bumping for anyone who just signed up... :thumbsup2

I would love to say "HI" to some DISers :teeth: I have a lime green boa I could wear...Anyway, anyone interested in saying "HI" on Thursday night? :banana:

Mickster
05-29-2006, 09:12 AM
I'm going, too! My MIL & I went last year. We had a great time! The funny thing is I live about 10 minutes from the convention center! I drive by it all the time! :) We weren't going to get a room, but decided to at the last minute last year! It was a great idea. We're going again this year and we got a room again. Here is my schedule I've signed up for. I'll have my green mickey head!

Nothing Friday am - we want to SHOP!! :)
Creating Cards and Containers (F, 11:10)
Acrylic Mania (F, 1:50)
Pages from the Heart (F, 3:10)
Kick it up a Notch (F, 4:30)
Crop (F night)

CK's Block Party (S, 8:30)
Everybody loves Disney (S, 12:30)
Joy of Card Making (S, 1:50)
Disney Board Book (S, 3:10)
Crop (S night)

Let me know if anyone needs suggestions for resturants or anything else. Directions to the mall? Michael's? Anything.

ddavis860
06-06-2006, 04:48 AM
bump :banana:

havencruiser
06-06-2006, 07:11 AM
I'm going, too! I live about 15 minutes away. I haven't signed up for classes yet but will today. I went to the one in Somerset, NJ this past week-end and loved it. How much nicer it will be to drive 15 minutes rather than almost 2 hours! :banana:

ddavis860
06-06-2006, 07:28 AM
I'm going, too! I live about 15 minutes away. I haven't signed up for classes yet but will today. I went to the one in Somerset, NJ this past week-end and loved it. How much nicer it will be to drive 15 minutes rather than almost 2 hours! :banana:
Only 15 min? :banana: Wow, I have about an hr drive...

Did you take classes last weekend? Did you do alot of shopping? Do tell!!!! :listen:

havencruiser
06-06-2006, 01:45 PM
I didn't take any classes last week-end. The make-it take-its were enough for me. The shopping was fantastic!! Most of the vendors were local, though, and may or may not be the same ones at KofP. There were some great Show Specials. I may try to take some classes at this one.
Sharon :dance3:

havencruiser
06-06-2006, 01:50 PM
I didn't take any classes last week-end. The make-it take-its were enough for me. The shopping was fantastic!! Most of the vendors were local, though, and may or may not be the same ones at KofP. There were some great Show Specials. I may try to take some classes at this one.
Sharon :dance3:

Spinning
06-08-2006, 05:46 PM
is any type of meeting place being planned?
I have class right now only on Friday. Not sure yet for Sat. But like Heavencruiser I am only about 25 minutes!
Are we wearing any thing to say we DIS?

BernardandMissBianca
06-08-2006, 10:37 PM
is any type of meeting place being planned?
I have class right now only on Friday. Not sure yet for Sat. But like Heavencruiser I am only about 25 minutes!
Are we wearing any thing to say we DIS?

I laminated some mickey heads so I'll have mine on my bag. Not sure about any group meetings though.

ddavis860
06-09-2006, 10:20 AM
I'm only going for Thursday...I haven't heard of any meets for that night yet...

If there is anyone interested, for Thursday, I'm up for it :banana:

Mickster
06-09-2006, 10:31 AM
I'll be there on Fri and Sat. I listed my classes above. :) I am up for any type of meet - I too will have my lamenated mickey heads. Should be fun! :thumbsup2

Diana Lyn
06-09-2006, 12:51 PM
I'm only going for Thursday...I haven't heard of any meets for that night yet...

If there is anyone interested, for Thursday, I'm up for it :banana:

I wish you were going to be there Friday! I'd love to get to meet you.

I'll most likely be wearing my lime green crocs. I can't imagine many people there will be wearing them, so I'm sure to stick out. :rotfl2:

havencruiser
06-09-2006, 12:58 PM
I would be interested in a meet. I can do it most any day since I am so close to K of P.

Spinning
06-10-2006, 07:39 AM
I am up for a meet too. I am really close to signing up for some classes on Sat. I hate that if you have 5 classes you can shop both days free! Which if I want to go in both days is $12 I have a class I am interested in that is $15! so....I have 2 classes on hold!

ddavis860
06-10-2006, 11:07 PM
I wish you were going to be there Friday! I'd love to get to meet you.

I'll most likely be wearing my lime green crocs. I can't imagine many people there will be wearing them, so I'm sure to stick out. :rotfl2:

Yeah, I sure hate it when work gets in the way of all my fun!!!

Maybe next year we can all plan a big meet! That would be so much fun!
:dance3:

tggrdisney
07-07-2006, 12:43 PM
It seems like forever ago that I registered...but it is actually not so far away now...

Anything going on with those of us who are going?

Pammy jo
07-07-2006, 03:26 PM
I think several of us are meeting on Friday. Have we decided where yet Sondra?

I think I have these classes with other people:
mini album, TiggrDisney and Peapod1
Button, bows, etc. Buffy and WDW mom
Embellishabilities DianaLyn
Bazzill & Basic Grey Peapos1 and WDW mom

I'll try to have a mickey Paint chip on my bag. Hope to meet up with ya'll!!

Pammyjo

Spinning
07-07-2006, 04:48 PM
nope nothing has been set in stone for a time or place! any ideas?

Spinning
07-07-2006, 04:54 PM
Here is my class list!
Inside The Box with SEI ($30)
(Friday, July 28) 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Category: Classes
Sponsored by: SEI


See It! Love It! Touch It! ($15)
(Friday, July 28) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Category: Classes
Sponsored by: SEI


A Year in the Life Album ($30)
(Friday, July 28) 1:50 pm - 3:50 pm
Category: Classes
Sponsored by: Rusty Pickle

Mickster
07-07-2006, 05:22 PM
Are any of us taking the same classes? Here are mine...

Nothing Friday am - we want to SHOP!!
Creating Cards and Containers (F, 11:10)
Acrylic Mania (F, 1:50)
Pages from the Heart (F, 3:10)
Kick it up a Notch (F, 4:30)
Crop (F night)

CK's Block Party (S, 8:30)
Everybody loves Disney (S, 12:30)
Joy of Card Making (S, 1:50)
Disney Board Book (S, 3:10)
Crop (S night)

Maybe we could meet around some of them?

BernardandMissBianca
07-08-2006, 07:30 AM
I'll be there Thursday night to Saturday mid day.
Here's my class list.

Friday
11:10 -12:10 Basic Grey at it's best
12:30 - 1:30 buttons, bows, strings, and things
3:10-4:10 - slide mount extravaganza

Sat
8:30 - 9:30 forever my little boy
9:50 - 10:50 forever my little girl
11:10-12:10 road trip
12:30-1:30 everybody loves disney

Anyone know how to put a quick database together to see who is in what class??

BernardandMissBianca
07-08-2006, 08:15 AM
I'm working on a list and will have it up later today!

Mickster
07-08-2006, 08:26 AM
I was going to do that! Thanks so much! I'm so excited that we're both taking Everyone Loves Disney! :)

BernardandMissBianca
07-08-2006, 08:29 AM
I was going to do that! Thanks so much! I'm so excited that we're both taking Everyone Loves Disney! :)

HAH!! Beat ya to it!! :p :lmao:

piratesmate
07-25-2006, 06:33 PM
Did anyone ever decide on a place to meet? I'm filling in for a friend who can't go. I'll be there on Friday & Saturday, but without a car. (DH is dropping me off.) At the moment it looks like I'll just be waiting for him to come back to get me all afternoon! :eek: So if someone wants to get together at the convention center in the afternoon, let me know. ;)

tggrdisney
07-26-2006, 11:48 AM
I have not heard of any meets being finalized....

ddavis860
07-26-2006, 03:20 PM
I have not heard of any meets being finalized....

See you tomorrow! :yay: We need to try to meet up for Lisa's class...you're still taking that one right? I'll have my big silver mickey icon earrings, and if I can find my DIS green boa :disrocks: , I'll put that on too...

Next year I'm taking off from work, so I can play with everyone!!! Let's plan to have a big crop for the DIS friends, and their friends and family...

Mickster
07-26-2006, 11:01 PM
Sounds good to me! That would be fun. My MIL and I will be there around 5 or 5:30 to get our registration materials. (Boy, does that sound official) I'll have my mickey head tag, too! Have fun!

tggrdisney
07-27-2006, 08:40 AM
For Thursday...I will have on cropped jeans and my Disneyland Sweatshirt....
I have a class at 4:30 so I really hope they are opening the reg desk before 5.....

tggrdisney
07-27-2006, 08:43 AM
completely forgot Lisa's class was my 4:30....I am going to check in at my hotel (the Fairfield Inn) and then head over to the convention center about 3:45 so that I can get my bearings.....

Mickster
07-27-2006, 09:15 AM
Let me know if you need anything. I live about 10-15 minutes away and I'm very familiar with the area. Restaurants, the mall, Michael's. You name it.

BernardandMissBianca
07-27-2006, 10:43 AM
I'm getting ready to leave home! I'll be there by dinner time. I can't wait!!! See everybody there! :wave2:

Spinning
07-27-2006, 11:43 AM
I'll be there on Friday. I didnt' sign up for anything on Sat. Not sure if I will shop on Friday or sat. Some of us are planning to head to the flower ware house on Sat afternoon. It is about 40 minutes away. But they have a nice scrap section and 35 cent bazzil paper! (acutally I think all of their paper is that price.)

Mickster
07-27-2006, 01:17 PM
Where is theflower warehouse? I love stuff like that! :)

Spinning
07-27-2006, 03:40 PM
Blueball PA off of Rt 10
It is a really neat place lots and lots of crafts! But they opened a new room just for scrapping which for me now is the only "real" scrap store kind of near me!

Mickster
07-27-2006, 06:03 PM
I think I know where it is! Cool. My MIL and I will have to check it out! Just what I need... :rolleyes1

Spinning
07-27-2006, 07:31 PM
Do you know where shady maple is? It is basically right behind there. You pass Shady Maple on your left at the next light I believe it is a really nasty looking intersection, hard to get out you will be turning left. Then you go a little bit and I think you take the first right and you will see the ware house.

ddavis860
07-28-2006, 08:47 AM
Well, my classes yesterday were great! My fav was the Lisa Bearnson's class. We made a really cute 6x6 book. She is amazingly down to earth too, just a really nice person. I also got to say "Hi" to tggrdisney.

My next class was the organizational class using scraprack. LOVED the info and bought the system. Just made a lot of sense to me, and I'll be posting before and afters...my craft room is a MESS, so anything will be an improvement.

My last class was a cardstock class. I was getting tired by then, and made some stupid mistakes with my cuts, but the pages came out good anyway.

I didn't finish Lisa's book or the cardstock pages. I still have titles and rub-ons to finish. I'll post pics when I get them done...

Next year I'm taking the time off from work (putting in for it tonight) and staying local. I was talking with a girl that was having a blast in the Thursday night crop. All I kept saying is...next year I'm going to stay and play too :teeth:

piratesmate
07-28-2006, 06:21 PM
I'm glad you had a great time Debbie! :teeth: OTOH I spent most of the day telling myself that I'm not doing this next year!! LOL OMG! I'm soooo tired!

I guess the worst part was that there was a power outage for a 2 sq. mile area that included the Convention Center. They said power went out at 1am & when I got there at 9am everyone was standing around outside. By the time I made it inside to the registration table to pick up the tickets, it was already 11:30 & my blood sugar was 34. Then I still had to hike over to my classroom, which was the one furthest away. :rolleyes: I got the class kit, but didn't have time to do more than open it before class was over.

But after lunch I went shopping (when I could actually get into the booths...they were incredibly crowded - at least the ones I wanted to see) and spent too much money. LOL Tomorrow I'm going back for 4 classes, but I think I'll call first to make sure they have power! ;)

ddavis860
07-29-2006, 07:34 AM
I'm glad you had a great time Debbie! :teeth: OTOH I spent most of the day telling myself that I'm not doing this next year!! LOL OMG! I'm soooo tired!

I guess the worst part was that there was a power outage for a 2 sq. mile area that included the Convention Center. They said power went out at 1am & when I got there at 9am everyone was standing around outside. By the time I made it inside to the registration table to pick up the tickets, it was already 11:30 & my blood sugar was 34. Then I still had to hike over to my classroom, which was the one furthest away. :rolleyes: I got the class kit, but didn't have time to do more than open it before class was over.

But after lunch I went shopping (when I could actually get into the booths...they were incredibly crowded - at least the ones I wanted to see) and spent too much money. LOL Tomorrow I'm going back for 4 classes, but I think I'll call first to make sure they have power! ;)


Wow, that sounds terrible...Well, except for the shopping part :teeth: The power was out all night? Not good!!! I hope that today goes better for you!

Mickster
07-29-2006, 10:06 PM
When we got there on Fri, the power was out until 11 or so. Not a lot of fun, but most people were very nice. Super crowded at first, but I guess people got tired, so it cleared out. My MIL and I took 7 classes together and I took one more. We went to both crops on Fri and Sat. A lot of fun. We got some good swag at the crops. Made a lot of cool projects. Too tired to talk about them now. Can't wait for next year!!

Spinning
07-30-2006, 08:36 AM
Had a fun time...must say the power outage made for interesting times!
Wish I had met a few of you who came! I did meet Pauline finally! and Buffy! That was fun! We had a hoot at dinner! Saw Piratesmate, Pammyjo and Nicurn. (Pam and Maggie were staying with me.) We did go to the flower ware house on Sat. Got a few more things! It really is a great place! all card stock including Bazzil was 40 cents. Went up 5. They did raise their pattern paper...basic grey is now 60cents. Still not bad!
Lime green certainly was a popular color this year!
I hope next time around we do a little more with organizing a meet!

Oh directions for Flower ware house, Rt 10 to 23 then left onto 322 make first right onto Broad street!

ddavis860
07-30-2006, 08:51 AM
Lime green certainly was a popular color this year!
I hope next time around we do a little more with organizing a meet!



So true...Lime green was THE color...So, I'm there wondering if all these are DISers :rotfl2: The funny thing is I didn't wear my DIS green top cause I thought I would stand out :lmao:

:cool1: As soon as they have registration set up for next year, we have to plan a DIS meet :grouphug: Maybe do tee shirts or wrist bracelets or paint chip pins...or something so we recognize eachother :teeth:

Mickster
07-30-2006, 09:05 AM
Sounds great! Count me in!

Spinning
07-30-2006, 09:25 AM
We could always plan a mini DIS meet at either a Mike's, Jo's or ACMoore. It seems like there is at least 4 of us near KoP

Mickster
07-30-2006, 09:35 AM
Excellent point! :)

I was going through my stuff that I got and I realized that I have 1 extra acrylic ribbon slider that they gave us at the crops. I only need one. Does anyone want it? It is clear acrylic that they etched to say the CKC logo. I think you could probably chalk it to change the color. Let me know. :thumbsup2

Mickster
07-31-2006, 07:29 AM
Just want to bump up my question for the acrylic ribbon slider. Any takers? I'll mail it to you and everything! :cool1:

piratesmate
07-31-2006, 07:43 AM
If you really want to get rid of it, I'd love to have it! I'll send you a PM.

chipmunkfan
08-01-2006, 07:33 AM
I didn't take classes this year, but went shopping! :cool1: They need to have a bigger vendor floor, it was packed! Waited in line for about 20 minutes to get into the dollar scrapbook vender. Definetely worth it! Well, I bought a Cricut......I debated for a few hours and finally gave in. They have plenty in stock! It is so easy to learn how to use and I really like it. At first I had buyer's remorse but now I'm glad I made the purchase.

See ya next year at the show! (Although I wish they would go to a better facility, the convention center is a dump)

tggrdisney
08-03-2006, 11:55 AM
I agree, the convention center needs a face lift...it is looking very worn...and the bathrooms are really bad, and totally not enough of them....I can't believe some bathrooms only had one stall......

The vendor floor is definitely too small...they should try and get the floor below to...use one for the crop and one for the vendor faire....

But I will go back again next year if they don't move it.....

piratesmate
08-03-2006, 12:12 PM
I didn't even notice the whole "face lift" aspect...I've been there many times in the past for computer shows, etc. It just is what it is.

However, they definitely didn't plan on enough space for the vendor fair! Anyone else wonder what they needed all those tables for outside the "vendors only" concession stand? They had about 10 tables for the participants to eat at & about 30 for the vendors...definitely needed some re-arrangement there. Of course anyone could actually sit at those tables, but it seemed that they were kind of "hidden" from the main group like they didn't really want us to use them. If they'd used some of that space for actual vendors stalls it wouldn't have been so bad.

I need a cane when I walk & had to give up on shopping because people kept kicking my cane out from under me. :( It wasn't carelessness...it was just too crowded. I probably will not go back next year.

Mickster
08-03-2006, 12:14 PM
Believe it or not, but it has had a face lift in the last 10 years! Yikes! Back in the day, when I was a teacher, I was the advisor to the class of 98 and they had their Sr. Prom there. It was once maroon and white (not peach). It needs some serious work if it wants to compete with the convention center in Philadelphia.

Last year, the vendor fair and crop space was the floor below. It wasn't much better.

I hope they don't move it. I think the convention center in Fort Washington is being closed. I don't know of anything else that is close to West Chester (where QVC is and where Lisa does her show). I wonder when the announce the dates for next year??

ddavis860
08-03-2006, 01:01 PM
I don't know of anything else that is close to West Chester (where QVC is and where Lisa does her show). I wonder when the announce the dates for next year??


We have a beautiful convention center in Wilmington, DE. The only problem is there isn't a hotel attached. But it is new and huge! They just had a big Wire Jewelry show there, and are having a big jewelry show soon.

Lisa said in the first class that she really likes the PA show, so I think they will keep it there.

Mickster
08-03-2006, 01:07 PM
Right. I forgot about the hotel! Let's hope they keep it! It is super close to where I live. We'll see!

BernardandMissBianca
08-03-2006, 01:10 PM
Well if they do have it there next year I will not be staying there or at the Hilton. That place was a dump!! But at least we had power.
I did pass the new Springhill Suites in Norristown so that is where I will be!

We just got a new convention center in Hartford and it is wonderful. We had 2 or 3 CM crops there and there was plenty of room plus free seminars.

I will definitely go to CKC Manchester next year, it was only a 3 hour drive so if I take 1 day of classes I can be home by dinner.

My biggest wish is that the tables were deeper and a little father apart. It was like that at both CKC's.

Mickster
08-03-2006, 01:20 PM
I agree about the tables. I think I wrote that on every evaluation! There was one room that I was in and the tables were perfect, but for the most part, we were way too close together and we had way to much stuff to deal with!

We stayed at the Radisson. (The round one) It was pretty nice. Not like the Beach or Yacht club, but perfect for what we needed. I've never stayed at the Hilton. I'm sorry it wasn't very nice. It makes me angry to spend money on something that should be good and it isn't!

The Manchester one is probably closer to you than this one was, right? I think would have a hard sell to convince my DH that I wanted to go to 2 conventions.

BernardandMissBianca
08-03-2006, 06:32 PM
It would be an 8-9 hour drive for you. I'm almost 1/2 way in between the 2 plus we drive everywhere! A 6 -10 hour road trip is nothing for us.

As for DH and conventions or crops, I have to limit myself to 1 per month but mostly I go to one every 2 months and only 1-2 overnighters a year. It's payback for the car shows I get dragged to.

piratesmate
08-04-2006, 08:38 AM
<snip>..... It's payback for the car shows I get dragged to.

And they say payback is a b****. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Sounds pretty good to me! :teeth:

BernardandMissBianca
08-04-2006, 12:33 PM
And they say payback is a b****. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Sounds pretty good to me! :teeth:

:lmao: :lmao:
I know I have such a hard life huh?!