Tuesday, April 24, 2012

OMG The CK Convention is almost here!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I'm so excited this coming weekend is the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Manchester NH. I have been attending the convention since 2004/2005. However, this will be the first year that my mom will be attending with me! It will be her first CK Convention.

I am getting ready for the convention by weeding out things I'm not using. Which makes space for things I want and new ideas/trends. As I was doing this I realized that for people going to the conventions for the first time, it can be over whelming. So below is a list of tips on going to conventions.

  1. Directions-Know where you are going and how to get there.
  2. Parking-Conventions are usually in places with parking garages, but not always. Be prepared to pay a fee for parking and possible walk a distance to the event.
  3. Register-if it's available register online for the event. This often is at a lower cost than at the door. 
  4. Hands free-The less you carry the better. Bring a reusable cloth shopping bag if you are planning to do some shopping. This way multiple purchases can go in the one bag.
  5. Dress comfortable-It's not Prom and it's not work. Dress comfortable and be prepared to not only walk but stand for a length of time. Keep the heels at home. 
  6. Clean-Clean out supplies your not using or don't want. Donate them to local schools or sell them at flee markets/yard sales
  7. Classes-Conventions often offer classes through different vendors
  8. Coupons-Events like the CK Convention have coupons available both online and at the door. Registering for the e-mails ensures you get the coupons. Saving money on things you love is good.
  9. Budget-Set a limit to what your going to spend. 
  10. Plan-Look at the list of vendors and make a list of things you would like to purchase. Know where they are.
  11. Have fun!-That's the whole point in the end even if you really wanted those new Distress Markers and didn't get them. Conventions are a great place to meet new people, hang out with old friends and learn new things.
For more information on the 2012 CK Convention in Manchester NH visit the following website or e-mail me using the contact the butterfly tab above: 

If you e-mail me I can forward you the insider coupons from CK

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