CKU-Provo August 7-9 2008

As everyone knows, I’m a total scrapbooking freak. I really enjoy this hobby. One of the major scrapbooking agencies, Creative Keepsakes, has a scrapbooking conference that I’ve participated in 2 times when it was in San Jose in 2004 & 2006. Apparently, they are only doing 3 events this year and one of them is Provo Utah. Provo is the headquarters for Creative Keepsakes, so this is the event that is very popular.

This past weekend, I made the decision that I’m going to go to this event. Logsitically, it’s going to be expensive because I have to fly there, rent a car and a hotel room. Apparently, the hotel rooms at the conference location is already sold out, so I’ll be staying at a smaller place 2 miles down the road. I was thinking about rooming with someone that has a room already booked, but I rather not share a room with a total stranger.

Because of the expense, I’m going to start saving up now. I’m guessing that with all of the logistics along with the cost for the conference, it’s going to be $1000. I know this is a lot of money, believe me. But, if I make some changes now, I’ll be able to save up the money. By telling myself that I need to save the money, will hopefully get me not to spend money between now and then on stuff that I really don’t need. One of my scrapbooking goals is to use up what I have. I believe that it’s okay to use items that are considered old because my family doesn’t realize it’s old products.

I am planning on going to Provo alone since Gary’s not sure if he wants to go yet. Since I’m going to be in my conference all day for 3 days, he’ll end up doing a lot of stuff alone, which is going to drive me crazy especially since I know that I would love to be with him seeing everything.

I joined the yahoo group so hopefully I’ll meet some new friends that I can talk to so I’m not completely alone especially during the crop times. I know I can make friends, but sometimes, I rather not be the fifth wheel.

Registration is on April 18th. We’ll know by then if I’m in or not. If I don’t get in, then I’ll have some extra money to spend on something else. 🙂

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