Scrapbooks Mega Meet, LLC acquires Great Scrapbook Events

The midwest’s largest scrapbook convention adds other popular
Michigan events to its lineup.
Madison Heights, MI – September 29, 2014 – Scrapbooks Mega Meet, LLC – producers of the
Great Lakes Mega Meet Scrapbook Convention, held each May at the Suburban Collection
Showplace in Novi, Michigan – has announced today that it has acquired Great Scrapbook
Family owned Great Scrapbook Events is based in Fenton, MI, and is best known for the fall
Scrapbooking & Stamping Show at Birch Run Expo Center – often referred to as “Deer Widows
Weekend” and for their popular Arctic Blast retreat at Waldenwoods Resort each winter.
Additional scrapbook weekend events have been offered in Gaylord, MI and Port Huron, MI over
the years.
“We are excited to bring all these wonderful Michigan scrapbook events under one umbrella!”
said Kate Griswold, Scrapbooks Mega Meet, LLC owner. “We look forward to welcoming guests
new and old to these fantastic events!”
We are thrilled that Scrapbooks Mega Meet will continue our mission in providing opportunities for
business owners and an excellent shopping and cropping experience for paper crafting
enthusiasts. We wish all the best to our customers and Scrapbooks Mega Meet” as quoted from
the Great! Scrapbook Events Management Team
The Scrapbook and Stamping Show at Birch Run will take place November 6-8, 2014, and space
is available still for both vendors and croppers! This year’s event will move forward without any
major changes. Contact Scrapbooks Mega Meet, LLC by emailing, for
more information, or visit
Friend Mega Meet on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @MegaMeet for the latest information
about classes, registration and events!

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It’s the First Day of Fall! Let’s Celebrate with a layout and a BONUS contest.

We are entering the season of colored leaves, cooler temperature, apple pies, carving pumpkins, and SCRAPBOOKING!  To celebrate this first day of Fall, Design Team Member, Melissa Thiede, created this beautiful, fall-themed, collage-style layout to share with our readers.Fall Moments 2013

Melissa says, “For this layout I had a collage of fall photos that I wanted to put together and scrap, so to make them fit across my layout, I printed them at 1.75- by 2.75-inches. I knew that I was going to be using leaves  as the backdrop and that I wanted them to express movement, so to achieve that look, I arranged them from corner to corner. I used my Stampin’ Up! leaves BigZ die which allowed me to cut them with all kinds of different papers & fabrics, including some cut out of burlap and a few remnants of velvet.”

Melissa used a hot glue gun to adhere the leaves, after she arranged them. She chose to use hot glue because it dries fast and works well with textured items. Once the glue was set she crinkled & bent up the leaves to make them look more natural.  Then she arranged the photos horizontally across the page. She also added embellishments, specifically sequins, stickers, wood veneer, and a flair badge. This layout was “super simple”, according to Melissa. “This page was inspired by a layout I saw that had the same movement concept going across the page, only with bubbles, but it could be used with all kinds of other ideas. I thought of using it with balloons, water splashes, music notes or speech bubbles.”

If you would like to see more of Melissa’s ideas, check out her blog here.


After reading about, and looking at the picture of Melissa’s layout, how are you inspired?  What type of shape or image would you like to try using on a layout to create the look of movement across your page? Share your ideas in a comment below and you’ll be entered in a RANDOM DRAWING for a prize package from the Mega Meet. This contest runs for TODAY ONLY-the first day of fall! Submit your comment by MIDNIGHT on Tuesday, September 23rd to be entered into the drawing.


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