Fun Times at CK Scrapbook Conventions (CKC)

Have you wondered what happens at a Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention (CKC)? Then let’s answer that question for you: Lots!!!

How’s that for an answer? Really, there is a lot that happens—classes, shopping, drawings, crops, contests, and more. I thought you might enjoy seeing rather than reading, so here are a few photos showing the fun, creativity, and scrapbooking you’ll find at CKC.


Shopping at Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention (CKC)

We take shopping very seriously—the line starts forming at least 30 minutes before the doors open.

CKC tote and stroller check

You’ve got lots of stuff—we know that—but rolling totes can become hazards on the shopping floor. To help you out we provide a Tote & Stroller Check where you can leave your possessions and add to it as you shop during the day.


Classes at Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention (CKC)

CKC Classes show you new techniques, get you playing with product, and have you creating projects that you just need to add photos to complete.

Open Crop

SEI Beach Party contest at the Friday Celebration Crop at CKC

The Friday Celebration Crop is host to the SEI Beach Party contest where prizes are awarded to one table and one or two individuals with creative decorations. You know your scrapping skills increase when you wear beach attire, right?

Photo booths are the rage these days and the perfect way to capture the fun times at CKC. You’ll find photo backdrops in the crop and in the lobby. Say cheese!

Layout Contest at Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention (CKC)

We love a good contest, and this year at both the Friday and Saturday night crops we’re playing Musical Scrapbooking. Tables that participate are given identical supplies, the music starts, and when it stops you pass the layout to the next person who starts scrapping when the music starts. It’s a fun way to jumpstart your creativity, plus there are prizes!


Winner of a Cool Tools drawing at Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention (CKC)

Paper Crafts magazine’s special issue Cool Tools plays a major role in drawings at the Friday and Saturday night crops. Several manufacturers featured in the Cool Tools special issue donated prizes that we give away at the crops along with a copy of this must-have magazine. Winner, winner, winner!

Punches for Prizes drawing at Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention (CKC)

The attendees who purchased tickets online receive a special card, Punches for Prizes. When completed, this card enters them in a drawing for a prize package comprised of items from each exhibitor featured on the Punches for Prizes card. And completing the card is easy! Shop at all but two locations, fill out the information on the back, and drop it in the drawing box at the Information Desk no later than 4:00 pm on Saturday. You could be the next Punches for Prizes winner!

Find a CKC Near You

Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Conventions (CKC)Now that you’ve seen the fun, check out our web site ( for a location near you. You won’t regret spending a weekend scrapping, especially if you bring along your best scrappin’ friends. See you soon!

—Stacy Croninger, CKC events manager

Stacy Croninger, CKC events manager

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10 Responses to Fun Times at CK Scrapbook Conventions (CKC)

  1. Brenda B says:

    Looks like loads of fun!

  2. Alison says:

    It would be a lot of fun! Too bad you don’t visit many places in Canada!! :(

  3. Karen Lingel says:

    What about CKU in San Jose, this fall. I need to know mooooooorrrreee!!!! Starting with: when is it?

  4. Went to a CKC in Seattle w/ a friend. The classes and shopping rocked!

  5. Robin J. says:

    My best friend and I attend CKC in Seattle every November. We look forward to it all year!!

  6. Julie says:

    My friends and I have been going to CKC Valley Forge/now Lancaster for 4 years. We already booked our room for year 5! This is THE #1 Girls getaway of the year. We always participate in the nightly crops and we are always first in line for shopping! This is a fun time to getaway with friends and a great way to meet new ones.

  7. Pol says:

    What a fine looking group, and what fun you all seem to be having. Wish I could be there too!

  8. I love the “people busy at work” photos from the scrapbook convention.

  9. Marcie Schareck says:

    Can somebody please tell me if they have moved the crop nights from the hotel to the Maydenbauer ? I need to book my hotel room (from Canada) but have never stayed at the Red Lion before ? Normally the crops at the the hotel across the street from this hotel ?

  10. Kathleen Moore says:

    Yes, as far I can tell the crops are at the Maydenbauer this year. I do not know why, my daughter and I were thinking something must be going on at the other hotel, because I’ve been going for 6 years and this is the 1st time they are using the Red Lion as the hotel with the special price. and if you look there are class room # on the crops. Also no group buying for the crops. Hopefully it is a nice hotel, we are booked for 3 nights.

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