After the big schlep to get susyjack* to the National Stationery Show, I mentioned that I would blog about my experiences. But, what I didn't realize was that the experience was really so much more than just "The Big Show". So, after thinking about it a little bit, I thought I'd break the post up into three parts....the pre-show, the during show, and the post-show. Hopefully, that will be more helpful to anyone who reads this and is thinking about participating. Keep in mind, I'm in no way the national stationery show expert... but the first time counts for a lot.