Stampin' UP! Convention began last Wednesday with check-in, some fabulous optional classes, and my absolute favorite: Memento Mall. Memento Mall is a reason in itself to become a demonstrator if you aren't already! Past demonstrators can sign up again for only $35!
Here is a picture of the goodies we received at check-in. This bag is so bright and cheerful! It was fun to see all the demonstrators walking around the Convention Center and the surrounding streets carrying these cute bags! We received three stamp sets and a wheel, too! We were able to choose from wood-mount or clear-mount for our sets. I love the sets! We received Just Believe and So Many Thanks from the current IB&C and Paisley Prints and the Paisley Party Wheel from the upcoming Holiday Mini 2010. I'll share the Make-n-Takes using these sets in a later post.
I absolutely love this Greenhouse Gala tote available in the Memento Mall! The Greenhouse Gala DSP is definitely a favorite in the new catalog, so I am thrilled they made this great tote using the same print. I'm so excited to take it to my next workshop or Stamp Camp!
Of course, I had to get the matching laptop bag!
I love the designs of the new reusable shopping bags! I also bought the new DSP sampler and the new punch sampler. I love having access to those tools! I also had to get these cute rulers, too. The stamp highlights the Stampin' UP! motto of "Share What You Love." So fitting!
I didn't buy any of the Stampin' UP! clothing last year at Convention, and I have totally regretted it all year. To make up for last year, I bought two darling shirts this year!
I love these cute little trash bags! I won the Playground DSP at one of the booths. Of course, I had to get a new ribbon sampler since so many of the ribbons changed with the current catalog.
Another favorite experience of Convention is looking at all the amazing project on the display boards. I took soooo many pictures of the display boards, so I am going to spread them out over the next few posts. Don't worry: I'll be sure to post them all! These first ones are the Artisan Award Winners. I really should have made sure their names were all with the pictures... but I didn't. These ladies did beautiful work this year!