Yesterday was check in and after navigating our way around we picked up the CUTEST bag that was STUFFED with stamp sets, convention info, and the NEW catalog!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!
We didn't even peek at the new catalog...shocking huh!? We shopped at the memento mall (it's the convention gift shop) where I got a few things I can give away at workshops, and I got this darling camera case that matches the Designer Series Paper!
I witnessed the wild and crazy world of SWAPS! ha ha ha I didn't do any myself, but Barbara and Debbie brought a few to see how it went, and got plenty of ADORABLE card fronts from other demonstrators. I think next time I attend a convention (hopefully next year *wink*) if I do any, I'll make some 3D items. That seems to be more my style.
There are a BAZILLION display boards with awesome cards and other projects demonstrators have sent in this past year and I photographed them ALL, as did plenty of other ladies. It was often difficult to squeeze in and get a look let alone snap a photo!
I also noticed a few with ideas using the stamps we got in our bags, as well as a board showing what make & take projects we would be completing on day 2 and 3. It's all so exciting. I can hardly believe I'm really here!
When we got back to our room, we FINALLY poured ourselves over the catalog and went through the whole thing page by page as a group. Fun, but too quick. I really need to go over it again, and this time I'll take my time and start a wish list! :)
We scrambled to get our stamp sets assembled for the next day's session and finally collapsed in bed around midnight (that's 1:00 AM Texas time, whoops!) but a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do, right!?