Yesterday I hopped on a plane and flew out to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention.
The convention center is full of so many amazing stamping ideas, projects, and displays. I only hope to be able to get pictures of all of it before it ends on Saturday. I thought I'd show you some of the fun goodies they have for us. First I'll start with the convention bag.
Isn't that cute? I love the bright, cheerful colors. The inside has four or five pockets stitched around the outside edges. Inside the bag we got a Stampin' Up! catalog, a holiday mini catalog, the convention booklet, a pen, a convention pin (it looks just like the top photo in this post), a glue stick, and three stamp sets--Daydream Medallions, You're Amazing, and Affection Collection.
After I got my convention bag, I headed over to the Memento Mall.
One of the neatest things they had there was this card tree. It's about 1 1/2 feet tall and just about the same width. When it's full of cards it looks like this.
That's a very "busy" looking photo, but that's the best I could do in the Memento Mall. I didn't have a solid background to put behind it to block out some of the other items in the room. As you can see, though, it holds lots of cards at the same time.
They also had these items.
Can you guess what they are? There's a piece of elastic at the top that wraps around the button to hold it shut. Once you open it...
you can see that they are Stampin' Up! reusable shopping bags.
They also had two other bag designs, but these were my favorites. I didn't buy much at the Memento mall because I'm trying to be good and stick to a budget. They had lots of other things there though--chapstick (in several SU! designs), a water bottle, tools (hammer & tape measure decked out in SU! decor), tissues, four new booking stamp sets, three different shirts, a "wish list" notepad, and a demonstrator booking calendar.
This is the planner/calendar open. Both the left and right sides fold in to make is smaller. The left side is an address book, the center section is a calendar (it's all blank--you fill in the month and the days), and the right side is the "wish list" notepad that I mentioned earlier. The black thing between the calendar and the wishlist is an elastic to hold a pen. I flipped through the calendar and while I didn't count the individual pages, it looks like there's enough pages for about three years. It's a great way to keep track of upcoming workshops.
Well, that's all I have to share today. I will be back throughout the week with more updates from Convention. Thanks for stopping by!