Wednesday, July 30, 2008

WOW what a day!

It's been a really, really long day and I'm already tired and convention hasn't really started! First off I'm sure a lot of you have already seen the awesome bags we were given along with our beautiful new catalogs. In case you haven't, here they both are.
Here's a close up ofr the stitching on the bag which is so awesome!



So, I arrived at the Salt Palace and immediately got in line for Memento Mall. I was on a mission to get a mag plate of Summer Sunflower. Of course, I had no idea if they'd even have that one or if it would be left. I arrived 1 hour before the doors were supposed to open and there were probably 500-800 people in line ahead of me! I finally got into shop and headed straight for the mag plates. I was looking through when the lady next to me asked what I was looking for. I told her and she said, "well this looks like a sunflower but it's not one I recognize." Guess what, it was exactly what I was looking for I hugged her and almost cried when I saw my lovely Summer Sunflower once again.
While I was looking through I came across Bon Voyage and decided it would make a nice gift for my DH. So, above are my two big purchases today. Now, of course, these weren't my only purchases. I had to get the great new bag and matching camera case/clutch. They are both just so cute. See for yourself.
After shopping I came back to the hotel and went to lunch with DH before my two organized swaps this afternoon. Both were fantastic! Oh, I almost forgot the pictures of new products. So here they are.




So, that's all the info for tonight. It's late and I'm off to bed. By the way the pictures from Riverton, most of those sets are not in the big catty so I'm thinking they will be in the holiday mini. I have to say that I'm very impressed with this catalog. So many great new things!!
Night all!
Sharon

5 comments:

emilymomto3boys said...

Hey Sharon!!! Thank you so much for sharing pics and such.

I have to ask - what are the mag plates? Is this like a plate of stamps that are now retired?


Anyway - thank you for the updates!!

Sharon Bridwell said...

Emily,
Yes, the mag plates are the molds they make the stamps from. They are retired sets and they came with a certificate of authenticity signed by Shelli. I'm loving sharing with all my stampin' sisters!
Sharon

Cassie said...

AWESOME!! I'm so glad you were able to find the sunflower mag plate - it's like God was saving it just for you!!! Thanks for sharing all the other convention stuff!

Moonegirl said...

Thank you for posting and sharing the Celebration excitement and enthusiasm on your blog. For those of us who just had a baby a couple weeks ago (me) and can't come ,we really enjoy being a part of it somehow!

twinmom said...

The very night you posted this the bags were on ebay. Some people don't waste time. The bag does look great.