It was a little too early to check into our hotel, so we just headed straight to the Convention Center to get our cute bag full of goodies. It's so fun to see what it looks like each year! We didn't want to swap until Thursday, so we just checked out Memento Mall and all the amazing sample boards. There were some really cool demonstrations going on by the Memento Mall, so we got some great ideas and were able to see the new paper cutter. I can't wait until it is available!
We headed back to the hotel to check in and get our swaps for our Stampin' Addicts gathering that evening. It was about 5 blocks from our hotel, so we got a good walk in, too. I just have to say that the Stampin' Addicts are awesome! There are so many creative people in that group! I can't wait to show you all my swaps, but for now... here's just a few.
|Some of my swaps I got back. My Over-the-Top card, a Christmas Card and One Layer Card by my sister, Stacy McCain and a 3D swap post-it note holder by my mom, Cris McCarthy.|
|My bag full of Treat Holders! I can't wait to have these on display!!|
|A few of us Stampin' Addicts... Paula Wright, me (Tammi Verbarendse), Missi Roeber & Stacy McCain.|
What a fun day and we hadn't even officially started Convention yet! Check back for Day 1 highlights.