Monday, May 21, 2007

Shopping at the Creating Keepsakes Convention
















On Saturday I went to work at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Manchester, NH. And I think that this first picture truly sums it up.

I saw this at a booth and had to buy it. It's a vinyl wall cling. I love it.

As I mentioned, I went to the convention to work. I was working at the Dollar scrapbooking booth from 8:30-1. That place was crazy! Not difficult work, but it kept me busy. I was pretty much just going back and forth between the registers and the end of the line handing out shopping baskets. The line was so long that it pretty much took 30 minutes to get through the booth! When not handing out baskets I was helping to restock items, but this was a challenge because you had to squeeze between people to get to the boxes under the tables, etc. The picture here on the left are just some of the goodies that I got at the booth. We could get paid $10 an hour of $20 of items an hour, so this pile of loot (plus a few things I forgot to include) was only $24 of my pay (purchase price would have been $48).

Here are some pictures of other purchases.
























And it finally happened- I bought a duplicate Quickutz. Anyone interested in purchasing the Topiary die? It's retired, and I'll sell it to you for $10 plus shipping. Otherwise I'll probably put it up on eBay.







And as if I hadn't gotten enough shopping, I stopped at the mall on my way home and went to Pottery Barn where I got the cute little colander and bucket. Now I just need to find a space on my shelves to put them.

7 comments:

~Mel said...

Looks like you got a lot of great goodies!
Can I tell you how weird it felt not going this year?? Friday night, I had Alexander's diaper bag all packed, ready to go. But he had other plans. He didn't sleep for more than 2 hours Friday night and then threw up a couple times Saturday morning. Good times. I decided that after a good nap, we'd head up. Well yeah - that nap never came.

I missed going with you!

Chris said...

Oh- I forgot- I also got 6 adhesive refills. I should be good for a while.

Tami said...

yikes! no restraint in the shopping area. i want to go to that store in vermont sometime.

The Hallman Tribe said...

LOVE IT ALL!!! i want to get me the quickcuts, but can't right now!!! looks like you had tons of fun and tons of shopping!!!! congrats on all the great deals!

Chris said...

Tami- I want to go the VT store as well. I hope sometime this summer we'll be able to check it out.

Vanessa B. said...

Drooling, drooling, drooling...

Christine said...

okay, wow! Love the vinyl wall lettering, I have a few of those myself! You made out on the loot! Nice!