When our friend Virginia Fynes was heading down to Salt Lake City for a conference, we made a few phone calls and thought you would enjoy a "behind the scenes" look at few of our favourite companies! Today she shares her visit with My Mind's Eye and tomorrow, Virginia shares her visit with We R Memory Keepers!
"Hey scrappy friends, Virginia here from Fynes Designs. Recently I visited Utah to attend SNAP conference for creative bloggers (if you’re a creative blogger this is a must attend event, so much fun!). Salt Lake City has some pretty cool attractions- Olympic Park, Temple Square, but the best part… just about the coolest scrapbooking companies you can imagine, and they were all about 10 minutes from my hotel!!
I couldn’t go home without banging on a few doors, so this scrapbook-lovin’ lady flagged down a cab (a bit of a crazy cabby I might add) and landed at the door of My Mind’s Eye!
I just couldn’t leave all of you hangin’ wondering what I got to see and do, so read on, I’m here to show off share my day with you…
To my surprise 3 dudes- yes dudes, greeted me. I know, can you believe there are men out there that know a good quality sheet of pattern paper when they see it, and can tell the difference between a brad and an enamel dot?!
Possibly the nicest folks I’ve ever met, super hospitable. I can’t lie, I kinda felt like a big deal… they even took me out for lunch at one of their favorite spots!
After I took in the beautiful décor in the main entrance, I got to meet the makers behind MME. The think tank here (again decorated beautifully) was such a cool atmosphere, I think I want to work there along side them. Unfortunately, Jen Alyson sat behind me in one of my sewing classes at SNAP and I didn’t even get to meet her (insert sad face here!!!)
As we move down the hall from the design room, to my surprise I stumble upon Hazel & Ruby. This office is home to MME, Teresa Collins, and Hazel & Ruby, fun x 3! Not only did I get the MME grand tour- Lindsay (another cool dude) gave me a peek inside the Hazel & Ruby looking glass, they have a great range of products perfect for off the page projects.
Down the hall a little further next to some very striking workplace inspiration, is the chicest conference room you’d ever wish to have a meeting in.
Next stop on the tour was the warehouse. Mind blown… have you ever seen so many scrapbooking supplies in one area? Nope, not me. I got to peek inside a few of those boxes, and let me tell you you’re going to like what MME has in store for Christmas time!
Oh and guess what… more dudes! Giving all your packages some TLC, gently placing them in boxes to arrive safely. (I should note there are a few females working in the building, but there is a strong male trend- I loved it, but don’t tell my husband!).
After the warehouse, I got to do a little shopping, and by shopping I mean long-term borrowing, because they ever so generously gave me some take home treats! Like the new Market Place, and the Necessities collection, I know, I’m a lucky lady!!
~ Virginia Fynes
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