Sunday, January 27, 2008

Stuff I bought at the Expo

This last weekend was the Heirloom rubber stamp expo in Riverside. It was also the first annivesary of the meeting of Julie, me, Heather and Tami. So here is my giant stash (not) of goodies from the show. I think it was more fun walking around with the girls than it was buying stuff. This is what I bought at Sunday International. I bought 10 sheets of EZmount and got one free. Bought 2 packs of stamp storage sheets - got one free. Bought three packs of stamps - got one free. Also, Dee Gruenig was there stamping away and chatting with the customers. She is so cute and fun. Oh, I didn't get the pen at SI, I got it from Stamps by Judith. It is N45, the one she uses for shading around her images. Looked cool, so I bought one. So did Heather. The three stamps on the left were purchased from I Brake for Stamps. They had a bargain bin. Tami showed me the goodies in there and I couldn't resist these. Hey, they were $2 each! I also got a piece of rubber that says, "Accept it - some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue." haha! The stamp on the right is Paula Best. I just love her stuff. Tami and I drooled over her stamps for quite awhile. If you ever go to a show and Paula Best stamps are there, you gotta check it out. Her card samples are awesome! Of course, I am partial to colored pencil coloring, but I'm not kidding, her cards are great! And here we have the latest find by Tami - YanKiwi stamps, purveyors of fine rubber art stamps and goreous wee objects. It is run by two ladies, Tracy Silveria, the Yank(ee) and Susan Stubbs, the Kiwi. I love Susan's creations. She showed us how to make the fabulous bamboo bracelets and pendants. As you can see, I bought enough to make a couple of bracelets and some pendants. I also bought some of their GWO's, Gorgeous Wee Objects. They have packages of vintage watch parts, buttons (made from ostrich shells!) and all kinds of very cool stuff. They have many kinds of rubber stamps - all hand-drawn, and so I bought one package, for now. Then I went to Sparkle and Sprinkle. Their stuff is so neat. Is everyone named Ramiro here? (Inside joke.) I loved these books cut into shapes. I got the heart and star, but they had other shapes: shoes, houses, dragonflies, purses, etc. Tons. They cut them themselves with a band saw. Or was it a scroll saw? I don't remember. I'm thinking I'm going to jump in and make a fun journal from them.
They were not expensive, $5 each, so I feel like I can experiment with them. So that's that on the Expo. The show isn't too big, but it is fun. Oh, and Heather never did find the Stamp-a-ma-jig she was looking for, not even at Auntie Amy's store. UPDATE ON CHEETO: Still not home. This isn't the first time he's been away from home. I think he has another family he visits. At least that's what I like to think. Either that or he got trapped in someone's garage or something. I think those things because I don't want to think about the coyotes....

4 comments:

Kim H. said...

OMG look at all that stuff! You scored big time! I love those books! So glad that you all had a wonderful time!

Praying that poor Cheeto comes home soon!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful haul you made! WOW! I'm having fun just looking at the loot you found. And the shaped books are absolutely wonderful. SO COOL! I've never seen anything like them.

CHEETO! Call home! I'm still praying you see him very soon. Thinking about you....

~ Jennifer

Heather Grow said...

I hope you find your kitty soon. I think it's time for another stuff on my cat posting.

Guess what, Kim found me a stampamajig at her grocery store last night. She only paid 3 dollars.

Tami Bayer said...

I didn't even know you got all that stuff...so funny! I think he cut those books with a jigsaw. I hope cheeto gets his furry behind home quick.