Sunday, April 5, 2009

Another Saturday, another stamp show

This gorgeous stamp is from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company, our first stop today at the Heirloom Productions stamp show in Allentown.

Yes, we went to ANOTHER stamp show. It is about 1 1/2 hours to Allentown- too close to resist, especially when the DH is in PARIS!!!!

I bought this and a few sentiment stamps but my friend went crazy at this booth. If you check out the kinds of stamps that Outlines sells (and this stamp is beautiful, but not typical of their main style) you will see why. We each got a bit of time with Marianne from Outlines who was fabulously helpful for each of us in our specific questions. If you check out the website there are some terrific tutorials there.

I got this gorgeous stamp set with ideas of painting with twinks, using a Dove blender pen with watercolor pencils, maybe coloring with markers and even maybe using shimmer chalks. There are a LOT of options and all of them (presuming I do a good job of it, lol!) beautiful.

(There is also a whole long list of tutorials to be found at Sparkle N Sprinkle- a booth we revisited and again purchased from today, after having done major damage there last week! Susan taught us a LOT last week about the Dove blender pens and using glitter.)

There's no link I can find for the booth where I bought this, but you can see it HERE.The stamp sheet (and therefore each stamp) is really quite large- this will make wonderful single image cards.

This stamp is so beautiful and looks like it will be major fun to color. It comes from Impression Obsession and my biggest disappointment was that by the time we got to their booth, this was the only "historical" house scene one they had left- I wanted several!

I also got a little thatched cottage from Stamps by Impression, a stone bridge scene from Heartfelt Creations, and an interesting pseudo-stained glass tropical scene with palm trees from Stamp LaJolla.

Everything else today was more supplies- more Adirondack pads and re-inkers, the acrylic block handles I forgot last week, replacement foiling pens (and extra foils) to go with the glitter I still have from when I bought THIS starter kit years ago, some new exacto blades, the Essential Glue Pad kit- you get the idea.

Finally, maybe the best buy of the day was a little, tiny, unmounted stamp from Class Act for the back of my cards. It says: "If you think I'm cheap 'cause I made this card, you've never bought a rubber stamp."

And that about says it all!


Allison said...

Oh these look like some good finds...we better see some cards soon! Ha ha!

Etha said...

ohhhhh those look wonderful! I hope I'll never be caught in an outlines store booth, it would be seriously not good for my wallet :) thanks for sharing your finds!

Susan Walton said...

Reading this post made me miss my manufacturing buddies. Wish I could have been there. Thanks for supporting the rubber stamp vendors!