Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stamp Scrap Art Tour Haul

This was the big weekend in Oaks for the Stamp Scrap Art show! It is a small but packed jammed convention in our own back yard! While I want to tell everyone how great this show is another part of me wants to keep it a secret so it won't get as crowded and chaotic as Allentown can be.

I was excited beyond measure to see a stamp company that I thought had shut down it's vulcanizer. I first discovered Picture Show stamps when I was out at StampAway many years ago. I had bought a bunch of there stamps and then they just disappeared. It turns out the owner Ann just moved to Maryland and will be doing a few shows a year on the east coast.

Picture Show does not have web site, nor a blog. They don't take credit cards and they only do 2-3 shows a year.  I asked Ann how can you make a living? She said they do OK and it is all word of mouth and mail order sales from a catty. Talk about old school! 

Their style is across the board as you can see from some of stamps in the above picture. I went a little crazy I have to say.  I bought lots and lots of unmounteds on Saturday and then dragged George back on Sunday for more. Unmounteds were very inexpensive at about $2.00-$4.00 each. They stamp beautifully. Ann told me to ink them with a brayer for the best impression, but I had no trouble just inking as I usually do.

Here are a few cards I made with Picture Show stamps.

Ann's husband tells me they are trying to get into Allentown. If you go check them out. There might be a few things left that I didn't buy !!

Sue T.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scrap Box

How many of you have a scrap box? Ya know the one where you just throw in left over scraps of paper, stamped images ya didn't use but might, and embellishments. If you are a crafter no doubt you know what I am talkin' about.

I have a couple, but this one has been sitting next to my desk and I though instead of starting a whole new project I will use what is in my box and make a couple of cards.

Here are the results. Believe it or not the stamped images were in the box too!

I gotta say though I do see a lot of green in these cards. I have to go through that box again! It can't be all green in there! 

That will be my next challenge to use my box an not have green or just a tiny bit on my next card.

Now it's time to go out and enjoy this fabulous day! Thanks for spending a wee bit of your day with me!

Sue T.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Top of the mornin' to all of ye!

While I am not Irish, I subscribe to the theory that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

George is Irish though so he always gets a St. Patrick's Day card.

I found lots of really cute St. Patrick's Day stamps by Studio G for a dollar at AC Moore. So I had lots of fun playing.

So wear green and have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Sue T.

PS Check out the dollar Studio G Easter stamps at AC Moore too!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Paint chip class @ One Little Spark

Good Morning All!!

It is beginning to feel a bit more like spring!!

I have posted here my samples for my paint chip class at One Little Spark , next Saturday March 13 at 12:00.

I will be using all new stamps from Memory Box.

If you are interested in the class please contact Pat Thorpe her number is 1-609-962-2751.

The class fee is $25.00.

Come out for a fun and creative time using paint chips in your work.

Sue T.