Hi all - I spent much of the day at the Bloomington MN Rubber Stamp Show. Held at the Ramada Inn near the Mall of America, I had time to make a quick visit to the MOA Archiver's. There I picked up a prize to offer for a fun event coming next week (be sure to start each day at the Hero Arts Blog).
Before I talk about the show, here's a card I made for a friend who sprained her ankle last week. Denise isn't usually a klutz so who knows what happened. Luckily she didn't break anything and her new puppy she was carrying didn't get hurt at all!!
I'm showing this card as it contains a hint about the prize coming up next week....can you guess? Anyway I used three sets from Hero Arts: CL613 Thinking of You Kite (sentiment), CL674 Circles (textured circle), and AC026 Brush Strokes (paint splotches) all of which are such fun sets. I masked off the area for the sentiment on a lilac Hero Arts card base and stamped the circles and splotches in some fun Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord and a Hero Arts Neon Green. Sentiment is stamped in Hero Arts Navy mid-tone ink - love it! Then I stamped the heart from Brush Strokes on a piece of patterned paper and trimmed it, popping up with foam tape and adding a gem and Stickles.
So what did I buy at the show? Lots of stuff I couldn't live without - LOL. Here's my haul in two groups:
On left - Prima paper, Our Daily Bread bookmark stamps and matching Spellbinders, Memory Box butterfly dies and Crackbox Palace cling stamps (my mom's having foot surgery so I couldn't resist them). On the right: Raisinboat clear set (darling gumball machine), vellum from Stamp-on-it!, Stamps by Judith & Heather in the upper right corner and B&J Art Stamps in the bottom right corner. Lucky me - I won a door prize which got me the window from B&J. The Raisinboat group offers stamp rentals, just like you get movies, through the mail! They had some adorable sets that I wouldn't want to own but would like for a card or two! Sorry - I'm too lazy to link to the sources... Hopefully I'll get inky with these soon, except for one which is a gift.
The show runs tomorrow from 11a - 4p if you live in the area and want to check it out. Thanks for stopping and be sure to pop back next week for more fun!!