Monday, May 19, 2008

Puyallup, WA Stamp Show

Hello All,

We just finished a jam packed, fun-filled weekend at the Puyallup Rubber Stamp and Paper Expo. It was filled with creativity, laughter, sharing, and fun. It was a real pleasure seeing our stamping family again. Often it is a reunion for us to see our stamping friends.

As I was talking to our loyal stamper, Candi, shown in the the red below, she mentioned that she checks on our blog. So I thought I would surprise her by posting a blog and not taking months to do it. So this is for you Candi!:) Next to her is her stamping partner and mom, Carol. It is so fun to see families come together through this creative hobby. They are real sweeties.

If you would have come to this show, you would have been greeted by our booth host and customer greeter in the green apron. He was accompanied by a smaller companion, his little brother. The show was Sat and Sun. On Sat it was the younger one's birthday. A sweet lady overheard that it was his birthday and came back later that day with a jumbo muffin in a box. In the box she had written, "Happy Birthday". She knew how to make a little guy special. He was beaming. He was king for the day.

We also saw our special four amigos, Merrilee, Lynn, Pat and Nancy. They are stamping family to us. We love these dear ladies and look forward to seeing them again soon. We met them at a Portland show several years back and they became friends. It was fun chatting and stamping, stamping and chatting, and then chatting and stamping some more. The creative juices were flowing everywhere. I will post some card creations from the weekend.

This weekend was fun. What better way to spend it than with family and friends.

Next, we're off to Syracuse, NY. We've never been there. I love NY, so I'm sure Syracuse will have a charm of it's own.

Blessings to all,

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ice Cream Card

Here is a cute and cheerful card I made at a show recently. It reminds me of the warmer weather ahead. Here in Washington, we were having snow until the end of April. So much for April Showers bringing May flowers, what does April Snow bring?? Cold, no less!!
Great for birthday invites or an ice cream social. How about a themed shower? There are lots of possibilites. Pass on your favorite ideas.
Happy Stamping

All these supplies are available from
K55 Ice Cream Cone
TR08 Sweet Treats Stamp Set
N109 Polka Dot Border
E98 Small Dot Wreath (found in Christmas section)
TR12 Sweet Treats Blocks stamp set
E107 Small Scallop Circle (found here
A78 Mini Cherries
Papers from DeNami Design:
PC21 White Cardstock
PC34 Lime Cardstock
PC38 Emerald Green Cardstock
PC35 Magenta Carstock
RB30 Emerald Green ribbon
Quickie Glue Pens
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
VersaMagic Aloe Vera Ink Pad
Other Accessories:
Not on website Marvy large scallop circle punch