Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Goodie! Goodie! It's Stampaway!


Stampaway Goodies
Originally uploaded by Buckeye.
Saturday was like a holiday for many rubber stampers in the area. It was the annual Stampaway convention in Cincinnati.

I loved every single minute of it. I arrived at around 9:30 am and left when they were closing at 5:00. I didn't even break for lunch, and took very quick restroom breaks (LOL!).

This is my third time attending Stampaway and I was surprised at how my purchases seem to shift from my previous two Stampaways, from buying lots of stamps in the past to this year buying more supplies than I anticipated.

All, in all, it was a great time. Some of the masters (in my book anyway) were there like Joyce Hazen from A Stamp in the Hand, Kathie Seaverns from Just for Fun, Pat Niemuth from Northwoods, and Laura Jacobs from Bugawumps. I could just watch them create for hours, and it turns out that is exactly what I did.

Joyce made a beautiful sample card for me. I will try to post a picture of it in the next couple of days. Pat Niemuth and the whole crew from Northwoods are just the friendliest, most generous company around. I walked away from my day with three FREE rubberstamps from them. Kathie Seaverns is just so approachable with questions, and well, Laura Jacobs is just my coloring hero. I want to learn from her and hope to someday be fortunate to take a class from her. I just love how she is a master of bright, fun colors, and her little bug creatures are just adorable.

My bank account is happy Stampaway only comes once a year, but I left so happy and fullfilled as a learner. That's what I love most about it. Next year's date is already on my calendar!

Be sure to click on the photo to see lots of notes on all my loot!

3 comments:

Godelieve said...

Looks like you had fun there! What a nice collection of stamp/supplies... I see some alcohol inks, I bought my first set of them today,...

Laura said...

I'm jealous!! Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what yummy things!! have fun creating!