Saturday, April 4, 2009
Allentown Stamp Show--2009
Today was the day we wait all year for. We started out at 8 am and arrived as the doors opened, bubbling with expectation -- and we were NOT disappointed! I drove Cyndy, Elaine and Joan in my car; and Evelyn drove Linda. It's so much more fun with a group, especially when we split up and meet again for lunch. Then, it's "Show and Tell" when we share all our finds before heading back out on the floor.
Some stampers/scrappers take this stamp show very seriously, as evidenced by the carts some of them brought to wheel around their purchases. Not a bad idea; but we made trips out to the car to lighten our tote bags.
Shown here are just a few of the many card samples on display at the various booths. The first one shown was at the Flower Soft table, where I purchased 4 jars: Ivory, Christmas Green, Lavender and Nut Brown--can't wait to use them! I picture using the green for leaves and stems, the brown for black-eyed susans, the lavender for flower spikes and the ivory for snow or dandelions. I'm sure there'll be lots of other uses... (Ignore the demonstrator's lunch...)
The next photo was taken at Denami Designs, where they had tons of cards on display. I especially liked the one with the torn edge. Many of them had lots of glitter. One technique I often forget to use is repeat stamping--using the same image 2 or 3 times across a card. I'll have to work on that...
Skip down to the next post for more photos!