Wednesday, March 7, 2012

After the show

Yeah, on my last post I told Gary's bank account to watch out for the stamp show purchases. Turns out I meant that. Big time. When I told Gary about my purchases, he just sighed. Poor baby.

Yes, my sister, Barbara, and I had a wonderful time at the show. We found many dies that just had to come home with us. They did. They were screaming out our names as we walked by them in the Sweet Stamps' booth. Honestly. I'm not kidding. And stamps. Well, let's just say what idiot would go to a stamp show without buying stamps? Certainly not me. Ergo, I am not an idiot. Or, I am not an idiot who didn't buy stamps. Many stamps. Too many stamps. (Can you ever really have too many stamps? Inquiring minds want to know.)

We did buy stamps from Judith. Or Stamps by Judith. I'm not sure how to say that. Judith is from Minnesota and has a wonderful mix of stamps. I had never purchased stamps by Judith until last weekend. Now I own a collection that needs its own storage building container. And my card today does use both a Judith image and a Judith sentiment.  Note: Not that you'd know, (because I keep correcting it), but every time I type Judith, I actually type Judity. What the heck?

Just want to mention, before I forget, that there is a restaurant across the street from the Mesa Convention Center. Don't bother. It may be the lesser of two evils when you consider the food from the Center itself, but it's not worth it.  I don't even know the name of it--that's how memorable it was!

Back to the show. Barbara and I found ourselves convulsing in laughter in another booth. In fact, the guy running the booth told us we needed to buy something since we were getting so much entertainment out of looking. He was right. We bought many stamps there, too, both image and sentiment. They are Rubbernecker stamps, which I had never heard of before. But I will look for them again at the new shows, because they are too danged funny. Hopefully, I will find a need to make many, many humorous cards!

I also wanted to mention that we spoke with the gentleman who owns Cheery Lynn Designs. He sat with us when we took an iced-tea break at the stamp show. What a cool dude, Dude! He said he cashed in his retirement money to start his company and was pretty nervous about it at first. But things are going well now, and he seemed most proud of the jobs he is providing for his employees, who he thinks are all great people. I find that so cool! His designs were the first intricate dies that I saw on the market. He told us that it is an aeronautical background that enabled him to create such sturdy, but delicately-designed dies. He also manufactures dies for other die companies. Like Memory Box and Papertrey Ink, for instance. And these dies are made right here in Arizona. Really nice for our economy! :^)

Since I have finished my Outlawz guest designer cards for the month, I am able to enter other challenges now. Today I made a card to enter into three challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Outlawz Greeting Card
CMC

As I said above, I used two Stamps by Judith, (yep, I typed it 'Judity' again--arrrrgh), that I purchased at the stamp show. I chose Basic Grey Oliver paper and combined that with SU CS. The doily was created with a Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval die. I made my own template for the oval inside the doily to cut out the image. A bow of Stampin' Up ribbon, a Stampin' Up vintage trinket, and a Tim Holtz trinket pin were added to the design. I rubbed some Distress Ink and some Stampin' Up ink onto the image oval. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel pen, some Stickles on the diaper pin, and some Glossy Accents on the baby bottle. The image was colored with Copics:  BG72, BG75, E02, E04, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7.

Hoping everyone everywhere has a great Thursday and Friday. I should be back on Friday with the  next guest designer card for the Outlawz.


18 comments:

  1. This is lovely Penny - such a cutie! I'm going have to check out your recommendations now - thanks for enabling :)

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! And you're welcome! LOL! ;^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Great job Penny. I love their stamps plus have shopped many times at the online Rubbernecker store. Love your design and glad you got to shop and have so much fun. Fun card!

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    1. Hey, Linda! I am glad to find someone else who knows about these two stamp stores! Thank you so much!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. OH Penny this is just fantastic. I love those colours together. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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    1. Thank you so much, Celeste! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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    2. What a fun card! I really like that humorous spin on things, and that Basic Grey paper was a great choice to go with the stamp and overall color scheme.

      Very cool you got to sit down with the Cheery Lynn guy. I had no idea those Papertrey dies were made out here!

      And now I'm quite curious about the restaurant that was so bad you can't remember its name ... what kind of food does it have?

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    3. Thanks, Angela! I got suck a kick out of these stamps!
      Bar food. Bad, bad bar food.

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  4. #1 sister, BarbaraMarch 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Great Penny, just great! You really have the talent and how you can take the humorous stamps and saying and make a Beautiful card is really something!

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    1. Why, thank you, my #1 sister! :^) That is so sweet of you to say!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. I must say I had fun reading your exploits at the show. And so happy that you like Cheery Lynn Designs dies, aren't they fabulous? I love your little bear card, he is just adorable. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my blog post! Yes, I love Cheery Lynn dies--I am getting quite a collection. :^)
      Thank you so much for the compliment on my card, Sandy!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  6. This is such a sweet card! Love the furry guy! Thank you for joining us at CMC!
    Hugs
    Marie

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie!
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  7. Just a darling card. You did a great job on the fur. I really enjoyed your image. Thanks for joining at Color Me Creative chellenge. We love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

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    1. Thank you very much, Pat!
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  8. how adorable... just the cutest saying..

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I got such a kick out of the sentiment when I saw it. I knew I had to use it on a card! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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