Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Penny Black/Friday Sketchers/Papertake Weekly
Three challenges in one today: Penny Black Summer Challenge, Papertake Weekly Four Seasons Challenge and the sketch from Friday Sketchers.
I've used the PB stamp "Make A Wish" and colored with Copics (E00, E33, E37, R24, R27, BG10, BG72, YG11, YG23, Y21, C1). The DP is from the "Twitterpated" collection from Imaginisce and the CS is Stampin' Up. Circles were cut with the Nestabilities standard and scallop dies, flowers are Prima from a QVC flower pack, and the jewels are Hero Arts and Dew Drops.
I had a great weekend. Barb and I headed to Novi for the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamping Convention. This is Michigan's biggest rubber stamp convention with about 50 vendors; some old favorites and some new ones.
We were taking a beginning Copics class on Friday taught by Sandy Hulsart. She's a certified instructor and very talented. We learned a lot and I think I finally understand natural blending families and what all the letters and numbers mean. After class, Barb and I checked out The Stampeddler (in Northville) and Archivers. We hadn't been to Stampeddler in a long time... they are still a wonderful stamping store.
Sue and Sandy didn't come down till Saturday morning. We hooked up in the convention center parking lot and, after standing in a very long line, finally made our way in. I had a list of things I wanted to look for and managed to find a lot. The big items were the new Spellbinders dies, Flower Soft, and Copics Ciaos. I was hoping to find Magnolia or Whiff of Joy stamps, but no such luck. Back to ordering on line.
Anyway, Barb and I took a Flower Soft class on Saturday afternoon (good thing, since I bought so much of it) given by The Paper Hollow. We made two different cards, one using a card topper and one using the flower stems. We had a lot of fun; it was great to use the product.
We stayed until the end, spent a lot of money and came home very inspired (and tired). I can't wait until next year!