My favorite thing at the Sayner Stampede in northern Wisconsin is the make 'n takes. These are the cards I made, this is only a small portion of what was available. I have been attending this small rubber stamping convention for at least 10 years. I love it. There aren't a ton of vendors but I can walk around to check out the products & prices, then walk around again to see what I missed the first time and purchase an item at the best price. It's 200 miles north of here so we leave friday morning (90% of the time) and return home Sunday afternoon. It's a great girls weekend!!!
I know the ribbon on my award needs some work.
The 3 pearls on this one add that little extra something.
Again, this year, I met my old friend from junior high. She accidently found me at the convention several years ago so we plan to meet every year and do a little bit of 'catch up'. Joanne was pretty excited to be becoming a new first time grandma in the near future....in fact, by now she is one.
This bear birthday card is not my favorite, but I like the black & white combo.
Look closely....the branch in the foreground is covered with fun flock. That's one of the few products I do not own.
You can't tell from this picture, but the bowl and ice cream is sculpted to be 3D. I have 9 grandchildren so I need a lot of birthday cards. I think the cherry on top will get some glossy accents for that extra punch!
Love this one!!!! I talked to the gal from the store and she said they had the stamps displayed and most of them sold. At the convention they had just a few stamps....and they sold out quickly. There are 5 or 6 different ladies with sayings.
I like this simple, elegant card. Is it because I love Washi tape????
Another easy card that looks so nice. The butterfly just pops out at you. My good friend, a Stampin' Up demonstrator, was doing this make & take. She had others but was sooooo busy and I didn't have room to make any others. She has a new blog, stop and check it out....tell her I sent you. Carolee had a booth this year so my car was packed with stuff. The local Lioness' club host a used stamp sale, it's a BIG hit. Previously it was held outdoors next the the convention but the weather on the first weekend of May in northern WI is not always conducive to outdoor activity so they moved it indoors, a couple of blocks away in a church. It is a big attraction and brings funds into the community. They keep a portion of the money....a win win situation for all involved. Some people bring boxes, and boxes, and more boxes of stuff. I bring my one small suitcase and hope to sell enough to pay for my hotel room. Another friend sent her suitcase of stamps to sell, plus Carolee had a bin. At the end of the day I went to pick up our unsold stamps and cash. I didn't sell as much as I had hope to, but I was pleased. Yesterday I received an envelope in the mail with a check for almost twice as much I made on saturday. They must have missed a stack of my index cards (with my prices on). Oh yeah!!! I made more than enough to pay for the hotel room. I am happy!!!
Another card with Washi tape....that doesn't match....I should have paid attention and chosen colors to match the tape. We 'painted' a product (glimmer?) on a clear stamping block and 'schmooshed' our paper onto it for the background.
I look forward to this convention, it's the only one I go to. We stay at the nicest motel, it has a great breakfast, nice pool, and friendly staff. We see some of the same stampers every year and that's fun. I think some other friends from this area will be going next year :-). I am not really making many cards anymore.....I just don't have the time and I want to concentrate on scrapbooking. I still love making cards and do so once a month at my friend's Stamp-a-long.
That's what I did last weekend. This week I've been enjoying the 70F weather, after work, that is. I am also taking a computer class 2 nights a week, I like it, but hate the commitment. Today I'm off to Book munchers with 2 of my grandsons. We'll have lunch at school and then they can read to me for a little while. I'm not sure if they invite me b/c I bring them lunch or if they like seeing me????? Have a great day!!!