Howdy Friends! I had a wonderful time at the Heirloom stamp convention last weekend. Not only did I spend time with some fabulous ladies but I got some really unique supplies too from vendors that I can’t find locally. When you go to a stamp show you see new things and learn new ways to use them. Since I have been stamping for a long time I was trying to avoid the typical stamps I am drawn too (how many vintage sewing machine stamps does one need anyway?) and instead get unique designs that would fill out my collection. Have a look at what I got, not that frugal I will admit but I only do it once a year. I don’t often do haul videos but when I do I like to show you what I got and how I intend to use it. have a look:
Here is a list of the stamp companies I showed in the video. Please support your independent stamp companies and local stamp stores if you are lucky to have them. Your dollars mean more there and keep the hobby thriving. :) If you do visit any of the companies I listed please let them know that you heard about them here from Lindsay the Frugal Crafter. Knowing that the word got out because of people attending these stamp shows will make them want to be vendors at shows in the future. If you want to know if there is a stamp show in your area check out the convention schedule at Rubber Stamp Madness, they list stamp and scrapbook shows from different promoters, there is a lot of fun to be had!
Lost Coast Designs (Arches, bugs, keys, vintage rose, checkerboard, funny sentiments, hardware and hexagon stencil)
Too Much Fun (Mailbox, stove, snowglobe, monkeys in a barrel, TV)
Sweet & Sassy (skyline)
DRS Designs (stained glass stamps)
Local King (European Vacation, Chicks, vintage cameras, ship in bottles)
Technique Junkies (now carrying the Stamp Camp line! I got the tree with leaves/birds)
Impression Obsession (tree, lemonade stand)
Magenta (bird stencil)
Stampendous (large butterfly and poppy stamps with templates)
Close to my Heart (viewmaster reel set-Reel Life) *this is a demonstrator based business so you need to order from a consultant unless they are selling at a show. If you are a Demo and want to share your info you can leave it in the comments:)
ScrapMart ($10 dies) and they have the deals on the website!
What items did you like best? I’d love to know because I will take it into consideration when planning my summer tutorials! I’m happy to report that many of the stamps have seen ink today thanks to my daughters who were excited to dig in to the stash (they want to come with me to the show next year but I think not, I’m keeping this a ladies getaway for as long as I can, or at least as long as our family vacations involve a trip to an amusement park LOL!) I hope you enjoyed this peek into my shopping bag, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!