So a girlfriend and I decided that we needed some “retail therapy” the other day and made plans to visit a new vegetarian restaurant for breakfast then head over to the new bead store in town (OK not exactly new but we have been home-bound, each with out own set of twins and an older child to boot but they all went off to school this year so we have a couple of precious hours to shop, who wants to bring toddlers into a bead shop…seriously.) Well I got gift certificates to the restaurant for Christmas, yay, but I find out they went out of business Sunday (Boo!) No Problem, we will eat somewhere else and still hit the bead shop, Nope, closed for inventory (Waahhh!) New plan, OK, A-HA there is a stamp store in Orono and a funky little store/cafe next door we can grab a coffee and check out Judy’s Scrappin & Stampin! Sometimes when things don’t go according to plan it is simply wonderful! We walk through the door and I ask “Where are the stamps?” Judy replies “All the wood-mounted ones are over here and they are 50% ! Sale starts today!”
Fully stocked shelves on the first day of a sale! What luck. I am a happy camper!
See what I bought…
And my faves are these…
The sign stamp is famous in Maine. We have towns with names of other countries, I actually grew up in China…Maine that is! My childhood friend’s dad is an artist and he painted that sign, I’ll have to make her a card with it! The Maine sign stamp is by Silver Fox Stamps.
All in all it was a fun morning although my friend, Kathy, had a cold and REFUSED to be in any of the pictures…you are probably thinking Is there a Kathy? Do you have any friends? What’s up with the pigtails?
*As for the Toots, I get home and check my email and FOUR of my cards have been accepted for publication in Just Cards! and Scrap & Stamp Arts magazines!!! WoooHooo!
BTW Judy’s Scrappin & Stampin is easy to find, located in downtown Orono. Call her at 207 889-8000.
Thanks for indulging me a long rambaling post! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!