Back from the Stamp Show!

Good evening friends! I had a great weekend in Springfield MA at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show. It was so cool to meet some of you there too, there is nothing like the feeling you get when someone runs up to you waving “hi Lindsay!”  What a friendly bunch we stampers are! I was so busy taking everything in that I did not take any pictures, luckily my friend Tracey did and said I could share them. I have a video of what I got at the shop uploading on YouTube as we speak, you can find it on my YouTube channel later this evening, otherwise I’ll blog it tomorrow:) Getting to the show is a bit of an undertaking since we live 5 hours away, we all rode down together, it was great company! We decided to get a little pre shopping in at Micheal’s since we do not have one near where we live and then off to Chilis for dinner:


Did you know that calories don’t count when you are on vacation? you’re welcome.


Then we went back tot he hotel where they let us stamp in the breakfast room:


And I proceeded to make the lamest ATC ever for the ATC contest at the show, needless to say I was not the winner LOL. The theme is Apronology. Kathy came up with a cool name for the ATC “Canned in the Kitchen” because it is an apron on a canning jar…I know, more like lameology right?


But we had fun! Tracey brought her new Koi watercolors and she got a steal of a deal on the cute pink Instax camera at Micheal’s with a coupon. I have never seen those before but that take cute Polaroid like pictures.


The next day we went to the show (more about that on this weeks Ask a Crafter) and shopped till we dropped! I was so tired! We decided to cap it of with dinner at Chili’s again and another stroll around Micheal’s (we had more coupons after all!) and I am telling you I was yawing so bad I could have leaned up against a rack of yarn and fallen asleep! We went back to the hotel and stamped until after midnight! I guess I found my second wind LOL! We showed off the stuff we bought and oohhhed and ahhaed and passed things around (like a bridal shower but with cool stamping stuff!) and finally we dug in! I got a pack of the new Spectrum Noir markers in a colors I did not have to try and I colored this butterfly:

DCF 1.0

I was happy with them. I used them to color the gems on the bottom of the card too.  I also manged to use new patterned paper and two new stamp sets, fun! We all tried out a few of our new goodies but mostly we socialized 🙂 I will share my Heirloom haul video tomorrow but if you get really excited to see it you can find it on my YouTube channel later tonight. Well, I am barely able to keep my eyes open so I am going to say goodnight and happy crafting!


21 Responses

  1. So glad you and Kathy were able to ride with us. It was such a fun trip!


  2. so much fun!!!! I already miss you girls, and can’t wait for next year!!
    Hang onto your hummus!!


  3. Look forward to seeing your haul and experience at the show!!!! TFS Lindsay!


  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Hooray for new stuff to craft with! Looking forward to the haul video. 🙂


  5. The color on the butterfly is so real, I love it, it seems to shimmer and alive.


  6. Sounds like a good time was had by all!! Anxious to see all of the new things. Feels like Christmas!

    Question for AAC: I love my Big Shot for embossing with folders and cutting with dies. However, I need help figuring out how to use the dies for embossing. What is the proper sandwich? Thanks for helping!


  7. Nice catch 🙂 Koi…rather Sakura has a pdf or something of that nature that has the layout and names of the colors for their field water color kits. I happen to have that kit and printed out the sheet to tack into the lid…for those of us to lazy to do our own swatches, and who cannot possibly write the names in that small 🙂


  8. yes, I can see invisible calories! glad you had such a fabulous time! tfs the spoils on youtube. Jennifer.


  9. Can’t wait to see what you got!


  10. sounds like you girls had quite a good time 🙂 i am so happy for you! cute cards! will be watching your vid next!! glad your home safe and sound ❤


  11. Yay! Looking forward to seeing your tutorials on your new stash!

    Love & blessings,


  12. So jealous. Looks like so much fun. We never get any kind of shows in our area.


  13. I was thinking of you guys! Sad I had to work this year, really missed hanging out and having fun with you guys!


  14. Really enjoyed seeing your HAUL! Fav stamps were bird stamp, Magenta, I think, and European vacation. Our sons work for Verizon, husband also Verizon retired, so cards for the 3 of them with phone stamps. GREAT video! Michael’s owes you! Lol


  15. Do they have the show the same time and same place in Springfield every year? I have a friend who lives there and I could bunk with her and then spend more on stuff from the show!


  16. Hi, Lindsey,
    I introduced myself to Lorraine at the show…she is simply the best!
    Unfortunately, I did not see you or Cathy on Saturday. Our group had a good time too. This was our 18th year of attendance.
    Always so much to look at and the vendors are great. A highly recommended experience. Thanks for your enthusiasm and great contributions to the crafting scene. Diane


  17. I couldn’t wait, already watched your stash haul. Did you take any video of the show demo’s like you did last year? Love those. Hope you did!! Sounds like you all had a great time.


  18. The food looks YUMMY! You gals had SO MUCH FUN! Thanks for allowing us to experience it vicariously. I just received a tin of Prismacolor Colored Pencils in the mail today, so I’m having the same experience on a smaller scale, lol! Already enjoyed your video this morning before work. 🙂


  19. Looks like you had a blast, cant wait to see your haul. ~Diane


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