Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Stash Increases

It has been quite an interesting few days. I've taken advantage of some online sales and have been placing oh so many orders for art supplies. On top of that, SU demos have been able to pre-order certain items from the yet to be released new catalog.

Here is some of what came in the mail Friday:

And yesterday I spent a wonderful day at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in W. Springfield Massachussetts. The Ink Pad, NYC's premiere rubber stamp shop, sponsored a bus trip to the festival.

ALL OF THIS was in the gift bag we each received as we entered the bus (the gift bag itself was cool, but you can't even see it under all this stash:
We arrived in Massachessetts at about 11 am, and didn't leave until 5 pm. Here's some of the damage I did in that time:

Great rubber from Stampsmith and Lost Coast Stamps:

And a little bit of everything else! I actually found a Cuttlebug folder I didn't already own, some of the new alcohol inks, inchie stampboards, some Nestabilities, collage items, embossing powder, distress ink........

On the bus, both coming and going, names were called and several lucky people won additional gifts. On the way home, I was one of them! Beautiful metallic and pearlescent paints and a fine brush, rubber and clear stamps, and a DVD on bookbinding. I was amazed at the last item, because Friday night I took a class at my friend Laurel's meetup group on Japanese stab binding. Talk about the universe giving you what you need!

Now, if only I had room to store all this stuff! Better go make something!


Elaine A said...

Eileen -

What an awesome and profitable day you had - LOL! Sounds like all of you had a wonderful trip. The weather sure was nice for a day of fun and crafting.

Elaine Allen

ShellyRaeWood said...

Holey Moley Eileen.....I want to come play at your house!! What fun you are having!! Too much fun. I hear 'ya on the space. My studio in Georgia is way smaller than in Illinois and I have added new ART forms plus new toys!! BUt we just keep stashing it anyway don't we!! :::Smiles:::

Cheryl said...

Wonderful haul Eileen! I am sure you had a wonderful day trip. Good thing it wasn't a weekender LOL! I am very anxious to see my new catalog from SU and it will be arriving here on Thursday. Watch out for July 1st.

Look forward to seeing what you make with all your new goodies.

Ann said...

OMG....i can't even begin to tell you how envious i am...OMG..all those FABULOUS art goodies....i am now going off to pout!!

Big Apple Jovi Girl said...

WOW!! That's quite a stash you picked up ... and those wing stamps ... I just might need to take a look at those hehe ... I really need to start looking around at more of the private/specialty stamp makers.