Saturday, February 11, 2012

StampFest

Today was the 15th Annual StampFest in Clearwater. I'd never been before and decided I needed to remedy that! I spent most of the time I was there in the Stampers Anonymous booth with Ted Cutts, the owner of SA. He is so down to earth. Felt like I'd known him all my life. Of course, SA is who makes all of t!m's stamps, so there IS that!! I was hoping that they would have his new release stamps from CHA and they did not disappoint! Heck, they had all but three sets of his that have ever been released! They also had the new Dylusions stamps. Dyan Reaveley is the newest Signature Designer for Ranger and SA makes all the stamps for all of their designers. So I ended up with three of t!m's new sets along with one Dylusions set. They had grab bags so I snagged one of them and got some really cool stuff in it. I got some #8 tags since I was running low. And a new container of Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium since my container is almost empty. Also got some Black and White Enamel Accents. It's sorta like Glossy Accents, only in black and white. Ted was making tags as demo's and I got one! And he used the last bit of film strip when he was making mine, so he handed me the empty container and told me to create something with it! I sure will, Ted! I also spent some time with my wonderful CTMH Upline Susan and her hubby Joe at their booth. LOVE Susan to death and even though we are only about 3 hrs drive apart, don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. She was getting some nice sales out of her booth today, so I was very happy for her on that. I didn't stay too long with her since it was just she and Joe in the booth and she needed to spend time with her PAYING customers! I did walk the entire sales floor and while there were some really nice things, I didn't find anything that screamed it had to come home with me. There were make and takes being done, but the lines to do them were horrendous, so I didn't do any. All in all, it was a great morning.

 t!m stamps
 more t!m stamps
 MORE t!m stamps
 Mr Stampers Anonymous, Ted Cutts. t!m's "dad!"
 Ted and Sue
 Dylusions stamp set, Traveling Travis. Can't wait to do some mixed media art with this!
 New release from CHA Winter, Mini Attic Treasures
 also new from CHA Winter, Words For Thought
 also new from CHA Winter, Mixed Media. Mixed Media is EXACTLY what I intend to use these for!
 Contents of my goodie bag. There's all sorts of papers, clear acrylic tags, flowers, brackets, gold metal, embossed leather, a silver alterable tin
 stencil numbers, teeny tiny dominos, grommets, art parts, sewing (I think!) spindles that I will alter somehow
 Even an old door knob and lock set! All sorts of cool and different things.
 the tag Ted made for me


with my wonderful CTMH Upline Susan

5 comments:

Debbie DP said...

wow now that looks like fun

Anita Houston said...

Sue...FUN!!! You got some great loot! And I can't believe Ted made you that tag...FABULOUS!!! He is an awesome crafter...you are a lucky girl! Your smile is infectious...thank you for sharing your day with us!!!

craftytrog said...

Looks like you had an amazing time Sue! Have fun with your new stash! xox

anna christensen crafts said...

Woo Hoo Sue! Now that looks like a great time, love the stamp sets you chose, can't wait to see what you manage to do with the door knob!! I'll be waiting xx

jeanne said...

treasures galore!