SOME OF THIS YEARS NEW CRAFTING IDEAS FOUND AT THE RUBBER STAMPING CONVENTION

SOME OF THIS YEARS NEW CRAFTING IDEAS FOUND AT THE RUBBER STAMPING CONVENTION

Oh my goodness! I have just had the best day when it comes to Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting.
Today was the 7th Annual Rubber Stamp Convention here in Albuquerque. The doors opened at 9:30. I arrived at 11:30 and I stood in the entrance like a little girl entering a candy store, except my candy was rubber stamps. As I entered they stamped my hand with a cute bird stamp and handed me a brochure of all the vendors that were there, along with a BIG plastic bag. I was laughing to myself as to who would be able to fill this huge bag. (ha ha)

My first stop was at a stencil booth. I figured that I would start there as the process of using stencils in my scrapbooking creations has always been interesting to me. I have done them in the past with pastel chalks but I preferred rubber stamping. Well so I thought. As I looked at all the different designs in these brass stencils the instructor asked me if I have ever used Embossed Icing. And at that moment I was hooked. I don’t know if it was the word icing, since I love icing on cakes but it just sounded so cool. The demonstrator then proceeded to show me what this process was all about. It was so simple but the finished product was beautiful.

Be sure to check back with me here in a few days and I will gladly share with you some of the techniques I am perfecting using the new process of embossed icing.

Have a great day and don’t forget to leave time to craft!

THE RUBBER STAMPING CRAFT SHOW IS COMING

THE RUBBER STAMPING CRAFT SHOW IS COMING

Well, it’s the day before the big stamp show here in New Mexico. I am anxious to see what is new and exciting in the world of rubber stamping. What kinds of things will be new this year? Could it be a new method of embossing a custom greeting card, a special process of stenciling into a scrapbook, or even just a redesign of some rubber stamps we use to create our personal masterpieces? I’ll be happy to share with you what I find upon my return.
I was going to ask one of my rubber stamping friends to go with me, and then I decided against it. I think it will be best not to be pressured for time. I want to see this show at my own pace so if I decide to take a class and/or watch a special presentation on some specifics of rubber stamping, I will able to do so without checking it out with somebody else first.
This is going to be a day out with myself and I know that I will have a great time. I can’t wait to share all I find from this year’s crafting and rubber stamping extravaganza.

Have a great day and don’t forget to leave time to craft!

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