Thursday, April 22, 2010

Allentown Convention and a Thank You card

(Finally a new post!) hahaha...

Quote for the day:
Some people miss the message because they are too busy checking the spelling. (contributed by Maynard C. Carney)
That could really be me!! (aaaaarrrrrhhhhh!)

Heirlooms Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival

This is our second convention of the season. My friend Karen drove to Allentown so we could check it out. We also ran into a friend from Stamp Camp, Katherine. It was another great time, with another free "make and take".

I know I didn't need these pearls and rhinestones, but....
(sorry Helen & Bethann, I'm keepin' them! grin)

LOVED THIS PAPER!!! This is something I don't usually do- buy beautiful paper in single sheets, but once I bought the ribbon below, I saw this, and I just HAD to have it! It is made by S*E*I. It is double sided, and some of the stripes are metallic- both sides are showing in the picture. The ribbons are just gorgeous! Can you tell the one in the front is my favorite!

More ribbons that I don't need. But I have never seen this type of rick-rack before. Just had to have them. Of course I couldn't decide on the colors, so I bought a little of each!

These are some new stencils I found at a super discount to add to the multitude I already own. Aren't they cute? I guess I will be using them with my pastes...

I patronized the Clear & Simple Stamp Company. It was the first time I had seen them at convention, and I think their stamp sets are so cute! There were so many more, it was a hard decision to make.

And last but not card! This was a thank you card I sent to someone VERY special! ; )

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV, The Paper Company; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ aged and confused: sublime collection flower, and corrugated embossed, MM (Making Memories) diecut circle, K & Co./ green dots; Sentiments/Stamps: Stampin' Up/ Sincere Salutations; Accents: Barcelona/ copper staples/ EK Success; Ink/Chalk: Stampin Up: Cranberry Crisp, Really Rust, Rose Red; Tools: EK Success punch, EK Success Fastenator; Templates: Cuttlebug Misc. folders


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  1. Hi Rachel,

    How are you doing?

    Hey, Rachel, those pearls if you don't need them you know who could use them. :) I went to Michale to get them. They are no longer there. :(

  2. Hi Rae, what a beautiful card..I really love the way you have embossed the background..and the colour are fabo...Glad to see you back making your wonderful cards! And how lucky are you to go to your second convention, I have to wait til August :( Never mind I have just discovered the crafty delights they have on and plan to go nuts:)
    Lynn x

  3. Sounds like loads of fun I wish I could have joined in on! Love the soft, natural color combo of this card. Your choice of embossing folders seem to flow together rather nicely. Not as much blingy-bling as I'm used to seeing on some of your cards but...still very, very lovely! You're one of the best Rae!