Sunday, August 22, 2010
I had the pleasure to attend Stampaway in Cincinnati this year. Stampaway is a one day rubberstamp convention, with a preview night on Friday night. The preview party is an event within itself. Only 500 tickets are sold and you get a chance to shop before everyone else does. It is worth 38 dollar price tag to be able to shop without the major crowd that comes on Saturday. The highlight of preview night was meeting Tim Holtz, Jennifer Maguire and Shari Carroll. Stampers Anonymous and Hero Arts are my favorite companies and it was such a pleasure to meet my stamping idols. Jennifer and Shari were super nice and so patient while my buddy Gail took pictures. Gail took classes by Tim and Joanie of Artful Illusions. So between classes I was able to sneak in and get a picture with Tim. He also was very gracious while working hard to get ready for the upcoming class.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Recently traveled to Buffalo, New York for a family reunion and I discovered a wonderful rubber stamping store. The store had recently hosted Tim Holtz and they had a wonderful photo album with the event, the store was also filled with ALL of his Sizzix dies and embossing folders and of course stamps. I was like a kid in a candy store. My Mom (who does not understand) was ready to leave after a few minutes, wanted to banish her to the car but it was too hot outside to leave her out there for long(just kidding) anyway she endured for awhile and allowed my aunt and I to look around. The owner, Sharon was really nice, showed me around the store and told me all about the Tim Holtz event. She said when they announced that Tim was coming and classes were going on sale, they had women camped out in front of the store the night before, hoping to be first in line toreserves their space. Personally my husband would never allow this(he doesn't understand either) but I can truly understand the desire to be first in line to get a ticket to a Tim Holtz class. I am attending Stampaway in Cincinnati in a couple of weeks and I missed out on the opportunity to take his classes. My friend Gail did get a space so I will get to ooh and aah over her creations.