Monday, August 6, 2012

Having Fun at Stampaway

Stampaway was earlier this year so I was finally able to go.  I haven’t been there in over 10 years. 

Three of my friends – Susanne, April, and Cheryl – joined me and we had a wonderful time together.

Our first stop in Cincinnati was the Montgomery Inn, famous for its ribs. 

We had a lovely dinner

and a wonderful view of the river.

We did a lot of shopping before the show, and even more at the show.  It was fun to see some companies that we don’t usually get to at conventions in our area. 

One company I was not familiar with was Taylored Expressions.  Lots of great stamps.

Another company I had not seen for a long time was Northwoods Rubber Stamps, Inc. 

And, of course, I can’t leave out getting to see Tim Holtz in person, for the first time.  He was sharing some wonderful techniques using his new markers at Stampers Anonymous.

April and I were thrilled to get to meet Barbara Bruder, one of our fellow SNS designers.  Even though she had spent days teaching classes, and working the whole show, she took time to have supper with us and we had a delightful time getting to know each other.   

Our drive back was a bit rough as we drove through the mountains in pouring rain.  We were ready to get out of the car when we reached home.  It was a great trip, but there is nothing better than coming home and crawling into your own bed. 

I will be back soon with some new cards.  Thanks for taking your time to stop by. 

E. Marie


Brenda said...

Glad you had fun! Watching Tim in person is always fun and very informational. Wish I could have been there too :) Glad you got to meet Barbara!

Sandra H said...

Wow, Sounds like you and your friends has an amazing time and spending is even better thanks for sharing your wonderful day, xx

Beverly Baxley said...

I love the picture of the 4 of you. You all look so pretty and happy.

Donna Ellis said...

Looks like you enjoyed a fantastic time, Marie! My favorite is the photo of you all together! Susanne and Cheryl look familiar! hmm Maybe they have blogs I visit? So glad you guys had fun!

SusanH said...

I am not Susanne!