I'm trying to get geared up for A Stamp In The Hand's Spring Original Rubber Stamp Convention this weekend, but I went over to Tim's website (ahhhhhhhh, that would be Tim as in Tim Holtz of course, and see that he will be on the Arts de Mer Cruise teaching this weekend! This is so disheartening.
And this is one of the 2-day conventions. I like to stay at the Doubletree Hotel right there on the same grounds as the Carson Community Center where the convention is being held. (Call hotel directly (310) 830-9200 or call (800) Hiltons and ask for Rubber Stamp Convention rate)
With Tim not coming . . . well, I just wasn't sure about going for both days. But a little weekend get-away is just what I need right now. And my good friend/sister-in-law Lezlei and I had already made plans to stay at the hotel and do some crafting on Saturday night after the first day of the show, so 2 days it is! (smiles) AND, another friend that has never been to one of these shows is going, so I just HAVE to be there to "show her around" right? Right! (more smiles)
Here are the vendors they have coming to the convention this weekend:
A Stamp In The Hand Co. • Cut-It-Up • Darcie's Country Folks • Draggin' Ink • G-Rated Rubberstamps • Hanko Designs • I Love Rubber Stamps • Judi-Kins • Katiebug • Krazy Kreations • Magenta • Paula Best • Penny Michelle • Polly's Pals • Printworks Collection Inc. • Rubber Stamp Concepts • Safire Designs • Savvy Stamps • Stamp Happy Rubber Stamps • Stampers Anonymous • Stamps By Judith • Stampscapes Inc • Studios Blackbird • Sunday International • Taj Of Honolulu • Tessler Stamps • The Paper Cut • The Paper Palette • The Stencil Collection
My favorites that are coming are Stampers Anonymous, Studios Blackbird, and Cut-it-Up (where I get the miniatures for the bracelets I make)