This past weekend was the Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Art Show. I wanted to go but was worried about bringing the kids to this show. I knew in my mind what I was setting myself up for; "I'm bored" and "How much longer?" I could see it already. My hubby said that we would just give it a try and see just how things went.
We have never been to a rubber stamp or paper art show so we didn't really know what to expect. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. We spent just over two hours there. There was so much to see and do that it kept the kids occupied. I think they did every make and take there was. They had a blast. Thank God they're crafty kids.
My youngest is a touchy kid so the make and takes were a great way for her to have her hands busy and involved. The oldest gets tired and cranky fast but we had none of that until the ride home. I was so impressed on how good they were and by what they made. It just made me beam with happiness. :)
The first stop was the roughest. We stopped by Endless Creations and Everyday Cards. The lady at the booth was a saint. She worked with the kids to explain how to use the different stamps and the basic how to's of card making. My youngest got frustrated right of the bat because the words she stamped in her flags were not straight. Needless to say it took a lot of talk from my hubby to convince her to go on and that every card is different. I have to say the cards came out so neat.
After this we sent them off on their own with money to do the make and takes. Their next stop was at Local King Rubber Stamp. There they tried out some marker on stamp techniques. I have to say they did a good job.
Next they headed to Stamp on It where they used some 3D crystal lacquer, glitter and foil stickers to make a card. These came out amazing. I loved how the 3D crystal lacquer and glitter work so much so that I picked up some acetate and a kit that they had with the lacquer in it.
Somewhere along the line they found a place to try out the Winks of Stella.
Lastly it was off to Craft Fantastic where the girls each made two necklaces.
They did all this while we shopped and walked around spying some great tags, cards and demos.
Here is two amazing demos from Impression Obsessions both on the Pan Pastels. These are a must get!