May 31, 2009

Sad News

I'm sorry for no posts for so long, but after Karyn's Super Fun visit, we found out Friday that Kirby's Grandpa passed away.
The funeral /cremation will be on Wednesday and then I am not sure what state of mind Kirby will be in on Thursday.  I'm sure I won't get to the craft room to do anything this week.
Thanks for your support and understanding in this difficult time.

May 20, 2009

Getting Ready

Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while ... I don't think anyone even noticed... 

I have been getting ready for Karyn's  visit.  She will be here TOMORROW!!  WOO HOO!!  We have a weekend of fun planned!!
Maybe I'll get something crafty done then!!  I haven't done more than a wedding card (which is still in my camera) since April!
Anna Banana

May 7, 2009

Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo - Milwaukee

Last weekend I attended the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Waukesha, WI (Near Mlwaukee).  
It was at a new location this year with vendors in three rooms - this is the biggest the expo has ever been. It was a lot of the same people I have seen before, but there were some new ones that made the raised admission totally worth it!

This year there was a new company to me called Bugawumps out of Northbrook, IL.  Hey - That's pretty close to me - I need to see if they have a local retail location!!  Anyhow, the cranky bird, the flip flops and the Rum stamp were all from them - pretty reasonable and they had a lot of really cute stuff that I had not seen before. (Images blurred to protect their copyright (and my butt)).

I got 6 sheets of cling foam for $3.50 a sheet!!  That was the best deal at the show (Found at Stamping Sensations) and I was in need of some!

There was a fantastic place called Scrap-A-Holic that sold Magnolias!! (See her blog for info on the stamps). Two tables full of them in baskets and boxes!!  It was SoOOOOooooo Hard to choose!  They were running a show special - buy 4 get 1 free, so I got 4 magnolias and the little bench for my sitting Magnolia with a Crown to sit on for free!!  WOO HOO! Nothing beats Free!

Then there was the spot I stopped at first - it was Eye-Lets Etc. and they only took cash unless you spent a certain dollar amount (I only had $10 cash, so it was really good that I went there first).  They had the fantastic tie-dye flowers!
I just HAD to have them and now I wanna hoard them and not use them, but I promise I won't!
Maybe I'll use them with the Magnolias!

My last stop of the day was Whippersnapper. They always have tubs and tubs of unmounted rubber stamps to wade through. They used to put them in a plastic kiddy pool, but there wasn't enough room in the pool for all the stamps the last few years!  No joke, there were at LEAST 16 tubs of unmounted stamps. Nothing in any order, but it's so much fun to dig through!!
I smelled like rubber when I left from being elbow deep in bins for two hours!
I only chose 24 stamps this time around, but at $1 each it's such a deal!!  No matter what size just $1 !!!  WOO HOO!!

So all in all I spent about $90, had a good day and found some new vendors!
I'd call that a SUCCESS!

Anna Banana

May 4, 2009

Socks - KARYN - DO NOT READ!!!!

Karyn - I am trying to do something nice for you ... stop reading so it can be a surprise!!!

Stop Reading ... I mean it...I'm not Monkeying around!!

Ok - everyone else... Karyn is coming to visit me at the end of the month and she LOVES funky socks.

I am trying to win this pair of really adorable hand knitted cotton socks for her at The Post It Place

Shhhh ... Don't tell her, but if I win I'll get the socks for her since I know she wants them so badly!

Anna Banana

May 1, 2009

I can't believe it!

I Can't Believe it - I'm on a Good Luck Streak!!
I participated in the Firecracker Designs Blog Hop ... now I am excitedly waiting to see what my stamp set is!  As soon as I know I will post again :)
Thank you Pamela for your generosity.
Anna Banana