There were hundreds of names in the big bin to win a $50 gift certificate from RubberNecker Stamp Company and my friend, Sandy, won! To the right is a photo of Lynne taking Sandy's picture shopping. :o) Sandy had the option of using the gift certificate then or using it later on RubberNecker's website. There was no way she was leaving without picking out some (more) goodies to take home! :o)
I had the bestest time!! I hung out with Dave, Mr. RubberNecker, and demo'd with my new stampin' bud Silvia! Dave is a wonderful boss and I would work at his booth any time. I had the honor of wearing the apron that Dave's wife wore when she attended Ranger University. Tim Holtz signed the pocket! I felt like he was helping me demo. :o) I demo'd a technique that Dave does at the shows and expos he attends. The technique uses Tim's Distressing Inks to create a custom stamp pad and then emboss the image for a cool effect - what fun I had! The people were so nice! I met Janice who I've exchanged email with and I've visit her blog many times. I met Marion who is a fellow Club Scrap member - we chatted about how much we love their design card stock. She told me that she will be attending a class that Micheal Strong will be teaching!! I met Paulette who has her own jewelry business in Aurora and had just discovered rubber stamping at the expo. She bought a couple stamps and started stamping the bags for her business - I think she's hooked. I also met Martha - we both shop at Memories & Beyond. I met a host of other lovely people. There were even a few men there!