Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Good morning  fellow Bloggers!  And others too! :)   I spent a wonderful week-end at a stamp show with my BFF GF. We stamped, shopped, and shopped some more,  and watched Hallmark movies in the evenings.   I hadn't been able to do something like this for several years, and it was so fun. We learned new techniques and  also learned what we needed to do those techniques.  So, of course, I spent some money for some of those things!  Not that I don't have enough, already!  I couldn't wait to show you my desk with all my new goodies and some things we did at the Make & Takes.   Okay, just in case you don't know why I am showing you my desk, it is because I am participating in this wonderful world wide desk hop sponsored by Julia Dunnit.  All the details can be  found at  Stamping Ground.

Make & Takes, new dies, stamps, tools, inks & glitters

New stamps from ODDB, CC Designs, B&Js Art Stamps, Morning Star, Lost Coast Designs, Stamp A Mania

Card I made with new technique.
Card I made with new image & new dies.
So fun to learn new techniques,  and to use my new CC's Coffee Sue stamp & new Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your kind comments.  I will come by and see you after Wednesday morning Bible study.  :) 

        Ps. 34:8  "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
                        Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"


  1. Hi Sharon
    lots of lovely new stash to play with and I like your cards.
    Lynda B 16

  2. What a lovely time you've had - great makes, great buys! Helen 2

  3. Looks like you did have fun - I'm off to a show this weekend and V V excited. I never do manage to watch the demos as much as I'd like - this show has been running for years but seems to get smaller (fewer stall) every year. In the same space as ever, I really wish they would allow it to expand to use all the space available rather than cramming the stands so close together. I always feel I am in someone's way if I stand and watch a long demo, and if I hang back, people will scoot in front of me - lucky I'm tall :)
    Lovely cards

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  4. Hi Sharon...oooh my!!! what fun you did have at the craft show - lots of them happening at present, love all the new goodies and looks like some great techniques to try out some more. Thanks for visiting my desk Happy WOYWW and have a super week RobynO#8

  5. Wow. And wow again. You did do some shopping! How marvellous a weekend, and everytime you use one of those techniques or products, you'll get a faint recall of the fun you had with your BFF. Perfect reason to craft.

  6. Beautiful, Sharon. Just beautiful. What a great time you had at the show - and what lovely things you bought. Enjoy using them. Have just been having a gander through your site and your other blog - you make some wonderful things. Your faith shines through your work!!
    Thanks for visiting already, for your comments, and for your prayers. John has some days better than others - we are trying to make the most of the better ones!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #9

  7. Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend. Looks like you've got plenty to keep you busy this week. Hav a good one!
    Gillian #28

  8. Oh my goodness you did some serious shopping! You will have so much fun as you begin to use these products and remember the good time you had over the weekend!
    Glenda #41

  9. Happy WOYWW great space TFS xx Jan (45)

  10. Sharon, you sure did shop `til you dropped, amazing amount of stuff, I love the cards you`ve made too.
    I`m so envious that you get to visit craft shows, none over here, or craft shops unfortunately

    jan x 46

  11. Art retreats and shopping can be so much fun, so I'm sure you had a blast with your BFF. Your cards are gorgeous too. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

  12. Sharon!! Amazing haul..I love this about us crazy crafters..never enough stash! I just did the same thing at the weekend, on a trip to Michaels..before I went to a wedding :) Sounds like you had a great time with your BFF. Love the just saying hello card, so delicate looking. Cx #57

  13. Hello Sharon ' didn't you do well' have fun with new stash and trying out what you learned. Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

  14. Hi Sharon thanks for visiting - love your new stash & great to see what you have been making ! Ali xx #5

  15. Hope you have fun with the new stash. I particularly like the blue flower card.
    Happy crafting and have a good week, Angela x #48

  16. Though small compared to some, I LOVE that expo. Still haven't decided if I'm going to Collinsville this month or not. You were long overdue for this trip, sweetie. I'm so glad you went and had a good time. Creative Blessings ~ Kel #55

  17. I love all the photos that you shared from your weekend adventures. Love your cards... :)

  18. Fun, fun, fun! Love all the new goodies on your desk. I can't wait to see what you create.

  19. Hi Sharon,
    All the make and takes look fun! Have fun with the new goodies. Good for you for trying out new techniques. I believe that's how happy accidents happen sometimes.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (60)

  20. it looks like you had a fun time at the show with lots of treasures to bring home. have a lovely week.

  21. Oh Sharon those new stamps look like so much fun.. trying not to drool :) happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz x#4

  22. oh the cards are amazing I love the color of the floral card very pretty !!


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