Tuesday, August 11, 2015


I spent the weekend at my parents home in Ky, and was able to get away for a couple of hours and get over to Stampaway in Cincinnati at the Sharonville Convention Center.

 I had a limited time, as my Mother came with me, so had to 'speed shop'...... I was able to find a thing or two I 'needed'. Oh deer, I caved and bought the TH Birds........ I need a new paper cutter, and was researching and saw good reviews on the Carl Cutter, so decided to buy one.

I was so thrilled to run into a blogging friend from the Technique Junkies (at the Technique Junkies booth too), who I have been in communication with for quite a few years, Laverne W. from Nashville, Tenn.

   I spent some time coloring with Mom after we got back home....... A sneak peak at one of my fun colored images (Northwood Rubber Stamps):

 Here is how I travel with Copics:

 I have a three drawer storage unit- the drawers hold the 72 marker holders- four trays across.  I simply take the drawer out, put it in the car and bring it along : )

I have not had much computer time this past week- promise I will get to blogs in the next couple of days!

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Those Crazy Birds are irresistable! I've been playing with mine non stop this past week. lol, I love how you just pick up a few things.

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly you look as though you had a ball! Love your gorgeous colouring :-) I am falling in love with those TH birds and don't know how long I am going to hold out :-)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what awesome goodies!! I can't wait to see what you create with them!! The stamped image you colored is gorgeous!! It looks like a stained glass window!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a fun get-a-way to me and it never hurts to come home with a stash! Meeting a friend is also special but really... my eyes are still bugging out at that drawer full of Copics. I never care how many anyone has, it's just seeing them all grouped together like that makes me weak!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh Shelley speed shop is better than no shop at all, and spied those TH birds at once... They are soo wonderful a friend is making feat cards with them see here:
And today's post had another one, loved the preview, and how great to see your darling mum too theta is very speshul!!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

*Vicki* said...

Looks like you have WAY many more Copics than I do!! LOL!! You did a great job packing it all up to take with you!! Great coloring on that image!! Looks like fun! :)

Donna said...

Looks like you made some great choices in a big hurry. Your hummingbird and flowers are beautifully colored. It's going to look great on a card. Hope you had a wonderful time visiting your parents. Take care!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Well look at you, Shelly! Looks like you sure know how to shop - Quickly! ;)

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous haul of crafting goodies, Shelly! I see several things I will be picking up, too, in Houston in a few weeks if I can find them!! I can't wait to see what you create in coming weeks!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

woo hoo! You got some great goodies! And too darn bad we didn't get to say hello in person, that would have been awesome! I didn't even think to ask people if they would be there! duh! Can't wait to see what you make! Hugs!

froebelsternchen said...

you know how to shop Shelly! Great!
Your hummingbird and flowers are beautiful colored!

Donna K said...

Well that looks so FUN! what a wonderful stash of treasures you went home with too. So happy you had that time with your mom! Looking forward to your creations with these goodies. Hope you have a happy weekend!

Terry said...

Fun, fun, fun! How nice to run in to a TJ friend, shop and enjoy some Mom time along the way! I can't wait to see what you do with those TH crazy birds!

MaryH said...

Hi Shelly. I sure wish we could have met up at Stampaway! It was such fun, and I see you have the same NW hummer that I have. That was where I did my worst sinning, at their booth. Their stamps are just so wonderfully designed and always stamp out so nicely. There was a pretty religious triptych I wanted, but no more. They said they would mail (and normally I would NOT do that!), but advised to give them 2 wks to get it to me. It came on the 14th...wow! what great C/service. I love your sneak peak at the delightful hummer & his blossoms. Hope I can do even close to as nice an effort as you did. Good way to carry your copics too. I have one of those big scrapbook bags with all the wallets in it, but the bag rolls. (DH bought it, else I'd use something else!) Glad you got to meet your blog buddy. TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend, hope you're rested up.

Penny said...

Oh, what fun to do all that shopping! :^)
Love the beautiful image you colored while with your Mom! Glad you got to spend time with her! :^)
Hugs, Penny