Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Heirloom's West Springliefd Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival (part 1)

First I must say that it was the first time I attended a Rubber stamp convention! http://www.heirloompro.com/
I always wanted to do it but never had a chance to! It was nice but smaller than previous years, some merchants where saying that it was mostly because of the fuel price!!!
I was there 2 days before, we are lucky enough to have a nice big 5th Wheel so I was able to rest and prepare myself for this event.
I had chosen to take 2 classes one on the Friday afternoon and the second on the same night.
My first class was with Nami of DeNami Design, I had no idea what to expect since we could not see the projects ... It is not my true style but I found interesting to be able to make 5 quick and easy all occasion cards DeNami style in 2 hours....!
I must say that Nami is a sweet, patient and very talented teacher. She creates most of her stamps and they are just so soft and elegant! I finally enjoyed my experience with her. Mostly she showed us that we can do your own printed backgrounds so starting with a white blank card you do the complete designing of your card. We also used some of her papers.


Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Francine!

How exciting you were able to go to your first rubber stamp convention!!!! I enjoy them so much and try to go about 5 times per year!!! LOL!!!

I LOVE what you did with the DeNami cards!!! They're BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Dorothy said...

I don't know why you don't like your ards Francine..they are really beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to attend the convention and that you had a nice vacation!

Passionforstamping said...

Your DeNami cards are lovely, Francine. They are so elegant and I love them all! Great to hear you had a wonderful vacation and how awesome to be able to go to a convention! Welcome back!