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Sunday, 14 October 2012

What I did on Saturday……. Visited The Artistic Stamper

Artistic Stamper.On the last WOYWW  I did, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a post from Jennie at the Artistic Stamper. To cut a long-ish story short, I remembered seeing that she had now opened a bricks-and-mortar shop, and just out of curiosity, as we were going to be driving to the south of England, Dover to be precise, I thought I'd just have a look and see where she was. After all, it might not be TOO much of a side trip…..lol. And what did I find? Jennies new shop is about 20 minutes away from Dover!! The gods of crafting (All Hail Tim Holtz) were definitely smiling on me. So on Monday, we did a little side trip to The Artistic Stamper.Well, Jennie wasn't there on Monday, but we had a lovely chat (and coffee) with Mal, I had a browse (and shopped) and my Beloved Husband suggested we came back on Friday. Then we realised that by the time the ferry docked, they would be closed. So Beloved Hubby said why didn't we stop at the Dover Premier Inn again on Friday night, and come up on Saturday, when Jennie was having the Grand Opening of her New Workshop area. Which is exactly what we did. I got to do a little project for Jennie, along with some other lovely ladies, and I am sure Jennie will be putting these up on her blog when its all sorted out, so I'm not going to post any pics here yet. I also got to shop (again) and a day of fabulous company. We got the warmest welcome you could wish for from Jennie & Mal, plus lots of coffee & cake!
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  By the way, I am not really much taller than Jennie- I just had 5" platforms on, lol! My super size gig-going shoes. Hard to show the size, but here is one next to my normal trainer. The platform is pretty much as high as the whole trainer!
So, what did I come home with? IMG_7162 w
An exciting bag of goodies……  IMG_7163 copyw
Some of Jennies stamps….IMG_7166 w
Lots of Tim Holtz goodies……IMG_7167 w
and a few other bits & bobs.IMG_7173 w
Two Tim items I really had my eye on, and Jennie had both- the Snowflake Rosette strip die, and his new Embossing Diffusions set.I also got a pack of Fragments to have a play with.
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I am looking forward to having a go with these Embossing Diffusers, I have seen lots of You Tube videos on making your own. The idea is that you can either emboss all of a piece of card/paper except for a round or oval panel, or just emboss the panel, leaving the rest plain. So effectively you get 6 options, which is not bad. When I have done a couple I will post up what they look like.


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Looks as though you had a great time there, Shaz, and all those new goodies to play with. There is one more gadget you really need, though, and that is the SplodgeAway mat. It is fantastic, saves lakes full of ink, and trees worth of copy paper. Any ink on it remains useable for days. If anyone tried to steal mine, I would probably kill them. Have fun. xx Maggie

Gina Lindsay said...

Wow, that looks like a great shopping trip. What a great hubby too! I LOVE your shoes, those are awesome.

Anonymous said...

LOL Shaz with your platforms - crikey I remember those from the first time around and almost died from a fear of heights :) Think I need them now as I am quite short and struggle to reach things on top shelves :D
Lovely lot of crafting goodies you managed to snaffle there and would be very interested in seeing how you get on with the embossing diffusers and the new rosette die. I must admit I bought the TH rosette die but hated the perforations it left especially in vellum which caused vellum and some thinner papers to break up. I ended up selling it on and make my rosettes from scratch!
Lynn x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Shaz, it was great to meet you both...just wish that we weren't so busy, so could have spent more time with you... next time definitely!
Hugs xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Busy girl and more new stash and yes, I loved Paris too. :D Shaz in Oz.x

Rossella said...

What a fab time you have had, I look forward to seeing your creations
Rosie x

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