Good evening and it's been a dreary drizzly day at our house. We had planned to get up very early (ugh!) and go to a local country flea market. DH needs some new handles for his wheelbarrow and I was going to check on the availability of yellow pansies. That's what I like to have around the yard during the winter, as the bright spots of color can be very cheering on a gloomy gray winter's day. Last year I wasn't able to plant any, and I missed them during the dead of winter. I usually have some by our front porch steps and as I open the window blinds on a cold gray morning, it's heartening to see the bright pops of color.
Ok, as promised I got my stamp show haul partially unpacked last evening. I spread out some of the goodies on a big hassock we have in the basement...as I didn't want to lug them all upstairs where there is better lighting. I used the camera flash, so I hope these will look ok. I still have some stamps in bags that need be emptied.
Here's some pictures of items that came home with us from the show...hope you will enjoy seeing the 'fun' we had. Still have some unmounted stamps in a bag and some wooden Halloween ones that DH found. The vendor where we bought the unmounted stamps recommended I use them w/out mounting. When I've tried this before, I didn't get a good crisp stamping, but I'm going to give it a try. I don't like handling that EZ Mount stuff, as I always managed to get my hands an icky-sticky feeling. I did get some more of the yellow tack-it stuff made by Tsukineko that you put on a block, then the rubber clings to it. But as I said, I find I get a sharper image if I've got that mounting on the rubber. However, I'm going to try with the stamp press, and perhaps that will save me handling that EZ Mount. Hope you will enjoy and thanks for visiting. Hugs