Sunday, January 24, 2010

SCS at the SuperShow!

This is one of several posts I'll be making about the recent Craft Super Show in Anaheim. You can click on the CHA label at the end of this post to see them all. Also, if you click on the pictures, you can see larger versions of them, which can be helpful to see details! While I was at the Super Show I had to stop by the Splitcoaststampers booth, where I had a chance to meet Jenn, Lori and Beate. I snapped a couple of photos of the booth and the action there (it was busy ALL THE TIME during the show) but this one of Jenn is the only one that really came out.
SCS hosted free make-n-takes throughout the show with sponsorship from Copic markers. One of the make-n-takes was this pin (sorry it's a little worn-looking in the pic, I had it on for two days!) The stamps were designed by one of the artists for Unity Stamp Co. and Unity manufactured them. We each got to bring one home. Aren't they cute? :)
Some of the SCS advertisers and member companies also hosted make-n-takes at the SCS booth. They had different companies and projects every two hours! This little box project was sponsored by eclecticPaperie using new stamps from Our Craft Lounge. The stamps are seriously cute! I think you can purchase them in a kit at eP right now if you're interested. They put together a special kit that includes the sparkly fluff and a glue pen, too. That was my first time using sparkly fluff and I have to say, it is awesome -very sparkly and fluffy!
This was one of the first make-n-takes I did and I discovered a couple of things: it's hard to stamp and color when you're trying to work fast at a crowded table in a noisy room; and I am not nearly as good at stamping and coloring while standing up! This little box (with a chocolate mint inside, yum!) got smudged a bit with black ink, and I see a stray mark on it from an orange marker. Whoops! :)
Saturday I went back to the SCS booth to check out more make-n-takes and made this fun little treat holder sponsored by JustRite Stampers. It has a cello bag that goes inside once you fill it with candy or whatever. I'll save the bag for when I actually use it. This was my first experience with JustRite products. The company reps had some stampers out just so we could look at them and get a feel. One of my favorite things about the whole show was the chance to get to touch, feel and play with products I've really only seen online. That user experience really helps me decide whether such products are stuff I want to buy (or at least put on my wishlist!)

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