So what did we order???
MICHAEL STRONG RUBBER STAMPS--If you don't know Michael, Google him and check out some of his videos online. His stamps are cling-mounted and many of the designs we ordered have a Zentangle-ish feel to them. Many of the stamps come with multiple sizes in each package--four houses including a birdhouse and a doghouse; 2 very Golden Retriever-ish dogs, 2 cats; 3 winged creatures (dragonfly, hummingbird, butterfly). Fish, starfish, Origami cranes and kimonos.
daffodil, potted daffodils, lemonade stand, vintage pickup truck, porch with flag, open window with geranium pots, cat sleeping in porch rocker, scroll, house words background and lots of word stamps...
THE PAPER CUT:
more white envelopes, house-shaped cards in neutral tones, more End Cuts...
12X12s chiffon dot, chiffon flourish, passion fruit vintage, ocean vintage, lemonade dot, limeade dot, Country Garden Vines
6X6 pads in Weekend Market (great for guys), Serenity (great Asian-themed papers)
Debbie Mumm "Songbird" papers, stickers, and die cuts!
Twinkling H20s in Basic Rainbow and Springtime collections!
Got to talk to artist Marah Johnson and will be linking some of her videos to this blog once the new products arrive!
Brad, the Glue Guy, wowed us with really well-made tape runners and tape pens. We ordered a bunch! The price point on these is great for customers and we're going to package them so you get each one with a refill! There are three pretty decorative tape pens, too--spring flower garden, turquoise with white dots, and hearts. Great product!
OTHER VENDORS WE CHATTED WITH:
RANGER--had a great chat with artist Dyan Raveley and love her new line of really bright and vibrant ink sprays. Also talked with their rep about Distress Stains, Craft Scrubbies, the Collage (green) glue stick. Will definitely be ordering some of this through one of our regular suppliers in the near future.
GRAPHIC 45--cute new Little Darlings collection, an ABC Primer collection, Kraft Reflections collection (dark brown and black on kraft--loved this!), and Olde Curiosity Shoppe (kind of steampunk-ish). Will pick and choose some of the featured designs but not complete collections through another regular supplier.
FLOWER SOFT--some new colors will be available soon, more pastels
HERO ARTS--recently placed an order from them which has been in the shop--those newsprint birds are part of that shipment--and didn't see anything at the show that was new.
VIVA DECOR--This is the vendor that has the Pearl Pens. They've come out with a new Glitter Pen that colors the glitter onto images and leaves it flat, unlike Stickles which dries more 3-D. We're definitely going to look into these.
I know there are more, but this is what I remember most distinctly. I think you are going to love what we found!!!
UPCOMING CLASSES AT YOUR MAINE STAMPER
Saturday, March 31, 1-3 PM
6 Spring Cards featuring Memory Box stamps and dies
Instructor: Anne Thompson
Only a couple of spaces left! Call the store to sign up!
April Classes with Anne Thompson on Monday afternoons every week, one Wednesday evening, and one Saturday afternoon--dates and details soon!
April Class with Penny Bennington--working on a canvas--Saturday the 14th--more info soon!
Want to get a group of friends together for a class? Have some materials or techniques you want to explore? We will create a class for you! We've also begun talking about scheduling a scrapbook crop session later this spring. Let us know if this is something you would be interested in for a small fee that would be waived with a store purchase in that amount during the crop. We're also working up ideas with a new instructor for an altered book session either during April school vacation week or sometime this summer. And we have a new teacher starting with us soon, we hope. Anyone else out there interested in teaching at Your Maine Stamper? Let Lydia know!