Here are a few items I was tempted by! From left to right, top row...fun flock in brown (color something brown, put glue on top of the color, sprinkle this on top, dump off excess, let dry...dries FUZZY! I cannot wait to try it on my monkey stamps!), brown and pink/red buttons. From left to right, bottom row...paisley embossing folder (place paper inside the "folder", run this through a special machine and it makes raised paisleys in the paper!), and die cuts that you can run ribbon through (see sides).
Here are the make-and-take items I made at the convention. For those that don't know what a "make-and-take" is, it is a pre-designed item that is pre-cut by the owners of the company pushing the product, and then is put together by us, the unsuspecting purchasers! Some are free to make and take home, others cost money. They are a great way for vendors to show off products and for purchasers to be enticed by! I loved all of the stamps in the pink/brown card sooo much that I bought them all!
Here are a few misc items I "needed". Top row, left to right...rubon words, clear mini boxes to hold 4 Hershey nuggets or mini candies like Skittles/M&M's, and a die cut tag. Too bad my neighbor and friend, Irene, is not here to borrow it as she would LOVE IT! Bottom row, left to right..."Bib Card", "Bib Card Overlays", stamp pad is an embossing ink that has a frosted sparkle finish, and 10 boxes to decorate/hold goodies.
Here are the "sentiment stamps" I purchased. The long, skinny purple hearts has another side that has hearts going long-ways so it's a double-sided stamp! The one above it (with dots) makes fake or 'faux' ribbon. LOVE IT! My sister gave me the one about mom's and the birthday stamp underneath the easter saying. I really love the stamp in the top left as it could be used for a Valentine, a thinking of you or a sympathy stamp....LOVE IT TOO!
Here are the "image" stamps I bought. In between the sick pig and the turtle is a car. A child drew it for her mom's business. See the coffee mug and the coffee cup with lid in the bottom right corner? They fit inside the circle that says "Thanks a Latte"! My sister gave me the stamping monkey (see bottom left corner).
Well, that's about it! I hope you enjoyed the tour to the expansion of my "Empire"! Happy stamping!