Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunsets and Stamps

WOYWW #142




Today my workdesk is piled with new stamps and dies!  I just got back last night, and haven't even had a chance to really look these over, but I am excited to try out some intricate dies and stamps from a new (to me) company, Red Lead Paperworks.  Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, I got up early, and it was still dark, so I had to use my Ott light, and the photo is grainy.



We went off on a little trip this weekend to Clinton, Ct., and stayed overnight at a friend's house right at the coast.  I managed to get down to the beach just as the sun was going down, and snapped a few photos.  The light was so soft and beautiful, and I loved the vapor trail the airplane was making in the clear sky. 

The next day we enjoyed exploring the area's antique shops, and then stopped at a big scrapbooking store, The Papercraft Club House in Westport.  I picked up a few stamps there, and then discovered that right down the street was another store that specialized in rubber stamps.  It's called Beautiful Impressions, and it was great!   They had the largest variety of rubber stamps I have ever come across.  And yes, that is another bird stamp, just had to get it, it says "nest" on it, and I thought it would make a cute card for someone with a new home.  Since we are on vacation this week, I should be able to get some creative time in on this workdesk.

Check out all the other neat creative spaces over at Julia's Stampin Ground.

Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

  1. When you do get back to it, you have so much to play with. You could be spoiled for choice:)
    xx

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  2. Lots of lovely new crafty goodies to play with, you will certainly have lots of fun using those :) I love the sunset photo, its amazing.

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

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  3. Those stamps and dies look wonderful. #91

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  4. Great stamps and dies, have fun.

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  5. ...love the look of everything on your desk, you'll have fun with that little lot...mel :)

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  6. oh love your new goodies,have fun playing,x

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  7. Is that a stamp of pencils on the far left? It looks intriguing and am looking forward to seeing what you do with everything! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina!

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  8. Whoop, Lots of lovely new crafty goodies, can I come over and play, they all look fab, Have Great week, Hugs May x x x

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  9. The nest stamp would be good for a new baby too! I love your new stash. I'm jealous over that intricate heart die. It's on my wish list and I almost picked it up the other day...! Wonderful photo of the sunset.

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  10. Beautiful sunset...think I spy some Memory Box dies in with that shopping haul.
    Looks like you got some real treasures there.

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  11. Those new stamps and dies look like they will be fun to use! Your photo is beautiful. I've always felt as if I need to live near (or on) the coast.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay
    #29

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  12. Ooh lovely goodies. That heart die looks gorgeous. I'm very envious that you have a friend with a quilt shop! Thanks for stopping by.
    Fiona xx

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  13. Bliss for me...a store specialising in stamps. Ah. Like the look of your purchases, aren't the dies getting complicated, they're almost like filigree. Enjoy your week off, and hope you get some time at your desk.....I know when we're on holiday, I try not to promise myself, because time seems constantly to run away from me during a holiday!!

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  14. A little late visiting.. WOW lots of goodies to play with .. have fun

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  15. Hi Barb thanks for visting my blog the video for the LeBlanc stamp will be posted on my blog and www.cropstop.com in the next few weeks. I'll post it as soon as it's loaded. thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Hi Barb,

    I just read your comment on my post. I am taking the She Art e-course from Christy Tomlinson:

    http://christytomlinson.typepad.com/christytomlinson/sheartworkshop.html

    I've really enjoyed this. I have access to the videos for the entire year! This is the second e-course I've taken and am very happy with the quality and content. It's not a bad price either!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

    PS Thanks for signing up as a follower - I also signed up to follow you!

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  17. Lots of lovely new goodies! That sunset pic is gorgeous. Hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

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  18. Two wonderful photos - lovely stash bursting with potential and wow - now that's a view of a sunset - gorgeous...
    Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, a late Sarah at 16.

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  19. The colours in that sunset are just gorgeous; thanks for linking to Mortal Muses.

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