More desert inspiration — Cool Coaster

Last week I showed you a card I made using a scrap paper found at our hotel. Remember the green coaster that was also in this photo? Here’s how I used the coaster:

The coaster had the hotel name in the center, but that wasn’t a problem with this image from Stampers Anonymous.  I’ve had this stamp for years and hardly ever use it. When I saw this flowering tree in the desert I knew what image to use:

(The day was SO bright that in order to focus on the flower, the sky got completely over-exposed. I love the effect.) 

The card is textured using Tim Holtz’s collage  Texture Fades embossing plate (Sizzix). The sentiment is by Hero Arts, the ribbon from Making Memories.

Thanks for indulging my desert inspirations obsession!

Original Rubber Stamp Convention

As an intrepid reporter, I just had to go to the Original Rubber Stamp Convention this weekend in Carson, Calif. (At least, that’s what I told my husband…. that it was my JOB to go!) Although the vendor list was small, and the heat quotient high, there was still lots of good stuff. This week I will share some snapshots from the show.

Naturally, Tim Holtz was his usual star-studded self  at the Stampers Anonymous booth. Here’s Tim working his magic:

carson stmprs anon tim working

Tim has a cool new line of circus themed stamps. Here’s a sneak peak:

Carson Stmprs Anon circus wood

Carson Stampers Anon circus stamps

And a cool tag:

carson stmprs anon circus tag

Also hard at work was the dashing and jovial Ted Cutts, who took over Stampers Anonymous from the delightful and artistic Ginny Carter. (Ted’s other companies include Art Gone Wild and Inky Antics.)

carson stmprs anon ted cutts

Stay tuned for more snaps from the show… and some exciting stamping news about an old company making a comeback!