" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Manchester Creative Keepsakes Convention 2011

   FABULOUS! That is the word I would use to describe this year's convention. I was overwhelmed by all the vendors and ideas that I saw in Manchester, New Hampshire yesterday. We all had great fun just ooing and awing at the exhibits and demonstrations we saw there. I had never seen Nestie Bling before. These are gems or pearls arranged to fit your Spellbinder's die cuts. The examples were breathtaking. I bought some of those. Also, at the JustRite Stamp exhibit, they had major bling... They take gems or pearls and add them to stamped designs to make jewelry or to embellish a card or scrapbook page. Just lovely.
How much did I spend?

I am not telling....
My favorite places were at Heartfelt Creations where they had stamps that fit Spellbinder dies. Their examples were breathtakingly beautiful, am I using enough adjectives?
   I also, liked the PKGlltz exhibit. There they used acetate to add glitter to and preprinted acetate to add to your designer paper for a lovely effect. Here is their website, if you want to browse a bit. PKGlitz The Outlines Rubber Stamp exhibit was another favorite. Their cards were amazing, too. I plan on shopping at their site for stamps and bling. Check out their website at www.outlinesrubberstamp.comOutlines Rubber Stamp Company 
Whoopee! The Girls Stamp

The Girls!
   One of my favorite items I purchased was the front and back side of "The Girls" stamp set. Had to have those two stamps to make a card or maybe to scrapbook a page of the day. "The Girls" are my sisters. Rochelle, Chris, and our friend, Kathy. Cute, huh?
Click on the slideshow pics to see a larger slideshow with captions. Enjoy...our day in pics.


  1. It was an amazing day! Now-to play with all the stuff I bought! I can't wait!!

  2. I love that stamp "The Girls" that you bought! Can't wait to see what you do with it in a card!!!

  3. What a great convention I am so jealous!! TFS :)