Thursday, April 17, 2014

Junk Bonanza

I am a few days late in posting this due to the release of the new Mini Distress Inks on Monday, but I know everyone likes to see photos when I go to a show.  So here they are!
Last Wednesday I left California for a quick to trip to Minnesota to attend Junk Bonanza, one of my favorite antique shows.  I met up with my traveling partners in Phoenix for the 3 hour flight (which really seemed kind of short when watching a movie on the ipad).  We were excited to attend since we have all been before and know what kind of goods this show offers.  I love the great mid-west prices!  Wish I would have had a truck to haul a few pieces of furniture back!
We were up early for a quick breakfast at Starbucks and then it was off to wait in line for the show to open at 8am (glad it wasn't snowing!).
As you can see, we were pretty close to the front of the line...and if you read my blog, you know I LIKE to be at the front of the line!
 Hey! there is one of my partners in crime.
I'm going to admit, I took most of these pictures on day two, since on day one you are just moving too fast to stop. 
Funny, I look at some of these shots and think, why didn't I buy that?
 This was one of my favorite booths because of the giant letters covered in paper.

 Another favorite...

 Succulents in vintage take out containers

vintage fabric

 oh my, all the old books...sigh
Is this not cute?
Here is my "if I only had a truck" piece.  Oh so lovely and a great price.  Would have been wonderful storage for my workroom.  By day two it had been carted away. 
 this was amazing old porch woodwork - or at least that is what I think it was.

loved the colors in this booth...

Hummm...not sure these are vintage?? what ya think? lol
This is the perfect sign for Mario!
Doll bodies?

Isn't this a cute spinning cabinet?  Each drawer was made in the shape of a triangle so it fit into the round cabinet.  I loved the hand painted numbers!
My favorite purchase of the weekend.  A hand painted, double sided sign.  Totally in love with it on day one but didn't buy it.  When it was still there on day two, I knew it was going home with me.
A few shots from the Rose Mille booth.  Eye candy!
loved these pieces of wool!  However I wanted all of them, not just one stack.

The wonderful Lisa Souers was at the show.  I first met her and bought a few pieces of jewelry at the Farm Chicks show in Spokane a few years ago.  So very kind and I love that she is always creating at her booth while people are shopping away. 
This is one of the pieces I bought from Lisa.  Just loved the collage on the inside of the pocket watch.
What a great time I had with these guys...fried cheese curds, best burger in the USA, Marshals shopping and magicians. We did it all!
I saw this stitched on an apron at the show.  Thought it was an appropriate way to end this post...a true statement indeed.

If you have not read Tim's post on Junk Bonanza, here is the link.  He has more pictures of what we were searching for and what we actually bought.
Now carry on,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

and the winners are...

Wow, what a response to the giveaway!  Thank you to all who stopped by One Lucky Day to post a comment about the new mini distress ink's.  I love how compact they are, great for travel and space savings on my desk (which I could use right now).  Don't forget, they really are the perfect size ink pad for the new mini blending tool.  Now to find the time to print the downloadable labels from Ranger!

Congratulations to the winners!
please send your shipping information to
besides been completely adorable, the minis are so much more convenient to take to weekly card classes than the larger distress pads. And the mini blending tool is awesome, perfect to use on layering stamps as you can scootch just into the area you want, and not go over the stencil. And besides, pretty much anything Tim puts out, I need it... :)

Cindy Schipper
these little cuties will fit in my ink box ( oh well...I will make them fit) I love the colors and that they're stackable. 

Queen Bee
I just love their itty bitty cuteness!

Be sure to check out Richele Christensen's blog today to see her tutorial using two of the new Mini Distress Ink sets.  I love that Distress Glitter bunny (seriously, why don't I have that die?)  Richele is also giving away the new sets and you still have time to enter so hop on over (no pun intended, lol).

now carry on (and I will see you back here soon!)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Distress Mini Love

Mini Distress Ink
The next 3 kits are here and ready for shipping today! 
That’s right, 12 additional colors of Distress Ink Mini's to add to your collection! 

Kit #4  - Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac
Kit #5 - Barn Door, Pumice stone, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint

Kit #6 - Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet

I'm very lucky to have been sent a set of each of the new Mini Distress Pads to give away here on One Lucky Day!  How good is that?

So leave me a comment and tell me what you like about the new Distress Mini's.
I'll pick THREE winners to receive ONE of the new sets on Wednesday morning (4/16).

now carry on,