Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rubber Stamp Convention

It was a beautiful day in Sacramento today. It did get a little warm this afternoon, had the a/c on in the house for a little while.

The Rubber Stamp Convention sponsored by A Stamp In The Hand was held today at the Scottish Rite Temple Hall. I've lost track of the number of years it has come to Sacramento. It was first held at the Convention Center in downtown Sacramento, then it moved to Cal Expo Fairgrounds and for the last 2 or 3 years it has been at the Scottish Rite Temple.

I decided to go by myself this year. I thoroughly enjoyed taking my time, looking at every thing and not having to rush.

Over the years the number of vendors have decreased and so the Scottish Rite Temple is a better venue for them. There were a total of 23 vendors this year. The number of people attending this year seemed smaller. I was there about lunch time so it might have been busier when it first opened or got busier later in the afternoon.

There are 3 vendors that I go to every year. One of them is from Hawaii, The Paper Palette, where I buy my sticky tape from. They have an online store only. I always go to Hanko Designs that is from Alameda next to Oakland and to Judikins. They are from Gardena in the Los Angeles area. I did some shopping at Stamp On Over which is a stamp store in the San Jose area and at Magenta Stamps which is from Quebec, Canada.

So now that I have some new goodies, I need to see what I can do with them.

Gerry went down to REI on his bike while I was gone. He got back long after I got back. After he cleaned up we went to Nagato Sukiyaki for dinner. They were really busy tonight with several large parties. Gerry decided to have a couple of sushi rolls and the waitress brought the wrong roll of the two he ordered. (It was the elderly Japanese lady that brought it to the table and she evidently misunderstood the sushi chef). It had some masago (fish roe) on top of it, the explanation of the roll he ordered did not say it had masago on it. I said "you can push it off if you don't want to eat the roe". The sushi chef came over and told him about the mistake and if he wanted to change it. He decided to go ahead and eat it and said it was really good. He did eat the masago. He doesn't like the roe although he hasn't really eaten any before. The thought of it turns him off. He will not eat any wasabi though!! I had my usual, pork teriyaki with vegetable tempura. :)

I got a Mother's Day card from Wendi, my youngest step-daughter and my Denise today. They are both very nice cards. I love them both!! Denise probably made hers using the software from Creative Memories. I'll take pictures of them and put them on my card blog. Elizabeth, my oldest step-daughter sent me a bouquet of roses on Facebook.

To all my Mom blog friends/readers, have a blessed Mother's Day tomorrow! Be good to yourself!!


  1. Sometimes it's good to go to an event alone . . . then you can enjoy it at your leisure. Sometimes it's good to get what you didn't order . . . you might end up liking it. Happy Mother's Day to you too, Betty!

  2. You are so right, Jalna!!! Thank you!!