Monday, November 23, 2009

I Just Had To Share!

My DH is on a few days of vacation and he begged me to go with him to pick out what I wanted for Christmas. Now I am sure you have figured that this involved a stamp store, lol! A month or so ago, a friend from Stamp TV, told me about a little store in Ephrata, PA, which is about 50 minutes from my house. It is called L&L Rubber Stamps. It is in the heart of Amish country. I was told that the prices could not be beat.

Well we hopped into my DH's truck and called the address into OnStar, and off we went! Now as some you you who know me are aware, I do not own Copic Markers. That was the #1 purpose for this trip. Santa needed to bring Copics! We arrive at our destination which is back winding, country farm roads and there is a little sign at the end of a driveway. I can feel my blood starting to pump from the anticipation. As we entered this basement store in a beautiful house I realize how small the store really is. I see a couple other people shopping and I decide I need to get the lay of the land. As I scan a wall full of Cuttlebug folders, another customer is standing next to me. Gee, she sure looks familiar? I realize it is the sweet friend from Stamp TV who had originally told me about the store. I ask and yep, it's her! Nice to meet you Janice Melton! Well, she could not have been more helpful. What I wanted was a couple shades in each color family. Janice whipped out her color guide and told me the 2-3 shades of each color that she just loved to use.

Now my DH is smiling, because he realized this is not going to be the painful hours of deciding that he thought. Everything I saw that was needed for these reasonable prices, he told me to get. Wowzer, that was so fun. As it was time to checkout, Janice and I said our goodbyes and said we would see each other on Stamp TV. What were the odds that we would both show up there on the same day? Her trip is 1 hour and 20 minutes in the opposite direction!

When we had finally paid and were heading home, I told my DH I would get gift bags and get the goodies ready for Santa. To my surprise, he said Happy Birthday, go home and play! You see my Birthday is on Turkey Day this year! I thought my last online stamp order was for my Birthday! Am I going to argue????? Not me! Thanks again, Janice, for making this such a special Birthday!

11 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Oh man, I got so excited for you just reading this so I can just imagine how excited you were! I have met a few from stamp tv and yes it is fun!!! Jennie H, Linda P and Katherine. And girl, sounds like you got one fantastic man there!@! oh yeah HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Janice M said...

What are the chances of us meeting like that??!! It was a pleasnt surprise! And you don't have to wait for Christmas to play with them!! Yeah!! Maybe Santa needs to make another trip there in the next few weeks!!;) Can't wait to see what you make with them!

Patti said...

You lucky girl.... a wonderful husband and copics! You are so blessed!To meet Janice on top of all that!Happy Birthday now go and make something to show us!

Jennie said...

That is SOOOO sweet! Loved reading this Mary Anne! What a sweet husband you have too...ahhhh ;o) Be extra sweet to him, he is a keeper!

So cool how you got to meet Janice! It is so neat when things like that work out and you didn't even plan it at all. When I met Olga I knew she was also going to the Stamp Show and that helped. But so cool to just happen to be there at the same time... Enjoy your Copics and other goodies and can't wait to see what you create. AND I am sure Santa knows the way there now! hee~hee

Betty Benton said...

What a terrific, sweet, hubby-dubby!! Talk about a surprise -- he was quite cagey, wasn't he??? And to add another surprise of meeting Janice -- how much fun was that????? What a fabulous, exciting day -- hope your coming year is full of the same!!

Theresa Momber said...

How fun! What a lucky chance to see Janice and what a wonderfully sweet husband!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh WOW! now how awesome was this whole day! good thing too that Janice was there - trying to buy Copics is so intimidating when there are sooooo many and they arent cheap! so cool to hear Janice carries her Copic list too!
it was fun when Jennie and I met Olga last year - we already have plans to hookup next year at the same show in Winston Salem!
now your DH is really a dream! and nope! I wouldnt argue either LOL...have fun and looking forward to what you will be creating!!!
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! do you have HB cake or pie :)))))

Donna said...

you're blessed and how fun you met Janice!! enjoy & thanks for sharing and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Oh Mary Anne what a great story - and what a lovely Husband you have! I hope you have the Happiest Birthday ever - it's been quite a run up to it with Engagement celebrations etc.!!! I'll be thinking about you on Thursday.

redwasher1 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!1 Loved your story!!!!Your DH he is a keeper!!

Kathy H said...

Oh sweet story... so happy for you...made me cry! Must have been wonderful to meet Janice. Happy Birthday!!!