Friday, April 15, 2011

Art Majors: The Hidden Treasure

You know what's the best part about being married to an art major (besides the uber sexiness)? He usually has awesome craft supplies. And for me, being a crafter, that totally rocks.

So the father in law (Hiya Steve) came down last weekend. And he decided to bring along most of hubby's crap memories that had accumulated from his childhood thru college years. Old medals, comic books, more baseball cards than you can imagine. 

So we were digging thru the boxes tonight, and guess what I came across? Take a guess. Think of something that is epically....

Yes, you guessed right. He had a TON of metal stamp sets. All sorts of different fonts. And yes, I totally shrieked like a little girl when I found the bag. And the best part? Hubby got them all for FREE. One of his graphic designer college professors brought in a huge box of them and told the students that they could take what they wanted. And hubby, being physic and somehow knowing that his future wife would love these, went and took a bunch of them. He was the only one to take any home. These kids are crazy, they didn't know what they were missing. Hell, I would have been throwing some elbows to get to these bad boys.

So today I'll be going through the bag, separating all of these by letter. That totally takes priority over cleaning, right? 

He's not sure if he has complete sets of fonts, but I don't care. I tend to like random things anyway. Now I just need to find something to stamp. 


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Kitty B said... [Reply to comment]

Arent art majors the best? My boyfriend kindly donated all of his art stuff to me when he graduated- that stuff is like gold! I have found any metal stamps yet- but you've got me motivated to start looking!

Christy said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely. Pretty much anything takes priority over clean! So nice to meet you through the blog club - which, unfortunately, I just had to bow out of. :( But I'm glad to have discovered your blog - adorable family and blog. Have a great weekend!

Janice said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I'm so jealous! I would love a bag of random stamps! I'm just too cheap to buy them!

And I have no idea what I'd stamp. But I'd still love them.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by on my Lousy day, thanks for the encouragement. Feeling much better, took the day off of work, feeling even better. Love stamped treasure. Love the cake you made, that rocked.
God Bless,

Shellsea said... [Reply to comment]

I am so jealous. Those stamps are going to be so much fun. - Giveaway today :)

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh, you are so lucky! That's a fantastic thing for any crafter to own.
I was looking at these stamped, flattened spoons last week to use as garden markers and I was like, " Oh yeah...I would need metal stamps. And I don't have those..."
I'll have to craft vicariously through you.

Holly said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! What a find! Have fun today...don't worry. The cleaning will be waiting for ya later! :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, how wonderful! Treasure indeed. Letterpress letters bring back some really awesome memories for me. :-)

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

So jealous of you here, lol, man I would be stamping everything!!

A few years ago, before I really got back into crafting, I ran across a massive amount of metal stamps at a yard sale. I guess the guy actually had some type of printing/stamping business at some point. Anyways, I passed them up at the time, but I'm kicking myself in the rear now for it!

NicPic Photography said... [Reply to comment]

awesome! Can't wait till you find something to stamp either!!!