entered the world of rubber stamping and papercrafting in 1992,
operated by husband and wife team, Pat &
Eileen Larson. The California Rubber Stamp
Arts & Crafts
Festival, as it was known in its first years, debuted in 1993 at
the San Mateo County, California, Expo Center, on February 6 & 7.
It was a
bold move, in 1993, for 33 rubber stamp artists and businesses
to follow a production company unknown in their industry, into
venture. Though new to the rubber
business, we already had over ten years experience in events
Who would have guessed, back then, that this event would lead to
Heirloom becoming the pre-eminent producer of rubber stamp &
paper arts festivals throughout the United States?
has always been our goal to provide a quality event, displaying a
wide variety of stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking, and other paper arts products, in a spacious, festive atmosphere.
With hundreds of paper arts shows behind us, we believe we have been successful in
achieving our goals.
hope you will agree, and find inspiration and delight at our
August 24, 2008, Eileen left us and entered the presence of our
precious Jesus. She fought breast cancer since being
first diagnosed in April of 1999.
She remains one of the most courageous, determined, and fearless
women I have known! I had the pleasure of sharing life
with her for 25 years.