Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
On to really more pressing matters. One of the prizes that I won, besides the tiara, was a starter kit from Little Monkeys, that in all honesty sat untouched until last week when I was re-organizing my stamp space. I grabbed the cute box and got to work putting my unmounted stamps onto the 8 x 8 heavy laminated insert sheets. One side is laminated the other is not. Each insert sheet comes in its own plastic sleeve.
I decided to start with my unmounted rubber stamps. As a reference, I lightly attached (in case I should decide I want them on a different sheet) the pictures of the stamps to the paper side of the insert sheet.
With the starter system you also get a sample of cling sheets to mount your stamps on. Overall, this was my most favorite item in the prize pack.
This is the current home for my Little Monkeys storage system. You can see that I have room for at least 2 more boxes and I think that would almost store and organize all of my current clear stamps and unmounted rubber stamps.
In a nutshell, while I haven't tried a ton of other unmounted stamp storage systems, I am going to go with this one because it fits my mode of operation:) Sharing time for me today is over. I would love to hear if you have tried this system and what your thoughts are.
By the way...Susan, from Little Monkeys is looking for a design team. Get all the details here!
Thanks for stamping by!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
So here it is....my brand spankin' new desk. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE it so far. I used it on the card today and it was so convenient. I had the trunks under the desk already so I just moved them underneath. They hold SU! stamps. The cubbies with the boxes are now holding a few clear stamps and Cuttlebug folders and dies. The boxes where a computer key pad would go are holding thread and other sewing machine things. I got the unfinished box with the lid at Michaels. I will finish it at some point:) But for now it's just wonderful! So what do you think?
Thanks so much for stamping by!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thanks so much for you comments and orders for Paper Addiction. I am anxiously waiting for the first order. Just as soon as we get it in and get the bundles together we will get it up on the site, so stay tuned.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
While I was at CHA I got to meet one of my favorite card artists and fellow MFT sistahs, Michelle Giraud. I cannot even begin to tell you what a fabulous girl she is and how well we hit it off. We ended up sharing a room the last night of the trip and while going through all the catalogues we acquired, I told her that I would love to get involved with the retail side of the industry. She has had several business over the years including internet stores. We started talking about what kind of things we would like to see offered and for us it kept coming back to getting a good deal. I love getting and having all kinds of paper, but don't like paying retail. We thought it would be fun to have a sort of co-op store where we could feature companies that don't necessarily get a lot of exposure and share it with you, our fellow stampers and bloggers at a nice discount. Our mission is to place the minimum orders with these companies and sell what we get in stock and then move on to another company or set of products. We won't keep a steady stock of lines, just featured product and when it's gone it's gone. Our store is called Paper Addiction and for the next few weeks we will be clearing out some BasicGrey paper and Green Grass Rubber Stamps. I would love to get your feedback about the site and our idea! I absolutely cannot wait to share the next fun line with you!
Okay here is some more news. I am now designing for American Art Stamps, woohoo. I just love the whimsical style of the lines. These angels by Adriana Cirstea are so beautiful, they remind me of the Willow Tree figurines. Michelle issued a challenge a couple of days ago to stamp on dp, I really love the look of this. I stamped on BasicGrey Scarlet Letter and colored just a little around the edges with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I did wash over that with pearlescent watercolors for a little sheen.
One more thing (I am being a total enabler today:) Kim from MFT is on vacation this week and is having a 25% off sale on the original MFT stamps and a shipping discount!
So tell me what you think. Thanks for stamping by!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
And because I love you guys (ie, I had to do another sample for the MFT newsletter) here is a sample with another set called Monster Squad. This is from a new MFT artist, Stephanie Fizer. I love this house. I stamped it onto BasicGrey paper and embossed with black ep and the did a little coloring right on the dp with Copic markers. This is one advantage of Copic markers, you can color right onto most papers without tearing or pilling the paper. This set has adorable trick-or-treaters with it. Hopefully I will have something with those images in the next day or two. Here's all the details for this week's release....
My Favorite Things (www.mftstamps.com) is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, August 6 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. This month there are FIVE new sets being released and some great new ribbon added to the store. *The Girl Who Wants It All special for the The Aug Collection, which is one of each set being released, is $65. Head over to the MFT forum on www.splitcoaststampers.com to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night.
Thanks so much for stamping by!