Hi! I know that's it's been very quiet here, but I do have a lot to share today so buckle your seat belts and put your trays in an upright position.
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!