Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Girl's best friend

Here's a fun card using the Stamping Bellas on the Amuse square cards. I love these cards. They are sooo cute and work well with smaller images. This funky paper is from Creative Imaginations and works great with the fun look I wanted to create. Of course the Prima flowers and gem stone stickers always add the perfect touch!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Just a note

Wow! the time has just flown. School is out and summer vacation has started. It is time to let you know that we are still alive and have lots of ideas. This is a card we did as a make and take at the rubber stamp show we had last Saturday. This uses the Memento ink pads and Memory Box stamps. I love the shape of the Memento pad, because the pointed end allows you to ink the more detailed parts of the stamp. The berries can be plum, the leaves can be green and the branch can be brown. Plus, the pad is bigger than a marker so your image can be colored quicker. The thistles were stamped three time with one inking, of course huffing on the stamp between each stamp. The ink is instantly set and you don't need to worry about smearing the image as you glue it to your card. These inks also come in a variety of awesome colors. These inks are a "must have!"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A-muse-a-palooza 2008

July 8—12, 2008
At The Stamp Shoppe

We will debut the new
products for Holiday 2008 stamps.
There will be different make-n-takes each day!!!

Tuesday July 8th - The “unveiling” of the new stamps.
Free Do-it-yourself make-n-take
Wednesday July 9th - free make-n-take
Thursday July 10th - free make-n-take during the day
Amuse class 6:00—8:00
(must sign up ahead of time)
Friday July 11th - make-n-take marathon 6:00—9:00
$5.00 makes 8—10 cards
Saturday July 12th - free “demo” of Amuse stamps
**Sign up for daily door prizes and One Grand Prize (value $100)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Happy Summer

I made 24 of these cards for my son's class. Am I crazy or what?? I have been volunteering and helping in the classroom and the kids made me a cute "Thank You" book. This was double sided paper from Fancy Pants. The swirls on the background were perfect for the water look. The colors were perfect with the Copic markers that I used. I love it when a card just falls together!! I printed the Happy Summer saying from my computer and made up a poem on the inside. Now to bake some cookies for them...I'm sure that is what they will like the best!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Teacher "Jane Bosi"

We are happy to introduce a new teacher at The Stamp Shoppe. Jane Bosi will be teaching classes a few times a month. You can check out her blog at www.janesaddiction.typepad.com.

These cards are two of the three she will be doing in her Thursday, June 12th class, "Collage Cards". Check out details on our June calendar. Sign up by email or phone! Space is limited!!

Card Contest Winners

We have a monthly Card Contest at the store. If you are interested in entering, bring in a card or send your card to The Stamp Shoppe. May's contest featured Father's Day!
First Prize goes to Joyce Morien:

Congratulations! Joyce won a $10 gift certificate to use at The Stamp Shoppe.
Second Prize goes to Nina Valiska. Nina won a $5 gift certificate.

Anyone interested in the Contest, you can send a Celebrations card by July 1st. Celebrations mean pretty much anything...Fourth of July, Graduations, Sweetest Day... You name a celebration and it will work for this Contest!! The only request that we have is that the stamps are not a home party stamp. That way, if anyone loves your card and wants the stamps, we can get it for them. We look forward to seeing more contestants