Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shop News


NEW Stamps! NEW Samples! NEW Papers! New Magazine! -- Somebody pinch me!! LOOK at all this amazing stuff.

Dec. 2009 Issue of Scrap & Stamp

Happy Stamping,

Friday, September 25, 2009

Shop News

Relax with a New Magazine
New magazines have arrived. I just love relaxing with a new issue and looking at all the wonderful ideas & creations. There are so many talented stampers and crafters that have loads of goodies to share with the world. I can't tell you how many times I have looked through a magazine only to see a technique that I totally forgot about - or an idea of how to use one of my stamps. Speaking of stamps, look at the front page of the Stamper's Sampler. See that fabulous bookmark...that Snowman by Penny Black is the stamp I used for last Saturday's Make & Take card. Several of you purchased that stamp - so there's a sample of a fun project you can make with it.

Classroom News
October Classes have been posted on the Stamp Works Website. Some classes are almost full! Click HERE to view the Calender and Newsletter.

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today is 20% OFF Day!

Just a quick reminder:

Today (Tuesday September 22nd) is 20% OFF DAY!*
This is your day to come in and save money. Most things in the store are on sale. *Some restrictions apply. See store for details.

SHOP NEWS: A shipment of Copper Leaf Creations stamps just arrived. Some brand new images that are not even on the website yet!

A really cute Jackalope.
An adorable Tumbleweed Snowman playing a banjo wearing a cowboy hat. This is my FAV!
A row of Cowboy Boots.

Come on in and check them out.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, September 21, 2009

Class Pictures

Here are a few pictures from Saturday. One of my instructors stopped in for the make & take. She had her camera in hand and was kind enough to snap a few pictures for me.

I really enjoy seeing pictures of everyone having fun during classes. Most of the time I'm so busy in the store that I don't have a spare moment to peek in and see what you all are doing -- especially on Saturdays when I'm running the shop and the make & take.

These pics are from the Saturday afternoon class. If you are ready to take your stamping to a new level, sign up for one of Ken Pesho's fabulous Stampboard classes. This is such a cool technique!

Here we are doing the make & take.

This adorable snowman is from Penny Black. The snowflake is new from A Muse Artstamps.

Tip: The Essential Glue Pad from Tsukineko is a fast and easy way to cover a large area with ultra fine glitter. Make sure the glue adhesive has been applied liberally to the Essential Glue Pad and then tap the glue pad directly to the paper layer you want to cover with glitter. After you have the piece covered with the glue, simply sprinkle on the glitter and let it dry. You can find lots of helpful tips using the Glue Pad on the Tsukineko website HERE.

One last bit of information. The Saturday Make & Take is usually busiest between the morning and afternoon class. To avoid a crowd and having to wait - it is best to come before 11:30 am or after 1:00 pm.

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stamping Good Time

A Fun Day in the Classroom
There were two fun classes today. The morning started off with Lori Barnett teaching "Mandy's World". Mandy's World is a new line of adorable images from A Muse. Then this afternoon Carole Maguire taught "More Shops on Main Street" using the ever so popular Doorways & Shoppe Window images from Art Impressions. Here are a few pics from Carole's class:

Thank you Carole and Lori for teaching these awesome classes. Everyone had a great time!

While all those stampers were busy creating in the classroom - I was busy unpacking a box of goodies.

NEW templates from The Crafters Workshop. This picture shows just a few of the templates I received today. Come to the store and see all the rest! These templates can be used for card making, doodling, stenciling, sponging, stippling, spritzing, chalking and MORE! I even have one of the 12 x 12 templates.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shop News

You are going to LOVE the new vintage papers that just arrived today. They are to die for!

Graphic 45
3 of their NEW Collections:
Christmas Past
Domestic Goddess
Renaissance Flaire

Webster's Pages
5 of their Collections:
Postcards from Paris - NEW
Nature's Storybook - NEW
Winter's Wings - NEW
Home for the Holidays - NEW
Sweet as Cherry Pie - this collection is as yummy as it's name!


Penny Black
Christmas Images - NEW
Hedgehog Images - BACK IN STOCK (images used in Carol's "More Critters" class)

Visit these companies websites to see their new products. Most of them also have a blog that you can browse for inspiration.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Shop News

NEW Halloween products from A Muse are here!

Boo-tiful Halloween goodies from A Muse arrived today!! This release features 26 new wood-mounted rubber stamps, 3 new 4-bar notecards, 3 new Twinkle Stickers, and 3 new Polka-Dot ribbons. I have it ALL -- and then some!

Come on over to the shop to see everything -- including some fantastic card samples....
If You DARE!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shop News

New Northwoods Stamps
The new Christmas Northwoods Rubber Stamps and sample board are now in the store. Come in and see how beautiful they are in person.

Spellbinders Impressabilities
I mentioned that a bunch of Spellbinders Dies are now in stock. But I forgot to mention I also have the new Impressabilities. They are all really cool!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shop News & Card Idea

More Spellbinder Dies are now in stock!!

I have another project to share with you. Lori Barnett created this card using products from the A Muse Back To School release.

The background on the card is an image from the School Time clear set. I love how it adds to the card without taking focus away from the main image. The sentiment is also from the clear set. The new Solid Apple is one of the new wood mounted stamps. I'm sure any teacher would just love to receive this sparkly red apple. :)

TIP: A great way to adhere glitter on solid images is with a product called Simple Stick. This amazing powder is an adhesive used to attach glitter, glass beads and flocking. It's like using embossing powder. Your glitter will not rub off - and it stays sparkly!

Products used to create card: A Muse Papaya Yellow 4-bar Note Card, White Cardstock; Bazzill Red and Black Cardstock; A Muse School Time Set and Solid Apple; A Muse Black Dye Ink; Colorbox Chalk Ink Yellow Ochre; Versamark Ink; EK Success 1 3/4" Circle Punch; Marvy Uchida Circle Punch (blue) and Scalloped Circle Punch (pink); A Muse Simple Stick; Art Glitter True Red; Copic Markers R22 Light Prawn,R29 Lipstick Red & YG17 Grass Green; A Muse Papaya Yellow Polka Dot Sheer Ribbon; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ruler; Paper Piercing Tool; Foam Dimensional Tape

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shop News

A BIG box of goodies arrived today.
Time to re-stock the shelves!

Here's a quick list of what I got in:

  • Adirondack Ink Pads & Reinkers (works great with Copic markers)
  • Memento Dew Drops (works great with Copic markers)
  • Vivid! Ink Pads & Reinkers
  • Stickles
  • Small & Medium Water Brushes
  • Smooch
  • Tsukineko Glue Pads
  • White StazOn Ink Pads
  • Diamond Glaze
  • Art Institute Glitter (lots of new colors for Fall & Christmas)
  • Art Institute Designer Dries Clear Adhesive & Metal Tips
  • Inkssentials Mini Misters
Happy Stamping!

Back to School Ideas

SchoolbusI hope you all are enjoying my blog. It's a wonderful way to share information about the shop and classes. Many of you have asked if I could post some stamping projects. So that's what I have to share with you today.

When the begining of September rolls around I think of school. So I thought it would be fun to share some school related ideas. A Muse Artstamps just came out with a fabulous line of Back to School products. Lori Barnett, instructor for A Muse, designed this 6 x 6 scrapbook page using some of the new back to school goodies.

The page base is their new Lined Cardstock. I love how Lori created the frame with the ruler stamp from the new School Time set. Clever!! The picture is a standard school wallet photo - and works perfect for this page size. You could very easily create an entire album with 1 page for each school year.

Here's the list of products used to create this project:
A Muse - Lined Cardstock, Black Gingham Cardstock, School Time Set, Birthday Builder Set, Black Dye Ink; Colorbox Chalk Inks - Olive Pastel, Lipstick Red, Charcoal, Amber Clay; EK Success - Small Brackets Punch; Bazzill - Red Cardstock; Misc - Foam Dimensional Tape, Black Brads, Small Hole Punch, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

I hope you enjoyed this idea. In the next few days I'll have another project to share with you.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shop News

NEW Cuttlebug Embossing Folders just arrived!

Carole has a few seats open in her "Have a Merry Little Christmas Class."

It's time to get busy on those Halloween Projects!
Tricia is ready to teach you how to make this fabulous Halloween House. Come on over to the shop and see it in person. Reserve your seat for this October 15th class now!

Additional September classes are listed on the blog sidebar.

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Additional Classes for September

3 New Classes for September

These new classes along with all the others listed on the Stamp Works Calendar are being booked now. Register to reserve your seat!

Thursday September 17th
Mandy's World with Lori Barnett
9:30am - 12:30pm
Have you seen the new line of stamps from A Muse called Mandy's World? These adorable images and sentiments are perfect for those all occasion cards. I can't wait to share these 5 card creations with you - all colored with Copic markers!

Thursday September 24th
Simply Boo-tiful with Lori Barnett
10am - 1pm
BOO! It's time for Halloween! Using the newest Halloween images from A Muse, we will make 5 boo-tiful spooky projects. Come if you dare!

Saturday September 26th
Totally Wicked with Lori Barnett
9am - Noon
These Happy Howl-o-ween projects feature some of Lori’s favorite spooky A Muse images and papers. Even if you don't normally send Halloween cards, you won't want to miss these totally wicked tricks and techniques.

Stay tuned for more great shop new!!