Vintage Vogue is a new stamp set that will be available in the Occassions Mini! A new option in the Occassions Mini is clear-mount stamps! Like our wood-mount stamps, clear-mount stamps are also die-cut and they have an optional label that mkes it easy to locate your stamps and helps you easily position the rubber on your clear blocks. You will enjoy the same high-quality rubber and foam you’ve grown to love on our wood-mount stamps in our new clear-mount option. The clear-mount stamps sets will come in a handy storage case about the size of a typicald DVD case-which makes storing stamps in your existing shelves a cinch! Case front displays an insert withall stamp images at 100 percent. Spine shows thumnail images of all stamps, making it easy to find the stamp set you are looking for.
I opted to not put my labels on the foam because I think the foam clings better than the labels. I placed my labels inside the case and stuck the rubber images next to them in the case so I can identify them at a glance in the case. I am very excited about our new clear-mount option because after 13 years of stamping…space is an issue for me! lol!
Don’t worry…if you are not interested in the clear-mount stamps…you can choose wood-mount; both options will be available to you!
To see a card made with this stamp set, click on the title to this post.
They say no two snowflakes are alike. Why shouldn’t your projects be just as unique? With the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, they can be! These stylish snowflake images can be used for backgrounds or focal points for cards, pages or tags, and coordinate perfectly with the Icicle Rub-ons and Snowfall printed window sheets.
This is another card stamped at Stacy’s! The stamp set is called Sweet Centers and it is only available until January 4th as it is in the holiday mini. This set is designed to go with the the Sweet Treat Cups. These can also be found in the holiday mini, but will be available going forward, unlike the stamp set. I have to confess that I am unsure of the color that is paired with the basic black! Yikes! It may be Melon Mambo… But…what an awesome idea for Valentine’s Day! This card is pretty fancy…but if you want to do them up with your kids for school…just scale them back and go simpler! They will still look fabulous and impress the classmates!
I know; I usually post a card. But, tonight, I watched Julie and Julia after a rather stressfull day. You see, my son’s car went in the shop last week…so I loaned him my car. Today…my car died on him within a few miles of his workplace. Something that I am sure that has happened to most people. Your vehicle doesn’t get you from A to B…and B just happens to be your bread and butter…or the livelihood of someone you love…well…you get the picture! What does that have to do with anything? Well…you see…I started to reflect about passion. Julia was passionate about cooking. I am passionate about stamping. I have always loved to create things. Over the years I have watched my grandmothers and mom create things. My dad’s mother was a fantastic seamstress…and she could knit. My mom’s mom…she could crochet you a house! Okay…maybe a slight exaggeration…but you get the idea! My mom…she could bake up a storm! Melt in your mouth lemon meringe pie…and divinity to die for! Yum! I, of course, was so impressed…I tried to do them all!!! Sewing, for me, was an exercise of sewing, ripping, sewing and more ripping…to the point of exasperation! Crocheting…well…let’s just say…if it wasn’t a really small project it kept growing, and growing, and growing; something like the bunny in the commercial that kept going…only not in a good way! My afghan project in home economics class was a warped speciman! My grandmother ripped it out…and crocheted it over…and I kid you not…she (not me) got an A++!!! I’m pretty sure if I had turned in my creation…it would have gotten an F–!! As a girl growing up in Barbie land, I was blessed by wonderful Barbie clothes on my birthday and Christmas’s! My Barbie’s outfits were sewn, knitted, and crocheted by my grandmother’s…way more cool than anything that could be bought! I spent wonderful nights and days with my grandmother’s learning how to sew, knit, and crochet…but somehow…a real passion for any of those things eluded me. Following a pattern, counting stitches…oh dear! I had to pay way too much attention to details and instructions; it truly seemed a drudgery! I dreamed of sewing beautiful dresses, crocheting gorgeous afghans, knitting beautiful baby ensembles…only to be frustrated by the process! Then, one day…a friend invited me to a stamp party…and I watched as the demonstrator took some card stock, a stamp, some ink, and some glitter…and made this fabulous card! Then…she let us make the card. I was hooked! I duplicated this card hundreds of times and mailed it out to all my family and friends for Christmas! Not long after, I stumbled into a company called Stampin’ Up! After much deliberation, I decided to sign up for the kit and get the discount (never dreaming that I could actually sell the stuff!) However, I guess my passion for stamping was contagious…because 13 years later…here I am! I still love stamping! Card stock, color combos, ribbons, glitter, brads, eyelets, and so much more! All combined to send a message of cheer, hope, love, encouragement, sympathy, thinking of you, or just because! It’s personal, it’s from the heart, it’s created from the inner recesses of one’s self. An idea…an expression…it’s unique! Even if copied…no two cards are exactly the same! Have I had to abandon an idea for a card? Absolutely! But somehow…abandoning an idea is not as devastating as realizing that you have not followed the directions correctly and that you have to rip out all those stitches! After all…an idea is just an idea! It can be tweaked, modified, subtly changed, and morphed into a creation beyond what you had imagined or hoped it could be! Hours can pass in the blink of an eye! I have to confess that at times, life has become overwhelming…and I have entertained the idea of giving up stamping; purely because I felt overwhelmed. Period. But then, I tried to imagine my life without it. I could not.