Stamping Sunday 1-25-09

I had a meeting on Saturday and I was asked to demonstrate and new technique.  She explained it to me over the phone and sent me a few pictures then I had to figure it out.  This technique was so easy and I loved it.  I also love that it looks really complicated.  I debated on which category to post my samples in.  I finally decided on Stamping Sunday because I think I’m going to use this fun technique for club.  I still have a few openings so if you want to come and learn how to do this great technique come and check out club.  Click here to find out more info on club.

zoofariThe technique is called faux leather so I started to think of what kinds of things I could do that would have a leathered look.   My first thought was an alligator.  So I started playing with punches and came up with this fun alligator.  Then the page just developed from that.  All the letters are also done with this great technique and then I cut them out using the big shot serif alphabet #113464 $149.95.  I really love how the page turned out.  I can’t wait to put some of our pictures on it from Animal Kingdom.  I used the Wild About You set #115110 $25.95.  The paper is #112164 Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP $9.95 and #112160 Old Olive Patterns DSP $9.95.

leather-purseThe project that was shown to me was a purse so this is what I came up with.  Once again I used the big shot and this time I used the top note die #113463 $21.95.  The basic purse is made with 2 dies and the top is done with the faux leather and then folded over.  I used the awesome Filigree Designer Brads #112577 $5.95 to dress it up a bit and give it the girly girl look.  Underneath the brad is a piece of Velcro so it’s easy to open.  I stamped on it with Doodle This #114954 $33.95 and used Tombow Glue #110755 $3.95 to apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter #102023 $4.50 to give it a little sparkle.  The butterfly is from the set Dreams du Jour #111624 $18.95.  It’s wings are also touched with glitter.  I filled a cellophane bag with chocolates so it makes a great gift for any girl.

mama-baby-elephantMy last project was these fun elephants.  I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs Inking Idaho.  If you want to check out the actual post you can click here.  I believe it was idea from several other talented demonstrators.  I believe the name of the talented person that came up with this darling nugget box is Kelly Sampson.  I followed some of the links and found her website.  She has a whole family of these great critters.  You can check it out by clicking here.  They are designed to hold a little chocolate nugget.

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Retired Sets for Sale

retired-stamps-for-saleI finally cleaned out my closet.  I needed to make some room for the new sets I want.  Here is a list of all the retired stamp sets I have for sale.  I will try and keep it updated as they get sold.  I don’t have pictures with each set as of now.  If you want a picture of a particular set please email me at and I will send you a picture.

I am happy to ship any of them to you I will just charge you what ever it cost to ship them.  Or you can stop by and pick them up.  I will not consider them sold until I have payment in full on them.  I accept paypal, credit cards, check or cash.  You can mail me a check and I will put a hold on the item for 1 week.  If I haven’t received your payment by then I will put the item back on the list.

BONUS- Now through March for every dollar you spend on the retired sets I will give you 50 cents towards a purchase from the new catalog.  That makes your sets 1/2 price.  Just email me with your order. 

DOUBLE BONUS- book a party anytime during February, March or April and you can choose any set on the list for FREE.  I will hold your set for you until the party.  If you don’t live close you can also do a book party.

 Click here to see the list.  For future reference you can find the list under specials.