Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year!

Whoa! What happened to the old year!!! For me this year has been filled with challenges. For the last 6 months it was always something! It put many things into perspective and looking back I see why they had to happen. It was a wake up call for me of sorts...So on with the New Year! Lets get out of this year and hope for better things to come!

Check out the new numbers stamp set that are in my shop! I used them for my December Daily! I needed a big set of numbers for my dates and since I needed them, thought you might too! The numbers are over 1 1/4" (3.175 cm) tall x about 1" (2.54 cm) wide for the zero. I really like this set, but I'm thinking other style of numbers would be fun...who knows what I'll come up with!

If you haven't signed up for my enewsletter I encourage you to do so! I have a 20% off code coming the new month of the new year!!! There will also be chances to win new stamps before they hit the shop and sneak peeks at new stamps as they are in the works! Sign up here so that you don't miss a thing! Like the new set of numbers!!! ;)
Here is one page using the number 1. I haven't had the chance to add the others. I would rather scan them instead of taking photos and having to straighten them out. Just need to make the time to do this!

My album is 8x8 and on every day is a 2" square that I distressed with one of 4 colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger. I used ColorBox ink in Dragonfly Black to stamp the number then I embossed with Zing embossing powder in Gold. I've been wanting to carry their embossing powder for some time and I may start this year!!! Love that stuff!!!

So here's to a new year! New ideas, new creative outlets and new products in the shop!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

More Matchbook stamps!!!

First a word to thank all my customers/friends, Thank you all for the kind wishes, prayers and understanding of the delay in your orders. For those who haven't heard I was having gallbladder attacks for awhile. The last couple months they started to come more frequently and by August I was not only having more attacks, but they were becoming more severe. I was unable to keep up with my order and on the 19th of August I went to the emergency room. They ran all the fun tests and admitted me to the hospital for emergency surgery the next day. The infection was pretty bad and they kept me in the hospital for 5 days, pumping me with antibiotics and fluids. It took me a good 2 1/2 weeks to get the strength to start making stamps again....with a little rest inbetween! But I'm happy to say the orders are almost all caught up and out the door!!!! Everyone has been so sweet and all the kind words and new friendships have helped me take care of myself and heal so much faster.  From the bottom of my heart, Thank you!!!

And NOW>>>>Here they are! A basket full of matchbook stamps ready to be added to your order. Each order gets one matchbook stamps, they are around the size of a quarter, as seen in a previous post. I try and match the stamp with the stamps that are in your order. I also try to keep track of any matchbook stamps I may have sent you in previous orders. But if you want to make sure you get a specific one or want the same one just leave me a note!!! I think they are cute and are a perfect background stamp if used over and over!
This is the five that are available now. I do have a couple that I don't make often and there is many more in the works!
Postcard, Bat, Corner Flourish, Plumeria, and Balloon

Hurry back...I hope to be posting some new stamps soon to be available!!! A hint...The bat has a big brother! ;)
Thanks again

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Finally! The winner is.......

Sorry for the delay folks! I had several orders I needed to take care of, get the little guy ready for school (it's starts next week!) and some trouble with stomach issues UGH! But I'm finally able to get this done!!!
I want to thank Clare for getting this together. I've had fun reading the comments and making new friends. I wanted to also thank everyone who visited my blog and signed up for the enewsletter! I'll be sending it out with images of new stamp releases and let you have a sneak peek at stamps that in the works also with a code to get special discounts for my enewsletter subscribers!!!

And NOW the winner, whos name was drawn out of a hat by my 8 year old.......JADE! Congratulations!!!!
Thank you everyone again for playing along and visiting my blog!!!!

Sorry for the mix up on the coupon code...It's actually 10% of your order!! Use 10EQUALS10 for the month of August to take advantage of the deal.
Hope to see you around my shop!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Scappers Summer Sale @ Etsy Blog Hop

Sorry for the delay! Lately it seems to be the story of my life! And Thank You Sue from for the loving words!
Now!!!  Welcome to my blog! Head on over to my etsy shop and use 10equals10 for 10% off your shipping!!! Also all orders get a matchbook stamp!!! This code will be good for the rest of August so hurry over!!! And for the prize. comment on this post and get a chance to win a stamp of your chose worth $5.00! Or take $5.00 off any higher priced stamps! Drawing winner will be announced on Thursday afternoon!!!

And now the next stop on the hop is........

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New New New!!!

I have been very busy with design to turn into stamps!!! I've teamed up with Alura on Etsy. She has so many fantastic items from the Victorian era!!! Plus check out her other items, she is very crafty!
She has sent me some wonderful illustrations from Victorian times and I've been having a blast! I have been getting them ready for the stamp making process. In fact, I have 2 from her collection that I already made into stamps...and you know I just can't resist playing!!! I'm getting the insert cards ready and soon they should be in the shop for sale! I can't wait to show you!!!

Besides those 2 new sets I also have several others that just need the insert cards done and will soon be in the shop. One set is great for all my Etsy, Zibbets and ArtFire friends, they are little thank yous. There are 8 different stamps in this set. From Thank you in several differnt fonts to Always a Pleasure, Thanks a Bunch, and Thank you for your continued support. So that you always have the perfect thank you for that perfect customer!!!

So off I go to complete the packaging for these, take photos and load them to my shops.... And of course give you a look at the finished stamps too!!! So don't go to far! Or better yet sign up to my Enewsletter on the right!!! And have it deposited into your email box!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A little extra!

Aren't they cute!!! Just a little bit of a stamp, but full of many uses! They are my matchbook promo stamps. With every order you will get one of these mini stamps! Right now I have the balloon, Plumeria flower, and "Hi!". I do have several others in the works and they will be available within the coming weeks. So many fun stamps in store...actually not in store! You can only get these sweet little stamps with an order!
Here is a close up of the balloon next to a quarter. I hope this helps give you an idea of the size. Just big enough for a little embellishment on a card or tag or stamp a bunch of times for a background on a layout! Enjoy!!!

Marie Antoinette, Copics and what's in store...soon

I've been working on a few new stamps and this lovely lady is one of them! Introducing Marie Antoinette!!! I also found a minute to color her in with my copic markers!!! I haven't used them to often so I'm very pleased by how she turned out. So keep a look out for the Queen along with her monogram and crownto complete the set!
Some other set that I plan on releasing soon are "Backyard Critters", "Timmy's Lines", and  "A little Thanks". There are also several still getting the final touches a Celtic Cross, Gears and Cogs, Pocket Watch, and Paris Fashion just to name a few! If you're curious about what's happening and when, sign up for my enewsletter on the right. Or convo me through ETSY anytime!!!! I love to chat!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A new friend!

He arrived yesterday. Wrapped in very cheerful paper in a large envelope. When I saw the return address label with the picture of who was inside I handed it to my little guy. He knew nothing of what could be inside! When I helped out Sherman and handed him to Timmy, that was it! True love! Timmy has taken it with him everywhere.... To bed, the dinner table, the petstore and Target! He's the first thing he grabs in the morning and the last thing he let's go of before falling asleep. Yes I think Timmy likes his new friend!!! Now I've seen Sherman for awhile and was determinded to get one for him. Everytime I went to Holly's shop, KookyCritters I just smiled. How can you not smile at these fun kooky critters!!! You may have remember I did a previous post of this shop. I helped make a stamp for her and she used it on the tag that had the story about Sherman. Which by the way, my son absolutely loved reading! And since this monster is a Tooth Fairy pillow, Timmy wanted  to know when he was going to lose a tooth!!! So Sherman has made his way into Timmy heart and our family and I have a feeling that this is the begining of a beautifully kooky relationship!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trilobites on Journals!!!

I think this smile says it all!!! At least it says how happy Timmy is with his new journal! I found this wonderful Etsy shop that makes journal covers, billfolds, wallets and ipod/iphone covers! Not only does she create these wonderful items, she stamps on them too! How unique!!! One of my new Adventure sets was A Blast From The Past. It has a trilobite in it and was inspired by Timmy's love of fossils. I chatted with InBlue and mailed my set to her so she could work her magic! Timmy was able to choose if he wanted leather or vinyl and what color vinyl he wanted his journal cover to be! So many options!!! And the nice thing is it's a cover so later on when he is older he would still be able to use it, just pop a new book into it and he's ready to go!
Well, yesterday when it came in the mail Timmy was as thrilled as could be! He held it and flipped through the pages talking about all the things he was going to do in it. Then he asked for more journals!!!! I think he'll be writing and drawing a lot in his journal this summer to earn his next one, don't you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Hahahaha They are not as scarey as you might think!!!! Actually they are so much fun!It's a great way for ETSY shops to advertise. You buy a spot by buying from a featured shop. So not only do you get an advertising spot for a certain amount of time depending on the BNR/BNS, but you also get something you would have purchased anyway! You also have a great chance of getting at least one sale (also depending on the BNR/BNS) and you get to meet a wonderful group of fellow artisians! Not an ETSY seller??? That's fine, check out the deals usually only available to shoppers of the BNR/BNSs! Here are two going on now that I'm featured in BNR with Ni and this one BNS with Tara But don't feel you have to buy from me!!!! This is the bracelet I bought from CreatingWithNi
She runs one of the BNS that is fact she usually has one going! Check them out, stay and chat, buy and support an artist! oh and get a great deal too!!! See you there!!!