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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mostly Word Stamps for Sale

If you're like I am, you're always in need of stamps that say just the right thing. Because of that, I have really struggled with the idea of parting with these stamps, especially this first set: "Gifts of Kindness", which I'm selling for $10.00.

"Four You" has four frequently used greetings in different fonts (I'm always looking for just the right font to fit my project, which makes this a very helpful stamp set). It's just $6.00.
"Perfectly Penned" was another of my favorites! That's also going for just $6.00.

I used "Memorable Moments" so often—until I ordered "Number of Years".  This set is just $11.00.

Finally, a forgotten bundle that should have been on a previous post. "Apothecary Art" coordinates with the "Labels Collection" Framelits; I'm selling the two for $27.00.



Saturday, July 30, 2016

Single Wood-Mount Stamps For Sale

These three wood-mount stamps are being sold for just $5.00 each:

"Blended Bloom"




"People Like You"--SOLD

(I photographed the label side of the above stamp because it's easier to read the words, 
but the rubber is in great condition)

"Thinking of You"


This is an older stamp with our old-style case and no photo.
I have transferred it to a Wide Half Case.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Hostess and SAB Sets For Sale

Did you miss out on these stamp sets? I'm selling all the hostess and Sale-a-Bration stamp sets foro just $9 each.

"I Like You"--SOLD




"Floral Wings"



"Honeycomb Happiness"--SOLD



"What I Love"



"Nature's Perfection"

Remember, stains on stamps do not affect stamping.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bundling and Selling Coordinating Products

As I'm clearing out my stamp sets, I find a number of them have framelits that coordinate and one even has an embossing folder. So check them out!

For $11.00, you may purchase the Wildflower Meadow stamp along with the Wildflower Meadow TIEF:

"Daydream Medallions" and the coordinating "Floral Frames" Framelits are going for $27:

The "Secret Garden" Bundle originally sold for $36.95 and it is now on sale for $19.00--SOLD:

"Chalk Talk" is a fun stamp set and, combined with the "Chalk Talk" Framelits, makes some great tags. I've even used the big one for Christmas tags just by selecting Christmas colors. [The Framelits also coordinate with the "Lovely Romance" stamp set, which I am selling separately.] The two items are available for $22.00.

Here's the "Lovely Romance" stamp set, available for just $8.00:

I'm also selling the "Itty Bitty Banners" with its coordinating framelits for just $13.00.






Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Few More for Sale

Because fruit has become popular for stamping and because the canning jar is in so much use, I decided to pull out a couple much older stamp sets and bundles to advertise for sale, which is why I've cut the prices to less than half the original. I admit to having another 20-30 stamp sets that I will probably advertise in another season; I just don't want to overwhelm everyone with all the discontinued items I am clearing from my shelves.

The first one, "Fruit & Flowers", is a stand-alone stamp set that I'm selling for just $5.00--SOLD.






This second one, "Perfectly Preserved", includes produce and that ever-popular canning jar, but it is also a bundle because it includes coordinating framelits. It doesn't seem like that long ago that this was in our catalog, but it's been longer than I thought. The bundle originally sold for $38.95; I'm asking just $15--SOLD.


"Hearts a Flutter" and dies were originally sold as a bundle for $36.95. Because the small heart framelit is missing, I'm offering this bundle for just $10.




I have scheduled my posts to appear every day through August 2nd and told my customers I would be doing so. Since this is an add-on, I decided to allow this post to appear today, as I complete it.



Happy stamping!

Never Used Stamps For Sale

I have two stamp sets, "Happy Home" and "Post Card", that were purchased and assembled just before being retired. They have never been used and are going for $9.00 and $7.00, respectively.


Postcard is SOLD

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Holiday and Seasonal Stamps for Sale

I'm continuing to share photos of stamps and cases that I am finally parting with. Once again, the price on each item is half the original cost, before tax and shipping, rounded up to the nearest dollar. These sets are great for fall, winter and Christmas cards, scrapbook pages or other projects.

"Gently Falling" is going for $20.00:
(The above set is a two-step card; stamp the solid image first, 
then add texture with the outline image in a darker color)



I'm asking $9.00 for "Make a Mitten":

"Sparkly Seasons" works for Halloween and Christmas/Winter. I love the snow globe feature and the easy conversion to ornaments. Buy it for just $13.00.

"Seasonally Scattered" is designed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day, although I've used the "love" stamp for anniversary and wedding cards as well. It's yours for just $9.00.
"The Sounding Joy" is a great stamp set for those who wish to feature the joy of Jesus' birth and I'm selling it for just $9.00. SOLD
Finally, "Evergreen" is another stamp set all about the birth of our Savior and is priced at $9.00. SOLD
You can always do a "google" search by stamp titles to see samples of cards made with these stamp sets.



Monday, July 25, 2016

Selling Retired Stamps & Punches Bundles

My next few posts are going to be of stamp sets that have retired and that I am finally deciding to sell. So many have been favorites but since I can't demonstrate retired items and don't seem to find much time for using them on personal items, I need to clear them out of my stamp room. Of course, running out of space has a lot to do with my decision!

I am charging half the original price of the items before tax and shipping, rounded up to the nearest dollar. I will add shipping fees for any that need to be shipped. All items are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The first bundle is "Create a Cupcake" with its coordinating Build a Cupcake punch for $18--SOLD





The second bundle is "Six-Sided Sampler" with its coordinating "Hexagon" punch for $17:

The third bundle is "Label Love" with its coordinating "Artisan Label" punch for $17:

This final bundle, containing "Mosaic Madness" and "Mosaic" punch, is a little different in that it also includes the "Modern Mosaic" textured impressions embossing folder for $22:




My photos include the stamps outside the case so you can see that they are in good condition and that they are all there. Some stamps are somewhat stained, but the stain does not affect the stamping.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pick Four

Designing for my August class featuring the Flourishing Phrases bundle, I found myself with seven designs I love but can only use four. So, help me choose by voting for four of the seven! My regular customers are being sent to this blog and can vote through my e-mail, but I would love the input of others. Some are more difficult than others, but the easiest is also very elegant.

This class is also the first class I am planning to sell as a to-go class, where all supplies are included and the die-cutting is completed. I'll have two prices: one for just the supplies and one that includes the featured bundle. Instructions are part of the class either way.

I will number them with a brief comment on each. This first one is number 1 and is simple but elegant.

 Number 2 is so soft in its colors with only the Rich Razzleberry to add contrast. I think I need to re-ink my ink pad, but you get the idea. I'm also using up my candy dots, so they won't be included with the supplies for this class. However, the card is just as pretty without them.

 Number 3 is actually a CASE of a design Stampin' Up! provided for decorating a bag with variations.

 Number 4 is another CASE of a Stampin' Up! design. I didn't have the dsp used but made my own with the lacy stamp from the Touches of Texture stamp set. And I changed some colors.

 I have one customer who is always looking for Christmas designs, so I try to incorporate one in many of my classes. It's amazing how many ordinary stamps can become appropriate for that special holiday. So this Christmas card is number 5.

 Card number 6 is not my design, either. I made it during an on-line convention. My customers loved it when they saw it on display for my July class, but I'm not sure it's my favorite anymore. I made a whole set using each of the five new in-colors and different phrases and verses from the stamp set.


Card number 7 was a design that took a little bit of work. The dsp is from the Blooms & Bliss pack. Before I decided to color the leaves and the flowers, I wasn't sure I really liked it. What a difference that little bit of color made!
Thanks for joining me and helping me make my decision.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Stamping With "Touches of Texture"

This is my absolute favorite card with the Touches of Texture stamp set! The stamp, the colors, the designer series paper—they all combine to make a lovely note card. Or I could add a Teeny Tiny Wish to give it a specific use.

The focal image is colored with Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy Stampin' Write Markers with a touch of Rich Razzleberry in the flower centers.

Products Used:
Touches of Texture rubber stamp set (15), W 141934, $45.00; C 143251, $33.00
Whisper White 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730, $9.00
Rich Razzleberry 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 115316, $8.00
Sweet Sugarplum 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141418, $8.00
Blooms & Bliss 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 141654, $11.00
2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5), 141393, $15.00
Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10), 131259, $29.00
Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon (10 yards), 141428, $8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150 + 3 2-5/8" strips),  119246, $5.00



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Touches of Texture Sympathy Card

Yesterday was an especially busy day for me. I had a stamp class, a memorial service and luncheon, and an evening vespers service at church. But I enjoy busyness; it gets me interacting with people. In all honesty, I would find it very easy to stay at home reading and crafting if I didn't make the choice to be out and about. Yet, I totally enjoy my social interactions and wouldn't give them up for anything.

I also thoroughly enjoy the fruits of my creativity, of my stamping projects. And I enjoy sharing them with you. This card is a simple card but also one of my favorites made with a stamp set I was sorry I ordered (I actually ordered it for an on-line class that, disappointingly, only used one of the stamps for a background). Every time I order something I am not sure I really like,  I force myself to design with it and find I love it. That's what happened with the starfish stamp in the Picture Perfect set, which I shared some time ago. Now I find the Touches of Texture stamp set fall into that same category. My need for sympathy cards influenced this design. Notice the "touches of texture" in the background.

Products Used:
Touches of Texture stamp set (15), W 141934, $45.00; C 143251, $33.00
Flourishing Phrases stamp set (18), W 141531, $49.00; C 141534, $37.00
Whisper White 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730, $9.00
Emerald Envy 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141415, $8.00
Peekaboo Peach 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141417, $8.00
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad, 141398, $6.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad, 126965, $6.50
2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (200), 141410, $9.00
5/8" Burlap Ribbon (5 yards), $7.00

Friday, July 8, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits for Christmas

Still working on Christmas ideas with products not necessarily designed for the holiday. We made this card at my class this week and the ladies loved it, especially my one customer who is always looking for Christmas ideas.

I chose the flower from Crazy About You because it came closer to looking like a poinsettia than many of the other flower stamps I own. Plus it coordinates with our Medallion punch. The Christmas greeting comes from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set.

Note: My customers are helping me use up my Candy Dots and Candy Dot Brad Bases, which you'll see in the center of the flower.

Products used:
Wondrous Wreath photopolymer stamp set (9), 135047, $26.00
Real Red 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 102482, $8.00
Emerald Envy 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141415, $8.00
Whisper White 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 100730, $9.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 126949, $6.50
Detailed Floral Thinlits (3), 141482, $29.00

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Wink of Christmas

I decided that many of our everyday stamp sets could probably be used for Christmas cards if I use my imagination sufficiently. So I set out to design Christmas cards using the Floral Boutique Suite. This is the first one I tried. Since I had just received my gold Wink of Stella, I had to experiment with that, too, and painted around the floral segments. I love the richness of the result, but decided this was too much to do in a class.

Products Used:
Floral Phrases stamp set (7), W 141764, $25.00; C 141767, $18.00
Wondrous Wreath photopolymer stamp set (9), 135047, $26.00
Emerald Envy 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 141415, $8.00
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 101650, $9.00
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 126949, $6.50
Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, 141898, $8.00