Thursday, August 31, 2006

Now Accepting Special Orders. . .

. . . for justjohanna new images!

You got it! I can finally send an order in . . . soooooo, if you've been chompin' at the bit to get your hands on those new birds or cats or pumpkins or reindeer or cupcakes . . . oh what the heck . . .all of them, here's your chance to ensure you get what you want!

Fax, email, or stop by and fill out an order form no later than Friday, Sept. 8th and you'll be among the first to have those new images!

Please note: pre-orders must be paid for at the time of ordering. If you email your list, please include a phone number so I may call you for credit card information. (Please do not send your credit card via email . . .still working on getting that secure server.)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Big Brown Truck. . . .

. . . stopped by today with more goodies!

Yep . . . the September Stamp of the Month has arrived! AND, so did Memory Box! Ooooooh my! That new 6x6 Spooky Pack is EVER so cute! And the stamps! I love the Candy Pumpkin!

AND . . .I received a flyer from Hero Arts today. They are ready to ship their new clear Monogram Stamp Sets. They are a must have! I already have some on order (placed at CHA), but will be working up to having all of them. As well as some sort of incentive program to make it easier for you to get the whole kit-n-kaboodle.

Here's a picture of the "A" set just to give you an idea. Each letter comes as a set and has similar accent, lower case, and image stamps. Soooooooo . . . .keep checking the blog to see what the special deal will be. :D

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

More Monograms!

WOW! Take a look at this!

My sister made this wall-hanging for her husband's co-worker. Didn't it turn out fabu??? She used those oh-so-wonderful Monogram stamps from MSE (read more about them here), Stitches stamps from Inky Antics, Flower stamps from Memory Box, and Wild Asparagus cardstock.

What a wonderful gift this is going to be!

Take 10

One of my all time favorite magazines is Take Ten by The Stamper's Sampler. . . I just love the idea of creating a fabulous card in 10 minutes or less!

The Autumn 2006 issue of Take Ten arrived today! Yahoo!

And, I expect to receive the new goodies from Memory Box by the end of the week along with the September Stamp of the Month. Keep checking back . . . I'll be sure to keep the Blog updated!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Eat Cake!

Yep . . .new images from Eat Cake have arrived! I know, summer is almost over, but I just couldn't resist ordering these ever so cute stamps! And of course, I just HAD to have some of her Halloween images! She has a great sense of humor . . .just take a look at these!

AND, we've finally received the Cut-Apart Cardmakers from One Heart One Mind and coordinating cardstock! Oh they are yummy colors!

Cut-Apart? What's that you ask? Oooooh . . . here's a picture of the six different cards you can create with just one 12x12 sheet! Cool, huh?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Later that same day . . .

Yahoo! Those stamps from Just for Fun have arrived! I just love the File Folder and Torn Spiral Paper . . .although, the Customs Border is pretty cool, too . . .then again, Add Color and the Seamstress are fabu! Okay . . .I obviously can't pick just one as my favorite! Do you have a fav? Here's the board (and you can click on it for a better view):

Monograms & Tri-folds

Goodness! It's been a few days since I've updated the Blog . . .I guess I've had too much fun playing in ink. :D

I received a whole set of Monogram stamps from MSE and decided to make a few samples. The Monograms are a "store" set . . .free for you to use with any purchase of five (5) sheets of regular priced cardstock or one (1) regular priced card pack. (caveat = they must be used at the store, please).

And if you decide that you really like them, well, I'll gladly do a special order just for you! They are available in uppercase, lowercase, and numbers.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Oh Happy Day!

Rosie's Roadshow arrived today! More fabu Halloween stamps! Yippee!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Outlines have arrived!

Yep . . .more of the new images have finally arrived! Yahoo!
The Background stamps are called "swatches" and are perfect to cut apart for quick ATCs or use whole as shown in the samples. Aren't they cool??

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More goodies!

Art Impressions arrived today! OH my! I forgot all that I had ordered from them! The penguins are so cute! And some of the Classic stamps . . .Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, and some FABU Halloween stamps.

Okay . . .off to get them up on the shelves!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Goodies Goodies Goodies!

So . . . today we received:

* The latest issue of Cards Magazine - which will now be available monthly instead of every other month.

* Rubber Soul - a whole display board using the Funky Monkey and new Halloween images, too!
* My Sentiments Exactly - some GREAT Christmas images

AND, I'm expecting even more packages later in the week. Check back soon!

New justjohanna Stamps

Here are a few samples using justjohanna's new images. Yes! They are available for pre-order! (Now this is the type of work I don't mind doing on my day off.) :D

Monday, August 14, 2006

They've Shipped!

Oh happy day! Some of the orders placed at CHA and the mini-show have shipped! I expect to receive Rubber Soul, Art Impressions, and My Sentiments Exactly some time this week! Oooooh I can't wait I can't wait I can't wait to get all these goodies!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

justjohanna NEW images!

justjohanna has more than 300 new images! You can see them right here.

Yep . . . you can preorder your favorites now. All you gotta do is fill out an order form at the store. (Yes, please . . .pre-orders must be paid for in advance.)

Oh, Priscilla is so cute dressed for Halloween! And that Snowman! Can you even stand it?? And that Cake Background . . .how versatile!! I'm off to fill out my own order form!

Have fun lookin at justjohanna's Winter Catalog!

Friday, August 11, 2006

More Mags

Yesterday, I received two new issues of Australian PaperCrafts, which I always enjoy perusing.

But today . . .oh my! Today was quite the treat! I received the latest issue of RubberStamp Madness and guess who's been published?? Our very own Johanna! Right there on Page 47! And I must tell you . . .she certainly did a great job using Sprinkle the Cat!

And, guess who else is in this issue?? Linda Berge! She was featured in this issue showcasing a GREAT Halloween card with Rosie's Roadshow stamps! Yep, right there on Page 51, Boo and Boo-Hoo are having a hauntingly good time!

Just wait til you see these creations! Fabulous! Just FABU!

The Stamp Guys

Okay, I know it's taken forever to post this picture, but at least I finally did it. Here I am with Terry and Rick from Stamp On In in Chicago. Aren't they so cute?

Ooops . . .meant to also post that two new issues of Australian Paper Crafts Magazine have arrived. Yippee!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

September Stamp of the Month

Well . . .I got the flyer for the stamps that will be featured for the month of September and thought I might try something different.

Soooooo . . . I'm posting the flyer and a picture of the board here so you can have the opportunity to pre-order the stamps you want. You can click on either image to make it bigger.

All you have to do is make a list of those that you would like and email it, call me, or stop by. Please be sure to include a phone number so I can contact you when they come in.

If you would like to pre-order, please be sure to get your list to me no later than August 15th. Payment is due at the time your order is placed.

Don't forget . . .you'll receive 50% off the Stamp of the Month with any $25.00 purchase!

Is this something that should be available for each stamp of the month? Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Make-n-Take Monday

Okay, so here's the skinny on the mini-trade show that my sister and I attended:

I call it a mini-trade show because it was a chance to see some of the new stuff that I missed at CHA due to time constraints, etc.

But, what made it really cool was we were able to participate in Make-n-Takes all day long. It was hoot! I should've taken pictures of what my sis created . . .she made some very cute stuff! We will probably be featuring the projects in a few upcoming classes, so be sure to watch the calendar.

Of course I just couldn't resist ordering some new stuff from Magenta and My Sentiments Exactly while we were there. Oh what fun! And I brought home a few more catalogs to peruse and bring even more goodies in for you!

Sunday Stamping

My sister and I drove up to Long Beach on Sunday to attend a mini-trade show on Monday. We stayed up until 1:00 in the morning stamp-stamp-stamping.

We mostly used cards from the Die Cuts with a View Box o'Cards. I'm really hoping to receive my CHA order soon.

Ooops . . .usual disclaimer applies: photography is not my forte . . .I apologize for the fuzziness. You can also view them in the Gallery.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Eeek eeek eeek!

Those mice are here! OH dear! They are soooo cute! A lobster?!?! Who would've ever imagined?? And a weiner dog with three mice and fall leaves . . .so sweet! And, and, and . . .they are having a "Hay Day" on that hay bale with pumpkins and gourds . . .and roasting marshmallows . . .and a surprise visitor for dinner . . .a skunk?? Yikes!

Okay . . .gotta get them up on the shelves . . .

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Shhhh, don't tell the boss. . .

. . . but I actually got to play with some stamps today. I was very inspired by a two of Alma's cards.

Here's what I came up with:

And then I decided to play with my new Halloween stamps:

And then thought, "Aw shucks . . . what's one more card?" And this is what I came up with:

It was so nice to be able to play . . .although, I admit that I got so wrapped up in ink that I forgot to post that the Halloween cardstock from Junkitz arrived today. Oooooh this stuff is yummy! You can see it right here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Some New Goodies

Yippee Ya-hoo! The big brown truck came by today with new images from Wordsworth and Tim Holtz. Gotta go unpack and get them up on the shelves! Sooooooooo cool!

A bit later that same evening:

And here's a scan of the new clear sets from WordsWorth. It's not a very clean scan, but hopefully you can get a basic idea. (You can click on the image to make it bigger) If you have any questions about what they are exactly, send me an email or give me a call . . . or better yet . . .I'd love to see you in person!