Hello fellow stampers and paper crafters. First things first: the class Saturday afternoon is called Grid Stamping which is really an open-ended term but generally means use inchies together rather than singly. I decided to make a bunch of inchies in a black, white and gold color theme and form a collage. What fun! Just raid your stamp drawers, stamp and punch! I hope you will join me Saturday, Feb 28 at 2pm!
Several of you pointed out that last week I neglected to show the cards Harriet colored with the Copic Markers, and you were right. The Copic Markers have arrived and are proving to be a big hit. Harriet and I agree that the Basic Set of 12 markers is a great place to start and at $59.99 a real bargain. Don’t forget Harriet’s Copic Marker class is coming up March 7 from 10am to noon. Here are some of the cards she colored with the markers:
Last week was a very busy week as the UPS man delivered boxes everyday. As I opened each box I grew more and more excited about the products they held. Here’s a quick list of what arrived with a group photo:
Savvy Stamps – really cute baby and wedding stamps and a wonderful candelabra that will be perfect at Halloween! Here are a few photos:
Rubber Moon – Stamps for each season in beautiful calligraphy; the Wishing Tree and the Summer Tree; and some cute sentiments and a fabulous witch teaching some important Halloween Pointers!
Memory Box – 6 new 6” x 6” paper pads and fourteen papers (8 ½” x 11”) all designed by Dave Brethauer. His new stamps are divine – more birds, a wonderful bare tree and several other nature stamps. Plus he has two new penguins for graduation: one with a top hat who says “hats off to you” and one in cap and gown with “Con-grad-ulations.” Hurry in because these will sell out fast.
A Muse – a couple of new stamps -- both sentiments – for Easter: “Everyone needs a friend who’s all ears” and “You’re a 24-carrot friend.” And don’t miss the new Party Chicks and the “For peep’s sake” sentiment!
Angel Stamps and Sayings -- It seems that everyone loves angels so I when I spotted a little angel stamp from Rubber Moon I ordered it and a sentiment that says: “May angels watch and keep you.” I also have more angel sayings and several beautiful angels from Lockhart. Be sure to stop in and check these out for next Christmas!
I did have a few minutes to make two samples with new products. Thanks to Harriet who bought both these new products, I was able to make samples with the Fiskars Lacy Days Border punch and the new Ornate Background from Savvy Stamps. I really like both of them and I hope you do too.
A Sad Note … Luminarte, the maker of the very popular Twinkling H2O watercolors is going out of business. If you need any Twinklings hurry in as right now I have a good supply. If there’s enough interest I will place another order, but I am sure they will be snatched up quick so don’t wait to get yours. I case you want to see samples of images colored with these sparkling watercolors, here are some cards that Felicity and I did recently.
The website is updated so take a look at the class samples. I will feature them on the blog but why wait. Just go to www.stampactelpaso.com/classes now! Have a great week.