« November 2013 | Main | January 2014 »

December 2013


Our HUGE SALE has started!  Here’s what’s on sale:

Full Size Ink Pads    $1.00

All re-inkers             $  .50

Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam    $1.00

Hero Arts Set of 4 small ink pads$5.00

Copic Markers         $3.00

Punches 80% off

Hundreds of stamps marked down to $1 and $2

Dozens of dies marked down 35 to 50%

Selected Memory Box, Poppystamps and Spellbinder dies marked down 30%

All Christmas stamps 30% off

All Christmas dies 25% off

Shop today, December 21 until 5pm and starting January 8 for these spectacular bargains!!!!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


More Christmas Samples

Chloe-t-shirt-1 Merry Christmas friends.  I thought you would enjoy seeing Chloe dressed up for the season!


Quick note:  I am so sorry but our huge "end of year" sale is being delayed until the store reopens on Wednesday, January 8.  I promise you will want to come.  There will be tables full of items priced to sell at $1 or less!  I have got to move these items out to make room for new merchandise.  Please tell your friends to come and save!  And because I am delaying the sale, all customers who use the "secret" phrase "FUN, FUN, FUN" will receive a free gift.  Mark your calendars for January 8. 

Don't forget that we have the new Box and Bag punch boards!

Madison-Xmas-House-JaneI hope your decorating, shopping and card making is going well and that you still have time to enjoy this wonderful season.  I don’t decorate my house, but I love to see my neighbor’s houses lit with colorful lights.  And speaking of houses -- my friend Jane came by yesterday and showed me a variety of beautiful Christmas cards she had made including this fabulous house which she gave to me.  Look at all the detail work!  Jane used Poppystamps dies: Madison House set, Sparkling Lights, Country Fence; Memory Box Dies: Gingerbread men, Bare Sapling, Festive Lights; and Impression Obsession Brick Background stamp and Fir Sprig die.  Thanks Jane for sharing with me and my readers!



Here are some other new Chirstmas samples:


Impression Obsession Birch Trees and Cardinals die; IO Brush Tree Line; paper crimper; Star Dust glitter glue; Memento Cottage Ivy ink





Cott-Cutz-WonderlandImpression Obsession Brush Tree Line; Cottage Cutz Winter Wonderland die; Star Dust glitter glue; Memento Cottage Ivy ink





Hero Arts stamps (birch trees)






Penny-Black-Warm-ColdPenny Black Warm & Cold (snowman); Hero Arts stamps: Stunning Snowflakes background and tiny snowflake set; Penny Black “Let it Snow” clear stamp set; Delicata gold ink;








Penny-Black-Tannebaum PB-Tannebaum-Joy

Penny Black Tannebaum stamp; Viva Décor gold pearl pen; Spellbinders Labels 20


Penny Black Tannebaum stamp; Penny Black die “Love and Joy”; Impression Obsession Die “Small Snowflakes”; Memento inks Tangelo and Rosebud


Tree-LindaMemory Box Flowering Christmas Tree – card by Linda Jones, New Port Richey, FL






 Here are some cards I made in Christmases past -- stamps still available here!

Flourish-Ornament Ornament-Joy







Ornament-Pink Ornament-Trio







Hero Arts Ornament stamp

Penny-Black-Poinsettia-Gold Penny-Black-Poinsettia-Vint







Penny Black Poinsettia stamp; Penny Black Reindeer stamp





Have a wonderful holidayseason and I look forward to serving you in 2014.  Merry Christmas!

The Bag and Box Punch Boards are (almost) here!

Happy Holidays friends!  Oooooh!  It is very cold this morning so I am shivering while I write this!  I have a lot of fun samples to share with you today – more Christmas inspiration!  But first I have a few newsy items to tell you:

The We R Memory Keepers Box and Bag punch boards will be here on Thursday!  And you can have one or both a very special savings.  Buy one at a 10% discount of $19.99 then buy a second one a Buy More and Save price of $17.99!  Call me (915-833-9500) to reserve yours and lock in the special price which is good through December 21.  To learn more about these punch boards, check out these videos: Bag and Box.


New Memory Box and Poppystamps Collections – Coming Jan 2 will be new collections from MB and PS!  Log on to their websites here and here (on or after Jan 2) to see these fabulous new stamps and dies for spring.  I will be ordering so be sure to let me know what you can’t live without!  Dave has hinted that there may be some new types of items so I am super excited to see what he’s going to offer!

Lots in Stock -- If you love Christmas dies you're in luck because we have a store full of Christmas!  I just got another order today filling a few gaps so please call (915-833-95400) or email me (hellopolly@aol.com) if you are looking for something. 


Other New Collections – I have already ordered stamps and dies from Impression Obsession, Penny Black and Paper Smooches.  The collections focus on Valentines and feature lots of hearts – many with matching stamps – and gorgeous flourishes and delicate hearts vines.  One stamp/die set that I love is the IO “conversation hearts” – like the popular heart candy!  You stamp all the little hearts and the die fits right over them and cuts them all at once. Easy!


Big End of the Year Sale – Our huge end of the year sale starts next Tuesday, December 17.  More details on my next post but there will be huge savings on all stamps and many, many dies.  First come, first served so mark your calendars for next week to get the maximum savings!!!  The sale will continue into January.


Holiday Hours – The Stamp Act will be closed for the holidays starting Sunday, December 22.  We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan 8.


Christmas Samples


PeaceJoyLoveStampsOK.  I went a little crazy with the new Lawn Fawn Peace Love Joy clear stamp set.  The set is chock full of whimsical little stamps that work together beautifully.  And in case you’re like me and only using stamp for sentiments with die cuts playing the leading role – stamping is a lot quicker and easier!!!  I really enjoyed making these cards – many of which were inspired by the work of Shari Carrol.  I mae 13 cards (!!!) using the stamps, papers and sequins from the Lawn Fawn collection. And be sure to note that these stamps can be sued for non-holiday cards too. Take a look:


  Be-Merry-Curved-Edge Be-Merry-Tree







Blue-green-trees-1 Blue-green-trees-2






Colorful-Trees Congratulations







Green-Trees Hello-vines







Joy-Vines Merry-Christmas







Peace Peace-Love












Advent Calendar


My friend and my dog Chloe's groomer Mary Kay wanted to make an advent calendar this year.  She bought some cute little galvanized buckets from Oriental Trading and thought she would stamp the numbers on a white tag and attach the tag to the bucket.  Well 2 things went wrong:  number 1, Mary Kay is a wonderful and patient groomer, but she’s not crafty.  And number 2, she broke her wrist.  Not only can she not make her advent calendar, but Chloe is going to be very shaggy for a few weeks!  I spent Sunday making the tags for the calendar and I used all kinds of dies including the new Advent Calendar die set from Memory Box.  Mary Kay was thrilled with results!


Days-1-4 Days-5-8 Days-9-12 Days-13-16 Days-17-20 Days-21-24 Day-25













Other Christmas Samples


Hero Arts “Winter Scene” stamp; Impression Obsession “Christmas Cheer” stamp; clear crystals





MB-Advent-Numbers-BearsMemory Box dies: “Advent Calendar” and “Classic Alphabet Upper Case”; Memory Box papers; MBI Enamel Sprinkles; Krylon Silver Leafing pen







Stampendous-Saint-Nick-1 Stampendous-Saint-Nick-2Stampendous “Saint Nick” stamp; Copic markers on one card; Prisma Watercolor pencils; Versafine Sepia ink; edges distressed with Distress inks Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy; Hero Arts “Stunning Snowflakes” stamp




Savvy Stamps “Peppermint Candies” die and stamp




Snowy-Evergreen-FrameMemory Box: “Snowy Evergreen Frame” stamp; papers; “Resting Birds” die



Have a great week and please stop in soon for lots of great stamps, dies and papers!


Christmas Samples to Inspire and Delight

Hello friends.  Thanks for reading the blog.  I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and restful.  It’s now December so we can’t ignore Christmas any longer!  Many of you have told me that you already have your hristmas cards stamped – I am so impressed.  For those of you that are more like me – meaning you haven’t even started yet!! – here are some samples to inspire you. 

Classes … Classes … Classes

Wed, Dec 4, 1pm – ”Christmas in the City” Cards – Make 3 delightful cards including a shaker card using stamps, dies and papers.  Register by Tuesday at noon by caling 915-833-9500.

City-Globe-1 City-Globe-2 City-Globe-3 







Sat, Dec 7, 10am and 2pm and repeated on Wed, Dec 11 at 1pm – Easy and Quick Christmas Cards – really!  Here are the samples we will make.  Please call (915-833-9500) me to register for either class by Friday, December 6 at noon.

  HO-HO-HO Tis-the-Season Tree-Bling-Joy Deer-Trio-Snowflakes













'Tis the Season stamp by Savvy Stamps; hat die from Memory Box;  Christmas Tree and Bling Joy stamps by Savvy Stamps;  Santa Beard and Holiday Hats dies from Memory Box; Ho Ho Ho is an alphabet set from Penny Black; Deer Trio die and sentiment stamp from Memory Box; Snowflakes background stamp from Hero Arts

More Christmas samples

Hero-Overexposed-Tree Die-Vers-Xmas-Word-Tree






Overexposed Tree stamp from Hero Arts; sentiment from Memory Box;  Christmas Word Tree die from Die-Versions; Deer Trio die from Memory Box

  Deer-on-Chevron North-Pole







Deer – Deer and holly dies and chevron border stamp from Savvy Stamps; sentiment from Hero Arts;  North Pole stamp by Savvy Stamps; hat die from Memory Box; sentiment from Paper Smooches

  Joy-Die Tree-Scene

Joy die and chevron border stamp from Savvy Stamps; “to the world” from Hero Arts


Holiday Tree Scene Circle die from Savvy Stamps; Pine Branch die from Impression Obsession


Fir-Trees-Felt Fremont-Tree-BorderPeace die from Savvy Stamps; Label Stacklets 1 from Taylored Expressions; Fir Tree die set from Impression Obsession die cut from white felt); snowflake stickers from Memory Box; decorative paper from Lawn Fawn

 Fremont Landscape Border die and sentiment stamp from Poppystamps


Please email me if you have any questions about these samples or if you want to reserve any products I used.  Also -- quick update on the new punch boards for the Gift Bag, Gift Box and Pillow Box -- they are stuck somewhere between here and China!!!!  Honestly, my distributor is getting in a few hundred at a time and they have thousands of order.  I have dozens of each ordered so they are coming, but probably not for a few weeks at least.  PLEASE reserve yours now so you get first choice.  Thanks!