Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ah...the Holidays

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.Now it is time to buckle down and get those Holiday cards made. I spent the last couple of hours making tags for our tag exchange at Stamplistic and even managed to make a dozen Christmas cards.
New stamps coming before the end of the year! I will post them if I can figure it out..

Monday, November 10, 2008

Home Again...
Just got back from my daughters in Hoquiam Washington. Had a great week...we did lots of fun stuff including making 50 breast cancer ribbon cards for Dr. Lloyd at Gray's Harbor Hospital. My daughter, Kimberly is very active in the Breast Cancer Alliance of Gray's Harbor.
Also my grandaughter, Cassie and I did start and finish scrapping her freshman year of High School. Marching Band, Youth and Government, Jazz Band, Home Coming, a Prom and more.
I stopped at a great stamping and scrapping store in Aberdeen, Washington...
Cyn-Sational Memories. Cyndi is delightful and has a shop filled with great stamps and beautiful papers. If you are out toward the Pacific Ocean, do stop in!
Off again this week to Papertrix in Nashville,In..Make and takes and classes, another great little treasure of a shop.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm Back

I have been a BAD blogger and I apologize.
As they say LIFE HAPPENS!! and it has been too!
First of all on a sad ex-husband Frank has passed away from brain cancer.
It was thank goodness for him only a 5 month battle. His wonderful sister,Jane, cared for him with the help of HOSPICE. I visited often and hopefully brought him some pleasure. We talked about the old times, the grandchildren and resolved our own personal issues.
May God bless him.
Now for everything else...Tim Holtz was at Stamplistic and WOW!! what a great guy.
He's funny and inspiring and encouraging..everyone LOVED him. His set up partner, Mario, was also a HOOT. I can't tell you what a great teaching team they make.
If you ever get a chance to take a class from "the Man", do so!
I have been traveling and teaching also..just returned from New York. Two days at The Crafting Cottage in Corning and 2 days at Dragonfly Rubber Stamps & Gifts in Adams.
Great people,fun classes and they feed me well too!
I leave again Thursday to visit my daughter Kimberly's family in Hoquiam, WA.
Then I will go to Nashville, In. Papertrix, for 2 days(see my website for more info).
Have a fun and safe Halloween.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tim Holtz is COMING!!

Save the DATE!!

October 17,18,19,2008

Tim Holtz will be at my home store STAMPLISTIC!
If you need the info check out the website at
Registration begins on tuesday August 5th at 10:00AM.
Tim will be teaching 6 classes and will be available for a meet and greet on
Friday from 4-6PM. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Colored many choices

Dear Rose Ann,
Thanks for the info on the Faber-Castell pencils. I did discover another pencil while at the Monroeville,Pa convention. The booth from Art Tech Supplies in Greensburg,Pa had them,they are KOH-I-NOOR Woodless Colour Pencils. I like them alot and the price point is very affordable. I'm hoping to have them for demo and sale at Stampaway Convention August 9th in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


So hard to believe it is already July---wow but the older I get the faster the time goes.
Speaking of time, only a week or so till the StampScrapArtTour in Pittsburgh,PA.
Dates and times are:Saturday, July 12: 10:00 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 13: 0;00 am to 3:00 pm
I will be teach a class on Friday, July11th at 10am--Box of Cards. Hope to see you there!
Check out the website for more info and directions.

I hope you all have a happy and safe July 4th

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Demo, Demo, Demo!

What a fantastic day we had at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA. I spent the entire day at her store with the most fabulous group of women you can find anywhere. My demo started at noon and went until 2....well or a quarter to 3 because could have been me....did a little chatting. I demoed 9 projects including boxes, shaker cards, clever cover holders and beautifully painted flowers with Twinkling H2Os. In the evening, from 6 - 8, we had a new group of ladies in, and we did it all over again. I answered questions and gave hints and told them of all the whoopsies that I have made in stamping, and we all had a good laugh. At the end of the demo, but the day and evening, we had all of the attendees put their names in a hat, and we drew out names and I gave all the demo cards away. This way people had a chance to take home some of the things they had seen made.

I didn't get a chance to meet all of Angela's staff, but the gals that I met were fabulous and oh so talented. If you get a chance to take a class, do so! You will really enjoy it!

I brought a trunk show to Angela's (which means that I brought a whole bunch of stamps for people to choose from) and boy oh boy oh boy did they shop...bless your hearts! They all asked if I could come back another time, and I told them I would beg Angela to have me back again. I think it might work. So, if I do get the chance to come back again, I hope those of you who couldn't make it will visit with me then.

My next appearance will be in Pittsburgh, PA at the StampScrap Art Tour convention July 12 & 13. Check out their web site for more information.

Wildflower Card

The Wildflower set #341T (new this year) is a unique set that can be used for cards for men and/or women. The cattails are masculine where the Queen Anne's Lace is very feminine. Of course the cornflower can be used for either. In the sample card, we have embossed the 3 flowers on decorative scrapbooking paper with clear ink and red embossing powder -- a combination you may not have thought would look great with these flowers, but it DOES! We then stamped the "thinking of you (411B) again with the clear ink and green powder on vellum, added brads and layered. Quick, easy and WOW!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oh Boy--Oh Boy--Oh Boy!

I'm so excited to be able to talk to all of you! This is my first experience with a blog and hopefully I will actually know what I'm doing when my instructor is not with me.

I would like to use this as a way of letting you know all of the fun stuff that happens to Stacy--with her travels, her teaching and just life in general.

I'm here in Virginia with Angela from Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston and I've come to do some demos for her and her charming little shop tomorrow. So as we are here having dinner in her home with her husband and her two lovely boys, she was telling me about her blog and did I have one. Duh--the answer was no. So Angela said, "Well, let's start you one." And here we are up in my bedroom for the night starting the blog.

If I can figure out had to add pictures, I will be able to show you some of the card ideas that we're doing, some of the places where I'll be, and we can also share your ideas and your cards with other viewers--that is, if anybody ever looks at this other than me.

The card that is posted here was done by Angela (in a class taught by Laura - card designer) with Copic markers and Spica glitter pens. (I know you'll find this hard to believe, but they actually used a "thank you" that was not Stacy Stamps, so we covered it up with my business card. HaHaHa.) When I get back from Angela's, I'll tell you all about the demos and post some of the cards that we did.