Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Holidays

I will be "politically incorrect" and wish you all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
May the new year find us all well and happy and maybe even with a few bucks in our pockets(to buy stamps with of course!!)
I am happy to say that I just had a layout published in CardMaker magazine.
The title is "Hearts Abound", theme of course is centered on love and Valentines Day.
Also starting to book my trips for 2010.
So far Indiana in Feb.,Boston in March,New York in June,Ohio(Stampaway) in Aug. and more to come. Check out my website for updates(if I can get them to the web guy in a timely fashion.
I will try and figure out how to upload the article from the magazine, so you can see it...although you could alway buy the magazine too!
Again Happy New Year!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Surprise! A Video!

During my travels last week, I stopped at The Creative Corner, in Wurtsboro, NY. Fun was had by all and Anna even made a video of my demos. Here's the one I did on masking and creating a winter scene with my new sleigh stamp, the evergreen trees and moon stamps. Sit back and enjoy. And if you have time, check out Anna's web site and blog.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I know that is no excuse....and I am sorry.
But the Spring,Summer and now Fall has gotten away from me.
I've been traveling all over the place..Ky,NY,MI,PA,NJ,CT,IN,NC and more.
I am home now till January when it will be time for Winterfest!
A great event that Mindy Naylor and I host at the Oberlin Inn in Oberlin, OH.
3 days and 2 nights of classes,stamping,scrapping and oh yes shopping at Stamplistic!
We also eat, drink and we are VERY merry!
I will have more up soon about this fun weekend..keep in mind the dates are Jan.23-25 2010.
Thanks again to those who keep checking for stuff on this blog....I will do better.
Hugs to all!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I can't believe it's April. I have been so busy with STUFF.
I had the best week!! I left for North Carolina on Monday, April 13th. Drove from Cleveland,Oh to Knoxville, TN. Next morning had a lovely breakfast and got ready to finish my trip to Murphy, N.C. As I got in my car and checked my portable GPS it said 3hours to go 113 miles.
I thought for sure that was incorrect..haha the joke was on me! It took even longer on Rte129,
talk about a snake road over several mountains. Getting up to 25 miles per hour was SPEEDING!!!
Finally got to BEAR PAGES-Paper Crafts in Murphy N.C. and I must say it was definately worth the trip. The owners of the shop,Weldon and Nancy, opened their home for me to stay in and provided me with great food, good conversation and 6 FULL! classes. I have to say that Y'ALL
were wonderful. We laughed, told stories, got to know each other, oh yes, and we even managed to stamp and color. Weldon almost sold out of the twinkling H2O's he got and of course they bought bunches of StacyStamps...YEAH!!
We had classes on Tues. night, 3 on Weds and 2 on Thurs.
I got up Friday morning and started east to Boiling Springs, N.C. to DOROTHY'S STAMPS-N-SCRAPS. The owners are Mary Ruth and Keith(Keith is a pastor, so I had to behave!!)
You want to talk about delightful people..these are the best! On my way to their shop I made a little detour to a Cheeroke Casino...(they were not nice to me!!financially that is!). When I got to Dorothy's(named after Mary Ruth's Momma), we had our first class around 6:30P.M.
Mary Ruth bakes this wonderful sourdough bread and brings it to the shop and sells it to customer..OMG is it delicious!(2 loaves found their way into my car). On Saturday we had 2 more classes and had the best time with some real southern ladies..actually we even had another Yankee there other than me. We used COPIC Markers and did a colored pencils class too!
I laughed so hard at Sarah Ann's jokes...wish I could remember them all!
I started home Staurday evening and got home on Sunday afternoon...And took a NAP!
I hope to make the trip again in the fall. The drive this spring was lovely and the people I met fantastic..I look forward to another visit.

I will be in Hartville,Oh on May 23rd for 2 classes: one featuring my FLOWERS and the other GUY CARDS. Please check out their web site for more info...hope to see you there!

The picture with this post is of Weldon, me and Nancy at BEAR PAGES-Paper Crafts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Camp Crosley Art Retreat

One of the things I looked forward to this February was the Art Retreat at Camp Crosley YMCA,
in North Webster, IN.
This event is sponsored by Jan from Stamp-N-Toys(N. Webster,IN) and Renee' from the camp.
We had 40 people attend and we had the best time. #1 the food is the best ever!!! Renee and her staff are top notch. The classes were fun and the projects the girls were working on were SUPER.
We had a shopping trip to Jan's shop and of course found lots of goodies! Check out her website.
We slept in the cabins and even though we were on the lake, in the woods ,on Friday the 13th, we all escapes with all our body parts in tack.
If you want to start of next year at a cool retreat, this is it!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Oh! I am so glad the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over. Of course, I'm not too excited about the bills!
I've been busy with getting NEW stamps released(see What's New on my website.. http://www.stacystamps.com/.
We had our largest Winterfest ever, 42 attended the winter stamp and scrapbook retreat sponsored by Stacy Rich (me) and Mindy Naylor(BFF), at the Oberlin in Oberlin, OH.
We had 12 classes,visiting teachers from NY, MI and OR.,plus our great teachers from Stamplistic.
This past weekend I was in Troy MI., at MY CRAFT ROOM, a lovely store that has tons of stuff for all crafters. If you stamp. scrap, knit, or bead this is the place to be!!!!
We had 2 classes and a make-n-take session. It was fun. Oh yes, and we sold lots of StacyStamps!
This Friday I head to Washington State to visit my daughter,Kimberly and her family.
I do plan a side trip to Portland, Or to visit Agi Werner, the owner and designer of the fabulous Paper Parachute line of stamps and papers.I'll also be visiting Cyn-sational Memories in Aberdeen, Wa.
I hope you have started your Valentines..it's around the corner.
Happy Stamping