Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome back once again to Stamp and Create!

Today is the release of some wonderful images from The Greeting Farm. I was able to ink up one from the "Buddies" set...

This set goes with the Happy Days set that was released last month. This set comes with one boy and one cute girl with their adorable pets. It also comes with 4 coordinating sentiments.

Also being released today from The Greeting Farm is Stamping Anya, and two new Sprouts: Dee Dee and Eric. They are all so adorable...and they are IN STOCK!!

Card details: Report Card DP from October Afternoon, Basic Grey Brads and Buttons, Net Ribbon, and Tim Holtz pin.

Next up is a sample from the new Stampavie Release that finally arrived this week. Most pre-orders have been shipped out (only a few that had back ordered items did not ship - those stamps did not arrive with this shipment). I am so sorry. I have also been waiting a long time for other items such as Purple Mist Trellis Roses from Prima! Sometimes new release items are larger demand than the manufacturers anticipate so back orders are the result.

Anyway, I HAD to ink up this beauty...

This is Isabelle with Puppy Coco by Sarah Kay for Stampavie. This card also showcases some of the new Primas that arrived the same day. The top purple flower is a Cameo Rose (Heather). Below that is a Fairytale Rose (Purple). Next to that is the Mini Roses (Deep Purple) that I have had in the store for awhile. Plus two mini Gypso flowers. This helps you to see the differences in sizes. I will try to create a card using the other flowers that arrived as well, but these are smaller than the Trellis Roses and the new Belle Artes Roses.

Other products: Prima Pearl Swirl (half of the design), Basic Grey Pearls, Basic Grey Kioshi DP, and Teardrop lace.

This next card is from Jeanette...

This image is so adorable!! Watch out...girly girls can be tough, too!! LOL This is Alicia the Strawberry Pirate from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Products used: Basic Grey Indian Summer DP, Daisy Lace, brads, and buttons (looks like American Crafts Black Brads, and Basic Grey Eva Buttons).

Last, but not least, is this lovely Easter card by Joy...

This card is so sweet! She used Some Bunny Loves You by Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps. I love how she added the pearls and flowers to the ribbon.

Other product updates:
~ Huge Prima delivery arrived.
~ Stampavie CHA Release arrived (minus a few designs that are on back order). I still have many stamps still available.
~ Back ordered Spellbinders Labels 10 and Big Scalloped Circles Large finally arrived as well.
~ Wags 'n Whiskers will have a new release friday at 7am. Have fun on the Blog Hop that starts at midnight EST early friday morning.
~ Product Spotlight - Buttons, Brads, and Bling on sale 25% off through monday morning.

Happy Stamping!

Wags 'n Whiskers Release on Friday

Hi there stamping friends! It has been a busy week for me. My family and I went to Orlando for a long weekend. Then I came home to the Stampavie preorders and a huge order from Prima no rest after our weekend...back to work!!
Today starts the sneak peeks for the Wags 'n Whiskers "Let's Play" sports release. This release has 8 images full of sporty and outdoor activities. There will be a blog hop starting at 12:01am EST early Friday Morning. Then the stamps will be released in the store at 7am.
In case you didn't know, I am the co-owner of Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps. My partner Nikki is based out of the UK. So as part of our partnership, we have split up the territories. I handle deliveries to the US and Canada and she handles Europe and the "rest of the world". So don't worry, if you live outside of my delivery area, you can still purchase Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps. Click on this link, choose your area, and you will be connected to Nikki's store.
I wanted to share a few cards with you today made with some of the "Let's Play" release. But before we get to that, just a reminder that the Buttons, Brads, and Bling Product Spotlight and sale will continue through monday morning. And therefore the Weekly Wednesday Candy has been extended as well.
Now on to today's Wags 'n Whiskers Sneak Peeks - today we have samples of Tiny Dancer...
Check out this beauty from Chris...
I love the color combo she used...gorgeous!! Some items she used on her card is: Spellbinders Lotus Pendant die, Basic Grey Pearls, Mini Roses, May Arts Silk Ribbon with the Bow Easy, and Lace.

This next card I created using Tiny Dancer...
This card features a ton of "new" products: Prima Fairytale Roses, Cameo Roses, Mini Gypso flowers, mini roses, Pearl Swirl (used half), and Rose ribbon all from Prima. Plus Kaiser Craft Rhinestones and Devonshire paper (the scalloped brown piece is a die cut from the paper pack), and paper doily.
Next I created a layout from pictures of my daughter when she was 3 years old...
I used some lace, Prima Trellis Roses (Coral - back in stock now), Red Satin Ribbon, Basic Grey Rub-on/Rhinestones, and Heidi Swapp Circle Frames.
Make sure to hop on over to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog for links to all of the sneak peeks. There is blog candy, too if you help spread the word about the release as well as random candy on the blog hop on friday.
I will be back tomorrow with more samples of the Buttons, Brads, and Bling product spotlight tomorrow.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.

The Stampavie Pre-Order arrived this afternoon. Customer pre-orders have already been packaged up and will be taken to the post office tomorrow. There were a few stamps that did not arrive and are now on back order:

~ Bernadette admiring the spring flowers

~ Penelope

~ Mouse with Sunflower

~ Adele enjoying fresh apples

As soon as they arrive, I will ship them out as well. I am so sorry for the delay. Everyone who placed a pre-order will receive a set of assorted charms in your package.

I have sold out of a few stamps already, but many images are still in stock. Make sure to order your stamps right away before they sell out!!

I also received a restock of Fanny's Cuddle, My Sweet Lili, and Spring is Back.

Happy Stamping!

Product spotlight - Buttons, Brads, and Bling extended

I am back in the car on the way home from Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, FL. We had a great trip dispite some rain.

I wanted to quickly post that the product spotlight of buttons, brads, and bling has been extended until next week. I still have quite a large selection available at

I can not add links on my iPhone, so you will have to go to then click on "embellishments" then "buttons, brads, and bling" to see the sale items.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Stampavie Pre-Order Update

My credit card has finally been charged for the Stampavie Pre-Order. However, I have not received a tracking number yet. The Rep told me earlier today that it will be shipped today and that I should get it early next week (keeping fingers crossed).

Unfortunately, my order is going to be short Bernadette Admiring the Spring Flowers, Penelope, and Mouse with Sunflower. They have already been added to another order I had placed earlier but is still in "pending" (that order includes some Mo Manning restocks as well).

As soon my order arrives, I will ship it out to everyone who has preordered first. Any new orders will be filled after the preorder ships out.

I am so sorry for the wait. I understand how hard it is to wait for something!! Personally, I couldn't wait to ink up Bernadette myself!!

Thank you all so much for your patience!!

Product Spotlight - Buttons, Brads, and Bling Day 2

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
It's time for the 2nd day of the Buttons, Brads, and Bling product spotlight!
Remember all Buttons, Brads, and Bling will be on sale for 25%!! And I am extending this sale for another week (ending monday morning, April 5th).
Here are more samples from the awesome design team!
Jeanette's awesome card is up first...
This is one of the new Spring Gnomes by Norma Fickel for Whiff of Joy. This is called Strawberry Girl. Jeanette used some Basic Grey Lemonade DP, Mauve Silk Ribbon, Basic Grey Button, lace, and American Crafts Jewel Brads.
This next beauty is from Chris...

Chris used Say a Prayer from Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps. She also used some Basic Grey Suger Rush and Bittersweet DP, lace, pearls, and Basic Grey buttons.
This one is from me that I created for the new Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge this week...a sketch...

This image is Easter Blessings from Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps. I used some new Kaiser Craft DP, Tim Holtz tag, new doily (small one), Basic Grey Pearls and swirls, new rose, mini roses, head pins, and beaded fringe.

This last one was also created by me...

This one uses Say a Prayer from Wags 'n Whiskers, new Lotus Spellbinders pendant, rhinestones from a Basic Grey rub-on (I only used the rhinestones because I damaged the rub on), American Crafts jewel brads, star charm, and Celery Silk Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Candy - Buttons, Brads, and Bling

Hi there. I am sorry this is late this week. Seems like everything I do is "late" this week!!
Anyway, it's time for the Weekly Wednesday Candy!

The winner for last week's Greeting Farm/Ribbon candy is...
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Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-03-26 03:55:12 UTC
Karen B, congratulations! Please contact me at with your mailing address, and I will get this out to you!!

Now for this week's Weekly Wednesday Candy, we have a package deal...

~Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Buttons
~ Basic Grey Origins Brads
~ Basic Grey Bling it on Rhinetone rub-ons
~ Basic Grey Blig it Love
~ Kaiser Craft Plum Pearls

To enter the challenge...
~ Become a follower of this blog if you aren't already.
~ Link yourself below! If you don't have a blog, you can still enter. Just use the link to THIS BLOG POST (just copy and paste
It would be great if you wanted to share this on your blog, too!
This candy will be open for 2 have until Midnight, Tuesday, April 6th.
Happy Stamping!

Store Update

High Hopes restock and new Easter stamps just arrived today...
Make sure to add some Liquid Applique or Fun Flock to your order if you have a Bunny stamp!! They are both great for adding texture to bunny tails!!
I used Liquid Applique on the tail in the card above.

All Nestabilities on sale for 20% off...including the new release dies...

Wags 'n Whiskers will be having a new release on April 2nd!! The sneak peeks will start on the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog next Wednesday!! Speaking of Wags 'n Whiskers, a new challenge will be posted tomorrow!! Here's a sneak peek of my card...
New Papers in stock...

Restock or Scor-Tape and some more Bow Easy have arrived as well.
I will be back shortly with the late Weekly Wednesday Candy winner and new Candy and with some more DT projects for the Product Spotlight.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Four Drawer Box Card Tutorial by Chris OlsenIn honor of our Product Spotlight this week (Buttons, Brads, and Bling on sale 25% off), Chris made up this wonderful tutorial on the 4 drawer box/card she posted the other week.
In addition to using the American Crafts Pearl brads, Basic Grey green pearls, and Basic Grey Pearl Flourishes that are on sale this week, she used Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp, Basic Grey Bitter Sweet dp, lace, flower charm, Trellis Roses-Coral Rose Prima flowers and the Sarah Kay-Fanny's Cuddle by Stampavie image available at Stamp and Create as well!!

Here is information about her project from Chris...

"I colored her with water colors, cut her out and popped her on a circle cut with my Circle Nestabilities (scalloped and standard) and embossed with Swiss dots. A few weeks ago I promised I would put up a tutorial on how I created this four drawer box card. So here it is! I hope I have put them in step by step instructions that can be easily understood.

Four Drawer Box Card Tutorial
1. Gather your materials. For my drawer card I used the Sizzix Matchbox die available at Stampin Up. You could run it through the Big Kick or through the Cuttlebug. For the purposes of this tuturial, I used the cuttlebug. (The die is sandwiched between the B and C plate without the bigger plate that comes with the Cuttlebug.)-four pieces of 6 1/2 inch by 6 inch pieces of lavender cardstock and four pieces of 7 inch by 3 1/2 inch pieces of pink cardstock (to create a two toned box, you can use one color if you would like)-four brads-Scoretape (double sided adhesive)-one completed card measuring 5 1/4 by 5 1/4-a base cut out of lavender or color of your choice measuring 5 1/4 by 5 1/4-cuttlebug or Big Kick (Wizard can also be used)-cropodile
2. Create matchbox.
2.a. Using 1 lavender piece measuring 6/12 by 6 inches, cut out box with Sizzix die. Fold on score lines and use Scoretape to adhere. Fold on score lines over the scoretape.
When finished...the bottom will look like this:
b. Then create top of box with pink 7 by 3 inch pieces. Fold on score lines and apply scoretape on edge to adhere together.
3. Use cropodile and pierce hole centered in front of box (bottom panel).
4. insert brad for pull so it looks like this:
5. Create entire box by sliding top pink slide over your base. Repeat steps 2-4 until you have a total of four matchboxes.
6. Take bottom 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inch panel and center matchboxes about a 1/4 inch from the sides like this.
7. Apply Scoretape to bottom of matchbox. Apply scoretape to top of base and adhere boxes.
8. Put adhesive on back of card.
10. Center card on matchboxes and base panel so they match. And Ta da...the finished product.
I can't wait to try this myself!!
Please let me know what you think of Chris' Tutorial! And feel free to leave her a comment on her blog as well.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Product Spotlight - Buttons, Brads, and Bling!

Welcome back to Stamp and Create!
I think many of you enjoyed the Greeting Farm Stamp spotlight last week! I am out of stock of a few stamps now...but don't worry...a new order is on the way (along with the April 1st new release stamps, too :-)
This week's Product Spotlight of the Week is Buttons, Brads, and Bling!
All buttons, brads, rhinestones, and pearls are on sale this week for 25% off!!
The best way to add inexpensive elements to a card is through Brads and Buttons! They can really help to finish off a card. But what stampin' lady doesn't like a little "bling", too!! Single self-adhesive pearls and rhinestones aren't that why not add them to your projects as well?! Of course, some designs can get a little pricy, but those can be reserved for special projects or scrapbook pages.
To showcase some of these products, the Design Team will be showing a cards featuring these little treasures.
This first card is a sweetie from Niki...
Maybe not such a "sweetie", huh?! But this guy cracks me up! This is Willy One Eye from High Hopes Rubber stamps. She also used an assortment of Basic Grey Buttons and large Brads, and some American Crafts Black brads in the corners.
This next card is such a fun card created by Joy...
Isn't that a fun card?! I think this is called a Tent Card. I love how the image dangles in the window! The image is Ruffles Get Well by Helz Cuppleditch for Stampavie. Joy used some Ruffle Ribbon, American Crafts brads, and Basic Grey button and pearls.
I'm going to have to try to make a card like this!
This last card is one I made for the High Hopes latest release. But I wanted to show it today since it showcases many of the items on sale this week...
I will have a special post for you tomorrow including a tutorial.
Product Updates:
~ Lots of little stuff on the way like Fun Flock, Liquid Applique, Stickles reorder, and Liquid Pearls. Also some new paper packs and more pearls.
~ Other restocks on the way: The Greeting Farm, Scor-Tape, High Hopes rubber stamps including some fun Easter stamps, and a huge order of Primas!
Make sure to check back during the week for more product spotlight samples, too!
Don't forget about my Card Drive here and the Weekly Wednesday Candy here!
Happy Stamping!
~Lacey and the Stamp and Create DT

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Greeting Farm Product Spotlight Part 2

Welcome back to Stamp and Create.
Everyone seems to be enjoying the sale on Greeting Farm stamps! As a reminder, all Greeting Farm stamps in stock are on sale 25% off through monday morning.
Did you know they will be having a new release again on April 1st? I already have them on order so hopefully they will arrive in time for the release!!

Today I have a few projects to share with you. The first one is from Joy...

Joy has a love affair with Stella! She is one of the "Wild Sprouts". She's so cute and reminds me a little of Betty Boop? Maybe? Anyway, Joy use a butterfly charm and flower spacer on her card as well. And the image was diecut with the Labels four Nestabilities.

The next card I made a few weeks ago when this set first came out....
This cute little fella is from the Happy Day set. I just ran out of stock of this set, but I still needed to show it. I used some Earth Love papers from Cosmo Cricket, natural twill ribbon, and Basic Grey button.

My next card I created about a month ago for the ABC Christmas Challenge, but I don't think I posted it here...This sweet thing is called Loli Anya. I used some White Grosgrain ribbon, Basic Grey button, stickles and Whiff of Joy Christmas Swirls.

My last project today was made awhile ago as well...

This is from the Miss Anya Collection. I use some Black Ruffle Ribbon and Nestabilities. Did you know I have most of the new CHA release Nestabilities in stock?! Yep, and they are all at least 10% off list price!!

I hope you enjoyed our cards today. Remember, this sale will go through Monday morning.

Make sure to mark your calenders...

Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps (my stamp company that I co-own) will be having a release on Friday, April 2nd!! You won't want to miss it!!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Candy-Sassy Suzi

This candy is now closer. Click here for the newest candy.

Welcome back to Stamp and Create!
It's time for the Weekly Wednesday Candy!
The winner from last weeks candy - The Bow Easy is:

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Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-03-17 18:46:43 UTC

Hey Squirrel!! I know you!! Congratulations on winning the Bow Easy!!

Now it's time for this week's candy. In honor of it being St. Patrick's Day today and to keep with the Product Spotlight of the Week - the Greeting Farm Stamps, here is this week's candy...

How would you like to win Sassy Suzi Rubber Stamp by The Greeting Farm (I chose her because her packaging was green) and 1 yard of 1 1/4" Celery Silk Ribbon by May Arts!!

Once again, in order to be entered into the drawing...
1. Become a follower of this blog if you aren't already
2. Spread the word if you have a blog
3. Sign up on the links below.

This link thing is still new to me. So if you don't have a blog, but it asks for your address, just put in the address for this blog. But make sure the other contact information is yours so I know how to reach you if you won.

Don't forget that the all Greeting Farm Stamps will be on sale through Monday Morning for 25% off!! Grab them before they run out!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Product Spotlight - The Greeting Farm Stamps

Welcome back to Stamp and Create!
We had a busy weekend for releases. If you happened to miss them, the new Whiff of Joy Gnomes by Norma Fickel went on sale on Saturday...
Then on Sunday, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps had an awesome release!!The new Basic Grey Kioshi and Green at Heart just arrived! I have 6x6 paper packs, Bloomers (ready-made self adhesive fabric flowers), buttons, and brads. Grab them before they sell out!!
I hope you all enjoyed the Ribbon Product Spolight last week. I know I enjoyed working with many of the new ribbons on my own projects!

This week's Product Spotlight is: The Greeting Farm Stamps.
Some you you may just know then as "Anya's". But The Greeting Farm carries many more designed than just Anya. There is Ian, Wild Sprouts, and their new character stamps.
This week all Greeting Farm Stamps in stock will be on sale 25% off through Monday Morning.
Here are a few projects created by the awesome Stamp and Create Design Team...
Isn't she so sweeting...someday her Prince will come...she's just not going to pass up a chance to find him sooner, huh?!
This next card is by our Guest Niki Estes...

This sweeting thing is Lolli Anya!! She's I just love her pigtails! And I also love this beautiful color combo that Niki used on her card. She paired with some Prima Mini Roses (Jewel Tones), White Silk Ribbon (I love how she added the flower to her bow - I've already stolen that idea...thanks, Niki), and some Silver Round Spacers on the corners of her card.
Last, but not least, is this creative card by Jeanette...
This is the new Darling Sisters. This set comes with 3 different images that are totally different from the typical Greeting Farm style of stamps...

Jeanette managed to use all three adorable images on her card! And what a creative fold! She also used some of the Faux Suede Ruffle Ribbon in Ivory.
I will be back on Wedneday with a new Weekly Wednesday Candy. In the mean time, make sure to sign up for this Candy!
Product Update:
~ Bow Easy is back in stock and will remain on sale until thursday (or until inventory runs out). Please limit (no more than) 2 Bow Easys at the sale price.