Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Paper Crafters Source

Are you wanting items that The Stamping Studio does not stock? Well we now offer over 1200 items through our sister-site http://www.papercraftsource.com/ You will find tons of your favorite and hard to find items here. All you do is to put items in your cart and then email the the item#'s, description and price to me and I will then email you a paypal invoice and get your items ordered right away.

If you are TSS Club Member you will receive 25% off of all the items you purchase from here, just like at our website. Yahoo! Shipping will be added to your order, and we will let you know that before your order is placed.

You can shop at this website anytime you would like and I have placed the link on the right side of the blog for easy access. If you have any questions let me know! melissa@thestampingstudio.com

Friday, May 16, 2008


Let's have a sale! We are going to close-out some wonderful BasicGrey products to make room for more new and exciting products. We have a limited amount of space here at the Studio. So until supplies last we have put Key Plate and Bracket Chipboard albums on sale for Half Price! These make wonderful albums and are very good quality chipboard with a ring to connect. Sale price is $2.75 and you can find them in the website store in the first section "4-Sale Close-outs".

Another great sale/deal are Chipboard Shapes from the collections; Mellow, Recess, Periphery, and Infuse. The sale price on these are $2.45 AND until I run out I am going to throw in the Punch Outs that go with those collections normally a $1.95 value. I do NOT have any of the Recess punch-outs but do have the other collections. Like I said... these are until they run out, so order these early! The BasicGrey Chipboard shapes can also be found at the website store in the "4-Sale Close-put" section. Let me know if you have any question, and Happy Friday everyone!

The New Rubber is Here!... mostly

The New Rubber Stamps are finally here. Yea! Well, all but one set is here, and the Tea Set should be along in just a couple more days. Here is a quick card that I whipped out this morning using the new "Take Joy" set. These images stamp out wonderful and I can't wait until I get a chance to play with it some more.

The five sets are now in the online store http://www.thestampingstudio.com/ in either of two sections - New Rubber Stamps!, or READY SET STAMPS. All of the categories are in alphabetical order.

Here are the five sets;

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Stamp Club this Saturday 5/17/08

Here is a preview of one of the 3 projects we are going to make this Saturday at our monthly Stamp Club meeting. Everyone is invited to this free event here at the Studio in Lincolnton GA which is about 45 minutes north of Augusta Ga. Just give a shout and I will give you more details. In addition to this cute gift card/money holder, we are going to make a ribbon adorned card (per Mimi's request!) and an adorable mint/treat holder in a shape of a mini purse that Suzanne turned me onto. It is just the cutest thing!
If you are coming to the workshop, in addition to your basic craft supplies including scissors and glue, you will want to bring the following if you have them;
Mega scalloped circle punch
Glue dots
Scor-It board - large or small (or a ruler and bone folder)
quickie glue pen

Stamps and inks we are going to use;
Adirondacks - Terra Cotta, Red Pepper, Lettuce
Brilliance Lime pearlescent
#RSSSRM Abundant Blessings
#RSSMB23 Favorite Florals
#RSSMB16 It's Good to be Queen

If you do not live close to the Studio and can't make the workshop, no worries, I will post the projects to the blog the week after the workshop. We wouldn't want you to miss out!

I look forward to stamping with all of you!

New Rubber

Just a quick update on the new stamps. They have taken a bit longer then expected but the good news is that they shipped out yesterday, so I am hoping they will be here Friday.

Whoopee! I can smell that new rubber from here!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May ATC Swap

Dot Alcorn
Melissa Baldwin
Suzanne Milam

Here are the beautiful results of our last swap that we host on the message forum. Would you like to participate in a swap?... just go to the website http://thestampingstudio.com/ then click on "Message Forum" and then click on "Swaps". We are taking sign-ups right now!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Prima Products

I am excited to share with you the new Prima Products that we just got in. They have the most wonderful flowers and such... and also patterned cardstock that are double-sided. It seems like a lot the projects I have been making lately call for double-sided carsdstock! You can find all these items and more in the website store; http://www.thestampingstudio.com/ in the "Flowers-N-Flower Jars" section.

Friday, May 9, 2008

My Design Team Projects

This year I am proud to be a member of the Design Team... and I didn't even have to try-out! Hmm.... maybe I should have?! Anyway, here is a sampling of my Pleated Projects including a really fun memo board that we made at our Scramping Retreat a few years ago. We make some great project at the retreat that I know you are not want to miss out on!
You can view all of these projects in more detail in my gallery in the "Studios by TSS Stampers" section of the website in the very last gallery. Or try this link;

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Just Added Sultry and Sugared

Hi Stamping and Scrapping Friends,

We just received a shipment in from Basicgrey and we now have the Sultry collection in select sheets as well as the 12x12 collection and 6x6 paper pads. We also received the Sugared collection in the 6x6 paper pads. Don't you just love a little BasicGrey?!
You view and purchase all the BasicGrey items at the website www.thestampingstudio.com in the Store, in the BasicGrey section.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Discovery!

Hey stamping friends,
I am so excited!.... I discovered that you can emboss overhead transparency sheets and they look so cool. I had a chance to stamp this morning and I grabbed a clear transparency sheet and walked by my Cuttlebug machine and thought.... I wonder how it would look embossed. I was pleasantly surprised! It is hard to photograph the embossing on the clear sheets but I think you get the idea and it is really impressive looking on a finished card. So give it try yourself and let me know what you think!

Suzanne's DT Challenge Projects

Design team member Suzanne Milam (and rubber stamp designer) just added her Design Team challenge projects to the website. Here is a preview of one of the cards and if you look closely you will see that the flower was created from a mini cupcake liner that she fringed with scissors. How clever is that?!!
You can view all of Suzanne's challenge projects in her gallery that can be found in the "Studios by TSS Stampers" section of the website http://www.thestampingstudio.com/ and hers is the 3rd one down "Suzanne M" or click here;

Tea Set Sneak Peak

Hey I have another Sneak Peak stamp set for you!We now will have a coffee and tea set! I have had numerous emails asking when these new stamp sets will be available and I am hoping that they will be here by the end of the this week. You will be the first to know, so keep checking back to the blog.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Dina's Design Team challenge

check out Design Team members Dina Pagli-Gerners projects from out current challenge. Aren't they the cutest? The challenge, as you may remember, is ruffles and pleats etc...

You can view all of the projects in more detail at the website in the "Studios by TSS Stampers" section and then scroll down to the bottom for Dina's gallery.

Great Job Dina!

Here is todays Sneal Peak

Here is another great set from Suzanne Milam specially made for our Fathers, or for our husbands who are Fathers of our wonderfully cute kids! The rounder image is sized to use with our 2" circle punch for a perfect fit and easy way to whip up a card.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Todays Seak Peak

He Stamping Friends,

Here is todays Seak Peak stamp set called Regular Joe. This set will celebrate our love for coffee and is also a great set to use for the men in our life. Hope you like it and where is my coffee cup.....

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sneak Peek 2

Here is your Sneaky Peaky for today!

All of these sayings are from Suzanne Milam and I just love, love the saying "This is more than a card it's a hug with a fold in the middle". That is going to be a great one to use! I also love the little orchid image.

Check back tomorrow for another Sneak Peak.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Added Clips to Etsty Store

Here are some cute Jumbo Binder Clips that I added to my Esty store. They stand almost 4" tall and I like to use them as photo holders. They would look great on a mantel or just standing on your desk. They can also be used as regular binder clips and can hold up to 1". They make a wonderful gift item... or split them up to make 3 gift items for your friends, or how about teachers?

You can accecss my etsty store from the link on upper right side of the blog or http://StudioGirl.etsy.com

New Rubber

I am so excited to announce we have 6 new stamps set on the way! These were made in collaboration with Suzanne Milam (she did all the words, phrases, and fonts!) and are just charming and I can't wait to stamp with them.

Here is a Sneak Peek for today and will give you anther one tomorrow, so check back!
This is called "Take Joy" and has a wonderful silhouette of a girl holding a dove and a butterfly is joining in on the fun. The butterfly can be used with the girl, or as a separate image. The girl and flying friends measure about 3x2.5 and the saying 3x1.25.