Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stamp Club this Saturday!

Hey Y'all,

Are you excited about Stamp Club this month? Me too... it seems so long since we have met together so I am really looking forward to it. We are going to make 3 cute projects and here is a pre-view.

Stamp Club member Pat requested that we recreate this cute tri-fold bird card that you may have seen featured on the slide show on this blog. I changed the colors up a bit and used a different collection of BasicGrey pattern paper to make it new and exciting. Take a look;

The birds are created from pattern paper circles that are cut in half and feature goggle eyes. Don't you just LOVE goggle eyes?!

Another project we are going to make is a gift bag from a plain old lunch sack and pattern cardstock. It is an easy project but very useful. We are also going to make a card that matches the gift bag, as you always need a card to go with the gift. We are going to be using our new tea set "What's Brewin" for these two projects and I am in love with this new set.

If you can make the free stamp club workshop, in addition to your basic supplies including scissors, adhesive, black ink pad and glue dots, please bring with you if you have them these supplies;

Scor-it board

Adirondack ink pads - butterscotch, terra cotta, and leaf green

Crystal lacquer/Glossy medium

Suzanne Milam and her sister Cheryl are the hostess this month and are going to make chicken spaghetti like they did last time. Yummy!

Let me know if you are going to bring a friend along and I will see you all soon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Guest DT Designer Dot Alcorn

Hi everyone,
We had a guest designer join the Design Team in the current challenge featuring any type of scallop and look at the wonderful samples she created! Dot was a DT member last season and is just so talented. Thank you for joining us this month. You can check out Dot's other samples in her gallery at;

Dot is also our Swap Coordinator, so give her a shout if you want to join us in our next round of swapping. You can access that information in our message forum that can be found at the website.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dina Gerner's Challenge Projects

Some more wonderful inspiration comes from Design Team member Dina Gerner for our Scallops Challenge this month. Aren't they wonderful? You can check our Dina's whole gallery here; where she has the supply list for you. Beautiful cards Dina!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Suzanne Milams Challenge Projects

Hi Stamping and Scrapping Friends,
Here are Suzanne Milams Design Team challenge projects for our current Scalloped Challenge. Aren't they wonderful? You can check out Suzanne's extensive gallery at the website; She has basic instructions and supply lists as well. These are wonderful Suzanne!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Here are the results of last months swap from top to bottom;
Dot Alcorn - Florida
Suzann Jones - Journey
Melissa Baldwin - Take Joy

This months swap are inches, a fun, fast and easy swap project. Why don't you join us? You can get more information and sign up in our message forum that can be accessed at our website

Friday, June 13, 2008

Check out Suzann Jones projects cards for our newest Design Team Challenge... scallops. I love the way Suzann interpreted the theme and lovely warm colors just make you feel good. Suzann has all of these project cards with a list of supplies, along with other wonderful projects in her gallery that is at the website. Just go to the website then click on the link "Studios by TSS Stampers" and scroll down to the very end to Suzann's gallery. Great job Suzann, and thank you for sharing your talent!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Zutter Cutter

Have you all heard of the Zutter Cutter by the makers of Bind-It-All? It created quite a buzz at our last stamp workshop. One of our club members special ordered it and then gave us a demonstration. It cuts through cardstock (not chipboard) just like butter baby! It is a great tool for those of us who cut lot's of cardstock at one time. And the best part is that it cuts cardstock exactly in half which does not always happen when cutting on a traditional paper cutter.

Here is the machine... about 14 inches wide.

To make a single cut you place your cardstock in the back tray and slide the guides to fit your size of cardstock. I have a 8.5x11" sheet of cardstock here.

The sheets comes out cut exactly in half at 4.25".

Here is a stack of 26 "cards to be" that I cut in less than a minute. It would have taken me much longer using a cutter and these cards are exact! I don't know about you but sometimes with my cutter would cut one side slightly larger than the other?
The closest tray will cut your 12" cardstock in 3 pieces. What a wonderful feature!
3 pieces easy as pie!

Here is the guide sheet that comes with the machine to help you figure out the cuts and sizes. This is a special order product that you can order through our sister site Product Performers. The link can be found at this blog, and what you do is to go shopping there and then cut and paste your cart into an email to me; and I will get back with you. If you are a TSS Buying club member then you get your 25% off discount on all the products. Email me if you have further questions.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Shipping Rates

Hi Stamping and Scrapping Friends,

As many of you know The Stamping Studio is known for our reasonable shipping rates. In fact we have not raised our shipping rates since we opened in 2001! We hated to do it, but we felt we needed to raise the rates to keep up with the rates charged to us.

I still think that we have the most reasonable shipping rates around, and if you purchase $150.00 or more the rate is only $4.80! Here are the new rates;

From To Rate
01. 25.00 4.80
25.01 50.00 6.95
50.01 100.00 8.50
100.01 150.00 12.95
150.01 and up 4.80

We ship priority mail except for a few places that first class mail will get to it's destination at the same time as priority mail. That is only in the cases where you live close to The Stamping Studio offices.

Monday, June 9, 2008

New Swap

Hi Everyone,

You are invited to join us for our monthly swap that Dot Alcorn just posted. I also post the details below but you will need to sign up at the message forum that can be accessed at the website

To help participation this month I am going to be giving away a goodie bag worth over $20.00. Don't you love FREE stuff?! All you need to do is to participate in this months inchie swap and you will automatically be entered into the drawing that will take place once all the swaps have been received by Dot.

Please let Dot or myself know if you have any questions!

Hi Everybody! For our next swap, let's swap Inchies!! Inchies are one of the newer things that are lots of fun! They are 1" x 1" little pieces of art. It's usually best to make them out of chipboard or heavier card stock, and try to keep them under 1/4" thickness with embellishments, with a floral theme. Melissa has many wonderful floral stamps to pick from! Inchies are fun because you can turn them into magnets, pins, or even attach them together to form a collage! If you haven't tried them and would like to see some examples, I have found two blogs you can check out. They are: Sign ups for the swap will end on June 20th and the deadline is July 7th. As always, it is an all + one swap. The extra will be mailed to Scrap & Stamp Arts. Please include a self addressed and postage paid envelope for your return swap and an extra stamp to help cover the cost of the submission. I hope you will join us! Have a wonderful day! Dot

New BIA products

Hi Stamping Friends,
We just added a couple great products for you to use with you BIA binding machine. The Space Bar you place in your machine to make the holes a bit smaller to use with your smaller O wires. It is a simple tool that works great.
The other product is wire cutters that are extra heavy duty and come with a sturdy pouch that just happens to match the BIA bag that holds your BIA machine. How cool is that?
You can find these products in the Bind-It-All section of the online store. If you have not heard of the BIA binding machine before, I am here to tell you that it is one of my favorite tools to use. It is the best binding machine I have worked with, and so easy to use. I not only make scrapbooks with it, but also calendars, and little photo books when you don't have time to make a scrapbook. All I do is print out my photo's (or have them printed out for you) make a front and black cover with sturdy 12x12 pattern cardstock by cutting in half and folding, and then binding it all together. Now you have a simple photo book to tuck into your purse and share with family and friends.
Let me know if you have any questions about the BIA and I will be happy to answer. Just post to this thread.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tea Set now available

Yea!... the new Tea set "What's Brewin" is now available in the online store. You can find it in the "New Rubber Stamps" or the "READY SET STAMPS" sections. I see lot's of possibilities for this one!

Hilton Head - Savannah

Sorry for not posting this past week but the boys and I had an opportunity to meet some family at Hilton Head Island SC and we jumped at the chance! We also drove down to Savannah GA (about a 30 minute drive) to take a tour of the city. The above photo is of the boys checking out a beautiful fountain. We took a trolley tour and it was so interesting and I would love to go back with just our family and check out more of the building tours. We had a group of 14 which is hard to manage! They actually had to send an empty trolley car at one point to fit us all on one trolley.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and getting inspiration from the world around you.