Friday, August 22, 2008

Scramp Retreat Classes

***I just added photo's of the projects to the classe descriptions below. We only have a couple spots left in each class. We do not have a photo of the Perpetual Calendar yet as we are still waiting on the stamps to arrive, that we are going to use in on the calendar. But!... it is a very cool project and I know you will want to make it!

We now have the class schedule for the Scramping Retreat. All the information is below and I will be adding photo's to the descriptions soon. You can sign up now by calling the office (706) 359-6387 or emailing me We have limited spaces so sign up as soon as possible.

Scramp Retreat 2008 Class schedule

Saturday Sept. 20th
10:00 Stationary Box with Suzanne Milam – Elijah Clark Banquet room.
Need the perfect gift? Learn to make this unique stationery box. The box is a gift in itself. The box opens to display all your stationery needs. It holds cards and envelopes, gift cards and tags, a post a note pad, postal stamp holders, and a pen.

1:00 1 Sheet Pocket Book with Melissa Baldwin – Elijah Clark Banquet room.
These cute little books are made from one sheet of 12x12 pattern paper and are bound using out Bind It All machine. The little book has a 8 pages with pockets, which are great for holding lists, or photo’s or whatever you would like. We are going to make two of these one with a Christmas theme that I think would be great for keeping track of Christmas gifts you need to buy. You will make 2 of these booklets.

3:00 Recipe Holder with Melissa Baldwin – Elijah Clark Banquet room.
This is such a fun project and a very useful gift item. The holder is made from a clear acrylic frame and the recipe cards are held into place using a decorated binder clip.
Sunday Sept. 21st
10:00 Perpetual Flip Calendar with Suzanne Milam – Stamping Studio
The gift that keeps on giving. This calendar lasts forever. It shows the day of the week, the month, and the date. Just an easy flip displays everything. Melissa has a brand new set of stamps to make this a quick project to make.... and the stamps have so many other uses...This would make great gifts...think of all the colors you could do it in.

1:00 Boxes, boxes, and boxes! With Melissa Baldwin
Let’s explore the fun of creating boxes from all of our wonderful cardstocks and pattern papers. We will make 3 unique boxes in this class.

Scramping Retreat 1/2 Price Stamps!

We are busy getting ready for our annual Scramping Retreat here next month. You still have time to sign up and we still have free boarding available as well, first come first serve. Please call the office for more details (706) 359-6387 and ask for Melissa.

As a special promotion for Retreater's we have decided to put all of of our "uncut" rubber stamp sets on sale for HALF PRICE during the retreat! We have only done this a few times in the history of TSS. This half price discount does "not" apply to the READY SET STAMP sets that are pre-cut and on an index sheet, it is on the sets that you would need to trim out yourself. We have a great selection of these stamps!

The only requirement is that you need to buy them in house the weekend of the retreat (Friday night open house through Sunday 3:00). Not able to attend the retreat but want to pick up some stamps? Why not come to the open house Friday night? It starts at 5:00, we will have some great free projects to make and Husband will be making us dinner (great finger foods) so please join us.

*If you plan on joining us, but will not be attending the retreat please let me know so that we can plan for how many projects and food to make.

This is a great opportunity to get a great deal on Rubber! We will also be having other wonderful sales on select products.

Please let me know if you have any questions - (706) 359-6387,

Thursday, August 21, 2008

August Stamp Club Saturday

Hi Stamp Clubber's,

Our workshop is this Saturday 11:00-2:00 and here are the cute cards we are going to make. Like a simple black dress these designs are made from black cardstock which is a basic staple we have in our supply stash. The pop comes from the bold colors we pair with the black and white color scheme.

We are also going to be using some of our new bird stamp sets. New rubber!... how much fun is that going to be? We will be creating two great cards and then a shelf sitter. A shelf sitter is made from chipboard and is a decorate piece made to sit on your recipients shelf or desk to remind them or your friendship. These can be mailed with, or in lieu of a card.

If you can come to the free workshop (everyone is invited just call or email for more information!) please bring with you, your basic stamp supplies including scissor and adhesive. Also bring with you;

  • Blending pen (I only have a few of these to share so please bring with you!)
  • Black ink pad
  • Adirondack ink pads; sailboat blue, lettuce, pool, red pepper, butterscotch, citrus, espresso, clover, watermelon, sunshine yellow.
  • paper cutter

Also bring your appetite I will be cooking lunch for all you as well.

If you pre-ordered the new Cuttlebug embossing folders most of them will be here by Saturday. Who ho! It is not too late to sign up.

Melissa Baldwin, (706) 359-6387

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to School!

Can you believe that school has started already here in GA? It seems a bit early to me as it is still so hot, but the up side is that they do get out of school in early May. It is tradition to snap a few photo's before the boys go off to their first day of school and this year is no different. Here are my guys.

Alec, 7th grade 12 years old

David 3rd grade, 8 years old

Sean 3rd grade, 8 years old (twins)
Jackie our cat had to get in on the action... or is she smelling David's spike?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Girle Birdie Samples

Hi stamping friends,

I was able to "play" a little bit with the new Girlie Birdie stamp yesterday and boy does she stamp out great! I used the brights shimmer chalks to color her in and I really like the look. If you want all the specifics of the products I used to make these cards you can go to the website and then click on the link "Studio" to get all the information as well as tons of other samples from all of our stamp sets.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Products added

We just added a few new items to our store that we are excited about! First up are Nestabilities die sets from Spellbinders. These die sets can be used with most die cut machines. I use them with my Cuttlebug and they work great! You can find our 4 sets in the "Cutters, Scissors, Cutting Systems" section of the online store;

We also received from K&Co. Peppermint Twist paper pads that come with all 12x12 double-sided pattern cardstocks some of which are glittered and flocked! All of them are gorgeous. In the same patterns we also have in stock Peppermint twist collection that has all of the paper glittered. These are also double-sided as well. These are going to make some beautiful Christmas projects. You can find these products in the "K&Co. section.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Oh my gosh they are here already!

Hi stamping and scrapping friends,

I was so excited to return home today and find a box chock full of brand new rubber stamp sets! I can't believe how fast they manufactured these for us and so excited too! I will show you all the new sets below and you can order these at the website in the "Store" section, then scroll down to either "New Rubber Stamps" or "Rubber Stamps Animals". You can even purchase the whole collection and save $2.00!
With out further ado, here they are....

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Stamps - Sneeky Peeky!

Hi everyone,

We had a great time at our workshop this past weekend, and this weekend I am working on a special project for my eldest son Alec... a pool party! Alec turned 12 years old and we will celebrate it tomorrow (Saturday) with family and friends. Alec requested a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, yummy!

I just took the cake out of the oven and thought I would take a few moments to let you all know that we have 6 new stamps sets in the works. Yea!... fresh rubber. I will be giving you Sneek Peeks every couple days so be sure to check back here for those. I am not sure when these will be here, but my best guess is 3 weeks. I will keep you all updated!

Here is our first Sneek Peek stamp set "Birdie Gang"

This is a 3 image set that measures approx. 4x4 and is all trimmed out, mounted on EZ Mount cushion and comes on a clear index panel perfect for long term storage. This set will also fit into an empty CD case, which is how I store most of my sets.

Let me know how you like the new images!