Thursday, August 27, 2009

Greenville SC Convention

I am so excited to announce that we are going to have a booth at the Greenville SC Rubber Stamp Convention September 12th - 13th. Here is a link for more information;

We will be having a different Make-n-Take project each day so come and see us, create a make-n-take and shop. I will be there with my apron on and if come up to me (Melissa - short girl with short brown hair and black apron) and tell me "The Stamping Studio Rocks!" I will give you a free rubber stamp. I hope to see you there!

Yes this is the weekend before our annual retreat but don't worry we will be ready to party two weekends in a row. We are still accepting signs up for retreat and also class sign ups as well... just email or call the office if you want to get in on this fun weekend. You can come and just take classes if you do not want to spend the whole weekend.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby Carriage Sample

I could not resist playing with one of the new stamp sets yesterday and here is my handi-work... it was fun using book pages behind the carriage. I know you are going to love using these new stamps!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rose sample

Here are a couple quick cards I made using the new stamp "Rose" that we just got in. She is too much fun to color and change the color of her hair. :)

The new stamps are here!

The new stamps just arrived here at the studio! You can now purchase them through the online store in either the READY SET STAMPS section or the "New Rubber Stamps" section. Whoohoo... new rubba!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Good morning stamping friends,

I see that our first workshop guests are just arriving, but I wanted to unveil the August Flower Of The Month this morning for you. It is an adorable sunflower and here is the card we are going to make today using this new stamp.

This stamp is now available at the online store in the READY SET STAMPS section or the "Flower Of The Month" section.

Have a great day everyone and I hope you all get a chance to STAMP!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Just added...

Hi stamping and scrapping friends,

Just a quick note to let you know that I just added photo's for the Friday night class for the Scramping Retreat weekend. It is super cute so check it out. (Just click on the link to the left for retreat classes)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sneek Peek Set

I have some great news! This new series of stamp sets are completed, shipped today and should arrive here at the Studio on Saturday. Whoohoo! That means that if you are here for the workshop on Saturday that you can get your hands on these hot new stamps!

Here is the final Sneek Peak stamp set called Hidden Path. I just love the sayings and the words that go with it;
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the Autumn tree"
"Falling leaves hide the path so quietly"

I also love the feeling that this silhoutte stamp evokes and this will make a super quick card for the upcoming busy holidays.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today's Sneek Peak

Isn't today's Sneek Peak the sweetest? This design is from our artist friend Dionne and is classic and timeless. OK so who is having the next baby so I can make them a card? Ha!

The sayings read "One tiny baby many happy hearts" and "Congratulations and Blessings".

These should be ready soon and I will keep you updated. I have two more stamp sets to Sneek Peak at you so keep checking back!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Retreat Classes, Sign up Now!

Stamp and Scrap Retreat 2009 – Classes
Friday 9/18/09 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Christmas Ornament Cards and Box, with Pam Collins $8.00
*Create 3 ornament shaped cards and cute box to put them in. These ornaments cards are stamped and embossed and really a sight to see. This is a great gift item and the ornament cards may be “your” Christmas card this year!

Saturday 9/19/09 9:00 – 11:00 am – Handmade Flower Embellishments with Suzanne Milam $7.00
*This is the class to, look at these fun embellishments that you can make. What a wonderful way to use up those scraps (might want to think about throwing away those precious scraps). What a great way to spice up cards, layouts, gift bags, and boxes. These "pretties" will add the finishing touch to your projects. You can let your imagination go wild !
You will be creating flowers and 2 cards using your flowers.
Here are some samples of some of the flowers you will create and how they can be used.

Saturday 9/19/09 1:00 – 3:00 Wooden Box with Mini Scrapbook with Melissa Baldwin $12.00
Create a unique gift or keepsake for yourself with Melissa Baldwin owner of The Stamping Studio. Take a blank boring wooden box and add paint, ribbons, pattern papers, beads, paper flowers and of course stamps, to liven it up. Box has a glass front and magnetic closure. Inside the box we will create a matching accordion fold mini scrapbook. Bring 3 photo’s cut down to 2.75”x2.75” (or add them later) to complete your keepsake.

Saturday 9/19/09 Feel Better Pop Top Can with Patricia Jaynes 3:00 – 5:00 $8.00
Create this cutest pop top can for a sick friend and instantly brighten their day! This is made from a fruit can and holds little things to make the recipient feel better. The outside of the can is decorated to the 9th, and also has a “sliding sentiment”. Too cute!

Sunday 9/20/09, 9:00 – 11:00am Christmas Masterboard and One Sheet Wonder Class with Melissa Baldwin $12.00
In this class Melissa will teach you how to stamp up your own Masterboard, or pattern paper background (featured in Take Ten Publication) that we will then turn into 8 Christmas cards. This lush background is created using ink pads, stamps and glitter. Boy won’t you be ahead for the holidays!

Sunday 09/20/09, 11:30 – 1:30 Accordion Card Keeper with Patricia Jaynes $8.00
Who knew you could create such a cute and useful card keeper from a sheet of cardstock? Well, Pat that’s who! Pat will also show you how to get beautiful shades results with those very popular Copic markers. You will create the card keeper and 2 cards in this class.

Sunday 09/20/09, 2:00 – 4:00pm Note Card Organizer with Suzanne Milam $8.00
This is the perfect organizer to display your standard A2 card sets. This organizer can be kept out on a desk or somewhere in view. It is always there to remind you to send that special card. You can personalize it to fit any room. Just think of the many different uses for this organizer. What a great gift !!!



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Sneek Peak from Artist Dionne!

I am back from my weekend get away with my husband celebrating our 17th anniversary. We rented a cabin in Helen GA and had a great time. We hiked up to Anna Ruby Falls and even took a helicopter ride around the city. That was a first for me and what great fun!
I hope you all had a great weekend as well and I have a wonderful Sneek Peak stamp set for you from artist Dionne - Fall Bicycle. This is going to be so much fun to stamp with! The saying reads "Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower"... goes great with the image don't you think?
I will have another Sneek Peak for you tomorrow so check back then!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sneek Peak, Lilly

Hello Stampers and Scrappers,

Today I have another Sneek Peak stamp set for you, Lilly. Lilly is Rose's friend and she comes with two great sayings "Bloom where you are planted" and "Nothing is worth more than this day". I just love the thought of resting in the petals of a waterlily and floating in the breeze.

Tomorrow is my Byron and my 17th wedding anniversary. We are celebrating by renting a cabin in the North Georgia mountains this weekend sans the kids. It has been a long time since we got away just the two of us. I will miss the kids and all of our animals but will treasure the time with my precious husband.

I hope you all have a great weekend as well, and I will post another Sneek Peak stamp set for you when I get back.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Don't forget to sign up for Retreat!

We still have a few free accomidations left for retreat... email me if you need more information.

***You can sign up and pay at the online store in the section of the store "Workshops and Classes".
The Stamping Studio2009 Annual Stamp RetreatWhen? September 18th – 20thWhere? The Stamping Studio, Lincolnton Georgia (40 minutes north east of Augusta Ga)Why? To retreat with like-minded stampers and have fun learning new things and make lot’s of projects and gets tons of ideas.Who? You!… and 29 of your friends and other Stamping Studio Fans.How much? $75.00 ($20.00 non-refundable) gets you Round Robin projects Saturday and Sunday (8 projects total!) as well as an Open House project, all of your meals and you can also take for Fee Classes if you would like.What is happening?Friday night – 5:00 Open House at the Studio which includes your dinner by “Husband” (Melissa’s Husband who is an awesome cook!) Unveiling of new stamp sets and opportunity to shop in the Studio and also a great Make-n-Take project.Saturday – 4 wonderful Round Robin projects designed by Melissa Baldwin (Owner of The Stamping Studio) will be available all day to make at the Studio. 9:00am classes will begin at the old Hotel in Lincolnton GA (a 12 minute drive from The Stamping Studio).Lunch will be at the Studio and more classes at the old Hotel and you can finish up your Round Robin projects or sit and work on your own personal projects at the Studio. Saturday night we will have a special dinner and you can also participate in the “Unders Swap”. Saturday evening your can stay as long as you like to work on projects.Sunday - Starts with 4 more Round Robin projects, more classes will be available and of course lunch! The day ends Sunday afternoon.Accommodations – We have some FREE accommodations on a first come first serve basis, if you don’t mind sharing a room, or bring an air mattress and sleep on the floor. The first people to sign up and pay will get first “dibs” on the free accommodations. There are also places in/near Lincolnton GA to stay;*Savannah Lakes Resort (only 5 minute drive from The Stamping Studio) 1-800-544-8912*Cullers Inn Lincolnton – (706) 359-6161 (12 minute drive from The Stamping Studio)*Soap Creek Marina (cabins) (706) 359-4100 (5 minute drive from The Stamping Studio else? – If you are planning to attend with your girlfriends you can “hang” with them at the pool and fire-pit, and maybe get “Husband” to take you out on a leisurely pontoon boat ride on the lake. The Stamping Studio property is a lake property with wonderful views and relaxing atmosphere so don’t forget to pack your swimming suit! I doubt if you will have much time, especially if you will be taking classes, but you may want to bring your own personal projects to work on including scrapbooks.What do I need to bring? – Please bring with you your basic crafting kit/supplies including scissors and adhesive. The Stamping Studio will not be supplying these two items. You will probably want to bring the crafting items you use most like a paper piercer, ruler, mini cutter, etc… If you are taking a class on Copics and you already have some, go ahead and bring those or any other supply you think you will need. Please mark all of the items you bring with you, with your name or initials. Things can get misplaced and we want to be able to return them to you.What kind of clothes should I pack? – Defiantly casual! So shorts, Capri’s or whatever you feel most comfortable in is what you should bring. As stated before, bring your bathing suit. If you are a messy crafter you may want to bring your own apron.OK!… sign me up!Name;________________________________________________Address;______________________________________________Home phone______________________Cell__________________Email address;__________________________________________$75.00 covers all of your meals, Open house activities, 4 Round Robin projects Saturday, and 4 Round Robin projects Sunday. I understand that there is a $20.00 non-refundable fee if I have to cancel. You may not cancel after September 12th 2009.Signature_________________________________________I will be paying my registration by;_____ check/money order_____ Visa/MasterCard (please email or call in your cc information)The Stamping Studio – Melissa Baldwin Owner1022 Choctaw DriveLincolnton, GA 30817(706) 359-6387Cell (706) 401-6985Melissa@TheStampingStudio.comBlog; The (check here for retreat updates and when the classes will be available for sign-ups)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Can you believe?

Can you believe that we have MORE new rubber stamps on the way? We are cranking them out and getting new designs made for the upcoming holidays that will be here sooner than you know it! Here is a Sneak Peek of a new stamp set that I just love. Her name is Rose (of course) and here is just a quick idea of how she would look colored with Copics. Please know that I just printed her out on copy paper and colored her real fast, but I think she is very pretty and just has a wonderful "feel" about her.

Rose also has a friend named Lilly that I will introduce you to soon so keep checking back. We have 5 more sets total being manufactured as we speak, including 2 from new artist Dionne... I can't wait to show you those as well... tease... tease... tease...

Let me know how you like Rose!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Some of you may know that Lacey came to live with us a few months ago. We are trying to find a "forever" home for her that she can be happy and thrive in. She is a 4 year old, 35 lb sheltie who loves long walks and boat/car rides. She is also updated on her shots. We are not asking for any monies, but really want a loving stable home for this sweet girl. I have posted a photo at the top of the blog of her. If you are interested you can email me or give a call (706) 359-6387. We are located in Lincolnton GA about 45 minutes north of Augusta GA.

Cupcake Samples

I had to "break in" the new Sweet Cakes stamp set and I just loved coloring these sweet treats! I chose pink and browns and think they look delicious!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sample cards with the NEW stamps!

I got to play with two of the new stamp sets recently and just LOVE them! I used Copic Ciao's to color the images and some BoBunny pattern cardstocks. I know you are going to love these new images from artist Dionne, as well! Suit from stamp set #RSSD02 You Suit Me
Shoes and saying from stamp set #RSSD02 You Suit Me
Golf Cart and ball on tee from stamp set #RSSD03 Golf CartBall on tee and saying from stamp set #RSSD03 Golf Cart

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Stamp Sets Available

They are here! The five new stamp set, four from new artist Dionne and a fabulous fairy from artist Dina Pagli-Gerner are now available for purchase in the online store Check them out in the sections "New Rubber Stamps" and "READY SET STAMPS". Yea!