Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Just In!

Brand new colors in Kaleidacolor Inkpads, Distress Paints and Stickles Glitter Glue.
All available at www.thestamproom.com

Prickley Pear Weekly Card

Here is The Steampunk Tinman (JJ0084)  from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. He measures 2 x 4 3/8.  I colored him with Copics and tried to make him look a little rusty in a few places. Sorry about the image not being very sharp and too light.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Paper Doll Tags

I love these Mixed Media Paper Dolls by Julia Nutting from Prima Marketing.


On the left tag I used Distress Stains (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry). They match perfectly with Graphic 45's paper Bohemian Bazaar. So I "fussy - cut" various flowers as well as the border on the right side. 
The tag on the right side was a lot of fun to make. I saw a project on the Ranger website, http://rangerink.com/?ranger_project=faux-suede-graphic-gears-tag-book , where they sprayed the tag with ink refresher, crumbled it up and straightened it out. Then dusted different colors of Perfect Pearls all over.
I also stamped little swirls and a spider web and made her a little crown.

Prickley Pear Halloween Card

 On this card I used the stamp set Flourished Ovals 2 Fall, Flourished Oval Die and the little kitty - Retread. The background papers are from K&Co.

Prickley Pear Card

I used stamps CLR033A Flourished Ovals 2 Fall Clear Set, D033 Flourished Ovals Die, EE0170 Nutty, sm, CLR027A Scalloped Oval 2-Fall Clear Set, obviously from Prickley Pear.
I love the adorable little squirrels, they are so cute! They were colored with Copics, as were the leafs on the wreath. The fall swirl is from the Scalloped Oval Set and I used it for corner embellishments.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Newsletter

September already! I can't believe it. I hope everybody had a great summer and that you're ready for some serious "playing".
We have gotten lots of new things, and more is on the way.
Lots of new  stencils from various companies, 12x12  solid color paper from Bazzill. The white is great with Copics, it takes the markers completely different from the Copic X - Press It cardstock, which I normally use. The colors come out darker it seems. 
Speaking of Bazzill - we have their  Halloween paper "Arsenic Lace" in 6x6 pads. Both the patterned and solids.Graphic 45 came out with a  Steampunk Halloween line this year - "Steampunk Spells", also in stock in all sizes, stickers, tags and stamps.
Art Anthology added new colors to their  Velvet paints, and we were the first store to carry them. :) They will work great with the  Finnabair art journals we got, as will all the other Finnabair  and Prima items that's come in.
We have added  Impression Obsession to our line of stamp companies. I love their stamps and dies.
Got a few stamps from  Viva Las Vegas, primarily by the artist Mary Vogel Lozniak.
The new  Memento LUXE ink for mixed media work is in, and most of the  Wendy Vecchi Archival ink colors.
Wow, that's a lot ! No wonder my credit card balance is high. I'm sure I've forgotten some things. Oh yeah - I added more  PanPastel colors and got  lots of different sponges in.
OK, now on to the  September Sale!!
The CLEARANCE section will be 60% off this month. Lotsa good stuff in there.
The whole "Sentiment" stamp section is 40% off. The same goes for the CHOX inks and reinkers, pretty much all of Kaiserkrafts 6x6 paper pads and stamps, all Lawn Fawn stamps and various summery and floral stamps. Oh, and the Spellbinder dies. I think that's it.
Any questions - email me at kina@thestamproom.com.