Wednesday, September 24, 2008

OFF to the SHOW!

We are off to the Westminster, Maryland rubber stamping and scrapbooking show. All orders placed from now until we return will be filled on a first come first serve basis starting when we return on Tuesday.

You can still email in your challenge cards while we are away. Here is the email address: please include the link to your blog or gallery and your name in your email. Thank you to all of you who have participated and spread the word!! We have so much amazing eye candy to show you when the challenge ends!

Here are the show details if you are in the area:

The Stamp Scrap Art Tour is heading to Westminster, Maryland (Close to PA) this weekend!!

September 27 and 28th

show hours:

Sat from 10-5
Sun from 10-3

at the Carroll County Ag Center
New Exhibition Hall
706 Agriculture Center
Westminster, MD 21157

The host is the Stamp Scrap Art Tour
For more information and the list of vendors here is the direct link to the show:

Here is the home page website:

And then next weekend:

October 4 and 5 Heirloom Productions is putting on the Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking
Paper Arts Festival in York, PA.
Show hours are Sat 10-5 and Sunday 11-4

The show is being held at the

York Expo Center
334 Carlisle AveYork, PA 17404

here is the direct link to the show on the host website:

and here is the home page link:

If you are coming to the show stop by our booth and say hi!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We CHALLENGE You! -Swedish Collage

We are running our first ever company sponsored challenge and we are inviting all of our wonderful customers and readers to participate! The challenge will run until October 1st. Everyone who participates will be put into the raffle and one person will be chosen by random number generator to win YOUR CHOICE of one FULL SHEET of Starving Artistamps or DoodleFactory unmounted rubber stamps!

Here is your challenge should you choose to accept it!

If you are a regular visitor to our gallery you have on numerous occasions come across artwork shared by our customers. More than half of those are shared by our swedish customers and involve a style we have come to name the "SWEDISH COLLAGE STYLE". We challenge you to share a card with us that shows your version of the swedish collage style. Our design team will also be participating and their projects will be featured here and in our art gallery.

There are several key points which regularly appear in swedish collage style stamping...
  • the shape of the card is SQUARE

  • a bold mix of PATTERN PAPERS is used

  • CHIPBOARD titles (in any language!), BUTTONS and/or STAPLES are often incorporated into the design

  • COLOR COLOR COLOR the more color the better! (this is not your regular vintage style collage frequently done in the states! Ban the brown!)

Think you are up to the challenge?

Here is how you can participate. From now until October 1st email us a link to your blog showing your version of the swedish collage style challenge card. Please include your name in your email. We will post links to your blogs here and in the gallery.

Here is our email for questions and submissions:

Below are a few examples of some of my personal favorite swedish collage style cards.
Still not sure what swedish collage style stamping is? Visit our gallery and click the customer shared artwork link:

To make winning fair to all, each participant will get one entry into the raffle. We would LOVE it if you were inspired to do more than one card, but its still ONE PERSON per RAFFLE ENTRY.
But just imagine all the good karma that might come your way if you were kind enough to share more of your art with the community and we would be especially grateful if you helped us SPREAD the WORD about our challenge!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Congratulations Blog Candy WINNERS!!!

Congratulations to our blog candy winners:

Winner of DF Graveyard shift - Laurie Gram
Winner of Witches TRIO -Danielle Kennedy
Winner of DF Witch's Brew - Sandra_M

All of our winners have been contacted.

Thank you for helping to spread the word!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Eye Candy...

I know you guys are excited to find out who the blog candy winners are. We were just as excited to show you the new releases and post the candy we didn't realize in our haste we forgot to put in the end date!

The blog candy winner will be posted Thursday night. You have up until Thursday morning (10 am eastern standard time) to post your comment ON THE POST BELOW to enter the giveaway. A couple of people have asked if we check to see if you are actually spreading the word and the answer is yes we do (when we can). We track all the hits that come thru the website and we always check out the blogs of those who are kind enough to leave a link. Besides, how do you think we find our future guest designers and DT members? Your blogs of course!

You have a few days longer to get your comment in (on the post below!). Please only one comment per person. And here is some eye candy to tide you over while you wait...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Delicious CANDY just in time for HALLOWEEN!!!

We have some new stamps to show you... Well we actually have a TON of new stamps to show you but Im breaking up the releases and im going to show you the HALLOWEEN goodies first...
We have 4 new spook-tacular sets for you. All of these will begin shipping on or before September 12th. (first come first serve, get your orders in early!)

As has become our tradition we will be giving away the first pressing of each set to our winning reader (chosen by random number generator) I know you all really look foward to the blog candy so we have decided that we will be giving one away to 3 different people. One will get the new Witch Trio and Clouds set, one will get the DF GraveYard Shift and sentiments, and one will get the DF Witch's Brew and sentiments. NOTE - Blog Candy has ended and winners have been selected....If you just cant wait for us to do the drawing and you want to order your sets early to beat the rush dont worry, if you win you can take something of equal value to substitute! The new sets are already posted on the website, and are available for order starting... NOW!

To enter for the blog candy you have to do two things. First, you need to spread the word about the new candy (please tell us where you spread the word!) and second, you need to leave a comment on this post. Make sure you leave us a way to contact you in your post! Please only one comment per person.

Let the FUN begin!