Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Long Island, NY Stamp show this Saturday!!!

The 8th Annual Greater New York Art Stamp Show
will take place Saturday, November 1, 2008
show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (one day only!)
The show is being held at the Smithtown Sheraton in Smithtown, Long Island

The show is hosted by The Stampsmith and Stamping Ground,
more details can be found on the host website:

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

In other news... check back soon for our newest release!
We will be posting some delicious blog candy so it is not to be missed!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

we are off to indiana!

Please note all orders placed from now until October 21st will start shipping out on Wednesday October 22nd when we return from the stamp show.

The Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Paper Arts Festival
is heading to Fort Wayne, Indiana this weekend Oct 18 and 19th.
The show is being held at the Memorial Coliseum

hosted by Heirloom Productions. Here is the direct link to the show for more details:

Here is the home page link

We will be there along with lots of other vendors.
We have several new products for you to check out!!

-New clear Inchies stamps for fast and easy inchie cards!!
-New clear Holiday stamps incluuding super cool cool Xmas tag labels
(and beautiful snowflakes and LOADS of fun stuff for Halloween)
-New clear Cats and Dogs stamps
-New Basic Grey 6x6 pads
(Ambrosia, Granola, Eva,Urban Prairie, Offbeat, Euphoria)
-Basic Grey matching buttons for all the new collections!
-As always, LOTS of copic marker sets and accessories!
-Acrylics and mounting supplies
-Unmounted storage binders in large and small (quantities limited)
-TONS of beautiful hologram stickers in every color and must have shape!
-Lots and lots of card samples!
-Lots of tsukineko stamp pads including the new Versamark Dazzles in Champagne and Frost!!

Did you know we have lots of show exclusive products that we do not carry in our online store?

We are coming with fully loaded displays and its going to be a great show.
If you can make it please stop by our booth and say hi!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Virtual Convention!

We are participating in the Virtual Convention over on You need to be a member to read the forums (FREE TO JOIN) so head on over there and check it out. There are LOTS of vendors offering specials and discounts. Please check BOTH pages in the convention hall (we are on the second page).

here is the direct link to the "convention hall"


We need participation to keep it going please post the convention to your blogs and message boards! It runs from today until Monday.

Some of the vendors participating:

  • Starving Artistamps

  • Purple Onion Designs

  • Judikins

  • Stamp Camp

  • Lost Coast

  • Queen Kat

  • Beeswax

  • Yankiwi

  • And about 15 more vendors!

Another exciting thing happening over on RSC is the special guest section with Mary Jo McGraw Author and mixed media artist. You can find lots of Mary Jo's books and DVDs in all the major craft chains as well as online. Nows your opportunity to pick the brain of a pro (in the good way, not in the gross silence of the lambs way).

It's all worth checking out! Head on over to and save lots of dough on some new rubber! I already started my shopping and picked up all the sets of those sick and twisted stamps from Yankiwi. If you do shop leave us a comment, Id love to know what you bought!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Swedish Collage Challenge Cards!

Today is the day!

Its time to share the Swedish collage challenge cards!

We are really happy to see the nice turnout from our challenge. Id first like to share with you all the cards our design team came up with. I found it interesting how much of a challenge we all felt it was. When I first proposed this idea to our team I thought it would be a simple project, but it turns out being a free spirit doesn't come as easily to us over here as it does in Sweden! I think we definitely pulled it off though.

Easy or not you have to admire the cards our team and customers came up with!

Design Team Cards:

DT member Juliana Swanson

DT member Lydia Fiedler

DT Member Lori Tecler

My card -Tracey B.

This first card was my attempt at the Swedish collage style. I went thru a couple of "drafts" of this card. Eventually settling on this final version. I thought this was going to be my "warm up" card but time got away from me getting ready for shows and filling orders so this has turned out to be my only challenge card but definitely not my last Swedish collage style card!

DT member- Maria Levine

DT Member - Natasha Trupp

DT Member- RoseAnn Reynolds

DT member -Andrea Cloutier

DT Member - Donna Baker

DT member- Donna Duquette #1

DT member- Donna Duquette #2

And here are cards from our friends and customers:



Vanessa Yu

Rachel Henahan


Maureen Wong


Stephanie Severin

Susan Nilsson

Lauri Ingram (card closed)

Lauri Ingram


Linsey Rickett

Dawn Saenz de Viteri

Jeanette Tettiz

Joan Hajak

Lauri Ingram


Ellen Smith

Ellinor Bergdahl

Emmy Brannstrom

Eva Andren

Erin Atkins
Carolina Buchting
Carolina Buchting
Carolina Buchting


Even though this is a Starving Artistamps Company sponsored challenge we did open the challenge up to non-SA projects so everyone could play! Zarah's card features stamps designed by Nina! I thought it would be a fitting way to end this challenge in the same way the whole trend got started over here... With Nina Aslund, our first Swedish customer and pioneer of the Swedish collage style movement!

Nina's cards are such an inspiration to us. Her blog is wonderful (even if you do need a translator!) and this incredibly talented lady has also just finished her internship and is now a 100% full fledged DOCTOR! Everyone visit Nina's blog and congratulate her!!

We have had such a great turnout in both the states and over in Sweden including several friends who thought they would try out our challenge even though they do not own any Starving Artistamps stamps. Here are a whole bunch more cards and blogs for you to check out featuring other various company images:


Gunilla Molin

Julia Lundmark

Lina Kinell

Johanna Berg

Jennifer Love





I hope that I didnt leave anyone off who emailed us their cards, if we did please resend your projects to with a link to your blog post or gallery.

And now to announce the winner of our drawing chosen by random number generator......

Congratulations to Jeanette Tettiz!!!

Please email us your shipping information and which stamp sheet (or set) you would like!