Thursday, November 6, 2008

NEW RELEASE AND SOME GOOD CANDY!

I confess this release is a wee bit tardy and this time it's all my fault. You see Irene sent me these designs almost 2 weeks ago but we were away at the stamp show in Indiana for several days. Once we got them in our hot little hands we realized that we really should put together some fun sentiments to match. And that's when time got away from us. So I take full responsibility for not showing you these until now.

In an effort to make nice we are are doing two very special things. First, we are going to put this set up at a great price and as an added bonus from now until Christmas we are going to give you all the matching sentiments for FREE when you buy the full set. (An 11.95 value!)

But since we don't like to force you to buy stuff you don't want, we are also going to offer these incredibly cool guys individually in both unmounted and mounted. You will also be able to purchase the sentiments separately if you feel the need to.

These will start shipping sometime around November 11th. The molds are on their way here already. If you have ever pre-ordered from us before you know that we are pretty good with our ship dates. (shipping ETA's are always posted on the home page if you haven't noticed)

So here it is... Brand spanking new from the DoodleFactory ....
We are pleased to introduce you to Santa's Sweet Shoppe!

This set retails for only $19.95 for the complete set of 25 unmounted stamps
(also available individually or in smaller sets in mounted and unmounted)

And here are the matching sentiments you will get for FREE when you purchase the set:
(size comparison: "warm thoughts" is approx. 1/2" x 3" across)
As I mentioned, we are doing TWO special things for you tonight... Well here is the second cool thing... We are giving away a set of Santa's sweet shoppe and the matching sentiments
as blog candy!
From now until November 11th post a comment on this post and agree to do THREE things.
  • First and foremost you must SPREAD the WORD by telling every STAMPER you know about our new stamps and blog candy (yes, we do check!)
  • Second you must stroke Irene's ego and tell her what you love most about her wonderful stamps. It would be especially helpful if you tell her why you love her artwork and why waiting for the newest release is so difficult!
  • Lastly, you must agree that if you win the prize you will lovingly USE your stamps within 2 weeks of getting them and send us a photo of your project for us to show off on our gallery.
That's not too hard for the chance to win $32 bucks worth of stamps right!
To be fair to everyone we will only be accepting one comment per person.
The winner chosen by random number generator will be announced after November 11th, 2008. No purchase necessary.
If you have any questions you can always email us at: strvingartistmp@aol.com
Need some inspiration? We just loaded lots of new cards to the gallery tonight from some of our favorite designer and customers www.starvingartistampsgallery.blogspot.com
Don't forget, this new release will not begin shipping until approximately November 11th. But you can start ordering tonight, they are already posted on the website www.starvingartistamps.com We expect a big response to these so get your orders in early since we fill them first come first serve. Don't worry about waiting for the blog candy to be announced, if you order and you end up being the winner you will get your choice of any other DoodleFactory or Starving Artistamps stamp set/sheet you want!

69 comments:

Dawn Nikol said...

AWESOME!!! What a great surprise, I wasn't expecing these yet!! =)

Zarah said...

Oh wow!! Im in LOVE! Seriously. I've been infatuated with your stamps before - but these take the prize! I have this slight obsession with X-massy stamps and lately I've been longing for some FUN ones - and look! Here they are!
Cute, fun and incredibly well drawn as always! :D

...the fact that I know the quality of them is above & beyond great (making any stamper a happy girlie - or boy for that matter) only sweetens the cake.

I've linked, of course. Here and here
:D

Nina said...

GORGEOUS STAMPS, once again...I got to have them! What a generous offer, and generous giveaway Tracey! *doing the happy dance*

You can count me in!! ;)

I'll spread the word on my blog right away!

I really do believe Irene knows how crazy I am about her funny and awesome doodles...
They are so special and unique and I just love her funky style!
The Doodle Factory stamps are my absolute favourites on the market, world wide! Well, apart from my own designs, that is *grin*

If I'm the lucky winner of the raffle, I PROMISE to make some colourful cards for you as soon as I get the stamps. That's for sure!

:o)

Jenny said...

How generous! I love the stamps because they are funny. They are not that traditional and inspire to do happy cards. The motives is also good ones and I relly love the polar bear!

Susanne said...

Wow! These are great! I've been waiting and waiting for these stamps and I sure wasn't disappointed! Irene I just love your designs.
I ♥ Coco
I've written about this here: http://eleocharispyssel.blogspot.com/2008/11/nu-r-de-hr.html

Dawn Mercedes said...

haha...well, I am delighted to see a new set! (Was woken up by an unfortunate accident in the night...so this news and pictures was PERFECT timing!) I love Irene's work b/c it's a good size. Not tiny like some stamp company's images. They fill up a page/card...and tell a story. Flowers are nice to look at but these whimsical creatures create a mood! In this set particularly, I like the addition of the silhouette creatures.

If I were to be so lucky as to be the winner, you can bet that this set would be used within the day of receiving it!

(Of course, my blog will be advertising the new set.)

Tink said...

WOW! what a GREAT set! You have outdone yourself!! I am posting this on my blog , this new set needs to be seen by all!!

http://tinktime-tink.blogspot.com/

Marolle said...

Oh my!!! i cant believe this, SOO cool :D I need this for my holiday cards.If I dont win, I buy them ;)

Daniela/Neliz said...

i SWEAR ill tell every stamper i know, i really do swear. Gonna head over to my nighbour now for coffee and ill tell her right away!

And Irene, i LOVE THESE STAMPS SOOOOO MUCH! They are GREAT! :D :D :D

And of course, if i win, ill use em right away! :D And show you of course.

Hugs, Daniela/Neliz (www.neliz.se)

Daniela/Neliz said...

PS: Now ive linked from my page

http://neliz.se/?p=741

Hugs, Daniela/Neliz (www.neliz.se)

Heather "Hev" said...

Thankyou for the chance at winning these beauties!!

Irene, I love how the illustrations have a character of there own - such jolly and vibrant shapes. My fave would have to be either the lollipop or the Gingerbread house.

Have a wonderful day - I have linked you at my candy store on my sidebar.

Hugs, Heather

cattis said...

They are Lovely!! ♥ I Love these stamps becuse they are soo pretty!=)


♥ Cattis from Sweden


http://kathis.blogg.se/

Therese said...

Lovely stamps!!!
I will recomend them to all of my friends!
Therese/Sweden

Therese F said...

Irene is such an artist, beautiful stamps!!!!
http://tessalonikes.blogspot.com/

Mary Dawn said...

these are wonderful, irene knocked it out of the park! i promise to do all of things i have to promise to do LOL but i'm sure i'll be pre ordering this set, i like it almost as much as i like Doodle Factory Tropics

Froggy said...

oh i so want to win these!!! Irene, they are adorable!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the polar bear!!! and the silent night sentiment rocks!! LOL!! Going to post on my blog about these stamps and link them to the store!!

fishlips said...

Amazing set...How wonderful

Cathy said...

These are really cool...I love the detail in the stamps Irene - the little tags on the gifts...all the detail in the snowflakes! And the bear...oh man....he'd be on a card within seconds of appearing in my house :)

I'd love to win these!

Cathy

Froggy said...

posted the link to buy them on my blog!!
http://froggysfroggaritaville.blogspot.com/2008/11/omg-have-you-seen-these.html

Anne B. said...

Oh how cute the new stamps are, especially the bear. And the sledge. And the gingerbread house... :)

I love the stamps because they are cute and have their very own look. And they are super Promarker friendly - easy to color. So yes, it's hard to wait for new stamps. We want more! :)

I don't have a blog, but have e-mailed my stamping friends.

abackman66(a)hotmail.com

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

love it! And these stamps are so stinkin cute!!!! I posted about the candy on my blog....

http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/2008/11/hhh-baby-yea.html

Janet said...

These are such cool stamps--I agree to do all three things---what wonderful stamps.....I just love 'em and hope I can win them.

dragonfairie said...

those are so adorable! Please enter me in the contest, I have already put a link on my blog and can't wait to create!
http://insanedaze.wordpress.com/

Muffin said...

These stamps are just awesome!! As always, Irene manages to get them funny, funky and yet so cute - I just adore all of her work (of course she knows that already).
Thank you for the chance to win them, Tracey - it's so generous of you! I'm spreading the word here!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

love Dawn Mercedes' cards. And Irene has great vision, clever looks. Am posting to my blog for everyone who blogs, who read mine. I am trying to decide to give up stamping but then I see such possibilities and change my mind.

Mz Kelz said...

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!! I have been holding off on ordering any Christmas stamps just hoping and praying a Doodle Factory set would come out!!! I love the versatility and uniqueness of them. You can go with any mood on them, as well as any theme (ie cutesy, masculine, friendly, bold, etc)... I am already thinking of all the other occassions I can use this set for besides just christmas!!
Of course they are linked and shown on my blog: http://kelzslice.blogspot.com/
Now I gotta order them so I can get crankin on my Christmas cards!!
THANKS for yet another GREAT set!

rachelsigmak said...

i added these to my blog... I am such a doodlefactory lover!!! Just amazing as usual!

http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/

PETRASO said...

http://petraso.blogspot.com/2008/11/yes-yes-yessssssssssssss.html''i have spread the word! in an embaresing bad English!!!!!!
And i had write that i love with irenes design!!!
love extra the polar bear , You know that we have them here in Sweden??? Yes it true*finger cross* oki in the Zoo but some think this is true..... i have a thing for chrismas stamps... do my first card in july! you have too do it!!!
you can se on the comments that we swedes !!! love chrismas!!!
Irene you and Nina is my faVORIT designers of figur stamps!!!

catdidit said...

OMG! *dies* These are omg cute and awesome! I sooo love Irene's work...I love how they are not too big and not too small, the fun whimsical aspect of the little creatures....they just make you SMILE! And to be able to create something that does that...well that HAS to be the best EGO stroker around Irene!! Wonderful!!

Here is my link at my blog too!

My post on my blog!

Barb Nelson said...

Love this new set!! I love how Irene creates stamps to make a scene - so much fun to stamp that way!! And they are so darn fun!!

Here's my entry on my blog:
http://allthingsgreatandcrafty.blogspot.com/2008/11/another-quickie-post.html

Angie said...

So, of course I love these stamps, and of course I want them all! I don't own any Doodlefactory stamps yet but I have been admiring them for sometime now and this is going to be my first set! I've decided that I'm going to say "screw it!" to my stamping budget ban, and I'm buying myself these adorable, wonderful, impossible to pass up stamps! Besides, my hubby and I are most likely going to be apart for Christmas (AGAIN, Darn Air Force!) so I need the gingerbread man and sentiment to match. Ok, off to preorder! (oh yeah, and I WILL be spreading the word on my blog too).

paradise45 said...

Love the set!!! It is so fun and the small details, like the tags on the packages just add that perfect touch. I am emailing my friends now with your site and I will make cards right away with this set if I am the winner. Thanks!

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

loyaz said...

I not only think these stamps are AWESOME, I told the world - via my blog here:
http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Tracy in Michigan said...

Oh my gosh, what an extraordinary set!! I love the possibilities for cards but think I'm more in love with how I could use these for scrapbook pages! I'm just picturing the pages about visiting Santa, making the gingerbread cookies, decorating the house - how perfect would that be!! So, thanks for all the wonderfully creative ideas and the talent to draw them! Please enter me into the drawing as well. thanks so much! Tracy in Michigan, crazyforsu@aol.com

GabrielaD said...

Great Stamps. These are totally adorable. I loooooove the polar bear with the hot cocoa! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!!

Alena said...

I love your artwork Irene!!! I can't wait for them to come out. It really is hard waiting for them. I will promise to let everyone know about this and if I win I will make a card to share with you guys.. I really want to win. Pick me. Pick me, pick me. LOL.....

postal orphan said...

OHMIGOSH - Irene, these are absolutely darling! I totally love Marmalade and Butterscot - too cute! The whole set is wonderful. I would love to do my holiday cards this year using this set.

Ulrika said...

The new stamp are awesome!! Love them all.

Great designs Irene!!

Tesa said...

Oh, i just love SANTA and GIO (sad). Lovely! I'll spread the word on my blog. Hugs from me

CreativeJeaux said...

I always look forward to new sets- AND blog candy!! What I love best are the fun/funny and non-traditional designs. The gingerbread men... and I swear that this is the cutest Christmas tree I've ever seen! Thanks so much! Now off to spread the word...

Cissi said...

Aww, these stamps are simply GORGEOUS! I haven´t got a blog yet, but you bet I´m gonna tell all my friends about this :)

If I´m the lucky winner, this years christmas cards will all be decorated with Coco the lovely polarbear, cause its just so charming and sweet and I´m in love!

Cheers,
Cecilia (cecilia[at]familjenwiking . se)

Gunsan said...

Lovely lovely!
I love Irene's stamps because they're funny and cute but not "sugar sweet". To be honest I was a skeptic at first, but after seeing all the wonderful cards people (Like Nina) keep creating I got sucked in too, and now I'm hooked to. A DF-addict, yes I am.

I'll post a link in my blog right away.
LINK

Maureen said...

LOVE this new set!! I love DF because they are so quirky and cute. They're a little unexpected and so much fun to play with! If I win I will definitely be playing with them as soon as I rip them out of the package!!

Here's my blog entry:
http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/2008/11/baby-girl-beebo-and-blog-candy.html

Linsey said...

Well, a shorter list would be what I DON'T love about Irene's new holiday sets! First of all they are so full of whimsey and they have this special unique *cuteness*. Like the santa--who doesn't have a santa stamp in their stash...but this santa has a different look, so fresh and fun! Really, every single stamp is a new and exciting holiday adventure! Tons of possibilities and I think I just have to order them now! THe 11th can't come soon enough!!! :) thanks for the super cool opportunity--very generous of you! xoxo

Snurklan said...

What I love moste about these wonderful stamps?!? Where should I start?!? Hmmm *trying to use my brain*. Well first of there is the fact that I have still not found any other designer that makes so fun, cool and happy stamps. Secondly these designs always makes me smile. Thirdly I have only bought an entire kit of stamps once and who designed them you think?!? RIGHT... Irene!

Why can't I wait and buy them myself?!? Because ther lovely and I want to use them for my christmas cards therefore I need them now.

I have put a link in my at http://snurklan.blogspot.com/

Therese said...

I love theese stamps!!! They are christmasy and not like any other! They are not just cute but also cool and and...and... weel I can´t even find the words!:D This is alo why it´s hard to wait until a new set is out in stores. They are cool in a way that is incommensurable.

I´v linked: http://pyblo.se/thezzan

Vina said...

It was so worth the wait..such an amazing holiday stamp set! I love it! I don't have a blog but I'm committed to sharing the news with my craft/stamp friends. Already craving to see your next creation! Thank you. Vina macfishy@aol.com

Rhynah said...

What an awesome blogcandy you're offering, wow!
I must say that this set of stamps has EVERYTHING I could imagine myself using to make xmas cards for my friends! Just breathtakingly hilarious! :D

I have spread the word here. :)

- Rhynah

Sanna F said...

Oh these are so so so cute! I totally LOVE them!!!
I am so in love with the gingerbread couple and that little house - well all of them are so darling cute!
Ofcourse I linked to this blogcandy in my blog Hand Made

Now I can only keep my fingers x:ed for these sweet and adorable xmas stamps

Josette said...

Okay so Im new to your blog and stamps I happened to stumble on them and I am so very glad I did. These stamps are not only cute but what personality they have. Christmas is such a fun time of year and these stamps show that. Way to go!!

Brenda said...

what a great set of stamps. I love, love, love the polar bear with hot chocolate. And can I say I NEED the sentiment that says "silent night, no really, shut up!!!" too funny.
Since this is the first time I have come across these stamps I can't tell you about how I have used them in the past. But since I am a seriously addicted stamper/scrapper I am sure I will soon!!!

Neva said...

OMGosh Tracy this set is just tooo cute. I love that Santa, he sorta reminds me of Yosemite Sam kickin up them heels like that. What an adorable Christmas set and for a chance to win it I would make sure to use it the very day that I get it. Love the sentiment set as well. Such fun images in that set to get to play with. I will SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Angel said...

I'd love to win these! I've posted on my blog to tell me stamping friends!
http://angelosity.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-stamps.html
Thanks for the chance!

Sharon in NE said...

Yes! I promise all those things! I think my favorites are Gio Sad and Gio Happy. The phrases are great too. Love the one "Being without you on the holidays really breaks me up." I gotta have these!
Now I'm off to run through the streets telling EVERY stamper I know...just as you directed.

Pat Huntoon said...

Okay, I have to enter -- just love these stamps! That gingerbread is just too cute for words! And yes, you KNOW I will use them : )
p huntoon at optonline dot net

Wih said...

Oh help me MAMA how gorgeos aren't these stamps?? I'll just tell you one thing Irene, your stamps make the world a more fun place to stamp in, that's for sure! ;)

I promise on my scout's honor that I would use these stamps right away if I would be so fortunate to win them, I lov'em lov'em lov'em!!

And hey, I linked here: http://wih.blogg.se/2008/november/helt-galet-massa-blogcandy.html

Anonymous said...

Hooray, beautiful new stamps! Love 'em!!!

I don't have a blog, but I've told every craft friend I have about these (and other) DoodleFactory stamps.

I LOVE Irene's stamps because 1) they are so fun, 2) they are crazy (in a good way, that is :) ), 3) they are not cutesy girly stamps as so many other stamps are (I'm not going to name any names... ;) ), 4) they are versatile, and 5) they make me smile :).

If I win, I WILL make 2 cards in 1 week for you! Promise! And since you have made such a generous offer with this candy, I'll throw you 1 extra card on top of the 2 required - so 3 cards in 1 week!!! :D

m.
(salisystis@luukku.com)

lenislenis said...

I'd love to win those wonderful stamps!
Why? they are so special and unique, they don't look like other stams. They are very special!!!

Kim R said...

The stamps are so cute - they just make you smile when you look at them - I can jusst imagine how wonderful they will look on a card or in my son's sccrapbook. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity for some awesome blog candy.

BishopsMommie said...

oooooooo, I will definitely make you some things if I win those awesome stamps, looking forward to these.

Elaine said...

Gosh darn! I love these darling little creative buppies! They are so animated and I can almost see them in a holiday cartoon! What FUN!!! I will post on my blog when it is working again. I just lost my counter thing and can't get that to work either. Hopefully tomorrow. What a blast it'll be using these when I win them! (hehehe!)

Jelena said...

Lovely and beautiful stamps!!!
I posted about the candy on my blog....

http://murllyka.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

These stamps are absolutely ADORABLE!! I promise to share these with all the girls in my card club (I don't have a blog) and anyone else who will listen, lol! I love the gingerbread men especially - and the Santa is so whimsical! I can't wait to get these and make some beautiful cards! Thanks!!!

Lorraine said...

I love these stamps because they offer up the whimsical side of Christmas, playful and precious....
Waiting kinda makes you feel like a child on Christmas and then seeing them is like getting to the tree with lots of presents for you! I could just envision the cards I could make with this set....so sweetly Christmas!!!!!I will email this to every stamper I know!

barb said...

I just love these stamps. My friend Lorraine just sent me this email and I just love them and GOTTA have NOW!!!! Irene you did great with this design--a little something for everyone... I explored the website and have a huge wishlist that I have made to give to SANTA. I hope he thinks that I have been good enough this year to get them. Now off to let all my other stamping friends to about this wonderful set and website....PS..Please let Santa that I have been good this year...

Larne said...

I can´t really come up with much more than that that was the cutiest blog candy ever and anyone who doesn´t want it must be mad :)
Love your stamps and cards :)

Lena_Ae said...

WOW! This is just what I´ve been looking for! Some FUN x-mas stamps!
Whats the number to Santa I´ve just have to call and tell that I´ve been a really, really good girl this year!

And lucky me, my boyfriend really likes animal because several of the DoodleFactorys animal is going to move in with us really soon. LOVE!

Kathie Bailey said...

I love these! What fun stamps for the holidays!

Diane U. said...

These stamps are awesome. Special thanks go out to Dawn Mercedes for introducing them to me. I love the holiday set and the sentiments. Some of them are just too funny. I already know who I am using which sentiment for on their Christmas cards.