Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog candy winner announced!

Congratulations to Catdidit!
Winner of our new release blog hop Arctic blog candy!

Please send us your address so we can send out your prize!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

DoodleFactory Arctic Blog Hop and Blog Candy!!!

We are so excited to be presenting you with the newest collection in our DoodleFactory line...

DoodleFactory Arctic


27 generously sized winter images for all your chilly needs!
(uncut unmounted set size is 8 1/2 x 11)

You are going to want to visit all the stops on our hop because someone is giving away a complete unmounted Arctic set for blog candy! You will need to post on that designers blog in order to enter to win. We are keeping the blog candy open for one day only so your chances of winning are even better! (blog candy ends December 8th, 11am PST). If you just can't wait to get your hands on the new Final Frontier set don't worry you can order it starting now and if you are our lucky winner we will let you substitute another set of equal value instead!

If you have arrived here all by yourself and are just finding out about the blog hop this is the place to start! The hop officially starts at 11am EST. The first stop in our hop is with the talented Juliana Swanson http://stampinwinkyfingers.blogspot.com/2009/12/arctic-blog-hop.html Juliana will send you on to your next spot but if you get lost along the way here is the complete list:

Start Here:

START HERE:

You can order your own DoodleFactory Arctic set and lots of other great collections on our website, get yours today: http://www.starvingartistamps.com


If you enjoy the cards you find on our designers blogs please let them know by leaving a comment. They work hard to make special projects to show you and they sure do deserve the praise!

Thank you for hopping with us today!
Tracey

DoodleFactory Arctic Blog Hop Monday December 7th!

Just a quick reminder to come and visit us Monday December 7th any time after 11 am eastern standard time for our new release DoodleFactory ARCTIC BLOG HOP and ONE DAY ONLY BLOG CANDY!!!

We've got lots of wonderful cards to show you and two special guest designers! Did you know that even we don't get to see the cards until the hop? So we are all just as excited as you are to see all the amazing new creations!

I can't wait!
Tracey

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

SAVE THE DATE! New Release BLOG HOP and ONE DAY ONLY blog candy!!

To kick off our newest collection in our DoodleFactory line we are having a blog hop December 7th, 2009 11 am EST. There will be amazing new cards from our designers as well as two special guests and a chance to win a set of these super cool new stamps by participating in our one day only blog hop! So save the date because its going to be fabulous!

P.S. If you love our stamps or if you just love blog candy please spread the word about our hop and feel free to pick up your own blog hop button on our blog side bar :O)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter 2009 ~Sneak peeks and cards galore!

After the past few releases I have learned something important about our design team... they don't like surprises. I've tried to explain the thrill and excitement it would bring for our new sets to be discovered waiting in their mailboxes. But unanimously they all agree they want to see them NOW! Me being someone who is very bad at keeping a surprise for long I easily cave in to their demands.

I mention this because I left a bit of a cliff hanger here in my last post. I also mention it because recently you may have visited the blog of our ever so fabulous DoodleFactory artist Irene, who is just as bad as me at keeping our finished sets under wraps.

So since Irene has posted a sneak peek of what's coming with this super adorable banner, how could we not snatch it from her blog and post it here for you guys as well! It's official, no one here at Starving Artistamps has any restraint when it comes to our new images!



An official Blog Hop reveal will be coming soon (2-3 weeks).
A super special thank you to Eva Andren for suggesting this theme!

In the mean time we have quietly introduced three brand new Nativity themed sets for your stamping pleasure. With so many new collections releasing in such a short time it would be impossible to do a bigger blog hop style reveal if we wanted you to see them in time for the holidays. All of our newest products can be found on our website and are available now.
Here is a quick link for you to take a look: http://starvingartistamps.com/whats_new_.html

And here is a bit of eye candy from our fabulous design team using our three new nativity collections, The Nativity, O' Holy Night and coordinating Nativity Sentiments.

PRESENTING Starving Artistamps new collection "The Nativity"
an incredibly generous portion of classic stamps to tell the story of the nativity in depth.



Worth noting:
check out how vastly different these two cards are, designed by two different designers using the same stamps. This is a great example of how stamps allow for personal creative expression.





And if you enjoy a more modern edge to your images....
May we present to you...
Starving Artistamps newest DoodleFactory Collection O' Holy Night

DoodleFactory O' Holy Night can be found here:

and again the Nativity sentiments can be found here: http://starvingartistamps.com/sentiments_christmas_nativity.html


Worth noting: Use your away in a manger lyrics for a beautiful text background.




Special thanks to Irene for designing this fantastic set
and to Juliana and Donna for all the help with the sentiments.
You guys ROCK!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Something's coming...

Something's coming and it's going to be COOL!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spread the Love Blog Hop today!

Welcome to our stop on the Spread the Love blog hop!

This hop was coordinated by Denise and Erin of the Stamp Something Challenge blog for Jamie Cates, an 11 year old victim of a violent crime. It is our hope that by having this hop Jamie's mailbox will be filled with cards with wishes of love and hope from around the world. We along with several other companies are very proud to be sponsoring this hop. There are 60 hops filled with awesome cards and many prizes to give away!

If you have arrived here all by yourself and want to start from the beginning please start here at Katharina Frei's blog: http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/

Here is the card I am sending to Jamie

I choose this theme and color because I know Jamie likes to skateboard, is not a "girly girl" but does like black and pink. I added a little bling for Arno's collar and the wheels on the skateboard (aurora borealis austrian crystals, I get mine from Outlines rubber stamps)


You can't see it so well in the picture but the front images are popped up and everything is colored with copics and accented with sakura glaze pens, my two favorite supplies for coloring!


I also made Jamie a coordinating envelope which I will be sending off inside a clear bag for protection.

Products and supplies list:
Stamps: Starving Artistamps, DoodleFactory collection: Urban stamp set

http://starvingartistamps.com/doodlefactory_urban.html


Markers: Copic caio markers:

http://starvingartistamps.com/copic_markers.html


Stampers Magic POP! Tape (for popping up images)

http://starvingartistamps.com/stampers_magic_pop_tape.html



Thanks for hopping over to our blog!

If you would like to spread the love please consider sending Jamie a card, here’s a bit about Jamie:

Jamie is not really a girlie girl, but she does like hot pink and black. She likes outdoor activities such as biking, skateboarding, razor rip stick, snowboarding, and karate. As you may have read, she is a black belt in karate. Cards are to be mailed to:
Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help us in our efforts to spread the love.


The next stop on the hop is Giovana Smith's blog:

http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/


and if you get lost along the way here the the complete hopping list:

Katharina Frei http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/

Linda Lucas http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/

Trudy Sjolander http://truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

Peggy Russell http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com

Deena http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/

Kim Teasdale http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/

Tangii www.tangiink.com

Maria Matter http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com

Kim Howard http://basementstamper.blogspot.com

Karen Foltz www.watercoloreddreams.blogspot.com

Ann Vento http://raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com

Samantha from SPCC http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/

Sharon Traynor http://cardsngreetings.blogspot.com/

Janna Sicard http://jannascreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/

Sammy Jo Singer www.62cards.blogspot.com

Helen Dooley http://tomorrowstreasure.blogspot.com

Danielle http://dani2519.wordpress.com

Sharon Lougheed www.cardsbyrequest.blogspot.com

Lydia http://mylittlecrafthaven.blogspot.com/

Cindy Beach http://stampspaperandink.typepad.com/

Kimmi Blakey http://poppy-petal-designs.blogspot.com/

Crafty Creations Challenge http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Scull http://justcoffeepleasestampsribbonspaper.blogspot.com/

Laura Campbell http://www.layersofcolor.com/blog/

Lisa Cook http://www.bylisac.blogspot.com/

Katie Cotton http://papermakeup.blogspot.com

Vicki Parson http://stampedsmiles.blogspot.com

Lorraine Aquilina(Lols) http://loraquilina.blogspot.com/

Shelly Lutton Olson.....http://minkiespaperparadise.blogspot.com/

JayJay http://www.stempelelfejayjay.blogspot.com/

Denise Lynn http://denisesstampingpage.blogspot.com

Cindy Royal http://royalthings.blogspot.com/

Crissy Armstrong http://crissysartnheart.blogspot.com/

Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/

Kathryn of KLM Designs http://www.kscardcreations.blogspot.com/

Silvia Mabie www.mabiestampin.blogspot.com

Melissa DeTullio www.missyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Regina Jones http://rjones-scrapcreations.blogspot.com/

Leslie Hanna http://thecrookedstamper.blogspot.com

Megan Lock http://www.meganlockdesigns.blogspot.com

Pamela Firecracker http://www.pamelasgallery.com/

Micki http://artfulxpressions.net/

Elaine from Quixotic http://www.quixoticcards.com

Jenny Lazslo http://playingisapassion.blogspot.com/

Boni Boutelle bonibleauxdesigns.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Smith http://www.lizslaboursoflove.blogspot.com

Tracey from Starving Artistamps www.starvingartistamps.blogspot.com

Giovana Smith http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/

Jacilynn Cox www.jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com

Debbie Eastman http://debbieeastmancardsimake.blogspot.com/

Anita Autore http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com

Jenn McMillan http://www.jennmcmillan.blogspot.com/

Lydia Fielder www.projectreanimate.blogspot.com

Amanda Newton http://amandanewton.wordpress.com

Jaime Schlangen www.inkyandscrappy.blogspot.com

Melissa Earnest http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com

Erin Bailey http://scrapstampandbemerry.blogspot.com

Kimmie http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com

Cammie King http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com

Avril http://avrilannwatson46.blogspot.com/

Wags n’ Whiskers Challenge www.wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com

Tanya Smith www.craftynumnums.blogspot.com

Shannon http://www.desertdesignsstudios.com/blog/

Dianne http://mypaperhugs.blogspot.com/

Linda Coughlin http://thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.com


Spread the Love

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spread the Love Blog Hop

Starving Artistamps will be sponsoring and participating in a special blog hop Monday November 2nd organized by Denise (owner of Whimsy stamps) and Erin Bailey (co-founder of the Stamp Something challenge blog)


After being touched by a tragedy that recently took place in a neighboring New Hampshire town. Denise and Erin have decided to make a difference and set up a Spread the Love Blog Hop with the hopes to cheer up an 11 year old little girl who was the victim of a random and violent crime:


On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home were a mother and her 11 year old daughter were sleeping. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings.


This is what Erin and Denise hope to accomplish by organizing this event:

"We want her to be showered with cards from around the world in an effort to restore hope to this young girl’s life. We’re also encouraging anyone who participates in the hop to mail a card to Jaimie and/or anyone they know who has been a victim of random violence."


So mark your calenders for 10 am EST November 2nd, 2009. There will be giveaways and a huge list of hop sites with piles and piles of cards to ogle!


Denise and Erin have set up a dedicated blog for the hop and will posting information as it becomes available. The blog is temporarily unavailable but will be set up by hop time on monday. http://spreadthelove-forjaimie.blogspot.com/