Friday, September 25, 2009

Selling my stamps

**I just added links to the stamp sets so you can see what they look like. Look at the first picture, often called the index or sample in each gallery. You'll also be able to see what you can make with the stamp sets.**

I'll send you pictures if you want. All are SU! E-mail me with what you want to buy or with any questions at thestampingoods@gmail.com.

I NEED to get these stamps into the hands of others. Whatever doesn’t sell this week will be combined into one big ebay auction. I have held onto these sets for too long, and actually tried to sell them once before without success. I can’t keep them collecting dust.

MY LOSS=YOUR GAIN.

All stamp sets are complete sets. I've tried to accurately describe their condition. All images stamp beautifully, no interference from the staining. All stamps come from a smoke and pet free home. "VLS"= very light staining, maybe a touch of staining on one or two pieces"LS"= light staining, one or two stamps with slight staining on rubber or wood"like new"= used once or twice, most of the stamps in the set never used"some staining"= 3 or 4 stamps with light staining

A Little Love- $12 set of 12 (retired)
All About U- $12 set of 12, VLS (retired)
Around & About- $7 set of 4 (retired)
Big Blossom- $10 large background stamp, stain on wood (retired)
Event Full- $7 Set of 6 LS (retired)
Garden Whimsy- $10 set of 8, like new
Happily Ever After- $10 set of 6 (retired)
Happy Harmony- $10 set of 6, Like new (retired)
Heartfelt Thanks-$10 set of 9 (some staining)
In the spotlight-$12 set of 12, LS (retired)
Mostly Flowers- $7 set of 4 Like new (retired)
Noteworthy- $7 set of 9 VLS (retired)
Paint Prints-$5 set of 6, LS (retired) Does not come in a box
Polka Dots and Paisley- $10 set of 6, like new (retired)
Send A Celebration- $7 set of 4 (retired)
So Very- $10 set of 8 VLS (retired)
Tags So Much- $7 set of 6 (retired)
Very Punny- $10 set of 8 (retired) used once
Watercolor Minis- $10 set of 12 (retired)
Year-Round Fun II-$15 set of 28, LS(retired)(Plus a small penguin and snowflake stamp)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Artisan Project #6

This card took FOR-EV-ER to cut out. But, I was grateful that I liked the result. (Sometimes that doesn't happen, ya know. You work and work and think "This is gonna be so cute!" and then it turns out ugly as sin. Ah, the creative process) I wanted this to look like a little posey of flowers and I think it comes across that way. I took a floral design class in college and a chapter we studied was about vintage posey holders. I always wanted to make one, but alas it never came to be. Maybe because I never had a reason to. I digress...

The card was made with Doodle This stamp set and another greeting set that I can't find the name of. I also used vanilla hardware and pretties kit (pearl) and kraft taffeta ribbon. The card stock colors are vanilla, blush blossom, close to cocoa, and sage shadow. Ink was sage shadow, blush blossom, and close to cocoa.

This has to be one of my favorite color combinations. It's so soft.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Artisan Project #5

The sets, Loads of Love and Boatloads of Love, are two of my favorites. It took me a while to get the masking right to make the boat trailer out of the truck. Now, Stampin' Up! has a set with a trailer. AHHH! oh well, I guess that's how life goes.

I was really happy with this card when I sent it to SU!, but now when I look at it I wonder what I could have done different. I think my favorite part about this card is how the car and trailer look rusty. Or at least, that was the idea! This was my first time using watercolor paper and I loved it. Watercoloring on regular paper feels so different. It certainly made me feel more like a painter. :o)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Halloween Boxes

I saw these boxes on THIS blog and I had to try them. I created the witch and pumpkin on my own. But I just love the group of them. You can find kits to make these yourself at my store, http://www.mandyscardstore.blogspot.com/. They were so easy to put together. I will be making these for either the students in Matthias' class or the teachers (I haven't decided yet).





Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grandmother Brag Book

I made this for a friend of mine a while ago. Her first grandchild was born and I wanted to celebrate the occasion with a small gift. I've had this little book for a long time in my things, always wanting to recover it and make it cute.

All SU!
Ink- Wild Wasabi, Black Craft
Paper- Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and a retired Designer Series Paper from SU!
Stamp set- Toy Box, simple serif alphabet set