Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I am still waiting on Tamara Wheeler, too from the other contest, so let's get a move on, ladies. I am only making one trip to the PO (akin to traveling to hell).
Tamara Wheeler was the first to post with the correct answer!
All edges were distressed in black and layered on red.The black vase was stamped, cut and pop dotted after flowers were stamped in red on the white and topped with "real" flowers and white brads. The vase has the large white dots with a little acrylic accents on them.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here was the first I read of it.
And then I went exploring and found this.
This is the retort on 2 Peas. You must be logged in to view this link, I think.
Here is a close look at the card and you will see I also chalked around the aperture and the leaf inside is also chalked with various colors for a true fallish look. The card itself was a pre-cut card which I think Marco's carries and can be mail ordered. I lastly clipped off the back of a button from Dress It Up (available at Micheal's or online here).
So the herbs are frozen (except a few strands of chives) and gnome has hunkered down for the duration. Hopefully, he will return and bring friends next spring. I may get those special cards up tomorrow and perhaps announce a winner in the color contest. If you still want to guess, go here.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
So my review of the film? I don't know. We never got there. Thanks to some dumb a** who decided to half kill himself drinking and driving at almost 100 miles an hour on the freeway, I spend the last 2 and a half hours driving up I75 going but 4 miles. Yes, only 4 miles and then I was routed off to turn around and come home. A stretch that would have taken me three minutes of normal driving took me 150 minutes. Thank the freeway gods there was a rest stop in between which we got off at, I peed and right back on after a short conversation with an off duty State Popo-who was on his way to the casino (and hopefully not driving as HE had been imbibing a bit).
Here is what is posted online with a short video. The actual accident is right near the exit ramp where I was to get off for the flick. I honestly don't get why anyone who wants to kill themselves has to have an audience. I feel so bad for the unhurt driver of the semi who is now traumatized for life. Thankfully, no one else was harmed as this is an especially crowded time and area with a huge outlet mall at this exit and several football playoff games in the vicinity, too. It will be interesting to get the stats on this driver as Michigan has had hit or miss dealings with drunk drivers.
There was a bit of humor in this-it was drizzling rain and rather balmy. Just as I had to pee-so did another woman. She apparently told the driver of her car to drop her off at the rest area and keep on going, since traffic was only putzing along and she would catch up to it. When she got back on the freeway walking on the side, she could not find her passage, so she is doing an "Ozzie" on the cell phone-cursing she is NOT walking home to Mount Morris. What was funny about this? She was walking AWAY from Mount Morris!
ETA-Saw the movie late Saturday night after pizza at Uno's. Thumbs up and quite unique and intelligent. A-. Tom Wilkinson should get a nomination for supporting actor and the soundtrack was melancholy at times and intense at others. James Newton Howard is a favorite of mine. Many of you will recognize his theme to ER. As the end credits roll, the emotions running over Clooney's face tell quite a story. But leave anyone under 12 home.
Friday, October 26, 2007
So now I can actually sew on paper and card stock if I want to as I have 2 machines! One a cheapie just for paper crafting and another a few steps up for clothing. I don't like sewing machines that sew themselves as all the fun is gone. If I need to embroider or do needlepoint or quilting, I will do it by hand as I learned when young. I am so looking forward to making Halloween costumes for my grand kids someday as I did with my own kids years ago. Wish I had kept them instead of selling them tho. The ET one was the best!
I edged all the card stock pieces with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Aged Mahogany as it just seemed to match so well with the paper. The base is a plain white card and the pieces are layered on. For the bracket in the front (a die cut) with Love You on it, I popped some brads thru the ends and cut them off on the back before gluing them down. I don't like things showing on the inside and this works for me. The printed word tape (another die cut piece) covers the seam of the papers nicely and then I took the die cut heart, edged that with ink and tied a piece of ribbon to the top of the heart before placing it behind the bracket. You could also staple it for a nice effect.
This card is a different take on the typical Valentine card as it's dark and not sparkly so it's good to give a male recipient. It used scraps well and is pretty easy to make.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Anyways, I am talking about this guessing game-the one to see who could correctly select what the local wazoos would pick for best frog card. Remember that eons ago? I updated the slow moving train here. Finally packed my butt into the heated roller skate and went trekking to Waterford as my inquires were all getting no where. I don't know when the contest ended but only two entrants were still on the board. Mine and the winner. Is that a clue to who won?
No name on the card who won only that she/he received 12 votes. As for the rest of us, Nada. Did I get any votes at all? How many cards were there beyond the original 6? It would be nice to have a little validation but....... Too late.
So 25 people punched in here. A couple left no number vote at all. Several said several numbers. Do you guys always vote like that? No wonder Bush boy won. Yikes! What was needed was one vote is as to how I voted and one vote to who actually won.
There was one correct voter and she will win a nice tidy prize I am selecting when I get off this buzzy contrapton. The bestest voter on this is Cathy Meyers! She picked that I voted for #1 and that #1 would also win.
I then placed all the ones who picked that I chose number 1 and into the randomizer they went. And #7 Doverdi was selected as the 2nd prize winner.
Okay, I feel sorry for all you weird voters out there. Remind me never to run for election in your towns. I put all the other remaining names with numbers into the random selector-even those who left the selection vote blank. And out pops #8 Angel Wilde!!
So all three ladies need to contact me thru the email listed under my profile. Let me know by Sunday otherwise I draw again.And don't forget to go enter my color contest. Some of ya got two of the three right. And sign my guest book too so I can see where everyone is from. Many entries have no blogs to poke thru and I like poking, so if you have a website or blog, let us see them!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
ETA-NO ONE IS REMOTELY CLOSE!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I did not get the cards photographed as I promised from last night but be sure to go take a guess on my color combo here .
Tonight you get a card I made last fall-I always stamp out of season. This is from Hero Arts.
This is a pretty easy card to figure out and it uses up scraps as usual. I personally think this one would make a great check or money holder as its about the right size for that. See you later this week but go guess before I put the cool samples up.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The fast-food chain on Monday unveiled a promotion it is calling "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco," which will run through the best-of-seven matchup.
"Millions and millions of people will be watching the Series and hopefully tuning in to see when they are going to get their taco," said Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch.
There has been at least one stolen base in every World Series matchup since 1990. When the first base is stolen, the unit of Yum Brands Inc, will announce a Tuesday afternoon when consumers will be able to walk into the chain's participating 5,800 outlets and ask for a free taco. Anyone who walks into a participating outlet during the give-away period would be eligible for a free taco.
Despite the promotion's name, stealing the taco will not be required.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This is a pretty simple card really. I stamped both the image and the phrase stamps on white card stock that has flecks of silver embedded in it. It was colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol and I Stickled the bow with glitter. Then I ran the edge of the dried piece over a dark red ink pad to add a little depth. This was layered on olive green textured card stock with pop dots. Under this I laid a piece of thin gold metallic paper and all this went on a dark burgundy folded textured card.
Using a Trio Tape Runner from Judikins, I applied a piece of ribbon across the bottom and cut it off even on the sides. Normally I would want more sparkle on this but I think the image needs to be center stage and the black background I photographed it on lets that show thru.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Now this card has a cool wave, don't ya think? If only I had used one of those hot new pink curvy rulers that I have seen in the stores. I finally broke down and bought a generic one in the art department because I was not spending mucho bucks on the same thing only because it's pink-I don't like pink. My grey one works the same. And my waves look better than free hand ever did. But this card was before the ruler.
As you see, I stamped with several stamp images from the set listed previously and used the same inks on white after cutting my wave. Those blue dots-pencil eraser ends dipped in ink. I cut my wave and then lined up another piece of textured Tsumugi paper behind it and just nudged it up a bit to show as a lip over the white and cut the wave for it. This wave was layered on more Tsumugi-just the paper was going a different direction for the base card.
The paisley square was a larger flat square plain image stamp that was covered with ink and then the word and the paisley stamps were kissed off to leave bare spots where I stamped. I then applied the inked image to the white. This white piece was trimmed, added to a green scrap and pop dotted to my card. I will have a couple more to show you later this week using this same paper, stamps and inks.
- Show up prepared. If you are teaching something, don't read the directions to yourself and try to figure it out as we are all staring at you with mouths agape. At least read the directions and put together the card, book, page, whatever once on your own-before class!
- If you are using a prepacked kit, know what is in it, what each thing is for, and have some extra parts in case we make a mistake--and we will, believe me.
- Know how to speak English unless you are doing a class for a group who does not speak English.
- Don't hold up the class because so and so said she might come. If she hasn't paid you, she ain't coming. If she has paid you and said she will be late, don't penalize the other 9 ladies who are on time or maybe early by screwing up our time table for the afternoon.
- If you allotted 2 hours and find yourself way behind, don't rush thru the rest of the class and make us feel bad. If a card is taking so long, you need to rethink how you got the idea across for next time. But admit to the class takers its taking a long time, and ask us how to handle it. Some of us may be open to staying longer and others may have a sitter at home they need to get to. Don't just tell us to hurry up because you have another class right behind us.
- Don't smoke, don't eat, don't drown yourself in perfume before the class.
- Hang up the phone or get someone else to answer it-we paid for your undivided attention.
- If you are sick, stay home and reschedule the class. I don't need your germs. And if you have a sub teacher----for god's sake, make her open the paper packs before hand so she knows what she is doing. Don't have your teenage daughter do it for you. Hire someone who does this as a rule.
- Do know that you will have different levels of experience in your class. Some newbies, so middle of the pack and some who will know more that you do (and may tell you they do, so be nice and roll your eyes so they can't see but I can :).
- If we are sharing inks, powders, stamps etc, make sure there is an even distribution at the table. If you only have one ink pad for the entire table or one stamp image, it gets crazy. Also have some of the class supplies on hand to BUY or offer a special order if you can.
- Enjoy yourself-if you aren't happy, then we aren't happy and why are you doing this anyways? Tell your students thanks for coming-and you hope they were happy too.
Now taking classes is a whole other ball of wax-or pad of ink or pot of powder. I love taking classes if they are fun and informative and I have happy people around me. Here are some rules for the students.
- Show up at least 10 minutes early and take your place at the table and get ready. Go potty now! (this one is for me-potty queen)
- Turn off the cells, say hi to all of us and don't hold places. Some of the students may be lefties and need to be on the ends otherwise you may get an elbow when you least expect it.
- If the class sheet said to bring your own stuff-like glues, scissors, pens, anything like that--and they usually say at least bring your own fav adhesive-bring it. Don't borrow mine. I may not be able to get mine at the place if I run out-and I am very picky about my glues and tapes- go buy a new one if you forgot or better yet, bring your stuff from home.If you are interested in what I am using, ask me after class and if the store carries it. I know the stores I like inside and out-isn't that sad?
- We need to start the class on time, so don't ask to hold up for so and so. I have an hour's drive for most classes and need to get home before night time. So and so may not show up and then we are all behind. If she is late, she can make up or catch up or we can show her what to do.
- No perfumes, no smoking, no eating at the table. If you smoke, air yourself out before you come inside. Allergies are not fun, neither is asthma.
- Pay attention-if you don't understand the directions, ask. Don't be gossiping and not listening, so the teacher is saying the same thing over and over just for you. She is rolling her eyes behind your back and others are laughing at your childishness. Pay attention.
- If you are really confused--maybe the class needed a pre-req for you. Don't take the most complicated classes if you don't know what embossing is or how to heat set ink. Work yourself up thru the classes so you educate yourself to the stamping/scrapping/paper crafting. We all started at the bottom and did the scut work. Most of us are still learning everyday, so its not a bad thing to admit you are clueless.
- If you make a mistake, say so. Ask politely if there are any extra pieces so you can make your mistake work. If not, work around it and make a note of what went wrong and then buy some extra paper. You can always redo it at home, practicing until its right. Remember, there are no bad crafters, we all make boo boos and can usually redo it later. I have a whole bucket of boo boos. Some are actually on my blog at times.
- Tell the teacher thanks by a verbal thank you and shopping where you are taking the class. Small indy stores are almost a lost breed these days. At least buy a few items, because they usually have stuff you wont find in the big box stores or chains. Most give you a discount for taking a class anyways. 10 % or more off for that one of a kind stamp is way cool. And if you are looking for an oddity, ask and you may be surprised that they will say to shop at so and so's site or store.
- When you are checking out, know what you are buying before hand, pay and move on. There are 9 of us behind you wanting to pay, so don't say take this off my bill and add this, then say put this back on, or hold this for later. Move on and gossip when we are all done and gone--and don't go back to the class room and rifle thru our extra stuff from class instead of buying your own.
- Stay home if you're sick. I don't want your germs.Ask to have your class items set aside for you (homework!) or maybe reschedule for another class.
ETA-here are two more tips from Jacki " for student rules. Thanks Jacki!
- Don't try to out-teach the teacher. If she needs your advice, she will ask.
- Don't talk about what this store or business doesn't have. Teachers are to highlight what the store/business does have.
So there's some of my rules-anyone want to add on? Post away and let Dana and both teachers and students know what to do or what bugs you about taking and teaching classes. Mostly Dana, have a good time. The first class will be the hardest, but you will be happy you did it.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Pat is having a 5 year celebration at her blog and is giving away something special from one of her advertisers or other vendors every day. You will not believe the goodies! I won on day 6, so below is the incredible sets of acyclic stamps I received from Firecracker Designs-a company I had never heard about until this contest (a few others are new to me from Pat's blog too).
So if you like this card, and want to learn more, go visit the above links and sign up for the full color glossy newsletter-and then you get the secret password! This password will take you to another dimension where you will get even more goodies for your brain to create with.
I am so happy to have found such a wonderful creative venue like Technique Junkies-and for all of you who are in the Rubber Stamper boat, this would be a great place to plunk your dollars for some wonderful ideas
So go visit Pat's blog , enter her contests and then subscribe! Tell her Jan sent ya! Ya can't win if ya don't enter!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
The teacher had never even opened the pre-packaged class kits. I believe she was a sub for the actual teacher, but that to me is still not acceptable when you are paying for a class. She could have looked it over before class started. I only take classes at two stamp stores now-- Jane's and Stacey's . At least they know what they are doing.
The base card paper used on this card as on the others I will list this week is called Tsumugi. It reminds me of crepe paper only thicker and from what I have learned online tonight, they are no longer making it. It is still available here but in limited supplies and online if you do a search for Tsumugi cards. A good portion of the search shows sellers in the UK but its worth the trouble to find this wonderfully textured paper.
I stamped my three stamp images using Versacolor inks. I used the smaller size squares, and that is a nice size to "test" out inks to see if you really like them and they aren't expensive at all. You can see on this card where I over stamped with another image and color on the outside images. The tiny message stamp in the lower right is also from Hero Arts and usually sells for 1.99 or less singly.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I have an hour's drive to a store and it's probably a good thing. So print this one off-just copy and add to word or email it to yourself this week and add your name for a goodie email every Sunday.
This card used a textured base card and a torn layer of mulberry paper-something I don't use a lot but should drag out more often. A Sizzix tag was die cut and stamped with what I think is a Hero Arts double stamp background in pink and light green and over stamped with a flower stamp that I used Marvy markers painted right on the stamp. To make it moist, I "huffed" after adding the inks to the raw stamp.
Simple, elegant and a nice change of pace.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
As with the last card I did yesterday, this also used Tim Holtz inks, Prismacolor pencils, Acrylic Accents, Bazzill and Bling papers and some odd ribbons bits.
Tomorrow is my hubby's birthday-actually he is lucky to be having one as I so wanted to kill him yesterday. It was our 35th Anny and as usual, nothing. No hi de ho, no love ya or anything. So he is not getting this card. The last time I remember even a mention of our Anny was at 25 years, and I got so sick from the skanky wine we had---at least I thought it was the wine until 3 months later when I really was dying sick and found out Oct 11 was just a warning shot-or jug.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
So what did I do? I eloped! Got a blood test and 48 hours later, we did it.
No photos to speak of. A crappy green dress for 7.00 bucks on clearance and I had just cut my waist length hair off into a Farrah shag .I only have the receipt from the Justice of the Peace-$20 including the licence fee. No flowers either. We drove to Canada to watch the Tigers on TV (I didn't have a working one in my apartment) as it was blacked out locally . I got a horrible toothache. Then we saw Engelbert Humperdink in concert at the casino (didn't make a bet either as I had no idea what a slot machine was-still have never played one ).
Simple wedding bands in gold cost us only 12.50 a piece. I was never a jewelry person and its still the only piece I wear for the most part-nothing sparkly for me. I am still a cheap date but maybe its not appreciated much.
When your parents tell you they are NOT coming to your wedding, you do drastic things. So we eloped and used the cash we planned for the wedding and honeymoon to England (even tho hubby said he would still pay for all the wedding himself-he was back from the army after getting drafted and was in college finishing his thesis) to buy a house instead. I had a mortgage at barely 19. Insane!! I had the little pink house before Mellencamp wrote about it-the house from hell it was. Ron called his dad in Iowa and told him and his family thought he was drunk. My mom didn't talk to me for months (until she wanted something).
ETA-this comic strip is apropos.
So where do I go from here? I was the only one who remembered. It's just an ordinary day to everyone but me.
You can easily figure this card out. Just click on it to enlarge the photo and check out the idea close up. The only thing to really explain is the balls. They came out weird, I think. I used Acrylic Accents after coloring them and when they dried, it left a dimple in the middle of each one. I think they look like buttons, not balls.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
In fact my local Kohl's never had them. I was not gonna drive an hour south to Brighton as I had just come back from an hour west in Lansing. So I tried the online shopping for Kohl's and they don't have them either. Off to eBay for a search and they are full price-with buy it nows-no bidding ones. Also the sellers want 10 bucks for shipping. If you knew how little this thing weighed, you would get my dismay over shipping. But they did have the larger tree one but its over 50 buckeroos.
Thank goodness for the Google search engine. I found it online at Bed, Bath and Beyond ! And I just happened to have one locally. And I had a 5.00 off any purchase coupon. So this wonderful little item cost me 15.00 and change. It holds 18 beautiful cards, some of mine and some Raks too.
I photographed it in my kitchen as it was raining and I just like to take photos of my stuff outside while I can, so excuse the kitchen intrusions. I was just giddy to find such a cool item. If you go looking for it at BBBY, it was on a side end cap at my store and normal price is 19.99. Its called Umbra Fotofalls Desk Photo Holder . The other larger one is called a free standing tree and holds 36 items.
So get yerself one-and have some fun.
ETA-Amazon also has them at full price but with free shipping over $25.00---so get two and share!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
ETA-this one has a cat whisker-laying on the dog house.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I bet all Canadians are particularly thankful for not having to rush out on the last Friday of the month and spend every cent they can muster like us idiot Americans tend to do on Black Friday . I hope you are enjoying some great food up there! I miss my grampa's 'taters with creamed onions and my gramma's rutabaga mashed with milk and butter. Yum.
So little doggie here is sharing his bones with you and hopes you will have a bite of something in his honor. This stamp is another from Will 'n Way.
I stamped my image and word on white vellum card stock and colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. Then the pieces were cut, inked on the edges and roughed a bit. I layered them on top of some yellow gold bling paper. Using a corner punch on pattered paper, I did all four corners which I also edged with the same Distress Ink (marmalade). I placed this piece centered on textured card stock which was also edged inked and then positioned my image layer
Cutting out three bones, I layered them with pop dots under the off-set phrase and tied a small piece of ribbon into a knot and placed with a snot dot over the word. Acrylic accents on the nose and a flower bead for the id tag on the dog and isn't he the cutest? One happy dog.
ETA-I just noticed----no dog or cat hair. Woo hoo.!!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I used a royal blue textured card stock for the base card and I distress inked it with Peeled Paint ink from Tim Holtz. I also used this color on the background plaid piece, after which I used a blade to rough it up a bit. I cut a smaller piece of green bling for the frame of my images and roughed it up too
My images were stamped on white vellum paper and colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. I cut them out and pop dotted them in place. The bone brad was originally white but I inked it with dark brown and added some embossing powder and heated it up. I did this twice to get a good coverage and poked it thru about lip level. The prongs were snipped to make them smaller. I used acrylic accents on the noses. Small snips of ribbon were tucked under the right side. The word "celebrate" was stamped and cut, then edged and layered on a bit of gold bling.
As an added bonus, there is real cat and dog hair on this-click the photo and you will see it on the lower left. It just seems to always be visible after I have put the camera and cards away.
ETA--World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Initiated by Paper Crafts to bring card makers together , it was first held on October 7, 2006. Due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, there was recognized the need to expand, and the holiday transformed into World Card Making Day. Now in its second year, World Card Making Day includes a web site; a larger level of sponsorship; and a marketing campaign to get the word out. In uniting the card-making communities (hobbyists, retailers, manufacturers) we celebrate the connection and creativity that is at the heart of card making.
Friday, October 05, 2007
I would have had no problem if there were no written rules but for those of us who went out of our way to get our stuff in on time, it sucks. This contest at the store was not some "off the cuff" thing. It's the third time for the contest and there is a monetary award altho not a generous as the first two months.It was supposed to run the month of September and have the final voting posted October 1. Each month the entries went down-15, 11 and now 6. I personally think a prize of 20 bucks is fine but maybe others don't think that is enough. The first month it was 100.
The woman who should have won that month and didn't (omg-her card was the bomb) has not entered again because I think, she wondered "what do I have to do to win anything at all" ? Other voters said they were intimidated by her work and that if they can't do it, why vote for it. What is wrong with that picture??? I can't not make a mess in the kitchen (Rachael Ray doesn't) or write a best seller (John Grisham does) or run a 5 minute mile (welcome back Paula Radcliffe ) , but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate those who do well and want to see them happy and rewarded.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I don't care what my time was, only that I finished and got my nice fake bronze medal (the paint is already peeling off). I have sore hips, shin splints and a burned face. Also some odd bruises that look like a comet exploded on my thigh but that could just be because I am a klutz. I did go to the gym today to try and work the kinks out a bit, see the half neked guys play hoops-we sometimes get NBA guys like Mo Pete and Mateen to knock around (and I got to watch the Wings game, Allison). Crazy but I heard there was another on Mackinaw Island the end of the month... Now that would be pretty and a fudge delight! Where do I sign up?
So hopefully this pretty will get posted before January. Here I present another in the Penny Black altered sticker cards. All I kept from the original card was the sticker and the white embossed swirly paper. I added a dark background card which is textured. It's so dark blue it almost photographs as black. Another 2 blue scraps were the backings for the sticker itself and they were distressed on the edges. I tore a piece of teal scrap that is textured, for the center cross cut as it matched the flowers in the sticker.
Going to ice my shin splints now.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
The blogs I have nominated above are not craft related but family related-and that's the bestest ones around! They can be visited in my sidebar when you are looking for something different.
I am excited to inform you that The Rubber Stamper magazine has been sold to Amos Craft Publishing. Amos Craft Publishing is a fine publishing company with a tremendous amount of experience in the creative industries. I will have the opportunity to work closely with them in the months ahead and together we will create a plan to take the magazine to a new level. The November/December 2007 issue will be the last issue of The Rubber Stamper in its current format. However, Amos Craft Publishing plans to incorporate The Rubber Stamper into its flagship magazine Crafts n Things and will continue to provide you with 75+ card and stamping projects in every issue! Amos Craft Publishing will fully honor the number of issues you have left on your Rubber Stamper subscription so you will automatically receive Crafts n Things for the remainder of your current subscription.Amos Craft Publishing has several other excellent craft magazines including, Painting, Pack-o-Fun and The Cross Stitcher. If you prefer, they?d be happy to transfer your subscription to one of these other Amos Craft publications.If you have any questions about your subscription, you can contact Amos Craft Publishing toll-free at 1-866-222-3821 or via email at email@example.com. Otherwise, watch for your first issue (January/February 2008) of Crafts n Things to arrive in early December.If you currently purchase copies of The Rubber Stamper in your favorite retail shop, please be assured you can continue to purchase Crafts n Things in the majority of all craft shops, bookstores, as well as grocery and convenience stores. It has been my pleasure to launch this magazine and watch it grow and mature during these 11 years. I am certain that you will be pleased with the changes that are planned and the exciting new format of your favorite stamping magazine.
Warm Regards,Tammy Keck Publisher