July 27, 2008

obsession:stamps

So how happy was I that Studio Calico now includes an exclusive stamp in their fabulous kits? Very. Saying I'm obsessed with rubber stamps is an understatement. I was a stamper before I started scrapping. The photo above is just a fraction of what I own. These are my favorites. The ones I keep close by for that hand-stamped detail my page is begging for.
These are my very favorite ink pads. Like stamps, I have a lot but these have won me over for various reasons. Here's a list if you're curious:
Nick Bantock's Van Dyke Brown-the ultimate brown/sepia
Versafine Onyx Black-when you want the most even, black stamp impression
Memories Black-this one's like a polariod picture...you never know how it's going to come out. the impression is uneven and dull but I like it for certain techniques.
Versamark Watermark-when I'm feeling wild and want to emboss.
Memories Midnight Blue
-this went great with the July kit.
Adirondack Lettuce & Espresso
StampFrancisco Scarlet Red
This is my pathetic temporary storage for the Studio Calico stamps. This is no way to keep these beauties so I decided to do up a little project to store clear acrylic stamps. Here's a little peek.....
I'll put up the full version along with some other ideas on Tuesday. Stay tuned for my rubber stamp dedication week!

Hope to see you all on the mb's tonight. Yes, it's premiere night. So dig up that photo of you with your mate, friend or whoever for Joy's avatar theme and prepare yourself for the over all goodness of premiere night at SC!

And, for added fun, update your birthday on your profile page, then leave a comment here for a chance to win this RAK from Making Memories! Winner will be randomly chosen tomorrow night.



Enjoy your Sunday,
Tina

124 comments:

Nicole said...

GREAT idea for the SC stamps Tina...can't wait to see what you've made!!

Starr said...

Looks great, can't wait to see the finished project & your other ideas for the week :)

Je said...

Oh, what a great collection of stamps, Tina. Can't wait to see the inside of you Studio Calico stamps case..

ahardy said...

i am VERY INTRIGUED by your peek into your SC stamp storage ... looks cool!

Cameron said...

I love love love tiny alphas from MM. How awesome is it they've got Halloween ones?!?!

Lauren said...

Fabulous collection!! I too, am struggling with my stamp storage..

laverneboese said...

Cool, SC stamp storage!!!! Can't wait to see it!

Elisabeth said...

Birthday's updated, comment being written...I so have to come up with a better way to organize my umounted stamps!

ArlaMo said...

Can't wait to see the whole thing!

I love, love, love Halloween! Pick me, pick me!

Close To Home said...

how fun! love to see all your stamps. Yeah for reveal night!

avidreader said...

Wow...you've got quite a collection. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays...pick me!

Carrie said...

Darling stamp storage. Looking forward to the final product.

Love the Making Memories!

e said...

can't wait to see the rest of the project!

Melaniestan said...

Great blog! First time I have been here. Gonna be bookmarking it!

Your kits are so beautiful!

mollyvh said...

Love that the stamps will be an every month thing as well!
As someone who is celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary this Halloween (yes, I was married on Halloween!) I would LOVE to be the winner of all of the spooktacular goodness!

moonlightgrrl said...

i love your idea for storing those SC stamps, tina! awesome!

now, my birthday has been updated, and really? i love MM and i love halloween! what a fabulous RAK!

Linda Sobolewski said...

HUGE SC fan here! :)

Nancy said...

Pick me! Pick me! Cute RAK. Love your storage idea and like everyone else can't wait to see the rest of it!

sophiarhiannon said...

Ooooh, I'm so excited for this week! I can use some ideas for my clear stamps :)

rachel said...

oooo, halloween. cute cute. my birthday has been updated! count me in.

Steph Mahoney said...

I really need to get more stamps! I love all of the SC ones that I have so far.

Birthday has been added! Just thining about Halloween gets me excited. :)

Amy said...

Awesome. I updated mine! :-D

Denise said...

I worked on organizing my acrylic stamps today. I went the CD jewel box route. So far I like it. We'll see though.

Christie Wildes said...

ohhh wow!!! i so want this MM stuff. :) just updated my birthday on my profile. :)

crossing every finger and toe i have to win this one!!

Christie

Aude Touzot said...

I was just cleaning my scrap space and really I hate my clear stamps storage [the 7G holder]... looking forward to see the full project!

dawn said...

Love stamps! Love SC! WOO HOO!! :-)

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

I need ideas for storing my stamps... can't wait to see the final project!

Trick or Treat give me something good to scrap :::please:::

Erin said...

looking forward to more stamp ideas! Yeah!

Allison Clem said...

I love this line! It gets better every year! And, I love Tina's stamp storage idea too. can't wait to see the whole thing.

AnnaMarie said...

Birthday updated and YAY to reveal night! Can't wait to see more of the stamp storage!! :)

Natasha said...

I love your stamp collection Tina. I will have to come back Tuesday to see the storage unit completed. Uhmmm, and that Halloween collection by MM looks Yummy!

{Happy Homes} said...

Too much Halloween goodness! Is that an oxymoron??:0) tonyad

Leslie said...

I keep my mounted stamps in 3 black wire baskets with fleur di les' on them, love them. My acrylic stamps are in a binder, but it's now bulging so I'm going to have to get a new binder or something. Would love that Halloween stuff!!
Leslie

Kelly said...

I so need help with my storage. Can't wait to see yours!

Awesome RAK. Count me in ;o)

paula barber said...

Oh, I love that stamp storage project! I can't wait to see more of it.

And have I mentioned that Halloween is my favorite holiday to scrap?!?!?! ;oD

Amy Christine said...

tina, i'm excited to see you project. my storage system is far from ideal too. i definitely need to re-work it so that i actually use my stamps. ha.

i added my birthday too. :]

dina_cpa said...

What a cute RAK!! My b-day has been updated!

Ann-Marie said...

fun fun fun!!!
love mm
love halloween!

Kristin said...

I updated! Aquarius here! and your stamps make me want to pull mine out and start stamping on my layout; its one thing I really need to challenge myself to do more; my stamps generally just sit oh my shelf!

vtpuggirl said...

I love Halloween, best time of the year!

Agnes said...

Can't wait to see the rest of the project!
The MM Halloween line looks great.

MandeeM said...

I love those scary pumpkins!

CC said...

I added my birthday to my profile.
I can't wait to see the new stamps.
ConnieC

Jacquie said...

Great plan! I store my acrylics in 3 ring binders. Love that RAK!

Amy Harle said...

Excellent idea...and my b'day is now updated :)

Lyn said...

I am so nervous to use my SC stamps... they've been tucked in a cute little basket for way too long! Thanks for the inspiration! P.S. All of that Halloween goodness is glittery and fun!

purplegirl said...

Great idea for stamps! Thanks for the RAK.

Larajc said...

I love your stamp Collection. Can't wait to see what you have for projects!

Christina said...

My birthday is updated. What a cute RAK!! :)

Sabrina said...

Looking forward to the inside!

Deb L said...

Love the SC exclusive stamps!

and those are some yummy Halloween goodies!

dana said...

Can't wait to see the final idea for stamp storage. I'm totally coveting those great alphabet stamps you have!!!

Angie Tieman said...

OOoh, great giveaway, thank you! Love your stamps too!

mary bartolotta said...

love all your stamps!!! what a great giveaway !! I'd love to win that !! have a great week, mary b

Theresa said...

Love that MM Halloween stuff! Beautiful Peek too!

Sasha said...

Super cool - can't wait to see your stamp project!

Irene said...

wow... that's a lot of stamps!
Saw the August Kit! Can't wait to get them!

Rita said...

Love the stamp case! My profile is updated. Would love to take that RAK off your hands!

mom2ee said...

SC just keeps getting better and better

ahardy said...

RANDOM integer ... please pick me! LOL.
i always love the MM Halloween line.

Anonymous said...

Briana here, can't remember my password, can't re-register : (
Anyway, my birthday was updated! Thanks for the chance at goodies!

CathyB. said...

What an awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers...

Brandi said...

Cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

I am such a sucker for stamps but not so good with the whole organizing thing so any help or suggestions you can give is greatly apreciated!!

Suz said...

Great storage ideas for a huge collection of stamps. Thanks for the chance to win

Jennifer Priest said...

Wow--love stamps too!! Can't wait to see your acrylic storage!!

Carrie K said...

thanks for the ink recommends!!

now we just have to talk april and scarlet into stocking the hero arts letters again...lol

great RAK!

Kathy said...

I love stamps too, and I love your organiser Tina. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies :)

Adrienne said...

I started out as a stamper and still about a million stamps to prove it!!! As for that RAK, share the love my way!!!

Northlass said...

I love the stamps but havent actually used them yet!!!

Christine said...

I love stamps! Thanks for sharing some of your favorites... will be looking forward to your full length feature :)

Thanks for the RAK - I've just updated my profile :)

naomi_m said...

I love the SC blog and especially the fact that you all post on here.

nicole said...

wow! great post!
i am always looking for new ways to store my acrylic stamps so i can use them more often and see what i have. can't wait to see yours!

rmeyfe said...

I love all your stamps!! I am so jealous!!

I updated my birthday!!

elizabeth said...

oh my garsh!
look at all those pretty stamps.
i too cannot wait to see what you've made and the bday has been updated :)

lovin' all that halloween yumminess!

lingannon said...

I am so enviou of the great collection of stamps! SC's was my first ever and now I LOVE stamping!

sillypea said...

Can't wait to see your full reveal on the stamp storage - I'm totally intrigued!

TracyB said...

Can't wait to see the final project Tina!

Anonymous said...

Looking at those stamps makes me want to come over and play. I can't wait to see your project. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie P

Zen Scrapper said...

Thanks for the ink list! I agree, VersaFine Onyx Black is the all-time BEST for clear, dark images!

Jenny Bax said...

I registered because Ali linked up to your website and addeed my birthday off course. ;) Al the stuff looks so nice! :drool: I have to get my hands on some of those stamps!

Amy Coose said...

Wow, that's quite a collection. Can't wait to see the storage!

LisaNRoxy said...

Love the SC stamps and the August kit - to cute - I caved!

I can not wait to see your stamp storage idea for SC stamps!

bethy said...

I am just starting with Studio Calico and received my first stamp with them in July! I have a small but good collection of stamps, they do add a nice touch!

corriebear said...

You have an incredible stamp collection. I'm anxious to see what you've made!

Janie said...

We share the same obsession. For years I've been trying to incorporate my stamping into my scrapbooks and I love that Studio Calico includes a stamp in their kits. Thanks for letting us take a peek into your collection.

Carla said...

I can't wait to see your finish project and I can't wait to see who will be able to use their creative ideas with the Spooky Halloween Goodies. Maybe it will be me!! Since I love the cool Fall air with Jack-o-Laterns and Halloween costumes. Kids bobbing for apples and trick or treating with their friends and family. Oh, how I love the Halloween!!

Cilla said...

Oooh, love stamps!!! And spellbound - love that too ;)

/cillacilla

Nicole said...

look at how fun all that halloween stuff is! so cute!

Jenell said...

Updating my birthday - great RAK. Hope I get picked. . .

Jenell

manon said...

Very neat project, looks great, as everything you make!
Halloween is my favorite holiday!!

tammy g said...

Love all the vibrant colors for Halloween. And I need ideas too for stamps.

fran h said...

Looks like a wonderful kit. Making memories always does it up right. Love your stamp collection. Can't wait to see how you keep your new clear stamps together.

Christa said...

those orange glitter pumpkins look so fun!!!! Cant wait to get my hands on those!

Debbie C. said...

Your stamp collection looks awesome! Can't wait to see your storage project- looks cute so far.
Debbie C. in GA

Susan Beth said...

I updated before this came up. Does that count?

kathleen said...

I haven't been doing much with stamps...that is until I got a sub with SC ; ) That hounds tooth is really tempting!!!!!!!

Angela L. said...

What a great giveaway and cute collection! I'm trying to figure out how to update my profile.....

Anonymous said...

The glitter pumpkins are soooo cute!
Svala, Iceland

Jenny said...

Love this month's kit!

MandeeM said...

I updated my birthday the first day! Does that count for anything? Ha! Man I love this place.

DonnaC said...

Do I see a clear album as part of the storage? - this is looking very cool.

amyjk said...

wheeee can't wait to see your stamp storage project. thanks for the RAK!

Heather said...

Yummy halloween stuff!

Mandie said...

Your stamps look so pretty!
I've updated my b.day

ladotter@hotmail.com said...

love the site, what a wonderfully fun collection. Thanks for the inspriration. Laura D.

pink said...

rtaawesome stuff!

Lynn said...

Updated my birthday on the profile -- how cute is that Halloween prize package from MM?? Who wouldn't want some Halloween magic from Studio Calico?? Me! Me!

ljhall said...

OH BOY THAT WAS FUN TO LOOK AT YOUR GOODIES. I LOVE STAMPS TOO.
CAN,T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YA GOT UP YOUR SLEEVE,
THANKS SO MUCH FRO ALL THAT YOU GUYS DO,
LOVE THIS PLACE.
LISA HALL (POLLY)

Amber said...

Stamp storage is just one of the many things that I need assistance with (storage wise only, I'm sure)!! This halloween kit looks awesome...Make's me want to plan my costume already!

Nicole Carro said...

So sad, I missed reveal night once again :( Once again, I love this month's kit! I can't wait to see your stamp storage project. Love the MM RAK.

rani shah said...

GA!!! Jaw has dropped!!!! NIce stamp collection!!!!! Lovin that halloween set!!!! SC rocks!!!

heather said...

boo! love that new making memories halloween!

Octopus said...

Love the Halloween stuff from MM!

Anonymous said...

I'm so addicted to SC! I became a member in June and just updated my birthday which is next month. What a fun RAK! -MariaA

Melanie said...

Fabulous stamp collection. Cannot wait to see the finished stamp storage!

mommy2alex said...

Love your stamp binder, SO stinkin cute!

Melisa said...

love that sc is now doing stamps!!

tracey p. said...

((((((((love halloween in july!)))))))))))
thanks for sharing!

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Hi Tina,

I just happened upon your blog. Great pics! I suggest reinking your black Memories pad..sounds like it's dry..

x's & o's,

Elaine B.

scrap4kayla said...

What a cute kit. I love Halloween!

KateB said...

SWEET! I am so ready to start Halloweennnnnnnnyyyy pages! Upfdated my page

Kate B kateblue{dot}blogspot{dot}com

melita said...

thanks for the info on the stamp pads! i will definitely be keeping that list handy the next time I am looking for a good stamp pad!

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