Thursday, November 8, 2007


Ho Ho Ho!!!!

Here's the official sign up for Stampin' D"Amour's 2007's Secret Santa. Open until Nov 11th (Sunday). A list will be created and emails will go to everyone with their Secret Santa and address. (please PM us your address if we do not have it.)

The gift should be craft/shabby chic/vintage related and around at least $20.00 or less. It can be purchased from your favorite store or BEST of ALL--HANDMADE! Be sure to have your Secret Santa gifts sent by December 1st.

I hope everyone will join in!

STaMPiN' d'AMouR

OH--here's another Paper Bag book (simple and basic) didn't think I wouldn't be posting another one, did ya?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

aNoTheR uSe fOr MoNoPoLy MoNeY...

Yes, another Paper Bag Album!!! Can you believe it?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

NoT aNoTHeR PaPeR BaG ALBuM...

No, not this time! This is a CHIPBOARD Journal Album called "MoN aMi"...which means "My Friend" in French. This little 16 page book is ALL 7 Gypsies and will be featured in the Boutique as a KIT later this week--includes EVERYTHING you need--PAPERS, rubbings, fibers, book, and all. Just add your own photos or create this and give it to your friend. How much FUN is that???

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

~BLoG CaNdY TiMe~

~*~*Time for MORE BLOG candy!!!*~*~

Are you "Green With Envy"?

This is the THEME of this BLOG CANDY! Green papers, Green fibers, Green buttons, Green Letters, Lots of a crisp, crunchy Bell Pepper!!!!

Who doesn't like to win BLOG CANDY goodies???


Here is WHAT you need to do to ENTER:

1) Leave a comment at the Stampin' D'Amour Message Boards about HOW you found this BLOG/SDA SITE. (it will take less than a minute to register)--LOOK for the special thread for BLOG CANDY. (it is ok to post here too).

2) If you refer another "BLOGGER"-then YOU earn an extra entry! (be sure that YOUR BLOGGER Buddy mentions you in their posting!) WOW!

WHEN is the drawing? Deadline to POST is Wed Sept 12th---the LUCKY Winner will be radomly drawn on Thursday, Sept 13th--GOOD LUCK!!
***Be sure to check out the AMAZING works of ART in the Stampin' D'Amour Gallery!! You can't help but say "WOW! when you see the projects of the very talented "Inspiration Group" many GORGEOUS "Vintage" style creations.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Here is a FANTASTIC project created by the VERY TALENTED Kris Dickinson.
She used a Resin Flower Center by Petaloo for the cover--it is quite a unique piece. These are available in the Online
These are FABULOUS for your Paper Arts creations!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

~~WaNNa sEE MoRe ViNTaGe???~~

Yes....another Vintage Paper Bag Album..can you tell I like Paper Bag Albums??? This one was created with ACTUAL Vintage photos and modern day repros here! This one is very simple & basic. LeT me know what you think of it. EnJoY!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

yEs!!...ANoTHer PaPeR BaG aLBuM

Here is another Paper Bag Album--I have had requests for Paper Bag Albums to be offered as a "Class in a Bag" in Le Boutique....soon! This one is called "Provincial Dreams" in the meantime. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

ViNTaGe RoaD TRiP...

Here is my current project I created to teach a class with: (I might be offering it as a "Class in a Bag" in Le Boutique too).

7gypsies paper, Crafty Secrets Vintage images, and Corina Fold-out 8 double-sided panel book by Bare Elements.

Monday, August 13, 2007

aRt UNRaVeLeD...

If you aren't familiar with ART UNRAVELED-it is a week long Mixed Media Art retreat in its 7th Phoenix, AZ. During the week--there are 1/2 day workshops taught by Famous Mixed Media Artists--then there is the "Venue" on Saturday for SHOPPING!!!

I went for the 1st time this past Saturday and I want to share some photos with you. I wasn't able to take many of the booths, since many of the Artists were selling their creations.

What type of Vendors were there? Well, Hannah Grey, The Queen's Dresser Drawers, Cat's Life Press, Tim Holtz and so many others!!!

I bought a handmade purse from the CRAFTY Chica--she is local and just so adorable! The Crafty Chica has a weekly column in the Newspaper and is on TV here. I have a link to her site--check it out!

So, as I am standing at one of the booths--I notice this gal with Red Hair...and I'm thinking "I KNOW her!!! Just HOW do I know her?" In my mind, I keep seeing her teaching a class??? I I go up and ask her:

"Excuse me, it is DRIVING me crazy, but where do I know you from?"

She replies with a smile, "Do you watch DIY, Craft Lab?"

"DUH!! Of course!! The tattoos!!"

Here is a photo of me (having a BAD BANGS day, the Crafty Chica, and Jennifer Perkins from DIY Craft Lab).

What do they have at the VENUE??? ONLY the COOLEST ARTSY Rubber Stamps, ephemera, Vintage photos, findings, charms, game pieces, Mixed Media Art, Crafty Junk,...all in ONE PLACE!!! It was like paradise!

In this next that who I think it is?? Of course! Mr. Distress Inks himself--Tim Holtz! And WHO are the two ladies in the photo with him?

Let me tell you--the lovely lady with the blonde hair is JUDY ROSS--she taught Tim about STAMPING years ago and to this day, he still credits her for that! Even when I was standing there he THANKED her! In ANY article you read about TIM--you will see Judy's name...and now you can put a FACE with the name.

Judy is co-owner of a Local Paper Arts store (my 2nd home!! Home away from Home!)--she's been on TV and published books..she is AMAZING!!! I LOVE learning from JUDY! She is the CUTEST person you'll ever meet! I didn't even know she was ON TV--until I saw her one day on DIY Scrapbooking with Sandy Genivese!!

The other lovely lady is Melanie and she worked with Tim...back when they worked at Ben Franklin's years ago. I met Melanie when she was teaching at Recollection's! She is such an AMAZING teacher, that I would ONLY take classes if she was teaching them! Now she works for Judy at the Paper Arts store.

Here are some photos of items I was able to snap photos of (with the owner's permission, of course) Cool stuff!


Sunday, August 12, 2007

CHeCK oUT tHiS NeW BLoG!!!

If you LOVE Vintage Collage--you MUST see Kris' NeW BLOG!! She is so talented and her creations are quite UNIQUE!!!

Kris LOVES to add images of OLD Hollywood Beauties into her CREATIONS!!! They are amazing!! YOU will LOVE what you see at Nostalgic Collage Blog!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

BoNuS PiX--aT CHA...WiTH LiSA Z!!!

ok...ok!!! I've been get several emails asking "WHY don't you have any photos of yourself on your BLOG" (put a face to the BLOG??? I dunno?)...yes, photos of Chimps, Oompa Loompas, & Gomez Addams, but none of me to be found!

Alrighty, here is a photo from CHA at the Crafty Secrets booth of me with Lisa Z. (BTW--she was the sweetest person you could ever meet!!!). I'm the one wearing the HOT DOG shirt.

.."a WoMaN's WiSh" SoLdiNG PRoJeCT

Tried soldering for the 1st time--it freaks me out, cuz if it's HOT enough to MELT metal, the imagine what it could do to your skin if it accidentally comes in contact with it! OUCH!

Luckily, I didn't get burned.

OK--this is a three-dimensional Vintage inspired case. It is "paper piecing/collage" inside, then covered with glass, held together with copper tape, then soldered together---finished off with pewter staining. Very fun, very artsy!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

SiMPLY ViNTaGe....

I LOVE PaperBag ALBUMS--here is another one that I like to call "Simply Vintage" is 12 pages front to cover. All of the photos are ACTUAL Vintage photos (of people I don't know). Here are a few pages for you to see....

Friday, July 27, 2007

BLoG CaNdY GiVeAWaY...

You can WIN this FABULOUS BLOG CANDY giveaway--featuring goodies to make a Paper Bag Album...

**items include: the paper bag (3-hole punched and seam sewn), 12 (double sided) 5.5" x 6" sheets of Vintage Designer Paper by Crafty Secrets, Distressed shipping tag, Library card & pocket, ribbons, watch face,2 unmounted rubber stamps, buttons, buttons, "who's got the buttons?", prima flowers, misc letter cut-outs, etc...etc... and a Vintage Inspired DIE-CUT of Adventures & Travel by Crafty Secrets...

What do you need to do? Leave a comment HERE??? NO, not here... (unless you want to)

Please leave a COMMENT on the MESSAGE BOARD at
by Thursday Aug 2nd--one MB Post will be randomly drawn from ALL POSTERS who post & announced on Friday Aug 3rd. It's that easy! (yes, you'll need to create an ID--which is quick!)

***Oh! BTW--if you LOVE BLOG CANDY Giveaways--then check out SPAZZGIRL's BLOG--she is giving away her CHA goodies. Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

EvEn MoRe cHa PHoToS...

When I began my adventure to the CHA Show on Friday (July 20th) started with sitting NEXT to (well, across the aisle) the GOVERNOR of ARIZONA on my early morning flight! Can you just say "WOW!" How often does THAT happen?!!! I was sitting in Coach too. She was sitting next a Rastafarian dude--I had to get him in the photo too. (I asked if I could snap a photo...yes, it was a VERY well secured flight!)

FABULOUS weather in Chicago! (it was like 78 degrees..which is WAY cooler than the 113 degrees I was flying in from.) Beautiful Hotel !! So much FUN!

I saw the "Summer of Love" show on Saturday night at the Hyatt. The dinner show in the Grand Ballroom was decked out in 60's style--complete with psychedelic Dancers and a Austin Powers look-alike..."YEAH BABY!!"

The "Summer of Love" show featured "Beatlemania" (aka the fake Beatles)..of course, being a HUGE fan of the FAB FOUR, this was not the 1st time I had seen these FAB look-alike Lads play in concert--they do an amazing show & sound like the REAL BEATLES!! Like for real!!

Enjoy the photos! More tomorrow!


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