Saturday, November 29, 2008


Here are a few photos of a really cute Scrapbook Store in Gilbert, AZ. It is called "Devine Memories".

This store is about 1,400 sq feet and it felt very inviting & friendly...I was impressed with how well the store was merchandised-the store felt full and was well stocked in a small amount of space. I really liked the wood floors and tan/black color decor--it created a pleasant ambiance. Plus there were tons of samples all around the store. This store opened 3 years ago and it was my 1st visit. Cute store!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DoMeSTiC BLiSS SToRe in MeSa...

Here are photos of Domestic Bliss store in downtown Mesa, AZ. A few days ago I posted photos of their studio. Their store is so beautiful, I could just live there! ha ha! Domestic Bliss has lovely home decor and fine Paper Crafting. I still thought it was quite lovely to snap photos to share.


Friday, November 21, 2008

MySTiC PaPeR...

Mystic Paper...Oh, I just LOVE the name of this store! And it is a totally COOL vintage"Paper Arts" store at best! The two owners Kim & Jennifer are super nice and their blog makes me laugh--they always post photos of what their UPS Guy, Jeff delivered for the day, plus photos of UPS Jeff too.

Mystic Paper has a great selection of Vintage Paper Crafting Scrapbook supplies. Mystic Paper also has an outstanding selection of Mixed Media supplies too.

If you are ever in the Mesa, AZ area--be sure to visit "Mystic Paper" in downtown is a small store that is BIG on inspiration with awesome products! I LOVE Mystic Paper!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I had heard about this very beautiful Creative Studio (called "Blissful Living Studios") where classes are offered at a very beautiful store called Domestic Bliss (stay tuned for store photos tomorrow!) located in Mesa, AZ...

I took a Road Trip to the other side of town with a friend to see for myself. All I can say is "WOW!"

If I lived closer, I would certainly be in this Studio a lot! Look at how lovely the room is decorated with delicious colors and decor! The wood floors and brick walls really added to the ambience of this wonderful room--of course, wood floors and brick walls are extremely rare in the Phoenix area, so this was a real treat!

Friday, November 14, 2008

SCRaPBooKs, eTC...sToRe

Today, I went with a friend to visit Scrapbooks, Etc Store in Mesa, AZ--it is owned by the folks that own Bazzill too. Tons of paper, tons of ribbon, tons of everything! This store is 10,000 feet! WOW!

Ladies visit from all over the state and some neighboring states to visit this store. Of course, they carry every color, texture, and style of Bazzill card stock that is available. Scrapbooks Etc is a fun place to visit. Closed on Sundays.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Here is the ATC I created for the Stampin' D'Amour monthly swap, made with lots of Stickles, bling, and a mini candy cane embellishment. I used my favorite Daisy D's Holiday paper.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Here is another store that I think you'll enjoy-"Hollywood Regency". I found out about this wonderful gem of a store from my friend, Tricia of Vintage Bliss.

Hollywood Regency is like stepping into a closet full of wonderful Vintage clothing...if only I had somewhere special to wear these Vintage duds. The owner Heidi was a gracious hostess and so friendly! If you are in the Central Phoenix area, be sure to visit Hollywood Regency on 7th Ave & Montecito.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

RuST & RoSeS ViSiT

Here are photos from another antique store that I love to visit--just a few doors down from Melrose Vintage. It is called Rust & Roses. So many delightful goodies I couldn't resist!

Friday, November 7, 2008

MeLRoSe ViNTaGe -- SHaBBy SToRe

Oh my! I just realized that I haven't posted anything on my Blog for 2 months! I have some catching up to do!

Yesterday, I went to visit one of my favorite stores in Central Phoenix called "Melrose Vintage". It is like stepping into the pages of a Country Living magazine. They carry Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic line. There is also a HUGE room full of Paper Crafting products--I couldn't resist and bought some wonderful Vintage-themed paper!

I have posted photos of "Melrose Vintage" previously, but you can't get enough of how lovely this store is.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Here are a few photos of the Stampin' D' Amour booth at the Tucson Paper Gatherings Show Sept 5th & was a fun show! Look how full the ((rented)) mini-van was...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

aRT UNraVeLeD...MiXeD MeDia SHoW AZ

Yesterday, I went to a really cool Mixed Media Show called Art Unraveled (Phoenix, AZ), it features weekend long Art retreats with well-known Mixed Media & Altered Art Artists...then a fabulous shopping day with about 58 Artists and Vendors...look how busy it was, wow!

Ran into so many crafty ladies I knew...gosh, you never realize HOW many people you know, until you run into them at one place.

I don't have many close-up photos of tables, mostly due to respect to the Artists work (usually no photos allowed)...but you can see HOW busy it was.

Did I spend a lot of money? Of course! How could I resist wonderful Artsy Rubber Stamps, found objects/findings, and other Vintage goodies! Art Unraveled is not to be missed! You never know what you might find.

Monday, August 4, 2008

RuBBeR STaMP & SCRaPBooK SHoW -TuCSon, ARiZoNa!!

If you happen to be in or near the Tucson, AZ area Sept 5th & 6th, 2008, stop by to visit the PaPeR GaTHeRiNgS Rubber Stamp, Scrapbook, and Paper Crafting Show Expo at the Tucson Convention Center in sunny Arizona.

Show Hours are: Friday 5pm-8:30pm ($3.00 admission) and Saturday 9am-5pm ($5.00 admission)...demos, make & take projects, fantastic classes, hourly door prizes, and lots of shopping!!!

Look at the list of Vendors: WOW!
  • After Midnight Art Stamps
  • Awesome Albums
  • Bon Ton Rubber Stamps
  • Close to my Heart
  • Creative Memories
  • Club Scrap
  • CopperLeaf Creations
  • Close to my Heart
  • Hawaiian Baby Stamps
  • Heritage Makers
  • I Remember When
  • Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
  • Stampin' D'Amour (yours truly!)
  • The Paper Cutters
  • Scrapper Shop
  • Stampscapes
  • The Stamp Mill
  • The Happy Scrapper
  • Terry Medaris Art Stamps
  • Vintage Bliss
  • Rubber Stamp Concepts
  • Stampin' Up!
  • Making Memories Unforgettable
See you there!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Here are the ATC's I created for the Vintage Fairy & Gothic Fairy Swap at hosted by pinkadoo (Carrie...who makes the MOST amazing Vintage CREATIONS & is super talented!).

As you can kind of tell in the photos, I LOVE Stickles!! I use Stickles Glitter Glue on everything! ...did I mention HOW much I LOVE STickles?

Friday, July 25, 2008


Yes, a call and a holler for DT Members for the brand new Rubber Stamp Line from Stampin' D' August 2008...very Vintage, of course. Deadline to apply: Sept 1, 2008...for more details: Stampin' D'Amour DT CALL

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Here is an ATC I created for the July 2008 SWAP--hosted by the very talented Kris Dickenson. Kris has hosted many fantastic Vintage-themed ATC Swaps at Stampin 'D'Amour and on the Splitcoast Stampers site. There are some very talented ladies that participate in these ATC SWAPS and I'm so proud to own a little piece of art they created! This one is called :"Vintage Couture" (Lovely Ladies)....of course, they always look better up close in person.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

SuNSeT iN BoNaiRe.....

I don't usually post many personal photos here, but do you ever see a photo and think "Wow, that is so pretty..." This one was taken in Bonaire...I think it's an island kind of near Aruba??? My hubby took these photos on his recent Dive trip...pretty sunsets and wild donkeys...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

B LiNe DeSiGNs RuBBeR STaMPs--MoRE!!!

I just LOVE the Rubber Stamps from B Line Design...they have a wonderful Vintage Couture line that is so fabulous! The folks with this company are the nicest with the most wonderful service, their products are very high quality too. Nothing but the BEST!

Isn't that American Gothic stamp fantastic?!! WOW!

B-Line Designs has a huge selection of high-quality vintage inspired rubber stamps.


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