Saturday, March 29, 2008

A little edgy

A few weeks back I stumbled across the Stampotique Originals website. Under the category Jill Penny and Daniel Torrente are some of the most unique stamps ever. They are definately on my wishlist. My good friend Chris ordered them right away, and when hers came in she sent ime images.

And this is what I made:

The first one uses a lovely fairy. She is really cute I think. She wanted to have lots of glitter on her wings and skirt, so I, of course, agreed. Oh and her hair is wicked cute! Do you think I could rock this hair style?
Next is one of the more edgy stamps from the same line. Now I saw these and fell in love. I emailed Tracey who I tell everything to and said, "TJ, do you love these? I could use them with my "Do I look like I care?" stamp!" She responded with "They are scary, You need an "I will kill you and eat your children" stamp for them." HAHAHA. I don't have any stamps about killing people, but I can see how these might not be for everyone. Lucky for me they ARE for me! This is actually one of the less scary ones in the line. There are a few that even I'm not sure I'm going to be loving. This girl has a definate Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas) vibe to her I think. The phrase stamp is by Missy B Designs.

I've got some non-stamping stuff *but fun* going on so I might not post for a few days again.
OH here's more rambling from me:
So my cool LSS had their Garage Sale today, you bring your crap in advance all priced and with your special number on it and then they sell it. You pick up a check the following week. Anyhow I usually make around $50 and try to spend less than I make at it. Well I don't know what I made yet, but I only spent $3.25! It was shocking. No one could understand it. I got a huge gallon bag of those stamping sponges, all quartered for me already, and three stamps. There just wasn't a ton of stuff I felt like I needed.
I've gotten fun stuff lately. I'll tell about it now.
First is stamps from Red Eowyn. My mom bought them for me, one of the Alice in Wonderland plates. They are great! Mom said they came in like 3 business days, she got an email right away saying they were being shipped. The stamps are really nice quality. They are a red rubber sheet and really deeply etched, thick rubber too. I don't know that thick rubber really is better, but it feels nice. I'm going to definately order from them again, I think I want their Freaks, which arn't really my cutsie normal, but I still like them a bunch.
I also ordered from a new-to-me store, Croppin' Paradise. I got a few paper pads, they were the only place I found that had the new Cosmo Cricket, the new Basic Grey and the new Making Memories all in one place. So I ordered some of that on Wednesday an it arrived today. Packaged perfectly and super quick. Reasonable shipping too. There was also a very short survey I could do and get a coupon code for 10% off my next order, so that's cool. They are mainly a scrapbook company, but we all need cute papers!
I also caved and ordered the new Ladies Dancing kit from justjohanna. I wasn't going to get it, but the other Design Team members keep making the most adorable stuff. I also love the mix and match, build a bird, element to it. And seriously it's a GREAT value. I got the Vintage option, but there is also a Bright option. These are actually second runs, the first kits sold out fast. I'm hoping we see more kits with unmounted sheets in the future, I love a collection of closely related stamps. :)
I'll be honest, I've ordered other stuff lately too. I don't want to go on about it, in fear of making myself look like some sort of a shopaholic. teeheehee


Cinda said...

I'm surprised to hear a good experience with Croppin Paradise.. I've heard a LOT of bad things about them!!!

Mary Dawn said...

i love those creepy girl stamps, but i srsly love that faerie!!

lovin' your art, erin

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing the Stampotique site--super cool stamps there!

Kay said...

Thanks for the great links - some really cool stamps from some companies I've never heard of. Just what the check book needs :)

faithful said...

Super cute EK, esp. the angel. And YES indeed you would rock in that hair style! Make sure to post a pic- I wanna see.

Jen said...

Oh my heck, love them both!!! What fun stamps!!

Great cards Erin!

Kathi Rerek said...

Those are great cards. I like those images. They're edgy and fun.

Anonymous said...

*runs away in fear and horror* ~TJ