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Stampendous Storage Solutions

The storage solutions are now in stock and I must say: they’re awesome!  I have my Magnolias stored in the ‘thin’ ones and I keep them all sorted in magazine holders.  I labeled the top and so I know exactly which one to reach for (usually LOL).  I also stored my loose acrylic stamps and now that they are within arms reach I am able to use them more often.  The ‘thick’ and ‘thicker’ sizes are great for wood mounted stamps or other stuff like ink, embossing powder and glitter.

As far as shipping goes, there is no way these can be mailed at the lettermail rate.  The storage solutions are very light, but they definitely need a box.  If anybody wants to order they can go ahead and do so and either choose the parcel rate, or leave it at in-store pickup and wait for a quote.  I will then package up the order and take it to the post office for a quote and then shipping charges can be paid using the ‘extra shipping’ item.

So Jolly/So Snowy stamps

The Christmas stamps are in and going fast, I have already sold out of many of the more popular images.  I also ordered some of the ‘So Snowy’ stamps and they have not yet shipped from Magnolia Sweden but I expect it will be soon.  Normally it takes a week to get here once they have been shipped. In that same order are some more Magnolia Ink magazines.

Stamp Shoppe DT Call

This is the last week to get your ‘application’ in for our first DT call.  Carla and I have been looking closely at every application we get in and are very excited.  The deadline is this Friday and the new DT should be announced on Nov 15th.  For more details look HERE.

Chasing Edwin Birthday CardSupplies:


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So did anybody make a card this weekend?  The October challenge isn’t over yet so get cracking!!  You can find more details about our October challenge HERE.

Here is what I made this Sunday.  I used one of the older magnolia stamps, Standing Fall Tilda,  she is still a favourite of mine and some of the Yummy Tummy papers.

Magnolia Ink: My order has shipped and I am expecting it in this week.  Once I have it I should be able to let you know how much it will cost to ship as Magnolia never did get back to me on the dimensions of the magazine.  I find that some of the European magazines tend to be bigger than the ones in North America and so I have concerns about whether it will fit in a standard envelope and if the weight will keep it at lettermail or not.

Special  note about preorders:  Once the magazines are received into inventory I will put them all on hold for two days.  That will give everyone who placed a pre-order time to checkout.  After the two days I will process orders for everyone else.  The reason I am doing it this way is that the last few times I have done a preorder there have been people who never actually bought the items they ordered and I don’t want to hold items if there are people waiting for them.  Please email me if you have any concerns about your preorder.

SO Snowy Collection: I will be ordering some of the new snowman stamps from the ‘So Snowy’ collection.  Magnolia Sweden  is also supposed to have new paper flowers available but they haven’t been listed on their wholesale site yet.

New items: The Stampendous storage solutions are en route and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive soon.  I have added some 5.5 x 5.5 envelopes to the store site (listed under paper), including some red and green ones for the holidays.  Keep your eyes open for some new Prima flowers and holiday leaves that should be arriving this week.


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So Jolly/Under the Mistletoe Collection

Normally Magnolia releases the stamps for retailers to buy once they have shipped to the stamp club, but you could imagine my surprise today when I went on the wholesale site and the line was posted for ordering.  I did place an order tonight (without a pre-order) because the service with Magnolia has been very slow lately.  It sometimes takes weeks from the time I place an order until they actually ship.  Anyhow, I did place the order tonight for their Christmas line (including 12 of the 18 patterned papers) and may place another order next week for their Snowman line and the new paper flowers they are releasing (no images of those yet).  Here are a few samples of the images I ordered, the rest are on the store site HERE.

The ‘So Snowy’ line is only a few snowman and sentiments and I will not be ordering this line unless there is a demand for the stamps.  Please email me by next Sunday (Oct 25) if you want any of the ‘So Snowy’ stamps.

Magnolia Ink Magazine

The Magnolia site has now listed the magazine as ‘shipping’ although I have not received any notification that my order has shipped.  That being said, the change on the site from pre-order to shipping is a good sign and I expect my order will be shipping soon.

October Blog Challenge

Don’t forget our monthly challenge!  This month the challenge is to create a PINK card (using a Magnolia image, of course) and you could win a ribbon stamp from the PINK collection.

Coming soon:  Envelopes and Storage Solutions

I have ordered all three (3) sizes of the Stampendous storage solutions and they have already shipped.  I have also ordered some 5.5′ x 5.5′ square envelopes which I will be selling in the store, I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time finding envelopes for that size.  I also ordered some green and red coloured ones for Christmas cards.

DT call

Keep your eyes open as I plan on holding a DT call soon.  More details to come 🙂


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The “So Spooky” Line has shipped and I am hoping (read: fingers crossed) to receive it by the weekend.  If so, I will be uploading them as soon as I can to try and have them to you in time for Halloween.  The paper packs are also supposed to be mailed with the stamps so both the “Yummy Tummy” line and “So Spooky” will be available.

No GST!  Due to my small volume (in comparison with other online craft stores) I have opted to cancel my GST account with Revenue Canada.  It is based on annual revenue and mine should remain low enough that I don’t have to collect GST.  I admit, part of the reason was all the paperwork *growl* but I think that in order to try and stay competitive (and stay out of the red), it was the best choice.

And finally, here is my first attempt at a pink card.  I don’t have a lot of pink so for now it’ll be baby steps for me LOL…


Thanks for popping by!


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I just loved Carla’s baby boy card, Sitting Alvin is such a sweetie.  I decided to make a card using that very same image and drawing from Carla’s card, used the same patterned paper too (K& Co).  Hopefully I’ll be seeing some more submissions for the monthly challenge, remember, anything but Tilda 😉


  • Magnolia stamp – Sitting Alvin (2008 Spring/Summer)
  • K&Co patterned paper
  • Basic Grey bling
  • American Crafts thickers (Vinyl)
  • Making Memories tiny alphas (ledger)

Have a great weekend!!

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Anything But Tilda

I wanted to try out some more of the new Magnolia paper and so I created this birthday card for a young boy.  It’s nice and simple and even though the paper itself is distressed I find it has a nice clean look.


Looking forward to seeing your creations 🙂


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Well, the weather here is grey and miserable, perfect for hanging out in the house and creating!  There is still time to get your shabby or vintage card creation submitted into our monthly contest.  This month the lucky winner will be getting “Giggling Tilda

I put together this quick card last night while “watching” the Bee Movie with my son.


  • Making Memories paper (Vintage Findings)
  • May Arts ribbon
  • Heidi Swapp acrylic leaf
  • Doodlebug rub-ons
  • Tilda with Tag (2009 Valentine Collection)

Well, I am going to try and get some quality time scrapping.  Enjoy your Sunday afternoon!


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