Sad Days and an apology

This past Wednesday morning, my husband and I awoke to the news of the sudden and unexpected death of his mother. We were, and still are, in a state of shock. Due to everything that has been going on (travelling back and forth to the ‘big city’ each day and making funeral arrangements) I have gotten behind on my email. I offer my sincerest apologies to anyone who has contacted me with questions or issues regarding template purchases. Please know that I am not ignoring you! I hope to get back into my old routine tomorrow (Monday) and will get all of those emails answered as soon as possible.

Again, I am so very sorry!

New Look for The Stampin’ Spot

Happy Tuesday, folks!

As you can see, I’ve changed up the website a bit and have added a new theme. I still have much work to do (such as resizing/adding thumbnails to all of my posts – ugh!) so please excuse the mess while I get things fixed up. If you are looking for the templates, you can find the categories listed in the menu on the right hand side of the page.

Also, I found a great way to deal with those nasty spammers so I have decided to allow post comments again!

Chinese Inspired Gift Box – Take 2

Nicole, please forgive me for taking so long to get your fabulous purse uploaded! What a wonderful choice of patterned paper! I also love how you put your own twist on it by changing up the purse closure. Originality; Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us.

Designer: Nicole Cooke – Stampin’ Library Girl

Stamp Shack 2008 Holiday Stamp

I know some of you are on the fence in regards to purchasing this year’s holiday stamp so I have prepared a sample card to give you an idea of what the stamp will look like. I hope this helps you make up your mind :)

As you know, we are currently in the ordering phase so I didn’t have an actual stamp to work with. Instead, I used a print of the image. And, because I didn’t have an actual stamp, I wasn’t able to try the various techniques (ie. embossing, stamping in color, masking) that most stampers would use. This is just a simple project to show how the image would look on a card.

Happy Birthday!

A few weeks ago, I designed a template for a birthday hat gift box. Julie Edmonds, one of our design team members, took the template and worked her magic. She did an amazing job – just look at this adorable birthday hat!

Wouldn’t it be darling to give these out as party favors at a child’s birthday party instead of those common plastic treat bags? I designed this box with a closure at the bottom so you can fill the box with small toys and/or treats. Hmm, do you think I can convince my 13 year old son to give these out at his Birthday Paint Ball event in September?