Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some of What's New at Your Maine Stamper

Some of what's new at Your Maine Stamper

Upcoming classes:
January 4th Snow Globes with Anne Thompson
January 9th Calendar with Courtney Ricker
January 11th Gifts From the Heart Part I with Anne Thompson

The newest House Mouse stamps are in--perfect for your valentines!

A sheet of six new images on cardstock from our artist Courtney Ricker which also coordinate with many of her rubber stamp images and all are exclusive to Your Maine Stamper

Cropped images from several of the new-to-us Webster's Pages papers

Remember that today we are open from 10-2 with EVERYTHING in the store at 30% off. We are closed on New Year's Day. And from the sounds of the weather forecast (SNOW in huge amounts for the next three days!) we will probably be closed on Saturday. If the Winthrop schools are closed on Monday--if we do indeed get tons of snow--then we will also be closed. That will be our standard practice through the winter months. If in doubt, call the store before venturing out.

Happy Stamping! I'm looking forward to three days in my Studio to play with the new Memory Box valentine stamps!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

WOO-HOO! 30% off EVERYTHING Wed. & Thurs.


For two days only--Wednesday (10-4:30) and Thursday (10-2) this week--EVERYTHING in the store is 30% off its list price!!!
It's a pre-inventory clearance sale! Here's your chance to stock up on some items you use all the time or to pick up that stamp you've had your eye on for awhile. Hurry in and fill up a basket!!!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Can't Wait for Monday and the Sale!

I can hardly wait to see which of Webster's Pages have arrived! These are beautiful heavy weight two-sided 12X12's with incredibly detailed images. The one below on the left is from the Nature's Storybook collection and the one on the right is from Winter's Wings. You HAVE GOT TO see (and purchase) these papers. They are great for the scrapbooker but also are applicable to cards because the placement of images on the edges allows for adding sentiments, stamping, or other embellishments to them. Lydia is hoping we won't sell them all on Monday because she wants to see them, too. Guess I'll take my camera to the shop just in case I need pix of the last ones going out the door!

All Christmas stamps are 20% off through the end of December as are all holiday 12X12's. There are some great stamps and papers still. If you haven't heard, I'm starting a Christmas Card Club that will meet on the afternoon of the first Monday of each month starting January 4th. The goal of this group is to create multiples of two different cards each session so that when next December rolls around your cards will be done and ready to mail! I'm working with other instructors to offer a similar once a month class on one Saturday each month. Keep checking the blog and the e-mail newsletters from Lydia for more information.

Happy Stamping!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas! and Our Sale Starts the 28th!

Merry Christmas! All the best to you and yours during this holiday season and in the coming year!

Remember that we are closed on Saturday, but opening on Monday morning the 28th. Webster's Pages papers arrived on Thursday morning! All Christmas stamps and papers on sale at 20% off through the end of the month! Come cash in those gift certificates, pick up some great new paper, and stock up on stamps and holiday papers for next year! It's never too early to start making those Christmas cards (though it can be too late and a bunch of mine will have to be New Year's cards). In fact, I'm starting a Christmas Card Club that will meet the first Monday afternoon of each month. Watch the newsletter and blog for information. (First session--January 4th.)

Happy stamping!


Sunday, December 20, 2009


A heartfelt thank you today to Lydia Tenney at Your Maine Stamper for the use of the shop and to all the wonderful people who stopped by this afternoon and purchased stamps from Leslie's collection. The funds raised (nearly $900) will go to help her family with expenses at this difficult time. Paula Phillips and Sheila and John Bacon organized the sale, Anne Thompson opened the store, and dozens of people shopped. Leslie will be thrilled to know that her stamps will be loved and used by you talented and creative folks.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Preview Party
Limited numbers of new stamps (2 each of 38 designs)!
Taking catalog orders!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 12:30-3:30 PM
Super Stamp Sale
from a private collection
All stamps 50 cents to $5 each!
Hundreds of stamps!

See you at both events!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shhh! It's a Surprise! Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Preview Party!


SHHH! It's a Surprise! Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Preview Party!

Lydia has ordered two each of thirty-eight new Hero Arts stamps from their new not-yet-released images for 2010! Lydia will have these stamps for sale on Saturday the 19th. She will also be taking orders from the new 2010 catalog! Be sure to get there early for the best selection from this limited supply! Place orders that day for stamps that will have already flown out the door that morning! Order stamps that Lydia did not get in for this event from the new catalog!

Anne will be teaching a free make and take class using two of the new stamps and a watercolor technique using Distress Inks. She will repeat this class several times during the day on the hour at 10, 11, and 12 for groups of six. She will supply all the necessary materials for you to complete a card in luscious greens and blues.

You won't want to miss this event! I can't wait to see what the stamps are!

Happy Stamping!



Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We will be closed today, Wednesday December 9th, due to inclement weather. Open tomorrow and the rest of the week!

Yesterday, 50 sheets of the Christmas music paper (brownish with the faded holly on it that everybody loves and has been clamoring for) from Penny Black arrived and is now on the holiday paper spinner rack. There were some new word stamps in the order for Christmas. Everyone's favorite Scotch Tacky Adhesive, tape runners. Glue Dots, and Memories pads in Chestnut and Pine Green were also in the box. Love those ink colors!

It's not too late if you haven't yet started your holiday cards. We have Memory Box notecards and matching envelopes in some great new colors as well as blank cards in neutrals from Paper Cut. There are even some Glossy and Acrylic cards for those of you who like to play with alcohol inks. There is still a good selection of stickers and jewels to bling up your cards. The stamp of the month continues to be one of Courtney's designs featuring Frosty the Snowman; now $6 instead of $10. We still have lots of Christmas and new year stamps to choose from. There are even some Outlines stamps that make up into pretty ornament toppers. How about decorating an ornament for a stamping friend and then gifting her the stamp? You could do this with a set of notecards, a single holiday card, a scrapbook page--just create the gift and give it along with the stamp (and a favorite color ink pad). Neat idea, huh?!

I'm using my snow day today to get crafty--planning ahead for upcoming classes but also working in my 12X12 journal on Snow Day pages, stamping on kraft paper and then wrapping presents; and I'll hopefully get the tree decorated today, too.

Happy stamping!


Sunday, December 6, 2009


'Tis the season to head to Your Maine Stamper for all your holiday needs!

Blank Cards in luscious colors (with white inside) from Memory Box
Pearls and Jewels in a wide variety of colors for that extra bling
Stamps for Christmas, New Years, and Winter, and, of course, Memory Box stamps
Papers we're drooling over (not literally anyway) with glitter, vintage designs, sheet music, lotsa BO BUNNY dots
Glamour Dust in white and gold and Glue Pens
Red Dew Drops and our favorite Scotch Tacky Glue
Tape Gun refills
Mini Scor-Its
Card Stock in yummy colors

We've got tons of merchandise at 50% off--nonholiday stencils and stencil supplies, Asian print papers, off-season stickers and more stickers, Mists; discounted Adirondack and Marvy Metallics ink pads; fall papers @ 50 cents each and a selection of papers @ 25 cents each; and heat guns.

Gift Certificates are printed up and ready to go in any amount for you from Santa or to give to someone else.

And if you have a wish list for your Santa, send him in!

Connie is in the store on Monday, I'm in Monday afternoon to teach a class (Gift Trios-- a Bag, A Tag, and A Card X 3), and I'm working all day Tuesday. Lydia will be in the rest of the week.

Check out the classes I'm offering this month and in January and TWO VERY SPECIAL EVENTS:

Monday, December 14, 1-3 PM
Holiday Folded and Punched Tags
with Memory Box Design Team Member Anne Thompson

Saturday, December 19, 10-2 SPECIAL EVENT - SAVE THE DATE!
2010 Hero Arts Debut Party
Only 2 each of a limited number of soon-to-be-released stamps!

JUST ADDED: Monday, December 21, 1-3 PM
Memory Glass and Memory Box Stamped Holiday Jewelry/Ornaments
with Memory Box Design Team Member Anne Thompson

Monday, January 4, 1-3 PM
Welcome Winter Snow Globes
with Memory Box Design Team Member Anne Thompson

Monday, January 11, 1-3 PM
Gifts From the Heart
with Memory Box Design Team Member Anne Thompson

Saturday, January 16 10-2 SPECIAL EVENT – SAVE THE DATE!
Memory Box Valentines Release Party
Free Valentine Make & Take with Anne Thompson from the Memory Box Design Team

Monday, January 18, 1-3 PM
More Gifts From the Heart
with Memory Box Design Team Member Anne Thompson

Monday, January 25, 1-3 PM
Memory Box Valentines
with Memory Box Design Team Member Anne Thompson

Be sure to call the store at 377-4829 to pre-register for a class. Events are free!

These are our Holiday Hours so you can plan ahead:
Thursday, December 24th – 10:00 to 2:00
Friday, December 25th – Closed
Saturday, December 26th – Closed
Thursday, December 31st – 10:00 to 2:00
Friday, January 1st – Closed
Saturday, January 2nd – 10:00 to 4:30

Hope to see you in the shop soon!

Happy Stamping!



Tis the season to head to Your Maine Stamper for all your holiday needs!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Today is the Day! Holiday Party at Your Maine Stamper

Be sure to stop by today for incredible sales, demos, make-it/take-its, yummy food, and more!
10 AM-2 PM

50% off many many many items in the store!!! Fall paper sale at 50 cents, even the double-sided ones! Some 25 cent papers!
All non-holiday stencils and supplies 50% off! Adirondack Inks, Marvy Metallics all on sale! Tons of stickers and embellishments @ 50% off!!!

Penny's table will feature tags and alcohol inks. Anne's table will feature Memory Box stamps on coffee bags, tags, and card fronts.

Sneak Peeks today of the Memory Box Valentine Stamps for pre-release ordering! You are going to love these eight new designs as well as the new Gossamer papers in 12X12 and 6X6!

Happy Shopping! Happy Stamping!

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