Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Orders Placed! @ Your Maine Stamper

Lydia and I are back from the Trade Show in Framingham, MA on Sunday.  We placed a bunch of orders!  We can't wait for the goodies to arrive!  Most everything will ship this week or the first of next week so we expect boxes soon soon soon!

So what did we order???

MICHAEL STRONG RUBBER STAMPS--If you don't know Michael, Google him and check out some of his videos online.  His stamps are cling-mounted and many of the designs we ordered have a Zentangle-ish feel to them.  Many of the stamps come with multiple sizes in each package--four houses including a birdhouse and a doghouse; 2 very Golden Retriever-ish dogs, 2 cats; 3 winged creatures (dragonfly, hummingbird, butterfly).  Fish, starfish, Origami cranes and kimonos.

These are some of the images from Michael's collection.

daffodil, potted daffodils, lemonade stand, vintage pickup truck, porch with flag, open window with geranium pots, cat sleeping in porch rocker, scroll, house words background and lots of word stamps...

more white envelopes, house-shaped cards in neutral tones, more End Cuts...

12X12s chiffon dot, chiffon flourish, passion fruit vintage, ocean vintage, lemonade dot, limeade dot, Country Garden Vines
6X6 pads in Weekend Market (great for guys), Serenity (great Asian-themed papers)

Debbie Mumm "Songbird" papers, stickers, and die cuts!
Twinkling H20s in Basic Rainbow and Springtime collections!
Got to talk to artist Marah Johnson and will be linking some of her videos to this blog once the new products arrive!

Brad, the Glue Guy, wowed us with really well-made tape runners and tape pens.  We ordered a bunch! The price point on these is great for customers and we're going to package them so you get each one with a refill! There are three pretty decorative tape pens, too--spring flower garden, turquoise with white dots, and hearts.  Great product!

RANGER--had a great chat with artist Dyan Raveley and love her new line of really bright and vibrant ink sprays.  Also talked with their rep about Distress Stains, Craft Scrubbies, the Collage (green) glue stick.  Will definitely be ordering some of this through one of our regular suppliers in the near future.

GRAPHIC 45--cute new Little Darlings collection, an ABC Primer collection, Kraft Reflections collection (dark brown and black on kraft--loved this!), and Olde Curiosity Shoppe (kind of steampunk-ish).  Will pick and choose some of the featured designs but not complete collections through another regular supplier.

FLOWER SOFT--some new colors will be available soon, more pastels

HERO ARTS--recently placed an order from them which has been in the shop--those newsprint birds are part of that shipment--and didn't see anything at the show that was new.

VIVA DECOR--This is the vendor that has the Pearl Pens.  They've come out with a new Glitter Pen that colors the glitter onto images and leaves it flat, unlike Stickles which dries more 3-D.  We're definitely going to look into these.

I know there are more, but this is what I remember most distinctly.  I think you are going to love what we found!!!


Saturday, March 31, 1-3 PM
6 Spring Cards featuring Memory Box stamps and dies
Instructor:  Anne Thompson
Fee:  $15
Only a couple of spaces left!  Call the store to sign up!

April Classes with Anne Thompson on Monday afternoons every week, one Wednesday evening, and one Saturday afternoon--dates and details soon!
April Class with Penny Bennington--working on a canvas--Saturday the 14th--more info soon!

Want to get a group of friends together for a class?  Have some materials or techniques you want to explore?  We will create a class for you!  We've also begun talking about scheduling a scrapbook crop session later this spring.  Let us know if this is something you would be interested in for a small fee that would be waived with a store purchase in that amount during the crop.  We're also working up ideas with a new instructor for an altered book session either during April school vacation week or sometime this summer.  And we have a new teacher starting with us soon, we hope.  Anyone else out there interested in teaching at Your Maine Stamper?  Let Lydia know!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


What incredible weather we are having!!!  Don't let that keep you from visiting YOUR MAINE STAMPER to stock up on what you need for spring and Easter cards!  Lots of new products in!  Paper...Paper...Paper.  Inks in luscious colors.  Butterflies.  Rabbits, chicks, ducks.  Flowers.  And DIES--lots of new ones from Memory Box and I'm unpacking the ones from Cheery Lynn on Tuesday morning!

We had quite a discussion during my Monday afternoon class about how to eat Peeps.  Linda made us a Peeps Sunflower Cake and that started it!  How do you like your Peeps?  Fresh? Frozen? Left out in the air to harden a bit so they're crunchy? Do you bite the heads off first?  It's definitely Peeps season!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Celebration Saturday the 17th @ YOUR MAINE STAMPER

Internet Clip Art

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. 
May your heart be as light as a song. 
May each day bring you bright, happy hours 
That stay with you all the year long.
10 AM to 4:30 PM

cardstock, ribbons, gems, even the newest notecards from Memory Box!

Wear green in your hair/on your head and get 25% off a stamp of your choice!

Tasty (green) treats from The Flakey Tart

10:30 AM FREE Make It/Take It with Peggy--Butterflies Galore

Join us!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MEMORY BOX and STAMPS BY JUDITH have arrived!!!! Hooray!!!!

Four big boxes were delivered yesterday to Your Maine Stamper--THREE from MEMORY BOX and ONE from Stamps by Judith.  The shop fairies have worked their magic and everything is out in the shop.  If you pre-ordered, your stamps and dies are already bagged up and waiting for you!  There's a huge new display of dies from Memory Box--they fill up one whole side of the white triangle rack!  There are also new notecard colors--Sky, Aloe, Violet, and Slate.  AND there are new 6X6 packs of papers that are in lovely prints of violet. aloe, sky, and slate!  Tons of new stamps from Stamps by Judith and the Crystal Lacquer--you won't believe the way this looks over a stamped image but there are samples in the store for inspiration.

I'll post pictures on this space later today!

Happy Shopping at Your Maine Stamper!!!

Here are the pictures I promised! And more!!!
Beautiful LeBlanche Stamps
many new images

Clear Stamps and Cushion/Cling Stamps
from Stampendous, Stacy Designs, Heartfelt Creations, Hero and more

albums; Laurel Burch bags; gift bags

lots of new embellishments--flowers, gems, pearls

Ah, 'tis the green of Ireland!

Easter/Spring goodies!

rabbits, ducks, chicks, flowers...

more rabbits (I swear there are more every day!)
fabric tapes, pretty ribbons

new ColorBox chalk inks in luscious colors

the Stamp-of-the-month for March @40% off
Makes a great gift card holder!!!

Hero Arts pretty card kits with a set of stamps
Lots of embellishments to coordinate and bling up those cards.

one of the many new papers 12X12

Vintage-y stamps, papers, embellishments, inks, etc.


close-up of the Birds shelf

Celtic Cat


rows 1 and 2

rows 2, 3, and 4

rows 3, 4, and 5

rows 4 and 5 with a glimpse at 6

rows 5 and 6

Here's a look at the whole rack--the new dies fill up one side of the white triangle rack!
There are a few more on the table with the new stamps that just wouldn't fit on this rack!

The Orchard Tree Frame Die has to be my new favorite!
And I LOVE the Fresh Spring Wreath stamp!


Be sure to check out the Crystal Lacquer and the samples to the right of it!

Pegs in both sizes have been restocked and new ones added!


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