Announcing Germantown Stamp-a-Stack

I have been asking around to see what kinds of classes would be most helpful, and I have learned that people would love to attend a Stamp a Stack. A Stamp-a-Stack is an event where stampers make several copies of a very similar card. This gives stampers the opportunities to experiment with different sentiments, interchange images, and have lots of cards to take home and send to friends. So Tiffany and I have planned a Stamp-a-Stack for March 14 and 15. We will be featuring some products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog and the Occassions mini. During Sale-a-Bration, customers receive a free stamp set for every $50 purchase until March 17. The Occassions mini debuts on March 1, and it's full of fresh ideas for Spring.

Follow this link for details on how to register: http://gtownstampastack.eventbrite.com/
Stamp-a-Stack attendees will receive a stamp on their Shiloh Stamps Frequent Stamper card, pictured above. Frequent Stampers who receive 5 stamps on their card receive the 6th class free!


Cards of Love

I had a wonderful Valentine's Day. How about you? My dear husband and I gave each other homemade cards. He made me a card that had pictures from each year of our five years together. Very sweet! Here's the card I gave him. I have to say, it's one of my favorite cards I've ever made. I made it a couple years ago, and I couldn't bear to give it away.

It uses a retired stamp set called Sweet of You, and a background called Handstitched. This was my first attempt at stitching on a card, and I have to say it's not too shabby. It's hard to tell, but I used Crystal Effects on the cake dome to make it look like glass. I love this color combination, too - close to cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Regal Rose. Just sounds like Valentine's Day, doesn't it?

I have also been playing with my new A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set. Here's a wedding card I made for a swap with the PhillyInkers. I used a fun fold to showcase the 2-part sentiment. I have also used this set to make birthday cards. There's an itty birthday party hat with this set too. I gave those all away before I scanned a sample. Guess I'll just have to make some more!

This card uses:
A Little Birdie Told Me Stamp Set
Brocade Blue, Basic Black, and Confetti cardstock (recycled!)
Black Staz-On Ink
Brocade Blue and Sahara Sand classic ink pads
AquaPainter for watercoloring


What are your plans for Valentine's Day?

I've gotten some lovely Valentine's cards from my PhillyInkers friends lately, so I thought I'd share. I plan to make my own Valentines this weekend, so I'll be posting those soon.

Ilina Crouse made this lovely card using the White Magic Technique and the True Friend Stamp set. White Magic is one of the techniques we'll be teaching at Stamp and Scrap University on Feb. 23. Click the link below for more details. It's not too late to register!


Claire made this lovely card using the Sweet Shapes set and the black gingham ribbon. I love how she sprinkled the hearts with Dazzling Diamonds glitter! By the way, today's her birthday, so stop by her blog to wish her a Happy Birthday!

Tiffany made this Love Note card using the Embrace Life stamp set. She used this card as a Make and Take at her recent workshop.

Kristin made this card using the Pick a Petal stamp set. I love how Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava work together so well. She added a pearl from the Pretties kit for a little extra flair.


Sale-a-Bration is Here!

Starting today, when you place a $50 order you receive a free limited-edition stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. When you place a $100 order, you receive 2 free stamp sets. There's no limit to the number of free sets you can earn! This is one of the best specials during the Stampin' Up calendar year.

Here's the link to the Sale-a-Bration catalog. I especially like So Many Scallops, a collection of stamps that coordinate perfectly with the scallop punch. Contact me today at alison@shilohstamps.com to place your Sale-a-Bration order.