Thursday, March 6, 2008

Stampers Anonymous, teamwork, free and meet Ranger

I had a GREAT idea today. I told you earlier this week that I'd be spending next weekend with Michelle, Mrs. Stampers Anonymous.

Here's my idea...I'll ask Michelle to donate a stamp to be given away on the blog. Free is fun!!

Here's where the teamwork fits in...I'll ask for the stamp...YOU NEED to post a comment, telling Michelle which is your favorite Stampers Anonymous stamp. It can be one you own or one you'd LOVE to have.

One post per person per day...come back every day with a Stampers Anonymous comment & be entered again. We want BIG comment numbers this time. Let's aim for 100! Hey...Michelle HAS to know that you REALLY love stamps & will promise to give it a good home! Tell her how you use your stamp...We like to share ideas...

Sound like fun?? Tell your friends! We'll give the stamp away on Monday March 17th. I'll even find something (GREEN) from my goodie stash to include in the package.

And for the Ranger part of the title..........


This critter showed up right before I left for CHA, about a month ago and has decided to live here. We had 2 names chosen...Rick did the anatomy check & HIS name is...
RANGER!
When he wants treats, he sits in the window box outside my studio & does tricks to get my attention. Works every time. I'm easy...........
So...it's time for ALL OF YOU to start sucking up to Michelle.
Let the comments begin!
wendy
ps...if this works as planned...I'll ask Maya Road to donate sometime and we can play again.

115 comments:

Valonda L. said...

This is easy. My very favorite Stampers Anonymous stamps are the Nature's Moments set from the Tim Holtz Collection. I use that set so much that I purchased a couple of them to use in my classes. More to come later because I can't just pick one.

Penny said...

Vanessa, It's an oldie but still one of my favourites! I bought it when I first started stamping about 4 years ago.

Nice giveaway Wendy - thank-you!

Margie H said...

I have a couple of Stamper's Anonymous items - they're mostly from the Tim Holtz's collection! LOL!!

"Admit One" set caught my eye (one that I don't have yet) because of the phrase "Trust Your Crazy Ideas..." and ticket motifs seem to be everywhere!

Its phrase is the idea I had when I started designing for a manufacturer and it has been a great relationship ever since! LOL!

OK..who's next?!

Debi said...

My favorite stamp is part of the Tim Holtz collection...it is a stamp of a car with people in it on railroad tracks with tickets in the background. Thanks for giving us this opportunity!

Sudie said...

I see Paris. LOVE SA stamps!!!!thanks!

Jennie said...

I love all of the Tim Holtz stamps. They all are my favorite. You and Michelle are so sweet to do this. I would love anything.

Debby said...

Did I hear air being sucked out of the room? Hmmmmm

I absoulutely love Stampers Anonymous. I just shopped my heart out there a couple of weeks ago at a show. My favorite is Tim Holtz's Spills & Splatters...which has this in it "embrace imperfection." My new motto!

kris said...

All the 'Stampers Anonymous' stamps r great!! but right now i have my eye on the 'Nature Journal'... it's beautiful:) Thanks

Carolynn W. said...

I would love to own the 'Feed the Soul Circle' stamp. It would love beautiful on Birthday, Mother's Day or any day occasion cards!

Glee-scrap said...

I love the "embrace imperfection" stamp...maybe I'll make this my new mantra! So many great stamps at SA!

"Ranger" is adorable! What tricks can he do for treats?

Lisa V said...

Only ONE choice??? That's tough....any stamp in the Anthology or Fancy Flourish sets would be fab! YOU have taught me to use stamps in a different way & so I have lots of "catching up" to do so any stamp would be appreciated!! :-)

Love your new trickster--he's so cute.....and has the PERFECT name!!

Scrapthat said...

Who can pick just one??? I still love the Mona sketchbook ones and the I see Paris but then I love the new ATC ones also. FABULOUS STAMPS!
:0)
Dolly

reflections:0) said...

I do not yet own any S.A. stamps but, I do like what I have seen...

Ranger is a cutie... He looks like our last cat Peanut...

reflections:0)

Valonda L. said...

Well,continuing on with my favorites. My single most used Stamper's Anonymous image is the flourish from the Fancy Flourish set in the Tim Holtz Collection. If you are still going tomorrow, more favorites will be revealed.

Sarah said...

I love all of the Tim Holtz stamps and am on the lookout for the new ATC size stamps.

kris said...

Another one that totally caught my eye is the 'Dogwood border'...it's beuatiful:)

Dawn said...

This was really easy. There are a ton I would like and a ton I own. I met the Mr. & mrs. @ a convention in NJ. Love the stuff. My fav is the be yourself girl. with the wings. I love the her so much and use her a lot. I like her with and with out the wings. I usually add beads to her. It's a fun way to add some debth. Great blog giveaway.

SANDIE MALLON said...

i love all stampers annonymous stamps it would be hard to choose and i only own a few so any new design ones would be great..

wendy said...

Love the stamp "best friends" with the child and his dog.

Kathi Rerek said...

There are so many stamps that I really liked and that need to join my collection.

With that being said, I really love the "Create Spinner".

Ranger's a cutie and very smart too.

Carolynn W. said...

I also really loved the "Earth Laughs Border" That stamp would make beautiful cards!

scfranson said...

I love Santa Post
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Christine said...

My favorite stamp.........which I don't have is Fancy Flourish. So pretty!
Thanks for the chance to win a treat!

Linda Cain said...

Fancy flourish is one I find everyone loves in classes, but the one I love, that I don't have is ARTIST in the Regal Findings set. Hoping to get it in the cling mount soon.
Linda

Annelies said...

My favorite is (D)Dream. I could use it both for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance!

serenarepsold said...

Wow! I am loving these stamps! They are so gorgeous! My favorite stamp is the "Create Spinner". I bet even I could make this into a good looking card!

Thanks,
Serena Repsold
serena_repsold@comcast.net

Sarah said...

One of many that I like is "Captured Moments". It is impossible to pick just one!

Norma Kennedy said...

I will be honest I had never heard of Stampers Anonymous untill today. After looking at their catalog I have fallen in luv- I loved it all but to start with I would luv to own and is in my stop "The Wing Things" SERENDIPITY Set. Just stunning - I can only imagine what I can do with this one !!!!! :' )

Norma Kennedy

kris said...

I also really like the 'butterfly cube'. Really good
Kris

Primitive Seasons said...

Great blog candy and boy I sure like those round loaded with embelishments pages below the candy post! I would be happy with any of the Tim Holtz stamps. I adore his stuff. I also like the skeleton spectacles by Michael D. Thanks!
Mary P.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I'm all about the flourishes!!

Jen

Carolynn W. said...

I like the butterfly cube!

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Amy said...

It's gotta be the Paris map!

Iscrap said...

Page 11, pear legend... I love that. Take something sooo simple and add a legend to it? Genius, beautiful!! Thanks for posting that link, i've never seen these stamps before!!! :D

Bethie said...

Gosh, I think its hard to pick just one favorite. I love so many. I really like the Pear Legend its beautiful, the Anonymous Collage, Vogue, the Rainforest Butterfly and the Dragonfly Legend and I love the Art Print Block, the Observation Cube and the Exhibit Cube.

I'm sorry I really can't just choose one I like the best.

Bethie

kris said...

Another favorite of mine would have to be...'sunflower squares' Totally lovvveee sunflowers:)

Sarah said...

Postal Backgrounds is another of my picks.

DebW said...

hey Wendy! What a nice idea!
My 2 favs are Holiday Collage and Holiday Memories. They're both on my addicted to rubberstamping wish list!!

Carolynn W. said...

I love the 'Scribble Heart' stamp...that would make beautiful cards:)

Iscrap said...

Ok, adding another favourite today!
M1-688 Cupid Key
The fat cherub sitting atop a key...? CUUUUUTE!!

liannallama said...

Oh, I love so many of their stamps, but this is one of the new ones that is so cool!

U3-914 Bug Study

Michelle Lanning said...

i don't have any yet - but would love a chance to play with some:_)

Michelle Lanning said...

i don't have any yet - but would love a chance to play with some:_)

Lori Roberts said...

I remember the first time I set foot in s/a store in Ohio. We were on our way to our very first rubber stamp convention in Akron. I remember the goose bumps running up my spine when we walked into the store. They had it all! Even some of samples that are on the site where there right in front of you to touch and see up close! They were classics!! AH those were the days! I have a few and would love one more.

Sarah said...

I love stampers anonymous stamps. i would love to own vanessa and also the tim holtz one with inks spots on it not quite sure what its called though!!!

Gabby319 said...

My favorite Stamper's Anonymus Stamp is so hard to pick. I will start with the first one on my list fdrom the many and that is Snowflakes #P5-1260. My list contains over 30 stamps and counting. Someday I will get them all...someday!!!

Sarah said...

My favorite of the day would have to be Tim's calendar stamps.

kitkat said...

Hi there, I'm actually from the other side of the world so I hope I am entitled to play along. Sadly I don't own any Stampers Anonymous stamps as they don't seem to carry it here. But I keep going to the site to drool over the stamps. Love all their stamps but if I HAD to choose 1 fave it will probably be Tim's Regal Findings set ... LOL!

Linda Cain said...

Ok, one more, I have used Wordy Woman many times and love the "air of confidence" she gives to any project.
Linda

Valonda L. said...

I just bought the Diamond Mosaic a couple weeks ago and I LOVE it. Now I'm thinking I really need the Artful Mosaic too. They are both so beautiful and versatile.

borcherding said...

Hi. I recently purchased a stamp set that I've had my eye on for quite some time. It has messy circles, EMBRACE IMPERFECTION and some splatters. I can't wait to use it!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a goodie. :-) peace and blessings, Cindy

Annie-Penn said...

I would love the Angel Collage stamp. She looks so peaceful and serene. If I won this stamp, she would be loved and cherished and used a LOT.

kris said...

I think my favorite is still 'nature journal' it's beautiful and i would love to own it:)

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

I love the fancy flourish ones. So fun and useful!!

Kay said...

I absolutely love all the SA stamps. It's the one booth I spend the most time and money at when I get to go to a stamp show. I love watching the demo's and then coming home to play.

To pick just one favorite would be ludicris because SA provides such a wide variety and it's just impossible to choose.

My current favorites are the new Wings of Desire and I really like the new cling mount sets! I hope there will be lots more to come. The Tim Holtz line is also a favorite of mine. The artwork of SA just amazes me.

Glee-scrap said...

My very favorite Stampers Anonymous stamp is the Santa with "Silent Night" music & Holly, from the Tim Holtz Collection. It is a great stamp AND I won it on his blog and he SIGNED IT! Too cool!

Iscrap said...

Today I choose: P4-691 Angel Collage The details on the angel are equisite...she is truly beautiful! :)

Gretz said...

I have so many favourites! One of them is the Artful Mosiac.

I must admit I do have quite a few Stampers Anonymous already :-) but one that I don't have that I would love is the Pear Ornament. i did order it once, but i was sent some other pear stamp instead(which wasn't even a Satmers Anonymous!). So it still is not in my collection.

I LOVE stampers anonomous stamps as they stamp so beautifully. I love the pink rubber and the beautiful wood. They are such beautiful stamps (both in a physically and artistically).

The ony thing I would like to request and I don't know if Michelle can help with this, is the index by stamp name on the website.. Thhis function was removed when the site was revamped. The name linked to an image of the stamp. It was much easier t find stamps with this.

I find the current online catalogue so frustrating. I was trying to find the name of a couple of stamps I have, and I just couldn't find them in the catalogue... I know I'm not the only one who misses this function.

Lisa V said...

After class the other day I went back to the catalog (again) and now I can't decide between Nature's Moments & Fancy Flourish!! Guess it just depends on the day on which one is my favorite. :-)

Carolynn W. said...

I love the Leaf Border I!

Kirsten said...

Tim Holtz anything! Love them all! His quotes are nice and I like his collage backgrounds the best.

Venkat said...

I have a long wish list of SA stamps.I love all their collage stamps with 'U1-667 Anonymous Collage' as my top fav. Yes, I have them all listed with their catalogue numbers too. Next in my favs list are all the quote stamps. Thanks for doing this Wendy. Priya

kris said...

i also really like the 'leap packet'...those commments are just flying in:) lol
Kris

Sarah said...

Tim Holtz has a way of coming up with fantastic stamps. I have several of his unmounted sets and am patiently waiting for his new unmounteds to hit my LSS.

Evonne said...

At the moment the Story time Santa is my favourite SA stamp, I'm especially impressed with how T!m Holtz used it for one of his 12 Tags of Christmas! Well seeing as I'm Irish, and the draw is on our National Holiday in honour of St Patrick, I do hope the luck of the Irish will be on my side! LOL

Gretz said...

I can't believe it took me so long to cotton on to this post Wendy - thank you so much for organising this - and thanks to Michelle too!

Another favourite of mine is Tim's flourish. I just LOVE it and it can be used for so many things! Actually I love most of Tim's stamps - especially the quotes.
Another on my want list is the Script Mosiac ;-)

Glee-scrap said...

See, Michelle, we all LOVE SA Stamps and are so thankful to you for giving us a chance to win one(kisskiss)...no, really we thankful!
My favorite pick for today is CMS005 Fancy Flourish set(swoon)...so beautiful!

Lisa V said...

Thank you, Michelle, for letting us have this chance!! We all love the SA stamps & will crawl over each other for a chance to win. :-) Fancy Flourish is still on my list today--every day usually brings a new one, but not today! My usual favorite is the one Wendy uses.

Carolynn W. said...

I also like Leaf Border II!

Iscrap said...

Ok this one for today: P1-622 Dragonfly Legend

I was hesitant to look at the bug section..bugs give me the heebie jeebies, and to think I would pick a "legend" of a bug...but it's just tooooo stinking cute. I think I have a thing for the legend stamps...hehe

liannallama said...

oh, I also love the Michael De Ming stamps--especially this one. I think the WM's are so beautiful, but I wish they were offered in UM to save space!
M4-1225 Dapper Dead Dude

Colleen Cavanaugh said...

I love my floral cube stamp from Stampers Anonymous. I use it all the time. I also love all of the stamps by Tim Holtz!

kris said...

hmmm...i saw 'dogwood' 2day and loved it!! would be perfect for card making:) Kris

Sarah said...

Every time I look at the catalogue I see more stamps that I would love to have. Today's pick of the day is Anonymous Collage.

Venkat said...

Hello Michelle, if you are reading this, THANK YOU. Here are more of my fav- CMS001- Nature's Moments, CB25- Kid's Cube, all the Paisley's (carved, chunky and ornate).
Now, since I discovered SA only after my move back to India, I dont own any SA stamps. Why? you may ask. Coz international shipping is a killer, is what I'll say. So I make my wish list, keep it very safe, ogle at the website, and wait for the day when I make my next trip to the US. Hhuummpphh!!!
Priya

Glee-scrap said...

Consulting my wish list, I see that I have not mentioned that I love CMS016 Royal Script...I want to be Queen on a page, and that set is KING!

Lisa V said...

The new ATC stamps came into the store this weekend & I just got a chance to look them over. Love the one with the Eiffel tower (can't think of the name).

Your post today (Wednesday) asked what we prefer--I used to be totally wood stamps only but as I see how the unmounted are easier to store, I'm converting. It's a toss up between rubber & acrylic, though--I like them both for different reasons......I guess I can't make a decision on anything tonight! :-)

Iscrap said...

Today, I couldn't resist this one:
K1-862 Year of the Rooster
After all, I was born in the year of the rooster. :D

Carolynn W. said...

Today I choose the 'Life Measured' stamp. There are some really great stamps to choose from!

Robyn said...

SA I love them all so I have to pick just one???? K5-1211 Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering
What I love about this stamp is that it speaks the truth and it is so versatile....I have used it for cards that range from Hello to bereavement...

kris said...

'Nature Journal' all the way:)
Kris

Sarah said...

My Worn Wallpaper is happier now that it is off of the wood block! Love the soft background that can be made with this image.

Evonne said...

I also love the French themed collage stamp. Would love to get my hands on that! :) Ohh la la!!!

dolla said...

I like Tim Holtz cling mounted stamps. This week I like the spills and splatters stamps!

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Teri said...

I think Ordinary Life says it all! I would love to include the image in my altered book!
Teri
nanastamper@msn.com

Iscrap said...

J3-976 Life Measured

Who doesn't love that simple yet powerful quote? LOVE this stamp to bits!!

Gretz said...

Stampers Anonymous
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways….
I love thee depth of rubber so pink
That stamps perfectly when layered with ink
I love thee many diverse designs
There’s one for every project of mine
I love thee purely, as my favorite tool
The art that’s created is way too cool

Robyn said...

V4-1163 would be my favorite SA stamp for today. I love the crisp clear image I get and how quickly I can have a background done!

Venkat said...

Here are some more of my favs: CMS 023 Weathered Textiles, CMS 007 Garmet District, CMS 005 Fancy Flourish. I have lots more, but I'll stick to these three for today. Big thank you to Wendy and Michelle. Cant wait for Mon. Priya

Paula said...

I just got my first SA set at a stamp convention. It's Tim's unmounted Nature's Moments. I love it, I have used the bejesus out of it already. Now I want them all!

Sarah said...

Today, let's go with Artistic Collage. With that collection half of your work is already done!

kris said...

I really like the 'dogwood' stamp...

Jenifer said...

OHHHH I love the new Curls one you just got that one is fantastic.
Jenifer

Barb said...

My favorite stamp is Tim's flourishes.....saw it, didn't get it, used it, now I'm looking for it! I personally love the unmounted clings or the acrylic, but will buy wood if it's the only option!

Ann said...

Fun contest! I was curious to read through what everyone posted, too. I'm halfway and then jumped to comment.

My "favorite" stamps are usually the ones that are most versatile. Right now, the favorite that I own is the "Scratches" stamp. Of the ones that I don't own, I think "Grunge Corner" is high on the list. I also have the "Elements of Time" set -- not as versatile, but I love the sentiments. If you haven't noticed the theme... anything by Tim Holtz!

As for mounted or unmounted or rubber or acrylic -- I prefer unmounted, and I wish that it was possible to buy some of the Tim Holtz stamps as single unmounted stamps...

Glee-scrap said...

I would like to get the new SA set by Tim Holtz that has the textures of Grungeboard-FUN!

Dawn said...

since your just about at 100 I will post again. I do love there stamps. I have met mr & MRS here in NJ for a convention. Anywho, I like the arrows stamp. I have such fun with it. it's k1990...Happy day!!

dolla said...

I love the french collage stamp

Iscrap said...

My choice of the day (night?) is CB9 Collage Cube. I am loving ATC's right now...so this would be a perfect stamp to add to my collection!! I need to shop soon! :D

Gretz said...

Oh Wendy, I can't believe I missed another opportunity! :-(

I was roo busy yesterday using my Stampers Anonymous stamps LOL

Sarah said...

Notebook Edge looks like an interesting and fun stamp to use. So many wonderful stamps in the catalogue....no way to pick just one!

Robyn said...

A SA stamp that I love but don't own yet is the Vogue Pattern stamp another great background

kris said...

another comment:) stil like the 'nature journal' the most....i think:) there's so many good ones!!! kris

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Carolynn W. said...

The Moment stamp is great too!

Sarah said...

Today is the last day to leave a comment before tomorrow's drawing. It has been fun looking through the SA catalogue but impossible to come up with just one favorite! That is the sign of a great stamp company IMHO!!!

Diane in IL said...

My favorite SA stamp is the bird one I just bought from Wendy at the convention in Rockford yesterday (Hi, Wendy! Thanks again for the great class on Friday!). I always to head to their booth first at conventions and want to buy everything in it!
Thanks for telling me about your blog!!!

Glee-scrap said...

I love "collage cube"!

Iscrap said...

I am loving:
K221 Moet
It's a champagne lable. It's pretty simple...but simply stated! :D

kris said...

i love 'dogwood'...

Sharon said...

I would love to have the new Tim Holtz stamps the Cirque Alphabet and Tattoo border, and my favorite set that I own is Weathered Textiles.

Shari said...

Hmmmmm....so many stamps, so little time!!! I spent way too much money yesterday at the Rockford Stamp show and I bothered Mrs. SA every time she tried to eat lunch (so sorry).I bought most of my favorites---Photo Studio, Grunge Alphabet, Regal Findings, Weathered Textiles and Petal Posie. If I could have one more it would be one of your Studio 490 large stamp sets so I could make flowers!!! Pick me!!! Please :)
-shari
luvs2design@aol.com

liannallama said...

well, I really do love them all! My all-time favorite is Michael de Meng's "Cycles" with a skeleton riding a bicycle! I'm kinda crazy and I like making BD cards with it!