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According to Random.org the winner is:

Here are your random numbers: 3
Timestamp: 2008-06-29 00:27:02 UTC

Which means that the winner is:

Email me at erinschlosser (at) schlosserdesigns (dot) com and let me know which you'd like, the napkins, or the StazOn Ink and I'll ship that to you right away! Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for your comments! They are greatly appreciated! Look for more things to be added to the website soon!


July 4th Project

This project is along the same lines of stamping on napkins. I wanted a little more pattern on these ones.
Items needed:
1 fat quarter fabric (for those that aren't quilters it's where they take 1 yard of fabric and it cut into quarters)
StazOn ink
various colors embroidery floss

I cut out scraps of a neutral color fabric (thanks again Celia for the scraps!) I stamped the star from the Bough set and hand stitched around the image. I used a french knot at the star points, and a straight stitch for the outline. I used the water soluble pen to write "freedom" and "liberty" and then I free stitched those. I trimmed each one with pinking shears to be a 2 1/2" square.

Then take your fat quarter of fabric and cut it into quarters. You should end up with pieces that are about 9" x 10 1/2". Hem the edges and then sew the "patches" we made on top.

You're done!

(Close up of "patches")


Tutorial: Stamping is fun on fabric too!

Ok, so you remember what happens when I do a tutorial right? I'll be giving away something that you'll need to complete the project. And this time you get a choice! The winner will get to choose between a brand new StazOn ink pad, or a set of 4 ready-to-be-stamped-on napkins. So, after the tutorial be sure to follow the directions to enter!

I made a few napkins this weekend. Of course I used the new stamp sets! I wanted some for birthdays or if we have company over for dessert. I used the Hey Cupcake set and the StazOn ink. The StazOn ink is permanent. Then I just embellished the cupcake with french knot "sprinkles". (Thanks to my friend Celia for showing me how to do a french knot!)

Here is a general one that I did for everyday eating.

Ready for the instructions?

Start with the Bough set, a napkin, StazOn ink, and a water soluble transfer pen. (I love the water soluble transfer pens, you just get them wet and they wash away!)
Mark two dots in the middle of your napkin to help with the stamp placement. (If you click on the picture you'll be able to see mine.)
Stamp the branch on the napkin.

Then I used the lazy daisy stitch to make some hand embroidered flowers on my branch.

Finish it off with a french knot in the middle of the flower and a herringbone stitch along the bottom.

This is another color combination I did.

Now for the entry rules:
Leave a comment on this post by Friday night, June 28, 2008. In the comment, tell me what other things, besides stamps you'd like to see me carry in my store. Would you like to buy paper kits that I put together with coordinating colors of cardstock? Special types of ink pads? Unique packaging to stamp and embellish for gift giving? Let me know what floats your boat and be entered into the drawing! Thanks so much!


Borders again!

I made this card with the borders set, and the star from the Boughs set. I cut out the scalloped square and mounted it with foam tape, then cut out and mounted the stars on foam tape too. It gave a lot of dimension to the card. Thanks for looking!


Borders Set...more than just borders!

Here's a card I made with the borders set! The shapes in this set are also great for making background designs for paper. See, the same shape that is bordering the "Thanks" is also stamped multiple times to make the background paper. Finished size is 6 1/2" square.

Shipping Update

Edited: After working with the shipping all day on the website the new policy is as follows: There is one flat shipping price, $5.50, unless your pre-tax order total goes above $40, in which case it's FREE. I can't offer the Pickup option for everyone in Texas. If you live near me, please leave a comment when you place your order and your shipping amount will be refunded in full if you choose to pick it up. Thanks for all your support and sticking with me as I grow and learn!

There have been some questions about the shipping on the Schlosser Designs website. I have added a module that will show up for Texas residents only. This will allow you to choose either the $5.50 shipping, or Store Pickup (which is free). If you choose this method, you may pick up the order at my house. Thanks for your support! Any questions, just leave me a comment!


The Store is OPEN!

Finally! The stamps are here, the packaging is ready to go, and the website is up, and it's even running correctly!!! (As far as I can tell anyway!)

So, head on over to get your favorite stamps!

Here are a few highlights that I wanted everyone to know about:

When you get to Schlosser Designs be sure to Login/Register as a customer. That way I can collect birthdays to add to the Birthday Club. Also, once you register on the site, I'll send you an individual referral coupon code good for 20% off of your entire first purchase! You can also pass this coupon code along to any friends or relatives. I'll keep track of how many people make purchases from your referrals and will be giving away super cool prizes to the top 2 people with the most referrals that made purchases up until the last day of July 2008. Good Luck!!

Also, take note that because I'm based in Texas, I must charge Texas residents sales tax. (Sorry!) But, if you order more than $40 before tax, no matter where you live (as long as it's in the US) you'll get free shipping!

Last item:
I'm now taking sign ups for crafting parties! You provide the guests and place, I'll provide the supplies and projects! Each host automatically gets 1 free stamp set, just for hosting with the opportunity to earn more depending on the sales from the party. We'll do a few projects. Your guests will get to keep a few, and we will also be making one to donate to a Not-for-Profit organization. So, host a party, earn free stamp sets, make some projects, and help others! Contact me for more details, or to book your party time! (If you don't live near me, that's ok too, I can host virtual parties! If you're interested in those, just contact me!)

Email me at: erinschlosser (at) schlosserdesigns (dot) com (If you have my other email addresses those are fine for personal emails, but ones about the stamps must go to the above email address. Thanks!)


Bough Stamp Set

This set is super versatile. I was able to make the flowers, tree and topiary with the same stamp set. The only other stamp set I used was the "Thanks" Sentiment from the new Borders set! I think that the topiary might be my favorite, but I'm not sure, because I liked them all!


While we wait...

Ok, so I've got shipping confirmation that the stamps will be here super shortly! Here are some cards I made a week or so ago with the Hey Cupcake set.

I love the oval stamp that can either be used as a plate or a border! Enjoy!