Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stampin' fiend!


I wonder if I'll ever truly catch up on all the investments I've made for my business. I can't seem to employ the same rigorus budget restraint I have adopted for personal spending to my business. I just love buying new tools, fine paper and amassing every single tip size of Micron Pens and every color of Gocco ink under the sun.

My latest business splurge is three beautiful custom wood-mounted rubber stamps from fellow Etsy seller, Love To Create Stamps! I bought a scarf-bunny stamp first so I (well, Theresa made most of them) could make some stickers and I loved it so much that I promptly ordered my logo stamp and a thank-you snail. I am already planning my next stamp (a "do not bend" design for my outgoing packages featuring an inchworm).

I have been stamping anything that has a spare inch of blank space.

10 comments:

Jessa said...

Aw! Stamps brings back so many memories. My mom and I used to have TONS of stamps that we could color with these felt-tip pens and make notecard pads for my grandmother. She loved them. I loved making them. They were so much fun and I love stamps!

into the trees said...

eee! so cute!

Christine said...

Looks like Jess beat me to the punch. I was going to say the same...'brings back memories of when Jess was younger and we would use rubber stamps on everything' I even had a Rubber Stamp Birthday Party for her one year. I still have a rolling rubber stamp of balloons and I use it on a brown paper bag or tissue paper to make my own wrapping paper. Fun stuff!!

Julie said...

these are cute Elise! I sent you a message on Etsy but wanted to let you know that Jess and I are getting together after work on Wednesday to make stuff (clothing swap/ recreate) and we want you to come!

Hopeful Monsters said...

I love them! The scarf bunny is one of my all time favorite images.

PaperdayStudio/Katie Stephenson said...

Ha ha, sometimes I wonder the same exact thing. Good to know there are others out there...

Jess littlebunny.etsy.com said...

i have been meaning to get stamps too! they are so addictive. I had to stop going to the stamp shop because I would spend so much money. You need a bunnies with balloons stamp! i love them.

lauriecoyle said...

these are amazing! I have been thinking of getting some myself, and now I know where to find them, yippee!

You should think about getting some made with your drawings on them to sell -- would be great for those kiddos who like to stamp as much as we do!

Marjorie said...

OH I love love love stamps for business prettiness! :) Yours are absolutely adorable!!

Sigh....yes, I have been eying a button making machine for a year now, waiting until I can afford it for the shop!! ;)

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

I'm so glad they're a hit! I still have not become weary of stamping scarf bunny onto everything I can!

Laurie, I'd love to make stamps to sell. Hmmm I don't know how I should go about that but I'll give it thought.