Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Direction

Good Morning Everyone!

This post is kind of bittersweet. I have decided that it is time for my life to take a new direction in regards to my Stampin Up! Career. When I joined Stampin Up! over 5 years ago, I was a brand new stamper with no experience. As time went by and I learned more about stamping and papercrafting, my love for the craft evolved as well. I found other companies whose products I loved just as much as the company I was a part of. As a stamper, one of the most rewarding parts of this craft is being able to share your creations with others and spark their creativity, and I wanted to share ALL my creations, not just ones that I made using one company's stamps. That is when I decided to create my own rubber stamp, scrapbooking, and papercrafting supply store called, what else but... Loves Rubberstamps! I wanted to be able to share with my customers ALL of the wonderful stamp companies I had found whose products I love and use myself!

I love the Stampin Up! products, the sisterhood and friendships that I have made, and I will defiantely still use Stampin Up! products because they are awesome, it is just that I want to take my creativity to a different level than I am able to as a demonstrator. So with that being said....

I want to welcome you to the NEW Loves Rubberstamps Blog. This blog will be the main blog for my store LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS

I am still getting all of my opening inventory added. So far we have C.C. Designs, Crafter's Companion Stamp Lines, Paper Smooches from Kim Hughes, and Flourishes in the store. We have shipments on the way from Whimsy Stamps, Stampingbella, Pink Cat Studios, American Art Stamp, Gourmet Rubber Stamps, Magenta, La Blanche, Melissa Frances, The paint fushion line from Sheena Douglass and the spectrum noir alcohol ink markers from Crafter's Companion, Bildmalarna, AND Tattered Angels stamps!!! These should all be arriving in the next week or so! We will also be adding in the near future... Penny Black, Northwoods, Great Impressions, Prickley Pear Stamps and Wild Rose Studios!

Our goal with the store is to provide the best selections and products from the finest companies all at the best prices we can offer! After our opening inventory arrives and is loaded in the store, we will be adding new products and also bringing new companies on board every few weeks! We want to become your one stop shop for all your scrapbook, stamping and papercrafting needs!

I am also in the process of designing my own rubber stamp line that will also be carried in my store as well!

For the new direction my blog will be taking... We will be running Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges, having blog candy & prizes for participants and lots of fun! I will still share tutorials and techniques, tips and tricks but instead of being Stampin Up! only as before... I will be using a variety of companies and stamps that will be available in my store. I will also be recruiting for a design team, after I work the details out :)

I hope that all of my followers will continue to follow this blog because we do have a lot of fun things planned for you in the near future! I appreciate all of your support as I move forward in this exciting new venture!

If you have a moment please visit our store, Loves Rubberstamps and take a look around! Also sign up for our newsletter, where you will receive special offers, stay on top of our new releases, our blog challenges, and details on the design team recruitment when it is time for that!

Again - Thank you all for your support and I look forward to sharing all kinds of new things with you SOON!