Monday, November 14, 2011

Graven Images Cut and Fold House

Insanely cool! I found this HUGE stamp on Ebay measuring 6 across by 4 1/2 high.  It is from a company called Graven Images from Chattanooga Tennessee. I have never heard of this company and of course, it is no longer in business.  Just my stupid luck. I want to know if there is a whole town or other items that work with this stamp.  It would be perfect for a House Warming party or whatever fits inside the one and a half inch square base. I have searched Ebay for more but the stamping community is always up on odd stamps and companies.

So stampers of the INKY-verse! Pick thy brains and peruse thee stashes of forgotten stamps. I would love more of this type, even if it's not the same company.  I didn't pay much for this one, as I would guess not a whole lot of stampin' mammies are as weird as me for wanting to collect houses. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Looking For Former Magenta Stamp Artist-Cats

I am trying to remember the artist on this stamp and many with the same character cat getting into mischief. I know she was from Quebec and her name was something like Marylise or close to that spelling. I used to get emails from her when she had new stamps and I know she left Magenta a while ago. I think they retained the rights to the images she drew for them. Does anyone know her name and/or her website? I have many of the stamps with her drawings on them mounted on wood but now I see there is also cling being made. I would love to make contact with her again.

I have always hoped to get all the cat stamps she drew, as they always give me chuckles (I am a cat person!). If you have info, please leave it below, and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stampa Rosa Hindi/Mendi Stamps

A few weeks ago I came across this stunning stamp on EBay. I decided I would have it no matter the cost. It is so ethnic and I have a huge container of Indian, Middle Eastern and Eastern African stamps (especially women and children) that this would work as a background or edge. I could even use it for Victorian or Garden images. Well, guess what? I was the only bidder!  The stamp is etched with Stampa Rosa I65-13 from 2001. It is no longer being made however, so you will have to scrounge EBay like I did.

Then late this past week, I was doing my duty and scrolling thru my favorite sellers (there are three I always visit) and I found a sister stamp to the above! I don't know the item number but it appears to be  much smaller than the 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch square stamp above.

So for now, let us guesstimate it is 1 1/2 by 3 inches. Again, same artist and same color indexing so probably same year 2001. I must have this! If you know the item number or if there are any more stamps similar to this Stampa Rosa antique, please leave a message below.  I can see this done up with glittery embossing powder over a mulberry ink. Tattoos without the pain!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spring Window

I wish this were my kitchen window right now. If it were, it would be about 70 F and sunny. As I type this, it's about 5F, windy and dark. I don't want to go into how cold it's actually supposed to get later tonight.

This beautiful stamp, which would be perfect for use with Flower Soft, is possibly by Embossing Arts. I don't know if it's the OLD EA or the newer company that seems to be on it's third owner in the last 10 years. I can tell you it's fairly large, probably 5" by 4" or so.  I would love to add this to my "window" collection to go with my  "door" collection which goes with my "house" collection. Slowly I am building the abode of my dreams!