Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi everyone!

I'm so sorry I've been missing for so long. I just wanted to stop back on and let you know that I've decided to stop blogging & will no longer be doing design work. I have some areas of my life that I want to focus on, and as you know, blogging and stamping require a lot of my time and attention, which I don't feel like I have right now!

I personally want to thank all of the wonderful stamp companies who have put their faith in my stamping abilities and have shared their incredible products with me. Most of all, I want to thank you, my faithful readers, for always being here to support and encourage me through my paper journey. All good things must come to an end, and I feel like this is the perfect timing for me right now.

Who knows, someday you may see me back, once I've gotten things in order and have more time to devote. Maybe when I'm 80 and finally can retire (grrrrr), I'll be a stamping machine again!

I wish everyone endless creativity and happiness!

Lisa Z.

Special thanks to:

Crafty Secrets (The incredible Sandy Redburn and team)
Pink Persimmon (Thanks, Darcy and Judy!)
Our Craft Lounge (Joy and Cams, you are the BOMBS)
Eclectic Paperie (Joy and Daisy and CEO Sam, you rock!)
Whippersnapper (Anna & Lisa B)
Splitcoaststampers (Daven, Jenn, Lori, HUGE HUGS!)
Tattered Angels

Hanna Stamps (Thank you, Kristi Ferro!)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stampendous & Smirk

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Today I'm posting those blurry Stampendous photos I promised...just when I thought the Changitos couldn't get any cuter, Stampendous goes and changes the game and introduces these sweet little funny RACCOONS! Oh I love them! Look at the cute samples that were hanging up in the booth!

Could they get any CUTER?

They also had a line of woodland stamps with these sweet little animals and tall birch trees! WAY TO GO, STAMPENDOUS!

I also found this cute line of stamps by a new vendor called "Smirk"! Since these came out unbelievably blurry too, I thought I'd post a website where you can see them more clearly! Sorry for the bad photos, guys!

Smirk Clear Stamps Link HERE.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More blurry CHA!

Oh man, I don't know WHAT setting I had my camera on when I was flying through the booths at CHA taking photos, but many of them are BLURRIER than a white squirrel in a snowstorm. Dang. At least I've never claimed to be good at photography, so you guys don't expect much at this point.

Maya Road BLEW me away with their chipboard albums, banners and vintage trims!

SCRUMPTIOUS, I tell you!

I wish I was a scrapbooker, because these albums are adorable.

Oh well, at least with the blurry photography you get the full glitter effect when you click on the closeups!


I'm so glad to be ------->

We need one of these for the cabin.

Tattered Angels has done it again. Look at their (blurry) bingo cards (SORRY, IT'S NOT YOUR EYES, ITS MY PHOTOGRAPHY. GEEZ LOUISE.)

Back with more tomorrow. (Blurry Stampendous, anyone?) I'm a putz.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My shabby CHA picks!

Okay guys, I'm back from Orlando and finally have recovered enough to sit down and go through my CHA photos and pick favorites! The retail part of the show was a complete success, and Crafty Secrets was a HUGE hit! Anything that was not nailed down in the booth sold QUICKLY! I hope this signals that the economy is recovering and people are happily going back about their business of stamping and scrapbooking! I thought tonite I'd show you some CHA eye candy. If you have been following the trends, you know that vintage is HOT right now! We had the pleasure of having a booth right across from Melissa Frances, and I got to meet her cute little survivor (breast cancer) self in person!
Melissa's line got me STRAIGHT in the heart. I WAS VERCLEMPT, I tell you, when I saw the cool BINGO cards she's selling! HEART PALPITATIONS!

These cool bottle-brush xmas trees that she had on the bingo card came in soft pink and cream! SO YUMMY!

She also is selling vintagey-looking crepe paper, and the coolest MICA flakes in shabby blue and pink! (I GOT ME SOME OF THESE...YAAAAHOO!)
Cool vintagey hardware for your projects, in shabby STILL my heart! Okay, enough gushing over Melissa. On to Making Memories. The Making Memories booth resembled a cool, old-timey sewing goods shop! I had heart palpitations here, too! Check out the chippy paint on this chair. Heaven, I tell ya!

Enjoy peeks at the vintage findings! MM has always carried vintagey-looking lines, but this one blew me away! So much yumminess!

Back with more tomorrow!