12 New Memento Inks

That’s right…12 brand new, gorgeous colors of your favorite Memento Ink.

IMAGINE Crafts NEW Menento 2012

As you all probably know, these inks are the best for using on images you plan to color with Copic markers. They are wonderful for any image, actually. They give a good sharp image and don’t bleed or feather at all. Stop in soon and see them for yourself.


Elizabeth Crafts Class

Donna Silliman has put together another wonderful class for you! Saturday, June 2 @ 9:30am and the class fee is $24. You will go home with 4 gorgeous cards and the technique to make more on your own. 

Using Elizabeth Crafts Peel Offs, Shimmer Sheets and Glitter Ritz, you will make four amazing cards. Each card will feature a unique technique, such as using Copics on highlight glitter, transferring images, and die cutting. Glitter Ritz is a high quality microfine glitter with an amazing shine that does not come off.  In this class you will be using the Sizzix Vagabond and Sizzix dies along with their embossing folders, as well as Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Stamps and Mega Mount, Ranger Distress Inks, and Elizabeth Crafts products.

Bring:  small scissors, adhesive, foam dots, Copic Colorless Blender and these Copic markers, IF you have them:  R24, R27, R29 or R32, R35, R37, R39, B000, G00, G03 and G07. If you do bring your own markers please be sure they are clearly marked with your initials, name, or some way to identify them so they don't get mixed up with someone else's markers.


The Used Stamp Sale

The sale was a success again this year, and we’d like to thank everyone that participated and everyone that came to shop - we hope you all had a wonderful time.

You may pick up your remaining items that were not sold, along with your proceeds from the sale, this week – Tuesday and Wednesday between noon and 5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am – 5pm. All items MUST be picked up by Friday at 5pm because we have 2 classes on Saturday and we don’t have room to store your items. If you cannot pick them up, please make arrangements for someone to come and get them.

We appreciate your cooperation.

A little more help, please

This message may be redundant, but we heard from a couple of people that they had trouble emailing, so we thought we’d send it out again and just include the email address right here to make it easier for you.

We would like you to help us figure out what sort of classes and/or demos you would like to see at Stamper's Alley. Some of the classes, such as the Inky Antics and Glitter Ritz, have done well while others have not, and we would like to figure out why that is. So, if there is something you would like to see as a demo or a class, we'd love to know.

Also, we'd like to hear your thoughts on wood mounted vs cling mounted vs clear stamps. What do you like about them, which kind do you prefer and why?

Would you be interested in seeing some new companies represented in the shop, and if so, which ones did you have in mind?

Shoot us an email at and let us know what you think. We want to do our best to make Stamper’s Alley your favorite store, so tell us what you’d like to see, ok?


Stamper’s Alley 13th Annual Used Stamp Sale!

We have had lots of calls and emails asking if we will be having the sale this year and the answer is YES! The date for this years sale is Saturday, May 5 - 10am - 4pm.

So now is the time to start thinking about clearing out what you no longer need - stamps, tools, etc. - and make a little extra cash. Or just come and score some fantastic bargains.

If you would like to participate by selling your items, you may come in to the shop and sign up or give us a call - 704-664-5068. We need to have the initials that you plan to use on your items, so we can check it against the list of people that have already signed up. We can't allow duplicates because this is how we keep track of who sold what. All of the information about the sale is in our instruction sheet, which can be downloaded here. Please read it carefully. The inventory sheets are available for download here.

We will no longer be providing the stickers used to label your items. Your labels need to be no smaller than 1/2" x 1" and no larger than 1" x 1", so as not to cover up too much of the image on the front of the stamps. Be sure your labels are securely attached, but also keep in mind that the person who purchases the item will want to be able to remove the sticker. Items without stickers cannot be sold and will be held for pick up after the sale. See the instruction sheet for more information.

We also ask you to bring your own bags to carry your purchases home, if you can. The reusable bags from the grocery stores are inexpensive and sturdy, perfect for carrying all of your treasures. They are environmentally friendly and can be used again and again.

You can sign up anytime, and you may start bringing your items in on April 21, but no sooner. All items for sale MUST be here no later than May 4. There are no exceptions for either of these dates. After the sale, you will be able to pick up your monies and any items that have not been sold starting May 8 through May 11 (we will have extended hours that week only) and ALL items must be picked up by May 11 because we have classes all day on May 12 and do not have anywhere else to store the items. Stamper’s Alley WILL NOT be responsible for any stamps missing after the sale. If you can’t pick up your items on those dates, PLEASE make arrangements for someone else to pick them up – we do not have room to store these items.

There will be demos, door prizes, and snacks, so it promises to be a fun day! This is a very well attended event and we want everyone to have a pleasant experience. We do ask, if at all possible, please do not bring small children.

If you have any questions, send us an email or give us a call - 704-664-5068.

Used Stamp Sale – Sale!

Here is a list of what will be on sale inside the shop on Saturday:

Sale Prices Effective Saturday, May 5, 2012 only

15% off

  • Copic Markers, Storage Cases, and Airbrush Tool

30% off

  • All Embellishments (brads, paper flowers, gems, pearls, buttons, etc. on the wall in the classroom)
  • All 12 x 12 paper

40% off

  • All Wood Mounted Stamps (other than Christmas)
  • All Cling and Clear Stamp Sets (other than Christmas)
  • Just Rite Stamp Sets
  • Shimmerz Paints
  • Flower Soft
  • Twinkling H20s
  • Hero Arts Basic Grey Collection
  • All Punches (unless otherwise marked)
  • All Spellbinders Dies
  • All Cuttlebug Folders

50% off

  • All Christmas Stamps (wood, cling, & clear)
  • Brilliance Ink Pads
  • Marvy Ink Pads

60% off

  • All Clearsnap Products (Colorbox inks, Cats Eye Ink Pads, Designs on Rollers, etc.)
  • All Hero Arts indexed in color


The New Spring Seasonal Distress Ink - buy one, get one matching re-inker free

You don’t want to miss out on these great sale prices – see you Saturday!


New Spring Seasonal Distress Ink

Yes, Ranger has done it again with some lovely Spring colors of Distress Ink. If you haven’t seen them yet, you are in for a treat. The new colors are Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac.

SpringDistress1               SpringDistress2

But wait, there’s more!


Yes! Reinkers! So, no more worries about running out of ink.

We got the notice they have been shipped and they should be here any day now.

Here a video with Tim Holtz, showing you the beautiful new colors.

Gorgeous, right? You know you have to have them!


Summer Delight - Inky Antics Honey Pop Collection Class

We have the board for this class and you are going to love these cards!
The class is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 at 9:30am. You will make 4 cards and take another one home to finish. Stop in and sign up soon, this class will fill up quickly.