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mcpaige 09-25-2006 06:33 AM

What's the *hottest* thing in stamping right now?
 
In your neck of the woods, what is *the* thing in stamping/paper crafting?

At my LSS, I noticed at their anniversary deluxe make N take extravaganza, everything was modge podged and distressed. I noticed it because there was a steady background noise of sanding at all times. LOL.

What is the hip, very NOW thing in your corner of the world?

JulieHRR 09-25-2006 06:48 AM

Beads. I'm not sure why. But, my LSS has gone bead crazy.

ninatar 09-25-2006 07:32 AM

(I am not nearly as informed as someone like Julie) but my two cents...

Encaustic wax seems to be literally heating up. Charms and more charms. Game pieces. Image transfers lifting images and putting them in your work). Using "Golden" mediums. Melting clear wax over the images. Lots of chipboard. Quishing and whishing alcohol inks around (like we haven't been doing that with reinkers a long time!)

Nina

scrapstampindiva 09-25-2006 07:48 AM

chipboard - it would definitely have to be chipboard lol :)

mrsa1993 09-25-2006 08:09 AM

Ok, I have a question... if you're using beads and wax and charms and game pieces and image transfers, etc, etc... can it still be called stamping? Does any just stamp anymore?

:)

mrsa1993 09-25-2006 08:10 AM

oops... Does anyone just stamp anymore?

JulieHRR 09-25-2006 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mrsa1993
oops... Does anyone just stamp anymore?

I do. :cool:

GarnetJ 09-25-2006 08:40 AM

I'm still trying out the "old" techniques, because....
 
1. There are so many new ideas that I can't possibly keep up.
2. Non-stamping friends don't "get it" if I add too many layers and "stuff" to their card.
3. The LSS has to promote more "stuff" for more sales, but I don't "need" it all...... or do I? (LUV shopping)

Momofoneson 09-25-2006 08:46 AM

I just plain stamp. I consider collage collage whether it is on a card or not. Stamping to me means make it with stamps except for ribbon, brads, and eyelets.

kiddielitter 09-25-2006 08:55 AM

I would have to say altering practical home decor items - frames, clocks, shelves, recipe card boxes, etc., also making canvases.

GWTW Junkie 09-25-2006 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by mrsa1993
oops... Does anyone just stamp anymore?

I was thinking this, too... I went to a 10-10-10 yesterday and I think four or five of the cards had only one stamp on them. everything else was designer papers and embellishments. Cute, and simple and fast, but can you really call it stamping?

In my corner of the world, mini scrapbooks are really catching on, from 6x6 on down to 3x3. Everybody's noticing the gift potential and how you can finish them entirely in one sitting.

Cynamom 09-25-2006 09:08 AM

I agree. I LOVE it when I make a pretty card that is JUST DONE WITH STAMPING! It's awesome.

To answer the question, I'd say that acrylic paints are hot, acrylic stamps (the clear ones), Souffle pens, stitching on cards and definitely chipboard which I just cannot get into for whatever reason.

Cindy

mcpaige 09-25-2006 11:15 AM

great responses... Thanks ladies.

Are there more??

Mamalanie 09-25-2006 11:21 AM

Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.

ninatar 09-25-2006 11:23 AM

There's that whole dogs and kitties thing going on - kitty ribbon, kitty stamps, kitty stickers, kitty paper, fish clips, and dog bones.

I have noticed companies like Wordsworth moving to clear stamps and lots of stickers. I'm not sure they are even making mounted stamps anymore. And they moved some of their most popular images from stamps to stickers.

I stamp now more than ever - I generally avoid the little prepackaged things you stick on cards (some are very cute), because I like to stamp. But I went with "just" stamped ATC's in an ATC contest at StampFest (big clue, I thought that they would want stamped items) and got my clock cleaned by very sophisticated, complex, layered, slide mounted, puzzle pieces, fuzzy, I-not-sure-what-that-is entries. But of course, the stamping purist saves a ton of postage and it doesn't get ripped up in the mail!

Nina

Tah Dah! 09-25-2006 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Mamalanie
Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.

Too funny!! :lol:

I would have to say chipboard, ribbon (particularly printed or patterned!) embellishments, doodling around stamped images, and distressing (whether with ink or sanded effects.)

Joan B 09-25-2006 11:35 AM

Gee, 3 out of 4 of my stamp stores are gone! And, I never go to the other one because it is too far from my house, so I can only go by what I see online. I think patterned papers, die cut machines, chipboard seem to be in.

Personally, I am spending more time watercoloring.

Faereygirl 09-25-2006 11:47 AM

I'm getting hooked on the 8x8 scrapbooks, personally. I like to arrange layouts on each page and then stamp and watercolor or add glitter to glam it up. Ribbon, eyelets, and brads here and there....but the main focus on the stamping.

I have used a couple of those pre-made 'Jolee's Boutique' things on my books....but only cause I don't have a good wedding stamp set. ;)

As far as stuff goes....personally....coloring. That's my big in stamping thing. So there ya go...what I like to stamp and the technique and tool I like most. ;)

Annek 09-25-2006 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mamalanie
Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.

You go girl - you're on fire! :-)

LOL - too funny!

At my LSS there's a lot of focus on 'distressing' (papers, inks, etc). Also, a lot of the classes that are offered there, only about half are stamping related. The rest are projects that have more to do with products that are stamping 'related' but not stamps themselves.

:-)

ninatar 09-25-2006 12:00 PM

Anybody mentioned "glaze" pens, "stardust" pens, "souffle" pens, yet? Fancy ink pens are very very big.

And it sure seems like stencilling with paste is popular, too.

JulieHRR 09-25-2006 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mamalanie
Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.


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inkerzaway 09-25-2006 12:27 PM

I have to agree that chipboard is quite the popular craze right now. As for what is going on at the LSS...I can only speak for the schedules at the local Archiver's as the nearest "real" Stamp store to me is almost an hour away so I don't get there often. They are doing lots of "altered" stuff...like a clock face, the thick wooden clipboards, of course the cool lunchtins. I come up with my own cheaper versions by taking the standard WalMart clipboard and painting it white and stamping it or buying up tins on clearance and painting them white (acrylic paints) and stampign them, etc. That's just me...I LOVE stamping and while I think all the ribbons are to die for and the decorative papers are beautiful, something deep inside me says, "Hey, I'm a STAMPER and I just want to stamp!" rather than covering everything with decorative paper.

Oh, that faux stitching is very popular, I have even seen some "faux stitch" rub ons and some stamps that mimic a line of "stitchery" but I'm doing more of the hole punching and white gel pen sort of faux stitching and good grief, I am not considering, not even for a nanosecond, whipping out the sewing machine and actually sewing on cards. ;-) Jan
Jan

JulieHRR 09-25-2006 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by inkerzaway
. . . Oh, that faux stitching is very popular . . . but I'm doing more of the hole punching and white gel pen sort of faux stitching and good grief, I am not considering, not even for a nanosecond, whipping out the sewing machine and actually sewing on cards. ;-) Jan
Jan

ITA on that one, Jan! ;)

Gina K. Designs 09-25-2006 01:50 PM

I'm seeing tons of patterned paper. Also, lots of scalloped punches! I still stamp and color. I love to color. A lot...
Gina K

StampingV 09-25-2006 01:56 PM

Stamping on photos. Our LSS teaches classes on it. You take those blurred pictures and stamp on them and make an awesome card. I wish I could take the class.

V

Inkspired 09-25-2006 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inkerzaway

Oh, that faux stitching is very popular, I have even seen some "faux stitch" rub ons and some stamps that mimic a line of "stitchery" but I'm doing more of the hole punching and white gel pen sort of faux stitching and good grief, I am not considering, not even for a nanosecond, whipping out the sewing machine and actually sewing on cards. ;-) Jan
Jan

I have to agree with the faux stitching. I have sold MUCHO white gel pens! Love those.

corvette85lady 09-25-2006 02:56 PM

[QUOTE=Mamalanie]Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.[/QUOTE
*LOL*

blizlady 09-25-2006 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mamalanie
Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.

ROFLMAO!! :mrgreen:

Happy Heart 09-25-2006 03:59 PM

I love stamping, coloring, and cutting, but I also love embellishments! I do think that some go over the top, though. I think the embellishments should be secondary to the main image and compliment it in some way.
I love little charms, ribbons, and beads. They can make an ordinary card fabulous!

mg 09-25-2006 04:58 PM

I agree Happy Heart. I've been somewhat frustrated with my stamp group of about 20. So many are doing papers, stickers, rub ons, etc. Not stamped to me. There are so many creative things to be done with stamping. If you do the other just call yourselves cardmakers.

mischief732 09-25-2006 06:18 PM

For me and my little group of card-making/stamping buddies it's fauz stitching with gel pens and doodling. I reintroduced them to then wonders of polyshrink at our last class/camp, so now I'm expecting half the cards for our next exchange will have shrinky-dink charms!
Melisa

ajcmeyer 09-25-2006 07:14 PM

I have to say Chipboard is quickly becoming a must have and the cropadile is a hot item as well.

Steph315 09-25-2006 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by kiddielitter
I would have to say altering practical home decor items - frames, clocks, shelves, recipe card boxes, etc., also making canvases.

Same here. Plus paperbag books, tag books...I swear they can turn anything into a book or cute project. I'm waiting for the latest and greatest project to come out using toilet paper rolls. I'm sure we'll have a use for them soon!

Mahloumel 09-25-2006 10:38 PM

Crystal-y stuff seems really popular right now, especially to me. I love the new Heidi Swapp frames made from small, already-adhered rhinestones. The frames come in ovals, squares, circles, etc. and I am crazy about them. I got some "bling for things" from Michaels for cheap and love using them, but the fact they're discontinued maybe says something about how popular they are . . . ? (Mostly they were just expensive at regular price!)

Ribbons and different accessories for them also seem super-popular now. (Different kinds of buckles, a swack of different clasps for them a la Basic Grey, etc)

Momofoneson 09-26-2006 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Steph315
Same here. Plus paperbag books, tag books...I swear they can turn anything into a book or cute project. I'm waiting for the latest and greatest project to come out using toilet paper rolls. I'm sure we'll have a use for them soon!

Oh darn, my hubby just cleaned the bathroom and got rid of the empty toilet paper rolls!

Sillybird 09-26-2006 02:04 AM

In uk i think from a cardmaking point of view our QVC keeps trying to get us to blinking peel-offs - which okay, some can be nice but not all the time.

Since i have been on here which is only bout a week I have managed to purchase a few of the gorgeous stampin up sets (i am in heaven) and it has really brought my stamping mojo back so a big thank you has to go to everybody on here for their wonderful welcome and fantastic comments on the cards i have uploaded (have to apologise got so carried away making that I uploaded on a Sunday so so sorry).

But from a scrapbooking and cardmaking point of view in UK doodling is very in as is chipboard (and making our own etc) we love scrapbooking papers every shape and form and can't wait for things to be released so that they eventually trickle across the waters from USA. Stitching again/iris folding/pergamano (not my cup of tea i have to say) I LOVE STAMPING

xx Alex xx

Sillybird 09-26-2006 02:05 AM

Oh forgot to say I love to use both stamps and papers and embellishments on my cards, I send to follow the flow and have fallen in love with some of the techniques on here it is just finding the time to try them all!!!

alcesalces 09-26-2006 03:34 AM

My favorite thing forever will be just plain stamping on paper. My local scrapbooking store is heavy into chipboard right now!

colee_dupont 09-26-2006 08:02 AM

I have to admit, I love the distressing stuff... sanding, inking, etc. And brads! Almost all of my projects get at least one brad attached!

cmayk 09-26-2006 08:11 AM

I don't go to my LSS to see what's new & hot... I visit all of YOUR blogs!! So, in my opinion the hottest thing in stamping right now is blogging!

MrsAngotti 09-26-2006 08:12 AM

Clear stamps are the rage at my LSS!!!

mcpaige 09-26-2006 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mamalanie
Me. I am the hottestest thing.

Thank you for asking.

Mamalanie, you crack me up!!

Thanks to all for these thoughts and ideas!!


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