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Unread 09-13-2017, 02:33 PM   #41
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Most of my stamps are SU, because I was introduced to stamping through a party (probably like many of you)

But my favorite?? I do have a growing collection of stamps from other companies...


I'd say either Unity or Our Daily Bread Designs.


But I can't narrow it down any more than that.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 02:40 PM   #42
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Penny Black has been my favorite for a while...love the variety of stamps they sell, from cute to floral to elegant to silhouette. And and I love all kinds of card styles, which is why Penny Black is my favorite. Of course it all started with their critters
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Unread 09-13-2017, 02:57 PM   #43
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Will have to find out what I am missing. Different seasons of my life, different stamp companies. PTI because I could get so manyof their $5 sets. Lawn Fawn when my kids were young. Haven't even heard of some of these companies. SU will always be my favorite because of the coordination. I love the hobby of stamping, but have zero creativity.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 03:17 PM   #44
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The Taylored Expressions Grumpling line is my current favorite, and I wish there were more sets available.

MFT is becoming one of my favorites, with their cardstock and ink replacing SU for me. I also love their Birdie Brown stamp line.


Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches continue to put out adorable stamps.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 04:33 PM   #45
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The Taylored Expressions Grumpling line is my current favorite, and I wish there were more sets available.

MFT is becoming one of my favorites, with their cardstock and ink replacing SU for me. I also love their Birdie Brown stamp line.


Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches continue to put out adorable stamps.


Sister from another mister! I love the Grumplings and Birdie Brown!!! LOL! Those Grumplings just crack me up every time!!!
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Unread 09-13-2017, 05:25 PM   #46
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So many new company's it hard to choose one. Right at home is my fav at the moment.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 05:32 PM   #47
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Hands down.....Penny Black. I favor scenery stamps and with Jill Foster's videos, I can achieve some gorgeous scenes with limited talent. Altenew for flowers.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #48
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Actually, I have a lot of gorgeous Penny Black flower stamps. Both PB and Altenew for flowers.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 06:04 PM   #49
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Stampin' Up all the way. I love that everything matches.
I love everything that matches, too. I use SU nearly exclusively for paper, inks and markers. Not so much for their stamps anymore.
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Unread 09-13-2017, 08:04 PM   #50
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Penny Black - the brushstroke stamps are just beautiful
Mama Elephant - I've collected their stamps for a while but their Little Agenda stamps are simply adorable. Two new sets being released tomorrow - Reindeer and Santa which are definitely "gotta haves"

MFT - probably in my top five - great stamps and terrific service

Lawn Fawn - cute, cute cute stamps! They are also so innovative with their stand alone dies - pop-up cards, magic color slider, shadow box card to name a few

Simon Says Stamps stamps - they have some of the most beautiful stand alone word dies and stamps

Tim Holtz - I just love his style. I tend to collect his stamps more than I actually use them but I'm just drawn to them.

Altenew - beautiful florals and multi layer stamps. Multi layer stamps scared me but Altenewstamps have given me pretty decent results.

Art Impressions - who doesn't love their "old timers" and "girlfriends" stamps
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Unread 09-14-2017, 04:30 AM   #51
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This year my favorite stamp company is Unity. Here are the reasons: they are red rubber, they have a great variety of styles from things beginner stampers might like and stamps for the more experienced stampers. I also love that stamps are their focus, they don't deal with papers, adhesives, dies, etc. That means they focus more on the quality of their designs because it is their exclusive product. Their sentiments have a great variety as well, and I LOVE their sales. With all that I find them hard to beat!!I also enjoy their live videos.
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I can't believe I forgot to mention Quietfire Designs! It is a Canadian company run by Suzanne Canon...who does fabulous calligraphy and turns it into rubber. She is marvelous to work with and with the exchange rate being what it is, her stamps are quite reasonable and she packs everything she can to make it fit into a standard sized shipping box. I've met her...ran up and took a simple bookmaking class from her, and....she likes my sig line enough that she turned it into rubber as well. So I may be a tad prejudiced.
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I love the Unity images and stamp quality ( my first introduction to them was way, way back when they had a forum in the member companies here and I won a prize from them), but for me personally, very many of the sentiments are ones I would never, ever use. I wish I could get the images only!




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This year my favorite stamp company is Unity. Here are the reasons: they are red rubber, they have a great variety of styles from things beginner stampers might like and stamps for the more experienced stampers. I also love that stamps are their focus, they don't deal with papers, adhesives, dies, etc. That means they focus more on the quality of their designs because it is their exclusive product. Their sentiments have a great variety as well, and I LOVE their sales. With all that I find them hard to beat!!I also enjoy their live videos.
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Lately I've been hooked on Art Impressions watercolor stamps. I would love to be able to do watercolor paintings but have not an ounce of artistic ability in my body. AI stamps make it look like I've watercolored an amazing scene.
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No one has mentioned Whippersnapper. I like their quirky take on stamps and sentiments. I seem to have spent a bit of $ at Local King and Judikins at the recent Stamp Convention I attended and of course Simon Says Stamp. But then I've had so much fun with Too Much Fun stamps and Altenew and .....
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Gina K and Stampin' Up and.....
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I love the Unity images and stamp quality ( my first introduction to them was way, way back when they had a forum in the member companies here and I won a prize from them), but for me personally, very many of the sentiments are ones I would never, ever use. I wish I could get the images only!
This. My friends and I have discussed this and agree. In relation to the images, those quotes are so random!

And to stay on topic, PTI will be my favorite stamp company tonight.
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Impression Obsession in my favorite, although for retired stamps I am still a lover of PSX stamps.
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Unread 09-15-2017, 01:07 PM   #59
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Wow..hard to choose. I love Altenew, Penny Black, Concord & 9, Tim Holtz.
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Not sure what my favourite stamp store would be, as I like pretty much all of them. BUT I wanted to give a shout out about Avery Elle. I ordered a stamp set that turned out to be a little defective. I emailed them and they sent out another one right away! Great, great customer service.

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Hands down, Unity Stamp Co. They are a 'çook to order' company and seem to be genuinely passionate about our hobby. They have fabulous sales and their international shipping charges are very fair. Liz said it best in Post 51.
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What a fun thread! I have been covering my eyes since it started because I'm afraid the temptation will be too great to resist checking out many of the companies that are new to me!! One company that I haven't seen mentioned is Neat & Tangled. Danielle's stamps reflect her big warm heart in so many ways, and her design team is fabulous! I also love Kim at Paper Smooches. She has such an inspiring backstory, as does Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh. Purchasing from these awesome entrepreneurs just makes me feel good.
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if you are ever in the Portland area, stop at Peddler Pack in Beaverton. Joyce has a store full of stamps in many lines. She also produces wood and cling stamps selling them thru Amazon and Splitcoasters now. Joyce handles consignment stamps and has a whole shelf of PSX if you are currently looking for any.
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I love MFT and a new favorite which I haven't seen mentioned yet is Sugarpea Designs
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Wow ...what a hard question. A year ago it would have been Gina k. I still love her inks and papers and have almost the whole collection. Now I would have to say MFT and the ton. I like Altenew but think the ton had the most beautiful flowers which are my latest obsessions. I like Lawn Fawn too and keep buying but rarely use them due to having few peop,e to send such cutesy cards to.. W plus 9 also has beautiful flowers. Sunny studios and Concord and Ninth have a few sets I just love. Oh... I have to be honest... I love them all!
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Ooh, I haven't checked the consignment shelf lately...hmmm. I love Joyce and she gets a bunch of my extra wallet! Do you know Paper Parachute, too?
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Paper Parachute and Whimzees next door to it.PP only open Thur-Saturday. Really interesting stamps.
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I have several "favorites" but one I haven't seen mentioned yet is Newton's Nook.
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The Stamps of Life (in addition to SU) because I love to watch Stephanie Barnard in her videos and she offers great value. Flash sales are amazing and new product is released 5 times a month. I am in both the die hard club and card kit club making me a gold club member with a 20% discount when shopping. Love it all!
I don't appreciate the fact they list products for sale on their website that are known to be backordered. Plus no tracking for shipped orders. Cute designs but not sure worth the hassle.
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I needed to add a few more awesome stamp companies I'm currently crushing on:

Power Poppy - I have a soft spot for botanical illustrations, and Marcella's style (and talent) for flora make me smile with joy. I also appreciate that she offers both photopolymer and digital stamps, so I can grab a lovely flower even when I'm in a rush.
Reverse Confetti - Another company with a whimsical style that I'm really drawn to. I like that they offer 4x4 stamps that are more affordable, as well as the traditional 4x6. They have some fun sentiments that I've been eyeing that I plan to get as soon as I can afford a crafty shopping trip.
Neat & Tangled - Elena Roussakis is another fav designer of mine. I like her illustration style and since she's a cardmaker, her sets always have extra bits and pieces that are very useful - not to mention lovely sentiments.
Hero Arts - While Hero Arts aren't a new company, I've recently rediscovered them and fell in love with a whole bunch of their designs - the cloud ones in particular were a must-have. I love that some of the older designs are things I can find in my local store as well as Amazon (which makes it lovely when I have a giftcard to spend).
C.C. Designs - I especially love the Roberto line and the Rustic Sugar line. There's often awesome sales, too, and all the stamps I've gotten are very fun to color with several mediums. I like knowing that I can color the stamps with Copics, Prismacolor pencil crayons or watercolor and still get a great result. Some of the other rubber sets I own are a little too small to effectively use with prismas or watercolor.
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - I lucked out and got a couple dozen rubber stamps during a retirement sale, but their new designs are just as fabulous and I don't dare visit their website because I know I'll want to place an order... I adore Annie Rodrigue's style and she has a fabulous eye for costumes.
Your Next Stamp - Not only do they have adorable and quirky stamps and dies, but they've got a huge variety of gumdrops (enamel dots). I loooooove enamel dots, and I wouldn't be surprised if I cleared out the store with all the gumdrops I bought (lol!). I guest-designed for them a couple of times and Karen and her team have been just amazingly generous and sweet throughout the whole process.
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