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Old 11-16-2015, 06:57 AM   #41
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Aastha...yes, LSS stands for Local Stamp (or Scrapbooking) Store. You are lucky if you have one near you. Sadly, the economy being as it is, many local stores have closed. Online sales, and big box stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and AC Moore make it hard for them to survive. BUT...many of us really need to stretch our crafting budgets as far as possible, and often lower cost beats out a local business.

I was introduced to stamping through a Stampin' Up workshop, became a demo for a short while; so most of my stamps are from them. I don't sell anymore but know a demo that I buy from a few times a year. I also do a lot of online shopping to get a larger variety of styles or designs to choose from. All of the online companies listed in previous replies are worth checking out, but unless you are extremely disciplined prepare to spend HOURS scrolling through these stores. There are so many places to shop online it can be overwhelming!

I highly recommend figuring out a style you like ahead of time. Cutesy critters, detailed and realistic looking flowers or landscapes, bold graphic modern designs, vintage....just to name a few!

To make my meager budget stretch as far as possible, once I find a specific stamp set I want I will go to Overstock.com to search for it. They have a surprisingly large selection of craft items. If it's not there, I will do a general Google search with the name of the set to see where it pops up. Places like Simon Says Stamp and 123 Stitch sell many different companies and may have a sale going on!
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Aastha...yes, LSS stands for Local Stamp (or Scrapbooking) Store. You are lucky if you have one near you. Sadly, the economy being as it is, many local stores have closed. Online sales, and big box stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and AC Moore make it hard for them to survive. BUT...many of us really need to stretch our crafting budgets as far as possible, and often lower cost beats out a local business.

I was introduced to stamping through a Stampin' Up workshop, became a demo for a short while; so most of my stamps are from them. I don't sell anymore but know a demo that I buy from a few times a year. I also do a lot of online shopping to get a larger variety of styles or designs to choose from. All of the online companies listed in previous replies are worth checking out, but unless you are extremely disciplined prepare to spend HOURS scrolling through these stores. There are so many places to shop online it can be overwhelming!

I highly recommend figuring out a style you like ahead of time. Cutesy critters, detailed and realistic looking flowers or landscapes, bold graphic modern designs, vintage....just to name a few!

To make my meager budget stretch as far as possible, once I find a specific stamp set I want I will go to Overstock.com to search for it. They have a surprisingly large selection of craft items. If it's not there, I will do a general Google search with the name of the set to see where it pops up. Places like Simon Says Stamp and 123 Stitch sell many different companies and may have a sale going on!
Thanks Mary for the advice!
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:58 AM   #43
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I think we all tend to expand our horizons as we build our collections, but I don't think it's bad advice for a person just starting out trying to learn basic skills and on a limited budget to find a style of card or image she likes and focus on gathering the stamps and other things (embellishments, ribbons, papers, BG stamps, etc.) that she needs to produce those types of cards.
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Today I sent off 12 brand new stampsets (clear) a new versafine Onyx pad and some sequins. If the stamps are your style I will put together another package soon.
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Today I sent off 12 brand new stampsets (clear) a new versafine Onyx pad and some sequins. If the stamps are your style I will put together another package soon.
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Sadly, I have not had much luck on eBay. People there often seem to be overpricing their stamps, I find it's hard to get a good deal. I have found some great stamps on Etsy, when someone is destashing.

I agree with whoever suggested the Buy/Sell forum for someone looking to build up a collection.

Otherwise, I am all over the place for new stamps. Too many to name.
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I love Simon Says Stamp. They have a HUGE variety of different brands. I also love Unity Stamps.
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I love Simon Says Stamp. They have a HUGE variety of different brands. I also love Unity Stamps.
I liked Simon says Stamp variety but found it to be too expensive with the additional shipping cost. I didn't know about Unity Stamps. Will check them out. Thanks
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Don't forget Goodwill and Savers in your area. I'm continually A.M.A.Z.E.D at what I find at cheap, cheap, cheap prices-----stamps, embellishments, etc. Also, ask demos from all companies when they are having garage sales of retired items. I can't the last time I paid full price for anything, and have built my stash and stamps with garage sale prices. Last, I have quite a few stamp friends and we do "temporary swaps" and share stamps for a month, then return. This way you won't have to buy everything.
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Google Craigslist in your area. In the 'search' column, type in stamps, rubber stamps, etc. You'll then find the garage sales in your area where people are selling stamps and embellishments.
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Don't forget Goodwill and Savers in your area. I'm continually A.M.A.Z.E.D at what I find at cheap, cheap, cheap prices.
I wish I lived near your thrift stores! I have never, not once, not ever, found a good deal on craft stuff at any of the thrift stores in my area. I have to drive a ways to visit Savers, but over the last couple years have found some decent clothes at affordable prices. So when my son and I donated a bunch of stuff last week, we piled it in his truck and drove to Savers.

Goodwill no longer gets my donations. The prices on their clothing--at least at the one in my low-income community--are almost as high as new in Walmart. I think they are taking advantage of people who can't afford to buy new.
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Goodwill no longer gets my donations. The prices on their clothing--at least at the one in my low-income community--are almost as high as new in Walmart. I think they are taking advantage of people who can't afford to buy new.
I wondered about this myself, but didn't clock what was going on, so I googled and found a blogger and frugal shopper who used to work there as a teen and corroborates what you said! I know they don't pay their workers a ton and it can vary from store to store with some workers making barely minimum wage, so I'd love to know where all the money is going.

Goodwill...is it too expensive? | Holy Craft: Goodwill...is it too expensive?

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Google Craigslist in your area. In the 'search' column, type in stamps, rubber stamps, etc. You'll then find the garage sales in your area where people are selling stamps and embellishments.
Thanks for the tip. I did that and thought why didn't I think of that!!
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Thanks for the tip. I did that and thought why didn't I think of that!!
Perfect! Depending on your area, garage sales are a bit quieter now through the holidays (at least in the Midwest, with weather +holidays) but spring, etc. keep checking that. You'll find a ba-zillion garage sales, and the finds and the prices will make you clap loudly!!!! Good luck!!!
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Don't forget RIBBON options for your cards at Goodwill, Savers, garage sales. Haven't paid full price for ribbon EVER and I use ribbon on almost all cards.
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Don't forget RIBBON options for your cards at Goodwill, Savers, garage sales. Haven't paid full price for ribbon EVER and I use ribbon on almost all cards.
Thankyou. Wasn't aware about such organizations. Will definitely check them out. Even if I don't find anything for stamping, I think I can definitely find something to donate!
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The president of Goodwill takes over 600,00.00 per year? Thats where a lot of money goes. Salvation army is a much better option for donations.
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Does anyone else notice that Joann's online is selling fewer companies for stamps? Anyone know why? Then seem to have shifted in a large way to fabrics rather than stamps. I used to love the 50% sales and stocked up that way. They don't have any Paper Smooches and refuse to put any Lawn Fawn on sale. Other companies are MIA, too. Just a'wonderin' over here if you've noticed this trend?
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I didn't know that Goodwill pays such a huge salary to it's top person. Wow!
In any event, our local CCA (Christian Community Action) has a couple of different sales locations for the donated wares ... and there are times when crafty goodies do appear there. Sometimes it's obvious that they really don't know the original value of stamps ... so a lucky day and a savvy shopper combination could make a super score.
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Does anyone else notice that Joann's online is selling fewer companies for stamps? Anyone know why? Then seem to have shifted in a large way to fabrics rather than stamps. I used to love the 50% sales and stocked up that way. They don't have any Paper Smooches and refuse to put any Lawn Fawn on sale. Other companies are MIA, too. Just a'wonderin' over here if you've noticed this trend?
It may be that Lawn Fawn refuses to let them put the stamps on sale. Typically that type of exclusion comes from the manufacturer, not the retailer.
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yes or Local Scrapbooking Store, becoming rarer I'm afraid My advice is to look at each stamp for versatility, ie birthday, anniversary, sympathy. Waaay to easy to fall for stamps that are too small or one occasion (except Christmas)
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