Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Thrill of the Hunt

Jan and I just spent the weekend painting and mark making at a class led by a surface design artist. So, having been inspired by all kinds of mark marking, what better time to host a giveaway of a set of  funky clear cling stamps? I mentioned in the March Thrill of the Hunt Giveaway that Jan and I like the serendipity of making a great find, especially at a great price. 

This month’s serendipitous buy is a set of stamps from Autumn Leaves by Rhonna Farrer called scribbles alphabet (a – z). The value of this set is $15.00 - $29.99 depending on the source. We were lucky to score this set at a drastically reduced price at HomeSense in Calgary, Canada.

If you are an avid scrapbooker or love to use alternate media in your artistic endeavours, HomeSense and Winners stores have been carrying an ever-changing stock of brand name supplies at a very discounted price for some time now. Cardstock, stickers, pens and embellishments from a variety of companies, Spellbinder’s dies ™, Martha Stewart ™ and Fiskars ™ products are but a few of the brand name items available. Stock changes constantly so you need to go often. 

If you live in the US, stores such as Big Lots, and Ross have similar great finds.

I am sure your mind is already thinking about how you could use these stamps in your next project, and some lucky reader will get their very own set this month. To qualify for the draw for this May giveaway, you need to send in your best tip or trick for using alphabet stamps in a mixed media or fibre arts project.

Our group of elves will pick the winner, which we will announce here on the blog on June 1. Please don’t forget to leave us your email address so we can contact the winner to arrange mailing the prize.


  1. Rubber stamping is quite addictive as there are many things that you can do with it besides stamping onto paper with a stamp pad. You can use embossing powder to give a raised metallic look to the letters or use the hard red rubber stamps to emboss into foam sheets. Good luck with the draw and Happy Stamping!