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Monday, October 29, 2012

We have some Winners! And a NEW stamp!

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the Faber-Castell and 100 Proof Press Blog Hop.  There were several wonderful projects and techniques shared by the designers.  I hope you enjoyed the hop, and if you missed it please go back a post and check it out. And now for the  WINNERS!  

Congratulations to...

Ann Jobes - Blog Hop winner of the $40 prize pack from Faber-Castell

Lynda -Blog Hop winner for the $30 gift certificate & Calendar from 100 Proof Press

@lorispills -Twitter Winner for Faber-Castell

Miriam Pranter - Facebook Fan Page Winner of 100 Proof Press Calendar 

(if you are a 100 Proof Press winner please send an e-mail to

I would also like to remind everyone, that if you are a subscriber to our newsletter you are automatically entered into our monthly raffle.  Our monthly newsletter is about to go out, and you still have chance to be entered.  The November newsletter will include site updates,specials, samples  and info on new stamps  - so enter your e-mail address in the box at the top of our site to get the scoop.


Now, I'm not going to write a blog post for each and every new stamp.  I just happen to love this image, and well I guess it was a custom order for myself.  I have a love for owls, and I just need to make the sharp owl bigger.  He's about 3 inches tall and works great as a major focal point.  I would love to see other stamped owl creations - so if you do owl stampin' please share!  You can e-mail or share on facebook.  

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blog Hoppin' With Faber-Castell

This week we have blog hop planned that brings two companies' design teams together and today starts the blog hop between 100 Proof Press and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  There are 13 artists who have contributed a blog post sharing their work.  We are very excited about this collaboration and we hope you join us for a tour of blogs and enjoy soaking up inspiration at every stop.

We'll also have prizes for those who participate.  Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's blog. And when you visited everyone leave a comment here on this blog as well as the Faber-Castell blog.  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is giving away a $40 prize pack, and we are giving away a $30 gift certificate and a 2013 blank calendar designed for stamping.

The hop starts at Tiffany Johnson's blog - so get hippty hoppin'!

Tiffany Johnson


Jen Matott

Tracy Evans



Mou Saha







Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

The blog hop will be open until midnight on October 26th, and the winners will be announced on the companies' blogs on the 29th!  Have fun!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Final Day of the Collaboration with Gauche Alchemy

I hope  you've enjoyed this week's posts.  I have been happy to fill the blog with all of these wonderfully creative projects that really show off both Gauche Alchemy's mixed media kits as well as our highly detailed rubber stamps.  We've seen several different styles and combinations from several different artists and I do hope if you've missed some of the projects you take a look at the posts from early in the week.

And now for the finale.  Mixed-media artist, Nicole Eccles has put together a stunning framed shadowbox that features a dangling girl, kneeling gibson lady, and a bolt.  What do you think the story is?

the words are clippings from the vintage magazines that came in the GA kit

check out that cool background paper

ATCs,  you gotta love them.  They are a fun and fast way to make a piece of art.  Here we have four ATCs made by Alchemist Maggi.  There are more details on how she created this background affect on the Gauche Alchemy blog.

It was a lot of fun joining up with the Gauche Alchemy design team and I hope we get to do it again in the future.  And I should also mention that today is the last day to use the code 100PROOFPRESS10 to get 10% off of your order.  So don't dilly dally, go check out their shop, and get crafty!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Still Swapping with Gauche Alchemy

Today is day four for the parade of 100 Proof Press and Gauche Alchemy creations.  Our two design teams have made wonderful creations with fabulous supplies from both companies.  Please make sure you visit their blog - they have a coupon code going on for their shop during this swap.  

We've seen what design team member Tracy Evans can do with the skull stamp - but what happens when she gets a fun mixed media kit from Gauche Alchemy?  This amazing art right here.  I love the colors and the attention to detail - please visit her blog for the complete scoop on how Tracy created these two pieces.

Tracy has used the braille paper from the GA kit along with the bottle cap and sequin waste as well as the 100 Proof Press skull and flying bats

Tracy's kit came with a mini board book, and this is how she turned it into art.  I love it!

And now for a spectacular piece of mixed media art designed by Alchemist Jenn.  I love the way she featured the Ganesh  stamp in the shadowbox shrine.  She took off with the shrine idea, and you can really tell she had a lot of fun creating this piece.  For more details about her process and inspiration visit the Gauche Alchemy blog.

Come back tomorrow for our final day of the Gauche Alchemy and 100 Proof Press blog hop!  And if you've missed the rest of the week, make sure you check it out.  

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gauche Alchemy Swap - Day Three

Today is the third day of the Gauche Alchemy and 100 Proof Press team swaps, and the awesome projects keep rolling in!   If you've missed the first two days, be sure to check out the posts and visit the Gauche Alchemy site.  Our artists really did a wonderful job combining the supplies from both companies to make amazing art.

The first artist for today is our Gerri Herbst,  she pulled inspiration from the vintage magazine clippings that are in the Gauche Alchemy mixed-media kits.  Visit her blog for  the behind the scenes stories that go with these two pieces.

And today's Alchemist from Gauche Alchemy is Mary.  She has created some mixed-media cards with the animal mask stamp - how fun would these be to get the mail?  

Be sure you stop back tomorrow, because we do have more creations from this wonderful double-team swap!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Day Two with Gauche Alchemy

This week I am sharing several projects created by both the 100 Proof Press design team, and the team over at Gauche Alchemy.  Both groups of artists have combined the fun and funkiness of our stamps as well as the random goodies you can get in a Mixed Media kit over at Gauche Alchemy.  

First up is design team member Jennifer's lovely autumn card.  She has constructed a clean, layered card that really shows off the detail of the maple leaf - it almost looks real.

Within the same Autumnal color pallete,  we have a Halloween ATC by Alchemist Marilyn. She used the jumping skeleton - it seems he's terrified of spiders.  For more details on how Marilyn created this fun ATC, and even more 100 Proof Press and Gauche Alchemy creations check out their blog.

Eek! By Alchemist Marilyn

Come back tomorrow, where more fun and funky 100 Proof Press + Gauche Alchemy creations await!

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Week of Creative Concoctions with Gauche Alchemy

I mentioned Friday that we were up to something special this week, so let's get started!  Everyday this week we are going to share the creative experiments the 100 Proof Press design team and the Alchemists of Gauche Alchemy have concocted for your inspirational pleasure.  

Gauche Alchemy is all about the art - really fun art supplies!  They have mixed media kits, that are filled with fun artistic finds, papers, ephemera, embellishments, fabric, and more.   Gauche Alchemy "is for those that create outside the of the box, those that create inside of the box, and those that tear the box a new one..." 

This first piece is by 100 Proof Press design team member, Alexa.  She incorporated a lot of the Gauche Alchemy ephemera and paper to create this collage designed around the center image of the wooden chair stamp.  I love what she invented... 

Next up I'm going to share something that I created with the awesome Gauche Alchemy kit.  Here's an owl art doll.  All of the supplies to make this owl were found in the kit (except for the legs and the fabric for the face and the owl stamp).   This owl actually has a sister, if you'd like to meet her you can visit my personal  blog.

The third piece I'm going to share today is from an art journal from Alchemist Lori. Lori has designed a page around the mason jar stamp, and wonderfully accented it with a  Roald Dahl quote.  She used several 100 Proof Press stamps for the background, and Color Shine Spray Inks.  

mason jar, number column, and large squiggle 

This was just day one - and there's more over on the Gauche Alchemy blog right now! There's even a special offer going on now - you can use the code 100ProofPress10 to get 10% off your order in the Gauche Alchemy store.  I hope you stop by tomorrow to catch some more inspiration.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Get Your Lab Coats On....

I am very delighted to let you know that next week 100 Proof Press is teaming up with the Alchemists from Gauche Alchemy to bring you a week of creative concoctions.  

Here's a little sneek peek at some of the creative pieces that we will have to share everyday next week. So please stop by to see how we experimented with the goodies from Gauche Alchemy and 100 Proof Press!  Don't forget your safety goggles.


In the meantime, here is a lovely piece by design team member Gerri.   Here she has used the large window from 100 Proof Press and various other supplies.  Please visit her blog to find out the story behind this wishful dancer.


It's good to wish - by Gerri Herbst

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Friday, October 05, 2012

Spooky, Lucky, and a Giveaway!

Happy Friday Everyone!  Today on the blog I am going to share something spooky, something lucky and if you're feeling lucky, read on, because I have a fun 100 Proof Press giveaway I want to tell you about.

Tracy has again crafted a wonderfully spooky piece of altered art.  Here she used the 100 Proof Press skull, and the row of skulls.  I know I have a collection of these tins sitting around, and this is a great way to get creative and make a decoration.  Visit Tracy's blog to explore the rest of the details in this altered piece.

You've seen spooky, but now it's time for something sweet, but still with that wonderful feel of October.  Amy has created this cute card with our little red riding hood stamp designed by Danita.  Did you see that little cork heart she is holding?  Adorable.

Hoot hoot! Whoo cooks for you?

I love owls.  All kinds of owls, it's no secret.  I do have a collection of owl rubber stamps, and well, owls of all kinds.  I have be a follower of My Owl Barn for sometime and I thought it would be fun to giveaway a collection (parliament if you will) of 100 Proof Press owl stamps.  We have some good ones, so if you are feeling lucky, and have a love of all things owlie please fly over to My Owl Barn for a chance to win these stamps!

I hope you visit Tracy's blog and Amy's blog, those are two great places for stampers to find wonderful inspiration.  And I hope you have fun browsing My Owl Barn, and good luck to you if you enter the giveaway!  I encourage you to find sometime this weekend to press it out!

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