January 1, 2010

Happy New Year & a Sneak Peek!!! (and a contest)

***Contest now closed****




Happy New Year from Artistic Outpost.


We hope you all are enjoying a day of reflection and re-energizing at the beginning of 2010. We are thankful for a safe and happy holiday season, and we are excited about heading into our third year of bringing our brand of art rubber stamps to you, our talented and valued customers.


As the paper crafting world gears up for the annual extravaganza that is the CHA Show in January, we too will be releasing two BRAND new collection of stamps on January 20th. We will have the same exciting new release specials, and we hope that you are as excited as we are about these two new releases. The stamps are in our hot hands, and we are feverishly getting them packaged and ready to ship in the next couple of weeks. Our designers are also busy at work creating wonderfully inspiring projects to share with you. So, stay tuned, you will be the first to know when they are available for purchase.


And here they are:


Paris Exposition: Inspired by the Paris Exposition of 1889, and the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower, this collection features 12 images including French phrases and lovely collage elements, such as hot air balloons.


Birds of a Feather: Nothing says romantic and springtime, like the Edwardian inspired images in this collection. A special background stamp is included that is perfectly sized for ATCs.


Happy New Year to you and your families.


Thank you again for making us a part of your creative trek!


- Robyn, Shelley, and Steven


P.S. We would love to give you both of these stamp collections. Just leave us a comment telling us what excites you about Paris Exposition and Birds of a Feather, and we'll enter you in a random drawing for these collections. Drawing will take place on January 20th...the big release day!!!  Be sure to check back to see if you've won.

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198 comments:

Debi said...

Awesome stamps coming out!!! I love the Paris stamps. My dream is to go to Paris one day. Until I collect anything that has to do with Paris. I can't wait to have this as part of my collection!!!

Debi Wind

Miss Iowa said...

I'm the first to comment? Cool! I love Paris-inspired stamps and your new set holds so many creative possibilities. Your vintage images are some of the best in the business.

Brit-Helen said...

Both these rubberplates look great, my favourite would be the two large birds, I already picture them in use on soon to be made Spring cards.

Patty G said...

I love your stamps and these two new sets look wonderful! I am so pleased that you include men in the Paris Exposition set - that will make it easy to make masculine cards. I also like that you have two different balloons and interesting text/sign stamps to coordinate. Birds of a Feather is another winner. The eggs & text will make a wonderful ATC background and you can ink up only the eggs and use them many other ways. This set has it all: sweet girls, two birds, nest, bird cage, and more! I'm looking forward to January 20!

bonny woman said...

Love the old fashioned look of the stamps. Lots of room for creating!

Joan said...

I'm so excited to see the sneak peek of the new stamps. I'll be sitting by my computer on January 20 waiting to order. Love both sets and Birds of a Feather is just perfect for ATC making.

RJ said...

I like Paris stamps but I LOVE anything connected to birds. Will be buying this one for sure (if I don't win it...lol). Thanks for all your wonderful stamp sets..

postal orphan said...

Love these 2 new sets - they are both fabulous! I'm always looking for great birdcage images, and the balloon images on the Paris set are perfect (and this is the first set of Paris themed stamps that I've seen with balloon images - awesome!)
~ wendy

Lyneen said...

I love vintage and nothing says VINTAGE like PARIS... the Paris Exposition introducing the Eiffel Tower (the most recognized symbol of Paris) is PARIS through and through. Along with images of Paris BIRDS work so well in vintage collages. I am really excited to see both of these up close. THANKS for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I recently found your company and adore the vintage images. I especially like the Paris stamps as I am planning on a trip to Europe this summer. The birds set is also gorgeous!
Shawn K.

Alyce said...

I'm so excited to see that you have these new images coming out. I especiall like the Paris sheet and can see so many possibilities for them. I make a lot of atc's and think this sheet will be perfect. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win them.

Lesley said...

I love the vintage images in the Paris stamps and the bird set is absolutely wonderful. I'd love to win both sets and use them many times.

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

I love 'em both! I was just going through my email yesterday, wondering when the next new releases would come out. I even went to the store to see if I'd missed an email notice! So happy to see this email/post today. I love both sets and have plans for both immediately. I wish I could buy them NOW! *LOL*

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd
dreamsunltd at equestrimin dot com

d said...

Birds of a Feather is an inspiring collection of stamps. Bird are so "current" now and nature stamps are so useable for any occasion.

dolores

jennifer said...

these two sets excitement because they are awesome! I especially love the birds - jennifer

lynn said...

wow those stamps are wonderful.. i love them both... but my favorite is the birds set. they would be a most welcome addition to my artistic outpost collection.. i really love the christmas set i have already..

Jerry said...

Thanks for the preview. I love the bird and eggs. I have a number of the sets and always get compliments.

susi said...

i absolutely love these new stamps! anything bird and i'm there! looking forward to stamping with these!

Lisa Bohler said...

What I like is the incredible details that you have with these images! They are just gorgeous...especially those Birds!!!!

Lisa Bohler
bohler@gra.midco.net

Yvonne said...

Love both the new stamp sheets! I especially love Paris!

Thanks for the chance to win.

MrsETaylor said...

what beautiful stamps. I love the romance that the Paris stamps have. The hot air balloons, the french script. I'm hoping these make it into my stamp collection.

Gayle said...

I love both sets, can't wait to order. I have a thing for birdcages, also love the balloons.

MeganL said...

FIRST, what excites me is that you guys are putting up new stamps. There are 1 companies I follow for stamps and you guys are one of them. I follow you pretty religiously to look for new stuff and this is definitely exciting enough for me lose sleep in anticipation of getting my hands on some!!!! With a sigh of relief, I can say that the eye of AO does not fail to keep the vintage, unique and naturalistic beauty of their other stamps. I'm excited and I can't wait for the release date. Happy New Year all!!!! My computer is down so I'm using another one to post!! Megan Lafko

Maureen said...

I am totally loving these two stamp sets. They are absolutely gorgeous. The Paris stamps are great - I love both the men (with the big wheel in the background) and the child. The bird cage and nest are just asking to be used!

JeanFB said...

These plates are gorgeous!! I love the variety of images in both... words, objects, people - but they all still go together and offer so many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wanda. said...

What excites me about these sets is how detailed they are. With all that detail you can either color the images in or you can stamp them on colored or white card stock and always know you will have a beautiful image for your card.

Anonymous said...

wow
what a wonderful pair of stamp images
the Birds of a Feather is exciting and inspiring! I would love them.
the Paris Exposition are making me want to travel to Paris. Both would be a wonderful well used addition to my stamp collection!
thank you for the chance to win them

Kim said...

I love both these plates!!! The Paris set is my favorite, though. I love Eiffel Tower images, and balloons seem to be a new hot trend. Love the rendition you have here!! Have fun at CHA!!!

Robin said...

I love your vintage Paris stamps and I love anything related to birds since my name is Robin :) I have a couple of your other stamp sets and just adore them! What excites me about both of these stamp sets are the endless possibilities of using them for collage, card-making, ATCs and anything else you can stamp on.

Angie said...

Wow, I absolutely LOVE both sets. Paris and Birds are two of my favorite types of stamp images. I really love the stamp with the men on the Paris sheet and the birdcage on the birds sheet. I also really like the background stamp.

Can't wait to get these in my hot little hands!

Anonymous said...

The two new stamp sets are terribly tempting to someone who makes sure the birds are feed close enough to our family room so I can see and enjoy hearing them all year round. I also have ink stains on my hands right now from
"aging" yet another picture because I love the look of old things esp. from the period that is so well illustrated by the Paris stamp set. Thus, the temptation when I saw them!

Lyn S said...

Both stamp sets are fabulous! I love the hot air balloons in the Paris stamps, and just love anything to do with birds, so Birds of a Feather is just perfect!

Christine said...

Oh I love these new stamps! The Eifell tower and balloon stamps are amazing and the little girls and bird text -- I can already see completed ATCs in my head!!!

Blessings,
Christine

darlene said...

OMG I love the birds of a feather -I love anything with birds,eggs, nests, etc.I can't wait

Susan Parnell said...

Oh La La & Merci Bocup! I love these stamps & can't wait to get my hands on them! The birds have me all a twitter!

Thank you & I hope I win!
Susan Parnell

Barb said...

Ah the late 1800's, would love to have lived in Paris then, they knew the true meaning of embellishment! Victorian's still influence us today with their zest for life and art, love the stamps!

Barb K. Chicken Coop Stamper

Diane O. said...

The exciting thing to me about both of these is that they are made by you so I know they will be of the best quality. I can see lots of possibilities for both of these sets. I'd love to add them to my stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Julie said...

These new sets are just gorgeous! I LOVE vintage images, so that's what excites me about these---fabulous vintage images! Love both sets! Thanks for a chance to win!

Vickie Kertz said...

I love the birds of a feather. The detail is fantastic. I would love to try coloring some of these birds

Lynne said...

These sets together remind me of an old song, "I love Paris in the Springtime, I love Paris in the ....." Alright, I'm old, LOL!! These are both great and will only add more versatility to all the sets I already have from Artistic Outpost! Having been to Paris, these are so authentic, and Spring is my 2nd favorite season. Thanks for more awesome stamp sets!

Lynda Hill

Anonymous said...

Great stamp sets. The bird set detail is lovely and I need to get started on my daughters photos from a people to people ambassador trip to Europe. The vintage look is great. Thanks
tdharris1@cox.net

Gayle Page-Robak said...

The image selection for both sets is excellent. Each one is unique but both would serve well in creating many unique art pieces. Thank you for the opportunity of participating in your draw. Hugs, Gayle Page-Robak

DeeDee said...

I love the vintage appeal with the best details..I like using the eiffel tower on many altered items...thanks for the chance to win...Happy New Year

fran podlesney said...

I love your new stamps. The attention to detail is superb. I can already envision some wonderful Spring cards or art work incorporating these images.

Alice said...

Paris and birds and French words and little girls and hot air balloons--all neat images that will look great on ATCs!

Cher said...

Hi...love these stamps! I will never get to Paris so these are a good thing to have! I adore the Marie Antoinnette series so what a nice fit! and....birds! My absolute fav! I have many types in my collection but none like these ...so please, enter me for a chance. Your images are all wonderful! Good luck to all! and Happy new year ! ty Cher

I will be back soon but looking forward to Jan 20th!

Renee Drew said...

These stamps and their details are incredible. One of my favorite things to do (besides stamping) is watching the birds at the feeders right outside my window in the snow. I would love to win these!

Adair said...

I LOVE these new stamp sets! I am so in love with the antique style of stamps and I definitely have a "thing" for birds and birdcages. The Paris themed stamps are downright beautiful!

Mama Jean said...

Both of these new sets are beautiful. I love vintage, Paris, and birds so I cannot wait til these are available for ordering! Paris and the springtime? Perfect for getting the creative juices going! Jean

DebbieK said...

These two new sets are amazing! Love the vintage look of both of them and would be thrilled to own them. I especially like the images of the children and the woman. So many possibilities to use them.

Helen Werntz said...

What beautiful and creative stamps!!! I love the Paris Exposition stamps, but I especially love the Birds of a Feather stamps. My 22 year old cockatiel and all of the birds that gather on my bird feeders are such a joy. What great stamp collections!
Helen Werntz

evetterice said...

Being French myself, I am drawn to all things French. The stamps are awesome! The Birds of a Feather would be so helpful in making the bird book that I've been working on for my granddaughter. I love birds. It's so neat that you are offering both these great sets at the same time!
Evette Rice
evetterice@aol.com

4nancie said...

Oh la la Love the Paris theme cant wait to get them!

Nelda Deakins said...

Couple of winners, again! Love both sheets of stamps. The little boy with straw hat is dead-ringer for my son at that age; and the bird cage is beautiful...as are the birds! Nelda in TN

annesatx said...

The Paris Exposition stamps look beautiful, but I'm drawn to the Birds of a Feather set -- I imagine making cards for my sister and various close friends of mine. Thanks!

sharon said...

These are awesome!! Wow...I can't wait! Paris is the epitome of romance...just in time for Valentine's Day! Birds...wooeee...they are my passion and I love these!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, these are both fantastic sheets! Would love to own them bot. I can never have enough bird stamps and these are no exception. Paris also has some great images. love the first one with the men in it. kathy Eddy

David and Susan said...

I would love to win these stamps. They remind me of years gone by which was such a romantic time in our history.
The birds and the bird nest just scream "spring time" and the simple things in life.
susan

Julie said...

I just love the Birds of a Feather set! I can see beautiful vintage Valentine cards made with them.

julie F.

Nelly said...

These are so wonderful! I love the vintage/ephemera look of them. Thanks for this giveaway.

Karen said...

When I read your e-mail the first thing I said to myself was, 'You guys make me sick.' Your stamps are so amazing and anything having to do with Paris just pulls me in and makes me need to have it. I am so obsessed with Paris and anything European it's really a terrible thing. I guess it's because I know I will never be able to go there so the next best thing is to stamp - stamp - stamp. Of course, then come the little birdies. There is something so calming and pleasant about stamping birds. They are such cheerful little creatures and can be used for pretty much anything. Well, I'll be sitting here waiting and waiting to see if I am picked to be the winner, but either way, just to let you know, I WILL own the stamps.

Susan said...

I love both these new stamp sets! I lived in Paris for a year during college and still love anything French. These images are so detailed and vintagey. Love the image of the little boy too.
Susan

kathy s said...

What a fantastic set of stamps-they look great -the signs in the Paris set look delightful- can't beat those old world signs and the one of the eiffel tower - wow and those little birds and that adorable little cage and nest - so cute. would love to win one of your sets as i don't have any yet.

SusanHnSC said...

I love your stamps and these are so great - I can see using all of the stamps on all types of cards! Wouldn't it be great to mix the pretty lady from the Paris collection with one of the young girls from the birds of a feather collection??

Diane said...

I keep saying "no more stamps", but these are wonderful!

jowilna said...

With Artistic Outpost being one of the hottest stamp companies around how could you not come up with these beautiful-must-haves! I adore birds and this set is awesome...as for the Paris set right up my alley for vintage looking art work! thanks for the opportuntiy to win - great job girls! Jowilna

Pam Alexander said...

Thanks for the sneak peek, the Paris stamps look great, I have a soft spot for all things travel, so it would fit right in my collection!

Anonymous said...

So I wrote this really long comment on why you should pick me to own these 2 absolutely beautiful sets, and then it didn't show up on the page, so I'm trying again. I am almost sure if you would have seen the first thing I wrote that maybe you would have considered me. Anyway, I don't want to write everything again, just in case by some magic cyper thingy it should appear. Thank you very much for the opportunity to win these sets. Your stamps are so awesome. I guess if I don't win I will just have to buy them

Shelly Schmidt said...

My New Years hope is to get out AO stamps a minimum of once a month and make cards- the stamps are all wonderful- I would love to own them all!!! They are beautiful images and nice thick red rubber. And, I will buy both of the new sets unless I am lucky enough to win them- they are both awesome!

Lori said...

What great designs! I'm not sure I would know what to stamp first, as I love all the images in both sets!

Anonymous said...

I love the Paris set, especially because my lovely daughter lives in Paris, and I often like to make cards with the Eiffel Tower and/or other Paris monuments. There is so much beauty in Paris -- it's not called the City of Lights for nothing. What fun it would be to win this set. Beautiful stamps. Thank you so much.
Sally in France (stampsally@yahoo.fr)

Daphne said...

Wow, love the vintage loook!

I see allready a combination with the paris and romantic sheet!

Cant wait!

Linda said...

Both of these new sets are gorgeous...I love the selection of images included with both sets. The Birds of a Feather set is timeless!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I went to Paris once. It was the worst weekend you could imagine (we went for a friends wedding and missed it due to a French Cab driver being a bit 'difficult')- so I have a real dislike for all things French (not one for carrying a grudge you understand lol lol)....until now. The hot air balloons on this plate are superb. Every stamp is extremely workable.

The birds are equally gorgeous- I have a birds nest story too, but I'll spare you all that little gem ;0)

I look forward to their release very much.

RJG said...

Nice work! The Paris collection is really inspiring. It reminds me of my trip to the Eiffel Tower and cruise down the river. It also reminds me of the Eiffel Tower replica they have in Vegas. the stamps will work for either scenario and for oh so many other lovely cards. Birds just say romance. I love to use them for Valentine's Day cards and scrapbook pages and they just make you think of spring and nice weather. This is a powerful add to your inventory. Can't wait to see it all at CHA.

Laura said...

Wonderful vintage images. Love them both. The balloons are just fab on the Paris sheet and all the stamps on both sheets are just so useable.

jo said...

OOOh I love both these sets but especially Birds of a Feather as I keep finding myself drawn to bird stamps!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh my, loved these on first glance!! Just love the bird themed plate, both are just so gorgeous!!

sue wisniewski said...

I've never visited Paris but do enjoy creating travel theme cards/projects. The birds set is right up my alley especially the atc sized background image.
stamping sue

Lana said...

WOOOHOOO! I love both of the new sets. Both Paris Exposition and Birds of a Feather have a great grouping of images. That is one thing I love about your stamp sets. There is so much to them and in turn there are many different ways for us to create with them. Thank you for sharing a sneak peek!

Primitive Seasons said...

I don't have any "paris" related stamps and they are a hot item right now so that would be exciting to win some. And one of my favorite themes is birds and I like that set because of the added vintage little girls and the egg/dictionary or book page. Very different.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

cathy said...

Well, I love bird stamps and a background stamp for ATCs is awesome. For the Paris stamps I like the stamp of the woman and the balloons.

sharon d said...

Wow, great new plates. Love the vintage look of the Paris set. I see lots of creative possibilities for using these sets. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carole said...

Wow! Totally love the sneak peeks of the new stamps. Both sets are the type of vintage images I love! You can never have too much of Paris and the bird plate looks amazing!!

Anne T said...

Both stamp sets look great. I love the way the hot air balloons look.

Sue Kalis said...

You are my alltime favorite stamp co.! Adding the romantic Paris collection and birds, which everyone is into these days, is the piece de resistance'. Your artwork intrigues me and you couldn't have made a better choice! Sue

sjmcdowell said...

Hi!
Please enter me in you wonderful giveaway!! I love...love the birds nest and have been looking for the right one, this is it!! The birds are lovely!!
Thank you and Happy New Year to all!! Susan in Georgia

Katy said...

Great images - so classic and versatile. I'd love to be entered in the drawing :).

Corinne White said...

The Paris set looks great, but my favorite is the Birds of a Feather. Looks the vintage look, and I'm looking forward to doing more nostalgic cards this year, so this set would be perfect. Thanks!

jan said...

All your sets are wonderful! Its all in the details, details! The best part is how the components coordinate with one another effortlessly. The Bird's Nest would be a joy in my collection!

Ellen said...

I just love the balloons on the Paris set . I'd love to go up in one of them. The birdcage is so lovely and those vintage people are the bees knees.

Chris said...

My birthday is Jan 6th and this would make a fabulous present for me. Going to Paris is such a romantic dream vacation but the birds are the cutest set I have ever seen. I just want to scoop them off my computer screen and use them right now. Please enter me as a chance. Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck to everyone! Chris Beresford: berries53@comcast.net

she dreams big! said...

Anything to do with birds is for me! Although, who doesn't dream of going to Paris! These are the best stamp sets yet! Please enter me! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Debby said...

Awesome! I'm excited because they are beautiful as always.

Suzanne C said...

These are both gorgeous! Love the birds they are so lovely. You captured the essence of the expositions with these stamps.

Anonymous said...

I love the birds of a feather stampsheet. I like the writing with the eggs and the beautiful birds.
Margriet

Vicki Romaine said...

Beautiful stamps. I have been to many countries, but never to Paris so at my age the only way I can experience it is through your stamps.

I bought a couple of your stamps last year and have really enjoyed using them. They offer many creative ideas!

VickiRomaine

Nancy said...

I love both collections - but the Birds of a Feather has really stolen my heart. I'm itching for release day!

Yvonne Garner said...

My two favorite themes in stamps...Paris and Birds. Can't get enough of either them! Your new collections are a fresh take on both. I am very excited about the release of these two new stamp sets. Happy New Year to you!

joy said...

Paris and the Eiffel Tower are my favorite subjects. I have a collection of towers and would love this set! Birds??? Who wouldn't love to use this set??? Great new images! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful vintage images - I love these new sets!! I adore hot air balloons and the birds, the nest and the cage are fabulous elements for any collection!! Well done!

Cheers!

Candy said...

Vintage stamps are my very favorite and I can't get enough of them. I love the birds and the next but the two little girls are fantastic. I can't wait for their release!

Tracy Bollinger said...

If I don't win I will be buying Birds of a Feather right away. I love that style drawing!

KoRa said...

I was never in Paris, it is a dream of mine ...
these stamps are so beautifully nostalgic, I like them
KoRa

Garnett said...

I Said NO MORE STAMPS until I use some of my new ones,but you got me with the bird plate. Love it..... Guess what?? I NEED it......... Have started a list of cards I want to make with it.

Christine Biljan said...

Love the vintage look of both sets - and love the children, as well as the birdcage - takes you back to another time.....

Vicki B. said...

There is nothing like Paris, well maybe birds in Paris. One of my favorite pastimes was sitting in Parisian parks and feeding the birds. With your exciting new stamps I'll be able to have both to share ATCs and cards with those who love these charming images. Limitless possibilities, thanks for the inspirations ;-)

Hels said...

Happy New Year!!! Thanks for the chance of winning some amazingly gorgeous arty stamps....I think I should win because....

1) I love Paris, have always wanted to go but my OH is a grump and won't take me there, so winning the stamps would take me there in my art :O))

and

2) I love birds...to the point that I waste hours each day sitting watching the local birdies coming to the feeders in my garden...and as a result of this sitting watching, I am losing time to craft...so, if I won the stamps...well, I wouldn't need to sit and watch so much...so more time to craft!!

**please note that these are really mental excuses but I hope they made you LOL**

Hels xx

Dezinaworld said...

Fantastic stamps and both sets are really fresh. I am a Paris fan and love the balloons which for some reason always tell of romance as paris does too. The birds of a feather are truly beautiful and detailed and perfect for atc and tag making
thanks so much for giving us a fab preview
hugs June xxxx

Lynne Phelps said...

What do I love about these? The Paris set blows me away with the hot air balloons! Fabulous to see old-time balloons, especially with all my family in Albuquerque, where you see modern balloons all the time! And the bird plate is fabulous - I am a long time collector of bird stamps, and love it that you included a background, nest, and cage in the collection!

Dale said...

These are awesome and exciting stamps! There is something for almost any audience: men, children, women, birds, background, portrait, etc. The possibilities are endless. And, as I look at these I am aware of the theme of air --not only the birds, but also the wish to ride in the air with the ferris wheel or the hot air balloons. These are the wishes we remember nostalgically from childhood. Ahhhh . . .

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What wonderful stamp sets!!! They both intrigue me but I especially can quickly invision creations with the Birds of a Feather set! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity and good luck at CHA!!

joanne wardle said...

fantastic stamps! I love the girls on the bird plate most of all

Blue Creek Home said...

These are some gorgeous stamps!! I like the French set because that is probably the closest I will get to Paris! And birds are just so sweet!
Thanks
Rhonda

Lynifyni said...

Who wouldn't want to go to Paris? These stamps take me straight there! Just beautiful! And the birds sheet is beyond lovely...vintage Edwardian...just perfect! I would adore having either one! LynnF (lynnf_99@yahoo.com)

karenvonbaron said...

Awesome stamps!! I can't decide which one I like better---'cause I love them both. Your vintage images are some of the best around. Can't wait to have these as part of my collection!!! :)
Happy New Year!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Both the Paris and birds of a feather collection hold so many possibilities for crafting- I am loving the way they stamp burlap and linen fabric - wouldn't these stamps look wonderful used that way!

blessings
mary

BarbaraW said...

Wow, what great sets. Love vintage French and especially the hot air balloons. I also love birds and birdcages, but it is the robin that truly caught my eye.
Barbara Washington

Karen said...

Awesome stamps! I love birds and use them in most everything I make. I would use the Paris stamps on my journals. Thanks for the chance to win!

NancyK said...

What beautiful sets! Someday I will get to paris, but until then I have to settle for parisian stamps! And I love that birds of a feather set!

Bev said...

Those are some amazing looking bird stamps and well I'm a sucker for anything french!

Judy said...

I look at those images and become inspired! I love antiques and the stamps are of all my favorite things.

Boot ~C said...

First, what is NOT to love about Paris & the Eiffel Tower? ( I have a lamp, a charm & several other versions of it) The possibilities seem pretty endless just thinking about such a stamp set! As for the birds & nest, I have been making wire nests w/ pearl eggs & can already picture some cards or background for collage w/ the nest....eggs light blue, nest itself copper...... Congratulations on such beautiful sets, I see much success w/ them. Boot~C

LisaC said...

The images are beautiful! I'm sure you will do well with them. I can't decide which one I like best :-)

Carole M. said...

I'd love to be in it to win it - Birds of a Feather is my total favourite being a nature-lover. Paris holds a place in my heart since I visited there many years ago now.

Anonymous said...

These are such wonderful sets -- and the vintage look is just great! So many techniques work wonderfully with Vintage stamps and ephemera stamps. These are definitely on my wish list to own and create wonderful cards with. Thanks so much for offering this terrific blog candy! I hope I win!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Lynne said...

Gorgeous stamp sets!!! It's like you've taken all of the images I love and put them together! Love the vintage look, Paris and birds!!!!

Willow said...

What I love about your new stamp collections are that each are so vintage-looking. They look like they would be awesome to use in lots of ways!!!

Anonymous said...

The artistic quality of both is high. I love birds & ATC's! Unfortunately, I already have too much unused French material. I would love to see some fresh English material BEYOND phone boxes, bobby hats, the flag, a tea pot, London Bridge, etc. What about one on monuments & architecture [new & old, including ruins].
SarahAnn

cedarrapidslea said...

I love all things birds and sister - the 2 girls look like sisters to me. Wonderful selections on both plates.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful stamps! I definitely would use the stamps from both sets in my altered books and thank you for included some men images in the Paris stamps so use on my masculine cards. The bird images will be great in a book I am creating on birds and also on my spring and summer cards. Thank you for the "sneak" previews!

Cheri Stauffer
Cheri926@aol.com

windycindy said...

Your Paris Stamp Collection would mean a lot to me because my paternal grandmother came over from Calais, France when she was 11 years old!
I have been to Paris and the stamps would be fun to work with. The Edwardian Era stamps are also the vintage look that most of my cards reflect. "Happy New Year!"
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kris Dickinson said...

Such fabulous stamps. Please count me in!

Kris Dickinson
jeffandkris92@msn.com

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

Loving that bird and especially the nest! And the little girl is just wonderful! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

Patty from FL said...

I love the old world look of both stamps! I would love to begin the new year with these sets!

SmilynStef said...

Bird cages are so fun right now ... I really love the one in this set. Thanks for the chance to win.

debb said...

Oh they are both such awesome sets- so many possiblities- so little time- LOL! Paris and birds- what could be better? Vintage...ym

:: Lindy :: said...

I love vintage images! These sets are beautiful. I especially like "Birds of a Feather."

Linda said...

Love the Hot Air Balloons included on the Paris Set. Also love the bird's nest included with the Birds of a Feather set. Thank you for an opportunity to win!

Linda

Ramona said...

I think both of these stamp sets are awesome and would make a fine addition to any stamper's collection! The Paris stamps would be great for just about anything - doesn't have to be Paris - and the birds - I would love to own that as I have been wanting a birdcage for several projects I am envisioning and that plus the other images would be just perfect!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

both new sets are gorgeous. But I ecspecially love the Birds of a feathure set. I love using birds in my art and if I won I would use these stamps all the time.

arlene
arlene9999@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

I thought you couldn't do any better than snowy woods but I think you have outdone yourself with the new stamps. Well done!
debbi g

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, both these sets are fantastic, I love Paris and birds, so I couldn't choose which is the best. The creative possibilities are endless anyway. I love al your stamps, thanks. Ann x

Pam S. said...

Awesome images on these two sheets! I love this type of detail for atc's and collage type cards! Can't wait to see them IRL!
Pam Going Postal

Jill said...

What fabulous stamps! Please enter me also!

roxyf said...

My great grandparents came to the states from France and I have postcards from their time in Paris during the exposition, have always been in awe of them since I was a little girl. As for the Edwardian birds? I moved into a new home and my backyard "sanctuary"is filled with birds, my new-found hobby? Bird-watching!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Who doesn't looooove Vintage, Birds and Paris??? You'd have to be crazy not to!!!
They're wonderful! Please throw my name in the hat.
Thanks so much,
M.L.

Anna W. said...

They are gorgeous-I love birds (have always robin's nests around the house) and I miss Europe (I'm from Poland and Germany)!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Oh! Both sets look fabulous - they're going on my MUST HAVE list!! :D

Nancy Dooren aka Nans said...

Oh wow!!!! I love these stamps! Both sheets are so great! Do you sell these stamps in the Netherlands too? Many hugs from,
Nans.

Richard said...

I love the stamp sets, they are romantic and so beautiful! The Paris one makes me think of romance and how exciting it must have been for those people when they first saw the eiffel tower. That is a great set!
I love the vintage bird set also. Those two little girls seem so country and I love bird stamps. I live in the country.
Pattyjo

Dawn (dmh) said...

I love that Birds of a Feather stamp set! It is awesome, the bird is so sweet and the cute little nest... I love it.
Mom would love the other set. She like images of people.
We could have fun with those!
Thanks for a chance to win and good luck at the CHA.
:)
Dawn

VintageCrafter said...

I just love anything Paris and Vintage! Your stamps are amazing and I am inspired to create altered art/images with your wonderful stamps!
**smiles**
Carol

Libby said...

These are both wonderful sheets of stamps.

Neet said...

The Paris one excites me because there are words on it - something that is always lacking if I do a French themed piece of work. Everything about it is awesome but the words do, honestly, excite me.
Love the bird one as well - those birds are so realistic and as it is really bad with snow here at the moment my big concern has been feeding the little birds so they are very much in my thoughts right now.

Anonymous said...

These are just gorgeous and I love to use Paris stamps on my pages - so romantic. Vintage Paris - is especially cool with the layouts I have planned. I love the birds and children - their vintage delicacy is perfect!

ChristineOndine at aol

Aubrey said...

The two little girls on the Birds of a Feather sheet, remind me of my sister and myself....many years ago....I can think of many ways to use these beautiful images.....
Paris Exposition....I'm a Senior..this is the closest I am going to ever get to the Eiffel Tower!....these are wonderful images.....
Aubrey

Diana said...

be honored to give these a good home.

di said...

I love anything Paris - and birds have to be my very favorite subject for stamping. Great sets. JustDi

Cyndi and Shelby said...

I love bird sets, and this one is especially lovely. It's a must have. And the Paris one has that certain "je ne sais quoi."

Cyndi

Anonymous said...

What wonderful set to start the new year! I have always had an attraction to birds. This set just fits my desire for all things birdy. The Paris set has great images for lots of different card themes.

Rianne said...

Wonderful vintage Paris stamps. And lovely bird stamps. I've been in Paris for a couple of years ago and it is so romantic as the stamps show us.
Would be great if i can add them to my stampcollection.

Lady Dawn said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win these stamps I would love to add them to my collection as I love all things birds and love things from around the world! I can envision some wonderful ATC's with them

stamps&cars said...

Vintage Paris.....love the people in this set. BUT that set with the birds.......awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy said...

I can sum it up with one word-Vintage! And I love Paris so that's just the icing on the cake. I can't until release day. And I'm eager to see the samples the designers create.

Sandra said...

well, you have done it again - these stamp set are so, well so Artistic Outpost classics.
Love the balloons and love the birds!
Sandra

trisha too said...

these are wonderful--i love it that the Paris set includes such great text stamps AND a "guy" image, and the wonderful book page stamp in the bird set as well.

:)

Anonymous said...

These two new sets are just in time for Valentine's day because I love them! These are both must have sets!

Dawn Hass
oceanlighthouse at charter dot net

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I just love how different they are!! Don't even get into how vintage they are because I just love that!! Love this

Anonymous said...

I love the Paris stamps.
The eifle tower and baloons are really something.
I can think of so many ways to use them. Thanks for these very special stamps.

Georgia Jacquard said...

Your stamp sets are always delightful. The birds are great - love to get out the bird book to make sure my colorings are true. Paris - nice stamps, can only dream, but ins't that what a lot of stamping is....our dreams on paper.

Georgia

Phyllis Freese said...

I love the vintage look of both these new sets. I can picture using both these sets in my cardmaking.
Phyllis Freese

Terry said...

I love the vintage appeal to these stamps. Since I have a collection of bird stamps, these would surely make a nice addition!! Thanks you!

PamInNC said...

Over the past year, I've been working on LOs for my sister's photos of her trip to Paris - one of the last trips she took with her late husband. These are a "must have" for those pages. And the birds? Another "must have" for one of my favorite forms of relaxation-bird watching! Doesn't take a crystal ball to see new purchases in my future!

julie m said...

the new stamps are great. i especially like the bird set. i have been looking for a birdcage stamp. now my search is over.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! What a beautiful stamps. I just send some ATC cards to the USA(Rosesonmytable). You can see them on my blog. "Meet me in Paris".
greetings from Holland,
Ineke

SuZeQ said...

Oh my goodness. Anything Paris is great and love these stamps ... such great possibilities. And I am such a sucker for birds and nests and will certainly put these to very good use. Thank you for this opportunity. New Year Happies to you and yours!

julieB said...

Love these stamps. I wrote a comment but I think it didn't go through. So here it is again and sorry for the duplicate. Paris is perfect for the Victorian images of men on that sheet. Love the bird,egg and nest images. The book page is cool, too. All great for Spring things.julieB

Margaret said...

Anything with birds is great - but I especially love the background stamp. Also love the balloons and the ferris wheel from the Paris set.

Trudy said...

Two more AO sets to add to my wish list, esp. the Paris set, which fits right in with my "previous life" as French teacher. I know I can count on your images for quality and inspiration. Winning these would get 2010 off to a great start!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

What excites me the most about these new plates is the exquisite, vintage feel to both of them. I love the images of the kids on the bird plate, and the bird cage??? OMG...Fabulous!!! The Paris one has the same vintage feel to it and I can see the stamps from both plates being used together as compliment images. Love them both!!! Rockin Robin Caldwell (stampinsavage at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

Both of these new sets are absolutely wonderful. The Parisian set is a MUST HAVE...each and every one of the images is reminiscent of the time...I love it! The new bird set is equally well done and will prove a favorite in any collection. Thanks for the great artistic stamps. Linda K.

Shay said...

These stamp sets are lovely and perfect for ATC's which I make monthly for a local trade and also for an upcoming France themed project! Thanks for the chance to win.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. I love Paris the city of love. hugs

JoZart said...

Love the designs,the fine detail, the subjects and the size. Great creative possibilites. thanks for the chance of winning them.

Mary Anne said...

I have always loved Paris especially since studying there in college. It is one theme that I constantly love and am always adding to my Eiffel Tower collection. I think Paris lends itself to diverse themes and uses. Birds are also a great source of inspiration and can be used for cute to elegant creations. Love these images.

Mary Anne Evan
scrap4me at yahoo dot com

Pat Bowman said...

I adore the balloon images in the Paris set. Both of the sets are wonderful - just like all of your stamps!

Helenea said...

What makes me happy about these sets ,is that it was time for New stuff , I have all your sets ,and I love them , It's time for new images , I love the Birds , but will need them both ! I wouldn't want to miss a set .so i will order both ,

ROSA said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..I love the Paris stamps.
saluti dall'italia public tomorrow the post on http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/
Hugs, rosa

Ukka said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!! I love Paris-inspired stamps.I added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,
Ukka

Kay said...

I love both these plates. The Paris Exposition plate has so much potential for art journaling and the Birds of a Feather nest is amazing as is the text with the birds eggs. I love all things vintage so these really suit my style.

Yvonne said...

Paris is always romantic, but this set also evokes a sense of the romance of a historic Paris in its heyday. This set is so versatile for art journalling or other papercraft and altered art projects.

Love the bird set with the elegant birdcage, bird and Edwardian elements. I am already picturing what I could make with this... so classic and classy.

Thanks for the chance to be part of the fun.

buglady said...

love both of these plates. The bird's nest and girls are very cute. Reminds of an old photo of my great-aunt as a child. The Paris plate really seems like it would be great for ATC's. Really wonderful, both of them!
Aloha, KAte

KV Creative Designs said...

Love the Romantic Vintage Style of these stamps! Would love to get me some! Thank you for the opportunity!

Happy New Year & Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Karen Denson said...

First of all I can't remember if I already did a post or not. I guess that's part of the problem of taking meds that make you forget huh? I just hope if I did leave a previous comment I do not get disqualified. I would love to win one of these sets of stamps. Anyway I especially love the Paris Exposition set of stamps. They are truly amazing. The Birds of a Feather set is beautiful. Your stamps are all beautiful and great quality stamps. I would be proud to win them.

Storky46 said...

Wow! I just love these new offerings! The Birds of a Feather are so "now", and I love the little ATC background. I am always looking for small things for my ATC's. Paris looks exciting...I plan to do a scrapbook about our trip to Paris, so I am always looking for more stuff with Paris images! Thanks!

Nancy Walker

Jane Wetzel said...

What is not to LOVE about these awesome new stamps?? I love the Paris images but the birds are great too! Thank you so very much for this chance to win!

Leah the Orange said...

oh my goodness, these are BEAUTIFUL! i'm planning a giant ATC collage this year, and i think a LOT of these images could well make an appearance. they're the perfect size and style for abstract crafters! LOVE THEM!