Posts Tagged ‘rubber stamps’

Ready to “get stampy” for Christmas? Two of Tara’s holiday stamps are now available at Michael’s

August 24, 2009

Yippee! I went in to Michael’s this afternoon to see if the holiday rubber stamp end cap was up yet and the answer is YES! So what happened next?  I had to find mine then scope out the store for some crafters that might have steady hands and be willing to snap a pic with my iPhone.  Obviously I was shopping alone – always more fun to find your things with a friend to jump up and down in the aisles with you but sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. But that doesn’t stop me – I still do my little happy dance, both inside and out.

So here is what you can find at your local Michael’s (among other things of course) – the row of smiling snowmen and a brand new swirly holly.  Both from Janlynn, the makers of Stamps Happen brand stamps.  If you happen to get them and make something fun, please email me a photo – it always makes my day and often makes my blog. 🙂

Happy creating!

– Tara



Gear up for fall with some fashion advice from a witch!

August 16, 2009

Crafter and blogger Jane Wetzel or “not so plain Jane” blogged about one of my rubber stamps yesterday – I was so excited to see what she did! I’m always SO EXCITED to see what anyone does with my designs – be they rubber stamps, fabric, whatever… if you want to share, email me.  It truly does make my day!  With Jane’s permission, I have re-published her blog here…

Witches Shoes..A Tara Reed design for Janlynn Stamps

Just in time for Fall I got this cute stamp from Janlynn stamps! How cute are these “Witches shoes”?? ha ha! Love em! I used some dp from the BG Ambrosia pad and my cuttlebug. Then I dusted off my SU markers and colored along with some Copics. Got to use my new MS punches ( loops and the branch) and the sentiment is an old stamp I found at my lcc. I found this cat face button in JoAnn’s and couldnt resist putting it on this card! TFL!
If you are crafty at heart and want to see more of what Not-so-plain-Jane is blogging about, go here =>
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If you just absolutely, must have this witch shoe stamp and can’t wait another minute to get it, CLICK HERE to order it online from the manufacturer.
One thing I love about the stamps I design for Janlynn/Stamps Happen is that they are pretty – they use full color stickers on the wood so you can see how I originally painted the art or they just look cute on your desk, bookshelf, where ever.  Functional and decorative craft supplies – can’t beat that! While you are over on the Janlynn site, just type in “Tara Reed” in the search box to see all my designs… (and a few other things that for some unknown reason get pulled up – they promise they are working on that!)
Halloween will be here before you know it so start your stamping projects now!

Check out a great blog & win my Green Calendar & stamps

August 14, 2009

I am so honored to be a ‘guest blogger’ over at  A little over a year ago I didn’t think I’d blog at all – now I have 2 of my own and get to guest blog for others.  Who would have thought?

The mission of Craft for Health is to inspire and highlight all the ways crafting is good for… yup! your health.  Physical health, mental health – my latest post is about the health of the planet.


I’m giving away my calendar and 2 green themed stamps if you check out the post and comment… you have to do it by August 20th so if you want in, click here and head over NOW!

Best of luck!

– Tara

Fun Blog find! A great use of my Snowman Stamp!

December 10, 2008

Yesterday I was delighted to a blog post by Sankari Wegman, who used my Snowman rubber stamp for a color challenge and I think stamp challenge too… I must admit, I went right to admire what she did with my design!  It truly made my day!

The basic idea of her project was to use the colors from this yarn photo as inspiration for a project.

She used my snowmen and created this cute card.


To see the whole story, click here to visit her blog.

I just love how it came out!  And she was so happy when I emailed her for permission to use these photos from her blog (you do know you shouldn’t “borrow” photos from websites without permission, right?).  It became a mutual “you made my day” festival!

I’d love to see what others have created with my stamps — there are lots to choose from!  (Many at Hobby Lobby right now)  Send me pictures at

Happy Creating!

~ Tara

P.S.  Here is what the original art I did (and the stamp) looks like, click on it to order:picture-19

Or you can go to and search “Tara Reed”.  A few needlecraft things that aren’t mine but all the stamps are.  (Something about key words… I have no idea!)

Stampers grab your stamp pads…

November 9, 2008

Oh I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it when I get a box of new products!  They usually arrive 6 months to a year after I was done working with the art and sometimes I forget everything that I did.

That was certainly the case when I received my box of new wood mounted rubber stamps from Janlynn / Stamps Happen.  As I pulled each stamp out I found myself repeating, “Oh yeah!  I forgot we did that!”  (Not that I’m having ‘senior moments’ mind you, but I often set up dozens of designs for products and only a few ever make it to the product stage.)

janlynn-stamps-fall08As you can see from the picture above, there is everything from birthday to Halloween to Christmas.  Tea, coffee or wine?  Save the earth or something spicy?

Now where can you find these latest additions to my rubber stamp line?  Head to your local Hobby Lobby store for most of these and if you don’t have a store near you, you can find them online at:

If you type my name in the “search” box in the upper right corner, you will see everything I’ve done with them.

Now grab your stamp pads and get to work!

~ Tara

P.S.  I’d love to see, and post, what you create if you’d like to share, send me a jpeg.  email me