Wednesday, June 8, 2011 firecracker!

Have you ever found a stamp and found out it was retired/discontinued/company closed???? 3 years ago I did! I was cruising around the gallery on splitcoast stampers and came across a card made with this cute firecracker stamp. I sent the artist a message asking what brand the stamp was and where she got it. I got an sweet answer of Stampa Barbara for the company but they closed many years ago and she got this off of eBay....great sky high prices!

I've watched only a couple come on and they in fact went for over $20 each time, much too high for my liking for buying just one stamp, even if it is cute =)

After 3 years I had kinda given up, I had put an alert on eBay so that it would let me know if any Stampa Barbara firecracker stamps came up for auction.....lo and behold a few weeks ago this wonderful one came up! Only paid $8 including shipping...oh yeah baby...uh huh....I got ....wahoooo!!! (You didn't see my crazy dance through the screen did you ?!)

I still haven't had much time to play with it with work, migraines, end of school, migraines, jury duty, and oh yeah did I mention migraines =( So here's my first card with it, I really thought it was a bigger stamp but I still LOVE it!

Ingredients: {Paper} SU! Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White {Stamp} Stampa Barbara Firecracker {Ink} SU! Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, white gel pen, sudio G burgundy {Extras} Versamark pen, SU! Irridescent Ice embossing powder, scallop scissors, swiss dots embossing folder

1 comment:

  1. Oh WOW how super fun, LOVE your firecracker!