Saturday, April 10, 2010

What a Store in Zoar!!!

Yesterday, I traveled to Zoar, OH with my friends and stamping buddies, Rita and Pat, to shop an incredible stamping store,  Stamp Pad, owned by June Knaack shown to the left, a retired art teacher.  The shop is an original log cabin home restored  and located in Zoar, an historic village in Ohio. I have been to Zoar many times but Rita and I had never been to the Stamp Pad which Pat has frequented often. We have been planning this trip for awhile. We were like kids in a candy store...this place was beyond my expectations....loaded with everything a stamper would want and more.  Stamps lined the walls of every room, so many Spellbinders to select, so many card examples to see, so many art head was turning to see every nook and cranny. Jane has non-stop demos and "make and takes" all the time. Visit her website to find out more.  We did a make and take coloring with Adirondack ink pads using nibs and pods (both exclusive items in the store) on a stamped image on glossy paper.
Easter Card Example of technique shown:
Jane also was demo-ing Cuttlebug "double-embossing" and "debossing and embossing" techniques again using pods to color the raised surfaces.She also demo-ed the new Fiskars border and corner punches. She also shared her techniques and products to emboss only a portion of a card using CB embossing folders. This makes an awesome look.  Example of her card is shown above on the right.

Pictures I took of the interior really do not show the entire store but checkout her website for a complete tour:
  Picture at top left shows the Stamp Pad and Owner Jane. Card pictures were taken from her website/newsletter.

Of course we did some shopping...I bought a stamp, nibs, pods, markers, and more. We also bought tickets to "Adventures in Stamping Convention" at  Akron on April 24 and 25.
We finished our excursion with a great lunch at Giorgio's ...we all had the chicken salad on croisssants  that was the "bestest" I have had in a long while. Served with hot just made potato chips. I must get their chicken salad recipe!
Make sure to visit the Stamp Pad if only on the web. They have a great newsletter that you might like to sign up to receive.


Payne Holler Cards said...

LOVED reading about your trip!!! so glad to hear all the excitement in your these rare trips with GF's (: (not sure about "hot" potatoe chips!)
so sorry to hear about your Mom! - but glad no surgery...can't believe how hard you two are on the wrists (smile) mother-daughter bonding - to be avoided right? (:
well going to pop over to this wonderful website! sure hope my credit card doesnt come looking for you!
have a wonderful day!!!

Betty Benton said...

Sounds like a terrific outing!! Glad you had loads of fun with your buds!

craftieodamae said...

sounds like you all had the time of your life. Looks like a fantastic store too! Reminds me of Enchanted Cottage in Winston Salem. Well off to visit the web site, TFS!

Patti said...

I am so green with envy! We have NO stamp store within 100 miles!This is soooooo cool!

Sue W said...

Oh what an interesting post Now I'm hearing more about the pod!!! Off to check out the store!!! Wish I was coming somewhere nearer Ohio in June!
Never mind next time!