Sunday, October 5, 2014

Featured Shop of the Week- So Suzy Stamps

Meet our feature, Suzy, and her shop full of clever snarky stamps, So Suzy Stamps.

I absolutely love snarky stamps and would search high and low for fun stamps to put inside of pretty cards. Sort of a fun little surprise when you least expect it. My mom started calling my snarky cards "So Suzy" and when I was approached by a stamp manufacturer to start my own line of Snarky Stamps, the name stuck. The last several months have been a whirlwind, but we have already outgrown my current studio and are building a new store from the ground up where we can have card classes, sell stamps and support my snarky habit!

Every stamp you see on my site has a story and a meaning. Sometimes it is as simple as a childhood memory I have and other's because it is a part of my life. It reminds me of my friends, my family, life lessons or it makes me giggle.

The best part about creating my own snarky stamps is having an outlet for those things in life that really annoy me to no end. However, every snarky stamp I have, I have said and would say to people around me. So essentially, it's like having a little Suzy with you to say all of the things your mother would ground you for. (Which mine does on a regular basis!)

Let's face it, my mom is beyond amazing with all of the snark and I do throw in some warm fuzzy stamps for her and my grandma. I still need to stay in their good graces so I can get sugar cookies and peanut butter fudge during the holidays!

Without my husband, who has been supportive when I took over half the house for my stamping business, said Ok to buying property to get me OUT of the house and agreed to "go all in" when it comes to making this dream of mine a reality, I would still be making nine million cards for my mother during the holidays, swearing like a sailor at every paper cut and spending just as much money on other people's stamps as I do my own!

What is a day off? The only time I take off is on Wednesday night, which is date night. Although, we do end up talking about the business, my husband LOVES to come up with some snarky sayings of his own, but it is in a very relaxed setting. Other than that, Monday - Sunday, from the time I get up until the time I go to bed is all about So Suzy Stamps. Thankfully, my family is extremely supportive and as long as I still have lemonade in the fridge and make hamburgers once a week, I am in their good graces.


Coke - couldn't get through the day without it
Galaxy Chocolate - when I bribe a friend in Scotland to send it to me
Person of Interest and the Blacklist - get me through the frustrating times
Peter Jackson - Ummm, ya, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are my selfish indulgences
Pizza Hot Pockets - I wouldn't eat if I couldn't pop one in the microwave for 2 minutes and scarf it down in 1
Devon Carlson - She is the beauty behind So Suzy Stamps - most of the image stamps are designed by her, because I can't draw a stick figure to save my life!
Peacocks - Ask my friends and family, I am quite obsessed with them
Michael Buble's Spiderman song - talk about getting you going when you hit a creative roadblock!

You can find So Suzy Stamps on Facebook, Website, Blog, Twitter, and Instagram. Suzy is offering all fans 20% off any purchase in her store with code VIOLETSBUDS.  Plus, one lucky fan will win the entire collection of Christmas Stamps (view them here), over a $70 value, plus free shipping!

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & So Suzy Stamps on Facebook. Due to Facebook's new terms of service, you can no longer earn an entry for liking a Facebook page, however it is nice to visit the Facebook page to check it out!
Several entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 10/5/14 and ends at 11:59pm CDT on 10/11/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print:  Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. Your information will not be sold, but may be shared with the giveaway sponsor for the purpose of prize redemption. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Entrants found cheating, entering under duplicate profiles, or not following the instructions may be banned. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.  International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. Violet's Buds is not responsible for shops who do not follow through with prizes.


  1. LOVED "never confuse a knight in shining armour for an idiot in tin foil"

  2. Em Mahr - Could Be Worse is my favorite snarky stamp


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