Welcome to Seaside Stampin' Ink
Does anyone remember this photo? Go ahead, click it and open it up! Yes indeed - once upon a time back in May, 1998 Kathy opened her store right here in Ocean City, Maryland. After months of planning, she was open for business. Folks came from near and far to see the many goodies that she had to offer for sale. We had regular stamp club meetings, a newsletter, regularly scheduled classes and everyone loved it.
The business was growing nicely and in 2000, we decided to create and hold our annual "Stamping by the Sea" convention, also right here in our beautiful family resort town. Folks continue to support this annual event now held in the March-April timeframe. Since we are a resort town, we had a large number of our customers travel some distance to get to us. Even in the off-season, the weekends were generally good for Kathy's store.
Then came September 11, 2001. It was tragic for all Americans and our business tumbled. Folks were initially afraid to travel and we saw our sales go to almost nothing immediately. Because of the economic uncertainty of that time, what few brave customers we had, were not buying as much as they used to. Kathy gave it her best, but there was not sufficient rebounding and she decided to close the store in September, 2002. It was sad saying goodbye to old friends, but we decided to open a new chapter of potential opportunity.
Along the way during the store years, we invested in rubber stamp manufacturing equipment. We decided to start making our own products and to "hit the road" as trade show gypsies. Those of you that know us also know that this is what we currently do as well. So far, it has been a half-million road miles over ten years and we have made some wonderful friends and gained some exceptional customers, who we are grateful for and appreciate immensely.
Additionally, we have a fully functional on-line store
ready for you to order our products. Please visit and shop with us. We appreciate your business and you'll know it. Please explore
the other links for the latest information, gallery projects and convention details, all of which are updated on an on-going basis.