Wednesday, October 29, 2014

More added to Fundraiser

Greetings everyone. I was at the store tonight organizing tomorrow's fundraiser and I wanted to let you know that in addition to the Stuftainers filled with wooden stamps, I also brought in over 100 clear sets. They are going to be $4 each or 6 sets for $20. 100% of the proceeds will go to the cost of the new store build out.

Also for sale - pasta machine for polymer clay projects and a toaster oven for shrink plastic items.

Fundraiser info:

Thursday, October 30 5-9pm

It will be our last event at the "old" store.

Laura

 

 

Fundraiser Thursday

Well, the move from the old store to the new store is really getting close. This is what the old store looked like Tuesday night at closing. Shocking, isn't it? I must admit that as excited as I am about the new space, I am really sad about leaving the old one. I have so many happy memories attached to this space.

The big fixtures moved Tuesday, and the inventory will be moved Wednesday. If you would like to help with the move, you are welcome to stop by the old space to help finish packing.  The register will still be hooked up Wednesday, so if you would like to pick up your items on hold, you will still be able to do that.

On Thursday, there will be no Make and Take. Both stores will be closed on Thursday, but I (Laura) will be hosting a Happy Stamper fundraiser at the old space on Thursday, October 30th from 5-9pm. This is what I wrote in the latest newsletter about the fundraiser:

Hi everyone. Laura here. I wanted to write a short message to let you know about a fundraiser I am holding at the (old) Angela's Happy Stamper store this Thursday, October 30th from 5pm- 9pm. I have been so blessed to be a part of the Happy Stamper community for over eleven years and have gained so many friends as well as an extended family.

I know that when Angela started the store, she really only planned to build one store from the foundation up. Now that she has decided to continue the store in a new location and must build a whole new store, I wanted to do my part to help. I have gathered tons of crafting supplies that I have collected since the mid 90's and am donating them for a good cause. I have brand new items, gently used items, and discontinued products aren't available anymore. There are also items from design teams on which I have served. There will be items from Hero Arts, Stampers Anonymous, B Line Designs, A Muse, Stamping Bella, Rubbrmoon, Stacy Stamps, Claudia Rose, Impression Obsession, Memory Box, Art Impressions, Stampendous, and many more companies on sale. I have also put together large Stuftainers filled with tons of stamps that will be sold for $25 each (Stuftainer included). 100% of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the build-out of the new store. You will be getting a deal and supporting a good cause at the same time. Cash or check only please. I hope you can make it!

Here is what some of the Stuftainers with goodies look like:

So, feel free to stop by the store to check out the fundraiser or just to hang out with friends and to say goodbye to the old space before it is gone.

Laura

Monday, October 27, 2014

No Learn at Lunch Demo Oct. 28

Sorry all!  I wanted to show you the amazing new Texture Paste from Ranger (with the fabulous Texture Tools), but really wanted to have a bunch of samples to share as well, and there just hasn't been time to make them with all the work going on at the new place.

I will be leading the Guided Meditation Tuesday, October 28 from 9-10, so feel free to drop in and start your day with some breathing and relaxation (which always gets me energized for the day). 

The movers are coming at 2 PM on Tuesday to move the heavy furniture - however, all our merchandise is still on the walls, etc, and available for purchase for your crafting emergencies :-)

Stay tuned for more info, and stop in one more time at the old place to say goodbye - it's weird that at some point in the very near future, this building won't even be here to "drive by".

One Crazy Weekend

We had one busy weekend working on the new store. We can't thank our volunteer helpers enough for their help over the last few days. You guys went above and beyond, and we are truly grateful.Here are some updated pictures:

Doesn't the wood slat board look great? If you have always wanted some for your craft room walls, we have extra we are selling:

Small pieces are $2 each

Medium pieces are $4 each

We have one huge piece that is $10. You can also cut it down into smaller pieces.

 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All-Occasion card!

Need a quick card?  Check out these adorable, dimensional stickers from Doodlebug.  There are several themes to choose from.  (Marilynn customized hers by adding googly eyes - so cute!).  The washi tape adds wonderful color and interest.  Then, simply stamp any sentiment you want on the inside and voila!  And adorable card anyone would love to receive!  Stop in Thursday any time between 10 & 8 and make one for yourself. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Moving Updates, Storage for Sale, and More

Hi everyone! We are getting really excited about our move to Herndon and wanted to share some of the process with you. We are also looking for help this Saturday, and we have an awesome storage cabinet for sale.

NEW LOCATION:

Here are some pictures of our new space that we have been remodeling.


View as you walk in the door. The slat board is getting ready to go on the walls.


You can also see the classroom from the front door. Notice the classroom has its own door as well as lots of windows.


Our current register space is falling apart, so we decided to get a new one. Angela is already working hard.


View from the other end of the store. The classroom is back behind Angela and the register.

View from behind the register. The open door on the left hand side is where you enter the store.
 
There will also be an entire room dedicated to paper and ribbon. I didn't realize it at the time, but I took the worst picture of that room.
 
STORAGE FOR SALE:
 
The move has caused us to make changes in our current fixtures. We are having to downsize some fixtures and upsize others. One of our storage units that won't make the move is a large 10-drawer filing cabinet that is subdivided into smaller sections. Here are some pictures:
 

Trust me. It holds a lot of stuff. We were thinking $40 OBO. You will also have to move the cabinet from the store. Give us a call if you are interested. Proceeds will go towards the Happy Stamper rebuild fund.

HELP THIS SATURDAY

We are looking for volunteers this Saturday, Oct 25 to help us with the build-out at the new store. In particular, we need people to hold slat board on the wall and people who are handy with a drill. We are also looking for people who have a level tool they can bring. If you can participate, please call the store and let us know what time between 9:30am-4pm you can come so that we can coordinate everyone.

Look for more updates soon!

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Working with Framed Images

Rubber Moon makes a series of images that are "framed and shadowed".  The index on the front shows everything in black and makes it sometimes hard to visualize the finished product.  But I love these images because so much of the work is done for you.  You can simply color the focal image, and the "grounding" of the remainder of the image is done.  This makes for quick, one-layered cards that are still interesting!  In one sample, I paper pieced the image with decorative paper.  In another, I used watercolor paper to create an enameled look.  The possibilities are virtually limitless!  Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and give it a try for yourself.  Plus, check out all the other options in framed images that are available! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

We Are Moving!

Many of you have been asking about our plans now that our building is going to be torn down. After 11 years in our Reston location, we decided to move to a new location 2.6 miles down the road (I checked) in Herndon. We will be moving from an industrial park to an office park. The best part of the new location? Lots and lots of windows.....even in the classroom!

Our new address will be:

208 Elden St

Suite 203

Herndon, VA

20170

 

We will be located on the second floor, but don't worry. There is an elevator as well as stairs. The Comfort Inn is right next door for those of you coming in from out of town, and you can easily walk to places for food and drink.

Our nearest large intersection is Elden Street and Fairfax County Parkway:

Here is a closer look at the location:

The easiest landmark to see in the building is Carpool. To get to our store, you will go through the front door under the 208

We don't have an exact move in date yet, but we will continue to keep you updated.

If you want to read more about the move and information if you want to help, you can read it all in the latest store newsletter:

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Exciting-News-.html?soid=1103707940788&aid=QOeaXlUL0vk

I hope you will continue to be part of our stamping family in the new location!

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eeek! Scary!

 Isn't this card great?!?!  Even if you're terrified of actual spiders, this card is appealing :-)  Featuring all stamps and dies from Impression Obsession, I love the gossamer look of the web, which we created by die-cutting vellum!

Stop in Thursday any time between 10 - 8 and make one for yourself.  It's so cute, you could even frame it and use it as a decoration!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Inchie Magnets

Aren't these wonderful?  They make fantastic gifts, and are quick and easy to make! Join me tomorrow to learn more about Prismacolor pencils and how to apply color on the Inchie matboard to make your images really pop!  Fun!  The demo is available any time between 12 & 2 and no reservations are required!