Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mama Elephant

How about some new Mama Elephant inspiration? We received new goodies at the store. The numbers look particularly practical. So many possibilities!



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

So Much to Share

Buckle up. This post is going to be a long one! I swear, when it rains, it pours. There is a lot to talk about at the Happy Stamper.
First, we are on Instagram! We would love it if you would start to follow us. Our plan is to update frequently so that you can keep up to date with what arrives at the Happy Stamper as it is happening.

User name- ahappystamper

Next, we put hundreds of sheets of 12" x 12" patterned paper on the 40 cent table (located at the back of the store). Why? We have an incredible amount of paper scheduled to arrive from companies such as jillybean soup, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, Kaiser Craft, Bella Blvd, and Photoplay......we needed the room!

Finally (at least for today).... The new products from MFT arrived. Insert obnoxious happy dance here. Need inspiration of what to do with their new stamps, dies, and papers? How about these samples?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Be Mine

I have loved this card from the moment I saw it.  (Of course, my nickname is "HoneyBee", so....)

I love the simple elegance, and the way Gayle created the open space within the embossing folder.  Saves on layers!!! 

The space is created by using one of the shapes in the Easy Frames collection of embossing frames - the kit has 7 to choose from.  Versatile and oh so easy to use!

Stop in this Wednesday any time between 10 & 8 to make one of these stunners to share.  It's as sweet as honey!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Enameling with Distress Markers

UPDATE:  This demo has been postponed until Tuesday, February 2.  Hope to see you then!

Distress Markers are wonderful for watercolor, but when they dry, they are very matte.  Sometimes, I just want to "bling it up" a bit.  After all, we all need a little shiny in our lives sometimes :-)

Join me this Tuesday between 12 & 2, and we'll enjoy some relaxing watercoloring time.  And then we'll create the glossy enamel effect using Wink of Stella pens and embossing powder.  You will definitely be thinking of sunny weather and spring breezes in just a short period of time!

As always, the Learn at Lunch demos are completely free and you don't need a reservation.  Come on over!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Out and Ablout and Taking Classes

I don't know about you, but I am thrilled to be out of the house and able to go places again.  If you are tired of being around the house, why not take a class this weekend?  We have several to choose from.

The picture above is one of the quick and easy Valentine cards that will be offered in Laura's 10 in 10 Valentine class on Saturday.  Here is another:

Here is more information about the class:

10 in 10 Valentines
Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Join Laura for this fast-paced card class and leave with 10 completed cards that are suitable to give to anyone special in your life. Students will work with newly released dies and stamps from Memory Box and Impression Obsession as well as chalks, colored pencils, Copic markers, glitter, and more. Although the cards in this class are designed to be quick and easy, the fast pace of this class is more suitable for intermediate level stampers or above. Students should bring: Double sided adhesive, gluestick and a paper trimmer, if you have one. 

Or, maybe you enjoy bookbinding.  How about Cami's  Hardanger Journal Class on Saturday afternoon?
Hardanger Journal
Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Join us for a brand new book class! We'll make a hand bound book using elements from the the traditional Hardanger embroidery stitch. You'll love it and once you get the hang of the stitch, you'll want to make many more. Students should bring: Japanese screw punch with small bit, Hole punching cradle (only if you have one), ruler, pencil, awl, scissors, craft knife and bone folder. 

Finally, how about the latest in Donna's Mega Mini book series?  She is offering it this Sunday.

Mega Mini Squared: Stonewash Botanica
Date: Sunday, January 31
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

So there you have it, lots of fun at the Happy Stamper this weekend!  Come join us and play.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Discount Card Reminder

Don't forget that you are running out of time to get your Happy Stamper gift card for the year. We only offer these cards in January, so if you wait till next week, you will miss out.

How do you get a discount card you ask? All you have to do is visit the store in January and spend $25. The discount card will give you savings throughout the year. This year we are adding an extra incentive. If you use your card each month, you will be entered into a drawing for a Happy Stamper gift card at the end of the year. We definitely appreciate your support throughout the year!

Please note- there is a one card/person limit.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Open on Wednesday with our FREE make and take card!

Are you getting cabin fever?!?!

We will be OPEN again with our regular hours on Wednesday, January 27.

And, we will have our fabulous FREE make-and-take card.  This card is designed by Deb,  and features an Impression Obsession Snowman - perfect for commemorating the last several days, don't you think?

See you soon!

Monday, January 25, 2016

We sure had some time over this wild weekend!  Hope you all came through ok.  The store is closed on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 25 & 26) due to the parking lot not being cleared yet.  Check back Wednesday.  We hope to be open.  We will post when we know for sure.  And, you can always call the store to make sure we are open.  703-657-2952.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Store hours and Memory Box

Harriett will be at the store Friday morning, but this is a reminder that when we get bad weather, it is always a good idea to call the store to make sure we are open.

Need some weekend stamping inspiration? Check out these samples from Memory Box. We have all of these stamps and dies at the store.