Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cheers to a New Day

NOTE that the FREE make-and-take has moved to WEDNESDAY from 10 - 8.

Stop in an join us for a wonderful card that can be used for retirements, birthdays or any other occasions where "cheers" are in order!  This card features a stamp and die set from Avery Elle, and a vellum overlay that makes the frosty drink look good enough to taste!

The make-and-take is FREE, and no reservation is required.  However, please note that this offer is one-per-family and not intended as a children's workshop. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy Ombre Cards

Creating an "ombre" effect (where colors blend from light to dark) has required multiple inkpads and inkings in the past.  But not anymore, thanks to the Hero Arts Ombre Inkpads.  These tri-color cards make subtle, monochromatic cards a breeze!

Join Angela to learn all about multi-color stamping, and also check out some samples Paula created using these pads with a brayer and direct-to-paper techniques.  It's a tag-team effort!!! 

The learn-at-lunch demo is FREE on Tuesdays between 12 & 2, and no reservation is required.  See you there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Retro Fun!

This is our LAST Thursday FREE make-and-take!

Beginning next week - July 1, the FREE make-and-take will move to Wednesdays.

So, be sure to stop by Thursday between 10 & 8 and celebrate the end of a Thursday tradition (and anticipate the beginning of a new Wednesday tradition!)

We will be creating this fabulous birthday card with fun and feisty stamps from Art Impressions (colored by Copic markers) in anticipation of Sandy Allnock's arrival in a couple of weeks.

 Come celebrate with us!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Watercolor bliss!

We just received our first shipment of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and I am not able to put them down.  They make blending so easy, I look like a pro (and this is not my biggest strength as a stamper!)

Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and give them a try.  I'll show you lots of tips and techniques - from blending with the markers themselves, to blending with water, to blending with Wink of Stella pens.  So much fun!  The demo Tuesday is FREE and you don't need to register.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Happy Stamper Video

Those of you who subscribe to the Happy Stamper videos on YouTube already know this, but we posted a new video yesterday.  In it, Angela shared part of her Saturday demo on Distress paints.

You can also watch the video directly on YouTube here- https://youtu.be/X6XtL7LRJeM

Saturday, June 20, 2015

New Releases and Ideas

New products have come in to the store, and we thought we should share some ideas. Of course, as of this posting, we have all the supplies at the store

From Mama Elephant-

From Avery Elle-

Lawn Fawn-


Free Demo Today!

Want to learn more about Distress paints? Join Angela for a free demo today (Sat, June 20) from 1:30-3:00 pm. For those of you who can't make weekday demos, now is your chance!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Calm Seas Ahead!

This stamp image and phrase is one of our favorite offerings from River City Rubber Works.  It's just perfect when you can't find the right words. 

Join us this Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one for yourself.  (Remember that beginning July 1, the FREE make-and-take card project will move to Wednesdays). 

This card features brand new paper from the Fancy Pants Making Waves collection that is just as cute as it can be!  You'll also get a chance to work with Faber-Castell Paper Crafting Crayons.  These wax crayons are not water-soluble, but they do produce an interesting effect when blended with the Dove Blender tool.  Stop by to give it a try - no reservation required!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Making a Scene!

When you see stencils with all the little "pieces/parts" hanging in the shop, are you kind of baffled and intimidated?

Don't be!  These are some of my favorite stencils to play with.  They are great for adding an accent of color - especially when used with a large background stamp. 

Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2, and let Angela show you how much fun these are.  You'll be amazed by how quick and easy and - even more importantly - versatile - these stencils are to use!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Expand Your Color Options

Love this helpful color mixing chart by Ranger. There are so many options for your Dina Wakley paints!