Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm Stuck on You!

One of my favorite things about Sticky Back canvas (by Claudine Hellmuth) is how versatile it is! You can stamp it or paint on it. You can cut it with scissors or use your die cutting machine. You can even emboss it (it's hard to see in this picture, but Jenn embossed dots on the strip along the bottom). You can even twist it to create lovely flower embellishments. And there are probably a dozen more uses we haven't even thought of yet! Stop in Tuesday between 12-2 and add your creative thinking to the pot. What fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Small Business Saturday!

Perhaps you've been hearing about this on the radio - American Express has launched a huge marketing campaing to announce their first ever Small Business Saturday. The idea is that you will do your Black Friday shopping at the big box stores and malls, but then will spend some time on Saturday, November 27 supporting your favorite local businesses. American Express wants to reward you for doing that. First, you need to go to the American Express web site and register your American Express card. Then, you need to spend $25 or more with that registered card at an independently owned local shop - like us - on Saturday, November 27. American Express will automatically credit $25 to your next statement. It's like shopping at the Happy Stamper for FREE! Don't miss out!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Wait is Over!

Ranger announced new colors and a new formulation for their Liquid Pearls in July. We've been waiting, mostly patiently, since then. And now they are here! Jenn had so much fun preparing for the demo this week that she couldn't contain her enthusiasm. She sent me the following email: "These new Liquid Pearls are so cool! They flatten themselves out so much better than the old ones, and they round out like perfect little pearls. They are AWESOME!!!" Doesn't that sound like fun? Come give it a try for yourself on Tuesday between 12 - 2.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snow Much Fun!

One of my favorite things about Just Rite stamps is how they mix, match and coordinate not only with other stamps in the Just Rite collection, but also with Marvy punches and Nestabilities. If you have to make a bunch of Christmas cards, but you get bored with the assembly line approach, make a change in the border or in the center stamp and voila - something new to color without completely recreating the wheel! Stop in Thursday and try it for yourself. You'll love the storage convenience and price of the Just Rite system!

Monday, November 15, 2010

And Now for something completely different!

I'm always looking for new ways to use my stamp collection. This fall, I've been stamping on votives and plastic tins and mirrors to make great gifts for friends and family. Here's another fun holiday idea - making your own window clings! Use your stamps to create a fun pattern, or use the Accu-cut or your own personal die cutting machine. This vinyl cling will stick to windows, mirrors or most kitchen appliances. What a fun way to completely customize your home decor for the holidays. Join Jenn tomorrow between 12 & 2 to find out more fun you can have with vinyl cling!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Marilynn found a fantastic way to add color and interest to this card while making perfect use of those paper scraps we can't stand to throw away! Stop in Thursday any time between 10 - 8 to make this card featuring stamps by Hero Arts. It will get you thinking outside the box for ways to paper piece with your own "scraps" collection - and for that, we can all be thankful!

Monday, November 8, 2010

We're not Distressed!

We are very excited to share with you the new Chalk pencils (and keep scheduling a demo to do so), but the pencils are not cooperating. Now their arrival date has been pushed back to the end of the month. Ever flexible Jenn will instead demo Distress Inks (which had been scheduled for next week). If you've never played with Distress Inks because you don't like the "distressed look", then this is absolutely the demo for you. These may be the most incorrectly named ink pads ever! You can achieve very lush, colorful projects without a hint of a vintage look with these soft dye inks that are oh so easy to blend. You really should come and see, especially if you've never tried them before! They may become your favorite ink pad! Jenn will be sharing tips and techniques tomorrow between 12-2 so stop by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Seasonal Tranquility

I LOVE the color of this card - it's very soothing in the midst of what can become a crazy time of year! And, monochromatic cards (cards featuring a single color) somehow look very elegant, even when they are fairly simple. We will be using a set from Hero Arts and the "reduction technique" to create this beautiful effect. Join us Thursday and create one for yourself.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ooooohhh Shiny!

Do you want to add a touch of elegance to your projects this holiday season? If so, you've got to stop by our FREE Learn at Lunch on Tuesday between 12 -2 to play with the Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz inks! This water-based ultra-fine mist can be used on everything! Spray it on ribbons for a touch of shimmer or on paper for a hint of shine! It's sheer enough to spritz over even the most intricate designs without overpowering the image! This spray comes in 7 luscious colors in a convenient mini-mister size. You can also purchase the economical refill bottle and save some extra money! If you're like me, you'll need the refill once you start spraying it on everything!