Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No Make-and-Take Card Thursday!

Marilynn, head elf in charge of Thursday make-and-takes, feared that if she made a really great card for tomorrow, and many of you couldn't come because of travel, holiday preparations, etc., you would be frustrated. And if she made an "average" card, those of you who did come in would be mad :-) So we all agreed to skip this Thursday and resume our FREE make-and-take cards in the New Year. We hope you will join us on January 6! Meanwhile everyone here at the Happy Stamper wishes you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Flexibility is the key!

Tuesday's demo features a very practical tool - the Bo Bunny Flexible Ruler! It will bend into virtually any design, and then hold its shape until you change it. Fabulous for making patterns quickly and easily! Join Jenn Tuesday between 12 - 2 and see how easy it is to use! It will quickly become one of your go-to tools! This is our last Learn at Lunch for 2010! In 2011, we will have the same great lunchtime demo, but it will have a new name - Technique Tag Tuesday. You can use the tags on the fronts of cards or as bookmarks, or you can keep your collection of tags as a fabulous reference tool - your choice! We hope you'll be able to join us often throughout the year, and we thank you for your support in 2010!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great Gift Card

Somebunny had a very clever idea for this card! Marilynn took one of the puff balls that are typically used for applying Pebbles Chalks and turned it into the tail of the bunny. What a cute and clever idea! I like the versatility of this card - use it for Christmas, birthday, baby....or to thank someone for a gift you have received. The possibilities are endless! Stop in Thursday and make one for yourself.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hero Arts Winners & Demo

Thanks to everyone who left comments over the weekend. Our Blog Candy winners are Mary Ann T., Ingrid and Elizabeth H. We have prizes with your name on them behind the counter, so please ask the next time you're in the shop! Of course, everyone's a winner with our Tuesday Learn at Lunch demos. Jenn has created this adorable tag featuring several of the new products just released as part of the Hero Arts 2011 catalog program! Stop in between 12 & 2 tomorrow and make one for yourself. Also, take a look at the brand new catalog (they have all finally arrived as of this morning) for more inspiration. Now that the weather is turning brutally cold, there's nothing better than to hunker down inside with some brand new stamps to play!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blog Candy - Hero Arts 2011!

This is one of our favorite times of the year. Box after box arrives at the store with product that even we have never seen! Hero Arts does the largest product release of any company we know, and we have it right now! (The 5 boxes of catalogs should hopefully arrive today, but the stamps are here). This year, Hero as been very generous with the sneak peeks. If you haven't been following their blog, take a look at this fun video. Each of their artists, including our friend Jennifer McGuire, shows you their favorite new stamp. Fun! Take a look and then leave a comment with the stamp that is your favorite (you can also visit the shop for a close up look at the stamps). I'll be choosing three of the comments randomly for some fun Hero Arts prizes. I'll announce the winners on Monday here on the blog. I can't wait to hear what you think!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Home for the Holidays!

This new clear stamp collection from The Paper Company really lets you set the scene for Christmas! Marilynn used the spotlighting technique to focus on the house decorated for the holidays. I LOVE this set. It sells for only $8 and includes not only the images that you see here but also 3 additional houses! Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 and make one for yourself. You'll see how much fun it is to create your very own winter wonderland!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Keeping you in Stitches!

Have you tried the new Sew Easy tool from We R Memory Keepers? It is so much fun! It consists of a handle with exchangeable rolling nibs that create different patterns for stitching. Simply roll it along, and it makes perfect holes, ready for stitching! Jenn stitched the bottom row with floss, but along the top, she simply used a white pen to draw stitches between the holes. The wonderful effect of stitching without the time! Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 for more fun ideas for working with this fabulous new tool! Don't forget, for every $25 you purchase between now and Saturday, December 11 at 4 PM, you will receive an entry into our Bo Bunny Tote drawing! The stamping goodies stuffed inside this tote are worth more than $200! Wahoo!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Up to the Challenge

I love being challenged to think about supplies that I have in a new way. Makes me feel like I'm really getting my money's worth! So, I was thrilled with Marilynn's idea for using this fan stencil by Lasting Impressions. When I first saw this design, I immediately thought of summer. But Marilynn thought it would be perfect to use during football season - or to send to anyone in need of a little "pep rally". Join us for our Thursday free make-and-take, any time between 10 and 8, and make one to share with someone who needs a good "cheer"!