Friday, December 21, 2012

End of the Year Deals

With the end of the year, we like to start making room for brand new items in the new year. Therefore, there are some amazing deals at the store. For example, we have put a large selection of Hero Arts in the 50% off section. There are plenty of clear sets and cling backgrounds in addition to the wood-mount stamps:

We also have tons of punches at 50% off:

For those of you who are frequent visitors to our sale table, we moved items on sale out of the classroom and onto the end of this aisle. The 40 cent sale paper is located right next to it:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Penny Black

...has arrived at the store. Cute images for winter and Valentine's Day!

Angela's Happy Stamper 11411 Sunset Hills Rd A Reston, Virginia 20190


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Time for New Year's!

Please join us tomorrow (Thursday) between 10 & 8 for our last make-and-take card of the year!  As you can see, time is running out on 2012, and this card features a pocket watch stamp (by LaBlanche) and the watch gears embossing folder by Tim Holtz!  If you've never worked with the LaBlanche stamps before, and have a few minutes in your schedule at this hectic time of year, you definitely want to stop by!  These unique European foam stamps make a stunning detailed image!  You've got to try them to believe them!  Additionally, we are making use of the shimmer of Brilliance inks.  These pads are pigment but dry quickly.  We've used them both to stamp the pocket watch (they provide great detail) as well as directly over the embossed image of the background to add a subtle shading and shimmer.  We hope to see you and wish you a happy New Year in person, but just in case.....Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your creativity with us in 2012!  We're looking forward to seeing you often in 2013!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies

Tomorrow's make-and-take card features a Memory Box die and their new snowflake paper (which also comes in red - stunning)!  There is something magical about this very simple design.  A beautiful card that you could make tons of - even at this late date!  Plus, I was amazed at how perfectly the embossing powder from American Crafts matched the paper. 

Stop in this Thursday between 10 & 8 and make this beauty!  This is our next-to-last FREE card of the year - how is that possible????  We've enjoyed stamping with you each Thursday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!

I LOVE the use of non-traditional colors at Christmas!  Look at how stunning this card is!  (And how quick and easy it is to replicate - a bonus if you have lots of cards to send).  This card features a die from Impression Obsession, and mirror and metallic papers and ribbon.  I think that's a fabulous way to add holiday shimmer, without having to wait for Glitter Glue to dry!!!  Join us Thursday anytime between 10 - 8 to make one of these beauties for yourself!  See you then!

Monday, December 3, 2012

All About Embossing Paste!

Tis the season - where people are away!  So our Demo with Dee will actually be without Dee.  Marilynn is going to be our guest demo artist, and we are excited!!!  She's revisiting her incredible Embossing Paste demo - and if you haven't seen this, you should make a point to stop in between 12 & 2 on Tuesday.  It's incredible what you can do with brass stencils and a palette knife!!!!  Bring your camera and a notebook and prepare to be inspired!