Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Happy Stamper is very excited to announce that we ordered Gelli Plates for the store. Gelli Plates are a hot product right now and allow you to combine stamps, stencils, textures, or found objects to create unique backgrounds for cards, scrapbooks, or art journals. If you aren't familiar with the product, you can see an introductory video by Gelli Arts:
For those of you who are fans of Marilynn's demos, don't worry, she has one in the works for Gelli Plates! I know she is thrilled with the effects you can get with them, and no one knows how to fill your head with tips, techniques, and ideas quite like Marilynn. We will make an announcement when the plates arrive at the store and will be sure to let you know when Marilynn schedules her Saturday demo.
On an unrelated note, the Saturday classes with Guest Artist Heather Telford are now full. The Sunday, June 16th class is the only one with space left.
Angela's Happy Stamper 11411 Sunset Hills Rd A Reston, Virginia 20190
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In honor of Penny Black week, we would like to share with you one of their latest videos. If you haven't ever followed Penny Black on You Tube, you should give them a try. They use all kinds of different techniques and give you tons of ideas for using their products. Of course, we would be happy to order anything you see and want from them!
In this latest video, you get to see some of their new stamps as well as learn how to use the new Distress Paints. We have all the colors of Distress Paints in stock in case you are inspired and want to give the technique a try.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
See you soon!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Penny Black Week
May 11-May 17
We have so many fun things planned and hope you can join us! There will be new stamps, a class, a free demo, a free make and take card, a catalog table set up at the store, discounts, and a chance to win a Penny Black prize basket.
Schedule of Events:
For the entire week, receive 10% off any Penny Black stamps in the store (including the new images). If you are curious about the new release, you can see the images here. We will also have a catalog table set up at the store where you can peruse the entire Penny Black line of products. Any orders you place during the Penny Black week will also receive the 10% discount. The only stipulation to receive the discount is that you must place the order at the store. Phone or email orders will not receive the 10% discount.
Saturday, May 11:
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tomorrow's FREE make-and-take card features fun with vellum!!! I love how soft stamped images look when stamped on vellum and colored from behind. Doesn't it look like you spent hours watercoloring? And, the washi tape accent at the top finishes the card beautifully! We hope you'll stop by between 10 - 8 Thursday and make one for yourself. Coloring is so relaxing, so stop in and take a little mini vacation :-)
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
We are really loving the entire line of Distress products. Angela and Marilynn restocked our supplies of Distress pads, Distress Stains, and Distress Paints while they were at a trade show.
We organized the sprays at the store so that it is easier to find just the right color of Dylusion, Firework, Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard, Plain Jane or Colorwash Sprays
We also have some fun new products from My Favorite Things and The Cat's Pajamas. There are stamps, dies, and stamps that coordinate with dies!
Friday, May 3, 2013
There are so many new things at the store that I am having trouble figuring out which one to share first. I thought I would start with Dyan Reaveley because her Dylusion Sprays have been so popular, and we have had so many requests to start carrying her stamps. I am really happy to tell you we just received a huge selection of her products from Ranger. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of my pictures.
We restocked all of her sprays. They are some of the richest, most vibrant sprays I have ever seen. Like Tim Holtz's Distress line, they are reactive with water, allowing you to get all kinds of cool effects.
We also now have a large selection of her cling rubber stamps. Dyan designs her images so that you can mix and match everything. Heads in one set fit on bodies in another set.
We also received her Journaling Block which can be used as an acrylic block for larger stamps, or you can use the wavy side to help with your art journaling:
Dyan recently made a video for ranger showing some of her art journaling techniques with the journaling block. You can view it here: http://youtu.be/xODZllpd1EE
Thursday, May 2, 2013
But, you can also use these detailed images to make quick cards that are equally stunning! Marilynn created a lovely monochromatic card with a spotlight on just one of the butterflies! To make the image really pop (well - in addition to popping up the wings), she added some accents with the Signo White Pen - isn't it fantastic how well it colors on dark card stock?
Stop in Thursday between 10 - 8 and make one for yourself! (And bring your camera to capture more inspiration using Northwoods images)!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
May 11 - May 17
There will be a class on the 11th
Free demo on Tuesday, 14
Free Make and Take on Thursday, May 16
Dee and Donna have been busy ordering a ton of Penny Black for our special week so be sure to make a plan to come by daily.