Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Here is a video by Tim Holtz to introduce you to his latest product (hint...the instruction part doesn't start till 1:20)
If you want to view the video directly on YouTube, you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fogOzsCfrcQ
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
We wanted to give a HUGE thank you to all of you who were able to attend our Open House yesterday. It was wonderful to see everyone, and we really appreciated your support and all your well wishes. Thank you also to everyone who brought donations for Cornerstones. We ended up with a car loaded with supplies to take to them.
For those of you who missed the Open House, here are some of the new things at the store:
First new company.... Taylored Expressions. They have tons of cling rubber stamps and coordinating dies.
Second new company to the store....Pink and Main. You will definitely want to check out their cute clear stamp sets.
The new Tim Holtz Distress Stain sprays are here:
How about some new Avery Elle? We have their new release of dies and stamps.
Avery Elle also has 6" x 6" paper packs
We restocked stamps and dies from Prickley Pear
Did you see the cute S'mores treat sample we posted the other day? Here is a card sample Deb made using the same stamp set from the new Lawn Fawn release:
If you missed the free demos yesterday, Donna left her samples from her Vertigo demo that show you how to combine these an intriguing stamping surface with alcohol inks. Here is one of her samples:
The picture didn't do the card justice. You really need to see it in person.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Open House is this Saturday (Sept 27), and we are working really hard to get ready. If you are unfamiliar with our Open House parties, we have all kinds of events planned.
In the morning, we have FREE demos from 10:30 - 12:30. No reservation is required. Bring your notebook and a camera and spend the morning learning a bunch of new techniques!
Here is what we will be demoing:
- Variations with Vertigo Film
- Adding Dye to Embossing Paste
- All About Embossing Folders
- New Sizzix Triplets
In the afternoon, we have a paid make and take session from 2-4pm. The cost for the make and take session is $25. You will get to make four projects, but you must preregister if you want to participate. Here is a link if you want to sign up online- http://ahappystamper.com/news/open_house_2014.htm
This is what you will be making:
Art Impression Innie and Outie Card with Laura
Penny Black Stair Step Card with Donna
Lawn Fawn Mini S'Mores Kit with Deb
Elizabeth Crafts Flip-it Card with Paula
Want to play a fun stamp swap game? By popular demand, we will also be hosting two Stamp Swaps during the day - the first at 12:30 PM and the second at 4:00 PM. For each swap that you can attend, bring a new or gently used stamp that you won't be using any more. Please bring it wrapped so that it will be a surprise! We will then play a fun swapping game, and everyone will get a new stamp! Please see Angela if you have questions about this wacky, but fun, event. No need to sign up in advance.
Finally, one of the best things about being a small local business is that we have the chance to support our community. This year we are collecting donations for Cornerstones (previously Reston Interfaith). Your donations will stay right here in Reston to help families in crisis. We are collecting items for them, and as a bonus, you will receive bonus door prize tickets in exchange for donated items.
Here is what we are collecting:
Low sodium, low fat, fat free, sugar free, and organic items are always appreciated for our clients with dietary concerns.
Rice: Brown and Wild
Cereal, Oatmeal, breakfast items
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Lentils, Yellow Split Peas, Split Peas
Beans: Pinto, Kidney, black beans (dry)
Canned Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Ham
Tea, Coffee (regular & decaf - instant)
Snacks (crackers, fruit & granola bars, etc.)
Sugar, honey, flour, salt, spices
Condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard, etc)
Canola Oil & Olive Oil
Diapers (all sizes)
Baby Food (all stages)
Angela's Happy Stamper 11411 Sunset Hills Rd A Reston, Virginia 20190
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one for yourself. While you're here, check out the adorable projects and demos we have lined up for Saturday's 11th Anniversary Open House. It's going to be epic!
Monday, September 22, 2014
This card has a lot going on - it looks very time consuming. But it's super quick and will get you lots of compliments when you share with your friends! Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and find out just how easy these dies are to us.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Next Saturday (September 27) is our big anniversary Open House. There will be giveaways, prizes, free demos, food, stamp swaps, and an amazing paid make and take session. It is always so much fun, and we hope you can join us!
You probably already know we always introduce new companies at the Open House, but did you notice we stock up on some of your other favorites in anticipation of the party? Boxes have been arriving, and there is so much to see!
There is a new release of Art Impression characters:
Halloween papers from Echo Park:
Bo Bunny Bling:
Lawn Fawn paper packs and new wood grain notecards:
Memory Box notecard restock:
New WPlus9 stamps and dies:
New Penny Black Christmas release. There are stamps:
We also have boxes at the store we will be putting out this week from Avery Elle and Elizabeth Crafts. Feel free to stop this week to see all the goodies!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
We hope you have blocked out the last Saturday of September so you can come to our Open House. This is always a great time of fun and festivities. We'll have some free demos in the morning, and in the afternoon there are four Make It Take It's done for one price. Please don't wait until to the day of Open House to try to sign up. There are only 24 spots, so call the store and reserve your spot. This will be one of the projects you will be doing. Fabulous!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Join us this Thursday anytime between 10 & 8 and play with some of the coffee stamps from Impression Obsession. We'll do a reduction technique with the swirl to create the impression of steamy goodness.
I love how the inks match the ribbon. Try different color ribbons and inks to completely change the look or customize the card for the recipient. Easy and awesome! Bottoms up!
Monday, September 15, 2014
It comes in a variety of luscious colors, and the Frosty Dawn takes on the color of whatever paper it's applied to. That's right - I used the same color on the snowflake and the Christmas tree, but it looks quite different, especially in person.
Join me this Tuesday between 12 & 2 and take a minute to give it a try. I think you'll be as enamored as I am - so beware!
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Join us this Thursday between 10 & 8 to make this card. You'll be shading with Copic markers to create depth to the water can. Pretty!
Remember, the make-and-takes are FREE and you don't need to register. Can't wait to see you!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I really hope you are free this Saturday, September 13th, to join us in celebration of Impression Obsession's new release of fall and winter dies. There are apples, leaves, pumpkins, witches, sayings, snowflakes, trees, Christmas tags, reindeer, and so much more! We ordered lots of dies, so there will be a huge selection and a little something for everyone.
Join us anytime between 10 am and 4:30pm to make a FREE pumpkin truck card (pictured above) as well as a FREE mini Christmas tag.
Laura will also be hosting a free demo from 12pm-2pm to show you the new cut-out dies and they differ from traditional dies. Come join the party and be inspired for fall and winter cardmaking!
While I was at the store today not one,not two, but three boxes of Impression Obsession showed up! Whoo hoo! We're getting ready for the IO frenzy on Saturday. Lots of new dies, make it take it's, and demos to boot! Here is a sample I made with one of the new dies and a stamp from one of IO's clear sets. A fun and fast one. Clear your schedule and come join the fun with us this Saturday.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Stop in between 12 & 2 tomorrow and give them a try. Use the Pearl pen for a luscious iridescence or try the Glitter Liner for a more "sparkly" look. Or, do what I did and combine them!
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Stop in Thursday between 10 - 8 to make one for yourself. You'll be thankful you did :-)