Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Art Impressions Catalog Party!

Join us anytime between Friday, April 1 (no fooling!) and Monday, April 4, and spend some time browsing the Art Impressions Catalog.  They are one of the most eclectic stamp companies out there, with images and sentiments to fit every style and occasion.  Want something funny (bordering on sarcastic)?  They have it.  Want something pretty?  They have that too!  Plus, shakers, windows, fronts & backs and so much more!  Pre-pay for your order and receive 10% off.  We very rarely get to offer a discount on special orders, so don't miss this opportunity!

 On Saturday, take advantage of this FREE make-and-take project featuring a fabulous watercolor image from Art Impressions.  You'll learn how to use Marvy markers to "faux watercolor", and then we'll mount your art on an "inchie" to really make it pop!  This make-and-take is available at 10 am and all day, while supplies last.

If your pre-paid order is $30 or more, you will also receive this FREE stamp - perfect for the back of your projects to add that special touch!

We hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simple Elegance

Do you ever struggle with solid stamps?  Sometimes I don't have a clue how to color them or use them effectively.

This card makes PERFECT use of this solid image.  I love everything about it - from the simplicity of the design to the sentiment!

Join us Wednesday any time between 10 and 8 and make one of these cards - FREE - to share with someone special.  And, if you want to make more - we've made it easy!  Simply snag one of our kits.  For $17.50, you'll receive 2 unmounted stamps and enough twine and cardstock (including the pre-cut window) to make 6 more cards!  What a deal! 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Watercolor continued

Join Dee for her continuation of using Distress products to watercolor.  This time, you'll work with the Distress Markers! 

Our Learn at Lunch demos run from 12 - 2, so stop in any time during those hours to learn something new and leave with a great project!  And, best yet, it's FREE!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Paper

For those of you who visited us during the Open House, you know we have a ton of new paper collections. There is new paper from Bo Bunny, Graphic 45, Doodlebug, and Bella Blvd.  Well, now we have even more!  Have you seen Photo Play paper before?  You are going to love them.  We have two of their new collections.

First, there is Summer Daydream:

Think bright colors, watermelon, kiwi, flip flops, scooters, and other fun summery patterns.

Next is Main Street Parade:

It has a wonderful patriotic feel to it that is great for the 4th of July as well as cards that are made for the troops.

On a side note, don't forget that the store will be closed this Sunday in observance of Easter.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Free Make and Take Card Wednesday

We should all be so fortunate as to have a friend who is a "ping to our pong".  :-)  This card is perfect to have on hand for a friend or a significant other.

Stop in Wednesday anytime between 10 am & 8:45 pm to make this adorable card featuring a sentiment from Impression Obsession.

You'll use some different spotlighting techniques and sequins to highlight parts of the message.

The make-and-takes are always free - one per family, please.

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Little Birdie

Our Tuesday "Learn-at-lunch" demos are perfect for when you don't have a lot of time but want to try something new.  (And they're FREE).  There's no commitment to come each week, but this Tuesday and next Tuesday - you might want to make an exception :-)

Tomorrow, Dee will be showing you some tricks for watercoloring with the brand new Distress Crayons to create this adorable "Crazy Bird" bookmark.

Then, next week, she'll be expanding on the "Distress Watercolor" motif by using Distress ink pads and markers.  Stop in for one or for both - either way, you'll learn something new, go home with something you can use, and you'll do something great for your brain!

Learn at Lunch demos are between12-2 (you don't have to be here that entire time - just drop in) and no reservation is required. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mama Elephant

New Mama Elephant has arrived!  If we do get snow on Sunday, you might need new supplies. Just sayin'.......

Here are some ideas with the new supplies:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here is hoping you find this day of celebration a bright, sunny, and green day!  We certainly feel "lucky" to be a store here that gives us a chance to know such wonderful customers as you!  Thanks for your support.  We can't be here without you! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Celebrate Spring- Free Make and Take Tomorrow

This card is absolutely the perfect way to celebrate spring!  I love the amazing detail in this Sweet and Sassy leaf background stamp - and the embellishment from Eyelet Outlet is the icing on the cake.  The kraft colored note card adds a touch of elegance to the whimsy of the image. So much fun to make AND to receive!

Stop in Wednesday between 10am and 8:45pm to make one for yourself.  And - celebrate!  The Wednesday make-and-take is always FREE!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Easter!

Now that milder weather has arrived and Daylight Savings has "tortured us" with a difficult time change - Easter can't be far away!  And, it isn't!

Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 to create this adorable Easter card featuring 3 new dies from Memory Box. 

Our demos are always FREE and no registration is required!  See you there!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lots Happiening at the Store this Week

The Open House might be over, but there is still a lot to see and do at the Happy Stamper this week.  Here are the classes we will be offering:

Zentangle - Tangle Time 2
Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Fee: $20.00 (fee includes 5 White Original Square Tiles)
You tried it, you liked it, and you want more. Continue your creative journey with Zentangle, an easy and relaxing art technique. Join Certified Zentangle Teacher, Kathy Cummins, as we discover more tangle patterns using the Zentangle method! In this two-hour workshop we'll explore and expand your pattern library while teaching you techniques that will optimize the aesthetic quality of your Zentangle art. You'll be able to practice and incorporate patterns already learned in the Prerequisite Introduction to Zentangle class. Students should bring: Bring supplies from the Introduction to Zentangle class (Black Sakura Micron pen, size 01; pencil; tortillion) and any additional sizes of black Micron pens. (i.e.: 08, Graphic 1, or larger size Apprentice Pens). All other materials will be provided. 

MISTI Bunny "Bunnanza"
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fee: $27.00
Are you curious about using the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) stamp postitioner to center stamps onto coordinating die cuts? Join Laura in this informative class as she demos the process of diecutting, creating a positioning guide, and finally stamping images onto die cut pieces using the MISTI. The process is so easy that she has already stamped and die cut enough bunnies and accessories for students to make 5 cute bunny-themed cards using the latest stamps and dies from Memory Box. Students will have the chance to practice their coloring using Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, and watercolor pencils. Students should bring: scissors, favorite double sided adhesive, tweezers, gluegloss or gluestick for adhering small die pieces. 

Gelli Prints
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $32.00
You asked for it - and here it is! Come get a basic understanding of how to use your Gelli Plate. There will be extra info on using all the shapes of Gelli Plates as well. You'll make lots of fun prints to cut into cards or use in your journal projects! We will also be making wrapping paper! Students should bring: your favorite-sized Gelli Plate. A protective apron is helpful. 

Intro to Stampscapes
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fee: $25.00
Join Marilynn and learn how to take rubber stamping to a new, fine-art level! In this class, you'll create several cards and an ATC (Artist Trading Card). You won't believe the beautiful landscapes you can create with these stamps! Students should bring: a black dye pad, other dye pads (in various colors) and a Stamp Positioner (if you have one).

10 in 10 Spring / Easter
Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fee: $34.00
Spring is finally upon us and it is time to think about cute bunnies, chicks, eggs, flowers, berries and butterflies  rather than winter scenes. Join Laura in this fast-paced class to make ten quick and easy Spring and Easter themed cards. Students will get to work with some of the latest stamps/dies from Impression Obsession and Memory Box as well as new releases of Spring papers from Doodlebug and Bella Blvd. Students will have the chance to work with Pan Pastels, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Glaze pens, and the MISTI stamp positioner.  Laura will also bring a variety of sayings so that students will have the option of altering the card greetings. Although the cards are not hard to make, the class is fast-paced and designed for students who are comfortable stamping. Students will leave with 10 completed cards with envelopes. Students should bring: scissors, favorite double sided adhesive, tweezers, gluegloss or gluestick for adhering small die pieces. 

Post Open House

As you can see, we not only put our heart and soul into the Open House yesterday, we put our hands in as well!  This is Laura after doing the demo on color bursts.  Did you miss out on the fun?  Don't let that stop you!  There is still joys to be had!  And if you  missed Laura's demo, she will be teaching a class color bursts that you can sign up for.  A new stamp company was introduced, and new supplies are in from many companies of products introduced at CHA.  Lots of wonderful spring paper to die for as well. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Open House

Are you coming to the part Saturday? Here is a list of events as well as a list of items we are collecting for our community outreach.  Because the Ranger Distress Crayons arrived in time, we have swapped out the Queen & Co demo (from 2:30-4) and replaced it with a Distress Crayons demonstration.  Woot woot!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hey Peeps!

Hey Peeps!  Want to make a SUPER SWEET card with absolutely no calories!!!!????

Join us this Wednesday between 10 & 8 to make this adorable card that you can use at Easter, but it's certainly not a requirement.  Use it any time to get your "bestie" thinking spring-like thoughts!

Monday, March 7, 2016

StazOn Studio Glaze Backgrounds

StazOn Studio Glaze creates a stain-glass effect on non-porous surfaces such as Vertigo, acetate, glass and more!  But, did you know you can also use it to create stunning backgrouds quickly?  You know how much I LOVE versatility in my products!

Join me (Angela) Tuesday between 12 & 2 to learn tips and techniques for many different ways you can work with Studio Glaze.  The Learn at Lunch demo is always free, and you don't need a "table reservation". 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Featured Products

We are working hard to get the store in tip-top order for our Open House next weekend.  There are so many new products at the store that have arrived from CHA.  We are hiding a new stamp company to reveal at the Open House, but everything is already out in the store.  If you want a sneak peek before the crowds, now is a good time to visit!

Here are some products we love that we know you are going to love too:

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Here is a direct link to the video-

Ranger Products
This is an intro to a fraction of the new Ranger products we have at the store:

Here is a direct link to the video-

Ken Oliver Products
Lots and lots of new Ken Oliver items at this store.  This video explains them better:

Here is a direct link to the video-

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bunny Love!

Ready, set....spring!!!  (So, there should TRULY not be snow on Friday!!!!)

Stop in any time Wednesday between 10 & 8 and make this absolutely adorable spring card.  The images are from a fabulous Mama Elephant set, and the coloring is simple - a perfect, quick card that will make someone's day!

As always, our Wednesday make-and-takes are FREE and you don't need a registration.  See you there!