Monday, March 9, 2020

3rd Annual Stamp and Scrap Yardsale

This photo is from last year's event (and only shows a part of one room).  Believe it or not, this year is even bigger and better! 

Take precautions as needed and plan to join us Saturday, March 28, from 9am-1pm for our third annual Scrap and Stamp Yard sale!  In addition to incredible bargains of new and gently used stamping and scrapping supplies, The Project Bin will also be here again.

They will be anchoring the "smaller" room, so you'll definitely want to make time to shop in both rooms. The Project Bin will be offering a FREE make-and-take at their table (pictured) featuring a brand new set. They have a show special - buy one set/get a second at 50% off.

This year, 50% of the proceeds will benefit the "She has a dream" project under the direction of New Community Project. 

We understand health concerns, so we hope you will use your best judgement.  But, we will be here with clean hands and warm hearts to share in our love for this hobby and for each other!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tempting Pictures!

Are you getting excited?  The 2nd Annual Stamp and Scrap Yardsale is less than a month away now - Saturday, June 8 from 9 am - 1 pm.  Here is a tiny, tiny sampling of the awesome supplies we have for you - all at incredible prices!

First off, who doesn't love Magenta?  So classy, and great for coloring!

This really is just a fraction of the Memory Box dies we have available.  Plan to get here at 9!  You are going to need the time to browse everything we, and all the other vendors, have.  Don't worry - we'll have concessions on site so you don't need to leave to refuel.  Keep on shopping!

 Awwwww, Rosie's Roadshow!  Again, just a drop in the bucket!

And, we have a huge selection of the original Stamping Bella stamps.  If you are a collector, and you got started late, we are here to help!

As I mentioned, we have more than 2 dozen other vendors as well!  If you were thinking about getting a table, but haven't told me yet, please get in touch ASAP.  We have opened a second room, and we do have a few spaces still available.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2nd Annual Stamp and Scrap Yardsale

Greetings, friends and fellow crafters!

By popular demand, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Happy Stamper Stamp &
Scrap Yard Sale!  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for some
yardsale bargains and shopping fun!  Plus, you will be supporting a great

When:  Saturday, June 8 from 9 am - 1 pm
Where:  Nokesville Church of the Brethren (13002 Fitzwater Drive,
Nokesville, VA)

You may remember last year, the Nokesville Church of the Brethren, where
Angela serves as full-time lead pastor, was in dire need of some major
maintenance projects (including a new roof, re-paving the parking lot, a
new boiler, new windows and more!).

We are pleased to report that, through a great deal of fundraising last
year - of which so many of you were a part - we have completed the roofing
and windows projects (55 new windows were installed!!!), as well as
installed new flooring in the entryway.

But, we are still raising funds for the new parking lot and boilers - and
plus, we really enjoyed being together and SHOPPING!  So, let's do it

Here's how you can help:

 1. Save the date and plan to attend.  There is no admission charge, and
 there will be lots of fabulous bargains and grab bags for sale!  These are
 some great items from the companies you know and love, including gently
 used items from Design Team Members.  Cash and checks only, so come

 2. Perhaps you want to rent a table and sell your stash!  This is an
excellent way to get rid of items that are no longer your style (your
trash is someone else’s treasure), and make room in your craft area for
more new favorites! Tables rent for a $25.00 donation (checks made
payable to the church).  Price all of your own merchandise, sell at your
own table and keep what you make (or, make an additional donation to the
church, if you wish).  There are 25 spaces indoors, and once those are
gone, we will begin selling spaces outside - rain or shine.  Reserve
yours by emailing Angela  (
) today!

 3.  Or, if you don’t want to bother with a table but still want to clear
out your craft space, you can simply donate the items you wish to get rid
of and all proceeds will go to the church maintenance fund.  We will
price and sell your supplies, and the church will get the money.  We will
make  several drop-off times available in the previous shop parking lot
(in Herndon) so that we can have your donations in plenty of time to
price them and so you won’t have to drive to Nokesville to make your

***The FIRST drop-off date is Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM***

4. There will be concessions on-site.  All money raised through the sale
 of concessions will go to the church.  So, you are welcome to eat – or,
 you can bring food to donate to the concessions sales or even work a
 portion of the time in the kitchen/concession stand as a contribution, if
 you wish.

5. As you know, we always had a community outreach component to our Open
Houses, so while this entire event serves as community outreach, we did
want to make available the opportunity to support the Blessings Box – our 
outreach to families in need in the Nokesville area.  If you’d like to
participate in that, simply bring any of the following items with you to
the event on June 8:  laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, baby wipes (all
of which can be picked up for a buck at Dollar Tree), and diapers in all

We will be donating any items that don’t sell by the end of the day to the
Herndon Senior Center, the Mansassas Senior Center, the Blue Ridge
Christian Home, and the Nokesville Church of the Brethren Rainbow
Preschool.  If you want more information on how to reserve your space or
donate items, please respond to Angela at

We are grateful for the opportunity to continue our community and look
forward to seeing you this summer!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A Day of Crafty Fun! Saturday, September 29

Stamping and Shopping with Steven
Saturday, September 29

We hope you plan to join us as artist Steven Zeigler leads a series of 3 workshops at the Nokesville Church of the Brethren.  Take one as your schedule allows, or make a day of it!  Following each workshop, there will be a "Pop-Up" Store where you can shop for the merchandise used in each class. You won't want to miss it!  Class fees include cost of supplies, and all other proceeds from these workshops benefit the Major Maintenance campaign of the church.

Welcome (Back) to Watercoloring!  
Class Fee*:  $45.00  
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM  

Join Steven as we learn (or revisit) watercoloring the Art Impressions way!  Art Impressions has designed a fun and easy way to watercolor using stamps and markers to produce a finished watercolor project that will amaze your friends and family!  This class is great for first-timers, as well as others who may have taken an Art Impressions' Watercolor class before (either at the store or at a convention) and need a refresher!  In this class, we will start off with basic watercoloring techniques and then move on to complete four projects that you can turn into cards, pictures, scrapbook layouts, or other projects later on!

This is a technique class, and we will go at a steady pace to ensure we finish the projects but also ensure that questions are answered, and we master the basics.  Supplies to Bring:  No supplies necessary for this class!  (Please note:  Class kits are provided directly by Art Impressions.  Pictures represent a sample of what you will make in class, but class projects may be different depending on the class kit offerings by Art Impressions at the time of the class.) 

"Art Is Love" Mixed Media Canvas
Class Fee*:  $35.00
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn about mixed media but didn't know where to start?  Or maybe you're a mixed media fanatic and you're looking for new techniques, products to try, or just want to complete a fun canvas!  Join Steven as we delve into the world of mixed media using products by Art Anthology to create an "Art is Love" canvas.  You'll get an opportunity to play with some of Art Anthology's latest products, including its new dimensional medium line "Shine," as well as Velvets, Rust Effects, Coloration Sprays, Mud, and stencils!  No mixed media experience necessary, just an open mind to have fun, experiment, and walk away with a great finished 8" x 10" canvas!  Supplies to Bring:  Black Sharpie marker, baby wipes (or equivalent) and apron (or wear old clothes).  Heat gun and disposable gloves are recommended, but not required.

Heartfelt Creations "Flowers and Fun" Class
Class Fee*:  $35.00 
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Heartfelt Creations has brought us some truly amazing projects featuring 3-D flowers!  Now, they have made it even easier with their 3-D shaping molds!  Come join Steven as he talks about the entire Heartfelt Creations line, including product collections and other products, while we make three beautiful cards featuring 3-D flowers using Heartfelt Creations' new 3-D shaping molds.  Using these molds, you'll be a "flower shaping" expert in no time and can begin to add these amazing effects to your cards, scrapbook layouts, or other projects that are sure to wow family and friends! Supplies to Bring:  Dry adhesive, such as a tape runner; wet adhesive, such as Art Glitter Dries Clear glue or Tombow Glue; 3-D pop dots.

*Your Class Fee includes the cost of supplies and an instructor fee.  For this "Day of Crafty Fun", Steven is donating his entire instructor fee to Nokesville Church of the Brethren.  Thank you for registering and supporting Nokesville Church of the Brethren!

How To Register
To register, please visit the following link:

Please fill out the Google Form to register for classes and order optional pre-order items.  Please make sure the email address you use in your response is correct.  Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation of your form submission.  You will receive an invoice for your class deposit and any optional pre-order items that you ordered within 3 business days.  Payment can be made via that invoice by credit or debit card.  You are fully registered, and your seat is confirmed, once payment is received.  

Cancellations:  If you need to cancel after you have registered and paid, please email Steven at  You may cancel and receive a refund of your class deposit until September 14, 2018.  After September 14, your class deposit is non-refundable, but you may transfer your seat to another participant.

About Steven
Steven began his journey as a papercrafter by learning, using, and falling in love with Copic markers (back before they were popular with papercrafters!)  Around 2011, as more and more papercrafters began using Copic markers, Steven was introduced to the world of papercrafting, including stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking, and mixed media.  Now an avid papercrafter, Steven enjoys teaching others his passion through classroom instruction, e-learning, and on-site learning at scrapbooking conventions and expos.  In his free-time, Steven enjoys cardmaking and scrapbooking with friends, visiting papercrafting stores and scrapbooking conventions, and collecting paper (after all, isn't that all of our hobbies?)!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Beginning Bookbinding Workshop

We are so excited that we still can enjoy being a part of the community we've enjoyed for 15 years now.  We have two opportunities this month to "get your crafty on," and we hope you'll make time for yourself to try something new!

If you never tried bookbinding before, don't miss this opportunity to join Angela in historic Brentsville for this beginner's class.  You'll be sitting in a one-room school house that was built in 1929 on the foundation of the former Prince William County Clerk's office that was destroyed during the Civil War.  Don't worry - it has air conditioning!!!!!

Enjoy this brush with history while you practice an ancient art form.  Only a few spaces are left.

Then, see the post below for a day of workshops taking place at Nokesville Church of the Brethren on September 29.  We truly hope to see you there!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Less than two weeks away!!!

The big event is almost here!!!  We hope you are planning to join us on Saturday, June 9 between 9 am - 3 pm for the most incredible crafting yard sale ever!  Remember, this event is at Nokesville Church of the Brethren, 13002 Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville, VA.  It is right off 28 - easy to find!

We know how much you've missed shopping, free make-and-takes and Laura's classes, and so we have all three - the trifecta!


This is the stunning FREE make-and-take project, sponsored by Denise Stork, the owner of The Project Bin stamps (visit her website to see all her amazing products!)  The make-and-take will begin at 9 and will be available all day (while supplies last).  In addition, Denise will have a trunk show of her stamps and dies - and a yard sale special!  Purchase one of her sets and receive the second at 50% off!

In addition to our own tables and the Project Bin station, we have 26 other vendors!  I truly believe we will have more to choose from than we did at the shop - and that's saying something!  I have been working since April to sort all the fabulous donations people have provided - many of the things are brand new!

We have stamps and dies from all your favorite companies:  Hero Arts, Memory Box, Impression Obsession, Alte New, Concord & 9th, Penny Black and more! 

I will have a table full of tools and another for storage items!  There are Big Shot and Cuttlebug machines, Cricuts, Rollabind and Cinch bookmaking tools, punches galore and lots of different paper trimmer options!  (4 rooms in my house are completely full of items!)  And, don't get me started on all the card stock and 12x12 designer paper we have!!!

And, sometimes it's fun to be surprised!  So, we have tremendous grab bags!  Each one contains between $50-65 worth of merchandise for only $5.00!  And, they are all marked with a theme:  Christmas, Fall, Floral, French/Paris, Summer and so on. 


Laura is offering her ever-popular 10 in 10 class featuring all the latest designs from Memory Box and Impression Obsession.  The first class is from 9:30 - 11:30 am and then she will offer it again from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  We've had a couple cancellations, so there are just a very few spots available in each of the classes.  Click the links for more info, or simply contact her at to reserve your spot.

More Details

1.  We (and the other vendors) are not able to accept credit cards, so please bring cash and/or checks for your purchases.  

2.  You may also want to bring your own bags.  We have some at our tables, but not all vendors may have them, so plan ahead.  

3.  There is SO MUCH to see that you may need the entire day!  Therefore, we do have concessions on site - and all of the money from your concession purchases goes towards the Major Maintenance campaign for the church.

4.  Community Outreach - As you know, we have always had outreach as a part of our Open Houses, so we wanted to make that available to you as well.  We will be collecting for our Blessings Box program, which you can visit while you're here.  We are in desperate need of Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Soap (and the Dollar Store brands are great, so you can get a lot of bang for your buck (literally) if you shop there) and toothbrushes. 

If you think of any other questions, please don't hesitate to let me know at

We are really looking forward to connecting with you all again!  See you there!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Happy Stamper Yard Sale/Fundraiser/Reunion

We are so excited to the initial response we received from our invitation to join us for some stamping and shopping fun!   We hope you are planning to attend.  It will be a great chance to shop for Stamping & Scrapping yardsale bargains, support a great cause and reunite with the Happy Stamper family.

When: Saturday, June 9 from 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Nokesville Church of the Brethren (13002 Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville, VA) 

What: Stamping & Scrapbooking Yard Sale!  Angela, Harriett, Deb and Susan will be here!  In addition, the lovely Laura will offer her fabulous 10 in 10 workshop twice so that as many of you can attend as possible.  Plus, Denise Stork, owner of The Project Bin Stamps, will be here with a FREE make-and-take and “yardsale special”.  Buy one of her items at full price and get one 50% off!

We sold all the indoor tables and have added some outdoor tables as well.  There will be Stamping & Scrapping deals as far as the eye can see!  You really won’t want to miss this – especially if you miss getting to hold the merchandise and “smell the stamps”!

If you want to donate some items to be sold at the sale, the first drop-off date is Saturday, April 21 from 10am-12pm in the parking lot of where the store used to be: 208 Elden Street in Herndon.  Angela will be there those two hours to visit and pick up your treasures.  All the proceeds from the sale will benefit the church’s major renovation projects, so we are happy to send you proof of donation for tax purposes, if you’d like one. 

There are still a few spots left in Laura’s 10 in 10 classes featuring the latest in Impression Obsession and Memory Box products.  The morning class is from 9:30 – 11:30 am, and the encore class is in the afternoon, from 1:00 – 3:00.  The class is $35 and you can register by sending Laura an email at  Remember, this class is at Nokesville Church of the Brethren, so plan your travel time accordingly.

If you’d like to read the original announcement that has even more details, please visit our website at

We truly hope many of you can join us for a reunion out in Nokesville!  We have missed seeing you and the community we’ve shared!

Angela and the Happy Stampers

Friday, September 29, 2017

Last Day

Well, it is here.  Our last day is Saturday, Sept 30th.  We will be open our regular hours of 10am-5pm.  There isnt a lot left, but it is now 75% off.  There is paper, ribbons, dies without coordinating stamps (a great buy because you can get the stamps cheaply later), some paints, some markers, and a few ink pads.  We also have folding chairs for $5 each. Laura, Harriett, Deb, Dee, and Kathy will be there if you want to stop by to say goodbye.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017



Our Copic refill service is now over so we are selling the remaining refill colors on a first come, first serve basis. Remember, the refills are alcohol ink, so you can use them just like you would Ranger brand alcohol ink. You don't have to use them just for refilling your markers. I love using them on Yupo paper. They are priced depending on how much ink is left in them, so it is a great opportunity to get a nice assortment of colors.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Final Week is Here

Greetings friends,
We have really appreciated the opportunity to see so many of you in the past month - and to hear from so many of you who have moved out of the area but still hold a special place for us in your heart.  Building community was a true passion for us, and if the outpouring of well-wishes over the last month is any indication - we did that well.  Thank you for being a part of that with us!

Our final day will be this Saturday, September 30

In addition, we are deepening our discount effective immediately to 60% off all merchandise.  And, we do still have some wonderful items to choose from.

If you get a chance this week, we would love to see you to say goodbye.  Several of the happy stampers will be at the store on Saturday for the final day.