Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shop News

Vintage Scraps are here!!!

German Paper Scrap Sheets are imported from Germany. These are also called Nostalgic Scrap-Pictures. They are pre-cut and connected by paper strips that you then cut off. These are fantastic to use on greeting cards, altered art project, ATC's or to decoupage with. Each sheet measures about 6 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in. This product is really hard to get. You can imagine how excited I was when they arrived!

I have many other designs to select from. Just wait until you see them all!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hoppy Spring

I have a special treat for you. One of my instructors has given the OK to share a couple of card designs from her A Muse Hoppy Spring class. Lori is a certified instructor for A Muse Artstamps and has been teaching here at Stamp Works since 2008.

Isn't this card adorable! I just love this bunny. Such a sweet little thing :)

A Muse products are designed as a collection. With their fresh, simple designs you can create beautiful cards, invitations, scrapbook pages and more in just minutes. I have a large selection of A Muse images, papers, ribbons and other goodies here at the store. Stop on by the shop to see this card as well as many other A Muse projects to get your creativity flowing. Make sure to check back here on the blog later this week for another Hoppy Spring creation.

Happy Stamping,

Friday, March 26, 2010

Shop News

Hold on to your ink pads stampers...the shop is bustin' at the seams with new products!!

I am SO excited! I received my order from Stampavie!

Stampavie -- pronounced "Stampaaveee" comes from France. Some of their collections include Sarah Kay, Tina Wenke and Rachelle Anne Miller. You can find out more about this company here.

Look how ADORABLE this image is! And just in time for Easter :)

This is just a small sample of what I received. Come on in to the shop to see all the other Stampavie images to select from.

OK, so how about a peek at even MORE goodies that just arrived

Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi - Stampers Anonymous

Wendy is featured in this magazine with these stamp sets.

Yes...there is MORE!

New Inky Antics. So cute!!!!

Another shipment with even MORE colors of Jewel Glitter Ritz.

Another beautiful new sample board and new images from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

Stop on by the store and see these wonderful new products in person. And don't forget I always have a $2 Make & Take on Saturdays - while supplies last.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Classroom News

This Week in the Classroom:

Thurs., March 25th
Shops on Main Street with Carole Maguire
Using Art Impressions Doors and Windows line of stamps. Create cards looking like downtown shops. So Cute!!! **You must bring an x-acto knife and self-healing mat along with your basic stamp kit to this class.

Fri., March 26th
Copic Introduction with Lori Barnett
This class covers basic coloring techniques using the marvelous Copic markers. You will learn how these markers work, what inks to use with them to achieve the best results – plus how these alcohol markers can be blended. These aren’t your usual markers – you will be amazed how they cover without any streaks. You will also put together 2 cards using A Muse Artstamps images and supplies. This is a fabulous opportunity to ‘play’ with these versatile markers. **Additional Supplies: If you have your own Copic Markers – feel free to bring them. Make sure you have all your markers labeled with your name!

Sat., March 27th
Elegant Stationary Gift Set with Kelly Wann
The simple elegance of Hero Arts stamps are beautifully showcased in this gift set of 4 simple greeting cards, 4 note cards, 8 envelopes, a laminated bookmark, and a decorative storage folder. Your coloring and creativity will payoff as you complete this all-inclusive set. It’s the perfect birthday or hostess gift (if you are willing to part with it). A great class to practice using Copic markers!

Sat., March 27th
All Occasion Whipper Snapper with Carole Magire
You asked for them and here they are. All new cute and adorable animals from Whipper Snapper. Whether it’s get well, birthday, or just a friendly message, you will love these cards. Come in and see the samples.


Wed., March 24th - class has been Moo-ved to
Thurs., April 8th 9am - Noon

Barnyard Banter with Lori Barnett
Hay Chickie…What’s Moo? New stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge! We are going to have a Moo-velous time creating some Utterly Fantastic cards. These new images and sentiments are sure to tickle your funny bone! *Snort*

Be sure to check back here on the blog for the latest classroom news! Please call the shop to check class availability. Register early to save your seat!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shop News

The GOOD News - I received my shipment from COPIC today. Pretty Colors
The BAD News - about half of what I ordered is on Back Order.

There are 334 COPIC marker colors. If you are looking for a specific color and I don't have it in the display case, let me know. It might be on back order.

Why is COPIC so popular?
No other marker has as many unique features, accessories or color range.
  • Markers are refilled and nibs can be replaced, making them both eco-friendly and economical. Never throw your markers away!
  • Non-toxic Alcohol-based ink dries acid-free.
  • They blend beautifully on paper without pilling.
  • Guaranteed color consistency.
  • The Marker Coding System makes it easy to choose colors that naturally blend well together.
  • Translucent so you can achieve great effects by layering colors.
  • They can be used on all types of media - metal, fabric, vellum, stone tiles, dried flowers, glass, leather, Easter eggs and much more!
  • The colorless blender is great for creating special effects and for fixing mistakes.
  • Markers work with the COPIC Airbrush System. Great for creating backgrounds, masking with die-cuts, stencils, Nestability dies, chipboard, flowers...whatever you can think of!
  • The Airbrush gives a fine smooth mist spray to give you a truly professional custom look. You can spray color on fabric, paper flowers, fibers, ribbons, metal, plastic and acrylic.
Would you like to learn more about COPIC products? Sign up for some great classes taught by Lori Barnett. Lori is a Copic Certified Designer and has been teaching classes since 2008. Class size is limited - giving you personal hands on attention. The next class is:

Intro to Copic Markers
Friday March 26th 10am - 1pm
This is a fabulous opportunity to 'play' with these versatile markers! Come and learn all about Copic products and practice basic coloring techniques. You will get to show off your coloring skills by creating 2 cards using A Muse Artstamps and supplies. All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive, scissors and a pen or pencil. Everything else is supplied!

Click HERE to see the Stamp Works Class Calendar and Newsletter.

20 on 20 is Saturday!

This Saturday is the 20th - and that means 20% OFF! Shop and get a discount*

Fun in the Classroom
I have a couple pics to share with you from today's "Out For A Spin" class taught by Lori Barnett.

Lori's classes are always so much fun! You learn techniques and get great ideas on how to use your stamps, tools and other products. And her cookies with glitter on die for!

Come on in to the shop to see the wonderful card samples for this class using new stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge.

Happy Stamping,

*Some exclusions do apply and Club cards will not be stamped and cannot be redeemed on this day.