Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

Oh boy!  CHA (the big Craft & Hobby trade show) is almost here, and the sneak peeks are just about more than I can bear.  Fortunately for us all, I have no self-control so the boxes will be flooding in shortly.  In fact, they've already started!  We are privileged to have received the BRAND NEW Impression Obsession CHA release today - before CHA even started.  More on that later.  All I can say is Get Ready!  The boxes are coming!

Win this Pail! 

Win this PailAs always, with boxes on the way we have to find a way to make some room for all the great new products that are coming.  We need your help, and we're not above bribing you, either!  We've placed a bunch of great merchandise in a huge basket.  Make a purchase from that basket between now and Saturday, January 29 and you'll receive an entry for the chance to win this adorable pail filled with stamping goodness.  For each item you buy, you'll receive another chance.  As the basket starts to empty, we'll add more things to it.  So, stop in often throughout the week and see what else is in there!  We'll choose the lucky winner on Saturday, January 29 at 4:00 PM.  You do not have to be present to win.  Good luck!

New From Outlines

Outlines Valentines  If you have procrastinated starting your Valentine's, you're still in luck!  We just received a new shipment of Valentine's stamps from one of our favorite companies - Outlines!  While you can make these cards as complex as you want to, you can also just stamp them once and emboss them and still have a truly elegant card.  In addition to their traditional stamps, they have also created new Valentine "centers" for their fabulous collection of Posy stamps.  I love how they help me use stamps I already have!


Outlines Easter

Also, be sure to check out their new collection of St. Patricks and Easter "Sketchy" stamps.  These stamps are perfect for coloring with Copics, and there are lots of places for embellishing with gems or crystals.  Yum!
Valentine Card Drive

Speaking of Valentines, don't forget about our card drive.  We are hoping to collect more than 100 cards, and we have some work to do to reach that goal.  We are joining the friendly people at Card Cupids for a Valentines Day Card Drive for children at Fairfax Inova Hospital! Valentine's Day cards will be collected through January 28 and can be dropped off at our shop. For each card that is donated, you will be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to Angela's Happy Stamper. Please include a post-it note with your name and phone number inside each card for the drawing.


Card Donation Guidelines:

Cards can be any size, an envelope is not required.

Please do not use glitter.

Cards need to contain a happy message, not get well.

Cards should be signed Card Cupid First Name, From Your State (For example: Card Cupid Stephanie from Virginia)


For more details or card sentiment suggestions, please visit:

New Impression Obsession 

Our lovely Laura, who is on the Design Team for Impression Obsession, pulled some strings to get us this HUGE shipment of brand new stamps that will be introduced to the world NEXT WEEK at CHA.  But we've got 'em now!  You will flip for all of the new images for spring and Easter - I'm especially fond of all of the sayings for friends!  And, if you're a collector of Leigh Hannan or Kalani Allred, you're going to be very happy.  But I'm truly gaga over the brand new Cover a Card backgrounds.  I LOVE being able to create my own patterned paper in any color I need.  Stop in to see the new designs like Canvas & Grunge, as well as pretty designs like Fleur-de-lys and Kaleidoscope.  Oh, and don't forget the different Damask prints - ACK!!  Who can choose a favorite?  Head over to Laura's blog, too.  She's already started posting card ideas using the new images, and she's going to post a new card every day for the next week or so.  I know you will be inspired!


Also, remember that I try to update the What's New page almost every day, so if you haven't bookmarked that site - you might want to.  It will help you stay on top of what's arriving at the shop.


Don't forget about classes!


Pergamano HeartThis time of year is the perfect time to take classes.  You'll need something pretty to inspire you and keep you going through this often dreary weather!  Be sure to check our classes page - there is something for everyone there!  And check back often, as I add classes fairly often.  One of our newest instructors has prepared this stunning card (I'd frame it and call it art) for her Pergamano Valentine's Card workshop on February 5.  If you've never tried this ancient art, why not give it a try?  It's incredibly relaxing, and the results are breathtaking!

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Win This Pail!
New from Outlines
Valentine Card Drive
New Impression Obsession
Classes & Workshops
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11411 Sunset Hills Rd, A
Reston, Virginia 20190
Angela's Happy Stamper is an independently owned paper crafting shop, located in Northern Virginia.  Be sure to visit our web site and browse our upcoming classes and latest product arrivals.  We have something going on almost every day!

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