Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

Grab your calendars and get ready to make some plans!  Since my last email, we've firmed up a lot of dates for some fabulous Guest Artists and the 8th Anniversary Open House.  Join us as often as you can - the line up of activities and artists is diverse so you'll learn lots of new tips and techniques.  And I feel confident in guaranteeing you'll have some fun as well!  Fondly,

Demo & Trunk Show with I.O.!

Mitra and AngelaDo you have your ticket for the Great American Scrapbook Convention yet?  They have closed their online registration, but you can still purchase discounted tickets from us.  Save some money and skip the lines!


Speaking of the convention, we are always excited to snag someone from the show prior to the show's opening to come spend some time just with us!  This year, Mitra Friant, owner of Impression Obsession, will be here Thursday, June 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM for a FREE demo featuring tips and techniques for creating layered backgrounds using her Cover-a-Card stamps!  You have got to see this - it's incredible!  And, we will be offering a Trunk Show Special during and following the demo.  Purchase 4 of her Cover-a-Card stamps and receive the 5th one FREE.  Or, purchase a Rock-a-Block and 2 Cover-a-Card stamps and received the 3rd one FREE!  Bring your cameras and a notebook and prepare to be inspired!  No registration is required!

Bookbinding Bonanza!

Cami PurpuraHave you ever wanted to try your hand at bookbinding?  Or, are you just ready for a great weekend of crafting?  If the answer is yes to either one of those questions, then you are going to want to join us for the bookbinding retreat featuring Cami Purpura, at the shop, July 15-17.  Cami is thrilled to regularly teach classes here at our shop, and her work can be seen in various exhibits and/or contests throughout the year. You'll certainly want to take one (or all!) of the nine never before taught bookbinding classes she will be offering during this exciting bookbinding retreat!  We have most of the class samples now (both online and in the shop) so take a look at all the fabulous offerings and try to make a decision - it's hard to choose!  Sign up for 5 or more classes and receive a special gift during the retreat weekend!

Welcome Back, Dave!Dave Brethauer

One of our favorite guest artists, Dave Brethauer, is returning for one day only, Wednesday, August 10!  Dave is the owner and designer of Memory Box Stamp Company.  He is the creative genius behind their incredible papers and stamps - and now dies!  I don't think Dave ever sleeps - which is good news for us!  Since he can only be here one day, and since his classes filled almost immediately, we thought "Why not just double-book him?  He doesn't need a nap!"  So, he will be teaching his fabulous Colored Pencils Techniques as well as his Watercolor Workshop featuring the brand new Holiday What's in the Box collection of stamps and papers (coming in July) in the morning on August 10.  Sign up quickly as these classes always fill fast!  Seriously!  And, if you can't do a day class, give us a call - there will be some movement in the registrations so we may get an opening for the evening class.


8th Anniversary Open House!
Happy Stamper Staff
You know you want to come hang with this talented group of ladies for the day, right?  We want to celebrate with you!  It's kind of hard to believe that 8 years have gone by already.  That's a lot of Tuesday demos, Thursday make-and-takes and fun!  I thought about trying to do the math, but even with all 10 of us, it's way more fingers and toes than we have!  This year, due to scheduling conflicts, the open house will be Saturday, September 10!  Mark the date and make plans to join us!  We're meeting this Sunday night to make detailed plans and I'll post them as soon as they are confirmed.  But rest assured, we'll have fun make-and-takes, lots of freebies, fabulous food, community outreach, stamp swaps and all of the things that make the Open House special each year - especially if you're there!  Stay tuned for more details!
Karen Lockhart Returns!

Karen LockhartWe are so excited to announce the class details for Karen Lockhart's return to the Happy Stamper!  Even if you've taken Colored Pencil workshops before (with Dave Brethauer, Laura or me), Karen has a very different method for layering color that is truly spectacular!  Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn her unique tips and techniques.  Karen will be offering her Intro to Colored Pencils twice (Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1) followed by her Stylus and Colored Pencils more advanced class (Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon).  You must have taken a coloring class with Karen before (either during her last visit two years ago or the Intro to Colored Pencils) in order to register for the Stylus workshop.

In This Issue
IO Demo & Trunk Show
Bookbinding Bonanza
Welcome Back, Dave
Anniversary Open House
Karen Lockhart Returns!
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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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