Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

As we approach our 8th anniversary, it dawned on me that this is the longest I have ever worked anywhere (because this is the longest I've ever LIVED anywhere).  It's wonderful to still be so excited by new products, techniques and new Guest Artists, and to look forward to coming to work each day!  I'm proud to call Northern Virginia home and you all friends.  Hope to see you often this summer!

Demo & Trunk Show with I.O.!

Mitra and AngelaOur summer of fun begins this week! 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!

Operation We R Grateful!

Operation Write HomeWe R Memory Keepers (the makers of Crop-a-Dile) is sponsoring a card contest to benefit Operation Write Home.  This organization collects cards to send to troops stationed all over the world to send home to their family.  We are thrilled to serve as a Drop Zone for this contest.  Here are the details:  Drop off your handmade cards by July 31.  Don't use glitter (it can make the troops visible at night).  Line the inside of dark cards with a light paper to make writing easier.  Include an envelope.  On the back of the card, write Operation Write Home.  Fill out an entry form at the shop for us to include with your cards.  Cards must fall into one of the following categories:  Love (Anniversary/Missing You/Thinking of You), Any Hero, Thank you, Birthday, Holiday or Get Well.  Only one form per category per person is required.  We R Memory Keepers will choose several winners for fabulous prizes from all of the entries.  Plus, if our store collects the most cards, we will win prizes we can give away as well, including a crafting cruise for one of our customers!  Wow!  Visit their website for more details, and start dropping off those cards!

Welcome Zana Clark!

Zana ClarkWe are so excited to welcome for the first time Zana Clark, owner of Stamp Zia!  Zana will be here teaching a series of workshops October 15-16.  These workshops are full of fabulous new techniques, including masking, watercolor and even uses for salt that will take you way beyond the card!  And best of all, if you take all 5 workshops, you'll save $30 on registration fees!  Take a look at her spectacular art, then reserve your spot today! 


8th Anniversary Open House!
Happy Stamper Staff
We are ready to party!  Please join us for our 8th Anniversary Open House on Saturday, September 10 from 10-5.  We have several fun demos and a trunk show with Verses Stamps scheduled for the morning and our fabulous make-and-takes in the afternoon.  Plus 2 stamp swaps, door prizes, refreshments and more!  This is one of our favorite days of the year, so we hope you can stop in and celebrate with us!  You must reserve your space for the make-and-takes, and they fill up quickly, so don't delay!
Other fabulous events this summer!

We still have a few openings in the classes with our other guests this summer.

Cami's amazing Bookbinding Retreat is July 15-17.  She's offering 9 workshops with all new books. Sign up for 5 or more classes and receive a gift!

Dave Brethauer, owner of Memory Box, is teaching 4 classes on Wednesday, August 10.  Come learn Colored Pencil and Watercolor techniques with one of the most encouraging and fun instructors in the industry!

Karen Lockhart, of Lockhart Stamp Company, 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
Operation We R Grateful
Welcome Zana Clark
Anniversary Open House
More Guest Artists!
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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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