Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

Wow!  It's September already!  It doesn't seem like that's possible - maybe because we didn't have our Open House the first weekend in August like we always have in the past.  In any case, Labor Day is right around the corner.  We will be closed on Monday, September 5, but will be open our regular hours on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 & 4.  If you're in town, why not join us for Laura's Memory Box for Fall class on Sunday? And, speaking of fall, we have A LOT going on!  Get your calendars and get ready.  Here we go!

Last Call for the Open House!

Staff at Work 

Each year at our Anniversary Open House, we introduce you to two new stamp companies (or a company you may not have seen in a while).  These are kept secret until the big day.  Last night, the "Happy Elves" got together to make samples featuring these two companies to help inspire you.  Join us Saturday, September 10 to see what they came up with!  Just for stopping by you'll be treated to an amazing gift worth more than $20 in stamping supplies (one per family, please). 


Pergamano TagFrom 10:30 - 12:30, we have a series of FREE demos and make-and-takes for you!  Marilynn will be showing you how to use fabulous new frame templates with your embossing folders to create space for words or images.  These work perfectly with Verses Rubber Stamps.  You'll get to see lots of their stamps as we have a trunk show to share with you.  Suzanne will be leading this FREE Pergamano gift tag (pictured), Melinda will be sharing brayering techniques that will leave you breathless and Jenn will be offering comparisons and suggestions for working with different dies and die cutting machines.  She'll even have a sandwich chart for you.  Wow!


From 2-4, we have our fabulous make-and-takes.  I think we've had a couple of cancellations, so there may be a spot or two left.  Call the shop right away to reserve your space:  703-435-0051.  Visit our website for more details about the day.  We have a stamp swap, refreshments, door prizes and a wonderful community outreach opportunity, so be sure to join us!

New Sample Boards!

Penny Black Boards 

Bring your camera and plan to spend a little time with the new inspiration boards from 3 of our vendors.  The cards above were created by the talented designers at Penny Black.  As with all of our board programs, we have all of the stamps to recreate the cards that you see.  What a great way to get a head start on your holiday cards!


Great Impression BoardThe Great Impressions Board program features an extra twist.  The stamp of the month is used in every single card so that you can see how versatile it is.  It's also available this month at 50% off.  Wow!  This month's Distressed Background stamp is so practical - I love it!


Inky Antics BoardThe other new board we received today is from Inky Antics.  Their images are wonderful for coloring, both with markers and pencils!  As I said, there's a lot to inspire you, so bring your camera and snag your stamps and you're on your way to checking some items off your fall to-do list!


Fall Events!
Shari Carroll
We are just thrilled to have so many guest artists lined up for you this fall.  First up is a return visit by colored pencil artist Karen Lockhart.  Karen is the owner and designer for Lockhart stamp company and a very talented artist!  She'll be here September 30 and October 1.  Her Intro to Colored Pencil classes are full, but let us know if you'd like to be on the waiting list as things tend to shift around as the date approaches. 

Next up, we have a first-time visitor in Zana Clark.  Zana has created a bunch of her own techniques working with different watercoloring mediums.  Her samples have arrived at the shop, and they are truly breathtaking!  The photos on our website can't capture the vibrancy of the actual pieces, so be sure to come and look.  You'll be awed!  We do have some spaces available in her workshops taking place October 15 & 16. 

Breaking News!  We've just added Hero Arts Designer Shari Carroll to our fall lineup!  Shari (pictured above) will be here with a series of workshop on November 12 & 13.  Shari has been with Hero Arts for 22 years and is the Lead Hero Blogger and is responsible for the monthly technique articles on  If you don't know her by name, you will surely recognize her stamping style!  We expect these classes to fill quickly, so don't wait to register for either the Hero Holiday (offered on both Saturday and Sunday morning) or Technique Treasury (also offered both Saturday and Sunday afternoon) workshops.
In This Issue
8th Anniversary Open House
New Sample Boards
Fall Events!
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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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