Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

The more I think about the fact that we're celebrating 10 years next Saturday, the more amazed I am!  I'm spending the next week reminiscing over on our Facebook page (join me!!), and it's been almost surreal to think about all of the wild and wonderful things that have happened in our little slice of Reston over the past decade.  They've built a railroad, literally in our back yard!  We've survived an earthquake and hurricanes and snowstorms and a squirrel!!!!  We've hosted dozens of guest artists and made thousands of cards!  We've participated together in dozens of community outreach projects, and we've become friends!  We truly hope you can join us as we look back and look forward and celebrate a decade of fun! 
Fondly,
Angela

10th Anniversary!

    
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It just doesn't seem possible!  Where does the time go?  We are so grateful to still be here - 10 years is a long time, and there have been so many changes in the industry - vendors and artists and friends have come and gone.  We appreciate you making it possible for us to continue our creative journey together!

 

We will be celebrating on Saturday, September 28 from 10-5!  From 10:30 - 12:30, we'll have 4 FREE demos running simultaneously featuring Wow Embossing Powders, Viva Decor Inka Gold, Tips with Trendy Tape and techniques for working with the Sizzix Pop n' Cuts products!   Marilynn (she hates it when I brag on her, but if you've seen her demos, you can understand why I do) will be Wowing us with her Wow Embossing Powder demo (Harriett made me say that).   Isn't the card pictured above stunning?  That's just one of the projects Marilynn will be featuring.  Bring something to take notes, because you will learn a TON!!! 

 

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No slouch herself, Cami will be leading the demo on Ink Gold by Viva Decor (pictured above).  This is one of the most versatile products I have ever used - you can use it as a metallic rub-on or as a paint. It provides amazing coverage on virtually any surface, including dark card stocks!

 

Our afternoon make-and-take projects are full, but you may want to get on the waiting list.  This is the time when spaces start to become available.

 

You'll receive one of our best goodie bags ever just for walking in the door (one per family, please) and we'll also have HUGE door prizes every 20 minutes.  All the information and details (including the Community Outreach project - one of our favorite parts of the event, next to catching up with you) are available now on the website.  Please come celebrate "double-digits" with us!   

Graphic 45 Week Recap  

   
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We had a ball with our Graphic 45 celebration (and I appreciated all your birthday greetings as well!).  The 3 new paper collections are stunning, and if you haven't seen them yet, be sure to stop in.  We now have lots of card samples to inspire you, thanks to our Sketch contest!  Congratulations to Margaret Murtagh, who created the card above.  She was the winner of the $45 gift certificate!

 

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 It was so hard to choose just one of each of the card designs to share with you - you are quite a talented bunch!  The card above was created by Nicole Michael.  This card design inspired people to make square cards and even flip the orientation.  Wow!!!!  I love the "outside the box" thinking!

 

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How cute is this interpretation by Kathy Cummins?  I love the slight counter-clockwise shift that she made to the central panel to get the rocket oriented in the right direction.  The paper is from the NEW Mother Goose collection - which is so much more than just nursery rhyme images!!!

What's New?          

 
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In addition to new CHA product continuing to arrive, we are also stocking the shelves with fun things to show you at the Open House!  (We always unveil 2 new companies at the Open House - one rubber and one clear - and this year is no excerption.  Don't miss that fun!!!)
  
But if you just can't wait to stop by, come see what else we have!  The Tim Holtz fabric packs are "to die for"!  We have 3 different collections in both 12x12 and 6x6.  We've also added Our Daily Bread to our offerings.  You'll love their images and coordinating dies.  We have lots of new magazines to inspire you for fall and winter projects (and it's supposed to rain tomorrow...just sayin').  We received a HUGE shipment from Verses (for just that perfect saying) as well as from Memory Box, including Halloween and Christmas stamps and dies and their fabulous white-core notecards!!!
  
Keep your eyes peeled to our "What's New" page for up-to-the-minute updates as things arrive! 

Odds & Ends

   

Learn at Lunch Returns

We are now entering the 4th week where I (Angela) have been taking on the role as hostess with the mostess forLearn at Lunch Tuesdays.  We gather every Tuesday between 12 & 2, and I show you a new product or technique that I'm excited about.  You'll make a little something, so you get to play with the product, and I usually have written instructions with my thoughts on how best to work with the item.  These events are ABSOLUTELY FREE, and no reservation is required!  You can see a picture every Monday on our blog of the project for Tuesday's event.   

Copic Refill Service!
  
Copic Refills        
Love the idea that Copic markers are refillable, but anxious to do it yourself???  Then, let us do it for you!!!  You can drop off your marker(s) to be refilled during the week and pick them up on Saturdays, or bring them in on Saturdays for refills while you wait (excludes our 2 annual Open House events). 
  
Service Fees:
Ciao markers:  $1.00 per pen
Sketch markers:  $1.25 per pen
Copic Original (square) markers:  $1.25 per pen
**This service is not eligible for Class or Senior Discounts.
  
Want to find out more???  Visit our web site for complete details!!!
In This Issue
10th Anniversary Open House
Graphic 45 Week Recap
What's New?
Odds & Ends
Copic Refill Service
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Reston, Virginia 20190
703-435-0051
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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