Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

It never fails that, when we receive a brand new paper company, it rains cats and dogs!   Our poor UPS man has to trudge through the deluge with HEAVY paper boxes, and we barely take a moment to sign for the boxes and thank him before we're ripping them open!  We are so excited about Marion Smith Designs that we've hardly noticed the weather!  Read on to find out more!
Fondly,
Angela

Marion Smith Designs!

           

Our October Paper of the Month has arrived and we're so excited to tell you about it!  This month we're featuring a brand new paper company, Marion Smith Designs, and their two launch collections, "Nirvana" and "Mad Tea Party."  Marion has been a popular designer and instructor for Prima, 7 Gypsies, and others and has now launched her own paper collections.  And...wow!  Both collections are beautifully designed, so richly colored, printed on heavyweight cardstock.  There are 8 double sided papers per collection, along with two sets of cling stamps for each. 

 


    

Nirvana is pure vintage pretty, featuring old fashioned cameras, hot air balloons, and more.  Would work great with your Steampunk project!    

  

 

Mad Tea Party is themed around Alice in Wonderland, so whimsical and fun. If you'd like to include the Wonderland characters in your project, check out our other new stamp company, Deep Red, which carries all of them!  So come check out the pretty before it's all gone.

 

Small Business Saturday Returns   

   
  
Each year, we close on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families.  For the last several years, we have reopened with a BANG on Saturday, November 30 - thanks to the generosity of American Express.  They are the primary sponsor of Small Business Saturday, and a big proponent of supporting your local businesses.

 

Here's what you need to know.  First, you must have an American Express card.  Then, beginning on Nov. 24, you need to visit ShopSmall.com to register that card.  You must register the card to participate, and they do limit the numbers, so put this on your calendar.  And then, stop by our shop on Sat. Nov. 30 and spend at least $10.  You will receive a $10 credit on your AmEx statement.  That's FREE stamping stuff, my friends!!!!  If you are out of town, go ahead and register your card.  You can call in on Saturday and make a purchase (including gift cards) over the phone.  Don't miss out! 

What's New?          

 
For those of you who weren't at the Open House, you may not know that one of the new companies we carry is WPlus9. You will be blown away by their samples. We restocked the stamps and dies from the very popular Dockside collection (aren't these samples adorable?)  We've also added their "make your own Paisley" set which is "stinkin cute"!
 

The new release from Poppystamps is here, and we have a ton of new dies.

We received the Basic Grey 6" x 6" packs of their RSVP collection.  The collection has a lot of pinks and blues and looks like it would make fantastic birthday cards.  We also have a wonderful selection of mini rubber stamp sets from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  If you miss the clean lines and designs of A Muse, come check them out.  They are adorable!

Keep your eyes peeled to our "What's New" page for up-to-the-minute updates as things arrive! 

Odds & Ends

 

We hope you haven't been painfully impacted by the Government shut down.  I know several of you have stopped in during the day to hang out (and we've commented on how strange it is to see each other on a weekday).  Since stopping by on a weekday may not be part of your normal routine, we just want to remind you that we have FREE stuff going on regularly - every Tuesday between 12-2 and also all day every Thursday all day long.  Plus, you're welcome to come use the classroom, paper trimmers, Accu-Cut and Big Shot/Cuttlebug machines any time there's not a class in session.  Check our web site for classroom availability. 

 

You can also visit our blog every Monday for a picture of Tuesday's project, and every Wednesday for a picture of Thursday's FREE card.   

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
Marion Smitth Designs
Small Business Saturday
What's New?
Odds & Ends
Copic Refill Service
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Reston, Virginia 20190
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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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