Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!

I don't want to see Christmas decorations in stores too early, but somewhere between too early and entirely too late is the sweet spot.  And with this cooler weather, the sweet spot may have just arrived!  Our FREE make-and-take card for Thursday features new Christmas stamps from Impression Obsession, so stop in any time Thursday between 10 - 8 and, hey, you'll have one card done!  You're on your way! 

White House Ornaments!


This year, we are pleased to be selling the official collectible White House ornaments.  All proceeds benefit our local high school's (South Lakes) band programs. 

The 2013 official ornament of the White House honors the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was the 28th President of the United States. He served during a critical time in American History when the nation was thrust into World War I. President and Mrs. Wilson visited the troops on Christmas Day in 1918. He was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in ending the war and bringing about peace.

The focus of the 2013 ornament is an American Elm tree planted just before Christmas by Woodrow Wilson on the North lawn of the White House 1913. The snowy scene is surrounded by a 24-karat gold-plated frame, comprised of elm leaves, a wreath of olives branches, and holly leaves. Two white doves of peace perch on the olive branches and hold the banner, "The White House 2013".

The words on the back of the ornament were delivered by Wilson in his War message to Congress April 2, 1917. "Peace must be planted upon the tested foundation of political liberty."


Free Demo Saturday!

I (Angela) am having a great time leading the Learn at Lunch Demos on Tuesdays between 12 & 2.  However, I miss getting to see some of you (darn work!!!!!).  So, when the classroom is free, I will occasionally offer "encore presentations" of my Learn at Lunch demos.  This Saturday is the first one!  Please stop in this Saturday, November 2, between 10 & 12 for a lesson on Memento Luxe inkpads.  They are incredibly full-coverage pigment inkpads that dry on lots of different surfaces.  LOVE THEM!  Come in and see what all the fuss is about.

Meanwhile, stop in any time and ask to see the demo binder.  It "lives" behind the register and is full of instructions, pictures and samples for every demo I have done since the beginning of September.  Learn something new or simply refresh yourself. 

Halloween Products 50% off!

To make room for the new Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas items that are arriving, we've marked down the Halloween stamps and accessories to 50% off and the Halloween papers to $.40 per sheet!  There's a lot of great stuff just waiting to go home with you, including Tim Holtz sets, Memory Box stamps & Dies, and even Tin Pins!  Don't miss out!

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 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?          

PaperCrafts magazine comes out with periodic "special editions" that are always KEEPERS!  This one is no exception.  The editors issued 66 challenges, and they have multiple samples for each of the challenges listed.  You will want to refer back to this magazine time and again.

We also received new Christmas stamps from Impression Obsession, Penny Black and a fabulous new board from Inky Antics.  And, we have great Hanukkah stamps and dies from My Favorite Things (remember, Hanukkah is really early this year).

We constantly add new classes to the web site, so be sure to check the classes page regularly.  We're offering a canvas ornaments class on Saturday, November 23 that comes with tons of supplies you get to take home, including 6 canvas ornaments.  If you have a friend in town that you'd like to bring to the class to help you color, please just let us know and feel free!  You'll receive all the supplies for one person, but you won't be able to finish all the ornaments in class, so if you want to bring reinforcements, that would be fun! 

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

Odds & Ends


Remember, we have things going on almost every day of the week.  Did you know that Wednesday is "Senior Stamper" day?  All our friends 55+ can take 10% off their shopping every Wednesday.  This offer is good on virtually everything.  Exclusions include class registrations, special orders/items on hold and items already reduced.


This Tuesday's Free Learn at Lunch demo features the Snow Writer and the Wink of Stella pens.  It's from 12-2.


This Thursday's free make-and-take (as mentioned above) features stamps from Impression Obsession and is available from 10-8.  



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
White House Ornaments
Free Demo Saturday
Halloween Sale!
Small Business Saturday
What's New?
Odds & Ends
Copic Refill Service
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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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