Angela's Happy Stamper
Greetings, friends!
You've heard April Showers bring May Flowers.  But have you heard July Showers bring TONS OF BOXES?  Because it's true!  And even more are on the way.  So, read on to see what's new, and then come on in and feast your eyes!  See you soon!

Celebrate Memory Box!
We just received a HUGE new fall and holiday release from Memory Box that includes 100 new dies (Laura used some in her stunning card picture above), 6 new stencils, and 37 new STAMPS!  Hooray!  Our shipment arrived today, so come in and have a look at all the new product and stay to peruse the brand new catalog.  We're not above bribing you to stop by either - we have prizes!!!

In case you aren't aware of it, Laura and I (Angela) have been Memory Box design team members for four or five years now (or maybe longer - time flies when you're having fun).  As team members, we receive a significant number of items from each new release to create the samples you see on the Outside the Box blog.  The two of us love demoing and teaching with Memory Box products, but we can't use any of our supplies that have been discontinued.  Our loss is your gain!  We decided that a fun thing to do would be to have a Memory Box extravaganza and pass the goodies on to you.  So, starting July 11th, for every $20 you spend on any product at the store, you can pick something for free out of our Memory Box basket (while supplies last).  Some of the items are brand new, and some were used in classes.  We'll replenish the goodie basket regularly, so stop by often!  This is a great time to complete your Memory Box collection - if you don't have these items, there is no other way to get them.  Once they're gone, they're gone!

 As an added bonus, if you buy anything in the store by Memory Box, you will receive a raffle ticket for a special Memory Box prize that includes dies, notecards, and a special limited edition stamp and die set that we weren't even able to buy at the store!  (One ticket per visit). The drawing will be Saturday, July 19 at 4 PM, and you don't have to be present to win.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get in here!


.A complete wrap-up of new products is listed on our web site.    


New Product on the Way!

Ranger just announced that for the remainder of the year, they will be releasing new product on or about the 10th of each month.  Since it is the 10th, we got to find out what's coming and place our order today!  Rumor has it we'll have it by the end of next week.  That's exciting!  The new product includes the Mini Distress Ink storage container (pictured above), Texture Paste (we have a video of out to use that on our new Pinterest page (see below for all the details on that), 3 new colors of Stickles and more!  If you want one of the storage containers, be sure to stop in, call, email - whatever - but let us know!


Are you on Pinterest?  So are we!  We are so excited about our new Pinterest page, and we really hope you will give us a follow!

So much new product comes into the store, and sometimes you just want to see samples or receive a little inspirational help. The boards will definitely get your creative juices flowing!  (Isn't that Mama Elephant card adorable?  We have the stamps to recreate it!)

Everything we post on our Pinterest page is available at the store at the time of posting.  So, if you see something you like, give us a call, and we will be happy to hold it for you.  If we run out of something, we will be happy to order it for you.  


When you visit our Pinterest page, be sure to check out the Memory Box board. It has more samples and ideas for the brand new release that arrived at the store TODAY!  We also added videos demoing the new Tim Holtz Texture Paste and Mini Distress Ink cases.  They should be shipping to us next week, so let us know if you would like us to save something for you when the Ranger order arrives.


New Classes!

Have you played with Gelli Prints yet?  We have a new class featuring the 6x6 printing plate on Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 AM. 

 Plan to stay all day, because at 2 PM on Saturday, August 2, you can play with the new Dina Wakely paints, stamps and brushes in Marilynn's fabulous Mini Lesson Workshop!  (pictured above).

And, are you ready for a little Christmas in July?  Well, ready or it comes!  Deb is back with another incredible class.  Get a head start on your Christmas cards with the evening workshop on Tuesday, July 22 at 6 PM or the daytime class on Wednesday, July 23 at 1 PM.

Gayle is back with a new techniques class featuring Gelatos!  You'll learn to paint, stamp and create beautiful washes in this class available Tuesday, July 29 at 6 PM and Wednesday, July 30 at 10 AM.

Laura has added some new classes as well.  Be sure to join her for:

Intro to Peerless Watercolors - Friday, July 18, 6:30 PM
Memory Box Christmas - Friday, July 25, 6:30 PM
"Falling" for Memory Box - Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
Visit our New Blog!

I hope by now you've had a chance to check out my new blog. I've always thought of the store as a Third Place - your place of community beyond your home and work.  But once I really started thinking about community, I've been nearly bombarded by studies and statistics of how important community is to all facets of life - to strong neighborhoods and even to our own health!  The research is startling!


I've been writing about my findings on the blog, and in my most recent post, I included a quote from the incredible book, Bowling Alone:


"The bottom line from this multitude of studies: As a rough rule of thumb, if you belong to no groups but decide to join one, you cut your risk of dying over the next year in half. If you smoke and belong to no groups, it's a toss-up statistically whether you should stop smoking or start joining. These findings are in some ways heartening: it's easier to join a group than to lose weight, exercise regularly, or quit smoking."     

So, there you go!  Joining us for a class or a FREE Thursday make-and-take or a Guided Meditation or a trip to the Labyrinth is good for you and MUCH MORE FUN than a diet! 


Let me know if you have any questions about any of these events, or about the research I'm sharing on the blog.  It's been a fascinating and eye-opening project.  I hope to see you and hear from you.   


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
Celebrate Memory Box!
New Product on the Way!
New Classes!
The New Blog
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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