Hello stampers and friends. Today I have lots to share with you including new classes and new products. This weekend we have a very special day of classes featuring Tim Holtz Idea-ology hardware. The morning class (Sat, Feb 27, 10am) is the House Mini Album with a cover decorated with many pieces of hardware. Learn how to work with distress inks, crackle paint and Tim’s cool trinkets in this fun class. Saturday afternoon (2pm) we will turn our attention to canvas and make a tabletop canvas using Tim’s masks, glimmer mists and lots of embellishments. We will also make a card using Claudine Helmuth’s sticky back canvas. I hope you can join us for these informative and fun classes.
Sat, Feb 27 (10am) I will be teaching a class I am calling “Encouragement Tin.” We will decorate a CD (size) tin then fill it with magnets featuring encouraging and inspiring quotes. The quotes are all from on set of cling-mounted stamps called the Quote Bundle from Unity Stamps. The decorative paper I used is Little Yellow Bicycle's Vita Bella collection and most of the background stamps are from Memory Box. This will make a wonderful set to send to a friend or family member to let them know you are thinking of them. Above you see all five magnets displayed on a memo board we sell; on the right you see one magnet on a metal display we sell. I am going to send a set of these to my nieces who are in collage and can always use some encouragement! This class will give you lots of experience using your die cut machine too so why not come and make this fun project?
Don’t forget our special Metal Embossing classes on Sat, March 6 and Copic Marker blending class on Sunday, March 7. You get a discount on the class fees and the tool fees if you register by Sat, Feb 20. You can get complete information at http://stampactelpaso.com/MARCH2010.html. Please call me (833-9500) if you have any questions.
Valentines Day is over for 2010, but heart stamps are still appropriate for many other occasions such as birthdays and Mother's Day to name two. Here are two cards that feature hearts. On the left I stamped the Branch Wreath from Memory Box in Versafine Vintage Sepia then dotted the wreath with Flower Soft glue and sprinkled on some pink Flower Soft. For the card on the right, I stamped the Heart Tree (the little hearts are mounted on the side of the tree stamp) in Vintage Sepia and the hearts in Memento Rosebud. All the papers are from the Memory Box Gossamer collection.
What’s NEW in the Store
NEW Flower Soft® Ultra Fine -- We just received the new Flower Soft® Ultra Fine in 8 delicious colors. Ultra Fine Flower Soft is much finer than original Flower Soft® which means it will give realistic dimension on much smaller images. Think of Ultra Fine Flower Soft as an alternative to flock or glitter. The range includes several colors purposely designed to create fur effects... Think toffee teddy bears and cute koalas!
More Hero Arts Stamps – I just received two big boxes full of new Hero Arts stamps and papers. If you haven’t tried their new duplex (color on one side/white on the other) cardstock you are missing a wonderful product. It is so easy to work with and makes a beautiful card – no cracking of the spine when it is scored!! We also have their new matching cards and envelopes so your entire project will be perfectly coordinated!
Just Rite Stampers – I have all the new Just Rite sets in stock. Take a look at these gorgeous flowers and beautiful words to accompany them. Why not welcome spring early by stamping a few flower cards with these very popular stamps! And check out the very popular Stitching set! Quilters love it!!!
Beautiful Blossoms and Breath of Spring
Joyful Hearts and Seeds of Kindness
Plant a Little Love and My Garden
Stitched With Love
Scor Pal with Teal Mat – I know many of you have been patiently waiting for the mini Scor It which is figuratively (if not literally!) on the proverbial slow boat from China! Scor It redesigned their scoring pads by changing the color to pink and that took them off the shelves for months and months! I promise I have many coming hopefully by early march. In the meantime, we do have the wonderful Scor Pal and matching Teal mat in stock. Everyone needs a good scoring tool and these are the top contenders! By the way, the Scor Pal is now $39.99 so grab one now at this new low price!
Glimmer Mists – New glimmer mists are in stock so pick up these new colors now. I will have the new 2010 colors soon too! New colors are: Vintage Pink, Honeydew, Wheatfields and Blue Skies.
What’s Coming to the Store?
My order book is overflowing with new orders and you are going to want them all! Here’s a look at what should be arriving in the next month:
Memory Box – Dozens of new exciting stamps and lots of soft, pastel papers!
Tim Holtz – His new Distress inks will arrive this week and his new book, Compendium of Curiosities is shipping now so I expect it to arrive in the next week or so. Pre-order his fabulous book by sending me an email to email@example.com and get a 10% discount! I have also ordered all his new products so please shop here. They will be arriving over the next two months.
Penny Black – The new Penny Black is really gorgeous. The best way to see it is to go to http://pennyblackinc.com/ and download the new Spring 2010 edition. It will show you all the new stamps and stickers! My order should arrive in early March.
Spellbinders – So many wonderful new dies and they are all coming to the store soon! I will let you know as they arrive!
Please shop here soon! Call me if you are looking for something! Thanks!