Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Day, Another Shop Hop Adventure for Linda and crew

We had another stellar day at Stamp Fever for the So Cal Shop Hop. Kathy presided over the Make n Take table, Nancy answered questions and snapped photos and Linda rang up customer orders. We met lots of wonderful new friends and had a great time!

Here's some photo evidence of our great time with new friends.....

Linda and Kathy wearing our custom Stamp Fever Shop Hop shirts. 
Design Team member Gina designed and made one for each of us.

 The Sisterhood of Scrapbooking Retreats ladies stopped by for a visit.

Lots of happy shoppers visited the store today...we were just about to close up for the evening at 5pm when we got a few phone calls from shoppers asking us to please stay open just a bit longer. How were we to know what fun and hilarity would ensue from such a simple request. These next photos all took place after our posted closing time.....
Kathy had already left for the day so the make n take table was self directed, no problem for these intrepid crafters.

 Here's definitely our shortest customer so far...

 oops, is that chihuahua old enough to drink?

Linda and I had so much fun with this last group of ladies. One of them had a great time with our grab bags, I'm sure her friends will be telling the story with lots of laughter.

We closed at 7:00 instead of 5:00 but it was worth it because we met some really wonderful people and began some great friendships.

Shop Hop continues through August 14. 
It's not too late to get in on the fun!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Shop Hop Fun: Day 1

Here's a peek at some of the Fun in the OC Sun we had at Stamp Fever on Day One of the So Cal Shop Hop.

Our photo op was the calm before the photographic storm....

Here's a few of the wonderful people who found their way to Stamp Fever on Friday:

a couple of future stampers....

Each of our bottle caps has a unique flip flop charm. Like snowflakes, no 2 are exactly alike and each one was hand decorated.

We all had a great time.  Kathy had a continuously full table for her Tim's tags make n take. There were lots of questions to answer, orders to ring up, pictures to snap and bottle caps to attach. We're resting up for Saturday! See you then!


The store is all decked out for some Orange County Fun in the Sun! 
Special Shop Hop Store Hours:
  • Monday-Thursday  10 - 6
  • Friday  10 - 8
  • Saturday  9:30 - 6
  • Sunday  11 - 5
We hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Monday: This Week at Stamp Fever July 25 - 30

This is the start of an exciting week at Stamp Fever. Let's start off with a big announcement, shall we?

Stamp Fever is happy to announce a new member of our Design Team, please welcome:

Gina Alferez

Although we are sad that Tiffany is leaving the Design Team as she has added so much with her creativity and sweet spirit; we know that Gina is ready to step in. Let's learn a little more about the newest member of our creative team as she introduces herself:

Hi my name is Gina and I’m very excited to join the Stamp Fever team. Here’s a little bit about me. I am a mom to two children, a daughter, Jordan who is 6 (aka my crafting buddy) and a son, Mateo who is 4. I’ve been happily married to my high school sweetheart, Joe, for the last 6 wonderful years and together for 16.
My crafting journey started very young when my grandma taught me how to crochet when I was about 6 yrs old. Since then I always considered myself to be somewhat crafty. In 2004 after my daughter was born, a friend introduced me to scrapbooking. This I enjoyed very much especially being a new mom. In 2006 I ventured into the world of invitation and card making and love to create personalized invitations, cards and poems. Soon after, I discovered the art of stamping and now I enjoy learning new techniques. And in 2010 my love for coloring as a child was reborn when  I discovered Copic markers and became Copic certified. I’ve now collected more scrapbooking and card making supplies than those who introduced me to it.
As for my day job, besides being a wife and mom, I work full-time as an Executive Assistant for a non-profit Foundation.     
I look forward to designing for the Stamp Fever store and hopefully providing you with a little inspiration. You can find examples of my work at the Stamp Fever Store and at  
Happy Stamping!   

Gina will be teaching her first Stamp Fever class on Saturday August 27, we'll post class samples and info here so please check back.

This Week at Stamp Fever:
Kathy's Artistic Outpost class Tuesday July 26, 5:30- 7:30 pm  
Class Details:
Cost: $15.00 for 2 cards
Supplies to bring:
Craft sheet, blending tool/sponges
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, Walnut Stain
Archival Inks: Black
Mini Mister plus Worn Lipstick re-inker (Optional)
water brush, or any small paint brush.
Foam Pop-up dots, adhesive/glue
Sandpaper for distressing, or Tim's Distressing tool (Major paper distressing)
Tim's tiny stapler (optional)

Shop Hop starts this Friday

  • Click HERE for Stamp Fever's extended store hours.
  • Stamp Fever has passports available if you haven't bought yours as yet.
  • Come and see the store decorated with our "Fun in the OC Sun" travel theme.
  • Make n Takes with Kathy

ATC Thursday July, 28  6-8 pm  Theme: America: Red, White and Blue

No card kit club for August:  resumes in September

Card Exchange Club  Tuesday, August 2, 6-8 pm

Anniversary celebration, Saturday, August 13  All Day

There will be lots of fun at the store over the next 3 weeks, we hope to see you here!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This Week at Stamp Fever July 18-23

Hi Everyone! The Stamp Fever Design Team is working {feverishly} to get the store ready for Shop Hop.
We should have your official Shop Hop necklace and bottle cap pendants for you to pick up this week. We'll send out an announcement when we've got them done to perfection!
The Shop Hop fun starts July 29th and continues through August 14th. Are you planning to hit all 39 stores? Let us know and share your Shop Hop Adventure with us! Even if you are not attempting the whole "magilla" we'd love to feature your photos and share your Shop Hop stories on a future blog post.

Stamp Fever is expanding our store hours during Shop Hop:
Monday-Thursday 10 - 6
Friday 10 - 8
Saturday 9:30 - 6
Sunday 11 - 5
Make sure you come by and see the store all decked out in our "Fun in the OC Sun" theme! The decorating commences next week!

Tiffany's Christmas in July Class is this Saturday July 23, at 10:00. These card designs are simply amazing!

We are sad to announce that this will be Tiffany's last class at Stamp Fever (for a while at least...fingers crossed that she'll be back sometime in the future). We are going to miss her creative genius; she has been a wonderful asset to our little store. Thank you Tiff, you will be missed!
Call Linda today to reserve a spot in Tiff's class! 714 974-3552

Tim Time Tags with Kathy this Thursday and Friday 5:30-7:00
This week Kathy will be featuring techniques with alcohol inks and distress stains.
It seems she's getting in the spirit of Halloween a little early:
Aren't these tags great?
Here's the list of supplies to bring:
Craft sheet and a pad or magazine to stamp on.
Blending tool with FELT pad for alcohol inks....bring a few.
Alcohol inks: Black Soot, Latte..feel free to bring others to experiment with.
Distress stains: Wild Honey and Faded Jeans
Distress ink: Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord
Tim's hammer(and pad) if you have one 
Embossing ink pad
Clear embossing powder 

Kathy is teaching a class with the new Artistic Outpost London Underground stamps on Tuesday, July 26 at 5:30-7:30 $15.00 for two cards. 
I LOVE these new stamp sets by AO and they are perfect for Kathy's collage/vintage style. 

Supplies to bring:
Craft sheet, blending tool/sponges
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, Walnut Stain
Archival Inks: Black
Mini Mister plus Worn Lipstick re-inker (Optional)
water brush, or any small paint brush.
Foam Pop-up dots, adhesive/glue
Sandpaper for distressing, or Tim's Distressing tool (Major paper distressing)
Tim's tiny stapler (optional)
Have a great week, we hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas in July with Tiffany

Tiffany has two gorgeous and unique cards for you to jump-start your Christmas card-making. Just think, maybe this will be the year you get all your holiday cards done before the kids go back to school.
Please join Tiffany as she shows you how to make cards with a fresh color scheme!

Saturday July 23, 10:00 am
Cost $15.00
Basic Stamping Kit +
TH Tumbled Glass or Broken China Inks.
Diamond Stickles.
Coloring Tools: Copic Markers, Pencils, Faber-Castells, etc.

If you have these stamps, please bring them to the class.
Hero Arts Magical Background.
Hero Arts Fancy Reindeer.
Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish.

 Give Linda a call today to reserve your spot in Tiffany's class.