Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September News

News Flash-------
Stamp Fever will be closed September 3 - 5 for the Labor Day Weekend! Linda is taking some well-deserved time off. She will be back on Tuesday the 6th with normal store hours.

There is a new CALENDAR page posted, you can find it HERE.

In other news, Kathy has decided to re-format Tim Time! These will now be regular classes and you will be making cards instead of tags. She will offer this class on the 3rd Friday evening of each month. It will be necessary to sign up for each class and bring your Basic Stampers Kit. Cost for the new classes is $15.00.

Card Kit Club is re-starting on September 10 after a one month hiatus. The format remains the same, for the details of how the club works please see THIS page.
Here's the card for September featuring a fun new stamp set from Lawn Fawn:

Ivy has a wonderful new class planned for you!
Please join me on Saturday, September 10th for a day of stamping fun! Let's get a jump on making halloween cards! We will use Lawn Fawn's cute Heebie Jeebies set to make a heat embossed card. We'll also add some sparkly glitter!
Get out those summer photos from your vacation to the beach and the pool! We'll make an 8x8 layout using Critters in the Sea and Swimsuit Season using paper from Echo Park!
We will also explore reverse imaging a stamp. My example of this is in the LO below on the dolphin.
4x6 or smaller photo (think beach, water, swimming pool shots)
basic stamp kit
foam adhesive
glossy accents
white gel pen
Lawn Fawn sets mentioned above (optional)
time: TBA (waiting for my boy's soccer schedule:)

Other Classes on the Calendar:
9/13 Barbara's Card Class 6-8 pm
9/15 Tim Time Card Class Harvest Theme 6-8pm
9/16 Tim Time Card Class Halloween Theme 6-8pm
9/17 Stamping Basics 102 (there are 2 open spots in the 2-4pm class)
9/20 Copic Coloring with Jennie Black 6-8pm
9/22 ATC Club 6pm
9/23 Sizzix Club 6-8pm
9/24 Gina's Card Class 10:00am
9/28 Kathy's Haunted Halloween Card Class featuring Artistic Outpost Stamps

Have a great holiday weekend. If you are looking for something fun to do, check out the Old Towne Orange International Street Fair from Friday to Sunday.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gina's First Class!

Everyone was all smiles at Gina's first class on Saturday. Apparently they all had such a good time that they stayed 2 hours longer just to continue the fun and creativity! See for yourselves...

Gina, as a Copic Certified designer, was able to share some coloring tips.

Gina helping a brand new stamper with a sand-filled shaker card, featuring Penny Black stamps.

 Gina's daughter and crafting protege, Jordan.

 Darla, Barbara and Kim appeared to be having a great time...love the smiles!

Gina's next class is scheduled for September 24th. Watch the blog for sample cards and get your reservation in quick.

Be back later with some coming events!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bird Collage Cardmaking with Stamping Basics 102

There was lots of smiles, a lot of fun and some beautiful collage cards at the Stamping Basics classes yesterday. The one card this week was created using some beautiful stamps by Hero Arts: The Bird Collage and the Simple Frame. (We sold out of them, but they are being re-ordered).
I'll let the pictures tell the story .....

The table is filled with lots of ink and lots of stamps that were needed to create our Master Boards.
From left are Evelyn, Jacquie, Barbara and Kim

There was detail coloring and precision cutting involved too.
Anne, Linda and Carol are busy creating collage magic!

There were a lot of steps to complete with this Bird Collage card. 
This is Sondra's work in progress.

Another collage card in progress. Jacquie is trimming her frame panel.

I was a bit ambitious with my card designs and we only got one card completely in each 2 hour class. No worries, we'll get the other card done next time.  

Here are some of the completed projects......

 I love how each one is unique and reflects the individual design preferences of each card maker.

So here are some of those smiles......

Katie's card turned out awesome!

Christy and Natalie are primarily scrapbookers...they have some pretty great card-making skills too.

It's amazing they were all still smiling even after I told them that there would be homework for the next class.
Gotta love this wonderful group of stampers! 

I'm sure they will all be visiting Jacqueline's photostream and blog as her beautiful work inspired my class card. We will be tackling inchies and grid cards next month....and Jacqueline will be providing my inspiration again. Thanks, Jacqueline for creating such beauty!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Some Final Shop Hop Photos and then.....Back to our regular schedule!

Well we had a great time with the Shop Hop....it was a whole lot of work but Stamp Fever has the BEST Design Team ever!! Our store got some rave reviews from our new friends and it's all because of the hard work and dedication of our talented DT: Kathy, Ivy, Tiffany, Gina and Nancy. Special thanks to Katie for working with Linda in the store and to Sue for your help with the bottle caps!!

Here's the last of the photos from our Shop Hop Adventure:

We combined our 1st Year in this Location Anniversary Celebration with the last Saturday of the Hop

Colorful balloons filled with prizes...and our almost bare shelves. Echo Park paper sold really well!

The lovely Lisa Lam brought her gourmet chocolate truffles to add a festive touch to our celebration.
Thanks Lisa! The truffles were a hit!

We took advantage of the lovely summer breeze and moved Kathy's tag Make n Take to the patio garden.

One of our littlest shoppers.

Shoppers comparing their prize packages.

Check out our Facebook page for the rest of our Celebration photos!

Here's the schedule for August:
  • Stamping Basics with Nancy August 20
  • Copics Coloring with Jennie Black August 24 
  • ATC Club, Thursday August 25: theme: food/ barbeque/ picnic
  • Sizzix club, Friday, August 26 5:30 pm  please RSVP if you are planning to come.
  • Gina's class,  Saturday, August 27   10 am   A few spots are available, call today to reserve your spot.

Check back this weekend, we have a special prize for one or two of our Shop Hop Shoppers!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Anniversary Party, Classes, Cards and More Shop Hop Visitors!

Everyone is invited to our 1 Year Anniversary Party this Saturday from 11-5. 
Stamp Fever is celebrating one year in our new location. We have grown so much this past year: we've added an amazing Design Team, increased our class offerings, introduced lots of new groups and events, and expanded our inventory by stocking lots of new stamps, tools, papers and embellishments.

We couldn't have done it without our favorite people- YOU! And it won't be a celebration without you either. So plan to visit this Saturday 11-5 for prize drawings, food, a make-n-take and lots of fun with our happy Stamp Fever family!

We are almost to the end of Shop Hop when we will return to our regular class schedule. Here's what we have coming up:

  • Monday August 15 and again on Monday August 22 6-8pm: Barbara Carson Card Making Class

  • Saturday August 20, 10-12 or 2-4 Stamping Basics 102 with Nancy begins. The first session is all about Collage! This is a 4 session series that meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. Cost for the series is $45.00 payable at the first session. Other topics we will cover include: Inchies and Grid Cards, Resist Techniques, Photographing your Card Creations.

If you have already indicated you'll be attending, please call Linda to confirm which class time you prefer.

  • Wednesday August 24, 6 - 8 pm: Copic Coloring with Jennie Lin Black Cost for this special class: $28.00. Here's one of the cards we will be making:

  • Saturday, August 27,  10 - 12: The Debut Class of our newest Design Team member- Gina

Gina has written up an intro to her class:
First we’ll be making a shaker card using Penny Black’s Fun in the Sun stamp set. 

For our second card we will be making a reverse embossed card using Penny Black’s To You stamp set. This card started as plain white paper!!

 I look forward to teaching you a few fun techniques and meeting all of you at my first class at Stamp Fever. Please call Linda to book your spot!

Class Specifics:
Saturday August 27, 10:00 am
Cost $15.00
Basic Stamping Kit (Scissors, tape runner, dimensional adhesive, black ink)
Coloring Tools: Copic Markers, Pencils, etc.
Foam Adhesive Strips

If you have these stamps, please bring them to the class.
Penny Black -Fun in the Sun
Penny Black – To You
Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish
Hero Arts Dictionary Greetings

If you have the following distressing pads, please bring them to class.
Tim Holtz – Distressing Inks in Vintage Photo,  Tattered Rose and Spice Marmalade


Let's finish this post with some more photos taken at the Stamp Fever {beach}!

 See you soon!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

More Visitors to the Stamp Fever Beach!

We are enjoying meeting new crafters and we're making lots of new friends!

More Smiling Shop Hopper Photos....

Come by and hang out at the Stamp Fever {beach} with us....make our tag Make n Take, listen to some Beach Boys music, enter to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate, sign up for a class, and give stamping a try if you haven't yet and don't forget to pose for a photo in our beach-scape.

See you soon!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stamping Basics New Series Starts August 20

The details of the next series of 4 classes covering basic stamping and design techniques are being finalized. Now it's time for you to sign up!

In this series we will cover many styles and topics including:
  • Collage Design
  • Creating Master Boards
  • Inchies and Grid designs
  • Paper Piecing
  • Creating a Scene
  • Resist Techniques

There will be a limit of 10 per class so you will have your choice to sign up for the morning class 10-12 or the afternoon class 2-4. The Stamping Basics classes will meet every 3rd Saturday August - November.
There will be 2 cards or projects to complete each session with time to practice new techniques.
The cost of this series of 4 classes is $45.00, payable at the first class meeting.

The first session will cover collage stamping techniques and you will make these 2 cards...

(This is the basic design of this card, your card will be unique with colors and stamps of your choosing.)

We're looking forward to another great series, hope to see you there!

Please call Linda 714 974-3552 to reserve your spot, there is a list started already (you may want to confirm that you are still interested). If there are more than 20 to sign up, I will add another class to accommodate the numbers and keep the class size to 10.