Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet Our Newest Design Team Member

Please give a hearty welcome to Katie Keonig! She is the newest member of the Stamp Fever Design Team. We will let her introduce herself in her own words:

Hi! I'm Katie Koenig wife of almost 5 years to an awesome chef husband. I manage a small private foundation by day and craft by night; at least I try to when life permits.  I gave stamping a try about 14 years ago, however without a good teacher or place to go I packed away my stash.  A little over a year ago I rediscovered, via the internet, the world of paper crafts and found an awesome local store, Stamp Fever, to practice and interact with my new crafting family. 
Bright clean colors are something I love as well as encouraging folks creativity. One of my first jobs was teaching, since then I've had numerous jobs teaching all sorts of things. I'm constantly learning the latest techniques and trying new things. My husband once said of me, "when it came to learning at the buffet of knowledge she just picks up the table."  I am so excited and honored to join the Stamp Fever design team and I look forward to meeting all of you soon.

Katie brings a refreshing enthusiasm for stamping and crafting to our team and we are sure you will love her cheerful disposition and penchant for all things bright and happy!

Katie will be teaching her first class on March 10 at 10am. Check out her card designs:

About this class, Katie says: "The class is focused on distress stains and their uses. I used more bold colors but that can be easily changed as can the sentiments. As this is my first class I planned on having at least one drawing as well as some sweet treats. I hope you can make it! "

Call Linda to sign up for Katie's Card Making Class. 714 974-3552
To see more of her work, please visit her blog, Katie's Quarks and her Flickr Photostream.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Card Class with Gina- February 25

Gina is planning another card class for you on Saturday February 25 at 10:00am. She's designed some pretty awesome cards for you too!

Stamps and Supply List:
*Basic Stamping kit: Black ink, scissors, adhesive and pop dots
Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Dusty Concord, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold
Versamark ink
Heat Gun (There will be one available –Bring your own if you want less waiting J)
Foam blending tools and mat

Stamps (if you have them, please bring them)
Hero Arts: Hydrangea, Fancy Keys, Starburst Lace
Penny Black: All You Need, Mimi’s Many Loves

*Please bring your Basic Stamping kit. All other listed supplies are "bring if you have them".

You can sign up for Gina's class by calling Linda at the store: 714 974-3552 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's Tim Time Again!!

Sign up today for Kathy's Tim Time Cards class this Thursday or Friday at 6pm.

Kathy will be sharing some "Oldie but Goodie" techniques with these fabulous card designs:

Here's a message from Kathy:

While we are waiting for Tim's new goodies to arrive in the store, we'll visit some "oldies but goodies" techniques!
I'll be embossing and stamping the images for you to distress with Tim's inks.  
Bring these inks if you have them...Iced Spruce, Gathered Twigs, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, and Bundled Sage...as always, if you don't have them, they will be furnished to use in class.  Please bring your own blending tools and craft sheet, glue and foam dots if possible.  We will have them to share..Also all the sentiments are totally optional...I know many wish to add their own.  Perfectly alright with me.
This will be a really easy class, and as I'm using up my Tim paper stash, you will have a choice of various background paper to choose for your cards.  So be prepared to make a few decisions as I won't have enough of the same paper for everyone.  Hope to see you all in the store!!  Kathy

Call Linda today to reserve your spot in either the Thursday or Friday class.
714 974-3552

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Barbara is teaching another card class

Mark your calendar for February 20 at 1:00 or February 21 at 6:00. Barbara will be here to share three beautiful cards with you.

Call Linda at 714 974-3552 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Technique Class with Ivy!!

Yes, you heard right....Ivy is back to teach a class this Saturday at 10am. It will feature some fun new techniques and lots of Hero Arts Stamps. Here's a peek at two of the cards you'll be making:

stamp layering

painting with Distress inks using some very unique tools

And here is the third card design using some brand new Hero Arts stamps!

Come and stamp with Ivy on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00am.

Supply List

Basic Stamping Kit (scissors, tape runner, dimensional adhesive aka pop dots, Black and Brown ink pad)
Please bring with you, not required but helpful:

Hero Arts sets-
  • Truly Grateful (CL569)
  • Blossom Art (CL495)
  • Envelope pattern (S5507)
  • Leaf and Floral background (CG405)
  • Newspaper Eiffle Tower (CG417)
  • XO (CL586)
Bubble Gum & Cup 'o Joe mid tone inks
Your favorite Tim Holtz distress inks (broken china, faded jeans, vintage photo)
Scoring Board
Glossy Accents

As always the cost for this class is $15.00 and you can reserve your spot by calling Linda at 714 974-3552.

 We hope to see in class with Ivy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Stamping 103 Class Announcement

It's time to sign up for the next series of 4 stamping technique classes: Stamping 103!

Classes will be at 10am on the 3rd Saturday starting on February 18. We will make 2 cards each session focusing on stamping and inking techniques. Topics we will cover include: Embossed Backgrounds, Die Cut Embellishments, Stamping on Canvas, Finger Painting with Distress inks; and we will finish with a home decor canvas project using Faber Castell Gelatos.
Here's a peek at the projects for the first session:

The focus of Session One is unique backgrounds and will cover dry embossing with stamping and inking, stamping with markers and die cutting stamped images.
Products we will use for this session:

The cost for this series of 4 classes is $50.00 which includes an 8x8 canvas for the final project and the use of inks, paints, markers. Class fees will be collected at the first session on February 18.

These basic supplies and tools will be required for this series:
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Basic Stamping Kit

To register for Stamping 103 please email Nancy at nkrueger410(at)gmail(dot)com 
This class series is limited to 10 so don't delay, send that email today. If there is enough interest we may add a second class.

If you haven't taken Stamping Basics 101, I will reprise that series starting on February 25! Watch for the announcement to sign up.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Just In.....

We have exciting news....Gina will be debuting Spectrum Noir markers at her class on Saturday.
Spectrum Noir are alcohol markers are an affordable alternative to Copics. You will have the opportunity to compare them yourself while making two gorgeous cards.

Class time is 1:00 on Saturday February 4; cost is $20.00 which includes the use of the markers.
There will be Spectrum Noir markers available to purchase at the class! Please call Linda today if you are interested in learning more about Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 714 974-3552.


The 1:00 Saturday class is filled but 2 more class times have been added.
Saturday February 4 at 11:00am
Tuesday February 7 at 6:00pm