Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sally's Class was a Hit!

We had so much fun yesterday with Sally Traidman! There were 13 very happy stampers in the store to play with Sally's designs and a variety of stamps and products and supplies. We made 5 cards in a little over 2 hours.

Here's the cards......

....and here's the fun.....
in this photo from left: Ivy, Barbara, Cheryl, Kathy, Sally, Kelly and Tiffany

We are getting Sally scheduled for more classes in the very near future, she's got some great ideas for holiday cards. Keep your schedule open, we will announce the dates as soon as they are confirmed.

Check out the tabs at the top of the blog....we have upcoming classes listed and details for Sherry's vintage necklace class.
The new Cosmo Cricket papers, chipboard and buttons have arrived. They are gorgeous and in the Mini Deck sizes are perfect for card making. Drop in to see them before they are all gone! 
Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Lizzie Anne and Penny Black stamps are in the store too!

See you soon at Stamp Fever!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Class and Event Schedule and More Grand Opening Photos!

Hi Everyone...hope you've all recovered from the festivities of the Grand Opening because we've got more on the schedule for you!
Sally Traidman's class this coming Saturday has just 1 spot open. If you've been waffling about signing up this is your last opportunity. Join us as we learn new techniques from a Hero Arts Artist.

 Did you see those gorgeous quilled flower embellishments that Kathy made? Did you drool over them and want them all for your own stash?

Well now is your chance to learn how to make them yourself.
Kathy will be teaching a beginning quilling class starting this week on the 23rd and/or 25th.
Please call Linda at the store for all the details...714 974-3552.

Here's the rest of the schedule:
September 1 - Inky Pinky Stamp Club 1 to 3 pm. Membership open.

September 8 - Paper Shoe Class with Kathy $10.00 1 to 3 pm. Samples in the display case at the store.

September 11 - Barbara Carson class....details and samples to follow

September 17 - "All Things Tim" {Holtz} 5:30pm  Cost-$2.00

September 18 - Christmas Card Class with Nancy 1 pm (class is full)

September 22 - Christmas Card Class with Nancy 6:00 pm  Cost $12.00, call to reserve your spot. Samples in the store.

September 25 - Sherry Goodloe's Necklace Class. See Class Details Link at top of blog.
Call Linda today to reserve your spot for these classes. Please see the sidebar for our Policy regarding class sign ups.

Here are the Class Samples for Barbara's Class:

As promised here are the photos from last Sunday's Grand Opening Events:
Doing some Stampendous catalog shopping with Vesta Myers. 
Look at all those Happy Stampers!
More Happy Stampers...Kathy and Mary!
It's not a party without cupcakes.....
...and other munchies! Thanks to Margie for bringing the fruit and veggie trays.
ATC making and swapping...with Anne, Kathy, Mary, Jennifer and Mark
Margie and Sylvia hard at work on their ATCs
a table filled with ATC making goodies
Stamp Fever store manager, Linda Foley....she did a wonderful job organizing all the events for the weekend!

And as's the picture of Super Husband Brian and Sharon on their fun little Vespa.......

Thank you to all who made our Grand Opening a resounding success. We look forward to providing you with everything your happy stamping hearts could want. We'll be looking for you at our upcoming classes and demos!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday was a fabulous day at Stamp Fever....ALL our friends showed up and stayed to enjoy the wonderful Make and Takes, the cupcakes and munchies, the friendship, raffle drawings and FUN! If you missed the celebration festivities yesterday, don't miss the fun today from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
We will have a Stampendous Catalog Party with Vesta, an ATC swap, lots more Raffle Drawings and we will announce the Card Making Contest winners. See you there!
Now for the pictures from Saturday:
First the store got a little decorator spruce up by our own Kathy Ethington.....
 she is so creative and she added some charming vintage vignettes around the store....including the bathroom (you gotta see the bathroom but make sure you wear your reading glasses!) Kathy started our fun weekend with a wonderful demo on Friday night with Tim Holtz products.....which the store will start stocking just as soon as the order comes in.
Here's some of the fun during Tiffany's Lizzie Anne Designs Make and Take......
Here's some of the ladies showing off their newly created LAD tags with our very special Tiffany Ervin. 
I'm happy to announce that Tiffany will begin teaching classes at Stamp Fever!

I mentioned cupcakes didn't I, well there were cupcakes all decked out with the Stamp Fever logo....
Next up we had Ms. Lawn Fawn herself, Kelly Marie Alvarez with a sweet little Bake me a Cake Make and Take. (I just love how that rhymes)
So here is Kelly and Tiffany with a special visitor to the store.....this is Brian, he is SUPER husband. His wife Sharon is a big Lawn Fawn fan and she really wanted to come to Kelly's Make and Take but she had to work. So her wonderful DH showed up to meet Kelly and make a card for her. Isn't that a wonderful got even better when we realized he had ridden in on the most fabulous green Vespa which he had won on a local Oldies radio station, K-Earth. (I missed getting a pic of it yesterday, but he promised Sharon would be with us today, riding the fabulous green photo to come).

Here's some more photos of all the happy faces of some really wonderful people......
Smiling Ivy

Two of our fabulous teachers, Sherry Goodloe and Kathy Ethington

Norma, with the charming English accent posing with her equally charming Hero Arts bicycle card. Norma is a fairly new stamper and we have had this card on display in the store for a while and everyone oohs and aahs over it!

Here's Tiffany smiling with Barbara (who's also smiling) It was just a very happy day!

I even got in on the smiling fun posing with 2 of my favorite people, the fabulously talented Tiffany and Kelly.

I'm hoping to catch a photo of the elusive Linda Foley to post tomorrow, she was very busy yesterday taking orders and ringing up purchases.

I hope to see you all at Stamp Fever today, bring your ATCs to swap or come to hang out with good friends. We will be announcing the winners of our Customer Card Making Contest, along with some more Raffle drawing fun!

Upcoming classes are filling up fast so make sure you sign up pronto:

Kelly Marie Alvarez- next Saturday August 21, this will be a kid-friendly class featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps.

Sally Traidman, Hero Arts Artist- Saturday August 28, you don't want to miss this fabulous class!

Nancy Krueger- September 18 Christmas Cards (second class added and filling up fast)

Sherry Goodloe- September 25 Mixed Media Necklace- check out the necklace worn by the lovely Sherry herself...

We have many more classes and events on the horizon, and some fabulous new products to share with you in the coming weeks. We are so grateful for your support and our fabulous friends are making Stamp Fever the premier art stamp store in Orange County. Thank you all for joining us to celebrate our Grand Re-Opening!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Products are in at Stamp Fever!

Just in time for the Grand Opening, new products have arrived! Make sure you check out our newest stamp line: Lizzie Anne Designs. We ordered sentiment stamps, a really cute Noah's Ark and a fabulous Christmas village set just to mention a few. We've added some brand new Penny Black stamps, you will love them. And the new Holiday stamps from Hero Arts are in too! They will all be on the shelves for the Grand Opening this weekend.
We will be adding some wonderful new paper to our stock in the next weeks, you won't want to miss these new designs from Cosmo Cricket and Graphic45.

Here's a reminder of the schedule for this weekend at Stamp Fever:
Friday 5:00-7:00 ~ Kathy Ethington: demo with Tim Holtz products
Saturday 10:00-12:00 ~ Tiffany Ervin: Make and Take with Lizzie Anne Designs
2:00-4:00 ~ Kelly Marie Alvarez: Make and Take with Lawn Fawn stamps
Sunday starting at 1:00 ATC Swap! and Catalog Party with Vesta Myers.

Don't forget to get your cards in by Friday for the Card-Making Contest. Check out the store window with all the entries so far, they are FABULOUS.

We'll be looking for you at the Grand Opening, remember it won't be a party without YOU!