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New Year, New Plans, New Ideas


It's a New Year. That means a new plan, resolutions, new ideas; changes. It means we have been in business TEN YEARS! It means we are all getting older!  We thought about what 2014 will bring for us. And we decided – it means RETIREMENT!

[raised hand]Stamping Details will be saying our final farewells February 28th, 2014. After ten years we have decided it is time. Time to enjoy our grandkids, to travel, to relax, to NOT work 7 days a week. We have had so much FUN meeting all of you and forming wonderful friendships with so many of you.

It has been such a pleasure learning and being creative with you, and we appreciate your support these past years more than you will ever know.

Sincerely, DiAnn and Michael Ogawa, and The Stamping Details Family.

[A-List Vote for Stamping Details]

Thank You For Voting for Stamping Details
A-List BEST Shopping Arts & Crafts

Thank you for voting us this year the #2 San Diego A-List BEST Arts & Crafts, and #1 last year! And congratulations to Cool Scrapbook Stuff, another Poway craft store and now even closer to us, for being voted #1 this year! Hooray!

New Banner With Artwork by Vanessa Buzard

Our "Vote" banner features the artwork of Vanessa Buzard. Vanessa used rubber stamps from Art Impressions and Magenta, gold embossing, coloring with Copics and chalk, and Rangers Perfect Pearls™ Mist in her project. Thank you Vanessa!


Free Wi-Fi For
Stamping Details Guests!

Our guests can now get FREE Wi-Fi access when shopping and taking classes at Stamping Details! The next time you're in and you need an Internet fix, ask us how to get onto our Wi-Fi network for Stamping Details guests.

[RSS Feed]

Stamping Details RSS Feed

We have an RSS news feed on our website to help you easily spot new classes as we add them to our online calendar, and other news we post on our homepage. Let us know if the feed doesn't seem to be working correctly, or if you have any feedback. In fact, please let us know if you subscribe to it and find it useful!

[Basic Prismacolor Blending Techniques]

Terry Medaris Teaching Prismacolor Techniques and Uses Classes At Stamping Details!

And Trunk Show – Friday January 31st

The artistic versatility of Terry Medaris has evolved over his thirty-year careef from the graphic arts to the contemporary painting of Native American images which can be viewed in finer art galleries of the Southwest. Well known for the vibrant colors he achieves with Prismacolor pencils, Terry will be teaching two Prismacolor classes here at Stamping Details on Friday January 31st. [Basic Prismacolor Blending Techniques]

If you would like to learn how to achieve the striking colors seen in Terry's artwork, his Basic Prismacolor Blending Techniques class will show you how he does it! Terry will supply you with some of his line art that you will color while learning his blending techniques. [Using Prismacolor Pencils on Three Different Mediums] In Using Prismacolor Pencils on Three Different Mediums you will apply the blending techniques you have learned in his frist class to three different mediums. You will prepare, then stamp your items, then color them using your Prismacolor pencils.

Plus, Terry is also bringing a Trunk Show with him! He specializes in fine art, unique, whimsical art rubber stamps, and faith/religious items.

Two More Classes Added With Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver Stencils!

[Winter Backgrounds]

Classes Saturday December 14th and

Sunday December 15th

Lynell Harlow, owner and designer of Dreamweaver Stencils is visiting us for the holiday season with four fun classes. That's right, we just added two more classes from Lynell featuring Dreamweaver stencils and embossing pastes. Learn the ins and outs of layering stencils and using the Metallic F/X for that extra special sparkle on your creations in Lynell's Embossing Paste: Basics to Advanced. In her Winter Backgrounds class you'll learn how to make wintery glittery backgrounds, including learning to use salt and watercolor paper for a quick yet elegant technique on your winter cards. [Merry Winter] Sign up now for these Sunday December 15th classes.

And, join Lynell Saturday December 14th for her Merry Winter class. In this class she'll be teaching embossing paste techniques that are classic, and a new one too. For her Holiday Quick Cards class she wants you to bring your embossing machine and plates too as she teaches techniques called Letterpress and Strié. These techniques are great for last minute cardmaking for you Christmas card list.

[Open House]

Stamping Details Open House

We hope you joined us Saturday November 30th for our Stamping Details Open House! We had a fun craft project for our guests. PLUS 20% off all purchases (excluding classes and gift certifiates) throughout the day. Delicious treats to enjoy too! And we raffled off a gift back and a $50.00 gift certificate.

Six Amazing Classes With Dina Wakely!

[Encaustic Tag Book]

Dina Wakely joined us for a weekend of classes, beginning with an artsy exploration of Poetry in Motion using paints, inks, and stamps to create "moving" works of art. Students learned how to draw faces with easy tips and tricks in Facing the Facts, then painted the faces with artistic, fun colors. Dina loves a good silhouette – and so did her students after her Joy of Silhouettes class. [Joy of Silhouettes]Crafters got an introduction to gelatin-style mono-printing with the Gelli Arts printing plate in Joy of Gelli Printing. Students explored what art journaling is and Dina will taught them techniques for creating fun and expressive pages in Introduction to Art Journaling. Crafters finished their weekend with Dina Wakely playing with stamping and beeswax, making an Encaustic Tag Book. We hope you didn't miss out on this opportunity to have an amazingly fun weekend with Dina!

[7th Annual So Cal Shop Hop]

Hey Good Lookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'?

Ding! The 7th Annual So Cal Shop Hop is done! Crafters joined the fun this summer from July 26th through August 11th and built their Crafty Cookbook! Each store visited during the Shop Hop had a different recipe and the list of recipes was quite delicious! Shop Hoppers saved 20% off their purchases at each participating store they visited, received a passport stamp, posed for pictures, and hdad a blast! Those who got enough passport stamps were entered into drawings for some amazing prizes!

[Home Is the Starting Place Canvas]

Suzy West Visit With Four New Classes

Suzy West returned in July to Stamping Details with four new classes! Suzy's Home Is the Starting Place Canvas on was full of techniques. Students created with gesso, dimensional paints, embossing powders, sprays, templates, and more. For those who have a hard time creating with color they found that her A Splash of Color class gave them confidence with different color schemes. Crafters created a really fun album out of a cardboard box with her Remember the Moment Book. And they got tag-happy with her Summer Mini Tag Book.

Kathie Shepherd's Visit From Phoenix To Teach Book Binding

[Secret Belgian Book Binding]

Kathie Shepherd, owner of The Occassional Artist in Glendale, Arizona, visited Stamping Details in June to teach four different classes on book binding. Many of you may have recalled Kathie visiting us over the years to teach a variety of classes; but book binding is her specialty. On this visit book binding was her focus with four exciting new classes! In her Secret Belgian Book Binding class students learned this fun "secret" stitch to make a beautiful journal. Other classes that weekend included Woven Chain Book Binding and Round Back Spine Book Binding.

[Art Journal]

Additional Art Journal Class Scheduled!

Many of our customers wanted to take Kathie Shepherd's Art Journal class but found out they were too late because the class was already filled up. But wait! We opened up a new Art Journal class and those who were quick were able to sign up to learn how to "gut" a book and fill it with pages to make a wonderful art journal. In addition they learned a new Tim Holtz technique to embellish the front of their book!

[Tim's Tag of the Month Club]

Tim's Tag of the Month Club Class

Hey stampers! Do you love the Tim Holtz twelve tags of 2013? Join the club. Seriously. Follow along all year with Denise and create these gorgeous tags designed by Tim Holtz himself. The plan is to meet at least four times over the course of the year right here at Stamping Details to make the tags Tim shows on his blog. So get ready to learn some fun new techniques and meet other stampers who love Tim just as much as you do. In the June stampers made Tim's January, February, and March 2013 tags in the first class in Denise's series of Tim's Tag of the Month Club classes. Keep you eyes open for the next class in the series!

WOW Embossing Powder and Art Anthology

Demonstration, Trunk Show, and Suzy West Classes

[Simply Sweet Tag Book]

The weekend of April 13th and 14th was a fun-packed one here at Stamping Details! Suzy West came in with a WOW Embossing Powder and Art Anthology trunk show the entire weekend, plus a FREE demonstration Saturday. And Suzy taught three classes including two different canvas classes: Memories Are Created Here and Simply "WOOD" You Like to Create a Canvas?, and her Simply Sweet Tag Book class. Wow!

[Three Times The Design - February 2013]

Three Times The Design

February Kit: Vintage Market

Welcome to Three Times the Design! These monthly kits are designed by Linel Mehus of Classic Expressions. Each kit has supplies to make three cards, includes color prints of the cards inside and out for easy assembly, and also includes measure sheets and supply list so that you can duplicate the designs easily. All three cards are pre-cut and pre-stamped. You will need: Copic or Tombow markers, scissors, mounting or Wonder tape, and glue or adhesive of your choice.

[My Enchanted Life]

San Diego Scrapbook/Rubber Stamp Stores My Enchanted Life

Did you join us for another FAB multi-store event that we Crafted with Love? Those who did made a five page/tag album using My Little Shoebox's Enchanted Love line. A full 6x12 album that was made with love to showcase the things you love!

[My Enchanted Life]

Scrappers and stampers bought their Craft Card for just $8 at one of the participating retailers (thank you for shopping small!), planned their route to each of the five stores over the four days (Friday March 8th through Monday March 11th)... and grabbed a friend and had a blast together! Two pages were made at each store; with each store featuring a fun new technique or tool. Plus participants got a 15% discount at each store! Participating stores included: Stamping Details, Cool Scrapbook Stuff, Ever After Scrapbooks, Scrappin' Attack, The Stamp Addict.

Post CHA Hooplah! Sunday January 20th

We wanted to show you all the new great items and ideas we found at CHA, so we had a "Post CHA Hooplah" day here! What is CHA you ask? The Craft and Hobby Association – which is the largest tradeshow in our business. We had out the catalogs we brought back with all the new items that are coming. Plus we did demos with the new eBosser – an electric embosser and die cutter by Craftwell – it's cute and awesome! Those who dropped in got to go through the catalogs and see (and order!) all the new stuff!

[Double Double]

Lynell Harlow Here December 7-8

Dreamweaver Stencil Classes

Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweaver Stencils, will take you through the basics of a simple yet effective technique of working with Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreawmeaver Stencils in Double Double. Lynell will take you through the basics of this technique and then take you to the next level to show you how to enhance your work with stenciling on top of the embossing powders and glitter too!

[Embossing Pastes: Simply Distressed!] In Lynell's Embossing Pastes: Simply Distressed! you'll learn how to use the Metallic F/X powders and the Tim Holtz Distress Powders in conjunction with the embossing pastes. These beautiful results will really add dimension and an "AH HA!!! experience" to sending cards to those you care about. Join Lynell here at Stamping Details for these fun classes and learn some great new techniques!

[Old Poway Park]

Christmas in the Park

Be part of the Poway community Christmas tree lighting at 5:20 p.m. and watch Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by train at 5:30 p.m. Ride the steam locomotive train and enjoy a FREE horse drawn hayride. Watch scenes from the Nutcracker by New West Ballet at 3:30 p.m. Make holiday ornaments to help decorate the community Christmas tree. Enjoy a petting zoo, live musical holiday entertainment and caroling, square dancing performances, an HO model train display, and old-fashioned games. Eat holiday sweets and warm dinner foods, and purchase handcrafted holiday gifts. Join us at the Old Poway Park (across the street from us) – we're a co-sponsor this year along with City of Poway, the Old Poway Park Action Committee, ER Management, The Home Depot of Poway, Walter Anderson Nursery, Poway Patch, and Neal Electric. See you and the Claus' for Christmas in the Park!

[Double Double]

Happy Holiday Tags Event

[Double Double]

December 1st-5th

Holidays are right around the corner and this was the perfect opportunity to create some Holiday Tags for gifting – sharing and enjoying... Did you join your local San Diego-area scrapbook and rubber stamp stores in making tags using a variety of techniques and styles? Crafters visited participating local stores from December 1st through 5th and made Happy Holiday Tags at each store for use as gift tags, cards, ornaments or home décor. It was just $8.00 admission to play the game. Plus a drawing for a gift backet and a 15% discount at the participating stores (one time visit only for discount, see stores for exclusions): Stamping Details, Scrappin' Attack, The Stamp Addict, Paper Tales, Ever After Scrapbooks, Gee Gee's Stamps-N-Stuff, Cool Scrapbook Stuff.

San Diego Scrapbook/Rubber Stamp Stores Scrappin' with Gratitude

[Scrapin' with Gratitude]

Local San Diego scrapbook and rubber stamp stores hosted another fun crafting weekend, this time over the Veterans Day weekend from November 9th through 12th! Scrapbookers and rubber stampers went to their local stores and took time to create. They made and completed (after visiting each store) a 4" x 7" mini-book titled "Gratitude."

With the $8 admission to play the game, crafters made a 4" X 7" page layout at each participating stores: Stamping Details, Scrappin' Attack, The Stamp Addict, Paper Tales, Ever After Scrapbooks, Gee Gee's Stamps-N-Stuff, Cool Scrapbook Stuff.


San Diego Scrapbook/Rubber Stamp Stores Scrap-A-Treat

Local San Diego area scrapbook/rubber stamp stores hosted crafters for a fun weekend September 28th-30th! Crafters trotted to the local stores for some early trick-or-treating, and along the way made a 6" X 6" Halloween Book!


With a low $8 admission to play the game, there were plenty of participants planning their route to the stores with friends, and at each participating store making a 6" X 6" page layout.

The list of participating stores included: Stamping Details, Cool Scrapook Stuff, The Stamp Addict, Paper Tales, Scrappin' Attack, Gee Gee's Stamp n Stuff, Ever After Scrapbooks.

["Oceanside" Mixed Media Book]

Christine Adolph Was Here!

Artist Christine Adolph, whose vast portfolio of sophisticated textures, patterns, and motifs that are licensed on scrapbook and crafting kits, rubber stamps, kitchen textiles, home décor, fabrics, stationery, and greeting cards, came to Stamping Details to teach two classes! This was Christine's second visit to Stamping Details – her first visit was six years ago in 2006!

Crafters joined Christine here Saturday August 18th for her "Oceanside" Mixed Media Book and "Beautiful You" Mixed Media Journal classes. As a special bonus, during her classes Christine she did a brief show and tell about designing products, showing her original art that inspired these collections.

[Zentangle Club]

New Zentangle Club

Join the new Zentangle Club from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month for a fun and relaxing afternoon of talking, tangling and exploration of all things Zentangle. Open to anyone with an interest in Zentangle. Bring your pens, paper, projects and your show and tell. If you have not tried Zentangle but are curious, stop by and check it out - while this is not a class they'll be happy to answer your questions.

Lynell Harlow Classes and Dreamweaver Stencils Trunk Show

[Molten Magic with Metallic FX]

Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweaver Stencils, was here Memorial Day weekend with four great new techniques classes! Lynell is known world-wide for her innovative exploration of the centuries-old arts of stenciling and embossing. We hope you didn't miss this opportunity to learn advanced stenciling and embossing techniques from Lynell! And, the Dreamweaver Stencils Trunk Show was also here!

[Clean and Simple with an Elegant Theme]

We started the Memorial Day weekend Friday May 25th with Molten Magic with Metallic FX, a chance for crafters to explore a new technique using Metallic F/X mica powders and Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste with stencil designs. Then Lynell taught three different techniques: Strié, Power-Pasting and the Double Glitter Technique, in Clean and Simple with an Elegant Theme. On Saturday May 26th Lynell introduced the new Color Solution Artist Grade Alcohol Ink in Color and Embossing Metals With Dreamweaver Stencils. For those new to stenciling Lynell started with the basics and progressed to the advanced technique of working with crackle paste, plus making backgrounds on acetate in Embossing Paste and Crackle Embossing Paste.

[Le Femme Shadow Box Cards]

Le Femme Shadow Box Cards

Crafters joined Carol Murphy in her Le Femme Shadow Box Cards class for a morning full of classic goodness combining Carol's shadowbox cards with Pink Paislee's new London Market papers. These were not just cards with well wishes but beautiful shadowboxes all decorated for that special someone. Inside each was an adorable little gift card and even more embellishments of course!

[FREE Zentangle Demonstration]

FREE Zentangle Demonstration!

Saturday April 28th with Suzanne

Zentangle – what is it??? Zentangle is fun for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere! Anyone can create a Zentangle, even if you are convinced you are not an artist. Anytime you have a few minutes you can create a small piece of art. Anywhere you can find a surface to work on a 3.5 inch paper tile you can start a Zentangle. For those interested in attending the upcoming Zentangle classes but wanting to know more, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Suzanne Wilka gave FREE demonstrations of the Zentangle® art form here at Stamping Details on April 28th.

Encore! FREE Demo Saturday April 14th

Terri Sproul with her Mixers/Crystal Lacquer – New From CHA!

One of the most exciting new products introduced at CHA Winter 2012 was Terri Sproul's Mixers! These "Jewel Effects" can be mixed into 3-D crystal lacquer and create a paint-like product. These mixers work on metal, wood and paper. There are a total of 35 colors, and colors can be mixed for endless combinations. There is also a "Color Enhance" that helps enhance the color and gives you a deeper, richer look. And for the bling in us, Terri has come out with "Ultra Fine Glitter". Terri returned April 14th for an encore of her February demonstrations of these exciting new products.

Terri Sproul is a diverse and experienced designer and instructor for multiple companies in the paper crafts world. She is a Design Team Leader for Sakura Hobby Craft, Viva Las Vegastamps, Creative Paperclay, and The Robin's Nest, and a Design Team member for Amazing Mold Putty.

["Peace" Altered Canvas]

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Carol Murphy!

By popular demand we added another Carol Murphy class that is based on a project of hers that was featured in the recent Graphic 45 blog article in which she was their featured artist. Her class, "Peace" Altered Canvas, was Sunday March 11th. Check it out! And if you haven't read the Graphic 45 blog article you can follow a link from our class information page to see the article.

[Easy Print-Making Techniques for Mixed Media]

Golden Artist Colors' Chris Cozen

Here February 24-26 With Four Workshops

Chris Cozen, a Golden Artist Colors Working Artist, was here February 24-26 with lots of Golden paints and four workshops! The weekend started Friday with It's So Easy Being Green... – it's hard to buy a perfect shade of green, but Chris taught how easy it is to make your own! Her Saturday workshops were Easy Print-Making Techniques for Mixed Media and On the Horizon: Contemporary Mixed-Media Landscapes. Budding artists finished off the weekend learning how to recreate the waxy and transparent/translucent qualities of encaustic without the heat, the fumes, or the expensive supplies, by using acrylics in her Contemporary Faux Encaustic Adventures workshop.

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