Some of Our 2010 Highlights...
Holiday Open House!
Stampers and crafters came into Stamping Details Saturday December 18th 2010 to join DiAnn and Michael and the staff for a day of Christmas cheer. Our guests made a FREE Holiday Tag Make-n-Take. And many also made a large Holiday Tag Make-n-Take, like the one pictured here, for only $2.50, while having a cup of wassail and a cookie, and relaxing and enjoying the holiday season with us!
Old Poway Christmas in the Park
Did you come out to Old Poway Village December 11th 2010 to celebrate the holiday season and get in some Christmas shopping? Many of those who did got to go for an old fashioned hay ride compliments of Old Poway Village. The Poway Fire Department brought their ladder truck for kids to explore, there were booths throughout the center to help find that special gift, and the firemen were out getting donations in their boot drive benefitting the Burn Institute's "Camp Beyond the Scars" for burn-injured children. The community Christmas tree lighting at 5:20 p.m., and Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by train at 5:30 p.m., across the street in Old Poway Park were also enjoyed by many! And earlier in the day, Melissa of The Rubber Cafe was here for a Christmas With The Cafe Make-n-Take!
Hero Arts Stamp Lab
Stampers joined Hero Arts designers Nancy Taylor and Sally Traidman for a Hero Arts Stamp Lab adventure on November 21st 2010! They came in to try any or all of the Hero Arts Christmas stamps and played until their heart's content! Nancy and Sally provided embossing supplies, paper scraps, some inks, gems, embellishments, ribbons, and door prizes!
Arts and Crafts Faire
Sun Nov 14th 2010
Premiere: Michael Strong's Punch & Spell Alphabet
Michael Strong premiered his brand new set of alphabet stamps at Stamping Details! Michael's Punch & Spell Alphabet rubber stamp set is a set of 26 letters plus one open frame stamp that fits into a Paper Shaper Punch (1 1/2" Oval). Stampers joined us Wednesday November 10th 2010 to be the first to use this versatile set of rubber stamps to make five all new cards in his Word Wise class.
Laurie Mika Workshop: Wearable Reliquaries
Crafters joined Laurie Mika on Saturday November 6th 2010 for Wearable Reliquaries, a fun workshop focusing on creating very detailed tiles – essentially the center of many of the larger pieces Laurie creates. Her students created small spaces in your "wearable reliquaries" to hold items of personal significance like a Milagro, strands of hair, seeds, a photo, charm or jewelry parts.
Halloween Party and Sale!
October 29-31, 2010
Boo! That's right, it was that time again – time for our Halloween Party and Sale! Customers joined us Friday October 29th through Sunday October 31st 2010 for another frightfully fun weekend. Several wore a costume and got a prize! There were also drawings for door prizes, and of course great discounts! Fun! Fun! Fun!
Trash to Treasure Garage Sale
Stamping Details hosted our first Trash to Treasure Garage Sale October 9th-10th 2010! Customers brought all of their wonderful treasures that needed a new home, left it here for the weekend, and we sold it for them. Then, they got store credit for the items sold!
Cherryl Greene Classes and JudiKins Trunk Show
September 18th-19th 2010 was another special weekend at Stamping Details with our first JudiKins Trunk Show and three classes taught by JudiKins designer and demonstrator Cherryl Greene. If you have ever watched The Carol Duvall Show you might have seen Cherryl as a guest; and if you didn't see her on an episode she was still there behind the scenes as Carol's Producer. Later, Cherryl was Executive Producer at TVWeekly.com – where we sponsored several episodes of their internet craft show CraftTV. And now stampers took several classes with her here: Frugal Aerobic Stamping, Stained Glass Cards, and Mica Gloss at It's Best.
With One Stamp Club
We are lucky to have designer Linel Mehus, Linda Bradury's twin sister, produce a sampler board for us on a monthly basis! She is calling it With One Stamp, and each month's board includes five cards created with one or two stamps. A new "club" is starting up to to help you make cards based on her samples. The With One Stamp Club will meet once a month and is very informal – just drop in any month you are interested in making cards from the month's With One Stamp board. Just bring your stamps, papers, embellishements, and tools, and join us for a casual evening of fun. The first meeting was September 14th 2010.
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10News.com A-List Best Arts & Crafts
In 2010, first place in 10News.com's A-List Best Arts & Crafts went to Rosie's Quilt Store &ndash CONGRATULATIONS to Rosie's Quilt Store! And we came in second! Thank you! We really appreciate our loyal customers – that we think of as friends!
"10-Cards Cardmania" and
Trunk Show with Monika Thomas
Stampers came and made ten cards and shopped the Trunk Show, or just came and shopped! Most stamps used in the Cardmania were available at the Trunk Show. Product from the following manufacturers was available at the Trunk Show: Magenta, Unity, Crafty Secrets, Buttons Galore, Petaloo, Queen Kat Designs, Cosmo Cricket, Earth Art Stamps, and Lasting Impressions. We hope you didn't miss the 10-Cards Cardmania and Trunk Show with Monika Thomas which was August 25th 2010!
So Cal Shop Hop 2010 Is A Wrap!
There were 35 stores participating in this year's So Cal Shop Hop and visiting the participating shops wasnt't just about getting discounts and winning prizes... each store had selected a movie as their theme for this year's Hollywood-themed event and had a Make N' Take 6x6" scrapbook layout that coordinated with their theme.
The So Cal Shop Hop Hollywood HOP Package
included a So Cal Shop Hop Passport, Charm Bracelet and charm. Bringing the So Cal Shop Hop 2010 Passport when visiting participating stores was worth a 15% discount, and wearing the 2010 So Cal Shop Hop Charm Bracelet and Charm brought an additional 5% discount for a total of 20% off. And getting the Passport stamped at every store visited could win prize!
"Fishing for Details" Make n Take
Demo and Trunk Show
Stampers joined Melissa of The Rubber Cafe for a FREE Make n Take, Demo, and Trunk Show on August 14th 2010. The Make n Take featured the new "Fishing for Details" stamp set from The Rubber Cafe – which just so happens to complement our theme for this year's So Cal Shop Hop which is going on right now!
Making Cards for Our Troops!
On June 3rd 2010 almost two dozen of our customers came in and made more than 100 cards for the troops using iris folding kits that BC Ventures and we supplied! Beginners to experts joined in. Crafters kept the donated patterns and the troops are getting the cards to send on to their loved ones!
Hero Arts Classes Here Memorial Day Weekend!
Hero Arts artist Sally Traidman came to Stamping Details Memorial Day Weekend 2010! Sally has designed some of Hero Art's trend-setting images, including the simple squares that came to be called Shadow Stamps. Her book, Simply Cards, was published in 2006, and she has also contributed to many of the Design Original Books. Students had a great time in Sally's this Saturday classes: Hero's Techniques and Hero Arts 10 Card Blitz.
Verses Rubber Stamp Company Trunk Show
Just in time for National Scrapbook Day, we hosted the Verses Rubber Stamp Company Trunk Show on May 1st 2010! Stampers enjoyed an expressive array of wood mounted stamps from Verses Rubber Stamp Company, coming all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio! Verses is committed to the artistic creation of rubber stamps using no more than the written word. Their stamps are a great addition to any stamp collection and they believe their sayings can be the voice of any card or journal.
Our customers found tons of wonderful sayings for every season and reason. There was also a nice selection of templates and rub on sentiments. Their templates inspire you to create your own envelopes, boxes, presentation folders, and specialty cards. We hope you had a great time going through their collection!
Don't Forget Your Valentine!
Did you make your valentines a sweet reminder of how much you love them? Many of our customers did, coming in to make their valentines something memorable from one of our Valentine-theme classes. Donna's Lasting Impressions Valentines embossing classes were February 3rd 2010. Included in the class were cards and a too-cute mailbox for stuffing treats into–all for only $25! And Leila Steineckert's Always in My Heart classes were February 1st and 2nd.
CHA Craft SuperShow
Consumer Retail Show
Jan 22-23 2010 Anaheim Convention Center
CHA (the Craft & Hobby Association) hosted a Craft SuperShow for consumers this January in Anaheim, immediately before their trade-only show. The Craft SuperShow was Friday January 22nd and Saturday the 23rd 2010 in the Anaheim Convention Center. Aaandd... we were there in Booth 871 with an all-star cast of some of your favorite teachers doing 24-hours of continuous demonstrations and Make-N-Takes in our booth! Plus we'll have brand new products from Graphic 45, and Helmar, and the premiere of Michael Strong's new paper collections!
Linda Bradbury Classic Expressions Classes in January
Linda Bradbury left behind the cold and snow of Minnesota to visit us with a collection of great new Classic Expressions classes! From Friday January 15th through Sunday the 17th 2010 she was here at Stamping Details teaching Garden Variety Collection, Woven Tapestry Collection, Cards of Distinction Portfolio Set, Birthday Parade, and Woven Tapestry Collection.