Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The big reveal...

Our Creative Challenge "Feather Your Nest" entries will be on display beginning this Friday - May 10th.  What creativity these artists have brought to our store.  You absolutely must see these creations!   The judges are going to have a hard time choosing the winner.  Remember that your vote counts too!  The "People's Choice" voting begins Friday, so stop by the store and cast your vote.  One vote/one entry per person please!  

Speaking of birds, have you seen the owls from Darci's Heart and Home stamp line?  They have owls fishing, playing golf and more.  Father's Day is coming up and these would make great Father's Day cards.  Examples are up on the May boards to give you some great ideas.  Other May boards this month are from Inky Antics and Great Impressions.  Such wonderful ideas by these great stamp companies. Get over to the store before they are gone!

Happy stamping ya'll!   

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring is here at the store!

Our challenge for the month of May is for the birds! Bird nests are a sure sign that spring has arrived. Fresh flowers, sunny days and new life spark our creativity, so show yours in this new and exciting challenge. The details are at the store, but here are the highlights:

Challenge: Create a bird's nest with eggs.

Number of entries: 1 - 3 entries per person

Types of nests and eggs: 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional

Materials: You decide - be creative, it's a challenge

Dimensions: Smallest - visible to the naked eye
                                               Largest - able to fit through Stamp Antonio's front door

All Entries must be "creepy crawly" free, please!

Have you started gathering your nest materials? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! We start accepting your nests from Wednesday, May 1st to Wednesday, May 8th. If you are not planning to create a nest, you can still participate in all of the fun. People’s Choice voting starts on May 10th.

Good luck everyone!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello friends of Stamp Antonio Arts!!!

We are so lucky to have a wonderful client base that we call friends. We’ve been so busy growing in our “new” home for the past few years, we have neglected our blog. We love keeping you informed about our classes, sales and events by e-mail, but for the most part, e-mail is a one-way communication.
As many of you know, we just celebrated our 20th anniversary!! Yippee!! To begin our next 20 years, we’ve put our heads together for new and exciting things to come.

First, we decided we need to reach you where you are. We understand that you can’t be here every day (we would love that!!), but we don’t want you to miss a thing here at S.A.A.!! So we decided to start up the ol’ blog-a-roonie, so we can be “together” even when you’re not here.

So what should you expect to see here? LOTS of fun!! We’ll let you know of new arrivals, upcoming classes, sales and specials. We’ll have challenges, contests and artsy chit-chat.

And pictures!! Of course, lots of pictures of new stamps, dies and paper…oh my!!

We are so excited about our new adventure and are pleased to have you along with us. Tell your friends about us and invite them to the party here! The more the merrier!

The Gals at Stamp Antonio Arts

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ooo lala carpet

OK, here's a peak at the new carpet! Can't show you a full view - you've got to come into the store and see for yourself! The AMuse*A*Palooza stamps are ready and you're gonna love them! Geeta is excited to teach the first classes in the new classroom! Only two more days till Saturday!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Slatwall waiting for Stamps!

"Where are my stamps?" said Slatwall impatiently.

"They're in boxes waiting to be moved over here," I said.

"Well, I'm tired of waiting .... I want everyone to come see us," Slatwall moaned. "And where's that carpet you keep talking about?"

I smiled and said, "It's coming today, Slatwall! And in just a few more days it will be SATURDAY... and you know what that means -- we'll be open!"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Days 3 & 4 of the move!

We're almost finished packing up - that's the good news! The not so good news is - the new space is still being remodeled so we're in a hold pattern until the weekend. The beautiful new carpet has been delivered and will be installed shortly so we can begin to unpack. The classrooms are being painted and finished out. So much activity going on - deliveries of product to the new location, meeting our new neighbors, waiting for the new sign and getting ready for AMuse*A*Palooza coming July 10th.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Move - Day 2

We started at 10 today and worked straight through till 5. It was a LONG day. The retail space is completely packed and the classroom/storage/office is "in progress". Our sign was taken down today and here we are saying "bye-bye" until we see the new version at our new location!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Move - Day 1

Loud music, lots of laughter and loads of boxes - that was the scene today, as Maureen, Linda, Jane, Von, Carol, Zoe and I packed up the store. I had all good intentions of posting photos for you, but of course in the rush to leave, I forgot my camera! I'll post photos tomorrow and you'll be amazed at what we did in one day. Tomorrow our sign will be taken down and updated before being moved to the new location. Wait till you see the new and improved sign, it's fun, just like the new location.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother's Day is just around the corner!

Greetings fellow Stamp Antonio bloggettes! My year started off well, had at least one posting a month, until March when it hit the preverbial brick wall! I fell one day and broke my arm. So, I have been nursing my first ever broken bone, a compound fracture no less in my left forearm for the last month and a half! That's why I haven't been blogging.

I have been missing out on some wonderful sounding occurances and classes at the store, but I hope you have been taking advantage of them in my stead. I heard that the Asian Art Fest this past weekend was terriffic, and there were so many things going on that it was hard to take them all in. I have also heard there are some great things happening for Mother's Day this coming weekend, so be sure to check them out!

Since I have been cooped up here at home for the last 6 weeks, I have been doing a lot of reading in my stash of Papercrafts magazines and books, trying to get some new ideas for cards, classes and projects. I can't wait to get this nasty cast off and get back to my crafting.

Well, I didn't want to drone on about my problems, but I did want to let you know that I was still around and kicking, and hopefully be back at work at Stamp Antonio real soon! So as I always say, "Keep on Stampin'!" And come see all the new product that has come in at the store!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Is Winter Ever Going to End?

I don;t know why I am anxious for winter to end, but I am! This has been the coldest winter we have experienced in Texas in quite a while. It has been wet, and cold, and even slushy a time or two, but all for the best so they say. The Texas wildflowers should be out in full force this spring! I guess that is what I am looking forward to. The bluebonnets, phlox, indian paintbrush, mexican hats, and firewheels all make my heart flutter.

Although the flowers aren't out lining the Texas highways and byways yet, you can start planning now to collect the best Texas bluebonnet rubber stamps available. We have been stocking up on all sorts of Texas themed stamps available through our friend Mark Jetton and his Deadbeat Designs Stamps. Many Winter Texans(those that travel down south for the winter who live up north in the snow and cold)who are preparing to head home for the season are stopping by to collect a few of our Texas stamps to add to their collection. The request has been made for more bluebonnet stamps, so I will place an order very soon for them.

We are also preparing for FIESTA 2010 with lots of mariachi men, margaritas, sombreros, and fun chile stamps also from Deadbeat Designs Stamps. Senor Pepper is a fun stamp that is in demand every year about Fiesta time in San Antonio.

If you enjoy the stamp images by Mark and Deadbeat Designs, check out our Deadbeat Friday classes that started this year. Every last Friday of the month from 2:00 pm -4:00 pm I teach a class using one or several of Deadbeat stamps we have in stock.
Last month we did a box of All Occassion Cards using the NEW Texas Collage stamp and colored them with Prismacolor colored pencils. Mark was kind enough to mention them and show a picture of them in his blog.(link in the right hand column of this blog)
For our March project, we will be making and decorating two (2) picture cube blocks to hold photos or cards or any of your stamping projects. The samples will be on display at the store very soon, so stop by next week and sign up for our Deadbeat Friday class and have a rootin' tootin' Texas good time with us!

I also want to make mention of a new blog linked to ours, welcome to InkyJane's blog. She is someone very near and dear to us here at Stamp Antonio Arts, and we hope you will check out her blog very soon.
Until next time, Keep on Stampin'!
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts