Monday, July 30, 2007

CLASSES with Mark Jetton of DEADBEAT DESIGN Stamps

Saturday, July 28, 2007

We had a wonderful time Saturday, with our visiting artist Mark Jetton, owner and creator of Deadbeat Design Stamps.

Mark taught two classes, using his TEXAS themed rubber stamps that are VERY popular at Stamp Antonio Arts. Class one was his Four Room Book, and the second class was a Star Book he adapted to resemble the Texas State symbol, the five pointed star!

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Star Book class, and we really had a good time talking with Mark and picking his brain on all things TEXAS.

On behalf of the customers, owners, management, and employees of Stamp Antonio Arts, we wish to thank you, Mark, for your excellent instruction.
We hope we can persuade you to come again soon, and teach more of
your wonderful classes.
We have many samples on display, of Mark's stamps, and cards he has made for us. We also have his class projects on display for you to see if you stop by the store.

Until next time,

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Sunday, July 29, 2007


Hello everyone!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the wonderful comments you have given me on my writing of this blog. If you haven't been in the store lately, I would LOVE to hear from those of you who visit with us via the Internet.

The purpose of this blog is to keep our out-of-town visitors, as well as our local visitors informed of new stock we have received at the store, and the "SPECIAL" happenings that may not always make the newsletter.

I will also try to share photos of the above mentioned happenings and new stock, as availble.

Please be sure to check the blog frequently, there may be hidden "coupons" or "discounts" entwined among the entries in blogs to come! So you will have to read carefully.

Again, please send in your comments, or ideas of things you would like to see included in this blog. Until next time,

All the best to you!



MORE SAMPLES from Kat and Joyce with A Stamp in the Hand Stamp company.

If you have any questions concerning the line of stamps from A Stamp
in the Hand, or to see more samples of their work, stop by the store and
check out what we have on display. Our helpful employees will be happy
to assist you in selecting the stamps and markers used in the samples, so
you can create beautiful works such as these.

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A Stamp in the Hand SAMPLES

Here are samples of some of the cards created by Kat and Joyce, at the Thursday evening Free Demo at Stamp Antonio. (click on photos to see a larger image of the sample.)

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All Ready for visit with A Stamp in the Hand!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

We had the counters ready for our visit with the ladies from A Stamp in the Hand.
Their "SPECIAL" stamps and products they were planning to use in their classes, were featured at the front of the store, along with the sample projects the classes were to be making.

Kat Okamoto
Joyce Hazen
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Demo Night with A Stamp in the Hand

Thursday evening we welcomed back Kat Okamoto and Joyce Hazen from A Stamp in the Hand stamp company. They were our Guest Artists, and held a demo and several interesting classes Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27th.

We had a full house, with first time stampers, and those of us who have visited with Joyce and Kat several times before. They try to visit us twice a year, whenever their busy schedule allows. They always bring a Trunk Show of all their NEW stamp designs, along with the "Old Standby's" that we have all grown to love.

At the FREE DEMO on Thursday evening, Kat and Joyce both showed in detail, their new release stamps, and how to use them. These two very talented women are very thorough in showing the experienced and novice stamper, how they too, can create beautiful "works of Art" with very little practice.

There will be more about these talented ladies, and some samples of their work in future blogs, so stay tuned!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007


We have received several New Items this week that I thought you all might be interested in. Scrapbook Trends Magazine publishes a book called "CARDS," and we have started carrying it beginning with the August 2007 issue. (shown above) This book contains over 150 creative ideas for making your own cards. It sells for $19.95, and we have a limited number available at this time.

We have also received new holiday stamps from Art Impressions, and SOME punches from Marvy. Most of the punches were backordered, but if your name is in the Special Order Book for punches you WILL be called when the orders come in.

We have also received the Scor-It Scoring System, mentioned in the July/August store Newsletter. I have tried it, and love how easy it makes scoring cardstock and papers. We have one available at the store to try out, if you are interested. Come on in, and try it to see how easy scoring can be.

I also wanted to mention our "VISITING ARTISTS' WEEKEND" coming up this weekend, July 26, 27, and 28th. Kat and Joyce, from A Stamp in the Hand, will be here giving classes using their stamps Thursday and Friday, and will be presenting a FREE DEMO Thursday evening. Please check the class schedule for times. There ARE openings available for all of the classes, so call early to reserve your space.

Saturday, July 28, 2007, Mark Jetton from Deadbeat Designs, will be teaching two classes using his TEXAS themed stamps. If you love "All Things TEXAS" be sure to come check out Mark's stamp designs that will make you "GLAD TO BE FROM TEXAS" whenever you use them.

Well, that's all for now. Keep checking back to the blog, I will keep you informed of all the exciting, and happening new things that come in to Stamp Antonio. Hope to see you soon!

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The Entries Are In!

The entries are in for the Summer Penguin Card Contest sponsered by Stamp Antonio and Memory Box Stamps.
We had 25 cards entered, and we need everyone's help to decide which one should win the GRAND PRIZE!
The cards are now on display, and you need to come in to vote!
You may enter one vote per day, per customer until July 31, 2007.

Each card is unique in it's own special way, so come by to check them out and vote for your favorite!

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Monday, July 16, 2007

The Memory Box - Penguin Card Contest

Just a reminder to all the customers making entries for our Memory Box- Penguin Card Contest! This Friday, July 20, 2007 is the last day to submit an entry!


We want to see your cards!

Be sure to bring them by the store, and register them with any of our helpful employees to make sure you get the credit you deserve when you win the GRAND PRIZE!



And that's an order.

We hope to see you all soon!

Mindy & the Gang at Stamp Antonio

Saturday, July 14, 2007

AMuse*A*Palooza: DAY THREE

Friday, July 13, 2007
Day three brings more Make-N-Takes at the store. Our customers enjoy the Art Bar workspace we set up at the front of the store.
They can sit at the counter and enjoy the company of others, while creating works of art, and learning new stamping techniques they may not have been familiar with when they came in.
Today's card, the "Stamp Shop" was a "MUST MAKE" to remind our customers of their favorite stamp store, Stamp Antonio Arts!
More Door Prizes, furnished by AMuse, were given today and the winners were so happy to get their "goodie bags!"
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AMuse*A*Palooza Holiday Card Class,(cont'd)

More pictures from our AMuse Holiday Card Class! Saturday, July 14, 2007
We want to thank our Good Friends for joining us to celebrate AMuse*A*PALOOZA 2007!
(Alice, Sharon, Loyce, and Lois)

(Vicki, Jan, Sandy, and (the birthday girl) Mrs. Chiles)

(Susan, and Liz)
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Amuse*A*Palooza:Holiday Card Class

Saturday, July 14, 2007
(Linda, Carol, Kimberly, and Ada)
HAPPY STAMPERS! Thats what we love to see at Stamp Antonio!
A wonderful group of artists came together on a cloudy afternoon for stamping fun and friendship! Although they did not all know each other when they came in, after spending a few hours together stamping and creating, they left knowing they had made "new friends" along with beautiful Holiday Cards.
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AMuse*A*Palooza Saturday

Our "BIG EVENT" of AMUSEAPALOOZA week was held on Saturday, July 14, 2007. Our AMuse Holiday Card Class filled our classroom with eager students that just couldn't wait to get their hands on the WONDERFUL NEW AMUSE STAMPS!

Our good friend, Carrie Edelmann-Avery of Debbie Gunion & Associates, Inc. and formerly co-owner of Stamp Antonio, instructed the class in making 9+ holiday cards and even a couple of bonus items. The students went from station to station, creating unique cards that they will be excited to share with family and friends. Refreshments were served, and one of the students was celebrating her birthday today, and felt as if the party was "just for her!" Door prizes furnished by AMuse were given out, and everyone enjoyed their afternoon of card stamping.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

AMuse*A*palooza: Day TWO

Thursday, brought out the Make-N-Takes! Customers, young and old alike, tried their hands at making one of the cutest cards I have seen in awhile. The "Baby Penguin" stamp is just darling, and everyone enjoyed stamping him on their card.
Friday's Make-N-Take card is using the "Stamp Shop" image, and of course all of us at Stamp Antonio want to make one of these to remind us of our "favorite rubber stamp store" in San Antonio!
Be sure to come on in, and we will help you make one for yourself!

Saturday's AMuse Holiday Card Class is full, but we will have all of our sample cards out on the counter for you to look at, and get ideas from. Hope to see you soon!


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A*Muse*A*palooza IS OFF AND RUNNING!

Hello, Everyone!

The NEW stamps from AMuse were revealed on Wednesday, and they are "flying off the shelves!"
Reveal Day brought a stream of customers into the store to see the "new" stamps for the coming seasons. Everyone was so excited, and quickly filled their baskets with the new images and packaged cards.

The winner of our Reveal Day drawing was Denise Reynolds, shown here at the front of the store with a handfull of new stamps, "she just couldn't live without!"

Congratulations Denise!
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