Sunday, September 23, 2007

World Card Making Day; October 6, 2007

WHAT: World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
*Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between
friends and family.
*Kick-Off (and get a head start on) the holiday card making season.
WHEN: The first Saturday of each October.
WHO: The card making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers
of card making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together
to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.
WHY: It is a day to connect with fellow card makers, both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers
the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will
empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.
(courtesy of

WHERE: Stamp Antonio Arts 2211 N.W. Military Hwy. ste.118
San Antonio, Texas 78213 (210) 342-6217 Saturday hours: 10:00-6:00


We have several things planned for this Wonderful Day!

Morning Activities: Cards for Troops
We will have our Art Bar at the front of the store set up to make cards that will be sent overseas to men and women who serve our country in the military. Come lend your talents in card making to help us complete a variety of cards to send to them. Even in the remotest areas of the world, people enjoy sending and receiving cards. What a blessing for us to do such a small thing- to make handmade cards to pass on to our soldiers so they may have cards to send home to their families and friends. We will also have a donation jar available so we can raise enough money to send along postage stamps to help defer the cost of postage for the soldiers.
Mid-day Activities: FREE Demo using New Products!
Between 12:30 and 1:30 we will have a free demo on using the New Stamp-N-Stick black Palette stamp pad and the New Castaway Bleach pad. We will be using the Interference Pearl-Ex powders and the Castaway pad on dark card stock- a new technique you may have never seen before.
Afternoon Activities: MAKE-N-TAKES for the Holidays!
About 2:00 PM we will start make-n-takes on the sales floor of Christmas Holiday cards. We will have samples of many holiday themed cards that you may try your hand at. We will have a table set where you can stamp a Christmas card and take it home with you. You will discover how simple it can be to make your own Holiday cards, and we will be able to answer all of your questions on how different ones are made.


We hope all out there can join us for this day of Fun and Friendship! We also have two regularly scheduled card classes going on in our classroom on this day. There are still openings available in
both classes, (see the class page on our web site for more information) so sign up for one or both of the classes for a full day of EXTREME Card Making!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

You Be the Stamp Buyer!

Good Evening, Everyone!
This is just a short note to let you know that this week's "You Be the Stamp Buyer" Vendor is Hero Arts Stamps.(September 17- September 23,2007)

I am also happy to announce that there was an amazing turn-out this past week for the AMuse Artstamps catalog, and premier of our "You Be the Stamp Buyer" program. We were able to place a large order on Monday morning, and hope the popularity of this program continues, thanks to YOU, our wonderful customers.

The following week's vendor will be Stampendous! Stamps, and the first week in October's vendor will be Memory Box Stamps!

Be sure to check out our schedule of classes for the rest of September and October. We have some New and Fun classes coming up, along with Make-n-Takes and Demo's. We are still working on finalizing the details on the upcoming World Card Day challenge on October 6th, and Halloween contest, so stay tuned to this blog for the latest details as they become available.

Have a Great Week, and stop by and see us soon! We have new stamps arriving daily along with a giant shipment of Marvy Uchida lever punches! Check them out!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Book Nook

Here it is, everyone! Our Book Nook at Stamp Antonio! A roomy relaxing area where you can sit and rest, look at a magazine or book, or just collect your thoughts while contemplating your next stamping or paper art project. It is also where we are displaying our "You Be the Stamp Buyer" catalogs weekly by vendor. You may come in and sit, browse through the selected vendor catalog, and even write an order if you so choose. The vendor for the week of September 10 through September 16, 2007 is AMuse Artstamps.

It is also a great area to collect product while you are deciding what items you need for your next project. This past weekend we had a family come in, who were designing invitations for another family member's get-together. They asked our opinion on several colors and paper combinations, and we helped by showing them embossing effects, and paper tearing effects using different papers that we carry at the store. It was a great place, where we could stand around together and discuss various options, and see how the different techniques looked together. Also, since this area is right inside the front windows of the store, we could see how the effects would appear in natural daylight, which is important to some artists.

We are very pleased with how this area turned out, and our customers seem to be pleased also! Why not come in, and see for yourself?
We will be happy to show you around, and answer any questions you have. (And even give you our "two cents worth.")

Hope to see you soon!

Mindy and the Gals at Stamp Antonio
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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Greetings, Everyone!

Hello, everyone!
We are always trying to come up with ways to make your shopping even more enjoyable at Stamp Antonio.
We spent our Labor Day holiday re-arranging the merchandise in the store, grouping it together so it is easier to find, and easier to shop . We have also added a new sitting area at the front of the store. This area may be used for your comfort, or the comfort of your guests while you are shopping.
It will also be used for our newest service, "You Be the Stamp Buyer!" Each week we will feature one of our many vendor's catalogs, starting with AMuse Stamps. You can come into the store any day during the week, and browse through their catalog, fill out an order form, and your order will be placed on the following Monday! We just require you to pay in advance for the stamps YOU order. There are no minimum quantities required, you may order as many as you like. Just remember, the order must be paid for the day you place the order. We will start our list with the Top 20 vendors we order from on a regular basis. I will publish this list as it becomes available to me, so you can make plans to visit and view the catalogs of your favorites.
We are still working out the details of our upcoming card challenges; The World Card Day Challenge, and the Halloween Card Contest! Stay tuned for information coming this next week!

If you require any further information on a topic covered in this blog, you may write to me at or call the store during regular business hours Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. The phone number is (210)342-6217.

Until next time,

P.S. The van pictured above, parked in front of our store one evening. The owner/artist, is a psychiatric nurse at a local hospital, and decorated his van with all types of fun and interesting items. I've heard of "Altered Art" before, but that was the largest piece of art I have seen in awhile!
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