Thursday, November 29, 2007

Inventory Marathon is Complete!

Hello Everyone,
The Inventory Marathon that has kept us all so busy for the last few weeks at the store, is finally over! Our new point of sale system is up and running, and our inventory is keyed in, to make your shopping experience pleasureable and unique!

It was a lot more work than we first thought, but we did come through with flying colors. Of course, we still have a little "tweaking" of the system to do, but everyday it gets easier and easier to complete business. We want to take this opportunity to Thank all of our customers for your patience during this last few weeks, our nerves were getting frazzled, but we hope you all understand, and forgive us!

We have so many New and Exciting items coming in to the store for holiday gift-giving! The new Somerset Studios magazines came in Wednesday, so if you need gift or card ideas, this is the place. Our Christmas stamps are flying "out the door", and it is getting down to the wire on placing orders to arrive before Christmas. With there only being three weeks until Christmas, most stamp companies have a two to three week turn-around time frame on delivery. If you have any special requests, please call the store, and we will see if there is anything we can do to help.

We still have a good supply of Stickles, and these are always needed for last minute Christmas decorating. Everything needs a little "bling" of Stickles for the holidays! We also have three weekends of classes and Make-n-Takes before the Christmas holidays. If you want to sign up, just call the store and pre-register, and check the class schedule on the website for a description of the classes we have available. The Soldering Class is already full, and has a waiting list, but Erin has assured us there will be another class on the New Schedule coming out after the first of the year!

I also wanted to remind everyone that we have Gift Certificates available for the holidays, and year round, also. If you have a special someone that loves Stamps and Papers and the such, and you just don't know what they would like or need, a Gift Certificate to Stamp Antonio Arts is always appreciated! They are available in any dollar amount, and even come in a delightfully decorated seasonal envelope, perfect for gift-giving or stocking-stuffing!

We hope to see you all soon! From all of us at Stamp Antonio Arts, Happy Holidays! and Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous 2008!


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Fall, Everyone!

Hey, Everybody!
I hope you have been enjoying the cool weather we have been having here in San Antonio for the last week. It has actually been pretty nice in the early mornings and the evenings after the sun goes down.
It has put me in the mood for some stamping and crafting, but I have still been very busy at Stamp Antonio getting ready for the launch of our new Point-of-Sale system. If you have been in the store lately, you have probably heard us talking about it! Everyone at the store is so excited that the completion is very near, and we should have it up and running by Monday of next week.
I also wanted to remind you of an exciting Rubber Stamp Tapestry Make-n-Take this Saturday, Nov. 1oth, from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM, featuring our friend, Susan Casto. She will be instructing us in creating a beautiful Christmas Card using two of the Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg Sets that we just got in. Be sure to stop by, make a card, and why not do a little Pre-Christmas shopping while you are in the store.
I also have a few spots open, in my Christmas Star Book Class, Saturday, Nov. 10th from 2:30 until 4:30. If you are interested, please call the store and reserve a spot. The class fee is $25 for this class, and we will be making a wonderful book, full of beautiful stamped and embossed Christmas images, that when opened up, forms a lovely Christmas Star. Check our website under classes, for pictures of what it looks like, plus a list of your basic supplies which should be brought to each class.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you haven't stopped by the store to see our lovely, fully decorated Thanksgiving Dinner Table, full of projects that you can make for YOUR table, please do so! We have had so many wonderful comments on it, and we even have project sheets available for each item on the table.

The employees and owners of Stamp Antonio Arts wish to take this opportunity to extend to you and your families and friends, a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!
Until we see you again, have a great day!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Beverly Seymour's Classes Cancelled

We were so sorry to have to cancel Beverly Seymour's classes this weekend, Nov. 2-4, 2007. When we got the notification that Beverly was sick, and couldn't make the trip, we were heartbroken and so looking forward to seeing her again.

We will try to reschedule these classes at a later date, when she is feeling better. Hope you are feeling better soon, Beverly!

I do hope everyone had a safe and silly Halloween! There wasn't much action at the store, I guess everyone had parties to attend. I did take a few pictures of the costumes that appeared at the door of Stamp Antonio, and will share them in a few days, along with the entrants of our Halloween Challenge Contest. Those that did enter, came up with some awesome entries, you could tell they thought long and hard on their project.

Our "You Be the Stamp Buyer" program is still going strong. This week's stamp company is Penny Black, and if you are a fan of Penny Black stamps, you still have through Saturday evening, November 3rd at 6:00 PM to get your order in.

Also, be sure to come by the store on Saturday, between 11:00 and 2:00 and see what Erin has been up to. She will be demonstrating some NEW product that we received for Beverly's class, plus a whole lot more! She will be showing some new techniques as well some New things to do with the products you have at home.

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Christmas is just around the corner, and it's never too soon to start on Christmas projects and gifts!

Have a wonderful weekend, and spend some time in the Great Outdoors if you get the chance!