Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Mounted/Unmounted Invoke Stamps

Our New images from Invoke Stamps have arrived! Some of them are mounted on the wood blocks, and some are unmounted so you may mount them yourself on the cling foam or other format of your choice.

I arranged them so nicely, to take a picture, and while I was doing so, sold several out from under my nose. I have been asked to announce and take pictures showing when new products and stamps arrive in the store, but lately by the time I get them published, they have sold out and are gone from the shelves. I will try very hard to keep up with the flow of merchandise that arrives daily, just for you. . . . . our loyal customers!

Just don't get mad at me, when you stop in and the New stuff is already gone!

Just a Reminder: Stamp Antonio will be closed Monday, September 1, 2008 in observance of Labor Day. We will re-open Tuesday at 10:00 am for business as usual.

Also, the new class schedule and descriptions should be up on the web page by September 1. So be sure and check them out there to see all of the new and exciting classes we have to offer for the month of September. Be sure to sign up early for any classes you might be interested in. Many folks have been waiting until the day before the class to call, and sometimes the class is already filled, or has been cancelled by the instructor. Many classes have a minimum that must be met, before the instructor will teach the class, and the instructors need time to prepare class kits, so time is of the essence. For those who sign up early for classes, and sometimes need a gentle reminder, we will begin calling the day before the class to remind you of the class time and any additional supplies you will need to bring to your class.

Thank you in advance for helping us make your classroom experience a little smoother and nicer, and until we meet again, Keep on Stampin'!

Mindy, and the Stamp Antonio Arts Team

New Magazines

All of the new issues of your favorite Paper Arts Magazines have now arrived at Stamp Antonio Arts. Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Somerset Studios, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and many more are in and selling quickly. Even the September issue of the "Cards" booklet and the Hoiday issue of the North Light Publications have arrived , and are really moving.
Everyone is starting to get ideas on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects, and the magazines are furnishing them with ideas galore.
Come and get your today, before they are all gone! Hope to see you soon.
Just a reminder;
Stamp Antonio Arts will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2008 in observance of Labor Day.
We will re-open at 10:00 am on Tuesday for business as usual.
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Friday, August 22, 2008

What Has Happened to the Blog?

I know, I know, "What has happened to the blog?" It's what I hear everyday. Well, with vacation, and school starting again, and classes around every corner, it has been hard for me to keep up with everything that is happening.

New merchandise has been arriving on a regular basis, along with a few stamps, but our classes and class schedule have been drawing the most attention. We have three NEW instructors that have joined our ranks, and brought a whole new boost to our Paper Arts business.
-Linda Lahr has been teaching jewelry classes using stamps and paper to make beautiful beads that are then strung into awesome jewelry.
-Rita Abrego has been teaching us how to use the Heat and Mold pads and Stamp Carving Blocks to create our own design stamps to use on paper and fabrics.
-Joan Schmitz will begin teaching Calligraphy classes at Stamp Antonio on the last Monday of each month. All levels of calligraphers are welcome.

For more information on any of these instructors or their classes, or to reserve a space, please call us at 210-342-6217.

We also have nationally known artist, Fred Mullett, teaching classes the first weekend in September. Although most of his scheduled classes are already full, he may be persuaded to work in another class if there is enough interest. Please call us at the above number, if you are still interested in taking one of his classes, and we will see what we can do to make it happen.

We are also tossing around an idea of a "lunch bunch work hour" during the day, when the kids get back in school. This would be a time during the week, for busy Mom's or Dad's to sit down and "CREATE" something without the kids bothering you. Sometimes you just need " a little ME time," so why not create a card or piece of art that will help you relax and de-stress. Remember, "crafting is cheaper and more fun than therapy!" Let us know what you think about this idea the next time you are in the store, or any other fun ideas for classes you may have.

So until next time, (and hopefully it won't be another month) Keep Crafting!
We hope to see you soon at the store!

Mindy, and the Stamp Antonio Arts Team