Friday, October 31, 2008



OK, now that I've gotten that out of my system, I will mention it calmly. The New Distress Stickles from Tim Holtz and Ranger Co. and the New Glitz Stickles from Suze Weinberg and Ranger Co. are now at Stamp Antonio Arts! Tim has 12 colors, that match his colors of other Distress products such as the Distress Inks and Distress Crackle paints.

Suze's Glitz colors are a multi colored blend of glitters that comes in 6 different colors. Her's are very twinkly and glittery, where Tim's are more vintage and chunky.

Be sure to drop by the store and check out the new colors. . . . . . . you will have to have them all, like me. I couldn't decide on just a few. . . . .

Mindy, and The Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, October 30, 2008

NEW Idea-ology merchandise from Tim Holtz

(Sorry about the FLASH!)
We have finally received some of the New Idea-0logy merchandise from Tim Holtz and Ranger.

We received the new Grungeboard assortments of Nature and Seasonal, along with the Grungeboard books, both 6 X 6 and 5 X 7. We also got the Fragments Charms, Keyholes, Snaps, and Jump Rings in the embelishments.

We also received some of Tim's Mask's, that he has a demo video of on his blog. You may click on the link to the right of this column, under My Favorite Blogs, and it will take you to his blog. If you click on his October 2008 postings, about half way down the page, he has his Mask technique video, along with pictures of the new Distress Stickles.

We did not receive the Stickles in this shipment, but according to UPS (the big Brown truck guys) the new display is "on its way!" Tim's Blog gives lots of information on how his New Distress Stickles are different from our regular "favorite" ones. Be sure to check his blog for more wonderful videos and information on the new product line.

Don't forget to come by on Saturday for Carol's demo between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. She will be showing some Metal Effects techniques that you won't want to miss.
* NOTE* Several customers have come in looking for the New issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and we did receive it also today.

Hope to see you soon,
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the Team at Stamp Antonio

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Time!

It's Pumpkin Time at Stamp Antonio Arts! Zoe has picked out a pumpkin from the patch, and has brought it to the store, for a contest that is worth "it's weight in GOLD!"

All you have to do is come by the store, check out the pumpkin, and guess it's weight! On Halloween evening, we will weigh the pumpkin, and the person who has guessed it's weight to the nearest pound, without going over, will win the opportunity to take one of nationally known artist, Zana Clark's upcoming classes for FREE!

Zana will be at Stamp Antonio giving classes, Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th.

For a list of her classes, check our website

We have all of her samples on display, so when you come in to check out the pumpkin and guess it's weight, you can also decide which class you want to take for FREE when you WIN!

Hurry on down, the contest ends at closing time on Halloween!

The Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, October 23, 2008

NEW Magazines from Somerset Studios Are Here!

The NEW magazines from Somerset Studios have arrived! There are a limited number of these publications available, so come in soon to get your copy! The Premiere issue of "Where Women Create" has arrived, and looks really nice. I had a few moments yesterday to sit down and look through a copy, but personally I enjoyed the Cloth Paper Scissors version, called "Studio" more. It seemed to give a better description of their spaces from the artists' themselves, and why they chose to use the different storage elements they used. The pictures in the Somerset version are very nice, but seemed too staged and didn't look like anyone ever used the spaces. I guess if you are looking for ideas on how to decorate your studio space, then it has accomplished what it set out to do.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Geeta Suggs, representing AMuse, for the wonderful classes she conducted at Stamp Antonio this past Saturday, October 18, 2008. She is a very gifted and talented instructor who taught us all about the use of Copic Markers, (which we now carry) and helped the class students in making the cutest Halloween Cards and elegant Holiday Cards using the New AMuse rubber stamps. In the next few days, I will be showing on the blog some of these awesome cards, so you too can make your holidays sparkle and shine with lovely cards.

Until then, have a wonderful day.
Mindy, and The Team at Stamp Antonio Arts
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Monday, October 13, 2008

It is already the middle of October, and 2008 is scurrying to a close. Before we know it Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here and gone. Now is the time to be preparing for the holidays. Seriously! Once they start, it's all downhill from there. No time for crafting and very little time for stamping, except for those last minute cards and gifts.

To help with your holiday preparation, we have received lots of new products and stamps, and still have classes scheduled where you can learn a new technique or two to use in your holiday decorations. Please check our class calendar and Demo schedule for our upcoming events at Stamp Antonio Arts.

This morning we received the latest issue of Cards magazine from Northlight Publishing, and their special fall issue of Digital Scrapbooking. Although I don't do much scrapbooking, as such, this looks like a very interesting issue if you are into the digital aspect of scrapbooking.

Well, that's about all for now. Have a wonderful Columbus Day, and come by the store if you can. We are open Columbus Day from 10 am- 6 pm. Hope to see you soon!

The team at Stamp Antonio.