Friday, December 18, 2009

HERO ARTS 2010 Catalog Debut!

The New stamps from Hero Arts 2010 Catalog will be debuting this weekend at Stamp Antonio Arts. Friday evening from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm we will be unveiling the New Hero Arts Stamps with a Preview Party and Scavenger Hunt. There will also be refreshments and a Make-N-Take.
We are really looking forward to this debut, since Hero Arts is one of our favorite rubber stamp makers. Saturday afternoon we will have other make-n-takes using Hero Arts stamps, taught by our own talented staff, and Liz Varguez-Rogers, our sales representative from Hero Arts. Be sure to stop by and check out the NEW Hero Arts Stamps!

We also want to thank all of you who stopped by during the Copic Extravaganza last weekend. Sally Lynn MacDonald taught 4 classes at the store, before the Copic Certification Classes on Sunday and Monday. A BIG YEEEE-HA! goes out to Sally Lynn for coming down to Texas to teach classes.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us here at Stamp Antonio Arts!
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Where Does the Time Go. . . . . . . . .

The next time you turn around it will be Christmas, and then a NEW Year! Where does the time go?
Things around Stamp Antonio Arts have really been poppin' , as they say! The GIANT Halloween pumpkin was 49 pounds, and I never got any of the pies they must have made from it.

There is NEW merchandise rolling in the front door daily, from new stamps from The Cat's Pajama's and Art Impressions to papers from Graphics 45 and Websters Pages. There are products for Thanksgiving, Haunnakah, and Christmas as well as Thank You's and Everyday items.

Geeta Suggs from AMuse Artstamps will be here teaching classes the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so make note of these NOW, so you don't forget to call and reserve a space.

In December, Sally Lynn MacDonald, will be here giving classes at Stamp Antonio Arts in how to use Copic Markers, Glimmer Mists and masks, and how to use all of the unique Ranger products to make wonderful gifts for the holidays.

In between, our own talented instructors are busy keeping the calendar full of wonderfully creative classes we hope you will try. Everything from cards and tags, to home decor and gifts, to make this a handmade "MADE WITH LOVE" Christmas!

Come on by to see all of the new items we have in stock, sign up for a class, or just to say "HI"! We will be anxiously awaiting to serve you.
Happy Holidays from Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No News is Good News, So they say. . . . . . .

Greetings to those who check our blog! I'm sorry for the lapse in postings, but I have been having trouble with my personal computer that I usually prepare the posts on. So, I guess no news IS good news! We are still here in beautiful Castle Hills, selling stamps and art supplies, having terriffic classes every week, and looking forward to seeing all our customers come in to the store to prepare for the upcoming Holidays!

We held a wonderful Book Signing with Rice Freeman-Zachery a few weeks ago. There was a tremendous turn out to hear her speak on Creativeness, and then sign copies of her new book,"Creative Time and Space." For those of you who were not able to attend, yet would still be interested in a copy of her book, we do have a few copies left at the store. I was to post photos taken at the event, but without my handy dandy laptop there was no way to get them here. As soon as I get them into the store computer, I will post them .

Lot's of holiday merchandise has begun arriving at the store. There is still some Halloween and Thanksgiving stamps and papers, and Christmas is starting to trickle in. The big shipments should begin any day now! The November Class Calendar should be up on the web page in a few days, so you can check out and sign up for all of the wonderful fall classes we have planned.

If you have any questions about the classes or just merchandise in general, give us a call at 210-342-6217. We are here Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am- 6:00 pm, closed Sunday and Monday. Wednesday evenings are our Artist Night Out from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and we are open during this time for your shopping convenience. We hope to see you all soon.

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The New Alice in Wonderland Stamps are Here!

Greetings fellow stampers! Just a short note to let you know the NEW Tweedy Jill Designs "Alice in Wonderland" stamp sets arrived today, and are out for sale!

The New titles we received are: The Mad Hatter, A Walk through Wonderland, Down the Rabbit Hole, and a new Alice line. We also received more of the Alice in Wonderland set, and the Mad Hatters Tea Party set. Also in the shipment, is an awesome set of clear acrylic stamping blocks with gridlines on them, that will make positioning your new stamps a breeze. Just think of all of the creative uses for these stamps, including cards, decorating party favors, stamping home decor items for your "ALICE" fan whether young or old!

If you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland, there will be a new movie out in theaters about March 2010, and these new stamp releases will get you started creating all NEW things "ALICE!"

Be sure to stop by soon and check out these FUN stamps! If you wait too long, they may be "sold out" again!

Mindy and the Team from Stamp Antonio Arts!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fall is Finally Here!

Well, as close to fall as we get here in San Antonio! Happy Fall Everyone! The 100+ temperatures have drifted away, and left fairly cool afternoons and evenings, and quite pleasant morning temps for us to get out and be creative. I love getting up early, and sitting outside on my patio with my juice and coffee, and listening to the birds and critters as they begin their day in my neighborhood. I take this time on my days off, to contemplate the art projects I have in the back of my mind that I want to try, and plan out my day so I can achieve more. On the days I go in to Stamp Antonio, I take this time to collect my thoughts, and plan some small projects I can take to the store with me, in case I need to fill a little free time. Of course, we never know when to expect our shipments of new merchandise, so each day is like Christmas. . . . . . do we receive a box of goodies or not?

We have been receiving a lot of goodies lately! New issues of magazines, new rubber stamps, mostly Halloween and Day of the Dead. This year we also received some Jewish stamps for the High Holidays this month.

Last week we received a shipment from a New company to us, Canvas Corp. You may have seen ads in all of the latest mixed-media magazines from this company. They have all sorts of bases for all types of mixed-media art work, made from canvas. We got supplies for banners, placemat size hemmed canvas, muslin napkins about 14" square, along with small accent shaped canvas pieces to add dimension to your canvas project. I made a sample banner, with some journaling on it, along with embellishments of buttons, ribbons, beads, and metal. So much FUN!

WE were also notified that our order from Tweedy Jill in Florida should be on its way this week! Many of you took advantage of the wonderful Alice in Wonderland themed stamps, card kits, and clip art the ladies brought back from their vacation to Florida last month, where they met Jill and checked out her operation. They loaded up their SUV and brought a nice supply of product home from Florida, and all of the styles of card kits and stsamps they brought, including Song Birds, Roosters, Wild West, and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, (to go along with the Alice stuff) was scooped up almost immediately! We heard that a new release of the Alice in Wonderland story will be in movie theaters in March of 2010, so I guess everyone is getting into the Alice mood for then! I may have to go back and re-read the story from my childhood days. . . I don't remember too many of the details.

We also want to thank Geeta Suggs, for coming down to San Antonio and teaching a special Saturday of Halloween treat classes for us this month. These classes coinsided with the release of the new Amuse Artstamps Halloween stamps, and we have reordered stock due to the overwhelming turn-out of "Amuseholics". They really do love their Amuse Stamps!

We have more new and interesting classes coming in October and November! Keep your eyes open for the times and dates of these exciting classes and sign up soon! You won't want to be left out! And, until next time, Keep on Stampin'. . . . . we are always here to help you!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio ARts!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

These CRAZY Computers! What did we do before them?

These crazy computers, seems they are always on the fritz! I have been having "computer issues" for the last month or so, so my postings have been few and far between. Even the computer access at the store has been slow and lifeless. What did we do before the computer came along?

Well, school is back in session and things are rolling along at Stamp Antonio Arts. We are receiving new merchandise on a regular basis, and having lots of new and fun classes. We are getting Halloween and Thanksgiving and some new Christmas stamps and papers. We also got a very nice display of products from Tweedy Jill Designs in Florida. The bosses visited with Jill while they were down in Florida on vacation, and brought back all kinds of new stamps, card making sets, and clip art. Unfortunately, we have almost sold out of most of it, but are expecting to order more to arrive in a few weeks. Alice in Wonderland, and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party are two of the lines that came with the assortment, and forseeing the arrival of the new "Alice" movie in early 2010 the product is flying off the shelves.

We have another great round of AMuse Artstamps for Halloween that just arrived, and have scheduled another full Saturday of classes with Geeta Suggs coming Saturday September12, 2009. If you are interested in these classes, please be sure to call and sign up right away, so Geeta can know how many students to plan for when she comes down from Austin. There is more information on our web page for the classes with Geeta, and all of our future classes.
Our web address is;

We are still closed on Monday's, and will be celebrating Labor Day this coming Monday. We hope you will have a wonderful holiday, and come by and see us on Saturday or Tuesday to shop or just look around and see what is new and exciting at Stamp Antonio! Maybe you will find a class that interests you, or join one of our workshops that meet on a weekly basis. Any way, we hope to see you soon!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hey Everyone,
I have been crazy busy, while the bosses have been out of the store on vacation. I have been so busy that I haven't had five minutes to update the blog, and I apologize for that! We have been busy building new displays at the store for our papers and our stamps, and planning for the NEW upcoming holiday displays that will be arriving shortly.

We have already started receiving Dia de los Muertos stamps, along with some fall type stamps and papers. Today, we put out the NEW Horse stamp line from Deadbeat Designs. Our friend, Mark, has been working day and night to get the new images to the store along with samples that are really spectacular. One sample he sent with the new horse images is so cute, we have been asked to do a class of it. This class will be in September, if we can work it into the schedule.

Another of our NEW displays in the store, is our " AS SEEN IN. . . . . . " area right inside the front door. This display will hold samples of projects seen in the newest of our favorite magazines! We also have a featured "paper of the week" where we have made samples showing you different ways to use our many types and styles of papers that we carry, from cardstock and scrapbook papers to handmade papers and parent sheets of paper.

Our classes this week are informative, Thursday, Marilyn Sanders is teaching a class on how to use Golden Products in your paper arts, from collage art to even cardmaking. She has a lot of new ideas to share with us using this medium. Saturday, is our Tea Bag book class with Valerie Lacayo. Valerie will be teaching a very simple book you bind yourself, and it is in the shape of a Tea Bag. Very cute, indeed! In the afternoon, Marilyn will return with an intermediate soldering class, so if you have learned the basics of soldering, and want to take it to the next level, come by and sign up for her class on Saturday! We have the samples for her class on our Class Board right as you come in the front door of the store. There are openings in each of these classes if you call right away and reserve your space. Otherwise you may miss out on these informative classes.

That's all I can think of to mention at this time. School will be starting soon for some, so get out of the house and come on down to Stamp Antonio Arts and try your hand at something NEW! You'll be glad you did! Hope to see you soon.
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Arrivals at Stamp Antonio Arts!

Greetings, everyone! Well, it's another 100 degree week here in South Texas, and we are cookin' here at Stamp Antonio. Amy is off at CHA in Olando, for their Summer 2009 show, checking out all the wonderful NEW products the vendors are offering.

We just received our latest shipment of Stampington & Co. magazines for the Autumn months; including Stamper's Sampler, Somerset HOME, Altered Couture, Artful Blogging, Where Women Create, Art Doll Quarterly, and their newest venture GreenCraft Magazine. GreenCraft shows you 50+ projects to make using recyclable items, to help keep our planet Green! Come by and check them out, and let us know what you think about their newest release!

We have also received a new shipment of Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps, in preparation for Susan Casto's classes that she will be teaching on Saturday, August 1. 2009. Our August class calendar is up on the web site, and a printed copy is available at the store, so stop by this weekend and pick up a copy and check out the class samples we have on display. There are several NEW classes on the August Calendar including an intermediate soldering class with our New Instructor, Marilyn Sanders. who also teaches painting workshops every Wednesday in both oils and acrylics. For the painting workshop you must bring your own supplies and projects, and she will help you through them.

For more information concerning any of our classes, give us a call at the store during regular business hours, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Tuesday's through Saturday's. Remember during the summer, we are Closed on Sunday's and Monday's! Stay cool this summer, and until we see you again, Keep on Stampin'!

Mindy and the Team from Stamp Antonio Arts

Friday, July 17, 2009

One More Day of A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA 2009!

Only one more day to take advantage and to celebrate AMUSE*A*PALOOZA with us here at Stamp Antonio Arts! Our classes are all FILLED, but we do still have stamps and lots of samples showing the use of the New Holiday Amuse Stamps! There is still 8 hours to purchase Amuse stamps and be eligible to receive tickets that will increase your chances at winning the AMUSE Grand Prize that will be drawn at 6:00 pm, closing time, Saturday July 18, 2009.
Also, a reminder, if you have received any tickets this past week, and haven't dropped then in the box at the store, you must do so on Saturday, or you won't be eligible to WIN!

Thanks again, to all of our wonderful customers who have made this year's AMUSE*A*PALOOZA such a wonderful event. We have had lots of fun making cards, tags, and gifts, using the cute and whimsical stamps from Amuse. They are available year round at Stamp Antonio Arts, and if you didn't get a chance to come in and view the New HolidayReleases, you can stop on by anytime to see what we have in stock!

Our owners will be heading off to CHA in Orlando in the next week, so be on the lookout for lots of new and exciting merchandise to start coming into the store after the "BIG SHOW"!
The August class calendar should be out shortly, so be sure to check for NEW Classes available during the month of August. Until we see you again, stay cool, and keep on Stampin'.

Mindy and the Team from Stamp Antonio Arts

Monday, July 13, 2009

A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA is off and Running!

This past weekend's Grand Reveal of the NEW Amuse Art Stamps for the holidays, was a tremendous success! We want to thank all of you Amuse Addicts for coming out and enjoying our festivities with us. But all is NOT over yet!

The BEST IS YET TO COME! Classes with Geeta Suggs are just around the corner, and there are still a few openings left in the 6 classes she is teaching at Stamp Antonio Arts! We ask that you please sign up early, and don't wait until the last moment. There are so many GREAT ideas to be had in Geeta's classes, and since she is holding most of them twice, you should be able to find a class time that is just right for YOU!

We still have quite a few of the NEW images, with sample cards to show you how to use them. New ideas are always fun to share, and we want to share them with you, too!

We are also holding our first ever Card Swap, using the New Amuse stamps! You may sign up by calling the store during regular business hours @ 210-342-6217. We are holding two different Card Swap Prep Sessions in our classroom, if you want to come down and make them here at the store, where it is COOL! You will have to furnish your own stamps, though. For more information concerning the Card Swap, you can check our web-site for Prep times and when the finished cards are due! Of course, you earn more chances at the Amuse Grand Prize by attending the Card Swap Prep times and participating in the Card Swap, so start stamping NOW to get those extra chances. The Grand Prize drawing will be at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 18th. Good Luck to all that are participating!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, July 9, 2009


AMUSE*A*PALOOZA begins Friday at 6:00 pm at Stamp Antonio Arts! The Grand Reveal of all of this year's NEW Holiday stamps from Amuse will go onsale at 6:00 pm sharp!
There will be lots of music, refreshments, and lots of ideas on how to use the New images in your holiday cards and decorations. This will be your first chance to purchase the New Images this season, and they are going to be HOT, HOT, HOT!
So be sure to come by and be one of the first to get your New Holiday Stamps from Amuse!
And, be sure to sign up for the Holiday Amuse Classes given by Certified Amuse Instructor, Geeta Suggs! She will be here giving classes next weekend, July 16, 17, and 18, 2009. Of course, her GREAT classes will be filling up FAST. . . . . . . so you need to sign up today!
Looking forward to seeing you all Friday Evening . . . . . . .
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Two more days and counting until the release of the HOLIDAY Amuse Stamps 2009! Are you planning on joining us for the Grand Reveal on Friday evening?????????

IF NOT, WHY???????? It will be a fun evening, plus you will be the first to see and be able to purchase the NEW images for this year! PLUS, if you attend, you will get a ticket for the Grand Prize Drawing, just for showing up! Boy, that is a Deal that's hard to refuse!

So, come on down to the store and join us! You will be glad you did, and be sure to check our website for the Schedule of Events and Classes you will be able to sign up for!
Amuse-a-Palooza is one Lol-a-Palooza of and event you won't want to miss!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Countdown Continues!

****************6 Days and Counting***************************
AMUSE-A-PALOOZA begins July 10, 2009. Be sure to check our website for information concerning the Grand Prize Drawing. Sign up for an Amuse class, get a ticket. Sign up for the Card Swap, get a ticket. Attend a Make-N-Take, get a ticket. Buy a NEW Amuse Stamp, get a ticket.

Many, many, ways to get multiple chances at the GRAND PRIZE! For more information, check the web site or call the store, we will be happy to help you!

Have a Happy 4th of July, we will be open Saturday, till 4:00 pm come on by and have some cake!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Alright, enough about my birthday! My fellow co-workers are tired of hearing about my "big" day, "Mindy, It's time you update the blog!"


We are so excited that the 4th annual AMUSE-A-PALOOZA Stamp Extravaganza is just around the corner, July 10th through July 19, 2009!

We are the only store is San Antonio celebrating this wonderful event this year. AMUSE Art Stamps will be unveiling their new line of Holiday stamps on Friday, July 10, 2009. Stamp Antonio Arts will be holding a "Grand Reveal Preview Party" on that Friday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, with holiday music, refreshments, and FUN! Classes using the New stamps will begin on Saturday, July 11th, and continue for the entire week following, through July 18, 2009. You may check our website for a complete list of daily events that will be featured.

With each event you participate in, you will receive tickets on which to register for the Grand Prize drawing during AMUSE-A-PALOOZA week. The more events you participate in, the more chances you will receive for the drawing. For example: If you sign up for an AMUSE class by July 4th, either in person or by telephone, you will receive 3 tickets = 3 chances to WIN a PRIZE!

So, get on the horn, and give us a call! The class listings are on the website, or on our display board here at the store! Decide which classes you want to take, and start collecting your tickets for your chance at the AMUSE GRAND PRIZE!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Hello, one and all! That's right, summer is here, and it is already getting HOT! HOT! HOT!

There are so many things going on at Stamp Antonio Arts, my head is spinning!

Last week we celebrated my birthday on Wednesday evening during our Artist's Night Out! What a Hoot! Amy, Carol and Zoe brought me a German Chocolate Cake, and everyone from customers in the store, to the ladies attending Artist's Night Out, gathered around to sing "Happy Birthday" and then joined us in eating cake! What a pleasant and enjoyable surprise! MY head has been in the clouds ever since!

We have received many products this week, including a shipment of Outlines Rubber Stamps, and more Punch Bunch paper punches. We have also received a "boat-load" of scrapbook 12X12 papers from "gcd papers" that are very beautiful. But of course, along with the new, comes disposal of the old! Lots of papers on SALE at 4 for $1.00. Hurry in while the pickin's are good!

We have also received a special shipment of Webster's Papers, which are very nice, and inspired our own paper maven, Jane, to create a Vintage Recipe Book Sample from our Texas shaped chipboard albums and the Webster's paper. You must come by the store and check it out. It is AWESOME!

I don't want to jinx our summer class sign ups, but I did want to thank all of our wonderful customers who have been signing up, and bringing their friends to our inspiring Summer Classes at the store. Our numbers are improving somewhat, but don't let the growing numbers scare you away from attending some of these terriffic classes. Our instructors are working very hard to plan and execute interesing and creative classes that will keep you inspired and craving more, and more classes in the weeks to come! What a wonderful way to spend your hot summer afternoons, than learning a new hobby, or technique, at Stamp Antonio Arts in our cool and comfortable environment! We hope to see your happy, smiling face there, real soon! Take care and have a safe Summer!

Mindy, and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Today is a special holiday, one that everyone should remember. Memorial Day isn't just a day to have a barbecue, and get together with family and friends to swim and play. It is a day to remember all of our country's service men and women who have fought and are fighting for our country's freedom at home and in countries far away!

Today, Monday, at 3:00 pm there will be a nationwide Moment of Silence, where you can say a prayer if you like, or just stop for a moment and think of those who have fought for us, to give us a better world to live in. Thank you, all!

Stamp Antonio Arts will be closed on Monday, in observance of Memorial Day, and will re-open at 10:00 am on Tuesday. We hope you have a safe a happy holiday, and will remember all the folks who have done so much for you in the past, and will do so much in the future.

All our best, Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Friday, May 8, 2009

"WILD"flowers in TEXAS!

I sure do miss seeing the wildflowers that "should" be blooming in South Texas right now, that AREN'T! North Texas has gotten so much rain that the wildflowers are just blooming and blooming! And what do we see here in San Antonio? Lots of dried up weeds because it felt like 108* today in the shade! The temperature only registered 100* at the airport, but in the middle of our parking lot, my car was baking at 108!

I was so happy to be inside Stamp Antonio Arts with the air on! So was the UPS man, when he came in with deliveries. We finally got in our Item of the Month for May, and they are a really cool Spirit Doll, paper doll rubber stamp from Hampton Art/Limited Edition. I have a few really neat ideas for using this stamp, now I just have to see if I can bring them to fruition within the next few days. We also got in some of the New Hero Arts Clear Acrylic sets yesterday, and the rest of the Team is working on samples from them. Maybe I will be able to put some of them on the blog next week.

Customers have been asking for card samples on the blog, but we would rather see your smiling faces in person at the store! But since the recession and all, the smiling faces have been few and far between. You, our dear sweet customers, have been staying home, and not even coming out for our wonderful and interesting classes. We have had to cancel some really GREAT classes over the last few weeks, due to non-interest and that real makes us SAD!

We will keep offering classes as long as we can, but if you have constructive suggestions, we would LOVE to hear from YOU, our trusted customers. Call us at 342-6217; e-mail us at; OR leave a comment on this blog.

We WILL look forward to hearing from all of you, and seeing you soon! Until then, "Keep on Stamping!"
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Milestones occur daily, and we must make the most of them, no matter how BIG, no matter how small.
No matter how Happy, no matter how sad. Everything from babies birth's to the first steps, the first days of school, to graduations. Weddings, to anniversaries, to promotions to retirement.
Back in 1954, this was a milestone of sorts for me. It was the day my parents (top photo) got married, and my Mother's parents (bottom photo) stood up for them. A day full of hopes and dreams, happiness and sadness, and dreams of days to come.
Today is also one of those days! No, nothing quite as spectacular as a wedding, but a milestone for me, none the less.
I am so amazed that it is post number 100 already, and I have been having so much fun trying to post weekly, so that you all will be able to keep up with all of the fun things that are happening at Stamp Antonio. Sometimes I have fallen down in keeping things current, but hopefully you that check in from time to time will forgive me anyway.
This coming weekend, May 2, 2009, is National Scrapbooking Day across the nation, but at Stamp Antonio Arts it's AMUSE DAY! That's right, Geeta Suggs will be back at Stamp Antonio this Saturday, with a day full of card making mayhem with the ever popular Amuse line of rubber stamps! Geeta will hold three classes,
two card making classes, and another of the Copic Marker classes that only she teaches so well. You may check our web page for more information, or call the store at 210-342-6217 to reserve a space in one or all of these wonderful classes! Be sure to sign up early, because if you wait until the last minute, the class may no longer be available!
I want to personally thank all of you that follow this blog for your feedback, and for those of you who just found us, "what took you so long?"
Welcome to Stamp Antonio Arts!
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Metal Effects Cross Class!

(photo courtesy of Cindy Lyons) (click on photo to see larger image)

Last Saturday, April 18,2009 our own Carol Condos held a Metal Effects Class at Stamp Antonio Arts, and her students embossed these wonderful Crosses using the products available from Ten Seconds Studios. The works of art that come out of these classes are just awesome, and every class gets better and better. You may remember seeing in this blog about the tumblers and wall clocks that were decorated with this metal in previous blog posts, and now these wonderful crosses. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

If you are really interested in this Metal Effects art form, be sure to check out the web site for Ten Seconds Studios, and their Taco Tuesday videos that they do each week. The link is in the sidebar for your convenience. They really do some creative things with the metal and their templates. If you see something in the videos or on their site that you are dying to try, we do carry most of their products at Stamp Antonio, so you can come right on over and pick up some supplies. If Carol is here that day, she will even give you a mini-lesson to get you started creating some of these metal wonders.

Well, it's FIESTA Time again in San Antonio! and everyone is partying like there is no tomorrow! Parades, and floats, foods of all types from oysters to jalepenos, carnival rides, games of chance, all week with folks dressed up in the most colorful and outrageous outfits you can imagine. . . . . . . . if you haven't experienced FIESTA before, be sure and do so this week! If you want to share your experiences with love ones who don't live here, why not send them a card made with stamps from Stamp Antonio Arts. We have several different types of stamps that can be used for Fiesta type cards, and we even have samples to show you how you can decorate your own card, and even include a photo showing how much FUN you had here at the city-wide party. Be sure to stop by this week and experience a little Fiesta Fun at Stamp Antonio Arts. And don't forget. . . . . . . . . . . GO SPURS GO!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bluebonnets. . . . Have you seen any?

Bluebonnets are usually everywhere you look this time of year! But when you don't get rain at the right time of the year, the little things just don't have much of a chance to pop out and bloom.

Have you seen any bluebonnets this year? This photo is courtesy of our friend, Mark Jetton, of Deadbeat Designs stamps. He took a Road Trip one day, and had to go all the way over to East Texas to find some blooming along the highways like we usually see around here in Central Texas near San Antonio.

If you are looking for bluebonnets, you don't have to waste gas driving all over the state to find them. We have plenty here at Stamp Antonio Arts, thanks again to Mark Jetton and Deadbeat Design Stamps. He introduced three new sizes of bluebonnet stamps this spring, and even sent us a wonderful paper bag mini book decorated with the new flower stamps and some of his photos. I taught a class of this mini book last week, and we had so much fun, stamping and coloring bluebonnets for our own books. Drop by the store anytime to see these wonderful NEW Bluebonnet Stamps, along with ideas on how to decorate your home or a card with our State Flower of TEXAS! And of course, we have lots of Stickles to add just the right amount of twinkle to each one.

I also wanted to mention that we received a new line of invitations, response cards, menu cards, and place cards in various sizes from American Crafts. There are 4 Theme's available; a Damask design flocked in black on white stock; a silver metallic flourish design on cream stock; a pink glittered rose bud on white stock, and a green branch with leaves on cream stock. Each theme comes in the different sizes of invitations and such, and would be beautiful for any occasion, party, or get-together. Our own, Jane Smith, is having a class this Saturday, April 18, 2009 making various invitations for all types of get-togethers. If you are planning an event, and think you might be interested in making your own invitations, rather than spending lots of $$$$$$$$ to have them done somewhere else, you may want to come by and sign up for Jane's class and let her show you how you can save money and time by doing them yourself. You may even enjoy the time you spend working on them and be proud to say, "I made them myself!"

We hope to see you soon.

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's Almost BUNNY TIME!

Hi blogger friends! It has been such a busy week around here at Stamp Antonio. We have been busily trying to get the new class calendar up on the web site, and the samples for April classes out at the store. Along with getting in lots of new merchandise, and rearranging some of the older stuff, we did get in more of the NEW Somerset magazines, "MARIE" which debuted this month, and "STUFFED" which debuted last month in which our own artist in residence Linda Rael had TWO projects published. Both of these new magazines sold out almost immediately when we got them in originally. (so they MUST be good!)

We also got in some of the new Tim Holtz ideaology line, Grungepaper, metal peices, clips, pins, and sprockets. We also received some of the new colors of Alcohol Inks - Lights and Brights, but they were gone before I ever got them worked out on the counter. Another order has been placed, and will arrive shortly. (I will keep you posted when they come in!) The new Alcohol inks also look awesome on Carol's Metal Effects projects!

"Bunny Time" is just around the corner, (April 12, 2009) and we still have a great assortment of chickies, bunnies, and eggs for your Easter stamping. We also have a few of the Holly Berry House multi layer Cross stamps that when stamped multiple times, you can make a great dimensional decoration, that would look good on the front of a card. Susan Casto will be having an Easter Make-N-Take this Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm using the Rubber Stamp Tapestry line of peg stamps. Jane Smith will be conducting a Spring/Easter card class on Saturday, April 4, 2009 using the Outlines Rubber Stamps. Her class will make 4 cards and is just $25 for three hours of stamping fun, between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Call 342-6217 at once to register for this class if you are interested.

My class will be making a cute as pie Bluebonnet Paper Bag Book this Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 2:30 till 4:30 pm. This little book is made from paper lunch bags, and will hold photos of your favorite wildflowers or "wild"grandchildren. We will be stamping bluebonnets and other Texas type stamps from Deadbeat Designs throughout the book, and bluebonnet photos will be provided for each student. This class is only $15, but class size is limited to 12 students, so sign up early if this class interests you.

Well, I guess it's time for me to hop, hop, hop, on over to the Bunny Patch and prepare more special surprises for our customers. Every day is exciting at Stamp Antonio Arts, and you never know what merchandise will come rolling in the door! Stop by sometime and see what we mean. We will look forward to showing you around. . . . . . .

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Memory Box Weekend! What a HOOT!

This weekend was so much fun, having Theresa Laurent with Memory Box Stamp Company here teaching classes. I was awarded the opportunity to take BOTH of her classes, and let me tell you, they were terrific!
She taught us many new colored pencil coloring techniques, as well as showing us how to layer stamped images with patterned papers to give our cards depth and texture. The stamps she used were the New Spring designs from Memory Box Stamps. This collection includes many woodland creatures, including 3 different owls, squirrels, birds, and bunnies. If you remember in the past few years, Memory Box has had a specialty line of Penguins doing everything from fishing, dancing, and partying, to a penguin in hair rollers in her robe, saying "I don't do mornings!" Well, this Spring they have introduced a line of Panda's starting with the Gardening Panda that was used in this class. He is very cute!
If you were lucky enough to be able to attend these classes, you have a stack of new cards to sit and drool over. If you weren't able to attend, be sure and stop by the store and check out all of the sample cards Theresa left for us, and we will be happy to share with you answers to any questions you may have about how these cards were done, or the products used to make them. We still have almost all of the different stamps available, along with the patterned papers, cards, inks, and tiny sparkly jewels and pearls used as accents.
We have also just recently received a shipment of beautiful specialty papers from American Crafts. These are 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock weight papers in metallic gold, silver, and copper, along with pastel colors of alligator texture paper and raw silk texture papers. There are also two colors of an embossed cardstock that has a small damask design embossed into it, which would make lovely invitations for a wedding or anniversary gathering.
Come see what's New at Stamp Antonio Arts! And as always, Happy Stamping!
Mindy, and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And We'll Have FUN, FUN, FUN . . . . .

The Memory Box Stamp Weekend of Fun is just around the corner! Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2009 we will be having fun with our friends from the Memory Box Stamp Company!
This weekend will consist of classes, and instruction on how to use their stamps and color them, along with a Trunk Show of New Spring merchandise from the Memory Box.
Our classes usually fill at the last moment, so don't wait until then, or you may not be able to get in.
We had a wonderful visit with Mark Jetton, of Deadbeat Design Stamps, on Friday. He was in San Antonio with his family celebrating his Mother's birthday, and he stopped by the store to check up on us. He has so many new and exciting ideas and uses for his stamps, and we will be sharing many of them with our fellow bloggers in the next few weeks. If you are a fan of Mark's remarkable Texas themed stamps, you too, can follow his blog by clicking the link on the right.
I will be teaching his Paper Bag Bluebonnet Book on Saturday April 4, 2009 here at the store. Mark has a new line of Texas Bluebonnet stamps that we will use, that are so beautiful and life-like you won't be able to tell if they are real or not! This is sure to be a popular class, so come by the store and check out the sample, so you can register early and assure yourself a space in the class. Our own State Flower will be bursting out in bloom shortly, thanks to the recent rains, so sign up for this class soon, and you will have some place to display some of your own beautiful bluebonnet photos!
Well, its off to start preparing for the arrival of the Memory Box brigade, we hope to see you all this weekend for some springtime fun, fun, fun!
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Break 2009

Do your kids like to do Art Projects? Do you want to get rid of them for a few hours this coming Saturday? Well, Stamp Antonio Arts is having our FIRST Ever Kid's Class, Saturday, March 14, 2009 between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

The class is entitled,"Build-A-Robot", and our junior stampers will learn about working with clear acrylic stamps from Stampendous, along with acrylic blocks, ink pads, markers, and adhesives. They will be stamping robot parts, coloring them, cutting them out, and assembling them in various positions and working in various mediums to make cards, pictures, puppets, and storyboards.

The class price is only $15, and your children will have lots of fun learning about stamping, learning how to take care of their supplies, and making fun robots they can use for all types of decorations and make believe. The class is designed for stampers ages 8-12, but if your child is younger than 8, and still interested, a parent must accompany them to the class to help them with cutting and other techniques.

All supplies for this class will be furnished by the instructor, so if you are interested in this SUPER RAD Class for your child, that guarantees to be Fun, Fun, Fun, give us a call at 210-342-6217 and reserve a space today.

I also wanted to mention some of the New merchandise that has come into the store this past week. We received a shipment of Character Construction Acrylic Stamps, and if you are a follower of Catherine Moore's work, you will want to see the new line of stamps we received. We also received the Spring/Easter shipment of new stamps from AMuse, with the cute flop eared bunny in the carrot car, along with the New Snail stamp with the words, "snail mail!" We also got in a few of the Holly Berry House Stamps, that let you create layered medallions in various shapes. We got in two sizes of crosses, and two styles of large decorated eggs for Easter that would make wonderful cards, gifts, or ornaments.

So come on by the store and see what is New for Spring at Stamp Antonio Arts. Hope to see you soon!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Every year during the month of February, we have a SPECIAL CELEBRATION! Not only is it the month of love for Valentine's, it is also the Month We Love Our Customers! (We love them EVERYDAY. . . . . but only celebrate one month a year!)

Everyone gets to enter the drawing by spending a meer $10 at the store. Each day you spend $10, you get a chance at our GRAND PRIZE basket of goodies!

And now, without further delay. . . . . . . . . . drum roll please. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
our winner of this year's 2009 We Love Our Customers drawing is. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mrs. Jan Karney

with her basket of Stampin' Goodies!

Congratulations Jan! Now your husband will know "why" you had to go to Stamp Antonio every day, when you come home with this enourmous basket of merchandise!

There will be more F U N things happening in the months to come. The next Contest will begin March 17, 2009. Watch our Web Site, this Blog, and even In Store, to find out what is beginning on St. Patrick's Day this year!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts!


We are ink saavy. . . . Are YOU?? Saturday after the watercolor classes with Susan Casto, our own "Ink Wizard" Jane Smith, gave a demonstration of all of the different kinds of inks we carry at Stamp Antonio Arts! And there are quite a few!

Inks that dry slowly for embossing, inks that dry quickly, inks for stamping on paper, inks for stamping on glass, metals, and fabrics. We have them all here at Stamp Antonio. And each one is as unique as it's name. This will be one of our ongoing demonstrations that will be appearing on the class calendar on a regular basis from now on. It is a basis for any type of stamping, and needs to be discussed and talked about, so you will be familiar with all of the types and what they can do. Our basic Rubber Stamping 101 class will also be appearing on a regular basis, so you can learn all of the basics, and feel comfortable when picking up a rubber stamp and ink pad.

Our New Class Calendar for March is up on the web site, and ready for your inspection. The samples are also up at the store, so you can see what we will be making in the classes, before you sign up! We have many "special" classes this month, including our first Kids Class, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 during Spring Break. Jane Smith will be instructing the "Junior Stampers" on how to handle the stamps and inks, and make wonderfully F U N Robots of all kinds in our Robots Galore class from 10:30 to 12:30 pm.

We will also be welcoming Theresa Laurent, from Memory Box Stamp Company. She will be bringing a Trunk Show of Memory Box products, along with teaching 4 fabulous seasonal card classes on the weekend of March 21 & 22, 2009. For information on any of these classes, you can call us at 210-342-6217 weekdays between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. You can also call that number to sign up for any of these wonderful classes, (class space is limited) so call to reserve your space today!

And as always, thanks for shopping with us at Stamp Antonio Arts. Tell your friends about our store, and better yet, bring them along the next time you come in!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio

Monday, March 2, 2009

Susan Casto is Back!

Teaching classes at Stamp Antonio Arts, that is! After being "out-of-pocket" for several months, she returned on Saturday, February 28, 2009, to teach two Wonderful Watercolor Classes using the Art Impressions watercolor line of rubber stamps, and Marvy LePlume watercolor markers.

Susan is such a talented and wonderful teacher, if you have never taken one of her classes, you should do so! You will be pleased at the work you walk away with. She takes you through each project step by step, and of course, encourages you to step out side your comfort zone and create a work that you would be proud of. There are many students that follow her from class to class, because she is so patient, and encourages you to continue even when you question your own ability.

She also has another watercolor class coming up on March 28, 2009, which is a little more challenging because of it's size, and it is called "Nana's Cottage." The stamp that is the basis for the piece, is also our Stamp of the Month for March at Stamp Antonio. If you think you might want to take this class from Susan, you might want to stop by the store in advance and pick up this stamp while we have it in stock. To take advantage of our Item of the Month special price, you must come into the store and make a purchase. With the cash register receipt from that sale, you must return to the store on another day, make another purchase of at least $10.00 and then with your coupon at the bottom of your receipt you can recieve the Item of the Month for 40 percent off the regular retail price.

Don't wait until the end of the month to come and get your Item of the Month! We have been know to sell out before the end of the month. We order the same amount of specials each month, and when they are gone. . . they are gone!

Susan also teaches our peg stamp classes from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Their peg stamps are unique, in that they are one of the only companies that adhere their rubber stamp images to the end of a round peg, similar to a dowel stick. We are the only store in San Antonio that sells Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps, and they are one of our most popular styles of stamps because of their unique shape and size. Come by and see the beautiful sample cards Susan has made for us using these one of a kind stamps.

We hope to see you soon, and as always, if you have any questions or comments about something you see or hear about on our web site or blog, just come by the store, or give us a call. Our store number is 210-342-6217 and we are open daily, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Wednesday's we are here from 10:00 am till 9:00 pm.

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Metal Effects Clock Class

Here are the beautiful clocks that emerged from our recent Metal Effects- Clock Class at Stamp Antonio Arts. It was held on Saturday, February 14, 2009, using the Creative Imaginations 12" X 12" blank clock base, and copper metal from Texas Art Supplies, and the creative metal molds from Ten Second Studios.
Four students participated in this class, taught by our own Carol Condos, co-owner of Stamp Antonio Arts. This was a little more advanced class than our previous ones, due to the larger area that was covered by the metal, but each student worked hard embossing and sanding, and then coloring their pieces with Ranger Products' Alcohol Inks.

Careful studying and thought went into each clock face, deciding where each individual element would go.

And then the ink was applied, and the sanding off of extra color began until the pieces looked just right.

After all was said and done, and the clock parts were installed, each student was proud of what they had accomplished! And rightfully so! The pieces were exquisite! Congratulations to the entire class, for a project WELL DONE!

The Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

NEW Arrivals at Stamp Antonio Arts!

Are you looking for a way to record all of those wonderful memories from the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo? Well now is the time to come by Stamp Antonio and check out the NEW Chipboard Albums we received from The Heart of Texas Studio. This is a Texas based company from up IH35 a ways, and they sell some of the neatest chipboard word albums and shaped albums I have ever seen. When our Sales Rep came by this past week and showed us this line, the "SPURS" word album caught my eye immediately! The possibilities started darting through my mind, and I just knew we had to order some.

Of course, with the Rodeo in full swing, we had to pick up a lot of Texas themed albums, and since we are all pet lovers at the store we had to get the "Woof" and "Meow" albums. If you come by and can't find the theme you are interested in, let us know. . . . .
maybe we can order them for you!

Of course, I picked up my Spurs album, and if you are interested in seeing how I decorated it, stay tuned to the blog, and I will show pictures of it, as soon as I finish.

Well, tomorrow is Valentines Day, and if you are like me, and don't have anything ready to share with your loved ones, be sure to stop by the store. You can always pick up a few stamps and inks, a card or two, and a few pieces of ribbon to make a card. We also have our item of the month heart stamp kit, and with Some Assembly Required, and a few sheets of cardstock, you can make a dimensional heart that can be used on a card, or as a charm on a necklace and earrings.
If you prefer not to assemble it yourself, it would still make a great gift, along with a Gift Certificate to Stamp Antonio Arts for any and all of your Papercrafting needs.

Have a terriffic Valentine's Day, we will be open regular business hours, 10:00 am till 6:00 pm, and will have two classes and a FREE Demo going on. Stop by and see what's new at Stamp Antonio Arts.

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Have you tried ENCAUSTICS?

It's back, and in full force! Encaustic Art has been around for ages, and is an ancient form of preserving treasured memories and items in wax. There are many techniques in which dimensional objects and papers are collaged together on various substrates, but when you preserve it with a coating of beeswax, it becomes a true work of Art. It even smells natural and organic, too with a slightly sweet aroma.
For the past few weeks, we have been having several demos and classes introducing Encaustics through art, with artist Michelle Belto. The class numbers must be limited to small numbers, because of the amount of room needed and the air circulation needed when working with the melting wax. Our last class was sold out almost immediately, so Michelle has agreed to hold another class on February 15, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you are interested in learning this ancient technique of preservation in art, be sure to give us a call at the store, 210-342-6217 during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday, to register your space.
We have added a wonderful line of colored pigment wax that is used in Encaustics along with some brushes and other supplies needed. For more information on the classes you can also check the Class Description page on the web site. This is a very interesting art form, I think you will enjoy learning about.
This week before Valentines Day, I wanted to let you know, we still have a nice assortment of Valentine stamps, inks, gift containers, and magazines to let your Valentine know they are special to you. We still have plenty of gift ideas for the children's school gifts along with card ideas and gift certificates for that someone "Special". If you are new to stamping, we also have a beginners class entitled the Basic's of Rubber Stamping 101 this coming Saturday, Valentines Day at 10:30 am.
Wouldn't that make a nice "gift" for someone you know that enjoys arts & crafts? Come on by and see us at Stamp Antonio Arts. We are also celebrating the month of February as "We Love Our Customers" month. With any purchase of $10 or more, you can fill out a registration form for a drawing at the end of the month. Grand Prize will be a big ol' basket of Stampin' Goodies from Stamp Antonio Arts. We hope to see you all soon!
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Things are soooo sweeeeet here at Stamp Antonio! We are the only stamp store in San Antonio with the NEW AMuse Sweet Shop Valentine & Love stamps. Last weekend we told you of the classes we were having with the Amuse Demonstrator of our area, Geeta Suggs. Well, they were a big hit, and Geeta taught 5 wonderful classes full of cupcake sweetness and Valentine FUN!
Thank you, Geeta, for helping us kick off this season of Love and Good Wishes with your energetic classes.
Since then, we have received the NEW line of Valentine Mints and Chocolate stamps from Mark Jetton at Deadbeat Designs, up the road in Salado, Texas. We have been making lots of sample cards, and small gift projects from the stamps of these two wonderful stamp companies.
If you are in need of school projects for your child's class, or Valentines Day Cards for friends and family, come on by the store and see all of the samples we have on display. We will be happy to help you pick out something that you and your child can make for this special day.
Our February Class Calendar will be up on the web site in a few days, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the wonderful classes we will be having in the coming month. I will be having my monthly Flowers So Real Class, this month featuring Roses for Valentines, on Saturday, February 7, 2009 along with a special Valentine Make-N-Take of a Valentine Photo Flasher, and an "Inchies Galore Card Class, rounding out the week before Valentines. On Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14, 2009, we will be offering a Basic Rubber Stamping Class for those who are interested in learning the basics of this fun and creative hobby, along with a class in working with the Metal Effects templates and metals.
This has been just a teaser to get your creative juices flowing, and when our calendar comes out, you can hop on the phone lines and give us a call to sign up for these exciting and inspiring classes.
One of our New AMuse stamps says, "EVERYONE HAS A PRICE- mine is chocolate." And with that, I will close.
Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Thursday, January 22, 2009

We Take Classes, Too!

(left to right): Carol Condos(co-owner of Stamp Antonio), Lynn Lloyd(former owner of Stamp Salado, and current owner of Stamp Shack/Stamp Lauderdale in Florida), and Sandra Shaw(current owner of Stamp Salado).

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We take classes, too! Our own Carol Condos, attended a class Wednesday afternoon in Salado, Tx. at Stamp Salado. Their previous owner, Lynn Lloyd, (in blue) was blowing through Texas on her way to CHA in California and decided to stop and see many of her friends in Salado, TX. including Mark Jetton, owner of Deadbeat Designs Stamps. (photo courtesy of Mark Jetton)

Carol made lots of samples using some of Deadbeats New designs for 2009, and will have them on display at the store for all to see. The New "Texas" themed stamps have been ordered and will arrive soon. There are Valentines, chocolates, bluebonnets, and more. We also have lots to celebrate the Rodeo beginning next week.

So if you have friends coming in for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, be sure to bring them by Stamp Antonio Arts, so we can show them the wonderful line of TEXAS stamps that Mark makes for us at Deadbeat Designs in Salado, Tx.

Let's Rodeo San Antonio!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

NEW Window Design at Stamp Antonio Arts

It was strongly suggested by my fellow team members that I blog about our new window design, so I am inviting everyone to come by the store and see our design for the months of January and February.

There are so many things happening after the first of the year, New Beginnings, New Dreams, and such, that time is tight and of the essence. This coming weekend is our AMuse Valentine weekend! We are having visitors from all over Texas with Christy's Shoebox Swap on Friday, and Geeta Suggs, AMuse Stamp demonstrator from Austin will be here Saturday for three, YES THREE, exciting classses using the ever so popular AMuse Art Stamps. You can check out the details on the class page on our web site, or stop by the store to check out the samples. AND of course, sign up for all three classes!!!!! We always have so much fun when Geeta is here!

There will also be our monthly Make-N-Take Birthday Flower of the Month going on between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday. The flower for the month of January is the Carnation, so stop on by, and try your hand at this wonderful craft using punches and cardstock.

We are also receiving new products everyday, and lots of new magazines, with lots of new ideas.
If you are in need of something artistic to take your mind off our drooping economy, stop by Stamp Antonio, take a class, or check out our new lines of products. Soon your mind will be off of the depressing, and on to better and happier things. We hope to see you soon!

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts

Saturday, January 10, 2009

INCHIE Swap! NEW at Stamp Antonio Arts

We have begun an "Inchie Swap" at Stamp Antonio Arts. Inkadinkado stamp company has come out with a line of "inchie" sized acrylic stamps that we received about a week or so ago. Of course, they sold out immediately, so we have had to reorder them. In the meantime, Jane and I have "primed the pump" so to speak, and started a swap among our customers that are consumed by the INCHIE craze!

INCHIES by definition, are a 1" by 1" piece of personal ART! You may use any art technique or product of choice to decorate your little 1" square of ART. The more techniques you use on one Inchie, the more collectable they become. There are many groups around the world making and trading these beauties, similar to Artist Trading Cards (ATC's). We didn't want to be that formal, so we just put out a few handfuls of them in a basket and they took off from there.

To participate in our "SWAP" you must make a few Inchies yourself. Then bring them into Stamp Antonio. If you bring in 5 inchies and place them in our basket, then you may take out 5 in trade. They are NOT for sale, remember you must make some and bring them in to trade.

If you would like more information on how to make INCHIES, or see some that have already been made to get some ideas, just come by Stamp Antonio Arts during regular business hours and we will show you how. Once you try them, you will be hooked! There are no special supplies required, and the only limitations is your own imagination.

INCHIES are just so much fun! Make a handful and come on by today!

See you soon,

Mindy and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts