Friday, September 3, 2010

AW, GEE! More Goodies . . .

Deb and Sue have been particularly busy lately.

More Paper Parachute stamps arrived yesterday afternoon to replenish what disappeared almost immediately the last time. And wait until you see the new papers Agi has designed; one batch is officially "released" and I have sample papers that I will post later. I had the pleasure of "lunching" with Agi in the cutest little eatery in Bethany Village outside Portland yesterday. She honored me by giving me a sneak preview of papers she has designed and will be releasing very soon . . . in fact, right before her classes at Art 'n Soul on October 23 . . . to say they're stunning is almost not enough praise. Some of them are completely "outside the box" and colors pop out at you. And she showed me the second card she's created for the first October 23 class . . . she won't send us the complete card but I begged her to send a "snippet" of the card to display because you have to sign up for this card! Honest!

Outlines Rubber Stamps came in yesterday, too. There are a few of the blooming stamps left. Outlines also sent a new sample board; look above the shelving where the Outlines Rubber Stamps are displayed. You'll want to order more of those 'bloomin' stamps if you don't already own them. Just another series of their stamps to relish and become addicted to. And layering of the blooming series couldn't be easier . . . stamp onto decorative papers, embellish the outside lines, cut and layer, and you have a gorgeous card for someone special. What's nice about the blooming stamp designs . . . the cutting isn't so intricate. And then there are the blossom centers that you can also play with . . . !

Fred Mullett arrives today for the first of 3 classes this holiday weekend. Along with Fred's classes, there is a new supply of his stamps on the first table inside the door. It's amazing to me how he can transform a "dead fish" into a rubber stamp design, and then follow it up with such artistic ways in which to bring that fish alive and more beautiful than ever. High-5's to those of you who signed up early for the classes because, once again, Fred ends up with a waiting list of folks who will have to wait until his next trip out "west." Whether or not you're taking his classes, do stop in and see the stamps and his gorgeous transformations . . . Fred is a true artist who graciously shares his expert techniques with us.

Finally, don't forget that Recycled Rubber starts this Sunday and concludes on the holiday Monday. There's LOTS of new 'recycles' that you'll want to grab up.

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