Monday, October 25, 2010

Here comes Christmas . . .

The Art 'n Soul Christmas Party is only 5 days away  . . .  come join us, please, at the store between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. See some wonderful ways to artistically convey your holiday wishes to family and friends this year. Products are arriving daily in anticipation of the party.

Have you seen these new large holiday stamps from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company? They are awesome; some are available in only the cling-mount and some are available in the wood mount, too!

Outlines Rubber Stamp
Has that partridge every looked
more gorgeous in the pear tree?
Outlines Rubber Stamp
Decking the halls with these
boughs of holly? Priceless!

Spellbinder Nestability that will
be available tomorrow (Tuesday) . . .
can you imagine the beautiful card Marj would dream up?

Halloween Special . . . all Halloween stamps with a blue sticker are 25% off. And all of the Halloween papers, ribbons, embellishments are 25% off . . . lots to choose from . . . Anna Griffin, Memory Box, Graphic 45, Glitz . . .

The Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue paper line is on the spinning rack. That collection and the Wonderfall collection are combined in the 6x6 paper paks that are on the adjacent table. We're still waiting for the beautiful flower embellishments . . . oh Webster's Pages, where art thou beautiful adornments?


From No Time to Stamp's blog by Sharon Johnson, here's a beautiful wedding card made from the 6x6 pak papers . . .

I need to make several wedding cards in short order.  This is the first and I’ve done it in a vintage style using beautiful vintage inspired papers and lace by Webster’s Pages and May Arts Silk Ribbon.  If truth be told, this card was actually made from scraps of paper left over from the last card I made from this pad — Hollywood Vogue/Wonderfall by Webster’s Pages.  This small piece with the beautiful peacock sitting amongst the roses captured my eye and heart, so I decided this would be my focal point.  I’m not so sure a peacock is what you’d typically find on a wedding card, but it seemed to work for me today!!!  Take a look:

Vintage prints, lace and a silk bow — truly beautiful vintage elements!  This card is standard A2 sized.  My bow is hand tied and is rather over-sized today.  I ran the ribbon through slots in the lace so that made it super easy to tie into the bow once it was attached to the card through the lace.   When done, I did apply a dab of glue behind my blow, just for insurance!  Cardstock used is SU Blush Blossom.

The inside also came together just picking up scrap pieces.  This paper is just so gorgeous, every little scrap deserves to be used!  This inside sentiment has been my go-to sentiment for wedding cards ever since it came out.  It is from Loving Thoughts Centers by JustRite.  I used it today on the CLEAR Rectangle Stampers, making it super easy to place correctly on my scrap piece.  A Martha Stewart punch was used for the scallop.

Always and Forever — so pretty and it fit the space just perfectly!  It’s from a beautiful new wedding set by JustRite — Wedding Nested Sentiments — made to fit the CLEAR Rectangle Stampers.  I was SO thrilled with this new set  as it gives me so many more options for wedding themed cards and it’ll be great for scrappers as well!  And did you notice the Blush Kaiser Pearls I used on the peacock’s tail?

This gorgeous lace is included in the Webster’s Pages Trim Card called Hollywood. The silk is Champagne 100% Silk by May Arts.

And here’s the card in a Clear Box, A2 sized.  The bow on this card is super large so it is squeezed in a bit, but is still very protected and will come out of the box in perfect condition.  As you’ll note, the box is a bit larger than the card.  That is because this A2 sized Clear Box holds the envelopes in this size as well, allowing you use these boxes for card gift sets you create, complete with cards and envelopes.

For more information, go to No Time to Stamp's blog at: 

And while I have my passion at Art 'n Soul, my dear husband, Tom, has his passion in our garage . . . I think that's a newly built engine for his latest toy -- the 1966 Chevy Nova. He doesn't know what my stuff does when he peeks into my workspace . . . and I surely don't know what his stuff does when I look around the garage. Reads like a match made in heaven!

Here's to our passions . . . especially those we find at Art 'n Soul!

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