Friday, November 26, 2010

There is new 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock from X-Press It . . . 'specially selected for use with Copic Markers'. The features include:
  • ultra smooth and silky surface
  • colors stay bright
  • perfect for marker blending
  • acid free and archival
  • laser & inkjet compatible
  • natural white surface
  • ideal for stamping and card making
  • great for layering with your favorite papers
The supply is on the shelf to the left of the Copic Markers.

The Paper Cut order arrived earlier today and will be out tomorrow as soon as I can open the package and price everything. The order includes the metallic cardstock (i.e., red metallic) that several people have been waiting for, as well as some of the gold and silver card stock, mirror cardstock, and glossy papers in both white and black.

The latest Graphic 45 order was also delivered today. It includes products from their Graphic 45 Staples line. Go to this link to see some of what will be in the box . . . hope you see some items that you like . . . I know I saw some interesting project materials. More surprises from this delivery will be unveiled before I leave for Italy on December 15.

There was an email from Susie that was to go out the day before Thanksgiving . . . and we all know what happened -- staff was unable to get to the store on Wednesday to send it out! Until that goes out, here's the wonderful message she put together on behalf of the staff at the store . . .

As Thanksgiving Day is about to begin, we want to share with you our deep appreciation for the blessings each of you contribute to those of us at Art ‘n Soul. Your loyalty, your creativity, your friendship, your willingness to teach and to share, your ideas, your assistance, your enthusiasm, your laughter, your tears…..the list is endless.

We are grateful for the true joy you bring to each of our lives.

We hope that your friends and families are bringing YOU joy on this wonderful holiday, a day where we share the bounties of our tables and the love in our hearts. And we hope that your homes are warm and that candles are only necessary to flicker off your snowy window panes and not to see the instructions in your favorite cookbooks!

We are NOT having Black Friday specials! We WILL be placing some items on sale in the next week or two, so stay tuned, especially on our blog,  In the meantime, we do have some special classes still open before the end of the year, and we hope you’ll join us in one or two of those (see the list below). Please note that Deb’s and Sue’s class (holiday wall hanging) had to be rescheduled for this coming Monday (Nov. 29) due to the snowstorm and there is now room for additional students in the class.

Thank you again for being part of our artsy family.


Susie, Debbie, Sue, Deb, Alissa, Marj
P.S.  I would like to add that I feel especially blessed to have had the opportunity to become a real part of Art 'n Soul with Bella Carta's selections of paper and ribbon products. The blessings of encouragement to start Bella Carta from Susie, Catherine and the ANS staff, as well as the support from loyal friends and customers of the store, are second only to the blessings my husband, family (including "Hannah") and friends bestow upon me every day of the year without fail.

Our new friend in Japan, Etsumi, used Brilliance Moonlight White with the Magenta stamp and then colored in with the Pan Pastels.

Beautiful, isn't it?

Sunday, November 28, 1:30-3:30, Gloria – “INCHIE ADVENT CALENDAR”, $25
Come join us for the end of your Thanksgiving weekend to prepare for your next holiday.  We will be creating an advent calendar to help you count the days to your Christmas holiday.  Twenty-five decorated inchies will count the way, hidden under numbered doors.  These doors will be arranged on a decorated paper panel.  A ribbon will top the panel to hang in your chosen place at home.  Day 25 will have a special panel of its own!  If you have a one inch square punch, please bring that and your favorite adhesive.

Monday, November 29, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sue M. and Deb K. – “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WALL HANGING, $30
(rescheduled from Monday, Nov. 22) Come join Sue and Deb in creating an 8” x 8” Christmas wall hanging based on Graphic 45’s Christmas Past papers and tags.  With different, but coordinating papers, you will put together a delightful wall hanging that includes various layers and metal embellishments, plus two tiny booklets to add even more interest.  Please bring your basic kit, with your favorite adhesive.

Tuesday, November 30, 6-8 p.m., Gail – “ELEGANT SPIRELLI”, $30
We will make four or five cards using various spirelli shapes and sizes.  We will use some of the wonderful Webster’s Pages papers with unusual forms and card sizes.  You will take home some surprises to use to continue making spirelliu cards to surprise your friends and loved ones.  Gail will also share some of the other Webster’s Pages papers which came in the same package.  The class is limited to 8 students to allow special attention to each participant, so sign up fast to be sure to be one of the luckY 8!  This class will fill quickly!

Thursday, December 2, 6-8 p.m., Deb K. – “BRIGHT AND BRILLIANT ORNAMENT TOPPERS”, $30
Come join Deb as she shows you how to achieve the ornament toppers that were displayed at the ANS Christmas Party on Oct. 30.  Using Outlines rubber stamps, decorative papers, and lots and lots of bling, you will craft stunning ornament toppers that will have people saying “wow!” when they see your beautiful creations.  Please bring your basic kit with your favorite adhesive, foam tape, craft knife, and detail scissors.  Some bling will be provided but please bring any glaze pens, stickles and crystals that you would like to incorporate into your designs.  And if you have any of the Outlines topper stamps, please bring those to ease waiting time for stamping.  The class will include 3 ornaments for your decoration.


Sunday, December 5, 1-3 p.m., Lisa Lee, Owner of Inchie Arts – “LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY CARDS WITH INCHIES, TWINCHIES AND PLUS”, $28
If you haven’t worked with the different sizes and colors from Inchie Arts, this a great opportunity.  We will be working with a variety of fun art techniques to create some last minute holiday, thank you, and winter-themed cards.

Tuesday, December 7, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Joanna – “STAMP-A-STACK OF QUICK & EASY CHRISTMAS CARDS”, $30
Running short of time this holiday season?  Need a stack of beautiful Christmas cards to give to your mailman, kids’ teachers, dentist, neighbors etc.?  Come and enjoy a couple hours of stamping without all of the timely planning, cutting and prep work.  You will make three each of four elegant card designs for a total of 12 cards!  This class is perfect for the beginner, intermediate, and experienced stamper.

Friday,  December 10, 4-6 p.m., JOURNAL CLUB
Everyone welcome and it’s free!  Ask the store for details!  Great Fun and Inspiration!

Saturday, December 11, 1-3 p.m., Elaine – “3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY BRITISH CREAM TEA”, $40
Once again come join Elaine for her traditional British Cream Tea. It includes tea, homemade authentic scones, cream and jam. Every year Elaine and Clive bring out the china for this “royal” get together. Your tea will be served with enjoyable festive crafts and holiday projects.  Early sign-up is highly recommended!  This event fills quickly with repeat scone lovers!

Schedule Revised 11/12/2010

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