Thursday, January 20, 2011

Class Reminders, More Basic Grey and . . .

Class Reminders . . .
Cindy Sharp's Tapestry Valentines class is this Sunday, January 23 from 12:30 to 4:00. Using the tapestry stamp sets that she introduced to us a few years ago, she's used them to make 4 romantic Valentine's Day cards in the design you want from floral designed hearts. She's also supplying you with sweet charm and bling embellishments. Call the store now at 360.357.6820 to sign up for the class; Cindy will need to know how many students will be in the class by this Friday for adequate prepping of class kits.

The 4th card was shown in an earlier blog.
And Cindy returns again on Saturday, January 29, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. to teach the Long Cards class. You're making 4 long rectangular style cards from a few more Character Construction die cuts.

The 4th card was shown on an earlier blog!

Tamara is coming back with  Illuminated Letter Class II on Sunday, February 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The first class was so educational because students learned a real artisan skill from centuries ago. Don't worry if you missed Class I . . . Tamara will quickly bring you up to speed.

I cannot tell you how beautiful this lettering technique is!


Quick Valentine's Day Cards (from another blog site)
Make Valentine's Day cards out of paint strips — in seconds. Jodi Kahn, author of Simply Sublime Gifts ($19.99; Potter Craft), repurposes free color swatches: Press inked stamps onto the strips to form phrases like XOX (similar stamps, from $4.50 each; black ink pad, $4.95; and let dry for five minutes.
Kahn's trick for ensuring that the ink adheres? Coat each paint strip with aerosol hair spray before stamping.

Will the paint departments ever catch on that they hold a 'valuable' art supply?

Marj brought in a Memory Box frame showcasing her trip to England last fall. Notice how cleverly she stamped the title descriptions on shrink plastic and attached them to the photos, making a nice 3-dimensional effect to her beautiful photos.
by Marj Marion -- Trip to England - September 2010

Alissa was busy today at the store. She found the time to make two sample cards, one of which is shown here. She took a figure from Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime and put colored pencils and glitter to it. Very sweet!

by Alissa Peppley at Art 'n Soul

And finally, I have to share with you the beauty of the day we enjoyed today! It's difficult to look at this picture from the backyard and remember it's January 19. As they say . . . seize the day!

More Pan Pastels were brought into the store for you to try out by Friday . . . they are sooo much fun to play with.

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