If you're one of the many lucky customers who have been buying up the Pan Pastels, you might want to look at the trays you can purchase (10 or 20 slots to a tray) for your pastels so you can see all of the colors in view instead of figuring the colors out from the tower sets. Judy Daugherty bought some and that set up sure invites you to use them NOW! Susie also said you can purchase sets of just the lids so you can break the towers down into individual containers. Either way, ask to see the print-out of the accessories available to order at the store to make your life with the Pan Pastels organized and easy to use. I know I'm going to be putting my pink sheet together this weekend!
Art 'n Soul's Journal Club met this afternoon and beautiful and imaginative artwork is a result of their passion for journaling in the art form! I'm going to show what Gloria Walker was working on with the Pan Pastels . . .
|Judy Daugherty used the Pan Pastels on the background of these 2 journal pages.|
She loves how well the Pan Pastels blend!
|These are the trays I was talking about.|
Tomorrow, I'll show someone else's journal with her works-in-progress that are quite impressive!
Impression Obsession and Hero Art stamps arrived today . . . if you had not placed a personal order, this weekend is the perfect time to see what's out for you to purchase. Even I had overlooked some stamps that had to be 'added' to the huge order I had placed.
When I am thinking about a journal project or making a beautiful card, finding the right phrase provides the perfect finishing touch. I am always in search of phrase stamps that convey exactly what I'd like to say, and I often find these stamps in the Magenta catalog . . . it seems they've put a little more emphasis on these phrase stamps lately. Take a look at these phrases below; I wasn't able to copy the stamp image into the blog from their website (http://www.magentastyle.com/). Only at Art 'n Soul are Magenta products offered through 'open catalog' ordering every month or so.
Graphic 45 has just released pics of the entire Le Cirque paper line, and here it is in all its glory!
And Graphic 45's additions to their Staple Line:
Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples
Geometric Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples
Metal Hinge Staples
Metal Flower Staples
Metal Tag Staples
Metal Button Staples
Spellbinders continues to gift us with more sneak peeks:
From Latisha Yoast's blog, A Busy Little Craftee Bee, on January 14, 2011:
I’m thrilled to share S5-044 Banner Basics One with you.
What is something most of us buy, when we are about to throw a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower or any kind of celebration? We buy a banner. Well, today I am going to show you how with a few simple materials, you can stop buying those ugly pastel things, and create something beautiful! Let’s get started! But, hold on a second…can I just tell you how excited I am that I can finally share these wonderful die templates with you! When I opened my package, I squealed! One day if I am brave enough I will share the story with you all, on how I ran through the house like a crazy woman when I heard the UPS truck roll up to my house lol. Ok, for real now, let’s get started!
I like to start by grabbing all of my supplies. The supplies I will be using first are, Spellbinder Paper Arts S5-044 Banner Basics One, S5-028 Nested Pennants, S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants, card stock, a strong adhesive, pattern paper and foam tape.
Add the pennants to the ribbon making sure to leave enough ribbon on the end (tails of the banner) for bows.
This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:
Banner Basics One
1: ½ x ⅞″
2: ½ x ⅞″
3: ¼ x 1″
4: ½ x 1⅜″
1: ½ x 4⅜″
2: ¾ x 4⅜″
1: ⅝ x ¾″
2: 1⅛ x 4⅜″
From Mona Pendleton's Blog, Cupcake's Creations, on January 14, 2011:
I’m thrilled to share Floral Doily Accents and Floral Doily Motifs with you. I altered a tin by adorning it with various embossed, stenciled and sanded die cuts using both cardstock and F-012 Precious Metal Premium Craft Foil, (Gun Metal).
Time to turn in before my computer turns into a pumpkin, and the blog date will still be Friday! Hope to see you at Art 'n Soul this weekend . . . a holiday weekend . . . Saturday, Sunday AND Monday! Yippee . . . time for fine art fun!