|Magenta's Winter 2011 CHA Release|
Being 'best' friends with Magenta is a 'good thing'! Helene has just forwarded to us their brand new, going-to-the-press Winter 2011 CHA Release Catalog. The front cover shown above gives you a smattering glimpse of the new stamp designs that we're going to have at Art 'n Soul very soon. As we speak, Susie is busy putting a rush order together so that Magenta will have it when they open first thing Monday morning. Being the lucky person that I am, Helene is going to let me work on all of their 'make-n-takes' during CHA, so I can bring back some good samples for the store. To say I can't wait is an understatement.
Here's a sample card from Helene from one of their new stamps . . .
|Magenta: Flower Duo|
Wood Mount - 09.241.N & Cling Mount - C09.241.N
These are 2 of the new chipboards debuting next week:
. . . and a few more stamps to look at!
|Don't you want to just reach in to pet that sweet cat in the coffee mug? I do!|
Of course, the cat may be sitting and waiting for the canary below it.
Stay tuned . . . once that Magenta order arrives, you'll want to dash to the store right away to ensure the selections you'll want to make are still available! Of course, we'll be placing another order soon after to go with the March Cat-of-the-Month order.
Another beautiful and winning card sample from Graphic 45's blog. Renee VanEpps used the Once Upon a Springtime paper collection that we will be restocking as soon as Graphic 45 fills our order. In the meantime, Webster's Pages Spring Market has been added to the spinning rack . . . please take a look!
|Card Sample by Renee VanEpps for Graphic 45|
from: Once Upon A Springtime paper collection
Marj Marion has scheduled 2 more classes at Art 'n Soul, and I think you're going to want to sign up!
A new item I'll be checking out at CHA . . . Tim Holtz's collaboration with core'dinations papers. From Tim's blog . . .
. . . cardstock to match the distress and adirondack lines and it's finally here! introducing 2 new paper packs from core'dinations featuring the tim holtz & ranger - distress and adirondack collections. these papers coordinate (pun intended) with these popular product lines. the distress pack features a sheet of all 36 distress colors, and the adirondack pack has an assortment of 24 light, bright, and earthtone colors. these papers are so fun to use with many of my favorite ranger products including inks, paints, embossing powders, and so much more.
It's going to be a busy day tomorrow, so I'm signing off. I enjoyed a very nice Saturday with the Olympia Paper Dolls learning more Zentangle. Today I learned more about the "zen" aspects of the art form, and I think I know all sorts of people who should add this art form to their daily routine. It's become recognized within the medical and therapeutic communities as an anti-anxiety and stress-relieving exercise.