Sunday, May 15, 2011

We've been so very busy; finding time to post to the blog almost impossible. And then the blog system hit a snag and wouldn't allow new postings for about 2 days. So here we are . . . back at you!

Thursday morning, we had the lucky opportunity to meet the folks at Tsukineko USA headquarters in Redmond, Washngton and tour their warehouse. They are such nice people with lots of creativity buzzing around.

Kazuko, Etsumi, Helene, John Petersen (Tsukineko USA), Susan Holten (Tsukineko USA)
Posing with the 'crew" in Customer Service . . . with Molly, Susan Holten's sweet "man's best friend".

Kazuko and Tim Watanabe
Tim is Kazuko's hero . . . he creates the new products at Tsukineko USA.
Kazuko informs Tim how to tweak or what should be made and how it would be best used
 . . . and he kindly works with her to hopefully 'make it happen'!

The day before, Etsumi and Kazuko taught their classes at Art 'n Soul. Those of us who were privileged to be a part of their classes learned new techniques, some of them very surprising due to the simplicity of the message.

This is Kazuko's metal tags that we made using Tsukineko's StazOn white and Glaze On  . . .

Then we made a card using Tsukineko's StazOn, Memento Dew Drops and white Glaze pen. The tree is the only image that was stamped with StazOn. All of the other images were made using the Dew Drop pads directly to the paper.

by Kazuko Kocho

by Kazuko Kocho

Later, I'll post pics from Etsumi's album class.

Susie, Helene and I are now knee-deep in the Puyallup Stamp Show representing Magenta. This is the last day. Etsumi and Kazuko have returned from their trip to Victoria, BC and will enjoy the show today as well. I have a few pics to put into the next posting from the show. It's nice to see so many Art 'n Soul friends and family at the show!

New news! Kathy Peterson, a member of Art 'n Soul's Journal Club, has confirmed that Lisa Engelbrecht will be teaching at our store on Sunday afternoon, October 30. Save the date now . . . more details to follow.

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