You know what happens when we start chatting at the store, and one idea leads to another. Voile! Lately, Gail has had a real penchant for 'playing', and now she has TWO play days to share in the first part of next month.
- On Thursday, August 4, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., we're going to have a Napkin Trade & Play Day at the store. Bring in those napkins you've been collecting to 'trade' and stay long enough to 'play' with the napkins. And it's all free!
- On Wednesday, August 10, from 1:00 to 4:00, another Spirelli play day has been scheduled at Art 'n Soul. Another 'free' afternoon at the store.
We wanted a 'fresh' new look at the store for the birthday bash, and I think we did it. Come in and take a look around . . . you'll want to look 'high and low', as well as 'in and around', to see everything. Here's how we're looking now . . .
|The front table greets you with new stamps from Judikins and Rubber Moon.|
|This is the Asian table featuring our beautiful washi papers, including some new 6x6|
pieces (one of which was totally sold out before I could take a pic), Fred Mullett
Japanese papers, the gorgeous Washi ribbons, and Asian stamps.
|This is the 'fun' table featuring the new Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" collection. Watch for|
future new paper collections on this table as they arrive.
Color, color, color . . . one of our very basic tools, Prismacolor colored pencils,
takes center stage on this table, along with the in-demand Pan Pastels and the Pan Pastel accessories (i.e., fixatives, storage trays, etc.), and the mini stamp pads.
|All of the Paper Parachute papers and ribbons were|
moved onto the etagere . . . be sure to look on
both sides of the shelving.
This is an exciting time of the year for our industry. The CHA 2011 Summer Show starts next week in Chicago and we'll see lots of new products introduced; we've already seen some sneak peeks and I don't think we're going to be disappointed this fall when the deliveries begin.
I have ordered My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas papers, and I am very anxious for them to arrive. Take a look . . .
Back to the party, I love it when we have the chance to see our Art 'n Soul family and friends enjoying their afternoon together . . .
|Check out Gail and Judy on the left . . . they decided to dress|
'Hawaiian' for the party! Linda kept adding to her stash all
afternoon, and Laurie just had to buy the Graphic 45
Magic of Oz stamp set that included Toto! to go with the rest
of her Magic of Oz papers.
|Here's Patti getting ready to see what Susie's demo'ing . . .|
the beautiful iron gate stamp from Judikins!
|She really didn't want her pic taken but she was a good sport about it.|
I just had to take a pic of someone making their purchase!
|This is John Peterson from Tsukineko demo'ing Goosebumps, Ink Potion No. 9|
(that I always call "Love" Potion No. 9), and Fire Works! John will be back
in late August to teach his wonderful book class . . . details to follow!
|Here's Sue demo'ing the new product (for us!), Gamsol, on the make-'n=take!|
She discovered it on her cross-country trip . . . it's a terrific
product to use with your Prismacolor pencils. A lot of pink
sheets were written up requesting Gamsol . . . I can't wait to use it!
|Alissa happily demonstrated the ultra-smooth Elizabeth Craft Designs'|
Glitter Ritz. If you haven't used it yet, you're going to want to see
how easy it is to make your beautiful holiday cards and crafts with
this very unique glitter.
|Got 'em just as they came in the door, kind of! One of them|
had been browsing through the store waiting for all in their
party to arrive! I won't say who insisted the other join in
the fun at Art 'n Soul, but we are soooo very glad you did!
|Sienna and Hannah sitting on Nana's porch in Cashmere, WA|