Thursday, December 22, 2011

Today is the 11th Day of Art 'n Soul's 12 Days of Christmas. Can you believe the 12th Day drawing is tomorrow? You have all of today to stop in at Art 'n Soul to put your name in the bowl. And if you make a purchase, you have even more opportunity to put your name in the bowl. The BIG BASKET drawing is tomorrow!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my Art ‘n Soul gave to me, Any one Magenta stamp for 25% off.Thursday, dec. 22 Only!

Art 'n Soul will be closed this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) to allow our wonderful staff to enjoy Christmas with their families. We'll re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning, December 26.

Valentine's Day is our next annual event to celebrate. Memory Box is wasting no time to introduce their new "Love" dies. Susie saw the sneak peek this morning! We think you're going to be as excited about these new designs as the staff. I'm so excited about them that I'm going to schedule a Valentine's class . . . watch for the date!

In the meantime, you might want to grab a pen and paper to take notes . . . as Susie says, "we're die'ing to get these!"

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No. 98254

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No. 98255

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No. 98278

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No. 98281

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No. 98277
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No. 98280

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No. 98279

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No. 98282

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No. 98283

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No. 98253

And then there are the new 'Love" stamps . . .

No. G1855

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No. G1856

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No. G1857

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Art 'n Soul Gift Certificates
are going to come in handy!
(just sayin' . . .)

From Graphic 45's blog . . .


Christmas Emporium Inspiration Galore!

"Hello Lovely G45ers!

Welcome to this very festive edition of the Graphic 45 blog. Thank you all for stopping by today! The holidays are on every body's mind right now. Perhaps you've still got some last minute gifts to pick up or some crafts to create. Today we're bringing you some awesome holiday inspiration from Jane Tregenza and Gloria Stengel of our design team. They've used our wonderful collection Christmas Emporium to create some gorgeous tags and cards. Even though the holidays can be a bit stressful sometimes, it's also good to take some time to to be creative and enjoy this fun season. Even if you're all done with your holiday shopping you can still rejuvenate your spirit with some gorgeous papercrafting! Today's creations are so beautiful, you're going to find it hard not to drop everything and start crafting! So let the holiday fun commence!

First up are these adorable and stunning tags by Jane Tregenza. Tags are so much fun to make. Here you can see how Jane used fabulous layering and some paper distressing to give these tags an authentic vintage look. The Christmas Emporium papers are perfect for mixing and matching in any creation! Also you can see some gorgeous uses of our Metal Flower Staples! Get ready to fall in love with these inspiring holiday gems!

"I was inspired by all the lovely tags on Graphic 45’s facebook page as part of the Holiday Gift Card Challenge. I decided to make 4 tags but join them together to make a mini book. All it needs is a photo. I used lots of the lovely Christmas papers from Graphic 45 and a metal flower. Chipboard tags and holly flourish from Imaginarium Designs. I love eclectic bits and pieces and this project gave me the perfect chance to use lots." -Jane Tregenza






Next we have these marvelous holiday cards by Gloria Stengel. Gloria has such an elegant and classic style and you're going to love what she's done with these cards! They are shining examples of the diverse ways you can create a festive holiday card with a few simple tools. Obviously having lots of gorgeous Graphic 45 paper is a must. Just add some pretty ribbon or other fun embellishments and you've got a beautiful handmade-card! Let Gloria's marvelous talent help inspire your last-minute holiday crafting!





We want to thank you all for joining us today. Huge thanks to Jane Tregenza and Gloria Stengel for their fabulous creations today. We will be back tomorrow with more superb crafts to inspire your holiday season. We hope you all have a wonderful day!

Happy Holiday Papercrafting!"
Team Graphic 45

I am always impressed with the creativity of the Graphic 45 Design Team, and I always enjoy looking at their works of paper crafting art. Just think of the possibilities when you combine the Graphic 45 paper products and the unending techniques, mediums and other products from Art 'n Soul . . . wow!

And it's always even more WOW when we combine the artistic stamps from Magenta and the 'outside the box' techniques we learn from Helene Metivier when she teaches at Art 'n Soul.

Here's the blog posting from Magenta . . .

Christmas Cards

"Hello! Today I'm presenting you 2 very easy Christmas cards...even the kids could make them.
For the first one, you just have to roll bands of paper and cut at different lenght to create a Christmas tree. After you only have to decorate to your liking. A little hint... it's easier to roll all the bands at the same size and cut after... cause rolling a half inch piece of paper is quite a challenge :). Just as a reference my papers were 3" wide.

This card was made with the new Color me Softly Paper collection and decorated with the matching cork designs.

by Nadine D’amours
Magenta Design Team
For the second card, I used 5 square piece of paper of different size that I folded to create little 3D triangle (an origami technique found on the internet a
few years back already...)

Then I assembled everything and decorated again with cork! The papers are from the Winter Dreams Collection.

by Nadine D’amours
Magenta Design Team

Have fun creating and Happy holidays with your family!"
DT Magenta

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