Saturday, December 3, 2011

We're so blessed that Marj Marion shares her creative skills, talents and imagination with Art 'n Soul. She's made 3 sample holiday gift bags so you can see how easily they are made with Memory Box dies, ribbons, Candi and paper. The dies are expected in . . . we're crossing our fingers that the little brown truck might drop them off this coming week . . . we'll let you know! If you see a die here that you absolutely have to have, you might call the store and ask them if there is a die you can reserve from our Memory Box order awaiting delivery . . . just sayin'! (360.357.6820)

by Marj Marion

by Marj Marion

by Marj Marion

And if those weren't enough, Marj also brought in two new holiday sample cards to inspire you.

by Marj Marion
Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Birch Trees

by Marj Marion
Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Birds in Tree

The new Flower Soft colors arrived (ruby, emerald, gold, silver and amethyst), including the Diamond Ridge Flower Soft that includes glitter in the mix. We sold out the last time, so don't wait too long to pick these up for your supply stash. Other colors were part of the delivery, as well as more Vintage Christmas. To help you with your Flower Soft applications, look for the 3M glue available at Art 'n Soul that works really well with the Flower Soft.

And then there's the Fireworks! from Tsukineko in assorted colors. These are "hot! hot! hot!" according to Dianne. These are shimmer sprays that match Tsukineko's Memento inks. We used these in John Creighton's book class last month.

If you're looking for a way to contain the 'spray' residue, the store also brought in the 'color catchers', aka spray boxes. I have one and I can't live without it . . . it catches my Fireworks! spray and Goosebumps spray. If you haven't Goosebump'd and Fireworks'd your latest projects, you're really missing out.

Dianne says the Color Box Petal Point Ink in the new Celebrate colors of green, red, white, silver, gold, blue and eggplant make this set very nice. They can be used with stencils and stamps. The wedges pull out so that you can use them individually to ink your stamps. There is only a limited number of this new set available.

Color Box Petal Point Ink
"CELEBRATE" colors

The EK Success Victorian Photo Corner punch is now available at Art 'n Soul. It's a favorite punch of Marj's and many of her class students have ordered this punch.

We're still waiting for deliveries from Magenta and The Artful Stamper in addition to Memory Box.

I must turn in for the night. We did walk into the center of Milan but I left my camera at the kids' apartment. It was another beautiful but cold evening . . . and thousands of people. We're discovering that on Friday and Saturday nights, the dinner rush starts around 10:00 p.m., and that those folks who continue their evenings at a bar might stay out until 4 :00 or 5:00 in the morning, and sleep most of the following day. And if it's Saturday, they'll do it all over again.

Tomorrow, we have an errand to run at Ikea and then a favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner. In between Ikea and dinner, we will be chilling out and enjoying sweet time with Cecilia and some palo (aka nap) time.

Buona notte!

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