Sunday, February 5, 2012

Check this out . . . one of the four cards you will make in one of the Magenta classes Helene will be teaching at Art 'n Soul in May . . .

by Helene Metivier, Magenta

I told you about the class a few days ago, and several of you signed up without knowing any more details. Until the class description details are completed, you might still want to sign up for Helene's classes because they're going to fill up immediately, especially when the class board goes up. Call the store at 360.259.1164; Deb or Dianne will be more than happy to assist you.

Our Magenta order has shipped and should be at the store toward the end of the week. Yippy!

The "From the Heart" card class has been rescheduled for next Sunday, February 12, between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. after the snowstorm caused us to postpone it last month. We're going to make 4 cards and you'll take one additional 'make and take' card home to complete. I promise that I will stick to the 4 cards in class and no more.

From the Heart by Debbie Gaetz
RESCHEDULED:  Sunday, February 12, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

There are so many ways we might celebrate Valentine's Day from the heart with just the right card. In this class, we'll make 4 cards (plus a bonus 'take and make' card) that you can use to show how much you love the Valentine's in your life. We're going to use Tsukineko's new Delicata ink pad, as well as painting with alcohol inks, and a special-fold card. During class, chocolates are a MUST!

Card by Debbie Gaetz

by Debbie Gaetz
for January 17 "FROM THE HEART" Class

by Debbie Gaetz
for January 17 "FROM THE HEART" Class

This card is a 6-fold card . . .

From Spellbinders . . .

Savvy Saturday ~ Cut Fold Tuck Video Tutorial

by Julie Overby

If you are looking for a way to give your cards the 'Wow!' factor in just a few minutes, then you have come to the right place!  Spellbinders™ has come out with these amazing Shapeabilities® Cut Fold Tuck die templates and although they are so detailed, they are super easy to create!  You don't have to use them for cards alone either.  Kazan made an adorable Strawberry favor box with hers!  Simply let your die templates do the work for you!

Cut Fold Tuck card by Julie Overby

Spellbinders Paper Arts:

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
  • S5-113 Floral Burst
  • S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
  • ES-001 Simplicity M-Bossibilities

Cross Promotional Companies:

  • Anna Griffin Carmen Collection Pattern Paper
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  • Sparkle N' Sprinkle Glue
  • Scor-Pal® Scor-Tape
  • Want2Scrap Pearl Heart


stamp, glitter
I have prepared a video tutorial to show you just how quick you can put together a project like this of your own.

I hope this has inspired you to create something special for someone!

I saw this die demo'd at CHA and it's very quick and easy, making a great card top!

From Millsrepco, a photo of one of the new paper collections from Anna Griffin . . . it's beautiful and some of the papers are on the purchase schedule for later.

New Honoka paper from Anna Griffin

From Penny Black's blog . . . if you click on the next line, it will take you to Heather's blog.

Guest Designer; Heather Telford

We have a special treat today as Heather Telford joins us for a spotlight! Heather creates amazing greeting cards and I know you’ll love what she’s done with Penny Black stamps…
Although I have lived in Canada for eleven years I was born and raised in Australia. My husband, our two daughters and I moved to Canada seven weeks before my son was born. I have always loved arts and crafts; I currently sew, stamp, draw, paint, knit and print but have also dabbled in quilting, embroidery, beading, spinning and weaving. My main creative pursuit at present is definitely card making as there are so many possibilities for completing a mini “artwork” in one sitting! My days are spent teaching and supporting my children in their sporting, musical and school activities.
My stamping style has evolved quite considerably over the years, most recently becoming cleaner and simpler. One thing that has not changed is my preference for nature images. I love creating scenes and landscapes and have found Penny Black stamps to be wonderful for doing so. Many Penny Black nature stamps are silhouettes which are perfect stamped in black with a colorful sponged sky behind. They can also be inked with markers if I want a realistic colour scheme. There is so much detail in many Penny Black stamps that even a small section of a stamp can be featured as the main focus of a card. The Penny Black background stamps are also wonderful to use as they are so big and versatile.
You can click on one of Heather’s cards to head over to her blog and see more Penny Black. Thank you, Heather, beautiful work! 

From Jo Packham's Where Women Create - Quote of the Week:

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