Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yoo hoo! The Dreamweaver Stencils' order arrived today and Dianne says they're gorgeous.

Art 'n Soul's Inchie Club meets tomorrow night from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Susie keeps saying lately that we've become a 'die' store. Well, are you ready for this? Deanna, who invented Glitter Ritz, is developing dies! Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs previewed some new dies from Deanna that will be available soon (we'll be notified!) and here they are . . . I'm already seeing 'pink'!

by Deanna Pannell
Creator of Glitter Ritz and Dee's Distinctively Dies!
"Dies used: Hummingbird, Small pair leaves,
Stylized Floral and Large Green Leaf."

From Magenta's blog, just in time for Easter!

Easter Baskets

"This month I decided to show you how to make those little Easter basket so you can go Egg hunting with the little ones! I'm showing you 2 sizes here:  A relatively big basket ( 20cm long) and a mini 8cm long basket that can be used to decorate.

by Fabienne

You can adjust this templates sizes to make baskets of the size you want. The only important thing is to keep the proportions right.

Cut on the red lines and you'll get this :

Bundle them up into a fan shape like this

Then just let your imagination roam free to decorate : ribbons, lace, flowers, ...

Have Fun and Happy Easter!"

Fabienne @ Loustic - DT Magenta

From Penny Black's blog . . .

by Jenyfur
"We’re continuing our special feature this week — highlighting our Designers’ favorite stamps from our new collection. Kelley Eubanks is here with a fun card using one of her favorites, “Wow”;
Love the splash of color added with the use of buttons! Join us tomorrow to see Karen’s amazing trio of cards."

by Jenyfur
"Cathy Andronicou is sharing several cards she created using her favorite stamps from our newest catalog. Cathy used stamps for her background panels, focal points, and to create a coordinating envelope for a sympathy card. Enjoy!
SUPPLIES: Breezy, Gratitude, Sweet Wishes, Flower Festival, Flowers Sweet, Wishes, and Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock.  Have a great weekend — we’re back all next week with Jill’s video tutorial on Monday and more favorite stamp showcases."
by Jenyfur
"Kathy Racoosin is here to share a few cards using one of her favorite new Penny Black stamps, “Lace Flower
Kathy used a lace overlay technique with vellum to produce the dramatic, dimensional effect. Click on one of Kathy’s photos to be taken to her blog for more details.  Love the subtle image that she placed under the vellum."
Kathy used Lace Flower as her background AND focal point for an extra card"

From Millsrepco . . .

Bottle Tag from Spellbinder

"Latisha's bottle tag is just the thing for a quick gift! She crafted this tag from Labels Twenty-Five die templates,then embossed the die cuts with Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Imperial folder. Floral Burst Cut • Tuck • Fold dies make wonderful flower embellishments! She stamped a sentiment on a tag From Blossom Tags and Accents to complete the 4 x 6" tag."

And now a plug for a Benefit Craft Sale for one of our very dear and loyal customers, a real part of the Art 'n Soul family history. Sandra Gallo has been battling Stage 4 Lung Cancer since last fall and her medical bills are mounting. Being the grand acquirer of rubber stamps, papers, punches, dies, and other tools (like the rest of us!), the Olympia Paper Dolls are organizing a humongous craft sale to  raise money for Sandra's exorbitant medical bills. It's this Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lacey at the Vista Village Community Center. Here's the info:

9AM – 3PM


South on Carpenter, past
Thurston County Fairgrounds
Vista Village on left
Follow balloons from entrance to community center

This sale is being held to benefit Sandra Gallo 
and her fight with lung cancer.

Rubber stamps, paper, paper 
crafting tools, fabrics, and accessories.

Cash only

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