Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Please join me in wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dianne today (Sept. 11). I'm sure her husband, Jim, has been indulging her every whim today because that's the kind of guy he is and she's the type of gal who's deserving of every bit of it!

Yipppeeeee! Graphic 45's Bird Song arrived. I am now checking it all in and pricing the sheets. The plan is to have it at the store by noon tomorrow. I did take the 8x8 pads to the store and we're almost out of them already; I think Deb said there were 5 pads left at the end of the day out of 12! I hope you like this paper collection as much as the entire staff at Art 'n Soul!


Don't hesitate . . . everyone at the store is predicting these papers will be selling out fast. I did order double, but . . .

From Helene's blog for Magenta . . . these are similar to the board book Susie is teaching in a class towards the end of October because the earlier class sold which was a huge success!

Wooden mini album

"One of the most recent Magenta product:  a little wooden book, 4" x  4", 4 pages so 8 surfaces to decorate."  
My little wooden book

Back and front cover
Magenta rubberstamp:  07.653.E
Book:  WB4
Cork:  CORK06
Ink:  Tsukineko:  Walnut ink, back cover splattered with
UsArtQuest watercolor, cork colored with Memento markers
Magenta rubberstamps:  0597.K,  0617.G,  0618.K,  0588.H,  14.338.F
Alcohol Ink, Black Staz'on, colored pencils

Magenta rubberstamps:   0607.L,  0616.B,  I.0354,  C.0582,  0623.P
Inks:  Tsukineko:  Memento and Black Staz'on
Colored pencils
Magenta Stencil:  TM13
Ink:  Tsukineko:  Walnut Ink, Memento
Colored pencils

Several of our customers are making Christmas cards for the residents at Roo Lan Convalescent Center in Lacey. They invite anyone wanting to make holiday cards for patients at Roo Lan or members of the military to join them at Art 'n Soul's Play Day . . . Friday, September 22, anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Play Day hours are longer but that's the time the Olympia Paper Dolls will be there. There is no charge but you must bring your own supplies and materials. Marilyn Dawson will be collecting all of the cards. Cards have already been made for the patients at Mother Joseph's.

Suzanne Glazier's Floral Frenzy class last Sunday was colorful fun! We took coffee filters and sprayed them with spray inks and water, let them air-dry and then dried with a heat tool, and stamped images on some of the filters.

If you don't have the color you want, mix the colors you have
into an empty spray container.
Suzanne assured us that even though you may not like the coffee filter
color combinations, they are going to look totally different when you
make the flower. And she was totally correct!

The drying rack reminded me
of hanging colored lanterns!

We were then taught how to cut, roll, loosen and place the flower together. Suzanne highly recommends using reverse tweezers to make rolling the petals easier, and I couldn't agree more!

And voile! Some of us took to the technique quite easily, and others of us needed a little one-on-one instruction. The most common problem was not cutting the spiral wide enough, and then rolling the paper too tightly. Once everyone caught onto those two challenges, they were making multitudes of flowers!
Janice Shineman of Shelton decided to
add some of Suzanne Glaziers micro beads to
the petal edges. Everyone loved the turquoise
colored center of the flower center.

by Suzanne Glazier

by Suzanne Glazier
Great way to make a special gift even more special!

by Lisa Blakeney from Lynnwood

I loved the dark contrasting color!

by Annette Lanker of Tacoma 

by Sandy Belair of Tacoma

by Sue Coen of Olympia

by Jeannie Coen

I'm quite anxious to get back to the coffee filters I colored at class . . .

Sue Coen started a new job yesterday and she was so excited. Her mom, Jeannie, made this beautiful card that came in this gorgeous envelope.
by Jeannie Coen
I was in total awe of Jeannie's lovely creativity! Sue felt so special and couldn't wait to start her new job and put this on her new desk!

September 11 will forever be a day of commemoration, reflection, patriotism and courage because I know we will never ever forget! Our lives were forever changed and the after-effects touched everyone's way of life as we once knew it.

God Bless our country and the men and women who serve throughout the world to protect our freedoms 24/7, and the men and women in uniform who protect our communities 24/7.

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