Saturday, October 13, 2012

This afternoon, from 1:30 to 3:30, please come on over for the Journal Club Open House. Treat yourself to the beautiful artistic works that the Journal Club members have been working on. You'll see themes to their work. You'll see hand-drawn artistry. You'll see collaging. You'll see very different approaches to the creativity that goes into the journals. And you'll see how easily you could start one if that interests you. Otherwise, it's a feast for the eyes, the soul and the imagination that you deserve today!

The countdown begins for the Christmas Party tomorrow. In just over 24 hours from now, we'll unveil our Christmas stamps, dies and papers, and the sample cards from our talented Art 'n Soul elves who have been burning the midnight oil to create.

Please don't let the inclement fall weather prevent you from this one day of the year when we share our Christmas cheer so you might imagine what you'd like to do for your holiday creations.

FROM 1:00 TO 4:00 PM
We will have beautiful card samples highlighting
the new Christmas stamps, papers, and dies
from Magenta, Impression Obsession, Savvy,
Rubbermoon, Elizabeth Craft, Memory Box,
and Penny Black.
There will be delicious refreshments to tickle
your taste buds as you view
the samples and get creative ideas
for creating your own Christmas cards and gifts
for this holiday season.
So, remember,
1:00 pm,
Sunday, October 14,
Art 'n Soul
We'd love to see you!
Susie, Debbie, Deb, Sue, and Alissa
Art 'n Soul

From May Arts, the company we order most of our beautiful ribbons from . . 
Coffee Filter Wreath by Christina Colon for May Arts
"Hi!  Chrissy here with a really pretty wreath and tutorial for you.  I made this wreath for a friend of mine whose birthday is coming up.  He totally loves the shabby chic styling, which presented a unique challenge for me because I do not normally do the shabby chic thing.  Needless to say, this wreath definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and I’m glad I did it.

First, you’ll need supplies.  Here are the bare basics of what you’ll need to construct the basic wreath.
Basic Wreath Supplies:
  • Coffee filters (I used about 350 filters.)
  • Hot glue gun (and a truck load of glue sticks!!)
  • Wreath form
  • Ribbon to hang the wreath with (I used May Arts ribbon 422-15-08 Single Faced Satin that I had in my stash)
  • May Art Ribbon: 395-15-34 Suede String, HA19 Double Faced Satin)
  • Prima Pixie Vines “Fairy Belle”
  • Prima Floral Vines (from my stash)
  • Handmade Vines (from my stash)
  • Canvas Corps Burlap Flowers
  • Petaloo “Color Me Crazy” Canvas Flowers
  • Buttons (from my stash) 
First, you’ll want bunch up the coffee filter and pinch the bottom.
Next, you’ll use your hot glue gun and glue the bunched up flower to your wreath form.  Keep doing this until you have covered your form.  Seriously, it’s that easy. 
Once I finished gluing my filter flowers, I spritzed them Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in “Crocheted Doily” and “Iridescent Gold”.  I also misted my canvas flowers and glued them to the burlap.  After the mist dried, I arranged my floral cluster and hot glued them right onto the filter flowers.
For my finishing touch, I added a Prima resin cherub and dressed him up using more May Arts ribbon.  The beautiful dusty pink satin and blue suede cord really added to the shabby chic look I was trying to achieve.

This really is a simple wreath to make and the simplicity of it speaks volumes.  I also love these types of wreaths because they really cater to any style or motif.  I do hope you give it a try!"

We're looking forward to seeing y'all tomorrow!

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