Friday, November 2, 2012

It doesn't seem like it should be time for another Recycled Rubber Saturday, but it is! Tomorrow is the day for terrific savings on Recycled Rubber treasures at Art 'n Soul, beginning at 10:00 am. It's only the one day this weekend, so please be sure to stop in.

What's even more difficult to comprehend is that the new month is November . . . already! The days of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, giblet gravy and pumpkin pie are in our near future.

And Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. brings daylight savings to an end, and an extra hour of sleep.

New wooden veneer embellishments from Studio Calico are at the store . . . the shapes we really want, i.e., trees, people, stars, snowflakes, etc., are all backordered. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these!

And look at these 'numbered' paper clips . . . perfect for journaling, altered books, etc.

I love these Christmas cards by Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs. She's teaching classes in California right now . . . I reminded Els that we really want her to teach again at Art 'n Soul next year!
by Els for Elizabeth Craft Designs

Just as beautiful is this new card from Marj . . .
by Marj Marion

Cheery Lynn Dies:
Pinwheel & Angel Wing
Corner Deco B
Build-a-Flower 1
Build-a-Flower 2
Graphic 45 Paper from 2009 (how does she remember the year?!)

From the Tombow USA blog . . . I loved this 'corky' tree!

snowflake tree….by melissa cash

"Hello!  This is ABC week for the Tombow team and my project this week is a cute little tree made from wine bottle corks.
The tree was very easy to create with just a few supplies.
You will need to gather 13 corks (I ask people to save them for me) and several strips of coordinating print papers. I cut the strips into 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and wrapped each strip around a cork and used Tombow Mono Multi to adhere the ends. You will need to do this for 11 of the 13 corks. I used a glue gun to attach corks together to form the shape of a tree. For the trunk of the tree, I put a line of Tombow Mono Multi onto the back of one of the corks and wrapped twine around and held it in the back for a minute until the adhesive set. Attach trunk to tree with glue gun. Next, I dripped some of the Tombow Mono Multi down the front side of the tree and sprinkled some Art Institute Ultrafine Crystal glitter to create some snow. After the glitter was dry, I added some snowflake punchies to the tree with Tombow Power Tabs. I cut the Power Tabs into smaller pieces so that you could not see them behind the snowflakes. To finish the tree off, I used a larger snowflake and button at the top of the tree."
These are the Tombow products used:

This beautiful card on the Penny Black blog caught the attention of many today . . .

With Gratitude – Pinterest Inspiration 4

by jennbalcer

There’s no shortage of times where we are thankful for both simple kindnesses and grand gestures extended to us, and as temperatures drop and the calendar pages fly (seriously – it’s NOVEMBER already!?), here in the States, we are especially thankful around Thanksgiving. With that in mind, our designers scoured Pinterest for inspiration with the theme of “gratitude” – would you like to see what they created?

Heather was inspired to create this beauty
after seeing this piece of art:
She used Thanks, thanks and Fantasy as well as Memento inks, markers, and clear embossing powder.

I wanted to share a photo I took in Ravenna, Italy. Outside one of the fashion shops were 3 planters; I loved how they set rows of mosaic glass tile on the stone planters. Ravenna is known for mosaic art.

It may be dark and rainy outside, but we are so fortunate that we are not living in the aftermath of a hurricane like Sandy without power, fresh water, a warm dry home, and fuel for our cars. I hope you'll join with me in making a contribution to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Sandy clean-up efforts  . . .  every $1 contribution counts! and will be appreciated by so many. To make it even easier for you, here's a link to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund:

Thank you!

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