Monday, January 21, 2013

We enjoyed a terrific class today on tea bag folding led by Marj Marion. Renewed interest in this art form is supported by stamps, papers and a book from Impression Obsession. Marj has already planned her next Tea Bag Folding class and will let us know when a date has been set; you'll want to watch for the announcement!

A great book Impression Obsession to order at Art 'n Soul . . . we're going to be submitting our order to IO within another week or so. That means if you want to order anything from IO, please make up your pink sheet order asap!

These are the cards we made in class today:

by Marj Marion
The patterned paper was made from stamping
the IO Cover-a-Card stamp onto bright 20 lb. copy
paper and cutting into the square pieces and
background pieces. This fold was my favorite one of the class!
by Marj Marion
by Marj Marion
This card used the tea bag folding papers from
Impression Osession that were stamped with an
IO Tea Bag Folding stamp. The border stamp is
from Lost Coast Designs.

Marj has a great idea for organizing and storing the cling foam mount border stamps. She put these together to use in the class and may end up using this method as a permanent way to organize and store her others; I know I'm going to do something like this. The stamped sheet was adhered to heavier card stock; the entire sheet was then covered with packing tape which allowed the stamps to cling to the surface.

Marj led a card class on Saturday at Art 'n Soul. Here are two more samples shown at her Crazy 'Bout Circles class.

by Marj Marion

by Marj Marion

Art 'n Soul's Journal Club met last Friday and we're so delighted to share their works of art with you.

Hand drawn and colored by Karen Block
Hand drawn and colored by Alissa Peppley
Alissa said she just "doodled around" . . . like
I could just doodle around - really? Alissa has been hiding her talents from us!
by Sam Lee
Some of the Journal Club members agreed
to make paper doll versions of themselves,
complete with wardrobe!
by Cindy Sharp
I like her laundry basket!
by Gloria Jean Walker
I like her angel wings being hung out to dry!

Hand drawn & colored by Gloria Jean Walker
Hand drawn & colored by Gloria Jean Walker
Hand drawn and colored by Judy Daugherty

by Judy Daugherty
Judy & Sam are going to Maui next month for a week;
Judi made herself and Sam an art journal to take with them.
by Judy Daugherty

From the Memory Box blog . . .

"Memory Box and Poppystamps - the Perfect Pair

P1030009Here's a Valentine greeting from the Poppystamps Blog - I think you'll love their new Madison House Set Die.  It includes a roofline, roof, door, window - and a window box, just waiting to be filled with shiny, tiny hearts diecut with the Memory Box Cherish Border. 
The Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate is great for diecutting intricate designs like the Cherish Border.  It's also perfect with dies like the roof, rooftrim, door, window and windowbox - for quick, easy, one-step cutting and embossing!"

by Jean Okimoto for Memory Box

Backyard Valentine

Print this card
98280 - DIES-Heart Delights
98363 - DIES - Parker Lower Alphabet
98364 - DIES - Parker Upper Alphabet
98462 - DIES - Grand Oak Tree
98463 - DIES - Set of Swings
Other Supplies
Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate 98100
Diecut Machine and Plate
Red Felt
Sticker Paper or Adhesive Label
Memory Box Graphite Notecard and Envelope
"Backyard Valentine
Use the Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate and other plates required for thin metal dies to cut Grand Oak Tree from Kraft Cardstock and Set of Swings from white cardstock. Cut the 'x' and 'o' pieces from Dove Gray Cardstock with the Parker Upper and Parker Lower Alphabets. Attach red felt to adhesive paper (sticker sheets or an adhesive label) and cut hearts with the Heart Delights Die. Attach everything to a Graphite Notecard. Coordinate the card with a matching Graphite Envelope."

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