Friday, April 5, 2013

Are you ready? Recycled Rubber starts in approximately ten hours and 35'ish minutes . . . 10:00 a.m. Don't miss out!

In addition to the Authentique paper that arrived yesterday, the back-ordered Graphic 45 Spring Garden 8x8 paper pads and 6x6 background paper pads arrived this morning. I had hoped to have it all to the store this afternoon but I wasn't able to, so it will be there tomorrow! Promise!

Graphic 45's Spring Garden 8x8 Paper Pad

Graphic 45's Spring Garden Background Paper Pad

It's amazing what you can do with Magenta templates (aka stencils).

TM 28 by Magenta

by Helene Metivier for Magenta
TM 28 and Word Stamp 07.730.H
Using the same Magenta Template, Susie Tracy zentangled
within the stencil designs.

From Elizabeth Craft Designs, go to ( and see a more in-depth article about these beautiful images . . . not that we haven't seen these 'in person' at Art 'n Soul!

From JustRite Papercrafts . . . I really like the background stamps they feature and the beautiful cards made by JustRite's Design Team.
"Our first background stamp in the April Release is an elegant Damask Wallpaper Background stamp.  This is the stamp that Debbie Olson used on her card yesterday with Metallic Color Gelatos which you can see here.

Our second background stamp in our April Release is a beautiful floral background called Secret Garden Background Stamp and you will be amazed at the endless design possibilities this background stamp has to offer.

Debbie Olson has a stunning card ( 4-5/8" x 6-5/8") today using Secret Garden Background  , paired with Botanical Swirls Labels.  Debbie die cut and layered her card using Spellbinders Botanical Swirls and Accents dies, 5" x 7" Detailed Scallops, 5" x 7" Matting Basics, and Framed Tags One. She colored the  Secret Garden Background  Faber-Castell Metallic Gelatos Colors.  For all the details visit her blog.

Becca Feeken  has an exquisite card designed using our Damask Wallpaper Background stamp with the "Praying for You" sentiment from our True Friends Vintage Labels Four stamp set. The beautiful corner elements are from Spellbinders Gold Elements One. Click throught to Becca's blog post for more details.

Angela Barkhouse designed this fabulous 3-Dimensional Card using  Damask Wallpaper Background, and a Sentiment from For All You Do Vintage Labels Three dies cut with our Vintage Labels Two. Her projects is adorned with butterflies from Spellbinders Wonderful Wings and flowers made using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms.

Darsie Bruno shows you how stunning our Secret Garden Background stamp is simply embossed in white and colored withFaber-Castell Gelatos. The Miss You Sentiment is from Vintage Banners die cut with JustRite Vintage Labels & Banner dies. The wonderful seam binding is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Her card is 5.25" x 6.5 ".

Heidi Blankenship designed a wonderful Cameo Card (4.25" x 5.5") using the CL-04505 Damask Wallpaper Background Stamp with our CR-04495 Graceful Monograms Stamps. Heidi used VersaMark and clear embossing powder on light blue cardstock  to create her background and then used FC-70053 Stamper's Big Brush 3ct. Blue in between the damask pattern to create this beautiful design. Read Heidi's blog post for more details on how to achieve this effect with a Stamper's Big Brush Pen. To die cut her layers she used Spellbinders S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S4-114 Standard Circles Large, and S4-344 Tear Drop Circles.

Kathy Jones designed this wonderful card using Secret Garden Background,  and our Floral Thank You. Don't you just love the beautiful accent she gets from using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders at the bottom of her card.

Eva Dobilas designed this wonderful card (4" x 5.5") by clear embossing onto a patterned paper the Secret Garden Background stamp and then she colored in the flowers and leaves with Faber-Castell Gelatos. Eva used the following dies to create her card Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, Labels Eight Dies, Bitty Blossoms and Jewel Flowers and Flourishes. JustRite Custom Vintage Labels & Banner dies. For more details visit Eva's blog post. 

Margie Higuchi shows how striking the Secret Garden Background stamp is stamped in black and accented with red. The " True Friends" sentiment is from True Friends Vintage Labels Four.

Marisa Job pairs our Damask Wallpaper Background stamp with our Mr. & Mrs. Vintage Labels Four to created this wonderful Wedding Card. 

Sheri Holt designed this Sweet Card for the release and the JustRite Friday Challenge. Sheri used Damask Wallpaper Background stamp. The sentiment is from Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two and cut with the coordinating Vintage Labels Two die. The white decorative element is from Spellbinders 5 x 7 Enchanted Labels Twenty-Eight.

Barb Schram is sharing another Wedding Project she created for her daughter's wedding. Barb used our Damask Wallpaper Background stamp to create paper to wrap the paper hand towel boxes for the bathrooms at the wedding. And she adorned the boxes with a sentiment from Live,Love Laughter Vintage Two Labels. A paper hand towel holder!  I used the Damask Wallpaper Background, and Live, Love, Laughter Vintage Two Labels. Barb has a full tutorial on her post today.  

Thanks for stopping by!!  And I hope we have inspired you to get a little inky this weekend!!"

The new Art 'n Soul class and event schedule is out with wonderful classes!
Friday, April 12, 4:00-6:00pm.
It’s free and everyone is welcome!

Saturday, April 13, 1:00-4:00pm, Marj Marion- “Teabag Folding Fun $30
Sunday, April 14, 1:00-4:00pm, Marj Marion- “Teabag Folding Fun $30
Tea Bag Folding is easier than you think, and lots of fun! Instead of many steps on one piece of paper to make a design, you fold just three or four steps on several pieces of paper, and join them together in fascinating ways. We'll use delightful papers, irresistible stamps, inks, and some bling to create beautiful cards. Student packs may differ slightly in color or paper, but all are similar to the class samples. If you missed Marj's January class, or just want to make some more Tea Bag folded cards, this is your chance. Please bring your basic kit, and a small trimmer is helpful.
Friday, April 19, 10:30am-5:00pm
Bring your own projects, enjoy our big tables, and chat with other artists.
It’s free and everyone is welcome!

Sunday, April 21, 1:00-3:00pm, Lisa Lee from Inchie Arts -
Create With Art Squares $25
Join Lisa Lee and create with ART SQUARES from Inchie Arts!
From inchies to twinchie's ... 3" to ATC size... explore a variety of different stamping and coloring techniques to create seasonal cards. This class will also include one box top project.

Friday, April 26, 6:00-8:00pm, Lifestyle Crafts –
Join us for a free event with Lifestyle Crafts! They will be here to demo their Letterpress, dies, and washi cuts. There will be prizes and fun!  Please call to register that you are coming (if you are not registered, you can still come, but this helps gauge how many make and takes they bring and how many prizes also!) -- $200 shopping spree GRAND PRIZE from Lifestyle Crafts and you must be present to win, plus other give-aways!

Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:00pm, Deb Kuttel - “A Taste of Hasty Lace” $32
Come join us and learn how to make and use Hasty Lace in your cards. Hasty Lace is completed using various templates from SAR (Some Assembly Required). You will have a variety of templates to choose from to make your designs and then you will incorporate those designs into some stunning Spring-themed cards. Please bring your Basic Kit and an embossing tool to use with the templates. (The embossing tools are available at Art 'n Soul.) Class samples will be available soon to view at the store.

Sunday, April 28, 1:00-4:00pm, Alissa Peppley –
“Beautiful Glitter Techniques $30
In this class you will make 3 gorgeous cards featuring 5 different glitter techniques using Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine glitter. Learn how to use double-sided adhesive for masking with dies, color over glitter with Copic markers, and more! These techniques are impressive and once you know how to accomplish them, you will find ways to create with them for any occasion and season. The designs & colors used in this class are perfect for spring greetings and Mother’s Day cards. Please visit the store to see the dazzling samples, and be sure to sign up soon!

We are putting together some exciting classes that will be coming up featuring your favorite teachers! 

Save the date: Thursday, May 16! 
Helene from Magenta will be here with 3 fabulous new classes you won’t want to miss! Signups have already started, although we don’t yet have descriptions. If you know about Magenta classes, you know they will be wonderful, no matter what! If you want to be sure to get in on these classes, you should sign up now!  Class times will be 10:00am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:00pm, and 5:30-8:00pm. There will possibly be a class also on Monday, May 20 for a repeat of one of the Thursday classes.

Spring is in the air . . . at least teasing us! Doesn't it inspire you to go for the happy colors of spring for your artistic endeavors? Please come and see us at Art 'n Soul because you add the color to our world!

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