Monday, April 22, 2013

Susie has been very busy with her washi tape stash that keeps growing and growing. It was fun to see the latest "Magenta Chipboard Cat" that was decorated with washi tape. After she finished, Susie covered the backside with a piece of washi paper that had been trimmed to cover the backside of the cat.

by Susie Tracy

From Inchie Arts' blog . . .

by Lisa Lee for Inchie Arts
"(Stampendous Garden Background stamped across 6 white 1-1/2" Inchie + Squares with Memento dye based ink, then colored with Copic Markers)"

Sometime very soon I am going to go through my various background stamps to see what I might find to use for some Inchie Art. Lisa Lee, creator of Inchie Arts, taught two fabulous classes at the store today. As a result, store staff is going to research a new stamp set from Rubbermoon that we all liked for Inchies.

Lisa brought down more products, including those wonderful gift box sets that include the Inchies (2 to a set that sells for $5 plus sales tax) and their new Art Boards. Of course, more Inchies were also delivered too. You might want to stop in soon because some of the 'special' items are not going to last very long!

Speaking of Inchies . . . Sam Lee and I are going to meet on Wednesday, along with Linda B. and Marilyn D. to discuss new ideas for the Art 'n Soul Inchie Club. The new ideas might include format and the meeting schedule. If you're interested in joining us, please be at Art 'n Soul at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

From Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko®, a beautiful card from Taylor Usry, Artist-in-Residence. I love the colors and the white clouds.

by Taylor Usry for Imagine Crafts
"So much texture and color in AIR Taylor's spring-themed card: 

And here's another technique-oriented posting that Imagine Crafts refers to on their Facebook page . . . it's really cool! Be sure to click on the link below the photo to see the step-by-step technique. Some of us have been challenged when using the GlazOn and StazOn layering process, and this really does explain it very well. I have learned that you only need to apply a very thin layer of GlazOn between the colored ink layers, and that you must let every layer dry completely before proceeding to the next step. In this "I wanna do it now and I wanna finish it now" world, patience is key!
"Roni at Ink Stains made this pretty ATC card with our SHEET Metal, StazOn, and GlazOn."
Ink Stains: Tsukineko - StazOn, GlazOn, Sheet Metal & MORE!!!

Reminder . . . We were given the opportunity to try out the Genius Plate Package from Lifestyle Crafts through a special promotion for store owners. All of us have tried it out and love it! We're using it with our Cuttlebugs, Big Shots and eBossers! You must come and see this great new product on Friday . . . it's a "tried and true" product as tested by the Art 'n Soul staff!

Are you signed up? This event is free -- but we need you to sign up in advance so we know how many to prepare for! Get ready to welcome Lifestyle Crafts to Art 'n Soul!

$200 Lifestyle Crafts Shopping Spree
(must be present to win)

Other Giveaways
Ali says most everyone will go home with something!

Ali from Lifestyle Crafts will be at Art 'n Soul on Friday, April 26 from 6:00 to 8:o0 p.m. for a party celebrating some new products! There is a make 'n take card (shown above) . . . there is letterpress to learn and try . . . there are dies and embossing folders to see and try out . . . there are the Shape 'n Tape sheets to die cut . . . and there is the Genius Plate Package that fits the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, embosser, etc., that will last far longer than the clear plastic plates we keep replacing due to wear.

I'm excited to learn more about Letterpress . . . and I'm excited for you to learn more about the Genius Plates! Please sign up and join us after work at Art 'n Soul on Friday, April 26. You won't be disappointed! We'll even have some snacks for you!

That's it for me tonight. I'll see you tomorrow!

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