Thursday, July 25, 2013

Everyone loves the stamps and dies from Local King Rubber Stamps, and everyone loves Lisa Yang as a class instructor. Lisa is coming to Art 'n Soul next month and will be teaching classes using her new stamps and dies . . . and offering a trunk show sale at Art 'n Soul too! Mark your calendar and sign up now . . . please stop in or call the store at 360.357.6820.

Local King's Lisa Yang will be at Art 'n Soul

From Penny Black's blog, a beautiful notepad project from Elizabeth Allen. Take a look . . . a similar type notepad that you can cover with a design of your own will be available at Art 'n Soul after this Friday.

Beat the Heat: Designer Inspiration

JULY 23, 2013
"So how does Elizabeth like to Beat the Heat? Well, she embraces it and makes a bright, sunshiny decorative notepad!
by Elizabeth Allan for Penny Black
The finished size of this notepad is 3 x 4 inches.  Elizabeth created the cover by stamping 30-181 Lace Trims in VersaMark Watermark ink and coloring with PanPastels applied with Sofft Art Sponges. The die-cut butterfly, Creative Dies 51-006 Flutters, was painted with crimson acrylic paint and placed on a band accented with tiny pearl dots made with 3D paint.
Don’t forget, you can Beat the Heat with us and play along with our current challenge…
Complete challenge details HERE."
Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:

I'm so excited! Remember those fun journal books that we discovered when we took an art journal class from Linda with LostCoast? I've just talked to the publishing house in Pennsylvania and we'll be able to obtain a supply for Art 'n Soul!

I have been hoarding my one book for fear of doing something dastardly to it. Now I'll be able to work in it with free abandon. The size, structure, page texture and flexibility of the book itself is my favorite style and difficult to find just anywhere! So, stay tuned . . . I think we'll see some by the end of next week depending upon shipping time.

Because Lori Allsup is starting her Christmas cards, she reminded me that we needed to re-stock our Mirrircard papers. Golds, silvers, reds and greens have been ordered and should be here by next week as well! Thanks, Lori!

Have you signed up for the colored pencil classes by Peggy Jo Ackley with Pink Ink Stamp Company (formerly Karen Lockhart Stamps)? Peggy Jo is coming to Art 'n Soul at the end of this month to continue the beautiful art traditions in colored pencils that we've always enjoyed and learned from Karen. If you've never learned the art of colored pencil techniques, this is the class to take because it is a whole new world. Although we enjoy many different art mediums to use at Art 'n Soul, colored pencil continues as the #1 love of Susie's.
Sat, July 27, 10:30am-12:30pm, Peggy Jo Ackley – Intro Colored Pencil Class!” $35
Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamp Company (Formerly Lockhart Stamps) will teach her step-by-step process of using colored pencils to produce result that you will love.  Using her layering techniques you will see just how easy it can be.  Bring a friend and sign up soon for a fun class with great results!  Seating is limited.

And then there's the art of combining colored pencil techniques with doodling! This class has always been popular, too, when Karen visited Art 'n Soul . . . and now we have the joy of continuing that fun class with Peggy Jo!

Sat, July 27, 1:30-3:30pm, Peggy Jo Ackley – Oodles of Doodles” $35
Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamp Company (Formerly Lockhart Stamps) will If you want to learn more about colored pencils and decorative stamps, this is the class for you!  Take your coloring work to the next level by adding patterns and designs to your stamped images.  Peggy has been a designer in the paper and textile market and will share many tips for great patterns.  You will leave the class buzzing with ideas!

Call Art 'n Soul to sign up at 360.357.6820 . . . or, better yet, please stop in!

I was hoping to post pics throughout the CHA Show in Las Vegas. What I didn't anticipate was the difficulty connecting to the internet through wi-fi, and when I was online, how slow the wi-fi service was. I never did download one email when online in the public areas of the hotel, and the convention center did not offer wi-fi service.

The show was extremely small and I was able to finish my business by the end of the first day. I changed my flight reservations and caught the 9:50 p.m. flight to Seattle; unfortunately, the flight was delayed by approximately an hour but I made it home a little after 1:00 a.m.

So, today has been a little slow. I'm still working to download photos from my iPhone to the laptop because the camera card filled up too quickly! I'm hoping to post some photos about new products tomorrow. So, thanks for your patience and understanding; I'll talk to you soon!

KaiserCraft was one of the last vendors I visited before leaving. This is a photo of a wardrobe armoire that someone made using their papers. In addition to the beautiful workmanship and attention to detail, I was blown away by the two-sided dresses hanging in the armoire.

And this is a cute Halloween project made by John Petersen using the Halloween papers from Authentique papers.

by John Petersen for Authentique Papers

It's time to end this day and rest up for tomorrow. 

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