Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The updated class schedule has been posted; click on "class listing" on the upper right of this webpage.

More! More! More! Marj came up with another idea using the Hero Arts stamp set that we're promoting and taking orders for right now, as well as the We R Memory Keepers' envelope punch board.

by Marj Marion
Marj made a 'pie box' with the envelope punch board and even baked the cookies inside! Shrink plastic was stamped with the Hero Arts stamp and heated to the size you see. Come and see how Marj put this 'pie box' together at Art 'n Soul's Play Day on Friday, February 21; Marj thinks she'll be there between 10:30 and 4:30 because she just loves playing with her envelope punch board!

Here's another card from the Hero Arts' blog that shows "our stamp" being used by Lisa Spangler . . .

by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

The Earth Arts' Animal Spirit Stamps Trunk Show continues through this Saturday, the 15th. My cousin is an avid elk hunter and the Elk stamp, among others, was a 'must purchase' on Saturday at Gwen's demo.

by Debbie Gaetz
I used the Conqueror paper in white to apply three colors of IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's Brilliance in Moonlight White, Pearlescent Ice Blue and Pearlescent Lavender, in that order with a sponge dauber.

I stamped the elk image with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's VersaMark, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Using dies from Spellbinders and one other unidentified, cut out:
  • a frame base from the Spellbinders' Majestic Elements Nestabilities (Gold Majesty Circles) that not only cuts, but it also embosses at the same time using a pearlized gloss paper
  • a top circle from Spellbinders' Nestabilities (Classic Scalloped Circles Large) that would fit inside the circle base of the framed die cut around the stamped image
  • a tag that pops up (source unknown) from the same card stock as the base card

The A2 sized base card was made from textured blue card stock. I die cut the pearlized gloss paper using the outside 2 dies from the Gold Majesty Circles set, and adhered to the base card. The stamped image was die cut with the scalloped circle die that would fit inside the circle base of the previously mentioned die cut, and adhered with pop dots. The tag was die cut. Stamp the Magenta word stamp (Live Your Dreams and Soar) with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's Delicata in Silvery Shimmer. I used a flat adhesive to adhere the tag ends to the card base, and a small pop dot underneath the top fold to keep it in place.

I hope you like the simple look of the card.

For our journaling enthusiasts, here's a link to today's post on the IMAGINE Crafts' blog -- it's about using then new Radiant Neons in your art journals! Baerbel is one of the new Artists-in-Residence who resides in Germany.

by Baerbel Born
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko
Click on this link to the blog site: At the site, click on the photo and it will take you to a video of Baerbel's how-to instruction.

That's all I have for today. We were expecting a big delivery today but the shipment has been snagged up in the midwest with the continuation of the winter storms and temporary delays. But don't let that stop you from dropping by to say 'hi!'

I'm back to the studio soon to play with my Florida purchases!