Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another beautiful card featuring one of the new stamps from Magenta is showcased on their blog today.

by Mariette van Leeuwen
Design Team Magenta
Here's the link so you can see the stamps she used:

Kazuko Kocho has made a beautiful card using only one stamp. What's so special about that? Take a look. Also on this blog posting is a fabulous tip about flattening your paper when it becomes warped from watercoloring.

by Kazuko Kocho
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts

The previous blog posting shows Kazuko's first attempts using that one stamp.

by Kazuko Kocho

Over at IMAGINE Crafts, John Petersen is showing you how to make your own Craft Sprays with Memento and Brilliance Re-Inkers and Ink Potion No. 9. Check it out because it's pretty darn cool.

More sneak peeks at Penny Black. Jill Foster has made a card using a Christmas stamp from last year and a new die from their latest release.

by Jill Foster for Penny Black
Here's the link to the posting that includes a video instruction:

Rita Edwards made the most awesome card using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Now I am going to have to purchase that park bench and wheelbarrow die.

by Rita Edwards for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Here's the link to Rita's blog with the full how-to details:

Another new die is used by Anna Wight for Impression Obsession to make this beach scene card.

by Anna Wight for Impression Obsession

Check this video tutorial out from Lisa Yang with Local King Rubber Stamps. Lisa shows how to use a brayer to create multi-layer backgrounds.

by Lisa Yang for Local King Rubber Stamps
Go to this link for the video:

Lucky us. Tom and I were given ground passes to the PGA (Professional Golf Association) Championship at Valhalla today. This was only a practice round and it was packed with people, especially when Tiger Woods showed up for his round at 2:00 p.m., after I had left but while Tom was still there. I did see Rory McIlroy who is fit and has the most comfortable and easy swing and is in total command of his game from what I saw. It was so doggone hot and humid on the course that I had to leave around 12:30 and make my way back to the bus shuttle. I took the shuttle to Churchill Downs to hopefully catch a cab back to the hotel. It took me 55 minutes to wait for the cab and then a 20 minute ride. I was cooked and done.

While outside the hotel this morning waiting for our ride to the golf course, Sir Nick Faldo was waiting for his car. Tom took a picture of us together . . . as you can see, he's quite tall. For those of you who don't know who he is, Sir Nick Faldo is a British golfer who has won many championships and now announces for CBS.

Later, I met Verne Lundquist, Gary McCord and Ian Baker-Finch back at the hotel where the entire CBS team is staying. I told Mr. McCord I loved his humor and he said that was a sign I had mental issues; he said David Feherty was derelict and I replied that I was sorry to not have met him. He said that was a true sign I might be unbalanced! If you watch the PGA Championship this weekend, you'll see and/or hear these folks commenting and reporting on the tournament. Having enjoyed the game of golf for 30+ years, this was a pretty darn special day.

We're flying home tomorrow morning, dark and early. We have to depart the hotel at 5:30 a.m. to catch a flight to Atlanta before heading to Seattle. As you can tell, these were not travel arrangements I made! See you on the other coast . . . if not tomorrow, on Friday!

Don't forget . . . this Friday is Journal Club at Art 'n Soul between 4 and 6 p.m.

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