Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I had planned to be here last night but the time got away from me. It's been quite an evening . . . we just finished hosting a dinner for 12 friends. And then it coincides with the last game of the World Series . . . what a game, all the way to the finish!

We have world-class classes at Art 'n Soul. Two of them are coming up very soon . . . the second weekend in November! Check these out!

Saturday, November 8, 12pm to 4pm, “BEZEL BOOK
John Petersen  $30
Sometimes the best things are found in small packages – and that’s the idea
behind this mini book! The book covers of this book are bezels, filled with your
favorite Prima embellishments and other found objects. Carry your creativity
over to the insidepages of this bezel book to personalize this keepsake.

The Bezel Book that you make doesn't have to be pink, and you don't have to embellish with hearts. This was an example John had made for another purpose. This is such a great gift item to make for someone. I'm unable to be at the class because of an out-of-state trip. However, if I were in the class, I'd be making this little bezel book with brown and gold tones. The left photo shows the front of the book; the right photo shows the front and back covers. The middle photo shows the book opened up part way.

Sample by Tamara Hyde for Art 'n Soul Class on Nov. 9
Sunday, November 9, 1:00pm to 4pm
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DRAW? – Tamara Velez Hyde $30
Have you ever looked at your rubber stamp collection and secretly wished you could
draw your own designs?  With these simple step by step instructions you can!  Four
Holiday pattern sheets will guide you bit by bit as you create your personal
one-of-a-kind Holiday inspired drawings. Use them for greeting cards, to embellish
photo albums and scrapbooking pages, or simply to practice your drawing skills. Come
try your hand at becoming an artist. 
Please bring Basic Class Kit, black micron .01 pen, favorite set of colored pencils,
optional embellishments (glitter, stickers, gems, etc).

This is another class I would love to take at Art 'n Soul. I don't know how many times I've wished I could draw something of my own, and shrink back from the thought when reality returns. Tamara is a true drawing artist; those of you in the Art 'n Soul's Journal Club know very well how beautiful her artistry is. No need to be intimidated. It's amazing what tips and tricks can be learned to make the process easier and less complex. Give yourself the chance to learn from Tamara . . . I know you won't be disappointed!

To sign up for either class, please stop by the store or call us at 360.357.6820 to sign up.

Over on the Magenta blog, Bianca has made a very nice card, suitable for both genders.

by Bianca Van Noort, Design Team Magenta

On the IMAGINE Crafts' blog, Linda Lucas shows us that fall is the perfect time to use the Kaleidacolor inks.

by Linda Lucas
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts
Click on this link for Linda's detailed instructions:

On the Penny Black blog, I love the shaker card of sequins that Jean Manis made with this Halloween stamp . . .

by Jean Manis for Penny Black
Click on this link for Jean's instruction:

Oh my gosh! I love this card from the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog. I think it looks so elegant.

by Kelly Booth for Elizabeth Craft Designs

by Kelly Booth for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Click on this link for the detailed instructions:

Memory Box is continuing their week of blog posts featuring products from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko. This particular posting also features the Amate paper that literally flew out the doors at Art 'n Soul with only a few sheets left. Bibiana also shows how to make a faux Amate paper!

by Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler for Memory Box
Click on this link to see Bibiana's detailed how-to:

In addition, Bibiana shows this beautiful piece of artwork she created using the actual Amate paper . . . the link will also include the entire piece of artwork.

by Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler
The colors are so vivid on this paper . . . hmmm, back to the stash to see if I have any Amate paper! I do know that more will be ordered for the store in the near future.

Look what happens when Barb Black uses this stamp from RubberMoon . . . 3 totally different cards!

by Barb Black for RubberMoon 

by Barb Black for RubberMoon

by Barb Black for RubberMoon

This Saturday is Recycled Rubber. We hope you've reserved time to stop in for the best bargain of the month at Art 'n Soul!

Today is National Cat Day. Susie has shared a photo of her feline bestie, Sasha!

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