Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Only one more day of this year. It's surreal to me. Have 364 days passed since the new year? Where did they all go!

If you'd like some inspiration for zentangling, I would like to suggest that you look at this blog by Margaret Bremmer, CZT. Just keep scrolling backwards to see a wide variety of zentangle'd artistry.

by Margaret Bremmer, CZT"Tangles: Diva Dance, Printemps, Tri-dots, Yuma"
Click on this link to go to the "Enthusiastic Artist" blog:

You've seen postings about StenDoodle™ by Michael Trent. I was going through his blog when I spotted this beautiful elephant.

by Michael Trent, creator of StenDoodle™
Click on this link to go to Michael's blog and this posting:

I love the vivid colors and the doodles. I hope you enjoy cruising through Michael's world as much as I have.

Kelly Booth has made a very simple yet elegant Thank You card using dies, an embossing folder and the Micro Silk Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

by Kelly Booth for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Click on this link for Kelly's posting on the ECD blog:

Barb Black has made what I think is an adorable card using stamps from RubberMoon. How many times have you said or heard "Holy Catfish".

by Barb Black for RubberMoon Art Stamps
Click on this link for Barb's how-to:

New stampers and crafters frequently ask what are the basic tools to own or have access to. Here's one blogger's idea of basic tools for card making:

  • "Scoreboard
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors (all purpose)
  • Water Mister
  • Clips (binder, spring and plastic)
  • Heat Gun
  • Non-Stick Craft Mat
  • Baby Wipes and Paper Towels
  • Ruler
  • Paper Piercer
  • X-Acto Knife (aka craft knife)
  • Tweezers
  • Glue (wet, dry and special)
  • Stamping Blocks
  • Corner Rounder
  • Embossing Powders & Pad
  • Die Cutting Machine
    • Magnetic Plate for Wafer Thin Dies
  • Spellbinders' All-in-One Tool"

A couple more items came to mind as I read through that list . . .
  • Stamp Cleaner
  • Bone Folder
  • Pen/Pencil & Small Notepad (for unexpected ideas, information, notes, et al.)
  • Removable Tape
  • Stamp Ink Pads
  • VersaMark watermark ink pad
  • Detail Cutting Scissors

What tools are a 'must-have' for you? Let's share the ideas!

Don't forget! This Saturday (January 3), Art 'n Soul re-opens from the holiday break. We've missed all of you at the store and can't wait to see you in the new year.

See you soon!

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