Thursday, March 19, 2015

Please be sure to scroll past the 2015 Northwest Paper Chase Information for today's blog post! Thank you.

This is Art 'n Soul's 'take 'n make' for the Northwest Paper Chase this year; the theme is "Games" and we chose the game of marbles. In the 'take 'n make' kit, each Paper Chaser who spends $10 (pre-tax, post discounts) will receive this kit to take home . . . 5 puzzle pieces to a Marble Puzzle, a real glass marble, and the 6x6 paper from Authentique (one of the 2015 NWPC sponsors). As marbles roll, we hope they'll "roll" their script around the page to describe their experience at Art 'n Soul; there's even room for a photo above the stamped sentiment and they can place the marble puzzle pieces anywhere they want.

Art 'n Soul's game is 'marbles.' In each take-'n-make pak, there are 5 pieces to a puzzle. If anyone finds that at least 3 of their 5 puzzle pieces actually fit together like they should, that person earns a free 6x6 paper pad from Authentique, one of the NWPC sponsors. Here's a photo of the marble puzzle . . .

And with a minimum $20 pre-tax, post-discount purchase with the NWPC Passport, chasers receive this charm. Does anyone remember rolling their glass marbles along anything they could find to use as a track?

Art 'n Soul's 2015 Northwest Paper Chase Collectible Charm

Carolyn enjoyed meeting new Paper Chasers today at Art 'n Soul. While I was there, I met the Paper Chasers from way up north. Their home store is Forget-Me-Not in Anacortes even though they're not on Whidbey Island.

Sue Evans from Anacortes and
Jeanette Darrah from Bellingham

New papers from Ken Oliver Crafts are at the store from his Pitter Patterns collection. As before, I love the colors!

Of course, the 6x6 paper paks are also in stock.

A new paper designed by Jessica Swift from Portland is now sold through Anna Griffin, and it's at the store. I'm hoping more of Jessica's designs will be made into paper soon; Anna Griffin is already doing many of her designs on fabrics.

And the Memory Box finally arrived full of replenishments for their decorated papers.

There are 4 patterns that Memory Box uses; we don't carry all of the patterns in each color but we try to in the popular colors. Their patterns are Dots, Distressed Dots, Gingham Check and Moroccan. They have just told us the Moroccan design has been discontinued, so when the stock is depleted, it's gone.

From the PoppyStamps blog, Lezlye has made a cute shaker card for Easter. I was just thinking that I had purchased a die set from another company made up of tiny little bunnies and they might make cute shakers.

by Lezlye Lauterbach for PoppyStamps
Here's the posting with the detailed information:

Peet Roeven makes the most amazing cards and when I saw this card on Penny Black's Facebook posting, I knew I had to share it with you.

by Peet Roeven for Penny Black
Click on this link to Peet's blog:

And I love how the colors on this card just 'pop' . . . Gayatri used watercolor paper to make her own colored paper for the die cut posies from Penny Black.

by Gayatri Murah for Penny Black
Click on this link to Gayatri's blog:

On the Impression Obsession blog, Laura Fulcher put this beautiful card together using heat embossing on mulberry paper. I love it!

by Laura Fulcher for Impression Obsession
Click on this link for Laura's how-to:

That's it for tonight. I must turn in so I'm well-rested for my doctor visit tomorrow . . . another new one. If nothing else, I'm meeting more health care professionals who are dedicated to keeping us healthy or putting us back together. Luckily, I think they've been wonderful people to meet and learn from.

Pam will be at the store all day tomorrow . . . she'd love to see you!

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