Friday, April 3, 2015

Deliveries, deliveries, deliveries everywhere at Art 'n Soul. Check this out from Ranger (finally!) . . .

And from May Arts & Creative Impressions . . .

1/4" silk ribbons

1/4" silk ribbons

1/4" silk ribbons

Silky Crush Antique Gold ribbon;
White Leafy Vine ribbon;
Satin bear & candy cane cut-out ribbon.

1/2" white with colored swirl organdy ribbon

1/2" colored swirl organdy ribbon
1-1/2" tulle ribbons*

3/8" adhesive-backed mini-gingham hearts*

1.5" natural linen with heart print wired ribbon
and 1.5" frayed thread ribbons*

*will be at the store by Friday or Saturday

Marj is still enthused about the shaker cards and brings us another wonderful sample card . . .

by Marj Marion

Marj's camera wasn't working at her recent Backgrounds and Die Cutting Class, so sadly, no photos of the wonderful cards her students created. It was fun to see the various creative approaches they used on the class projects. After class, Marj was still excited about this Memory Box Die . . . Splashing Puddles (99062). So, she took her renewed enthusiasm for shaker cards, and made yet another variation of the class project using this die.

Here are the steps:
  • Rub various shades of blue and green Inka Gold paint over a white piece of cardstock, and buff it when dry.
  • Die cut with Splashing Puddles.
  • Use Memory Box Shaker Rectangle Frames-30003 to make a teal frame.
  • Glue on a panel of acetate to the back of the frame.
  • Turn over, and stamp Rosie Roadshow several times on the acetate with Black Stazon, and let dry.
  • Turn over, add narrow strips of foam tape to the entire frame, making sure there are no gaps.
  • Fill the center areas with assorted silver, clear micro beads and other tiny embellishments.
  • Remove the liner from the foam tape, and attach the Splashing Puddle decorated panel to the exposed foam tape.
  • Back the entire piece with a matching teal panel die cut from Studio Rectangle Layers--M. Box 30033.
  • Stamp any raindrop stamp on a light green panel, and attach this to the teal folded card.
  • Glue on your shaker panel, and stamp Rosie Roadshow quote: " Find the wonderful in today." at the bottom of the card.

Marj will bring the card to the store if you want to see it in person. This rain theme card is great for Western Washington!

Impression Obsession has a new weekly challenge . . . You Did It! Here is Jenny Gropp's sample card as a member of the IO Design Team:

by Jenny Gropp for Impression Obsession
Here's the link to Jenny's blog for the how-to details:

Click on this link to the Impression Obsession blog post for the links to the cards made by other members of the IO Design Team, and to read the challenge information so you may submit an entry!

On the Memory Box blog, Sherry Hester has made a thank you card featuring a bouquet of tulips.

by Sherry Hester for Memory Box

Click on this link for Sherry's posting:

Over on the Magenta blog, they just launched their new monthly challenge theme which is Easter. Dianne created this card for the challenge as a member of the Magenta Design Team:

by Dianne Johnson, Design Team Magenta

Click on this link to Magenta's blog to see what
the other Design Team members created:

This is the link to Dianne's blog for her how-to:

On the Lost Coast Designs' blog, they announced the winner of the 50 Shades of Green Blog Hop Giveaway. Here's the chosen winner:

by Shari Trumbull
Here's the link to the how-to on her blog:

Sandy Allnock, a certified Copic instructor, showed Tim Holtz how she could achieve a watercolor background using Copic markers instead of Distress inks. He couldn't believe it, so Sandy prepared a video that I think you should see. She is using that crazy new stamp set of Tim's, "Bird Crazy" that I think is adorable.

Click on this link to watch Sandy's technique video:

I made a card top . . . haven't figured out what I want to use for the base card. I had fun doing something "fun" as a change of pace for the day, even though it's a wee bit late.

by Debbie Gaetz

  • Magenta stamps:  Flowers & Buds (0707.L) and sentiment (07.730.H)
  • Memory Box Die:  Isabella Butterfly (98507)
  • Inks:  StazOn in Tuxedo Black; Brilliance in Pearlescent Ice Blue & Pearlescent Sky Blue (applied with daubers)
  • Paper:  Gold Glitter Specialty Paper from SEI (Sweet Sora); KaiserCraft 6x6 Paper Pad (Enchanted Garden); heavyweight vellum in clear; Gold Mirricard Card Stock

Be sure to stop in at Art 'n Soul tomorrow and Saturday to pick up any supplies you're wanting because we'll be closed on Easter Sunday. Marj will be at the store all day tomorrow . . . and I know she'd totally enjoy sharing her inspirations, ideas and techniques with you.

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