Friday, May 8, 2015

The Art 'n Soul Journal Club meets this afternoon. If you're into art journaling of any kind, this is the group for you. They're artistic, creative, inspiring and sharing -- you won't find a more supportive group who loves art journaling! Best of all  . . .  it's free!

On the Magenta blog, Ellie Knol has made several variations of the "Rudbeckia" stamp. I'm sure you'll enjoy them all.

by Ellie Knol, Design Team Magenta
Click this link to the blog for the other card designs:

Making cards for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the local infusion center is something I like to do. I haven't been very good about it but I have a renewed determination. I don't want the cards to sound sympathetic or look like a 'get well' card; I want the cards to be enlightening, supporting, uplifting, cheerful and/or humorous. Here's my latest card . . .

by Debbie Gaetz
Penny Black "Bouquets" 30-213 (flower)

W Plus 9 "Strictly Sentiments 4" (sentiment)

Copic Markers:  Flowers:  YR31 (Light Reddish Yellow); Y06 (Yellow);
      Y35 (Maize); E08 (Brown) -- Leaves:  G43 (Pistachio); YG23 (New Leaf);    YG63 (Pea Green) -- 0 (Colorless Blender)

Die:  Spellbinders Shapeabilities:  S6-017 Bow Elegance

Inks:  VersaFine in Onyx Black; Memento in Olive Grove
Papers:  Paper Parachute; black card stock; Neenah Classic Crest in
   Solar White (stamped panel & card base)
Adhesive-backed Pearls (colored with Pea Green Copic Marker)
Foam-Mount Tape (under sentiment)

Love the technique that Marnie used for this card on the Memory Box blog. After cutting the die, she used the remaining negative as a 'stencil' to provide the shadows of the die cuts before adhering them down. Another stencil provided the background design.

by Marnie Bushmole for Memory Box

Click on this link for the how-to:

During the summer, flip-flops seem to be the shoe of choice for many of our younger family members as well as us oldies. I loved this card by Karen Amidon for Impression Obsession's Summer Blog . . . a Flip Flop Wreath!

by Karen Amidon for Impression Obsession
Click on this link for Karen's blog and how-to:

For more information on Impression Obsession's SUMMER FUN Challenge, click on this link to Impression Obsession and seriously consider entering 'the fun'!

Heather Telford has made a beautiful card (doesn't she always!) for a blog challenge to CASE, i.e. "copy and steal everything", her own card design from a while back.

by Heather Telford in 2012

by Heather Telford in 2015
Click on this link to Heather's blog posting:

Watch for the next class schedule . . . Terry Medaris is returning to Art 'n Soul on June 19 and 20. They were in-demand classes last year and he'll be teaching 3 classes on this visit. In addition, Terry will bring his terrific Trunk Show.

Tomorrow, there's a Rosie's Roadshow class at Art 'n Soul AND delivery of our order. I'm sure there will be extras; if you want the best choice, you better be at the store on Saturday afternoon!

Sunday is Mother's Day. Art 'n Soul will be closed to allow our wonderful staff to enjoy this special day with their family. So whatever it is you were planning to purchase at Art 'n Soul this weekend, you'll need to do it on Saturday. Thanks for understanding.

See you soon . . . thanks so much for your visit!

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