Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today is March 12 and Dianne's daughter is now married; the ceremony took place in Iceland some time this morning our time. The photos she sent of Morgan and Sindri showed how happy they are, and how cute they are together! Our congratulations to Morgan and Sindri, wishing you many, many happy years together. And our congratulations to Dianne and Jim as the proud parents of the blushing bride.

Marj was busy at Art 'n Soul today. She made this card using one of the new Magenta stamps that we have in stock. Marj noted that many stampers are sometimes hesitant to use a solid stamp design; they're wonderful to use and easy to use if you're using the right medium.

Magenta Stamp 48.005.O

by Marj Marion
  • Magenta Stamp
  • Distress Markers applied directly to stamp, spritz with water and stamp, spritz again and stamp again, spritz again and stamp again
  • Penny Black "Letter Background" Stamp (1999L) inked random sections with Shabby Shutters Distress Markers
  • 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper card stock
  • Wide ribbon 'knot' technique -- very easy and quick

There was some prep involved by Marj to prepare for her "Penny Black" demo offer at the store today.

And then she worked her magic! Look at these card tops featuring these wonderful Penny Black stamps . . .

by Marj Marion

by Marj Marion
Penny Black Stamps:  2422S Blue Wings; 1999L Letter Background

by Marj Marion
Penny Black stamps:  2666K Blush & 3586E Think Spring

by Marj Marion
Penny Black Stamp:  2666K Blush

by Marj Marion
Penny Black Stamps:  2661K Chandelier; 3586E Think Spring;
40.137 Brick Wall

by Marj Marion
Penny Black Stamp:  2970F Brush Balloon

by Marj Marion
Penny Black Stamps:  2635K Brush Tulips; 40.137 Brick Wall; and
1999L Letter Background

by Marj Marion
Penny Black Stamps:  Bloom On! 2830E
Penny Black Stencil:  Flower Dance 25-002
  • Outline stencil design with micron pen
  • Use finger dauber to color with Memento Inks
  • Magenta Stamp:  Tiny Dots 23.114.C

Was it coincidental that I find a Facebook posting by Penny Black showcasing another stamp

by Birgit for Penny Black
This is the link to Birgit's blog . . .

And then on Penny Black's blog, this wonderful card by Angela Kennedy. I love this stamp and I'm going to have to add it to my pink sheet order.

by Angela Kennedy for Penny Black
Click on this link to go to the blog posting for details:

And then look at this gorgeous card top that Marj 'whipped up' at the store using a Hero Arts stamp and Pan Pastels!

by Marj Marion

  • Hero Arts Flower Stamp K5767
  • Stamped with Versamark
  • Colored with Pan Pastels
  • Wiped with Swiffer cloth
  • Penny Black stamp:  Brick Wall 40-137 & Happy Birthday 4071-F
You really need to see this card 'in person' to appreciate how truly beautiful the card top turned out.

Marj and I were wondering where this card came from. We then deduced that the only other person who has been at the store the last few days has been Patti!

by Patti Highlands
This simple card features a wonderful Memory Box flower die and overlay die. Check them out at Art 'n Soul!

Over at the IMAGINE Crafts blog, check this video posting for jewelry made from the IMAGINE Crafts monterey pine wood pieces. Pretty darn cool! I'll be ordering those pieces for the store next month.

by Baerbel Born
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts
Click on this link to go to the IMAGINE Crafts blog posting:

And look at this beautiful card from the Memory Box blog featuring IMAGINE Crafts'/Tsukineko's new Radiant Neon inks.

by Jean Okimoto for Memory Box
Click on this link to go to the blog posting for details . . .

From Tombow USA, this is a link to a PDF by Marie Browning on blending techniques using your Tombow markers.

by Marie Browning for Tombow USA

Tomorrow night I'm going to Auburn Riverside High School to see the musical "All Shook Up". I've heard the kids sing 25 Elvis songs throughout the play. I don't think I'll be sitting still!

No comments:

Post a Comment