Friday, March 30, 2012


We had four times the fun at Art n Soul last Wednesday.  Lots of smiles to go around.

 Made four cards using four different coloring techniques.  The materials we used were; marking pens, Distress inks, StazOn, and watercolor pencils.  Four ways to use the same stamp.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


We should have named our blog Art N Soul  'cause this group has both, I am sure the name was taken though.  So back to the business at hand, Marcia and I drove down  to Olympia on Saturday to visit our favorite shop.  She read on their blog that with the donation of a couple of cans for the food bank two cards were available for the making.  We were right on it, brought our cans and walked away with two beautiful cards
I have to say the people at Art N Soul are always happy to answer questions, show you how to use a product and  tell you what is new in their store and they are always bringing in new things.  They also have fabulous classes, Marcia and I are signing up for one next month.  "FOUR TIMES THE FUN", making four different cards using four different coloring techniques; Memento marking pens, Distress inks, StazOn, Watercolor pencils on acetate and watercolor paper.  This class is Wednesday, March 28, 1:00-4:00 join us if you have the time off.
The cards we made on Saturday used beautiful intricate die-cut designs.  These die-cuts can be used with the Cuttlebug but may require an additional metal plate.

 The flowers are also a die-cut.


A visit from Monique

Monique came over to craft and before we get to the artsy stuff....check out the dessert she brought.   YES! chocolate cup with chocolate mouse inside....OHHHHHHHH I love Monique!!!
So now that I wiped the drool, I can tell you what we played with.  She brought "Peel-Off" stickers and pens to play with.  The stickers come in silver, gold, white and black in a variety of designs.

I happen to have some of the stickers but never used them so this was a perfect opportunity to try them out.
Monique had two different types of pens one was the Glazed Gelly Roll and the other the Suffle.  I will ask Monique to give more information on the pens.  Here is what we made using the Glazed Gelly Roll which is thicker and creates a puffy effect.

The other type of pen gives more of a flat look and Monique used it to fill in this butterfly.  


If you are a fan of Pinterest then you saw the chipboard cats that I pinned from the Art N Soul blog.  For those that don't know, Art N Soul is a fabulous stamp store in Olympia.  Marcia and I drove down to the shop on Saturday and made two beautiful cards, more on this later.  Here is the blog site:
Anyway,  the cats come in three different poses and they can sit on a bookshelf or a door frame.  I covered my cat with decorative paper, cut flowers and layered them with foam tape to create depth, and finally added pearl beads to give her a "girl about town" look.  The chipboard cats cost $4.25 and are fun to decorate.

Monday, March 12, 2012

This is a fruit arrangement Caryl received for her Birthday!

Here are Caryl's kids enjoying the fruit!  A sweet treat for all.

Dawn didn't mention that SHE made the cute and delish arrangement.  Great job Dawn!!!