Thursday, April 21, 2011

'Lucky" Workshop

Purchase this kit (G1018) for just $29.95 by April 30, and join me for a FREE and FUN time to work on your projects! See Soul Session schedule in earlier post for details.

Iris Card Workshop

Isn't this an incredible look? Register for the Iris Card Workshop to learn this fun technique.

See Soul Sessions schedule in earlier post for details.

Breezy Summer Card Workshop

Here is just one of the cards that we'll be making at the "Breezy Summer Card Workshop."
See the Soul Sessions schedule in earlier post for details.

What's Coming in May?????

Soul Sessions - April - May 2011

Are you ready for some inspiration? Check out these upcoming sessions:

Breezy Summer Cards Time to think "light and breezy!" Make some fun summery cards - 4 in total, all different designs. All materials provided.
Tuesday, April 26 - 6:30pm in Julie's Art Room
Cost: $10 or FREE with a $30 order placed that evening.
Register by April 24.

"Lucky" Workshop Order your kit online or through me by April 30 for this FREE CLASS. Kit contains Exclusive stamp set, Level 2 Paper pack, embellishments and printed instructions to make cards and a layout! See photo of Lucky cards on right of blog.
Saturday, May 7 - 10am in Julie's Art Room
Cost: FREE with purchase of Lucky Workshop Kit
Order kit by April 30

Iris Card Workshop Learn this very cool technique to create impressively beautiful cards! It's not as complicated as it looks - you just need a little help getting started. :-) Complete 2 cards and receive templates that you can use over and over again. All materials provided.
Thursday, May 12 - 6:30pm in Julie's Art Room
Cost: $10 or FREE with a $30 order that evening
Register by May 9.

Layout Workshop Join us to make a 2-page 12 x 12 layout. All materials provided. Then take it home to add your photos at your leisure.
Tuesday, May 17 - 6:30pm in Julie's Art Room
Cost: $10 or FREE with a $30 order placed that evening Register by May 12

Snohomish Senior Center Card Class Come make 3 Flower Pot cards, designed just for my Special Seniors! All materials provided.

Thursday, May 19- 3pm at the Snohomish Senior Center
Cost: $7.50 - REDUCED PRICE!

Register by May 17 by calling the Snohomish Senior Center: 360-568-0934. You don't need to be a member to attend!

Friday, April 15, 2011

April Stamp of the Month Art #6

Art by Shannon Law

Clean and crisp! That's the look of this artwork. The paper piecing on the top section of this card provides a nice backdrop for a strong focal point image. The branch's leaves are softly colored in watercolor style, and a sparkle adds just the right life to the bird's eye. The same bird in a different pose adds a beautiful accent to the lower left of the card.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Stamp of the Month Art #5

Art by Julie Reynolds

Color coordinating is made so easy with Close To My Heart products. Each paper pack features colors that are available in coordinating inks, so it's a breeze to make a card whose colors absolutely flow. This little butterfly addition catches the eye when stamped on a punched circle - accentuating the curves in the focal point floral image.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April Stamp of the Month Art #4

Art by Cathy Stai

Layering, layering and more layering! That is the look for this piece of art. Who says stamped images can't overlap? This technique gives a full and rich look to this card.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Stamp of the Month Art #3

Art by Maggie Cameron

Our "Miracle" papers are featured beautifully in this card. The little butterfly is mounted with 3-D Foam Tape, giving it the perfect look for flight. A finishing touch is provided by a sweet little button - just the right touch!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Studio J - Watch How Easy!

April Stamp of the Month Art #2

Art by Debi Gardner

This soft watercolor look is created by embossing the outline image, and then sponging color over the top in a resist technique. Then just cut the image into smaller pieces to make the tiles. Add a little butterfly stamped in the background, embellish with our Colonial White Collection ribbon, and you're finished!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

How Can We Help?

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE and tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. And helping has never been easier! During April, purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set for the special price of only $5 (retail value $7.95) and Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need. Contact me today to get involved in this heart-worthy cause.
See image of entire stamp set at right.

April Stamp of the Month Art #1

Art by Tina Dupin

Want to create your own background paper? Just try using your focal point image and repeating it abstractly on solid cardstock in the background, as shown here. I love the way the pearls accentuate the soft curve of the circle in this design.