Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coloring our World with the "NEW" Pan Pastels

I am looking through rose colored sun glasses today after a wonderful showing of support from our customers at the Akron, OH rubber stamp convention this past weekend.

We brought to market a "NEW" product for the stampers to enhance their cards with - Pan Pastels and the wonderful tools that go along with this fabulous product line.

Color, Color and more color describe these very vibrant pastels. These are not your Mama's chalky, grainy, gritty pastels.

The Pan Pastels are creamy and go on like a dream leaving very little "chalk dust" if any behind.

I am hoping to get the colors and some more samples of our artwork done with them up on our blog and our website in the next few weeks so that you can see for yourselves that a wonderful new world of color is waiting for you.

Our next show is in Southfield, Michigan - if you are in the area, certainly drop by our booth to see this fabulous product! You won't be disappointed.

Hugs to all as Bella and I color our day with the all the sunny (80 to be exact) colors that Pan Pastel has to offer. Bella has already chosen the magenta and bright orange for her first project.

Bugs and Kisses!

Laura Anne and Bella Boo

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Bonnets

Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy, Happy Everything!

Bella and I are all excited to finally, finally see spring make its spectacular entrance into Chicago. 80 degrees and sunny, sunny, sunny!

Easter is two days away and I am trying to fit into anything lightweight and colorful. Bella, being the new puppy in town is going to have a new "collar" and a "new spring coat" to wear out on the town come Sunday when we go to visit the in-laws. (Fashion photos of Bella will be appearing here on Monday for sure.)

Creative cleaning is happening all over the world as women feel the warm weather knock on our doors. Less is more - more or less when it comes to making cards.

Just a few reminders as you begin to think and stamp into spring:

Keep your hand stamped and crafted cards simple and fun. Layer only once or twice to keep the postage down and the focus on the image.

Humor is always an added blessing to those handmade cards, so don't forget to pick your "message" before designing your card so that it is incorporated as a design element and not an afterthought.

As Bella and I head downstairs to the studio to create some "Easter Puppy" cards for her friends and family, I promise you that I will not stamp in a bikini amidst an incredibly clean and minimalistic craft room (if you don't) - as I try to follow my own rules!

Hope you too, are smiling your way down the bunny lane this weekend!

Laura Anne and Bella Boo