Monday, January 18, 2016

Launching Our New Blog...and a Contest!!

Welcome to Art ‘n Soul’s new blog.  We are delighted to have another forum to share information about the store, samples of art work from our staff and our amazing customers, as well as information about new products and techniques that we are excited about. 

We may go through a few growing pains in the next few weeks so please bear with us.  Also, if you have any suggestions for us, or have ideas about what you would like to see on the blog, please let us know.  We want to provide you with the information that will be the most useful to you.

First things first, we have to give a big thank you to Bill Gough (husband of our wonderful Carolyn Gough), who got the blog set up and running for us.  We couldn’t have done this without him!

by Pam Nelson

To get the blog off to a roaring start, we thought we would run a contest for our readers, and there will be a prize!  Since we were Magenta’s number one retailer again in 2015 (6 years in a row!), it seemed fitting that we use a Magenta product and what better product to use than Nuance!  

Ever since Magenta launched their wonderful watercolor powder, Nuance, last June, we have been selling it like crazy.  Everyone at Art ‘n Soul loves this great product and it appears that all of you do too.  You have seen lots of samples of our handmade cards using Nuance in a variety of ways and now we’d like to see your creations.

by Dianne Johnson

Use Nuance on your card, and if possible, please try to use other products you have purchased here at Art 'n Soul.

To enter the contest, drop off your card (or cards) to Art ‘n Soul by February 25th.  Include a brief description of your technique and other items you used in addition to Nuance.  Be sure to include your name on the card, too.  The ANS staff will select a winner and announce their name via the blog, newsletter and Facebook. We’ll display all of the cards in the store through the end of February and we’ll also post the pictures so all of our readers can see them.  At the end of the month you are welcome to take your card(s) home. Remember, your card will be posted on our blog, and the prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to Art 'n Soul!

We're putting a few cards here on the blog to inspire you. We have used Nuance on all of these cards in some way or another. If you have any questions about how we created these cards, please stop in the store to see them and we will be happy to answer your questions.

by Carolyn Gough

by Marj Marion

by Susie Tracy
We love comments! Please let us know how you like our blog. We'd love to hear from you.
Susie, Dianne, Marj, Pam and Carolyn


  1. Congratulation! Beautiful first post! I love all the cards and thanks for using Nuance...

  2. This is great news, congratulations to all of you. The cards are great. Have fun in this new adventure!

    1. Merci Nathalie, and so glad you are now back on the Magenta Design Team!

  3. I love this and can't wait for this new venture of my favorite store to take off! There's not another store out there like Art 'n Soul, amazing people, terrific products and fun classes!

  4. Congratulations to all of you !! My email is all ready in your follower. Have fun in your new adventure all your cards are gorgeous !!

  5. Beautiful! I like the layout. The background really makes the beautiful cards pop.

  6. Wonderful! I know you us great ideas because you are so talented.

  7. Wonderful technique, Pam! I love any type of resist work. Maybe the grocery stores will see an uptick in freezer paper sales!


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