Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shop Small For Free Shipping!

Sometimes the little guys have to work extra hard to get your attention.  We don’t have big advertising budgets and many small businesses like us are a one woman show.  So here it is plain and simple.  Shop on our website anytime on Saturday from midnight to midnight and you will automagically get free shipping anywhere in the US with orders of $30 or more! 

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And enjoy free shipping!





We have lots of wonderful ideas for homemade gifts on our online tutorials page.  My favorite is the 3D Star complete with free templates for three different sizes.  It has a big “wow” factor and can easily be completed in under two hours. Stop by and see what inspires you!

Make your Christmas sparkle with micro beads from Pennywise Arts and support a small shop!

Hugs and Happy Holidays!  Suzanne

Small print: International orders will receive a discount equal to the domestic shipping cost.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Come Make Art With Me!

Creative Classes In Paper   Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts



There is still time to join me at Art 'n Soul in Olympia this Sunday for TWO fun classes!


Bottle Cap Pendants $25  (12:00 noon)

Using supplies from Pennywise Arts and Bottlecap, Inc. we will complete 5 pendants of different design in about 90 minutes.

Class kit includes ball chain and beautiful clear lid gift boxes for all 5 pendants.  So easy and so beautiful!  Check five friends off your Christmas gift list lickety split!


Handmade Paper Stars!  $283Dstar  (2:30 pm)

These incredible three dimensional stars are over 13” across and are made completely of paper! Learn how easy it is to create one of your very own with templates from Pennywise Arts! Students will be given additional templates to take home, including bonus pages with a variety of star sizes.

Students may wish to bring their own basic supply kit with scissors, cutting mat and craft knife to reduce any waiting time for shared materials.

Call Art ‘N Soul to get registered! 360.357.6820

Art ‘N Soul is located at 909 Sleater Kinney Rd SE Ste 12, in Lacey, WA.

Hope to see you there!  Hugs, Suzanne

Other class offerings can be found on our website: 

Private art parties are available at my place or yours!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paperback Tape Sheets Are Coming!

Just a quick update for everyone UPS-Delivery_pscf11_Flickrwho has placed a pre-order for our O’So Sticky Paperback Tape Sheets – it’s COMING!   Based on tracking info we should see it here late this week or early next.  I’ll package it up as quick as I can and hope to have all the pre-orders shipped by next Friday!

Thanks to all who helped make this possible!  Your support and patience are so appreciated!

Hugs, Suzanne

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Watercolor Class Creations

I taught a fun little watercolor class this weekend and boy did we ever make some gorgeous works of art! 


Upper left by Kathy Lewis, Upper right by Sheila Leitch, lower two by Sandy Johnson.

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The “zen” part of this class is creating the watercolor backgrounds.  It’s so easy to lose yourself in the process.  We used pigment inks, O’So Sticky Powder, Clear Ultra Fine micro beads and a single flourish stamp from Stampers Anonymous for the focal point on all of the cards.  Each student made about 15 little canvases.

It’s always interesting to see what others think to try and I am totally inspired by these ladies!  It’s hard to believe this is a beginner class, isn’t it?!

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S.  I am happy to schedule it again for anyone who couldn’t come this time.  Just email me and let me know you’re interested!  Don’t forget, I will come to you if you want to get a group of your friends together for a class!  Ü

Friday, October 19, 2012

Spooky Shaker ATC

When I was going through my artist trading card collection I stumbled upon this wonderful atc!

IMG_2107 The window in the middle is cut out and transformed into a small shaker box filled with orange and black micro beads.  Unfortunately the card wasn’t signed and my memory has failed to recall who gave me this fun card.  If you recognize it as yours, please let me know!

Hugs, Suzanne

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Tombstone Artist Trading Card

Tombstoneatc I’m playing in a Tombstone shaped artist trading card swap on the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group!  There are 9 of us, each making 9 identical cards to swap out. 

My wonderful husband Brian has been creative too.  He’s designed lots of templates and cut files for my Cricut.  His last batch was five different tombstone shapes.  Perfect!

Using Sure Cuts Alot software and my Cricut I get myself into crazy details that I would never have considered when all I had was a pair of scissors!  Ü 

The base and front of my card are cut from bronze Stardream paper.  Even the copper Stardream background insert and the acetate were cut on my Cricut. 

I stamped Copper Brilliance crackles (Stamper’s Anonymous) around the edges.  The crow image (from Inkadinkado) is embossed onto the front of the card and acetate at the same time.  **It had to be heated very carefully so as not to melt and warp the acetate.

I created a foam tape box around the window and filled it with a mixture of micro beads and sealed them in with the copper cardstock backing piece.  The bat was punched from glossy black cardstock and added to the card with foam tape.  A gem is the finishing touch.

Tombstoneatc I’ll be sure to share the other tombstones when the swap comes back later this month!

Hugs, Suzanne

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Pinch of Patience

Here’s another beauty by PWA designer Julie Imsland.  As the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group 1-4-1 ATC swap coordinator Julie is very prolific in her swap creations!

IMG_2096Julie punched the top two corners with a decorative corner punch, put O’So Sticky Tape down under the corners and then mounted the card onto a back piece of card stock.  Translucent micro beads in Lettuce and Stream were added to the exposed O’So.

The vintage looking background reminds me of wallpaper that my grandma had in her kitchen. Ü

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shaker Card Classes Coming To Puyallup, WA!

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


I’m so excited for the opportunity to offer BOTH of our new shaker card classes on South Hill in Puyallup, WA.  My dear friend Leola Johnston has opened her home for our use – THANK YOU Leola!  Ü

Saturday November 3rd is the date – reserve your spot early because we expect to fill up fast! 

10 am to 1 pm - Graphic 45 Shaker Cards


2 pm to 5pm - Four Seasons Shaker Cards


Limit is 8 students in each class.  $25 per student/per class must be prepaid.

Each student should bring a basic kit with a bone folder, scissors (fine tip and long blade), scoring tool and ruler/straight edge.  Bring an ATG tape gun if you have it (don't buy anything you don't already have!)

Come learn the art of making interactive shaker cards that will mesmerize!

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S. If you want to take both classes bring a sack lunch and picnic with me!  Ü

If You’re Feeling Blue

This was an artist trading card that I made some time ago.  I used watercolors to create the rainbow background.  When it was thoroughly dry I covered it with O’So Sticky Tape than placed the sentiment layer on the card.  Lastly it was dipped into clear micro beads to make the rainbow shine. 

BlueSuzanneGlazoer I really like this card except for the smudges from the edge of the stamp.  I was so blinded by the pretty colors I didn’t even see it before now.  :)

Hugs, Suzanne

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Everything

I love this stamp for several reasons.  1.  It fits for just about any occasion  2. It’s fun and 3. Every time I use it I think of my sweet friend Debbie W. because she is the one who gave it to me.  :)

HappyEverything I created these quick artist trading cards using scraps of paper left from another design (my atc leftovers box of bits is getting crazy full!)

I put a strip of O’So Sticky Tape across the paper and put ribbon that was slightly smaller on top of it.  Then I added micro beads to the edges for a fun textury border and finished it off with a premade cupcake sticker from Jolees. 

My original idea was to use the Jolees for inspiration and make my own.  Maybe I will.  Someday.  :)

Hugs, Suzanne

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Have Some Tea

I love this darling play on words used by PWA designer Julie Imsland.

TeajulieImslandJulie accented the bottom edge of her card using a clear drying glue and a mixture of “tea colored” micro beads

I was inspired by Julie’s card to brew a cup of tea.  Autumn has definitely arrived in the Snoqualmie Valley!  Brrrr.

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, October 8, 2012

Paperback O’So Sticky Tape It’s Now Or Never

oso paperback sticky tape sheetWe are still trying to pull together enough pre-orders to bring in the O'So Sticky Paperback tape sheets!  

Paperback tape sheets are wonderful for die cutting sticky shapes you'd never want to cut by hand.

O’So Paperback is the exact same tape as our regular sheets and Mega Rolls but it has a white paper liner on both sides which makes cutting with scissors easier and digital die cutting possible.  Hand punches also work but expect it to get gummy and have some Goo Gone nearby.  Thumb lever punches seem to work the best for me.

Between my Vagabond, Cricut and O’So Sticky Paperback Tape sheets I can get myself into some really amazing artwork that otherwise would never happen! Ü  But alas, even my own personal stash is nearly depleted.

If you've been wishing we would bring it back, now is your chance to help make that happen!  Place your preorder on our website here:

Currently we have a handful of the Mega Rolls in stock - you might want to grab one while you are there!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birds Of A Feather

I’ve been so busy with classes and kits that I've neglected the blog for far too long!  Here’s a sweet shaker atc made by PWA designer Julie Imsland.


Julie used one of our Super Simple Shaker Card templates to create the box that “caged” the micro beads.  :)

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, October 1, 2012

Watercolor Cardmaking Class - North Bend, WA

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


Coming to North Bend:  Watercolor Gallery card making class!  [samples%2520sm%255B2%255D.jpg]Learn some fun basic techniques mixing water and color together to create masterpieces that turn out beautiful every time!   We’ll be incorporating rubber stamps and micro beads to create several lovely handmade cards.

Saturday, Oct0ber 20 1:00-4:00 pm  No experience necessary!

Contact me to sign up – space is limited!

Everything is included.  Cost is $35.  All you need to do is show up and let your inner impressionist flow!  Class will take place at my North Bend, WA home studio.

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S.  The weather has been gorgeous here, crisp and sunny and the leaves are turning pretty colors.  The drive will be beautiful!  :0)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Altered Cigar Mail Box Kit

Creative Classes In Paper   Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


When this altered cigar box arrived in my mail it took my breath away!  PWA designer, Dee Moran’s attention to the details made me want to keep looking and looking to make sure I didn’t miss a thing!  My next instinct was to make one!  mail box top

And since I think you’ll want to make one too, Dee has given me permission to offer this in a workshop with the possibility of also offering  kits by mail.  Please let me know if this interests you!

I’ve been able to track down almost all of the components that Dee used with some substitutions that work just as well as the original.  Graphic 45 has discontinued the papers that Dee used so the boxes we make in class will be slightly different than the example but not enough to change the overall look and feel of the box.

This is some of the substitute paper we will be using in class:

peninhand “Pen In Hand” (shown above) was also discontinued but I was able to get my hands on enough sheets for 20 students.  The variety of vintage  ink bottles and pen nibs keep with the “mail” theme very nicely, don’t you think?

Here is one side view of Dee’s Box:

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Inside the lid Dee put corkboard and decorated push pins (not shown).  The box has separate sections for hand stamped note paper, a matching pen, a Post It note pad with an elegant coordinating cover, a pocket for postage stamps, another pocket for labels and some very fun clips! mail box inside

mailbox clips The average paper crafter will have no problem putting this project together in a day.  Workshop would probably run about six hours with a BYOB (bring your own bag) lunch break.

This time of year I look at everything with the eye of “does this project have gift potential?” An altered cigar box made into a sweet box for mail supplies is a resounding, “YES”!

Hugs, Suzanne

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Announcing New Shaker Card Classes and Kits!

Pennywise Arts proudly offers TWO new classes and NINE new shaker card kits

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Suzanne travels to teach in stores local to the Pacific Northwest so let your favorite stamp/craft store know if you want any of our classes to come to you!

Interested in private art parties? All classes can be taught at your home or our North Bend home studio. All you need is at least 4 friends to attend with you. If you have 8 friends then the hostess tuition is waived!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Frenzied For Flowers

The energy of my paper flowers class at Art 'N Soul today was amazing!!  Thanks to all the fun ladies that came to play!  Here are some of their creations.  Hannah is such a sweet doggie, chilling on our pretty papers!

Hugs, Suzanne

Friday, September 7, 2012

Paper Roses Galore!

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


I hope you’re not tired of seeing my paper roses yet!  I don’t think it’s possible to ever tire of making them!  Yesterdays photo didn’t show the individual packages very well, so I retook the pictures.  :)

This rose/bow is huge!  It’s about 10” across.


It’s super easy to add any blend of micro beads to the edges for more interest and texture (if that’s even possible!)


I had so much fun matching my roses up with hand made papers from my stash and coordinating it all together with my favorite ribbons from May Arts.

IMG_2120  IMG_2133 This is my favorite one so far:

IMG_2114  Now to get busy on my shaker card samples for classes on the 23rd!  (There will be kits for sale online too, in case you live too far away to come shake it up with us). Ü

Hugs, Suzanne

Paper Roses Class This Sunday!

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


Here are some examples for the Paper Roses class I am teaching at Art 'N Soul this Sunday!  (I used them as bows on pretty packages.)  Come play with me!


There is nothing imitation about these paper roses!

Incredibly durable and easy to make, it’s a given that students will be addicted to this inexpensive technique in a blink of an eye creating a frenzy of colorful and unique paper flowers!

Using a wide variety of inks we will explore learning several different techniques for dyeing the paper. This will be followed up with stamping ideas for turning these colorful blooms into gift bows or even greeting cards.  Of course there will be micro beads embellishments too!

Students can expect to take home at least 5 completed flowers with supplies to make several more at home.  Price $25 - Class starts at noon – plan for 2 hours.

Call the store to get registered! 360.357.6820

Art ‘N Soul is located at 909 Sleater Kinney Rd SE Ste 12, in Lacey, WA.

Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Suzanne