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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saturated Canary: Denial (aka This Is Not Goodbye...)

Hi!  June has always been a busy month- one filled with many card making occasions: birthdays, graduations, weddings, Father's Day...  But now that I have a school aged child it has become even more so!  Now there are teachers and coaches and little 6-going-on-7 year old friends whose birthdays are celebrated with pizza and cake and goody bags!  All demand to be commemorated with a handcrafted, customized masterpiece.  My co-workers don't help either!  Always having birthdays.  Or leaving!  The thing is, I'm so tired from said work and sports and school events and parties that I have no energy, motivation, or mojo for creating those masterpieces!  But I try to persevere and power through anyway!  Here are a few of recent Saturated Canary projects.  I am so sad that the talented Krista will be closing up shop in August!  She is one of my favorite artists!  I am only consoled by the fact that I have amassed a HUGE collection of her art work and now, with no new images to tempt me, I may finally have a chance to use what I own!

My first card is one I made for my co-worker's birthday.  I colored Inked Pretty with Copics and cut her using Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Other dies include Small Lacy Border, Large Lacy Border and Open Leaf Flourish (La-La-Land Crafts); and Lovely View (LDRS by Spellbinders).  The buttery is a Martha Stewart punch as is the fishtail flag (Stampin' Up).  A couple of flowers, rhinestone flourish, and Tim Holtz pen nib finish off the look. 

Next is a card I made for one of Kayne's classmates.  This is Little Fairy.  She is colored with Copics and cut using Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I am the Die Queen so I've piled on a few here as well.  Featured are Lattice Doily, Lattice Border, Open Leaf Flourish, Bird Cage, and Birthday Flag (La-La-Land Crafts).  I had fun adding a mini resin frame, chipboard number, paper straw, and flowers.

Up next is a graduation card for my best friend's oldest daughter.  I remember when she was born so this was momentous!  She's not the girly type and has short hair so I opted to use Grad Boy 2015.  He is colored with Copics (of course) and cut using Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  I found this awesome metal embellishment at Michaels with the Dr. Seuss quote on it and knew I HAD to incorporate it in her card!  More dies grace this creation: Hot Air Balloon and Book Bracket (La-La-Land Crafts) as well as Star Cluster and Mini Clipboard (Tim Holtz by Sizzix).  The notebook edge is a border punch.  Final details include baker's twine, a mortarboard sticker, and Tim Holtz pen nib.

Finally, we come to my last share for today.  Made for a co-worker who is leaving, this card has Beach Ink front and center, colored with Copics and cut using Stitched Squares Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  Then I really piled the dies onto this one!  There's Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics and Picture Wheel (My Favorite Things); Lattice Doily Border, Lattice Border, Filigree Border, and Wave Border (La-La-Land Crafts);   Surf's Up Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); and Swirl Doohickey (Magnolia).  Adhesive pearls and flower trim were all the extras this one needed!

These images, and the many, many others I own, are so adorable and versatile!  I will refuse to say good-bye to Saturated Canary in my crafting!  This is not "good-bye"; it is "see you later".  And you will!

Until next time! 


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