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!
5 months ago