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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Krista's Art Endures

Hello again! I'm home with a sick little man today so while he rests and recoups (naps intermingled with games of Minecraft) I thought I'd blog.  Today I have a few Saturated Canary (Krista Leigh Smith Art) creations to share with you.  When the news that Saturated Canary was closing hit there was a deep sense of sadness in the crafting community!  But luckily she has continued with subscription based offerings, custom images, and, most recently, a collection offered through Make It Crafty!  Her art endures and I couldn't be happier!  Now for my projects...

First is an image from the Decade Fashion collection that Krista did a couple of years ago.  This is 80s Decade Fashion and I've used her for a friend's birthday card.  She is colored with Copics.  I love the Cassette Tape die and Playlist stamp set that I have from My Favorite Things and always tend to use them for any 80s themed projects I make.  The rest of the dies are from La-La Land Crafts.  Here I've used Lattice Doily Border, Lattice Border, Heart Banner, Scalloped Trim Banner, Presets Border, and Filigree Candle.A cluster of flowers and a sprinkling of sequins are my embellishments of choice this time.   

This one is a card I made for my best friend for Cinco De Mayo  (I know...  I'm a just a tad late in sharing it) using Dance.  She is colored with Copics and cut using Stitched Tags (La-La Land Crafts).  I loaded the card with even more LLLC dies: Today Stitched, Celebrate You, Stitched Zigzags, Large Lacy Border, Sunburst, Cactus, Flag Banner, Southwestern Border, and Triangle Lace Border.  I simply added a few flowers to finish off the card.

Up next is the card I made for my son's 2nd grade teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day.  I colored Tea and a Book with Copics and cut her using Double Stitched Squares (La-La Land Crafts).  Other LLLC dies included are: Loopy Doily Border, Book Brackets, and Open Book.  For the first time I have used some new SugarPea Designs dies.  Here I've featured Teacher and the Read die from the Brainy Bookmarks set.  I love them!!!  Also included are Tim Holtz Mini Globe and Mini Clipboard (Sizzix).  The library card was made using some My Favorite Things products - 3x4 Insert die and Library Card stamp set.  I embellished with flowers and a Tim Holtz metal pen nib.

Since I had made her lots of cards already through the year (birthday, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the one above) I opted to make a bookmark for her end of the year gift.  I colored Present Day Reading Princess with Copics and fussy cut her.  I used the Brainy Bookmarks die and a sentiment from I Like Big Books (SugarPea Designs).  I presented it to her with a Target gift card.

 Finally, I'm sharing the card I made for the strong, courageous, gorgeous, and always smiling Lou Daubney!  Lou is bravely battling cancer and throughout has never lost her sense of humor or her optimism!  Krista designed this image of Lou with all her favorite things for a special and secret group of crafters who made Lou encouragement cards back in the Spring.

I went a little overboard with the dies, but I figured Lou deserved the best!  Most of the dies are from La-La Land Crafts:  Stitched Tags, Stitched Elements, Open Hearts Doily Border, Heart Fan, Stitched Sun, Cherry Blossom Branch, Hot Air Balloon, Star Border, and World Heart Map.  The Unicorn is from Michaels Recollections Enchanting collection.  I added flowers and Lou's name in glitter chipboard letters.  I also added glossy accents to her glasses.  Once I was done it was shipped off to the UK to be added to the collection of cards and gifts for Lou and delivered in person by a few relatively local crafty angels!

Thanks for the visit!  I hope you like what you see!  I'll have more to share shortly as well as that exciting August news, coming soon!

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