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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Go, Grad!

Hi!  Are you sick of me yet?!?!  It's either all or nothing, I guess.  I'm back with another Saturated Canary creation.  This one was made for my second cousin's high school graduation.  My mom commissioned it, and of course I was happy to oblige.  

I colored Grad Boy 2015 with Copics and cut and matted him with Classic Long Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Other dies used include Tim Holtz's Weathered Clock (Sizzix) as well as a few from La-La-Land Crafts collection: Lattice Border, Hot Air Balloon, and Wrought Iron Fence.  The sentiment  is from an acrylic stamp set called 4 the Grad (Hampton Art). Details include a few Tim Holtz metal embellishments (corner, pen nibs, label pulls), a mortarboard sticker, and glitter chipboard number stickers. 

It's a bit ironic to be blogging a graduation card on the eve of the first day of school, but that's how I roll!  Tomorrow my small man begins his school year as a big 1st grader!  Can someone please tell me how that happened!?  You blink and they grow up!   Before I know it I'll be making him a "congrats you got your license and my car insurance just skyrocketed" card!  But for now we'll concentrate on first grade.  :-)

Hope you are all having a great week out there!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35, E50, E51, R20, W4, W6, W8, W10


Monday, August 24, 2015

40s Femme Fatale

Hi!  Me again!  This time with a birthday card made for a lovely coworker.  Everyone at the office commented on how much the image looked like the birthday girl- including the recipient herself!  I aim to please, after all.  This is 40s Fashion Decade from Saturated Canary.  She was so much fun to color with her classic, timeless beauty!  She's done with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up with foam squares on Resplendent Rectangles (Spellbinders) which also provides my sides and top along with Floral Ovals (Spellbinders).  In addition, I used Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders) and a Magnolia Doo-hickey flourish.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch as are the balloons.  I added some lace, a few flowers, black pearls, and a couple of Tim Holtz metal embellishments (game spinners, clock faces, and pen nibs) for the finishing touches.  Papers are Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  

I accomplished zero crafting this weekend.  But I spent all day yesterday reorganizing my dies and punches and clearing out unwanted stamps/stamp sets.  One of these days I will have neat and fully-functional craft room again where I can actually find and USE things!  It's a slow process, but I'm getting there.

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope your week is off to a great start!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, E25, R81, R83, R85, R89, N2, N4, N6, N8, 100

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Real Men Like Doilies

Hey there!  I'm finally sharing my dad's Father's Day card.  In August.  And yes, Dad, those ARE doilies!  I'm pretty sure you can handle them.  I made this months ago obviously and gave it to him in June, but I'm just getting around to blogging it now.  I colored up Luka World Traveler from La-La-Land Crafts and fussy cut him.  He is popped up on foam squares on top of Classic Circles and Cogs Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I used a few LLLC dies as well: Heart Doily Border, Heart Doily, Heart Banner, and Hot Air Balloon.  The mustache is a Memory Box die. Papers are Echo Park Paper Company - Seasons.  The pennant flags are a sticker from Me & My Big Ideas.  It was perfect because my son calls him "Papa"!  Finally, I added some metal embellishments from Tim Holtz: buckles, game spinners, clock keys, and compass coins. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, E35, E37, E39, Y28, G03, G05, G07, B63, B66, B69, N0, N2, N4, N6


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Level Up, Gamer!

Hey there!  I'm back with another Saturated Canary project!  I am loving being a guest designer and I have been creating a lot, but then ironically I'm too tired to blog them!  I'm trying to play catch up now.  These cards were for a birthday party we attended a couple of weekends ago.  Like most boys that age, they're into video games so I used my custom image from Krista, Gamer, for their cards.  Krista just released a revised version for $2 and he can now be purchased with or without the light saber poster.  He can be found HERE in her shop.  

The images are colored with Copics and cut and matted with Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I'm die happy these days and even with masculine cards I find myself piling them on.  Here I used several from La-La-Land Crafts: Lattice Border, Lattice Doily Border, and Flag Banner.  I also used a couple from My Favorite Things: Game Controller and Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics.  I absolutely love the controller one!  So much fun and so perfect!  It also comes with a smaller version as well.  The sentiment is from MFT as well, a set called (go figure) Level Up.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Boy Crazy.  I added chipboard glitter number stickers, a few buttons, baker's twine, and a gem heart.  My son is always talking about how many hearts (aka lives) he has left in his games so I thought it would be cute.      

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed them!  I'm sure you'll be seeing more cards from me this week.  School starts back up on Wednesday and I volunteered to be the new Parent Teacher Group (PTG) secretary this year so things are about to get a whole lot busier!  As if they weren't busy enough before!  lol  Just call me Madam Secretary.

Copics used: E00, E04, E09, E11, E13, E17, E21, E23, E25, E33, E51, E53, E55, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG10, BG72, BG75, B06, G05, W4, W6, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8


Friday, August 21, 2015


Hello!  How is everyone out there in blogland?  I am SO sorry I've been so quiet!  There's just been so much going on!  I actually have been doing a lot of crafting with no time to blog them and now I have a backlog of cards to share!  So lets start with one that involves one of my newest passions (and another reason I've been so busy): Zumba! 

I started taking classes shortly after school ended and I'm loving it!  My instructor celebrated a birthday recently so I couldn't resist coloring up Jennifer, a Saturated Canary rubber stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, for the occasion!  She is retired but if you search online you may still be able to find her!  She is colored with Copics and cut with Labels Seventeen Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  This is another one of those cards that are dripping with dies and embellishments!  It's so fun to see my style evolving!  The sentiment cracks me up and is from a My Favorite Things set called Let's Get Physical-WTG.  It's cut with Labels Fourteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  A plethora of La-La-Land Crafts dies are included as well: Heart Doily, Open Hearts Doily Border, Filigree Crown, and Birthday Corner.  I also used Tim Holtz mini filmstrip (Sizzix) and Virtuoso Music (Memory Box).  A length of ruffled trim, a few flowers, some rhinestone bling, and an iPod sticker (Jolee's Boutique) add the finishing touches!  Papers are Now and Then (My Mind's Eye).

I hope you like her!  I have lots more Saturated Canary creations to share so stay tuned!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, E35, E74, E79, Y32, R20, R32, BG0000, BG10, BG72, BG75, N0, N2, N4


Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #230 - Perfectly Purple

Good morning!  Welcome to the latest Corrosive Challenge!  Rebecca is our hostess this time around and in honor of my upcoming birthday she choose "Perfectly Purple" as our theme!  Our sponsor this fortnight is the ever fabulous Art by Miran!  You can find her shop HERE on Etsy.  She not only shared a few images with the design team for our projects but is also offering up a prize of 3 digis of choice to our winner!

I have used the image Celebrating Your Day to create a birthday card in my favorite color!  She is colored with Copics and cut using Labels Fourteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I also used several of my La-La-Land Crafts dies: Lattice Doily Border, Lattice Border, Hot Air Balloon, Birthday Flag, and Scalloped Banner. I added lots of shabby chic elegance with a paper doily, Shabby Blue Fran-Tage, lace, cheesecloth, flowers, a bling swirl, and a punched butterfly (Martha Stewart).

Be sure to head over to the challenge blog to see the other purple pretties from the team!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far!  Mine started off with a yard sale (man, those things are a lot of work!) and I plan to end it with some pool time and more crafting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E35, E79, V20, V25, BV08, B32, B34, R20, N0, N2, N4, N6


Saturday, August 1, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge #200 - Banner Day

Hello!  Ready for some fabulous and exciting news?  Drum roll please... welcome to KennyK's new release AND our 200th challenge!  Two hundred!!!  Can you believe it?!?!  This is certainly cause for celebration so we have upped the prize factor and the fun!  

As always our challenge for KennyK's Krafty Krew is Anything Goes with a twist!  The twist is optional, but remember you MUST use a KennyK digi or clear stamp to enter.  And the theme for this momentous occasion?!

Banner Day 

Make or use a banner or bunting on your project.

In addition to our usual prizes, we have FIVE fabulous gift certificates to give away!

$25 from our very own Dawn Lewis for Copic markers 
$25 from Dies To Die For for dies

$25 from Stampin' Up for paper and/or ink
$25 from KennyKdownloads for digis
 $50 from KennyK Clear Stamps for clear stamps

Excited yet?!?!  We are!  Not only do we have all these fabulous prizes to share with you, but we also have one new release image!  He's called Valet and he fits in perfectly with a few others from our KennyK collection.  We affectionately refer to them as "The Estate".

I have used Socialite for my card.  I started with a Martha Stewart punch around the page punch and went from there.  The image is colored with Copic and fussy cut.  I popped her up on foam squares for dimension.  I didn't add as much as usual to this one.  I went with a classier, more sophisticated look this time.  I added flowers, a Tim Holtz memo pin holding a Tim Holtz chit chat sticker, a vintage looking medallion and jewel from my stash, antique looking lace with pearls, and a few dies.  Used here are Flag Banner (La-La-Land Crafts), the pennant flag from a castle (Magnolia Doo-hickeys), and feather (Hot Off The Press).


You simply must visit the blog to see what our guest desingers and krew have created!  And don't forget to color up a KennyK image to play along for a chance at winning one of those amazing prizes!  You have until August 13th to join the fun!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, Y28, R20, R22, R32, BG10, BG72, N0, N2