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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Snow Queen

Hello!  Well, we're a week into school and all seems to be going well except I am utterly EXHAUSTED!  And I'm not even the one going to school!  Lol  The small man is loving first grade so far and for that I am thankful!  Our new busier schedule hasn't left too much spare time for crafting and blogging, but I have created a thing or two.

Today I wanted to share this card I made using Sassy Studio Designs' Snow Queen Portrait (shop HERE).  Isn't she gorgeous?!?!  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I matted her on top of a white Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) panel embossed with a snowflake folder (which is then matted on Floral Ovals Nestabilities also from Spellbinders).  Again, I've used a lot of dies!  Here I feature Open Heart Doily, Heart Doily, Heart Doily Border, Filigree Crown, and Christmas Tree from La-La-Land Crafts.  The castle is a Magnolia Doo-hickeys die.  I added Shabby Blue Fran-tage to the tree and castle and piled on lace, bling, and flowers.  Papers are from my stash and the 7 is a chipboard glitter sticker.  

This card was fabulous fun to make!  We should all celebrate our inner princess, whether we're 7, 47, or 70!

Thanks for visiting and hope your week is progressing nicely!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E53, Y32, BG10, BG72, BG75

- Sassy Studio Designs: Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #296 - How Does Your Garden Grow? (Flowers)


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge #202 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Halloween

Hello!  Welcome to the first day of September and, despite the balmy temperatures here, the beginning of the Fall season in my mind!  And we all know that Fall, and in particular Halloween, are favorites of mine!  So let's dive right in here at KennyK's Krafty Krew and have the twist to our newest Anything Goes challenge be... yup, you guessed it, HALLOWEEN!  We are of course sponsored by the epic KennyKdownloads!  The prize is 3 digis of choice, but you can up the ante to 5 digis by using the optional twist!

My card features Mad Mummy.  He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  Papers are from my voluminous Halloween paper stash.  I added a spider web border punched with a Martha Stewart punch, some sheer ribbon, and a fun Jolee's Boutique sticker.   

I already bought and displayed my first new Halloween decoration of the year so you know I'm ready!  Are you?  I hope so and that you'll play along with this frightful fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!


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