Monday, January 28, 2013

More birthday cards!

January is a busy month for birthdays... here's a couple cards I made for some great customers & friends for their big 5-OH birthday celebrations this month!  Both feature papers from Basic Grey's Serenade collection... love it!

This first card also uses elements from the True Love collection- I was impressed how well they worked together!
 This card features some BoBunny Vintage Double Dot and some fab dies & punches as well
I've got a few more projects finished to share with you as well, so hopefully I won't be so long between posts this time :)  Hope you're having a creative day!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Free Hug for the Birthday Girl!

Today is a very special day... today is the day my awesome sister, Joy, turns 28!  That's right, we're officially the same age now! LOL  Joy happens to be the Worlds Greatest Hugger, so when this image from Saturated Canary (Little Darlings Rubber Stamps) arrived we knew it would be used to make a card for Joy!  I've been saving it for a while, but took a few minutes to colour her up with my Copics this weekend and make this card!  I've used papers & chipboard from the True Love collection by Basic Grey (leftovers from our POTM kit), a die cut heart and some bling!
I'm looking forward to giving Joy her birthday hug later today!  Happy birthday, sister dear!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winter Hours/ New Challenge

We are returning to Winter Store Hours,
effective this week we will be CLOSED on MONDAYS.

A new challenge is finally up at our Seriously Creative Challenge blog for the month of January... it fits right in with our adorable Stamp of the Month!  Check out some beautiful samples and think about how you can play along with us right here.

Here's another wintery card for you... it's one of my now famous combo Christmas/New Year cards (I always send cards too late for Christmas!) that I meant to post last week...  I've used leftover elements and the bonus digital element from Basic Grey's Serenade POTM kit.  The stamps are by Hero Arts- love the scripts!

 Happy New Year!  Hope it's a creative one for ya!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

January 2013 {SOTM} Winter's Day

Today I'm officially introducing our first Stamp Of The Month for 2013: Winter's Day! This adorable Saturated Canary image is by Little Darling's Rubber Stamps.  I've used papers from BoBunny's Snow Day Collection and Basic Grey's Serenade collection- they work together really nicely!  You'll notice a bit of a tag trend on these cards- I made great use of the 12x12 tags from BoBunny for these cards, they made it so easy to work with!

This first card  was coloured with Copic Markers and embellished with doily dies from the "NICE" gift set by QuicKutz as well as some Tim Holtz Sizzix snowflakes... and one of my personal fave colour combos :)  
Here's the card I shared with you earlier, featuring some BoBunny tags and the snowman portion of the SOTM.
 This card also features a portion of the stamped image- it's been coloured with Copics and layered on two printed tags from BoBunny.  The paper bow is from the Knotty gift set by QuicKutz- on sale for just $39!  The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn.

This last card was a quick one to do- I stamped in black Archival Ink by Ranger on a manila tag and coloured with Distress Markers- just Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, plus a little extra watercolour with ink from the Vintage Photo Distress pad.  My colouring is not amazing... but it was quick & easy, which is nice to be able to do with an image like this! 
This image, as well as the entire new release of Saturated Canary stamps, is really adorable!  These images are so fun to colour and create with and ones like this image are really versatile for a variety of occasions!  SOTM members can save 20% on any in stock Saturated Canary stamps until January 15!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Jan 2013 {SOTM} peek

Whew...  the Christmas holidays brought a whole lot of sickness with them in BC, and my family has been hit hard with a nasty bug.  I've wanted so badly to create something, but had no energy or mojo... I did however manage to force this card out to show you a peek at our January SOTM, a Saturated Canary image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps! 
Not fully trusting my colouring skills (or rather the ability to follow through with colouring a whole image LOL) I chose to work with just the snowman part of the stamp!  The tags are pre-printed from BoBunny's Snow Day collection and the background paper is from the gorgeous Serenade collection by Basic Grey.
Here's what the entire stamp looks like:
She is called Winter's Day and I think she's fabulous for our January weather!  You can see the rest of the Saturated Canary images we have in the store (on sale 20% off for SOTM members) here.  Hope to be back soon with the finished sample board for ya... but for now, hope you're happy and healthy!

p.s.  The store will be CLOSED on Saturday, Jan. 5 so we can take another go at rest & trying to get healthy!  See you back on Monday!