Monday, March 26, 2012

much happiness

     Wow, what a week! Even though spring has "started" we still had snow this last week in the Portland (Oregon) area. I haven't watched the news but I'm sure that this is the latest in the year that we have had snow, for the last twenty years at least. Over this last weekend I was able to go to the 'Heritage Rubber Stamp Show' at the Expo Center, it was pretty awesome.

    About 2 weeks ago we had the 'CKC Scrapbooking' Show in the Convention Center, but for as great as I thought it was last year, this year not so much. Maybe its more of the same product every year, but there were a some venders that did not attend this year and some vendors who just didn't bring the product that I had hoped to buy.

    I was really overwhelmed at the 'Heritage' show though, there were a lot of vendors that I had not heard about (ok so I have only been scrapbooking for 2 years now, so thats not hard but... still!). I was able to buy a handfull or so or rubber stamps, which made me happy since the ones I bought are not availible in stores near me.

    My mother fell in love with the last both we went to which had Eggimal's. I'll make some soon and show you what they are all about if you don't know already! So after a long day spent walking on concreat, spending too much money and a few hours longer than we thought, I came home and finished this card that I had been working on, off and on for the last few days. So Here it is!

     This card is a Sketch challenge for 'Graphic Cat' and product/image challenge for 'Saturated Canary'. I alredy had the image colored from a while ago when I bought my first batch (yes, batch) of Saturated Canary Digi, the image is 'Tressa the Princess'. Lucky for me It matched perfectly with the 'Konichiwa' paper by Basic Grey that I had just bought! I used the 'Kanji Phrases' stamp set from Close to my Heart for the sentiment and Spellbinders 'Fanciful Flight' (butterfly), 'Scalloped Circles' and 'Fleur De Lis Motifs' for my shapes. I have caught myself using the 'Clear Star' and 'Souffle' Sakura pens a lot, you can see this on her dress and a little in her eyes.

XoX ~Sarah

Challenges Entered:
Saturated Canary - Challenge #13 Twine
Graphic Cat - Sketch #4
Make It Monday - #82
Always Crafting - Creative Mondays CH#4

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My 'Not quite St. Patricks Day Card'

Another card done! This one was really hard just because I couldn't find the right paper to go with the image after I colored it. Next time I think that I will pick out the paper and then color. Over all I was really Happy with how it turned out, I have been wanting to do something kindof St.Particks day-ish for a while. If I hadnt gone green though I might have gone with a steam punk theem. The Wings are a 'Unity' stamp and as soon as I added them to the Image I started thinking of gears, that might be a project I do soon.

The image I used for this card was a Saturated Canary Digi -The Tin Girl, A Ragamuffin. She is one of the 'Wizard of OZ' digi's that Krista Smith made for her shop.

XoX ~Sarah

Challenges entered:
Make It Monday - #80

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter Egg Suprise

Another project done with a Saturated Canary Digi. I should use another line... maybe, but there so darn cute! This Project was in my mind for about a month, I just couldnt figure out what to do with thoes darn spools. I'm not sure I want to admit how long it took me to put it togeather but suffice to say a REALLY LONG time! My first time doing anything 'slider' style, it turned out a bit wobboly but now I know half of what not to do next time I try it.

The main part of this project was a challenge kit for Craft Warehouse Papercraft club. The in the challenge included: 2- wooden spools, a piece of paper (mine was blue dots), and a egg shaped chipboad piece.

Other challenges entered:
Saturated CanaryChallenge #12 Doilies (image used Duck, Duck, Goose)
The Pink Elephant: TPE 139
Always Crafting - Creative Mondays Ch#3 Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cupcake 183... Going Dotty
Make It Monday - #80

Thats it for now, hope to post another prject soon.