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


  1. beautiful card sarah, that sketch is awesome too.
    thankyou for popping in and playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  2. Lovely card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at The Saturated Canary challenge blog.

  3. This is such a cute card. I Saw your project on MIM.

  4. Very pretty! Love the tucked paper!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry, being sure to mention you saw them on Make it Monday, for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. lovely!! love the whimsical touches!! and the lanterns are perfect for her!!


  6. So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenges!

  7. Such a pretty card & I love the butterfly.

    Thank you also for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary Challenges, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  8. Very cute card! Nice take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Graphicat sketches!

  9. Wow this is so pretty Sarah great use of the twine .
    Hugs Elaine

  10. Fabulous job with the sketch.I just love these images.Yes I too, have batches LOL.It's hard not to..Hugs

  11. Sweet card! I really like how you put the butterfly on the corner over the "dog eared" paper. Those Saturated Canary images ARE super cute, I have one somewhere on my computer, yet to be coloured...I think it might take me some years to colour all the stamps I own though! lol it IS quite an addiction isn't it? Thanks for playing along with us @ Graphicat Sketches!!

  12. That is so very pretty Sarah! The detail and colourway really fab! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x