Jan 28, 2013

Saturated Canary - Summer




Hi Stampers!

This is Summer by Saturated Canary, one of my current favourite line of stamps to colour.  The paper is "Ready Set Go" 6" x 6" paper pad by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.  I love the bright pretty colours in this paper!  And orange has always been one of my faves.  The jewels are by Magnolia and the flowers are from my stash.  I used my Tim Holtz tool to twirl the ends and adhesive dots to adhere them to the card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (my absolute go-to sentiment stamps).

Windy is stamped on X-Press It paper, cut out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities label die, and inked with Antique Linen distress ink (my standard technique).

I've coloured her with Copics, and added little touches of white gel pen as well as Copic Atyou Spica pens.

Happy Stamping!

Sarah
xx



Jan 25, 2013

highlights from CHA - part 4


Hey there Crafty Gals!

Few more highlights from CHA!


First a little flair - cause I can't get enough.  And this is the super awesome Dyan Reaveley from Ranger!  LOVE!

Meeting Jessica from Greeting Farm stamps!  So funny cause I facebook and cityville with her hubby!  Tee hee!  LOVE her stamps - especially the new release stamp & colour stamps with lil' matching dies!  Cuteness!



Here is the Doodlebug booth.  Isn't it just adorable?  Yummy.

And here are some of their new release stamps sets with matching dies.  SUPER cute!

Happy Crafting!

Sarah
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highlights from CHA - part 5

OK - saved the best til the last.

Yep - fully admit it - huge, crazy, weak-kneed fan of Tim Holtz!  I just love his style - and how he makes everything look so easy.  You cannot be around this guy and not feel like crafting!

Had to get my photo-op in of course!  He is always super, super gracious, no matter how many of us crazies are wanting photos & autographs!  Just lovely.  Have to say - this man is the demo master - he could sell anything!

Watching the man at work (again).  Yep - might have spent a little (lot) of time at the Ranger booth!  Here Tim is demonstrating his new Distress Paints which were (no surprise) one of the Top 20 products at CHA.  Of COURSE they are super cool and amazing and of COURSE I need them all - like yesterday.

Just one more pose - cause you know - I can!  Shoulda' taken a pic of Tim's shoes.  The man wears cool shoes.  But - that might have been just a tad stalker-ish...

The new paints.  LOVE.  You can layer them, unlike the distress inks.  They have no texture or grit once on the paper.  You can make them translucent or opaque.  Super cool.

Happy Crafting!

Sarah
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Jan 23, 2013

highlights from CHA - part 3



Hello Craftys!

Here are some more highlights from CHA!  So much fun and so many incredible sights to pack into one blog post.

I LOVE Gorjus girls!  I first got hooked on them when I went to the UK to visit my in-laws.  This is at the DoCraft booth.  They are a huge supplier in the UK - and newly launching in North America!  They distribute through Notions and this was their first CHA.  They also gave away the most beautiful distressed Union Jack bags (LOVE) and UK magazine with stamp set! 

Cute little images at LaLa Land!  I haven't coloured any of them for a while, but they had the sweetest little make & take card that inspired me!

And just a little more CHA flair - cause you know - I collect it.  Interesting to come all that way and spend all that money to attend the show ....

Happy Crafting!
Sarah
xx


Jan 22, 2013

highlights from CHA - part 2

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Here are some more highlights from my amazing trip to CHA last week!
First, here is the incredibly talented Dyan Reaveley and superstar Ranger artist.  I could have watched her work all day long - she is awesome!  Of course now I NEED all her sprays - and her journal with it's amazing paper - and her new stamps & masks!

My name in lights - hee hee!  Had just the BEST time teaching two workshops for 3M.

There are some AWESOME sights at CHA.  I love it.  I like call it flair - I collect it.

More flair.  LOVE.  IT.

Happy Crafting!
Sarah
xx




Jan 21, 2013

highlights from CHA!



Hello Crafters!


I thought you might like to see a few highlights from Winter CHA 2013 - Anaheim - where I was last week!

This is me setting up the make & take at the 3M booth.  Prima was wonderful in supplying all the gorgeous papers and embellishments to make the mini-albums I designed!  We had a ball.  You can see the white room in the background where attendees could play with all of the amazing new Washi tapes (50+ designs!) and stick them onto vases, walls, furniture, etc.

Here you can see some of the beautiful new designs!  Some super cute tape and Post-it dispensers too (dog, compact, iguana, margarita glass).

Here I am with fellow SGD diva, Jeanne Streiff!  We had the most AMAZING time together!  Jeanne knows everyone who's anyone in the crafting world - so we mixed & mingled with so many amazing people!  Phew, were we tired at the end of the week.


Here are ladies in one of my two workshops that I taught for 100 people for 3M.  They are loading the new wide width 3M tape glider.  It is just like the pink glider, but has 1/2" wide tape instead of 1/4".  It is a MUST have!

A MILLION times thank you to my incredible crafty friends Suzanne Dean and Jeanne Streiff for helping me with my workshops!  I could not have done it without them. And what a great time!  Honestly, crafty people are just the BEST.  I am so happy and grateful to have been introduced to this amazing world!



Happy Crafting!

Sarah
xx

Saturated Canary - Windy Day



Hi Stampers!

This is Windy Day by Saturated Canary, one of my current favourite line of stamps to colour.  The paper is "Ready Set Go" 6" x 6" paper pad by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.  I love the bright pretty colours in this paper!  And orange has always been one of my faves.  The metal embellishment is a Bo Bunny trinket and the flowers are from my stash.  I used my Tim Holtz tool to twirl the ends and adhesive dots to adhere them to the card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (my absolute go-to sentiment stamps).

Windy is stamped on X-Press It paper, cut out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities label die, and inked with Antique Linen distress ink (my standard technique).

I've coloured her with Copics, and added little touches of white gel pen as well as Copic Atyou Spica pens.

Happy Stamping!

Sarah
xx


Jan 7, 2013

Fifty Shades




Hello Stampers!

I'm pretty sure that most of you know what this card refers to.  If not, you'll want to Google "50 Shades of Grey" to find out!

I haven't been into the store in a little while, but was there today teaching a Copic 101 class.  SO much fun - as always!  And a great chance to catch up on the new stuff!

I could NOT resist this stamp (which comes as a set of two actually) because it will be PERFECT for all my girlfriends!!

The stamp is by Saturated Canary, called "Grey Tie/ Under Contract".  The paper has been in my drawer for a little while.  I needed grey tones for obvious reasons!  It is Country Boutique by Fancy Pants Designs, 6" x 6" pad.

I've coloured Christian with my Copics.  And I added a few little extra embellishments.  The tie was cut with my Silhouette Cameo, and I cut my image out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die.

Happy Stamping!
Sarah
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