Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Murder of Crows

New in the shop this evening is a fun card I created that I call A Murder of Crows, which is also the name of a documentary I saw a few years ago about crow research. COOL! They're funny little creatures and are amazing. I love them.



Below is a card I created for my mother, who also is quite fond of crows.

I hope these cards give you some idea of what you can do - they can be given any time and saved for decor for the next year.  What fun!

Cheers!


Happy Fall Greeting

One of my favorite smells is Autumn in the Pacific Northwest. Its unlike any smell I've smelled before! Its by far my favorite time of year, and not just because of fall, but because I love Halloween and Day of the Dead.


So, I created this cute Acorn and Pinecone fall card with lovely designer papers to commemorate the beautiful fall colours. I can see this card living on someone's mantel or table all season long, can't you? Its available now in the shop. I hope you like it as much as I do. Cheers!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

These Boots Are Made for Splashing!

Hello Again! My God, I seem to be on a roll today! :) This card was so cute, I just couldn't wait to post it. I love how it turned out! I created this fun Seattle-themed card using some great images I recently purchased from my favorite stamp store, and some images that I had purchased before I left for Canada. Fun and super cute!

The rain is stamped in blue and the umbrella and galoshes are colored with copic markers. Its available in the store right now! What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Cheers!

Autumn Greetings

Good Morning! 
Its a bright, clear and crisp fall morning here in Seattle, so I thought it was rather appropriate to list this Autumn Greetings handmade card I stamped out the other night. I love this card because of the colours used. After all, that's one of the best things about fall, right? I stamped out the leaves in creamy red and orange and added some small brown leaves around a farm cart full of seasonal foods. 


This card was a lot of fun to make and not my typical type of creation. 



I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Spray Ink Stencil and Tinted Gesso Two Pack

Hello and Welcome once again!
Thanks for dropping by!
Today's blog post is covering what's going on in the shop. I have expanded my artistic reach into the world of mixed media and have acquired some gesso and spray inks. I've had a rather good play and these two cards are what I came up with! I'm offering two cards for the price of one. They measure 4x6 and are each provided with a crisp white envelope. Like any little piece of art, they are not perfect, but that's what makes them wonderful!

Its a little difficult to tell, but the above card is blue and purple mixed spray ink. 

And this one is kind of a relief blue tinted gesso of the same stencil.
These little cards are great in person and they were so much fun to have a good play with! I can't wait to create more! I hope you enjoyed them!
Have you worked with spray inks and/or gesso before? If you have, leave me a comment and tell me all about it!
Cheers!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Biker Babes do it Better

Hello and Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Freshly listed in the shop today is the Biker Babe greeting! Isn't she hot?!


Love the mix of blue and zebra and polka dots on this card!


Layering adds depth.
Sparkle adds fun. :)



Measures 4x6 and blank inside! Great for any occasion.

Super fun and appropriate for a man or woman. Perfect for the non-prude. :)

Cheers!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rosie the Riveter Encouragement Handmade Card

New handmade encouragement card freshly listed in the shop today.

Words cannot describe how much I adore this card! Send your friend or loved one encouragement in STYLE!

I created this handmade vintage-style encouragement card featuring Rosie because I adore her. Rosie the Riveter has been around since the 1940's and represents the tireless assembly line worker, who is doing her part to help the American war effort. It was the first time women really left the kitchen and home and went to work to support their families while their husbands, brothers and sons went to war. As such, Rosie represents female empowerment - when the men returned from war, women were expected to return to their housewife duties or to take a more traditionally female-oriented job. Rosie stood up and said "No!" That's why she was perfect for this encouragement card. Rosie does what she wants. Rosie dreams and Rosie achieves her goals (and *ahem* celebrates with a big glass of wine!) She can do anything she puts her mind to! Fun, retro and stylish your guy or gal friend will love this!

Measures: 4x6
Provided with a crisp white envelope.


Fun facts!
J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!" poster was based on factory worker Geraldine Hoff (later Doyle).
Canadians have an earlier equivalent of Rosie named Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl based on Veronica Foster.


There is a character called "Rosie" in the video game BioShock, armed with a rivet gun.
There is a DC Comics character called Rosie The Riveter, who wields a rivet gun as a weapon (and first appeared in Green Lantern vol. 2 No. 176 (May 1984)). 
In the video game Fallout 3 there are billboards featuring "Rosies" assembling atom bombs while drinking Nuka-Cola. ;-)


Rosie was too much fun to color! I adore this card! I know your recipient will too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers
Xo

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Clean Bingo Recap with New Cards!

Hello and Welcome!
 
Clean Bingo at The Free Flow Dance Center in Saskatoon was awesome! Thank you to all who could make it! Cory and I were lucky enough to even win some prizes!
 
 
 I got to show right next to my buddy Deirdre, of Cupcakes by Deirdre, who makes AWESOME cupcakes!!

 
 

Here are some cute cards I made specially for the event. So much fun to create!

Little Red Riding Hood by Sassy Studio Designs

Feature Presentation by Mark's Finest Papers

Rose's Portrait by Bombshell Stamps (featuring a brayer background technique)

Bombshell Angel by Bombshell Stamps, paired with Tim Holtz Game of Life ATG stamp

Butterfly Queen by Bombshell Stamps, paired with Tim Holtz Game of Life ATG stamp

 
 
Retro Cowgirls by Bombshell Stamps

Thanks again to all who came out to play, see me and say goodbye, and especially to Deirdre and Jackie, who supported my being apart of such a fun event. I had so much fun!
Cheers!



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