Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Quick Peek...

Here's a quick peek at what I've been working on lately... Once the kids are back in school (Wednesday), Studio Sara will return to a schedule of more regular posts. I've got a ton of fun projects, videos and ideas to share with you!

Here's what I did for two 365 Cards challenges this week:

Pierce and Piece:
Color Four Ways:
I used VersaMark on the Chocolate Chip base and the Poppin' Pastels technique on the Very Vanilla (for the Woodgrain). I sponged Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip Classic Inks on the stamp from Lovely as a Tree and I distressed the edge of the Tangerine Tango with that same Chocolate Chip ink. Color four ways!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nana’s Hummingbirds

This message comes to you from my mother's kitchen. She's hung a hummingbird feeder out the window by her sink and can watch the antics of the hummers throughout the day. She can tell you when they feed with the most fervor, when they're down for the night and about when they'll migrate for the winter (thus making her very sad). We've got a couple of pushy Rufus hummingbirds, for whom Mom has hung a couple of other feeders (in hopes of keeping them super-busy so that they're not keeping everyone off the kitchen feeder). They're very territorial and will flair their tail feathers to intimidate the other hummers.

This card was made with one of my new favorite sets, Elements of Style (a set that I was just informed is on Mom's Christmas/birthday wish list). I inked the toile in Basic Grey, the flourish in Baja Breeze, and the hummingbird in Early Espresso. The card itself is made with a Crumb Cake body (formerly known as "Kraft"), with Whisper White layered upon Basic Grey card stock. The tab was made using Baja Breeze (and the sentiment was inked in Early Espresso). Remember to stamp your image/sentiment first and then punch to assure proper placement!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Elements of Style
Papers: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Whispering White
Inks: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Basic Grey
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Baja Breeze ribbon (retired)
I look forward to sharing more with you once I'm back at home (and in the Studio!)!! Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gone Fishin’!

Gosh, I cannot believe that it's been nearly a month since I last posted! It's been a busy month, full of family activities, travel, family "stuff" (both good and bad) and a teaching opportunity for me. I'm writing from Colorado right now, where the kids and I are spending time with my family. We've been fly fishing (I got a triple crown!), hiking, reconnecting with old friends and enjoying the mountains. I've got some projects that I completed before I left to share with you and I'll be posting those until I return home. Thanks for being patient! I have to travel a bit to find a decent Internet connection, but I am able to do so daily. Some fun photos will follow…