Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ugly Christmas sweaters and Saturated Canary

Saturated Canary has quickly become one of my favorite digital stamp companies.  Their images are so fun and sweet!  I only have a couple of their digis so far but I've had a blast using both of them.  You can see my first card using "Boobie Love" in this post.

I knew the card I was going do for this post was going to be the one called "[Ugly] Christmas Sweater."  The sweet little girl and one of the fabulous sentiments that's included just crack me up.
Here's a quick look:

The look on her face, the way her toes are pointed inward, and her little shrugged shoulders make for a complete look of embarrassment.   Don't you agree?  The artist for Saturated Canary is Krista Smith.  She is a lovely lady and I'm both inspired by and envious of her talent.  Mostly, though, I'm just thankful that she's decided to make her artwork available.

You know I can't possibly post an entry in this blog without rambling on including some sort of story.  Here's the one for this card:
The entire time I was coloring the image, I was remembering a time when hubby and our 2 younger boys were going to what we all thought was a costume party at one of my cousins' houses.  (I had to work that evening and couldn't attend.)  Well, as you may have guessed, it was not a costume party just a good old fashioned bonfire.  The 2 boys were just wearing black capes over regular street clothes so they were able to ditch the costumes easily.  Hubby, however, was in a full Superman suit.  Not Clark Kent....Superman!  Being the great sport he is, he just walked around the corner and owned it!  Everything was going just fine until the son of another of my cousins' looked at him and said, "You know Spider-Man is better."  That little boy's name is Kaleb and he was probably about 5 or 6 at the time.  Cuter than you can imagine and way too smart for his parents' own good!  (Kaleb's no longer a little boy but instead a handsome young man....wonder if he still favors Spider-Man?)

So, now onto the actual details of the card.  I'll just list the items used and then include a few more pics.

*Coloring: ProMarkers
*Papers: Bazzill, Recollections and DCWV
*Lace:  Joann
*Charm: Joann jewelry dept.  Sorry don't have the maker's name.
*Cherub:  My Mom's stash (Uses them on her incredible stained glass creations)
*Cricut cartridges used: Elegant Edges, Flower Shoppe, and Home Decor
*Beads: Dollar Tree and my stash
*Ribbon: my stash
*Cheese cloth: from my kitchen.  I did dye it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo for that great color.

If you have any questions about any of the finer details, please feel free to either email me or leave it in the comment section.


  1. Roberta, your card is awesome! Love all those yummy details! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  2. A wonderful card with many details, but unfortunately you used over 8 challenges and that is too much for the challenge of Creative Knockout. You cannot compete for the price, sorry!!

    1. Marijke, Thanks for your sweet comment. And I truly apologize for not reading your rules more carefully!

  3. WOW! What a fabulous creation ... wonderful eye candy! LOVED the story too ...
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Love !! Oh and superman is way better than spider man!! Haha good on your hubby!
    I just love SC images lately too! Their so cute!! I need more lol but this image is SO cute! She really has the best body language and expression on her face! This style of car is right up my street with all the different elements, I strive to produce work like this Roberta it's wonderful - thanks for sharing :)

  5. It's so nice Roberta, I really love the colors and the digi is so much fun! I like the ugly sweater :). I can use this one myself, the weather is very bad here at this moment, lots of rain! I love your creation. Hugs, Cindy

  6. Wow, stunning card Roberta!!
    Love everything about it, your coloring is fabulous and I love the lace!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  7. Love this, the natural colours are what I love at the mo. and like Emmey said, I strive to produce work like this. That story is so funny and your husband sounds like a real good sport :) The sentiment made me really laugh, I think I may have to go check out their digis now as this has really made me eager to take a look a their stuff :) x
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  8. Very cute! She does look a bit embarrassed doesn't she? Love the sentiment and that fabulous lace along the edge. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  9. WOW, Roberta, I'm loving your coloring on the image but especially love all the texture you managed with the lace and the cheesecloth, to say nothing of all the embellies. Fantastic card!

  10. Stunning card brilliant design and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  11. Wonderful colouring! Your image is adorable. Love the design! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  12. Fab card, I love the use of all the different elements, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  13. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas challenge. We will have another fun challenge beginning tomorrow and we hope you will play along again soon.
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

  14. Gorgeous card so love the colours and Lace! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  15. Love your card! It's gorgeous! And so many details! Thank you for playing with Creative Knockouts! Lilia DT

  16. Fabulous card!! Thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenge ♥ Hope to see you back at our next challenge!


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