Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Saltbox Studio

Today I decided to share some cards I made using the new Saltbox Studio line of clear stamps, distributed by A Muse Artstamps, Inc. I love the art style of these stamps because they are so different from any new product out on the market with the latest influx of acrylic stamp companies out there.


Now I don't know what it is about sheep that makes us think of babies but the first card I HAD to make with this sheep set was a baby card. I will have to remake this onto pink, though. My niece, Jenny, is due to have a baby girl this Spring. Our family is so HUGE (Jenny herself is one of 8 kids and one of 18 grandkids) that we are a true flock. So, this card (once redone in pink) will be welcoming her new baby to our big flock.
My next card is a simple one. For the past few years I have volunteered my Wednesday nights to a program at my church called Pioneer Clubs. It used to be called Pioneer Girls but is now supposed to be able to include boys. However, at our church the boys have their own program so ours is just full of girls. Anyway, I thought this would be a cute, simple, mail friendly little card that I could mail them for Easter.
Have you been to the Saltbox Sampler? It's the Saltbox Studio's blog and it's chock full of fantastic information! Beth, the Saltbox gal herself, has been showing a coloring tutorial using markers and colored pencil together. She's got samples of the image in its various stages of coloring so you can really see how it's all put together. She promises more tutorials so you should make sure you keep checking her blog. Her design team is fantastic, too, and they have lots of samples on their own personal blogs and the Saltbox Gallery. The nice thing about the Saltbox Gallery is that the samples are separated by stamp set so it's easy to find just the thing you are looking for.
Well, that's it for me today! I hope you all have a wonderful day. I have lots of things to finish up before I head out of town this weekend. I'm so excited to be going on a little weekend trip but it seems weird to travel without my husband and kids. I've never done that before!

7 comments:

jennie m said...

These are beautiful Novell! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

Novell, I love these cards, they are fresh and whimsical but lovely and simple. The brightness of your second card is just perfect!

Becky Rusher said...

Novell, I'm lovin' your Saltbox cards! That baby card is just darling! I love your ideas! Becky

Well Said Cards said...

are you kidding me right now?! Those are FANTASTIC! I love the first one - I held back from purchasing that sheep set, but now I definitely NEED it!

Heather said...

These are too stinkin' adorable! Especially love the second one!

Judi said...

Such sweet cards!

lexi said...

more great cards novell--i really love your color combos!