Monday, March 12, 2012

Our customers ROCKED the Rockford show!

Bobbi and I and the Raisin Boat crew were in Rockford, IL this weekend for the StampScrapArtTour -- what a great time! So many friendly faces, and tons of excitement and energy! It was an adrenaline rush for everyone there, and we always love getting to meet and talk with our customers in person. Thanks very much to all of you who came to visit us!

With such a gorgeous weekend and a welcome glimpse of the first robins in the area, it was a perfect time to think spring in our free Make-and-Takes. We kicked things off on Friday night with some spring chickens from our "Chicken Coop" and "Chicken Soup" sets. 

Below is the card we made Friday night using the Copic Sketch Markers that coordinate with our BoatHouse Collection TM cardstock. Our Brighton Beach White cardstock is perfect for Copic coloring!

These chicks are ready to help someone celebrate their birthday right! I also got thinking this weekend that it would be fun to have a cluster of balloons pulling that entire coop of partying chickens up, up into the sky (the coop is cropped on this sample but is a complete image in the set). I will have to make a sample and share that.

We do also have a large Chicken Wire background that covers an entire cardfront, but thought the little chickenwire image from "Chicken Soup" was a nice touch in the corners here.

Now for the free Make-and-Take we did on Saturday and Sunday! We used our "Spring Is in the Air" set with a touch of white liquid applique to give the bunny an irresistibly fluffy behind. If you're making this card at home, it would also be cute to add a dot of yellow liquid applique in the centers of the flowers.

We curved the normally straight "Winter is behind us" phrase on the acrylic block to fit the arc of the circle.

Both of our Make-and-Takes feature our brand-new "Sky View" cardstock, available in 8.5x11 and 12x12. It's a gorgeous, vivid blue that contrasts beautifully with the "Think Pink" and "Red Delicious" mattes on these cards.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming shows! We'll be in St. Paul on May 19 and 20, and in Milwaukee on May 26 and 27 with more show specials and free Make-and-Takes, and we can't wait to meet you there! Ask us for your free Angel Policy stamp, too!

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