Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Welcome to Wonderland at Vera Lane Studio and our November Guest Designer

 It seems like it is still summer here on Vera Lane as we arrive into November.  Many of us are putting away skeletons and pumpkin d├ęcor as we head into the holiday season.  With winter wonderlands upon us and a season that is merry, we are celebrating a different kind of Wonderland on Vera Lane.  Welcome to our  theme for November; (Alice in) Wonderland meets Vera Lane.

We have an exciting wonderland-packed month ahead.  The design team has been busy creating lots of inspirational items with current images sets and our new releases.  Design Team member Corrie Herriman will be our hostess for our November ATC Wonderland swap.  Vera Lane Studio has so many fun characters and more surprises coming out this month that you won't want to miss!

Many of you have seen the incredible happy mail our members are receiving from our original VLS Swaps -- we have a creative and loving group and there is no better time to jump in and join us!  If you are not already a member of our closed FB group please join in for a month of Wonderland fun and inspiration.

With a new month we have a new guest designer. Please meet and welcome Nasreen Nabaoui.
Nasreen has caught our attention with her wonderful inspiring posts and her review of Vera Lane Studio digi stamps on her YouTube channel.  You can watch it here.

My name is Nasreen and I am a South African, living in Ireland married to a Moroccant. Art is in my blood as both my parents are artistic and I have been crafting since I was old enough to pick up a pencil. I love all things crafty from decoupague to yarn crafts to card making. Whimsical, bright and feminine are all styles that I hold very dear ...add some pink and you have my aesthetic. I am overjoyed to share my work with you during the month of November.

Welcome Nasreen and welcome to our month of Wonderland!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Welcome October Guest Designer, Maxine Hole

It's hard to believe October is here and we are welcoming another guest designer to the Vera Lane Studio design team.  Maxine Hole comes from Croydon, England, a large town in South London.  Maxine has been a member of Vera Lane Studio fan group since June 2015 and would like to let you know a little bit about herself.

I live in Surrey and have been married 20 years.  I have two children , one now at college and the other looking at University. About 4 1/2 years ago I found I had more free time on my hands so I joined a local card group run by our previous guest designer Jo Harper, since then I haven't looked back.
I really enjoy making clever cards that move and I love getting my teeth into a project, so this guest spot has been a pleasure and has relit my passion for all things craft.  I hope you like what I have created, leave me a comment and say Hi!

You will be able to see Maxine's creations every Sunday in October!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Nights - a collaborative with Papercakes and Vera Lane Studio

I'm excited to announce a month long collaborative with Vera Lane Studio and Papercakes by Serena Bee.  

The design team of Vera Lane Studio will be posting creations with Serena Bee's Papercakes paper collections Spooky Pastels and October Nights along with our quirky Vera Lane Studio digi stamps.  This collaboration is a perfect marriage of whimsy and fun!  With both digital download products the possibilities are endless and I am certain you will agree when you see what our design team has come up with.

Our collaboration will run the month of October.  Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamps has dozens of Halloween images for every taste, cute to spooky, whimsical to wonky.  The Papercakes paper collections offer a wide variety of patterns for you to mix and match to coordinate with your art creations.  To view this exciting collaboration please check us out on FaceBook.

Serena Bee's Papercakes collections can be found here.

Vera Lane Studio digi stamps can be found here.

I hope you will stop by and check out what our stellar Vera Lane Studio Design Team has come up with to celebrate October Nights!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome Guest Designer Jo Harper


 Jo Harper will be joining the Vera Lane Studio design team in our guest designer spot for September.  Jo is no stranger to Vera Lane as an active participant in our monthly themed swaps.  Our theme for September is "The Royals".  Jo would like to share a little bit about herself:


I'm very excited to be chosen as a Sunday Guest Designer for Vera Lane, and have been busy trying to improve my colouring skills... I mostly make cards and ATC's, and I love funny quotes and words!

I have been married for 24 years, with two children, both at University. Oh, and a cat called Tortie! We live in a small village in the country, just outside London with quite a large garden, which occupies much of my time, growing fruit and vegetables and preserving.

I have been crafting for about 15 years, and run a local craft club with around 20 members (ages 27 to 94) – we love playing with ink, paint and anything messy! We mostly make cards, and I have to come up with a design every week, which is sometimes quite a challenge!

I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with you – I love Janet's images, they are such fun and easy to use, and definitely suit my sense of humour!

We had a great month of samples from our Guest Designer Vicki Garret and we thank her for her wonderful contributions.  I know you'll be welcoming to our new guest Jo and will support her with your comments.


Monday, August 14, 2017

OZ! ( Who doesn't love a good sale?)


Vera Lane Studio's image sets are always sale priced.  Our multi-image sets are bundled to extend your craft dollar and to allow you to increase your image library at tremendous cost savings.  If you are new to digi stamps you will wind the ease of storage and space saved from traditional rubber stamps is an added bonus. Our images are always at your fingertips saved on you r computer or flash drive. The downloads are yours to keep, and you may use them over and over again.

Our Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamp collection is constantly growing.  Sometimes we move sets around and take them off the Etsy shelves.  There is always room for our image inventory to change allowing for seasons and reasons of crafting fun.

I am pleased to announce a tremendous reduction in our Wizard of Oz value bundle sale.  Our OZ characters can be purchased individually with accessory images or bundled in sets of male and female characters; The Ladies and Boys of OZ.  Our bundle sets priced at $9.00 a set for three detailed characters and are reduced to $4.00 for our special seasonal sale. 

If you are a fan of the Wizard of Oz you don't want to miss our seasonal character set sale going on now!  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Meet our Sunday Guest Designer for August; Welcome Vicki Garrett!

We are excited to announce Vicki Garrett has joined the Vera Lane Studio Design Team as our Sunday Guest Designer for August.  Please look at her lovely weekly creations.  Vicki would like to share a little bit about herself!

I'm over the moon excited to be guest designing with Vera Lane Studio's this month!

I have been a huge fan of Janet's whimsical and quirky images when I discovered them in my early years of papercrafting. I enjoy many forms of creative expression, including paper crafting, mixed media, scrapbooking, writing and music. Visiting my blog has been described as a "surprise" given my lack of one certain style. I sure hope you enjoy what I've created for you this month!


Vicki will be joining our team in a month of sprinkles and sparkles!  I hope you will enjoy what we have in store for you this month!



Friday, July 21, 2017

New releases and crafting disasters

July is flying by and we added several sweet little gals to the shop and a dancing kitty.  There will be a surprise "soft release" this Wednesday, July 26 so please stay tuned! 


Our first July release has become a shop favorite-- our Kokeshi Dolls.  It's a set of five little cuties, and accent flower and a sentiment.  With our ATC challenge theme using your favorite VLS character with blooms this set has been certainly been a hit!  Our design team has posted fabulous samples featuring these gals.  We are finding these gals as so easy to color, fussy cut and paper piece!  Chiyogami Paper makes a terrific background or fussy cut for a doll's kimono. We are also loving the play with hair color as this lime green-headed Kokeshi by design team member Mischelle Smith.  This will be one of the stunning cards traded in our current ATC swap!


Our second July release is "Just Dance."  This value bundle 8 stamp set
comes with a sweet ballerina in her tutu, her dancing kitty, a studio door, a headband and crown and sentiments.  The studio door can be trimmed to make a glass window with acetate for any of our characters to stand behind.  Use our little dancer alone or with the other elements in the set. This set is adorable for the dancer in your life, journal entries, birthday greetings and invites.  Add glitter and gems to create a special artwork for someone special.


We have all had our share of crafting disasters in our studio spaces.  My dog loves to come into my studio and stretches his little body to eat paper items off my table.  I have found many long labored cards and coloring half eaten in other parts of our home.  Or maybe when I nearly drank my paint water or cleaned my brush in my coffee?  Or when precious Copics unknowingly fell into the wastebasket and had to be replaced!  Unfortunately my list is not a short one.  If you have a crafting disaster we are doing a give-away for your story on our private VLS FB group.  Please join us and you have a chance to win the July 26th soft release set.