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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Friends with Flair Friday & A 2 Peas Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday! I have been busy, busy, busy making lots of cards lately but I still wanted to squeeze this one in. I haven't participated in the Saturday Card Sketch Challenge with Kimber over at 2peas in awhile so I wanted to make sure to do it this week. I love participating in the challenges so it was time to get to it!
This is the sketch our cards were to be based off of this week:

And here is the card I came up with:

Supplies Used: Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; Echo Park This & That - Instamatic; Crate Paper Random Collection - Victorian; BoBunny Seam Foam Dot; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Fountain Pen; Hambly Washi Tape; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Maya Road Star Trinket Pin; Hello Forever Badge; Divine Twine - Licorice; Unity Stamp Co March 2012 KOM - from Head to Soul; Photo Corners - Misc.

The sentiment is from the March 2012 KOM - from head to soul by Unity Stamp Co:

Well, thanks for stopping by on another Friends with Flair Friday! And don't forget to stop by Unity and check out this awesome promotion going on all weekend long:

Have a happy day!

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge: May 14-20th

Paper Smooches is now doing their challenges weekly instead of bi-weekly. Which means more fun ways to participate and create with their super cute stamps. Each week brings about a different kind of challenge...this week is the Designer Drafts Challenge. This is the sketch that we were to draw inspiration from for our projects:

I went through my Paper Smooches stamps and decided on this big "thanks" sentiment, perfect for coloring. And the lines on the sketch screamed "twine" to me. So here is what I came up with:

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Divine Twine - Cherry & Orange; Doodlebug Doodle Twine - Bright Assortment; Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks Blue/Green Twine; X-Press it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics: R24, R29, YR12, YR16, Y00, Y02, G02, G05, B21, B23, BG01, BG05; Buttons - Misc.

A fun, simple, happy card. And surprise!...a rainbow color scheme!! Just can't seem to get off of this kick!

Here is a closer look at the Paper Smooches "Chit Chat" stamp set I used:

The deadline for this challenge is May 20th...still lots of time to play along! Thanks for looking!

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Stripes...May Unity Challenge

It's monthly challenge time at Unity Stamp Co!
This month's challenge is "stripes". I knew I wanted to try and create a striped effect with stamps somehow and this is what I came up with - a cute striped background that co-ordinates perfectly with my other pattern paper:
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Basic Grey Sweet Threads 6X6 Paper Pad; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Malted Milk, Chicken Feed, Chewing Gum, Fountain Pen & Weather Vane; Kaisercraft Pearls; Divine Twine - Oyster; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick; Vintage Seam Binding, Paper Doily, Photo Corners, Lace & Button - Misc.

Here's a quick little video tutorial on how I stamped the striped background:

Unity Stamps used on this Project:

Be sure to check out all the details about the challenge here on the Unity blog and come play along!!

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Brads & Butterflies

I created this card for the My Mind's Eye Challenge - use brads in a fun, unique and creative way.

MME Supplies Used (Lost & Found 2 Collectons): Pattern Paper - Breeze "Precious" Motif Paper, Sunshine "Lovely" Plaid Paper, Sunshine "Memories" Sweet Paper, Sunshine "Lovely" Sewing Paper; Brads - "Breeze" Everywhere, "Breeze" Precious, "Sunshine" Forever, "Sunshine" Sunshine
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Crafts Too Butterfly Embossin Folder; EK Success/Stampin Up Scallop Edge Punch; Kaisercraft Black Lace; Sentiment by Stampin Up; Martha Stewart Punches - Classic Butterfly & Classic 3-in-1 Butterfly

I have created a couple of cards similar to this one...lovin' the design (which was originally a card lift from Danni Reid). On the last card I made I used buttons on the centers of the butterflies and as I was making it I thought..."how cute would this look with brads in the centers??" Perfect for this challenge.

Thanks for looking:)

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Stamp of the Week

Did you know that Unity Stamp Co has a Stamp of the Week membership option? Yup! You can have delicious stamps delivered to your door each and every week!! All the details for signing up are here.
Now check out this week's Stamp of the Week:

 I busted out some of my older papers and got busy creating this black & white wedding card. I love using my older supplies up....I have tons that are still super cute, but it's so easy to forget about them with all the great new goodies out there. Anyways, love how this turned out...these stamps go perfectly with the feel of this card.


Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Dream Street Papers LLC - Simply Stated - Dear Diary; Spellbinders - Classic Circles; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot; Maya Road Trinket Pins - Pearl Hearts; Kaisercraft Pearls; Petaloo Flowers; Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch; Lace & Buttons- Misc.

And then I had some fun playing with the Times & Seasons collection from Echo Park...I have been in love with this collection since the moment I saw it... the colors are perfect for vintage and masculine looks. I bought A TON of I thought I should get cracking and use some of it up.


Supplies Used: Echo Park Times & Seasons - Journalling Cards, Astoria, Fancy Free, Date to Remember; Echo Park Times & Seasons Element Stickers; Bazzill Cardstock; Prima Lace; Spellbinders - Classic Circles; Tim Holts Distress Ink - Black Soot; EK Success/Stampin' Up Heart Punch; Maya Road - Trinket Pins; Kaisercraft Rhinestones; Button & Photo Corners - Misc.


Supplies Used: Echo Park Times & Seasons - Classic Broadside, Journalling Cards, Lovely Notables; Echo Park Times & Seasons Element Stickers; Bazzill Cardstock; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot; Spellbinders - Classic Circles; EK Success/Stampin' Up Star Punch; Amercian Craft Slick Writer; Divine Twine - Licorice; BoBunny Rhinestones; Manilla tag & Photo Corners - Misc

Thanks for checking out my latest creations:)
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Friday, 11 May 2012

The Rainbow Connection for Friends with Flair Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!
I have a thing for bright, happy colors (if you haven't noticed) it will be no surprise to see them show up in my designs again and again. Here are some recent cards I made. I saved them all for this post because they all had a common theme...rainbow.

I was playing with one of my newer Itty Bitty's - I hadn't used it yet. It's just so cute! I LOVE this rainbow!
This is a really quick and simple card for me but I really do like how it turned out. I had to leave it overnight to be usual style kept wanting me to add "more", but I couldn't figure out what?! So I decided to leave it.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; My Mind's Eye 6X6 Paper Pads - Lime Twist (Fly A Kite & Out Of the Blue) & On the Bright Side (One); Fiskar Cloud Punches; Ranger Archival Ink; Ippity by Unity Stamp Co - Friendship Rainbow

A closer look at this adorable itty bitty stamp!

This next card resulted from me playing with the new MAY Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month - Love in An Instant. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set! So many cute images! I can't wait to play more....

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co May KOM - Love in an Instant; Bazzill Cardstock; My Mind's Eye 6X6 Paper Pads - Lime Twist (Fly A Kite & Out Of the Blue) & On the Bright Side (One); EK Success/Stampin' UP - Three Hearts Punch; Fiskars Cloud Punches

A close up on my clouds....I am in love with using textured white cardstock for different elements on my cards (this design element has definately been inspired by the talented Danni Reid. I adore her style and this is something she does alot).

Another fun one...I was trying to create a card a bit more on the masculine side....somehow I ended up bright and cheery again! Ha! Oh well...I still like it!

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co April KOM - Follow Your Own; Bazzill Carstock; My Mind's Eye 6X6 Paper Pads - Lime Twist (Fly A Kite & Out Of the Blue) & On the Bright Side (One); X-Press It Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - B00, B00, Y2; Stardust Stickles by Ranger; Buttons & Hemp - Misc

A closer look at the stamp sets I used on these cards:

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Release Day at Unity!!!

Everyone at Unity is super excited about the release today!! So many fabulous images!! I've had the chance to play with some of these brand new beauties....and as usual Unity did an amazing job!! Lovin' them all!!! Be sure to stop by Unity and check them all out up close!! You will be drooling!!


This is the first time I have worked with Phyllis Harris' designs. They are so beautiful...and cute...if they can be both at the same time? I had fun playing with my Copics (I say playing because I am really new at Copics still) on these sweet images. Once I had all my coloring done it was easy to put my cards together using Phyllis' beautiful designs as a focal point. Plus I really love her sentiments. While I do adore many of these wonderful stamp sets, "every breath" (PH-947A Every Breath) is my favorite from this release. I made two cards to share with you.


I love curling down one of my corners...I think it adds a sweet little detail and a bit of texture to the overall look.

I paper-pieced her dress so it would look more like fabric.

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co - PH-947A Every Breath; Bazzill Cardstock; Basic Grey Picadilly-Breakfast Nook; My Minds Eye Quite Contrary - Little Boy Blue "That's My Boy" Daring Dots Paper; Maya Road Rose Trim; X-Press It Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo: Copics - B01, B00, B000, B0000, E01, E00, E23, E25, E29, R20, C3, C1, YG11, YG61, YG63; Flowers by Prima; Kaisercraft Pearls; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Photo Corners - Misc.


I put the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co - PH-947A Every Breath; Bazzill Cardstock; Basic Grey Sweet Threads 6X6 Paper Pad; Divine Twine - Green Apple; X-Press it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - RV10, RV02, RV0000, E01, E00, E23, E25, E29, R20, C3, C1, YG11, YG61, YG63; Spellbinders - Classic Ovals; American Craft Crochet Trim; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Pink Lace, Photo Corners & Buttons - Misc


For this card I used the "First Love" set (PH-949A First Love). I was inspired by the little overalls this girl was wearing....they just screamed denim to me.

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co -PH-949A First Love; Bazzill Cardstock; October Afternoon Sasparilla - Giddy Up, Dash Dalton, Rustler; Copics - B000, B21, B23, B25, E01, E00, E23, E25, E29, R20, C3, C1, YG11, YG61, YG63, R24, R29, R39, W00; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; EK Success Scallop Edge Punch; October Afternoon Sasparilla Buttons; Hemp Twine - Misc.

But there's more!!! Also being released today.....


And since Unity can't have a party without sending some love your way...check out these fantastic promotions!! The perfect time to stock up on all your favorite Unity stamps. Head over to the website and check out all the fun!

Happy stamping everyone!
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