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Friday, 29 June 2012

Unity KOTM & FWF Fridays!

Hi friends!

Each and EVERY month Unity comes out with an A.Maz.Ing Kit of the Month! I so look forward to "happy mail" each month when my kit arrives on my doorstep! The Unity Artista's never cease to amaze me....wonderful, eclectic designs with more than just "something" for everyone! I say it that way because in each kit there are soooo many stamps that I LOVE and such a variety of different styles......they are the perfect addition to my Unity stamp family!!!

This is such a great kit club....for more details click here.

This is the current kit for June.....
{sweet summer love}

I have used a number of the stamps in this kit already....but I got to playing some more and came up with a couple cards for you today....


There's something about strawberries and this time of year for me.....just feels so summery & fresh....

 I had this flower leftover from one of my was created using a Unity stamp, fussy cutting and layering....

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co - Better Together July 2011 KOM; Bazzill Cardstock; Cosmo Cricket - Lil' Man: Cheerful Charlie; Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety: Strawberry Fields & Ready-Set-Chip; Express it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics; Divine Twine - Cherry; Wooden Button - American Crafts Gardenia Elements; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels #22; Photo Corners & Lace - Misc.


This was such an easy, quick & simple card to create!
I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamp using a rainbow of inks.....added a little texture with my embossing folder and buttons...a sentiment and.....voila!! Done. Easy-Peasy....

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock & Kraft; Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Alterations - Wood Grain; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Cough Syrup, Chicken Feed, Lemon Drops, Stick Candy & Speckled Egg; Jillibean Soup Thank You Wood Flags; Buttons - Misc.

Right now Unity has an amazing promotion going on....
all stamps sets used in past episodes of UnityTV are 55% OFF!!!!
Check it out here.

Thanks so much for stopping's Canada Day this happy long weekend to my and my Canadian friends....and happy birthday Canada!!

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Paper Smooches - Week #4

Hi everyone!!
This post is a little bittersweet today......this is my final post as a Guest Design Team Member for Paper Smooches.....BUT I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay this month!!!!  Kim Hughes (owner) is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet and she made my stay at Paper Smooches just wonderful and of course, so did all you great ladies that stopped by my blog for a visit!!
Thank you!

This week I got to playing with Green Acres:


I pulled out my delicious Jenni Bowlin inks and stamped a background with the two sentiments that go with this CAUUTE how it turned out.....and the colors matched perfectly to my other papers on this card....

Supplies Used: Sentiment - Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler; Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock; Bella Blvd Heart Throb; Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup Collection (Half Pound Blossoms); Jenni Bowlin Ink - Fountain Pen, Cough Syrup, Chewing Gum, Stick Candy, Speckled Egg, Chicken Feed & Lemon Drops; EK Success Scallop Edge Punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Circles; Divine Twine - Cherry; Button & Tag - Misc.


When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I needed to pair it up with the awesome Sasparilla collection from October Afternoon!
Cowboy meet cowboy.......

Supplies Used: Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; October Afternoon Sasparilla Collection (Stagecoach, Dash Dalton, Giddy Up, Rustler); Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Pebbles With Love Kraft Tag; Jillibean Soup Wood Flags - Hello; Divine Twine - Cherry; Buttons - Close To My Heart; EK Success Star & Circle Punch; X-Press It Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - E23, E25, E00, E01, RV10, Y00, Y21, Y26, W00, G1, G3, G5, G9; Photo Corners - Misc

Well, those are my cards for this week...hope you liked 'em!
If you found your way here from somewhere else be sure to stop by Paper Smooches blog and check out the other amazing projects from the design team!

Now, since this is my last post for Paper about a giveaway??
I just happen to have both Pip Squeaks & Green Acres to giveaway!!! Just leave a comment below telling me which of the two stamp sets is your favorite and why (plus your email - so I can contact the winners) by July 3rd. I will randomly select two winners and announce them on Wednesday July 4th!

Thanks so much for spending the month with me!
Have a happy day ~ Shilo

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Paper Smooches - Week #3

Hi friends!
So nice of you to be here again this week!
I am having so much fun designing for Paper Smooches this month.....

This week I busted out a couple of my ideas I told you I had "swimming in my head".
I used the adorable & sweet stamps from Pip Squeaks:


Aren't these little onesies the cutest little things you ever saw???

Boy - Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Crate Paper Sweet Branch Collection (Blossom); Echo Park A Boy's Life Collection (Daydreamer); Echo Park Dots & Stripes Homefront 6X6 Paper Pad; Pebbles Hip Hip Hooray Collection (Yay); Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Pebbles Mini Clothespin; Buttons - Close to My Heart; Photo Corners - Misc.

And of course, once I had my boy card all designed I knew I wanted to create a girly version:

Girl - Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup (Half Pound Blossoms); Echo Park Dots & Stripes Homefront 6X6 Paper Pad; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Pebbles Mini Clothespin; Buttons - Close to My Heart; Photo Corners - Misc.


I replaced the stamped string on these bibs for the real how it looks hanging on the clothesline:)

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6X6 Paper Pad & Label Stickers; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Pebbles Mini Clothespin; Buttons - Close to My Heart; Divine Twine - Lemon; Lace & Teal Twine - Misc.

This is my third post now, which means only one more left...but don't worry, that won't stop me from playing with my Paper Smooches stamps anytime soon....but be sure to check in next Wednesday....I might even have a giveaway....wink, wink)!!

Thanks so much for stopping in....if you found your way here from somewhere else be sure to stop by Paper Smooches blog and check out the other amazing projects from the design team!

Have a happy day ~ Shilo

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Monday, 18 June 2012

2Peas Saturday Card Sketch Challenge

This is a great weekly challenge....each week Kimber creates a new sketch just for cards....participation gives you a chance at winning a little prize too! Interested??....head over to the Saturday Card Sketch Challenge and check it out! Here's this week's sketch:

I do love creating with a sketch whenever I can....I love that I get to interpret it my way....making it unique to me even if dozens of others are creating with it too....each week I copy Kimber's sketch down and often that is as far as I get....but this week I created this sweet little card...yay!!

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Echo Park Sweet Day 6X6 Paper Pad; Unity Stamp Co Feb 2012 KOTM - Lucky to Have You; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Brown Sugar; Ek Success/Stampin Up Three Hearts Punch; Simple Stories Summer Fresh Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers; American Crafts Gardenia Elements - Wooden Buttons

Thanks for looking!!.....I'm off to create some more fun stuff...happy day!
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Friday, 15 June 2012

Friends with Flair Friday & A New Unity Challenge

Hello friends!! So glad you stopped by today!!

Have you checked out the new Unity Challenge yet today???
It's time to create some projects with a summer theme....anything goes, just use any Unity (or ippity) stamp and link up your project for a chance to win a fantastic prize!

Well, as far as summer's trying to be summer here in Cranbrook.....too much rain to actually be summer just yet! But one of my favorite things to drink on a hot summer day is a tall ice cold mojito....and when I saw this stamp, that's all I could think of....

So here is my take on the challenge.....

 A close up on this refreshing little glass of zesty-ness.....I used my glossy accents to give it a more realistic look....

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Jillibean Soup Coconut Lime Soup Collection - Coconut Milk, Straw Mushrooms & Pea Pod Parts; X-press it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - W00, C01, B000, YG11, YG61, YG63, G02; Divine Twine - Green Apple; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Crochet Lace - American Crafts; Photo Corners, Ribbon and Buttons - Misc

Hopefully you all have a weekend in the sunshine planned (with maybe a mojito or two)...
Happy Friday!!
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Hip Hop & A Release Party!!!

Hi Everyone!!
This is the best day of the month...release time over at Unity Stamp Co!!
And boy, oh boy! do we have a treat for you! ALL the past Stamp of the Week's are now available for purchase!! Yup, that's right! If you've been drooling over the Stamp of the Week's you can now stock up on all your favorites.....

This week I made a delicious card using the stamp from Week #20: {...more than cupcakes}

I HAD to add a little "frosting" to the cupcake with some Stickles....
Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup Coconut Lime Soup Collection: Papers - Straw Mushrooms, Cumin; Pea Pod Parts; Cardstock Stickers
Bazzill Cardstock; Doodlebug Petite Prints - Bubblegum; Doodlebug Doodle Twine - Bright Assortment; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Stickers - Xmas Red & Stardust; Craft Too Embossing Folder - Sweet Flowers; EK Success/Stampin' Up Scallop Edge Punch

I created my first tag (ever) with this sweet thank you stamp from Week#21: {thank the least}

 I love how this tag added so much fun to a plain kraft gift bag....

Supplies Used: Jillibean Soup Coconut Lime Soup Collection - Kaffir Lime Leaves; BoBunny Island Mist Double Dot; Doodlebug Petite Prints (Grid/Dot) - Ladybug & Limeade; Bazzill Cardstock; Maya Road Candy Stripes Ribbon - Green; Divine Twine - Green Apple; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - Y0000; Y00; EK Success Dotted Scallop Edger Punch; Cosmo Cricket Ready-Set-Chip - Garden Variety; Pebbles - Mini Clothes Pins; Button, Lace, Paper Doily & Manilla Tag - Misc

What fun stamps!!! So versatile too!! I love that about Unity!! And seriously is there anything better than having a stamp delivered to your door EVERY week?? are all the details about this fantastic club.....
Unity has a Stamp of the Week - only $5.79 per week {including shipping} USA & Canada
Each week YOU GET A NEW STAMP! :) 
The Unity Design Team provides NEW IDEAS and Inspiration EACH WEEK using the Stamp of the Week.
Just for you!

CLICK HERE for the Unity Stamp of the Week BLOG. Updated WEEKLY with the NEW Stamp of the Week and Ideas.
Click HERE to sign up today on the Unity Website - Paypal accepted!

...and HERE is the BEST PART - Brand NEW and CURRENT Stamp of the Week members will be getting a BONUS stamp - Butterfly Kisses with their Stamp of the Week that starts SHIPPING June 24.
HOW can you GO WRONG? :) 

Be sure to head over to Unity Stamp Co and check out all the fantastic new releases!!! AND Unity has an amazing promotion going don't want to miss!!

OK so now back to hip hoppin''s time to head over to Stephanie's blog and check out her lovely projects.....

If you happened to get lost along the way just head back to the Unity blog....
Thanks so much for "hopping" by.....
Have a happy day ~ Shilo

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Paper Smooches - Week #2

Hello everyone!! 

My stamps have arrived!! Yay!!  
I am in love with both of these Paper Smooches stamp sets....A.DOR.A.BLE!!! These cute images made creating soooo easy AND fun!!! I just love working with products that inspire me to create!! Paper Smooches has always done just that....I can't help but create something fun when working with these adorable images!! Besides, even if my card isn't that fantastic the sweet stamps are so cute no one will even notice...hehe!

For my first two cards I used Green Acres:

Sweet Together

This cow.....seriously.....uber cuteness!!!

And of course! an adorable sentiment to go with this image....I love it!
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Simples Stories Summer Fresh Collection - Easy Breezy; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Circles & Classic Circle Scallops; EK Success/Stampin Up 3 Hearts Punch; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Simple Stories Summer Fresh Expressions Cardstock Stickers; Maya Road - Trinket Pin; Jillibean Soup Kraft Corrugated Paper; X-Press it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - B0000, B000, W00, W3, G1, G3, G5, G9, R20, YG21; Coluzzle Circle Cutter; Ribbon - Misc

Hey Chick

I grouped the little baby chicks together on this card by creating a mask.

 I had so much fun coloring this can't see it very well in the photo but each of these sweet little chicks have rosy cheeks....melt:)
Supplies Used: Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; Simple Stories Summer Fresh Collection - Red Flower/Honey Comb Ledger, Country Garden; Divine Twine - Brown Sugar; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels #8; American Craft - Wood Buttons Gardenia Elements; X-Press it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - B0000, R24, R29, Y00, Y02, RV10, YR12, YR16; Burlap - misc.

For my last card this week I used Pip Squeaks:

Super Cute Family

This stamp set is so versatile...I love that is can be boy or girl or neutral. You could use it for a baby announcement or pregnancy announcement or even on a scrapbook page!! Or just a congratulations card like I awesome!

 Sorry guys...I have a thing for googlely eyes...I just can't resist using them when it comes to cute animals.....they just make me smile!

Since the sentiment has the word super in it I was inspired to use stars to reflect that!! Plus they work for a baby boy card....
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Simple Stories - Baby Steps 6X6 Paper Pad; American Craft - Wood Buttons Gardenia Elements; EK Success Star Punches; Maya Road Lace Trim; Kraft Tag - Pebbles - With Love Collection Gift Tags; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Brown Sugar; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; X-Press it Cardstock; Memento Ink - Tuxedo; Copics - B0000; E00, E01, RV10; W00, G1; Ribbon, Hemp & Googlely eye - Misc.

I have tons more ideas dancing in my head for these two stamps be sure to tune in next Wednesday to see what else I come up with!!

Thanks so much for having a look....if you found your way here from somewhere else be sure to stop by Paper Smooches blog and check out the other amazing projects from the design team!

Have a happy day ~ Shilo

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