Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yet another New Years Authentique!

Well here is yet another card.... I mentioned I loved this challenge sketch, right??? 

Yes this is more from the Gathering Collection. I also used their embellishments. Made things really easy! The thanks stamp is SU and some generic twine.  
You have a few more days to enter this challenge!! I hope you have as much 
fun with this as I have!! 

Happy stamping!! 

2012 is Almost here... But for now here's another Authentique card!

Yes another one!!

Paper is from the Gathering Collection and the saying is from the same collection on the Tabloid sheet.  Everything can be found on their blog by clicking the link above. 
I used some bling and that same ribbon from PTI! 
I did cut the bottom of the saying off and adhered it on an angle to the saying to add some different dimensions in there.  A also cut out a few more of the flowers and popped them up for that extra something! It's hard to see here but it looks great in person. 

Happy Stamping!!

Another Authentique Challenge Card!

Like I said I had a few cards that I made using Authentique papers and embellishments for their December Challenge. I think I will be using this sketch for some time to come. I just love IT!!!

So here is another card I made.

More paper from the GATHERING collection. This time I cut out some of the flowers and put a pop up under it to give it that little something extra.  
Make sure to check out all the wonderful talent over at Authentique

Happy Stamping in 2012!! 

Happy New Year with an Authentique Challenge Card!

I can't believe that it has been 6 months since I have posted.  No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I just got pregnant.  I wasn't doing much crafting over the summer but now that the baby is due to arrive any day I have been getting in as much time as possible.  I am currently in love with Authentique Paper!! 
I have been having some fun with their December challenge and in order to make them all count so get ready for lots of posts with some really cute cards! 

Here is the link to the challenge! Authentique
Here is the sketch challenge (they have a scrapbook lay out too but I only do cards)

Here is one of my cards

This paper and sentiment is from the Gathering collection.  I used some misc. bling and some PTI ribbon to finish it off.  
I love this saying and this is a great way to ring in the new year! 

Happy 2012 to each and every one of you! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Singing in the Rain!

This is one of my FAVORITE stamps!!!
How could you not love this adorable stamp!! 

Again I used the amazing color combo here:

I really did use all of theses colors. I'm not thrilled with the picture but it'll work, 

Here is a close up 
you get a better look at the coloring I did. I used my copics. I used some browns on the pats, greens on her coat, red on her boots and an orange on his shirt. 

I also used ---
Stamp - Unity Itty Bitty (was in the Kit of the Month) 
Papers - Jillibean soup (love this stuff)
base - generic white card stock
green paper is Ranger/Coordinations Tim Holtz line
Dies - Sizzix Tim Holzs and Cuttlebug folder 
Rhinestones on the umbrella - Michaels
Archival Ink 
Distress Ink around edges 
Copic Markers
White Ribbon - PaperTrey Ink 

There you have it! 
I hope you are having a GREAT Thursday! 

till next time

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A new week brings new colors

So I am continuing with this great class and we are now in week 2! 
How about these colors - 
some oranges 
greens and a red! 

I had some fun with this great color combo 
What do you think? 

I used some fun stuff! 

Stamp - Unity distressed dots 
Papers - Card- memory box
DS - Jillibean Soup - Watermelon Gazpacho
Die- Tim Holtz Sizzix
Pearls - american crafts 
Butterfly - Michaels

This card was created and based off of Guest Designers Nichol Magouirk. 

I hope you like it and make sure to come back for more!! 

until later


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Thank You

So I joined a summer card class and the first week has a color challenge.  I am really inspired by the amazing talent of the instructors and the participants.  

So I decided to combine this with color challenge with Unity's Kit of the Month Challenge
They give you the sketch and you use a stamp(s) from the 
MANY to choose from in the Kits we receive every month. 

So this is what I came up with 

This card is relatively easy to make, if you like to color.  That is really the only time consuming part. 

I used 
Papertray Paper - Spring Rain and Rasberry Fizz
Designer Paper - JilliBean Soup - Watermel Gaspacho
Markers - Copics, Spica and Slingo White Gell
Die - Spellbinders 
Stamps - June Kit of the Month-  Unity Stamp Company

There you have it!
Enjoy and have a great SUMMER!!! 

till next time 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A little lemonade anyone??

Life isn't perfect, we all know that
so when life throws you lemons...
make lemonade! 

I created this card for Unity's Monthly Challenge which was to use fruit!! 

I added some glossy accents to the pitcher and the lemon. 

Hope you like it and are having a great Sunday! 

Till next time

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friends with Flair and My Birthday... What can be better than this?

Well today is my birthday. I sooooo don't feel my age.
I still feel 28, not 38.  
Life is good and getting better every day! 

Today I am going to share a card I made for the Kit of the Month challenge. 

I am loving the colors! 

I used copic glitter pens to color the cake and then ranger pearls for the base.  I used my Jillibean Soup paper that I LOVE!! 

Make sure to check out the amazing talent over at the Unity Blog! 

You can also get in on the action and get your Kit every month. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys the holiday! 

till next time

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tweet Tweet

Unity's Monthly challenge is all about the bird!! Here is another card that I made for the challenge. You should check out all the amazing talent. There have been over 100 submissions.  

I used this itty bitty for this card. 
Are they not the cutest chicks or what. 

Here is what I did with them. 

I stamped and cut out the chicks. I colored them using my copic glitter pens.  
This card was so easy and so fun!! 

Have a great Mothers Day to all you moms out there!!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Girl Friend!

Well I haven't had a whole lot of time in the craft room.

You see it's in my basement and my husband is re-doing our hardwood floors right now in our kitchen.  
No kitchen means no easy access to the basement. 

If I want to go down stairs I have to go out the front door walk around and in through the back. 
Not much fun with these crummy days we have been having.  

I did get some in this past weekend though and that is what I am going to share with you. 

This is one of my new Itty Bitty's that is also co-branded with Cosmo Cricket. 
I love this stamp and was so excited to use it with Cosmo's paper. 
You can get this great stamp over at Unity
Isn't it just great!! 

I hope you have a great weekend and I hope the weather stays warm so I can walk to my basement. 


Friday, April 22, 2011

Last day of Spring Break is great with Friends with Flair!!

Happy Friday to the cyber craft world. Today is the last day of my spring break and let me tell you I sure could get used to this. Crafting at any time of the day for however long I want. I have been telling my husband that he needs a better job so I can stay home.He's not so sure about that.  

Anyway have you checked out My Unity Place yet?  
It was such a great idea for them to put us all in one place. 

For today's card I incorporated 2 of Unity's challenges. The bird challenge which is on Unity's website and the second is the Inside and Out challenge found @ My Unity Place

Here you have it! 
the outside of the card...

and the inside of the card!

I used some great stuff to make this card.

and Ippity stamp that you can get from me 
I absolutely LOVE those birds.  I use them in so many cards from Birthday to just because. 

More goodies on this card include 
This great paper that I just bought at a local craft store by Collage Press called Hometown Summer

The letters are from Adorn it.  I got those from my lss for only .99.  Love them! 
I used some blue chalk ink and black archival ink on the dog and birds. 
I colored using my Prismacolor pencils. 

There you have it! I hope you like it!
Have a wonderful Friday and a very blessed Easter! 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Break is in Full Swing!

Since I have extra time with being on spring break I though I would post a couple of my cards that got the big "REJECT" from Paper Crafts magazine.  The competition is pretty fierce out there so I didn't take it personally.  I am happy with all but one card so enjoy.

Both of these cards were created from sketches.  Both use Unity stamps.  

Hope you are enjoying your week.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Puzzled Bird

I absolutely love this bird. It' is one of the many stamps you get with thee Kit of the Month from Unity.

I hope you like this card as much as I do! 

You can get this stamp set too! 
Check it out here at Unity!

Have a great one! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Unity with a Fashion Spin!

Unity's monthly challenge...


(by creating a fashion themed card, layout, or 3d project!)

So my latest craze is using bottle caps to make necklaces. 
I absolutely love this stamp - 
it is actaully 3 beatiful shoes but I could only use one. 
so I decided to use it!! 
and here is what I came up with. 

I hope you like it and that it inspires you 
to create something 

Have a great weekend.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Owl Be Darned!

Over the next week of so I will be sharing some cards that I made for a magazine that didn't get accepted.  

Here is one using one of my many Unity Stamp Sets - 
What a Hoot
by Samantha Walker.  

I cut out the owl and adhered some gems for the eyes.  My sentiment is heat embossed. 

Here is the complete set! 

Make sure to come back as I have more to share! 

Happy Monday!  

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A gift for a Friend!

One of my co-workers is having her first baby. They announced the sex and the name before the baby was born so was able to create this for her. 

So there are the letters... 
and here is the bag and card that I made to go with it. 

a little close up of the flower I made
And the matching card.

It was a big hit.  

I used the new Springtime line from Echo park and Unity Stamp on the card. The grass is a die from MFT.  

Have a great day! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Huge Blog Candy!! Check it out!

Holy cow! A set of 72 Copics.... yeah I said it and it is true!!

Check it out here!

Check it out and maybe you could be a winner!! 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Hip Hop Friday!!

So I decided to attempt a video tutorial but it ended up being 11 minutes long so hence no tutorial yet!!
Just because there is no tutorial doesn't mean I can't show you what I made.

The first attempt was this card.

Sorry it's not the best photo in the world but for now it will have to do.

I used Unity/Echo Park Stamp set Boys will be Boys along with the Echo Park paper in that line.
My paper is PI along with my ribbon.
Here is that great stamp set!
and check out this paper!! 

So then I tried another card - First I made it and then I videoed a second one... which one do you prefer?

Here is the first one I made. I used all 4 of the challenges for this month's ippity challenge.

Here I decided to try a different route and made the red layer1 and embossed the black with white ep.
I used my copic glitter pens on both.

So which one do you prefer?

Well don't forget to check out the current sales over at Unity
and if...
you prefer to get your hands on some Ippity - I am happy to help you with that!!

So there you have it... I don't think I will be posting the video. I think I will try again and see what happens.

Have a great weekend and make sure to check out all of the talent - you can get that list here!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Little Ippity Love!

I am loving the Ippity Monthly challenges! 
Ippity is hosting a weekly challenge - 4 for the month and 
yes there is a big ol' prize at the end! 

So here are the weekly challenges 

This card I made with the inspiration photo on my mind. 

I used these great stamp sets 
and this set - 

The large heart is from the Tim Holtz line I used some white paint and brushed it onto the edges to give it that softer look.  

If you like these stamps you can get them from me. 

have a great day!!!