Thursday, July 23, 2015

Beer Bottles ~ Save Water Card

Here is a celebration card for the day.  I am using this for a masculine birthday.

I really do like making girly cards the best, but because we have so many guys on both sides of our family, it seems that I am forever making masculine cards.


Sentiment:  Save water, drink beer.

This is a one layer card.
The beer bottles were overlapped in the different colors, like beer is.

Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Celebrate

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. A Round of Cocktails and Beautiful Elements Mixed Media Kit 1.

Monday, July 13, 2015

WINNERS from my GIU week!

Winner time!

I want to thank all those who left sweet comments on my blog posts during my Growing In Unity week.  Sure wish I could give a present to everyone, but I get to choose only two.

Winners receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. 
Winners, fb message me or email your full name and mailing info to me within 2 weeks please.

Life of a Caffeinated MomJuly 9, 2015 at 11:07 AM
I love this card. Love how the lines in the background look. Beautiful.

and

Amber SheavesJuly 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM
This is beautiful. I love the gold embossing over that gorgeous pink flower.

Congratulations. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cat & Mouse Card

This is going to go to my daughter who has a sweet kitty.


Sentiment:  Just fur you.

For this, I wanted to use no patterned paper. 
The background is distress ink using a mask on the card, then used all raised layers.
  The cat & yarn scene is Copic coloring.

Link Ups:

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 236.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Furry Friends

Supplies include:  From My Favorite Things I Knead You, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banners dies, Blueprints 15, Blueprints 23 and Licorice ink.  Also, Ranger distress ink pads, punch, Copic markers and craft foam.

Until next time. :)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Stationery Gift Box Day 5 Growing In Unity

And just like that, it's Day 5 of my GIU week for the Unity Stamp Co. blog.
Today, I am sharing a stationery gift box project.


When I give out handmade card sets as gifts, I like to include a gift box for them.  
I use an existing white stationery box with clear removable lid.  Then I add a decorated panel similar to a card front.

For this particular flower design, I heat embossed in layers, one color at a time, drying and using a powder tool in between each layer.  Then I framed the panel and added craft foam between layers.  I finish the inside of the lid with a white piece of cardstock to cover adhesive marks.  
Here is a helpful video by Jennifer McGuire on layered heat embossing.

In person the embossing shines and the red is more vibrant.
I have used decorated boxes like this to hold cards, address labels, stamps and small gift items.  
This is linked up with Unity's Friends With Flair projects today.

Each day this week, I will be sharing a project on my 
Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts.  I will pick two random winners from my GIU blog comments to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The two winners, announced on my blog Monday 7-13-15, have two weeks to claim their prize.

Thank you for visiting. Be sure to comment on all five posts this week:

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. April 2014 SMAK Wildflowers & Wings, cardstock, stationery box, brad, rhinestones, ribbon, embossing powder, Versa Mark, powder tool and craft foam.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Life In Your Years Card Day 4 Growing In Unity

For Day 4 of my GIU week for the Unity Stamp Company blog.
I layered stamps, layered inks and did a bit of ink smooshing for the butterflies.


Sentiment:  It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your  years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I decided to make this a birthday card with this meaningful quote.
Different shades of purple were inked directly to the floral stamp before stamping.
The butterfly die-cuts were smooshed into ink from distress markers and water, then dried.

Each day this week, I will be sharing a project on my 
Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts.  I will pick two random winners from my GIU blog comments to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The two winners, announced on my blog Monday 7-13-15, have two weeks to claim their prize.

Be sure to comment on all five posts this week:

Included with Winnie and Walter link up projects.

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. Moments in Bloom, Winnie & Walter dies, sheer ribbon, craft foam and Ranger ink.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pretty Dresses Day 3 Growing In Unity

It's Day 3 of my very first GIU week for the Unity Stamp Co. blog.
For this week, I use mostly stamping with minimal patterned paper.
I want the focus to be on the beautiful Unity stamps.


Sentiment:  Happiness looks beautiful on you.

I used three different sets including a background stamp for this, colored with Copic markers and used heat embossing.  I added a little sparkle to the white dress.
I think this image is fitting for wedding, prom, homecoming and love occasions.

Each day this week, I will be sharing a project on my 
Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts.  I will pick two random winners from my GIU blog comments to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The two winners, announced on my blog Monday 7-13-15, have two weeks to claim their prize.

Be sure to comment on all five posts this week:

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. May 2014 KOM Hey Girl, Bright, Happy You and Tea Time Toile background; vellum, twine, My Favorite Things Stitched Basic E Die-namics, embossing powder, Copic markers, powder tool and Wink of Stella.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Day 2 Growing In Unity Gold Foil Favor Bag

We are in Day 2 of my very first Growing In Unity week for the Unity Stamp Co. blog.
Today I am sharing a gold foil favor bag project.


Sentiment:  Heartfelt Thanks.

This is a mixture of foil with stamping and foil with die-cuts.
I found helpful tips and foil techniques on this Jennifer McGuire video.
I added a doily and lace trim for the glassine favor bag.

Each day this week, I will be sharing a project on my 
Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts.  I will pick two random winners 
from my GIU blog comments to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. 
The two winners have two weeks to claim their prize from me.

Be sure to comment on all five posts this week:

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. Watermelon Gazpacho Soup and Dutch Mustard Soup sets by Jillibean Soup; My Creative Time dies Stitched Round Tab, Stitched Doily Die and Metal Adaptor Plate; My Favorite Things Pierced Fancy Flourish Die-Namics, white embossing powder, Versa Mark, glassine bag and Thermoweb iCraft Deco foil.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Loved Card Day 1 Growing In Unity

Today begins day 1 of my Growing In Unity (GIU) features for the Unity Stamp Company blog.
This is my first time being a GIU Girl.  I am very excited about this.


Here is a pretty peony flower card in pink, coral and gold.
The "loved" is heat embossed in gold and the peony is watercolor using Tim Holtz distress markers.

Each day this week, I will be sharing a project on my 
Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts.  I will pick two random winners from my GIU blog comments to receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The two winners, announced on my blog Monday 7-13-15, have two weeks to claim their prize.

Be sure to comment on all five posts this week:

Tools include:
From Unity Stamp Co. Donna Peony and Adore Words, each by Donna Downey.
Glitter paper, gold twine, My Creative Time frame dies.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrating Independence Day & Winner

Happy 4th of July, Independence Day.
Sharing a patriotic card with the Declaration of Independence in the background.


Front sentiment:  God bless the U.S.A. and the quote, 
"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his {or her} freedom." ~Bob Dylan

The background image was stamped twice, once with silver embossing and once in navy.  I used the colors of the challenge. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} Color Challenge 29 and Friends With Flair.

**Be sure to come back next week as I'm showcasing Unity creations all week as the Growing In Unity girl.  It is my first time with GIU. I will be giving away two Unity filled prizes.**

**Winner, Winner!!!**
I didn't hear from the first pick, so I drew again.  The winner of my little bag of Unity Stamps from this post is Sherry ButcherJune 6, 2015 at 9:32 AM
I WANT THE STAMPS! Love your card, the colors and your coloring. TFS.
Supplies include:
Unity Stamp Co. Declare Freedom and God Bless the U.S.A. stamp.  Also, punch, twine, gems.