Friday, December 27, 2013

Hearts & Arrows ~ So In LOVE

Love is in the air with these floating hearts and arrows.


Front sentiment:  So in love with everything about you.

Inside sentiment:  Love you.

This card layout was inspired by the Unity Stamp Company i love you {be inspired} sketch challenge and included with FWF projects today.

I created the background and added dimension to the sentiment heart and little dotted heart.  The colors are light blue, peach, black and white.
Tools used include:
From Unity Stamp Co. ... everything love, All Hearts & Love KOTM January 2013 and Handmade Valentines.
Ranger archival ink in watering can & cornflower blue, distress marker in tattered rose, black soot distress ink, ink blending tool, cardstock, sheer ribbon & Pop Dots.

Have a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Winner of 6 stamps...

Winner time...

The random winner of the bag
of six assorted duplicate Unity stamps
from my December 1, 2013 post is

Sue DDecember 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM
These are adorable! thanks for the chance to win Unity stamps.

Congratulations Sue.
Please email me with your full name and mailing address within two weeks from today.
I ship free things within the U.S. only.

Happy Holidays everyone.  I will be having more giveaways in the new year.

Cheers!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Something you FEEL and DO

LOVE is the theme of this card.


Front Sentiment:  Love is not only something you feel, it is something  you do.
Inside Sentiment:  Love you.

It has a chalkboard look to it.  I embossed the sentiment, then colored with distress markers.  The white picket fence marker made the banners pop, I think.  To soften the look a little more, I added a butterfly and adhesive pearls.

The colors were inspired by the Unity Stamp Company i love you {be inspired} December / January 2014 color challenge. Included with FWF there also.

Tools used include:
From Unity Stamp Company: December 2013 KOTM Happy Love Day, Dutch Mustard Soup and Hello Little One stamps.
Also, K&Company paper, adhesive pearls, ribbon, ink blending tool, embossing powder, heat gun, Ranger archival ink and distress markers in barn door, worn lipstick and picket fence.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Terrific 2014.  Cheers!!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Something Old, New Borrowed, Blue

Here is a wedding congratulations card with a traditional phrase.


Front sentiment:  Something old, new, borrowed, blue


Inside sentiment:  Congratulations you two!

This one features a big fabric flower, lace, doily, silver charms with printed sentiments.

Tools used include:  My Creative Time Stitched Doily Die & Chunky Jar Accessories dies, Prima flower, white lace, foil paper, K&Company paper,  Spellbinders & Bazzill cardstock.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Advent Calendar Treat Holder Banner

This is an advent calendar, treat banner style, that I just mailed to my daughter. I love how it turned out.  Each pocket contains two small treats for each day until Christmas.


The banner is in two strands because of so many pockets.  Here is a closer look at the panels before I added the ribbon:


I made each panel different, included inspirational verses and lots of holiday stamping.


This was a ton of work and time consuming but so worth it.  I sent her some hook nails to hang this high.  Let's hope her kitty doesn't destroy this, lol.  

I am including this banner with the Unity FWF projects this week.

Tools used include:
Unity Stamp Company stamps from Tags, Glorious Tags and Advent.
My Creative Time 3 x 3 Fancy Envelope Die, Jaded Blossom number candies.

Thank you for visiting. Your comments make my day. :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Snowman Tag in Ombre

Here is a little snowman tag all dressed up for gift giving.  This one includes a Happy Holidays sentiment.  The featured snowman sitting in snow is embellished with glitter and the sky background is watercolored in ombre style.  The colors are turquoise, red, white and silver.


It has much more SPARKLE in person.  The snow is glittery too.  I made the background in ombre with distress markers and a water brush.

This is included with Miss Katie's My Creative Time Winter Tag Challenge.  This project is filled with lots of the fabulous MCT stamps and dies.

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time, It's a Magical Season, Stitched Round Tab Tag Dies, Postcard Add-Ons.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snowman Christmas Favor Wraps

These are a set of decorative wraps to fit a pack of candy Tic Tacs.  Snowman's belly is the window showing the candy inside.  



I used an assortment of stamps to create this.  There are Let It Snow and Season's Greetings sentiments on the back.  Double sided tape is on the inside flap to hold the candy in place.  It's made to be used with the wrapper kept in place.  Adults and kids love these.  They make great stocking stuffers and gift favors.

Tools used include:  Joy's Life Christmas Puns, My Creative Time It's A Magical Season and Jaded Blossom Winter Candies.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Note Holder Stocking Stuffers

This is a Post It note holder that is great as a stocking stuffer gift.


This one was made using an acrylic picture frame as a stand.  I inserted a stamped and colored piece of cardstock and embellished with tulle, ribbon, gem and a flower.   The background stamp is perfect when you don't have the paper on hand. This is included with the Unity Stamp Company's Friends With Flair projects.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Co Leopard Logic stamp, pen, photo frame, ribbon, flower, adhesive gem, Ranger distress marker and brown tulle.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gobble 'til You Wobble Turkey

Here is another Thanksgiving Fall themed card featuring a fun little turkey.  I love his sign.


Front sentiment:  Gobble 'til you wobble.

Inside sentiment:  Happy Thanksgiving.

The Thanksgiving theme was inspired by Miss Gloria's designer challenge at My Creative Time.  I used lots of MCT stamps and dies and picked vibrant Autumn colors to showcase them.  The turkey is colored in watercolors and trimmed with a doily, ribbon and leaves.  The accents were made from MCT stitched doily and leaf dies.

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time ~ Stitched Doily  Die, All Around Holidays leaf die, Piles of Smiles and Small Talk.

Thank you for visiting. Have a great day.

The Greatest Gift

I am working on new Christmas cards and wanted to start with this one.  I love this so much.


Front sentiment:  The greatest gift.

Inside sentiment:  May the miracle of Christmas shine brightly on you.

This one features baby  Jesus on top of presents, as the greatest gift.  It is embossed with swirls and snowflakes, colored in watercolors and is trimmed in damask and lace.

The colors were inspired by the Unity Stamp Company {be inspired} October / November 2013 color challenge.  It also works with the sketch challenge, I think. Also, included with their  FWF projects.

Tools used include:
Unity Stamp Co The greatest gift is baby Jesus itty bitty and ... everything Christmas, embossing folder, lace, glitter glue, Ranger ink, Canson watercolor paper.

There is still time to enter the raffle drawing from lots of sponsors, including me.  You can enter on that post.  (Ended.)

Have a fabulous day.

Friday, November 1, 2013

You are the nicest...

This theme is inspired by the outpouring of love that I have received the past few weeks.  I am blessed to have so many caring people in my life near and far.  I am forever grateful.


Front Sentiment:  I think you are the nicest.

This design was inspired by the Unity {be inspired} Oct / Nov 2013 sketch challenge.  It will also be included with their Friends With Flair projects.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company ...here's my thought and Dutch Mustard Soup, Prima flower, Karen Foster ribbon, BasicGrey paper, Ranger archival ink in red geranium and jet black and punch.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you will follow my crafty blog while you are here.  I enjoy reading all of your kind comments. Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Many Raffle Giveaways ~ Easy Entry Form

I am excited to announce a new and prize filled raffle giveaway put together by Home Spun Elegance. My shop Neat Things Boutique is a sponsor along with other fabulous shops. There are amazing prizes up for grabs.

There are several sponsors.  My giveaway is a $20 Gift Certificate with FREE U.S. shipping coupon for my store http://NeatThings-Boutique.com where you can find scrapbook supplies, party decor, handcrafted cards and gifts. ENDED.


Thanks for visiting.  I hope you will follow my craft blog while you are here. Have a great day.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pumpkins 5 Cents

I love this time of year.  Living in Florida, for us to see the true beauty of Autumn colors we have to travel. But, creating and decorating with these colors makes me just as happy.


Front sentiment:  Thankful for you. Pumpkins 5 cents.

Inside sentiment:  Autumn Greetings

Here is a new harvest card design.  The theme was inspired by Miss Courtney's pumpkin challenge over at My Creative Time.  I adore the unique stamps and dies created by Miss Emma and used an assortment of sets for this Thanksgiving card.  

Don't you think this little wagon is the cutest?  It is filled with hay and is carrying a pumpkin.  The pumpkin pops up from the card.  And this layered tag set is perfect for it, I think.

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time - Just Tags, Piles of Smiles, Teeny Tag Greetings, Chocolate Greetings and Stitched Button Dies for the hexagon.
Also, burlap, ribbon, cording, Darice honeycomb embossing folder, Canson watercolor paper, Ranger walnut stain distress ink and archival ink in potting soil and orange blossom, ivory lace, mini mister, water brush, distress markers in gathered twigs, mowed lawn, spiced marmalade and scattered straw.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fabulous day.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Give Thanks Banner

Today I am sharing a banner garland that I created for Thanksgiving and the start of Autumn.


I used my Cricut Imagine for the die cuts and included a turkey.  
I count my blessings each and every day.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Winner Time

Thank you to all of the kind comments. I have a random winner of the brand new unpackaged witch hat and sentiment stamp set by Unity.  I have lots of other duplicates, so stay tuned for more of this type of giveaway on future posts.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

Amy, you won.  I ship within the U.S. for the free items.  Please email me within two weeks with your name and address.

Congratulations.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Little Gal Baby Girl

Here is a baby girl card all dressed up in pink and turquoise.


This one features the cutest little dress and shoes framed in circles with a little gal tag and a button bow.  The background was created with ink and water mist sprayed directly on the stamp. This is for the Unity Stamp Co September / October {be inspired} sketch challenge and their Friends With Flair projects.  I used circles instead of squares and offset the background a bit.

Tools used include:
Unity Stamp Company Dinged Dots and Color of The Seasons.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Birthday Wishes Party Girl

This is a new style for me and it was fun to make.


Front sentiment:  Birthday wishes just for you.

When I saw that My Creative Time had a birthday challenge by Miss Cindy, I wanted to try something different.  I went for a CAS (clean and simple) style with paper piecing and the perfect mix of stamps.

Tools used include:
My Creative Time stamps: Keepin' It Classy, It's all About You, Celebrate Good Times and Birthday Buddies
Also, Ranger archival ink in watering can, rose madder and potting soil, ribbon, paper by BasicGrey and K&Company.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you will leave a comment and follow my blog while you are here.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Winner of the 3 Boo's Stamp Set....

Good Monday to you.  Today we have a winner of the extra stamp set "3 Boo's" that I have to give away.  Thank you to all of the kind comments and entries.  But only one can win. 

Via Random.org, the "3 Boo's" stamp and sentiment goes to #18.
Karen (Karey2005)

Karen, please email me.  Congratulations.

I do have another Unity stamp set still open for a giveaway on another post.  That one is for the "You Witch" hat and sentiment Itty Bitty.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Good Witch Hat & Giveaway

I think this hat is for a good witch. It's all decorated in purple and dolled up with embellished details.  The sentiments make it funny.


Front sentiment: You say witch like it's a bad thing.
Inside sentiment: Stir it up.

This is another one of my Halloween projects.  It is a watercolor design with heat embossing and distress markers.  I am including this in Unity Stamp Company's September/October 2013 color challenge 8 and with their Friends With Flair projects.

Tools used include:
From Unity Stamp Co Mix-Up of Cuteness, Straight Laced and You Witch!

Thanks for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 13, 2013

BOO Crew Ghosts Tag Favors & Giveaway

I am gearing up for Halloween and have been busy with treats and favor projects.  And this is Friday the 13th.  For today, I am sharing a Halloween tag that is used with a bag of candy.  My daughter gets this as part of the care package sent to her at college this week.


This includes the cutest little ghosts in purple orange and green.  This is a watercolor design paired with die cuts. It is filled with fun Unity Stamps and is included in their Friends With Flair projects. 

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company 3 Boo's stamps, My Creative Time dies.

I hope you will comment and follow my blog while you are here. Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Too Cute To Spook Halloween Treats

Here is a set of  Halloween themed favor containers.  I made them to be more cute than spooky for the trick-or-treat kids, the mail man and my "not so little" kids.  When I make crafty projects like this, I make extra for the people who ask me "Where can I find these?" or "Can you make me some?"  


These were inspired by Miss Cheryl's Designer Color Challenge at My Creative Time.  I used most of the colors but substituted black for brown, since my project was for Halloween.  

My favorite part of this is the cute little ghost and coordinating sentiments.  They fit perfectly on these little pocket treat wraps.

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time, Stitched Button Dies, All Around Halloween, Treats for my Sweet and 3 x 3 Fancy Tri-Fold Card Die.

I look forward to your comments and hope you will follow my crafty blog while you are here.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pregnant ~ Good Luck With That.

This one was super fun to make.  Another family member is expecting and that inspired this theme.  They have been trying for a while, so the pregnancy test is the focus.


Front sentiment:  Good luck with that.


Inside sentiment:  To the cutest couple... congratulations.

The design was inspired by the Unity Stamp Co Grateful Hearts {be inspired} sketch challenge 7.  And it is with their Friends With Flair projects.

Tools used include:
Unity Stamp Company ...Here's My Thought & Preggo Good Luck.  My Creative Time stitched arrow dies.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will leave a comment and follow my crafty blog while you are here. Have a great day.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thanks Teacher

Today I am sharing a school themed card to show appreciation for all of the teachers out there.  This one is good for sending or receiving by either gender, I think.  


Front sentiment:  Many thanks teacher.
Inside sentiment:  You are appreciated...

This is a dimensional design with the apple and tag popped up off the page.  These colors together are fun for school, I think.  And I added geometric triangle, chevron and circle shapes with a big apple image. I no longer have littles with lunch boxes but still have teachers and professors to thank.

Tools used include:
Sweet Stamp Shop: Triangle Style set
My Creative Time:  All Around Everything, You're My Best Buddy, Anyday Bingo & Crossword, You Had Me At Chocolate sets
Ranger archival ink in fern green, red geranium & potting soil, Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen, My Mind's Eye paper, Bazzill cardstock, punches and Pop Dots.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you will follow my crafty blog and leave a comment while you're here. Have a fabulous day.

Blessings

Here is an Autumn themed card featuring lots of embossed leaves in the colorful shades of Fall.  The colors were inspired by the August / September 2013 Grateful Hearts {be inspired} color challenge at Unity Stamp Company.  It will also be included with the FWF projects.


Front sentiment:  When I count my blessings I count you twice.
Inside sentiment: So thankful for you.

Tools used include:  Unity stamps The Right Words and Dutch Mustard Soup.

Thank you for visiting. I enjoy reading each and every comment.  They make my day.

Friday, August 9, 2013

True Love

This is an elegant black and white love themed design for wedding, engagement, shower or anniversary. It was fun adding so many trendy details from dies and stamps by My Creative Time.  This is included in Miss Cassandra's black and white color challenge there.


Front sentiment:  TRUE love
Inside sentiment:  Congratulations

This was embossed with polka dots and stamped.  The amazing new stitched hexagon and tag dies made it super fun to do.  I like the geometric look.  The addition of the big black bow with white tulle accents helped finish the look.  I love the elegance and CAS style of black and white.

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time: Lots of Love, Gift Card Sentiments, Curly & Stitched Label Dies, Stitched Hexy Dies.
Also, cardstock, Cuttlebug, embossing folder, Ranger jet black archival ink, corner rounder, glue gun, ribbon and white tulle.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you will follow my crafty blog and leave a comment. Have a fabulous week.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's All Good Beach Card

This is a summer beach scene card with stamping, stencil and die cut elements.  I love the beach chair and umbrella combination.  The inspiration for the design is the fabulous Florida pastime that I like to enjoy, especially the last week together before the kids go back to school.  The texture is nice and the clouds have a fluffy feel using crinkle paper.  It has some sheer accents in the layers.  The colors were inspired by the Unity Stamp Company August {be inspired} color challenge.  It is in their Friends With Flair projects.  This is included with Paper Issues Endless Summer link up.


Front sentiment:  It's All GOOD
Inside sentiment:  delight in the day

This one is perfect for I'm Sorry, Friendship or Birthday occasions.  The wonderful beach chair, umbrella and the fun sentiments inside and out are stamped and colored with distress markers. The sand and was cut from a stencil. The sun and fluffy clouds were die cuts. I had the perfect paper stash for the waves.  I used cobalt blue, sand, lime green and coral shades with the addition of lighter blues. I trimmed some sea grass to accent.

Tools used include:
From Unity Stamp Co.: It's All Good 100 days of summer Itty Bitty set, You & Me.
Also, My Creative Time stitched circle die & stitched cartoon clouds dies, stencil.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful summer. :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Raffle winners!

The winners from our Neat Things Boutique raffle giveaway as well as all nine raffle sponsor prizes have been announced on the Home Spun Elegance Blog.

The winner of the Neat Things Boutique $10 gift certificate is Laura Cox.

Thank you for playing along. CLOSED.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Have A Beer

We are celebrating so many milestones this year.  One of them is my son's 21st birthday.  I just cannot believe how quickly time goes by.  Needless to say, he will be having a beer(s) to celebrate.  Once I saw this Unity stamp, I knew it had to be in my hands for his card this year.  It will be included with the Friends With Flair projects there today.


Front sentiment:  Keep Calm And Have A Beer.
Inside sentiment:  Happy Birthday

This one was fun to do.  I tried to make a counter top design.  The coordinating sentiment fits perfectly on the tag.  Distress markers were used to fill in the mug and paint pen dabs made the foam. I think this makes a fun masculine design.  

Tools used include:  
From Unity Stamp Co. Keep Calm, Have A Beer and {...party all day}.  
Also:  Tim Holtz tag, paint pen, Ranger coffee archival ink.  

I enjoy your kind comments and they make my day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stamp Winner Time

Today is the day to announce the winner of one of my giveaways, the Itty Bitty stamp Three Stick Chicks by Unity.  

Thank you to everyone who participated.  I am sponsoring another giveaway on another post.  There is a super easy entry form there.

The random winner of the Three Stick Chicks stamp is Jenny Kozar.

Congratulations Jenny.  Have a wonderful day. CLOSED.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Home Spun Elegance Facebook Giveaways!

You must take a look at the amazing giveaways going on over at the Homespun Elegance facebook page in the Giveaways tab there.  My shop Neat Things Boutique is a sponsor along with other fabulous shops. There are amazing prizes up for grabs.

There are several sponsors.  My giveaway is a $10 Gift Certificate coupon for my store where you can find scrapbook supplies, party decor, handcrafted cards and gifts.

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Thank you for visiting. I would love it if you would follow my crafty blog while you are here.  Have a great day.

Extra Extra

This is a gift wrapped newspaper for our newborn nephew.  The idea was to send a newspaper from the town you live in that was published on the baby's date of birth.  Isn't that a cool idea.  Better yet, the nursery has a Newsies paperboy theme.  I felt the need to decorate the paper before putting it in the mail. I wrote a little message on the back of the ticket journal tag.  The colors are mint green, gold and brown.  This is included in the Unity Stamp Company's Friends With Flair projects.


Tools used include: Unity Stamp Co. Kit Of The Month Everyday Fairytale scroll stamp.  Ranger coffee archival ink, K&Company paper, Martha Stewart Crafts ribbon, Jaded Blossom candies and charm dies, punch, Tim Holtz ticket and cording.

Thank you for visiting. Please share your kind comments. I hope you will follow my crafty blog while you are here.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Amazing Friends

This is a card that speaks volumes.  I adore these sentiments together. The Unity Stamp Co. June/July 2013 Sketch Challenge is the perfect backdrop for this friendship theme.  This is also in their Friday Friends With Flair projects.


Front Sentiment: Thank goodness for amazing friends like you.

Inside Sentiment: A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Isn't this so true?  I paired the sentiments from two different sets.  The doily, trim and bow are a golden honey color.  Navy blue damask and grey are the accent colors here.

Tools used include:
From Unity Stamp Company: Blossom Stackers & Ornate Artisan Stackers and Everything Wonderful.

Happy 4th of July!  Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Classy & Fabulous

Here is a card with a little sass and class.  This is going to be for my daughter's birthday, so I made it a more grown up style this year.  It was inspired by Miss Emma's Bling challenge at My Creative Time.  I have paired the perfect stamps with glitter, gems and heat embossing.


Sentiment:  A lady should be two things: Classy & Fabulous

I think this yellow, black and turquoise color combination with the soft butter tulle works so well together.  The gems were added for a trendy look.  The tag is glittered and the girl is heat embossed.  The inside includes a birthday greeting.

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time:  Keepin' It Classy, Classy & Fabulous and It's All About You stamp sets.

Thank you for visiting. I welcome your kind comments. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 17, 2013

You Rock Nephew

For my nephew's birthday I made him this card.  I loved all the banner flags in this paper and made the tags as accents.  I think it turned out fun for a boy who rocks. 


Front sentiment: You rock! Nephew. Happy Birthday.
Inside sentiment: Big strong hugs!

Tools used include: 
From My Creative Time: All Around Birthday Time & You're My Best Buddy stamp sets as well as Stitched Arrow & Just  Simply  Live dies
Also:  BasicGrey What's Up paper, cardstock, Ranger jet black archival ink, Tim Holtz distress markers in barn door, pine needles and bundled sage, punches and Pop Dots. 

I welcome your comments. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week. :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Light bulbs ~ My World Is Brighter

I put together for today this light bulb themed design for a Father's Day card.  Once finished, it really is fitting for birthdays and other occasions, I think.  This design was inspired by Miss Leanne's sketch challenge over at My Creative Time this month.  It will be included there, since it is filled with elements made with their wonderful products.


Front Sentiment:  My world is brighter with you in it!
Inside Sentiment: You are the best!

These light bulbs were framed in navy blue chevron against kraft and lime green cardstock.  These light bulbs were crafted from a new MCT die set.  These are super fun to work with.  The brad includes embellishment hardware in complementing colors. For me, it is a challenge not to include a bow, ribbon or a flower. 

Tools used include:
From My Creative Time: My Favorite Sayings stamp, Stitched Capture Frame Die, You're Brilliant stamps and dies, Vintage Stitched Label Dies.
Also, cardstock and paper, Ranger archival ink in jet black and cobalt, brad, Technique Tuesday, BasicGrey paper and Pop Dots.


Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day. :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

My Dad My Hero & Giveaway

Here is another masculine card design for Father's Day.  This will be included in the Unity Stamp Company June/July 2013 Color Challenge and the Friends With Flair projects today.  I have a little giveaway today also.


Front sentiments:  My Dad, My hero & Other things change us, but we start and end with family.

I love these colors together, inspired by the picture below. They work so well with what I had in mind for this design.   

Tools used include: 
From Unity Stamp Company: Unity In America, FORE!, Heartfelt Sentiments & Birdie Inspiration.  
Also, My Creative Time dies.

Thank you for visiting. Have a great day. :)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Pink Ribbon HOPE

Today I am sharing a get well breast cancer card that features a big pink ribbon with lots of butterflies.


It has embossed detail, diecut trim and gorgeous stamps by Unity Stamp Company.  This will be included in their color challenge for May/June as well as Friends With Flair projects today.  

Front sentiment:  Be joyful in HOPE, patient in AFFLICTION, faithful in PRAYER. {Romans 12:12}

Tools used include Unity Stamp Company ...all about HOPE stamp set.

Thank you for visiting. Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Consider Yourself Vintage Car Card

This is a vintage car themed handmade birthday card. The design was inspired by the Unity Stamp Company May / June sketch challenge.  It will be included with the projects there. 


Front sentiment:  consider yourself vintage.
Inside sentiment:  embrace it all. these moments define YOU.

I love the vintage car and humorous sentiments to go with it. This sketch was perfect for this masculine card, as it did not include ribbon, bows or buttons.  I made few of these.  There are so many men and boys on both sides of our family and the need for masculine cards is never ending.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company stamps from Consider Yourself  Vintage Itty Bitty, {...party all day} and Moment By Moment.  

Thanks for visiting. :)


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Patriotic Liberty Card

To remember and honor our military, I have created a special thank you handmade card. 


Front sentiment:  Liberty
Inside sentiment:  Thanks for your service.

This includes two American flags set in a red, white and blue background.  There are stars in the dotted paper and it is trimmed with ribbon and a decorative Liberty tag.

Tools used include:  Worldwin & Kaisercraft cardstock, Cricut Enjoy The Seasons cartridge, EK Success Art Blanché Summer Celebration Dot paper, ribbon, Ranger archival ink in cobalt & vermillion, Pop Dots, Unity Stamp Company Jillibean Soup Just A Note Itty Bitty stamp, My Pink Stamper stamps and adhesive.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.



Friday, May 24, 2013

Birthday Chicks

Here is a girly birthday card created for one of my younger nieces for our family birthday celebration recently.  It will be included with the Unity Stamp Company's Friends With Flair projects this week. 


This turned out just the way I wanted, with lots of hearts in pink and purple.  And I think the yellow chicks look sweet in their party hats.  The matching front sentiment is just as colorful and super fun to work with. 

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company{...party all day} "...it's your day" & Happy Chick Birthday Itty Bitty stamp sets.

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. 
"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt. 
Remembering and honoring the men, women and veterans of the armed forces and their families. Thank you for your service!
Thank you for visiting. :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Best Kid Ever

We celebrated birthdays along with Mother's Day last weekend.  Here is a banner flag garland card for my nephew.  He loves cars and all things boy.  This is included with the Unity Stamp Company's Friends With Flair projects today.



I chose these papers because of the cars and I thought that the stripes look like street lanes or tire tracks.  This fun Itty Bitty stamp set makes the card design easy to put together.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company Joslyn Neilson Best Kid Ever & {...party all day} sets, Imaginisce paper, punch, Pop Dots, Ranger archival ink, BasicGrey paper pad and adhesive.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll leave a comment and follow this new crafty blog of  mine. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Owl Mini Cards & Tags

Here is a set of four owl mini cards for gift tags or bags.  These are 3" x 3" and have decorative envelopes.  This little owl is brown and gold and sits on a green branch.  The front sentiment is "It's all about YOU".  I think these are great for birthday, thank you, teacher, student, graduate or even Father's Day notes and tags.  And it is fitting for a guy or gal.  These were inspired by Miss Gloria's critter themed 3x3 card designer challenge over at My Creative Time and will be included there.



Tools used include:  From My Creative Time It's All About You stamp set & 3x3 Fancy Envelope Die.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother Bird Card

Spring has sprung and Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Here is one of the Mom themed cards I've been working on. 



Front sentiment: MOTHER
Inside sentiment:  You are simply the BEST!

This little bird and branch are set against a doily.  I really like the fruit background with strawberries and limes.  It is nice and bright in red, lime green, yellow and white. This is great for birthday or Mother's Day. 

Tools used include:  My Creative Time It's All About You stamp set and My Pink Stamper Biggie Family Sentiments stamp set.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

May Desk Calendar

Today I want to share a closer look at my May desk calendar page.  Two of the things I love are seasonal holidays and inspirational sentiments.  So, I incorporated both into into this calendar.  Here is May's theme in turquoise, peach, black and kraft colors.

"Laugh ... as much as you breathe!"



To see more images and details of the entire calendar, go to this post.

For this page, the tools used include:
From Unity Stamp  Company:  Welcome To My Life by Iron Orchid Designs
From My Creative Time: XL Label Die, Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words (Accents)
Also, Cricut Artiste cartridge, Ranger frayed burlap distress ink, archival ink, cardstock, ribbon and adhesive pearls.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Graduation Cap ~ Hats Off

This is a greeting card made for a friend's daughter for her high school graduation.  It is inspired by her yellow & black school colors as well as the Unity May challenge sketch.  It is also included in Unity's Friends With Flair projects today.




Front sentiment subway art: Accomplishment, Congratulations, DREAM, graduation, diploma, cap & gown, Hat's Off.

Inside sentiment: Life is a dream realize it.

My collection of these fabulous Unity red rubber cling stamps is growing. I think I'm hooked on their quality and wide selection of designs. 


Tools used include:
From Unity Stamp Company:  Diploma Cap & Gown (Wit & Wisdom) and Birdie Inspiration.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Winner of the cute babies sentiment stamp...

Winner time again....

Today I am announcing the winner of the extra new sentiment only stamp that I received as part of my recent grab bag purchase over at Unity Stamp Company.  Since I already have the itty bitty set, this extra sentiment is being shared.  I have become a fan of their red rubber cling stamps and wonderful sales there weekly. 

The lucky winner of the sentiment "CONGRATS you make cute babies." chosen by random.org is...

Angeline
 who said... "Gaylynn, this is so so so cute!!! i want this stamp! :)"

I will have another giveaway coming up soon, so make sure to follow my blog.  Sharing more goodies!!!

Have a great day.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Not Easy Being This Sweet

This is a fun birthday cupcake greeting card design.  I love these colors of mint green and peach.



Front sentiment:  It's not easy being this sweet!
Inside sentiment: Happy Birthday Sweetie!

The polka dots, flowers and swirls frame the festive cupcake, sprinkles and cherry on top.  I gave it a sentiment banner, pearls and bow accents.

Tools used include:  Ribbon, BasicGrey paper, My Creative Time stamps and dies, punch.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a fabulous day.