Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Unity Fun Time!!

I have missed Unity's FWF for several weeks now, which means I have not done a blog post either (in almost a month!!), so I decided it was time to post some of my newer creations.  I hope you enjoy!

The first card is made with one of my favorite designer papers.  I used this striped paper as often as I can!  I just love the colors in it!  I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the border (it's actually a Spellbinders edge die that I turn around to create a border).  I wove silver ribbon through the holes.  The sentiment, pearls, and ribbon are all silver.  Creates a simple look.
 Both birthday stamps come from Unity (shocker!) and they are from the Party All Day set, which is quickly becoming one of my favorites!!  I always need more birthday stamps!

This card was created using paper that I got at a swap and the Unity December 2013 KOM.  "we've got good chemistry".  I think that next time I might do the hearts in a different color, but I like the simplicity that the all silver has to offer. 

This card was also made using the Unity December 2013 KOM (thanks to my awesome husband for getting me the subscription for my birthday!).  The verse and sentiment are both heat embossed with an iridescent powder.  It's very difficult to see in the picture but really has a cool effect in real life.  The bling is from Darice.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my cards!  Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Keep Calm

I'm back for this week's FWF from Unity Stamps.  One of my good friends is turning 30 today, so I made him a birthday card using one of my favorite Itty Bitty stamp!  Keep calm and have a beer!!

My coloring leaves a lot to be desired (I don't really have true markers) but I'm sure he'll like the card just the same.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 15, 2013

FWF Unity Stamps

Another week has gone by and it's time for Friends with Flair yet again!  This week I have chosen to use one of my favorite itty bitties!  Using emboss resist is my new technique I've been trying.  This card just turned out so happy! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Emboss Resist

I tried out a new technique today, emboss resist.  In white, you heat emboss a stamp onto white paper and then ink over the images to create a background.  Then you wipe clean the white embossing (the raised embossing resists the ink).  Ta-da!
Hi There card.  Made with butterflies.  Teal and blue with a purple card.
 Get Well Soon! in pink and purple.  Dark purple card.

The last 2 are very similar, but I inked the background a little bit different.  Hope you enjoyed!  I had fun making these.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friends with Flair

As most of my stamping friends know, Unity is my absolute FAVORITE stamp company.  I really really support them (just ask my wallet!).  Every week on their blog, they allow us to showcase our work and show it off to everyone.  Here's what I created for this week using the Kit of the Month from October.

The picture really doesn't do this card justice.  The trees and sentiment are heat embossed with a iridescent embossing powder.  It looks very cool in real life!

Friday, October 18, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. 
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. 
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. 
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. 
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. 

Facts taken from http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

Keeping this in mind, I created a card to honor those women (and men) who have battled breast cancer.  Pink is such an awesome color to work with.  Hope.  Courage.  Love. Faith.
I hope you enjoyed my creation!  Feel free to leave a comment down below!

New Blog

As I become more and more involved in the craft world, I realized that I am probably the last person who does not have her own blog. It's about time I start one, so I can be more out there.