Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Unity Stamp Company Challenge

I've never entered one of these challenges before (that I remember anyway!) but I figured there is no time like the present.  I actually ordered and received my sentiment kit in time, so I got down to business.

I used the sketch as inspiration for my card.  The sentiment and background snowflakes are from the December sentiment kit (love this kit btw!).    I debossed (on accident, I meant to emboss) some glitter card stock.  The background snowflakes are stamped in shimmery versamark ink.  Simple but effective I hope!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 3, 2014

FWF 10/3/14

Look at me!  Another week that I'm actually going to participate in FWF!  Super exciting for me!  And, last week, I won a prize (which I got in the mail today!).  Life has been good!

My card for this week includes a stamp from Empowered Words.  I had never used this stamp before but I was super excited to be able to find a reason to use this set!  My close friend has been through a  lot lately and I wanted to make her a card.  This one is for her.

I also entered it into a sketch challenge on a Facebook group I belong to (Crafty Challenges, come check us out!).  Here's the sketch:

I used designer paper from a set that I have had around for a while and paired it with pink cardstock.  Here's the card I came up with:
Thanks for stopping by!!

Edited to add:  Here is the prize I won last week from FWF!  I am amazed that I don't think I already own a single one of these stamps!  So exciting!!  (Sorry for the crappy picture!)

Friday, September 26, 2014

FWF 9/26/2014

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog!  I always appreciate the lovely comments.  Without further ado, here's my FWF for the week!

I got the gelato bug from all the Faber Castell love from last week!  I had to immediately go out and buy some! The sentiment is from May Hope Sustain You (Sentiment kit from March 2014).

I originally hated the way I had done the background.  It seemed too "straight".  Not enough flow.  I kept playing with it and playing with it.  The watercolor paper started to pill I had played too much!  So, I had to get a little creative when it came to how to fix it.  I might still add an embellishment or two, but I'm much happier with how this card shaped up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 19, 2014

FWF 9/19/2014

It's been FAR FAR FAR too long since I've participated...  I am ashamed at how long it's been.  Since I had a little extra time this evening, I thought I would share a card that I recently made!

The feather stamp came from the July KOM.  I'm pretty sure the "just for you" stamp is also a Unity KOM, but heaven's knows which one!  I tried looking for it, to no avail. EDIT: "just for you" comes from the April 2014 KOM.

Anyway, I created this card by spraying some inks onto a flexible cutting mat (bought at Ikea, love using these for my inks!).  I then inked up my stamp and applied it to the cardstock.  I was going to try to create a background with the "leftover" ink, but by the time I inked my stamp 3 times, the leftover was all brown and no longer pretty.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

FWF 2/7/14

Wow, these Fridays have all come and gone quickly!  My goal this year was to be more involved with FWF but I just haven't ever had the time to post!!  Here's to getting back on track...

This card was made with the January KOM, Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful.  I absolutely love this set, I can't wait to use it more!!

I used an embossing resist technique and added some colors from Tim Holtz.  Gotta love all the beautiful colors he comes out with.  Added a little bit of bling in the corner.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge #206

I decided to try to use more sketches in my card making, to liven things up a little bit.  I discovered a sketch challenge on Operation Write Home and decided to try it out.  Here's what I came up with.

I also made this card entirely out of scraps.  It's a new year's resolution of mine to try as use up as much stuff this year before I allow myself to buy more.  I see myself using a lot more scraps to make similar cards.  This was super easy and I like the way it turned out!  Thanks for looking!

If kisses were like snowflakes...

I'd send you a blizzard!  Brrrr!!  It sure has been cold here!!  I felt crafty the other night with my friend, we were trying to make cards completely out of scraps.  Here's what I created that night...                                

This valentine was made using the Unity December 2013 KOM.  Great card layout to use those scraps!!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

First Unity FWF 2014

Welcome to 2014!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!  I've been battling a cold all week, but I was able to throw this card together using one of my new Unity stamps.

Who knows where this path will take us but let's go forth hand in hand & promise not to let go because it may lead us somewhere vast & amazing.

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