Saturday, October 18, 2014


Hi Everyone!

Time for the Third Thursday challenge at Crafty Steals. This time it's a sketch challenge:

I decided to actually cut a 6x6. Actually a couple. First I cut off a 4x6 piece to use for my pocket page album. :) I created my card with the left overs:


Products used are: Unity sentiment stamp, Colorbox ink, MME double sided paper, and a fiber from my stash. 
I liked it so much that I created another card with the same scraps from the other card. They were already out....why not use them now?

I used the same product minus the fiber. Thanks to the sketch these two cards came together quickly.

Friday, October 17, 2014

FWF & PCC week 72

Hi Everyone! 

It's another day of challenges for me today.

First up....PaperCrafter's Corner #72. I love the inspiration piece:

I chose to use the colors and made this card:

This also fits with the DCWV October challenge. Made, of course, with scraps. 
And here are a few more....made with Unitystamps & scraps:

Have a GREAT week!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A couple challenges done...

Hi Everyone!

Unity Stamp Company has a monthly "Be Inspired" challenge. Here is this month's inspiration:
I chose the sketch to create my card:

This is my first time inking up this cute witch named Hazel Girl. I even used ink to color her in. The Colorbox crafters ink have so much ink in them that all I did was dip my brush into the pad and get to work.

I'm not sure if I'm outside the box or not but I used Unity's Grandma's Needlepoint designed by Susan for my gift cards/tags.

 To color them I used my daughter's Prismacolor pencils. I'm so glad she didn't take them to school. These stamps are adorable and little....perfect for these 3" cards.

I'll be back on Friday for FWF and Papercrafter's Corner's Challenge.

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's FWF & PCC challenge 71!

Hi Everyone!

I usually don't make Halloween cards but the challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner has this great inspiration:

Since I have a couple Halloween stamps in my Unity stash I thought I'd give it a try.

After looking through Pinterest, I found myself playing with my inks on a scrap of white paper. Just having fun blending the colors. I added the tree first. Then I thought it needed some bats. This stamp had a few bats but I only inked one of them. The 'trick or treat' was all in a line that wouldn't fit the space it notes to the rescue for masking. I am so happy to have a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up. 

Of course I have a couple more scrap cards to share too.

These are all made with scraps, embossing folders, punches, Prima flowers, Colorbox ink, and UNITY stamps!
Have a great week and I hope to see you posting some awesome Unity cards on PaperCrafter's Corner.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Moxie Fab

Hi Everyone!

For WCMD Moxie Fab World had 2 challenges. I finally got some time to do the second one. 
Here's the inspiration:
And, here's my card:
I found this Amy Tangerine paper with the varying shades of color like the inspiration piece.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I had to make some cards for it....right? 
Moxie Fab World posted this sketch for inspiration:

Very simple....just the way I like it. Unity also has their monthly 'Be Inspired" challenge going on:

 So I combined the two and came up with this:

I colored the Unity flower stamp and the word 'joy' using Derwent pastel pencils.

Friday, October 3, 2014

PCC #70 & FWF

Hi Everyone!

This week's PaperCrafter's Corner challenge is PERFECT for using up a few scraps.'s my take on it....using scraps:

You really should play along. The challenges are fun. Steph even gives you ideas in case you draw a blank. ;) There's even a PRIZE! So, go check it out and I hope to see your creation!
It's been fun making cards using just scraps. Here are a few more:

These are all done using Unity stamps.

I am spending my day redoing scrapbook pages from 1999. I really don't like them at all! Photos cut into shapes, sticker sneeze, poor matting, decorative scissors....You name it, I probably did it. Have you ever redone your early pages? They'll be put into project life pages. Maybe then I can look at them without my eyes bouncing all over the page!  The following few years are alright. I won't be redoing those.
******EDITED TO ADD*****
After reading Rachel's comment and looking through my 1999 pages I decided NOT to redo all of them. Just the worst of them. I started scrapbooking to focus on the pictures. On some of my pages the pictures are lost in the colors and 'embellishments'. If the pictures are the focus then they'll stay....and still show the "evolution of our scrapbooks". Thanks Rachel for the reminder. :)

Have a great week!

Friday, September 26, 2014

just the scraps...

Hi Everyone!

It's been a crafty week for me. After organizing my stamps thanks to a GREAT idea that Rachel shared on Facebook my stamps are now organized....mostly. Take a look at the video here: Unity stamp organization. Just an FYI...Ziplocks work too for all those grab bag stamps. :)

As I was organizing my crafting area I came across a box filled with scraps of patterned paper. So, I decided to make some cards using just the scraps. Other than cutting the card bases no full sheets were cut in the making of these cards. The first one is for the PaperCrafter's Corner challenge #69. Here's the inspiration:

There's still time to join in the challenge. Give it a try!
I used one of the grab bag stamps that now has a visible home.

Unity stamps, Colorbox & Ranger inks
 Unity stamp, Palette ink, Spellbinder's die, Michaels's butterfly
 Unity stamp, Palette ink, Prima flower, punched leaves.
 Unity stamp, Palette ink, punched butterflies
 Unity stamps, Sharpies, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
Unity stamp, Prima flower

 I made at least a dozen more that I'll be sharing in the coming weeks.

Congrats to Unity for having 40,000 Facebook fans. To celebrate they're having a 50% off sale.

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PCC #68

Hi Everyone!

You know when you're searching for something and can't find it? And you end up finding all sorts of things you weren't even looking for? That happened to me this week. While trying to find the sink strainer I knew I bought I came across a few little wood plaques. I used the inspiration from PaperCrafter's Corner challenge:

 and made this little plaque.
I used a black gelato to color the background. I stamped 6 little Unity butterflies and colored them in with Sharpies. Then added the sentiment with another Unity stamp inked with Colorbox frost white.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PaperCrafter's Corner #67

 Hi Everyone!

Sometimes I get in a mood to play with watercolors. It's so relaxing. Today was one of those days. I had the Papercrafter's Corner challenge in mind when I started. Here's this week's inspiration:

 I really liked all the colors around the edge. Here's what I came up with:

 While I had the paints out I remembered a technique I saw on the JustRite Papercraft blog done by Heidi Blankenship. It's called Bokeh. Mine didn't turn out as well as hers but I still like it.:

It was a fun technique that I'll be trying again.
I think I like this one better for the PaperCrafter's Corner challenge. :)

Unity Stamps
Artist Loft watercolors
Colorbox Ink

Friday, September 12, 2014

cards week!

Hi everyone! 

This has been a bit of a rough week. Our Cocker Spaniel, Penny, became ill with a mammary tumor. That thing grew so quick! We took her to the vet where they ran a couple tests. No results yet. I've been staying home to keep a watch on her. So, I made some cards...

There are a couple more on Unity's Facebook group. Thanks so much for all the likes and comments.
All the stamps are Unity. 

I didn't really want to make any more cards today so I made a couple bracelets instead. 

These are made with Blue Moon Beads. 

Have a great week! I'm going to make some more bracelets.  :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

For my daughter

Hi Everyone! I hope this past week has treated you well. 

This week's inspiration for PaperCrafter's Corner challenge #66 is one my daughter would love.

She collects makeup like I collect crafting supplies. One of her favorite makeup purchases are lip products. Here's my card that I'll be sending to my daughter:

Unity has several monthly subscriptions for their stamps. Sometimes they're put on sale as individual kits. There were a few that I told myself that I would buy if they ever went on sale. The hearts stamp came from one of those kits. It's from the Jan. 2014 kit of the month. The 'i love you' is from 'frames in the house'. I added Ranger's Glossy Accents to the red hearts and to the word love. 

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Papercrafter's Corner #65

Hi Everyone
I hope you're enjoying the long weekend. My daughter is home from so I'm HAPPY!

This week's Papercrafter's Corner challenge is awesome:

I tried a couple designs and finally settled on this one:

I took inspiration from all the text. I started out using watercolors on the background. Remember that paper I didn't like before? I still don't like it but it worked fine for this card. I just wet the whole sheet and added colors wit a waterbrush. All I wanted the colors to do was run & blend. All the stamps are Unity.

I hope you'll join me in this challenge. I'd love to see what you create.

Friday, August 22, 2014

FWF & PCC #64

Hi Everyone!

Well...I finally got my daughter all set up in her dorm. When I went to school (ages ago) I could fit everything in a little car. My daughter needed something bigger. We filled our Blazer with most everything my daughter wanted to take with her. There's more that she'll be taking next weekend. I have no idea where she'll put anything else!

I was able to make a quick card for this week. I have new stamps & dies that I REALLY wanted to use.

First up is PaperCrafter's corner inspiration piece:

And now my card: 

The butterfly stamp is from the April 2014 Layers of Life
Spellbinders die
Darice embossing folder