Thursday, April 17, 2014

PCC Earth Day Challenge

There's an awesome Earth Day challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner.
Since I like to repurpose, reuse anyway.... :)
Here is what I started with:
Most of the time this is how I store some of my craft things. But ever since I started scrapbooking the project life way I needed something a little more organized. So these boxes became these boxes:
I was originally going to make 2 boxes but I realized I needed a third one. 

This box holds my most used things. I call it my reminder box because it has a little bit of everything which reminds me to look for the rest of my stash. Those strips of paper with the Halloween washi? There's 5 strips that have samples of the washi tapes that I have in a box. The yellow note paper? that has all the sayings of my date stamps. What else is in the box? Scissors, tape, stickers, journal cards, rub ons.... 

This one is for the most used stamps. I used a few Unity stamps on the sides as a reminder to use them as well. Besides, I get an extra entry for using the word 'peace' :)

I made this last box to hold my loose 6x6 DCWV paper. It will go in the cabinet with the rest of my 6x6 pads without falling everywhere. 
So, there's my Earth Day project. All the paper is from the DCWV Midnight Chic stack. I love this stack. 

Here are the organizers with the Project life one I made before. 
I hope you decide to give this challenge a try. You can make anything and all the details, as well as prize info, is here.

Friday, April 11, 2014


Hi Everyone! 
It looks like SPRING has really arrived. 
This week's PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge has my favorite colors for, white, & red.

Here's my take on it

I want to thank Steph at PaperCrafter's corner for this awesome prize! :)

I finally broke out a Darice embossing folder that I bought a long time ago.
I decided to add a couple PL layouts. For some reason Blogspot thinks they look better upside down ;)

Don't forget to stop by Unity.

They're having a GARAGE SALE!
Have a great week!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Hi Everyone! 
Another Friday, Another FWF & PCC challenge post :)

Anyone playing along with the Unity Facebook Itty Bitty Challenge? I just started on Wednesday. Here are my cards. 

Unity stamps, Sharpie marker
Unity stamp, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Crayola watercolors
Unity Stamps, clear embossing powder
The dream big card is also for the PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge.
It's a little hard to tell in the photo but it is GREEN. I finally tried the resist technique :) I'll hope you'll play along. There's a new challenge every week and right now there are not many players. Great chance to win.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Hi Everyone!

This week I'm playing along at PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge. Here's the inspiration photo:
For my cards today I chose to use the colors pink, green & white. After this past winter I'm ready for some BRIGHT colors. Here are my cards:

This one was just for fun.

This one is for the challenge.

Stamps: Unity
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin
Ink: Ink It Up & Sharpies
Paper: DCWV
Flower: Prima

Have a GREAT (and hopefully warm) WEEK!
Today is my son's 24th Birthday! It's so hard to believe he went from this little 20 1/2" baby boy to a 6'5" gentle giant.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

FWF & Gelatos

Hi Everyone!

This week has been kinda busy for me. I think that sometimes I just try to do to many things at once. Last night I just wanted to play. I picked out some Unity stamps, my gelatos, my Pitt artists pens and some watercolor paper. I just wanted to make a few ATCs.

Please excuse my shadow. It really wanted in the pictures ;)

Anyway, that's it for me. Remember Unity is having a GREAT sale this weekend. And, if you're looking for a challenge to make use of your awesome Unity stamps check out my previous post or just head straight to PaperCrafter's Corner.

PCC challenge

Hi everyone!

Here is this weeks PaperCrafter's Corner challenge inspiration...
I didn't have a lot of time this week but I did manage to make a simple card. I even used a punch that I haven't even touched for a long, long time! There's still time to enter :)
Papercrafter's Corner is also having another challenge. An earth day challenge. You are to use anything that has been sitting around a while, recycled, or tossed to make something new. I like doing this anyway it's just figuring out what to do. I was thinking I would make a companion piece to this PL tray. It's made from a Victoria's Secret gift set box.
I have lots of little things like stamps, washi, diecuts, etc that need a centralized home. I have a couple boxes that I think will work out well for this challenge.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Challenge time

Hi Everyone!

It's Friday and it's NOT snowing! We're actually supposed to be 49 today :)
Today I decided to post a couple of challenge entries. 
First up is Paper Crafter's Corner. Here is the inspiration:
And here's my card:
Inks: Clearsnap & Studio G
Stamps: Unity Everything Wonderful

You should really play along. I won last week for my crazy dot page.

Next up is the DCWV sketch challenge.
Paper: Midnight Chic stack
Spellbinders:Blossom Tags & Accents
Stamp: unity Blossom Stackers
Ink: Palette

Have a great week.

Friday, February 28, 2014

I must be CRAZY!

Hi Everyone!

This week's PaperCrafter's Corner challenge was to use magazines. Any project as long as it used something from a magazine. I had a Self magazine on the table and started looking through it to get some inspiration. The inside cover had a Maybelline ad that had LIVE.LOVE.SMOULDER.IN EXPERT COLOR written down one side. What did I see? LIVE IN COLOR. I took out my art journal and began sketching out shapes. Then I took out my hole punch and began filling in the shapes. This is where the crazy comes in....all those punched dots came from magazines!

Once I added the words I felt like it needed something. BUTTERFLIES! Unity to the rescue. I stamped them on cellophane so the background colors would show through.
Anyway.....I hope everyone has a great week! I'm not looking forward to getting more SNOW on Sunday! Depending on the track of the storm we could get 6" or more of snow. I REALLY want winter to be over!
Maybe I should just shop Unity's sale ;)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

One challenge, 2 ways

Hi Everyone!

Papercrafter's Corner has a weekly challenge that I've been wanting to participate in. Usually the week is over before I remember to make something. When I saw their reminder post I sat down to make something. You can make whatever you want for this challenge using the inspiration photo.
The inspiration

 First I made a journal page. The heart and wave are hand drawn. I painted it with watercolor crayons. Then I pulled out my stamps...Unity, Making Memories, Tim Holtz. I almost didn't post this. The optional part of the challenge is to use the number 40. (It's their 40th week) When I tried to erase the pencil marks the ink smeared. Then I tried to cover it with a music stamp from 7 Gypsies. That smeared even worse. Out came the gesso. And more painting. Now I like it!
While I was waiting for the gesso to dry I decided to make a card. Just in case the journal page didn't work out.I used the colors from the inspiration to make it. A long time ago dry wall tape was very popular for papercrafting. Companies began making it in different colors for scrapbooking. I remembered I had a roll in orange and that started the process for my card. 

If you ever want to play along the challenge is posted on Monday.

Friday, February 21, 2014


Hi Everyone! 
I meant to post these last week but I got sidetracked with Valentine's Day.

I had scraps of paper that I cut into strips to create the background on one card and the border on the other. I really like how they turned out. And of course, I used a Unity stamp :)

Friday, January 24, 2014


Hi Everyone! It's Friends with Flair but I think today it should be Freezing With Flair. :)
I haven't played FWF lately because I've been working on my scrapbooks. Once I get some stamping done in them I'll share some pics. Since it's been so cold I figured it would be a good time to get inky and add some cards to my stash.

Be sure to check out the GARAGE SALE at Unity. There are some great deals to be had.

Keep Warm!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gelato Journal

 Take the Challenge with Mou from the Design Memory Craft blog

The Challenge: Pick an art piece and let it inspire you to create

The artist I chose was  Lian Quan Zhen. Not so much for what he creates but how. I love the way he manipulates watercolors. Agnes Cecile also uses similar techniques in her watercolors.
This is actually my second attempt. I first tried a butterfly and rainbow. But that one didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. So I tried again. The flowers were made by blowing and dragging the brush end through the watered down Gelatos. This was so much fun!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The last FWF of 2013

Hi Everyone! 
I hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas! Mine was great! The annual Christmas Eve party was at my house this year. We even Skyped with two of my sisters that were unable to make it in. That was FUN! 
This is the last FWF of 2013. I can't believe the year is almost over. My crafting supplies are usually put away for Christmas but I had to get out a few things so I could play along today. 
I used my new Bee Happy Hexagons and Color Box plum ink and made this simple card. Although it's hard to see I added yellow Stickles to the flower centers. 

Unity is having an end of the year inventory sale. It's a great time to pick up the stamps you didn't get from Santa and......

I wish you all a 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Love Campaign

I have been having fun with the challenges for the Christmas Love Campaign. The most recent one is a challenge from the designer chat with Kelly Marie Alvarez from Lawn Fawn. The challenge is to
"Make a card or two or three. Give it to a neighbour or a stranger." 
And here's my cards:
I made 4 of each.

I'll be giving them to neighbors and random people when I go out shopping. 
Be sure to check out the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook page :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

An artsy week

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a good week. 

My daughter is a Graphic Communication major and the art club she's in has been having fund raisers. They sold baked goods, ceramic mugs, artwork, cards......anything crafty. She asked if I could make some cards.

I made the up quickly using Unity rubber. That is the rubber between the actual stamps. I thought they would be more "artsy". They didn't sell so I have 4 more Christmas cards made. :)

She also made a few little watercolors. I made one too.

Here's one of hers:
I'm happy it didn't sell because now it's mine!
I think she sold these three. 

Well, that's all for now! Have an AWESOME WEEK!

Friday, November 29, 2013


Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a nice dinner then my daughter & I went shopping. It was fun! I really like Black Friday shopping. Of course, I avoid Walmart. That place can get CRAZY! 

I made these for the Christmas Love Campaign and gave them away when I was out shopping today.