Friday, March 22, 2013

FWF & Project Life....ish

Hi Everyone!

I've been trying to get some work done on my Project Life...ish. Ish because it's not daily, weekly, or monthly. It's whatever!
 Unity stamp, balloon punch, deco scissors, foam alpha stamps, embellies cut from the cards.
 Unity stamp, foam alpha stamps, sticker alphas, sharpies
 Cricut, alpha punches
 Unity stamps, alpha punches, Spellbinders
I figured using PL would help me get the YEARS of photos I have into albums. I took all the pics from 1990 and put them in the sleeves. Now I just have to add papers & stuff. The year is almost done. Next I take 1991 and start again. I'm hoping to get a year done in 1-2 months. Maybe I'll get caught up in a couple years :)
I'm really enjoying the process of this type of scrapbooking. I'm also realizing a couple things.
I'm using more of the tools that I've collected. I can't remember the last time I used my Cricut or the alpha punches but they're starting to get a work out now :)
I also have to remember that this is NOT a regular scrapbook page. Each pocket can be different :) I think once I get to where I have more 4x6 photos it will be easier to remember. 
Now if only Angela would create a PL stamp kit with arrows, labels,  a lined background stamp, ....

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tattered Floral challenge

I made a tag! 
I have very little Tim Holtz, other than embossing folders, but I decided to try making a tag anyway. I had fun making this......just let myself go. I'm entering it into the challenge even though I won't win. (I'd probably feint if I did) I quit counting the entries around 320. Still fun though and it forces me to USE what I bought :)

Challenges :)

Hi Everyone!
Today is challenge day for me.

First up is, of course, for the new Unity color challenge. I had cut out a bunch of butterflies for another project but I decided to use them for this card instead.

Next up is for the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral challenge. I bought the die on sale so I could actually enter this challenge. I'm not likely to win but the card was fun to make. I didn't add a sentiment because I'm not sure how I'll use it....birthday, get well, thanks....

The last one (really 6) is for Sue's Cricut and Crafts Christmas card challenge.  It's a color challenge...only use red, green, and white.

Card 1
Stamps: Unity Direction of Happy, Blossom Stackers
Ink: ColorBox, StazOn
Embossing folder: Spellbinders
Card 2
Die: Tattered Floral
Black Tulle & ribbon
Card 3
Stamps: Unity Christmas Eve Chowder, Stampin Up Jolly Bingo Bits

Have a GREAT WEEK and be sure to stop by the Unity blog to check out the fun & sales. 
And would someone PLEASE join me on the Christmas challenge? I don't like to play alone.

Friday, March 8, 2013


High Everyone! 
Quick post today. I used the February Kit of the Month to make this card. I'll be sending it to my sister along with a bunch of box tops for education. I think she'll like it. 

Be sure to check out the Unity blog. It's throw back Thursday!  Angela is also going to start a new membership line called Layers of Life. I really like the stamps she showed on Facebook but I can't do the weekly thing. Oh well.
Have a great week!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kanzashi Mixed Media.

Hi Everyone!
I was browsing Pinterest and came across a Japanese flower technique called  Kanzashi. The flowers are made by folding squares of fabric to make the petals. I did a search to see if there was a way to make them from paper and found this site: U Can do Stuff. I first tried it with cardstock but the folds didn't work. So I tried regular copy paper. That worked. And, unlike the instructions, I joined the petals with thread. I used the Heidi Swapp color shine to color the finished flowers. 

The sentiment is from the Dec. 2010 Kit of the Month.

Have a great week!!