Friday, May 30, 2014

a play day

Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day

I recently bought some to watercolors and waterbrushes and wanted to play. 
I couldn't decide what to make so I cut some ATCs from watercolor paper and began to play :)
I used Royal& Langnickel watercolor paper. It was only $1.00 for 15 5x7 sheets. I'm glad that's all it cost because it's not good watercolor paper!

Since this week's Papercrafter's Corner challenge has a Patriotic theme using this as inspiration:
I began with the patriotic colors for one of the backgrounds and went off from there. I even pulled out a stamp set that I don't even think has seen any ink!
The first one has a partial quote by Robert G. Ingersoll "They died for liberty-they died for us."
They next three were just for fun. I think the simplicity is my favorite. The Unity stamps I used are Quiet Essence and Gratitude=Joy.

I hope you stop by PCC...they have a couple awesome giveaways going on as well as the challenge. 
And, it's the weekend so you KNOW Unity has a sale! 


Saturday, May 24, 2014

PCC Challenge 52

Hi Everyone! 
Today's post will be quick. My sister is in town :) I haven't seen her for 6 months!!'s the inspiration

I used my Unity 'bee Happy Hexagons' stamps and created this card:
Quick & easy.

Be sure to play along with Papercrafter's Corner weekly challenges. They also have great product reviews & giveaways!

Friday, May 16, 2014


Happy Friday Everyone!

A lot of people are now using watercolors for cards. I've done it too. So much cheaper than Copics. This week I decided to pull out my chalks instead. It's been a while since they've seen any paper. 

The first one is for the Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Mondays challenge using this as inspiration...

The Phyllis Harris 'present in my HEART' stamp set from Unity was the first thing I thing I thought of using.
And while I had everything out I made this card using Unity's 'quiet essence'...

In case you were wondering, here are the chalks I used...
I can't remember who makes the sticks but I think I bought them from Michaels.

I hope you decide to play along with the PCC weekly challenge and Unity's FWF!

Friday, May 9, 2014

PCC #50 & FWF

Hi Everyone!

This week's Papercrafter's Corner inspiration for their 50th challenge:

I was going to use watercolors for my card till I realized I did one before. So I used flowers that I had in my stash for way too long!
Very simple but I like it. 

Here are a few more cards that I made this week. I used Unity stamps on all but the last one.

Watercolor punched butterflies and Studio Calico paper

Washi tape, Studio Calico paper, Prima flower

Studio Calico paper, Inkadinkado stamps


Monday, May 5, 2014

PCC Event challenge

Here's another Papercrafter's Corner challenge. It's called Event Stories. It to make a layout for an 'event' that you watched, attended, heard about.... I decided to do a layout from a baseball game.
I used Studio Calico paper. Mainly because it's black & gold....Pittsburgh colors. I downloaded the Pirate logo and colored it in. I really wish my printed understood color! 

I was hoping to do all the challenges but I kept getting sidetracked. There's always the weekly Magazine Monday challenges :)

If you want to join in you have till midnight central time.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

More challenges

I did another layout for Papercrafter's Corner's Childhood Memories challenge. This time it's about ME! It's more of what the challenge is about. 
I've been wanting to do a sisters book. And, yes, there are 5 of us. 

The second challenge I did is for the Around Town challenge. We live close to Kennywood amusement park. It's only about 15 minutes away.
This was our second visit. My daughter got sick the first time and we left early.

I hope you decide to play along. The are challenges that and tonight and a couple that end tomorrow. There's also giveaways!

Papercrafter's Corner has weekly challenges, product reviews, organizational ideas, and GIVEAWAYS! See you there!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Papercrafter's Corner Challenge

Happy NSD!

The first challenge at Papercrafter's Corner is to scrapbook a childhood memory. The few photos of me are already in a scrapbook so I chose to use a photo of my grandfather instead. 
This is my Gidu (grandfather) on my mother's side. He passed away when I was 8.
There's some fun things going on at PCC. Be sure to stop by!

Friday, May 2, 2014


Hi Everyone!

There's a few fun things going on this weekend. I'll start off with my entry for Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Monday's week 49 entry. First, the inspiration:
I wasn't sure what to do so I picked out the colors and the car to make a Father's Day card.
I used the May 2011 KOM and the May 2013 KOM

My original idea for this challenge was an ATC but I smeared it :(
  I'm showing it anyway. The year on the magazine cover is 1958 and on the card are just a couple facts about the year.
I was playing with my Crayola watercolors for the backgrounds on both these ATCs. The second card was just because I had the KOMs out and went ahead and used them :) I used a technique my sister told me about. While the paint is still wet you sprinkle on salt and let it dry. Brush it off and your left with a splotchy effect. 

Now...the reason to celebrate.
Yesterday was Unity's 6th Birthday and they're celebrating all weekend with 56% off using the code UNITY6.
Tomorrow is (inter)National Scrapbooking Day! Some sites (including Papercrafter's Corner) are starting today. I'm clearing the card making off my table and setting up the scrapbooking supplies so I'll be ready to scrap the weekend away.
Finally...Today is MY BIRTHDAY!