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!