Friday, September 25, 2015

PCC #118 & Spellbinders

Hi Everyone!

It's been a week since my eye surgery. So far I'm doing well. It's just taking some time for my eyes to sync up again. So, since I still don't feel comfortable driving, I've been making cards. 

This week's PaperCrafters Corner challenge Had lots of possibilities.

The colors, bottles, fruit.... Lots to choose from.

I picked 3 of the colors to make my card.

I wanted to use my punches since I haven't used them in a long time. Off to Pinterest for ideas.  
I saw a pin that showed how to make roses from a 5 petal punched flower. It takes 5 flowers to make one rose. I don't have the punch but I do have little flowers....lots of them. It worked great. I tried the same technique using a daisy punch to make the yellow flower.  
I found more flowers made with different punches and dies. Of course I had to give it a try.

The first two flowers were made using the Spellbinders scalloped ovals cut into petals. The last one used Lace Doily Accents.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

PCC week #117

Hi Everyone. I hope you're enjoying the beginning of Fall. I'm having eye muscle surgery tomorrow so I figured I better get this challenge posted today.

This week PaperCrafters Corner has 2 magazine covers.

I chose the fish as inspiration for my cards. I love the blues and yellows. 

 The border was done using decorative scissors. Remember them?

Both cards are made using Authentique paper. And guess what? There is only one little scrap piece left. I'm trying to limit the scraps by making 2 cards with one 6x6 paper. And, I'm trying to use up some of the 6x6 paper that I have. No more 'saving' anything for that perfect photo or card. 

I hope you decide to join in this week's challenge.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Hi Everyone!

When I decided to organize my stamps I didn't realize there would be an added bonus. I can now take my Spellbinders to the stamped images to see what fits BEFORE I stamp. That's what I did for 2 of these cards.

I'm trying to get better at using the few Spellbinders that I have. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PCC #116 and FWF

Hi Everyone! 
I hope you had a good week. For me, it was busy. I decided to break up and organize all my Kit of the Month stamps from Unity. I'm also stamping them all to but in a half pint album. Lots of work but it will be worth it. As sets I tended to use the stamps together. Now that they're separated I'll hopefully use more of them. I do have a question regarding the sentiments/quotes. Besides the obvious birthday, thank you types, what categories would you make? Quotes, words, etc...?

My daughter was home for the weekend too. After we picked her up we stopped at Primanti's to eat. It's an awesome place to eat. They're known for putting coleslaw and fries on a sandwich. YUM! Great food, value, and service.

Now, on to the reason for this post. This is week #116 at PaperCrafters Corner. And here is this week's inspiration:

Here's my cards:

 I picked out this pretty Authentique paper to pick up the yellow and grey in the inspiration. The yellow print is the reverse of the main paper. Then I picked out 2 inks, sequins, Spellbinders, and stamps. Two cards done!

Have you shopped the sale & new releases at Unity yet? See them here:


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

PCC #115 & FWF Tuesday

Hi Everyone!


I am really happy with this week's PaperCrafters Corner inspiration challenge

It's about ADULT COLORING BOOKS! SO, there's a twist. There are extra requirements.
At least one of these must be used....

*coloring *crayons *a coloring book page *a coloring book character *Crayola colors *a story about coloring as a kid *pictures of you coloring *melted wax

I don't know about you but I love this idea of adult coloring books. I found one at TJ Maxx called Inspired Coloring Patterns that I just HAD to buy. I've colored a few pages already. Once I started coloring, the pages started falling out. No problem. I was going to make cards with some of the pages anyway. Like these guy cards....

I colored this page a while poor lighting. I recolored it good lighting. Besides, I wanted it darker. I used Faber-Castell crayons. I had one problem when making these cards...ADHESIVE DOESN"T STICK TO WAX! Time to get creative with brads and staples. I haven't used them in ages. Good thing they're masculine. :)
All the sentiments are Unity and the ink is Colorbox.

Unity Stamps is moving their Friends With Flair to Tuesday!! It's also the day they will start their SALES. Check out the blog for all the details.