Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Inspired By Challenge...Campfire S'mores

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by...I truly appreciate it!  I am playing along with the Inspired By Challenge.  I really love these challenges.  Here is the cue:

The colors here inspired me.  Check out my card right here:

I really like how this card turned out.  I've used something on this card that I have not used in a long while...ribbon.  I think the ribbon was the perfect finishing touch.  The flower stamp is from a new Unity kit called hey friend.  I absolutely love this set.  The coffee ring stamp is also Unity from their January 2017 SMAK Kit.  The cute sentiment is A Muse Artstamps.  The flower was colored with a water color pencil and water color paint, both by Prima.

Well, thanks for looking!  I look forward to you stopping by again.

Keep crafting in love & peace,

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, July 2018, Christmas in July

Well hello there!  Thanks for stopping by today!  We, the friends, are getting a jump on our Christmas crafts.  You are at the end of our hop.  I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous creations.  Please make sure to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for a prize pack from a couple of my friends.  Here is the cue:

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I decided to make a tag for this hop.  I don't really make a lot of tags, but I wanted to challenge myself.  I want to make more tags because there's just so much you can do with them.  So here we go:

This tag is loaded with layers of stamps, a sentiment, sparkly ribbon, ruffled ribbon, beaded berries, a Christmas flower, a jingle bell, a green jewel, twine, shiny string, and some shiny dots.  I received the sentiment in a Unity grab bag.  Love their grab bags!  Just saying!  I also received the jingle bell, the green jewel, shiny dots, and shiny string as free gifts from Unity.  The flower is Prima.  Sparkly red ribbon is My Mind's Eye.  Ruffled ribbon is Hobby Lobby and beaded berries are Tim Holtz.

Here is how I created the layers of stamps on this kraft tag:  first I stamped the snowflake background from the October 2017 SMAK Kit.  It was stamped three times.  The first two times I stamped it in brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz).  The last one at the bottom was stamped in vintage photo (Tim Holtz).  I then grabbed the snowflake background from the November 2011 KOTM.  I stamped it repeatedly using white paint (Dylusions).  I then grabbed the Christmas flower from the November 2010 KOTM.  I stamped it six times in Real Red (Stampin' Up).  I then highlighted the centers of several flowers with green dimensional paint (Art Anthology).

I then die cut the stamped sentiment using a stitched die (Our Daily Bread).  I then added the ribbon.  I painted the berries with the same green on the flower centers.  They were glued down after drying and then I added the sparkly flower on top.  And last but not least I added some shiny dots.

Whew!  Yes, a lot went into creating this tag, but it was well worth it.  I think it came out just right.  Well, if you like to hop again, here is the list...remember, giveaways!


Keep crafting in love and peace,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Inspired by Challenge...Let's Go Camping

Well hello friends!  I'm playing along again with the Inspired by Challenge.  The cue this time is let's go camping.  I am really enjoying their challenges.  They are so much fun!  Here is the inspiration:

And here is my take:

For this card I used the following supplies:
Pattern paper:  Pink Paislee
Arrow stamp:  Unity Stamp Co.
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Die cut star:  Pink Paislee
Wood Button:  Basic Grey
Chipboard bear:  My Mind's Eye

I just love this bear...he is so cute holding his sign.  Well thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Keep crafting in love and peace,

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Inspired By Challenge...Backyard BBQ

Well hello!  I hope you are enjoying your summer doing whatever it is you enjoy doing!  I most certainly am.  One of them is card challenges.  I am playing along once again with the inspired by challenge.  Here is the inspiration:

I knew right away that my card was going to be patriotic and what supplies I was going to use because a few months ago, I picked up a sweet pack of ephemera, by Pink paislee.  The collection is called Sweet Freedom.  I also picked up this star collage stamp from the same stamping convention in Akron, Ohio.  It is created by Technique Junkies and it is called star collage.

Check out my clean and simple card right here:

I absolutely love this tag!  I think it is gorgeous!

Well, thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Happy Fourth to my friends in the USA!

Keep crafting in love and peace,

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Inspired By Challenge

Hello all!  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer; I know I am.  I have been doing a little planting, some sitting on my porch, and of course, plenty of crafting.  Today I am participating in the Inspired By challenge (summer on the porch).  Go here for details, theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com.  This is my very first time participating in this challenge.  Now that I am off for the summer, maybe I'll participate in more.  We'll just have to see what happens.  I'll keep you updated.  For this card, I used my now favorite stamp ever, a Unity Stamp called You Are Forever Beautiful.  This stamp is gorgeous!  It is a joy to color.  It is also huge.  The pretty lady is from Unity's July 2014 Kit of the Month.  This is my first time inking her up.  Wow! Right?!  I know.  My excuse is so many stamps, not enough time.  LOL

Oh!  I almost forgot!  Participants have a chance of winning a fabulous prize package of Unity stamps!  This is the good stuff!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!
Keep crafting in love and peace,

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, June 2018, Masculine

Hey there!  Are you ready for another great hop?  I hope so, cause we got some masculine cards for you.  Here is mine:

The truck is from Unity's March 2018 Kit of the Month, stay classy, and the sentiment is from Let Adventure designed by Jolande van Oosterhout and Marleen van Meerendonk.  I used several layers of pattern paper from different companies.  The negative die cut is Basic Grey.  I really miss this company.  The sky was colored with Prima water soluble oil pastels.  Grass was colored with a Prima watercolor pencil.  The truck was colored with Prima red rust effect paste.  I added a little water to the paste to make it more of a water color than a paste.  If you use this paste at full strength, you get a nice rusty, grainy texture.  It's really cool.  I colored the tires with Prima water soluble Graphite sticks.  These are really fun to use too.

Oh I almost forgot!  There are two giveaways this month, so make sure you visit everyone and leave some love.  Good luck!

Well, I hope you enjoyed our little hop.  Next up is the lovely, Jeanie!  Make sure to leave her some love.





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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, May 2018, Motherly Love

Hello and welcome to another fabulous hop with the Friends of Unity!  This month, our theme is motherly love.  Here in the States, we will be celebrating moms on May 13, 2018.  This day is also very special to me because my oldest will be 21 years old.  My how time flies.  My youngest will be 17 on September 2 and my birthday is September 3.  They are my Mother's Day and birthday babies.  Here is my card:

This lovely sentiment comes from the Unity Stamp Co. March 2015 Kit of the Month, Always Begin Again.  I accented it with some Prima pattern paper, Prima flowers, Prima journaling cards, and Prima decorative tape.  This Kit of the Month is beautiful; it is one of my favorites.

Up next in our hop, is our lovely Amber.






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Make sure you join us the first Saturday of each month.

Keep crafting in peace and love,