Friday, April 25, 2014

Friends with Flair April 25, 2014

Hello Everyone,

TGIF!  Since it's Friday, that also means Friends with Flair over at the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  This week I am entering a card which can be given to a grandmother for Mother's Day, her birthday, or as a thank you.  I used some Graphic 45 paper, and of course, all of the stamps are Unity.  The mini ruler is Maya Road.  The chipboard and sticker accent is also Graphic 45.  The crochet trim is Michael's.  The grandma stamp is from an older Unity KOM (April 2011; small things Matter Most); thank you for helping me grow is from a Unity KOM (February 2013; Let Love Grow);  The leaf stamp and beauty definition on removable tag are from a Unity Exclusive Stampin' Store Kit (May 2010; Moments in Bloom and Naturally You).  I believe the mini kraft paper bag was purchased at Archiver's some time ago.  I really love how this card turned out!  Thanks for visiting and have an incredible week-end.  Don't forget to shop the Unity sale; great things as usual and also many new stamps!  Yay for us!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friends with Flair...Friday, April 18, 2014

Hello Friends,

Today, I am participating in Unity's Friends with Flair.  Since Mother's Day is coming up, I thought I make a Mother's Day card.  This is a nice size card; it measures 4 1/4" x 8 7/8"!  The large flower is from this month's SMAK Kit (Wildflowers and Wings).  I loooovvvee this SMAK kit!  I know I am going to use it a lot!  The images are gorgeous.  The 'mom' stamp is from the April 2011 KOM (small things matter most) and the sentiment is from the September 2013 KOM (Happiness Has No Limit).  The flower was stamped in crushed olive (Tim Holtz).  The petals were colored with squeezed lemonade (Tim Holtz) and the leaves were colored with shabby shutters (Tim Holtz).  The center of the flower was colored with seedless preserves (Tim Holtz).  A little sparkle was added with my wink of stella brush pen.  The chipboard tag is Basic Grey and the bead is from Blue Moon beads.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Easter to everyone,


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Unity be Inspired Challenge (March/April 2014)

Hello Friends,

It's been awhile since I've entered the Unity be Inspired Challenge.  I would love to participate more, but that thing we call time, gets away from me, or I forget.  Sound familiar?  Well, here is my entry.  But first, the instructions in creating this get well card:  I stamped the mason jar from the jar of sunshine set (Unity and Simple Stories) in pumice stone (Tim Holtz) onto watercolor paper (Canson).  I then shaded in the jar with a watercolor crayon, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up).  I then stamped the butterfly from Here Today, Here Tomorrow (Itty Bitty, Unity) in worn lipstick (Tim Holtz).  I stamped the sentiment which is from Happiness Has No Limit (KOM-Unity) in crushed curry (Stampin' Up) onto a tag and I cut the top part of the tag off.  I added some patterned paper, a sequin, and some twine, and voila!  Good luck to all!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friends with Flair Friday, April 4, 2014

Hello Friends,

I swear I posted this yesterday (today is Sat. April 5);  I do not know what happened.  I noticed that blogger did look different last night, but I thought it was because my son got a new computer for his May birthday from my mother-in-law.  I guess that's what I get for taking his computer for a test drive; well, I'm not giving up.  I'm giving it a go again on this new computer!  Has anyone out there ever have a pinched nerve!  Well, I must tell you I am not having the time of my life!  It is so painful!  And this tingling and numbness in my fingers is getting on my last nerve (pun intended).  The following pics are from a card I made a week ago.  The sentiment and stars and moon stamps are from Unity's July 2010 KOM (Happily Ever After).  Thanks for looking!

Peace and love in crafting,