Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wedding Guest Book...Mixed Media Album

Hello Everyone!  I know, I know, I haven't posted in a bit.  But I have something wonderful to share with you today.  I am thrilled with how this Prima Mixed Media Album turned out.  I turned to YouTube for inspiration in creating this book.  There are so many cool things on YouTube!  I really enjoyed putting this together; I can't wait to begin the next one.  This book is very versatile.  It can serve as an art journal, a wedding guest book, a bridal journal, travel journal, wine journal, poetry journal, and so much more.  The canvas covers have been inked, stamped, adorned, and aged with modeling paste.  I have included 12 pages of 110 pound white cardstock and 10 pages of 140 pound water color paper.  There are also three photo sleeves to hold 12 6" x 4" photos.  If you're interested in purchasing this item, please visit my website at  Here are the pics...enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by! 
Peace and love in crafting,


Friday, June 20, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!  Today for Friends with Flair (Unity Stamp Company) I am sharing an encouragement card I made using a floral stamp from the Blossom by Blossom March 2013 Unity Sentiment Kit.  I bought this kit in March 2013 for the sole reason of this stamp.  I am now just using it.  Sometimes I think I'm more of a stamp collector than a stamp user; I'm trying to break out of this mold.  These gorgeous stamps are meant to be inked up, not cooped up in some drawer.  The flowers were stamped in black archival ink (Ranger).  Stampin' Up water color crayons were used on the flowers.  The follow your dreams chipboard piece is My Mind's Eye and the floral tag is Melissa Frances.  The chipboard label is Fancy Pants; it was really large so I had to cut it down.  I really like how this card turned out.  Here are the pics:

Thanks for visiting and have an amazing week-end!  Peace and love in crafting...Dawn

Friday, June 13, 2014

Growing in Unity...Day #5

Welcome back folks!  Today is Day #5 with me as the Growing in Unity girl; thus, today is my last day!  It has been a thrilling ride.  I truly enjoyed myself this week!  Again, I just want to thank everyone for visiting and leaving lovely comments.  You have all been so wonderful!  I really felt the love and support from each and every one of you.  Remember that you have until midnight to leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win two Itty Bittys from Unity Stamp Company.  Today I am sharing a gift bag I altered.  See, this is why I love Unity stamps...they are so versatile.  You can use them on, layouts, home d├ęcor projects, canvas art, art journals, gift bags and more.  This week as the GIU girl, one of my goals was to show the versatility of these fabulous stamps. 

For this gift bag, I stamped the lotus flower from the imperfection is beauty set (Donna Downey Studios & Unity Stamp Co.) in black on water color paper.  I colored it in with gelatos.  I then stamped 'beautiful' also from the same set at the bottom.  I adhered this piece to a plain white gift bag from Michael's.  Thanks again for visiting!  Have a fabulous week-end and come back soon!         
Until then, peace and love in crafting,

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Growing in Unity...Day #4

Oh no! I'm coming to the end of my Growing in Unity week, over at the Unity Stamp Company blog.  Thanks for visiting my blog all week.  So today is Day #4.  This was an honor to be the Growing in Unity girl this week.  I have received so much love and support.  Thank you all!  Continue leaving comments for your chance to win 2 Itty Bittys from Unity Stamp Company; you have until midnight CST

tomorrow to leave a comment.

Well for today, I am sharing a card I entered in the Unity be inspired challenge.  I followed the sketch.  The patterned paper is called Priority from the Yes, Please collection (American Crafts).  The orange/pink paper is one side and the blue is the flip side from the same sheet of paper.  I thought the paper was more orange, but it is actually more pink.  I think some times I am color blind.  I just think I need to get better lighting in my craft room; 'cause when I go to a different room the colors look different.  Anywhoo...the pinwheels from happy pinwheels (Simple Stories & Unity) were stamped in black onto white cardstock.  The pinwheels were then stamped again in black on watercolor paper.  They were colored with gelatos.  I cut the white cardstock into an oval and it was inked with Antique Linen (Tim Holtz).  I fussy cut the colored pinwheels and adhered them to inked oval with foam adhesive.  Enamel dots (My Mind's Eye) were adhered to the centers of the pinwheels.  The sentiment stamp is from the May 2011 KOM called think Happy thoughts.  I inked it with a Tim Holtz ripe persimmon distress ink marker on yellow cardstock.  I trimmed the yellow cardstock into a rectangle and adhered it at the bottom of the oval with foam adhesive.  A happy chipboard piece (My Mind's Eye) was adhered at the top of the oval. 

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back tomorrow.  Until then, peace and love in crafting

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Growing in Unity...Day #3

Welcome to my Day #3 of Growing In Unity!  I am so enjoying this week!  I hope you are too!  Today, I have a tag to share.  This is a #8 size manila tag.  I used an ink blending tool and applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) all over the tag.  I then applied Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) on the edges of the tag.  I then applied Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) to the center of the tag.  I then blended all three colors. 

I stamped Brooke Girl (an angie girl) in black ink onto white cardstock.  I colored her with various Tim Holtz and Stampin' Up markers.  I applied Wink of Stella to her hair.  I then fussy cut her.  I have to say that I am not the best cutter.  I stamped the frame in Peacock Feathers.  The frame is from the Unity Stamp November 2013 Kit of the Month called Strength and Dignity.  I colored the frame in with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  The 'you are so much fun' sentiment is also from Brooke Girl.  I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo

(Stampin' Up).  The words 'life, is, good, with, you, and around' are not stamped images.  I cut these words from a sheet of patterned paper; Unforgettable Story Journal Paper from My Mind's Eye.  I wished I had used foam adhesive on the words 'good' and 'you' for additional dimension.  I adhered a few enamel dots (My Mind's Eye) to the frame.  Foam adhesive was used on the frame and adhered to the tag.  Foam adhesive was also used on Brooke Girl.  I then arranged the words on the tag and voila!  Oh, twine is Pink Paislee.

I hope you enjoyed this creation as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.  Remember to leave comments on my blog for your chance to win 2 Itty Bittys from Unity Stamp Company!!

Until tomorrow, peace and love in crafting,


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Growing In Unity...Day #2

Welcome back!  Today is Day 2 for me in Growing In Unity!  I'm having a blast!  If you have read my post from yesterday, I mentioned that the winner from making comments on my blog this week would win one Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp Company.  Wrong!!  The winner I choose will receive TWO Itty Bittys!  How cool is that?  So remember, the more comments you make, the greater your chances of winning. 

So for today, I am sharing a framed chalkboard that I altered.  I found this chalkboard a little while back at Michael's.  I knew from the moment I saw it, that I wanted to alter it in some way.  I searched for the perfect paper and the perfect embellishments.  I decided upon the Sweetest Thing Bluebell collection from My Minds Eye.  I thought the colors of this collection would go perfectly with the shabbiness and coloring of the frame.  And of course Unity stamps were going to be used. 

First, I adhered strips of patterned paper to the chalk holder and above the three openings.  Then the glass was removed from the frame openings.  I adhered cardstock/patterned paper to the three mini frames and replaced them under the chalkboard.  Now I had three mini canvases to build on.  The one stamp is a quote from Walt Disney; laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.  This stamp is an Itty Bitty.  I stamped this on patterned paper, colored in the larger butterfly and adhered it to the frame with foam adhesive.  I then accented this piece with a chipboard button.

For the middle opening, I cut out a label from patterned paper and adhered it to a block of floral paper.  I adhered the chipboard piece with foam adhesive to the label.  For the last opening I stamped the sentiment dream to be from the Dream to be set (Ippity by Unity) on patterned paper.  I adhered a strip of blue patterned paper to the bottom.  Foam adhesive was added and the entire piece was adhered to patterned paper.  A chipboard pennant with a heart was added.  Over the first opening I placed a floral chipboard embellishment.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this creation as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.  Now for the pics:

 Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.  Until tomorrow, peace and love in crafting


Monday, June 9, 2014

Growing in Unity... Day #1

Hi there Unity peeps!  Welcome to my blog!  I am thrilled to say that I am the Growing In Unity girl this week over at the Unity Stamp Co. blog!  Today is Day One!  I am so excited!  I feel this is truly an honor to be able to participate.  This is my very first time participating in Growing in Unity.  I am looking forward to sharing my creations made with fabulous Unity stamps.  Make sure you leave comments on my blog each day for your chance to win an Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp Company.  The more comments you leave the greater your chances of winning this awesome prize.  Do not let the name mislead you...I have several Itty Bittys and they are all nice sizes.

So for today I have a card to share.  Both the bicycle stamp and the sentiment stamp are from the June 2013 KOM called Love the Little Things.  The sentiment was stamped with ink from Stampin' Up and the bike was colored with Copics and Stampin' Up markers.  The pattern paper is Fancy Pants and the enamel dots are My Minds Eye.  I used a Fiskars punch for the scallop border.  I usually do not do CAS cards, but I am pleased with this one.  I usually load up cards with paper, embellishments, and ribbon.  I guess you can say my style is typically shabby or vintage.  I have to admit though, I do like the neatness of CAS cards.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a comment!  Until tomorrow, peace and love in crafting.



Friday, June 6, 2014

Friends with Flair June 6, 2014

Hello Everyone!  Welcome!
Today, the card I have for Friends with Flair with Unity Stamp Co. is a birthday card I made for my niece who turned 13 two weeks ago.  She is beautiful inside and out.  I wish I could see her more.  She lives in California, me, Ohio.  Since she turned the big 1-3 I wanted to make her a card for her to treasure.  So I grabbed the Sabrina Fashionista stamp set.  I've had her for awhile and have never inked her up.  It was time.  Sabrina and the cake were stamped in black Archival ink by Ranger onto white cardstock.  I then stamped Sabrina on some scraps of pattern paper.  I paper pieced her dress.  Sabrina and the cake were colored with various Tim Holtz and Stampin' Up markers.  I added some glitter glue (Stampin' Up) to the candle, her shoes, and hair accessory.  I added the number 13 (Basic Grey stickers) to the bottom layer of the cake.   I colored the numbers with a Tim Holtz marker. 

Pattern paper is from the Wild and Free collection from Glitz Design.  I hope she likes it.