Saturday, July 26, 2014

Unity Stamp Co. July GIU Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome!  I am excited to say that Unity Stamp Co. is hosting a blog hop for us May/June 2014 Growing In Unity ladies.  There are a total of 6 ladies in this hop.  Make sure to visit each of our blogs today.  The six of us are showcasing the new SOTW (Stamp of the Week).  The new SOTW is called Pumpkin Greetings.  It is quite lovely.  I have created two cards using these new stamps.  First up is a clean and simple card.  It is always a challenge for me to create CAS cards; I always feel like I need to add something.  I apologize for that tiny smudge; not sure where it came from.  I noticed it right after I applied the pattern paper strip. 

For this card, I stamped the pumpkins on water color paper using Staz On Saddle Brown ink.  The large pumpkin was colored in with a gelato (blood orange) and the small pumpkin was colored in with a Stampin' Up water color crayon (pumpkin pie).  The leaves on each pumpkin were colored with another Stampin' Up water color crayon (garden green) and the brown is also a Stampin' Up water color crayon (close to cocoa).  The sentiment was stamped in Saddle Brown on cream cardstock. 

Now for the second card...the sentiment was stamped in chalk ink on the mini chalkboard.  Unfortunately the 's' in greetings did not fit on my mini chalkboard.  The pumpkins were stamped in saddle brown on the pocket (Tim Holtz/Sizzix die).  They were colored in with Stampin' Up markers (pumpkin pie and crushed curry).        

Thanks for hopping with us today!  If you are not currently signed up to receive the SOTW, and you want this stamp set, head on over to Unity for the details on how to sign up.  While you're there, check out the awesome tag sale they are having.  I guarantee you will find some amazing deals!  Also, check out how to receive the coupon code for 50% off regular priced items (exclusions apply).
Next in the hop is the talented Miwa.  Head on over there and leave her some love.  Thanks again for stopping by.  Until next time, keep crafting in peace and love...Dawn

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friends with Flair July 25, 2014

Hello friends!  I have a sympathy card to share with you today.  This card could also be used as a get well card.  For this card I used the Donna Poppy background stamp and the sentiment is an Itty Bitty (Here Today, Here Tomorrow).  The Donna Poppy background is one of my favorite Unity stamps.  It is perfect for water coloring.  I also love the sentiment from this Itty Bitty.  On 140lb watercolor paper, I stamped the poppy background in Staz ON Saddle Brown ink.  I then selected 4 Stampin' Up water color crayons to fill this beautiful stamp in.  The banner was cut from My Minds Eye paper and Fancy Pants paper.  The brad is My Minds Eye.  The sentiment was also stamped in Saddle Brown.  The acrylic butterfly stick pin is Jillibean Soup.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to shop the Unity sale.  Also, it is Angie Blom's birthday; make sure you give her a shot out!

Keep crafting in peace and love...Dawn

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friends with Flair

Hello Everyone!  I had a fabulous July 4th!  I hope my fellow Americans had a fabulous July 4th as well! We cooked out at our home.  We had relatives in town we haven't seen in a while.  It was great to see them!  From all the cleaning and cooking over the past several days, I'm too pooped to pop; but I was determined to participate in Friends with Flair on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  This card is also being entered in their Unity be inspired challenge as well.  For this card I decided to go with not one embossing folder, but two!  I have a nice assortment of embossing folders, but I never use them.  I really like how this card turned out with the dry embossing.  The blue paper was embossed with a Tim Holtz folder.  The pink paper was embossed with a Sizzix/Stampin' Up folder.  The swirl of black crystals is Prima.  And of course, all the stamps are Unity.  The dress form and 'I miss your face' are from the May 2012 Kit of the Month (Love in an Instant); hey girl is from the May 2014 Kit of the Month (Hey Girl).  The dress form was colored with Stampin' Up and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

Thanks for stopping by!