Friday, July 31, 2015

Friends with Flair...July 31, 2015

Hello Crafty Friends,
I can't believe today is the last day of July.  My oldest is heading off to college as a freshman on August 20 and my youngest is starting the 8th grade in a couple of weeks.  Craziness!!!  I still have to shop for bed linens, towels, washcloths, a hamper, clothes, supplies, and whatever else I may have forgotten to list.  Today I did carve out some time to create this little card.  This is the very first time I have used both of these stamp sets from Unity Stamp Company.  The sentiments and woman with dog are from the Shari Girl set.  She is an Angie Girl.  The floral sprays are from another Angie Girl set called Dream with your Heart.  All of the stamped images were colored in with colored pencils.  Some washi by Heidi Swapp was added to the top left corner.  Please take a look at the pics; as always, I look forward to reading your comments.  I am entering this card in the linky party over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Friends with Flair...July 24.2015

Hello Everyone!  Today I am sharing a project using one of my favorite sentiment stamps.  It is by Unity Stamp Co. and Donna Downey.  It is called Beautiful Place, Clear Head.  For me, a beautiful place is anywhere with water.  Whenever I visit a beach, my soul is restored.  I can always clear my head at the beach.  This project is my first attempt at wood pallet art.  Let me know what you think. I really enjoyed putting this together.  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week-end!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Friends With Flair...July 3, 2015

Hey Everyone and Happy 4th to my USA peeps!  Today I am sharing a card I created for a very special friend.  This card is being entered in Friends With Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  OK...back to what I was saying about my special friend.  I met Denise at a Stampin' Up event 5 or 6 years ago.  She would regularly send me hand made cards.  I always looked forward to receiving them in the mail.  She is one very artistic lady.  Sadly, I did not always send her a card, but I always kept her in my thoughts.  Then she became ill and she had to stop sending me her beautiful cards.  During her illness, I sent her a card along with some crafty goodies.  This package was sent back to me because I did not have her correct address.  I am thrilled to say that she is well again and back to her artistic ways.  She is even teaching classes at her local Pat Catan's.  This past week-end, I saw her two days in a the Scrapbook Expo on Friday and then at the annual Stampin' Up event on Saturday.  It was such a treat seeing her.  On Friday, she asked me if I would be at the event on Saturday and I told her, "Yes."  She said she had a card for me.  Not only did she bring me the card on Saturday, but she also brought her art journal to share with me.  It was beautiful.  The journal is one of her ongoing classes.  She had the best inspirational sayings in this journal; these were sayings created by her.  I loved all of them.  I promised her that I would mail her a card soon. 

I took advantage of the BOGO Sale at Unity this past week-end and ordered two of the Sunday Funday Deal of the Day, one for me, one for Denise.  This deal had two Itty Bittys and one set.  The one Itty Bitty was the Butterfly Birthday Cupcake and the other was Within Beauty.  The set is that's life.  I can't wait to send this little package to her. 

So, for this card I used the she is stamp set which is a collaboration between Donna Downey and Unity.  This card is a little different for me, I stepped out of my comfort zone.  I am pleased with how it turned out and I think she is going to appreciate it as well.  The sentiment on the bottom reads, she designed the life she wanted to live.  The sentiment on the side reads, she created the things she wished existed.  I think these two sentiments are so her.  Please check out the pics and I look forward to reading your comments.