Thursday, March 26, 2009

Paper Piecing Unity

I am becoming addicted to Unity! I absolutely love the quality of their stamps and their Kit of the Month is always phenominal! When I received my first kit I was amazed at the size of the stamps. These aren't a bunch of little stamps thrown together. They're awesome and they're a great size. The quality is wonderful too. I have lots of their stamps now and I can't wait to own more.
This card is made with 2 of the stamps from the February kit. There is something about Unity stamps. They beg to be paper pieced! I used Basic Grey Bittersweet for this card, on SU Sahara Sand. The base is SU Pretty in Pink. I stamped with SU Basic Brown. The flower brad is also SU. Not a lot of supplies. Time consuming cutting out all of the little birds and wings, but so worth it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Unity Chick!

Here is another card for another challenge! Love this bird! I'll be back to edit with details in a little bit!
ETA: Ok, I'm back! There's lots of texture and print on this card. I went a little overboard but that's ok! As you can see in the top photo I used my Stardust glitter pen on the bird. I also used it on the flowers on the pink DP, the layer along the left side, and on the word beautiful. I love it! It adds so much. Thanks for checking out the chick!
Stamps: Unity Chick and Beautiful
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Accessories: Sakura Stardust Pen, Cuttlebug Textile Folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2 Die.

Unity Shroom

Here is my first card using the February KOTM. Love it! This is the cutest little house! I paper pieced the heck out of it using Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy paper. Love it! I made this for one of the Hip Hop Challenges over at SCS.
The base is Papertrey Ink Ripe Avacado. The brown is Dark Chocolate from PTI also. The color in this picture is a little wonky, but it's close. I popped the house up on dimensionals.
Thanks for looking, and check out Hip Hop!
Stamps: Unity February KOTM
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate and Ripe Avacado, Cosmo cricket Mr. Campy
Accessories: SU, PTI, and stash buttons, SU Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My little boo

I had to put my grandson Brayden's picture up here. He is adorable! He was chillin' with my cell phone. He grabbed it, quickly went and laid here, and flipped the phone open and started talking. I love the foot up on the table leg. Mr. Cool! I think his mom talks on the phone too much!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quilted Birthday Wish

This is the last of the birthday cards I made for my friends. I guess that means I better get busy stamping some more. School for the next 2 days so it might not be until Thursday :<
Back to the card! This was the first set I purchased from Papertrey Ink. I also picked up the cardstock sampler. Wow! I'm glad I did! It's so heavy duty. Very impressed! I picked up a couple of ink cubes too, some ribbon, and some vintage buttons. All very yummy!
The card base is PTI Dark Chocolate. The rest of the CS is SU Confetti White. I sponged it for the scalloped oval and the quilt strip with PTI Melon Berry ink. The image is 3 separate images. The greeting, the thread and the needle are all separate.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Quilter's Sampler"
Paper: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, SU Confetti White
Ink: SU Basic Brown, Melon Berry, Versamark
Accessories and Tools: Papertrey Ink Melon Berry Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Brown Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Under the Sea

I love this stamp set! It's Best Fishes from Gina K. Now that I look at this I wish I would have done more with the background, but I love the coloring of the sea creatures! This was all done with Prismacolors and OMS. Lovin' them!
Thanks for checking it out!
Stamps: "Best Fishes" Gina K designs
Paper; Beckett White, SU Ballet Blue textured, Papertrey Ink Black
Accessories and Tools: SU Corner Rounder Punch, OMS, K & Co Adhesive Gems~Christmas Cheer Line

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Something Different

Taking a break from cards. Here is a nice little thing to hang somewhere. I started with these cut outshapes by Plaid that I picked up at Michaels. They were inexpensive too. I know I'll use them for lots of things. I saw Anna Wight's post about some bird shapes that she picked up. I didn't think much about them until I saw them myself. They're a good size. The hearts are about 3.25 x 4.5 inches. It says wood shapes on the package, but they're more like pressed board. Had to have them! I have to get the birds too. Don't know why I didn't get them when I was there.
Anyway, I used the Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy paper. It's so cute! I covered the heart and the back of the paper with Mod Podge. When it was dry I covered the front with Mod Podge. When that was dry I sponged the edge with SU Basic Brown. I put the holes in afterward. I used the large hole puncher thingy from the SU tool kit. It took some pounding, but it went through. I don't have one of those fancy Crop-a-Diles :<. But it's all good. I cut out the pinecone from one of the other papers. I covered it with a couple of coats of Mod Podge to stiffen it a little. I curved it a little and put it on with some dimensionals. I added some buttons with linen thread. The ribbon I picked up at Michaels quite a while back. I might go back later and add something else to it but I'm not sure.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I Used My Copics!

I LOVE the few Copics I have. I used them on this gorgeous butterfly image. It's from Gina K's Take Flight. I couldn't wait to try the Copics out on it. I stamped one of the leaf images on the background after masking the butterfly. I also left the oval in the die to keep that white border. Then I sponged the oval. I mounted that on the textured cardstock that had been embossed. I used my ticket corner punch and added the rhinestones. Love it.
This card was heavily influenced by Theresa. See her work on her blog here. She rocks the sponging. It also happens to follow the sketch challenge for Stamp TV for this week. Check out Gina's new venture. It's awesome! The blinkie is on the right. Just click on it and enjoy!
Stamps: "Take Flight" and "A Year of Flowers" Gina K Designs
Paper: SU Old Olive, SU Ballet Blue Textured, Beckett White, Papertrey Ink Black
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Old Olive, SU Certainly Celery
Accessories: SU Ticket Corner Punch, Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Die, Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestones, Copics B21, B34, W3, Colorless Blender

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Birthday Card For a Cupcake

Here is one of the birthday cards for this past weekend's celebration. I used this sketch from Lori Craig.
The stamps are from Sweetest Blessings from Gina K Designs. Love it! I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. I worked really hard on the shading and I think it paid off!
Thanks for looking! I'll be back tomorrow with another card!
Stamps: Sweetest Blessings from Gina K Designs
Paper: SU Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey Cupcake paper, Beckett White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Blending Stumps, Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Basic Grey Glazed Brads, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fun with my Sistahs!

Jenni B, Lorrie, Bevvie (funniest woman alive)

Me, Deb V, Kathy

Here are my stamping buddies (missing Jenni's mom Sherrie)! Love them! Sunday we had another birthday celebration (gosh are we all getting old or what), which entails going to eat at Olive Garden, going back to someone's house for cake and cards, stamping, and swapping our challenge cards. This time we watched a movie too, The Secret Life of Bees. Fantastic! It was a wonderful day!
For our challenges someone will grab some inexpensive stamps, like Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginisce, and some coordinating paper for each of us. We take it home and see what we come up with. We make enough for everyone and swap at our next get together. Below is my card from our latest challenge.
I'll be back later or tomorrow with one of the birthday cards I made for our little party.
Stamps: Tree Snag 'em Stamp by Imaginisce
Paper: SU Old Olive, Enchanted Garden Glitter Paper by Imaginisce, CTMH Colonial White, Papertrey Ink Spring Rain
Ink: SU Old Olive, Regal Rose and Ballet Blue SU Markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 2 dies, Fiskers Threading Water Punch, Cotton Candy and Baby Blue Stickles, Sakura Stardust Pen, CutterBee Perforating Bug