Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Suzi Blu Poem

I have been wanting this Suzi Blu stamp since I first saw it. I love it! I was so excited to ink it up!
The picture above shows some of the supplies I used. See those yummy Copic colors? I shaded the little diamonds on the floor she's standing on. And of course there are buttons!
A lot of paper piecing went into this! I used Sassafras Indie Girl paper. I just bought it when I bought the stamp. They go so well together. The little pearl is from Pizzazz Aplenty. I used a white pen on a lot of the image, including little highlights on her eyes.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Hip Hop Sketch 29

Using October Afternoon Seaside again! I love this paper, but it makes me want summer back.
I used the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #29. I added the banner for a little texture. I punched circles, folded them in half, laid down some adhesive, put them on a piece of crochet thread, and we're good to go!
A fun cheery little card! I think this is going to Operation Write Home!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Couple of Hot Air Balloons

I have two very different hot air balloons. Both of them are awesome in their own way.
This one is paper pieced using Seaside from October Afternoon. First time opening that pack. Love it! Paper piecing is so time consuming, but I love the look!
I made clouds using White Craft Ink by SU. I punched out two circles, held them in different areas of the cardstock and sponged around them.
This card has a totally different feel to it.
The map paper is from Seaside by October Afternoon too. The grid and polka dots are from SU. I sponged around the edge of the map paper and the tag with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.
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Christmas Ribbon Tree

Another Christmas card today! Not sure why, but I keep reaching for the Christmas paper and stamps. This is for the Unity WCMD Ribbon Challenge. Getting in under the wire ;)
The ornaments on the tree are Webster's Pages Sparklers. So sparkly in person! The presents are Grungeboard pieces that I sprayed with Peppermint Stick Glimmer Mist. I tied some red & white baker's twine on for ribbon. The ribbon is Wild Wasabi from SU. Love that color! The Merry & Bright is Unity from the Merry & Bright Winter Wishes set.
The paper is Imaginesce from last Christmas season. I loved it and bought a bunch. You'll be seeing more of it!
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Have a terrific day!!!

Merry & Bright Snow

Here's a fake shaker. I used clear packaging that some embellishments came in. It was a small little bag. I cut it down shorter than it was, put my acetate (which was a piece that some stamps came on) inside with the snowflake embossed on it, and filled the bottom of the package with white flock, SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and SU Clear Microbeads. I taped it closed, and taped that to the card, mounted the card front on top of that with red line tape to keep it attached.
The stamps I used are from Unity's Merry & Bright Winter Wishes. Loving this set!
I glued some new light blue flatback pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty. I have to tell you about this! I ordered a bunch of flatback pearls at VERY reasonable prices. Judy sent them to me very quickly! She's communicates and has some great products! I will be buying from her again!
I finished off with some ribbon and a tag cut from my Papertrey Ink Label Die. I tied that to the ribbon with baker's twine. I attached the tag with a SU Dimensional to keep it in place.
Thank you for stopping by today! I am so happy you did!
Cardstock - SU Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Designer Paper - ATD Christmas Party
Ink - SU Marina Mist, Versamark
Ribbon - SU 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta, Lt. Blue/White Baker's Twine
Other - SU White Embossing Powder, White Flock, SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Clear Microbeads, Lt. Blue Flatback Pearls, Papertrey Ink Label Die, CM Cutting System, Transparency, Embellishment Packaging, Spica Clear Glitter Pen

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Unity Goodness!

Fall yumminess right here!
I've been wanting to make a card like this for awhile now. I think it's called a Suspension Card. This Unity set, Simple Blessings, is GOR-JUS!!! I love that fall flourish! I inked it up with SU markers and stamped it on Memory Box papers. I inked the pumpkin with markers too. I thought it would be cool to use my Nesties to cut out the shape for the spinner part and the opening. After I got the opening cut out I decided to use that paper for the background of the opening. Kind of neat!
Here's the inside.
This card is made with the Unity/Melody Ross set, One Precious Life. The flower is made from crepe paper. I don't know where I saw how to do it, or if it's just a mash up of different tutorials. I stitched down the whole length of the crepe paper with thread. The stitch isn't down the middle but about 1/3 of the way over. I folded the crepe paper at the stitch and gathered it. It curls up on itself in a spiral. I put some stitches in it to keep it together, and attached the button. It made a nice full flower.
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Have a phenominal day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Gift Cards a la Unity

An assortment of little 3" gift card enclosures.
I'm using these for a Unity WCMD Challenge, Mini Cards.
Close up of the snowflake from Unity's Bright & Merry Winter Wishes. I went over most of the snowflake with the clear Spica pen. The paper I used is Wassail from Basic Grey. A favorite of mine ;)
I went over the entire tree with the clear Spica also.
Of course I had to work a button in somewhere ;)

I went over the entire ornament with various Spicas. These ornaments remind me of my Grandma's ornaments growing up. Great memories.

Thank you so much for visiting! I love company ;) I hope you found a little inspiration.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Postal Challenge - My First Christmas Card This Year

Still working on those Challenges from Unity for World Cardmaking Day!
This one is for the Going Postal Challenge, a card with a matching envelope.
I decided I should start on Christmas cards! I don't enjoy the whole assembly line style. Most of my cards are different. I make them and gather them over a couple of months.
I used Bright and Merry Winter Wishes from Unity. Love this set! It has great ornament stamps too! I realized the snowflake fits perfectly inside this Mat Stack 2 from Papertrey. The red mat behind the designer paper was made by tracing the shape from the die itself, then cutting it out. There is so much detail in this snowflake! I think I'll be using it a lot!
Thank you so much for visiting! Have a wonderful day!
Paper - Designer paper, Basic Grey Wassail
Cardstock - SU Confetti White, SU Cherry Cobbler
Ink - SU Always Artichoke
Brads - Basic Grey
Ribbon - SU

Friday, October 8, 2010

Country Apple of My Eye

A nice country themed apple card! The stamp is from the Flourishes Apple of My Eye set. I paired it with Jenni Bowlin Family Tree mini paper. They go together perfectly! It's all mounted on Cherry Cobbler from SU. Love this color!
I punched this edge with a Martha Stewart punch, then accordian folded it. I wanted a little dimension. I attached it to the card with adhesive on the folds touching the card.
Hoep you all like it! Thanks for stopping by! I love visitors!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More WCMD Unity Goodies

Still working on those Unity Challenges for WCMD.
This challenge was Stamping on Fabric. I stamped on some twill with SU Old Olive, then added a cut out leaf from the Cosmo Cricket paper and attached it all together with a button and linen thread. It's a nice little accent.
The owl was colored with Copics. Fun stuff!
The sentiment was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink before going over it with a clear glaze pen.
The next card was for the Sketch Challenge.
The first thing I did for this card was emboss the Crumb Cake background with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the whole background with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink. This was mounted on more Crumb Cake CS. The circle shape was made with dotted fabric tape which was pleated. The pumpkin stamp was inked up with SU Pumpkin Pie, then Dusty Durango around the edge. It was popped up on dimensionals, as was the leaf. The lace is by Prima. The twill is from some packaging.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some World Cardmaking Day Unity Challenges

Unity has lots of great challenges for World Cardmaking Day! You have until October 16 to get all of your entries in, so there's lots of time.
This is for the Shape Card Challenge. LOVE the Labels 17 dies! Love this stamp too! I paper pieced a few of the chairs. So much fun! Love paper piecing! The paper is from Crate Paper Restoration line. Gorgeous stuff!!!
The Inspiration Challenge is awesome. I LOVE this card! I know, I love them all, but I do! So much fun to use this die for the first time. This gorgeous flower is from September's Unity KOM. I colored the stamp with lots of colors of SU markers. Subtle, but I love it. So glad there's a Birthday Card Challenge! I don't make enough birthday cards. So here's a bright, fun one! The patterned paper is Basic Grey Cupcake. I paper pieced the banner and the clouds. The pleats along the bottom are my favorite part I think. I used some maize embossing powder I found in my drawer for the greeting. It's one of those things you forget about, then when you use it you wonder why you never use it.
These are just the first three cards for the challenges. I plan on completing all of them. There are LOTS too!
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Witchie Poo!

I love her! She's so awesome! And so fun to color! I used a bazillion colors on her.
I put Spica glitter pens allover her too~! If vampires can shimmer and sparkle, so can witches!
It's so hard to photograph (if you don't know what you're doing)! There's glitter in her hair, on her hat, dress, broom. Everything! As usual, everything looks better in person.
The frame was cut out, then with the stencil on, black Spica was used on the embossed areas.
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