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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop

Sew Sweet........

For my very first Unity FWF I had to use the brand spankin' new Unity-Cosmo Cricket Material Girl stamp set. I was lucky enough to snag this set about two weeks ago at Archiver's, woo hoo! I have been playing with it ever since and having so much fun. The set coordinates with Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl Collection of paper, chipboard, stickers, etc. It really makes creating a card super easy! As a little girl I loved paper dolls, so this is my grown up version of childhood fun. Hope you enjoyed visiting with me. If you have time please take a tour of my blog, leave a comment and become a follower, I would really appreciate that. Thanks. Have a blessed and creative day!

2Sketches4You Challenge

Owlways in My Heart

Don't you just love this cute owl stamp from Unity Stamp Company?? I just finished an inventory of all my Unity Stamps and there are so many cute birds and especially owls. Now that I can see what I have, I hope it will be easier to find what I need and get on to the creative process.

Unity Anniversary Party Challenges

Challenge #1 USCAC1
In addition to following the given sketch, you also had to use some ribbon and 3 buttons on your card.

Challenge #2 USCAC2
In this challenge you had to include a bird or a tree. I chose one of Unity's cute owl stamps and coordinating sentiments. I also included some fancy machine stitching and decorative edge punching.

Challenge #3 USCAC3
The challenge here was to use your first Unity stamp, or at least one released a while ago. I used the adorable ice cream cone from the Mix Up of Cuteness set, which I believe is one of the first ones I purchased.

Challenge #4 USCAC4
For this sketch challenge you had to incorporate 4 patterned papers and a button or bling embellishment. When I was nearly finished with this card I could not figure out where I wanted to put a button. After I few minutes I gave up on the button idea and got out my gemstones. Luckily I had a yellow one that was perfect for the scooter headlight!

Hope you enjoyed seeing these challenge cards. Please leave a comment and become a follower of my blog. Thanks, have a creative day!

Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Challenge

I kept this card simple to showcase the sentiment, which, to me, is what this card is all about. I used Versamark ink to create a tone on tone star background paper. The stars and sentiment stamp are from Gina K Designs. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Scrapbook Pal Design Team Entry

I used Cricut Cartridges From My Kitchen and Just Because Cards for this card. I love the new cartridges that have just been released and Just Because Cards has so many great images on it!

When Life Gives You Scraps...

This card combines two of my favorite hobbies, quilting and cardmaking. The sentiment and stitching stamps are from Gina K Designs. The fabric scraps are from my stash. Hope you like it, please leave a comment and become a follower.Thanks!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thinking of You Pocketful

I have not used this Unity pocket stamp in a while, but I love it. I colored the pocket with Copic markers and added some "jeans" texture by putting Copic Colorless Blender Solution on a piece of denim and pressing it on the colored image- presto- stone washed denim jeans!

"Hi Friend" Stampendous Sketch Challenge

In this challenge you had to have an acetate piece along the bottom edge. I had not done this before and I really like the way it turned out. I used a piece of acetate from some used packaging, gotta love recycling and repurposing! The stamp is Frilly Bird Cage from Stampendous, so cute!


I wanted to challenge myself to make a card without using a stamp, just to see if I could do it. When I saw the great new product "Clothes Line" from Little Yellow Bicycle I knew I had to use it. Don't you just love the blue border and the yellow rick rack? Everything is a sticker, except the rick rack, making this card super fast to put together. Hope you enjoy seeing it. Please leave a comment if you have time. Thanks!

Sew Sweet

I love Unity Stamps and Cosmo Cricket Products. Well, the two have come together to make some fab new stamp sets. I picked up this Material Girl set at Archiver's and paired the images with some great new papers from Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry Collection. I did some stitching on this card to enhance the sewing theme. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Posh Designs Scrapbook Store Blog Candy

Check out this yummy blog candy! You can enter to win this fab assortment of paper over at Hurry because the contest ends on May 4, 2010.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Prima Products

Check out these adorable new products from Prima. Don't you just love the colors? And the Alligators? Too cute!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Butterfly Love

I made the butterflies on this card using Gina K Designs Dream Birds Stamps set. I just love the images in the set because they give me a chance to color with my Copic Markers and then create the detail I want with Spica Glitter pens. If you want a polkadotted butterfly, just make it, if you want a plaid one- make it! The embossed background was made using a Cuttlebug folder and layering it with a thin wooden frame (available at Michaels) before running through the Cuttlebug Machine so that the center is not embossed. This leaves a perfect spot to do some stamping

Crocheted Flower Card

I have seen several crocheted flower embellishments in my local scrapbook store, but I decided I could make my own. It was easy to do and a lot of fun, too! There are many resources and patterns on line to help you. The lovely stamped images are from Gina K Designs set- Nana's Needlework, I love this versatile set of stamps.

A Muse Art Cards

A Muse Art has some of the most adorable stamps out there! Here are some cards that I made for the A Muse Lounge PJ Party Challenges.

Challenge #1: Challenge was to make a card using the provided photo of some yummy wedding cupcakes as inspiration.

You're Sweet

Challenge #2: Challenge was to repeat a stamped image at least three times. I made two cards for this challenge.

No One Like You

Party Lanterns

Challenge #3: Create a card inspired by your favorite flower, mine is the daisy.
Magical Flowers

Challenge #4: Make a card for a Mom, any Mom.
Mom 2 Be

Hope you enjoyed these. Please leave a comment and become a follower of my blog. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

All Things Unity

I simply love Unity Stamps, they are so fun and are beautifully illustrated. I made this card for the challenge over on Participating in their challenges is a great way to get out your Unity Stamps and create. I colored the image with Copic markers, which are fabulous. If you look on my side bar you will see that I am now Copic Certified!

Happy Birthday Old Bird

Don't you love this cute little bird from Gina K Designs Dream Birds stamp set? Combined with the happy Cosmo Cricket papers and a sentiment from Inkadinkadoo it makes a great combo. Hope you like it. Please leave a comment and sign up to follow my blog. Thanks for stopping in today.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stinkin'Cute Hello!

I love this cute skunk from Hero Arts. I combined him with some flower and butterfly stickers from Provo Craft and I think it is a happy look. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company.

Birthday Chic!

This girly birthday card uses Gina K Designs Lovely Labels and Nana's Needlework Stamp sets along with a sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Company. Add some glitter (buttons and stripes on label), a bit of ribbon and a string of pearls and "voila" girly chic! Hope you like it. Leave a comment and become a follower, thanks!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet Pea Baby Card

I don't currently have many babies to make cards for, however, I do have some friends in Italy who are expecting their first child this month, so perhaps this card will make its way there. I used Gina K Designs Lovely Labels, which is a very versatile stamp set. The sentiment and the Pea Pod are from A Muse Art, so cute!

Copic Certification!

Big news, I am now Copic Certified! These are the most amazing art markers I have ever used. I was so thrilled to be able to attend the Copic Certification Class yesterday, taught by Sally Lynn MacDonald. She is an awesome teacher and I learned so much. Now I am certified to share my knowledge with others; I am not sure where this will lead me, either teaching on my own or for a retail scrapbook/card shop. For right now, I am content just practicing the new techniques and playing with my markers!

If you are not familiar with Copics, you should check out their website or see them in action at a store near you. They are alcohol (no odor) based and blend beautifully. They can be used on paper and all sorts of other materials, such as plastic, metal, ribbons, etc. Because they are alcohol based, they do not tear up your paper, no matter how much ink you use, making them perfect for coloring stamped images. At first it seems that they are expensive, but, because they are refillable they end up being cheaper than other markers in the long run. Believe me, once you try them, you will want these markers. Better to have a few really good markers than a whole set of cheaper ones.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

For this card I used two different Cricut Cartridges. The pickle jar is found on From My Kitchen, the pickles and sentiment are from the new cartridge "Just Because" Cards. This new cartridge has really cute images that you can use for so much. Hope you like it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks for checking in.

Di's Digi Downloads

Check out this site for some cute Digi Images!

Live the Life Butterflies

I loved this Posh Designs Scrapbook Store Sketch Challenge, it has a fun and funky feel to it.
I also made this card for Cupcake Craft Challenges Make your own flower challenge. I made the flower from some acetate packaging ( I love to recycle stuff into crafts!). I cut it out using Spellbinders Nestabilities, embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder, colored it with a Copic marker and added a brad and a pearl. Voila, trash to treasure! Check out the challenge at

Gina K Designs April Ilustrator Challenge

For this challenge I chose the children's book The Quiltmaker's Gift as my inspiration. I love to quilt and I received this book as a gift from a quilting friend about 6 years ago. It is a wonderful story about an old woman who makes beautiful quilts to give to the poor. The King finds out about her quilts and wants one for himself. She agrees to make him one if he will give away his possessions. It is filled with wonderful watercolor illustrations, including many of quilts. It is a delightful story with a wonderful message for people of all ages. For my card I chose to use Gina K Designs new set Nana's Needlework which has some wonderful images related to quilting, knitting and lace. I colored the image with Copic markers to give a watercolor effect and added a bit of glitter for some sparkle. Hope you enjoy this! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vintage Lace Notecard

I love the juxtaposition of the delicate lace and ribbon with the rougher Kraft card stock. The doily and lace stamps are from Gina K Designs new set by Nina Brackett- Nana's Needlework. Felt embellishments are really popular right now and these cute felt flowers and epoxy button from Doodlebug Designs are perfect! Hope you like it, leave a comment and let me know what you think. Have a blessed day!

What's Cooking?

I think the combination of these cute Hero Arts Stamps and Cosmo Cricket papers and stickers make a fun card. I stamped the apron image on multiple papers and paper pieced them together to make the bright, fun apron. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.