Friday, November 21, 2014

Friends with Flair!

     Heidi-Ho, stamping pals.  Today I am posting some tags that I created with the October 2012 Unity KOM.  Friends with Flair, is one of my favorite days. I also wanted to remind everyone that there is an amazing sale going on in the Unity shop, called the Brown Thursday Sale.   How can you pass up $20+ kits for $4.95.  Eek!  The new releases are so cute!  I also saw that this KOM is reduced to $22, so hurry!

     Anyway, back to my tags.  This KOM is one of the favorites during the holiday as it has everything you need to create those special touches on hand made gifts and goodies.  It is a little early here for me to start baking, but now I am ready to tie and give.

     I used kraft card stock for Gina K. Designs, and punched my tags with the tag topper punch from SU!.  I stamped my images in Memento ink, and then added the snowy dots and the flakes with Hero Arts unicorn white.  Coloring was done with Copic markers, The white on the trees is with the SU! chalk marker, and I used a Stardust pen to twinkle up the trees.  I added brown and white bakers twine for attaching.

     Hectic week around here.  I have to work tonight to set up for our Christmas preview at 8 am, tomorrow.  That is all of the donations of Christmas items that generous people have donated all year long.  Then, tomorrow, I am cooking our Thanksgiving dinner, as the family all has to work next Friday, and can't make it home for Thursday. It will be a fun weekend!  There are going to be some good smells coming from this kitchen!  Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Filling Holiday Orders

     Everyone seems to be needing a little of this and that to add to their holiday list.  I was given a request by 2 co-workers, for Mother cards.  I was finally able to come up with a design, so I will be using it for both.  I love a good easel card!  Since I worked real hard at using up all of my white pieces, I would like to take this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground # 151. 

     My base is Neenah white, and the red sparkle stripe is very thick, and is from American Crafts.  The stamps are from Flourishes Christmas Candles SS172.  The dies are Spellbinders scalloped oval, and Sweet n Sassy's mother die.  Sponging was done with SU! real red, and the coloring was done with Copic markers.  Embellishments are a paper doily, red gems, and touches of Stickles.

I would also like to enter this at the:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-  Christmas

     Thanks for stopping by, and if you are in the grips of this Polar Vortex, stay safe and warm.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sharing for Friday Flair!

     Happy Friday morning, Unity friends!  We had our first snow of the season, last evening.  Some got more than others, and it did not last.  The cold air, however, is hanging around.  Today I would like to share a card I made as an order for a lady at work.  I grabbed my kit of the month and just went to work.  For that reason, I will share this for Friends with Flair today.

     Here is the supply list:
Stamps:  Unity Nov. 2014 KOM
Paper:  Card stock, Gina K. Designs- Blue Raspberry, Dp, Pebbles-Family Ties collection
Punches:  Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Dies:  Fence, Sweet N Sassy, and the Number Dies are from Memory Box- Large Typewriter
Embellishments:  Stickles, and pearls

     I would also like to send this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #150, since I used up lots of white bits for my die cutting and stamping.

     Whatever you do this weekend, make it fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friends with Flair

     I am a little late with my Friends with Flair post for today.  I love this little Unity Itty Bitty stamp called Hey There, Wise Guy.  Isn't this bird a cutie?  I changed up the sentiment for another Unity sentiment, which I thought went well.  The card was made with mostly scraps, and the addition of twine, Dew Drops, and gems.  Coloring was done with Copic Markers. 

     I thought this would be sweet to send to my DGS, for a just because occasion.  Hope your holidays are starting to come together, especially Thanksgiving.  Sounds like I may be cooking the weekend before, and going out for the actual day.  That will be fun!  Plan on hitting a few church bazaars tomorrow, and if I come across anything fun and crafty, I will be sure to post!  Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Snippets to the Max!

     Welcome to another week, and a new post for Pixie's Snippets Playground # 149.  This card has more bits than a horse with it's tack.  I was so happy when people started to include banners on their cards.  It makes for some good use of those strips that are too wide to just toss, but not wide enough to create a whole background.

     That about sums up all of the papers used on this card.  The lacy heart die is from Simon Says Stamp, and the little love die is from PTI.  There is some hot pink burlap, and faceted square gems.  I used one of the threads I pulled from the burlap, to tie a little bow.  Just in case you did not know, if you pull a thread in your burlap, you have a perfect straight line to cut on.

     Since I did use one of Simon Says Stamp exclusive dies, I shall load this on their Anything Goes, Wednesday Challenge.

     Looks like some of my stamping friends had a bit of the white stuff, over the weekend.  Sorry, guys!  We just had cold and wind.  They are starting to hype up about something coming this weekend, so we will see.  Have a great week.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

     I was sure to save my last Halloween card to post today.  How perfect that Friends with Flair fell on the holiday.  After a couple hours of work this morning, it will be time to greet all of the children in their costumes.

     My card uses the August KOM from Unity, called "Summer Collapsed into Fall".  My base is orange and the designer paper is from Bazzill, called Spooky and Kooky.  I broke out the crimper to create the center panel, and attached a Spellbinder leaf die cut to anchor my witches hat.  There are touches of Copic marker, and lots of gold Stickles.  Gold sequins were the finishing touch.

     I am very excited to hear all about my grandson's festivities, today.  Hope that everyone has a safe, and Happy Halloween.  Don't eat too much candy!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Busy Beaver

     Happy Thursday!  I can not believe it is going to be Halloween, already!  We are expecting a deep chill in the air for the weekend.  I hope to be able to settle in and get my craft on. 

     Today, I would like to share a card that I created using stamps from Darcie's Heart & Home Stamps, and lots of paper scraps from my desk.  Coloring was done with Copic markers, and I added a simple cake brad as an embellishment.  I do believe some of the paper scraps are from We R, and their Happy Camper line.

     I would like to enter this over at Pixie's Snippets Playground #148.  I just love Di and the gang .  It is all snippets, all the time, at the playground.  It helps to keep a paper hoarder like me in check!

     It may be a good idea to enter over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, this week, since it is "Anything Goes" week!

     Have a great weekend, and it makes me so happy when you decide to stop by!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Almost Halloween!

     With just a week to go until Halloween, I thought I had better post one of the many cards I made for this season of fright.  I will be entering this over on the Unity blog, for their weekly Friends with Flair linky party.

     My card and tag each started with a metallic pewter card stock.  The scrap of harlequin paper is an unknown.  All of the stamps used are from the August 2012 Unity KOM, called "Colors of the Season".  This has been one of my very favorite kits during the Halloween season.  I used an assortment of inks, including Distress Ink, and SU!  There are some lavender pearls, sequins, and ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

     Yesterday was a real fall day, here in PA.  It was blustery, rainy, and had a chill that went right through you.  I hope to get some baking done this weekend, before the temps hit darn near 80 next week.  They should call it "Fickle Fall"!  Thanks for the visit!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vroom, Zoom, Roar!

     Can you say masculine card with snippets.  I struggle sometimes with making manly cards.  My good stamping friend brought over her vintage car stamps (Crafty Secrets?) and her sprocket dies for me to use.  I cut as many as I could with all the scraps on my desk.  My embossed background is also gears, and is from Darice.  The embossed background is shaped using a template from Hot Off The Press.  I added some amber gems for a bit of sparkle.  The card base is Sweet Corn from Gina K. Designs.  Coloring was done with Copics, and I sponged on some grey ink to bring out the embossing.

     I would like to enter this at Pixie's Snippets Playground #147, where it is all snippets, all the time!  Check out this great challenge, because we all have lots of bits to use up!

     It has been a busy, busy week, so I am glad to get back in the craft room.  A fall chill is in the air, and it sounds like a cold rainy week ahead.  Just glad it is rain and not the white stuff!  Thanks for the visit!

Friday, October 17, 2014

There is a Chill in the Air

     Happy Friday, Flair friends.  Today I would like to share a card that just kind of happened.  I was playing with watercolors and the background was created.  Then I pulled out a very old shadow stamp and brushed it with some paint to get the soft block images.  I still thought the background was lacking, so I did a snowflake stamp with Versamark, to add a faint image.  I stamped a different snowflake in Versafine ink over the boxed, and gave them sparkle with a Stardust pen.  I then free handed the dots and dashes around the boxes.  All I had to do was add my sentiment, and a few lavender pearls.

     I would like to enter this over on the Unity blog for Friends with Flair, this week.  My card uses stamps from the September 2014 Unity KOM. 

     Here is to another fantastic fall weekend.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Unity Post

     Well, we made it another Friday.  Boy, am I glad it's here.  This was a week full of all kinds of "stuff".  Some was good, and some not so much.  :(  One thing that always makes me happy is time in my stamp room.  It is extra fun when the new Unity KOM arrives.  October's kit is holiday friendly.

     This week I decided to use this sweet mitten stamp from the kit.  I am actually making four of these since I like it so much. I started by finding this silver and navy piece of designer paper.  It is a 12x12 from my scrapbooking days.  I cut it in quads, as I am doing with all my small print 12x12.  Next I cut bases in Gina K. "In the Navy" card stock.  The silver card is a metallic from The Paper Company.  I punched snowflakes with an MS punch and added shimmer with diamond Stickles.  Coloring is with Copic markers and sponging is SU Smoky Slate.

     This will be entered in the weekly Friends with Flair link ups.  If you have the chance, please visit for inspiration.  Thanks for the visit.  Have a fabby fall weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Die.

     What could be better than the perfect sea gulls to add into a beach scene.  I was playing with some Twinkling H2O's, watercolors, and inks.  The background sort of just happened on this scrap of water color paper.  I also saw this stamp set sitting on my desk, as it had recently been borrowed by a friend.  Add in a few scraps of white card to make the seagulls, Viola!  The new die is from Impression Obsession, and they were fun to watercolor! The stamps are from Flourishes, and the set is called Beach Life.  I did distress my edges, and the card base is from SU!

     I think I will do a second entry over at Scrapy Land, for their Challenge #3 to use dies that they carry.

     I will also enter this over at Pixie's Snippets Playground #145, where it is all snippets, all the time.  Love that challenge!

     I am so lucky to also be able to add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to use water colors!

     Unless another challenge pops up today, that is it for me!  Have a wonderful hump day, and thanks for visiting!