Friday, May 22, 2015

Everywhere She Looked

 
     Today I am sharing a card using one of my newer Unity sentiment sets called " Another Reason to Say Thank You"!  I used kraft, black, and a random piece of dark salmon card that I found in my scrap box..  I cut my silhouette flowers with a Spellbinder die called Floral Border.  My top row of 3D flowers was done by punching, and doubling flowers from my SU Itty Bitty Accents punch.  Little KI gems were added as accents.  They were placed over a strip of watercolor washi tape.

     I would like to share this as my Friends with Flair post for this week.

     We are hosting the PA version of my Grandson's 2nd Birthday party this weekend.  The theme is based from one of his favorite books.  Any guesses?  Here is a hint.........

    
 
     Have a great holiday weekend, and keep it safe!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Monochromatic Flair!

 
     Can you believe how this week zoomed by?  I want to start for not getting around for many comments last weekend.  My GS came to visit for Mother's Day.  Hope everyone had a good one!

     Today I have a card for Friends with Flair, using the May 2015, KOM from Unity.  I have not made a monochromatic card in some time, so I went for it.  Each stamp in this kit is prettier than the next, so I ended up using 3 of them.  My card stocks are Sweet Corn from Gina K., and Neenah Solar White.  I stamped in Hello Honey ink from SU!  My embellishment are some simple pearls and gold sequins. 

     Thanks so much for stopping around, and I hope to do better this weekend visiting each of you.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Color Challenge

 
     Here we are, with another week almost behind us.  I found a few extra minutes to play this week in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.  It is called the Inspiration Color Swatch.
 
 
     When I saw the soft pretty colors, I went digging in my stash of card stock bits, and that is what I use.  I did use one sheet of Authentique paper from the Grace collection.  My garden lattice die is from Poppy Stamps, and the little flowers were punched with a SU bitty Accents punch.  I added MS leaves, and blue pearl centers from Michaels.  The stamp set I used is from Avery Elle, called Circle It.  My pink panel was embossed with a Sizzix Decorative Dots folder.  I needed something for the middle, so I made a paper diploma, and tie it up with some mint satin ribbon.
 
     I would also like to enter my card over at Pixie's Snippets Playground # 175 & #176, since I used lots of bits to bring this together.
 
     Thanks for visiting, and have a great start to your weekend!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Friends with Flair!

 
     Today my card for Friends with Flair, was created using lots of scraps from my stash, and my Unity KOM from February 2015.  My base is kraft.  The designer papers are unknown.  I stamped directly on the dp, and colored with Copic markers, to add a more muted feel.  I then outlined my image with a chalk marker to make it pop.  The file tab is chipboard, and sequins and pearls were added as embellishments.

     Since this is Mother's Day weekend, I hope you are all feeling beautiful, just as the card states!  Thanks for visiting, and many blessings.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ever get an Idea......

 
     ..... and you just can't let it go?  That is what happened with this card.  I saw this pretty designer paper from Crate Paper, and all I could think about was something dark and striking against it.  I think it worked, how about you?

Here is what I used:

Neenah 110# Solar White base, my layer of pretty Crate Paper, some white scraps and basic black Bazzill scraps.  My tiny flowers are a scrap of K&Co.

I started with a scalloped oval from SB, topped it with another SB die called Die D-Lites Framed Floral, My bunny dies from Impression Obsession, and punched flowers from SU! Bitty Accents.

The oval was sponged with Pistachio Memento, and pierced.  My sentiment is from Unity's April KOM.  For embellishments I used pink and black gems from KI, and a bakers twine bow.

     I am glad you stopped by so I could share.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Little Kindness

 
     Don't you just love when you find a new stamp set that melts your heart.  I ordered these new Newton's Nook Delightful Doxie stamps, the day they were released!  Eek!  I just had to have these sweet little pups, and it had nothing to do with my new puppy (wink).


     Most of what I used were just bits from my stash.  There is ivory card, and a sweet little print of designer paper.  I paper pieced my kite, added clouds with my Memory Box cloud die, and sponged my sky.  One lonely gem was added as an accent to my sentiment.  Coloring was done with Copic.

 I would like to enter this card at:

Pixie's Snippets Playground:  Use Snippets
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything goes

     Have a relaxing Sunday, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

By Request....

    
 
     Here is a picture of our new puppy, Della.  Many of you asked for an updated photo, yesterday.  On Monday she will be turning 13 weeks old.  She is one spunky little lady, and wants to run and play with the big dog.  She actually stole this bone right out of our 90 lb. Lab, Jessie's mouth.  Let's just say life has been quite interesting.  I think she is actually learning her name, and knows to go to the kitchen rug for a treat, when she comes in from outside.  Della loves the warm sunshine, where she just rolls and rolls in the grass.  She refuses to potty in the rain, which can get a little complicated.  Toys are her favorite, and the ones with squeakers are the best.  She is over 5 lb. now, and I guess we will see what her next weight will be, this week. 

     That is it for now, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Bit of Watercolor!

    
 
     Happy Friday, friends!  Not much creating time, this week, but I did squeeze in a go at my April KOM from Unity Stamps.  I colored my stamps with Marvy markers, and then got my water brush busy, on some watercolor paper.  I love the softness, and then you can go back with the fine point and add a few details.

     I found a soft watercolor looking scrap in my stash to add a coordinating border.  My embellishments are handmade crinkle ribbon, bakers twine, and some tiny gems from KI.

     I would like to link this up for the following:

Friends with Flair:  Use Unity Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Just Us Girls #291:  Word Week Challenge, use twine

 
    Hoping it is feeling more like Spring for everyone now.  The new puppy, Della, is keeping me on my toes, and as mini as she is, she is growing like a weed.  The verdict is still out on whether she and our Black Lab, Jessie, will become good buddies, but they are trying.  Have a great week ahead, and I appreciate the visit.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Butterfly Challenge

 
     It is a glorious Sunday morning, here in PA!  Fells like spring, smells like spring, and makes you want to get out and work in the yard.  Today I would like to share a card I made for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #29 + L for lace!  Phew that was quite the mouthful!

     I have used so me of the many digi images that I have saved to my computer over the years.  Sad to say that many have no designer names attached, as is the case with these beauties, sorry.  For my embellishments I used a paper lace doily, gold metal gems from KI, and cotton lace.   Also added a little sparkle to my butterfly with some diamond Stickles.  I did layer the Iris over the musical background, so they were 2 separate files.

     I have one of those friends that I sent this card right off to!  Have a wonderful week.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hello Handsome

     Last week, I was so happy to be the winner of Friends with Flair, over on the Unity blog.  My prize arrived yesterday, and was an amazing grab bag of Unity stamps.  Todays card uses 2 of the stamps that I received in that grab bag.  Why don't you come and join in the fun?  You can also be a winner by leaving comments on the projects that get linked up.  This is what I came up with for this weeks Friends with Flair.


Here is what I used for my card:

Card: Neenah Solar White card stock, DCWV jewel card stock, and designer papers from   Pebbles,Family Ties collection.

Stamps: Unity

Ink:  SU! Midnight Muse

Embellishments:  KI metal faceted metal gems

Punch:  SU! 1 3/8 circle

     I am always lacking in my supply of masculine cards, so I may just make a few to have on hand.

I would also like to enter this card at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is CAS

I always love when you stop by, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Creating a Background

 
     Good to see you, my blogging friends!  I would like to share a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to create a background.  I had an older stamp set on my desk top from Inkadinkado, which was their Wedding/Marriage set.  I decided that this free flowing dove and heart stamp would make a great random background.

     My card also uses my new SB dies set called Ironwork Accents.  I stamped my image and sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and you background stamp was done with Tuxedo Black Memento, since I was adding touches of C1 Copic to the doves.  I sponged edges with SU! Smokey Slate ink.  My background hearts were done with red Memento and covered in Diamond Stickles.  I added red gems from KI. 

     I would also like to take this card over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #173
, since I believe the gates have opened, and I have used more of my bits of white card to create.

     Thanks for the visit, and have a glorious Sunday!

Friday, April 17, 2015

My FwF Post.

 
     Hi friends!  Sorry I missed last week, but it was not exhausting enough with a new puppy in the house, I went and caught this nasty bug that has been going around.  It made for not much sleep and very long nights.  I will be posting this for Friends with Flair, this week!

 
     My card this week, uses the Unity KOM from February 2012.  It contains many great stamps, and I have gone back to it time and time again.  My card starts with a white base, which I stamped with the rain drop background stamp, using Smokey Slate ink from SU!.  I then layered on leftover scraps of TH Shabby dp.  I used mounting foam to get some dimension.  The umbrella and sentiment were also in the kit.  Coloring was done with Copic markers, and sponging was done with Smokey Slate.  I added sequins from Fancy Pants, and a bit of sparkle from a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen from Sakura.

     Thanks ever so much for paying me a visit!  I will try and get around to visit before the weekend is over.  I have some friends that are fighting very big battles, and I will be sending this out to one of them.