Sunday, December 30, 2012

Unity Sketch of the Month

     Morning, friends!  here is a quick post for the Unity Sketch of the Month.  I used the December KOM, called Everyday Fairytale.

     My card stock and designer paper is from Gina K. Design.  My tilted panel is bordered with a MS punch that looks like an iron fence.  I took some liberties with the sketch and moved my embossed sentiment to the top, then using twine as my horizontal feature.  I embossed the bulb with gloss black and added a touch of a blue glow with Copic marker. I gave the bulb a bit of a lift with dimensionals.

     That is it for me right now.  I hope to get more stamping time in today!  Stay warm and God bless!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Last Friends with Flair for 2012!

     Well now, here we are with the end of 2012 fast approaching.  I wanted to finish off the year with a bang, so I got to creating.  I decided to use the current Unity Kit of the Month, called "Everyday Fairytale".  It has such dreamy stamps!  If you would like to link up a Unity creation for a chance at a prize, please check out the blog for details.

     I kept both of my cards in the same color scheme.  Here is what was used:

White and Chocolate card stock
Designer papers are from Basic Grey's, Konnichiwa 6x6 pad
Inks are TH Distress Inks in Broken China, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs
Accents are square paper doily, pearls, and glittered brown nail heads

I decided to also enter this over at the Basic Grey Challenges, where it is an Anything Goes.
Might as well add these to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, that is Anything Goes!

     I hope you and your family start off 2013 happy and healthy!  I love when you pay visits!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

     Hello friends, and fellow bloggers!  Hope you are having a wonderful time celebrating the holiday!  Things are already calming down, here at the Kelemen compound, LOL.  We celebrated a day early and this morning, the last of your children packed up and departed.  May you be surrounded by loved ones and enjoying special times.

     As we head into the New Year, I want to thank each and every person who has encouraged me with this adventure in card making/stamping.  I look forward to learning and sharing many new and exciting things!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friends with Flair

     It's Friday and time for another post for Friends with Flair.  Please be sure to check out the Unity Blog for inspiration from some totally amazing designers.  Heck, if you add a creation of your own, you may just be lucky enough to win a fabulous prize!

     My December KOM ( Everyday Fairytale) has arrived, and I was excited to stamp a little something using it.  First up is a love card using a sentiment and the book stack stamp.  My designer paper and cranberry card are from Gina K. Designs.  I colored with Copic's, and added twine and a button as accents.

     Next up is a sympathy I needed this week for the family of a sweet, 97 years young lady, who loved her Irish heritage.  The So Sorry banner is also part of this months KOM.  I added a die cut Vivienne butterfly from Memory Box, as well as some vintage shammrock stamps.

     My third and last card is one I made to add to my Operation Write Home box, I just shipped out.  All Valentines need to be in their hands by the end of December....  Phew, they are outta here!  The stamps used on this card are from my grab bag of loose Unity stamps.   I saw the design on Pinterest, and cased it.

     Okay, that is it for me today!  Hope everyone is knee deep in holiday prep.  As for me, it is off to work!  Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Babies x 2!

     Today is the family shower for my daughters SIL.  She is expecting identical, twin girls in the early days of February.  I was asked to attend, but was unable to make the trip.  I just wanted to share the card I created.  I made a little inside pouch for a gift card, but realized the place she is registered, is not in our area.  It worked well for cash, also!

     I used the gorgeous pea pod images from Beyond The Fringe.  Coloring was done with Copic Markers.  I added die cuts from an SU! die called Little Leaves.  I cut apart a trim I had for the pink centered daisies.  There is sparkle, and piercing, with the addition of  Stamps by Judith dots and hearts.  There is an MS border and corner punch used, also.

     I am sure it was a really fun time.  Can't wait to hear all about it!  I know I had a grand time creating this card.  They also did a "bring a book for the library" theme!  Too cute!  Thanks for taking a peek.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friend with Flair! Another week gone!

     Time is just zipping along! Today I would like to share a card for Friends with Flair, that I created using stamps from a grab bag at Unity.  I just adore the pears, and sentiment!  You can also link up a Unity project, and possibly win a prize!  Just check out the link over on the Unity Blog.

     My image and sentiment are both stamped in Pistachio Memento ink.  I used a green textured card stock, as well as ivory Pure Luxury from Gina K. Designs.  Coloring is done with Copic Markers.  I added ivory crocheted lace from JoAnn's Fabric, leaf ribbon form May Arts, mini flowers from Prima, and some olive pearls.  I love the way things layered up, and that it can be used as a love, anniversary, or thinking of you card.

     Hope your holiday prep is perking along.  Thanks for the visit.