Friday, September 27, 2013

Tag You Are It, Day 5

     Well here we are at the end of a week long journey in tag land.  Since today is also Friday, and our favorite Unity, Friends with Flair day, I will be adding my last tag of the challenge there also.

     Here is what I used:

The designer paper is from Making Memories. 
My stamped image and sentiment are from the Unity KOM from July 2012
I cut the image with a Spellbinder Die called Labels Seventeen
Image was inked with Memento markers, and sponged with Pear Pizzazz from SU!
For embellishments I used ribbon from Michaels, American Craft twine, flower by Prima, and a button.

     Be sure to check out the Show and Tell group for Unity, over on FB!  The talent is amazing!

     Happy Friday, and have a wonderful weekend.  So glad you dropped by, and if you would like to see the rest of the tags I entered this week, check out this link.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tag You Are It, Day 4

     Good Morning, and welcome to Day 4 of the Unity, Show and Tell challenge over on FB. Sure hope that you are still enjoying tags, tags, and more tags!

     For todays creation, I used a large manila shipping tag.  My idea for this one is perhaps on a plant poke, in a bouquet of flowers.  The back of the tag is blank, and has plenty of room for a special message.

     Here is my material list:
I stamped my background flowers with Versamark, and then used clear embossing powder. 
The sponging is done with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
My tall vines were double stamped with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, and Smoky Slate from SU!
The sentiment is also stamped with the Peacock Feathers and punched with the Artisan Label punch from SU!
I added a couple of MS butterfly punches and pearls from Queen & Co..
Next, came some eyelash fiber and satin ribbon for the hanger.  Trust me, the eyelash has the peacock color in it, but just did not photograph correctly.
All stamps are from the July 2011 KOM called "Better Together".

     That is it for me today.  Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Unity Tag Challenge, Day 3

     Today's tag is created with that down home, country feeling.  I live rather close to Lancaster County, PA, and the home of many Amish businesses.  My thought was to possibly use this on a beautiful jug of honey, as a gift, from one of their stores.

     Here is what I used for today's challenge tag:

The Designer papers are from Making Memories, and the white is generic.
The embossing folder is a Darcie's Basket weave folder.
I added row of cotton crochet lace.
The jug and sentiment are from the September KOM from Unity
The bumble bees were taken from a past KOM (July 2011)
Coloring was done with Copic marker, and  added gems, pearl button,
 and Stickles as embellishments.

     Please go over to the Show and Tell Group on FB.  Ask to join and you will be approved quickly.  There have been some amazing entries in this "Tag You Are It" challenge.   Thanks for paying me a visit. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Unity Tag Challenge, Day 2

     I had such a great time creating yesterday's tag, that I decided to keep playing.  Over at the Unity Show and Tell site on FB, Angela has created the Tag You Are It Challenge.  If you would like to join in the fun, you can request entry to the group.

     Today I used the Sept. 2013 KOM, once again.  This month, there are these adorable, round Christmas stamps, that I used for today's tags.  My ink is Riding Hood Red from SU!, with touches of Copic and white gel pen.  I also used the edge of the large background stamp in the kit, with Pear Pizzazz ink.  My tags are Avery 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 shipping tags.  I love this size for little treats for human or pooch.  My embellishments are red polka dot ribbon and green gems.

     I will be making more of these to use on small bags of chocolates for my co-workers, this Christmas.  Thanks so much for paying me a visit.  Hope you are enjoying beautiful fall days, as we are here in PA.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Unity Tag Challenge

     Angela posted a challenge, Tag You Are It,  to create a tag a day, and we are to post it over on the Unity Show and Tell site on FB.  That sounded like lots of fun, so I got busy.  You must ask to join.  Show some Unity love.

Here is what I used:

I started with a free tag that I received with a Unity order
I stamped the tree, and grass border from the new Sept 2013 KOM with Versafine ink and then clear embossed. 
A 1" circle was punched and lightly attached
My distress inks were brought to the table in Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, and Peeled Paint.  I spritzed with water to blend a bit better.
The circle was removed, and my sentiment was added (from the same kit)
There is a strip of black card and the top of the tag was stamped with the leaf background stamp form the Aug 2013 KOM (Love This!)
I embellished with some Memory Box sitting bird die cuts, assorted ribbon and twine, and an antique black glass button.

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Weekend and FwF.

     Well, we made it to another Friday!  Hope everyone is doing great.  Today, I have two cards to share with you, for our Friends with Flair get together.  I always look forward to Fridays. My new KOM has arrived, but I need to complete some projects I have mapped out for that.  Today I will share and end to a beachy summer, and a card to celebrate fall.

     Card one uses a sentiment from the July 2013 KOM, and a chance for me to try out some Memory Box dies,  The octopus and the school of fish, that I just had to have.  I also used a new Darcie's embossing folder that creates waves.  The octopus is embossed with a Swiss Dots folder, and the sentiment is cut out with the SU! Artisan Label punch.  As for my inks, I found a stack of Marvy Blending Bolx hiding in my closet, and decided to drag them out and play.

     Card two uses one of my new Unity Snowpeep .  May I present Herm, and he is a Itty Bitty called Leaf Me Alone.  I colored him up with Copic markers, and added a little Stickles sparkle.  I used 2 EKSuccess punches, some ribbon, and papers from Gina K. I used some little baubles from Robin's Nest.

     That is it for me, this week.  Have a fantastic weekend, and I do appreciate all of your comments.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friends with Flair & SSS!

     Today is a perfect fall day!  The breeze is blowing, and the heat has flown the coop.  I have quite a few September birthdays, so I got busy, and pulled out an older Unity KOM to do some creating.  This kit is Dec. 2011, and is called "filled with love".  Here is my Friends with Flair offering for this week.

     The jar, chevron background, and the sentiment are all from the kit.  I used a Darcie's hearts embossing folder, I recently acquired, and Basic Grey designer papers.  The jar is filled with a tiny heart stamp that never leaves my desktop.  Two hearts make the sweetest little butterflies, also.  The blue paper ribbon is from K&Co., and the bakers twine is from Pizzaz A Plenty.  As for the inks, they are SU! melon mambo, smoky slate, pear pizzazz, and coastal cabana, with touches of Copic.

     I would also like to enter this card over at Simon Says Stamp, for their Wednesday Challenge which is emboss it, this week!

     Thanks for all of the well wishes on the kitchen demolition.  Demo is 95% complete, and we are eating well so far.  On day one, our black lab decided to follow our son, who was removing floor boards, and went right through the screen on the French doors.  Guess she had her own kind of demo in mind!

     Thanks for stopping around!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hard to Believe it's Friday

     How did it happen?  Friday already?  Are the weeks zooming for you, also?  There have been some great sales over at the Unity store.  I picked up a few new things.  Just a few, now.  I love the new snow peeps.  You must go check things out!

     Today, my Friends with Flair card uses the witch on a broom and the leaf background stamps, from the August KOM from Unity.  Some might say that this is a great self portrait of yours truly.  I used my favorite Versafine ink to get that deep black image. My card stocks are onyx black, soft sand, and sweet corn. The die cuts are from Memory Box, and they are the puffy clouds.  I tied a button and bakers twine bow around the frame I created from a negative.  Sentiment is SU.

     I hinted at a home project in my last Unity post.  This weekend is demo for my kitchen.  I will not have a stove until mid October.  We have set up the toaster, micro, and coffee maker in a different part of the house.  Just can't imaging not doing real cooking for so long!  Wish me  luck!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Flutter By Wednesday #251

     Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge is a new one to me.  I was playing today, with a new Darcie's embossing folder.  I just loved the flow of the wildflowers and weeds.  My butterflies are punched with an MS punch, out of some soft plaid scraps.  Not sure where this sentiment came from but it was hiding in a pile I had stamped.  I found my large set of chalks, and a stiff brush , then went to town coloring softly.  A few gem were added for a bit of glitz. 

     Guess that will be it for me today.  If you are a football fan, enjoy the first game of the season!

Animal Antics at SSS

     Well, we made it past Hump Day and moved right into Thrilling Thursday!  I decided to stay home today and get a few things finished.  The new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is Animal Antics!  I just love me some animals!

     I used this cute dog pair from Penny Black as well as the sentiment.  After I fussy cut them, and added a bit of sparkle to their lovey heart, I mounted them on a background done with a hounds tooth EF rubbed with white ink.  Since the words needed a place to rest, I used a border stamp from Unity done up in coordinating colors.

     I hope to get more stamping done today, and may return.  The weather is just gorgeous, and I may get side tracked, lol.  Thanks for stopping around.