Friday, November 22, 2013

Negative Background and More

     How ever did it get to be Friday, again!  Hope all is well in your little part of the world.  Today is Friends with Flair day, over on the Unity Blog.  I just hate missing that post.  Here are a couple of cards that I made, using the November KOM from Unity.  There are some new benefits to being a KOM member, so go check out the deals.

     My first card was created with scraps of card stock and the negative bits form some Memory Box die cut outs.  I used finger daubers, with assorted inks from SU!, VersaMagic, and Memento.  I stamped one of the new sentiments from the kit, with Memento tuxedo black, and added a felt embellishment from American crafts.

I would also like to enter this card over at Pixies Snippets Playground, since I used lots of extras to create it.

     The second card, also uses papers from the scrap bin, plus two of the gorgeous flower stamps from the KOM.  I used the same sentiment, but this time it was cut out with a SB die.  I fussy cut the flowers, after coloring with Copic markers.  I added Stickles and gems for embellishments, along with a diecut border from K&Co.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friends with Flair - Playing with Gold

     Happy almost the weekend!  This week I was trying to gather up what Holiday stamps I had in my Unity bins.  I found a really out Stampin Store Kit from October of 2009!  Although I think this set is no longer available, I hope you enjoy.  There were sure some pretty stamps in it.  Here is my offering for this Friday's Friends with Flair, over on the Unity Blog.

     I found a 1/2 sheet of pearlized cream card stock in my stash, to use as my base.  My next layer is BoBunny designer paper from their Woodland Winter Collection.  I distressed the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.  There is this great flourish and sweet sentiment included in the kit, and I decided to jump on the gold band wagon.  I pulled out my Ranger Gold embossing powder and got busy.  I found a scrap of soft sand PL card stock, and gold embossed this elegant tree from the set. After cutting it into a triangle,  I topped it off with a star embellishment from Sandy Lion.

     Hubby and I want to thank all of our friends for his birthday wishes.  If you did not see the post of my kitchen pictures, click here!  Have a great weekend, and thanks for the visit.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Little Clean and Simple

     Here is a CAS card that I created using the Unity November KOM.  Not too much to say, except that I just love this floral heart that is included!  I thought it would make a great Wedding or Valentine card.  I finally make a CAS card that I like, and I can't find a challenge to use it in....LOL, it figures.

     I used a random piece of grey card stock from my stash.  The heart was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, and pearls accents were added with a Viva Décor pearl pen.  I punched a heart (no maker) from black scraps, and embossed it with my Square Lattice EF from SU!.  The heart was popped with foam. 

     Have a fantastic day!  Today is my DH birthday, so hopefully we can celebrate with a nice dinner, tonight.  Happy, happy birthday, sweetie!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November KOM, and My Kitchen Remodel

     Let me start out this post by saying that I am watching the first snow flakes of the season.  Brrrr!  I have been trying to take my time, and enjoy the Unity Kits of the Month, when they arrive.  Here is a card I made last evening, using some of the new stamps.

     I stamped my image and sentiment on some purple designer paper from my scrap bin, using Versafine onyx black ink.  That is my ink of choice, when I want a deep, solid image.  My friend Carol taught me that trick. I mounted both on white card, and rounded the corners with the 1/2" rounder.  I found a piece of K&Co. film strip trim and decided it would make a fun background. Then, I had a big opening, so I took a flower stamp from the KOM and made a little panel to insert.  It is stamped in Distress ink, and highlighted with Copic.  I needed something to connect everything so I die cut some leaves and flowers with 2 new Memory Box dies. The rest of the embellishment are Stickles, Prima minis, and purple pearls.

     I would like to enter this card over at Pixies Snippets Playground #98.

     Here are a few pictures of the new kitchen.  Please trust me when I say this was a long time coming. 

     I got a good photo of the stove side of the kitchen, but not the fridge side.  That side has sink, dishwasher and pantry.

     Since we could not take down the wall between the kitchen and dining room, we added a serving bar to help keep hot foods off the antique table.  The shelf will be fun to decorate over the holidays!
      Here is the other side of the dining room, and they are the french doors out to the deck.  Love the ceramic floors.  Much easier to keep clean with the doggie.  So sorry I have not found my new curtains yet.
      Thanks for taking the tour and for checking out my latest card.  I would love to hear what you think!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friends with Flair

     Here is a card that I created for this weeks Friends with Flair post.  I looked at my desktop, and decided to use snippets and bits that were lying in front of me.

     I started with a half sheet of white card, added a layer of textured olive, and then moved on to an embossed piece of chocolate kiss, that was embossed with a Cuttlebug EF, and swiped with Colorbox, Frost White ink.  I grabbed scraps and inked up my pinecone stamp, from the Unity KOM Oct, 2013.  The inks are VersaMagic Night Sky, Memento Rich Cocoa, and an olive brown marker from Marvy.  The sentiment is from the same kit and done with the olive and navy inks.  To embellish, I found some snowflake brads, twine that was sent by Unity as part of a prize.  The navy twill is my favorite snippet.  That came tied around a bundle of dish towels for my new kitchen.  I just knew it would come in handy!

     I would also like to enter this over at Snippets Playground #197, since I used lots of leftover bits.
Have a great weekend, and I will see you again soon!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Oh, What Fun!

     I had such a warm welcome over at Snippets Playground last week, that I just had to go back and play once again.  This week will be Snippets Playground #97.  As my dear stamping friend Carol L. can attest, I am never at a loss for bits of this and that. On with my card.......

     I grabbed some scraps of white card, and went to town.  First I found this sweet digital image that I had printed ages ago.  It is called Kitty in Window from L'univers de Shatam.  I added a sentiment from Create with TLC.  The bottom line of the sentiment was created into a banner, as it would not all fit in any of the dies I own, as one complete composition.  Oh, and that pretty oval die is from Spellbinders.  As we move on to coloring, it was done with Copic markers, and sponging is with SU! Costal Cabana.  I added a little glossy accents to the flower centers, and strawberry.  The designer paper came out of my stash of snips.

     Speaking of snippets...... is it wrong to save all of these bits?  I was ever so glad when banners and such got popular!  I pull from this everyday, but it never goes down.

     Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I am so pleased to be able to sit and create a bit . 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Shades of Purple, with Flair!

     Happy Friday morning, friends!  I hope that everyone was able to restrain from eating all of the Halloween candy in the house, which then helps you to avoid a candy coma.  It has gotten warm and windy, here in PA.  I am sure it is just a tease before the grips of cold weather grab hold.  Friday also means it is time to link up some of this weeks Unity creations.  Please check out the Friends with Flair link to discover some great inspiration!  On with my cards......

      First up is a card that I created which has lots of white space.  My purples are scraps from my bin, and I paper pieced the lampshade.  I created my little rosette with a SU! punch, which is a 7/8" scalloped circle.  My sponging is done with Distress Inks, and touches of color are with Copic.  The name of the Itty Bitty stamp set I used, is Life Brighter.

     Card two is done with the October KOM, from Unity.  I used the 3 shades of purple Distress ink for sponging and stamping.  They are Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.  After stamping, I ran the panel through my CB using the Petals A Plenty embossing folder from SU!.  An eyelet was set at the top of each ornament and silver cording bows were tied.  I added Stickles, and Viva Décor pearl to my ornaments, as well as a sweet little love tag.

     That is it for me.  Hope the weekend brings lots of Fall fun to you and yours.  Thanks for paying a visit.