Friday, August 28, 2015

A Little Flair!

     Happy Friday!  This will be my second time typing this post, since Blogger was so kind as to not allow me to add the picture, when I had completed typing.  Ugh!  I used stamps from 2 of the recent Unity KOM.  They were May and July.  I love this pretty gown, and I had never inked it before.  The font for the Happy Birthday is so pretty, also.

      I started with a cranberry card stock base, a layer of pink card from Bazzill, some designer Basic Grey scraps, and a top layer of white.  My 2 layers were cut with Lil' Inker stitched rectangle dies.  I added Prima flowers, Recollections pearls, and tiny negative hearts cut with a border punch.  Sparkle was added with a Stardust pen.  This will be perfect for a sweet princess!

     This will be entered at the following:

Unity, Friends with Flair-  Use Unity
Pixie's Snippets Playground #191-  Use snippets
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-  Anything Goes

     Enjoy this weekend, as summer winds down.  The week ahead has the unknown with Storm Erika.  Be safe if you end up in her path.  Thanks for the visit!

Friday, August 21, 2015

That Stinks!

     Today I have a card that uses the "That Stinks" stamp set from Unity.  I will be entering this in the Friday, Friends with Flair share this week.
     My skunk is a little mottled, since I was trying recreate one that I have had running around my yard at night.  I did this with my Copic 0.  It removed the color to give me some texture.  We also have one that is almost completely white.  I spotted him down by the lake, looking for grubs.  So, I am thinking that the mottled one is an offspring of Whitey.  ( I thought whitey was a shopping bag blowing around, until I saw it was going in circles.)  I used all paper scraps, my inks were Copic, and my sponging is SU! ink.  There was some fussy cutting, and  For embellishments, I used lines of sticky back pearls which I bought at a show.
     Have a fantastic weekend, everyone.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Had To Try One!

     There have been so many versions of cards with little Minions, that I just had to try and create one for myself.  The biggest thing is to get the shape right, and I found that Spellbinders Labels Nine contained that perfect bean shape.

     The clothing is a whole other thing.  I found printable Minion gear on Pinterest!  All I had to do was figure out the right scale and print!  My sentiment is also printed and is from TLC Creations.  The stitched clouds are a die from Lil Inkers.  I used a negative scrap for my circle opening.  Also I sponged a nice blue sky for a background, also on a scrap. Some Glossy Accents on the goggles, and a strip of Washi on the bottom, and I am calling this card done.

     I do believe I shall post this over on Pixie's Snippets Playground # 190, since I used up bits from my desktop!  Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Twofer

     Recently I have been creating for the shear fun of creating.  Today I would like to share 2 winter cards I made this week.  My first card is my version of a card I saw on Pinterest,  I did some layers, stamped trees with Smoky Slate, using the SU!, Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  Next step was to cut a heart, using a SB die on black, and pop it up over the trees.  My die cut trees are from Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box, and are called Small Forrest Tree. The sentiment is from SU! Watercolor Wings.  I added pearls for snow, and large silver sequins snowflakes as embellishments. A strip of Washi tape was added across the bottom.

     I have been liking the dramatic look of black and white lately so I went with it for card number two, also.  I did the typical graduated layering, added a piece of designer paper from Bo Bunny's Altitude collection.  After cutting a classic oval from SB, I ran it through an embossing folder with snowflakes.  My large focal snowflake is a recent purchase of Darice dies.  I am liking that one.  My greeting is are dies from SB.  I added a sparkly snowflake sticker for some glitz.

    They were fun to create, and I am glad to have a couple more holiday cards completed!  I always enjoy your visits and comments.  Thanks!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Comes So Quickly!

     Can it possibly be Friday so soon?  The week has zoomed by here.  My little Doxie had her spay surgery on Wednesday, and we are tied up with keeping her from straining herself.  Thank goodness the vet supplied pain relief.  She is a ball of constant motion, and does not like the "cone of shame" she has to wear when we are not staring at her.

     Anyway, on with my card.  It uses The Unity Kit of the Month for July 2015.  My card uses lots of the white scraps that I tend to accumulate, and a piece of polka dot designer scrap.  All of my stamping was done with peeled paint Distress Ink.  I carefully hit the cone with some colors of Copic.  Yes, I know those 2 inks are not compatible, but I went with it.  My border was created with a Martha Stewart punch.  I added Stardust pent to my ice cream for sparkle, and some gems to the punched border.

     I will be entering this for:

Friends with Flair-  Use Unity Stamps
Pixie's Snippets Playground-  All snippets, all the time

     Thanks for the visit!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tie it up!

     I would like to share a water color I did, for my entry into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week we are asked to "Tie It Up".  I used hemp twine as my tying agent.

     This started with a kraft card base, and a scrap of designer paper that reminded me of murky water.  The stamps used are as follows:

Mexican Garibaldi fish from Fred B. Mullett
Vintage Flourish stamp from Stampabilities
Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co.

     Everything was stamped with Distress Inks in assorted colors, and then misted, or colored with a wet brush.  My panel was distressed and the edges rubbed with inks.  Twine was added, as well as brass brads.

     That is it for now.  Might be back later today.  Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 7, 2015

It's Friday!


    Today I have a Unity post, for Friends with Flair, that has been a long time coming.  A few months back, I made my grandson a memory matching game using 2 sets of Unity stamps.  I then gave it to him, and never took a picture.  The game is holding up fairly well, and when I saw he brought it to play with his last trip here, I snagged it up and took a couple of photos.

     The sets used were Meow, Purr, Baa, and Roar, Grr, Eek.  As soon as these sets became available, I just had to have them!  I used assorted inks and Copic markers, along with other assorted Unity stamps to create some texture on the backgrounds.  They were cut with a Spellbinders classic circle die, as was the designer paper I used for the reverse sides.  I layered them between laminating sheets and then cut again.  I also made a paper board box for storage.  This is one of the more fun projects I have done, and it has been hours of fun for a 2 year old.
     As a little side note, I did use the sheep from the set, but those two cards seem to have scampered off.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy your weekend.