Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Haunting We Will Go!

     Happy Halloween to all of my favorite witches and goblins!   Come on, you know who you are.  Are we all ready for a night full of fun?  Today I am sharing a card I made with a teeny tiny stamp set that I found at work for maybe .25.  I saw a card somewhere on Pinterest that stamped little images in hex punches from SU!  I thought and thought what I had that would be small enough, until I found these tiny witches.  I also fell in love with the tiny sentiments that were included.  The inside reads cackle-cackle-cackle.  LOL!  These are all scraps of papers lying on my desk, the bubble and star stamps were done with Hero Arts Unicorn White ink, as were the stars and the smoke I created.  My final touch was one of my google eyed bats from Recollections.

     Remember to keep the kiddies and all of the scared pets safe, while you answer the door.  Who knows, you may even see me hovering on my broom!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Let's Go To The Hop!

     The Unity hop, that is.  I am happy to be able to join in this week!  Please be sure to check out all of the super talent that is linked to the design team hop.  There is also a great sale over on the Unity site, as Angela cooks up each week.  Don't forget to shop!  If you link up or leave a comment, you could win a super prize, also!

     Okay, on to my card.  I am using stamps from the January 2011 Unity Kit of the Month.  This card uses the adorable tall snowman.  I started with a white card base, that is distressed with Old Paper Distress Ink.  Next I distressed a die cut made with my Lil Inkers stitched diagonal die.  There are two open circles that were created with the SB classic circle dies.  A layer of inked kraft , and then my sweet snowman, colored with Copics, and cut out with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.  I tied it up with a twine bow.

     Card two is a black base and hand cut banners made with a Darice snowflake embossing folder and inked with soft sky ink.  Again, my chubby little snowman from the same kit is also colored with Copic markers.  I added sparkly highlights to his apparel, and gems to random snowflakes.  My sentiment is from Unity, but was in a grab bag so I am unsure of the set name.

     It is a rainy, dreary day here in PA, so please forgive the lighting on my photos. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Just Mark Me Absent!

     Sorry, but I have been taking a little blogging break.  That does not mean that I have not been making things, I just have not been sharing lately.  I figured I best post a couple of the Halloween cards I have created before the holiday goes poof, and flies right on by!

     This set was for a dear friend, and uses stamps from Inky Antics.  My papers are all scraps from my bin, as are the bits of ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon Co.  I use to subscribe to their monthly club.  The fry box is SU!, as is the scalloped and circle punch.  The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart, and I found it at Tuesday Mornings for a song.  It is fun because you can change up the ribs with different colors.  My stamping was done with Memento inks and then colored with colored pencils and mineral spirits.

     I would like to take this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground, since this was created with lots of scraps, and that is Di's requirement.  It is the 200th challenge at the playground, so I want to wish a big Congrats to Di, and all of the playmates! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

By Request.....

     Suddenly, I was asked to create cards for people.  It has been dry all summer, LOL!  Besides a few retirement cards, wedding cards, I needed a 50th Birthday card.  I decided to get into my un-mounted stamps, which I do not use far enough.  The reason being I have no clue who has made them.  Other than the cake stamp, I can list what I do know.

     The papers.....  White card base with scraps of black, gold, and TH Vintage Shabby.  The balloon dies are from Papertrey Ink.  The twine strings and bow are from American Crafts.  Sequins are from Fancy Pants.  I did add the 50th with a stamp from Impression Obsession.  Some Stardust pen was added to the embossed balloon and the 50th.  The smattering of dots are from a Stamps by Judith stubby stamp.

     Not sure I missed anything.  I would like to enter this at:

     Pixie's Snippets Playground # 198-  Always use snippets  (almost at 200)

     Hope you had a fantastic fall weekend, and I sure do appreciate you spending a few minutes of your day with me!

Friday, October 9, 2015

A Second Unity Post


     Since I could not seem to figure out what day the Unity Blog Hop was this week, I was thrilled I did not miss it.  Here is another card I created with the August 2013 KOM.  So many amazing images and sentiments to get inky!

     This card starts with a kraft base, and designer paper from Momenta.  I stamped the subway art in the corner of a piece of water color paper, and then punched out 2 leaves from the opposite corner. This let the designer paper peek through the holes.  I used my Spectrum Aqua markers and a waterbrush, to add soft colors.  There is a little sparkle added with sequins. 

     Please check out the surprise sale at Unity, as well as all of the wonderful creations to be seen on the Inspiration Hop!  Have a pleasant weekend!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween Treats

     I have started working on some treats for friends and co-workers.  This treat box is one of the things I came across during the season, and with the help of my friend Carol, was able to mass produce these fun little goodies.  Here is the link for the You Tube video. .  To complete the project, I brought out one of my older Unity Stamp, Kits of the Month.  This kit is August 2013 called Cozy Moments.  It has wonderful Fall and Halloween images/sentiments to work with.  You will also need an envelope punch board to make this project easy.  My paper is double sided so I did some of each side. The rest of the stamps are done on those many leftover pieces of white, that we all have.

     The inking was stamps in Memento, and Distress ink in Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, and Mustard seed.  I added a brad and a sparkly bat from Recollections.  These have been one of my favorite embellishments this Halloween, so I went back to my local Michael's and bought all they had!

     I will be entering this project for:

Unity Inspiration Blog Hop-  Use Unity
Pixie's Snippets Playground #197-  Use snippets
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

     I appreciate the visit!  It is so nice to see the sun, here in PA!  Looks like it will be a fairly perfect fall week.  Enjoy!