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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Unity Linky for FwF, plus some!

     Another week has passed and it is time for the weekend!  It is also time for Friends with Flair, over on the Unity Blog.  We are just at a break in a heat wave, and boy, does it feel good.

     Today my card uses the July, 2015 KOM.  I fell in love with this vintage camera, and decided to give it a bit of a funky look with water colors. I truly used many scraps from my bins including my card base which I believe is a retired SU! color.  I have started cutting down many of my small print 12x12 favorite papers, which just sit since I have gotten away from scrapbooking.  One of my very favorite techniques is stamping direct to designer paper, which I have done with the ric- rac and background stamps from the kit.

I will be entering this for the following:

Unity Friends with Flair- Use Unity Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #188-  Use those snippets 

     Have a wonderful week ahead, and thanks for stopping!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday means FwF

     Today's card is a random use of scraps and grab bag stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  The coffee cup stamp, and the sentiment are both from a prize assortment, I do believe.  I used random papers, a new die from Darice called "swirl vine".  Crystal Effects were added to my cups, after I water colored with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens and a water brush. For embellishments I used random size aqua sequins.  This card is for the Friday linky at Unity for Friends with Flair.

     We have had a fine stretch of weather, and it has been very refreshing.  Hope you are experiencing the same, and have a fantastic weekend. 

     For my friends that did not see my sweet Della in her new Cuddle Cup on FB,  doesn't this just make you want to say awwwwwwwwwwwww?   She has been cutting some major zzzzzz's in this thing!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pet Sympathy

     I always hate when I have to make this type of card.  It was sad news for my Godson and his wife, who had to put down their loving pug last night.  They are just inconsolable.  I will wait a day or so, and send this off.  I know that Turk will be enjoying a good romp over the rainbow bridge. 

     The card was made with a black base, a layer of kraft, and a scrap of unknown designer paper.  I used a new Darice die to cut the branch, also from a scrap, and added peach buttons to look like fruit or flowers.  All stamps, other than the AI grass, are from my Sweet 'n Sassy Puppy Love stamp set.  They were stamped in Versafine Onyx ink.   I decided to add a scrap of mocha ribbon that I saved from a store bought card. :)

     Since I used up a pile of bits, I will take this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #186

     Have a blessed day, and thanks for stopping by today.  It cooled some, so there is a bit more energy to be had.  

Monday, July 20, 2015

Get In Shape!

     That is the theme of this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!  They are not talking exercise, but rather cards other than square or rectangle. Sooooooooooo.......

     Here we go with my version of "Get In Shape".  I started with a Zyron Shapez die cut 2x, and attached to each other with double sided tape.  while it was still in the die, I sponged with Salty Ocean DI.  Found this sparkly dot ribbon in my stash, and it was the perfect colors.  My flower was cut out of scraps that I had been dabbing my sponge on with Salty Ocean and Mown Lawn DI.  The die used is from Spellbinders, called Aster Flower Topper.  Love the way the petals can be popped up.  My sentiment is from Inky Antics punched with an SU! circle punch.  The Doxie and balloon were stamped, colored, and fussy cut from Delightful Doxies stamp set by Newton's Nook.

     This will also be loaded over at Pixie's Snippets Playground # 186, since I used up pieces to create this!

     The heat is unbearable again today.  A very good day to stay in and create.  Stay cool and be sure to check on your elders.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Time for Flair! (adult content)

     Well we made it to another Friday!  Yip, yip!  That also mean it is time to do a hook up on the Unity Blog, for Friends with Flair.

     Today I am using an Itty Bitty stamp from Unity called "Happy Dust"  by Angie Blom. 

     I started with a white base and embossed it with a Decorative Dot EF.  My background was created with Distress Inks and bubble wrap, with a spritz of water.  Paper doily pieces and ribbon were added for some added texture.  The Happy Dust stamp was stamped in Mown Lawn DI, and cut out with a classic scalloped oval from SB.  The little fairy/angel stamp is an unmounted and unknown from my stash.  I added a few green gems, and some stardust pen to the wings.

     I do believe I will enter this at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers # 38, R is for Rude

     That is it for me today.  Here is the Friends with Flair linky, so you can see all the great inspiration!  Have a great weekend.