Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stylish Shoes

While looking for inspiration this morning, I found this wonderful color combo on the CAS on Sunday challenge blog, that I somehow missed. There is only one day left to enter!

I was happy to play along with these colors, and I haven't joined them for quite some time. The first image I thought to use are these cute tennis shoes from the Jan. Unity kotm. I haven't inked this stamp up yet, but I love it! I did substitute the Night of Navy for Not Quite Navy, it's the darkest blue I have. This is water colored with dye inks, and after it was dry and put together, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers.

The sentiment is from the Feb. kotm, and thought it was cute to go along with the shoes. They look just like Converse shoes, which I own two pair of. And I'm always wanting another pair!!

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Monday, February 13, 2017


My Unity kit of the month arrived the other day, and I knew that I wanted to used this cute coffee cup image first! Along with your kit they also give you some sort of papers and tags/embellishments as a little Thank You. The large piece that I stamped the cups on and the cute floral piece was part of what came this month.

This image has six cups on it, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig so I could get them all lined up fairly straight on the backing piece. I stamped another on a piece of scrap and two patterned papers from C.C. Designs. I paper pieced them for fun wrappers around the cups.

The sentiment is from the same kit, and thought it was perfect for this card. I don't do mocha's, latte's, or anything fancy, just regular coffee. But it's a must-have every day! :)

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Birthday Panda

I have a cute panda sending Birthday wishes for you today! This card was made following the sketch at Your Next Stamp:

The panda is from the YNS set Love and Smiles. I colored him with Spectrum markers, and the sentiment is from the Happy Everything set, and the coordinating Happy die. I paired this with the cute YNS paper pad Hugs and Kisses.

I used black card stock to match the panda, and make the papers really pop. I used some enamel dots and washi tape from my stash to finish it off.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Journal Page

Made a journal page today and am joining the Joy Clair challenge with their Shades of Red theme:

JC Challenge

I sponged the background with Real Red, Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick inks. I used stamps from the Joy Clair set Song of Solomon. To get this look, I spritzed water onto my craft sheet and dabbed the stamp into the water, then stamped onto the page. I used a rag to soak up excess water. I also added some water droplets to the page and let them run down a bit.

I stamped the two hearts at the bottom with Strawberry Slush, and the word stamp comes from the Music Makers set. I also used that set on the tag, which I used up the ink that was on my craft sheet from the sponging. 

I will add some photos later to this page, I love how it turned out. Thank you for visiting today!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quick Tag

The owner of Unity Stamp Co., Angela, posted a video and technique a few days ago on the company FaceBook page. Along with that, she challenged us to make a tag like hers with our own style, and she is offering up a generous prize of stamps. So this is the tag I entered.

I made my own tag with Crumb Cake card stock, punched the corners, and also made/punched the reinforcement hole. The technique was to use a punch as a stencil, and color/sponge inside. I don't have a large enough heart shape, so I went with a circle. I used the same color ink as the card stock.

I chose this adorably cute image from Tracey Malnofski, sold by Unity. I put the tag in my Stamp Perfect tool and inked the Girl image twice to get a good stamping. The sentiment is from the same stamp kit, and I used white craft ink. I think I stamped this one at least 3 times to get it to show up well.

Added some washi, and a small enamel dot to her hair tie, and done. An easy and quick tag to make, with lots of different looks depending on what colors you use.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Vanity Box

I followed a YouTube tutorial on how to make this cute box. I didn't take a photo of it open, but it basically opens in half. The top and bottom pieces are made exactly the same. I followed the color challenge at Your Next Stamp for this:

The card stock I used is from Stampin Up in the colors Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White. I used the cute gingham patterned paper from YNS to dress it up. I added a button and twine from my stash for the closure.

The hang tag was made with YNS dies, and I stamped the sentiment with Real Red ink from the YNS set Smiley Happy Critter Crew Two, and tied it onto the handle with more twine.

This is a good sized box, so lots of room for a gift. I think it's really cute! Thanks so much for your visit!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Watercolor Dragonfly

I had a play today with my new stamping tool and the Unity kit of the month for January. To make this, I used the Stamp Perfect tool, and positioned my stamp like usual onto the lid. The paper is watercolor, so I inked the stamp with Stampin Write markers one color at a time, spritzed with water then stamped. Since your paper and stamp stay in position, you just keep inking, spritzing, and stamping until you have enough colors that you like. The tool was a big help again!

I took the paper out, and sponged Peacock Feathers Distress ink all around the edge, and added droplets of water, and dabbed it off. Gave it a nice background.The body of the dragonfly was watercolored with a brush, since it's an open image. I then dried the whole panel with my heat tool.

I placed the panel back in the tool, and chose a sentiment from the stamp kit. I inked this twice, since it didn't show up well the first time. I used the Black Olive ink from Your Next Stamp. Again, I'm happy with this new tool!

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