Wednesday, May 29, 2013

So Little Time....

Hello! So I haven't been in my craft room since last Friday!! Whoah!! I know, where has this past week gone?! Well, I wanted to share something, so here are some cards for magazine publication that were rejected. The first two were made with a Market Street Stamps background stamp, I really love that one! The sentiment on the first card is from Technique Tuesday. The last one is a note card made with decorative mini cupcake liners, and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. So that's my eye candy for today! I hope to get some crafting time soon!! I do have this Friday off, woohoo!! Thanks for dropping by!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Best Day and Winner!!

Welcome Back! I wanted to share one last Unity card with you! I made this for my little guy who's birthday is in a few days. I stamped this Itty Bitty from Simple Stories called Best Day onto the card, made a mask on a post it, then used my favorite Distress Ink to cover all around it. I love doing this with this calendar image, it just totally pops! Here is a close up:
The birthday sentiment is from the Unity kit How You Doin?
Now on to the winner of the Itty Bitty stamps!!!
Random.Org picked day 4 and commenter #16
SHartl!!!! Congrats to you!! I will be sending you an email later today! Go pick out which 2 Itty Bitty stamp sets you would like!! Thanks SO much to everyone who stopped by my blog this week and left such sweet comments!! And thanks again to Unity!!!!! Have a great Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thinking of Who?

Hi all!! Today is my last post for the Growing in Unity week! I kept this last card really CAS so I could show off just the stamped image. This Itty Bitty is called Thinking of Who. I applied brown ink to the bottom half of the stamp, then wiped off any that got on the leaves part, then inked with green and stamped. This image lends itself to many embellishment options, but I chose to use some green sequins since they are all the rage. I did apply some light blue chalk for the background, but it doesn't show up well in the photo. I used my blender pen and the same green ink for the grass beneath the tree. I want to thank you all for stopping by this week, and welcome my new followers! It has really lifted my spirits!! Be sure to stop by tomorrow, as I will announce the winner of the two Itty Bitty stamp sets of their choice!!!! A HUGE thanks to Unity for having me this week, it has been a pleasure!!!!! :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Friday!!

Hello paper crafters!! Today is my 5th day as the Growing in Unity Gal for Unity Stamps!! Since I have been showcasing the Itty Bitty line, no collection would be complete without a little Phyllis Harris!! Her images are just the sweetest, and this is the You Are My Main Squeeze Itty Bitty. As my coloring skills are starting to expand, I have used Distress Markers on heavy watercolor paper on this one. I have tried coloring directly onto the paper, then blending, but I just can't get it to blend enough. So I scribble the marker onto my craft sheet and go from there. I did not use the sentiment that comes with this set, but chose one from the kit The Best. When I was little, my stuffed animals WERE a big deal!!!(I still love them!) But is a sweet sentiment for a best friend, sister, or Mother. Since today is also Friends With Flair Day on the Unity blog, I am linking to it! Thank you so much for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Absolutely Priceless

Happy Thursday!! Today is my 4th day of sharing my Unity projects with you! I am showcasing the Itty Bitty stamp set called Absolutely Priceless. I stamped the hot air balloon with Lucky Limeade ink, then used some glossy accents on the colored part to make it a little more dimensional. I also added a few drops around the balloon as well. This Itty Bitty has three different banner sentiments that you can use as one image, or cut them apart as I did here. Here is a close up of the balloon:
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to leave a comment on all my Growing In Unity posts for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamp sets of your choice!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rainbow Chevrons

Hello, and happy Wednesday to you! I am sharing my third Unity project for my Growing in Unity week! My background was created with the Jillibean Soup for Unity Chevron background stamp. I inked the stamp with various distress markers. I love this stamp!! It is huge, and completely covers a card front! The sentiment is from the Unity Itty Bitty Hello Friend set. Be sure to check back every day this week for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamp sets!! Thank you so much for stopping by!
And while I have you here, I just want to say that my heart goes out to all those in Oklahoma. I live in a small town, and this tornado would have taken everything out, and just can't imagine the devastation. I would love to send them clothing and shoes, especially for the little ones. The red cross is already there passing out food, and they only accept money donations. If anyone knows of an organization that I could donate items to, please let me know in the comments, thank you! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

GIU Day 2!

Hello stampers, and welcome to day 2 of my Growing in Unity week!! As I mentioned yesterday, I am focusing on using Unity's Itty Bitty stamps for my projects this week. Today I used the set called She & He, which has this wonderful large arrow image that I repeatedly stamped onto the card front with my stamp-a-ma-jig. I have also used this stamp as a border along scrapbook pages, it's great because of it's size! The sentiment is from the kit Now and Always. I think this card will be used for some special occasion, the 'life event' they call it. Some special life changing event. So anyway, thanks for stopping by again, and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamp sets from Unity!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Growing in Unity

Happy Monday!! Today I get to announce that I am the Growing In Unity Gal this week for the Unity Stamp Company!!

 I will be sharing projects every day with you, and on Saturday, I will pick a winner who will get two Itty Bitty stamps of their choice from the Unity website!!!! Since the winner will get Itty Biity stamps, I wanted to make projects this week focusing on them! The stamps I used are from the Simple Stories So Blessed Itty Bitty stamps. I stamped the house and tree image onto the die cut, then stamped the house again, and paper pieced it coloring in the windows with a marker. I made the sentiment into a banner and popped it up. Well, I hope you enjoyed my first Growing in Unity project! Remember to check back every day this week for your chance to win!!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fuzzy Chickie

Happy Sunday! Today over at The Alley Way Stamps blog, they are having a linky party going on with stamps to win!! So I decided to play along. I have been wanting to use my fun flock on this chickie image from The Alley Way Stamps set called Spring has Sprung for some time now. Well, for todays linky party I did just that. I also added some wiggle eyes to his fuzzy face. White is the only color of flocking that I have, but I didn't put it on real thick so the yellow still shows through. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. Thanks for having a look at my cute fuzzy chick!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Couple of Stampin Up Cards

Hello! I know I have been a stranger to my blog lately, but it's just the time of year. Warm weather means planting flowers, getting the garden planted, and just sitting outside to enjoy the warm air! And a little bit of working thrown in! I made these two cards for my Stampin Up demonstrator Holly's online class. Check the link on my sidebar for info about her class.
Both were made with all Stampin Up products. Their card stock is my absolute favorite. Not too thick and not too thin!! I've been watching youtube videos of new products coming out the end of May. Cannot wait to get my new Stampin Up catalog! Look out checking account! :) Thanks so much for having a look!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

For My Mom

Happy Friday to you!! I finally got a picture of the card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day before mailing it out!! I used stamps from the Simon Says Stamp exclusive Flower Friends set, and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant stamps. I loved the border that I made on a previous card, so made this one the same. It's the plaque and postage on the edge Sizzix die. I love it layered! To add more dimension to my stamped leaves, I punched out some green flower petals that work perfect for leaves! I also added some fun flock to the center of the flowers for a more realistic look. Here is a side view:
Thank you for dropping by, and Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nautical Summer

Between working and trying to set upp a new blog(which is not going well!) I haven't had much time to craft this week. Then this morning I wanted to take a picture of a Mother's Day card I made, and my battery went dead in my camera, so it is charging right now! I did manage to take this picture yesterday morning, and also am seeing if my blogger account is still cooperating. So far so good! I am playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week which is a trend watch for this:
Now, since I do not have any PS nautical themed stamps, this was a bit of a challenge. So I used a border stamp from the PS shadows stamp set and made a 'rope' frame for my seaside scene. I added a little hemp twine for a more rustic look. I then used a PS border die to make my waves with different blues card stock. For the sunset I blended some Wild Honey distress ink onto the scrap of white that was cut out from my frame. I used the sentiment from the PS Market Fresh stamp set and stamped it onto some Samantha Walker's digital papers that I printed out. I thought the sentiment was cute and fitting for looking at the ocean view!! If I can still use my blogger account, I will keeep this one and not the wordpress blog I just set up. It is not very user friendly, and am having trouble inserting pictures into the posts. Sorry to give my followers the run around!! I hope you will be patient with me!! Thank you for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A New Blog

Hello all! I am moving my blog to a new address, and invite you all to follow me over there! It is a wordpress account. I am having so many problems with Google, I have given up on it. Also my user name will be different when I comment on your blogs. It will be stamperpam. My gravatar picture may not show up either, since I am switching accounts. Just wanted to let you know if you see that username it will be me!! So please check out my New Blog! And let me know what you think, and if you can follow it easily!! Thanks to all of you who follow me here!!