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Friday, December 18, 2015

Mountain Plains Crafters and a Graphic 45 challenge

Over at Mountain Plains Crafters, we're holding a Graphic 45 challenge from the 18th to 20th. There will be a prize!
Head over to MPC's blog and comment to be eligible to win! Our challenge was to use a metal embellishment and die cuts.
Here is the prize!

Check out my craftiness below!!!

For this card, I used the gorgeous designer paper from Once Upon a Springtime Classic Collection. I used the tulip embossing folder and then added Inka Gold to the embossed area. The sentiment is from the same collection and it is layered with a piece of copper metallic card stock and put on dimensionals. Next, I added a little stamp from the same dp as well. I used some copper ribbon and distressed it by heating it up...definitely one of my favorite things to do. Lastly, I used the SU! butterfly embosslit die with the dp for my butterflies...difficult to see but there are 3...one by the fairy, one on the right bottom corner and a little one on the top.

My second project below is for my daughter Bailey for Christmas. She is on the right. The other chickadee is my younger daughter, MacKenna. Any who, I used Graphic 45's An ABC Primer Collection( polka dots) and Once Upon a Springtime. The butterfly, photo corners and middle box of the three boxes are stickers from G 45's Graphic 45 Staples stickers....love them for shadow boxes! Before gluing the paper into the boxes, I sponged around them with a bit of black. For our challenge we needed to use metal on a project and I fit that in with the metal arrow embellishment. The words were computer generated, sponged on distressed antique linen and sponged edges with black. I matted the photo with black, used some lovely flowers and some bling rhinestone flourishes. The first picture taken is when I thought I was done...however, I had to show my fellow dt member, MariLynn and of course, she had the best advice.....Inka Gold and some pearls...also, for the sentiment which I computer generated, she recommended using 3 different fonts...I did. So there you have it, the finished product! I don't know what I'd do without MariLynn to bounce ideas off of. I thank you, gf! It's amazing how the littlest changes can make the biggest difference!!!!
Have fun and comment over at MPC (and here if you'd be so kind)


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Growing in Unity follow up

Good day!

First off, a special thanks to everyone that commented on my projects during my GIU week, last week. It means a lot.

Here are the two winners from last week....chosen by random number generator

Kim Hahn and Dana Thompson

Thanks again!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Growing in Unity day 5

                      Happy Friday! We made it through the week! I am sad my last day of GIU is today.  All good things must come to an end!                   

I decided I should close my week out with the Snowpeep Charlie. Though I have to laugh at myself at how I stamped Charlie and how he's shown on the website...shown below. You can go to him on the website here.
I made the card 4 1/4 square. The image was done with pearlescent watercolors and some SU! markers and then a light coating of slightly silver shimmer paint. The sentiment was put on white paper and punched out with modern label punch. The trees were done in green shimmer paint. I inked the embossing folder with burnt sienna and it was finished off with a wide red satin ribbon.
I have had such a fun time this week and appreciate all your comments.
Don't forget to comment on my blog each day this week to be eligible to win 25 random Unity stamps...there will be two winners!



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Growing in Unity Day 4


Welcome and thanks for visiting me on day 4 of my GIU week! Unity rocks! For today's post I sat down with an 8 x 10 canvas and Primrose DCWV designer paper. I really wanted to do some mixed media. I started ripping and making a plan. I put the papers down with mod podge..underneath and on top them. Next, I took some pale rose acrylic paint and painted the sides as well as covered up the ripped portions of paper. I stamped the flower from You are Important and embossed in black. Difficult to see in the photo, but I have a few clusters of beads-one by the flower and two by the flourish. The flourish and arrow are chipboard from Tim Holtz that I covered with distress olive embossing powder. The bird (she did it anyway)was stamped on DCWV, too and cut out and mod podged on. The sentiment was stamped and put onto dimensionals and then covered with mod podge. I used a cluster bouquet of flowers. I also added a touch of lace and a pearl brad. Kind of a wild one today, but I choose to be happy with it !!! :)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Don't forget that two people have a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps for commenting on my blog every day this week!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Growing in Unity Day 3

             Happy Hump Day to everyone out in cyberspace! I am happy the week is going fast. My daughter will be home from college either tomorrow or Friday. She will be here a month and I hope it goes slowly!

Enough putzing! Today for my GIU project, I decided to go with this fabulous stamp, "Alcohol and salads" and it can be found here. This card came together quickly. I had some odds and ends designer paper sitting on my desk (anybody know the name?) and this stamp....ideas! Okay, so the green reminded me of salad! I loved a recent sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers~SC567 
That is how this card came to be! I added a piece of thick twine along with a lovely silver brad to finish it off.
Please be sure to comment on my blog every day and two random winners will receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp CO.
Thanks for taking the time to comment! It is so much fun being a GIU girl.
If you aren't familiar with them, check them out. Seriously awesome stamps...quality, images rock and my favorite thing about them is their sentiments.



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Growing In Unity day 2

Welcome to my blog and the second day of my Growing In Unity fun!

Have you ever found that when you have a bit of time to kill, you find yourself crafting? That happened to me when I went to make these Unity Creations. Then I ended up spending more time than I planned...but that's okay!

Two of the five tags I made and the two tiny bags were gifts from having placed an order with Unity....That is an awesome aspect of the company. You always get extra goodies when you place an order. The three colored tags were leftovers sitting on my desk, begging to be cut into a tag!
My sad little snowman was stamped in black and a bit of rose red, garden green and crumb cake markers to add some color. Next, I used some glitter stickles for the snow bank, the snowflake embossing folder and some sequins. My craft card was done pretty quickly. Colored it up with markers, added some highlights with a glitter pen and added a button and a bit of ribbon.
My stamps are from the KOTM Oct. 2014 and SnowFun~the snowpeeps.

I hope you are able to comment every day and then you'll have a chance to be one of two winners of 25 random Unity Stamps!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Growing in Unity Day 1

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is ready for the Holidays! I am so lucky to have my daughter Bailey around. She has decorated the entire house...almost single-handedly!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first GIU creation for the week! I used Unity's set called You are Important.
I love this set because the flower is super cool and HUGE and I LUV the sentiments....click on the set and you can see the other sentiments!!!!! One of which is "embrace the wonderful mess that you are". Love, love, love.
For this card, I stamped the flower in versamark and embossed in black on white card stock. Using my purple brushos, I added a bit of pigment to water and away I colored. I added yellow glitter to the flower center. The ribbon tabs were done with organza ribbon. I wanted to add more but for ease of mailing, I stopped myself. This will go to my daughter MacKenna who finishes up at school this week in Kansas....a bit of encouragement (I hope)~
Be sure to play along every day and you may be one of two random winners of 25 Unity stamps.

Thanks for visiting!