Friday, August 31, 2012

*** STARS ***

Today I'm sharing my entry for the Unity Stamp Company challenge. 
 The theme is *STARS*, but that's pretty obvious by looking at my entry!
 I used an Itty Bitty sentiment called Celebrate.
The big star was die cut on my Cricut. 
 The paper is some old K&Company.

I couldn't resist adding some glitter on to emphasize the green "celebrate".

Linking up to Unity's Friends With Flair also!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Checker Flower

This flower card was make by cutting a flower out of Authentique paper.  The background plaid paper is so fun to work with.  Can you ever go wrong with plaid?  Not really!

To make the flower a little more substantial, I added another one behind that was turned to show through.  A little CTMH ribbon, stamped sentiment & adhesive gems made this a "quickie".

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August Tag

I made my first attempt at a Tim Holtz style tag.  His August tag of 2012 was my inspiration.  I'm still not sure I love it, but with all the work that went into it.....I MUST SHARE.


I've been trying some techniques from Tim's second book, so expect more grunge on my blog!

Monday, August 20, 2012

B&W wedding

Why does black and white come to mind for prom & weddings?  Must be a formal look.  Here a few cards using Bobunny glitter paper.  It is, after all, still wedding season!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vintage Tray

I have 6 old trays from a garage sale.  They have the cutest flower trim around them & looked like that would frame some pretty scrapbook paper nicely!  So I gave it a try on one.

The paper line is October Afternoon's Sidewalk line.  I cut the alphabet strip out, used a giant scallop punch on the red/white stripes & sponge inked the outer edge.  The flower was handmade with circle layers that I crinkled up.  The leaves were sent through the paper crimper.

The photo is on there loose, with magnet back buttons to hold it to the metal tray!  I love this snapshot of my little guy Marshal when he was little in the pumpkin patch.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Easy Copic

I think Copic markers are tricky. One EASY way to use them is to skip the fancy shading & simply color in a word making each letter different. 

The hollow letters of this Itty Bitty Simple Party stamp word was just right!

Linking up to Unity's Friends With Flair .

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I love making kid cards, they are by far the most fun.  The card below uses a unity border stamp.  Just a few rows of bubbles make the red paper way more interesting.  Everyone loves Elmo.  He's a clear choice for any birthday!

Nothing fancy, but still festive.  That yellow checker make it way too cute.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fun With Freebies

I did some cards using a recent Unity stamp prize.

 The little smarty is so cute & fun to color!  Don't you think this would be a fitting graduation card? 

Here is another card with a fun color combo!  I added a few dashes of color to the stamped border.

Have a great weekend.  

Linking up to: Unity's Friday Friends With Flair