Friday, December 31, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday - Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!


Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style.

First you need to check out this fabulous sale at UNITY:


Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!


This week I used a new Unity Kit called "Provencial Collection - My Dear..." :


Be sure to come join us for this week's UNITY ADDICTS CHALLENGE!

Check out the amazing sales going on at Unity, you won't want to miss out!



Well that's all for now! Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top Ten Cards of 2010 - Blog Hop



I found out about this fun blog hop today via Taylor Ursy and thought it would be fun to play along. So I went through my cards for 2010 and picked 10 of my favorites. All the photos have clickable links to the original post, except for one which is noted.




























Not yet Posted :-)







Well I think that covers it. That is hard to do, I'm sure I missed some cards that I would have posted also.


Maybe another post this week will be some of my favorite projects from this year!


Till Later....















































Friday, December 24, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!

Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. So I got all into the holiday craziness I didn't get my post up on time, ARGH!


First you need to check out this fabulous sale at UNITY:



I had something made using my new IOD kit but again with the holiday craziness I didn't take the picture. My apologies on that. But I will share with you a card I made a long time ago using Bitty Christmas Tags. This card I remember was featured on the Unity Blog a long time ago.



Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

Be sure to come join us for this week's UNITY ADDICTS CHALLENGE!

Check out the amazing sales going on at Unity, you won't want to miss out!

Well that's all for now!





Thanks for stopping by!




Till later...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

I made this luminary for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge which is an inspiration challenge This is the inspiration picture:

For my project I went with the circle shape, colors and the penguin:

Basically it's a little box. We made them at an SU gathering and it's from a Sizzix die. I don't have it (although I'm getting the Big Shot real soon :) ) so I opened up on the one we made at the SU event and used it as a template to make this one. I stamped on vellum for the window. I used the following kits: Folk Inspired and Jolly Little Winter.


This is taken with light and flash but inside there is a little battery tealight so in the dark this is what it looks like:




Be sure to come join us for this week's UNITY ADDICTS CHALLENGE!


Check out the amazing sales going on at Unity, you won't want to miss out!



Well that's all for now!



Thanks for stopping by!








Till later...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

Happy Saturday and another fun challenge with Just Us Girls! Our technique this week is called Sparkly Stained Glass!
Here is what I came up with using a Unity Stamp and I went with the Tim Holtz inspired tag. This is not one of his 12 tags of Christmas but his tags inspired my tag for this challenge! :-) I distressed the tag using distress inks and then stamped the music image (Ippity Stamps) in black. The green circle that the birdie is on is actually a piece of chipboard which I colored using distress inks. My sentiment "JOY" is chipboard which I again colored using distress inks and then I added crystal effects (crystal lacquer) to it which gives it the shine!


Just Us Girls Design Team


Elise Durenberger ~ December Guest Designer




How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS63. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, Dec 16. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.



Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

This week I made a tag which is for our Unity Addicts Challenge! I have been tag inspired with Tim Holtz's 12 days of tags going on now, so this tag is definitely Timmy inspired.



Close up:



Be sure to come join us for this week's UNITY ADDICTS CHALLENGE!


Well that's all for now!




Thanks for stopping by!




Till later...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

Welcome to another Just Us Girls Challenge! This week Alicia has challenged us to a fabulous sketch:







Here is what I came up with:



I've been into making these Tim Holtz style rosette flowers. I don't have the die but have figure out how to make them without.


JUST US GIRLS DESIGN TEAM

Elise Durenberger ~ December Guest Designer



That's it for now. Be sure to swing by the JUGS BLOG to play along and link up your version of this fabulous sketch!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tilll later....

Friday, December 3, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

Here are two pages from my December Daily project. This is based on Ali Edwards idea to chronicle Dec 1 - 25 each year. I took the idea and went in a slightly different direction with it. I made my the seasons of blessing. You can see the cover to my book in this post HERE!

Basically I'm going with simple scrapbook pages of pictures from the season. Here the first one was from the Thanksgiving Day parade and the second one is our family picture from Thanksgivng:





So right now my backs are blank but I need to go back and add some journaling and maybe a bit more decoration.

Be sure to come join us for this week's UNITY ADDICTS CHALLENGE!

Well that's all for now!


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fun with Echo Park

Have you seen Echo Park yet?? It's a fabulous new paper company launched earlier this year. The patterns of their collections are so amazing! I have a bunch of pages that I picked up at a scrapbook store but I need to get my hands on entire collections. It's on my wish list maybe Santa will bring me some! LOL!

I'm psyched to post these creations with you today, as I had a blast making them. EP is also currently holding a little "contest" where they will pick a few people to feature next week, how cool is that? Totally worth trying for!

First up I made an 8x8 layout using some paper from the "Walk in the Park" collection.


Check out that great flower! This is inspired from Tim Holtz's rosette flowers. I don't have the die but was able to make it myself with some EP paper and a scoreboard! I added a glitter brad to the inside. On my background I used some stamps from Unity Stamp Co. Did you know that Unity has teamed up with Echo Park and created some stamps to make EP's Little Boy Collection. I have a feeling we will be seeing more with that partnership!


Here is a close up of that flower:







I also have a second project using Echo Park papers to share with you today. I LOVE how this one turned out. You may know that Tim Holtz has started his 12 days of tags which I love to follow. So with that I was inspired to make a tag using my EP papers and yet another rosette.






Here I used the Life is Good and the Walk in the Park collections. Check out my title.... THAT is the little title, heading on the bottom of the 12 x 12 paper! You know from the strip you cut off to use the paper which shows you who the paper is made by. Isn't that the coolest? It made the perfect little title for my tag!


I used some fun fancy fibers for the top and grosgrain ribbon on the bottom. The button is from a fun collection I picked up at Michael's in the Christmas section.


Here is a close up of that awesome rosette:




So much fun! I love that I figured out how to easily make these rosettes!


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 26, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today and be sure to keep your eye out for that FABULOUS UNITY FRIENDS WITH FLAIR BLINKIE, you just might win something!!

Here is a layout I did for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge which is to mask. You can swing on by the SCS Unity Challenge forum HERE for details and play along with us:




And here is another layout I made using last week's Hip Hop Sketch. I flipped the sketch and made it into a layout instead of a card:



Well that's all for now!


Thanks for stopping by!



Till later...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - Treehouse Challenge Thursday



Happy Thanksgiving!

This week the Treehouse Challenge is simple, just load your favorite card from November at the Treehouse Blog.

So I will share my November favorite but first I have one to share in honor of Thanksgiving today:

This is using the Treehouse digi set called Gobble 'til you Wobble.

Now onto my favorite card from November:



This is using the digi set called Peaceful Noel.


Now be sure to swing on by the Treehouse Store for some amazing Black Friday Deals coming your way.


Thanks it for now!

Have a fabulous Turkey Day!