Saturday, July 31, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge


This week is Wild Card week at Just Us Girls so we are making wedding cards. Our fabulous DT member Pam has a wedding this weekend, she will be giving away a daughter! I hope she has superb weather for such a joyous occasion!

I went a bit clean and simple with my wedding card and I used the July Unity KOTM.




Here is a close up:

Aren't those birds super sweet?

Be sure to swing on by the JUGS BLOG for more inspiration from the Design Team! And be sure to hop on over to their blogs all links on the JUGS BLOG!

That's it for now!

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Till later...


Friday, July 30, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday


It's Friday and time for another Friends with Flair. Be sure to swing on by the UNITY BLOG for a full listing of those participating today!

Today I decided to use the July KOTM and the fabulous apples in it to make a fall themed card. I also played along with the All Things Unity Challenge. if you haven't stopped by All Things Unity it's a fun challenge blog created by fabulous Unity addicts! I hadn't had a chance to play along yet but I'm glad I did this week. This week they have a sketch challenge, I flipped it.


Here is what I did:





Closeup:

Over in the Unity forum at SCS we have the new Unity Addicts Challenge up come check it out. And we would love to have you as a challenge guest. Swing on by this THREAD to learn how.


That's it for now!



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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday!


It's Thursday and time for another Treehouse Challenge! This week we are seeing dots! This week DT member Yaneri gave us our challenge: "Seeing Spots & Dots"! Fun huh? Yaneri will be leaving the Treehouse and we wish her well in all life's adventures!

Here is what I came up with this week for Spots and Dots!




Closeup:


I used the fabulous digi set called Beary Birthday for my creation!

Be sure to swing on by the Treehouse Stamps blog for inspiration from the design team. Check out their blogs and leave some love. Then be sure to play along with us this week by linking your creation on the Treehouse Blog!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Unity Addicts Challenge



It's Wednesday and time for another Unity Addicts Challenge! Be sure to visit us in the Unity Challenges thread for Unity Addicts 11. This week our Unity Addicts guest is Carisa! Be sure to swing by and leave her some love! And our Growing in Unity gal this week is Tanya! She is posting each day with lots of Unity goodness!!

Today at Unity they are featuring Donna Downey stamps! WOO HOO! So for today's challenge we used Donna Downey stamps! For my pattern paper I used flowers from Insightful Meadows and I used "She":




Here is a close up of that FABULOUS quote, one of my favs, can you see what I did there?


I thought the head would look cool over the quote. I used all Memento Inks for this project. My cardstock is by Gina K. I used last week's Hip Hop Sketch flipped for my card this week.

So come play along with a chance to win a super cool Unity kit! And if you want to be our guest swing on by the Challenge Idea thread and share your ideas with us!

Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog as well for lots of insipiration!

That's it for now!

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Till later...


Monday, July 26, 2010

Treehouse Stamps Sneak Peek


Next Wednesday August 4 is the August release at Treehouse Stamps! It's going to be fabulous so today I wanted to show you a small sneak peek at what is coming.



That's all for now!
Till later....


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gina K CSS for August Challenge

It's that time and the lovely Gina K. has issued this month's CSS challenge. The challenge this month is to pick one of her Stamp TV videos and make a project using the technique. I'm so psyched I got to play this month. How cool would it be to make the CSS design team and be Gina's guest designer for August!

I picked the spotlighting technique for my card. This fabulous technique can be seen HERE. You have to check out Gina's video's they are really awesome. Even if you are familiar with the technique she shows you, I promise you will still want to watch. She does an amazing job with all the videos.

For this technique I decided to use the set called Pretty as a Peacock. I decided to use the peacock stamped in black and accent his lovely feathers.

Here is what I came up with:




here is a closeup of her feathers, I used glitter spica pens.



I used Gina K Passionate Pink paper and my green I believe was SU. The buttons are from the Gina K, I believe called Spring Mix. My pattern paper is DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket.

Well fingers crossed! Hey you never know!

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JUGS SATURDAY CHALLENGE

JUGS Template Challenge is HERE....

Growing In Unity WINNERS!



I want to thank everyone who stopped by all week and left such wonderful comments! I appreciate each and every one! Thank you so much, it's always a blast to share all my Unity creations!

So before it's over this week I have one more thing to show you. It's the beginning of a project so it's a work in progress. I had a Creative Imaginations Tag book in my drawer and decided to try and use it. I've had this idea to use the fabulous sentiments and quotes that Unity has to create an inspiration book. So I started this tag book. To start I covered each page in beautiful Webster's Pages which I think gives it such a beautiful look.

Here is a snippet of what I've done so far....






Now I know you are waiting for the winners of course! LOL! I picked two random winners from all my comments:

1. Winner of a Unity Kit courtesy of the fabulous Angela - Emily Keaton. Congrats EMILY!

2. Winner of an Ippity Kit courtesy of me - Rachel. Congrats RACHEL!

Winners please contact me riaann at optonline dot net.

Thanks again to everyone!!! If you want to be a part of GROWING IN UNITY be sure to come to the sign up thread in the Unity Forum.

Till later!

Just Us Girls - Template Challenge and Sponsor


This week is template week with JUST US GIRLS and we have a fabulous sponsor - Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs! This week there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky participate. The challenge is make a project using a template and Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs offers up one for FREE! SO BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT HERE and play along!

I almost didn't think I was going to get something together this week. It was a rough week. Tuesday was my birthday and I went out with the kids a bit during the day. But when we got home they got sick, stomach bug sick! Not fun for any of us. Then yesterday I started to feel a bit under the weather. I didn't get anything real bad like they did but I did go to bed early. So finally today I printed the template and got to work and unfortunately had to take my picture at night! I have to say the kids loved this little template also I had to make a few of these boxes for them!


I worked with the matchbox template. I really love this little box and think I would use it again.


Here it is open, I put a box of buttons inside. My images on the outside are by Unity Stamp Co.



Sorry about the poor photos! If anyone can make some good suggestions for taking pictures late at night I want to hear it! LOL! I have a decent camera but I might need some lessons.

Anyhow, be sure to swing on by the blogs of the JUGS DT and leave them some love! I know they will have some fabulous stuff to share with you!


♥♥ Just Us Girls Design Team ♥♥



Debbie - Featured Designer for the month
Andrea


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 blog post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS43. 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, July 29. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!





Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 6: Growing in Unity and Friends with Flair Friday




Day 4 of Growing in Unity! In case you don't know what Growing in Unity is all about it's a way for those who love Unity stamps to share their Unity creations and be in the spotlight for a week. This was started a long time ago and recently passed on to me to organize and I am so happy to be a part of it. If you want to be a part of the fun check out this thread in the Unity SCS forum for more details.


Alrighty, it's Friday! It was a crazy week for me at home, with my birthday and 2 sick kids the night of my birthday. Sigh... Now I'm feeling a little icky so hopefully it's not going to hit me like it did them! They had the stomach bug so NOT good!

Anyhow, I promised I'd show you my stamping on Canvas. I did get some painters canvas at Home Depot and stamped on it. It doesn't look good! I might share one page though just for giggles so you can laugh at me! :-)

However I did have canvas boards. You know what I mean? You can get them in the painting section and they come in all sorts of sizes. I was never into painting or anything but I assume it's commonly used by painters. I decided to start with the smallest one I have 4x6 and get going. I painted it white first, then sprayed glimmer mists on it. The glimmer mist didn't seem like it "liked" to be on that board so I scrapped it away which left my resulting color and I left it. Here it is:



So here is one of the pages using the canvas drop cloth:




So my Week with Unity is coming to a close. I'm glad I grabbed another week for myself it was fun. The last time I did this was almost 2 years ago! This weekend I will announce our winners. I'm going to try and have another project tomorrow if I can, so I will plan to annouce the winners on Sunday! So if you have been leaving comments be sure to stop by. Thanks to everyone who came by to check out my projects this week, I truly appreciate it!!


If you are looking for a challenge be sure to swing on by the Unity Challenge forum for the newest Unity Addicts Challenge.





Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 5 - Growing in Unity



Day 5 of Growing in Unity! In case you don't know what Growing in Unity is all about it's a way for those who love Unity stamps to share their Unity creations and be in the spotlight for a week. This was started a long time ago and recently passed on to me to organize and I am so happy to be a part of it. If you want to be a part of the fun check out this thread in the Unity SCS forum for more details.

Today I "altered" a door hanger. This is a wooden unfinished door hanger you can get at Michael's for $1.00. I painted it with white acrylic paint and then covered it using this cool paper. I used modge podge as my adhesive and used it over the paper as well to seal and give it a shine. For both projects today I used the "SHE" kit. I used the fabulous quote from it on both projects. I just love this one. My flowers are Prima and the buttons are SU. I used Momento Dew Drops to achieve the multi colored look on the quote.



I just love that blue and green together so vibrant I think. I love this door hangers. I made one a while ago and my 4 year daughter took and has hanging on her door. For that one I used some sort of fun animal image I think. But for $1 the possibilities are endless with this and makes a cool little gift.

Here it is again actually hanging on a door handle, I wasn't sure which photo came out better so I'm using both:

So with the left over paper I covered a little composition book. Now can I ask why don't they make those black and white composition books hard anymore? Remember when the full sized ones where hard backs and didn't bend etc. I have a few still on hand for altering but in the stores now they are soft! What the kids are beating each other up with them?? LOL!

Anyhow, this is a small compo book which measures 3.5" x 4.5":



Be sure to swing by all week for a chance to win a Unity Kit just by leaving a comments. I will also toss in an IPPITY Kit from my stash as well! SOOO, THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS THIS WEEK FOR MY GIU!! I will select a random winner and announce it next weekend!

If you are looking for a challenge be sure to swing on by the Unity Challenge forum for the newest Unity Addicts Challenge.

Well check back tomorrow as I hope to have something stamped on canvas. I tried with a canvas drop cloth from home depot per the fabulous Angie Blom, but it didn't turn out as nice as I hoped. I might share it anyhow, along with some stamping on canvas board I got at Michael's! :-)

Well that's all for now!


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Treehouse Challenge Thursday - Watercoloring

It's Thursday and time for another Treehouse Stamps Challenge. This week fellow DT member Gloria has given us a watercoloring challenge! This turned out to be a bigger challenge for me than I thought but in the end I used the July contest image for my card:



My picture could be better but were having storms yesterday when I was finishing this and needed a picture.

Be sure to swing on by the Treehouse to check out this month's challenge. The cupcake I used is this month's awesome free digi to use on a creation for the contest.

I hope that you will play along in this week's watercolor challenge as well as this month's guest challenge! Swing by the Treehouse BLOG for details. There you will also find today's challenge and fabulous links to the THS DT!

Thanks for stopping by.



That's it for now!



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 4 - Growing in Unity - Unity Addicts Challenge



Day 4 of Growing in Unity! In case you don't know what Growing in Unity is all about it's a way for those who love Unity stamps to share their Unity creations and be in the spotlight for a week. This was started a long time ago and recently passed on to me to organize and I am so happy to be a part of it. If you want to be a part of the fun check out this thread in the Unity SCS forum for more details.


It's Wednesday which means Day 4 of my GIU week but it also means a new Unity Addicts Challenge! I'm so thrilled to be the Unity Customer Challenge Coordinator, I've loved Unity forever! All the girlies involved with Unity are so super sweet and fabulous.

This week the challenge is called "Poppin Flowers" (yes I am coming up with the corny names myself, just trying to make it fun!)Use any Unity/Ippity flower but it make "pop". Whether you use dimensionals, a fun coloring technique, whatever you can think of that will have your flowers "pop" off the page.

I went somewhat simple and used pop dots to create a layer with my flowers. My daughter got a necklace at the zoo and they gave her a gift box with it. SO, I took that box and used it to make a little set of notecards. (ok I only made two cards so far at least...)




The box:


Some close ups:



Be sure to swing by all week for a chance to win a Unity Kit just by leaving a comments. I will also toss in an IPPITY Kit from my stash as well! SOOO, THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS THIS WEEK FOR MY GIU!! I will select a random winner and announce it next weekend!

If you are looking for a challenge be sure to swing on by the Unity Challenge forum for the newest Unity Addicts Challenge.


Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 3 - Growing in Unity All Week Long



Day 3 of Growing in Unity! In case you don't know what Growing in Unity is all about it's a way for those who love Unity stamps to share their Unity creations and be in the spotlight for a week. This was started a long time ago and recently passed on to me to organize and I am so happy to be a part of it. If you want to be a part of the fun check out this thread in the Unity SCS forum for more details.


For today I was going to make a birthday card, but I'm not huge on doing that sort of stuff for myself! LOL! Which is sort of odd because I love birthdays! Yes I'm celebrating my birthday today, maybe hitting a stamp or scrapbook store will be in order! So instead of anything birthday related I have I have two somewhat simple projects to show you :-)

We all know how fabulous all the Unity sentiments, sayings and quotes are right? Well I thought some would work well as a simple magnet. The sayings are from some recent kits and the background is from the June store kit. I used Stazon inks and a round strong magnet on the back. My base for these magnets - bathroom tiles!


So while on the topic of making Unity magnets I'm going to share another "blast from the past" project (I hope you don't mind) where I made cute magnets using the Birds of a Feather kit. This was during the time I LOVED stickles (well ok I still do love them), had to have it on EVERYTHING! Worked well on the magnets!
My second project is a cool one making use of a tissue box. I have taken boxes and altered them fairly often. Then a while back Gina K showed a tutorial on altering a tissue box and I loved how she did it. Since them I've been collecting my tissue boxes! LOL! Here is one I made which came out pretty simple using the fabulous Becoming Butterfly quote which I love!



Close up of the quote:

Be sure to swing by all week for a chance to win a Unity Kit just by leaving a comments. I will select a random winner and announce it next weekend!

If you are looking for a challenge be sure to swing on by the Unity Challenge forum for the newest Unity Addicts Challenge.

Well off I go to figure out what to do today, take the kids and go for a ride maybe. I do know though my husband got me a Unity Gift Certificate, horray! And the kids (4 years old) picked out something at the store for me, so I can't wait to see what that is.



Well that's all for now!

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