Thursday, March 31, 2011

Queen Kat Designs New Releases

I wanted to share with you a card using an awesome image from the March release at Queen Kat designs. This great image is by the artist Myka Jelina called Little Blue:


Be sure to swing on by Queen Kat designs and check out all the wonderful stamps they have.


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later....

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Carrie Hawks Wednesday at Queen Kat Designs

Today is special release day at Queen Kat Designs and we are having a fun and special blog hop! SO if you arrived here from the Queen Kat Designs blog you are on the right track! Queen Kat has a wonderful new artist - Carrie Hawks and today is the debut of her images. I got to work with this Steampunk Cat Guy: Be sure to hop on over to the fabulous JAN's Blog for more Carrie Hawkins inspiration!

Here is the full list of blog hop participants for you in case you get lost along the way:


QKD


Maria - Your here


Jan

Vicki Bonnie Penny Store

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Unity Challenge - Fashion Forward

Unity Stamp Co now has a monthly challenge which can be found right on their blog.

Last month I didn't get a chance to play along but now I'm back on track ad got something for this month. The challenge this month is basically a theme called "fashion forward". Here is what I came up with using Undeniably You.

So here is the deal about the dress: I stamped it ad then paper pieced it, nice right? THEN I got a little bit of black ink from my hand in the white space near the dress so I had to do something and I smudged in some black in around it for a "look". So actually in this picture it doesn't look that bad I guess. In person it's a little odd to me but I went with it! Sometimes you just have to roll with it! That's all for now! Till later....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Queen Kat Designs Wednesday

Welcome to the middle of the week and another Queen Kat Designs creation using the awesome Amy Brown fairies! Today I used Spell Caster Fairy.

Since taking the "She Art" Class with Christy Tomlinson I've been loving working on canvas board and paints. Today I used Queen Kat Deisgns Spell Caster image by Amy Brown.

Here is what I came up with:


This is a 4x6 canvas board. I started with paints, then some stamping for the background. Added some random pieces of papers, stamped over them. Stamped and cut out the fairy, paper piecing her dress. All the images you see are Queen Kat Designs.

It's different from making standard cards and scrapbook pages. I love going out my comfort zone with this stuff. I have a few art journals I enjoy working in as well. But I am not leaving the comfort and fun of making cards!

I used the following Queen Kat Designs stamps for this piece:

Aged Text
Butterfly Writings
Friends Forever


Closeup:

That's it for now!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Growing in Unity Week WINNER!!!

Hey there! Sorry it took so long to get this posted today! Busy stuff going on. But the kids 5th birthday party was a success and tomorrow they officially turn 5!!!!

First I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful and sweet comments on all my projects!! It was a blast I really have been loving the "She Art" class and just working with paints on canvas and in art journals!

So the randomly selected winner from all my comments during my Growing in Unity week is:

JENMARIE!!!!

Congrats JenMarie!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just Us Girls Color Challenge Week and Sponsor!


It's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge. This week it's color challenge week and we have a fabulous sponsor! Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring this week's color challenge.

The colors are in Stampin Up color names: Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, and So Saffron. Now of course you don't have to use those exact SU colors but colors that come close to them. And of course I actually didn'th ave any of those SU in colors in my SU paper stash! But here is what I came up with using the wonderful image called "Natalie".


I went pretty simple but I think it works ok.

Today is a very busy day here as we are celebrating my babies 5th Birthday with all their friends from school, at the house! OH MY! Fingers crossed all goes well! :-)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS DT as I know they will have amazing inspiration for you!



Just Us Girls Design Team

Andrea






Be sure to also stop and visit our Featured Designer for the month...




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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS76.


Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 124. The Linky Tools 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.



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Growing in Unity Day 5 and Friends with Flair Friday!

I can't believe it's Friday already, Day 5 of my GIU and Unity Friends with Flair Friday! I also can't believe I pulled off 5 projects for this week. I jumped in GIU this week at the last minute which was totally awesome but I thought I would end up doing a "rewind" day or something. BUT I managed to pull it off and loved all that I made and I hope you did also!

Today I have one more canvas piece to share with you! It's not a She Art but I'm sure I'll have more of that next week! My "babies" are turning FIVE one Monday, sniff sniff! So I decided to pull out their new born baby picture and do something with it on a 6x8 canvas board.

Here is what I came up with:

I used Treasure to Me and This is the Time.

Close up of some of the stamping the flower. I stamped on the flower for texture and used my finger and ink for the middle. I used StazOn Ink.




Be sure to check out the Unity Kit of the Month Club! It's fabulous and WELL worth the $26!!!

Be sure to leave a comment today as well because I will pick a winner from my Growing in Unity this weekend! Bear with me though as we are having the kids party tomorrow at the house with like 20 kids and parents! Sigh..... I hope the weather is nice outside so they can go out! LOL!




Well that's all for now!


Growing in Unity Day 4

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's day 4 of my Growing in Unity Week! Thanks to all who stopped by each day!

Well I promised another "She Art" and today I have one. Christy Tomlinson is the "She Art" lady and she totally rocks! I am so glad I took her workshop. The She Art workshop will begin again in April with instant access to all 3 weeks! If you happen to sign up tell Christy I sent ya!

So here is my next She Art girl. This week we worked with background scenes in the class. This is on a 6x8 canvas board. Love these things! My girl's head turned out a big small but I just went with it. That is what I love about this type of art it's just that art so you can do what you want!




All the stamped images on this piece are of course Unity a mix of them.

Be sure to leave a comment as I will pick a random winner from all my comments this weekend!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Growing In Unity Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week! Today I pulled out last month's Kit of the month which had not been used at all yet, eek! Here is what I came up with using those awesome lanterns:


I have another "artsy" piece on my desk from the "She Art" class (if you happen to sign up for this class be sure to tell Christy I sent ya) on which I did use all Unity Stamps so I'm hoping that will be something I can share for Thursday or Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Growing in Unity Day 2

It's Tuesday and my second Growing in Unity day this week!
Today I have a card to share this is a card based on last week's Hip Hop Sketch! Looks like it's the last week of the sketches as it seems Unity has something new up their sleeves. Today there should also be another Unity challenge posted. The "New" Unity Challenges are posted each month now on the 15th and you can find them on their own tab on the Unity Blog!


So, here is the Hip Hop Sketch:



and here is what I did:
That's it for today! Be sure to leave me a comment each day this week for a chance to win a Unity Kit. I will randomly pick a winner from all my comments at the end of the week!

Till later.....

Monday, March 14, 2011

In Style Stamps March Color Challenge



Check out these pretty colors for this month's In Style Stamps color challenge!! I got to work with Patty Bunny Slippers this month and here is what I did:




I decided to go somewhat simple using these colors. Be sure to swing on by the InStyle Stamps store to see all the fabulous stamps they have to offer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Growing In Unity! Day 1

This week I'm taking the Growing In Unity week. So I'm pulling together some new things and some that I haven't even blogged yet.

I've been taking the "She Art" class with Christy Tomlimson and have been LOVING IT! I higly recommend it! And Christy is re-releasing the class April 1 with instant access to the full 3 weeks, how cool is that! Tommorrow starts my third and final week so sad! All my She Art creations have been made mostly with my Unity Stamps so I will be sure to share them all. I posted a few on Friday for Friends with Flair Friday HERE. Today I have a new one.

This is a "scene" with my girl. The technique here was creating pleats in her dress. I didn't quite round out or "finish" the bottom of her dress. But I figured I'd just leave it and go with it. Now of course all of my stamped images here are Unity: The flowers, the "bugs", the swirls on bottom. The big blue dots I created using a Cuttlebug die. I have the "honeycomb" die set. This set has a die that cuts something that looks like a honeycomb with holes in it and it has a flower die as well. I didn't have punchanella that you hear many talk about, the sequin waste. So I used this instead. I used paint with it. The pattern papers you see here are from My Mind's Eye and the "text" paper I used for her head, arms, legs are from Stampin Up.

Check out the beads around the sun in the upper left corner. That is liquid beads. Cool stuff actually, basically just beads in a jar of glue. But it works so well! Here is a close up:


I've been having a blast with these "She Art" girls! I have also started some art journaling in books so much fun. It's all so different from creating basic cards so I've been having a blast! Never fear I'm still card making just exploring other artsy things!

Be sure to swing by each day and leave me a comment as I will pick a random winner from all comments at the end of the week!


Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge Week



This week I am the hostess with Just Us Girls and I picked the Acrylic Smash technique. What fun this is I have to tell you! Be sure to check out the tutorial HERE on SCS.


Here is what I came up with using Unity Stamps:



Be sure to swing on by all my JUGS friends blogs for loads of wonderful inspiration!


Just Us Girls Design Team



Be sure to also stop and visit our Featured Designer for the month...


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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS75.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 17. The Linky Tools 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, March 11, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

It's friends with flair Friday over at Unity. I haven't had a chance to participate in a while so here i am today with some new art work using my fabulous Unity stamps!


I've been taking the "She Art Workshop" with Christy Tomilinson, LOVE IT! It's amazing and so much fun. I've been loving the whole mixed media thing and this has been great.


So I have been working on my She Art girls and have been using alot of Unity stamps so today I wanted to share with you some of my work:


This fun girl was created on a 4x6 piece of canvas board. All the stamped images are from Unity!
This fun girl was created on a 6x12 piece of canvas using mostly Unity Stamps (sorry I think an SU wheel stamp is in there).

If you are not a Unity Kit of the Month member you need to check it out! It's an amazing value!







Well that's it for now!


Till Later...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Special Queen Kat Designs Release

Queen Kat Designs welcomes a new stamp designer Diana Vick with a fun blog hop! Diana is a whimsy/fantasy artist. Be sure to swing on by the Queen Kat Blog and then the Store to check all the new images out!

If you arrived here from the wonderful PENNY then you are on the right track for the blog hop, if not be sure to head back to the QKD BLOG because you don't want to miss anything!!!

I got to work with Bo Beep and here is what I came up with:


NOW, be sure to hop on over to the Queen Kat Designs store and check out all the new images by the fabulous Diana Vick.

Till Later.....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Triple Tiara Tuesday with Queen Kat Designs


This is my first Triple Tiara Tuesday with Queen Kat Designs and this week is a sketch week.


Here's how it goes:

- Each week 3 Royal Court Members (listed below) host a challenge on their blog. (the same challenge)

- You start at the QKD blog and visit the 3 challenge hosts on their personal blogs. (Leave us some love and a link to your project so we can return the favor. *wink*)

- QKD will offer up a $25 stamp gift certificate for you to compete for each month. So if you enter each week, you have 4 chances to win the monthly prize of $25

Here is the awesome sketch we worked with:





and here is what I came up with using a fabulous Amy Brown image:

So be sure to check in with the other gals working with this sketch this week:


Linda


Bonnie

and of course don't forget the QKD BLOG!

That's it for now!

Clear & Simple Stamps Birthday Blog Hop




When Nicki asked me to be a part of a birthday blog hop for her mom and partner Reenee I was happy to participate. If you are arriving here from Ayana's blog then you are on the right track for this hop.



So in honor of Reenee's Birthday we are hopping through a bunch of fabulous designers to wish her a very happy birthday!!
There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs during this hop. Clear and Simple Stamps has a package of fun goodies, valued at $50 ready for some winners. So what do you have to do to win?

You need to head on over to the CSS Facebook page or to their blog and leave Renee a Happy Birthday wish!

AND if you want to go shopping, Clear & Simple Stamps is offering 15% off this entire day March 8 if you use coupon code birthday15.

Here is my birthday card created for this event:


I went somewhat simple but I love that CSS cupcake so it was fun paperpiecing it.

So be sure to continue on this hop and head on over to STEPHANY'S BLOG.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till Later!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge

This week is our Sketch challenge week with Just Us Girls.



Here is what I came up with:



My image/sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye a new pack I just picked up from my LSS and the solids are from Stampin Up and Gina K Designs.

Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS DT for lots of amazing inspiration


Just Us Girls Design Team





Be sure to also stop and visit our Featured Designer for the month...


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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS74.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 10. The Linky Tools 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.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Queen Kat Designs Royal Release Day!

Today is the official montly release at Queen Kat Designs! Be sure to join us tonight 9pm EST for the facebook release party on the QKD facebook page!


Today I want to share with you something I made using a new image by Amy Brown called Spellcaster! Her fairies are totally amzing and fun to work with.


Here is what I came up with:






Be sure to swing on by the Queen Kat Store to see all the new releases!

That's it for now!