Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday



It's Friday and another Unity Friends with Flair!

Today I wanted to share with you my "Summer Time" journal. This idea sparked from that new "Smash" journal. I saw them at my LSS and thought they were pretty cool but I didn't HAVE to get one! They are coming out with a smash mini that I can't wait to see how small it is.

So I picked up a few of these at Michael's the other day in the $1.50 spot. (yeah can you believe that those baskets of goodies are now $1.50! LOL! )


This adorable comp book measures 6 x 8. And yes it does have this great pattern that looks like ribbons. They had other cool ones as well. Anyhow I decided to take some summery pattern paper by My Little Yellow Bicycle and cover it and I came up with this:



Very simple but I just adore that paper! The rubber band is actually a "Smash" one! On the inside I glued using Mod Podge pages together. I went through the whole book and glued 3 pages together all the way. Then I pulled out all sorts of random papers and added them on the pages to come up with a cool "finished" look. Here are my inside pages. The front cover (left side) has a double pocket and the first page using Unity and {ippity}:

The tape down the middle and on the page is paper tape by 7 Gypsies. I found a bunch of these at AC Moore for 2.00 and they are fabulous to use in this journal to help the spine/seam in the middle.

Here are some more of the pages in random order:













I used a mix of papers Basic Grey, My Little Yellow Bicycle, Memory Box....

Looking for some {ippity}? I have a bunch in my shop TYKAT SUPPLIES! And more to come. If you are looking for a kit I don't have I can order it for you. Free gift with every {ippity} purchase! New release coming July 5th!

Now to see if I use this fun journal to record our summer fun! If I do I might make one for the fall and winter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Design Team!

I'm happy to say that I am now a part of Challenges by AR design team. Adela runs the company Creations by AR which has awesome templates. Now she has started a challenge blog for her creations and I get to be a part of the new design team! It should be a blast working with her fun templates and she has a rockin DT in place also.

Be sure to come and check it out and get ready for the first challenge next week!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

{ippity} Monday


Happy Monday and it's time for another fun {ippity} creation! Get ready for the next {ippity} release coming July 5th! Be sure to check out my {ippity} kits in my etsy shop at TYKAT Supplies. If you are looking for something I don't have in stock let me know and I can get them for you! I offer a free gift with all {ippity} purchases.

This week I played along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! The challenge this week was to get edgy with border punches. I pulled out the wonderfully fabulous {ippity} kit New Season, New Wonder.

The kit in full:



Here is what I did with the kit:


Close up:

I have a group over at Paper Craft Planet called Got {ippity} come join us! I will be sharing lots of {ippity} there.


That's all for now!


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just Us Girls

Just Us Girls is at the 90th challenge this week! Amazing! Can't believe it. We have such wonderful followers and players each week and a fabulous design team!

This week I am hosting the JUGS challenge and challenge is to make a Patriotic 3D project or use a template to using a patriotic theme. To many of us a patriotic theme is the 4th of July and Red, White and Blue. But if you are playing along and you are not in the US please feel free to use the colors that represent your country. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Here is what I came up with:


This is hanging decoration ready for the 4th of July. I started with a piece of chipboard from a chipboard album. I have loads of these saved from Michaels. I covered it with some festive paper and added embellishments. My flowers are Tim Holtz Style roses cut using my Cricut. I wanted to add shine to them so I sprayed some Goosebumps clear texture spray by Tsukineko.

Close up of flowers:

My sentiment image "Summer Time" is embossed in red and from Unity Stamp Co. My heart image is also embossed and that is from the {ippity} line from Unity. I am a Unity endorsed {ippity} chick so feel free to check out my shop HERE. If you are looking for an {ippity} kit I don't have in the shop let me know!



Just Us Girls DT:


Lisa
Kathryn
Elise
Kristin
ROSEMARY - Featured Designer of the month


This week we have a prize offer as well! I am a Unity Endorsed {ippity} chick and I'm giving away an {ippity} kit! So we will have a winner for Chic of the Week and then I will randomly pick a winner from all participants to win some fun stamps!

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 this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS90. After you post to Linky Tools 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, June 30, 2011. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.




Friday, June 24, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Friday


TGIF! It's Friday and time for Friends with Flair Friday. Today I wanted to share a journal spread. This is in a 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 sized hardbound journal book. I used the awesome Donna Downey Unity flowers called Donna Poppy Bkgrnd. LOVE this stamp so perfect for journals, I can see using this often. Here I went pretty simple with it.



I used a very light pink acryclic paint for the background. I stamped in archival ink. The bottoms "grass" was paper that I cut out. I used Liquitex Acrylic inks to color using a paintbrush the flowers and the grass. The butterflies are paper pieced and are from the {ippity} kit called Now and Always. The sentiment is also from an {ippity} kit called Music of My Heart. And the dots in the "grass" is the Unity background stamps called Polka Dot Jam. Finally I added some stickles to the flowers for some glitzy fun!

So I love how this turned out with the flowers and how I colored the flowers (LOVE those liquitex inks) but of course I still think it needs more. Maybe some journaling would be nice or more awesome Unity sentiment stamps would work. SO, I might have to work on this page some more but wanted to share what I have so far.

If you love {ippity} please stop by my Etsy Shop Tykat Supplies for {ippity} stamps. If you are looking for a kit that I don't' have in the shop be sure to let me know.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to swing on by the Unity blog today and see who else links up for Friends with Flair Friday!

Till later.....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Queen Kat Designs and Amy Brown

Today I want to share another fun Amy Brown image with you!

This is actually for this week's Queen Kat Designs Triple Tiara Tuesday! This is the fabulous spellcaster image by Amy Brown.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Triple Tiara Tuesday with Queen Kat Designs



It's Triple Tiara Tuesday with Queen Kat Designs. This time I have a cool color challenge to work with using this photo:

Here is what I came up with:

I used the fabulous Amy Brown fairy called Spellcaster.

Be sure to swing on by the Queen Kat blog for more inspiration using this great photo.

A few of us are hopping for this challenge so be sure to visit:

Linda
Janie

That's all for now!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

{ippity} Linky Monday and Bling and Sparkle Challenge


There is a new {ippity} challenge up on the {ippity} blog calling for bling and sparkle. I played along this week using the kit from the June release called New Season, New Wonder. This kit is filled with bold fruit images. Solid stamps that are perfect for all sorts of wonderful looks.

Here is what I came up with for the challenge:

I used the orange slice for mine and created a background panel. Lately I have been LOVING orange and yellow together. So fun and fresh! These colors have been wonderful as backgrounds in my art journals. I used Memento dew drops to create the multicolor effect. I used Dandelion and Tangelo together. Now for the sparkly slice of orange I used the same Memento colors but first I stamped into perfect medium by Ranger, then stamped the colors randomly and finally added some clear embossing powder. This fun sparkly slice is popped up on some dimensionals. I then decided this card needed bling so I added some orange bling in the corner. I thought the yellow ribbon pulled it together. The sentiment "sweet" is one of the great ones in this kit.

Close up of my glittery sparkle:




Check out this kit in full:


Be sure to swing on by my Etsy shop TyKat Supplies and check out all the {ippity} kits I have in stock. If I don't have what you are looking for let me so I can get it for you! FREE GIFT with all {ippity} orders! Check out my tabs here on my blog as I have some great {ippity} info there as well!

That's all for now!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Just Us Girls Color Challenge


This week with Just Us Girls it's Color week and Elise is our hostess.

Here is what I did with the colors:



I used the Unity Itty Bitty called "Happy Happy Happy" and the sentiment is from the {ippity} kit called: You Deserve.

Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT to check out all the wonderful inspiration:

Just Us Girls Design Team

Rosemary - June 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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS89. After you post to Linky Tools 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, June 23, 2011. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.

That's all for now!

Till tomorrow!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friends with Flair {ippity} Style

Today is Friday and time for another Friends with Flair with all the Unity/ippity addicts!

I played along with the My Unity Place challenge from Natalie to make a tag! Here is what I did with a manilla tag and some Liquitex Acrylic inks for my background:



Close ups:






I used the {ippity} kits Now & Always and My True Joy. I am an Unity Endorsed {ippity} check and have my kits listed in my Etsy Shop TYKatSupplies.

Be sure to swing on by the Unity blog and see all the chickies who link up to play along today!

That's it for now!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Queen Kat Designs - Fairy Fun

Today I wanted to share with you a little note card using an Amy Brown fairy from Queen Kat Designs called Savannah.



Be sure to swing on by the Queen Kat Store and see all the wonderful images by Amy Brown as well as all the other great artists.

If you love fantasy art Queen Kat is your place to be!! Vicki has loads of fabulous fantasy images in the shop!

That's all for now!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

This week with Just Us Girls it's technique week and we are doing the woodgraining technique. SO super fun and easy!! Check out out this video by Gina K on Stamp TV.

Here is what I did using a stamp from the {ippity} kit called Where you Should Be.
Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT to check out all the wonderful inspiration:

Just Us Girls Design Team

Rosemary - June 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 Linky Tools form at the bottom of the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS88. After you post to Linky Tools 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, June 16, 2011. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.

That's all for now!

Till tomorrow!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Friday


TGIF! Welcome to Friday and another Unity Friends with Flair!! So this week on SCS they featured the direct to paper technique. If you are new to stamping check out this simple tutorial HERE. It's a totally rockin and easy way to get some fun color on your card.

So I decided to make a simple direct to paper card using my {ippity}. Let me say first off I didn't intentionally use the same colors as Lydia from the tutorial. I saw that this was the tutorial this week and just thought Oh yeah love that! I guess the colors she used got stuck in my sub conscience because I pulled them out not remembering that was the case. Anyhow here is what I came up with:


I used the new {ippity} kit called The Best! Have you seen the new release yet? I have most listed in my Etsy shop along with others. If I don't have what you are looking for let me know and I will get it asap for you! Check out this post which shows all the sets that were released.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Queen Kat!

Today is Vicki, the QUEEN of Queen Kat Designs birthday!!!!! And we are celebrating with a fun birthday hop. If you arrived here from LINDA's Blog then you are on the right track! If not head on over to the QKD BLOG to start it from the top!

Here is the birthday card I made for Vicki using the Cancer zodiac stamp:



HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKI!

Be sure to continue on this hop and hop on over to Penny's Blog for more Birthday fun!

If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of Birthday hoppers:

Holley
Chris
Janie
Jan
Jules
Morag
Linda
Maria
Penny
Valerie
Kathy
Loretta
Wynneth
Gretchen


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2011

{ippity} June Release Day 2


Yesterday was the official day for the June {ippity} release!! Today on the {ippity} blog they are showcasing 2 of these great sets: "The Best" and "My True Joy".

Yesterday I played with the amazing kit My True Joy check out my creation HERE.

Today I have a 12 x12 layout to share using the new kit perfect for scrapbooking and card making alike called "THE BEST":


Check out the size of that tag stamp! Yes that is one of the stamps and I stamped it on a manilla tag and cut it out! Then using one of my new favorite coloring mediums Pan Pastels I colored it in which gave it a bit of grungy look. Here is a close up:

The flag like images are stamps also and I used some cool pattern papers.

Check out all the kits below!! Let me know what you would like and I can send you a paypal invoice. Next week these kits will go in my Etsy Shop TYKAT SUPPLIES. PLEASE contact me - riann1973@yahoo.com with your order or questions.

FREE GIFT WITH YOUR{ippity} purchase!!!!



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I also have sets in my Etsy shop TYKAT SUPPLIES and those sets are on hand ready to ship immediately.

Be sure to check out all the {ippity} kits HERE and would like something I don't have in the store and it's not part of this pre-order PLS let me know as I will be sure to get them for you!

I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick so let me know how I can help!

Coming soon {ippity} kits!! I have a kit almost ready for posting with a vintage theme! Watch out for that!

And be sure to check out the details for my {ippity} loyalty club!!!

BE SURE TO GET YOUR ORDER IN NOW! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS!!!!