Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Hello my wonderful friends!

It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

When I first started stamping (way back in high school) I mostly created scrapbooks. I started doing mostly cards when I started working on design teams... The main reason was that cards were easier to get done on a deadline...

 {I'm a REALLY slow scrapbooker... It takes me ages to get everything how I like it! LOL!}

Anyway, I've been itching to do some scrapbooking again...

This is my spin on the current LO sketch challenge (found HERE)
Because my photos were vertical, I ended up rotating the sketch 90 degrees and going from there. 

This sweet little angel isn't mine, just a girl I used to baby sit... and she steals my heart every time I see her! Isn't she ADORABLE???? 
(and YES, her mom did give me permission to post this!)

Anyway, because of that, I haven't added the journaling yet... But I left space for it in the upper right corner amongst the flowers and butterfly. 

I know this doesn't look exactly like the sketch... but, I generally use sketches as starting points, not 'set in stone' final destination. I get the general LO, then add my own touches. It's just how I roll.  

"You are Amazing" comes from Unity's Trust Your Soul kit... Those butterflies are from October 2015 LayersOfLife kit Wild and Free. (you only have a few more days to sign up for LOL to get this kit!)

I heat embossed the butterflies on vellum, and fussy cut them out. I added adhesive just under their bodies so the wings could flutter freely. I love doing that to butterflies!

I added a bunch of flowers between the two pictures even though they weren't part of the sketch... Like I said, I use the sketch as a starting point... I also die cut some glitter paper swirls and threw in some loose Angelina Fibers for a little extra glitz.

{What can I say? I love me some glitz!}

Don't forget---
 Link up your Unity projects through Wednesday night (linky closes @ midnight CST).  Three $25 gift certificates will be given away at random from both the COMMENTS left on the blogs through out the hop and people who LINK UP a project to the Unity Hop. The winners will be announced Friday night.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

purple and gold...

Hello my wonderful friends!

It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

This sale is TONS of fun!

And for a little more fun...

(What Lies Within Us, Dirty Halo)

This card uses two past Kit of the Month kits... The flowers are from What Lies Within Us, and the Sentiment is from Dirty Halo.

I wanted to keep things fairly simple today... Life has been kind of crazy lately, and after a really LONG night last night, I just needed something simple and happy...

I stamped the image using Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I've showed this technique before (and I TOTALLY love the results)... Basically,  inked up the flowers with VersaMark, then I pounced on some Magicals with a paint brush. This technique allows you to place colors where you want them, so purple on the flowers and green on the stems... I then spritzed it with a little water and stamped.. The color variations happen naturally since the Magicals are made up of tiny pigment particles... Since we aren't stirring or mixing here, the individual colors of pigments that make up the colors (like yellows and blues in the green) show... It really is magical! It makes it look like you spent tons of time adding different tints and tones into the image, but it is SO much easier than that, and blends beautifully! :)

You can check out a video of it HERE

Ok.. that's it for me... go enjoy the rest of the hop!

Don't forget---
 Link up your Unity projects through Wednesday (linky closes  @ midnight CST).  Two prizes are up for grabs... one for someone who LINKS UP, and one for someone who COMMENTS on the links below.  The winners will be announced Friday on the Unity blog.