{03.04.2011} finally it is friday

Yay for Friday finally getting here!

I’m so excited to share this day with YOU my friends!
Today is Friends with Flair Friday on the Unity blog. A day where Unity stampers get together to share some Unity FLAIR!!!

After my venture into finding and trying different styles, I think I’m back to my old self.  Heehee.  This one just feels like me.  But there is nothing wrong with trying something new either.

The Create: Blog! card challenged us to shaped cards for this week.

I turned to my Spellbinder dies for my card shape.  This is the labels nine die cut and I think it complimented the Unity stamps so well.  The flower is from the picture perfect kit and the sentiment is from the best is yet to be kit. I did some paper piecing with the flower and a little coloring with a Copic marker.

To see the full list of Friends with Flair girls check out the UNITY blog.

Have a wonderful Friday!

stamps: picture perfect, best is yet to be {Unity Stamp Company}
patterned paper: Tricks & Treats {Echo Park}
die cuts: labels nine {Spellbinders}
other: white gel pen

{2.25.2011} just because


Thanks for joining me for another Friends with Flair.  All the participants can be found HERE.  I always love seeing what these fabulous girls do with Unity and {ippity} stamps.

My inspiration for this card came from the Create: Blog! This week the card challenge was to use decorative tape.  I haven’t played with this fun embellishment yet.  It may be my first time but it won’t be my last.  LOVE it!  It seems to be extremely popular and it is also a challenge at the Moxie Fab World in the Get Daring with Decorative Tap Challenge.

For this JUST BECAUSE card I used the Sing a New Song and How You Doin’? {ippity} stamps and the Giving it all Meaning Unity stamp.

I stamped the bird on some textured Bazzill paper and then distressed it with some ink.  I added some shading with Prismacolor pencils.  Funny thing, I forgot it was on textured paper.  As I added the shading the texture popped out!  I loved the effect the textured paper had on the colored pencils.  Kinda neat.  hehe

Have a wonderful weekend.

stamps: Sing a New Song How You Doin’? {ippity}, Giving it all Meaning {Unity}
other: tape, pearls {Kaisercraft}, bloomer {Webster’s Pages}, Prismacolor pencils
tools: scallop border punch {Fiskars}, Corner Chomper, sewing machine

{2.4.2011} a Limelight FWF

Yay for another Friday with Unity!  These girls have some real FLAIR!!!

I’m building up my birthday stash.  Do you have THIS birthday set yet?  I LOVE it.  That little cupcake is just the perfect little addition to this 4 x 4 card.

Limelight Papercrafts has a new challenge up, you can check it out HERE {LLPC067}.  It is based on this sketch PLUS you have to add a red embellishment.  Well, I created my own embellishment with that cute cupcake and added some fabby RED GLITTER to make it sparkle.  Limelight still has one awesome CLEARING OUT SALE, make sure you check it out.


I have a Create a Card Video for today as well.. hope you enjoy.

Wow, I have had a LOT of videos lately… they all just kinda bunched up together for some reason.  🙂

Thanks for stopping in today!

stamps: Sweet Celebration Birthday {Unity Stamp Co}
patterned paper: Basics {Basic Grey}
die cuts: Labels 14 {Spellbinders}
punches: Corner Chomper
other: Red Glitter {Studio G}, white gel pen, Glossy Accents

{1.28.2011} an EIC and FWF kind of day

It is my favorite day!

I just love spending the day vising fabulously creative blogs with my Unity peeps.
And thanks so much for taking the time to stop by mine today.

The Etsy Inspired Challenge this week featured my good friend’s Etsy shop – Nanny’s Room.  So, I just had to play along since Jeanne inspires me all the time.  You should definitely check out her SHOP.  She has such beautiful wearable art.

My inspiration came from this item:

And I had the PERFECT Unity stamps in mind.  First, I used the large flower from the My Dear kit and the adorable hummingbird from the April 2010 KOM.

Jeanne is one fabulous artist and her watercolor work is amazing.
I am not.
But, I decided to try my extremely unskilled hand at watercolor too.  I have no idea what the heck I’m doing but somehow it worked out.

And, this card has become ONE of my favorites!

I am also submitting it to the Wee Memories Challenge since this week is a free for all.  It does have some coloring in it, so it is semi-fitting for the sponsor.


I have a Create a Card Video for today as well if you’d like to watch along as this card was created.




I am bloggin’ on the Ippity blog today as well.  Here is a little peek.
That “LOVE” day is coming up soon and I have a little something you could create.



ETA: Yay, this card was a winner at the EIC challenge and an honorable mention at Wee Memories!  I’m so honored!

stamps: My Dear, April 2010 KOM {Unity Stamp Co}
tools: watercolor pencils

{1.21.2011} Hello Friday

And we meet again for another FABULOUS and FUN filled Friends with Flair.

I decided to tackled the Bright & Bold Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World this week.  Whew, that is a lot to say.  I realized I rarely use black card stock on my cards.  I like how it makes everything just POP!  I just might have to use it more.

I used the February 2010 Stampin’ Store Kit and a Love Beyond Measure from Unity.

Have a super weekend!

I will be back on Monday with a new card for the Ippity Hippity Hop!

stamps: Februrary 2010 Stampin’ Store Kit, a Love Beyond Measure {Unity Stamp Co}
patterned paper: Green at Heart {Basic Grey}
punches: folk heart {Ek Success}, heart {Martha Stewart}
tools: Corner Rounder, white gel pen, Copics