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Unity Stamp Co.: Friends with Flair

Saturday, July 27, 2013

It's that time again at Unity Stamp Co.: Friday's Friends with Flair. Time to share with fellow crafters what individuals have created this week with their Unity Stamp Co stamps.

I created this masculine Thank You card using Echo Park's This and That collection, and a new sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Co. called Everything Wonderful. I really love sentiment stamps and Unity has awesome sentiments. I then added machine stitching and jute from American Crafts. The final touch was the little wooden veneer piece from Studio Calico.

Thank you for stopping by.

K





Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Echo Park (This and That), Recollections
Wooden Veneer: Studio Calico
Jute: American Crafts
Sewing Machine/Thread: Baby Loc, Gutermann

Deconstructed Sketch No. 110

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ok, so I tried out Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 110 this week and I have to write I was stumped. I mean, the sketch is staring me in the face. I wanted to move in one direction and then felt myself experiencing a sense of creative paralysis. I know I was over thinking the creative process, but something didn't feel right. I wanted to layer, and layer more papers but this sketch was a simple, elegant sketch. It was pared down and I was finding it difficult to rise to the challenge.

So for this week's sketch I created two cards. One that is spot on and another that is an interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy,

K






Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies: 

Paper: Stampin' Up, Basic Grey, MME, Recollection, K&Company
Embellishments: MME
Jute: American Crafts
Sewing Machine: Baby Loc, Gutermann Thread

Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: MME (Lost and Found 2), Basic Grey, Recollections
Dies/Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Alcohol Markers/Jute: American Crafts
Stickles: Tim Holtz


JAS Challenge No. 60 and Deconstructed Sketch No. 109

I love it when you can do two of your favorite things at one time. Not only do I have an opportunity to use one of Jen's fabulous Deconstructed Sketches, I can complete Just A Scrappin's weekly challenge as well!

This week's challenge at Just A Scrappin' is to create a card, layout or project that celebrates your family using your favorite colors and embellishment(s), along with utilizing the distress technique. This challenge was a perfect way to celebrate my sister who is turning 35. My sister loves the vintage look of things and distressing is a great way to add an aged look and feel to any project.

To create this card, I used the Flea Market paper collection by Colorbok. In addition, I added machine stitching and seam binding from Verve Stamps, and then distressed the entire card to give it an aged feel. I then applied tea dye ink to the edges to further age the paper. The pop-up embellishment is from K&Company. Michael's craft store placed these embellishments on clearance and I scooped them ALL up (I love embellishment).

Please stop by the Just A Scrappin' blog to view the projects of the other DT members.

Thank you for stopping by,

K





Card Size: 7 x 5 1/2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Colorbok (Flea Market), DCWV, MME (Fly Away), Recollection
Embellishments: Rabbit pop-up, K&Company; Bling, Imaginisce, Button, (MME Lost and Found 2)
Stamp: Close to My Heart
Seam Binding/Jute: Verve Stamps, American Crafts
Stickles and Ink: Ranger
Sewing Machine: Baby Loc and Guterman Thread



Unity Stamp Co.: Friends With Flair

Friday, July 19, 2013

Happy Friday! My Unity Stamp order arrived earlier this week and I could not wait to use my new stamps. I picked up a few stamps (there was an awesome sale), and one of my new favorites is a stamp with several little chicks and a sassy sentiment.

To create this card, I heat embossed the little chicks, added some twine and a cute wooden veneer chick to complete the card. Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping,

K




Card 4 1/4x6
Card Supplies:

Paper: Stampin' Up, Recollection, Crate Paper (Little Boy Blue),  Echo Park (Note to Self)
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co.
Twine: The Twinery
Wooden Veneer: Studio Calico
Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 108

Thursday, July 18, 2013

To create this card, I used The Deconstructed Sketch No. 108. I enjoyed the varied use of layers that were slightly askew. Each layer added another level of depth to the overall design. Usually, I do not use such bold colors, but this sketch inspired me to create outside of my normal color palette.

Enjoy,

K


Card: A2
Card Supplies:
Paper: American Crafts (Sketchbook), MME (Lime Twist), Recollection
Cartridge: Artiste
Sentiment: Stampin' Up

JAS Challenge No. 59: Celebrating Mother Nature

Welcome back to another weekly challenge at Just A Scrappin'. This week we are exploring the beautiful colors found in nature. Create a card, layout or project using brown, orange, yellow, accompanied by the use of watercolor pencils or chalks.

For this card, I created a collage celebrating the beauty of nature. In choosing my embellishments, I tried to capture the trees, flowers and insects inherent in nature. I hope you enjoy and please stop by Just A Scrappin' to view the designs of my fellow design team members.

Enjoy,

K





Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection, Teresa Collins (Fabrications), Basic Grey (Hey Boy), Stampin' Up (stash)
Chipboard: MME (The Sweetest Thing)
Butterfly: K&Company
Flower: Crate Paper (Restoration Collection)
Jute: Hobby Lobby
Cartridge: Artiste
Doily: Wilton
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Pearls: Recollection
Punch: EK Success 


CAS-ual Friday Challenge No. 108...Material Girls

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I recently found a new weekly challenge that focuses on clean and simple designs...right up my alley. For this challenge, Material Girls, I created a birthday card using a K&Company pop up dimensional embellishment I purchased at Michaels. This embellishment is a slider, as well. I added several fun banners to create a fun and bright background for the embellishment and completed the design with twine from The Twinery.

I hope you Enjoy.

K






Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Crate Paper (Party Day), Recollection, Basic Grey
Twine: The Twinery
Embellishment: K&Company
Stickles
Corner Rounder: We Are Memory Keepers

Deconstructed Sketch No. 107

Have you ever come across a stamp that just puts a silly grin on your face? I am a fan of the stamps designed by Unity Stamp Co. and this is one of my favorites. I finally had an opportunity to use this stamp for the first time and with Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No 107 the result is perfect.

To create this card, I used American Crafts alcohol pens to color in the stamped image. Then I added a few embellishments to enhance the image. Mainly, KI brads for eyes and a small heart (created using them small EK Success heart punch), and Xmas Stickles from Tim Holtz. I hope you enjoy the completed card.

Enjoy,

K




Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: DCWV (All About A Boy), Recollection, Basic Grey (Fact)
Cartridge: Elegant Edges, 
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
Twine: The Twinery
Pens: American Crafts
Corner Rounder: We Are Memory Keepers
Stickles



Deconstructed Sketch No. 106

When I saw Deconstructed Sketch No. 106 I knew exactly the type of card I wanted to create. I always enjoy the many layers utilized in the Deconstructed Sketch and realized that a nautical themed card with layers of waves would be perfect.

I cut four waves from the Pack Your Bags cartridge and layered them accordingly to create my ocean scene. The little sailboat is from the B Is For Boy cartridge. And the doily mat, used for the sky background, is from Elegant Edges. Together the various layers came together to create a fun, nautical-themed card. And another bonus, I was able to use cartridges purchased for a particular purpose in new and interesting ways. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks,

K





Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: DCWV (All About Boys), Recollections
Cartridges: Elegant Edges, Artiste, Pack Your Bags, B is for Boy
Jute: American Crafts
Brads: KI
Embossing Folder: D'vine Swirls, Dots
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin' Up (Your My Type)

Life is Good...

I recently looked at my growing 6x6 paper pad collection and knew it was time to create a card with a long lost paper favorite. Over a year ago I was introduced to Simple Stories at a local crop. As a gift to each participant we were given a Simple Stories 6x6 pad. Well anyone who is familiar with my penchant for paper,  knew I would not be parting with a single sheet for a bit of time. 

Fast forward to today, and I am still holding on to my paper pad. It is time to create. I created this card for a dear friend and even used a little glitter to make it really sparkle. Thank you for stoping by.

Enjoy,

K



Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Simple Stories, Authentique, Paper Studio, MME, Recollection
Cartridge: Artiste, Elegant Edges
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder: Paisley
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Liquid Pearls: Ranger

Anchors Aweigh!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I love a good design challenge.  And masculine cards already challenge me. On top of that, tell me there is a theme attached to this challenge and you really have me going. That is exactly what a friend challenged me to do: create a birthday card for her sailor grandson. I know, the nautical trend is huge in scrapbooking at this moment. However, I prior to this moment had not glanced in that particular direction.

So off to the my craft room I went looking for something to inspire me and help me reach my goal: a card with a nautical, more specifically, naval theme. I looked through my Cricut library and stumbled upon the cartridge Stand and Salute. The cartridge was perfect and I felt my creativity starting to come alive.

I used the anchor with the globe die cut. I cut the image twice (for added depth) and embossed the anchor to give it dimension. Next, I inked the die cut for a distressed look. Finding and using a map patterned paper was essential in tying together the expansive nature of naval missions. The finishing touch were fastener brads bound together with blue jute. I think the finished card turned out well.

Thank you for stopping by and happy scrapping,

K



Card: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: K&Company, Basic Grey (Hey You!), MME (Lime Twist), Recollections
Cartridge: Stand and Salute
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz (Tree Bark)
Ink: Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Brads, Basic Grey; Hardware, Stampin' Up; Jute, American Crafts; Sentiment, Papertrey Ink; Wooden Veneer, Studio Calico