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Unity's Friends With Flair

Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Friday!

It time to play along with Unity's Friends With Flair! I love playing along with this weekly challenge, because it is a perfect opportunity to play with all the amazing stamps I purchase from Unity during their awesome sales.

This week I am using the stamp set Out of This World. I paper pieced the stamp by cutting out the world and placing it on pop dots for added dimension. The stamp is paired with a Gina K sentiment stamp. Thank you for stopping by and do not forget to check out some of the other great projects and cards on Unity's blog.

Have a great Friday!

K





Card A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection
Stamp: Unity (Out of this World); Gina K (Love Notes)
Alcohol Pens: American Crafts
Watercolor: Yarki

Washi You A Happy Birthday!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to this week's challenge at Just-A-Scrappin', incorporating washi tape into your card, layout or project. I will be honest, I have not caught on to the washi tape craze. I own several rolls, but up until this point I had yet to use them. Shame on me. I know. This week's challenge was a perfect opportunity for me to jump in, and well, see what all the talk was about.

I created this card using Unity's Hubba Hubba stamp, which I partially masked so I could stamp Happy Birthday in the center. The washi tape proved to add just the right embellishment, and extra pop of color, on the lower left-hand side of the card. Plus a few wooden veneer chevrons and my card is complete.

Please take a moment to visit Just-A-Scrappin to view the cards, projects, and layouts of my fellow DT members,

Thank you for stopping by.

K




Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection, Basic Grey (Hey Boy), Stash
Cartridge: Artiste
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. ( Hubba Hubba); Stampin' Up (You're My Type)
Embellishments: Studio Calico (wooden veneer), Hobby Lobby (google eyes), American Crafts (jute), The Washi Shoppe (washi tape), KI (brads)
Alcohol Markers: American Crafts

Cupid Has My Heart

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

I am still on a Valentine's Day card making mission. There are just so many cute embellishments out there begging to be used. I designed this card using Seize the Sketch No. 12. I enjoyed the simplicity of this sketch. My embellishments and banners are from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. I just adore this cartridge and it is quickly becoming my go-to cartridge for great banners and icons. The card was completed by adding twine and dry embossing the die-cut heart.

Thank you for stopping by.

K





Card: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection (Valentine), Carta Bella (Hello Again), Stash
Cartridge: CTMH (Artbooking)
Embellishments: twine (The Twinery), heart embossing folder (The Paper Studio), heart punch (EK Success)

Sending Love Your Way

Friday, January 24, 2014

Good morning fellow crafters and scrappers,

Happy Friday! I love Fridays because it is another opportunity to play Unity's Friends with Flair. This week, I am still working on my Valentine's Day card  collection. I created this card using Unity's Sending My Love stamp set, which is a wonderful, versatile stamp set that I use often. I completed the card by adding a little twine and a vintage shabby flower. Thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy,

K






Card Size: 4 1/2x 7
Card Supplies:

Paper: Crate Paper (Market Place), Recollections
Cartridge: Elegant Edges
Embellishments: The Paper Studio (flower ribbon), American Crafts (twine); Tim Holtz (stickles); KI (brads)
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. (Sending My Love)



I {Heart} U

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Just A Scrappin'. This week we are layering on the papers and embellishments. That's right, break out those scrap pieces of paper you could not bear to part with and those lovely embellishments you have been hoarding. Wait a minute, I really am talking about me!

I created this card using Cricut's Artbooking cartridge. This cartridge is loaded with lots of fun icons, borders and overlays. Actually, I think this cartridge is quickly becoming one of my go-to cartridges. I chose to use one of the album covers with the cute LOVE cut-out as my foundation and then just started piling on the layers from there.

Thank you for stopping by. However, do not forget to check out the other wonderful projects from my fellow DT members.

Happy Scrapping,

K







Card Size: 4 1/4 x 7
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection (Valentine), MME (Love Me), Imaginisce 
Cartridge: Artbooking 
Embellishments: The Twinery (twine), Recollections (enamel dots), 

Unity's Friends with Flair: Insta Perfect

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wahoo! It's Friday!

Here's to another chance to play along at Unity's Friends with Flair. I love breaking out my Unity stamps and letting the creativity flow. My card is inspired by an awesome card I found on Karen Giron's blog. I loved the elements Karen used on her card and thought to myself, "How can I create something similar? I don't own one darn product Karen used to make her card!" Oh the dilemma, my dear friends. Really, I could go buy the products (my first choice) or do the responsible thing--use what I already have. I chose the latter of course, and my bank account thanks me for it. However, I digress.

I went in search of a camera and picture frame in my scrapping arsenal and came across a Cricut cartridge I just had to have, but have only used one other time. CTMH's Artbooking cartridge has a lot of wonderful elements/icons to die-cut. The secret is in embellishing my die-cuts to add depth and dimension. I cut each die-cut several times, added various papers to the negative spaces and a little glossy accents to add shine. Unity's Just a Little Clicky stamp acts as the perfect background stamp to complete my card.

Thank you for stopping by. And don't forget to check out the awesome projects and cards on Unity's Friends with Flair blog post.

I am also entering this card in:

Curtain Call Challenge: Love Letters


Enjoy,

K












Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection (Valentine); MME (Love Me)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (Just a Little Clicky), Citrus Twist (Insta Perfect)
Cartridge: CTMH Artbooking, CTMH Artiste
Embellishments: KI (brad), Tim Holtz (glossy accents), Martha Stewart (glitter)

JAS Challenge: Just a Little Distressing and Tearing, Please.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Thursday Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Just A Scrappin'. This week we are using various distressing techniques to create either a project, card, or layout. There are several techniques a crafter can use to distress a project. I am a fan of using Tim Holtz's distressing tool. I created this card for a dear friend who is moving to Japan soon. I will miss her; she is a great crafting buddy.

I went with a travel theme and using a little distressing was the perfect complement for this card. The Urban Traveler collection by Simple Stories is my go to travel collection. I used the chipboard as faux-flair, along with an airplane wooden veneer from Sutdio Calico. However, my card would not be complete without the cute sentiment from Winne The Pooh, which is from Unity Stamp Co.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash: Miss You
Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing: Sweet Sunday Sketch No. 201

Don't forget to stop by the Just A Scrappin' blog to view the projects of my fellow design team members.

Thank you for stopping by,

K






Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection, Simple Stories (Urban Traveler) 
Embellishment: Chipboard pieces (Urban Traveler), twine (Hobby Lobby), airplane veneer (Studio Calico)
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.

Seize the Sketch #11: One Heart to Hold

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hello Fellow Cardmakers, Crafters, and Scrappers,

Today, I am playing along with Seize the Sketch. I love a good challenge. And this year, I promised myself I would find new challenges and play along. I am off to a good start! This week is Sketch #11.

I love the simplicity of this sketch. I used several layers on this card and dug into my scrapbooking stash to see what embellishments needed to see the light. I found several glassine bags from Making Memories (I have had these for over a year and have not used a single one) and filed one with hearts. I completed the card with red twine, an Authentique ticket and rose ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by.

K

I am also entering this card in the Shopping Our Stash Challenge: Use Something New





Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection (Valentine), Imaginsce (stash)
Embellishment: American Crafts (jute), The Paper Studio (ribbon flower), Authentique (ticket), Making Memories (glassine envelopes), Studio Calico (heart veneer), Hobby Lobby (clothes pin), Tim Holtz (glitter glue)
EK Success: heart Punch


Unity's: Friends With Flair and The Deconstructed Sketch No. 133

Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Friday Fellow Scrappers and Crafters!

Wahoo, another fabulous opportunity to create! I cannot believe it but, Valentine's Day is around the corner. The tinsel is barely off the Christmas tree and it is off to the next holiday. Break out the hearts, ladies and gentlemen. With that in mind, I decided to get a jump start on my Valentine's Day cards.

This week, I used sketch no. 133 from The Deconstructed Sketch and another awesome stamp from Unity Stamp Co. entitled "Rain or Shine." Perfect for that special someone in your life. I loved all the layering Jen incorporates in her sketches. I used several pieces of patterned paper from Recollections' Valentine collection and My Mind's Eye, Love Me.  The two lines complement each other perfectly. My only problem this week, are the photos. Ugh! Welcome to gloominess here in the mid-West. With frigid temperatures and cloudy skies, I am forced to take pictures inside. I apologize for the dark pictures and hope to retake them soon.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to stop by both blogs and be inspired. Have a crafty weekend.

Enjoy,

K






Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

PaperL Recollections (Valentine), MME (Love Me)
Cartridge: Elegant Edges
Embellishments: twine (The Twinery), brad (KI)
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. (Rain or Shine)
Watercolor Pencils: Stampin' Up



JAS Challenge: Seeing Chevrons

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Just A Scrappin' Challenge of 2014. Are you ready to start crafting this year? Did you make any New Year's crafting resolutions? I did. I made a resolution to do more scrapbooking. I have lots of pictures of my awesome boys. However, they are all sitting in a box and not in an album telling the various stories of my sons' many adventures. I am hoping to start working on a Project Life scrapbook. Wish me luck. Off to the challenge.

This week's challenge is Seeing Chevrons. Create a card, project or layout using chevrons in your design. I made this card for my son's 6th birthday. I cannot believe he is six. Where did the time go? This card was made using several layers of chevron paper from the October Afternoon Cakewalk collection. I then used various ephemera and stickers from the collection to complete the card.

Please don't forget to stop by the Just A Scrappin' blog to check out the creations from the other design team members. Thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy,

K







Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection, October Afternoon (Cakewalk)
Embellishments: The Twinery (twine); October Afternoon (ephemera, stickers) 




January: Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

This is my first time playing in the Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge. Participants have three options: (1) color challenge, (2) card sketch challenge, or (3) scrapbook challenge. I chose to do the card sketch challenge.

I intentionally kept my design simple. However, as I continued to work on the design I noticed it lacked a little something. I added ribbon as a finishing touch. I used the Love You Tons stamp set by Unity Stamp Co., which is just too cute. Thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy,

K



Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection
Embellishments: ribbon (Michaels); heart punch (EK Success); stickles (Tim Holtz)
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. Love You Tons


Reverse Confetti and Simon Says Stamp Challenges

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

This year I am trying to focus on trying new challenges and challenging myself to use the products I have in my stash in new ways. This week, I was introduced to Simon Says Stamp and Reverse Confetti by some of my favorite crafting bloggers. Really, where have I been? Both of these companies are amazing and the talent of their design team members is inspiring.

I am using sketch #8 from Reverse Confetti coupled with Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Something New. I had the perfect card in mind for this challenge. I just needed a little sketch inspiration. Thank you Reverse Confetti. The card I made uses one of my favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and my sister is the reason for my creating this card.

My sister has been on an educational journey for the last few years and this year she not only graduated with honors, but completed a much sought after internship and aced her medical certification class. I could not be prouder of her. She accomplished all of this while raising her teenage son, working full-time and dealing with chronic health issues. She is a true inspiration. There were many times when she felt defeated and overwhelmed. However, she knew the stakes were high and that nothing worth the time, effort and dedication would come easily.  Usually after a quick pep talk, either by myself or a quick look in the mirror, she was back on track and giving it her all. Her 'something new', is all the opportunities that  await her as an educated, highly-skilled professional. For my sister, the skies the limit. Congratulations, Monday!

Love,

K






Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: October Afternoon (9 to 5); Recollections, paper stash
Embellishments: October Afternoon (chipboard, journaling card), Studio Calico (wooden veneer), American Crafts (twine) 
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. (She Remained True) 

Unity Stamp Co.: Friends WIth Flair

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wow! It is 2014 and time for another year of crafting and other papered adventures. Twenty-thirteen was a wonderful crafting year. I met wonderful fellow crafters and was inspired by many more. This year I have already set my sights on trying Becky Higgins' Project Life. I am looking forward to documenting the antics and rambunctious lives of my two boys. Wish me luck!

This week for Unity's Friends with Flair, I decided to make Christmas-themed Thank You cards using the Tinsel in a Tangle stamp. I just adore this stamp with its cute, tinseled penguin and sassy sentiment. I wanted to keep the card simple since I would need to make several of these. I did mix things up a bit by stamping and cutting out the penguin and then putting him on pop dots for dimension. I also added a cute little Santa hat for a continued festive flair. However, the hat needed a little holiday sparkle so I added Martha Stewarts garnet glitter. I love the finished card.

Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to check out the other wonderful cards, projects and layouts at Unity's blog.

Happy New Year,

K









Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollections, The Paper Studio (Christmas Collection)
Embellishment: Martha Stewart (garnet glitter), Unity Stamp Co. (Tinsel in a Tangle), Tim Holtz (stickles silver)
Cartridge: New Arrival (hat)