Unity's Stamp Co.: Friends With Flair

Friday, October 25, 2013

Wahoo! We made it! Friday is here and it is time to have some crafty fun with our friends from Unity Stamp Co. I love the stamps from Unity Stamp Co. When I saw this stamp set I knew I just had to add it to my ever growing Unity Stamp collection. I used Unity's Ah Crap stamp set (along with a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up) to create this funny birthday card for my dad. My dad is a funny guy who has a wicked sense of humor, so I knew he would enjoy the puns found in this stamp set. I know my dad is going to get a kick out of this card.

To create this card, I used Deconstructed Sketch #123 along with paper piecing to achieve the look I wanted to create. The paper is from various Basic Grey paper collections I have in my 6x6 stash, along with brads from KI.

Thank you for stopping by.



Card: A2
Sketch: The Deconstructed Sketch #123
Card Supplies:

Paper: Stampin' Up, Recollections, Basic Grey (Hey Boy!, Hey You!, Fact), OA (9 to 5)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (Ah Crap), Stampin' Up (You're My Type)
Embellishments: watercolor pencils (Stampin' Up); brads (KI); cartridge (Plantin Schoolbook (circles))

JAS Challenge: End of Summer Project

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Good morning fellow crafters and scrappers,

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Just A Scrappin'. This week's challenge is to create a project, card or layout that sums up the end of your summer memories using any colors or materials.

I created this card for my sister's mother-in-law who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The beaches in California are were we spend time together as one big family and I wanted to give her something that is a reminder of those times. To create this card, I used the Life Is A Beach Cricut cartridge along with papers from Crate Paper and My Minds Eye. The window effect is created by using the frame function on the Wild Card cartridge.

Please visit the Just A Scrappin' blog to view the project, layouts and cards of the design team. Thank you for stopping by.


Card Size: 5x5
Card Supplies:

Paper: My Minds Eye (Dilly Dally), Crate Paper (DIY Shop), Recollections, Stampin' Up
Cartridge: Wild Card, Life Is A Beach
Stamp sentiment: Citrus Twist
Embellishments: Stickles

JAS Challenge and Unity's: Friends with Flair

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Wahoo! The week is almost over and it is time to craft. I love making my way down to my quiet spot to be creative, stamp, die cut and any other crafting thing that comes to mind. This week at Just A Scrappin' we were asked to create a card, layout or project that is a reflection of who we are. I consider myself lucky to be a crafter. I love making cards for people. I like the idea of sending a card to an individual just to put a smile on their face. The funny thing, once a person becomes use to receiving a handmade card, a store bought will never do or so my friends and family tell me.

In the last several months, family and friends have encouraged me to sale my cards to local boutiques. I was nervous about starting such an endeavor, but I have enjoyed the process and the opportunity to constantly be challenged. I made this card at the request of a client and it is a reflection of my style as a card marker. I enjoy layering paper, stitching and stamping with my favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

Please don't forget to stop by the blogs of my fellow DT members to view their projects. Thank you for stopping by.



Paper: Echo Park (For the Record 2), Recollections, Stampin' Up 
Cartridge: Artiste
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (Sending Love)
Embellishments: stitching (Baby Loc and Gutermann thread), twine (American Crafts), watercolor pencils (Stampin' Up) 

JAS Challenge and Unity's Friends With Flair

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Good morning Crafters and Scrappers,

I hope your week is moving along splendidly! We had a blast last week at Just A Scrappin' with the pop-up card challenge. This week we are going vintage. You read correctly. Time to break out the lace, buttons, and start layering on the paper.

If you have seen some of my other projects, you know vintage is not my usual go to style. While I love the look, I tend to shy away from vintage projects because I feel overwhelmed by the thought of even knowing how to begin! With this card I started with what I do know--layer it on. I then distressed the papers, painted various chipboard pieces and stamped my way to crafting bliss.

Please stop the Just A Scrappin' to view the other great projects by the design team. Thank you for stopping by.



Card Size: A2
Card Supplies:

Paper: Recollection, Teresa Collins (Vintage Finds)
Cartridge: Artiste
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (Insightful Meadows), Hobby Lobby (sentiment)
Embellishments: Grungeboard (harlequin); distress paint (black soot); ribbon/embossing powder (Stampin' Up); tag (Unity Stamp Co.); distress inks (vintage photo, tea dye)

JAS Challenge and Unity Friends With Flair

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hello Fellow Crafters and Scrappers,

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Just A Scrappin'. This week we are having fun making pop-up cards. Okay, I was a little nervous when I thought about having to make a pop-up card. However, after watching a few videos on Youtube I was ready to give this challenge a try. I cased this idea from Brandy at, with a modification. A video on how to make the tissue box is located on Brandy's blog. Go to the videos' tab, then scroll though to you find a video entitled field flowers/pop-up tissue box card tutorial.

I love the idea of creating a Get Well card with a little tissue box. I cut a strip of paper 3"x5", as instructed, and then scored (along the 5" side) at 1", 2 1/2", and 3 1/2". However, I do not own an oval punch in my crafting toolbox, which is what Brandy used to create the oval in her tissue box. The oval is cut from the second panel (if looking at the piece of paper lying on the 5" side from left to right). Instead, I improvised and utilized the center-point feature on my Cricut machine along with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. This also solved the problem of a not leaving a hole on the backside of the tissue box. To complete my card, I used my new stamps from Unity Stamps Co. along with ribbon and various inks from the Tim Holtz distressed ink pad collection.

Don't forget to stop by the Just A Scrappin' blog to check out the other DT members and their wonderful cards.



Card Size: A2
Sketch: The Deconstructed Sketch No. 120

Paper: Studio Calico (Take Note), Stampin' Up, Recollection
Cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook 
Stamps: Stampin' Up (sentiment), Unity Stamp Co. (Feel The Joy; Insightful Meadows)
Ink: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Old Olive
Ribbon: Ribbon and Bows Oh My