Sunday, October 30, 2011

All Things Unity #43

Let's get BUGGY with All Things Unity #43!! That's right, this challenge calls for pulling out your Unity or Ippity stamps that feature BUGS. Butterflies, dragonflies, any sort of insect will do. Headed on over to the All Things Unity blog to get all the fine details about how to play along in this fun challenge and to see what the design team has come up with.  I used the May 2009 Kit of the Month and created my own background by stamping the dragonfly in different colours repeatedly over the cardstock.  I added some glitter to the centers and inked the edges white for a softer look.  I also inked the card base edges and glittered up my sentiment...after all, there can never be enough glitter!! :) Have a great day everyone!

Stamps: Another Sweet Day- May 2009 KOM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Grape Jelly, Opera Pink, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Stickles (Ranger); border punch (Fiskars); gem (Basic Grey)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Home to Home

This was a easy to put together card that will be great for mass producing, AND won't cost extra postage.  Perfect for the holidays! I chose to use a card by Maile Belles for my inspiration.  She takes simple, elegant stamping to a whole new level! I changed up my card by using one of the tags from PTI's Holiday Tag collections, and I added a coloured cardstock card base.

Stamps: 2010 Holiday Tags,  Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Opera Pink, Lady Bug, Cantaloupe (Tsukineko)
CArdstock: Pure Poppy, white (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Stickles (Ranger)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Love, cherish, adore!

More Simple Stories! :) This time a sweet baby card made using products from the Baby Steps collection.  I love this collection for the vintage, soft, sweetness of it all.  It makes making baby cards so fun and easy!

Ink: Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink); Baby Steps collection (Simple Stories)
Other: Stickers from Baby Steps collection (Simple Stories); Stickles (Ranger)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Celebrate the weekend!

I'm kind of getting used to this 'no stamping' thing, although I know that Simple Stories carries stamps that match several of their paper collections through Unity Stamp Co.  That could get me in trouble!!!  I hear the VISA hiding right now! :)  More stickers layered on cardstock- a touch of glitter and inked edges.  Love it!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Ink: Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Stickers from Happy Day collection (Simple Stories); Stickles (Ranger)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Simple Happy Birthday

I love Simple Stories. That's all, have a good day. :) Ah- just kidding.  I have LOTS to say about one of my new favourite companies... I recently picked up some stickers and the 6x6 paper pad from the Happy Day collection and I'm loving it for creating some masculine, fun birthday cards.  Simple was better for this layout- using just stickers layered on cardstock made for a quick and easy card that has a little sparkle (not too much though).

Ink: Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Stickers from Happy Day collection (Simple Stories); Stickles (Ranger); Corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spreading Christmas Cheer

My first Christmas card for the season...I guess it's time to start thinking about that if I'm going to send any out on time this year! I only have 2 sales this fall to sell my cards at, so I don't need to produce as many as the last few years. I think this community is getting out of doing sales as they are a lot of work to organize, and not many of the 'younger' people appreciate them (although I DO!!).  This card is mostly flat and therefore easy to mail; something a lot of 'buyers' look for.

Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink); Mitten Weather collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Snowflake punch, circle punch (Marvy); gem (Zva)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Are you here to see my creation for another All Things Unity challenge?!  If so, welcome!  This challenge focuses on the popular BINGO game; the rules and the bingo card can be found over on the challenge blog.  The bingo line I chose to use features glimmer mist, buttons, twine and die cuts....or at least that's how I interpreted i!  I stamped the Love Builds a Home image and coloured in a bit of it with Copic markers and paper pieced the trees.  This turned out to be such a soft, pretty card! You have 2 weeks to play along and link up your card over at the ATU blog.  Read the rules carefully so that you qualify for a fun prize!

Stamps: Love Builds a Home (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copic markers; Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); 'Emma's Shoppe' collection (Crate Paper)
Other: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Corner punch (We R Memory Keepers); twine (Papertrey Ink); flower button (misc.); Doily, Double Scalloped border punch (Martha Stewart); Glimmer mist (Tattered Angels)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Little Lion birthday

Another boy card...I made about a dozen of these!!  Has it really been a week since I last posted??  Yikes...I promise not to be a stranger; the week was busy with my son's 5th birthday celebrations and Canadian Thanksgiving.  Busy, but full of LOVE. :) I like weeks like that.

Stamps: Birthday Basics, Tiny Treats: Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); Alphabet Soup-Boy (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Die cuts (My Mind's Eye); circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Stickles (Ranger)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Birthday Boy!

With my son in a kindergarten class that is full of boys (not just boys, but still, there are a LOT of them!), some child-friendly, boyish birthday cards are needed around here!  The Alphabet Soup collection by My Mind's Eye is not new by any means, but I've had it for just those occasions when I need a good ol' boy card.  I think this time with the collection sitting out on my desk I made about 8 cards and still had lots of scraps and diecuts left for future use!  My felt star turned out a little I was looking at my stash, I realized I don't own a star punch, or any star dies.  THAT will have to be remedied for sure! Shopping trip? I think so! :)

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Alphabet Soup Boy collection (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Die cuts (My Mind's Eye); felt, button, twine (Papertrey Ink); Stickles (Ranger)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Special Delivery

I'm finally getting around to using my Bundle of Love set from Papertrey Ink.  I just love how sweet it is, and the font is so pretty! The ultra-girly chipboard accents from the Emma's Shoppe collection by Crate Paper make this baby girl card complete!

Stamps: Bundle of Love (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Vintage Cream, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Emma's Shoppe collection (Crate Paper)
Other: Chipboard accents (Crate Paper); Circle punch (EK Success); Doily (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

ATU#41- Feeling Inspired?

All Things Unity this week is taking inspiration straight from the pages of your favourite magazines! I chose the October 2011 cover of Vogue magazine, and went with the Marilyn Monroe-esque theme.  I kept the colour scheme, added glitter, pearls and rhinestones (although I think diamonds were more up Marilyn's alley...) and went with a feminine stamp/sentiment combination.

Check out the All Things Unity blog to see what the rest of the designers came up with, and where they got their inspiration from!  If you would like to play along with us too then head over there and read the rules- the most important being- don't forget to use ONLY UNITY or IPPITY stamps on your creation!!

Stamps: Undeniably YOU (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); Cyan (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink); pink, blue (Bazzil)
Other: flower (Prima); rhinestones (Zva); border punch (Martha Stewart); stick pin (American Crafts); Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)