Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks for joining us today for another fun Unity Thursday!! 


Unity has a 40% off sale



and something new releasing today from


And these fun little guys from


Here's something I created with the new Susan Weckesser garden what not collection



We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's all our participants for today's inspiration

Have a creative day

{S}



Monday, August 18, 2014

More fun with Anna Griffin stamps and All About Kindness Card kit

Hello friends, I'm back with more designs to share that I created for Anna's last show on HSN. I never realize until I start to go back thru my galleries just how many projects we create for each show. I am continually amazed at how many beautiful products are developed for each show.

Today I am sharing projects from the Self Inking Autumn Wreath Doily Stamp Set and the All About Kindness Card kit.

Here's a few samples I created with the stamp set.


I used the medallions to create a background using Anna's grey ink pad and then created a small doily which I fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card.



I used some pieces of the Garden Window card making kit and used one of the medallion images to create a background again. Satin ribbon always gives Anna's cards a finished look.


Next I have some samples from the All About Kindness Card kit.







With all the images Anna adds to each card kit, it isn't hard to create truly beautiful cards that you are proud to give friends and family.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal!


{Harvest of a Heart}



I've been dabbling with my new water colors and wanted to give them a try with this image.


Supplies: DCWc bright cardstock stack, Dear Lizzy Luck Charm patterned paper, Misc ribbon and flowers from Iamroses.com

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  
Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  
Have a creative day!
{S}

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Stamping

Hello friends. I'm spending my Saturday evening playing my new MFT stamps and dies. I love creating along with MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge.


Here's this week's sketch


I was so happy that my order arrived in time to create with the new products! I ordered Tuesday night at 10 and my package arrived Friday! How awesome is that!

I wanted to create with the Spooky Window die and try using the distress inks and water to create a sky background. It's my first time trying this technique.

Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies: MFT Stamp: Witch Way is Candy? and Cheesecloth background. MFT Dienamics: Spooky Window Tim Holtz Distess Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. Iris: Fresh Green. Eyelet Outlet witch hat brad and small grey pearls.

If you'd like to create for this week's sketch there is still time. Click the image to find out all the info:

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

Have a creative day!

{S}

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stamp of the Week Sunday

 Hello friends! It's another Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal!

Here's a look at this week's image

Hello Pumpkin

 So cute right? Here's my sample.


Supplies: Patterened paper from Simon Says Stamp Card kit, Spellbinders die, Copic Markers, twine, Enamel dots EyeletOulet.


For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Have a creative day!

{S}

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Getting back to challenges: MFTWSC188

Hello friends. Thanks for your visit today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I finally had some time to create for one of my favorite challenges from My Favorite Things.



Here's this week's sketch



Here's my creation

I used paper from Simple Stories DIY, My Favorite Things Laina Lamb Designs Bring on the Cake, Cupcake stand dies and the Delicious Birthday set. Misc: pearl brad.

I had fun making my {paper} cakes and for some reason I was really feeling green. So I made a cake to go on top of the Cupcake stand and a coordinating card.


 
These dies are SO fun!! So many ideas are swimming in my head so I am sure you'll see some more creations!


Have a creative day.

{S}

Friday, August 8, 2014

More designs with Anna Griffin

Hello friends. I am sharing some more of my cards that I designed with Anna Griffin's newest products, some of which are still available at HSN. You can view what's available for purchase right now here on Anna's page at HSN.

These were created using the Antique Botanical Die Cuts


 I like to take multiple die cuts and layer them with 3D foam. It makes the flowers and butterflies appear to be coming off the front of the card.



These die cuts are made to be layered and layered so don't be afraid to make them pop!



Next are some samples with the Birthday Wishes 3D Sticker kit.



I love incorporating all of my Anna Griffin products when I am creating with a specific item.  can you spot all of the items I used?
Dies
Border Stickers
Embossing Folder
Card base from one of the card kits
Perfect Palette Cardstock
Birthday Wishes sticker sentiment
Misc: punches, ribbon and bling



 The corners on this card are from the negative paper left over from the die cut.


A double loop bow can really add something to your cards.

These sentiment stickers are super fun on gift bags too!




I've been very busy working on the next round of assignments. Anna is scheduled to be on QVC UK August 19th! If you go to their page here. You can stream the show on your PC's!

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity Friends! It's that time again. Another Thursday full of fun inspiration and fabulous deals from Unity! 

Here's a reminder of today's sale.

http://unitystampco.com/


Here's a closer look at a couple of those itty bitty's you can get your hands on!


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Super cute right? These were so fun to ink up and create with. 

Here are the blog links for today's team members.

Have a creative day!

{S}


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Inkin up the Simon Says Stamp August card kit

Hello friends! 

Today I found some time to ink up my Simon Says Stamp August Card kit 


I created a couple of clean and simple styled cards


Lately I have been grabbing my kraft paper for most of my card making. I added some washi tape and twine.


I stamped image and colored it in with Copics and added some Crystal Stickles. My favorite color to use in case you were wondering.


I love lime green and Anna Griffin has a fabulous line of pigment ink pads with a great lime color. I used it to stamp my sentiment.

I had not touched my SSS July Card Kit til the other day and created this card with some Eyelet Outlet products.

Supplies: Eyelet Outlet bling strips, star brads and enamel dots and the July SSS Card kit.

That's all I have to share for today!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Anna Griffin designs with the new Cut and Emboss Fretwork dies

Hello there. Did you watch the 24 hour Craft show on HSN last week? I love setting my DVR and then watching each of Anna's segments and listening to all the callers that Anna gets to speak with live. I love hearing their sincere craft enthusiasm and love of Anna and her products. 

Everything she designs coordinates perfectly to help us crafters create true works of art.

Anna had so many beautiful products to share with you on her segments and this item sold out before she could share any samples that were created for the show. 

Anna Griffin® Cuttlebug™ Cut & Emboss Dies - Fretwork

These dies are so beautiful and fun to create with. They can be a backdrop to your cards or the star! You get to decide!

Here are some of the samples I created with these amazing dies.


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The dies look great when you add a little pearl bling and a nice satin bow. It really gives this card a classy look that I loved. I double layered the die for a 3 dimensional look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Have a creative day.

{S}

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anna Griffin Foil Flourish and Lovely Layers projects

Hello friends. How many of you picked up Anna Griffin's new Foil Flourishes during the HSN 24 hour crafting day last week? I love how easy they are to add to my card designs and how elegant they look! 

Here's a look at some samples I created.

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I love layering Anna's stickers with 3D foam squares from Therm-o-Web. They really make them pop of my card.

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I started with a card base and die cut frame from Anna's Garden Window Card kit and added several of the Foil Flourishes along with some of Anna's beautiful stickers to create this card.

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The corner stickers made putting this card together quick and easy!


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A little of this and a little of that paired with an embossing folder make for a beautiful card.


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I used another card base from one of Anna's card kits and then rounded the corners of the patterned paper. Then I added one of the Totally Tags.

Next I have some inspiration fpr you using the Lovely Layers collection.

Don't be afraid to mix different shaped dies like I did for this Birthday themed card.

 Use a sanding block on your embossed cards to let the core come thru for a nice look.

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Sometimes for me a card starts with the ribbon. You know what I mean right?

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I cut down one sheet and then layered it over the same print with 3D foam. Then I embellished it with tags and a die cut.
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Sometimes I like to stick to one color palette. I love Anna's saddle stitched ribbons.

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Again this one was all about the ribbon. It's one of my faves from Anna. I cut away the excess cardbase of the scalloped layer and used 3D foam to pop it off the Perfect Palette. I love yellow and green together. Don't you?
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This last one is sooo girly and I love the way it turned out. I took the two contrasting hues of pink and paired them together. I find that the darker color in the background will bring out the lighter shade much better. 
Cut down your cardstock in quarter inches to create nice layers.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be sharing the Birthday stickers and more of the new items later this week.

Have a creative day!

{S}