Unity Thursday

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hello friends! It's time for Unity's Blog hop! We have so much to share with you today! 

First, here's our sale banners:

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 I am sharing a fun card set I created using the new Plenty of Pandas set.

 For these cards I used some patterned paper from My Favorite Things, Bling, paper flowers and glitter tape from Eyelet Outlet.

I cut the card bases at 4x4 and then used the same die to create them all. They turned out so cute!

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the other Designer's blogs to see what they've created for you today.
 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.  

I wanted to all thank you for your kind comments during the hops! They make my day.


Anna Griffin Flocked Cardstock Layers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hello friends! Today I am sharing some of my projects that I created using Anna's flocked cardstock layers. They come in a variety of designs and colors.

                    For this card I layered two different colors and patterns of the layers and embellished with 3D stickers and die cuts.

Again, showing how you can mix and match more that one color and pattern.

I used a few of Anna's new dies to pair with the cardstock. This one is my fave.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a creative day!


MFT Weekly Sketch 268

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hello friends! I'm sharing my take on this week's My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge. just in time to link up. 

Here's a look at this week's sketch

Since we're having such wonderful weather in So Cal I was inspired to create a card with a sunny outlook! 

I love the new Lucky set from the latest release and the sun from the Things with Wings set is one of my faves too. They were a perfect combination. I also scored some awesome hexagon chunky glitter from Michaels to create this fun shaker card.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: Things with Wings, Lucky. My Favorite Things Dies: Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Die, Die-namics Stitched Cloud Edges.

A new sketch is posted each Wednsday and you can learn more about this fun challenge by clicking the banner.

Have a creative day!


Vintage Collage Toppers projects

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hello Friends! Today I am so excited to share some projects I made with Anna's newest embellishment set,

Vintage Collage Toppers!

These layered embellishments are ready to be put on a card to help you get them in the mail faster!

Here are some of my samples.

I love Anna's glittered cardstock. It really adds the wow factor to a card.

There are masculine options too which makes creating a card for him super easy. I don't know about you but I struggle with masculine cards. 

All of these cards came together so quickly thanks to these embellies! Anna just annouced last week that she's going to have Vintage Card toppers 2 on HSN in her March show so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!


iCraft Deco Foiled Water colored cards tutorial

If you've been bitten by the foiling bug like I have, you've noticed there are not a lot of printables that are specific to card making out there on the net. 

With the rainbow of colors that Therm-O-Web offers of iCraft® Deco Foil™, the possibilities for foiling these prints are endless. So I was searching Pinterest high and low looking for some fun brush stroke card sentiments and came up empty handed. 

Then it occurred to me that I had the tools to make my own, I just need brush stroke fonts. So I searched out a fabulous font bundle found here and made my own cards in Photoshop Elements.


I did find this great free Geometric overlay via Pinterest and used it along with the font to create my own cards. I set the size at 8 1/2 x 11 so I could cut the image down the middle and then cut them into an A2 card size.


After printing them out with water color cardstock, I was ready to foil them with iCraft® Deco Foil™ black and then water color the background. I like to water color with a variety of mediums for today's cards I used Ranger Distress Inks. 

Water coloring with these inks is super easy and fairly mess free. Grab a water pen, mini mister and dab some ink on an acrylic block. I like to spray my project with the Mini Mister first so that when I add the color it moves easily around the image.


 Add ink as often and you feel you need it or until you achieve your desired look. The black iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets look great with the water colors. Use a heat tool to dry and then put your card together with iCraft® Easy-Tear Adhesive tape 1/2 inch

I like using this tape because the heat tool can cause the paper to warp a bit from the heat when you dry it. The iCraft Easy-Tear Adhesive tape holds it on the card base tightly so you don't see the warp in the paper.


After adding a bit of twine, the finished results are really pretty and ready to give to that special someone in your life. 

Have a creative day!


Anna Griffin Minc Valentines

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hello friends! Love is still in the air and I love creating with Anna Griffin's Minc machine and collections. 
Her latest is the Minc Love Assortment. 

I wanted to share a few cards I created with this lovely collection.

Beautiful colors right? Mincing with Anna's ready to foil embellies is super easy. I love layering the pieces to create one of a kind cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge 267

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hello friends! I got my other work finished this week to create for this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge.

Here's this week's sketch

Here's my card.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Lucky Stamp set and dies, Desert Bouquet stamp set, Stitched rectangle Die-Namics  Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Memory Tape Runner XL  and 3D White Foam Squares

I could not wait to ink up this adorable stamp set! 

For more details about MFT weekly Sketch Challenge click the banner.

Have a great day!


So Smitten Card kit

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hello friends. Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day I wanted to share some creations I made using Anna Griffin's so Smitten Card kit. This kit has so many awesome layers, 3D stickers and more. 

Creating these cards was a snap!

Hello Love

Happy Valentine's Day

For the person who's Birthday falls in Valentine's Day or any day for that matter.

You have my heart

I love the rich colors that represent all things love in this kit.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!


More Angie Girls from Unity

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hello friends. Oh how I love the artwork by Angie Blom @ Unity Stamp Co. Her Angie girls are so inspiring. I want to ink them all up and send them off to the special women in my life.

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing two of the newest releases of the Angie Girls line. 

First up is...

I colored this image using Copic Markers. I love that these images can take up the whole space of an A2 card.

Next up is my favorite. Who doesn't love a girl with a birdie on her head???

Colored this girl with Copic markers as well.

ALL the Angie Girls are on sale at Unity for only $9.00 each! 

Check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by!


All Hearts Dies from Anna Griffin

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hello friends! Today I am sharing more projects from Anna's HSN show that aired January 26th.

Today's featured projects are from the All Hearts Dies collection.

These dies are so elegant and easy to work with. I loved layering them and creating these cards.
I have to say my favorite cardstock to use with them were the glitter and metallic cardstocks from Anna Griffin. I think those really made them shine.

Have a great weekend!


My Favorite Things #WSC265

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Monday everyone. Did you have some time to get crafty this weekend?

I finally did after cleaning my very messy desk and made this card for this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge.

Here's this week's sketch

Here's my creation

Supplies: My Favorite Things Mini Hearts Background, BB You have my heart, Heart Puzzle die, Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 3. Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax.  Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Memory Tape Runner XL  and 3D White Foam Squares

There is still time to create for this week's sketch. Click the banner to find out more info about My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge.

Have a creative day!

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