Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thinking About You Today

Tonight while playing along with Unity Stamp Company's Fun & Games (held every Tuesday night at 7 CST), I decided to make a card using Sunday Stamps Challenge #108, I had high hopes for this one but alas I let myself down this time. Not only did I accidentally stamp my sentiment upside-down forcing myself to do a flip on the sketch, I also felt it was just too plain so it needed flowers and just a tad bit of bling

and wow, that ribbon looks REALLY crooked in this picture but IRL it's donesn't,
I may need new glasses!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

biggest slacker in the blogging world

Who, who is the biggest slacker in the blogging world?
Me, it's me! LOL
I cannot believe that I haven't blogged since July 11 but then I have been a very busy girl
We hit Italy for the World TaeKwon-Do Championships
and I'm proud to say that my boy brought home
1 Bronze, 2 Silvers & 1 Gold Metals
He was even the champion of his team sparring group as he won the tie-breaker!

Here we are in Venice!

oh and I FINALLY made a card THIS EVENING!
Printed Paper - Gina K. Designs Ang & Me
Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.
Inks - CloseToMyHeart (Chocolate & Sweet Leaf) & Tim Holtz (Broken China)
Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart
Embelly - UmWowStudio (painted with white enamel paint)
the sketch (which I had to flip the ribbon & top embelly to make it work)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

have a lovely day

well I'm not in love with how this one turned out
I went for a nature looking card but it seems kinda.... flat?
hummm, may need to tweek this one a bit more when I have time

these are my two favorite Washi tapes
Bird & Sentiment stamps - Unity Stamp Company
Ink - Memento Rich Coca
coral colored cardstock - core'dinations
Kraft - Canvas Corp

a vintage stroll

I love love love this stamp from Stamper's Best/Deep Red
it's just so peaceful

this gorgeous paper from Authentique is called Peaceful
Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters
Ribbon, Vine & Flower - May Arts Ribbons
Metal Heart & cardstocks - misc stash

My inspiration came from Sketch Saturday #369
yep, I rotated it and traded out the tiny star for a fairly large flower/heart/vine thing

so many ways to say

Thank You

I would like to say Thank You to Sandy and all those "behind the scenes" people at
Operation Write Home
for all their work over the years!

I used sketch (#258) to create this

Isn't that paper beautiful? It's from Graphic45 called French Country
The little Bird stamp is from Unity Stamp Company
Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Celebrate Life

sometime we all need a little reminder
and a little uplifting

I am so excited for how this one turned out!
Printed Papers - Echo Park Everyday eclectic
Mat Cardstock - core'dinations ColorCore
Ink Distressing - Tim Holtz Iced Spruce
Sentiment - Unity Stamp Company Celebrate Life Up
Ribbon - May Arts Ribbon


Friday, July 10, 2015

Celebrating with Creative Chick

Big party time... TEN YEARS

So Jenn asked us to CASE a creation of hers and wow! that was really hard to do, finding just one
but actually I found three and had to force myself on which to start with
I think the hardest part was I went in knowing I'd be using what I have in my paint room
not all of my crafty stash. But then once I decided,
this one came together fairly easily once I decided which sentiment I wanted

I really like how this turned out!
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon
Heart Stamps & Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
a little clear embossing powder (somehow I do not have black? what!)
plus a few sequins

and here is Jenn's Original Post that I CASE'd
so I discovered that I MUST have this hello stamp or something similar with "hello"
because I'd use that thing all the time

and since Jenn enjoys the kitterfluffs, I thought she might appreciate a little Checkers luvs