Friday, September 25, 2015

Mojo 416

well this card has taken me
to create!
just too busy with too many things
the sentiment is why I bought this stamp set but the wonderful butterfly didn't hurt
fro Unity Stamp Co. Letting Go-Not Loving Less
Black ink - Memento
Colored ink - various Tim Holtz Inks

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Unity Love

in my last post I told you about winning the $100 Unity Stamp Company Shopping Spree
Well all those wonderful stamps arrived yesterday in my mail box!
{I shared the first card I created using one of those stamps in that post as well}
Also I received a smallish order I had placed on Tuesday too
Last night I got busy & today I'm going to stay busy
creating with Unity & just taking it easy at my house.

This is a little 3x3 gift card
Unity Stamp Set - Be Joyful
Stamped using Black Memento Ink
Watercolored (with a handy dandy water brush) using Tim Holtz Inks in Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, and Mowed Lawn
Cardbase is from Studio G
little bit of bling in flower centers from Tulip "Beads in a Bottle"

Next Up, I think I may give this one to the pastor of our church
I created this wonderful background using Tim Holtz Ink pads in Iced Spruce, Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet, and Milled Lavender
Unity Stamp Set - Blossoms & Blessings
Stamped using Ranger Archival Ink (3 generations)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot around the edges
mounted on plain black cardstock

And last ( at least for this post)
is another small card, a 4x4 from the mystery cardbase drawer
sweet Unity Stamp Set - Little Bunny for you
stamped using black Memento on a plain white cardstock
I colored the flower & leaves with Twinkling H2O's
the rest is Copic marker
I punched the "sun" from pearlized cardstock
the pearl brad is My Mind's Eye
and that tag, well that's from those big packs you use when labeling for garage sales


there is nothing like a cat, I have two tuxedo kitties in my life
they make me happy

This Hallow's Eve Kitty from Unity Stamp Company
makes me happy too
I created the center circle using various mists
stamped the kitty/moon/bats using Ranger's Archival Ink
then using a tiny paint brush I painted the moon with Liquid Pearls in White Opal
Printed papers are an old Making Memories 8x8 pack Spook Alley
The awesome little chipboard bats are from UmWowStudio
I painted the bats with Tuxedo Smooch
edges are distressed with Tim Holtz Black Soot

I played along with Sketch Saturday #379
I made very small changes: left off the staples, added a sentiment strip, changed the stars to bats plus dropped one and moved them over but I think you can still see the basic sketch idea :-)

Friday, September 18, 2015


oh yes I am smiling tonight and my face may end up hurting at some point
You see I won $100 Shopping Spree from Unity Stamp Company
Here's what I picked out
it came TODAY! whoop whoop

Last night, I ran across Freshly Made Sketches #204
and put it on my short list to create with,
perfect timing. Here's what I made:
this set, Smile in Your Dreams, I accidentally ordered AGAIN... 
so I gifted the first which I hadn't used yet to a friend :-)
coloring done with Copic markers
Printed Paper - Basic Grey Green At Heart
purple layer -Recollections Purple Cardstock
white chipboard square - CloseToMyHeart
Distressed wtih Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves
Black Ink - Memento
Wink of Stella (on just the purple part of flowers & orange butterfly)
miscellaneous green ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Many Thanks

My friend DeeDee is an amazingly talented designer!
She works wtih 7 Dots Studio, designing these awesome papers, stamps, stencils & chipboard pieces;
Plus she owns & designs for UmWow Studio coordinating chipboard pieces (the nice heavy kind) along with masks & flair. The latest is called Lost & Found and it is wonderful!

Background - 7 Dots Studio Wonky Halftone Mask used with Heavy Gesso (let that dry overnight)
smeared Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral & Twisted Citron on my craft mat, spritzed with water & dipped Background piece,
Using one of the 7 Dots Studio stamps in teh same inks, I added 3 splats of full color
Then I dipped my drinking glass in some Tim Holtz Ground Espresso and created some "coffee" stains
My friend from Mountain Plains Crafters, Marilynn, recently sent me these awesome little upcycled {pizza box} scrabble pieces, applied those with some thermo-web glue dots
Added a bit of May Arts Jute and topped it all of with a few sequins

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Day Rooster

tonight while playing along with Unity Stamp Company on Facebook 
I also played with one of my newest Unity stamps...
New Day Rooster!
 My three grandpas were farmers and of those three, two had chickens
I remember one particularly evil rooster

New Ink from Tim Holtz!
Printed papers from Graphic45 French Country

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

there is magic

it's been a really good week for me!
I received my Unity Stamp order
My kids have made it on time for school everyday & the oldest is driving them
I helped some people at the food pantry I volunteer at weekly who really needed it
and I got to play in my craft room two nights!

For this one I played along with Freshly Made Sketches #201
my girls over at Mountain Plains Crafters did an unofficial challenge to use
WOODGRAIN, mine is part of an old CloseToMyHeart Stamp Set called Weathered Backgrounds, which I stamped on Kraft cardstock using Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs.
The sentiment & image stamps are from Unity Stamp Company's new sentiment set called
... Butterflies & Moonbeams, which I stamped with black Memento and colored with Copic markers.
The sentiment was stamped using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain.
the printed papers are from a big pad of Michael's called Homespun.
and the finishing touches (tiny bits of bling) from Imaginisce