Monday, November 6, 2017

GIU Winner Time

Thanks so much for those who came & saw my Growing In Unity creations last week!
My two random winners of 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company are



Joyce Verdon & Katherine Herbert


Please send me your mailing address within the next two weeks to claim your prizes.
Email me at: ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fun Fun Fun


I recently discovered stamps by Brutus Monroe,
thanks to a facebook group ;-)
They are clear stamps on a 4x6 sheet. I only purchased two sets my first time out but the quality is very nice. They stamp very clear, even the fine lettered sentiments.

The images to the left are all from Home Sweet Home which I colored in with colored pencils
(rarely use them) and a heart from another collection.

These images are all from Birthday Bear. This set has four cute bears, two birds and a bunny... did I mention cute? They are SO cute! Instead of coloring them in, I used Tim Holtz Distress Paint daubers and just kinda splatted the paint on. Added a touch of sparkly Nuvo to finish off the balloons and I have a great Birthday tag!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Growing in Unity 2017 - Day 5




TGIF
and a Happy New Year to you too!

Whao, did we really just blow thru all those  holidays?
I think we did!





Thank you so much for putting up with me this week
I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have








New Years! What do you do to celebrate?Me, no a thing!
Oh I'll have a drink or three,
watch a show or two,
craft until 12:01 or
just go to bed. 
I'm not an exciting party person





For these, I used Copic markers to color with and paired this super fun set with these equally fun papers and a super sparkly ribbon that just keeps giving!



I know it's hard to tell in these pics but I used clear Nuvo over the liquid in the glass so it's shiney.


Stamp Set: Bright Spirits
 You can purchase this one HERE



Just a little bonus KISS card
 I don't know if it's snowing where you're at and some years we don't get snow at all but this guy makes me wish the white fluffy stuff was everywhere! And I don't even like the cold


Stamp Set: Mittens in Winter
You can purchase this one HERE

Last day to get yourself entered to maybe win some free stamps from Unity Stamp Company!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Growing in Unity 2017 - Day 4

Happy Thursday! 
Are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? 

I kept this first one simple on the coloring, just green Copics for the tree & sky.
But I got out my old circle punches for that pop of something.
I think it's festive!

 When I was in High School, I owned a red bug. It's a good thing cars can't talk ;-)
You'll notice I used different shade of red to color this bug, well that's how mine was.
I left spots white thinking it looks a bit like snow.
To mix things up a bit, I skipped the sentiment stamp & chose to use stickers from the paper pack, I'm not a sticker person and know I would not use these in a scrapbook so this is the perfect use for these.
 

Stamp Set featured:
Oh, Christmas Joy
You can purchase it HERE

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Growing in Unity 2017 - Day 3

Welcome to Wednesday!

I'm jumping to Christmas or perhaps, preparing for Christmas.
For my family, we use an artificial tree and we use the same one for YEARS!
We had the same tree for 12 years, then it started falling apart so it had to go.
For the next three years, we each made a homemade tree and used those
until the cats, dog, and packing got the better of them.
Last year, we broke down and bought a new artificial tree.
We will put it up the day after Thanksgiving, or as some people call it
Black Friday. I'm more of a Cyber Monday type of person

Today I'm doing a photo tutorial of how I made this card

Step One: Stamped using Memento in Tuxedo Black

Step Two: Stamped using Tim Holtz in Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Squeezed Lemonade, and Gathered Twigs. Fussy cut them out and fringed the edges of a couple of trees.

Step Three: Colored the image using Copic markers. Fussy cut along the top edge of ground, truck & trees but not all the way to the edges of the card.

Step Four: Inserted trees behind the truck and glued into place

Step Five: Finish it off by topping the Star in Sparkly Nuvo, adding a bit of White Puffy Paint for snow, and Tattered Angles Glimmer Glaze in Waterfall on the truck windows.

The back: The new Unity Company Stamp! AWESOME!!!


Stamp Set used for this one is the October Kit of the Month
You can sign up for it HERE
It is a monthly subscription and a super fun to be a part of!


And a bonus card: It's one layer using a multiple stamp technique so you get shades of the color

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Growing in Unity 2017 - Day 2

Welcome back for Thanksgiving!

I completely love Thanksgiving because we have an open door policy
at our house... friends, family, whoever... potluck!
We deep fry a Turkey, make Black Bottom Pie, bake a Sweet Potato & Pecan Casserole
and this year we're going to add another pie but it's going to be a surpise
to all so I'm not sayin'
Everyone else brings breads, cookies, veggies, drinks, etc.


On to the card! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this old truck stamp! I just had to make the old girl sparkle, and vintage green is my favorite truck color
I used colored pencils for this one, which I rarely do but then topped that with some Wink of Stella on the truck so it has that pop! The finishing touch is that little Copper dot of Nuvo on the sentiment banner 
Stamp Set Used: Great Blessings
you can get it HERE













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Monday, October 30, 2017

Growing In Unity 2017 - Day 1

It is ridiculous how excited I get when it is my turn to be a
Growing In Unity Gal! Unity Stamp Company is crazy awesome
for how the include their customers in their business,
as for our feedback and let us do a little card designing for them
one whole week each year! They also have sales
All.The.Time.

With all that said, let's get started with my DAY ONE!

So many holiday coming up, I decided to hit them all!

Here we go with HALLOWEEN:
Oh how I love this witch! I started with simply stamping Esmerelda Girl then making a mask & temporarily gluing the mask down. I made a circle mask, colored it with Tim Holtz Oxide Inks. I used the branch from the Trust Your Soul, SMAK 11/14. Next, using a swiping pattern, colored the sky & ground with various Oxide Inks, pulled of Esmerelda's mask, misted on a bit of water & heat set. Topped off the moon with quite a bit of Wink of Stella. Using a black fine tip pin, I touched up the kitty so he really stood out. Colored pencil around the kitty and broom give them a little depth. Distressed the edges in Black Soot Distress Ink. Sentiment is the top part of Ghosts, Goblins, Witches (wit & wisdom) which is a little crooked but I kinda like it!

You can get Esmerelda Girl: HERE
Ghosts, Goblines, Witches (wit & wisdom): HERE
Trust Your Soul SMAK: HERE (or sign up for monthly kit to save and get great stamps)

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This one isn't really Halloween but since Purple is one of my favorite colors, I thought I'd share
I created this background after doing acrylic pour painting, when I moved my canvas off the rack, I looked in the tray and boom this was there! So I grabbed a 6x6 canvas and dipped it into the run-off paint. After letting it dry for a couple of weeks, I finally decided this is the perfect stamp for it!

You can get What others Say: HERE

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