Friday, June 26, 2009

You're Such a Treat!

For all who comment on any or all of my posts for this week, your name goes in each time to be drawn for a free stamp from Unity!!
We normally draw this on Thursdays, but I will be picking on Saturday and posting the winner here and on the forum.
Here is my Friday "treat" for my Week of Unity!! This little treat box is one of Lauren Meader's creations. She designs templates for My Timeless Templates over at Papertrey Ink. This template is the "Get a Handle on It" box. Super easy to put together and a great size for all kinds of treats. It comes out to be approximately a 3 1/2" cube. Lots of possibilities here!
I thought...........what better stamp to use than the ice cream cone and treat sentiment from Unity's June KOTM!!

I did not have any "treats" on hand to fill this, but thought it might be cute filled with sprinkles, nuts, or any other kind of ice cream toppings and gifted with old fashioned sundae glasses & spoons. Just a thought......
That's it for my Unity week, thanks to all of you who have stopped by and commented! Stay tuned for a winner from all comments made this week!
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some Thursday Unity Goodness

Wow, Thursday already!! I'm on a roll this week creativity wise. I have two more cards to share with you today.........
On a personal note: today is the last day of school for my little man. He only goes for an hour to pick up his report card - then we are off to have a pancake breakfast together, just him and I! Fun stuff.....

This card uses the super cute "Happy" banner from the Unity June KOTM. The birthday sentiment is from May's Kit. I made my own faux brads with paper punched dots coated in Crystal Effects and covered in glitter.
The other birthday card uses the ginormous, Big Polka Dot Cupcake. I stamped it on some SU! Handrawn Designer Paper and cut it out. This "happy" is from the Unity May KOTM as is the "birthday" sentiment again. I added the polka dots with my SU! marker and raised up the "happy" for some dimension.
That's all for tonight folks!! Thanks for hanging on again to a double card post!
Back tomorrow for the last day of Unity All Week with another creation!!
Have a great day!!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unity All Week - halfway mark

Hello all - make sure you scroll all the way down today. Double the Unity creations since this is also Unity Addicts Wednesday.

Above is my card for my third day at Unity all week. This card has a big dose of Unity Distressed Dots - one of my very fav background stamps. There is so much you can do with this one big stamp. It comes in hearts and stars too. Don't have these yet, but they are on my wish list.
I stamped it in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White and punched three pieces with my SU Scallop Punch. Then I added buttons with twine and cut carefully to make petals. The card base also has dots stamped in the same color.
Continuing on.........
Below is my card for Unity Addicts Wednesday Challenge. Since we are right on the heels of July 4th, the challenges was simple - use Red, White, and Blue.
My card uses the distressed star from the January Kit of the Month.
It is actually a pretty simple layout. The star was stamped in white on the red cardstock, and then I stamped one blue star, cut it out, and used a raised dot adhesive to add dimension.
The "celebrate" sentiment is from my PTI Mega Mixed Messages set.
A smaller version of this card would make a cute invite to a 4th picnic celebration!!
Phew........that's it for tonight! Thanks for stopping by...........back tomorrow with another Unity treat!! :)
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 2 - fun with envelopes

Day 2 of Unity Week here!!!
This is a little 'portfolio' made from 5x7 Kraft envelopes I had lying around. You can use any size envelopes, but I went with the bigger ones since most of my photos are 4x6 when printed.
I've been wanting to try one of these since I had see it HERE on Becky Oehler's blog. I made mine for my {in between} photos.........printed, but not scrapped yet. You can use these little envelope "folios" for just about anything........images, receipts, recipes, coupons, etc.
The top photo is of the outside and the next photo is of the inside where the pockets are.
I stamped distressed dots in Creamy Caramel for my own DP and added buttons, twine, and more stamps from my Unity Kits of the Month from April and back to September.
It all folds up nice and neat and the twine and buttons hold all in place!
Thanks for stopping by...............back tomorrow with more UNITY!!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Growing in Unity..............second round...

Hello all!! I'm up this week for what us Unity addicts have going on called "Growing in Unity All Week Long".
I will be posting a new Unity creation Monday through Friday this week.
This card was made using the Everyday Adorable set that was released in April.
The card base is Very Vanilla and then I used Only Orange and Always Apricot to accent the designer paper (My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line).
I added some copper glitter to the flowers and some pearls for an added touch.
Tune in tomorrow for a simple, easy photo storage portfolio using envelopes!
Thanks for stoppin' by!!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's Hump Day!!!

This weeks Wednesday Unity Addicts Challenge was to use scraps, and use the first Unity Stamps you bought. Well, this is what I came up with. I've used some ribbon and twine pieces here from my scrap bin. I recently bought some Prim Grubby Tags from Three Old Crows. I stumbled onto their site and was intrigued by these tags. They are your basic oak tag hang tags, stained, scented, and baked. Exactly as they say "No two are alike". I love how unique they are and I love the 'grubby' vintage look!
And.....yet another company offering up excellent customer service! They carry a few different things, and they have scoops of buttons for only $1.
I must admit, I have a ton of Unity stamps. I had to think long and hard about which ones were my first purchased. I bought more than one set to start my collection. Back then, these stamps were in two different sets - now they are available in one big kit - Everything Simply Tiny. They are actually smaller versions of many of the stamps they sell, just in a size geared towards card makers. This set is very versatile.
There are also some newer images/sentiments used here.
Below is a photo of the tags as I received them. They come all tied up in a cute bow with a little label and they are packaged in a small zip lock bag - keeps their scent sealed in.
Anyway, I've rambled enough - thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mojo Monday #90

Two posts in one night - I'm on a roll.....
(Actually I'm just getting the time to catch up on photographing my cards from the past couple of weeks)
This one is my attempt at the Mojo Monday Sketch.
The card base is PTI Lemon Tart and the DP is My Minds Eye I got quite a while ago. The stamped butterfly and sentiment are from an older Unity KOTM - September
I added a distressed paper flower with some twine in the center.
That's it!! Thanks for looking!!
Can't believe I am almost at 8,000 hits on my blog. It's crazy!!

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One I haven't posted yet...

Just quick post tonight of a card I made last week. This one was for the SCS Sketch Challenge last Wednesday. Just getting it posted tonight.
I used my Unity KOTM for May again.
The designer paper is My Minds Eye - Laundry Line. The cardstock is Chocolate Chip and Blush Blossom. The picture does not capture it, but there is glitter in the plaid paper and I added SU! Dazzling Diamonds to the dragonfly's wings.
I kept it simple and only added some Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon.
That's it - off to create more tonight!!
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Friday, June 5, 2009


Can I just say - I'm glad this week is almost over..........

Here is a card I made a couple of weeks ago, but just got time to photograph and upload.
This little flower grouping is from Unity's KOTM (kit of the month) from this past November. It is stamped in an old SU! in color - Blue Bayou. I stamped on half of a SU! Top Note and layered with cardstock of the same color. Added some glitter in green, pink, and blue to brighten it up a little and sponged the edges.
The base of the card is the new Vintage Cream from PTI. The enjoy your day sentiment is from May's KOTM from Unity as well.
Angela - if you read this - I LOVE THIS FONT - we need more sentiments in this font!!
Thanks for lookin' - have a great weekend!!

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Chance..........come get em'

It's June 1st - the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List (formerly known as the Retiring Stamp List) is out.
Stamp sets retiring now: Last Chance List
These sets will only be available until June 30th, 2009
**Items on this list are only available while supplies last - and the don't last long!**
to place an order with me!
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