Saturday, October 11, 2014

World Card making Day with Winnie & Walter



Hello all....

Last weekend was World Card making day.  There were so many different challenges to participate in.   Winnie and Walter has called it world card making week.  YAY.  That is perfect for us working folks.   They posted many different challenges.  I had time to play in 4.  


The first challenge I choose was Unexpected Stamping with Kelly.

The basic rules..... Use your stamp in and unexpected way.   I stamped the card stock using the word  "Boo with white ink and then heat emboss.  I got my great color by using purple and blue Gelatos.  The Gelato color will wipes off the embossing with a damp towel.  I then stamped and cut out the ghost.  The sentiment background was also colored with my Gelatos 





I made this card for the Pattern Play with Shay challenge.  
The basic rules.... Ad some patterns to your card using stamp, die cuts, paper and/or tape.  I choose this awesome patterned paper covered in spooky frames and glitter.     I love the stripped background.  I just added the sentiment.   I love it when project come out so easy.  







The third challenge I choose is the Pinspiration with Vanessa

Rules..... Be inspired by this image

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I choose to use the wood grain as my inspiration.  I found this grey wood grain paper.  Found some interesting scraps.... and added some flowers.  I am so happy to use up some of the scraps from the growing pile.




The last challenge I  choose was Sketched with Julie



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I just receive my new Winnie and Walter stamps and had to ink them up.  I embossed the circle of leaves with gold.  I cut the flowers using some of my practice attempts from the H2O's.




That is all for me today.  I more projects to complete for Halloween and then to start those Christmas cards.  


Teresa




I will be entering card #1 in the following challenges

WCMD with Winnie & Walter -  Unexpected Stamping with Kelly.
Design Memory Craft - Take the Challenge #10


I will be entering card #2 in the following challenges

WCMD with Winnie & Walter - Pattern Play with Shay 



I will be entering card #3 in the following challenges

WCMD with Winnie & Walter - Pinspiration with Vanessa



I will be entering card #4 in the following challengs

WCMD with Winnie & Walter - Sketched with Julie



Monday, October 6, 2014

World Card Making Day + A Winner


Happy Monday!!!


I just wanted to share a few of the cards I made over the weekend and of course the winner of the GIU stamps.


It was World Card Making Day on Saturday.  Did you get a chance to create?  I just need to finish up a few more Halloween cards and then I must get started on Christmas.  I'm sure there will be some card drives needing holiday cards.

Friendly spider just dropping in.....LOL

Heartfelt Creations Image

Using up some scraps and left over stickers

Fall colors




And now to announce the winner of the Itty Bitty Stamps from Unity?????



First I had Random.org pick the day

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Day 4 - Thursday

There were 20 comments


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Funny.... It picked 4 twice. 

And the winner is Vicky.....


Super Spooky! Love them both, and the Boo! card is outstanding!

Congratulations......   Please e-mail me with your choice of two (2) Unity Itty Bitty Stamps  and your mailing address.  I will forward your information so Unity mail your stamps to you.  






I will be entering the fall colors card into the following challenges










Friday, October 3, 2014

GIU - Day 5

Happy Friday.!!!!

I am sad to say that today is my last post For Growing In Unity.  I have had so much fun sharing my projects with you.  Everyone has left such wonderful comments.  I am very encouraged by all of your kind words.

I will be choosing the winner of the Itty Bitty Stamps on Monday.  So, that give everyone through the weekend to leave a comment.

I also want to send out a big Thank You to the Unity Stamp Company for their generosity.

Today's project I made using a leaf stamp I received in a grab bag.   I found that it is part for the Color of the Seasons KOM set.  I first and embossed the leaves in white on watercolor paper. I used my twinkling H2O's to create this background.  The technique I used was to wet the H2O heavily and also wet the paper.  That way I could move the color around as I desired.  Then I heat dried the color into place.   Since the paper was very wet and was warped I found I needed to iron the paper flat.  I Then distressed the edges and sewed it onto the purple paper.  I added some stickles to the circles in the leaves.  Finishing it off with the sentiment and sequins.



Hope you enjoyed all of the projects.  Next week there will be another GIU gal.  Check out the Unity blog on Wednesday to see who will inspire you next.



Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend.

Teresa



I will be entering this card into the following challenges







Thursday, October 2, 2014

GIU - Day 4



Wow!!!  Can you believe it is October already.  Yesterday my hubby said to me that are 30 more days until Halloween.  That really cracked me up.  I found out he has an app that has a Halloween count down. There really is an app for everything.

With that being said, my projects today are Halloween themed.

My first card I used the Unity stamp Hello My Pretty Friend,  I stamped and colored the legs image and then paper pieced the dress.   Just seeing the bottom half of the witch really makes me smile.  I have to confess.  I saw this idea on Pinterest, however, I took the idea to another level by using by border punches and embossing folders to embellish the dress.



For my second card I used the Unity stamp Kooky Spooky.   I stamped and embossed the image and the frame.   I used the embossing folder on the background and then added some color with a silver Gelato to make the embossing pop.  I have another confession here and must give credit were credit is due.  After adding the letters I felt that the who card was a little flat.  I showed it to the hubby.  He suggested to add glitter behind the letters.  So.... out came the Stickles.   I then added the google eyes to the bat just to make the card more fun.






One more day remaining of my GUI showcase.  So be sure to check back tomorrow for the final project.  

And remember at the end of the week I will be giving away 2 Itty Bitty stamps to one random person who leaves a comment.

The winner could be from any day.  So the more day's you comment means more entries.  

Here are the links to Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 blog post if you missed them.  
See ya tomorrow...

Teresa









I will be entering this card into the following challenges



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GIU - Day 3




Happy Hump day.  

Today is day 3 of GIU.

Here are the links to Day 1 and Day 2 blog post if you missed them.  

Today's project made of more pieces of  testing techniques using Dylusions ink spray.    

For this background I stamped the image and heat embossed it with burgundy embossing powder. 

Using the Dylusions I sprayed yellow and then some pink colors.   
The result was the orange color.   

On some of my practice paper I stamped the flower over the color and heat embossed it with black. 

The image is Unity Moments In Bloom stamp set.  

 I made the frame for the image using two of my Spellbinders Dies.  

I finished it off with a couple rhinestones and the sentiment.  





Don't forget come back every day and leave a comment.  

At the end of the week I will be giving away 2 Itty Bitty stamps
 to one random person who leaves a comment.

  The winner could be from any day.  
So the more day's you comment means more entries.  


Thanks for taking some time out of your day to stop by.  

Teresa









I will be entering this card into the following challenges



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GIU - Day Two



It's day two for my Growing in Unity Spotlight.   Thank you to everyone who left wonderfully inspiring comments yesterday.  You all are very kind.

My project today is put together from pieces different techniques.  I have been playing with Dylusions ink spray.   Using pink ink spray I misted the paper fairly heavy to get a deep color.  I then I stamped the diamond background and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  That locked in the pink color.  Then I used blue ink spray to get the purple color.  I discovered I still had this the bike image that I stamped for a previous blog post within my scraps.  This one I had messed up the top while trying to blend the gealtos.  I just cut off the area that was ugly and added the black border.   That is why I never throw out all my mistakes.  Sometimes they can find a new purpose.

The bike image and the sentiment is Unity's Enjoy this day










Don't forget come back every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I will be giving away 2 Itty Bitty stamps to one random person who leaves a comment.  


Teresa

















Monday, September 29, 2014

GIU - Day 1


Good Morning and a happy Monday.

This is going to be a fun week here on my blog.  Today starts my GIU week for the Unity Stamp Company.

If are not familiar with Unity, please take a moment to check them out here.   You will find that they have many beautiful stamps and awesome customer service.  They are also very kind and generous people.

Today's project is a card I made using my "Face the Sunshine" stamp designed by Phyllis Harris.  I colored the the image with alcohol markers and framed it with some gold cloth paper.





Now be sure to come back every day.  I will have a new project every day.   And don't forget to leave a comment.  At the end of the week I will be giving away 2 Itty Bitty stamps to one random person who leaves a comment.  

Have a great day.

Teresa








I will be entering this card into the following challenges