Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Inspiration

Today I placed in the mail 51 cards for the Caring heats card drive.  I am very happy participate in such a great cause.  I hope my cards bring joy to the recipients.  

While making cards for the drives, I am always looking for some inspiration to keep things fresh.  One can only make so many of the same layout.  

While blog hopping I noticed that Winnie and Walter has a challenge....Play date #4

Here is the inspiration 


And here is my card.  I did make more that one... of course.  

I was inspired by the deep red colors with the sparkle of the silver.  My silver is in the Gems that I added to the tree.  The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.  I stamped it in white.  The tree is from Spellbinders.  I tried using Gems and glitter to decorate the tree.  The Gems worked the best.  I might make a couple more and and use sequins for the tree .

Thanks for stopping in....


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas cards in progress

Hello Friends,

What have you been working on????

I have been working very hard on holiday cards.

I am making as many as I can for the Caring Hearts Card drive.  All of the cards collected will be sent to the elderly.  I love supporting these types of causes.   The first year I participated I only sent a few cards.  This year I may have 40 ready to send out.

Now that I have almost finished my task, I can take some time to share.

I made this card using a fun stamp set from the Rubber Cafe.  The elves in the set are super cute.  I added a little sparkle to the stars and embossed the card base.

Merry and Bright seems to be the sentiment of this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping in.  I plan on sharing more soon.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Taking the Challenge with Mou.

Happy Saturday!  

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting crafty.  

Today I want to share with you a project that I made with the inspiration from Mou from the Deign Memory Craft blog.  

Mou made a beautiful pillow box to give to her family at during Thanksgiving.   I was very inspired by this project, so I thought I would make one of my own.  

I first coated my pillow box with Gesso.  Then stamped the leaves in white ink and and heat embossed with clear embossing   

I used my gelatos to water color the background.  I then used my Stampers Big brush pens to color in the leaves.  I then tied on the wooden leave with some twine.  

Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

November already?

Oh my.... November is here already.  This year is flying right by. 

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween.   Ours was a little wet.  But it did not stop the kids from having fun.

Today I started coloring images to start making Christmas cards.  Yes... I said Christmas.  

Though I took a little time out to play with my Paper Smooches set that I picked up a couple of months ago.  I made this cute little card using the sketch from the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.

Have a great weekend

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


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


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.  


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 pick the day

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Day 4 - Thursday

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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.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges