This is one stuffed bird! LOL! This set is called Get Stuffed!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left on my blog during this past week, and promised I have some Unity stamps to give away! They are in the form of a grab bag and I have a total of six stamps that you can see pictured below!
So who won my Growing In Unity- Unity Grab Bag?????
After totalling all the comments and using Random.org, the winning comment was this one!!
Please contact me by Monday November 2nd by 11:59 pm or I will choose an alternate winner! My email addy is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now on to another stamp company that I just love... Whimsie Doodles!!
Tomorrow is the November 1st which means that it is a Release Day again and Melyssa, as always, has not disappointed with her latest creations!! I have some snippets to show you of two of the three releases coming out tomorrow! I will show you the whole the full reveal for all the sets tomorrow!
These two sneaks are from one of the new sets being released tomorrow!
Anxious to see more?? Well just stop by again tomorrow when I will show you the full views of all three of my cards showing each of the Whimsie Doodles New Releases! If you head over to the Whimsie Doodles Blog, you can leave a comment for a chance to win a new set!
Have a very safe and Happy Halloween! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight if your area uses Daylight Savings Time! And may your bucket be overflowing with all treats and no Tricks!!
But before we jump into November '09, don't forget about the fabulous October '09 issue, sponsored by DRS Designs!! You still have time to enter the Show Us Your SheetLoad challenge for chances to win gift certificates from the sponsor!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Don't forget to leave a comment here today! I will be picking one winner from all the comments left on my blog during my time of Growing in Unity this week. The winner will be receiving a grab bag of Unity stamps. I will close the comments down by morning and will announce my winner tomorrow!!
Good Luck and thanks for visiting me all week!!
My card today combines three Christmas stamps, Cosmo Cricket paper and some beautiful red velvet paper to make this Christmas card. The ribbon is from DCWV and I also used a MS border punch.
The Unity stamps I used are:
Snowman: October Stampin Store Kit
Winter Wonderland circle border: Bright & Merry Winter Wishes set
We Wish You Swirly: Bright & Merry Winter Wishes set
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So using the dragonfly stamp from Unity's October Stampin Store Kit and the "we care" sentiment from the Nov 08 KOM I went for a very simplistic look to this card. I was inspired first by the somewhat Asian look of the dragonfly stamp and decided to pair it with this beautiful Wisteria BG paper. I colored the images with my Copic Markers. I lightly colored the background with my new Copics Airbrush system to match.
I want to share with you some information about the yellow cardstock that you see used here. I received a wonderful package of papers from Cut Card Stock.com and this Coredinations paper was included in this package. This sheet comes in a set of pre-embossed CS in the Jenni Bowlin line by Coredinations. The 12 x 12 sheet was embossed around the outer edges similar to the shape of a Nesties Label 1. I chose to cut out around the embossing and use that shape as an accent on my card. I didn't want to sand it either, but I am sure you know that you can do that with Coredinations. I encourage you to check out Cut Card Stock.com, they have an awesome collection of papers with great prices and even a sale right now for their Facebook Fans.
If you haven't already done the Who Does That blog hop of the Unity DT members, go on over to the Unity blog and check out what they have to offer. I don't know about you, but I am inspired week after week by their creations!
I hope you will come back tomorrow for my Friends with Flair post and my last Growing in Unity card share. I hope you have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with warm caring wishes for your friends.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We are up to SSW Sketch # 21 this week and here is a picture of it...
This week's sketch also incorporates a color challenge, but we were also free to use Halloween colors since this is the last week before Halloween.
As you can see, I chose to use Halloween colors for my card...
I used my Copic markers to color Frankie in and cheated a little by using this great DP from Recollections that helped me create the scene you see on the right side panel without having to go to a lot of extra work.
The three bat brads are from Recollections and are so cute because they have a little flocking on them! I should be about finished with my Halloween cards now and plan on getting them in the mail today!!
You may have read some hints of mine about leaving some comments on my blog this week. On Friday when my week of Growing in Unity is over, I will be choosing one person to win a random grab bag of Unity stamps just for leaving comments on my posts throughout the week. Please only comment once per day. For each comment you make you will have a chance to win the stamps. Good Luck!!
Two more things...
I have a project to share with you on the Sweet N Sassy Stamps blog where I was Guest Designer for the month of October. Click HERE to check out that post!
Also, today I am the sponsor for a card challenge over at Paper Craft Planet in the Whimsie Doodles Group. Click HERE to go to PCP and then just join the Whimsie Doodles group if you want to play along!
Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with goodness!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Today is my second day Growing in Unity and I have a little challenge for you? I need you to guess what one of the stamps that I have used on my card!
I know that you can see that the sentiment is stamped on the banner that gets pulled behind the plane from the October 09 KOM. And I know that you can see that the actual sentiments are from the May 09 KOM...
...but can you guess what stamp was used to create the polka-dotted petals on the flower in my card??Any guesses?? I was going for a use of this stamp that wasn't what it was originally intended for! If I told you that it is from a stamp set at Unity that you will want to be using in November to celebrate Thanksgiving, would that give you a hint? The stamp I am referring to was stamped seven times to make this flower and then they were all colored identically using my Copic markers.
Did you see just how enormous the flower is that adorns my card? The size of the card is 5 x 6.5 inches and the flower covers most of the front of it!
Monday, October 26, 2009
- Fact of Love Journaling block
- Heart from the winged hearts in the August 09 KOM
- Fireplace from Jolly Little Winter
- Hearts of Old background stamp
The DP is from Basic Grey and the image was colored with Copics. The Kraft paper is from The Paper Co.
Keep scrolling down to see my post earlier today using Sweet N Sassy Stamps!
Thanks for stopping by today and please come back again everyday this week for more of my Growing in Unity projects! Have a wonderful Monday and may your bucket be overflowing with all the things that Love looks like to you!
This card uses a technique that I have never used before so if you want to find out what that is, and want more information about this card and the stamp set used, please stop by the SNSS blog for all the details!
Friday, October 23, 2009
- Yesterday felt like the good ole days around the Unity Forum (yeah for BINGO!)
- Today is Friends with Flair Friday
- My daughter Leah is coming home from college today
- My daughters and I are going to see the "So You Think You Can Dance" Tour tonight
- It's my birthday on Sunday and I have a three day weekend off from work!!!
- I get to play with Unity all weekend long because it is my week for Growing in Unity starting Monday!!
Life is good right??
My Friends with Flair card for today was made for a challenge at the Caardvarks site. Nikki Sivils who is kind of new to the industry is sponsoring the challenge and has some great give aways. The challenge is a rather tall order though... well not really, it is just to make a "tall" card! LOL!
Using Nikki Sivils' line of paper called My Sweet Cherry Pie, I decided to pair it with Unity's Cherry and sentiment stamp from the June 09 KOM to create this cherry of a card...
I like how it turned out. I love the contrast of the crisp colors against the Kraft and I also like that it is kind of clean and simple (well for me anyway!) I think these cherries are so adorable!!
I hope you are enjoying the FWF Blog Hop and if you have stumbled here without knowing about it, please visit the Unity Blog HERE and start at the top of the list and visit 50 blogs filled with Unity stamps creations made by the best fans in the world!
I am Growing in Unity all next week,
so please bookmark my site, start Following me, add me to your blog roll or just be sure to stop by and see more Unity projects all week long starting Monday!!
Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with good things to celebrate!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Taken directly from the SCS website, here is some more information about becoming a Fan Club Member...
How does it work?
Each month, members of the Dirty Dozen are given a design challenge. The best of their creations are added to a special gallery that Fan Club members can visit for ideas and inspiration. We announce and open the new gallery on the 15th of each month.
What about the galleries from past months?
As a Fan Club member you have access to every gallery back to July, 2004 when we first launched the Fan Club.
What other benefits are there?
Fan Club members get instant (no approval required) upload privileges in the gallery, and access to a special forum containing templates and instructions for design team projects. (This is one of my favorite perks! :-) )
Will I need another password or something?
No extra passwords or anything complicated. Once you’ve joined, the Dirty Dozen gallery will show up alongside all the other gallery categories. You’ll be able to check out the new additions each month, leave your comments, ask questions, etc. just like any other gallery.
How do I join?
Where’s the money go?
Here is a direct link to the page where this information came from and where you can read even more about the Fan Club.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Can you believe that we are up to sketch number 20 already at Sweet Sketch Wednesday? I hope that you have been playing along! Many weeks there are chances for you to win some free stamps, so I hope you will start to use the sketches and play along with us.
Here is this week's sketch...
This week we were sponsored by the Digistamp Boutique. Sally-Ann Hancock designs these stamps and has graciously offered a prize for the winner of this week's challenge. For details on how to enter, please visit the SSW blog.
She graciously offered some of her stamps for the DT to use for today's challenge. The first card that I made uses Milly Singing Carols.
My second card uses the Digistamp Boutique image called Christmas Robin.
I made this card to give to a family friend of ours named Gayle who is surviving her battle against Breast Cancer. She will be walking in the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk coming up in our area on October 30th - November 1st.
This is a picture of the Sisterhood of the Sunshine Survivors and our friend Gayle is on the very left in the back row. Their motto is Cancer is not for Chickens!! Gayle has set up her own personal page for the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk to help raise money for this great cause. If you are interested in donating money to this wonderful cause and don't have any one to donate in the name of, I would ask that you consider donating to Gayle. Her story can be found HERE!
Have a wonderful Whimsie of a Wednesday and may your bucket be overflowing with hopes and prayers for those battling Breast Cancer!