Hello to all my friends and my Friends With Flair Friday Buddies as well! I have had company for a while and we got a new puppy. I also have my parents dog here so I have 4 dogs and company. However, my Bestie and I have accomplished many “scrappy” things. I have done 17 cards and we have made some altered projects. We have attended 2 Copic classes and still plan to attend The Great American Scrapbook Convention for 3 days. I am having a fun time. I hope that you are too. I have a Father’s Day card to share with you. I used “You Are My Main Squeeze”.
I used my Copics and then I used Buff flocking from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Here is a close-up:
I also masked the image and used my Copic Airbrushing system. I have had 2 classes now. I need to get time now to put up my certifications. I hope that you are inspired to create today as well. I will see you again soon. Ciao…
Welcome to the Unity’s GIU “Growing in Unity” Blog Hop! I am honored to have been asked to participate in this hop. I am also looking forward to doing the Hop and being inspired by all of the creative GIU girls. Please join me in this inspirational Blog Hop! If you came from Amy’s blog then you are on the right track.
We were provided with the SOTW, “Stamp of the Week”, this one is called “Need-a-Squeeze.”
Have you signed up to receive your SOTW? This one is coming out today.
Here is what I used my to color this image:
Tattered Angels “Lemon Zest” Glimmer Mist
Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils: Scarlet Pink, Tangerine, Cadium Yellow, Antique White
Liquid Pearls: White Opal, Onyx Pearl
Next up please go to Heather Hoffman’s blog. If you get lost along the way here is the full list:
- An’Jenic http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
- Maria Levine http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
- Anna Natalia http://eatseemake.blogspot.com/
- Brittany Morgan http://craftypaperbee.blogspot.com/
- Erica Bass http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
- Donna Baes http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com/
- Amy http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/
- Patti aka scrapunzel1 https://scrapclose2theheart.wordpress.com/
- Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
- Unity http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Until we meet again…
Well the bad news is that today is my last day as GIU. The good news is that today is Good Friday. Don’t forget that this is Friends With Flair Friday as well. Sunday will be Easter. This stamp is your wings exist by Phyllis Harris, artist, that does stamps for Unity. The sentiment is part of the stamp set. Here are the Copic colors that I used: B-000, B-00, E-11, E-13, E-15, E-23, E-37, E-42, E-43, E-50, E-59, and YG-17. The papers are Prima Madeline. The bling is from Michael’s. I used a sketch #179 from Operation Write Home. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you this week and I will be going around to your blogs and visiting. I have enjoyed each of your comments. Thank you very much.
Don’t forget that if you comment every day this week you get a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps! I will be posting the winner on my blog on Monday!
Also if you comment every day I am throwing in another 2 chances to win a stamp from me. I have 2 stamps that I have bought doubles of and I am going to send to send 1 each to 2 very blessed commenters! Thanks for visiting my blog this week. I would love it if you would follow me but that isn’t a necessity to win. The winners will be posted on my blog on Monday!
The week always goes by way too fast. You want to do so many more cards but time doesn’t allow you to finish as many as you want. Today’s card is using Lizzie Girl (Showered With Love). Isn’t she so cute? I used Unity’s Sketch #15.
I used Copics E-11, E-15, E-17, E-19, and E-50. I also used multiple Derwent Inktense color pencils. For the buttons I put Icicle Sticles and for the rain I used Baby Blue Liquid Pearls. I stamped the image on Debbie Mumm Paper. The umbrella paper is part of the Spring Brights Collection Paper. I used washi tape, ribbon, and a button from my stash.
I will have a very special card tomorrow.
Don’t forget that if you comment every day this week you get a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps!
Also if you comment every day I am throwing in another 2 chances to win a stamp from me. I have 2 stamps that I have bought doubles of and I am going to send to send 1 each to 2 very blessed commenters! Thanks for visiting my blog this week. I would love it if you would follow me but that isn’t a necessity to win.
Day 2 of GIU! I love rhymes. I pulled out my Bee Happy Hexagons stamp kit from Unity. I went to Pinterest and looked at all of the cards I could with hexagons on them. I used a Studio Calico sketch. That was when the idea hit me that I wanted to do something to “Bee You-nique!” I had heard something on television this morning about how we are teaching our female children not to be aggressive and that we are holding them back. I honestly did not hear the entire thing. Do any of the rest of you have the television on when you are working and just hear bits and pieces of it? I have corrected the spelling on my card.
I was pulling out all of my different Phyllis Harris, Donna Downey, Fashionista, and Angie Girl stamps. I have 2 stamps that are repeats. I will do my own giveaway for whomever comments every day on my blog. I thought that I would pull 3 different names. Some of us cannot figure out how to get the Random.org to work on wordpress. The first winner will win the 2 Itty Bittys from Unity. The second winner will win one of my stamps. The third winner will win one of my stamps. I would prefer that you follow my blog but I don’t like it if you only follow to win and then come back and unfollow. So as long as you comment every day then you will be eligible to win.
Thanks for visiting my blog this week. Be sure to comment every day for a chance to win 2 Itty Bittys. There’s also two more chances of winning a stamp from me.
(What a time we are having! The past month our puppy had surgery and we almost lost him. I went to visit a friend in Florida for a week. Then this past weekend I took the 2 days of certification classes from Copic. Now we are having a tornado watch and I am having trouble keeping the internet going. I am posting my card and hoping that things go off without a hitch.)
I am so excited to be the Growing In Unity Gal this week. I did this last year and had so much fun. I’m excited to be doing it again this year. I started off the week with a couple of stamps that I got from the Kit of the Month from February 2014. It is being offered today for $26 . I especially love this kit. While I was in Florida I took classes at Sparkle N Sprinkle so I wanted to use some of the things that I had bought and learned from there. I heat embossed my egg as well as my sentiment. Then I used the brushable glue to color the flowers. Today is the last day for Unity’s Big Spring Garage Sale. Hurry so that you can take advantage of huge savings. Also, if you come and comment on my blog every day this week then you are entered in a drawing to get 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps! That’s a great deal too! I hope that you will join me each day this week as we discover the wonderful world of Unity!
I bought this stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle when I went to visit my friend, Kristy, in Florida for a week of fun. We went to Sparkle N Sprinkle to take a couple of classes. This is stamp set 493–Silhouettes. Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday so I used black embossing powder for this image. Then I took Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pens and used them as my watercolors to make the background. I love the look that I got. I hope you enjoy this little card. I will be posting a card every day this coming week because I am going to be the GIU girl for the week. You will have a chance to win 2 Itty Bittys from Unity if you comment on each of my cards next week so be sure to come back.
Until we meet again…Ciao…
Isn’t this little girl the sweetest? Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs released this back in August but it reminds me of Spring. It is called “Blowing Bubbles”. You can find your own by clicking on the link. The March choose your challenge is still going and will be going for 9 (nine) more days so you still have time to enter. I chose to use the sketch.
Let me give you a quick run down on what I used for my card. I used Copics: BG-0000, BG-000, E-000, E-21, E-70, E-71, E-74, E-77, R-20, V-12, V-15, a Marvy Silver gel pen, AC pastel CS, Recollections CS, Oriental Trading Ribbons, Michael’s pearls, Spellbinder’s Scalloped Oval, Sepllbinder’s Lacey Oval, and a Sizzix Majestic Labels #2.
I will have 1 more post for Fresh Brewed Designs. You all know that I think the world of Heather. I am going to take some Copic classes in April to try to get certified and then a couple more Copic classes in May. I have a couple of classes for some techniques scheduled this month. I want to try to get my skill levels up higher so that everyone enjoys my cards more. Please don’t go anywhere because I will be sharing the journey on my blog. And please keep visiting Fresh Brewed Designs.
Yay! It’s another Friends With Flair Friday at Unity and that means fun, fun, fun! Well, it is triple fun today. It has been a hard week for us so I have three cards to share. Here is the challenge that is going on at Unity:
And here are my cards to share with you:
My son’s girlfriend’s grandfather passed away and they had the funeral Tuesday. There is a theme for Tuesday here. Anyway, I wanted to make her a nice Sympathy card. I used the With Heartfelt Sympathy stamp (from bunches of love).
Tuesday as my son and his girlfriend were headed to her grandfather’s funeral in another town he looked back in the back of his car, (he was taking his dogs with him), and his first dog as an adult had passed away in the car. This was a very sad thing as Corby wasn’t sick in any shape, form, or fashion and had been my son’s buddy for at least the past 13 or 14 years. You know that it is bound to happen but you are never ready. So again, it was time to break out the stamps and make a different kind of Sympathy card. This one I took the dog from Phyllis Harris’ “More Blessed to Give” and embossed him in black embossing powder. On the inside I used a couple of stamps from “With Sympathy” which to me is a must have in anybody’s stamp collection! It is SO versatile!!! It is on sale now too if you don’t have it!
Yesterday was my birthday. It was truly an awful day. My husband gave our Shih Poo a ham bone not thinking anything about it. It was a large one. Well that was Tuesday. He was up all night regurgitating it. He was still sick Wednesday morning. So my husband took him to the veterinarian. He was very, very ill. She did surgery on him yesterday. Anyway, he is recuperating now and hopefully will be home Monday. It will be a long recuperation and our dogs will no longer get ANY bones.
But let’s talk about the card. I used “Thank You” (at the least) to make my sister and my brother-in-law a thank you card for the lovely birthday gift that they gave me. It was very nice and I was very grateful.
I hope that you are inspired to get your stamps out and join us at Friends With Flair Friday at Unity! You still have time to play along. Be sure and check out what the rest of the ladies have made for you! Until we meet again…Ciao.