Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's Brown Thursday! Unity Style!

Instead of Black Friday, a few years ago Unity started doing a 
"Brown Thursday"  and it's been a big hit ever since.

There is an amazing sale going on, 
lots of new releases
and plenty of inspiration!

My first card uses a super fun new set
all about the birdies :)
I loved this little image and matching sentiment...
think it fits me pretty well!
I kept it simple and sweet, and opted for buttons instead of
the ever popular sequins.

My next card uses one of my favorites from the new release
"by your side" has these adorable owl friends
and some really great sentiments...I know I will use them a lot!

and my last card today uses this super cute set
that was released last week, 

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog

lastly I have a little sneak at one of the
Pinterest inspired crafts I'm working on right now
(busy week of work so I don't have as much crafty time as I would like)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Crafting has begun!

I'm going to do it!
all those amazing 
well, I'm going to try 
and make as many as I can
either for gifts, 
or for decorating around the house
yep, no more just pinning, I'm going to be doing!
and I am really excited!

today I have one of my first projects to share with you
and it is EASY! we like that don't we :)

We are going to use
Pinecones and spray paint.
I opted for the metallic finish, in both Gold and Silver
There are other colors in the metallic finish
lots of glitters too.  

here's what I started with
 I used Rust-oleum Brand because that is 
what my local Menard's carries. 
 It was a good price too,
just over $3.00 a can.  I already had the pine cones.

Here's the results....

One thing I did notice was that the metallic paint I used took 
a bit longer to dry than regular spray paint so keep that in mind
if you try it yourself!

thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snowflakes on a Monday

Today I am playing along with the 
CAS (clean and simple) Splitcoast Stampers Design Team
the challenge for today is snowflakes
which today is very fitting for a lot of us!
it's white out conditions here in NW Minnesota.

My card features Theresa Collins Tinsel and Company
I LOVE the colors and patterns in this collection!

a bit of layering with some scraps and I die cut the word
"Joy" with an
I LOVE this die :)

thanks so much for stopping by!
have a great day!

I am entering this in the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps and More
anything goes challenge

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Snowy Unity Thusday!

Happy Thursday Unity Friends!
How's the weather where you are??
It is snowy and cold here...
I know, I know,  it's Minnesota

Today my card for the Unity hop is uses
one of my favorite new releases from Unity
and it's only $10!  a must have for sure!

I added an embosses layer of vellum,
 along with a corner of my favorite square doilies
along with some sequins to give some snowy texture.

My second card uses this months KOM
I love this balloon and matching sentiment

Both of my cards today are based off the new
Monthly Inspiration Challenge
I hope you get to play along!

yep, its a great time to stock up!

and as always
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. 
 Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. 
 The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.
if you are chosen you will need to
Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a "Unity Hop Comment Prize".
{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}

Friday, November 7, 2014

More Snowmen! this time from Unity Stamp Co!

did you know that Unity  Stamp Company 
has a
for $5.79 a week
you get a new stamp in the mail

This stamp will not be found in stores!
 It is a special stamp offered for the 
Stamp of the Week Membership Program.
 All stamps are deeply etched,
 red rubber, mounted on cling foam and are perfectly pre-cut!

This weeks stamp is called
Stay Cozy
and it is so cute! 3 snowmen stacked on top of each other!
all decked in their Holiday finest!

and here is a look at the card I made using these stamps
I used my copic markers and the papers are from 
2-3 Seasons ago, they are Recollections brand
I still love them, classic red and green Christmas colors!

Thanks for stopping by!
I appreciate all of you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Whimsy Stamps DT call

Happy Wednesday friends!

Today is a rainy and gloomy day here in Northern Minnesota
I think I even heard the weather man use the 'S' word!
It is Minnesota tho, so it's only a matter of time.
I'll take the rain over the snow any day.

Since I've settled down in my new home, with a new crafty area
I am ready to get back into the swing of things, 
stamping and scrapbooking more than I have been
able to do the last 1 1/2 years
and so with this post I
am entering the Design Team Call For

I am super excited about this call because Whimsy Stamps has a wide
variety of stamp styles, ones that I can have fun coloring in with my 
copics, and clear trendy designs with matching dies,
that will be coming to live with me soon :)

For my card today I chose this adorable 
as a snowman lover, this stamp is perfect for me!

Here is a look at my card

and a closer look at Miss Frosty
If your's a link to my Pinterest Snowman board
Whimsy Stamps also said we could share a card or two that we
feel represents our style so I went looking back through some of my older cards 
that I used my copics on  and chose this one.

This card uses only cardstock, stamps and ink.  
It is an older stamp set from Crafty Secrets that I still LOVE

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! 
thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

You are amazing from head to soul

How was your weekend?
Mine went by WAY too fast!
Hubby and I drove 4 hours (one way) for a 
surprise Birthday dinner for hubs boss...
it was a great dinner, but made for a 
really long day.
We did make a stop at Ikea but there were
so many people there that we could hardly move,
and the check out line was sooooo 
my Raskgog Cart is going to have to wait

I've been having some fun
playing around with a few little trinkets and one of my favorite
Unity Stamp Company Stamps,
It came in one of the past Kit of the Months.
It is a favorite kit of mine, one I seem to turn to a LOT!
a little bit of a collage, but kinda fun

A helpful hint
 use your glue gun to help adhere things like flowers and wooden shapes
it dries quickly and holds well.

Tomorrow starts a busy work week for me, I'm tired just thinking about it :)
thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woohoo! It's Unity Thursday!

I am so excited!  I still pinching myself!  
I am back on the Unity Stamp Company Design Team!!
there are so many reasons why I LOVE all things Unity

First, the quality of red rubber stamps is really THE BEST!  
They come to you cut out, mounted on cling foam and ready to use.  
Second, the designs of Unity Stamps are like no other... and I LOVE that.  
Unity employees the most talented artist...LOVE them!
Third, it's a family owned company right here in my good home state of Minnesota,
 they are just up the highway from me :) 
I really do love Unity and am so honored and thrilled to be working with them again!
thanks Angela!

For my card today I want to show you one of the new 
I adore this image this tag image and sentiment...
I decided to go mostly white for this card
and I have a helpful hint 
(something new I'm going to share with you every time I blog)
when working with white....make sure your fingers stay clean :)
I know a no brainer right?!  well...lets just say I'm a slow learner!

another angle
you can see the vellum snowflakes a bit better on this one...
added some glitter and sequins

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Show me the LOVE

one of the recent "Hope you can Cling to" challenges
 over at Splitcoast Stampers
I hope you've been able to play along,
so many gorgeous cards have been
made by stampers all over the world
this month.
and all for a good cause!
Stampers, and crafters in general
are just good people!

I've been on a copic coloring kick
so for this challenge I 
thought that this cute image from 
My Favorite Things would be perfect.

Colored her up in a pink coat and scarf,
 for the card base I added one of my 
favorite Freckled Fawn square doilies,
a vellum snowflake and sequins that look like snow.

And to finish it off I added a 
big matching bow!
I'm so excited!
 I used to use bows all the time
but had gotten away from them as styles change...
but dang, I forgot how much I love them!!
Here's look at the whole card

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Getting Crafty with Kraft!

Kraft Cardstock has always been one of my favorites
I love the color and the way it looks with other colors,
I just really love Kraft cardstock :)

Wed. Challenge that is all about the Kraft.

I used a little bit of everything on this card 
and had a lot of fun in the process

I used a Unity text stamp for the background. 
Cover cardstock with Freckled Fawn Washi tape, and die cut a tag out of it
a flower and bird, a few sequins...
added everything on top of a silver Doily 
and finished it off with a sentiment from Winnie and Walter
wow, that's quite the list when I type it up like that :)
here's a closer look at  the layers of goodies
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great day!