Friday, October 30, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Thank heavens it is Friday. I’ve had such a busy week and had to contend with a three year old who doesn’t want to go to bed before 1:00 a.m.. To top things off, the weather has been cold, cloudy and wet. I’d thought I’d prepare a bright and cheery card for Unity Friday Friends with Flair to brighten up my Friday! I used the birdy stamp and sentiment from Unity’s August KOTM, Following My Heart, coloured it in with my copics, sponged on some blue and white SU ink and added some Stickles. Other products used are Memento ink, Neenah and SU Cardstock, Bella dots and Fiskars border punch. I’m not sure where the ribbon is from but I found it in my stash and absolute love it!
For a complete list of Friday Friends with Flair, please go the Unity Blog.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thinking of You

Here's my take on this week's Unity Bachelor Bro Challenge Week #6. We had to use pink and brown and make your card manly but sweet. Well, I'm not sure this qualifies as manly. I used Unity's Autumn Pals set, Grainy Background and Sending My Love set. Products used: Copic markers, Memento and Unity ink, Unity stamps, SU cardstock and punches, u/k ribbon, dollar store pearls, glossy accents and liquid pearls.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

I had a chance to play with my October/09 Unity U.R. {etcetera....} Scrapbooking kit with week! I love this kit. It’s so versatile and the stamps are amazing - no need to journal!!! The papers are so beautiful! Everything used on the layout was from the kit plus some SU kraft cardstock for the base, staples, EK Success Notebook punch and a red CM journal pen.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations this week. Every week I am amazed and get so inspired from the talented Unity participants and DT Team. For a complete list of today’s Unity Friday Friends With Flair, please check out Angela’s blog. One lucky participant who finds the Friday Friends with Flair blinkie and leaves a comment will win a grab bag full of 25 Unity Stamps!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Friday Sketchers

Here's my take on Challenge #2 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to use buttons on your project. I received my stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie yesterday, her entire release (thank you so much Kimmie) and inked up and coloured Lillith right away. Isn't she sassy!! I love the little frog. This stamp set comes with a co-ordinating little froggy which I coloured and placed inside the card under the sentiment. I used Friday Sketchers Sketch #74 for my design. My card is 6 x 6 and the products used are: Neenah ultra smooth white cs and SU cs, copic markers, CTMH pp, cs and buttons, DMC thread, white uniball pen, Oval Nestabilities, machine stitching and May Arts ribbon.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tool Belt Card

Here is my card for this week's Unity's Bachelor Challenge #5. I thought this card was perfect considering all of Unity's tool belt peeps and outakes! We were challenged to use things around the house that you wouldn't normally put on a card. Well, I found a mini-hammer, mini-saw, nails, wrench and nuts to use! I had so much fun raiding my dh's tool stash! Unity stamps used are: Measurement stamp from LeChic Vintage (I made the grey ruler and tucked it in the middle pouch) and sentiment stamp from the Autumn Pals set on the inside of card. The seam stitching is all hand-stitched. Inspiration for this card came from: Mel Stampz

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Hi everyone! TGIF! Has everyone been shopping at the amazing sale at Unity? I know I took advantage of their 30% off everything sale yesterday! The sale is going on all weekend so I think I may have to take another look!

For today's Unity Friday Friends with Flair, I made two Halloween cards. The first one uses Unity's Spooky Ghost and the second is Unity's Little Witchy. I think they are both adorable and perfect for Halloween! Products used were Bazzill cs, Recollections pp, Cuttlebug embossing folders, BossKut die, Martha Stewart punches, copic markes, stickles, u/k ribbon, dewdrops, Tim Holtz Distress and Memento Inks and Copic Atyou spica glitter pen.

I'm so looking forward to having a peek at all of the wonderful and inspiring creations today! Please go to Angela's blog for a complete list of Friday Friends with Flair participants.
Have a great weekend!

Fall Fun

Since the weather has been so "fall like" I was inspired to do a Fall layout using Karen Thind's sketch for this month's Scraptivity Monthly Sketch. On the 15th of each month, one of the designers creates a sketch and then the other designers create layouts based on the sketch. I used Fancy Pants and Recollections patterened paper, SU cardstock, Colorbox chalk ink and Tim Holtz Distress ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder and die, u/k twine, CTMH stapes, CM leaf punch and journal pen and my Slice for the title, acorns and large leaf. Picture was taken by Morgan MacKinnon and is of Alexandra playing in the leaves on our front yard last October /08.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and Friday Sketchers

This image is Charlotte by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. Isn't she adorable!!! She even comes with an accessory stamp! Kimmie made her debut grand opening and I was lucky enough to win her entire release on her DT blog hop! I am so excited to be receiving her first release of wonderful stamps!
Every week you will find a challenge on Krafty Girl Challenge Blog. Check it out! This week's theme was "Birthday". I don't have Kraftin Kimmie's sentiment set yet so I used a SU birthday sentiment from the Circle of Friendship set.
I coloured in Charlotte with my copics, added some stickles and cut her out with my Nestablities. Patterened paper is Daisy D's, SU cs, sentiment stamp and ribbon, CTMH flowers, dewdrops, Doodlebug brad, Glimmer Mist and corrugated cardboard.
I used Friday Sketcher's Sketch #73

Scraptivity October/09 Kit

Here's a cute little Backpack gift box made with my Scraptivity October/09 kit. 7 Gypsies Pandora patterened paper, Bazzill Sienna cardstock, SU ribbon, velcro, eyelets from my stash and beads from the kit. I used my Martha Stewart and CM butterfly punches. These little backpacks are so adorable and would be perfect to decorate for back to school, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc.. Complete instructions, template and tutorial for this awesome project can be found here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Unity's Friday Friends With Flair

Yay! It's Friday!!! For us in Canada, it's also Thanksgiving weekend. I'm looking forward to our Turkey dinner on Monday Yum! For this week's Unity Friday Friends with Flair, I used Mojo Monday's Sketch #107 for my card. My stamp is Unity's Love is a Meaning Stamp which I stamped with Memento Ink, coloured in with my Copics, added some Stickles, Glossy Accents and a Dew Drop. I used my Nesties to punch out the stamp and scalloped border and added some Liquid Pearls. Neenah and SU cardstock, K & Co patterened papers, MM brads, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Glimmer Mist and lace and ribbons from my stash. Have a great weekend and happy Friday blog hopping! You can find a complete list of today's Friday Friends with Flair on Angela's blog.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Angel

Here's another layout using Scraptivity's October /09 Kit using Prima Fruity Jungle patterned paper and Burgundy Bazzill cardstock.

This month’s Royal Flush alphabets were so fun to work with. I embossed them with white embossing powder and then used my craft knife to cut them out. Against I used a Bazzill In Stitch to sew in the bead flourishes. All kit contents plus:
Handmade crochet flowers by me, DMC floss, buttons from stash, DB brads, Versamark ink, white embossing powder, Colorbox chalk ink in Maroon, White Versacolor ink from May/08 S! Kit, Wing stamps (Hearts a Flutter) are from Feb/07 S! Kit (I filled them in with Glossy Accents from the July /09 S! kit and then sprinkled white Doodlebug glitter on them), CM journal pen, Stickles, Prima Cherry Blossom Branch from this month’s S! add-ons. I used Martha Stewart, EK Success and SU punches.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Cardmaking Day

Here's my card for World Cardmaking Day. Scraptivity was holding a challenge today to prepare and post a card for World Cardmaking Day. I used Unity's September KOTM stamps and coloured them in with my copics. I applied some Making Memories Glitter Glaze to the pumpkins as well. Stampin up ribbon and cardstock, Recollections patterened paper, Memento and Colorbox chalk inks, u/k twine and brad. I used Mojo Monday's sketch #106.
I hope you all got a chance to make a card today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

I had such a crazy week I only have one card to show you today for Unity Friday Friends with Flair. I used The "BOO" Crew stamp set from Unity and coloured with my copics, did some machine stitching and added some Dew drops. Happy blog hopping and have a great weekend ladies! For a complete list of names for today's Friday Friends with Flair, please visit Angela's blog.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Scraptivity Design Team Member!!!!

It's official! I received notification last week that I had been chosen to be part of the Design Team for Scraptivity! I am so excited to be part of such an amazing team! I have been a kit subscriber since May, 2008 and so proud to have been one of the chosen members. If you haven't signed up to receive their awesome monthly scrapbooking kits, go here and sign up now! Their kits are filled with the newest trends - gorgeous papers, beautiful embellishments, premium cardstock, new techniques every month and even come with specialty acrylic stamps from My Stamp Box made specifically for that month's kit! The kits are unbelievably priced and are an incredible deal. Scraptivity has a wonderful group of subscribers, DT members, staff and online store. Their forum is a great place to visit every day and the gallery is loaded with inspiration! There are always challenges, contests and online crops happening with plenty of great prizes up for grabs!

There was a delay with some of the products for this month's kit so I only received my DT kit on Tuesday with a deadline to post for today. Needless to say, I have been MIA for the last two days and am so looking forward to relaxing a bit and getting some sleep tonight. I still have more to create from my kit which I hope to tackle over the weekend. Hope you enjoy my Scraptivity creations below!


October /09 DT Scraptivity Kit. 7 Gypsies patterened paper, Bazzill cs, Prima canvas tag, Kaiser Pearls, beads from this month's technique, My Stamp Box stamps, Glimmer Mist, Stampendous Kaleidescope embossing powder.

Rulers of the House

October /09 DT Scraptivity Kit. Prima papers, Bazzill cs, My Stamp Box stamps, Prima pebbles, beading technique from the kit, butterflies cut from my Nesties.

Big Sister

October/09 DT Scraptivity Kit. 7 Gypsies paper, Bazzill CS, MS Punch, CM Journal Pen, Kaiser Pearls, My Stamp Box stamps, Colorbox Chalk Ink and flourish cut on my slice. Journalling reads: "Kayla holding her new baby sister Alexandra - April 13, 2006".

Girly Girl

Another layout from my October/09 DT Scraptivity kit. Prima papers, My Stamp Box stamps, Bazzill cs, Liquid Pearls, and beading from this month's technique. Journalling reads: "Alexandra loves to dress up in pretty clothes - May 1st, 2009".


Layout completed with my October/09 DT Scraptivity Kit. Prima papers, flowers, jewelled circle pendant, Bazzill cs and beading from this month's technique. Journalling reads: "Alexandra you are definitely not a morning person! We have learned to accept this and love it about you! May 5, 2008".

Just For You

Here is a card I made using up some of the scraps from my October/09 DT Scraptivity Kit. The stamped sentiment is from the September/09 kit. Patterened papers are Prima, Bazzill cs, SU ribbon and I used my Nesties to cut and emboss the butterfly. I also stitched and beaded the butterfly trail.