Friday, November 27, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Just a quick post today since I know you have lots of blogs to visit and eye candy to take in and because I had some serious computer issues this week. Today's card is a card that I prepared earlier in the week for Unity's Friday Inspiration challenge and is a case of Lisa Henke's beautiful card which was showcased on the Unity blog last Friday! I used Unity's April/09 KOTM - Fresh Beginnings, SU cs, Zing embossing powder, Versamark Ink, machine stitching, dp paper from Unity's September Le Chic Vintage Scrapbooking kit, u/k ribbon, lace flower and brad.

For a complete list of today's participants, please go to the Unity blog here. One lucky winner today will win a grab bag full of 25 random Unity Stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scraptivity Blog Hop Today!!!

Today is the day for the launch of Scraptivity's new blog! Just scroll down and leave a comment on one of the projects I created with Scraptivity's November kit and your name will be automatically entered into a random draw for a Scraptivity Kit! For more chances to win, simply leave a comment on all of the blogs of Scraptivity's Design Team. The contest is open all day today! Go here for more details, rules and a list of today's blog hop Design Team participants!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Today I have two projects to share with you. First up is a layout using Unity’s October/09 {UR} .....etcetera Scrapbooking kit. I love the Unity stamps and Cosmo Cricket dp in this kit! I also used Unity’s Tiny Trinity, Tiny Giggle Grove and the September KOTM Go Ahead ...Wish. All products from the kit plus SU Kraft and Bazzill cs, Stickles, Distress Stickles, Unity Burnt Umber Ink, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, CM journal pen, Cork, DMC floss and MM Buttons. I used Sizzix dies for the cork bird and my title.

Next up is a Christmas card (I really have to get going on these) using Unity’s Bright & Merry Winter Wishes. Lots of glitter and sparkle on this one! I thought I’d go with some non-traditional Christmas colours and I am so happy with how it turned out! Products used: SU cs, Memento, SU and Versamark inks, Stampendeous embossing powder, CB embossing folder, u/k ribbon, and silver elastic cord, liquid pearls, Prisma Glitter, Copic Markers, and SU Hodgepodge hardware.

For a complete list of today’s Friday Friends with Flair participants, please visit the Unity blog! One lucky participant will win a random grab bag of 25 Unity stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Don’t forget to stop by my blog this Sunday and leave a comment for your chance to win a Scraptivity prize pack! Details are below!

Scraptivity Blog Hop with Prizes!!!

Mark your calendars for this Sunday, November 22nd at 12:00 noon EST, for the launch of Scraptivity's new blog! There will be a blog hop starting at the Scraptivity blog and then onto the Design Team members blogs. One lucky winner who leaves a comment on one of the blogs will win a Scraptivity Kit! There will also be many activities going on in the Scraptivity forum including a Scavenger hunt and sketch challenge with prizes all around!
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scraptivity Year-End Clearance Sale!!!!!

Scraptivity has so many great ideas for upcoming kits to bring to you in the new year... but first, they need to make some room for all the new goodies. So, they are having a year-end clearance on kits! All kits from before 2009 are on sale for the incredibly low price of $19.99. That is less than half the regular price! Scraptivity kits make great gifts for the papercrafters, cardmakers and scrapbookers in your life and this sale is just in time for the holidays. Don't have a crafter to buy for? Then, why not treat yourself? At this price, who can resist? Sale will run until November 30th.

And remember, Scraptivity kits contain products with a retail value of approximately $60 if they were to be purchased separately, so this is an AMAZING DEAL.

Go HERE to read more and find out how you can get these amazing kits for such a steal!

Here are a few peeks of just some of my favourite kits that you can pick up for only $19.99!!! There are a ton more so make sure you check out the Scraptivity store!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Daniela's Sock Monkey Birthday Card

Yesterday we went to my husband's great niece's (Daniela) 1st Birthday Party. I received my Unity October "Wherever You Go" KOTM last week so I thought I'd ink up the cute sock monkey image and use it for her birthday card. I used SU cs and dp, dew drops, Vesamarkk Ink, Unity Burnt Umber ink, MS border punch, u/k ribbon, machine stitching, Zing and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders, Oval Nestabilities and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I also used Unity's Number's etc. stamp.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

My layout today is from Unity’s September Le Chic Vintage Scrapbooking Kit. I love the Cosmo Cricket papers that are in this kit! Everything used on my layout is from the kit plus Bazzill cs, CTMH brads and clip, Tim Holtz Distress and Memento inks and a CM Journal pen. I used Quickutz and Sizzix alpha dies and Unity’s Playing Card Alpha for my title - this set is amazing and the stamps are huge! The umbrella stamp is one that I received free ( 5 free random stamps from Unity’s last big sale) which is part of the UK-353A: Rain & Flowers set.
Journalling reads: "Isabella, you are such a little trooper, even when you are so sick with a cold, you pose for Mommy! - October 6, 2009".

Have a great weekend everyone! For a complete list of today’s participants, please check out the Unity blog.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Happy Unity Friday Friends with Flair! I'll just make a quick post because I know you have lots of eye candy to check out today from so many talented Unity addicts today! For a complete list of participants, please visit the Unity blog! I started off with Mojo Monday's Sketch #111 as my inspiration and used Unity's Little Buggers stamp set for my card (I love how stinkin cute this set is!). I coloured the ladybug stamped on Neenah cs with Memento ink in with my copics, added some Stickles to the antennas, highlighted the ladybug with a Uniball white signo pen and cut it out with my Nestabilities. Dp paper is TCP studios, Bazzill and SU cardstock and dewdrops. U/k ribbon and lady bug button from my stash.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scraptivity November/09 Kit Artist Printer Tray

November/09 Scraptivity Kit. Last but not least is my favourite project from this month’s kit. I’m so happy with how it turned out and best of all, my family loves it! 7 Gypsies Artist Printer Tray, dp and ephemera, Core'dinations cs, Recycled packaging from 7 Gypsies transparencies package (Nov/09 add-ons), Cuttlebug embossing folders, heart and butterfly (Martha Stewart punches), Pinecone ink (March/09 S! kit), Prima lace ribbon (Nov/09 S! add-ons), Billboard Sizzix alpha strip, Starry Night Core'dinations cardstock (Nov/09 S! cardstock add-on), Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress ink, 7 Gypsies seam binding (Nov/09 S! add-on), domino from (Dec/08 S! kit) 7 Gypsies Terrassa paper (Nov /09 S! add-ons), Story tag (from Feb/08 S! kit), buttons from stash, DMC floss, key and safety pin (from Sept /08 S! kit), CTMH gold brads, twine from (May /09 S! kit), Martha Stewart punches, Prima flowers (Nov /09 S! add-ons) Sizzix dies, canvas/cotton ribbon (from March/09 S! kit), Prima Flowers (Nov /09 S! Kit) twine from (May /09 S! kit),and a handmade crochet flower.
A close up:

Scraptivity November /09 Sketch Kit Layout - Fishies

November /09 Scraptivity kit. This is my take on the very talented Anne Pennington's November/09 Kit Sketch. Anne's sketch can be seen here. 7 Gypsies dp, Core'dinations cs, Prima stamps, Maya Road chipboard alphas, Glossy Accents, Glimmer Mist, CM journal pen, Black Soot Distress ink and embossing powder, Versamark, machine stitching and a SU punch. Journalling reads: "The two of you were absolutely thrilled when Daddy bought you each your very own Betta "Fishies"! October 4th, 2009".

Scraptivity November/09 Layout - Chocolate Pudding

November/09 Scraptivity kit. 7 Gypsies dp and ephedemra, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, Bazzill embossed cs, button, DMC floss, Core'dinations cs, Black Soot Distress ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Texture plate from kit, CM heart punch and Versa Color Pinecone ink. Journalling reads: "What a mess but you certainly enjoyed your chocolate pudding - Alexandra - September 25/07".

Scraptivity November /09 Layout 7 Years

November /09 Scraptivity kit. I loved how this one came together. 7 Gypsies dp and ephedemra, Core'dinations cs, S! cardboard box, Prima stamps and bling, Sizzix alpha dies, Prima ribbon, staples, Crackle Accents, Glimmer Mist Memento Ink, Versamark, Black Soot Distress ink and embossing powder and Versa Color ink.

Scraptivity November /09 Layout - Sweet

November /09 Scraptivity Kit - Journalling spot was cut from Spellbinders Nestablities Label #1 die and title was cut from Quickutz Zoe alpha dies. 7 Gypsies dp and ephemera, Core'dinations cs, machine stitching, buttons from stash, handmade paper flowers, Glimmer Mist, DMC floss, staples, Black Soot Distress ink and Prima Lace Ribbon (Nov/09 S! add-ons). Journalling reads: "Isabella, you are such a sweet little girl, it's difficult to say no to you. Even when you decided to take a bite out of each apple that we picked up at the grocery store - October 16th, 2009".

Scraptivity November /09 Kit ATC

A quick ATC made with some scraps from the Scraptivity Nov/09 kit. Prism cs, Core'dinations cs, Prima Stamp, Memento ink, hand stitching, DMC floss, Stickles, 7 Gypsies dp, Martha Stewart punch and 7 Gypsies Seam binding.

Scraptivity November /09 Kit Card

Here's my card project that I made with the Nov/09 Scraptivity Kit. I used Prism cs, 7 Gypsies dp, Core'dinations cs, Fiskars Border punch, Prima Stamps, Nestabilities Pendant Die Fleur de lis, Prima bling, Cuttlebug embossing folder and ribbon from my stash.

A close up:

Scraptivity November/09 Kit Reveal Day!!!

It's finally arrived! I had so much fun playing with this month's Scraptivity kit. I loved the 7 Gypsies papers and ephemera, the Core'dinations cardstock, Prima stamps and bling, texture plates, plus lots of other goodies. Most of all, the Artist Printer Tray that was included in this month's kit. I will post my creations today, all of which I had so much fun doing! You should check out the Scraptivity Gallery and take a look at the amazing work created by the rest of the Scraptivity Design Team. You can purchase this kit for an amazing price as low as $36.99 CAD! It is an amazing deal!