Unity Thursday

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Unity friends! It's Unity Thursday and we always have lots of inspiration and tons of fun happening! I am so excited about this week's releases! Let's have a look!

First! We have new Angie Girls!

I really love and am so inspired by these images from the talented Angie Blom!

Here's Bernadette girl

Here's a little something I created with this image.

I used distress inks and water to color the image in. It's a little rough in a few places but I have been trying out this technique all week. Practice makes perfect right?

If you haven't stopped my the other team member's blogs today, you can do so by clicking their photos below.

Have a creative day friends!


Hello Love

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello friends! . I woke up this morning ready to take on this week's 

Here's a look at this week's sketch.

Here's my take on this week's sketch

Supplies: My Favorite Things stamps: I Love You More. Dies: Scalloped border. Misc: Adhesive Trim. Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins Cupid's Arrow

There is still time to create for this week's sketch challenge. Hop on over to the challenge blog here for all the details.

Have a creative day!


So good for my heart

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hello friends. 
If you've been by before, you'll probably notice I gave my blog a little New Years make over. After a few years of the same look, I figured it was time.
I really like the cleaner look but I am still messing with my sidebar items.

If you too switched up your blog for the new year be sure and leave a link in the comments. I'd love to stop by and have a look!

Today I am sharing some cards I created with the newest releases from My Favorite Things.

My first card features the new die-namics heart puzzle. When I saw this die in the release peeks, I had to have it.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: You have my heart Dies: Dien-namics Heart Puzzle, Love Die-namics.

For my next card I used the new Fluttering hearts cover up die and inked up the Birdie Brown You have my heart set.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: BB You have my heart set Dies: Fluttering hearts cover up die, Stitched Scalloped Edges. Copic Markers and Sakura Stardust Glitter pen.

I had so much fun creating these cards because I love the new MFT releases.

I am working on a fun new bi-monthly feature for my blog. I'll be revealing what's going on next Monday but for now, here's a little sneak peek.

Have a creative day!


I love you this much

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello friends. I have officially wrapped up all of my deadlines for the time being and had some stamping time this weekend. One of the items on my to-do list was the new My Favorite Things

Here's a look at this week's sketch

I got my new MFT goodies in the mail and was happy I could use them for this week's challenge. 

Here's what I created.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies: Pure Innocence Heart Banner, {heart}Die-namics Heart Puzzle, My Favorite Things Kraft pigment ink pad, Versafine Black Onyx. Other: Distressed hearts background Unity Stamp Co., Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen. Adhesive: Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner and 3D foam squares. 

If you'd like to create for this week's sketch, stop by the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog!

Have a creative day!


Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal!

{Find the Key}

Here's how I used this week's image.

I decided to cut out the keys and use them as an embellishment. The patterned paper is past, present, future Memories by Teresa Collins.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  

Now remember, you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own.  

Find out how to sign up here.

Have a creative day!


It's Unity Thursday and we're celebrating!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another Unity Thursday! This week's sale is in celebration of Angela's Birthday and she is giving you the best gift of all!

And since we are celebrating, I of course created a Birthday themed card for today's inspiration.

Supplies: Unity Stamps December SMAK kit, Here's My Thoughts, Celebrate it yellow label ribbon, My Favorite Things Razzle Berry pigment ink, Stampendeous embossing powder, Copic R83 , Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner, Misc bling stars and flower sequins.

I used the December SMAK kit scattered stars image and die cut the Birthday Sentiment from Here's My Thought (August 2013 Sentiment kit). 

There is a fabulous prize package up for grabs.  All you have to do hope thru today's inspiration and leave a comment!

Have a creative day!


Thanks a Latte-MFTWSC210

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hello friends! 

You might have heard the news that the lovely Susan Opel is heading up the all new Challenges and Inspiration blog for My Favorite Things. She's making it so much fun to play along!

I finally had some time to create for the first My Favorite Things sketch challenge of the year. 

Here's the sketch

Here is my card

MFT Supplies: Stamps: Perk It Up set from LLD; Cheesecloth background; Dies: Coffee Cup Die Ink: Kraft pigment ink. Misc: bling

Have a creative day!


You make the world...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello friends! I'm kicking off my new year by trying to participate in more stamping challenge blogs this year. I recently ordered a few Avery Elle sets and inked this one up for this month's challenge.

Here's what I created

Supplies: Cardstock: black, white and gold. Avery Elle Write It set, Adhesive: Therm*O*Web Sticky Strip Runner, 3D Foam squares. Misc: sequins and stars.

For the challenge I paper pieced the pen with some fabulous gold shimmer paper from Anna Griffin. I fell in love with the font in this set immediately and that's what made me order it.

If you'd like to ink up your Avery Elle sets and create along with this month's challenge head on over to the blog and link up your creation here.

Have a creative day!


Season's Givings Winners

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello friends! The holidays are over, the decorations are packed away for another year and I am ready for 2015! How about you?

Thank you all for sharing your crafty goals with me. I noticed several of you have the same as mine. Let's hope we can all accomplish our crafty goals in 2015.

I think as Moms, Step-Moms, Grandma's, Nana's and Wives, we all need a creative outlet to let our inner artists shine. Please make time for yourselves this year. You deserve it for all of your hard work and excellent care of your families!

OK, now the moment you have been waiting for....

Here is the list of winners from the Season's Givings Blog Hop

Prize #1

Blogger Irene Grau said...
Happy new year! My goal is very much like yours -- to use my stuff! I think I spend way too much time looking at "inspiration" but never actually getting anything done. But I keep buying new product -- isn't that what I'm supposed to do? LOL Thanks for the prize opportunities!
January 1, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Prize #2

Cathy Hanes said...
My goal is to try new ideas, techniques and styles... and brighten someone's day more often with my creations!
January 1, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Prize #3
Crystal said...
Very pretty card! Love the white and silver. My crafty goal is to just make time to craft more and blog at least once, maybe twice, a week. Happy New Years!
January 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Congratulations ladies! 

Please email me your mailing address to shemainesmith22@gmail.com

Have a creative day!


Season's Givings Blog Hop

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello and welcome to year 3 of the Season's Givings Blog Hop. We've still got another 3 hours before the ball drops in Los Angeles but Happy New Year!!!!! Every blog participating is giving away prizes as a thank you for visiting our blogs all year long. How fun is that!!

You should have arrived from Taheerah's blog. Don't worry if you are not hopping in the right order.

Scroll down to the bottom for a complete list of the blogs participating today.

I am doubling up with Unity Stamp Company for this year's hop so I'd like to share my last Unity Design Team project of 2014.

Supplies: Unity Stamp Company Magic of Christmas November Sentiment kit. Misc: embellie from Recollections.

2015 is going to be amazing and I am so thankful to be a part of the Unity crew.

Here's what's happening at Unity today!

Now that I have done my Design Team due diligence...

I want to wish each of you a very Happy New Year. 
May 2015 bring you health, family joy and love! 
Live the life you deserve and with no regrets!

Thank you for stopping by my blog all year long and taking the time to leave your comments.
I do read them all and greatly appreciate your kind words.

Ok...now let's talk about the SWAG I have for you this year!

I have 3 different prizes for you to win. 

I hand picked these myself so here we go...

If you'd like an entry to win one of these 3 prizes I am offering please tell me your crafty goal for 2015.

Mine is to start using product that I have sitting in bags in my craft closet and get back to my Albums Made Easy pages.

I'd also love it if you followed my blog.

Comments close Saturday January 3rd at midnight. Winners will be announced on my blog Sunday January 4th.

*Due to shipping costs I will only be able to ship winner's prizes within the United States*

If you are following the Season's Givings hop order, your next stop will be Emily Spahn or you can simply click the next blog on the list below.

If you are following the Unity Blog hop order, your next blog will be SHILO's blog

Thank you so much for participating!

You're an Angel

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hello friends. Are you all still recovering from Christmas like I am? What a whirwind of a year. I did make some time to clean up my craft space and craft up a little something cause...

Here's this week's sketch

Here's what I created.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Dies: Snowflakes fusion, Die-namics pierced circle stacks, My Favorite Things Stamps: Pure Innocence Angel. Other: Gold Stickles, Misc. Star gem.

I am looking forward to more fun crafting time in 2015 and getting back to my Albums Made Easy pages.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


25 days of Holiday Cards Day 13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hello friends and welcome back for Day 13 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards!

Today's card features an image from my favorite holiday sentiment release from Unity this year.

So fun and easy to create with, the kit features several sentiments to use.

Thanks for visiting today!

Have a creative day!


25 days of Holiday Cards Day 12

Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome to Day 12 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards.

Today's card has alot of RED. An embossed sheet of metallic cardstock layered with 3D embellies.

Created with Anna Griffin's Holiday card making kit from 2013.

No one makes a better card making kit.

Have a creative day!


Unity Thursday

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another Unity Thursday release! I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration.

There are some exciting releases today!

New Itty Bitty's!!

Here's something I created with the new Donna Downey release. I used this month's color challenge when creating my card with this image.


Supplies: Ranger Watercolor paper, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mustard,Chartreuse and Teal. Perfect pearls. Recollections embellishments. Misc: sequins.

Here's another one

I sprayed the color shine all over the watercolor paper and then sprayed the Perfect Pearls and used my heat tool to dry.

If you've just stopped by my blog today. Make sure you visit the other team member's blogs today.

Have a creative day!


25 days of Holiday Cards Day 11

Hello friends and welcome back! 

It's Day 11 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards. 

Today's card features an adorable Season Snowman stamped image from Unity Stamp Co.

I love the color teal...all shades. So why not use it on a snowman card! 

Now I know you have been waiting for a giveaway so...
Leave a comment by Dec 25th at midnight and I'll choose a winner at random to receive this cute image.

{Due to shipping costs winner must have a U.S. address}

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a creative day!


Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying today's

Scroll down to see all of today's fabulous sponsors at the bottom of my post!

I'm thrilled to be participating in today's hop. For my coffee lovers card I used my newest stamp from one of today's sponsors, Neat &Tangled along with my go to 6x6 pad right now! 

Warm Wishes

Supplies: Stamp: Warm Wishes (Neat & Tangled) 6x6 Paper pad Hot Cocoa (American Crafts) Dies Stitched Circles (My Favorite Things) Embellie: glotter sticker Recollections 

Thanks to Amy for putting today's lovliness together!

Here's all the sponsors for today's hop! Awesomeness right?? We are so thankful for their participation!!

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches
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