Thursday, September 15, 2011

Girl's Night Out

I think it's so fun to create a project that has a little surprise about it - this one actually has a couple! I used the Elegant Witches Legs in a different colorway, so it is perfect for a girlie card, rather than a Halloween one. Next, I used an arrow from the Airplane with Banner and Sign to point to the secret tag. The frame from Gothic Frame with Witch was added underneath my lettering to act as a tab to pull out the hidden message. It's so fun to challenge yourself to see how many different ways you can use you Cottage Cutz Dies!

Fall Flower with the Robin's Nest

I love trying out new ways to make my own flowers, and when I saw a "kite" flower, thought that it would be really cool with some of the autumn papers from the Robin's Nest. For the background and flower I used Glitter Leaf. The backside of the paper is the pretty stripe that I used as well. I mounted my flower on the matching Glitter Lime Chipboard.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Unity Stamp Company and Scor-Pal Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Unity Stamp Company and Scor-Pal Blog Hop!
Our teams have come together to show you ALL of the amazing things you can do with Unity Stamp Company stamps and Scor-Pal products!

Along the blog hop you will find cards and projects that are sure to INSPIRE you!
Oh and we have prizes, too, so BE SURE to leave a comment on ALL of the blogs on today’s Blog Hop!
There will be 2 winners!

1 will get a Scor-Pal and 1 will get 10 Unity Itty Bitty stamps of their choice!
Winners will be picked from ALL of the comments so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to WIN!

The winners will be announced on Thursday, September 15th on the Unity Stamp Company blog and the Scor-Pal blog!

I've been itching to try a Napkin-fold card, and knew that it would look perfect with the Butterfly Garden set designed by Samantha Walker. I have to tell you, I love, love, love all of the Samantha Walker stamps, and have almost all of them! This is such a versatile set, and I know I will use it over and over again.

Here is my card closed. It is a little time consuming, but using the Scor-pal, it's really not hard!

After you remove the belly band that holds the card closed, this is what it looks like.

Finally, when you fully open the card - here is the spectacular view! Plus a little area to write a message to the recipient. I hope you enjoy the hop, and find lots of inspiration! Your next stop on the blog hop is: Natalie Dever


Unity Stamp Company

Angie Blom

Diane Zechman

Jimmi Mayo

Gini Cagle

Natalie Dever

Julie Koerber

Maren Benedict

Katie Tate

Stephanie Muzzulin

Robyn Weatherspoon

Steph Ackerman

Christi Snow

Tami Mayberry

Lisa Henke

Brooke Lien

Virginia Nebel

Wendy Chang

Lisa Andrews

Simon Says Stamp: Multi-folds
Mark's Finest Papers: Use a punch
Southern Girls: Lots of Layers
Creative Inspirations: Ribbon

Septmember Beary Scrap Sketch with Favorite Embellies

You've just a few days left to play along with the September version of the Beary Scrap sketch challenge. This week, the designers are adding their favorite embellishments to their creations as well as using the sketch. I had to use handmade flowers, pearls, die cuts and ribbon! You know I couldn't get by with just one! The papers and stickers are from Echo Park's Victoria Gardens. I added some Viva Decor Pearls around the sticker, to jazz it up a little. The Pine Needles Distress Ink, was the perfect shade to ink my paper edges.

So what do you think our new challenge will be on the 15th? Any guesses? I know it's one you will have fun with!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Keep Your Face to the Sunshine

I have a layout to share with you, that came together so serendipitously! I wanted to play along with the Basic Grey Sketch for the week, and was working on this last minute. I found the pictures that I was wanting to use, but was wanting to link them together a little more. I found the wonderful quote by Helen Keller, which was perfect...and then, I realized I had a rub-on that said "Sunshine" in this paper collection! How cool is that? I loved including my title within the journaling.

Basic Grey: sketch