Wednesday, October 17, 2012

World CardMaking Day at Unity

Challenge #1 Shaped Card


I used the Unity KOM from October 2011, “Faith, Hope & Love”.  The jar-shaped card is a jar shape cut from the Silhouette store, made into a card.  I also used the Silhouette foil to make the rim to the jar.


Challenge #2 It’s All About Texture


For this card, I used Unity’s Brave Boots and the sentiment is from Unity’s KOM September 2011 “All Seasons”.  For the texture I made a veil out of some fabric.  I made this card for my daughter, who’s getting married in three weeks.  She is wearing her cowboy boots under her dress and I wanted to make her a card for her shower using this stamp set!


Challenge #3 Embossing


This card was created using Unity’s November 2011 KOM “Take Your Time” for the snowflakes that are embossed with puffy embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the “All Seasons” KOM.  The background paper is embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.


Challenge #4 Sketch


I used Unity’s September 2012 KOM “the Vintage Touch” for the key and the sentiment.  The paper is MME Lost & Found.

Challenge #5  Fall


This card was made using Unity’s September 2011 KOM “All Seasons”.  I tried to use a masking technique with shimmer mist.  You cannot really see the shimmery texture that the mist makes in the picture, sorry!


Challenge #6 Stamp a Border

This challenge required making a border out of a non-border type stamp.


I used Unity’s “Giggle Grove” stamp set on this card.  The “giggle” was the border I created.  I bought this stamp set with my crafty friend, Stephanie, in mind.  She adds “giggle” to her text sometimes and I just immediately thought of her when I saw this stamp set!

Challenge #7 Coloring


I used Unity’s November 2011 KOM “Take Your Time” for the cup of cocoa.  I am not very advanced in my coloring, so I picked a pretty easy stamp to color.  The sentiment is a Sizzix embossing folder.  I also used some glitter gel pens to add some sparkle, although the picture doesn’t really do it justice!

Challenge #8  Color Combo (Cream, Brown, Olive and Pumpkin)


For the last challenge, I needed more inspiration, so I used the sketch in the current Paper Crafts Magazine.  I used Unity/JillyBean Soup “Apple Cheddar Soup” set and also the matching paper from JillyBean Soup. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friends with Flair

This is a "get well/thinking of you" card that I made for a friend.  I thought I would post it for the Friends with Flair challenge at the Unity website.  I have really been busy with scrapbook layouts lately, so busy that I am getting behind in posting!  I will take some pictures of the layouts and post them soon! 

Here's a close up of the beautiful Unity stamp...
Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Blog Award, Oh My!!!

Much to my surprise, I have gotten a “Liebster Blog Award”!  Wow!  I am so excited!  What is a Liebster Blog Award you ask?  Here are the details…

The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but "the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them.
Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award

1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2.Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog
4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!

So, first I would like to thank Misty, she gave me the award!  THANK YOU, MISTY! 

Second, I would like to give this wonderful award to some fellow bloggers…

1.  Adrien’s Blog is an awesome blog about a family’s daily life and love!  It’s a wonderful blog!  Caution, you may need tissues a few days!

2.  Grammie's Craftroom – This blog is full of information and inspiration! 

3.  King Designs is a lovely blog with papercrafting ideas!

4.  Scrap Circus is a blog I just recently found via the Unity Stamp website.  Becky participates in many Unity Stamp challenges and her work is beautiful and inspiring!

5.  Sparkle Within  is  wonderfully crafty blog that is full of inspiration!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Pinterest has filled my mind with many ideas for crafts, especially wreaths!  Today's post is another wreath that was very easy to create.  First I cut shamrocks out with my Silhouette, decorated them and then tied a piece of tulle to the top!  Easy peasy!

God bless!

Joy : )

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

“Lovely” Layout


Here’s another Senior picture layout of my daughter.  This is the picture she chose to go in the yearbook, she looks amazing!  I used MME Lost and Found paper and some random stickers from a grab bag I got at a crop.  I’m not even sure what brand they are, but they were perfect for this layout. 

When I was trying to make the paper flower match the paper, I had an wonderful discovery that I wanted to share!  First, here’s a close up…


I used Distress Ink in Tea Stain then covered the flower with clear embossing powder and hit it with the heat gun.  The result looks like leather!  I looks so neat!

Enjoy and God Bless!

Joy :  )

Sunday, February 12, 2012

“A Boy and His Thumb” Layout




I recently started trying to catch up my son’s scrapbook, it has just seemed hard for me to find paper, embellishments and a style that was boyish.  I love My Mind’s Eye Alphabet Soup line and also the Lime Twist line for his layouts.  I still struggle with embellishments, it’s hard to stay away from frilly stuff!  Anyway, for this layout I used both of the MME lines listed above and some Unity/Echo Park stamps.  I love this layout because it captures my son at several stages (even as a newborn) with his favorite blanket and his thumb.  I found a poem that I used as journaling, I changed to words around some. 

Anyway, Enjoy and God Bless!



Saturday, February 11, 2012

“Love You” Layout

Today I have a layout using a few of my favorite products and scrapbooking a few of my favorite people! 


For this layout I used MME “So Sophie” collection and various Unity itty bitty stamps.  These pictures were taken in the Great Smokey Mountains.  My husband is an awesome, amateur photographer! 

God Bless!