Saturday, August 31, 2013

Map It with Catered Crop Unity Style

Good Saturday to all! I have a project that I want to share with the Catered Crop Recipe Swap. I found some new challenges in the past couple of weeks that I wasnt to try and this is one of them. Tonight's card is for their Map It challenge.

I used Unity's Here for You and Wheely Fun itty bitties. I also used some Nikki Silvis and Cosmo Cricket papers that I have had in my stash for awhile. I thought the little cars driving aroung the U.S.A and the little vehicles driving across the paper were so cute! I hope you like them, too!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Something new

Hello everyone! I bought the Unity stamp YOU are FILLED by Stephanie Ackerman recently and knew that I wanted to do something special with it. I decided to make a canvas for my daughter to hang in her bedroom. She is really in to pink right now, so I used that as my guide. I was able to play with my new gelatos, too. I used a tutorial by Jill Foster on YouTube as my guide for this project as I have only created a canvas once before. (A melted crayon piece that I did with my son.) This was fun for me , as I usually make cards. I only have a few days left before school starts, so I am trying some new things with the new products I have.


For my project, I used pink and white tissue paper, white paint, red and pink gelatos, matte Mod Podge, Unity stamps and some crinkle ribbon I made out of Hug Snug seam binding. I also used some Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Apple and Moss, paper from My Mind's Eye, stickles, and Memento ink. I suppose I should also admit that I ripped a couple of pages out of an old dictionary for the words love and daughter. *gasp* :)

I am working on another project right now as well that will use my gelatos. I hope to have it posted in the next couple of days. I am using canvas as the cover to a handmade scrapbook/art journal. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

An itty bitty card a day, FWF, and a sketch challenge...

Hello! If you have been following along with/participating in Unity {show and tell} itty bitty a day challenge on Facebook, you have probably seen these cards. I am going to share all five cards with you today in this post. You can check out the Unity {show and tell} page here. Just request to join and you can share there, too. :)

Using Happy as you Choose

Using SOTW Real Shared Happiness

Using SOTW Each Moment is Success

Using SOTW Hooray it's Your Birthday

Using ROLY POLY Winter Joy, this card is also being entered into this month's card sketch challenge. I love snowmen and this little guy is sooooo cute. I'm so excited because there are new snowmen on the Unity site this weekend. I think I might have to get ALL of them. Which is your fave? I would have to say Mike....tee hee.

It has been a fun week and I am glad that I was able to get one done for each day. My crafting time frame hasn't changed I've noticed. I can plan and plan and plan to craft during the day, but all I end up doing is thinking about crafting or putzing....I must craft at night when everyone else is in bed. I find it very interesting. I can carve out time during the day....but it does not work for me :) When do you craft?

You can see more Unity stamp creations at the Unity Blog where many people participate in Friends with Flair. Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unity {be inspired} by colors

My second post today shares my entry for the Unity {be inspired}challenge. I am entering this one based on the colors for this month. I really liked these colors. I used some of my favorite images....butterflies.

Have a great day!!

A long time coming.....

I can't believe it has been so long since I blogged. Well actually if I really think about it, it makes perfect sense. I have been to Costa Rica on an exchange trip and back since my last post. I have been spending quality time with my family for the past few weeks. I was away from them for 2 weeks. I had a good time, traveled with great high school kids, visited beautiful lush, tropical places, ate fabulous food, and spent time with friends, but I missed my family! We have been catching up and just enjoying some activities together.

In the past week, I have been catching up on a little bit of crafting. Hopefully I will get some more time in before school starts in a couple of weeks. This card uses Unity stamps of course and is one of the cards that I entered for the itty bitty challenge this week on Unity's Show and Tell Facebook page. I am also entering it for the Unity {be inspired} challenge. This one uses the card sketch.

Choose to be happy today! Have a great one!!