Monday, March 28, 2016

Tall & Skinny Unity Girl Challenge

This week's Unity Show & Tell & Tell challenge is featuring the Unity Girls! Unity has an AMAZING selection of fantastic rubber stamps featuring women.... and I am quickly realizing I need them ALL! 

I went with Harmony Girl for my challenge, and a "Tall & Skinny" card size of 3 1/2 x 8 in order to get every single inch of Harmony in there! I kinda like how she turned out!

 Products used:
Stamp: Harmony Girl (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate(SU!)
Cardstock: Basic Black, White and vellum
Embossing Powder: Hematite and Silver pearl (Stampendous)
Liquid glass (raindrops)
Misc: paper clip
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 I was pretty happy to go almost back & white especially with just the hint of red for her purse and boots. I used the Aqua painter and a splash of Cherry Cobbler ink from SU! for that. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Two Posts in One Day? Do I Need a Life?

Yes, you don't see me for weeks..or months... and then...BOOM.
Here I am twice in one day?
To my defence
 - I had to act fast, this challenge was going to be over soon, and I had to burn the afternoon oil! I jumped over to a challenge blog I have been meaning to try out since it started, and one an acquaintance of mine named Andrea Tracy-Tucker is a co-founder of. More on my kindred spirit Andrea later. :)

I really recommend you check out Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge if you want a fun and creative mixed bag of feature challenges. They have a fantastic design team!

This week's challenge was a Tic, Tac, Toe challenge! What's that, you ask?

Basically - YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT.

Okay. Within reason.

You have to make a straight line - so...... for example I chose to go with "Gold - Sequins - Congrats"  for the win ;) .


I will admit... this card took WAAAAAY more time than I wanted it to. I had technical issues.
Technically I daydreamed and watched the snow falling outside...for the umpteenth day.
Technically, I changed my mind 3 times about what I wanted to do.





But I this is what I came up with! I used almost  exclusively Stampin Up! for this project with the exception of the verrrrrrry smouldering smoky plum card stock. The Bloomin' Heart thinlet dies are still my favourite for birthdays, weddings, or anything "girly"! I even went for a bit of shimmer on those flowers with a Wink of Stella (the picture doesn't do it justice!) And those sequins just add enough pop!


So check out the other crafty geniuses on the blog! I get so much inspiration from them! And I promise I won't post for a couple days. ;) 

An "Eggstrordinary" Day

Things have been a bit topsy-turvy here in Amberland recently. But my one constant never lets me down. I set out to create some Easter cards for a customer as I had some older ones but I needed a couple more recent and "masculine" as she wanted to give them to her boys with their Easter gifts.
I will admit 2 things -  #1. Masculine is hard enough on its own, but #2? A boyish Easter card?

My Easter stamp selection is limited (hmm... maybe I am justifying a shopping experience here.) but  I worked with what I had... leaning on a vintage Close to My Heart stamp set I acquired many moons ago when I was still a demonstrator.... my tried and true Stampin Up! stash..... and my new love...Unity Stamp Co. (that bunny from an old Kit of the Month is super-cute!)




Not *really* boyish but I think I did ok!
Now.... on to the next challenges..............

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Challenge Combo-CYCI-Unity

Today was a day to play!And I made the most of it, as I am going to be a very busy girl this week, leading up to Easter!

I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone today by combining 2 challenges into one! I joined the Unity colour combo challenge on Facebook  this week https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/
 and hit the Can You Case It blog challenge this week as well!http://canyoucaseit.com





Here is my creation! I used a Unity stamp called Every Breath. I hope you enjoy this card!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Stampin Challenge

I was back to work today after having an amazing 3 day weekend with my hubby- it was much needed, and after working 8 days in a row...much deserved if I do say so myself! I have been working on a "personal challenge" that I placed on myself about a month ago that has been keeping me very busy.... I set out to send 40 cards to people within the 40 days for Lent.... and let me tell you...its been a challenge!

But I will tell you all about that tomorrow - right now, I have another challenge I completed; this one is for a swap on the Stampin' and Taggin' Place Facebook page.  The challenge this month was a colour challenge!


The colours were purples, greens and of course, white. 


Here is what I came up with:


The sentiment I used is from Unity Stamp Company ( I ADORE THEM!) and they are becoming my new favourite go-to rubber stamps. They are top quality and amazing designs! Check them out!

All other products are Stampin Up! . I used the new Botanical set of stamps and dies!

This card is going out to a lady in the US who I will be swapping with for this challenge! Hope she enjoys this card. :)