Saturday, March 21, 2009

Unity Greatness!!!

Well, I missed posting for both Hip Hop on Thursday and Hip Hop Hangover on Friday, so I will just post everything I've got for the week now.

First things first though. Unity is having a HUGE sale this weekend and offering 30% off all orders placed through Sunday March 22! Wow, huh?

Well, on to my creations for the week. I
didn't get much done, but tried to finish a few of the daily challenges at SCS.

The first card here is the one I completed for the Featured Stamper challenge. The challenge was to look through Twinshappy's gallery on SCS and CASE one of her cards. You can see the original card here. I used the swiss dots embossing folder in the Cuttlebug and the Unity Gratitude = Joy set. As you will see after looking at these pics, I was a big fan of the Kraft Cardstock this week. I used it in all but one of my cards!


This next card was completed for the Color Challenge - Riding Hood Red (or Real Red), Summer Sun, Kraft and optional black. This was a tough color combination for me. I think it was the kraft/yellow combo. Turns out it looks good together, but for some reason, my mind didn't want to beleive it. I used the Unity's Feel the Joy stamp for this card.


The third card today was done for the technique challenge - create a card using a ribbon frame. This was actually such a cute idea and I was able to use this great Martha Stewart ribbon I purchased on clearance at Michael's a few months ago. I think the bordered ribbon really works great with this technique. It was pretty easy to do once I figured it out. I only ripped one card front in the process. Pretty good considering what it could have been :) This stamp is Unity's My Heart Sings


The last card I have for the week was done for the Sketch Challenge. This is a great sketch and I really like it, I just am not too sure about what I created with it. This ended up being a lot brighter than I ever could have imagined and you might want to put your sunglasses on! I used a stamp I received in the Unity grab bag a month ago.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

So, I'm a day early, but I just couldn't wait to share my card! I created this simple St. Patty's day card to give to my husband's family along with our daughter's 18 month pictures. We had our annual St. Patty's day birthday party with his family yesterday, so it was the perfect theme for the cards! Looking at it now, I wish I had used some black in the card for an extra contrast (maybe as the mat to the clover).

I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug for the background. The sentiment came from the Stampin' Up Sincere Salutations set and the clover was created with the heart stamp from Stampin Up's sale-a-bration set Polka Dot Punches. The stem was part of a $ set of clear stamps from Michaels. All stamps were stamped using colorbox chalk ink and then embossed using a clear iridescent embossing powder.

Etsy Inspired Challenge #27

This is my card for the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week. This is my first submission for this challenge (I actually just found out about it a couple of weeks ago). I tried to to last weeks challenge, but the technique I was trying, just wasn't working :(

For those of you who haven't heard of the Etsy Inspired Challenge, you can find them at Ashley's Heart Hugs Blog. She posts a new one each Saturday and you have the week to complete them. Each week she highlights an artist's Etsy store for you to gather your inspiration from. This week was TR Mack Studio. They have some amazing art here and I was definitely inspired! Here is a picture of the piece I used for my inspiration along with my card. Hope you enjoy!

For this card, I tore scrap pieces of cardstock, adhered them to a card front and ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Dots and Spots embossing folder. I used the tree from Stampin Up's new Branch Out set. It was a pretty simple card to make, but was fun.

I just ordered the Dream Tree stamp from Unity Stamp company and really wish I had it for this challenge. If it comes in this week I'll have to create another card with it! If you glance through the Etsy gallery, you will understand why I wish I had this stamp now!