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Sunday, December 28, 2014

YOUR NEXT STAMP DEC. COLOUR CHALLENGE

 
 
 


 
 
This is a card that I did using the colour challenge on the YOUR NEXT STAMP blog. 

I have used two stamp sets. They were Fiona and friend and Ellie Loves to knit.
You can find the stamps here.
Check out the blog and see other cards in this challenge.
 

 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

GIU WEEK WITH UNITY STAMPS WINNER

The WINNER OF UNITY STAMPS  TWO ITTY BITTY'S from last week's comments  IS  
KAREN CONNER
Please email me at rubyvm@yahoo.com with your address and the two Itty Bitty's of your choice. 
 
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO VISITED MY BLOG LAST WEEK.
I HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO CHECK IN.

Friday, December 26, 2014

FWF Friday Dec. 26 and Unity Stamps Dec./ Jan. colour challenge.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
This card was made to go with the Colour Challenge this month on the Unity BLOG Website.
The challenge can be found here.
I have used 2 sets of stamps. They were Snowglobe Wonderland and One Kind of Winter.
The stamps can be found on the Unity Stamps website.
 
Check out all the other challenge entries on the blog.
 
http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.ca/2014/12/unity-be-inspired-challenge-dec-11-jan-7.html

Friday is share day on the Unity blog.
Friends with Flair is fun as well as inspirational. I love to check out the ideas using these amazing stamps.
You can find Friends with Flair here

http://theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/12/friends-with-flair_26.html


Thursday, December 25, 2014

UNITY STAMPS GIU DAY FIVE DEC. 26

 
 
HERE WE ARE ON BOXING DAY.
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.
I have my last post as GIU gal.
 
 
 
Well I am moving on from WINTER. Today I am showing this layout for a break from the cold and snow.
I did some mixed media on the layout. The stamping was done first. I then moved on to inking and paste. The gumdrop embellishments were pony tail beads that I melted in the oven.
The film strip was an EK Success punch.
I used several stamps on the page. They were
VINTAGE TICKET, SMAK KITS August 2012, August 2013 and August 2014.
The stamps can be found here.
It has been a fun week as GIU gal. I do hope you found some ideas that you can use.
Thank you for all the comments this week. Check out on Monday to see if you were the winner of the two Itty Bitty's.
 
 
 


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

UNITY STAMPS DAY FOUR DEC.25

 
 
THE BEST OF THE SEASON
MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY
 
 
 
I am sure you are all enjoying Christmas Day with family and friends.
I was asked to be GIU gal this week so I am checking in on my blog. I AM with my family for CHRISTMAS.
Just catching a spare moment to monitor the blog.
This card was created with the following stamps.
Donna Downey HOLLY HOCKS and EMPOWERED WORDS.
I used Tim Holtz inks to create the background. I inked my craft mat and spritzed it with water. The cardstock was placed on top of the ink water combination. When I lifted it up, I got the marble affect. This technique is so much fun.
The scallop borders are a MFT die.
All the stamps can be found here on the UNITY website.
Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty's.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

UNITY STAMPS GIU DAY 3 WED. DEC. 24

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE
 
 
 
MY layout here is with my darling Granddaughter ALYSSA last August at a FAIRYFEST in Hamilton. I went along and it was so much fun. We all loved it and of course there were lots of photos taken.  I didn't know which ones to use first.
I selected a pattern paper from my stash. It goes way back and I am not sure about the manufacturer. I only had ONE sheet and I didn't want to ruin it. I was a little tense until the layout was finished.
I stamped it with CANVAS WISHES first. I LOVE this set. I embossed the images with white embossing powder. These stamps are large and so much fun to work with. I also combined this set with WISH WITH YOUR HEART. The images were also embossed in white.
The fairy angel of course is SHE WAS A DAUGHTER stamp.
I did watercolouring on the dress along with paper piecing.
The photos were placed on the layout around all the stamped images. I used many other sets of stamps as well. They were
EMPOWERED WORDS, SIMPLE STORIES Generations,  SMAK KITS April 2013, May 2014 and June 2014.
The title and fairies were cut on the Cricut. I used Designer Calendar cartridge and A Child's Year.
All of the stamps can be found on the UNITY website. HERE
I hope that this layout inspires you in some way.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.
Leave a comment to win 2 Itty Bitty's of your choice.
 I hope you will find time to check out my blog this CHRISTMAS week.
 


Monday, December 22, 2014

UNITY STAMPS GIU DAY TWO DEC. 23

 
This is a card from one of my favourite Kits of Month July 2013.
I like the look of just simple stamping and using colour cardstock and pattern papers to go with the image.
The flowers were created on my Cricut ( Flower Shoppe cartridge)
I finished it off with the bling.
You can find this kit and others on the UNITY website. HERE
Just a reminder to leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty's of your choice.
 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

UNITY STAMPS GIU DAY ONE DECEMBER 22

 
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.
The big day will be here before we know it. This week will be a busy one for all of us.
I am the GROWING IN UNITY Gal this Christmas week.
I decided to post this layout first as it is a Christmas Day memory.
This is my daughter and me 41 years ago. It is fun to look back.
The photos are black and white as the colour was faded on the originals. I still treasure these pictures.
I have used the following UNITY STAMPS on the layout.
SMAK kits Feb. 2012, Oct. 2013, May 2014 and
Kit of month Oct. 2014.
You can find the kits on the Unity website. Here
The stamps are such great quality and the kits of the month my favourite. I have been using the stamps for several years and I am admitting I am addicted to them. I use them on cards and try to use them on all my layouts.
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bittys of your choice.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
 
 


Friday, December 19, 2014

YOUR NEXT STAMP DEC. SKETCH CHALLENGE

 
 
 

 
 
This is a card that I did with my new order that arrived this past week. Just in time to do the sketch challenge.
I have used Ellie Love to Knit, Fhiona and her Friend and Tall Dome Globe.
You can find the stamps here.
 
You can find the challenge here as well as the other projects.

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday Dec. 19



Well the final countdown for Christmas Day begins.
I thought I would share these tags.
I used 2 sets of stamps. They were Christmas Wishes and Kit of the Month 2013.
The small snowflake was in a Unity bag of stamps.
You can find the stamps on the UNITY STAMPS website. HERE
The tags were cut on the Cricut. ( Joys of the Season cartridge.)
FRIDAY is FRIENDS WITH FLAIR on the Unity blog.
We share our projects with each other. Lots of ideas can be found using the stamps. Check it our here.
http://theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/12/friends-with-flair_19.html
 
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.


Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF FRIDAY DEC.12



I made this card using UNITY STAMPS. I used two sets:
Donna Downey IMAGINE IT  and Joslyn Nielson SO THIS IS LOVE.
You can find the stamps here.
Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
This is a day to share our stamping projects. It is always inspiring.
You can join us here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

YOUR NEXT STAMP BLOG CHALLENGE

 

 
 
 

 
I just got my order from Your Next Stamp and couldn't wait to ink up this Santa. The cute gingerbread men are from a new GINGERBREAD die that was released.
You can find the stamps and dies HERE...
I love the quality of the dies and stamps.
There is a sketch or colour challenge on the blog.
I decided to follow the sketch for this card.
Check out the other stampers projects here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF FRIDAY DECEMBER 5 2014

 
I am still making Christmas cards. This is one of my favourite Unity stamps. It is a Christy Tomlinson (She was a daughter).
You can find it here.
Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
We share various stamping projects with each other.
Check out the blog today. HERE

Friday, November 28, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FRIENDS WITH FLAIR FIDAY NOV. 26



I created this card for my Daughter's Birthday and thought I would share it for FWF on the Unity Stamps blog. This is one of my favourite stamps from the July 2014 kit of the month.
You can find it here on the website.
Check out Friend's with Flair on Friday Nov. 28 on the blog.
You won't be disappointed.
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

YOUR NEXT STAMP COLOUR CHALLENGE NOVEMBER 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
I made this card using the colour challenge on Your Next Stamp blog.
I love the apron and kitchen utensils dies. You can find them in the store here.
Check out all the beautiful cards here using Your Next Stamp products.
 
 

Your Next Stamp Sketch challenge November 2014

 
 
 

This is a card that I made using the sketch from Your Next Stamp.
It is for the challenge on their blog. Check it out here.
You can find the stamp set in the store at Your Next stamp. HERE
Check out all the gorgeous cards on the blog here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UNITY STAMPS NOV/DEC COLOUR CHALLENGE 2014 and FWF Friday November 21

 
 

 
 
When I saw the colour challenge for Dec., I knew that I had to make a step card using them.
The paper is from Recollections. The cardstock was Bazzill.
The snow was created with a paste called Aleene's True Snow.
The Warm Wishes sentiment is from Christmas Eve Chowder.
The snowman is called SEASON SNOWMAN itty bitty.
You can find it HERE. 
The challenge is on the Unity Blog. HERE
You will find many ideas on the blog.
Friday is share day on the blog known as Friends with Flair.
Check the blog for more inspiration and stamping goodness.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

UNITY STAMPS NOV./ DEC. SKETCH CHALLENGE

 
 
 
 
 
 
This card is created for the sketch challenge on the Unity Blog.

I have used the Itty Bitty called Oh Christmas Joy.
I love this stamp. The paper is American Crafts Peppermint Express. I created the snow from texture paste called True Snow.
The flakes were done with white paper paint. 
The stamp can be found here.
You can check out all the projects on the blog. HERE


Thursday, November 13, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF FRIDAY NOV. 13 2014

 
 
I made this card for Friends with Flair using the Christmas Bough Unity Stamp and a small snowflake that I got in a Unity gift bag.
You can find the stamp set here.
 
I love Friday for sharing projects with other Unity friends.
You can find many ideas on the Unity Blog under the  Friend's with Flair post. You can find the projects here.
http://theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/11/friends-with-flair-link-party.html
 


Thursday, October 30, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday October 31

 
It is time to post a card for this week's FWF on the Unity Stamp blog.
The background was done with dye inks, orange, green purple and yellow.
The Holly Hocks by Donna Downey were stamped with Tim Holtz inks Marmalade and Dusty Concord.
I used two stamps on this card. Empowered Words and Donna Downey Holly Hocks set.
You can find the stamps here.
Friday is an inspiration day so check out the Unity Stamps Blog.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF FRIDAY OCT. 17 2014

 
This week I have a card to share with you.
The handmade green flower was made from Organza and I melted it with my heat gun.
 I have used UNITY STAMPS.
The sets used were the Kit on the month July 2014 and Wish with your Heart.
You can find the stamps here.
Friday is share day called  Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
There is lots of inspiration.
Check it out here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF FRIDAY OCTOBER 10




It is time for me to do a layout. It has been a few weeks since I posted one. I have been making cards for the Hospital for Sick Children and that is keeping me busy. Also been making Thanksgiving and Christmas cards. I haven't had the opportunity to get at a layout. This is the calendar page for SEPTEMBER for Alyssa's album.
 I have used Unity Stamps on my layout.
The sets used were Angie's Camera, Alphas, SMAK May 2013 and August 2013.
You can find the stamps here.
Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
Join us here for inspiration using various stamps.
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

UNITY STAMPS CARD SKETCH SEPT. 2014 and FWF Friday Oct. 3 2014

 
 

 
 
 
My card was inspired by the card sketch from Unity Stamps.
I used stamps from Kit of Month Aug. 2014 and Apple Stamping.
You can find the stamps here.
 
The challenges for this month can be found on the Unity Blog.
 You can find so much inspiration here. Check it out.
Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
Check it out here.
http://theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/10/friday-means-friends-with-flair.html

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UNITY STAMPS SEPTEMBER COLOUR CHALLENGE 2014 and FWF Friday Sept. 26

 




 
 
This is a card that I cut from Wild Cards Cricut cartridge.
The large pumpkin is the front of the card. I tucked the witch hat
into the grass.
The stamps used were KOM August 2014 and Haunted House.
You can see the colour challenge on the Unity blog HERE.
 Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog. Check it out HERE.
 

Friday, September 19, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday Sept. 19

 
 
This is a card using Washi tape on a diagonal.
The stamps used were Simple Stories Generations and SMAK kit May 2014.
Unity Stamps can be found here.
Today is Friend's with Flair on the Unity blog.
We share our work with each other and it is a lot of fun.
To see lots of inspiration go here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday Sept 12 and FIRST PUBLISHED LAYOUT IN CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER MAGAZINE FALL 2014

 




 
I finally submitted a piece of my work to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and this is the one that they selected for publication. It is pretty exciting to see my layout in print. Page 36 in this great magazine.
This is one of my favourite photos of Alyssa.
Just wanted to share this with you.
The dies used were from Your Next stamp (Polaroid frame) and My Favourite Things. (Film strip)
All the stamping was done with Unity Stamps.
I used the following stamps
SMAK KITS Sept., FEB. 2012 and Jan. 2013.
Vintage Ticket, SS Generations and SS Happy Days.
You can find the stamps here on the Unity website.
http://unitystampco.com/
Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
Check out the projects here.
http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/09/friday-friends-with-flair.html



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

UNITY STAMPS AUG. SKETCH CHALLENGE and FWF Friday September 5




This is the card that I made using the above sketch.
The stamp I used was Itty Bitty Ghosts Goblins
You can find the stamps here.
The challenge is on the Unity blog.
 
http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.ca/2014/08/pick-your-poison.html

Friday's are FWF on the UNITY STAMP BLOG.
We share our work with each other.
Check it out
 http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/09/fwf-friday-fun.htmlhere.


Monday, August 25, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday Aug. 29 andPaper Secrets Aug. 15 Sketch challenge

 
 


 
My layout ( My Granddaughter's first camping trip) was inspired by the sketch from Paper Secrets Blog.

One of the requirements was to use supplies spelling the word CAMP.
Mine were C Cloud, A Arrow, M Metal, and P Punch.
 
I also used stamps from Unity Stamp Company.
The sets used were Simple Stories Destination, SMAK kits May 2013, Aug. 2013, Sassy Pants and Angie's Camera. 
Friday is FWF on the Unity Blog.
Check out all the fun here.
http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/08/friends-with-flair_29.html
 


Saturday, August 16, 2014

UNITY stamps FWF and Granddivas Scrappy Place Aug. 2014 Sketch and Creating with Paper Colour Challenge

 











 I used the sketch from Brenda's Blog as inspiration for my layout. 
You can find the link below. Check out her blog for other
 takes on the sketch. 
http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.ca/2014/08/august-sketch-challenge-and-july.html

I also used the colour chart from Kelly's Blog for my layout.
You can find her blog here. 
http://www.creatingwithpaperandmore.blogspot.ca/2014/08/august-word-challenge-july-winners.html

I am linking this layout on Rochelle's Blog for this month's Scrappy Friends challenge.
 
 
 
All the stamping was done with UNITY STAMPS.
I used Vintage Ticket, Good Day Sunshine, SMAK Sept. 2012, JAN. 2013 and SMAK MAY 2013.
The stamps can be found here.
http://unitystampco.com/

Friday is FWF on the Unity blog.
You can find it here.
http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/08/friends-with-flair_22.html

The papers used were from Fancy Pants Trendsetter.
 
 
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday August 15

 
 
I had fun creating this card. I used a Triple Stamping Technique.
The Unity stamps I used were WISH WITH YOUR HEART and 
a sentiment from Sending Love set.
You can find the stamps here
 
Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog.
It is a fun place to get lots of inspiration.  HERE
 

Rochelle Spears Blog TIC TAC TOE challenge and Paper Secrets AUGUST Sketch Challenge





This is my layout using Paper Secrets August Sketch and
Rochelle Spear's Tic Tac Toe challenge.
I used the squares Sticker, Bingo Card and Circle.
 
The sketch can be found here on Paper Secrets blog
We had to use product spelling out SWIM. Mine were as follows
S Sticker, W Wood, I Ink and M My Favourite Things die.
 
Check out each blog for some great inspiration.
 
 

Friday, August 8, 2014

UNITY STAMPS Friends with FLAIR Aug. 8

 
 
I created this CAS card using Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
 I stamped the images and then applied water drops over them.
This is what gives the watercolour effect.
All stamps are Unity Stamps.
The stamps were from KOM Jan. 2014 and Empowered Words.
They can be found here.
 
Friday is sharing day on the Unity blog.
Check out the projects here.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

UNITY STAMPS FWF Friday AUG. 1 2014 and COLOUR CHALLENGE JULY 2014


 
 
This card was inspired using the colour chart for July.
The stamp used was UNITY STAMP Angie Girl
Dream with Your Heart.
You can find this stamp here.
 
I used the following inks: Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Broken China, CTMH Sunflower and Garden Green and Adirondack Purple Twilight.
I decided to ink the embossing folder with the inks and spritzed it with water. I inserted my cardstock and then pressed it closed.
I like to use my brayer for extra pressure.
Angie girl was stamped in Broken China and then I cut her out and raised the image up with foam dots.
Copic markers were used for the image and flowers.
E00     V15   RV 21
The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
Pearl paint was used for the leaves and flower centers.
You can see all the creations this month on the Unity blog.
http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/wish-with-your-heart.html

Friday is Friends with Flair on the Unity blog. You can find lots of inspiration here.
http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.ca/2014/08/friends-with-flair-friday.html