Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paintball birthday fun

I love making cards. No surprise there. But what I love even more is making personalized cards to fit the recipients passions, hobbies and interests. So here's a card for a 12-year old birthday boy who loves paintball!
 If you can't color a splatter to look like liquid, just add GLOSSY ACCENTS!!
 Glossy Accents on the visors as well....
Paintball players


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Aug/Sept Unity Inspired challenge

Here's my attempt at the color challenge at the current Unity Inspired Challenge:
 Could kicky myself that the banner is skew! Aaaargh but I wasn't going to do that one over LOL.
Image & sentiment: Unity KOM June 2013.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Digistamps4Joy Challenge #74: Anything Goes!

Whooop an Anything Goes challenge at Digistamps4Joy. I decided to make a little gift box and used Jen's "Tag 1":
 Sentiment: Unity "Birthday Chic"
And what on EARTH is under it?  Our little family started building the world map puzzle (600 pieces!) we bought through our homeschool curriculum (Global Puzzle). We got it end of last year already but I didn't have the guts to take it out yet. Since we are in a small house I also didn't know where we would put it. But then I had a brainwave yesterday! Take out a camping table. Perfect size and we move it  into the garage (which is filled with camping gear at the moment) when not building. Here is a picture below of how far we got on Day 1.
Hubby really got into it! And I must say even though I'm terrible at puzzles it was fun!! And a great activity to do together which is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!
Wish us luck!

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Friday, August 16, 2013


Here is something completely different. This is a personalized card that was commissioned by a lady from church for her Dad who is turning 90. She told me that he is a fan of the Atlanta Braves and that gave me the input to put this together:
The background is a photo that was taken in 1933 of Braves Field where the team played from 1915 to 1951. The baseball player is from the Braves team and then we have some of their banners as well. I hope he'll like it!

Itty Bitty a Day 5: Bird

I used the Itty Bitty "Bird with a French Fry" for this one:

Unity with Flair

I made this for Unity's Friends with Flair and used a CAS(E) this Sketch layout #41:

Itty Bitty day 4: One in a million!

A quick post showing yesterday's entry for the Unity {show & tell}Facebook page Itty Bitty a Day!
Sentiment: Itty Bitty Happy Day
Gifts: Unity "Birthday Chic"
 I used sketch # 253 from
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wonderful: Itty Bitty a Day #3!

Here's Day 3's card for the Itty Bitty a Day for the Unity {show & tell} Facebook page:
 Flowers were paper pieced & hearts colored.
Large flower made with Spellbinders "Rose creations"
Itty Bitty used: Mother's Day Daisies
Sentiment from: Everything Wonderful
Used layout # 251 from clean&simple

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Adventurous Thanks (Itty Bitty Day #2)

Here's my card for today's Itty Bitty a Day challeng at Unity's {show & tell} Facebook page:
 I used layout # 252 from Clean & Simple Stamping:
I used their Itty Bittys called "Adventurous" and "Thank You"
Border die: Nellie Snellen

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Isabel entry #2: SSS for Kids

Isabel wanted to make another card for the SSS Vacation Challenge for kids.
Image: Unity KOM June 2013

Another Itty Bitty a Day week!! > Dream.Big

The Itty Bitty a Day challenge was such a success that Unity is running it again on their {show&tell} Facebook page!
So here's Monday's card and I used the Itty Bitty called Dream.Big.

Sentiment from:
One of the butterflies was stamped & cut out and I added some Sekura Stardust pen.
Background paper: GinaK Designs Petals & Wings

I used Sketch #40 from CAS(E) this Sketch:
Also playing with: (CAS)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DS4J Challenge #73: Make your own embellishment

I can't believe how time is flying by. A bit scary for me! It's time for another Digistamps4Joy Challenge! It's the talented URSULA's turn to challenge you to....

Make Your Own Embellishment

And if you go to the Digistamps4Joy challenge blog you'll see a great tutorial on making shrink plastic embellishments! Very cool.

I made a card with a 3-layered butterfly (Joy! die-cut) and used the cute Beatrix, the Beaded Fairy
Sentiment: GinaK Designs "Petals & Wings"
Colored with Spectrum Noir

Have a go and link up at

also playing with: (How cute are those Nicecrane Designs!)
 >> Bottom row: Digi image + Sentiment + Flowers (on DP)

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Wowee!! What a week of cards it has been! Playing in the Itty Bitty a Day week at Unity was just so much fun and I loved seeing all the Itty Bitty's putting on their best dressed show!
Here's a card I made yesterday with my new Unity KOM June 2013 (see previous post for link & preview of kit).
Sentiment is from Unity's "Can I be any Cuter" set.

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Collage Beautiful

For the first time I'm happy with how a collage came out. I used four stamps from the Unity Kit of the Month for July for the image panel & a sentiment:

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>> I used a mix of different stamps to create the image panel in the same way the inspiration picture did <<

Friday, August 2, 2013

Unity Kit of the Month (JUNE)

I FINALLY received my first Kit of the Month and couldn't resist using this image:

A little gold embossing and paper piecing...

I used the layout at
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Isabel's first card challenge entry!

Isabel (6) made this all by herself. I just supplied the pre-cut cardstock...

All images from Unity's

She's entering this into:
and (SSS has a new blog and it's great!)
and she used the sketch from

Itty Bitty a Day #5!

Here is the last Itty Bitty for this week! Loved this challenge and it was great inking up some new stamps!
Which is the Itty Bitty? The SAVE THE DATE frame! And the "Noted" & background stamps are from the JUNE KOTM which I got TODAY!!!

Pssssst - the date is my Birthday :D

Closed {show & tell} group - need to request admittance:
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Itty Bitty a Day #4

... Almost there!!

Unity stamps used:
Bird with a French Fry
Everything Wonderful
Distress Argyle

Everything was embossed. First the gold and then the black image & sentiment over it. I drew the frame with a black embossing pen & then did black embossing powder & heated it.

Snowboard Santa

I was looking for a cool image for a teenager and found this gem at Mo's Digital Pencil: