Aug 30, 2013

taking the plunge...

i needed a special "congratulations on your wedding" card for one of my friends.  she and her significant other got married after being together for many years!  so it had to be something beyond the plain wedding card.  i thought this was awesome!  as soon as i saw the stamp, i knew i was using it to make a card for her! congratulations, cindi and gary!

and check out this week's friends with flair on the unity blog.  good times!

taking the plunge
stamps:  unity
cardstock: blackberry, pink pirouette, white, stampin up pp
ink: elegant eggplant
embellishments:  prismaacolor markers

Aug 23, 2013


i hate being stumped by a swap.  i love atcs.  they are small 3 1/2" by 2 1/2" size little creative works.  suzi is hosting a few swaps and this set is for the one with a polka dot theme.  and this one stumped me. big time.  i could not figure out what to do.  so over the course of a few days, this is what came out.  i  am happy with the final result. especially the buttons.  love buttons!! i'm a little bit of a button hoarder.  but don't judge!!  i'm also loving the new in colors from stampin up.  at first i was like "blah" but now i like them.

and it's friday, so i'll play along with friends with flair and the unity peeps again.  who doesn't want the shot at some free unity goodies???  go play along.

stamps:  unity
cardstock: strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, white
ink: strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, crisp cantelope
embellishments:  buttons

Aug 20, 2013

hey there friend...

hello!!  here's a card i made from a kit, only of course i had to mix it up a bit.  it's the first bit of crafting i did after my knee drama.  got me back on track with crafting.  i chose something easy that i knew wouldn't take long.  but i love the cards.  they came from the stampin up paper pumpkin kit.

hey there friend
stamps:  stampin up
cardstock: basic gray
ink: basic gray
other:  cardstock stickers

Aug 16, 2013

friends for life...

i've been crafting more this week and it feels awesome!!  made a couple of cards for some people, have many more thank yous to make!!  it's been a while since i've played along with friends with flair and the unity peeps, so i decided to this week! go check out the rest of the fwf goodies on the unity blog!

have a good weekend!

friends for life
stamps:  unity
cardstock: white, tangerine tango, stampin up pp
ink: tangerine tango, daffodil delight, onyx black
other:  prismacolor markers

Aug 11, 2013

seeing good...

it's time to play catch up on my blog!!  about a  month ago, my cute friend sherri's husband had to have unexpected eye surgery.  so i made him this card.  i love the glasses and i just adjusted the saying to fit the card!!

seeing good
stamps:  unity
cardstock: white, crumb cake, authentique pp
ink: walnut stain, early espresso

Aug 8, 2013

fly again...

wow. it's august 8th. july was one of the worst months i've ever experienced.  it started out with  one surgery, two weeks later turned into an emergent surgery due to an infection followed by two weeks of terribleness. but it's all behind me now thanks to the amazing help of my family.  i don't know what i would have done without them.

and the creative dare  from tracy for the month of august could not have been more therapeutic for me.  the dare is to "let it go."  which is what i've done.  the past is done, and i'm moving forward!  the challenge was to use a favorite quote, make our creation in less than an hour and a half, and just "let it go" while we created.  i saw this quote from the brave girls club a week ago and it rang so true. there were days i wasn't so sure i would fly again.  but i am.  i branched out and used watercolors for this page, which was new and different.  brought me back to my grade school days.

thanks for another awesome creative dare, tracy!!

fly again
stamps: unity
ink: jet black, island indigo, basic gray, paris dusk
embellishments:  tissue paper
other:  watercolors, montana ink pen, mod podge, pitt pen