Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge

I have these wonderful old photos from my Grandma that I just haven't been able to scrapbook.  I went out and bought paper, cardstock and embellishments and they've been sitting in a box waiting to be used.  I lost her in January and am just now wanting to take these out and do something with them. 

I chose to use the layout for the Unity {Be Inspired} challenge.  The layout is simple and really wanted to use it.  I normally scrapbook in 2 page layouts but since most of the photos I received have only one or two that go together, this was perfect.

I was having a hard time leaving the one section clear of any photos or embellishments.  I decided to make a journaling tag to go in the space but once I finished it and went to adhere it, I didn't like the way it looked.

We were very lucky growing up.  We lived with my grandparents and my mother.  Due to this I grew very close to my grandparents. 

This is my mother, sister and myself
This is my grandmother, sister and myself
SS: January 2014 kit of the month, journaling stamp
INK: rose red, maria mist, old olive ink pads, cherry blossom & mocha mama powder puffs
CS: vanilla, chocolate, cherry cobbler, country road paper pack
ACCESS: decorative label & tag punches, xl tasteful trim & typeset alphabet dies, jewel basic rhinestones, spare parts antique gemstone brads, cherry fibers


Friday, April 17, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair Linky Fun

 I found this great Linky fun over at Unity's blog today and decided to pull out one of my many new sets that I haven't used yet lol. I fell in love with this set right from the moment I saw it.  They heart of butterflies is what drew my attention to it. 

I also played along with this challenge
The Paper Players color challenge
I used this Deconstructed sketch

SS: {...everything resides in hope}
CS: strawberry slush, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding, whisper white, crumb cake
INK: strawberry slush
ACCESS: top note die, strawberry slush bakers twine, 1" square punch, in color medallions 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge for March

I finally took the plunge and bought the April sentiment kit and I'm so happy I did.  The images are larger than I thought they'd be and they are wonderful!  I decided to play along using the sketch and the stamp set together.

I love the flowers with their cute hearts in the center.  I used the "huffing" technique to create the multiple color look.  I love the bird embossing folder I found and thought it worked great along side these flowers.
I decided to put both photos up because I couldn't choose between them.  I like the upper one due to its brightness but I'm loving the shadows and depth captured without the flash on the bottom one. 

SS: thanks above & beyond
INK: gumball green, daffodil delight, melon mambo, coastal cabana markers, coastal cabana, melon mambo and gumball green ink pads
CS: night of navy, gumball green, whisper white, daffodil delight
ACCESS: melon mambo striped ribbon, bird embossing folder, corner rounder, rhinestones
TECH: huffing, embossing, sponging


I made this card for a Make is Masculine challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I just received these two stamp sets from Unity Co. and had to use them.  I love the ruggedness of the stars and splatters.  I also used an older sketch from Mojo Monday.

I'm really liking the tall and skinny cards.  I just happened upon it on Pinterest.

SS: splatters & stars, boys rule
INK: night of navy, pumpkin pie, Cajun craze, cherry cobbler
CS: whisper white, pumpkin pie, background paper unknown
ACCESS:  dimentionals

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday Stamping!

Since my kids are older I don't have all the fun Easter morning festivities.  So, I can sit and craft!! I created my card using two great challenges Mojo Monday and ColourQ.

I haven't made a "skinny" card before so this was a bit of a challenge for me. It was a lot of fun and turned out really cute.  I love the colors from the challenge.  Very springy and makes me happy.

Here is my finished card
SS: hello bunny (unity stamp co)
INK: tuxedo black ink pad, melon mambo, coastal cabana, daffodil delight and pink pirouette blendabilities
CS: costal cabana, whisper white, daffodil delight, melon mambo, gumball green, smoky slate
ACCESS: flower embossing flower, sequin ribbon, basic jewel rhinestones, blue flower and brass brad

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Challenge Blog Lists

Are you needing inspiration but not sure where to start or what to do? Check out my pages of challenge blogs and sketches. 

Just click the links below or go to the pages category on the right side and check them out

Challenge Blog List
Scrapbook Challenge Blogs
Sketches, Sketches and more Sketches
12x12 two page layouts (pinterest)
12x12 single page layouts (pinterest)
Card sketches (pinterest)
Color Combos (pinterest)