Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

To celebrate the release of the new issue of Stamp It! Cards, Moxie Fab World issued a challenge to create a card where stamping is the predominant element.  If you want to know more, and play along, go to Moxie Fab World Stamp It! Cards challenge.  
A little while back I was lucky enough to win some of the new Faber Castel Mixed media kits from Christi's blog, Alteredambitions and I have been dying to try them out.  So I drew all over an acrylic block with the gelatos and then sprayed it with water, and stamped it on watercolour paper to make my background.  The sentiment is from the Technique Tuesday Studio AE kit from March, Cake and Candles.  I simply matted the stamped paper on some pink cardstock, and I think the result was a simple, pretty card. 
I can't wait to play more with these gelatos!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Simple Thank You's

I have worked on the Parent Council for my son's school for the last few years, and this past year, our two co-chairs were extremely dedicated and put in ALOT of extra hours.  I wanted to give them each a Thank You card to let them know they were appreciated.  All the products (other than the white embossing Powder are from Stampin' Up).

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday

Good morning everyone.  Below is a card I created for a friend's 30th birthday.  She is counting down the days, and seems to be very concerned that her 20's are ending.  I've had the 'She Said' stamp set for awhile and have been itching to ink it up, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Unity KOM Sketch Challenge

I'm very proud of myself, as I have all my Father's Day cards made already.  I used the Unity KOM sketch challenge for the layout and used the same paper/colours as my encouragement card I posted for FWF last Friday.  I had actually pulled out the paper for the Father's Day cards, but ended up making the encouragement card first, and the paper and colours worked really well with the stamp set I had choosen.  The sentiment is from the May 2011 KOM and I created two cards, one for my father-in-law and one for my husband from our two sons.  I also created one for my Dad using the same sketch, but different papers and stamps. I am really loving sketch challenges, as I normally have no problem picking out my stamps or colour schemes, but usually spend alot of time trying to figure how how to lay everything out.  Using sketches has really sped up my card making process.
The card for my dad uses one of the Unity/Samantha Walker co-branded sets, Retro Road Trip.
Have a terrific Tuesday.


Monday, June 6, 2011

ATU #32

I recently discovered the All Things Unity Blog and wow, what a feast of inspiration!  They run challenges, and the current challenge is to use food inspired stamps.  Well, I never have to go further than my binders that hold my Unity KOM to find any sort of stamp I need.  I created this card for my son's teacher ~ I can't believe I am actually ahead of schedule on making this since the last day of school isn't until June 30th.  The apple image is from the Oct 2010 KOM, Take time to Laugh, and the Merci sentiment is from the Sept 2010 KOM, When I am with you.  My son attends French Immersion, so I'm thrilled to have a 'merci' stamp in my stash.

Friday, June 3, 2011

FWF Friday

Good morning!  It's a beautiful Friday morning here in Ontario.  I made this card last night for a friend who is going in for surgery next week.  I used a Unity co-branded Melody Ross kit - Brave Girl Boots.  I had some distress embossing powder that I hadn't tried out yet, so I put it on the boots for some added texture.