Monday, October 27, 2014

SSInk: Masculine Monday


SSInk is featuring Masculine Monday projects today.  For my card, I grabbed my For All Things stamps in Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Catalog and added an Autumn Wooden Element.  My husband walked by as I was making this card and gave me a thumbs up.  To me, this makes this card doubly approved for Masculine Monday.  ;-)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SSInk: Quick & Easy Cards


Today's feature on SSInkspiration is Quick & Easy Cards, featuring Stampin' Up products.  I had about 15 minutes from when I put my daughter on the bus and the postman was coming, so I quickly whipped up this card.

I love SU's Designer Paper Stacks.  Their 4x6 size makes it great for making quick cards.  Here I used the Moonlight stack.  To add a little depth to the "Happy Birthday" from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set by stamping in both Slate and Black, and popped up over a couple punched shapes.  And off this card went, in the mail on time!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PGCB: Anything Goes


It has been a while since I posted a scrapbook page.  I have to admit, I've missed scrapping.  I've been focusing on other things lately, but I will be back to scrapping even more...soon.

But I did find time to finish this page.  I admit, I started it a while ago.  I got stuck on how to finish it, so it sat in a box waiting until the time when the thought came to me.  So when The Paper Girls challenge of Anything Goes came up, I thought why not pull this page out and figure out what it needed.  It turns out, after adding the title and some simple hand doodling, it was complete.

Don't forget to enter your creations on The Paper Girls.  You have until November 1st to link up your projects.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Growing in Unity Blog Hop


Welcome to the Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  I was so excited when Unity Stamps asked me to join in the fun.  And I'm so glad to have you here.  Hopefully you came here from Tracy's blog.  If you didn't, you can find the complete list of participants at the bottom of this post.  You don't want to miss a stop.  One lucky commenter will be selected to win a month of Stamp of the Week (SOTW) stamps!  

We were given this week's SOTW stamp to work with: Winter Forest.  I fell in love with the trees when I took the stamps out of the package.  My first thought was to make a window card (and I still may!)...then I went a completely other direction.  Check it out!

Aren't these little canvases cute?  When I found them at a local discount store, I didn't know what I was going to do with them.  Originally, I thought they would be fun for my kids to draw on.  But when I saw the stamps, I knew they would be a perfect fit.  So I grabbed some watercolors to create a chilly background.

I used some Momento ink and the same watercolors to color in the the trees.

Last bit was to add a little sparkle with some stars and a silver pen.  And there you go!  My first Holiday decoration of the season.  

Thank you for visiting.  If you aren't a follower, I would love it if you would be.  Don't forget to comment along the hop for a chance to win a month of SOTW stamps!  As promised, here are all the stops:

1 Tracy 
2 Kristy  
3 Sheryl
4 Christina
5 Crystal
6 Angela
7 Mandi