Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Witch

I purchased the stamp set from GinaK - Feel the Magic.  What a fun stamp set.  I pulled out some ribbon that was stored away.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Quick photo.  I am a bit tired this afternoon.  Going to take a nap.  
I am trying to get more comfortable with sponging.

I believe the paper so from Basic Grey and stamp is Unity.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shades of Red


The Gina K  current color challenge :
Any shade of RED (Rocket Red, Bravo Burgundy or Rose Red, or pinks)
Soft Sand (or Kraft)
Chocolate Kiss
Cream or white

The paper is from Graphic 45. Paper Maniac carries the line here.   I really like Graphic 45 and the paper addiction has begun again.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Haunting Sweet and FWF

Well I was able to do the FWF from Unity and the weekly theme of Paper Maniac in one shot.  The theme this week at Paper Maniac is Halloween.  I purchase the Haunting Sweet stamps from Unity thru Paper Maniac.  I really like this set.   Of course I had to get some candy corn.  I think I am addicted to these.
halloween tree

STAMPS Unity Hauntingly Sweet
PAPER/CARDSTOCk 110# neenah solar white, pattern paper
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS black memento,clear embossing powder
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS fiber, brads, button, stripple brush


STAMPS Unity Hauntingly Sweet
PAPER/CARDSTOCk 110# neenah solar white, black bazzil
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS clear embossing powder, copic markers
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS ribbon, button, die cuts

I love I was able to use the buttons and the ribbon with the candy corn.

There is a lot of new stuff at Paper Maniac from Basic Grey Papers to Copic Coloring Kit.  Check it out here

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pie A Mode

It is Unity Addicts Wednesday.  I am trying to do some of the sketch challenges consistently.  Here is the sketch challenge from Mojo Mondays.  I am also using more pattern paper.  I have not inked up the pie from the Unity's Hodge Podge of Happiness so this what my chance.



Monday, September 21, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away....

Well it has been raining here for about a week and I must say I miss the sun.  The flip side it is great crafting weather.  Here is what I have made this weekend.  I am working on my sponging technique.

Here is the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

I used the digital paper from GinaK.  I will really like digital paper. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

FWF and Pattern Paper

It is Friends with Flair at Unity and the theme this week for Paper Maniac is  Pattern Paper.  There is so much you can do with it.
Here are three cards that I have made with pattern paper. Pattern paper is so versatile because it can be the foreground or the background of the cards.

Here is the sentiment from RainDrop Echo Designs.

STAMPS Unity Itsy Bity Giggles
PAPER/CARDSTOCk Pearl Glossy Paper, Jillibean Soup Paper, Bazzill paper
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS rich cocoa memento, clear embossing, distress ink
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS cord, pop dots

Here are some other cards that I have made.
Floral Friends

STAMPS Unity floral flowers
PAPER/CARDSTOCk Jillibean Soup Paper
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS black memento, copic markers
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS ribbon, acrylic buttons

STAMPS whimsy alligator
PAPER/CARDSTOCk Jillibean Soup Paper, Bazzill paper
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS black memento, copic markers

Don't forget

All in stock patterned papers at Paper Maniac are 12% off!
(no coupon code necessary)
All in stock Serendipity Stamps are 20% off!
(coupon code can be found in the Paper Maniac Newsletter).  If you haven't signed up for the newsletter you can go to Paper Maniac.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bird on a rainbow


I just love rainbows.  I was inspired from the sketch challenge, the stamp and I found the paper.

Sketch and Stash Challenge


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Back!!! Unity Addicts Challenge

Hooray, the Unity Addicts challenge is back.  Our first challenge is a holiday card that uses red, blue, pink, and kraft paper.  I admit that was very challenging and I don't have a lot Unity Christians stamp.   This is also card #2 in the Ladies, Ink current challenge.

See what I have come up with...
3 stockings

DSC01147 Photo 1   DSC01151 Photo 2 DSC01145Photo 3     
I used my bow easy to make the bows and I found some clips that were very old but Christmas.  They are in photo 2.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a Red Day

I was checking the sketch challenges that I know it and decided to use Mojo Monday.  I had the perfect paper and perfect stamp - Memory Box and Unity.  If I do this again I think I will layer it.

 image  Mojo Monday 103

red 2



Stamps: Unity KOTM - August
Paper_ Memory Box - spiceberry,
GinaK lurury paper
Ink versamark, red embossing powder
Others brads, ribbon

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cherries on Top and Friends w/Flair Fridays - Unity Style

The theme for the DT of Paper Maniac was RIBBON!  I was trying to do something different with the ribbon.  I remember that this technique was on SplitCoastStampers Ribbon Frame.   I love how I was able to find some ribbon that had cherries in it.  Check out the ribbon selection over at Paper Maniac and she is having a SALE as well.  Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter because it has something special. You can also get some inspiration from Paper Maniac blog and my fellow DT members.  You can find the list on the right side of my blog.
This is also my Friends with Flair on Unity SCS.

Something like I love about Paper Maniac, is the fast shipping.  I purchased some items Thursday of last week and I got my package on Tuesday of this week.  It was a holiday weekend as well.  That ROCKS!!!!!!!!

cherries cherries closeup with ribbon

Creation Details

STAMPS Unity KOTM - August
PAPER/CARDSTOCk 80# neenah white, bazzil green and green, various designer paper
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS memento black ink, copic markers (BG10,G99,G21,R46,E27,0)
ACCESSORIES/TOOLS cherry ribbon heart ribbon, brads, nestabilities label one, wave scissors

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Cupcakes

I was just playing around with this.  


I did get my ribbon from Paper Maniac.  Very good selection and they are on sale as well.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Christmas Stocking and More....

My blog friends from Ladies, Ink have a challenge with this month to create 3 holiday cards.  I was inspired by the current challenge from Flourished Timeless Tuesday.  


christmas card 1

I am trying to practice to use the sponges.  Practice, practice!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wings of Love

  I was inspired to do this card from the MemoryBox paper and the sketch from PaperCutz Challenge. I wanted the wings to have some dimension as well of the paper to be highlighted.

wings of embrace

Stamps:  Unity KOTM August
Paper:  Memory Box Twilight, GinaK luxury
Ink:  memento ink in rich cocoa, white marker
Others:  crystals.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friends with Flair Fridays

I did this card to do the Friend for Flair from Unity .  I pulled out the silhouette and used it.  I used the ribbon from Paper Maniac.  I am getting used it now..
 Falling leaves

Creation Details

STAMPS Unity Fall Festival
PAPER/CARDSTOCk bazzill, 80# neenah natural white, designer paper 
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS memento rich cocoa,  copic markers (E99,YR24), Prismacolor pencils(chocolate,sepia,sienna brown,dark green, warm grey, colorless )

two sided orange and yellow, silhoutte die cut,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Three Ghosts of the Day

I am getting ready for the season.  Yesterday I got the stamp from The Great Impression.  It is so cute. 
3 ghosts

I found more embellishments and paper from a bit a go.  I found some KI memories ribbon and it has the adhesive already on it.  That is so convenient.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Apples and Pears

A simple card creation focusing of embossing.  There is a challenge on the Paper Maniac Challenge Blog of embossing.  I love embossing.  I really like to use multiple embossing colors.    The digital sentiments are from Raindrop Echo Designs for Paper Maniac.  I like that the sentiment finished the card.

 apple and pear

apple and pear closeup apple and pear sentiment 4

Creation Details

STAMPS Unity 100% Happiness
PAPER/CARDSTOCk 80# neenah natural white
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS Green and red embossing powder, versamark, copic markers (G21,G85,R02,RV29,YR31,O), distress ink , brown marker, clear sparkle marker

Stipple brushes, buckle

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

100% Happy Paper Maniac is Open


Paper Maniac is open for business. 

September 1st grand opening of Paper Maniac . The store will be carrying the Unity Store kit.  This kit is not available at the Unity store, but is available NOW at the Paper Maniac web store. This kit and other future kits will be available at Paper Maniac starting now, and don't forget about the autoship feature. All purchases at the Paper Maniac store are 15% off now through the first week of September, and that includes this kit that is for sale now! :) We have over 1,000 items in stock waiting for you.

Coupon code: GRAND15.  Coupon code is valid from
 September 1 to September 6, 2009. 

Don't forget about the Blog Hop that the DT Team did.

Comment on my blog and the other blogs from the DT team and at Paper Maniacs blog and a chance to win some awesome  blog candy .



Go to Paper Maniac online store and start browsing through the countless products and create a wishlist of your favorite items. Random winner will be selected on September 15. Good luck and Happy Shopping! Believe me, you won't be disappointed!


There will be bi-weekly themes. Join in.  All the DETAILS about the challenge is on the challenge blog.
Paper Maniac Forum

If you haven't joined the forum don't forget because it is fun.
inspiration, and so much more.

100% Happy

  100% happy100% happy closeup

Creation Details


Unity Store Kit 100% Happiness


bazzill, designer paper


black memento ink, copic     markers - g05- emerald green, r27-cadmium red, r29-lipstick


glitter, nestabilities, acetate, button, twine, red flakes


  Have fun Shopping and creating a Wish List!!!!!!!