Thursday, March 21, 2013

Unity Stamp Co. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun BIG new release!!!

There is a TON going on today at Unity Stamp Co. so let's just get started!! If you love to color like I do, you're going to love all the new stamps being released today - LOTSA girls and LOTSA coloring! :D I have to say there is ONE in particular AngieGirl being released today that has a hold of my heart which will be pretty clear when you see her - and that's also what I used in my project today!

Do you see what I see?! YUP, that is my very own CarisaGirl - seriously - isn't she adorable?! Angie does an amazing job creating this girls and I just love my very own. We were fooling around chatting one day with the Unity Girls and I jokingly put in my order for an Angie girl that had a big round pregnant belly, messy hair (cuz I hardly EVER do my hair these days. *giggle*) and bare feet - next thing I know, here she is! I love the sentiments in this set - especially She Procreates!! You've also got to love LisaGirl, the soccor mom and KelliGirl, the cook!!! LOVE them all!!!

(sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures - my camera is broken)

Here is my mixed media canvas using CarisaGirl. I've been creating some birth art and a pregnancy art journal and once I started coloring this stamp I knew I wanted to create something to have with me in labor. I love how it turned out - I'm going to make another one to give to my midwife as a gift! :D

And now for all the other awesome things going on today, just CHECK IT OUT:

Seriously, does it get any better?! How about those awesome new Fashionistas by Tracey Malnofski and the SASSY sentiments by Erin Schreiner!!! Of course, with every new release there is an equally awesome promotion so be sure to hop on over to the Unity Stamp Co. site to do your shopping when you're done. :D

And now you are off to Jen's blog:

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs and THREE peeps get a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Unity. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friends of True's - Swirly Spring Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "Friends of True's - Swirly Spring" BLOG HOP! 

If you are here from Colleen Schaan's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto mine you will want to head back to True's blog where it all starts. There will be a prize package donated by Inky Antics that includes  True's entire, newly released, Swirly Spring stamp line!

#11158MC, Swirly Easter Clear Set

I am so excited to be joining True and all her friends in this amazing hop to showcase her latest release with Inky Antics! I was so excited when True sent me this set above to use in my post today. I had so much fun I just couldn't stop at one card! I've been in a one layer card making mood lately so two of my cards feature that and for the last card I used some of True's new paper line along with the stamps. I don't want to chat too long because you have a lot of stops and I just want to share my projects!!!

I have been playing a LOT with Pan Pastels lately and that is how I created this one layer card! 

This card also features Pan Pastels for the sky but I also used Derwent Inktense pencils to color in the flowers. This is a new coloring medium I've been exploring recently. I love how this card turned out! That sentiment is just too cute and with all the flowers in the set, there are tons of possibilities! I just chose my favorite flower - tulips. 

This card kind of goes back to my roots of card making using Copic markers. I originally started out coloring the cross purple but then I thought OH MY GOSH, I should make them WOOD! So that is what I did and I love how it turn out. I was inspired by this beautiful pattern paper designed by Trudy to create this card. I stamped the sentiment directly on the seam binding ribbon and inked the edges with a Copic marker.

Make sure to leave a comment on every stop, to increase your chances of winning the prize package. One lucky commenter from a randomly picked blog will win all 6 stamp sets! The winner will be announced on True's Blog on Monday, March 11th.

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa Lara's blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and are having a blast on the hop!

Here is a list of all of the links in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Designed To Color & Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Designed to Color and Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop!!

This is the first stop on your inspiration journey!  We are so honored and excited that Lil' Inker Designs is our Hue's Who for the Winter 2013 issue of DTC that we just had to throw a celebration!  And because we just celebrated our FIRST year in your crafting lives, we thought having a birthday themed hop would be just the cherry on top!
So please, join the ladies of Lil' Inker Designs as well as a few sprinkles of the DTC Color and Challenge Crews.  

Complete the hop for your chance to win TWO stamps sets of the winner's choice from Lil' Inker Designs!  And of course check out Lil' Inker Designs blog for a prize as well!!!
To complete the hop, follow along the order of the hop and leave a comment on each blog's post.  Once you have done this, come back here and leave a comment that you have completed the hop.  You should only leave one comment per blog.
Prizes will be given out on March 8th.  The hop is open from March 5th to March  7th.  So don't miss out!!!

Now that you know the rules, let's get this party started!!! 

Here is my card! I absolute adore this stamp  set called Surprise. I love the vintage little girls and the matching expressions. One of my favorite sentiments is Belated Birthday Wishes because I'm forever forgetting birthdays! LOL I kept it clean and simple (I think I was channeling Lisa McKinney while I was creating!) and I love how it turned out. These would actually be really fast and easy to make a set of for a gift or if you were getting ready for a craft fair! I stepped out of my normal Copic zone and pulled out my Derwent Inktense pencils. I only have the 12 set so you can see you don't need all of them to create something cute! (Although, I am sure I will be adding to my collection as I really LOVE the look of them on kraft paper!) For their skin, I don't have a good skin tone in the 12 set so I used the peach color from Faber-Castell Gelatos. 

Lil' Inker Designs - Surprise stamp set
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Faber-Castel Gelatos
Water Brush
Archival Ink - Jet Black
PaperTrey Ink Kraft Cardstock

I hope you like it and thanks so much for joining us today!

Here is the order of the hop! Your next stop is Laura

Designed to Color
Lil' Inker Designs