Saturday, February 23, 2013

C4C is getting touchy feely with TEXTURE!

Today's fun challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges is to use lots of texture on your creation. Be sure to click here to go to the C4C blog and see how the Crazies added texture to their cards. 

On my card today I used the Paper Smooches stamp set 'Cyber Cafe' paired with this beautiful muted paper from the Country Boutique Fancy Pants line.  

I added texture in a few ways:
-textured cardstock
-paper piecing for a raised effect
-twine fibre
-metal charm
-burlap behind the stamped panel

How will you make your project all 'touchy feely'? Don't forget to link up on the C4C blog so we can check it out!

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New Stamps in the house from Unity!! Come hop along!

This week is full of fun releases at Unity!

2 New Angie girls
New St. Patty's engraved stamps
and more Donna Downey!

I can't pick a favourite!!!

I did play with the new St. Patty's day engraved collector stamps as I have an obsession fondness for all things Irish. In fact I went on my 3rd trip to Ireland just this past year. My oldest daughter turned 16 in Dublin- aren't we awesome parents ;). One of my bestest friends lives there and this card will be flying over the ocean soon to be delivered to her door. 

You know what else is cool about this Thursday?

All KOTM and SMAK members are able to purchase past kits for $18 until Monday! I have my eye on a few past SMAK kits so this girl is super happy!!

Here is a layout I made using some cool word stamp images from the April 2012 SMAK kit. Love how big the images are in these kits. 

While hopping along this week to take in the DT's gorgeous samples don't forget to leave a comment at each blog as 3 lucky participants will get some Unity $$. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Hip Hop with Unity

Happy Thursday!

Thursday means Hip Hop time with Unity and this week we have a Valentine's theme
Now for me personally I think of VDay for all the people I love
Not just my adorable hubby
but my kids, friends, family, etc
It's a day I make sure to tell all of them I love them!

Weirdly enough it doesn't mean I get more presents broadening the scope like that....

Kidding!! ha ha

For my Valentine's Day themed card I used the uber cute Stamp of the Week this week

I can't resist cute hearts...

Next up with a cute card is the amazing Carisa!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Crazy 4 Challenges is Waving Hello!

The Crazies over at the C4C have a cheery challenge for you this week!

Joanne is our hostess this month and as Feb 7th is 'Wave all your fingers at your Neighbours Day' her challenge today is for you to make cards that will bring smiles an happiness. 

I used some fun, bright and cheery paper from one of my fave companies American Crafts to make my happy card. I kept it simple by also using a matching sticker from the line. My banner is made by using amazing banner dies from MFT- love them! I added a sentiment from Paper Smooches and it was done! I'm all set to do some finger wagging at my neighbours hee hee!

Pop on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog to see more 'neighbourly' inspiration!