Saturday, March 9, 2013

Crazy 4 Challenges is getting Negative!

Yep it's true. C4C is VERY negative this week. Frances our hostess with the mostess has challenged us to use the negative space left over from punches or die cuts. How fun is that!!!

I kinda cheated and used a MFT die that cuts out the four circles above and leaves a negative space for you. So no I didn't get out the ruler and use my punches and creative this perfectly lined up piece. Thank you MFT for saving my sanity ;)

I also used this cute stamp set by Hero Arts that also uses the 'negative' space to show the design. How smart am I!! Frances should be proud! hee hee! I then filled in the remaining circles with items from my stash and added a ribbon. I am thinking it is almost impossible for me to NOT add ribbon to a card. Hope no one challenges me to do that for awhile. 

To see how the rest of the Crazies got negative for Frances hop on over to the Crazy for Challenges blog and join us!

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Throwback Thursday sale with Unity Stamps!

This week's fantabulous Unity sale is a 'Throwback Thursday' dealio featuring retired KOTM sets from 2008-2010 for only $26. I started collecting the KOTMs March 2009 so I am so excited to get my hands on some of the previous ones I missed out on!

Here is how I store my KOTM's in all their red rubber loveliness. I use clear plastic containers and I can fit comfortably 3 kits per container. I use a clear acetate sheet or those white stamp panels cut to fit to separate them. I put them in order and label them so I can find what I need quickly. I keep the sheet of paper they come with detailing what stamps are included in a binder that I can flip through quickly when searching for an image. 

I know- it looks like I have a lot but I have to say I use them ALL the time! I love how varied the images are and not only do I use them but many times my kids have found the perfect images to use in their school projects! Paris project? Here's an Eiffel tower! Religion project? Here are tons of family and friends sentiments and images!

I tell you these kits have been justified so many times over lol!!

Again in honour of Throwback Thursday I wanted to share some of my favourite cards using these older kits. My style may have changed over the years but these cards still make my heart pitter patter!

(KOTM Aug 2009)

(KOTM Oct 2009)

Oh and this awesome deal is still going strong!

Love Unity Thursdays! Ready to hop along and see more eye candy? Click the button below to head over to the scraptastic Jen E's Blog!!