Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.

I created this fun tropical cad using the Palm Trees Exclusive Cheapo Die.  I used watercolor paper and distress inks to create the background for the Palm Trees die cut.

Details are on the Cheapo Dies Blog and on the Cheapo Dies Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Poppies for Memorial Day


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to create a card/project that includes poppies.

For my card I used the Rubbernecker Poppy Trio Stamp.  The background was created using glossy cardstock, alcohol inks, and water.

We hope you'll share your poppy cards with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found HERE.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Growing In Unity Prize Winners

I'm excited to announce the winners from the comments posted on my GIU Week!  Each winner will receive a Unity prize package of 25 randomly selected stamps!

Debbie Farrell

and

Tracie Clary

Congratulations!  Please email me at
vyeakley at comcast dot net
with your mailing information.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The Song inspiration this week is Somewhere Over The Rainbow!

I die cut the Memory Box Butterfly Swell die and layered over a rainbox color designer paper.  The sentiment is from Serendipity stamps.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #266 Flower Power!


I created this sweet Mudpie card for the HM&FMC #266 Flower Power theme!

I created 3 rosette flowers, layered them together and added the Mudpie Munch 02 stamped image on top.  The image was stamped onto kraft cardstock and colored using Prisma Colored Pencils; used a circle punch to punch out the image.  Embellished using felt leaves and nestled a small paper flower between the leaves.

Entering my card in the HM&FMC #266 found HERE.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Growing In Unity Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of my GIU posts!
Wow!  This week has gone by way too fast!

The theme today is "anything goes."

colored using Copic Markers

using the black magic technique - images stamped using white pigment ink on black cardstock and colored using Colored Pencils

tone on tone cardstock and ink stamping - image colored using Colored Pencils

image background created using Crayola Markers scribbled on acetate, spritzed with water and then smooshed over image 
to give a watercolor wash

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing/commenting on my GIU cards this week.  I have certainly enjoyed reading your comments and especially enjoyed having the GIU opportunity.

It will take a few days to determine and announce the winners of the two Unity Prize packages.  Winners will be announced on my blog and also on the GIU Facebook page.  Good luck to each of you in the draw!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Growing In Unity Day 4

Welcome to my GIU Day 4!

Today's projects are Black and White!



Sentiment from Just Wanted to Say 


Sentiment from Daisy Girl


Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the prize drawing for 25 random stamps from Unity!

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.  I used the Exclusive Cheapo Ladybug Love die.  Details on the Cheapo Dies Blog.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Growing in Unity Day 3

Welcome to GIU Day 3!

Today's projects include watercoloring.

The watercolor background was created using distress inks


wet paper watercolor using Dye inks directly on stamp sprtized with water before stamping onto the wet watercolor paper


flower stamped onto watercolor paper then colored using watercolor pens and fussy cut then layered and shaped before adding to card


watercolored using Dye inks and waterbrush

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the prize drawing of 25 random stamps from Unity!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Growing In Unity Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of my Growing In Unity (GIU) creations.  Today is Cuddlebug day!  Leave a comment each day this week on my GIU posts and you'll be entered to win a Unity prize package of 25 random stamps!

colored using copic markers


watercolored using distress inks and waterbrush


colored using Chameleon Markers


background created using distress inks smooshed onto an acrylic block then spritzed with water and then smooshed onto watercolor paper; image colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens

I hope you have enjoyed today's GIU cards.  Please post a comment to be entered to win a Unity prize package!

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is seashells.

For my card, I first created the background using vellum and alcohol inks.  Let it dry and die cut using a scallop rectangle die.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of scrap vellum and wrapped it around the layering panel.  The shells are die cut from Gina Marie shell dies and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Growing In Unity Day 1

Welcome to my first day of GIU (Growing In Unity)!  

I am so excited to share some projects I’ve created just for you using Unity Stamp Company stamps.  The really FUN part is when you leave a comment on my GIU blog posts each day this week you are entered in a chance to win a Prize package of 25 random stamps from Unity!

Today I’m sharing a fun notecard project using four Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty stamps.

First, I created the notecard box to hold the cards.  I used a mini pizza box template that is 4x4 inches.  The cards are 3 7/8 inches square.

Notecard Box and inside lid using "I Want You To Know" from the 

this is the inside cover

And, here are four notecards; details included with the photos of the individual cards.









Be sure to leave a comment each day to be entered in a chance to win 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

The PIP Challenge #1819



For my card, I used Buttons the Clown digi image.  I colored the image using Chameleon Markers.  Die cut the image and layer using Spellbinders Wonky rectangle dies.  The sentiment on the clown panel is from Penny Back Happy Snippets and the ticket sentiment is from a Frantic Stamper stamp set, then punched out using a Stampin Up ticket punch.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes!  We hope you'll share your card/project with us this week at The PIP Challenge.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


Created for the Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge.

I used an image from a Unity Stamp Company KOTM, stamped using black ink onto crumb cake cardstock; the butterflies were colored using Prisma Colored Pencils.

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Use a Tag


The Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge for the week of May 12 theme is to Use a Tag.  The sponsor is Sweet N Sassy Digi Stamps.

For my card I used Cocoa's Latte digi stamp provided by the sponsor.

We hope you'll share your creations using a tag with us this week at The Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today using the Groovy Car die.

Details are on the Cheapo Dies Blog.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Magical Fairy Garden


The challenge theme at The Sisterhood of Crafters is "Magical Fairy Garden."

For my card I used the Unity Stamp Company Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust stamp set.  I stamped the image using Archival Black ink onto watercolor paper and used Distress Inks and an aquabrush to watercolor the image.  The background was created using glossy cards dipped in a mix of water and alcohol inks.

We hope you'll share your "magical fairy garden" projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

New Sunday Challenge at The Outlawz!


The new Sunday Challenge at The Outlawz is Songs and Rhymes!  We'll give you a song or rhyme for inspiration each week!

This week the song title is English Country Garden.  The challenge sponsor this month is DigiStamps4Joy

We hope you'll be inspired by the song and share your card/project with us at the Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge.

Friday, May 4, 2018

HMFMC # 265 - Let's Be Square!



For my card I used the Stampendous House Mouse Warm Cup stamp.  Stamped it onto watercolor paper using black archival ink and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  The cardstock and patterned paper are from my stash.  Lace is from PaperStudio and the floral embellishment are flowers from Prima Marketing.  Sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets.

This fun challenge can be found at HMFMC#265.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.

I used the Exclusive Cheapo Flamingo Oval die to create my card.  I colored the die cut using pearlescent chalks.

Details are on the Cheap Dies Blog.

Monday, April 30, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1817


This week's PIP Challenge falls on the fifth Monday so we have a theme - Rainy Days!  The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.

For my card I used the Rainy Day Bears digi image.  I colored the image using Copic Markers.  I created the flower by punching out several scallop circles, shaping them, and layering together to form the flower.  Leaves are from May Arts.  Dies used are from MFP Blueprints and Cheapo Dies Scallop Stitch Rectangle die.

We hope you'll play in our Rainy Day challenge at The PIP Challenges.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Trees


This week's CAS Challenge is Trees - use the image of a tree or trees on your card/project.

For my card, I used a Penny Black tree stamp and the sentiment is from the Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set.  I used a circle stencil and distress inks to create the inked center.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Wonderland


The Paper A La Mode theme this week is Wonderland; the sponsor is Kalee Paxton.

For my card I used the image Alice provided by the sposnor.

We hope you'll share your "wonderland" cards/projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today showcasing the Seashells Cheapo Dies Exclusive Die.

Details on how I created my card can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge


The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters theme is Leaves.

For my card, I used the French Foliage Stampin Up stamp set.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using the theme Leaves with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge


This week's CAS Challenge at The Outlawz is to create a get well card.  For my card I used the Get Well Soon stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I used my MISTI to align the sentiment.

We hope you'll share your get well cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today!

Dies I used to create my card found on the Cheapo Dies online store:


Details on the Cheapo Dies Blog.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #264


The HMFMC#264 theme is anything goes or an optional theme of Let's Eat!  I chose the Let's Eat theme!

For my card, I used the It's My Party (Also known as Cake Nibbler) Happy Hoppers stamp.  YUM!  Let's eat some cake!  I colored the image using Chameleon Markers; the cardbase is from Pebbles Basics Cardmaking pad.  I snipped the corners of the image panel to create a tag.  The lace side was punched using a Martha Stewart border punch.  Embellished using Really Reasonable Ribbon to create a double-loop bow and added a pearl to the center.  The sentiment is from a retired MFP stamp set.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1815


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs.  For my card I used Strawberry Mouse digi stamp provided by the sponsor.

I colored the image using Chameleon Markers and die cut using the unbranded Scallop Stitch Square die set from Cheapo Dies.

The PIP Challenges are anything goes!  We hope you'll share your card/project with us at The PIP Challenge #1815 this week.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


It's a fun weather challenge (think April showers, wellies, and umbrellas!) at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge!  The challenge hostess is Jacky.

For my card I used the Stanley in the Rain digi stamp set from Beccy's Place.

We hope you'll share your "weather" cards/projects with us this month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Laughter is the Best Medicine!


Team member Deb has challenged us to create a card that will make someone laugh!  So, "Holy Quacamole!" here's my card!!  I love the sweet taco image with the lettuce and tomato.

We hope you'll share your CAS "humor" cards/projects wtih us this week at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Leaves


The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge this week is Leaves.  The challenge sponsor is Fred She Said digi stamps.

For my card I used Emma in the Leaves digi stamp; I colored the image using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your "leaves" cards/projects with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My gift card holder project is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.

To create the gift card holder I used an empty tissue paper tube, covered it with designer paper and embellished using the Cheapo Exclusive Cupcake die and Unbranded Scallop Stitch Round die to create the die cut images.

The insert was created using the Unbranded Scallop Stitch Rectangle dies.

Details for this project can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog.