Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lovely You

Simple card using old butterfly stamp I don't know the maker and a sentiment from Unity.  Butterfly stamped repeatedly in SU grey and cut out, folded and glued at spine.    

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I paper pieced this card for the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World using Basic Grey Lollipop for her coat and umbrella. Yes, I know it's old.  I'm trying to use up some of the stash that I have acquired over the years.  Plus, I love it.  I loved the bright colors and graphics, the flowered ones were my favorite.  The stamps are from Unity. It also fits in the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #46 for this week. 

Unity Stamp Company Challenge

Unity Stamp Company has a new monthly challenge.  It starts on the 15th of each month.  I am just now posting my first effort.  This month was hearts.  Which is appropriate since the challenge started on February 15th. 
I also used the Hip Hop Sketch #46 for the layout.  In the past I knew what I wanted to make when I found the time to do it.  Now that I have more time to go into the craft room I am finding I need the inspiration. 

The stamps are from Unity's KOM.  I love Unity's KOM.  It's the only monthly kit club I have ever joined.  I have never been impressed with the scrapbooking paper and embellishment KOMs most companies put out,  paper and color choice seems to personal to me, I was always afraid I wouldn't use enough of it to make it worthwhile.   But let me tell you, this Kit of the Month is a bargain for 26.00 I get a 8x11 sheet of big red deeply etched rubber love.  That's about what I would pay for a small set of 4-6 stamps from that home party stamp company March's KOM has 22 stamps.

I like the stamps vary in style, and design each month and include sentiments my options at the local craft stores even the big box ones are limited.   I have noticed that certain stamps from different months do go well together.  They are unmounted and used with an acrylic block like clear stamps, but the impression the red rubber makes is much better than when I used clear acrylic stamps.   

This week's cards

This card was made with a stamp I have had a long time.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it when I started,  I was just playing with my Copic markers and then cut it out with the Spellbinders.  It sat on my desk for about three days until my daughter came over and we were digging around in my older patterned papers planning her wedding album and I came across the piece of old Basic Grey.  I seemed to go perfect.  I think I am going to use more of my older stash in the coming days.
This stamp is from February's Unity KOM, I love it.  I had to ink it up the same day it arrived in the mailbox.  I have colored it several different ways, but again can't seem to decide what papers to use to turn them into cards.

Stamps are Unity KOM, paper is Paper Studio, markers are a mix of Copic and Sharpie.