Friday, January 31, 2014

3 Girl JAM Challenge - Things I Love

Today there's a new challenge up on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog.  Things I Love - can I just say "awwww....."  It is February - the month of loooooove!

For my card, I used 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon and some of the beautiful new LACE!  Love, love, love this stuff!  The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company, called Hello Pretty.  The butterflies are UmWow Studio confetti butterflies.  I tied that amazing bow with the 3 Girl JAM Bow Maker.  I cannot tell you how much I love that thing.  It's small, so it can stay on my desk.....easy to use......and makes a variety of bow sizes.

 So my "Things I Love" are flowers, butterflies, Unity stamps, 3 Girl JAM Lace and Crinkle Ribbon!  You can get some lace at a fantastic deal!  10% off at the 3 Girl JAM store with code KN10!  Wow!  And be sure to join our challenge!

Craftily yours,


Happy Friday, Friends with Flair

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair.  Another lovely week here in a little rain.  Actually, it was more like Father Winter spitting at us.....but it's a start.  Need more! 

Today's card features another Unity stamp that I have never inked up - Helping Me Grow.  Is it cheating that I only got it a few days ago?  I think not! (For those of you new to my blog, one of my goals is to make sure that I show inky love all of my stamps that I had to have!)

I colored the image with an ink dauber and TH distress ink pads.  So easy, and I like the effect.  Love the mix of patterns and really, really love that new lace from 3 Girl JAM.  (You can use code KN10 to get 10% off your purchase!)

Have a super happy weekend!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rock Candy and Ribbon Thank You!

I'm up on the 3 Girl JAM blog today with another design team post.  This time, I featured Witches Brew crinkle ribbon (from the Spooky Bundle), one of MY personal faves!  You know, it's not just for Halloween.  I use this particular color A LOT!  

I just have to share a close-up of that flower!  I'm so super proud of it.....

The stamp is Unity Stamp Company, Now & Always.  I fussy cut the flower and added some walnut distress ink and some distress crackle paint to grunge it up and make it sparkly.  I really love it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you decide that you MUST HAVE the spooky bundle, stop by the 3 Girl JAM store!  Use savings code KN10 to get 10% off your ENTIRE purchase!  Great deal!

Craftily yours,


Monday, January 27, 2014

My Tiddly {Inks} Tag

Tiddly Inks has a tag challenge up.  I love making tags because they are just kinda freeform, do what you want, projects.  I felt today like making something totally feminine.

Yep, totally feminine.  The paper is from Basic Grey Sultry, the butterflies are UmWow Studio chip (covered in Liquid Pearls and Stickles) and the stamp is, of course, from Tiddly Inks.  I garnished my tag with some Snug Hug ribbon, Timeless Twine and some new beautiful lace from 3 Girl JAM.  (It's in the 3 Girl JAM store NOW for purchase!  So beautiful!  And you can use code KN10 to get 10% off!)

Here's another Tiddly Inks that I'm entering into their Facebook group Warm-Up Challenge.I'm addicted to that beautiful lace!  Fo Sho!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Christmas Cutie

Today, there's a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  It's an Anything Goes kind of challenge - even I can do that!!!

For my card this week, I used Unity Stamp Company's Birdies, Hugs and Mistletoe.   The paper is from EP So This is Christmas, and the twine is from Timeless Twine tied with a 3 Girl Jam Bowmaker.

Join us, won't you?

Craftily yours,


Friday, January 24, 2014

Butterfly Thanks

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!  Another week - another Unity Stamp that I received and never inked up.  This one is from a SOTW, Real Shared Happiness.  Again this week, I'm using Basic Grey Obscure collection papers.  I love the bright vibrant colors!

And here's a close-up of that pretty butterfly (I covered it in rock candy...).

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Twine-tastic Birthday

I'm up on the Timeless Twine blog today with this cutie card.  Our theme this month is something new.  I broke out a 6x6 paper pad (Graphic 45) to create this.  I really love 6x6 paper pads when they are new.....and all the BEST paper choices are there!  I also used a new-to-me stamp from There She Goes that I got on their going-out-of-business sale.  And of course, yummy Timeless Twine in Purple Passion (love the name) and Olive Green!

In talking to my SIL about how I adhere twine to a project, I told her I sometimes use regular glue and sometimes use Stickles.  On this card, I used Stickles!  I love the sparkles!

Thanks for stopping by and have a TWINE-tastic day!

Craftily yours,


Monday, January 20, 2014

Winner, Winner - Growing in Unity

I had an amazing Growing in Unity Week!  I want to thank you ALLLLLL so much for the sweet bloggy love.  There were an amazing 143 comments.  That's so fabulous.  I ran the random number generator and came up with comment 43.  Just counting through the comments, I came up with:

Aw, how adorable! Sweet, sweet, sweet!
Thank you Miwa!  I think your comment was sweet, sweet, sweet!  And you are the sweet winner of two Unity Itty Bitty Stamps!  Contact me (on Facebook is fine), so we can make arrangements for you to get your stamps!
Craftily yours,

Birthday Fishes

I got a new stamp-set this week from Cuttin' and Stampin'.  It's from Paper Smooches, and it's called Birthday Buddies.  So many cute images on this set!  I had a hard time figuring out what to do first.  I settled on the little fishes.

Love, love those fishes!  The paper is from the Basic Grey Obscure collection.  Love the fun bright colors! 

I'm submitting this card to Seize the Birthday Coloring Challenge - and to Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge

Craftily yours,


A Life Without Dreams

I'm up at Cuttin' and Stampin' today presenting a fun tag that I made with all sorts of wonderful products.  Many of these products are sold at Cuttin' and Stampin'.

The recipe for this tag includes
Dylusions inks in Calypso Teal, Crushed Grape and Bubblegum Pink
UmWow Studio and Tim Holtz masks sprayed with Dylusion Ink in White Linen to add some texture to the background
UmWow Studios confetti chip colored up with Liquid Pearls
Tim Holtz distress glitter in Seedless Preserves
Studio 490 Clearly for Art Modeling Film (colored with blue alcohol ink)
Timeless Twine
3 Girl Jam ribbon
Ideology borders and glitter ribbon

I hang funny or inspirational tags and those made by some crafty friends on my wall at work.  I love having a little bit of my crafty side there. 

Craftily yours,

Sunday, January 19, 2014

One-Layer Christmas Card

Today's optional challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is to create a Christmas card with only one layer.  That's hard!  I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and found all sorts of people using a masking technique.  I decided to give it a try.

I'm not sure if this is my favorite card ever, but it turned out ok......  I guess I'm a layering gal at heart.

Craftily yours,


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Miss You

Just a quick post tonight to submit a card to Shopping Our Stash Miss You Challenge.  I love this little panda from There She Goes Pandamonium.  The sentiment was part of a grab bag from Unity.....and there's just a smidge of crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.  Don't forget you can save 10% at 3 Girl JAM with code KN10!  Great deal on this beautiful ribbon!

Craftily yours,


Friday, January 17, 2014

Growing in Unity Day 5: Eryn Girl

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!  I've had a great time being the Growing in Unity Girl this week!  If you haven't already commented on my posts, be sure to go back and do so for a chance to win some Unity Itty Bitty!  I'll pick the winner on Monday morning, January 20!

Today's post uses Eryn Girl.  I got Eryn quite a while back but hadn't had a chance to show her any inky love.  (Yes, I have a lot of stamps like that....ok, maybe I just am a Unity hoarder....pretty sure I'm not the only one hahah)  I used the color palette from the Unity Be Inspired Challenge, and I'm entering her there. 

I hadn't shown my Copic markers any "love" recently either as I've been doing a lot of coloring with TH distress markers, but I had fun playing with shading her.

Craftily yours,


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Growing in Unity Day 4: To the Moon

Thank you SO much for all your bloggy love this week!  Love, love being the Growing in Unity Girl!  Today is day 4!  If you haven't checked out my other posts this week, be sure to do so for your extra chances to WIN two Itty Bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Company!

Today, I continue on my quest to show some inky love to stamps I haven't stamped up!  I used To the bitty MOON on this one along with some paper from Nikki Sivils Sugar Cookie.  Many of my  regular followers know I host a monthly crafter lunch at work.  Our group is near 20 now, and they wanted me to make something Valentine's Day appropriate.  Quite a few of the group weren't into paper-crafts before we started this adventure, so I have to be careful to keep it somewhat simple....yet fun.  Each month, I try to show them something new.  This month, we are using embossing folders!  This should work :)

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, Katheryn

My very first design team project with 3 Girl JAM is UP on their blog today!  How fun is that?!  Whoop!  

Yesterday was my niece's sweet 16 birthday.  Her name is Katheryn, but she's known to be as Kat-ar-veen-a.  When she was little, she used to tell me, "My names not that, Auntie K, it's Katheryn!"  Hard to believe she is so grown up.  My brother and SIL have raised a very smart, super talented and gorgeous young lady....  I'm very proud to call her niece, that's for sure <3

My project highlights some yummy 3 Girl JAM Gold Crown crinkle ribbon (from the Royal Bundle) on a money envelope that contained my niece's birthday present.

The $20 was for the picture, but I'm pretty certain there is another bill or two tucked inside!  The paper is from my scrap heap.  The 16 is covered with Tim Holtz distress glitter.  I really love that stuff.  Before you leave (and after you leave me some love because I really appreciate your comments!), be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Store. You can use code KN10 to save 10% off your purchase! 
Craftily yours,


Growing in Unity Day 3: True Wishes with Dandelions

Happy Humpday, Unity Friends!  Today's card is using another Unity stamp that I got a while ago and never inked up!  I just had to show it some inky love!  This one from my SOTW club - it's called True Wishes.

I stamped the images on watercolor paper that I inked up with TH distress inks and misted with water to get that "dappled" effect.  It took me about 5 tries to get it the way that I wanted it.  Tim makes it look so easy!  That gorgeous paper is from the Basic Grey Obscure Collection, and the lace is from Prima Marketing.  I topped it off with some buttons and a smidge of Timeless Twine in Lemonade Yellow.

Be sure to leave a comment on my GIU posts this week for a chance to win some Unity of your own!

I'm entering this card into the Paper Girls challenge to be wishful thinking (because of the sentiment)....

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Growing in Unity Day 2: Melting My Heart

Happy Tuesday, Unity Friends!  This week, I'm the Growing in Unity girl!  How fun is that?!  I'm also continuing on with my quest to ink up my Unity that I just had to have and haven't inked up.  On this one, I did make one card out of it, but then I haven't used it in over a year.  It's the most ADORABLE stinkin' stamp, so I wanted to make sure to show it some inky love!

It's Unity Stamp Company, I will give you my heart.  The sentiment is from my heart melts.  The two together are perfect for Valentine's Day, right?  :)

I had worked on a winter themed project and cut a BUNCH of those Nestability snowflakes....and ended up not using them, so I designed the rest of the card around them.  The paper is from Bo Bunny Powder Mountain, and I love the "oomph" of that little smidge of Timeless Twine in Bubblegum Pink. 

Be sure to leave some bloggy love on my GIU posts this week for a chance to win two fabulous Itty Bitty stamps from Unity!

Entering this card into Clear It Out challenge - two designer papers all layered up!  

See ya tomorrow!

Craftily yours,


Monday, January 13, 2014

Growing in Unity Day 1: Hip Hip It's Your Birthday

Happy Monday, Unity Friends!  I'm up as the Growing in Unity (GIU) girl this week!  whoop, whoop!

I'm working on using my Unity that I got and never inked up.  I have quite a few, so you may see some this week!  LOL, had to have them, ya know!?

This card is made with It's your Birthday from the Stamp of the Week club in 2013.  It happens to be Mrs. Unity's BIRTHDAY!  Happy Birthday, Angela!!! Thanks for all you to do bring stamp-y goodness into my space!

Anyway, when I pulled this out, I really had no idea what to do with it.  I searched Unity's web site and found a stunning example by Unity Artista Shemaine.  I totally cased it - love the mixture of patterns.


The paper is from Basic Grey Obscure.  I have had this collection for a long time, and once I broke it out, I'm totally addicted to it!  The twine is Timeless Twine.   Love the little double-bows of twine.

Leave a comment on my GIU posts this week to win some Unity goodness (two Itty Bitty stamps)! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Polka Dotted Christmas

It's challenge day at Christmas Card Challenges!  This week, our optional challenge is to create a Christmas Card with polka dots!  I

I know Christmas was last month, but I really LOVE Christmas images and cards.....and this adorable snow-peep from Unity Stamp Company has stolen my heart!  It's called "Just Skating By {Snowpeep Kurt}."  The paper used is from the MME Merry Little Christmas line.  I made "snow" from Liquid Pearls in White Opal.

Craftily yours,


Friday, January 10, 2014

Hangin' in There

I got a couple NEW Tiddly Inks stamps and just had to show them some INKY love!  This card ismade with Basic Grey Clippings and the Hang In There set.

And this is the other set I got called Bugs n Kisses.  The paper here is from Fancy Pants Love collection.  I added some Timeless Twine, 3 Girl JAM ribbon and something NEW and EXCITING from 3 Girl JAM.  That colored lace.....and it's SO pretty!  Watch for it in their store....and you can save 10% on ALL their products using KN10!  How sweet is that?!

I'm submitting the second card to the CAS Challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenge!

The final Tiddly Ink card I made to submit to Clear It Out Challenges.  CIO asked us to make a thank you card using the stash item, buttons.  This one uses Echo Park Country Drive. 

Craftily yours,


Fall ATC

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!

My post today shows off some ATCs I made recently as part of an online crafty group swap.  The theme was Fall, and I loved the {leaf}ing Grateful Stamp of the Week and thought it would be great for the ATC swap.  The leaf is stamped and then painted with Tim Holtz distress paint and distress crackle paint. 

The top two ribbons are from Webster's pages....and that bottom so yummy ribbon is 3 Girl JAM (save 10% there with code KN10!!).

Have a GREAT weekend!

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tape-Runner Holder

Today is an exciting day!  It's my FIRST design team post with Timeless Twine / Bella Creationz.  Yay!  Our theme is something new - something new to us or a new technique.

I asked my DH to make me a new tape-runner holder.  When I'm crafting, I put the darn thing down - and even though it's HUGE, I can never find it under the mess.  Matt got a couple of pieces of scrap wood and fashioned me this - which I promptly decorated up, of course.

Isn't she perrrrrrrty?!  The paper is from Carta Bella True Friends, and I used pink ribbon and Olive Green Timeless Twine.  Here's a close-up of this fabulous twine tied in a triple bow...

And finally, the holder with my tape-runner in it! I totally didn't think about the pink ribbon matching the tapegun.  hahah!  Love <3

I'm entering this into the Shopping our Stash Something New challenge.....since I decorated up the NEW tape-runner holder DH made for me!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Monday, January 6, 2014

A Flick of the Wrist

SO excited to be on the Stampin' and Cuttin' blog today with my very first Cuttin' and Stampin' design team post and so honored to have been selected for this team!  Mixed media is fun - can't make mistakes!!  It's just letting loose and letting your creative self come out with whatever happens to land in your hands.  Today's post includes some Tattered Angels paper, Dylusions sprays, Tim Holt Distress Markers, Copic Marks, Twine and FUN.  To see the tutorial for this card, go to the Cuttin' and Stampin' blog!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Let's Play

Today is the last day of my holiday vacation.....sadface.  Happy face though because I've had a lot of time in the last few weeks to play and craft......and just maybe I can face work again.  hahah  I made one last card for a challenge - this time for Paper Smooches, using Chubby Chums!

The paper is from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic!  And the ribbon is beautiful crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.  I'm entering this into the 3 Girl JAM anything goes challenge!  (Did you know you can save 10% at their store with code KN10?!!? Great deal!  I'm also entering this into the Paper Smooches Challenge - Anything Goes!

Craftily yours,


World of Wonder

Kraftin' Kimmies stamps posted today for a contest for a guest designer.  Their stamps are super cute....and while I don't have many (yet), I thought I'd throw my crafty hat into the ring!  This one is made with their World of Wonder set along with some Basic Grey Obscure paper and some UmWow Studio butterfly confetti covered with liquid pearls, Stickles and glossy accents.  The call said to make sure it had some sparkle.  No problem!  Have Stickles - will sparkle.  I colored this adorable image with Tim Holtz Distress markers!

I'm also entering this into Kraftin' Kimmies Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Friday, January 3, 2014

New DT and New Challenge....and YOU can save!

I'm so excited and honored to announce that I made it onto the 3 Girl JAM Design Team!  How CoOl is ThAt!?!?!  I really love their crinkle ribbon, and they have the serious BEST bow-maker EVER!  Check out the 3 Girl JAM store, and use discount code KN10 to get 10% off your purchase!  Cooler yet, huh?!?!

It's going to be an exciting term with these incredibly talented, crafty ladies!

AND today there's a new challenge up on their blog.  It's an Anything Goes w/ Ribbon challenge, and you have until January 31, 2014 to link up!  Join US!

In this card, I used 3 Girl JAM Goblin Green crinkle ribbon from the Spooky Bundle.  I tied that amazing bow with their Bow Maker.  I cannot tell you how much I love that thing.  It's small, so it can stay on my desk.....easy to use......and makes a variety of bow sizes. I was working on a project last night and needed a teenzy bow.  The bow I made is just slightly over 3/4", and it's perfect.

The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company - Bird with a French Fry.  The paper is from Basic Grey - Clippings.

Craftily yours,


Feel the Joy

Happy New Year, Friends with Flair!  Welcome to 2014!  whoop, whoop  One of my resolutions this year will be to ink up the stamps that I just "had" to have and then never used.  This is my first.  I really loved the image, got it, and then just put it away.  What's up with that?  I have quite a here's to using my Unity in 2014!

This is Unity Stamp Company's Itty Bitty, Feel the Joy used with Authentique Summer collection papers and 3 Girl JAM ribbon.

Last week's post was Capture Your Dreams, and this week's is Feel the Joy.  Both seem like apt New Year Wishes, huh?

I'm entering this card into Shopping Our Stash's challenge to use up the last of something.  The paper is the last of my summer pack of Authentique, and the button was the last in the package that it came in as well!

Craftily yours,