Monday, February 23, 2015

Guest Design - Mostly Phyllis Harris Images

It's hard to believe that February is almost over, and with that, this is my last post as Unity Stamp Company's guest designer.  I LoVe Unity Stamps and LoVe the community of Unity Stampers.  YOU have made this month extra special with your bloggy love!  Special thanks to Angela for giving me this fun opportunity and to Lisa Arana for her help!

Today's post focuses mostly on Phyllis Harris images.  I really love her artwork!  Seriously beautiful and talented lady.  This first card uses Unity Stamp Company Determination.  This little fella in his daddy's boots makes me grin.

Next, I used Before I Met You Tiny Dancer....she is SO cute!

AND then, I had to pull out one of my all-time FaVe Phyllis Harris images for this one.  The set is Face the Sunshine.

Have you SHOPPED?!  This weekend, there are stamps that have HUGE discounts and with $60 in purchase, you get this set!  WoW!

Here's a FuN card that I made with the CuTe flower from this set.

The card is loosely based on the sketch in this month's {Be Inspired} Challenge!  Have you entered yet?

Wellllllll, thanks for hanging with me this month and for all your fabulous comments!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, February 19, 2015

TGIF Sweet Friends

Happy Friday, sweet friends.  Today, I made a card JUST for you!  :)  Ok, I'm lying.  I made it for my Friends with Flair and for my design team post with 3 Girl JAM....but you're still special!

My card today uses 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon in Goblin Green from the Spooky Bundle.  This is one of my favorite crinkle ribbon packs.  I also used some Light and Bright Lace.

The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company (tree scene in the May 2010 KOTM and the sentiment is from the April 2013 KOTM.  The paper is from the scrap-drawer mostly.  I colored it with Copics.  The twine is from Timeless Twine.

Be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM store!  If you use coupon code KN10, you can get 10% off your WHOLE purchase!

And have a lovely weekend.
Craftily yours,


Unity Hop Thursday

Happily Hopping again as a Guest Designer with the fabulous Unity Stamp Company DT!  LoVe Unity Thursdays - always an inspirational hop and a great SALE!  

Unity Stamp Company is getting close to 60,000 FANS on Facebook.  How cool is that!?  To celebrate, check out the FREE (w/ purchase) sentiments and stamps this weekend!  Whoop whoop!

Super CUTE and fun!  

Today, I created a couple cards using various stamps from Kits of the Month (KOTM).  For ONLY $26 per month, Unity sends these fabulous sets of stamps to your door each and every month!  If you're a member, you can get past kits for ONLY $26 (plus S&H).

I decided to go with a black/white with just a bit of color theme.

That adorable panda and the strip stamp are from the April 2013 KOTM - You Make My Heart Puffy.  Here's the inside:

The sentiment is from the May 2014 - Hey Girl KOTM.  LoVe this sentiment.  It's what I tell each and every one of my boys because it's true.

And what says Black and White better than weddings.  For my second card, I used again the May 2014 - Hey Girl KOTM

And here's the inside with flowers from the May 2014 KOTM:

I LoVe that sentiment from the May 2010 KOTM.

Don't forget to leave comments on each stop of the hop for YoUr chance at this fabulous prize:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


These Boots are Made for Walking AGAIN!

It's a Throwback Thursday over at the Timeless Twine blog!  The task is to use a project from the past and re-do it to make it better.  I went back to February 2013 on my blog and found this:

This was a card I made for my son two years ago when he was graduating from boot camp.  He is still proudly serving in the U.S. Army, and I decided to use that same stamp-set (from There She Goes) and use the general lay-out as inspiration.  Here's what I came up with:

I definitely take better pictures now!  haha  I like the re-worked version with the beautiful Timeless Twine in Cherry Red.  It seems more appropriate in red, white and blue.  Those gold and silver stars are from Bella Creationz and should be posted soon in the embellishments section.  

Thanks for going back in time with me today!  Before you go, be sure to "like" the Timeless Twine and Bella Creationz Facebook pages to keep up with all the fun inspiration by the Creative Crew.  Also, be sure to check out all of the fun goodness at the Bella Creationz Etsy Site!  

Craftily yours,


Monday, February 16, 2015

Flowery Hello - Unity Guest Design

I am up again on the Unity Stamp Company blog today with a guest design post.  I'm about half-way through my month as Unity's guest designer.  It's been so much fun to see my Unity creations on their blog, and I just love reading all of your supportive, lovely comments!

Today's card uses flowers from Untamed Beauty.  LoVe these fun wildflowers.  The sentiment is from A Floral Hello Itty-Bitty.  

The paper here is from Basic Grey Sultry Collection.  (It has a definite sultry feel!)  And I added a doily, some Timeless Twine, 3 Girl JAM Lace and Ribbon and Pearl Girl pearls. <3

Now that you are in a sultry mood, I have a suggestion for you.  Go shop!  Great deals at Unity Stamp Company until midnight TONIGHT!  :D

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 13, 2015


I've got a few projects up over at the Cut at Home blog today.  Here is the cute little lay-out I did with a picture of me and my cute hubby using Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper:

To see my other projects and my video about windows, be sure to check the Cut at Home blog!  While you are there, sign up for their VIP mailing list for some WONDERFUL coupons delivered right to you each and every month!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Unity Hop

I'm baaaaaaaaack!  LOLs  Hopping with the Unity Stamp Company design team as a guest designer.  This week, there is a NEW Unity {Be Inspired} challenge.  Check it out!

Love the fun spring colors, and I love the sketches too!  There's a HUGE prize for this challenge.  Be sure to check out all the details on the Unity {Be Inspired} challenge page!

I decided to do a card using the sketch and roughly using the colors provided using Unity Stamp Company, Decorate My Life.

He is SO cute and perfect for a fun Valentine (or other special occasion)!  I colored him up with Copic Markers, added some 3 Girl JAM ribbon and lace and some pearls from The Pearl Girl on Facebook.  The paper is a combination of Basic Grey and Webster's Pages.

Be sure to also leave some bloggy love on the Unity blog and for the Unity DT along the hop for your chance to win THIS fabulous hop prize.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Monday, February 9, 2015

Pixies and Swagger

I'm up on Unity Stamp Company's blog again today with a guest design post. So fun!  My first card uses Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust created by the super-talented Angie Blom.  When this stamp was released, I bought it within 5 minutes of seeing it.  I couldn't resist. It's seriously so cute.  But why tell you, why not SHOW you?!

I just LoVe this stamp!  Did I mention that this adorable Angie's Girl is on SALE?!  The paper here is from Basic Grey Kneehighs.  The lace and ribbon are from 3 Girl JAM, and the pearls are from The Pearl Girl on Facebook!

Since I had the 6x6 pad out, I decided to create another card using another new-to-me stamp - Swagger.  

Eeeeek!  This flippin' cute lil dude is created by the simply mah-ve-lous Lisa Arana!  He also happens to be on sale this weekend - until midnight tonight!!   Did I say "SALE"?  I did!  The lace is 3 Girl JAM, and the twine is Timeless Twine in Strawberry Cupcake.  

Be sure to check out all of the fun deals at Unity Stamp Company.  And thanks so much for stopping by today!  <3

Craftily yours,


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Growing in Unity Winners

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments during my Growing-in-Unity week.  Each and everyone was read and treasured.  I used the random number generator and came up with a comment from Days 4 and 5 for the two winners of a grab bag of Unity stamps.  Without further ado, here are the winners!  Please email me your address at karey2005 at sbcglobal dot net so I can get Kelli your information!  Congrats.

Winner 1 - comment from Day 4

Beautiful cards. You are doing amazing projects this week

Winner 2 - comment from Day 5

I came over from Unity FWF. Love your cute card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 6, 2015

Super Exciting Day

Today, I am the featured designer over at Paper Crafter's Library.  Such an honor, and I am so excited.  Please go check out the post - here (click this link) - and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a fabulous prize from Cut@Home!

It's also my design team day at Cut@Home.  I made a couple cards using the super fun Taylored Expressions Color Block dies!  

Love these sweet "perfect for Valentine's Day" stamps!  Be sure to also check out my post at the Cut@Home blog for my video and a full supply list!

Craftily yours,

Growing in Unity - Day Five

Happy Friday Friends with Flair!  Wow, my Growing in Unity week has gone by so fast.  I can't believe it's already Friday.  Thanks for leaving bloggy love on my posts this week.  Two of you lovelies will win a Unity grab bag of 25 stamps - just for leaving comments.  How cool is that?!  I'll post the winner up tomorrow morning.

Today's card is up over on the 3 Girl JAM blog today too for my design team post.  It uses 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon in Cherry Lipstick and lace from the Simply White Lace bundle.  Did you know you can save 10% off your whole purchase at the 3 Girl JAM store with savings coupon KN10?!  Wow!

The stamp set in this card is Unity Stamp Company's Spanky!  This sweet birdie came as part of the Stamp of the Week club.  I love getting some fun red rubber in the mail each week.

Life is definitely better with friends!  

The paper is part of Amy Tangerine Plus One from American Crafts.  The pearls are from Pearl Girl, and the twine is from Timeless Twine.  

Thanks again for all your lovely comments this week.  It's been fun reading them!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hippity Hoppin and Growing in Unity - Day Four

Squeals, I'm hippity-hopping, bippity-bopping with the Unity Stamp Company Design team as their guest designer!  How cool!  It's also my Thursday Growing in Unity Post.  Be sure to leave a comment on each and every post this week for YOUR chance to be one of TWO winners of a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!  I just LoVe reading your comments!  Be sure to also leave some bloggy love for the Unity DT along the hop for your chance to win THIS fabulous hop prize.

Heck yeah - lots of chances to win :)  One of my cards today uses this month's Unity Stamp Company, Layers of Life water colored and splattered!

The other card uses Unity Stamp Company's You Crack Me Up!  Don't you just LoVe this cute little chickie?!

The paper here is mostly Echo Park For the Record.  I've had this paper forever and decided I needed to use some.  Love the springy pattern of that background.  The ribbon and lace are from 3 Girl JAM, and the chickie is colored with Copic markers.

And since it's Thursday, YOU KNOW that Unity is having a sale, and rumor has it there are some NEW "Pun" releases!  So much pun at Unity!  Be sure to check it out!   

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

To Die For Valentines

If you are looking for my Growing in Unity post for today, go here.

I'm up over at the Timeless Twine / Bella Creationz blog Karen N here from Craftily Yours with Timeless Twine / Bella Creationz first "To Die for Wednesday."  On "To Die For Wednesday," the creative crew members (like me!) create a project in the shape of a die.

Here's what I came up with!

My card is cut with Spellbinders Labels is the frame of the image.  I outlined the frame with the super lovely Timeless Twine in Strawberry Cupcake!  Those pretty sequinz are Raspberry Pink from Bella Creationz.  The sentiment is stamped with Bella Creationz Happy Days Clear Stamps.  So many fun combinations of sentiments can be made with this versatile stamp set!  The flower stamp is from Dare2BArtzy.

Hope you have a super happy HuMp-DaY!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day Three

Welcome to my 3rd day of Growing in Unity!  It's been a fun week, so far, and I really appreciate all of your sweet comments!  Be sure to continue to comment for your chance to win one of two prizes (a grab bag of 25 Unity stamps)!

Today's card uses the FaBuLoUs Unity Stamp Company Claire Fashionista from Tracey Malnofski. I paired her with a super fun sentiment from Have Some Sass.

Ha!  I love the combination.  It makes me giggle.  That beautiful bright and sunny paper came mostly from my scrap drawer and the beautiful lace is from 3 Girl JAM!  The pearls are from The Pearl Girl.

Hope your hump-day is wonderful.

Craftily yours,


Growing in Unity - Day Two

Welcome to day two of my Growing in Unity week.  I want to thank you for your sweet comments from yesterday....and if you didn't get a chance to comment, be sure to go back.  At the end of the week, TWO lucky commenters will receive a grab-bag with 25 random Unity stamps.

Today's card shows a little of my funky side with Unity's Happy Dust stamp.

Love this stamp!  Fun!  The circles are from UmWow Studio (Circle Confetti) and are covered with Liquid Pearls. The twine is from Timeless Twine.

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Craftily yours,


Monday, February 2, 2015

Unity Guest Design - Growing in Unity Day One

Oh.M.G!  Could I be any more excited?!  I think not!  I am SUPER honored and excited to be a guest designer over at Unity Stamp Company this month!  AND I am this weeks' Growing in Unity Girl! This month is going to be so cool.  Seriously.

This week is cool for you TOO.  Leave a comment all week for your shot at winning one of TWO fabulous prizes - a grab bag of 25 random Unity stamps.  Wow!

My first card today uses the Angie Girls - Vicki, Catherine and Leica!   Love these girls!  And guess what?!  ALL of the super fun Angie Girls are on sale through tonight.  Cute stamps, great deals!  The paper on this card is Echo Park, Everyday Eclectic and the the twine is from Timeless Twine.

My next card uses Whooty.  Whoooo could be any cuter!?  ;)  Whooty is ALSO on sale until midnight tonight.  Whoop, whoop!  The paper on this card is Amy Tangerine-Plus One from American Crafts, and I embellished this card with some 3 Girl JAM lace and ribbon.  The pearls are from The Pearl Girl.

Be sure to leave your comment to WIN.  It makes my heart happy to read your comments :)

Craftily yours,