Sunday, December 15, 2013

Growing In Unity Winner!

Good morning! Thanks everyone for visiting my blog this week for my Growing in Unity projects! 
The winner of an Itty Bitty of your choice is AMBER!!!
Congrats Amber! 
Email your Itty Bitty choice! 

Hugs- Kelly

Friday, December 13, 2013

Growing in Unity- Day 5! Warning: Photo Heavy :)

Hello & welcome to my last day Growing in Unity! Please visit Unity Stamp Co often & check out all their amazing stamps! They have an insane amount of awesome stuff!

I was going to share a new project today using a brand new Unity set...and I will, but not today! :) Instead, I decided to take a look back at my journey with Unity and went looking for pics from some of my favorite Unity projects over the years! These go back as far as 2008 and some are still some of my favorite projects ever!

Do you ever look back at your old projects & think of how much you've changed over the years? It was fun to go looking through hundreds of projects & I found some I laughed at- but lots that I still love!

Here ya go:

Thanks so much for joining me in my GIU week! I hope you all work on some great Unity projects you can look back on years from now!

Remember- leave a comment today and every day from this week for your chance to win an Itty Bitty of your choice! I'll leave it open through midnight Saturday and than draw a winner, thanks!

Hugs- Kelly

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Growing in Unity Day 4!

Good morning! Welcome to day 4 of my Growing in Unity week! I just LOVE this naughty.nice.not sure set from Unity, the Santa is so cute and all the sentiments are super fun!
I paired it up with Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays papers to make this cute card:
On the inside is the sentiment "sometimes you just don't care if you make the "list". Have Fun!".

Thanks for stopping by again & remember to comment each day this week for a chance at an Itty Bitty of winners choice!

Please come back tomorrow for my last day with GIU!
Hugs- Kelly

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Growing in Unity- Day 3

Good morning! Today I wanted to make a sweet Christmas card with the Foxy Christmas set I just got recently. I colored simply with Copics and added some white dots with my Signa pen (I think they could pass as fawns doing this as well!).

I used a simple layout of 3 strips of assorted Christmas patterned papers in the back and some sticky back jewels at the bottom of each.
Thanks for stopping by again today! Remember to comment on my posts each day for a chance to win an Itty Bitty of your choice! Drawing Saturday!

Hugs- Kelly

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Growing in Unity- Day 2

Today I decided to make some quick tags using my free gift from Unity with my last order. So fun! I just got a new order today & will be sharing a project using those freebies later this week!
Anyhow, my last freebie was these cute tags along with a small square & triangle stamp and some sequins. 
I also used Foxy Christmas for the sentiment on the right and Let's Get Slushed on the left (so funny!).
Cute huh!? For the Christmas tags, everything used was in my free gift besides the sentiment! Awesome!

Thanks for stopping by again today & remember to leave a comment each day for a chance to win an Itty Bitty of your choice!

Hugs- Kelly

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 1: Growing in Unity Week!

Hello! I'm thrilled this week to be Unity's Growing in Unity girl! I've been a big fan of Unity Stamp Co. (& it's super sweet owners) since the very beginning. They are a great team, great products & they're local to me which even makes them more awesome! :)
For day one today, I decided to break out a new Valentine set Candy Hearts. I just got this set in my last order so I knew I was going to use it sometime this week, why not today?!
To begin, I knew I would want to stamp some of the little hearts "inside" the candy box, so I made a mask for the box:

I than stamped the little hearts inside and cut around the outside of the box with my trimmer.
I wanted this to stand out on the card, so for the background I decided to use all reds (all Christmas papers out for my Christmas crafting!) to do a cool background that would be unique but not compete with the softer colors of the candy box.

A few little epoxy dots, pop up the Candy Hearts box with some foam tape and all done!
I hope you'll visit every day this week for a little Growing in Unity fun! And since we all knew Unity is super awesome- of course they are offering up a prize of an Itty Bitty of winners choice to someone who comments on my Growing in Unity posts here this week! So leave a comment each day for the most chances to win & I'll draw a winner this Saturday!
Thanks for stopping!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Projects & Upcoming Fun!

Hello! Just wanted to swing by here quick with a link to my post from the Scrapy Land Blog for this week: HERE. Here's a peek at my projects there:

Also- wanted to let everyone know I'm going to be the Unity Stamp Co Growing in Unity girl next week! So check back here every day next week (M-F) for a new Unity project each day as well as the chance to win a prize! Woohoo!
See ya than!

Hugs- Kelly

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holiday Packaging

Hello! With Thanksgiving & than Christmas quickly approaching, I've been working on packaging for small gifts for friends and family. This time of year, it's nice to have some options on hand for when you need to grab a gift and go or just suprise someone with a little something!
Let's start out with a cute Fall acorn & tag:
I started by cutting this cute acorn gift box with my Silhouette. I ran the acorn top through my Vagabond with the Sizzix Swirl embossing folder than sanded to make the embossing stand out more. I tied 4 pieces of rustic twine around the stem to hold a bunch of little leaves cut out of AC Earthtones cardstocks with the Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings Decorative Strip die. I just sandwiched two of the same leaves together on the end of each piece of twine. The top of the acorn comes off the put little treats inside!
I used some of the left over leaves to make this cute little Autumn tag! The tag is cut with the Paper Smooches Scallop Tag die. I wrapped some of the same twine around a scrap piece of paper from my other projects & adhered that to my tag front, than adhered leaves with small foam squares to pop them up.
Ok, onto Winter & Christmas!
This cute snowman box was also cut with my Silhouette. The cut file has the little snowman cut out that you can put patterened paper behind or acetate to make it see-thru. I decided to do a bit extra and make it into a shaker filled with glitter and snowflakes! I used patterened papers from the Echo Park: So This Is Christmas 6x6 paper pad.
This large snowman bag cut on the Silhouette was cut on American Crafts cardstocks  and the Echo Park: So This Is Christmas 6x6 paper pad. I also cut out some holly leaves & used sequins as the berries to jazz up his hat a bit!
And, two more Christmas tags:
That beautiful Snowflake edge is the Couture Creations Tinsel die. I HIGHLY recommend you check out all their Christmas dies that cut & emboss! The cut is amazing and the embossing is stunning! I left it all white here, but you could ink the embossed portions to stand out in another color and get a totally different look- beautiful! I used one of the deer from the Impression Obsession Deer Trio die that was left over from last weeks cut on the right tag. I'm really loving those deer! You can kind of use them on everything!
Oh, and by the way, Scrapy Land now offers a wait list option if your favorite die is out of stock! Just sign up on the waitlist so they can get some more in!
Now that I'm working on Christmas projects I have so many ideas to share & can't wait to be back with you next Wednesday! 
Please visit the ScrapyLand Blog the rest of the week for some awesome projects from the other Fab Four members! I'm there every Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by today and see you soon!
Hugs- Kelly

Thursday, November 7, 2013

TAWS Be Inspired #40 Take 2!

Ok, I'm back with card #2 for the current TAWS Be Inspired challenge. Again, I used the Funky Feet set (love this!). When I was getting ready to make cards, I wasn't sure which feet I wanted to use or a mix, so I did 3 of each the witch & monster feet. Well, on my other card I used the 3 monster feet, so I decided to do another using the witch feet!

I also used that cute Doodlebug Halloween paper again & copic markers for the coloring! Thanks for stopping back! See ya tomorrow for some fall projects!

Hugs- Kelly

TAWS Be Inspired #40

Hello! Ok, I know Halloween is over, but I've got a few projects left over that I haven't shared, so I'm going to get those up today & tomorrow!

First is this card that I LOVE for the TAWS Be Inspired #40 challenge on their blog. I just found The Alley Way Stamps recently and instantly fell in love with their adorable stamps! I was even more excited when going through all their stamps on their site, I realized that I loved every single set.
I had to order a few sets to start off and this card uses one of them "Funky Feet".

Here's challenge #40:
 And here's my Halloween card using Funky Feet:

 I used that great Peek a Boo die so I could have different colored feet peeking through (the middle one upside down for fun!)
The papers & twine are all from the Doodlebug Halloween collection (adorable!) The feet are colored with copics & black ink is Memento.
I just love how this turned out and I adore that stamp set (so much I have another card to share with it today, too!).

Thanks for stopping!
Hugs- Kelly

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Spooks & Sweets!

I LOVE Halloween! Fun decorations, costumes, treats and the most cute & fun paper crafting products of the year! Scrapy Land's got all kinds of fun papers and dies for your Halloween & Fall crafting.
Halloween may be tomorrow- but there will still be scrapping to be done of all those cute ghosts & goblins!
Today I have a bunch of cute projects to share  for some Halloween packaging, tags, cards & other goodies!
All of my projects today are using the Doodlebug Halloween papers.

First I made a bunch of treat bag toppers, simply using pieces of 6x3 cardstock folded in half, decorated & stapled on top of treat bags with a tiny attacher. This first one above uses this awesome Sizzix Trick or Treat die set! I added a Doodlebug red "sprinkle" to the spider to make it look black widow-ish.

My next package uses a pre-bought bag just decorated. Again, I used the Sizzix Trick or Treat set. I used the main image, but only die cut the "trick" & "treat" on words to attach. I also used the "or" from the die set and attached it to a old chipboard cat I had which I colored with a black copic & a orange jewel eye. On the top I used the Memory Box Debutante Frame embossed with the Darice Stars embossing folder and folded in half, a little "Happy Halloween" sticker made into a tag & it's all set to go!
I also used just some simple cut shapes for some little tags to tape onto candies. For one, I wrapped up a google eye like a candy :) The other just uses some stickers to decorate it.
One more "treat" for one of my little monsters :) I like to get my kids each a new Halloween book each year- something fun or spooky about Halloween or monsters or other creepy crawlies!
Here is a bookmark I made to go with my daughter's book this year using the Die-Namics Bookmark Duo dies. This is an AWESOME die set! You can use just one of them to make a simple bookmark, or attach the two together so you can tent it over your book page.
I also added a fun tassel top with a bunch of Doodlebug twines. (The Happy Halloween are stickers from Doodlebug as well)
Onto some cards! One fun, layered but subtle colored and one bright and simple, fun! Both of these cards use this beautiful frame die from the Sizzix Christmas die set. Not just for Christmas- it looks like great spooky ironwork in black!

These are the Copics used for my "Fangtastic" card. Black Ink: Memento.

Well, that's it for now! Hope you enjoyed my pre-Halloween goodies & you have a fun & safe Halloween!

Hugs- Kelly

Friday, October 25, 2013

October 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop!

This months PTI Blog Hop is to make a set of tags. I decided to get started making some simple tag designs for Christmas presents. I like to make some fancier tags for special presents, but some nice simple ones is nice for ones here at the house!
 To get the red & green on the little branches and holly, I just colored the stamp with some Tombow markers rather than an inkpad so I could do two colors.

I used 3 different tag sale dies as well as the following stamp sets:

Winter Snow Globe Stamp Set
To You From Me Stamp Set
Framed Out #8 Mini Stamp Set
Thanks for stopping by! On to hop & make some more tags! :)

Hugs- Kelly