Monday, October 26, 2009

entry for Unity Contest Week 6

Here's my entry for the Unity Stamp Co. Bachelor contest Week 6:

The challenge this week was creating a card with Unity stamps that is masculine yet sweet using only pink and brown! It took a lot of thought and planning but some how I came up with this....

This week I've been trying to organize and clean out my craft storage armoire and my desk. Whew! It's exhausting. I need to be more consistent on keeping up with the clutter so this doesn't happen again!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

chocolate covered apples

These little beauties are stealing my time lately but it's been fun! I'm making lots of them for thank-you & teacher gifts.
They include layers of caramel, milk chocolate and white chocolate. Some pretty ones even got a dose of pecans.

Friday, October 9, 2009

friends with flair friday

It's friends with flair Friday over at Unity Stamp Co.! Check out all the inspiration and for your chance to win!

Here's my anniversary card for some special people in my life. I just love the Mr & Mrs stamp from the Unity Sept. Kit of the Month. I embossed it with American Crafts White Zing embossing powder on some black cardstock for this card.

There are so many wonderful stamps in the kit and I can't wait to create some more projects with it.

products used: Unity Sept KOTM, BasicGrey Urban Prairie collection, K & Co. Amy Butler brads, Maya Road chipboard house, American Crafts White Zing embossing powder, Ranger white opal liquid pearls & distress antique linen stickles, Fiskars scallop border punch.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

current favorite products

These are the products I've found myself having the most fun with lately.
Teresa Collins stamps

These stamps are classic, versatile and have lots of incredible detail. They are rubber cling stamps that you can stick right on your acrylic blocks.

Colorbox Fluid Chalk inkpads

I love the soft effect of stamping with these pads. stocks these juicy full size pads in oodles of colors which can be hard to find other places.

Colorbox Cat's eye mini inkpads

The same effect of the large size pads but with a small variety stack of colors. Great for shading and distressing.

Corner chomper by We R Memory Keepers

This corner rounder cuts through anything: acrylic, thick chipboard, metal, many layers of cardstock etc. It is lightweight, feels great in your hand and will do 1/4" and 1/2" edges. Awesome tool that is a MUST have.

American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder

These embossing powders are really wonderful and melt so smooth. The powder picks up the finest details and leaves very crisp images. It comes in opaque, metallic, and glitter finishes in many colors. My favorites are the Black opaque, Clear, White, Copper metallic and Pewter metallic. There are lots of brights to choose from too. The Cricket, Rouge, Gold Glitter and Metallic Blue are on my wish list - great colors for the upcoming holidays!

BasicGrey Element stickers

These stickers create so much beautiful interest on a page or card with ease! I love them.

Unity Stamp Co. stamp sets

I could not believe how HUGE and detailed these rubber stamps were until I opened my first package of them. Great for scrapbooking, cardmaking and all kinds of papercrafts. The Kit of the month sets come in a one 8.5X11 sheet of stamps on cling foam. A real steal with so many versatile images!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I just discovered this new product called shimmerz . They're water-based paints that have rich iridescent color & shine and can be used even on acrylic and metal. I'm excited to try the new Vintage color collection.

Check these products out here and all the awesome inspiration on their blog!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

3rd week entry for Bachelor Contest at Unity stamp co.

My next entry for the contest at Unity Stamp Co.!

supplies used: my minds eye colorful christmas collection, unity "be owl mine" stamp set, colorbox chalk inks, stardust stickles, pebbles chalk sets, american crafts glitter markers, misc. buttons.