Sunday, June 26, 2011

Getting to Soar–ATU#34

I’m addicted and I’m not afraid to admit it.  I have grown addicted to the Extreme Glitter (Hologram) paint.  It gives such a nice finish and effect.  And unlike paper that you buy covered with glitter, it’s not rough.  Plus it’s not as hard to add extra stuff to it.

So in honor of this challenge over at All Things Unity


Seriously?!? Who can avoid using a little glitter with butterflies?  I mean butterflies are meant to sparkle.  They’re gorgeous!!



I hope I turned these and the pictures really show the sparkle that it added to the paper when I painted it with the Extreme Glitter.  Of course I then used foam dots & liquid scrap dots to add the rest of my project.  Stamps: KoM November 2010 – Picture Perfect, Donna Downey – She Said, KoM February 2010 – Nothing But Blue Skies


Another simple one, I used my Plaid paints to setup my background.  Then I used my With Sympathy Set where I used Versafine black & a Pitt Magenta pen to color.

PlaidPrizeNow remember that you can still play with this challenge and have a chance at the Mod Podge/Plaid prize.  I’ll also pick a winner for my blog candy shortly.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Getting My Manly On

For a lot of people this tends to be a real challenge.  I’m not an exception to this fact.  I think it tends to be the fact that we just don’t have a reason or want to go in that direction.  When people do they make really cute stuff.  So we decided for this challenge round we’d get manly.PlaidPrize

Our new sponsor for this month is Mod Podge/Plaid.  As some of you may know I’ve been showcasing this past week where you can really think outside the box for using your stamps.  I’m not going to change that any today because Mod Podge products are perfect for supporting that habit.  In fact, they sent us some awesome goodies to play with… the same ones we are going to be giving away as the prize this month.

There are some really awesome products.  From the different kinds of Mod Podge to the paint brushes to the Extreme Glitter then finally to the stencils.  You can go wrong.  And it was all fun to play with.  So what did I do with it all?

I made a candy jar.  Because who doesn’t have a sweet tooth?

I got my tall jar from Hobby Lobby.  I then prepped the bottom half with Mod Podge.  Then I started adding pieces of Pattern (when I say Pattern here I mean like from a dress pattern) that I had stamped Clock, Inspired by Donna Downey, Vintage Postcard, and Lovely Lilacs.  I Mod Podged these pieces on as I went.  I then added the Green Chevron looking ribbon.  And Viola!!!  The cool thing to me is it’s got a vintage look to it but doesn’t have a very feminine feel to it.


Now for those that are stopping by for the giveaway that I spoke about.  I’m giving away the tote I made on Day 4 of GIU.  The catch?  Leave a comment here.  If you would like an extra entry, participate in this challenge, then come back & let me know you did.  This means that the giveaway will be open until June 26th.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Growing in Unity - Winner

It’s that time to choose a winner from the comments from this past week.

Without further ado…

Of the 68 comments that were posted this week, the winner is…


LOL, Karen L come on down you’re our big winner!!!

Email me and I’ll let you know what sets you can choose from. 

You have 5 days to contact and then I’ll redraw.

For the rest of you, if you come back tomorrow there’s the new All Things Unity challenge


I’ll be offering up a prize to those commenters & an extra entry to those that participate.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Growing in Unity–Day 5

Welcome back!!

Today is going to be just a slight twist on yesterday’s project.  In fact, I’ve done this project on a canvas bag and it was totally cute.

Supplies for today’s project:

  • 1 – Tie (got mine from Mike’s for $2.99)
  • Stamps of your choice (this time it really doesn’t matter about detail
  • Ink (again with staying power)
  • DMC thread
  • Seed beads (if desired)



I will give you a heads up that I won’t be posting a project tomorrow just a winner of the Unity set.  If you do come back on Sunday you can see what All Things Unity’s new challenge is (hint: today’s project is a huge clue.)

Thanks to all that have been stopping by this week!!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Growing in Unity–Day 4

We have been whipping out the projects haven’t we?  I hope you have enjoyed everything this week.  I won’t delay in today’s showcase as I had a huge delay for me in getting in posted.  Don’t you hate when that happens?


Alrighty my pretties, another easy one.  This one only involved:

1 – Canvas Bag
Stamp of choice (usually one with go spacing is best)
Ink (I used Staz On)
Heat Activated Jewels (I used Imaginisce & their I-rock tool)
or the leaves I used Maya Road straight pins where I cut the pins off

The rest is pretty self explanatory but feel free to ask questions if you need anything explained.


Thanks for stopping by again today.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Growing in Unity–Day 3

Woohoo!! We’ve made it to mid week.

We’ve got another trick up our sleeve today… I don’t know why I’m speaking in plural, it’s just me, hehe!!

Today it’s a spin on a bookmark.  Although i f you want you could make it into a couple of different things, so I will be showing quite a few pictures.


You can get a set of 4 spoons at WalMart for $.97.  I then used StazOn to stamp my image on the inside of the spoon.  You can then use your choice of filler, I used Nunn Design Gel du Soleil that I had gotten when I was at Inspired.  However you could use Ice Resin, Glossy Accents, Diamond Glaze, etc.


Here’s a more close up so you can see some more of the detail.


Once it all dries, bend the spoon into shape & add embellishments.


Now this is where I’m going to say you can do some other things other than just bookmarks.  You could remove most of the shank of the spoon and make it into a pendant.  Or you could stamp on some words or pics then use it for makers.  That’s just to get your juices flowing.

I’m not saying this is a perfect fit for our challenge over at All Things Unity this go round but it’s close with our spoon.  Feel free to go check it out and play along with go up for the prize.

Thanks for coming over today!!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Growing in Unity–Day 2

Thanks everyone for coming back!!  I hope you enjoyed our metal sheet board from yesterday. 

Now onto today’s project and this may look complicated but I promise you is super simple.  It just may take a few steps.  I’ll show you first then explain.

You may recognize some of those images.  (Top Left going clockwise: Bee – The Best is Yet to Be; Good Times –  The Good Times October KoM 2008; Bird - The Best is Yet to Be; Flowers – Just Be You). 

What I did was get some polymer clay, now don’t think you have to go invest in a whole bunch of new stuff.  I got some from Walmart that was in the craft section but it was more in the kiddie side, it only cost about $6.  You work out your clay, then press your image in.  Use an Exacto knife to cut out each image.  Then into the oven it goes, then 15-20 minutes you have a blank canvas to work on.  Use whatever you like to decorate your surface.



I used Walnut Stain, Copic pen, pencil & Shimmer Blingz to color this pretty.


On this one, I used some more Shimmerz spray.  Then went to town with some Smooch in Gold & Siren for my sunset.  For the bird I just used Pool. 

Now I just have one word of caution when you are making/decorating your surface that you want your magnets to stick to, make sure they are magnetized metal.  I made that mistake first, kinda frustrating when you’re all done & proud of what you did and the magnets won’t stick…LOL.  OH well.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Growing in Unity–Day 1

Well hello there and welcome!!

Thanks for joining me in my first day of Growing in Unity.

For any of you that have seen my work before or followed me at all, you know I like to work out of the confines of the normal stamping medium.  I’m going to do my best to show you some of the different ways you can do that this week.

How are we going to start?  Let’s try working with some metal.


I got these metal sheets through Pick Your Plum.   They are 5x8 which I think is a nice size.  I think used VersaMark and colored embossing powder to pretty it up.  I used a orange & garnet ePs to color the poppies from the May Kom – {think Happy thoughts}.  Then for our border I used a stamp from June KoM 2010 – fly…free using a white eP.  The thing that helped me the most with this was Perfect Printing Pouch by ScraPerfect.  It really made embossing on the metal super easy.


Here’s a closeup shot so you can get better idea of what it looks like.

Thank you for joining me this today.

Come back tomorrow for Part II of this project.