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I am a stay-at-home mom. I have been married to my handsome and wonderful husband for over 14 years. Right now he's battling stomach/esophagus cancer. So I do my best to craft when I can. I have two wonderful boys. My oldest, Garett, is 24 and served 5 years in the Navy. He's been home since the beginning of the year (2014). We are very proud of him. My youngest, "DJ", is 13 and in the 8th grade. I have two Border Collie mix dogs (Koda and Rugu), one Calico cat (Hydie), one orange Tabby cat (Bosley), one Tea Cup Chihuahua (Gigi...I LOVE her sooo much), a Chiweinnie (Lily....sweetest dog ever), and a Jack Russell/Chihuahua (Connor....AAALL boy).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The FIRST OFFICIAL Unity Stamp Company Facebook PROJECT contest


Started out as this:

This Christmas box was repurposed using The Laughing Cow cheese wedge box. This festive box will hold a set of Christmas Tags.

Items used:

*Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Welcome Winter
*Sizzix Textured Impressions embossing folder - Christmas set
*Inks: Red Pigment ink, green marker, brown marker

~Clear acetate from empty packaging
~White cardstock
~Handmade glitter paper (green)
~Brown textured paper
~Red pearl paper
~White pearl paper
~Gold star
~Jute twine
~Red velvet ribbon
~Gold ribbon

Thank you for looking. I hope you are inspired by this project. Oh...and comments are appreciated :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holidays Are Better

This is a card that I made using Unity stamps.  I really love their stamps.

I was trying to get this card finished in time for the November Sketch Challenge, but I didn't make it in time. So I thought I would go ahead and post it for the December KOM Sketch Challenge since it still falls into the sketch design.

The stamps used were all from the November KOM.

First I stamped a tag (from Tim Holtz Sizzix die cut) using the snowflake background stamp and embossed it with gold.

On white cardstock I stamped the two cardinals image and then colored the cardinals using Sakura Gelly Roll Starlight pens (Red). The holly berries I used red glitter glue. Then I cut everything out. 

I applied them to the bookplate I cut out on the same die cut that the tag was on. I put vellum paper behind the bookplate and applied the cardinals and holly.  I also used the branches punch from Martha Stewart. I stamped the sentiments on light tan paper and wrote over the words with the same Gelly Roll pen.  I used wavy decorative scissors to cut it out...then I inked the edges with liquid chalk stamp in Warm Red. 

The velvet ribbon trim was cut out using Sizzix Ribbon Trim die cut.

Other items used was a velvet poinsettia flower with a christmas brad for the center, a bracket cut out, and gifts cut out from patterned paper.

I hope you like my project.  I will be posting more Christmas cards all throughout December. Thank you for looking.  Comments are appreciated :)