Tuesday, October 6, 2015

More Lulu for the Unity Hop

Hi Unity Friends!
It's Tuesday already and I can't wait to link up to the Unity Blog Hop tonight with my new Lulu stamp here and to see what you all are sharing with Unity Stamps!

Unity Stamp Company Aw Shucks Lulu 

I'm well ahead of schedule with this December Birthday card for my Aunt, yay! Great to get those out of the way. I couldn't put Lulu away yesterday after making a Fall Theme card with her here, I just had to turn her into a more winter-y clad little girl! 

Authentique Designer Paper Pack Cozy provides a snowy scene in kraft and baby blue. It matches nicely with my SU! Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon card stock layers. Look there's a double bow we haven't seen in a while! That pretty 3/8" taffeta ribbon was in the clearance bin, and since Lost Lagoon is such a pretty color I scarfed it up! Lulu is colored in Blue Green Copic Markers and I've cropped her legs off with a circle die cut! I hope that's ok, it's nice to use different layouts. 

I hope my new Unity Pals approve! I look forward to the Hop and seeing your artwork tonight and checking in on what Unity has in store for Specials and New Releases! Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Aw Shucks Lulu

Afternoon Stampers!
Sharing a Color Challenge project with you on this beautiful Sunday afternoon!
Who's got time for a little coloring?

New to the Unity store, Lulu! Isn't she cute? Go over to Unity and pick her up now because she's on Sale! 

I love her little Winter Hat I wish I  could look that cute in a little hat! She's colored in Copic Markers {my favorite color medium} and assembled on autumn fall designer papers. I love to use up a button from my stash and add a few color matching enamel dots from Doodle Bugs. 

Tagging on Instagram #30daycolorchallenge3 join me throughout October for this Month long challenge! See you soon!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi Stampers! It's World Card Making Day Today! I don't know who thinks up these little Holidays but this one's right up our alley!

It's quite Fall here, very cool and I've neglected to ink up my gorgeous Stampendous Sweet Sunflower this Summer so it's high time I did that. Here's the finished card and Pinterest inspiration that reminded me that I had this pretty stamp!

What a pretty sunflower! I love that image! Stamped with Stazon onto water color paper I colored the flower in Akashiya Sai Watercolor  Brush  Pens. I use very little water with these brush pens, I don't like how they react with water, so I use them typically for coloring. 

My Pinterest inspiration! That's all it took to remind me I hadn't used my Stampedous stamp all Summer! I love the idea of this green and brown tonal color pallet but didn't end up repeating it. Here the sunflower petals have passed, and my stamp is full of petals so it didn't seem right to mimic this  true to form.

My Instagram work in progress shot. #wip. I let it dry over night and made the card this afternoon. Today I added some orange to the petals and sadly regret doing that but hey, what are you going to do? 

I heat embossed a gold sentiment on the water color paper after the card was assembled. Boy have I been a risk taker this week! The Birthday didn't ink well with Versa Mark so it's not covered in gold as much as I would like but this is headed to a relative and I think he'll like it fine. Yup! It's for my Uncle , flower, gold embossing and a bow to boot! I know he's going to appreciate it! 

Tagging this for #worldcardmakingday and #30daycolorchallenge3 on Instagram. Hope to see you there soon!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 1 of the 30 Day Color Challenge #3

Hey Friends!
Stopping in tonight to share Kathy Racoosin's first 30 Day Color Challenge Project this October it's just adorable what you can do with a paper cup!

The Challenge started today over to Kathy's Blog! She's the Master Mind behind the Challenge and you'll want to subscribe and not miss any of her beautiful shares! 

Love! We don't have a Starbucks around here drats! That cup is gorgeous!I would be caught coloring it myself! Take a look at Kathy's project she shares a video on turning her cup into a card! Love that Copic Coloring! And that's what we're here for this month, to enjoy a little coloring every day. Be sure to link your projects to her blog post here  or hash tag #30daycolorchallenge3 on Instagram so she can see your artwork and maybe you'll win a prize! 

Me, I've finished up a quick Clean and Simple Birthday card for my Brother in law. Another Unity Buck that you've seen already shared here.  I posted todays card on Instagram with the hashtag so Day 1 is in the bag! Have a great evening Stampers! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Suzie Blu Design Gracie Glitter Magic for the Unity Hop!

Hi Unity Lovers!
So excited to hop along with you on tonight's Unity Blog Hop!
I've inked up a new Suzie Blu stamp and sharing with my Blog Followers real late today just in time for the Hop!

Aw she's so beautiful! I love her pattern, looks a little Folk Art don't you think? I grabbed my rich Copic Colors that I thought would follow this theme and colored her up the other day. Today I've just now decided on a layout and sharing in the nick of time to link to the Unity Hop!

Here's an Instagram Sneak Peek, pretty but what to do for a layout? I can't handle white space like some of you can so I took a day to gather my thoughts after coloring. 

I'm not usually a risk taker but I really want to introduce new things into my artwork, here I've traced this die in a few places and snipped her body so it could slip up and over the die to rid myself of a lot of that white card stock. 

Nice try but I did get a crease where the die rested against this dolly that was moved above the die cut! I placed a card stock shim before my top plate, guess that wasn't the answer but I think we're good. Not sure it was worth it though. Thoughts? Maybe you can't see the crease. She's still so pretty she steals the show!

So there you have it Unity fans! You're all so darn nice and that's no surprise! Enjoy your hop! Patti

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wishing You Harvest Blessings with My Favorite Things

Hello Stampers! I hope you had a great Weekend! We're starting to see Fall Foliage in New England finally and the days are still absolutely gorgeous!

Mike & I were out shopping and enjoying a nice lunch and I still had time in the afternoon to play with my new MFT Harvest Mouse Stamp set again! But first, take a look at this hot mess! Yikes!

This is a teeny tiny image of my Stamping Studio. It's a tad re arranged now that I don't provide classes, these two 6' tables are now put together so I can make a real mess! Here I've posted to Instagram if they can help me find my Doodle Bugs Sprinkles. I couldn't see them anywhere! lol

That's the results of just this one project! It gets taken care of and put away when the cards are finished so I have a clean space to create in the next time I sit down. There is a place for everything and everything in it's place! Ha!

I played with the Mouse and the basket of apples this time, you saw my Pumpkin Card the other day, there are five mice images in the set and  three different greetings along with other stamping embellishments. I'll show you in a second the set is so darn cute and a matching die is so helpful to cut them out if you like! 

I'll be mailing out this batch of cards to Pen Pals in the morning, if you would like to become a Pen Pal and exchange cards though out the year please comment below and we'll exchange information! You don't need to be in America either, I ship to Pen Pals out of the Country and they send a greeting card back! 

Coming this Week: Unity Blog Hop is Tuesday night! I like to post a Unity share that day and link up to the blog and play along for a chance to win free stamps like I did the week before last! Woot woot!

And, The Daily Marker's 30 Day Color Challenge #3 starts Thursday October 1st! You know I'll be playing along, just sit and enjoy what we love even if it's just 5 minutes of your day! Practice some of the coloring elements you've been hoarding purchasing! Me I've got Distress Inks and Blending Tools that need some attention, and my Pencils need some love, I've got to upgrade my watercolors to improve that while I"m at it! Plenty plenty to do during the Challenge. And, Kathy says not to worry about finishing a project, just take the time out of every day next Month to sit and color. I'm sure Pen Pals will benefit from that too! See you soon!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

MFT Stamps Harvest Mouse

Welcoming in Fall and sending my Pen Pals an Autumn Greeting Card in the colors of Pumpkin and Spice with new My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse!

Not that the stamp set comes in colors but my adorable new paper pack by Echo Park does! The Story of Fall 6x6 Paper Pack will be just enough to whip up a stack of cards for the girls. Chock full of Pumpkins, Leaves, Foxes, Flowers & Barn Boards! You'll want to pick up a pack for yourself! 

It didn't take too too long to color up the mouse and leaves for the main panel. Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in Copic Markers. There's a matching die to this Harvest Mouse  stamp that was handy to add a few extra pumpkins and adhere them with Dimensionals. Glossy Accents ads such a pretty shine to all pumpkins and larger leaves. 

The sentiment location was an after-thought so the next cards will have better falling leaf placement! I think this will past muster, it was a joy to make and I know the girls will appreciate it in the mail! Talk about a Spoiler Alert! Sorry Gals!