[9.29.2014] happy national coffee day!!!

Coffee and stamps… Two of my favorite combinations.  Throw a doughnut in and you have totally made my day.  I’m excited to join in on a HUGE and fabulous blog hop today.  Some sweet crafty friends have engineered this event for the love of coffee and stamps.  All the details can be found at Chaitali’s blog.  I’m just one of many, so going to try to keep this short and sweet. I’m using some Unity Stamp Company stamps this week.  The coffee stamp I’m using is the Coffee Side by Side itty bitty. Plus a few others mixed in. My …

[8.18.2014] wanna sketch no. 19

Wanna Sketch no. 19 Happy Monday… let’s start this week off with something FUN!  I’m a day late, but that is a.ok because we have a whole month to play with the next Wanna Sketch? challenge.  Yay.  Let’s get to it. I made a shaker card!  I’ve been meaning to make a shaker card forever.  I’m always a little slow to hop on the trendy bandwagon.  I don’t know how it happens, but that is how it goes in my world.  So, I think it is fitting that I’m late with my own challenge and late trying a trendy technique.  …

[7.17.2014] unity thursday – hello gorgeous

Hello Gorgeous Time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on. Did you all see the brand new stamp of the week? Isn’t it darling?  I just love the combination of sunflowers and the antique milk can.  Country at it’s best. See what I mean?  That milk can full of sunflowers is absolutely FABULOUS!  I’m pretty thrilled with my Copic coloring this round.  I’m slowly getting better at creating contrast between my shading colors.  I’m not as scared …

[6.5.2014] unity thursday

Unity Thursday Time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on. LOTS of pretty things to see today.  First up, I’m using one of the new releases from Angie Blom.  She is a wondrous beauty. I didn’t touch my watercolors this week.  Gasp.  Instead, I brought out my trusty Copics.  I tried the whole “highlighted” hair effect with this wondrous girl.  Not quite there yet, but not too bad for my first attempt.  Just need a little more …

[6.1.2014] Unity Stamp Co and the Curtain Call Challenge

Unity Stamp Co and the Curtain Call Challenge Unity Stamp Co is sponsoring the Curtain Call Challenge this week and asked if our design team would like to play along.  Well, yeah, of course!!!  Super fun. The Curtain Call inspiration photo includes lots of white rocks, with a clean and simple look.  It made me think of something with lots of white space and a simple design.  So, I decided to “rock” out a clean and simple card.  Haha, corny, I know.  So sorry. I went with a really clean color palette and I haven’t used the Dreams Set Sail …