{5.25.2014} inlaid die cuts

Inlaid Die Cuts I’m using the brand new Need a Squeeze Stamp of the Week by Unity today.  I’ve been waiting to try out inlaid die cutting and this stamp was just the inspiration I needed to give it a go.  It takes a little planning, on how you want to layout your cuts and in what order.  I’ve started with a fairly basic layout to make it easy on myself.  I do love how it turned out though. I have an Assemble This! Tutorial video for today as well.  You can see how I used the different sized die …

{4.15.2014} sending a little happy

a little happy Just poppin’ with a card using the current Unity stamp of the week: Sending Happy Your Way.  Seriously, what better way to send some happy than with rainbows and ladybugs.  Total cuteness.  Such a random design.  Totally not what I had invisioned for this card.  In my mind, I had all sorts of patterned paper layered, the sentiment in a different banner shape and a tall card instead of landscape.  Yep, totally out the window when i couldn’t find the perfect patterned paper. So, I changed gears and went with utilizing some scraps with the wood grain …

[4.10.2014] happy unity thursday

Yay for Thursdays… with Unity. Eeek, 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. We are starting a BRAND NEW {be inspired} Unity Challenge today.  Three fabulous ways to be inspired this month. I love those colors and that sketch, so my card is based on both. The plump polka dot background is one of my faves!!!  So love how it can add texture (embossed) and interest to the background of a card.  I layered some journal …

[3.30.14] wanna sketch reminder

Let’s revisit Wanna Sketch no. 14   I can’t believe Wanna Sketch is already starting its second week!  Man, time flies by so fast.  There have been some A.MaZ.iNG entries so far.  I’m loving all the great cards, keep them coming!!! Here’s my second take on the current sketch. This is just the sweetest of stamps, especially those cute little strawberries.  And I do LOVE strawberries.  I think one of my favorite things is angel food cake with strawberries.  Yum, now I’m craving that.  Ha. I had some strawberry paper lying around just waiting for this stamp set to be …

[3.27.2014] unity thursday

Unity Thursday Whoop, whoop!  It is THURSDAY and time to have some fun with the Unity design team.  If you have been hopping you should be arriving from Joslyn’s blog, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog. I’m playing with the new Stamp of the Week today.  I love the whimsy of these flowers. So, this is how this card went down.  Lol.  I had the layout in my head, cut all my pieces, had my stamps all done and colored in.  I was putting everything together and then I dropped my ink on top of my …