Unity’s FWF 9/13

If you are here for my Lone Wolf Designs post, showcasing Lawn Cuts by Lawn Fawn, please scroll down or click here. 

Hey there friends, time for another Friends with Flair Friday over at the Unity Stamp Co blog. I have gotten out of the habit of participating (boo!) and so here I am again. 🙂 

I have been trying to use up some of my partial 6×6 pads… because sadly, I seem to accumulate them faster than I can use them. I’m sure I’m the only one with multiplying paper. 

Anyhow. I LOVED this MME happy go lucky pad and I am sad to see it gone, but it was so much fun to create with. I loved the patterns and the bright colors!

This was a random stamp I received and I ADORE it. 🙂
Random ribbon from stash, Quickkutz heart dies. At this point I was only
running on smaller scrap pieces, yet this is probably my favorite card of
all that I made using up this pad!

And here are a few more. I used up all of my leftover Jililbean Soup epoxy buttons on these cards… the colors coordinated perfectly! The left bottom card uses a gorgeous Unity flower stamp. SO pretty!
Stamps via Unity Stamp Co, Paper Smooches, Ali edwards for Technique Tuesday.

And a handful more for good measure:
Stamps via Paper Smooches, Ali Edwards for TT, Lizzie Anne Designs.

Thanks for visiting me today! have a wonderful weekend!


OWH sketch 170

You know what? Spring has FINALLY arrived. The past two days have been gloriously warm and sunny, I’ve even taken our beginning sprouts for our container garden outside to get some sun. It’s amazing.  The girls played outside yesterday – and ate outside – 2 snacks and lunch – for about 6 hours until I told them they had to go in for supper and baths. No one wanted to go inside!

MME everyday flair dp
Lizzie Anne Designs ballerina
kraft paper, random gems
ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I had this ballerina cut and colored (I did add some sparkles to her crown; sealed with glossy accents!), so I just found some coordinating papers and ribbon and it all fell together easy peasy. I think this card took less than 5 minutes to put together. Now, the next card I make will likely take 2 hours… 🙂

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Paper Players sketch 137 – dad; OWH bootcamp

Happy Friday!

It’s technically spring but we are still buried in snow. :/ As a response, my husband suggested an impromptu trip to Florida for spring break – in SEVEN days, mind you – with our two small children.

Oh sure. So we are packing! I’m not sure who is more excited, us adults for warmer weather or the girls to see the princesses. 🙂

It’s a CAS sketch over at the Paper Players blog. I used a new-to-me woodgrain technique to make this dad card:

Paper by Gina K designs
Dad stamp: Lizzie Anne; sentiment from Verve

Thanks for visiting me today!


Drunken Stampers challenge #116 – the Avengers/Superheroes


Welcome to a new challenge! The Bahama Mamas are up for the Avengers/Superheroes theme and we’ve got a whole lot of inspiration for you at the Drunken Stampers blog. Go check it out!

Here is my card. I’ve never seen the Avengers, LOL, but I do have this cute little Super Girl. I made my oldest a superhero cape when she was about 4. She still wears it – she’s seven now. Hmm, I should probably make my three year old her own cape. I bet she’d love it!

My Mind’s Eye Dwell dp, kraft card stock
Lizzie Anne Designs stamp and sentiment
Marvy markers; foam tape, stickles (star) and glossy accents (boots)

I glossy accented Supergirl’s boots. My youngest has a thing for rain boots and will wear them at the most inopportune times… like sweltering hot summer days. So, picture my Supergirl in rain boots. 🙂


OWH VCMP – day 1 challenges

Happy Saturday! It is bright and sunny here in Wisconsin… cold though! We won’t be outside much today.

Operation Write Home is having a virtual card making party (vcmp) this weekend for Presidents’ Day, and for once we are home all weekend so I can play along. YAY! The first challenge is from Erika @ Scrappin Intervention, and it’s to use zig zags.

I recently asked the OWH ladies which chevron die I should buy, and they recommended the MFT chevron die. LOVE it! 🙂
Stampin Up designer paper
MFT chevron dies
Stamp by Lizzie Anne Designs

Challenge 2 is from Misty – and it’s a kid card challenge using a creature! These kid stamps of mine are going to get a workout today. 🙂

I stayed with the chevron theme. Hey, the dies were still out! 🙂

Stamp from Lizzie Anne Designs
Hero arts for OWH cloud stamp
MFT chevron die, grass punch, chalks

I tried to lightly chalk the sky with blue, which didn’t work as well as I had hoped, so I added clouds. I think it still works!

There’s challenges all weekend long! You can play along at any time!


Drunken Stampers challenge 114: Finding Nemo

 Hello there! It’s time for the Bahama Mama’s to show off our creative skills. Check out all of our “Finding Nemo” creations over at the Drunken Stampers blog!

Here is my card. I don’t have many sea creature stamps in my vast collection, but I love this octopus! He looks happy, and as I was thinking “don’t have fishy paper, don’t have fishy paper, how can I have so much paper and not have anything fishy??!!” I realized that this Bo Bunny paper made me think pebbles on a beach; it was nice and bright and fun, so I went with it. Am I the only one who forever hears Stacy & Clinton from TLC’s What Not To Wear in my head saying, “it doesn’t have to MATCH. It just has to go.” ?? I hope not. LOL!!

Stamp by Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper is Bo Bunny’s Ad Lib collection; Gina K card stock
Momento inks, Marvy markers; Nesties circles and scalloped circle

Thanks for looking; now won’t you come play along with us?


OWH MWT – thanks for being my friend

Happy Wednesday! It’s one of those ‘prop your eyelids open with toothpicks’ days over here. My youngest was awake and ready for the day well before it was actually morning. YAWN. I ran the race route again yesterday – 5 miles – so I could’ve really used the sleep! 

Today’s OWH challenge is to make friend cards. I took some cards I had been cutting pieces for and added sentiments.

The chipboard embellishments are some extras from a couple of Basic Grey card kits I have. 🙂 Top sentiments are 2 different Unity stamps; the bottom is from Lizzie Anne Designs. All dsp is Stampin Up; cardstock is Gina K. 

Thanks for visiting me today!!


OWH: ODBD 5 elements challenge

Here’s a quick card for this month’s ODBD challenge for Operation Write Home. ODBD will sponsor the costs of shipping two boxes overseas for 50 linked cards! Our Daily Bread Designs, you rock. Thanks for supporting our heroes. 🙂

The challenge this month is to use five elements. I used:
1) patterned papers
2) twine
3) stamped image/words
4) brads
5) corner rounding and distressing

The notebook paper stamp is by Lizzie Anne Designs; the ‘happy’ by Unity Stamp Co.

I found a BUNCH (like a serious bunch) of school-themed papers when I wrangled up the last of my 12×12 papers. I’m starting on some cards that I am hoping work well for back to school, birthday, and just general kid cards. 🙂 

Thanks for visiting me today!


April ODBD challenge for OWH

The April challenge for OWH/ODBD is to feature an animal on your card. I had one lonely sheet of this puppy paper left, so guess what I chose? LOL 🙂

This is sketch 116, BTW, as well. Be sure to link up your card, too – for every 25 cards, ODBD will cover the shipping cost of a box (up to 2 boxes).

Paper: DCWV
Stamp: Lizzie Anne Designs

Thanks for looking!

OWH VCMP #5 – party time

Late but better than never… I’m joining in with the virtual cardmaking party (VCMP) over at the Stars & Stamps blog!

This challenge – to create a birthday party – was easy. I finished up 4 of these just yesterday. LOL Using it up, using it up!! This is sketch 32, I do believe. 🙂

Paper:unknown; Sentiment from Lizzie Anne designs and background chevron stamp by Unity Stamp co

Be sure to play along! Apparently the prize closet is being given away…. 🙂
OH, and if you want a chance to win some Unity stamps from *me*, go to this post and leave a comment to enter! 🙂