Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween!!

Happy halloween everyone!!

Stamps by Sugar Nellie, Gorjuss

Sketch is LMCS52

(I design for Lifetimemoments)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

scary halloween "31" sale!!

Hello everyone!! Welcome to Unity Thursday! Unity's having an amazing halloween sale today! A bunch of new kits being released just for limited time, all at an amazing $3.10!!! Check out Unity's blog for all the details!!

So, I was lucky enough to get a chance to play around with the new kits. My first project is from Grow Yourself Extraordinary, and is SCS Sketch 252 SCS252

My second project uses Kitchen Logic

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween!!

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

are you crazy for daisies?

EXCLUSIVE for kit club members only - you can get the awesome October 09 Daisy Incentive Kit, a little bit folk, a whole lot of cute!!!

I thought it was perfect to make some pretty flowers out of some scraps of "wood" paper I had. Stamp with a light color dye ink, then highlight the edges to give some definition, add some dimension (I learned that cool idea to glue the bow tied button upside down from my friend NancyT - it made those side by side buttons not look like they had the samesies disease), and adhere to a prefabbed tag. I love how it turned out.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team today as we all play with the kit... Have a wonderful Wednesday!

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DT Tuesday - I'm up....

Good morning everyone!! Its Unity's DT Tuesday, and I'm up!! :) Hello hello!!

So, I've really been enjoying the October 09 Kit of the Month. I think I've used just about every stamp at this point :)

For my project today, I had a fun time trying something new. I used markers to color directly on to this solid imaged stamp, and stamped it directly onto this prefabbed yellow "so happy" SEI tag. Then I went in with color pencils to outline some of the edges. I really like the overall effect - you really can't tell its stamped over YELLOW - I 'm going to play with this technique a little more....

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your tuesday!

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

solid images stamping

When you have solid image stamps like the dress on Melanie the Shopper from Rubber Romance, you don't have to be limited to ink colors for your choices - you can still have patterns. How? Dye inks are slightly sheer. Choose a light color that will still show up over a subtly patterned print. Be sure to test it out on a scrap to make sure your ink will show up and that your print is not so busy that it overwhelms your image.

Here's a close up of Melanie:

The pink actually doesn't look all that hot on the slightly gray-ish background like that. But after you cut the solid parts out and piece your image - its really pretty...

Its still a little "floaty" on the edges so outline with a black pen to confine it a bit

Then make up your card like always....

Enjoy. Wendy

(I design for Rubber Romance Stamps)

Friday, October 16, 2009

lifetimemoments reveal 10-16

Happy friday everyone!!

This week at LM we're focusing on fall themes... I'm playing catchup in with my books lately, and been working on 2007....

1) pick of the patch

playing with the Autumn Bliss line from My Little Yellow Bicycle and uses stamps from Unity Stamp Company the September 09 KOTM (pumpkin) Go Ahead Wish and the Lovely Lilacs background stamp.

2) Autumn Days

My second project works with the Indian Summer release from Basic Grey. The maya road envelope is stamped with the Grainy Background stamp from Unity Stamp Company

TFL!! Wendy
(I design for Lifetimemoments)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Unity Who Does That? 10-15-09

Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Unity's Who Does That for this October 15! Oh my Halloween's going to be here before you know it!!

Today, we're featuring the October 09 Kit of the Month again... Love this kit!

My first card uses the pretty flower stamp, and the wonderful inspiration quote. What a great mantra to aspire to... Make a difference...

One of our paralegals at work is getting married, and so my second card is for the impromptu shower we're having at lunch today...

Angela's got some awesome specials today, so be sure to take advantage of them....

FIRST 50 orders over $25 get THIS IS THE TIME {mini} FOR FREE!


EVERY $25 spent gets the OPTION of purchasing a set for $2.

Jolly Little Winter
Little Me
Folk Inspired


Enjoy the rest of your blog hop. :)

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

copic master color turnaround

Sometimes I use a color combination that I just love - or see it on someone else's card. I had been jotting them down on yellow postie pads but that has quickly gotten unworkable. After having made the hair/skin colorboard, I realized that there was no reason I couldn't so something similar for my favorite combinations. I wanted something easy to flip through and use as a reference. This Maya Road Small Calendar Stand was perfect. Not too big such that it takes up too much room, it was the perfect size and scale for my desktop.

I fully expect this to become very full eventually, and so I did not want to bulk it up too much. I set aside only two of the thick chipboard inserts to act as dividers for "warm" color charts and "cool" color charts, and quickly covered them with some scrap paper.

Next, cut several insert pages to 3"x3.75" from your favorite "use with COPIC" cardstock. Mine is Prism's Simply Smooth Cardstock.

Stamp multiples of the same easy to color stamp using your favorite "use with COPIC" ink - Mine is Memento Tuxedo Black. The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company's September 2009 Kit of the Month. I like to use the same image throughout, because it really highlights the color differences better, IMO.

Then, simply experiment with your favorite color combinations. These are a combination of my own favorites, suggestions from others in the LM stamping forum, and from me surfing the web for my favorite copic artists (many will post their color combinations with their creations). Note that these are not fully colored, nor are they all that CAREFULLY colored as to the smaller details - my goal was to catch a blend only for reference sake, not to create a perfectly colored image.

a quick, but FLAT decoration on the cover finishes the project. (I want it flat so I can maximize the insert page space).

Then its just a quick flip to find my favorite for whatever paper I'm working with.  Extra pages are clipped to the back for easy access when I come across a new combination I want to memorialize.

Right now, I really struggle with yellows and pinks, and so, plan on surfing to see what others have done.

I hope this helps... TFL. Wendy

(I design for Unity Stamp Company and Lifetimemoments)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Unity's Stamping Store KOTM Blog Hop 10-10

Good Saturday morning! Today, we're playing with Unity Stamp Company's October 2009 Store KOTM - Wonderful You. Click HERE for an image of the entire kit, and a list of stores that are carrying it exclusively. The kit is chock full of both whimsical and sophisticated collage images... Just GORGEOUS!

1) (untitled)

My first card uses the pretty heart stamp from the kit, and Vintage Ledger background stamp.

(ink is butterscotch and caramel from Adirondack)

2) Love Potion #9

LOVE these little bottles from the kit. So cute.

Enjoy the rest of your hop! Happy saturday!!

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Autumn Pals

The CHA releases included some super cute fall images in the Unity Stamp Company Autumn Pals kit. This was one of those kits that as soon as they got here, my daughter grabbed one and started to play...

Here are our cards - I colored the first two - my DD colored the last one.

(I also love that the nonanimal images in this kit are very universal and the perfect scale to use with some other stamps that I can build scenes with... Totally awesome and very diverse).

TFL! Wendy

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Unity thursday - 10-8-09

Its Thursday!!! And we're playing with the awesome October Scrapbooking/Collage kit from Unity Stamp Company.

I had all these pictures from a birthday party, and thought I'd just get them all onto a single layout. I love using a block method for a clean look...

XO and Frame from October Scrapbooking/Collage Kit
"SEPT" letters are traced and then cut from the Giving It All Meaning background stamp (one of my new favorite things to do...)

TFL! Wendy

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)

Friday, October 2, 2009

keep calm...

I periodically just fall in love with a stamp.... This one from inkadinkado's Patterned Pets set fit the bill - isn't she the cutest??? I love this saying too...

PP is My Minds Eye - Oh LaLa for him.

(**card is available in etsy store)

TFL! Wendy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Who Does That? 10-1-09

good morning everyone!! Welcome to Unity's Who Does That for this October 1st! Can you believe how fast the year is speeding by??

We're featuring the October 09 Kit of the Month

This is one of my favorite images - what a CUTE rock star guitar! And perfect for the rocker birthday party we have to go to this week. (I colored these with metallic pencils from Derwent. Such pretty colors)

My second card features the pretty plane/banner stamp. So celebratory - perfect for a new baby.

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to check out the DT members' blogs (links at sidebar to the right )for other peeks and examples of the new kit. Enjoy!!

(I design for Unity Stamp Company)