Saturday, October 23, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge

I'm thrilled to be playing along today in the Play Date Cafe challenge, this week featuring the Unity DT.

You should play long!!  Simply make a card using this color scheme:

 and link it up to the Play Date Cafe blog for a change to win those SUPER prizes!!

Here's my take on it:

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hip Hop October 21, 2010

Here we are, October 21 already.  I had a wonderful week - my husband threw me a surprise 40th birthday party and filled it with people from all stages of my life.  How very grateful and loved I feel.   And so, this week's Gratefull/Thankful theme really hits home for me.  I am so very grateful for my blessings....

For my thankful project, I made a place setting piece, using a Samantha Walker Unity kit....

AND!!  {*****drumroll*****}

the winner of my Paint WCMD USCWCMD13 challenge is:

Please email and let her know....

Be sure to check out all the other blogs on the hop today!

Now hop on over to Jen Buck
Jennifer Buck:
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Enjoy your thursday!

(i design for unity stamp co)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hip Hop October 14, 2010

I can't believe it is mid October already!  Happy Hip Hop everyone, and welcome!  Today, I am in a great mood, filled with the wonder and goodness of LIFE after having watched the live coverage of the Chilean miner rescues.  Their spirit is simply inspiring!!

So, today, we're Halloween themed!!  I made a cute tag, using the Ippity kit, That's Creepy
Paper is Basic Grey; embossing folder is cuttlebug.

Be sure to check out all the other blogs on the hop today!

Now hop on over to Jen Buck
Jennifer Buck:
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Enjoy your thursday!

(i design for unity stamp co)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween cards

My daughter will often take full pieces of cardstock and cut just a bit out of them, then leave the rest of it just laying around.  Because a nonfull sheet should not be refiled under my crazy organization system, I will just cut it down for card backs.  Here, she had this orange paper and I thought it was perfect to just sit down and make some quick cards.

Stamps are Gorjuss by Sugar Nellie (girls) and Making Memories (Halloween)

Both are available in my etsy store.

TFL!  Wendy

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Unity's October store hop

Welcome to Unity October Store "Hop," when we feature the exclusive store kits.

I got to play with the throughout the generations kit, such a gorgeous collagey set:

Rather than hopping, Angela's got all of the samples from the entire DT loaded at Unity's blog.  If you haven't taken a look yet, hop on over and take a gander.
Happy Saturday to you!!

(I design for unity stamp co)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

hip hop October 7, 2010

Welcome to hip hop!!

Such beautiful holiday images in this October kit take time to laugh. Perfect for the new Jovial paper line from Basic Grey

Thanks for stopping by.   Now hop on over to Pamela's blog:

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Enjoy your thursday!
(I design for unity stamp co)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

WCMD Paint Challenge - Unity USCWCMD13

Its World Card Making Day, and Unity's pumping it up with a whole HOST of challenges today!!

I'm playing with PAINT!!  My challenge to you is to use PAINT on your cards.

I love paint.  It is the ultimate unifier.  One of my favorite techniques is whitewashing - sometimes I have papers that I want to use together, but the print is too strong to hold an image - or it is otherwise too distracting for what I want to do.  That's when I pull out my paint.  I have a bottle of white paint with a paint dauber cap on it on my desk at all times.

It is very easy to do.  Just apply paint directly over your paper in layers.  A single layer will tone down your print.  Here, I wanted to texturize it a bit - and so I applied multiple layers to make it a bit thicker, then I put a stamp into it while it was still wet, to define those textures (see the faint lines in the paint?).  When it was fully dried, I simply stamped my image over it - I'm using memento ink.

Out of the nestability, it looked like this:

That was a bit too opaque for the look I wanted.  Now, I'm barely seeing the lines or colors of the print.  And so, I took some sandpaper, and then sanded it down in areas, to reveal the stripes.  Inked the edges, and then finished the card.  (images are from the September Kit of the Month

Now its your turn!  Let me see what you do with paint on a card.  Be sure to mosey on back to the Unity forum and the splitcoast gallery to share your results.  Have a great time!  and I can't wait to see...  Be sure to use USCWCMD13 as your code.  Thanks for stopping by.

 (I design for unity stamp co)