Friday, March 29, 2013

Blast-off into Night time Adventure!

Happy Saturday!
(well, almost!)

Last week over at SVG Cuts, they came out with the cutest 3D file!!!
It's was a very decorative pretty fleur-de-lis lamp,
but I've been dying to change it and make it totally kiddish!

I've chosen to work with one of my fave collections from October Afternoon -
and do the space theme!

I changed the lamp shade into stars and clouds
and made the lamp post a bit longer to achieve the 'reach for the moon' look.  
Both of these shapes were from the Basic Shapes Library under the 'weather' in eCAL.

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... and of course I embellished it with their fun stickers and chipboards...

Ready to see?


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Vellum was used behind the lamp shade openings, but where there's stars... 
I used my yellow Copics. 
I think it added!

I made this for my son, but before he got to see it,
 but my 5 yr old daughter took this into her room claiming this as hers! lol.

(Actually... I just found this in my son's room and he's telling her that it's for HIM!
I guess I know what my next project is going to be!)

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I thought it was a cute touch to add some planets and a rocket
hanging down the lamp shade using a fishing line.

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I had a sturdy square chipboard that was sitting in the basement for the LONGEST TIME...
(I bought them in University at the University book store on clearance thinking that 
I WILL have a use for them someday...
and yep...
about 20 years later, I found a use for them!)

So that became the base and covered with a woodgrain paper from Sasparilla collection.
I added some fun buttons and stickers...
gosh - I love these embellishments!

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I even added little 'accents' to the back of the lamp - 
but now that I pay attention to the sticker...
"into the great inkown" is a typo!

...and when you turn the room light off and the lamp light on - looks like this!

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Fun, right?

Hope that you liked my project today,
 and probably will be back to post a pic of my girl's lamp soon!
(again, the lamp is from this file :)

Oh, before you go - 
did ya see the sneak peek of the new kit coming out at SVG Cuts?

It's gonna be another super fun kit!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stamp of the Week - shop. lunch. chat GAL.

Yep, that's me.
Well, my ideal life that is.
it should read - 
'shop. lunch. chat. CRAFT.'

It's time for a new Stamp of the Week over at Unity Stamp Company, 
and I'm loving this week's new stamp!
It's so tres chic, and very vintag-y!


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Isnt' this ADORABLE?

This is designed by one of my fave Unity Artista - Joslyn Nielson!

I made a little tag using this week's stamp!

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I decided to keep everything neutral toned, and went shabby chic style.

Added some lace, crinkled ribbons, doily, stitches, buttons, spools, clothespin, flower...
and the image is stamped onto a fabric with brown distressing around it.

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So, if you aren't signed up for the stamp of the week and are interested - 

Hope that you like this image as much as I do!
Thanks for coming by - 
have a beautiful Sunday girls!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Girls just wanna have fun this Thursday!

Hello all!
We've been having all kinds of fun over at Unity with this new release.
If you haven't seen it - well then... there's a lot to see - let's get this party started!

If you've been coming over from the hop, you should be arriving here from Shemaine's blog :)
Here's the whole list of participating blogs for your reference:

Thienly Azim - YOU ARE HERE!

We are all one and we LOVE being one!
The artists Angie Blom and Tracey Malnofski has brought 'us' into life by creating some fun images!
It's sassy, it's classy, it's so sweet and each one is full of personality!

I've created 3 Copic cards for you today!
I must admit... being the 'modern' person I though I was would have never colored like this...
but I've been experimenting a bit, and am loving it!
It's so relaxing and fun to color in the images!

Angie has been on a roll with her AngieGirls... 
I've loved each and every one of them, and this one is no exception.
Here they are the new ones - click here!

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Aren't they ADORABLE? 

So here's a card I made!

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I decided to make this mama radiant and full of love. 
Just like my mommy.

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Angie puts a lot of 'love' into her images...

and it shows.
Notice the little 'heart' the mom is making with her hands.
Isn't that BEAUTIFUL?

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The frames that you see on the back are the same stamps I used in my card a couple of weeks ago, 

Now, onto some Tracey Malnofski designs...
introducing the all new FASHIONISTAS line of stamps!
Here are the new releases!

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Doesn't it just make ya wanna color these?
So so fun, and what's more...
Erin Lee Schreiner from our team has come up with some sentiments that go PERFECTLY with these!
(and they are being released today as well!)

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I decided to make two girls..
one with an attitude, 
and another to bring out her sweet and classiness!

Can you guess which girl this is?

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I added some 'fun' to the card by adding in some shimmer splatters, 
silver jewels and various navy blue circles.
Don't you just love these sentiments? 
Aren't they so perfect?

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It's interesting...
For those that have been coloring all along, I'm sure it comes naturally, 
but for me, there's a lot to think about.
What will her skin tone be? 
What kind of hair color will give her the personality I want to give her?
What would the colors that she'd be wearing?
Just even the slight difference in the 'tone' gives it a different look, 
unlike my 'let's pick brown paper for hair, cream for skin..' kinda paper piercing that I'm used to!

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Now, onto a girl with completely different personality!

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I wanted to bring out the 'class' in her, so I stayed away from bright colors, and glitter...
and decided to evolve around the 'champagne' color...
I would LOVE to wear a dress like that!

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Pretty girl, isn't she?

...AND, with all these fabulous releases, 
you know that Unity is gonna put up a fun sale to go with it!
Go check them out - lots of amazing deals,
including markdowns on these new stamps!
Click here to go to the store!;

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Make sure that you leave some love here for your chance to win 
one of three $20 gift certificates to the store!

Unlike my regular hops, I am NOT the LAST stop...
So, there's still two more AMAZING designers that you won't want to miss...

Thanks for coming by today... and I'm sending you over to fabulous Erin!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Celebrate Thursday in Unity Style!

Happy Thursday!
This is becoming my favorite day of the week!
It's so fun to share projects with the whole design team,
hop along each other's blogs
AND to tell YOU all about the new stuff going on over at Unity!

You should be arriving here from Stephanie's blog.

This week, it's EXTRA SPECIAL...
'cause, if you see the list -
we have 3 AMAZING GUEST BLOGGERS joining us in this hop!
(the first three!)
These ladies are super talented and so excited to have them with us today!
(Oh, and it's not my usual week to be hopping -
thus, so excited to be hopping with my 'other' DT fellows!)

Here's the whole list for your reference:

Thienly Azim - YOU ARE HERE!


Alrighty - onto business!
There's A LOT to share this week -

The LUCKY YOU sale.

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Gosh - aren't those new itty bittys awesome?
I think I need to go shop!

There's going to be 34 items on sale, so make sure that you go check it out!
Click HERE to shop!

Now, onto new PHYLLIS HARRIS stamps.
I'm more of a modern/vintage kinda girl, not so cutesy or too girly...
However, these Phyllis Harris images are darling -
they are just so beautiful and brings out the KID in all of us.
They are oh so fun to color, too!

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The image that you see above is colored in by Erin Lee Schreiner -
so so cute!
This one is called - Let Love Fly.

There's one more...
and I made a sample card out of it!
(Yes, I pulled out my Copics again....
I really do enjoy coloring - whenever I pull them out -
but somehow it scares me!)

This pretty one is called - The Heart of a BFF

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...and uplose :)
What a beautiful image, isn't it?

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...and ALL Phyllis Harris are 40% off!!! 

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and... New Unity {be inspired} CHALLENGE!!!

Here's the new COLOR PALETT
(who thinks I have too much time on my hands?) 
that you're going to be working with, 
along with sketches from wonderful Joslyn Nielsen!

Anything goes -
 this is just to 'inspire you"  - 
so you can just use the sketch but not the colors, 
or the colors but not the sketch. 
Or even better, use BOTH!

The only requirement is for you to use Unity stamps!
 It can be ANY stamps!

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I hope that you are inspired to create something so you can join us in the fun!
Click HERE for more info!

I've created a card so I can also join in the fun and get you started thinking about it!

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I usually just grab either the black or brown ink, but since it's a 'color inspiration',
I decided to get my colored inks out, and I had a lot of fun with this one!

I stamped the film strip from April 2012 SMAK onto a transparency, and I loved the look!

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The frame and the sentiment is from September 2012 SMAK.
Don't ya just love the shot of the two boys?
They look like they really 'click', don't they? Haha.

The background hearts are from survives everything.

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These lovely papers and buttons are from Midway collection from October Afternoon.

Oh, and lastly, but not least - it's March, so we have a new sentiment kit!

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As you can see - this will be $10 ONLY for a month, 
so get yours now!
Click HERE!

I think that's it!
That was a long post! :)
Thanks for coming by and joining us in this hop!
Hope you had fun!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday!

Happy Friday my friends!
It's almost the weekend!

Today, I've got a {s.i.m.p.l.e} card to share with you -
it's the stamp that does IT.
I just LOVE this stamp so much, I had to get it, just so I know I have it in my hands.

It's designed by Joslyn Nielsen (Gosh, I LOVE her art!)
and it's a part of the Nov 2010 Kit of the Month.

The art speaks itself...
and love how minimal it is.
Just didn't want to mess it up.
It was already PICTURE PERFECT to me. :)

I stamped it on kraft paper,
added some neutral colors to the frames and the sofa,
and emphasized the sentiment by stamping it on vellum.

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Isn't the camera brad cute?

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I love how the woodgrain washi made it look like hardwood floor on this card!
(If only getting the real wood was as simple and cheap!)


Anyway - I had two new projects up on my blog yesterday.
If you missed it - come check out and see HERE!
It's part of the Unity hop, so THREE lucky comments will get to win a $20 gift certificate!


Just a reminder of the Unity promo that's going on, too -

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That's it peeps!
Have a GRREEATT weekend, and thanks for coming by!

Hip Hop THROW Back Thursday!

It's Thursday!
...which means that it's time for another fabulous hip hop from the design team!

You should be arriving from Shemaine's blog, but yes, you can start here :)
Just make sure that you hit all the blogs,
Unity gives away three $20 gift certificates to random comments made from all the blogs.

Here's a list for your reference!

Andrea Murdock -
Thienly Azim - YOU ARE HERE :)

So, today is a THROWBACK Thursday!
It`s something new, and totally excting!
It will be happening EVERY SECOND THURSDAY of each month,
We`re going to be celebrating the HISTORY of UNITY,
and selected items from the past will be marked down!
Click here to see the sale.

all the KOM members will have the opportunity
to purchase all the KOM that have been `taken off`the store...
Just for this weekend - most of 2008, 2009 and 2010 kits will be marked down to $26!
Click here to see those!

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Oh, just to keep it fun,
the buy one, get another itty bitty for $0.01
will continue throughout the weekend!
Click here to shop for them!
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Alright - today, I've got two things to share with you!

The first is a card made from current Kit of the Month.
It's absolutely gorgeous, and if you haven't seen it -
you can view it here.

I loved that HUGE frame stamp in the kit,
and was inspired to use it as a border for my card.

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I think it turned out darn cute!
The Echo Park Sweet Day collection was just PERFECT 
to give that soft feel of the card.

I cut out the inside of the frame and backed it with cloud paper.
The kites were paper pierced and foam tape was used to give dimension.

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The lovely sentiment also needed a 'frame' - 
so I 'drew' the borders myself to match the other frame!

I love the look of that sentiment -
very chalkboard, vintage look :)

My next project is a little brown glassine gift bag - 
embellished with stamps from Feb Kit of the Month.

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EVERYTHING is a stamp... except for the doily, burlap, buttons, and that ruler.
I just LOVE that wood board stamp, along with the sentiment, the seed packet...
and the little watering can is actually from here.

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I had some wooden flower buttons - just what I needed!

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You can see how fun it is by adhering items in different layers :)

So, that`s it for today!
Hope that you liked my projects :)

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Nobunny like you...

Happy Friday!
(and welcome to all my friends from Friends with Flairs :) )

I'm FINALLY back into my crafting mode, after coming back from my two week vacation.
It was an amazing trip, but unfortunately, I came down with something right before I left 
...and INFECTED my ENTIRE family (Six of them, including my parents)
It's been a rough ride, and just found out that four of us have bronchitis, 
so we're now treated, as of yesterday :)
Hoping to get better soon!

Today, I have a fun Easter project to share with you 
using the current Stamp of the Week from Unity Stamp Company.
I love these weekly stamps - so cute and easy to get inspired!
ONLY TWO more days to get this stamp - 
so if ya love it - 
(I know you do!)
Go sign up at the link above!

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I decided to make a Easter basket filled with 'carrots'. 
All the files are from here, of course SVG Cuts. 
I love how their files add so much to Unity stamps!

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Isn't the stamp cute?
 I adore that bunny, and you may not able to tell, 
but I made this into a lollipop holder.

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I also LOVE the sentiment, which I decided to stick them on a rod, like a sign.

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This was the first time I made this basket and I was so impressed,
 as with any other Mary's files. 
All the weaving strips fit together so well - 
I was blown away. 
I have NO idea how one would make not only rounded, 
but a basket, and make it fit together so perfectly.

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You've got to check out these adorable carrots, too!
They open up at the top, so you can fill them with little Easter goodies, like tiny eggs and jellybeans.
The basket and the carrots are all in one kit!

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...and they are SUPER SIMPLE to put together!

Anyway, that's it for today.
Hope that you liked my project!

Don't forget about the fabulous releases from Joslyn Nielson this week!
Have you seen it?
Go check it out at the store!

See the promo this week as well - 
ALL Itty Bittys are Buy one, Get one for $0.01!
and there's a FREE GIFT with EVERY ORDER over $25!

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Oh, I saw the 'sneak peeks' of the latest SVG Cuts new kit.
It's mind blowing. 
It's gorgeous.
I'm gonna have SO MUCH fun with it!
Just wait and see... :)

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a beautiful day!


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