Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to be a part of this special blog hop to spread some joy during this period when we have to keep to social distancing.  We hope to bring some inspiration your way and to encourage you to send cards to your friends and family to bring some sunshine into their lives.

If, at any time you get lost along the hop, please click to Catherine Pooler's blog or Hedgehog Hollow's blog for the full list of participants.

I am representing Unity Stamp Co in this blog hop
and they have two $25 Gift Certificates to giveaway.

Unity has made available some amazing digi stamps during this period and here are a couple of them...

On this card, I used the beautiful stamp Faith Not Fear.

On this card, I used the digital stamp A Work of Heart.

Please also visit Unity Stamp Co's blog for more information.

In your comment, please let me know one thing that brightens your day during this period of lockdown.

There are a total of at least 31 Sponsors in this hop.  

All you need to do is comment as you hop with us and the prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs. The more you comment, the higher chance you have to win!  Some of the sponsors will be offering discounts and freebies from their blogs, so please check them out too.

The deadline to enter is April 24th for prizes.  
Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27th on Catherine and Alexandra's blogs.  All prizes info will be listed on their blogs as well.

The next blog in the hop is Helen... 
I'm sure she has some fabulous projects to share.

Thank you for visiting me.

Good luck!

Here's a list of some of the Prizes:

Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
Hedgehog Hollow - One month free subscription to the box with free US shipping
CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson - $35 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Ink on 3 - $35 Gift Certificate
Brutus Monroe - $50 Gift Certificate
Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
You're Next Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate
Taylored Expressions - $50 Gift Certificate
Pink and Main - $25 Gift Certificate
Unity - two $25 Gift Certificates
Dress My Craft - $35 gift certificate

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Unity Special Hop with My Sweet Petunia

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today we are so excited to celebrate the Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) collaboration hop.
Lots of great new releases & prizes! Read on to find out how to win.

I'd have to say I LOVE my MISTIs (err... yes I have 3 of them!) and stamping is so easy with the MISTI tool.  I don't have to worry about imperfect stamp impressions and alignment issues anymore.

We are hopping on the blog and over at Instagram.
I am sharing different sets of cards here and on Instagram, so please click over to my Instagram page to view the rest.

Let's get into the cards :)

Coloured with Copic markers, MFT dies
I just love this cute mouse from Special Delivery Mouse set by Lisa Glanz.

Copic markers, Unity Cinderella Sequins, MFT & Wplus9 dies
Next is this beautiful poinsettia stamp Whatever Keeps You Warm by Graciellie Design.

Copic colouring, background with Kuretake Gansai watercolors, MFT & Wplus9 dies
Lastly, this beautiful set A Time of Peace by Tierra Jackson makes a gorgeous Christmas card.

Please click over to either the Unity blog or My Sweet Petunia blog for the entire list of everyone participating on the blog hop today.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away PLUS a $60 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. You have until Monday, November 12th to leave a comment. Winners will be picked and announced Tuesday, November 13th on the Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Unity Hop - Beth Duff Release {25 Oct 2018}

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Unity Stamp Company - Beth Duff  Designs blog hop! Today, we are hopping with Beth's Design Team to celebrate the release of her Stamp line with Unity.

We are hopping both on the blog and over at Instagram.  Please also visit my Instagram page as I'm sharing a different set of cards there from this release.

I am so excited because this is such a fantastic release!

The first stamp set is "Let Your Hair Down". This is such a fun set and I love the sweet girls. On the card below I added a flower to her hair from "Choose What To Become".
Make sure you click over to Instagram to see another card with this stamp set.

Next set is "Invest in Yourself".

Here is my last card using the set, "Serenity is Peace" and I absolutely LOVE this set!

Dies used - Stitched Rectangle Frames (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Windy Backdrop (Lawn Fawn), Leafy Tree Backdrop (Lawn Fawn) and Paddington Street Lamp (MFT), Galactic Cover die (Mama Elephant), Stitched Hillside borders (Lawn Fawn)
I created a scene card with shimmery background and added a flower (from "Choose What To Become") at the bottom of the card.

I hope you like these new sets.
Here is the list of everyone hopping today...

Comment as you hop along to win some prizes.
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. {We will announce the winners on the Unity blog TUESDAY night.}

Thank you so much for stopping by.



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Unity Hop {26 July 2018}

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Unity Hop!  I'm so glad you stopped by. I've been busy trying to squeeze in every spare time I have to create because I LOVE this week's new Release.

The weather has been so cold and wet here and I'm almost dressed like this every day :)

I did a lot of fussy cutting around the sentiment - I really enjoy doing this.

I love creating clouds that look like snow.  To add the effect, I pounced the dauber onto the card for some additional texture.

Creating a wintry scene with this next stamp - I love a white Christmas :) It's always summer where I am end of the year.

I had to share this card because I love the image. When I coloured and created the card, I didn't know it was a self portrait of Angie Blom. I think she did an awesome job!

Lastly, I have to share two of my favourite cards from the July KOTM.

Thank you so much for visiting me.

Here is the full list of all of us who are hopping today:

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Unity Hop {14 June 2018}

Hello Everybody!

Today is a Special hop celebrating the new Graciellie Design release at Unity.
We also have Graciellie's Design Team hopping with us.  I'm sure there's lots of inspiration along the way :)

My first card uses the stamp set Blossom & Flourish.
Copic markers, dies by Avery Elle and Altenew

My second card is from the set Tea Cup Floret. I love this huge stamp and it was so fun to add colour to it.
Copic markers, Lawn Fawn die, gems by Pretty Pink Posh

Have you seen the Unity Kits this month?  My favourite is the Sentiment Kit - Every Single Day.

Every Single Day {june 2018 sentiment kit}

Copic markers, MFT dies
Thank you for visiting me... and

here is the full list of everyone hopping today.

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Kary - you are here

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Unity!!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to a special Unity Hop!!

Today we are celebrating Unity's 10th Birthday!
Congrats to Angela and the Unity team!

So many Awesome new kits and you know Angela is going to have something special for Unity fans. Let's get straight into it...

Lately I'm practising with Prismacolor pencils. I must admit it takes much longer to achieve the same results compared to copics but the process is relaxing. 
Products used : Unity Obsessed with Floral, Prismacolor pencils, Hello die from Pink & Main, Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.
Products used : Unity Focus on the Things, Prismacolor pencils, Background die from Lil Inker Designs, Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn.

Products used : Unity Blissful Birthday, Copic Markers, Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.

Products used : Unity Feel the Freedom, Prismacolor pencils, Diamond Chevron die from Lil Inker Designs, Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.

Products used : Unity You are Forever Beautiful, Copic markers, Layered Plaid Cover Die B from Altenew.

Products used : Unity Angie Girl - Margaret, Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles and Border die from MFT.

Lastly, look at this lovely mermaid from the May KOTM! I love her!!

Products used : May KOTM, Prismacolor pencils, Wave Elle-ments from Avery Elle.

Thank you for stopping by.
Here is the list of all of us hopping today...

Kary - you are here!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beyond Basics Background - Thanks

I seldom create backgrounds that are elaborate as most of my work are fast and easy due to my busy life. Today I took a little extra time to create a background that has several techniques inspired by the Class Beyond Basics Backgrounds.

The Altenew products I used are

Mandala Die set

Thanks Die - Altenew
Thanks die
Daisy Stamp Set - Altenew
Daisy Stamp set

Here's my card

Using the Mandala die, I die-cut it with kraft cardstock. Then I placed the die-cut over a piece of watercolour cardstock and spritzed some gold, red and green shimmer colours. When everything is dry, I took the die-cut and added Versamark all over the mandala section and gold heat embossed it and adhered it to the watercolour cardstock. 

Next for the sentiment, I die-cut the word "Thanks" on white and black cardstock so that I have 3 pieces for each of them. I stacked and adhered the white together then the black. On the white die-cut I pressed the Versamark inkpad over it and heat embossed with orange embossing powder. I repeated this twice. Then I adhered the orange die-cut to the black and offset it a little. 

For the flower, I used the Daisy stamp with Summer Afternoon inks and used Prismacolors for added definition near the flower centre. I stamped the leaves with Green Fields inks. All the images were then fussy cut out.

I adhered the sentiment to a strip of black and gold cardstock and placed the daisy and leaves as shown. To finish off the card, I added some floral sequins with silver stickles in the centres.

It has been fun to churn out the cards for the AECP assignments this weekend and I had so much fun with the various techniques.

See you!