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Friday, October 30, 2009

Pink and Brown...with green eyes>

Happy Friday, friends with flair Friday, that is!

I had the blinkie last week and it was so fun! Thank you to everyone for the nice comments, you are all terrific!

Here's a quick post for the card that I made for last week's Unity Bro challenge...a "sweet pink and brown manly card" (with a little green Smooch on the spider eyes):
From Unity Projects

Stamps: Unity Distressed Spider Dance, Mix Up of Cuteness
C/S: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Misc DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Stickles, Green Smooch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, distressor tool

Hurry, go find that blinkie...I'm looking for it too! Have a blinkieful Friday! *smile*

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Unity 25 Random Stamp Winner...

Thank you to everyone who participated by leaving comments on my blog during Unity's Friends with Flair Friday!

The winner of the Unity 25 Random deeply etched red rubber Stamps...

chosen by random org ...


"jennifer mitten said... Cute card - love that clever window for the owl. I really admire your creations!October 23, 2009 5:03 PM"!

The announcement is on the SCS--FFF thread here!

Woohoo, congrats and thanks for playing!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Flair with Friends...

...hey, did you notice I reversed the title? Yup, the ~Friends with Flair Friday~ title still works when you reverse the words...chuckle... Well, if you are anybody who looooves Unity, you are sooooo nice to hop on by and enjoy everyone's creativity today!
Oooooh, by the way, Angela and the Unity gang are having a tremendous 'GARAGE SALE' that you don't want to miss HERE!

I just received my October KOM the other day and had to play...yay I LUV it! I'm still playing, 'cause how can you not keep playing with these stamps??? Here's one card that I made:
From Unity Projects
'Thank You' for being so kind to leave comments on as many blogs as possible and making our day!

Unity Flair!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What, Starbucks called me???

Okay, I just have to share...My friend Tammy and I went to the Women's Expo this past in Phoenix. It wasn't the best show that they've had 'cause a lot of vendors weren't there this year (like the food vendors!) Heck, how are you supposed to go through a Women's Expo without sampling different snacks and food in the aisles, geez???
BUT, my favorite all time coffee place was there...yup, we found the Starbuck's booth and they had samples of their new VIA instant coffee...yum.
Well...on Monday morning I realized I had a message on my cell phone...oooh, I thought maybe it was a job offer. Heck no, it wasn't a job offer, BUT it was waaaay better... Guess what? Did you guess yet? I WON the Starbuck's gift basket that they were raffling! Woohoo, oh yea, I won, I won! insert jumping up and down with excitement here!
I just picked up this basket today! I know that many of you gals loooove Starbuck's and I'd invite you over for some coffee and cookies, but since you all live far, far away, I will share a photo of my basket...all pretty tied with a bow:
From Misc Pic's

The contents contains:
From Misc Pic's

The contents: Starbuck Mind Matters Book (of games); 12-pack VIA Colombia instant coffee; 12-pack VIA Urban Roast instant coffee; 1 lb of Pikes Place Roast Coffee beans; a pretty white Starbucks Leaf Mug; Venti size Starbucks Coffee Cup (green lid); a Starbucks Solo Coffee Press (silver); 1 bottle Starbucks Vanilla Syrup; 1 container Starbucks Fruit & Nut Medley; Elegant&English Honey & Almond Biscuits; Miller's Stones Wheaty & Crumbly Sweet Biscuits; and Baci Di Saronmo Italian Biscuits!
Thanks for sharing in my excitement!

Friday, October 16, 2009

sending happy thoughts...

From Misc Pic's

Did you hear? Unity is having this spectacular sale through Sunday! Now, wHO dOES tHAT?

I'm sharing a simple card for Friends with Flair Friday...hope you enjoy it! This card uses the March '09 KOM called Simple Life. I incorporated two SCS challenges..Sketch Challenge SC250 and the Ways to Use it Challenge WT240, which was to use leaves:
From Unity Projects

Stamps: Unity March09 KOM: Simple Life
C/S: all SU--Garden Green, Whisper White, Junto's DSP (retired)
Ink: all SU--Mellow Moss, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, square punches, distressor tool
See, I told you it was simple! Have fun wandering around the Unity customer is so worth it to check out all the flair and inspiration!
Have a marvelous weekend and don't forget to get working on the new Bro challenge too!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Recipe Card for Bro...

Friday, Friends with Flair Friday @ Unity!
The latest challenge for Week 4 that Bro has dished out is to make a recipe card using Unity stamps.'s my Chocolate Trifle recipe card that I'm entering. This trifle recipe is the "adult" version (with vodka and kahlua), but you can omit those ingredients if you must. The layers look awesome in a clear trifle bowl!
I used lots of Unity stamps and made that little flower behind the 'Desserts' out of a coffee filter. I punched it out with a round scallop punch; crinkled it up; sprayed Maya Mist in Iridescent Pearl; and scrunched it up a little again. Then I sprayed a little more of the Maya Mist towards the lower left hand corner of the recipe card to give it a little more shine:

From Unity Projects

From Unity Projects

Stamps from: FEB09KOM, Mix Up of Cuteness, Homemade By
C/S: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber Specialty (retired)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Rose Red
Accessories: Iridescent Pearl Maya Mist, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Coffee Filter, Scallop Circle Punch

Thanks for scooting by and please leave some 'luv' for as many Unity customer blogs as you's a happy feeling!

Monday, October 5, 2009

What is the "Melting Pot", you ask?

No, I'm not talking about the restaurant with all those fantastic items to dip in various sauces...yum! I'm talking about a "Melting Pot Magic" class that I took at one of my LSS "Madscrappers" on Saturday, World Card Making Day. Then, I took the "Melting Pot Magic Advanced" class right after! Even though these were not cards that we made, everything I did make can be used as elements on a card or page or...

I had never even tried the Melting Pot before this class and oooh, I LUV it! There are so many endless possibilities with UTEE (in many amazing colors) and this Melting Pot. We used Melt Art™ To Dye For™ colors We learned to use molds, red rubber stamps, how to do faux soldering, create jewelry, use chipboard, create paper beads and on and on and on.
This first photo (from left to right) is pouring clear UTEE over these images:
a) cut out round cardstock image(haunted house/moon/tree) and placed in a round silicone baking cup, then poured UTEE over it;b) placing a diamond cookie cutter on cardstock image (spiders), then poured UTEE over it;c) placing a square cardstock image (witch on a broom), placing it in square silver case, then pouring UTEE over it.The UTEE dries sooo quickly that your piece is done in no time and you can just pop out your project out of the molds:
From Miscellaneous Items

This next photo show the paper/UTEE beads and the center image is faux soldering (I need LOTS of practice on this one)...ha! I also made this silver square necklace stamped with the Unity Flowers from Neverland stamp:

From Miscellaneous Items

I poured the hot UTEE (with color) into a necklace square and then used my 'red rubber' Unity stamp to make the impression and highlighted it with a little Pearl X:

From Miscellaneous Items

This last photo...
a) I tried to make little round pearls in this UTEE colored in pinks...this bigger pearl is what happens when you can't get the UTEE to stay 'round' and I kept dipping this back into the hot UTEE and it eventually grew bigger than the one that I only dipped once..heehee!;b) This second necklace is experimenting with various colors and letting it melt into the UTEE without mixing it;c) This flower is actually chipboard dipped in hot UTEE, and it's pretty tricky to get it coated just right without 'falling' back into the hot UTEE:
From Miscellaneous Items

If someone actually read this entire post, 'THANK YOU' for letting me show what I was really a fun time playing with this stuff! Now...should I purchase the tools to continue with this...hmmm...not sure yet!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Plaid and Polka Dots said Bro Man!

"Friends with Flair Friday"...where Unity customers share their creations...WHO? yea, I'm asking
WHO DOES THAT??? Oh yea, UNITY does!

I know there are soooo many blogs to run through and take in all the incredible creativity, so I am making this a short post. This is a gift card holder that I made for the new 'BRO' challenge which is to use plaid and polka dots. The opening is on the right side and I tied the flap closed with crocheted ribbon that I had from Rusty Pickle. Thanks for looking!

From Unity Projects

Stamps: Unity Mix Up of Cuteness
C/S: Ruby Red, Sweet Slumber DSP (retired), Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ruby Red
Accessories: Stickles for sparkle, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Lace Punch (Martha Stewart), Rusty Pickle crocheted ribbon, twine
Have a terrific weekend!

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