Friday, August 16, 2013

Friends with Flair ~ Itty Bitty a Day Facebook Contest Entries

For those of you who follow the Unity {Show and Tell} group on Facebook, I apologize for the repeat cards...for those of you who don''s a fun group full of inspiration like FWF, but daily! Either way, I figured that for Friends with Flair this week I'd post details of the cards I made for the challenge (however many that turns out to be!)

Monday's card is a CAS masculine one...I have a second image colored and I plan to line the inside of the card with white paper and put these in the pile for OWH. I figure that any hero would be comfortable sending this card home!

stamp: Unity SOTW Itty Bitty Anchored
ink: Memento
markers: Spectrum Noir
cardstock: white(Neenah), black and gray(stash)
ribbon: The Paper Studio
die cuts: Spellbinders

Tuesday's card....I'm two for two! I colored up the Phylis Harris stamp...this little girl is so adorable! 

I entered this one in a different linky party/contest, so the details are in a different post, here.

Day three...and I'm still making cards! My family had s'mores a few nights ago...which got me thinking about this SOTW and it rolled from there!

And will you take a look at that bow...I received a new toy in the mail this afternoon, the 3GirlJam, is it easy peasy to use!!! 


  • stamp: Unity SOTW Chocolate and Friendship
  • cardstock: white(Neenah), brown(stash)
  • ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique
  • pencils: Prismacolor
  • ink: Memento(black), Ranger(brown)
Wow, I've managed to find time to make a card four days in a row...the thought of that just makes me happy!

Rainbows and happy thoughts for today!


  • cardstock: white(Neenah), others(stash)
  • stamp: Unity
  • pencils: Prismacolor
  • ink: Memento
  • ribbon: Offray
  • die cuts: Spellbinders

WooHoo! I completed five projects in five days! And judging by the number of projects posted on facebook...I'm not the only one by far! A little bit different project today...a special order for my son...he's going to a birthday party and wanted something to put the gift card in, (ok, in told him that he *had* to put the gift card into something! lol) So a little spiffing up of the bag was in order...

I colored my own ribbon with markers again, this time using several different colors and flicking them on the ribbon randomly. I also wet the ribbon slightly with water and crumpled it into a ball then left it to dry ~ that's how it gets the crinkle. :-) Voila! I have ribbon that matches the stamp that I colored!

And check out that cute bow...made with the 3GirlJam bowmaker again...I'm loving how cute it makes the bows! 

Just a little bit of sparkle with some glitter glue, and I'm done! Do you ever gussy up the gift bags that you use?


  • cardstock: white(Neenah), others(scraps)
  • stamp: Unity SOTW Candles, Stars & Birthday Wishes
  • markers: Spectrum Noir
  • ribbon: Snug Hug Rayon Seam Binding
  • die cuts: Spellbinders
  • glitter glue: StudioG

Have a super day, and thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Have fun hopping around to see all the great Unity inspiration!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let Beauty Surround You

I'm finally eeking out some time in my craft room...even though it still looks like a tornado hit it from when I made space for a new sewing I the only one who resorts to stacking things higher in order to make space????

I've been getting the emails about the latest 3 Girl Jam Challenge ~ Kraft with Ribbon, and am loving the inspiration! So I decided to join in on the fun.


  • cardstock: white(Neenah), kraft & yellow(stash)
  • ribbon: Hug Snug Ribbon
  • stamp: Unity SOTW (Let beauty surround you)
  • pencils: Prismacolor
  • marker: Spectrum Noir
  • ink: Memento

Here's something that many of you probably know already, but maybe a few of you don't, so I thought that I'd share...If you want a custom color of ribbon, its not necessary to pull out the dye pots, you can just grab some white ribbon and an alcohol marker, then color that ribbon! I used white rayon seam binding ribbon, and the marker made the ribbon a bit stiffer than it is normally, but that was great, since it made my bow keep shape better!

And I just wanted to show a closer picture of the coloring...look...shading! And moreover, shading that doesn't look amateurish (shh, keep your opinions otherwise to yourself!) 

This is encouragement to any of you who look at your own coloring and think that you'll never get advice to you...keep coloring anyway!!! The practice with your chosen medium will have you oohing and ahhing at your own work in no time at all!

Thanks for stopping by!