Thursday, January 26, 2017

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GIU WINNERS

 I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU to everyone who visited my blog during my week as a GIU Gal, I truly appreciate the support. 

Congratulations to my 2 winners!!!

xoxo
 

Friday, January 20, 2017

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GIU DAY 5

Well here we are at the end to a beautiful, creative week designing with my favorite red rubber stamps from
Unity Stamp Company. 
I truly appreciate having this platform to do what I love, CREATING. 
I thought it be fitting to share a project using Berry Good Life, my very first unity stamp purchase

Thank you all so very much for visiting with me this week.
I will picking winners from all the comments left this week and will make a special post here on my blog announcing the winners.
Come back often, I am always "creating something handmade"

xoxo 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GIU DAY 4

Welcome, welcome it's Day 4...ALREADY.  it amazes me what one can conquer when they are on a schedule.  I have managed to create everyday this week so far and truthfully it makes me over the moon happy that I am able to create and do what I love for not only fun, but for a living.

Black and white and stripes a perfect pair and my favorite combination.  I used my Cricut machine to achieve this look and very happy with the outcome.
 
I want to thank you again and again for stopping by my blog and supporting me this week and my love for Unity Stamp Company.

Don't forget leave a comment and on Saturday I will pick 2 lucky winners randomly to receive 25 stamps from Unity.

xoxo

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GIU DAY 3

It's officially hump day and I want to thank you for hanging out with me.

There are days that I sit down and create and I struggle with white space being left open...I don't know it sometimes just seems as if there needs to be something to cover it up, yet today this card just works for me.  I love dark blue with the bright colors.
 
I used a sentiment from Angie Girl (cares for what she loves), it's perfect for this delicate card

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a random stamp pack from Unity Stamp Company



xoxo

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GROWING IN UNITY DAY 2


Thank you so much for stopping by for yet another day of Growing In Unity feature post.
 I wanted to say it with words, so I picked a sentiment from EVERYTHING WONDERFUL a kit I use often from 2013.  When you have a sentiment that says just enough it makes my cards just perfect!
 
Because this is a 2 stamp image, I wanted to make sure my sentiment was centered into the circle, so I pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamping tool.  I tell you this is the best tool ever for placement.

You basically align the acetate sheet in the corner of the acrylic L shaped block, you align your stamp in the same corner and stamp on the acetate sheet over the surface you will be stamping on.  You then remove the acetate sheet and stamp directly onto your surface.
 
and just like that you have a centered stamped image.

Thank you so very much for stopping, don't forget I will randomly pick 2 winners from all those that comment during the week to receive a prize pack of 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company. 
Don't  forget to visit my GIU partner for the week Judy, who is an card maker and huge Unity fan like me!!!

xoxo

Sunday, January 15, 2017

HAPPY NEW AND AND WELCOME TO MY GROWING IN UNITY BLOG POST: DAY 1

Ok, when I went to set up my post I just happened to notice I have not posted ANYTHING since my last years Growing In Unity feature week...ughmmmmm I need to do better.
 In the meantime WELCOME to my blog, it's an exciting place to visit this week because not only do you get to see some fun projects using Unity Stamps created by little ole me, you get a chance to win stamps too. At the end of the week I will pick 2 random winners to win 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company.
What's even more exciting this year Unity changed the participation game up a notch and added to the line up a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW GROWING IN UNITY GAL and paired each participant up with a
Veteran (ME for this week)...
This week you can view my partner's project and increase your chances of winning by just leaving a comment each day on the project and at the end of the week we will both pick winners
>>>>click here to see her projects  Judy Markowitz  
For my project I used this super, duper cute exclusive wood stamps I got several years ago.  Stamped the image seveal time in different colors using Momento Ink and cut them out using my Brother Scan-N-Cut.  A tag, some washi and just like that cuteness on a card

Unity exclusive, limited edition, wood engraved Unity Red Rubber Stamp...sounds wonderful doesn't it?  Well let me tell you, all the stamps created by Unity are just that...WONDERFUL!!!
 I want to thank you for stopping by my blog, don't forget to check out Judy's Blog this week as well. 

xoxo

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

OPENING DAY 1 JANUARY 2017


I have wanted to sell my handmade items for some time now, but finding the right platform for me has been the biggest challenge.  After careful thought I will be using my blog as my selling site. 

I will be posting photos and and Paypal.  All transactions will give you a secure check out and product handmade by me will be packaged and shipped through Paypal.

I look forward to sharing all my items in the year 2017

xoxo  

Sunday, September 25, 2016

GROWING IN UNITY BLOG HOP

 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and joining in the Unity blog hop.  This hop consist of Girls from July and August Growing In Unity program, where we are given the opportunity to show how we create with stamps from the company.
If you have came from Sheena's blog...AWESOME because you don't want to miss any of the cute creations we have made for this event. 
Be sure to visit each of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win!
 
My cute little project uses stamps from Little Frosty Friends, I tell you this set is one of my favorites because I am such a fan of snowmen. 
 
Thank for stopping by
 The Girls and I would love to read your comments and as a bonus for leaving a comment you will have the opportunity to be 1 of 2 winners chosen to receive a prize pack from Unity...

 Our blog order:
DEIRDRE SMITH>>>YOUR HERE


 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

GROWING IN UNITY WINNERS!!!


  I don't know, picking winners from my blog post is just as much fun as making projects for you all to come and visit my blog.

I would like to share my appreciation for all of you that came by to visit and view my projects.  
If there was a way for each and everyone of you to receive a prize I am would for sure make it happen.

Let's give a warm round of applause to
WENDY FALK 
&
LORI SIMON
(Ladies contact me with your mailing address)

The winners for Growing In Unity

Thank you Unity for being so thoughtful of your fans!!!

xoxo

Friday, August 19, 2016

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GROWING IN UNITY DAY 5


Day 5 and while all things must come to an end, I can truly say I have enjoyed dreaming of ways to use my Unity Stamps.  It's amazing how you can do so much with one stamp set.  Variety and versatility is one of the reason why I have been a long standing customer with Unity, I can truly say they design a little something for each and every one of us for just about every occasion, THANK YOU UNITY for this opportunity
 

One thing I do enjoy about this stamp set you can color or you can paper piece and you can mask...What is masking you ask?  It is a technique where you can stamp the image onto a light weight (copy paper or sticky note) and create magic.  I wanted my Little Ladies to be in a group, so I used a mask to get my images close together without stamping over the image.  If you look at the picture above you will see the mask gets stamped on, not the actual image.   


I then did some inking and then used my dies to multi cut the words FROM US and stacked the die cuts to have the wording pop from the card
 

I truly thank you for stopping by my blog this week and that you have enjoyed my Growing In Unity feature.
Leave a comment, I will be picking from all the guest this week and 2 lucky people will win a prize pack sent to you from Unity Stamp Company

xoxo


Thursday, August 18, 2016

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GROWING IN UNITY DAY 4


These Little Ladies just happen to be my favorite and I am so happy with all of the different looks you can achieve with one stamp set. 
Welcome to the blog for day 4!!!
 

This card was all about the colors and patterns

I cut this image out 3 times and used foam tape to add dimension

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and grabbing hold of today's inspiration. 
Leave a comment for your chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from Unity Stamp Company

xoxo
 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GROWING IN UNITY DAY 3

Welcome back to my blog, here we are on Day 3 of my feature with Growing In Unity.
I am really loving the Little Ladies Stamp set, they are just so cute and you can use them for so many different themes


I made this card using a little mixed media and stencils, mixed in with some wooden stars.  This combination works for just about any card

I want to thank you for stopping by today and please leave a comment.  Your name will be thrown in the hat to be 1 of 2 winners

xoxo


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GROWING IN UNITY DAY 2


Welcome to day 2 of my Growing In Unity feature.  
This little girls was just to cute to not paper piece a cute pattern for her dress and dress up her pigtails with a matching bow.

  

Having the Brother Scan-N-Cut makes not having a matching die a breeze.  I stamped several images and cut them out with ease.


To paper piece you stamp on your pattern paper and fussy cut it out
 

I wanted to create a 2 tone background. I used Vintage Photo for the ground  


I used Peacock Feathers for the sky 


To stamp the wording I used the Misti for perfect placement 

Thank you for stopping by.  Leave a comment for your chance to win 1 of 2 prizes.

xoxo

Monday, August 15, 2016

UNITY STAMP COMPANY - GROWING IN UNITY DAY 1

Welcome to Day 1 of my featured post for Growing In Unity with Unity Stamp Company.  
This is my favorite time to post because I am a featured artist, showcasing how I design with Unity stamps.  
I love, love, love, love did I mention love their stamps...lol...Why because they are deep etched red rubber.  I am old skool, red rubber is what I learned to stamp with because and I love how pretty the image comes out once you apply the ink.

Today kicks off my week using this cute adorable stamp from the Little Ladies set.  This week I will design using all the stamps from this collection, so come back and visit for the rest of the week to see what I have created 


 
 

Be sure and leave a comment each time you visit my blog, I will will picking 2 lucky winners to receive a grab bag from Unity Stamp Company at the end of the week

xoxo

A STITCH BACK IN TWINE NEW RELEASE DAY



New artist are always on the rise and it is my pleasure to support my amazing friend as she continues to make her mark into the digital art world.  
Today marks her big release A Journey Through Oz featuring amazing hand drawn images, hand colored by her amazing team of designers.  
You can find this image and many more in Krsityn Mcinnes-buckingham's 

I colored the Witch using Prisma colored pencils on Kraft cardstock

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you shop Kristyn's shop for today's trendy digital images
xoxo
 
 



 

Friday, June 17, 2016

MY PLANNER TOOL KIT

I am embracing my inner planner and pulling out all the tools to make my creativity tool box.  I know that there are alot of stickers, embellishments etc. that are on the market, but before I buy, buy, buy I am trying to gather my tools and more that I may be able to use for my planner
 
So far I looked through all my dies and I found over a dozen that are small enough to fit into the page configuration of my Happy Planner
 
and even better I will be able to add my Sidekick to my tool box, small and effective.

So if you are anything like me the idea of planning kind of overwhelms me.  I for one don't think I have enough going on to document, so until I get the hang of it I want my planner pages to be cute and fun, but would not like to break the bank to get started.  Scour your stash see what you have and come plan with me

xoxo 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ADDING THE EXTRAS IS A "CINCH"

I have fought this long enough and I even tried things out with my own DIY Planner, I got past the first month, but then it sat.  I have looked and looked at this planner along with all the bells and whistles, so I knew this had to be the one because I kept picking it up each time I went shopping

Honestly speaking I am happy that I bought this planner and had it over a month to figure things out.  One of the biggest reasons I went with this one was the size of the boxes on the calendar and the option to add without it becoming to bulky.  I have looked at the actual punch that would save me alot of time, but then I looked in my studio and found my Cinch in the corner of the closet.  After playing with the settings, I think I came up with a plan that will work for me...



I purchased this beauty, it took me months to figure the right planner, but this planner makes me HAPPY!!!
Before doing any cutting, I needed to measure the paper and make sure I had the ruler set to the right length so that there was equal spacing edge to edge.  The biggest paper that will fit the planner is 7 x 9.25
The Cinch punches 12 holes with the option to configure how you want the holes to punch your paper
For the 7 x 9.25 paper I adjusted the punch guide to punch holes at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 position
Still having space left over to punch I flipped my paper and adjusted my levers yet again
With the paper flush to the left paper guide I punched holes at the 1, 3 and 5 only position, giving me perfect spacing to place my paper evenly in my planner
Because the holes are round and the planner is a disk binding system I needed  to snip with my scissors each hole so that I would be able to put my pages into the planner
I am a little smitten that this worked like a charm

***for smaller inserts you will just need to adjust accordingly between the holes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 along with your paper guide on the left***






XOXO
Thanks for visiting Glittered Roses where I'm always
"creating something handmade"


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