Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Get ready for the HOLIDAYS! - Unity Ippity release

Hey all!

We all had fun celebrating the awesome ippity new releases over at Unity tonight! This time around, we had the party right up on the Facebook wall, so hope that everyone was able to join in!

So, did ya see all the fun ippity releases? Aren't they so cute?  I seriously can't believe they release the cutest things month after month... I need MORE TIME to create things!

This is a hop - you all know that routine, so you should be coming over from Stephanie's blog!

Jen B.
Jen E.
Lisa A.
Lisa H.
Jennifer Roach (Guest Designer)

The first uses the itty bitty Halloween Greetings.


The witch is just adorable, isn't it? Not like the creepy, ugly witch that I normally see! This one is just so LOVABLE!


Look at the little details on this - Angie drew this up! Isn't SHE AMAZING? Sentiment is by Joslyn Nielson.


Loving this last year's Halloween papers - Mischievous - from MME.


The whimsical spider web border comes from SVG Cuts - and it's a FREEBIE!

The next up features the naughy. nice. not-sure. stamp set - also designed by Angie!


I thought that it would be cute to make it on a lever card - and of course, I found the perfect one! (Papers are from Echo Park - Dots and Stripes Christmas)


I love the scroll - it adds so much to Santa, and by adding it in dimension - as Angie puts it - makes it look even longer! SO FUN!

I love this sentiment - it makes it perfect to give to anyone! and... when you open the card - you can see little banners with these options:


Not sure cracks me up! Whether you check off naughty or nice, you still see the sweetest ending -


The last of my card is from most wonderful time.

I love the details on this stamp - it's beautiful! Art, of course, created by Angie Blom, and the sentiment is by Joslyn Nielson.


I decided to give a whimsical look to this one, so I used 12 Days of Christmas from MME.


Loving all these stamp sets yet? There's one more AMAZING one that I just never got to make anything with... but JUST LOVE IT!!! Click here for the last one - OH MY DARLING.

So... before I end here - here's something new coming at Unity! All the {ippity} stamps will become a part of Unity line AND will have a NEW look... exciting isn't it?


Oh, and they are having a FABULOUS sale - (I already shopped tonight!) Time to stock up on holiday stamps!


... and if you shop, you get a free stamp! How awesome is that? and YOU can CHOOSE what you want!

OH, and you get a coupon for 35% off your NEXT PURCHASE (valid on non-sale items)! You'll be glad you did... 'cause I just saw what's headed for release next.  You're gonna LOOOOVE it!


That's it! I'm done.

Time to let you go and hop on over to Jennifer's blog!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Do what makes you happy - Epiphany Crafts DT Project

Hello everyone!

This is my VERY LAST project for Epiphany Crafts.  It's been a fun six month, and I hope that you enjoyed and was inspired by my projects! :)  Which was your favorite? I must say that my fave ones are the oval glasses and the last week's iPhone card.  I will continue to use those tools, so it's definitely the not the end of my Epiphany crafting!

This week, we've been pairing up with one of my fave embellishment companies - Maya Road.  I just love all their cute little wooden spools, their stamp sets, cute chipboard, their clear acetate prints... you can have so much fun with those things!

I was inspired by all their sewing notion embellishments, especially their canvas clothes, wooden spools and spool sentiments and 'sew' cute chipboards made a wreath out of it! This is for my mom, as she LOVES sewing and can sit in her room all day making bags and clothes. I think it's a beautiful thing that she wakes up every morning having something to look forward to.  Life is so much more fuller when you can create and can inspire others.

I had this twig wreath that I found last year after Christmas for less than a dollar! It had an ugly red bird sitting on it, and it was my plan all along to take it off and do something else to it...  Anyway - this is what I created!


It's cute, right? I kinda think that I got carried away with using their pretty embellishments, but gives it more character and interest :)


I got tons of burlap from couple of months ago (thanks to my enabler, Tamara from Happy Life, Crafty Wife), and I've been dying to use them! It's not the perfect shade of brown that I would've liked here, but it's pretty and it's burlap. Hey - can't go wrong with burlap!


Isn't this canvas shirt the cutest? The measurement tape trim is actually not Maya Road - it's just one of the random things I found in the dollar stores.


Here`s the overall, and I used the EC tool to make buttons for them!



This is probably my favorite focus of my wreath. I just love all these embellishments all clustered together!




So, that's it! It is a BUSY wreath, but don't you think it's cute?

Here are all the things that I used in this project:

Epiphany Crafts

Shape Studio Round 14 Tool and epoxies
Shape Studio Round 25 Tool and epoxies
Shape Studio Square 25 Tool and epoxies
Button Studio Round 14 Tool and button
Button Studio Heart 20 Tool and button 

Maya Road

Spool Sentiments Stamp Sheet
Love Notes Chipboard Set
Mini Scallop Chipboard Set
Sew Cute Mini Chipboard Set
Mini Pennant Banner Canvas Pieces
Mini Triangle Banner Canvas Pieces
Laundry Day Canvas Pieces
Die Cut Kraft Doilies

Unity stamps - Donna downey studios art & possibility

Jute twine
Measurement tape trim
Twig wreath
Hot Glue Gun
Ink Pads

I hope that I have inspired you in some way - thanks for coming here!

Have a crafty day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

iYours :) - Epiphany Crafts DT project.

Hey all!

I am SUPER EXCITED to share my card with ya all today! This is different from my usual - it's no vintage, it doesn't have any burlap or canvas or twine. In fact, all it is is just a BUNCH of square Epiphany Crafts Square epoxies and a black, grey and white cardstock.  Oh, and some online images, too.... sounds boring, right?

Well, this week, Epiphany Crafts launched their Square 25 and Round 25 in all the Michaels stores, and we're celebrating that by focusing on those pretty epoxy shapes.

So... I wanted to do something unique.  Something cool... and then it hit me! (Another Thienly moment here.)

I am going to make an iPhone card! and all the square epoxies can be the app buttons!!!

So I went online, searched for app images in the best resolution as I can, resized it to my square 25 epoxy shapes, and voila!

I also had the PERFECT iPhone SVG from here. (Of course, SVG Cuts - they've got EVERYTHING!)  I altered a bit by deleting the gift card slot, and also did add in some stuff of my own by using basic simple shapes :)

Here it is... TA-DA!!!!


SUPER COOL, right? I even had the PERFECT sentiment from it - Gigabyte, from Pink by Design!


These squares look pretty darn cool in real life... it's so fun! What's exciting about this project was that my HUBBY was SO EXCITED about my crafting! He loved it!


I also thought that it would be cool to add a cool background for it - and found one from MME, and also cut out an acetate layer over it to mimic the screen look.


So that's it!

I hope that you like this card - it's THE perfect card for a guy, don't you think?

While I've got you here, I thought that I should let you know that this is my second last project for Epiphany Crafts.  My 6 month term is coming to a close at the end of August and I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play with these amazing tools and to inspire you with my projects.  I know that they had a design team call last week... so if you did apply - good luck :)

Oh, and have you seen the latest SVG Cuts latest kit???  It is SUPER AH-MAZING!!!

I love Halloween crafting and I love vintage! I couldn't have asked for more! It's the MIDNIGHT JAMBOREE SVG KIT!! Just look at this - I'm gonna have so much fun with this kit!

This is all YOURS for FREE with purchase of $9.98 or more and coupon: FREEGIFT

Thanks for stopping by - have a SUPER DUPER weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shoot for the Moon! - Ippity Wednesday!

Today, I wanted to share with you a little {ippity} card that I made the other day.  I LOVE these stamps - not only because they are Unity, but for the fact that these sales support 50 amazing women.

I chose the Moon Beam & Heart Strings  (I thought it was PERFECT as it also reminds YOU of the Unity Monthly Challenge - which the theme is STARS)  I encourage you to look into these challenges - they are SUPER fun, you get more traffic to your blog, you'll be sure to get inspired as well as making some amazing friends along the way.

Such cute little set of stamps, isn't it?

For my card - I decided to do it a bit differently, and used my Staz-on ink to stamp onto an acetate to make a clear shadow box style card.  This card base is from SVG Cuts (of course!) and it's the Party Card from this kit.


I used Rocket Age papers from October Afternoon, and used wooden tags and stars (Studio Calico) to add dimension to the card.


Added some buttons to jazz it up and accented with washi tape on the side.


The tag is stamped with another ippity stamp - A Bit of Burlap.  (This amazing stamp is designed by my friend, Michelle Bertuzzi!) I LOVE the fact that background stamps add texture.



To finish off the card, I added some jute twine (May Arts) and twine (The Twinery) to the tag :)

I hope that you liked my little card today - and don't forget to visit the ippity blog where you can get more inspiration.  They also have a CHALLENGE going on every other week, so make sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by - have a crafty day everyone! :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

ALL NEW SVG Cuts Freebie Download Sheet!

Hey all SVG Cuts fans!


The latest 35 FREEBIE images is ready for you to download! Again, these sheets unfortunately aren't in the date order it was posted, but it's all there! (except for the latest First Place Chili which will be on the next sheet)


Click here to download.
 (Obviously, you will get full sheet and won't be crooked like above!)

If you find the image that you like - all you need to do is for you to go onto their blog - and scroll down until you see 'Search this site' on the lower right hand corner.  You can then simply input the name of the file, and it'll pull it up for you! Then you download, extract... you know the routine!

Easy peasy, right? 

These sheets will keep you organized and you will be able to utilize these amazing free files, as it's SO easy to forget about them!

If you're interested in downloading the past sheets, click here - it'll take you back to the post where it'll have all the download links :) There should be 12 sheets in total now! (A couple of the sheets will have fewer images than others - at that time - I was too excited to share and couldn't wait to fill the page!)

(If you can leave me a simple 'Hi' or 'Thanks' or whatever you feel like saying (hopefully not 'I hate you'... - I would totally appreciate it as it lets me know that YOU appreciate these sheets :) )

Enjoy and happy crafting!

Spooked Up Wall Hang - SOTW 33

Happy Sunday!

Today, I've got a quick post to share with you a tiny wall hang that I made using the latest Stamp of the Week from Unity Stamp Company!

Who knew that you can make a little house decor using these itty bitty sized stamps! But it turned out so darn cute!

This is the most adorable and detailed stamp that you can ever get - and it's so fun! It's designed by Tracey Malnofski and the sentiment is by Joslyn Neilson! Such talented girls!

Here's the stamp!


...and here's what I've created!


Cute, right? Again, it's a tiny wall hang - so it's super quick to make!


I added in a bat, a ghost and a crow to add to it - all from SVG Cuts.



I just love this image... I colored with muted tones to match my Lost & Found Halloween papers from MME.

So.... if you're already signed up - you've got lots to look forward to in your mail this week! and if you haven't signed up yet - it's only $5.79 a week and you get some yummy red rubber goodness in the mail every week (click here to sign up!) Can't get better than that!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School Locker Gift Box - SVG Cuts DT project

Hey all! I'm so excited to share my next SVG Cuts project with you!

I wrote this before I left on my vacation, so some things may sound funny:

It's been so hectic here with two vacations back to back... (can't complain!) but between the vacations - I had about 12 days... I had to whip up 8 projects! So, I've got a simple, yet cute project to share!

Back to school is around the corner... can't believe how fast this summer is going! and thought that it would be cute to find different ways to give a little gift to a child.  I loved that crayon box that Mary designed as a freebie! Anyway, I thought that it would be so cute to make a 3D locker! A locker would work well for a bit older kid, too!

So... (my brain thinking...), of course, I had to think about how I was going to do this.  I decided to take the letter "I" from the 3D Letters SVG Kit and combine that with Classic Christmas Advent Calendar SVG Kit to make the door opening.  After that... it all came easily.

Anyway, here's my project!


Cute, right? It measures about 7.5" tall, so it's tall enough to hold pens and other small things!


I took my favorite Note to Self paper collection from Echo Park as accent papers. It was perfect (I think!) This paper almost gives it a teenager look, so if you want to make it out to a smaller kid, maybe use more fun and colorful papers?


If you really have items inside the box and want to prevent from the door opening, you can tie a ribbon around the whole locker when giving :)

...and when you open the locker...


So fun!

You can totally customize inside the locker and even add in some items that would fit the child! If it's a music student - add in an instrument? If it's for an athlete - add in a racket or even hang skates inside? Lots of potential here!


Again, you can even write in a message onto one of these memos!


So, you know what the best thing about this whole box? The divider is foldable, so you can add in longer objects! Of course you can use the divider if you have little things to add in, but the divider being able to collapse makes it so practical! (or is it me that's excited by all this!? lol...)


So... are you inspired? Want to make one of these?

Here are the collections that you need!

1. 3D Letters SVG Kit
2. Classic Christmas Advent Calendar SVG Kit
3. Back to School SVG Collection
4. School Days SVG Kit

... and once you have that - head on over to SVG Cuts' blog to get the full details of the dimensions, exact files, and instructions!

Hope you liked my project!

Oh, and have you seen the latest SVG Cuts Kit? It's a FOOTBALL PARTY SVG KIT!

It is SO FUN! Perfect for those guys' football parties, or to make football themed birthday for your little one.  You can customize your own colors and logo and make it more personal!

Even if you're not into football, there are so many elements that you can take and use it for other sports!  With SVG Cuts files - the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by - have a crafty day everyone!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hip Hoppin' Thursdays with Unity!

Welcome to another Hip Hop!

(If you're looking for Unity/Ribbon Carousel blog hop - click here)

You should be coming here from Shermaines' blog, and since I'm THE LAST STOP, I'm sure you're overwhelmed with fun crafty ideas already! However, I'm gonna overload you with two more projects today!

For today's post - I've decided to show you some fun projects that you can make using this month's Kit of the Month.  I love this kit - makes me excited for all the holidays coming up - it's filled with Back to School, Halloween and Christmas stamps, AND there's many more! (If you're interested in signing up - click the above button and you'll see how you can be hooked up to get this awesomeness)


My first project is back to school crayon box for giving that little something as a good luck gift :)  When I saw these crayon stamps, I just knew it was PERFECT for the box from SVG Cuts.


I stamped the crayon image onto various colors, cut them out and wrapped it up with matching twine color.

Sorry for the old crayons... that's all I had. :)This box is perfect for giving gift cards, too! Wouldn't a kid be thrilled to get something like this?


My next one is Halloween treat bags and I just love that background stamp included in the kit. So pretty and adds so much to the spooky look! This was used to create a patterned paper, and used the tag stamps as an accent to the bag.




I gave it a bit of accent to these tags by having an orange colored pumpkin and one of the bats pop out.

These bags are simple to make and the SVG Cuts' file is from here. All I did was filled with treats inside a clear bag, sandwiched between the bag cut-out, placed the topper sleeve on top and machine stitched the whole thing. (They will unfortunately have to rip it to get to the candy, but makes a fun looking treat!)

I hope that you enjoyed my projects today!

Thanks for dropping by - have a crafty day!


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