Thursday, November 14, 2019

Unity Grounding Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another regarding grounding. We've grounded to the ground, in space, and now we'll look at grounding using supplies.


Today I am using the new, super retro chic Make It Happen Girl. This girl is perfect for a lesson on grounding images that don't reach the ground or occupy space. How does one ground a partial person? This is where our supplies come in. You can anchor images such as this one by adding strips, washi tape, ribbon, twine, sentiment spot, etc. I used paper strips, my sentiment, and twine to anchor my girl.



Use paper strips, washi, ribbon, and/or twine on your project. Bonus points if you use them to ground an image, but not necessary. This challenge will be open for one week, until 11/21. Be sure to upload your project into the challenge album in the Unity Show & Tell FB groupto be in the running for a prize! You'll want that prize! And don't forget to shop the huge, site wide, sale.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Unity Challenge - Black & White

Hi and welcome to another Unity Stamp Co mini challenge! I have a simple card and some thoughts on the rule of odds for you today.



Today I am sharing a simple card using just black and white. White paper and black ink. There are plenty of great images you can use that don't need any added color. For this project, I used Damn Girl and a sentiment from Not Always...But. I love the lacy background! My gems were placed using the rule of odds. The brain loves to have things arranged in odd numbers. Even numbered things confuse our brains. I'm not sure why, but this is a classic interior designer rule in arranging photos, vases, other decor, and it works for adding embellishments to our art pieces too. Check out the tutorial here.



Damn Girl

Not Always...But


Make a black and white creation. Put your colors away and use the textures found in your black and white supplies. Be sure to upload to the Unity Show & Tell FB pagefor the chance at winning a prize! Try to keep the rule of odds in mind too, I think you will find it helpful.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Cool Kid

I finally got to play with the new collection, Field Notes, by Shimelle. I absolutely adore it! It has so much to offer. From dinosaurs to rainbow to books.

My first layout used this gorgeous rainbow paper. I love the colors and the geometric design. The floral die cuts are perfect for bringing a bit of girly to a boy layout.


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Friday, November 1, 2019

Graciellie and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, hosted by Graciellie Designs! Be sure to start the hop here, for the full list.

There are a number of awesome coffee related designs in the Graciellie Designs shop. Today I have chosen to use the two newest designs, just in time for all of your holiday projects.





I used the sets Cuddle In A Cup and Cheery Cocoa, as well as the digi paper pack Cozy Christmas. I think the papers go so well with a warm cuppa.

Be sure to drop by the shop to find something to cozy up to! Until next time, happy stamping.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gelli Print Card Background

Hi, I am up on the Unity Stamp Co Blog today with another tutorial! And it's one that's near and dear to my heart.




I adore making Gelli prints. It's so soothing and satisfying to pull print after print. You never know what you're going to get. I love the mix of paints and seeing how they play out on the paper. Check out the video below to see how this one came about. After I had my background, I stamped the flowers from Insightful Meadows and sentiment from Abundant Blessings in black, giving a silhouetted look. I also stamped the flowers slightly off the edge of the painted area. This adds a lot of interest that grabs the viewer's attention.

Abundant Blessings {September 2017 Sentiment Kit}

Insightful Meadows

You can see how it was made here:




This week begins the monthly challenge for November. Use paint in your project. It can be a painted background, stamping with paint, splatters, however you feel like adding paint. This challenge will be open all month, so you have some time to think it over. Be sure to upload your work to the Unity Show & Tell FB groupfor your chance at a prize.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Color Me Happy - Scrapbook.com Exclusive Cut File Collection

Hello and welcome! I had the chance to use the new Scrapbook.com exclusive cut file collection, Color Me Happy. It's filled with super fun rainbow cuts. 






I used one from the travelers notebook collection to document some of the storms I encountered on a recent trip to Tanzania. We had some massive thunderstorms. It was really cool and my favorite moment was capturing a lightning strike in the midst of a beautiful rainbow.

I cut the rainbow, using Neenah Solar White. Then I colored the bands with rainbow Distress Inks, and added them to my preprinted notebook. After adding my photos, I stamped some clouds and sun with cloud with Lawn Fawn's Happy Village. 

Until next time, happy crafting!
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tis The Season - Scrapbook.com Exclusive Cut Files

Great news! Scrapbook.com has new cut files in the house and they are so cute!


Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Tis the Season - Bundle of 10 Designs



I cut the card base with trees and snow and used it as a stencil to add foiling glaze and added foil to make a background. I then die cut the mountains and trees with the new Tim Holtz mountain dies.

You definitely should check out this great collection. There are files for every occasion; cards, traveller's notebooks, and scrapbook layouts!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

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