Sunday, February 9, 2020

Spring in February!

I don't know what is happening in your part of the world, but here in southern NJ, it's unseasonable warm.   Today was in the 50's.  This time of year is usually our coldest.   This is when we get a tiny bit of snow (that I love) but, as of now we have seen no snow, and not to many days that it's been freezing.   I bought tons of stuff to make winter cards, but without the cold winter weather I've not been in the mood to use it.   Today was so sunny and nice that I thought I'd do a spring card, with the new stamp set from unity Fresh Start.  I love graciellie design stamps (found at unity) It's on sale now and you can find it HERE!  I am not the best at coloring but I have fun and that is all that matters.   I used an old paper pack and some enamal dots on this quick and easy card.   Hope you get some time to craft this weekend.

Happy Creating,


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Unusual day poppy

   I tried another youtube video, They are much harder than they look.  I am not trying to become famous I just want to share what I love and show people how to make neat things.   In this video I showed how to emboss with water,  Real easy quick video you can see it HERE!

I used Tim Holtz, water color paper for the image stamped with versafine clair ink.  Colored with distress ink and water.   The prayer is from SSS and it's called Prayers ssd111976   The stamp is of course Unity and can be found here!

I hope you try this technique,  it is so quick and easy.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February, friends of Unity blog hop!

Good Morning Crafty friends, Thank you for joining us for another month of the Friends of Unity blog hop.

Since, it's February I had Pinks on the brain.  For this card I used distress oxide in  Festive berries, worn lipstick and Festive Berries. for the background.   I used a Tim Holtz stencil to give the cross hatch that looks like the !  The stencil number is THS099   I put down the spun sugar first then went over that with the distress microglaze, I just use my finger.  Then I added the other colors going in that triangle shape adding where I thought it was needed.   I than colored the image with the same colors but used regular distress instead of the oxide.  I added washi and the little sticker for a touch of black.  black is probably not allowed buy I like to rebel so there.  haha  The tiny hearts that are in white are a die called mini hearts set from simon says stamp.   The cute little Cuddlebug is found HERE

I'll be posting a video onto the Unity show and tell page on how I did the background.    I am not 100% sure how to do all this yet but will give it a try.  I was unable to upload it here.  Still trying to figure this all out. Here is the link to the video on how I did this background

If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop please visit CRYSTAL!

Next in line is the fabulous  Dawn (not me HAHA) , and you can visit her Here!

Remember to leave a comment as you hop along, some girls do pick random people for small prizes.  We are not sponsored by Unity but approved.  All freebies are from our own pocket unless other wise specified.
Thank you,

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


I love mixed media, I like ink I like stencils, I don't get to play with that stuff as often as I should.   I need a bigger craft room.   haha (don't we all)

I had some distress oxide sprays on my desk just sprayed some random color on, then went to regular distress ink and added the blue with  Tim stencil.  (all we have to do is say Tim, and we all know who that it is)  Added the wood embellishments and done easy peasy

The image is Unity, and is from a kit of the month. 

Enjoy your day,


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stay warm and Cozy!

Today in my little corner of the world it is 60 degrees outside.  That is very warm for my area.  January and February are usually our coldest months.  They are awfully cold and usually frigid.   I'll take the nice weather and enjoy while I can.    Even though it's super warm, I am in the winter mood.

I took a stamp from Unity (who else) and added it to some carta bella paper and tada.  A quick and simple card. 

The winter colors of this one is a little different than your usually adding in the green, but I really like it.

Colored with copics, enamal dots are gina marie (sorry you can not see them I'm working on that)  The paper is carte bella and the image is unity.  

Enjoy your day,


Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020 friends of Unity, blog hop.

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a great New Years!  I can not believe it's 2020, I hope you all have a creative and productive year.

For our first hop of 2020, We choose to look back at our favorite stamp of 2019.  Uh, how do you choose your favorite stamp, That is like choosing your favorite child.  HAHA

I really enjoy making winter themed cards, Lately I've been buying lots of things to embellish winter cards so I choose this newer stamp pure and simple, you can purchase her HERE!    Hope you enjoy.  

For this background I'm gonna break down how to do it.    When adding the layers of color, leave some white space, for depth.   It gives that cloudy snowy effect.

  You do not need to be perfect here, this is canson water color paper, it's not gonna be smooth, don't worry about that.   Also, these layers are going on dry you will be adding water at the end.

  When adding your hickory smoke go in a triangle adding top side and bottom, you don't need much just a touch for that winter look.  If you don't like the added grey don't add it.  It's totally up to you.

Now, add your broken china to the edge you can be heavy handed with this step, depending on the look you want.  In my final card I went a little heavier.   Just fyi, if you don't have a media Matt I suggest you get one they are fantastic.

Now, don't freak out, just go for it.   You can go more water or less, if it's too soupy just dab off with a paper towel ( I use a cloth that I got at walmart for 98 cents, it's washable and better for the environment it's called a flour sack and is in the area with dish towels)

Okay, so this is a 3d embossing folder by Tim Holtz, run it while still wet, run back and forth about 5 times for better impression.   As per Tim, himself.

  Now, dry with Tim Holtz dryer, or set aside while you color your image.  For my image I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.   They are very pigmented so I dab some onto my matt and add a little water.  I have A LOT to learn when it comes to these.

 Added a sentiment from Elsa girl, she can be found HERE!  A few sequins, and splattered with Pixie dust from ink on 3, Unity does carry it. (it may be sold out so check often)

Here is the final card, it's a fun one.

So, Next on the Hop is Amber, you can find her HERE!  If you would like to start at the beginning go check out  Crystal HERE!

Thanks for Visiting, Winners from last month have been contacted and claimed.  

Have an Amazing day,


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas, 2019

Ahhh, Christmas.   I absolutely  love Christmas.  I love the decor, the magic and wonder really every single thing about it I like.  I like the shopping the wrapping the food just all of it.  I hope you had a peace filled day.   I hope you felt the love of Jesus, as we celebrate his birth today.    As much as I love all things Santa, I need to take a minute and thank the one who we truly celebrate today. 

Merry Christmas,



Spring in February!

I don't know what is happening in your part of the world, but here in southern NJ, it's unseasonable warm.   Today was in the 50'...