Friday, January 31, 2014

Growing in Unity Week- Day Five

Well hi there! Thanks for stopping by for my last day of my Growing in Unity week with Unity Stamp Co.! I've had a lot of fun this week sharing projects with all of you! Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made with Maggie Girl(who's currently on sale for $7 here). I love the ANGIE Girls, I have a few but I need more of them! 

So here's my last project for GiU: 

She's colored with Spectrum Noir Markers(I don't remember the colors though right now, it was REALLY late when I was coloring...), & the papers are from Echo Park Paper Co's Springtime line. Yeah, I'm not even pretending to be subtle about missing spring anymore. Started out with just bright colors and now I'm on to just using the spring paper lines, lol. :-) I also used a Sakura Clear Stardust pen for some light sparkle. Maggie & sentiment are stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. 

I'll also be linking this up for Friends with Flair on the Unity blog today! :-) Love Friends with Flair, it's fun to see what everyone posts every week. 

Also, don't forget about the SUPERstamp Weekend Sale!


There's LOTS of cute stamps on sale(including Maggie Girl!). I know I'm going to be getting some for myself. :-) 

So thanks for joining me all week for my Growing in Unity week! I had a blast and I'm really sad it's over. I could do this everyday(okay, so I'm totally gonna start posting on my blog more!). Don't forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win 2 itty bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Co., I'll pick the winner after midnight CST tonight(that means 2 am EST, 11 pm MST & 10 pm PST). Thanks so much for all the sweet comments this week, check back tomorrow for the winner of the itty bittys! :-) 

Have a great weekend!
Brittany
  

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Growing in Unity Week- Day Four

Aww, my Growing in Unity week is almost over. That makes me sad. :-( So if you haven't been here all week I'm Growing in Unity with Unity Stamp Co. this week. I've gotten to post fun projects all week, and looking at them all, I can tell that I'm missing spring. I've been breaking out the fun bright colors all week. Not my fault, I'm in Minnesota and well it was -45 degrees here for 2 days this week and they called off school those 2 days too. My kiddo has been in school for all of 11 days this January! It's crazy! So continuing on with my bright and fun for the week, today I played with the "Hoot of a Day" itty bitty. The owl was just cute and I wanted to color him up. :-) Here he is:


Okay, so I used him 3 times, lol. But they're cute and colorful. :-) The papers are from the Bella Blvd Birthday Girl Collection Kit, I colored the owls with my Spectrum Noir markers(colors listed below), added some Stardust Stickles and sequins and some very pink ribbon. The middle owl & his hat are pop dotted up. I love how it turned out! It made me happy on a not so bright morning. 

Spectrum Noir Marker Colors:
Owl Body: TN7
Beaks & Feet: OR1
Purple Owl Belly & Hat: PL2, PL4
Purple Owl Eyes: TB3
Yellow Owl Belly & Hat: CT2, CT4
Yellow Owl Eyes: DG2
Teal Owl Belly & Hat: BT4, BT5
Teal Owl Eyes: EB5

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to leave a comment and I'll pick a name late Friday night(okay, so it'll be after midnight since I'm a total night owl, lol) to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice from Unity Stamp Co.!

Brittany

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Growing in Unity Week- Day Three

Hi there! We're on Day Three of my Growing in Unity week for Unity Stamp Co. and I can't believe it's half over already! So for today's project, I played with the itty bitty Fashionista "Marlow". I love that she's an itty bitty and am hoping for more itty bitty Fashionistas. :-) This is the one project I wish you could all see in person, the picture just doesn't do it justice. So here's Marlow...


I used the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road 6 x 6 paper pad. Loved the warmer greys that worked with her dress. However, there was no sparkle on the paper so I grabbed the Star Dust Stickles and everywhere that there was a little diamond, got sparkled. :-) It's so much more sparkly in real life. I honestly love it. I colored Marlow with my Spectrum Noir markers(EB5, 7 & 8 for her hair, BG2 & 4 for her dress- which I then added Star Dust Stickles to, DR5 & 7 for her lips & rose, CT1 for her drink & FS2 & 3 for her skin). I also used Glossy Accents on her entire glass & on her lips. She looks like she's rocking some awesome lip gloss in person. 

So, now that you've been here today, don't forget to leave me some love because I will pick someone from the comments from this week to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice from Unity Stamp Co. after midnight on Friday night. :-) 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Brittany

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Growing in Unity Week: Day Two

Hi again all! I'm back with my second project for my Growing in Unity week. This time around I made a baby card with the set "Hello Little One". I love this set, it's super cute and I love the animals! Of course, I couldn't pick just one so I used all three. :-) 
Here's my card:

See, they're super cute! I used my Distress Markers again. They're pretty much solid rubber and I didn't want them black or solid brown so I grabbed the markers again. :-) I used Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade. After doing the animals in color, I carried it on to the sentiment. I decided it made it more cohesive. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing-Tangerine. Also used baker's twine from The Twinery in Shore Stripe, Cantaloupe Stripe & Buttercream Stripe. 

I love how this card turned out! Don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win 2 itty bitty stamps of your choice from Unity Stamp Co. I'll draw a name sometime after midnight, Friday night so make sure you comment every day this week for max chances to win! :-) 

Thanks for stopping by & I'll see you tomorrow!
Brittany

Monday, January 27, 2014

Growing in Unity Week: Day 1!

Hi! Welcome to Day One of my Growing in Unity Week! I'm super excited to be one of the Growing in Unity people for 2014. I'll be sharing projects everyday using stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and if you comment on my post for the day you'll be entered to win 2 itty bitty stamps from Unity(there's 540 itty bitty stamps showing in the category right now so you'll have TONS of choices)! 

For Day One, I decided to play with the stamp set "Bee Happy Hexagons". I got it not too long ago and this is the first time I have gotten to play with it. I attempted to do a clean and simple card, and while I like the finished product, it definitely looks clean, but wasn't very simple to do. Here it is: 


I stamped all the colored hexagons using my Tim Holtz Distress Markers(I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Mowed Grass) and then cut them all out. I stamped all the black outlines using that stamp from the set and cut them all out. Then adhered the colored ones to the outlines, stamped "hello" on the solid pink and laid them out before I glued them down. Other than the "hello" one all are adhered flat to the background paper. The "hello" one I popped up with a pop dot. Also added a touch of glitter with Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Rock Candy to the center of the flowers. Love how this turned out, it looks very water colored in real life.  

So that's it for Day One, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win! See you back here tomorrow! 

Brittany

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friends With Flair Friday!

Oh my it's Friday! The kiddo had 2 days of school this week, the Governor and then our school district called off Monday and Tuesday and then he was home sick today. Though the 2 days he was in school were a nice break, he'd been home for 18 days by Tuesday, it was time for Christmas break to be over for sure, lol! It's been way too cold here and we've all been a little stir crazy. 

So today is Friends with Flair Friday on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, and so I got the pretty new markers out and grabbed a stamp and started playing. I like how it turned out, but man oh man, there is a learning curve with these stamps. I need lots more practice for sure! Good thing I like coloring. :-)

Here's my entry for Friends with Flair this week...

Used:
Let Love Fly by Phyllis Harris for Unity Stamp Co.
Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Miss Caroline Dilly Dally by My Mind's Eye
Dots & Stripes Homefront by Echo Park Paper Co.
Twisted Lime Twine(not sure who makes this)
Star Dust Stickles by Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
Brit

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Unity {be inspired} Challenge

Hi there! So every month Unity Stamp Co. has a challenge on their challenge blog. This is one of my entries for this month. I played along with the Color Challenge for one. Here's what the challenge was:

And here's what I did with it: 


I didn't want them just standing on white space, so I added green. LOVE how this card turned out. Picture doesn't do it justice, the centers of some of the flowers have a touch of shimmer from a clear Stardust jelly roll pen(love that thing) and their shoes are shiny. :-) 

Off to have dinner with some of the family so I'll be back later with my other entry.

Happy Craftin'!
Brit


Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm back!

I've been gone forever it seems like! Still working on some Christmas presents, one side of my family doesn't celebrate until mid to late January every year so I've got a little time yet. I'll get there! :-) So today is Friday, which means Friends with Flair at the Unity Stamp Co. blog. Now, I got a box of Unity Stamps for my birthday a couple of weeks ago so this is the first time I've gotten to ink them up. Today I REALLY wanted to ink up the "I Miss Your Face" dressforms. They're so cute and fun. I picked the largest of the 3, and just played with that one for today. :-)

So here's what I did with it: 


 And a close up of the dressform & sparkly swirls.

That's it for today. I'll be back soon, I got a Cameo and the Spectrum Noirs for Christmas so give me a chance to play and I'll be showing you everything! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!
Brit