Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Be Inspired" Card Sketch Challenge

I often don't have time to do as many sketch or color challenges as I would like, but the sketch for this month's Unity "Be Inspired" challenge just suddenly hit me when I saw it.  I have been considering getting started on some Christmas cards and the round focus point of this sketch was perfect for Unity's little round snowmen.

Here is the parameters for the challenge.  Basically make a card using the sketches or the color format.  I went with the sketch of a card.

And here is my take on this sketch. 

Isn't this little guy just begging to be featured in a perfect circle?
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.

Have a wonderful day....Deborah

Friday, November 1, 2013

Your Wings Exist

I love these stamp designs by Unity Stamp company artisan Phyllis Harris.  These kids are the cutest and the stamp sets have wonderful meaningful greetings that come with them.

Each week Unity Stamp Co. BlogSpot does a "Friends With Flair" posting where everyone is invited to make a card using Unity Stamps and post to the blog.  This is my card for today.

This is the cutest saying, can't you just imagine this girl standing on a hillside arms outstretched with a dream of flying?  I must have done this hundreds of times as a child myself, the wind in my hair and the view over the landscape.  Beautiful memories and hope this card may bring someone special.

Unity Stamp Co Phyllis Harris - Your Wings Exist

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by


Saturday, August 3, 2013


I am on a Roll.

Yep two blog entries in one day.  I also thought I would do a card for Casology - challenge "Camp".

I made one of these cards many years ago using Stampscape Stamps and wanted to recreate it for this challenge. the background is made using a brayer, stamped with Stazon inks on gloss paper and colored with Stampin' Up markers.  Because all images are stamped in black there was no need to mask anything off.  Over all creating something like this is pretty easy it just takes some planning on where to place the images.

Stamps - Stampscape, Stampin' Up
Ink - Stazon, Stampin' Up markers and ink pads
Give this a try using multiple scenery stamps.

July Unity Challenge

Okay so it has been over a year since I posted anything.  I guess I am not into blogging.  Read lots of blogs but just not one who contributes to keeping hers  up and running let alone interesting.  Maybe someday.  But right now I still have so many things on my to do list that blogging is just too far down on the list to worry about.  However I do find I have enjoyed doing the Unity Stamp Companies monthly challenge so here is my contribution, brought to you because it rained the past two days I couldn't be outside.

Living where summers are short, maybe three months tops, I spend nearly everyday out there in the sunshine and working on the yard duties.  We haven't gotten to the "just maintenance" stage yet as we are still clearing trees, and this years big duty for me is putting in a drip system.  There are periods of dry and hot and my garden, both flowers and vegetable need daily watering's.  Plus until this is accomplished it is very difficult to travel anywhere for more then a couple days.

My husband is begging me to spend more time water coloring and learning that medium more but somehow I have placed it on the side and delved into stamping cards instead of painting pictures.  Though on some level I have missed it.  Thus I did a bit of water color on this card for the challenge.

I used the card sketch in my challenge.  Since I have a hard time incorporating all the pretty papers I have collected over the years into my cards I decided to use those as the sketch appeared that many different papers are in the background.  I really enjoyed making this card and think it came together quite effortlessly.


Stamps- Unity Stamp Co. - Wishing You Joy Set
Papers - Stampin' Up
Hope you have enjoyed the card.