(2015 c31) Unity KOTM 7-14 Beauitful Inside and Out, Emboss Resist with M Stewart Flourish


I first stamped Martha Stewart Flourish stamps on white cardstock & heat embossed with Clear EP.  Then sponged with Tim Holtz Distress inks: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.  Then I stamped the flowers from Unity Stamp Co. from the KOTM from 7-2014 called Beautiful inside and Out  on the background with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white EP.  Next I painted inside the petals with white gesso and then colored with Tim Holtz Distress ink brushes. Last I stamped the sentiment onto  Vellum and colored the petals and leafs on the back side with Sharpie pens.

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampCo:  Friday Friends with Flair ( Use Unity stamps)

ModSquad:  Emboss Resist

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes (Monday)

TheMixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  MMMC #12 – May Flowers

MixedMediaWorld:  Use Bright Colors

(2015 c30) Butterfly cloud, Unity Stamps & Designs by Ryn


I tried something new found on Jennifer McGuire’s blog today.  I followed her “FOILING”  technique #2 Heat Embossed Paper . First I colored the background white paper with  Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels. Then I stamped  Water Effects 2 from Designs by Ryn with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear EP.  Next I placed a silver Foil sheet on top and ran the card face through my hot laminator.  Wa La instant foiled raindrops. I used the inside of the butterfly on another project, so I cut around the butterfly shape on the left over foil and placed it on top of the blue heat embossed Labels 6 shape and ran it through the laminator also.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes (Mon)

DesignsByRyn:  April Customer Creation Challenge

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  Chal #11 April Showers

ModSquad:  Encouragement

TheUnityStampCo.Blog:  Be Inspired April Challlenge #27 Sketch2015 unity #27 Apr

(2015 c28) Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 Moments, Unity Stamps, Sizzix


This is a BIG Tag!  I followed Tim Holtz for April Tag challenge for 12 Tags of 2015.  I cut the  Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die  Moments along the length of the Kraft paper and then inserted the Unity Stamp Co.’s Harmony Girl behind it and stitched around. The Thinking of You is a discontinued Sizzlits Sizzix set called Card Phrase Set.   I love this technique Tim showed this month!

Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz: 12 Tags of 2012 (April)

ModSquad:  Encouragement

MixedMediaMC:  Ch #11 April Showers

CardsAndMoreBySheri:  Tag – Showers

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes (Mon)

(2015 c27) Unity and Designs by Ryn


I stamped on watercolor paper with Unity Stamp Co.’s Harmony Girl with Versamark & Heat embossed with Black EP. Next I watercolored with Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels.  I stamped the smallest raindrop from Water Effects 2 from Designs by Ryn.  I just got my first set by Ryn and had to try the raindrop!

Challenges Entered:

DesignsByRynApril Customer Creations

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) In the Middle

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  Ch #11 April Showers

ModSquad:  Wheel In The Colors (use at least 3)

UnityStampCo:  Friday Friends With Flair

PowerPoppy:  Pop of Pastel Challenge

(2015 c26) Spring Showers THoltz & Unity Stamps

Today’s  card featuresOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Tim Holtz umbrella man from PURELY RANDOM Clear Stamps Set css27843.  The cloud was made by combining LuminArte Powdered pigments Majestic Blue and then added Wine and Roses to achieve the deeper stormy cloud color with Golden Molding Paste an applied with a spatula, For the rain I used Tim Holtz’s Dot Fade THS006.  The sun was applied with Gold Metalic Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts. to Tim Holtz’s Stencil Rays THS003. The path was drawn with Pitt Pen and then applied Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth and sprinkled Perfectfx Lilac Mica  Flakes for the cobblestone path, Looks like a rainy day in England to me.   The flowers were stamped on tissue paper with Unity Stamp Co. set called Dream To Be.  I used Claudine Helmuth Studio Gesso Artist Quality Primer to paint the back side of all the flowers & then colored the petals on the front with Copic Markers so the color would be bright since tissue was applied to the dark paper with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth. Last step was to mix Key Lime LuminArte Powdered pigments with Golden Molding Paste  again and applied the grass  around the  foreground.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed)  April Showers for Spring Flowers

MixedMediaCardChal:  Ch #10 April Flowers

TheCraftBarnBlog:  April-  Quintessentially English

TheMixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  Ch #11 April Showers

(2015 c25) Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 April


For Today’s Tag I followed Tim Holtz’s technique for his 12 Tags of 2015 for April.  

Tim Holtz products used: for Background – Distress Markrs Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord.    For flowers – Mowed Lawn, Forrest Moss, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.  

Other products used:  Mark’s Finest Papers – Stampset Amaryllis Definition 2012,     Technique Tuesday – Die Set  Home Circle Card (LOVE),  Spellbinders – Flying Beauties (Butterfly) and Corner Sprigs,  India Ink for splatters.

I stamped the butterfly first and masked it before stamping the flower, this way the Butterfly was on top.  I decided the butterfly needed some Pazazz so I used Glossy Accents to make it stand out.

Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz:  12 Tags of 2015 (April)

SimonSays: A is for (April Flowers) (Monday)

ModSquad:  Butterfly Focal

(2015 c24) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 April Flowers


For today’s Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 (April) I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers: to SPRITZ the background and to color the flowers following Tim’s TUTORIAL on his blog.click on the above link.

Other products used: Fiskars 1″Flower Punch.  Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punch,  Technique Tuesday Home Circle Die set,  Mark’s Finest Papers Huge Blossoms 2013 stampset.  Faber Castel Pitt Pen for stems and writing.

Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz:  12 Tags of 2015 (April)

SimonSays: A is for (April Flowers) (Monday)

(2015 C23) Unity Stamps Mixed Media She Journal Cover


Journal cover was made with watercolor paper background painted with watercolors, adhered to the Composition Book cover with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth.  and then i stamped the arrows from Itty Bitty She & He with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP, then sponged over the image with Tim Holtz Distress ink.  I stamped & heat embossed the Spring and Boom  flowers and the lovely lady from the KOTM 6/14 In Love with Love and then colored them with watercolors, then tore the images out & adhered to the background with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth. after sponging the edges with Distress Inks. All stamps are from Unity Stamp Company

Challenges Entgered:

UnityStamp:  Friday Friends with Flair

SimonSaysStamp:  (M)  A is For (Art Journal)

(2015 c22) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 March

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATag made following Tim Holtz suggestions for  March tags for 2015.

I used:     Tim Holtz Nostolgic Washi Tape;        Butterfly on music Washi Tape from my stash;        Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Seedless Preserves & Victorian Velvet & Forrest Moss;      Tim Holtz Ideology Muse Tokens & Long Fasteners;          Tim Holtz Distress Stain Bundled Sage to add to the light  green ribbon;      Molding Paste for Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil;     Gold Embossing Powder.

Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz:  12 Tags of 2015 -March

UnityStampCo:  Be InspiredCh #26UnityColor 26 April15

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes (Wed)

(2015 c21) Unity, Be Inspired Color #25

Today’s card used  Unity’s stampset called The First Noel for the sentiment.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  The flowers were die cut with an old Spellbinders Nestabilities die set called Blossom. I applied Easy OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut Adhesive on the inside of the Kraft card base that I had cut out the largest of the dies used for the blossoms.  Then I applied inside the blossoms onto the sticky adhesive sheet. Then the back of each blossom showed through to the inside of the card as seen on the left.  I stamped the inside sentiment with a retired stampset  from Gina K Designs by Nina Brackett called Christ is Risen.  

Challenges entered:

UnityStamp:  Unity’s Be Inspired Color 25


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