Sunday, December 21, 2014

Unity (be inspired)

 Every month, Unity Stamp Co shares a color inspiration image and two sketches (layout and card), along with a release of a new sentiment kit.  This is something all Unity lovers look forward each month.   It's called Unity (be inspired) Challenge.  The current challenge is #23.

I usually go with the color combo inspiration...  I really love the result of getting inspired by a photo or image and love how Unity gets out all the colors from the image and put them together very clearly so we can follow.

Here's the card I made inspired by this one.  It is a CAS style card using all the colors from the challenge and a sentiment by Unity Stamp Co.

I used stencils for the background, with some sprayed mist and color.  The sentiment is stamped in a darker color to stand out.

The gold sequins are perfect for a final touch and were inspired by the lights in the reference image.

The based where all is inked and stamped is gray, but all is over a kraft card base, which I've been using a lot lately.

Hope you like it.  I will share with Unity Be Inspired, and also with Unity Friends with Flair next Friday, so leave a comment for a chance to win with Unity.

I'm Dreaming of a WINE Christmas!

 Happy Sunday my friends.

It's been a very quite weekend... washing clothes, cooking, just at home... and some crafting too.  Good for a change, since I've been very active in work related activities and parties lately.  But still, think I need to do something today.  Maybe I will be hanging out later today... but for now wanted to share a card I made yesterday following a nice sketch I found recently in this blog called Deconstructed Jen.  This gal shares her work and sketches just for fun.

This is the sketch DS181:


And this is my take!  

I combined Unity Stamps from two different itty bitties kits... one related to wine and one related to Christmas... and why not?  I'm dreaming on a wine Christmas...LOL!

I used baker's twine, cork, washi tapes, cardstock and design paper, over a kraft base.
For the multicolor stamped image, I just added the inks directly to the areas of the stamp I wanted to cover and wanted to be as imperfect as possible so tried to apply so there were no specific sections for each color.  The circles int he background were made with a stencil from Crafters Workshop.

Hope you like it.

Besides linking this to Deconstructed Sketch No. 181, I will share this also in facebook (Scrapper Myra), Unity Show & Tell, and Unity Friends with Flair.

Friday, December 19, 2014

A card for a Cowgirl!

I have a friend turning 50 on Christmas day.  She's a very active woman, strong character and always happy... with a lot of faith in God.  She also likes all kind of country things, work with nature, and especially the horses.  She could be a Puerto Rican cowgirl!  LOL!

She celebrated her birthday last week because she won't be available the very same day of her birthday so I made her this card.

I like this image from Unity Stamp Co. shows strength and beauty.  I combined with some sentiments from other kit...

Used corrugated paper and cork, not only for the rustic look, but also 'cause this girl also loves wine.

Tks for your comments.  I will link this to Unity Friday Friends with Flair so if you comment, you have a chance to win.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello Challenges

Happy Day friends. 

Stopping by very quickly to share a card made for some challenges. 

It is a Christmas card with a "love" twist.  The white stamping is also key.   Love how red, green and white colors look over kraft. 

I will link this up to:

Friday Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Co
Addicted to Stamps
Incy Wincy Designs
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
Loves Rubberstamps
Craft Stamper

I love to read your comments. Please make me happy. 

Monday, December 15, 2014


Hello friends. Enjoying Monday night?  Hope so. 

I made this other card for the Addicted to Stamps Blog challenge which is about to end in less than one day. 

I loved the inspiration photo from the challenge. Beautiful classic Christmas colors including red and gold.   So I was inspired to make another card. 

I used red circles to create kind of a wreath in the background, along with gold sequins. 

The Christmas angel is from Unity Stamp I will also be linking this up to Friday Friends with Flair next Friday, just for fun. 

Hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Christmas Card!

Hello my friends. Hope you're having a great Sunday.
Here's a Christmas card I made for two challenges. 
I love the final result of the background using watercolor pencils and water. 

Christmas tree stamp was also heat embossed using powder. I love it. 

Both stamps are from Unity Stamp Company and this post will be linked to Loves Rubberstamps and Addicted to Stamps. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wedding Day!

Today is the wedding of a special couple.   I told you about it yesterday, remember?  Visit yesterday's post to read about the card I made for them.

But, since today is the wedding day, I wanna tell you about the wedding invitations, which I had the honor to make for them.  They had a concept a year ago and it evolved with different sizes, designs, and styles... Several changes were made along the way... colors, materials, etc...

For months... I cut dresses and  embossed their top...

I cut tuxedos and ties...

Punched circled logos...

And more circles...

Separated flowers from leaves...

Assembles tuxedos and dresses...

And finally, had the final design!  It's a very simple while elegant card.

The most important thing is that these invitations were made one by one, and the way the bride and groom wanted them to be.

On the back, the printed text was displayed with layers of cardstock.  I've erased some information for privacy, but you get the idea.

Join me to congratulate the couple in their special day.  Leave a comment for them, or find this post in facebook under Scrapper Myra ( button at right) and leave them a message.  I'll make sure they see all your messages.