Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ART Tuesday.. showing some Unity stamps, yippee!!

Okay.. from Sketch Art Tuesday to ART Tuesday..
 cause I do more than just sketch Art and I want to share all I do..
 Now for the past week or two I have been busy making images for Unity.. some are handdrawn.. some are digital.. some are ideas hand drawn and them made digital.. it is a process.. I find that when I do a hand drawn image it is easier.. I know my subject and it is nice to see my hand strokes in my design..  Now if you have been on Facebook on the Unity or my pages.. you would have seen quite a few of my new images...
NOW this one is one that is going on this week..
it is called Unity Stamp of the Week..
it is a weekly membership where you get
one fabulous stamp delivered to you mail box
every week.. happy mail everyweek.. i love it!!
 and one of my hand drawn images is the featured stamp.. 

Love lives here..

Also for March I have a few stamps in the Unity  March Kit of the Month...
This will be revealed March 1st on the Unity Website..
here are the  2 sneak peeks..
I am really excited about these two images.. they make me happy!!

and also the SMAK kit.. for all you lovers of Scrapbooking, Mixed Media, ART.. cards and more!!
this is one of my Favourite kits.. see the heart.. I made that one.
. and Lesley Langdon and Joslyn Nielson are also featured in this kit.. LOVE it!!

 So even though I have not got anything to really show you sketch wise.. I have these images that
I made & are going to be in stamp form.. now that is the ultimate DREAM come true..
Stay tuned cause I am hoping to have more coming out this year.. I am in a good place
and the Sketch Art is really helping me grow as an artist.. I can't wait for you to see
more images coming in the next few months. well, fingers crossed and all!!

To find out more about.... the Stamp of the Week...  click HERE
for the SMAK kit of the MONTH...click HERE
Unity Kit of the MONTH .. click HERE

Come back on Thursday where I will have these images coloured in and ready to show off!!
thanks for stopping by today..

Friday, February 24, 2012

FWF.. Heidi Grace Kress & KOM sneak peek!!

Happy Friends with Flair Friday..
I am just in love with these stamps from Heidi Grace Kress..
they are so much fun to colour, the images are way too cute!!
here are a couple of cards I have done using her designs.
These have been on the Pinterest Unity Stamp boards but I have not shared
them on my blog.. so I thought it was about time..haha.

for all project I used Unity stamps, Basic Grey, Bella Blvd paper ,Helmar zapdots & acid free glue, Twinery twine, michael's craft ribbon, eksuccess punch, spellbinders, and cuttlebug folders.

Also yesterday we showed a sneak peek on the Unity Facebook page.. I thought for everyone that does not have facebook  I would post it here!!
Look that is my name .. unity artista!!
Last year I had 1 image from the July KOM and some christmas background words.. I was
so thrilled to have them out in stamp form... but stay tuned.. in the next couple of months I hope
to have way more of my images for you to play with..
this is just one in the March 2012 kit of the month!!

I am still grinning from ear to ear!!

 So if you are not a Unity kit of the month Member.. and want this stamp and more of my stamps go join.. If you are a KOM member I can't wait to see what you do with this one!!

For more Friends with Flair
participants go check out the
Unity Blog.. we also have a $5.oo feature today as well.
on the website.. we have some awesome deals for you as well!!

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Unity TV video..

My Unity TV video is on you -tube if you want to check it out..
Using the Unity stamps from Jillibean Soup.. sweet and sour soup.
these birthday tags are so easy to make.. you can also stick them on a card if you want!!

products used, Unity stamps( jillibean soup) Jillibean Soup papers, Helmar 450 quick dry glue,
pallet inks, twinery baker's twine, and red pearls.

enjoy and have a great day

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sketch Art.. more like some Mixed Media FUN!!

Today was not so much about Sketch Art.. I had a fun day with my friend Tina.
We were together to do a Canvas project.. it was her first time doing one so it was
fun to do it together..
this is us cutting our papers out for our canvases

We were using some Helmar decoupage, Unity Stamps, K&Company papers.

here is mine a tiny 4x4 canvas. I really like this size!

Tina did a 8x11 size canvas.. loving that paper and that cute Unity cat!!

This is what we finished up with.. using some Faber Castell gelato's , big brush artist pitt pens for details..  I just love them both.. on mine I added some fun Christy Tomlinson background stamps from Unity.. Love them alot!!

This is us.. all happy with what we actually did today.. it was nice to get together and actually finish
a project.. we usually get to talking and cruise the internet..so today was very productive..
This year we hope to get together and do different projects.
It is always more fun when you have a partner that shares your passion. I am lucky to have her!!

So now Sketch Art.. but Art just the same.. I will be sharing lots of different type of Art. I don't want to just do one thing for this post..
I hope you don't mind.. it is all good in the end , right!!??

I wanted to give a shout out to my sweet friend Dawn.. for always being such a great supporter of all my art. hugs to you today Dawn from me!!  xx

products used, K&Company papers, avery tags, acrylic pains, fabercastell gelato's and pitt pens, Helmar Decoupage, Unity stamps ( christytomlinson), pallet inks, black pernament ink pen  
Have a great day,
thanks for visiting.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Project Life 2012.. week #6-7

Hello it has been awhile..
 I was sick last week so I took the week off of projects to get better..
 but I am back with 2 weeks of Project Life to share.

Week in Photo's February 5-12. 2012
week #6

 Adding some art work from Sydney that she brought home from school..
I just love her answer!!

I made a collage page of some Art I did this week.. and the kids having some cinno- buns at the mall.
using some Unity stamps for my journaling!!  

Week in Photo's February 13- 19th
week #7

This week I did a large page of journaling.. with photo's that I found on one of the camera's that
Sydney got her hands on.. I love to see our home life according to her!!

These photo's were all taken by her.. love how tall Roger is!!

here is a seperate page for her Valentine's Day cards..

and another for report cards..

it was a great 2 weeks, even though we were sick for most of it.. we still managed to do a lot of pages.. ! I am happy that I am getting more use out of some stickers and chipboard that have been unloved in my stash.. it is finally finding a home!!

Hope you all are having a great day..
to check out more Project Life
go here..

 products used adhesives are all by Helmar, I used zapdots, adhesive tape, 450 quick dry glue. papers are all digital Becky Higgins, Cosmo Cricket stickers & chipboard, sticker letters cosmo cricket, bella blvd and authentique.

Creating is FUN.. vday winner!!

Hello everyone.. thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on the
 Creating is FUN Valentines Day hop!!

the winner from my blog is....

V said...
LOVE it!! i love all the different elements you have on it and the lace is gorgeous!!

... familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

February 14, 2012 8:59 AM

thanks and COngratS Veronica!!
if you could email Martha for your prize
just let her know you won from Angie Blom's Blog.

we will be having another hop some time in March so stay tuned!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stamp of the Week #7

New.. Unity Stamp of the Week..
Beautiful You
by Joslyn Nielson..

you can sign up HERE!!

Have a great Sunday.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friends with Flair!!

Happy Friday FWF!!

 Believe in Yourself..
I made this cute little canvas for my daughter..
she has always wanted one of these girls. and this one is tiny, the canvas measures 4x6 .
it was an easy process, it only took me 30 minutes to do

 for my application of sticking all these elements down on my canvas. I used Helmar Decoupage paste. it is smooth, easy to apply and a nice satin finish. I love it!!  I didn't find it made my inks bleed either. always a good thing.

I started with a layer on the plain canvas, and then another layer for each piece of paper and  crocheted trim and flower.  It even goes on nicely on to of your stamps and ink.

All I used was some different coloured inks..  it made it easy to get some colour on my canvas.. just make sure your inks are permanent or hybrid that is whay I used for this piece.
that girl comes like that with all the textures so all you have to do is colour it. I paper pieced it and stuck it down with the decoupage paste. . gotta love easy!! I used some of the
big PITT pens from Faber Castell to colour her in!! 

Also using the decopage I adhered all the trim pieces..and jewels..
You have to love a product that can do all of that on canvas!!

I am just in love with this line of Christy Tomlinson stamps.. I just got some more yesterday
and can't wait to ink up the other girl.. Now if you were afraid to try this mixed media art,
These stamps make it even easier to  get artsy.. it does all the work for you!

Hope give these stamps a try.. it will be one of my favourites!!  for more Friends With Flair
participants.. check out the Unity Blog today.. also the Friday $5.oo feature.. oh.. and the website
major sale on itty bitty's and scrapbooking stamps.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Unity Hip Hop STYLE!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone..
 How is everyone loving the Stamp of the Week..
Before we get to that we are getting a little personal  with our clothing style!!

Honestly I used to be obsessed with clothing.. now it is all  
about being comfy.. so yoga pants, tee- shirts are my go to pieces everyday.. other than that
a cute top and a pair of jeans is what I wear.

 Here are some cute items I found.. that I have on my wish list for this spring .
Ricki's.. it is a wonderful women's store in Canada.. and they have sizes for the
larger women.. with style..
I love tops.. bottoms are pretty much basic.. but obsessed with tops.. and mostly short sleeve.
I just love these two items.. below..

and for more plain casual.. old navy tees.. love them.. wear them all year round. under sweaters, alone.. I have every colour.. these are my styles.. v- necks look better on me than a crew neck..
I need to go pick up more of these soon.

now for some cards.. haha
Using this week Stamp of the Week!!

isn't it so pretty.. I just love them..
if you are interested in being a Stamp of the Week member just click here
for all the details.

you can also go to the Unity website and grab the membership as well.

we also have a challenge going on.. remember a while ago Angela mentioned
a CHA challenge.. we it is still going on..
we have only had 5 submissions.. and would love to see lots more.
you can read all about it here.

Now it is time to check out

have a wonderful day.
thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment
I so appreciate reading them all.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Creating is Fun Valentine's Blog Hop!!

Happy Valentines Day
to you and your loved ones..

This is Creating is Fun's first ever blog hop.. what a great holiday to start..
Creating is fun is a zibbet on line store.. full of ribbon, trims, buttons and more..
Martha has been open for years and has a great selection with the best prices per yard.
so make sure you go and check out all the fabulous things she has..

You should have come from Martha's Blog.. if not start there and make your way
through the Creating is Fun dt.. Martha will also have the main Design Team listed just incase
someone has not linked up properly.. 

Do you celebrate Valentines day.. ?? I know some do and some don't.. in my family we do it more for the kids.. I think as you get older and have been married for so long.. you know already what your love means to you.. it should be an everyday thing.. so a kiss on the lips.. a nice dinner ( cause it is a working day and school day)  and off we go to the 15th..

I still made a cute little card for the hubby..
 maybe it is a little girly but he is going to get it anyways..haha

my thoughts was to wrap some pink ribbon around a heart.. and this beautiful satin
ribbon from Martha's Creating is FUN zibbet shop was perfect.
then using helmar glue.. I added the pink lace  on the top and bottom, adding some
brown seam binding to tie it all in.. to me it looks like a heart box of chocolate..
so that is why I use the rich chocolate brown cardstock!

here are more detailed photo's.. using some papers from Basic Grey Love Struck!!

 just love the colours.. and these ribbons and trims just made it look so extra special and beautiful.
So it is now time to head on over to Carrie's  BEAUTIFUL blog...

I will also be giving one item away from Martha's store
this beautiful lace trim I used on my card.. I am sure someone will just love it as much
as I do.. and you will get 2 yards of this !! woo hoo.. thank you Martha!!

so make sure you leave a comment here and on every blog
for a grand prize we are picking a random winner to win
a $25.00 gift certificate to Martha's store!!

have a great day