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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

Thanks to Cindy over at ScrappinC for giving me my first Stylish Blogger Award! So excited.



To accept this Stylish Blog Award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award :)
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

1. I am currently obsessed with card making :)
2. I have a 140 lb furbaby, who's totally spoiled!
3. I never was a stamper until I discovered Unity stamps and since then I am a little obsessed.
4. I use to do alot of scrapbooking, but took a break for a few years due to no room and now that I have a craft room I find myself down there all the time playing.
5. I LOVE trying new things. Right now my favorite new thing is paper rosettes and felt flowers. So fun
6. I bought a new cricut,but have only used it maybe 5 times since Nov :(
7. I love to cook....

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday =Friends with Flair!!!

It's Friday, and you know what that means... Friends with Flair!!! Yay!!!  Be sure you start over at the Unity Blog (or if you get lost head over there to find your way again).  You don't to miss any of the AMAZING projects along the way.  Be sure you're on the look out for the Unity Blinkie, someone will win 25 free stamps...Pretty cool, huh???

My project this week is a card for one of my friends. I think she's going to like it.


Supplies Used
Cardstock-Paper Studio-Poteeka Souffle
Stamps-Unity- Forever Friends
Embossing Powder-A La Mode-Bronze
Rhinestones-Misc.
Punch-Martha Stewart-Doily Lace
Adhesive-Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro

Have a fabulous weekend!!! Oh, for those of you who stopped by last week and are wondering about my dog, he's fine. THANKFULLY! Just cut his paw really bad. Poor guy we had to keep bandaging it up, but he was a trooper :)

Happy Crafting.

~Erika~

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yay! Pink Cricut Guest Designer :)

Hey everyone, if you haven't been over to see Pink Cricut's new Design Team, go check it out (click here). Congrats to all the new DT members and the guest designers.  I didn't make the Design Team, but was asked to be a guest designer. So I'm really excited about that. Be sure to check back, as I'll post a link when I'm featured.

Thanks Sarah, for the opportunity to be a guest designer :)

Happy Hump Day!!

~Erika~

Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekend Projects!

I spent some time in my craft room over the weekend. Here's what I ended up with.  First of all a birthday card for my wonderful mom :)


Supplies Used
Echo Park-Life is Good Collection
Misc. Ribbon and Lace/Pearls
Alcohol Ink-Lettuce (to color the pearls/lace)
Pink & Green felt from Michael's to make rose
Dark Pink Glitter Glue (Michael's)
ColorBox Petal Point Ink-Turquoise
Adhesive-Hot Glue & Glue Gilder Pro

Here's a close up picture of the felt rose. Also made one in purple. I really love how these turned out. They're so fun and REALLY pretty.


The second card is one I made for a "challenge" a few friends and I are starting amongst ourselves. I like how it turned out.


Supplies Used
Basic Gray Paper
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge (Flower & Sentiment)
Valentine's Set #4 Sizzix Embossing Folder
Stampendous-Gold Embossing Powder
Misc. Ribbon for the leaves
Martha Stewart Punch-Doily Lace
Glue Glider Pro

Have a FABULOUS week!!

Happy Crafting

~Erika~

Friday, January 21, 2011

Unity FWF!!

Sorry, no project this week. I tried to get taken off the list, but must not have made it in time.  I had a little doggie emergency lastnight so  Ididn't get to finish my project. Will hopefully finish it this weekend and get it posted.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Happy Crafting!

~Erika~

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentine's day card-Echo Park Be Mine :)

I spent my afternoon in my craft room working on a Valentine's day card for my wonderful husband.  Lately every time I reach for paper, I go for Echo Park Paper :) LOVE IT!!  Went with the Be Mine collection. It is my FAVORITE collection! If you haven't seen it or don't have it, you are missing out. It's GORGEOUS!!! Head on over to I Heart Papers to pick up the Be Mine collection.

I just picked up an iTop and decided I'd play with that today. So had to use one of the brads on my card. It's a fun tool. I can myself making all kind of fun brads and things with it. 

Here's my card, I hope my husband likes it.  Not really manly, but I think he'll like it because I made it. Atleast he better ;)









Supplies Used
Unity Stamp Co.-I Adore You
Misc. Buttons
Unknown Ribbons
Imaginisce iTop & Brad Daddies
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro & Extreme Adhesive Squares
Helmar Zapdots

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!! 

Happy Crafting!
~Erika~

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy FWF Friday!!!!

Happy Friday!!! Hope everyone had a fabulous week! I don't know about you all but I'm SO ready for the weekend. 

It's that time again. When you get to go through and see all the AMAZING projects and get lots of inspiration.  Be sure you start at the Unity Blog (or if you get lost along the way head back over there so you won't miss anything).  Did you know that you can now buy the super cute Itty Bitty stamps on the Unity website??? Also, if you haven't already seen the new stamps you are missing out. They're FABULOUS! Click here to go see them :)


I really struggled this week. I was not happy with ANYTHING I made. But out of everything these were the two cards I thought were okay. 


Supplies
DCWV-Linen Closet
Unknown Turquoise Cardstock
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch
Unknown Ribbon
Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder
Glue Glider Pro


This one is super simple, but I like that :)

Supplies
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Stormy Sky & Crushed Olive
Unknown Ribbon
Glue Glider Pro

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend.

Happy Crafting!!

~Erika~

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Echo Park-Be Mine!!!

I am totally loving the Be Mine collection from Echo Park and the coordinating stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  I went to Hobby Lobby today and picked up a few things for a project I wanted to try. After spending most of my afternoon rearranging and cleaning my craft room I decided to take a break to play. So here's what I came up with. 

Supplies Used
Echo Park- Be Mine Paper Collection
Unity/Echo Park Stamps-With Love
Unknown Rhinestones
Misc. Pearl
Misc. Black Mat
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro & Extreme Adhesive Squares


This was my first try making a rosette. I'm pretty sure I'll be making more soon :)  Just got a Martha Stewart ScoreBoard a few weeks ago and am LOVING IT!!! 
Happy Crafting

~Erika~

FWF Blinkie Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left comments. Hope you'll stop by again next Friday! 

The winner chosen by Random.org is......... #15 beadz

please email : eryn@unitystampco.com with your name, addy, and that you won the 25 free stamps!

Congratulations!! Happy Stamping!

~Erika~

Friday, January 7, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!!!!

Hooray!! It's that time again!! I am really trying to get more creative. That was my crafty resolution, to get more creative and try new techniques.  I decided that I would try to do an easel card for my post today. I love the technique, it's fairly easy and really cool.  So I'm pretty happy with myself for trying it out.  A lot of the techniques I see are fabulous, but quite honestly I am really intimidated by them :(  I also tried doing the rolled paper flowers, those didn't work out too well :( So if any of you have any tips or tricks on how to do those please let me know would really appreciate it.   

Okay, on with the show. lol  I don't know about all of you, but I just love going through and looking at all the Fabulous projects. I love getting inspiration from them.  It's a good motivator for me. So make sure you start at the Unity Blog (or if you get lost along the way you can head back over there to get back on track).

If you're not familiar with the Kit of the Month, you should definitely check it out. I am a fairly new KOM member, but I love getting the kit in the mail every month. It's like Christmas every month. Not only do you get fabulous stamps, but you get lots of AMAZING perks. You see the picture of the kit, but trust me the pictures do not do the stamps justice. They're even more amazing in person. So be sure you head over to Unity's site to check out all the details.


So here's my easel card!
Folded

Looking at it set up

Just a different angle so you could see the rhinestones :)

Supplies Used
*Moments to Remember* Echo Park Co-Brand Stamps
Echo Park-Life Is Good Paper
Unknown Brown Cardstock
Mini Calendar from local LSS
Misc. Rhinestones
Glimmer Mist-Bazzill Navajo
Stampendous-Marcasite Embossing Powder
ColorBox Ink-Teal 
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Glider Pro 

This was so fun to make. I love how I can fold it down to send it to a friend. I will for sure be making more easel cards in the near future. I found a fabulous tutorial over at splitcoast stampers if you're interested click the link and it will take you to it. They're really easy and super fun to make. 

Guess what I have this week...... I have the blinkie :)  


Unity Flair!



So be sure to leave a comment and I will draw a winner and post it on Saturday morning!  The winner will get 25 Unity stamps!! Never can have too many Unity stamps! 

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a Fabulous weekend!


Happy Crafting!
~Erika~

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve! I'm looking forward to what's to come in 2011.  

Even after staying up past midnight I was up bright and early, got a roast in the crockpot for dinner and then heading to my craft room to play for a bit. Here's what I came up with.


Supplies Used

K & Company-Ancestry Paper Pad
Paper Studio Cardstock
Unknown Ribbon/Pearls
Unknown Rhinestones
Bic Mark It Markers
Alcohol Inks-Stream & Gold Mixative
Perfect Pearls
Gold Colorbox Ink
Glue Glider Pro

I used the alcohol ink to color the pearls/ribbon and part of the flower! The perfect pearls powder adds some fun shimmer to the paper.

Happy Crafting

~Erika~