Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And the winner is...

Sarah said...
Wow. Gorgeous!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nov/Dec 2010 cards

Cosmo Cricket papers.
Cosmo Cricket PP, Martha Stewart border punch
Cricut Storybook cartridge
Cricut Winter Frolic cart, Tim Holtz distress inks
Cricut Winter Frolic cart
Unity sentiment stamp, rub-ons from Michaels
Tree stamp is Stampendous
Unity stamps
October Afternoon PP
October Afternoon PP, spellbinders die
Birthday card for my grandma using rub-ons and Spellbinders die
Birthday card for my husband using Jolee's football embellishments,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Early 2011 cards

My attempt at putting all of my photographed creations in one location.  Before my blog I used to upload creations to a couple of different online craft galleries but since I haven't been on those in months I thought I'd simplify (which is turning out to be not simple at all) and put them all in one location and delete my online galleries. 
McGill Paper Blossom Punch, Hero Arts Doily stamp.
McGill Flower Punch.
Unity Stamps, Martha Stewart butterfly punches.
Tim Holtz sentiment and crackle paint, chunky glitter.
Bicycle stamp-Unity
For baby girl Rem
Embossed the letters with T.H. distress inks (broken china, faded jeans, peeled paint), Cosmo Cricket paper and tiny type.  For baby boy Rowdy.
Unity Stamps, Spellbinders scalloped die.
Sizzix embossing folder, Core'dinations cardstock, Darcie Stamps, black embossing powder, spellbinders die, gems.
Unity Stamps and Pink Paislee papers
Unity Stamp
Frame and trees are Unity Stamps colored with Copics
Stamps are Unity, papers are Basic Grey
Frog from Stamping Up, Spellbinders dies
Papers are Graphic 45, stamp is Unity, used Rock Candy crackle paint and chunky glitter on the butterflies.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, FWF and blog candy!!!

Happy Friday and Friends With Flair!  It's been quite a week here and I'm happy to see the weekend on the horizon.  I've got a couple of projects to share with you today as well as some blog candy I'll be giving away!  I've had some double Unity Stamps laying around for a while and think it's about time to give those babies to someone who can ink them up and make them feel loved.  For a chance to win please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  A couple of days ago I really messed things up with my blog by changing the domain and I'm afraid that all of my current followers are no longer receiving any new post notifications and cannot locate my blog from their following list.  My apologies for that, I am computer illiterate to begin with and this weeks time change hasn't been going over well with the little ones and I am getting even less sleep than usual.

I just received an order from Unity's recent sale this past week and had to ink some of those babies up immediately!  The first project I want to share is a layout that I have been itching to make with our recent family photos.

Stamps used are all from Unity Stamp Company, Generations (always & forever), Roots and Wings (The Story, Est, and Like Branches on a tree...), Woodgrain background on the title and Distressed Dots on the orange strip of paper.  The paper is Little Yellow Bicycle.  Family title was cut with Cricut's Wall Decor and More.  Border punches are Martha Stewart (scallop), EK Success (notebook edge) and Fiskars (wave).  Brad is Basic Grey.  Tim Holtz distress inks: Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  I popped up the title and small wallet size photos.

My second project today is a new baby card using Unity's itty bitty Twinkle Twinkle.  I am entering this into Mojo Monday sketch challenge #214.
Papers and chipboard star are My Mind's Eye.  Tim Holtz for paper distresser and inks (Walnut Stain and Antique Linen).  Copic BG15 to color stars in.  Button and Twine to finish.

Thanks for stopping by blog today and for hopefully becoming a new follower or a return follower!  I'll post the winner on Wednesday, I'm super excited to give away my first blog candy!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Wow, I think in the process of trying to switch my domain name I just proved to myself how computer illiterate I really am!  Apologies to my followers if you are getting some strange messages or anything.  Hopefully you can still locate my blog.  I truly don't know how this works.  What was Crystal's Creative Escape is now Crystal Amaris Creations with a new domain.  Work in progress...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dream as if you'll life forever...

I made this a few weeks ago when I was playing around trying to get some creative mojo flowing.  Forgot to post it so here it is.  I love this sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesday and the hot air balloon is from Amuse Studios. 
I don't love it.  I feel like it's missing something I just can't figure out what.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I can't believe it's November already but it is.  Whoa does time fly!  Have you seen Unity's new KOM for this November, it's got some stamps in it that I can't wait to get my hands on!
Those clocks and time quotes will be perfect for several projects I have in mind...

My Friends with Flair project for today is just a simple Thankful card.  Click on Friends with Flair here to see some more amazing projects from Unity loving stampers like myself.

I used stamps from 3 sets for this card.  The flowers are from the recent Live What You Love kit that was voted for on Facebook.  I can't remember what this image was up against but I do remember that I didn't vote for it.  I thought, flowers, I have so many of those already.  How funny that these particular flowers were the perfect fit for this card!  The grid is from September 2011's KOM.  The Thankful stamp is from September 2010's KOM and there is also a For You stamp on the inside of the card from that same KOM.  I used an EK Success border punch some twine and a button to finish the card off.  I have so many people in my life that I am thankful for and I am using this month of Thanksgiving to let them know how important they are to me.  This card has a special destination that it will be shipping to soon!  Happy Friday everyone!
I entered this card into the Unity challenge Autumn Harvest going on over at the Unity Stamp Company blogspot.