Friday, October 24, 2014

FWF and a Winner!!!

Just a super quick post today.

I have a card to share for Friends with Flair and a winner from my giveaway last weekend to announce!

Here's the card, made using Unity's Gina and Me set.

And now for the winner of the fabulous Unity kit....................................................................

Blogger Penny said...
Crystal I liked your facebook page and that is a great stamp set... thanks for the opportunity.
October 19, 2014 at 1:24 AM
Congratulations Penny! Thank you all for the new likes and follows on my page and the sweet comments here on my blog!
Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GIU Blog Hop!

If you are hopping along with the Growing In Unity Blog Hop then you are in the right place.  If you are coming in at the middle of the hop you can start here: Unity Stamp Blog. I was lucky enough to get a GIU spot over the summer and it was so much fun to blog my Unity creations for a week and now I get to hop along with the other talented GIU girls, super fun!

We are showcasing the newest Stamp of the Week by Unity Stamp Co, a super deal at just $5.79/week you get a great new stamp in your mailbox every week!

I was so happy to see the little package in my mailbox and ripped it open ASAP to see what the newest stamp was and what a beauty it is! It is called Winter Forest and was created by the talented Joslyn Nielson (I just love her stamp designs).

I didn't get a chance to get crafty with it as soon as I would've liked and then one of my little ones came down with a nasty cough that turned out to be croup so I've had my hands full disinfecting the house and trying to keep everyone happy and healthy. I was afraid that I wouldn't get anything made for the hop! Thankfully I was able to get a little time right before the post was supposed to go live to play and here is what I came up with.

I embossed the image on kraft paper with black embossing powder, colored it in with some sparkly, pearlescent watercolors from US Art Quest, cut it out and popped it up on another kraft panel where I also black embossed the winter wishes sentiment. It looked kinda plain so I tried to doodle around the edge (does anyone else doodle with a pencil first or is that just an OCD tendency of mine?), and I mounted it onto a dark blue cardstock that reminded me of a night sky.

Next up on the hop is the talented Angela, you can see what she created here at

Thanks for hopping with us today! One lucky commenter in the hop will win a week of Stamp of the Week, how awesome is that!?!

I also have a personal giveaway going on right now. You can check out this post here, Happy Birthday, for details!

Happy crafting,


Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday!

I had to make some birthday cards for a monthly swap that I do and it just so happens that this is also my birthday weekend so I thought it'd be fun to do a little giveaway, don't you think!

First the card I made for the swap, which I am sharing for Unity's Friend With Flair today. It uses Butterfly Beauty and the sentiment is from the January 2014 KOTM.  I gold embossed both and added some pretty teal sequins.

Now for the fabulous giveaway information!
I've got a great Unity stamp kit to giveaway to one lucky winner! This is one of my favorite KOTM's from Unity, with so many fabulous stamps both images and sentiments.
To qualify please head over to my Facebook page Crystal Amaris Creations, like my page for one entry and share it for an additional entry, commenting here to let me know that you did. Giveaway open to US residents only please.
Wishing you all a happy and crafty weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Good things

Yippee, it's Friday!!! Can you tell that I love October weekends the best of all the weekends? Yesterday we had the perfect fall afternoon weather so when I picked my daughter up from school we skipped out on homework/chores/cooking dinner and instead went to the park to play for several hours and then had a pizza picnic.  Lovely, blessed day!

I also have a card to share today for Unity's Friends With Flair!
It uses Unity's Lasting Thoughts kit which I just saw is on sale this weekend for $10, what a great deal! The background was made from soaking up some leftover Dylusions spray inks that were on my kraft mat from another project. I added some Studio Calico wood veneer stars and that was is, easy-peasy!
I hope you all have a great weekend!  The weather here is looking like it's going to be perfect fall sweater weather and I am looking forward to hitting the pumpkin patch!
Happy crafting,

Friday, October 3, 2014

Love Potion #9

October is here and I got the Halloween decorations out today!  It's my favorite time of year, I just love fall and of course Halloween!
Here is a card I made last year and never had time to blog so here it is today. 
I used some rub-ons that I had had in my stash for a while, a Cricut cartridge to cut the spiderweb frame, and the sentiment is from Unity's Halloween Chatter sentiment kit, which if you love Halloween like me is a MUST HAVE!

Happy fall, happy October and happy Friends With Flair!!!