The Best Is Yet To Be

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I woke up this morning thinking butterflies.  Then I saw that Unity Stamp Co launched a new Facebook Group Weekly Challenge today and I decided to play a bit.  As soon as I looked at the last Kit of the Month that I have received and spotted a butterfly, I was stamping and cutting.  The sentiment is from a past Stamp of the Week and seemed to fit my mood of the day.  The Challenge this week is for a Sketch, and I kept it in mind as I put the pieces together.

I am very excited by this new challenge series, and already have a few other cards started with this same stamp and sketch.  Hopefully, they’ll get done and I’ll be sure to post them too.

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Stamps – Unity Stamp Co. –  JAN Jan 2016 KOM Start Again(Butterfly), Past SOTW – Yet To Be (Sentiment)

Papers – Recollections (Cathy’s Stash)

Ink – CTMH – Archival Black

 

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Unity Days Like This With A Little CTMH

It’s Unity’s Be Inspired Challenge time and I could not pass up the chance to use it as inspiration for some card making.

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This challenge of Unity’s is my first to participate in, post about and join, and this is my 2nd time doing so. It’s so much fun, I plan to join a few others too.  As soon as they announced it, I gathered supplies and pondered (far too long) and the other day it all finally fell together.  I used a Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) stamp, some papers from CTMH and the new watercolor paints from CTMH too, my first time using this.  I rubbed on some Distress Micro Glaze to help protect the watercolor image when I was done.  I chose to bring the hearts out of the stamp by punching some hearts out of the scraps of Jackson print.  I was quite happy with the result, and will be doing lots more with this paint set.

Stamp – Unity Stamp Co.Days Like This (Girl), Blossomy Condolences  (Sentiment)

Papers – CTMHWatercolor Paper , Glacier Cardstock, Jackson 

Watercolors – CTMH – Watercolor Paints 

Ink – CTMH – Archival Black

Finishing Glaze – Ranger Tim Holtz  Distress Micro Glaze

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My First Card Challenge with Unity – A Christmas Card with CTMH colors

I’ve been making cards for Unity’s Be Inspired Challenge for a couple of months now, but finally…I am going to be brave enough to actually upload an image and enter the card in the challenge.

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The challenge, which runs monthly beginning on the 3rd Tuesday, offers up a couple of sketches and a color combo which can be followed loosely using Unity Stamps.  I chose one of their newer Poinsettia stamps, as I thought that would work nicely for a pinkish bloom, which I thought matched CTMH’s Taste of Summer papers perfectly for a nontraditional Christmas card. I added a touch of glitz with the Foil Tape, which is an extra shiny Washi-like tape which I just love and know I will be using a lot, and a few Bitty Sparkles. The card was quick and easy to put together, and I’ll be throwing some more together in some more traditional colors too.

I can’t wait to see what the next challenge Unity does.  I love their stamps, and doing challenges,  which I plan to be posting more of.

Stamp – Unity Stamp Co. – Poinsettia Wishes (Poinsettia), Entwined Poinsettia (Sentiment)

Papers – CTMH – Taste of Summer (Retired) and Black and White Daisy

Embellishments – CTMHFoil Tape (Silver), Bitty Sparkles

Color Pencils – Crayola and Prismacolor

Ink – CTMH – Archival Black and Thistle

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