Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sketch Journal Cover

Today I am going to show you how to create your own Journal Cover. You can use this on notebooks, sketch pads, or any type of book or journal to bring your own personality to your book.

I am using a plain Artists Loft Sketchbook. The cover measures 8 inches by 5.5 inches. I will cut a piece of cardstock to that dimension as well as 2 pieces of ribbon 8 inches long and 2 pieces 5.5 inches long.

 

 

Next I will run the ribbon through my X sticker maker and the cardstock through my Creative Station.

I will adhere all these to my cover. Add some embellishments and you are there! A fun, and personalized book that is you!



Thanks for stopping bye!

Hugs!

Judy

Tea Step Card

Today we are going to make a tea step card today featuring Stamps and Dies from Stephanie Barnard and the Xyron Creative Station and X sticker maker!

When doing a card of this nature there are a number of parts that need to be assembled. So first, all the pieces are cut out, or stamped and cut out, based on what is needed for each piece. Then I bring out my Xyzon Creative Station. I run everything through at one time. Because this is not a wet adhesive, I get great coverage, everything sticks on the first try and I am not having to hold pieces together while I wait for adhesive to dry or to grip the material.

Then it is as simple as peel and stick. And your project is complete!


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs!

Judy

Valentines Bear Box

For our project today we are going to make a decorative box for Valentines Day, featuring xyron. We are starting with a plain paper mache box from Michaels. The lid measures 4 1/8 inches by 4 1/8th inches, and the sides of the lid measure 4 1/8th inches by 11/16th inchess. The sides of the bottom of the box measure 2 3/8th inches by 4 inches.
 
 

I am using a bit of craft paint to paint the edges.  am using Americana Acrylic craft paint in Baby Pink. As you can see from the picture I am only concerned with the edges and not the entire surface because we will be covering these surfaces with paper.

I am then cutting cardstock as follows: 1 piece for the lid measuring 4 inches by 4 inches, 4 pieces for the sides of the bottom of the box measuring 2 1/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches, and one piece of 1/2 inch ribbom measuring 18 inches.

Using my Xyron Creative Station, I run the pieces of cardstock through the Creative Station. This allows me solid even coverage of adhesive and makes projects like this much quicker and easier.

Next I run my piece of ribbon through my Xyron X sticker maker. I love that you can make so many things into stickers, making projects like this so much easier. Wrap the ribbon around the edge of the lid as shown in the picture. Your project at this point is basically complete. You can decorate the lid in any way that you choose. I am decorating with a Valentines Day Bear. I am cutting the pieces of the bear from cardstock and will run these pieces through my Creative Station as well.

How cute is this!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs!

Judy

Friday, January 27, 2017

GIU Winners!

Good Morning All and Happy Friday!

I wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments and support! You are all awesome!

On to the good stuff! Drumroll please..........
and the winners are Denise S and sammi
Please private message me your names and addresses so we can get some Unity love right out to you!

Hugs!

Judy

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Some Odd Girl Thank You Mae

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today I have been working on an image from Some Odd Girl called Thank You Mae! This is a favorite image of mine, as are so many of the Some Odd Girl collection. This card is colored using Copic markers featuring skin tones E000, E00,E01, E02, and E04, hair using Y11, Y15, Y17 and E15, eyes and skirt, jacket and shoes using BG10, BG11 and BG 13, and shirt using V20, V22 and V25. The flowerd used are from Queen and Company, the cardstock featured is from Bazill and the dies used for the stitching are from Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard. I hope you enjoy this project!
Back to more creative time for me!

Hugs!
Judy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

My GIU Day 5 Blog Post For You!

Hi Everyone! And welcome to Day 5!

This week has flown by and I must say a huge Thank You to all of you for all of the wonderful comments. I am truly honored that so many of you have taken a few moments to spend with me. And a huge Thank You to All the amazing people at Unity, Angela, Whitney, all the Phenomenal Designers and Everyone at Unity that not only create all these amazing images, design elements, and sentiments, make all our stamps, get those precious packages of happy mail to us, and also allows us to be a part of their family! Thank You Unity!

For my final day as a GIU Girl I want to share two cards with you. The first is a sweet set by a new favorite of mine, Gina K. called You Had Me At Hello. You can find this set here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/you-had-me-at-hello/  I stamped the images in a deep pink, added some bling and you have a really cute step card!

 
 

The second card is my Thank You to all of you for such an amazing week. The image is from the Phyllis Harris set called Magical As Snow which can be found here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/magical-as-snow/ and the sentiment comes from the Angie Blom set called Warm Inside and can be found here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/warm-inside/



And remember, as I am the newbie this week, my veteran partner in crafting is the amazingly talented and wonderful Deirdre Smith and her blog is http://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/  

I do hope that you enjoy what we have shared with you and please do leave a comment on both of our blogs. If you have missed any days this week please feel free to go back and leave a comment.  I will not pick winners until Sunday night so you still have time. We will each be picking 2 random winners to each receive a goody bag with 25 stamps from Unity!

Sending you all Hugs and My Deep Appreciation!
Judy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My GIU Day 4 Blog For You!

Hi Everyone! And welcome to Day 4!

Up on the blog today is another wonderful set by one of my Unity designer favorites, Angie Blom!

For today I am sharing a set from Angie Blom called Poppy Girl. You can find this set here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/poppy-girl/   I stamped the image in black ink on XpressIt paper and used Copic markers

 

And remember, as I am the newbie this week, my veteran partner in crafting is the amazingly talented and wonderful Deirdre Smith and her blog is http://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/  

I do hope that you enjoy what we are sharing with you and please do leave a comment on both of our blogs each day and at the end of the week we will each be picking 2 random winners to each receive a goody bag with 25 stamps from Unity!

Hugs!
Judy

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My GIU Day 3 Blog For You!

Hi Everyone! And welcome to Day 3!

Up on the blog today is a wonderful set by another of my Unity designer favorites, Angie Blom!

For today I am sharing a set from Angie Blom called Warm Inside. You can find this set here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/warm-inside/   I stamped the image in black ink on watercolor paper and painted using watercolors.

 
 

And remember, as I am the newbie this week, my veteran partner in crafting is the amazingly talented and wonderful Deirdre Smith and her blog is http://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/  

I do hope that you enjoy what we are sharing with you and please do leave a comment on both of our blogs each day and at the end of the week we will each be picking 2 random winners to each receive a goody bag with 25 stamps from Unity!

Hugs!
Judy

Monday, January 16, 2017

My GIU Day 2 Blog For You!

Hi Everyone! And welcome to Day 2!

Let me first say Thank You to so many of you for stopping by my blog yesterday! I am so totally blown away and so grateful! Thank You!

I love all the amazing images that Unity briings us and all the amazing artists that create these images. I must admit Phyllis Harris is one of my favorites!

For today I am sharing a set from Phyllis Harris called Always from the heart, and you can find it here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/always-from-the-heart/. I stamped the image in black ink on watercolor paper and painted using watercolors.

 

And remember, as I am the newbie this week, my veteran partner in crafting is the amazingly talented and wonderful Deirdre Smith and her blog is http://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/  

I do hope that you enjoy what we are sharing with you and please do leave a comment on both of our blogs each day and at the end of the week we will each be picking 2 random winners to each receive a goody bag with 25 stamps from Unity!

Hugs!
Judy

Sunday, January 15, 2017

GIU Girl Judy Here for Day 1 of My GIU Week!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be here with you all this week! I will be coming to you each day this week from Albuquerque, New Mexico, known as the Land of Enchantment, and I hope that some of my creations this week with lots of amazing Unity goodness with bring you some enchantment and inspiration!

Each day I will bring you a new project featuring some of my favorite Unity Stamp sets. This has been a rather tough choice because, well, like many of you, I am a Unity Stamp Junkie. And I really love them all so picking a few has been really hard.

So let's begin with this cute Itty Bitty set called Birthday Toad! (You can find it here. https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/birthday-toad/) I love how easy he is to use! In this card I have stamped the image with Ranger Black Archival Ink and colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers.


As I am the newbie this week, my veteran partner in crafting will be the amazingly talented and wonderful Deirdre Smith and her blog is http://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/  

I do hope that you enjoy what we are sharing with you and please do leave a comment on both of our blogs each day and at the end of the week we will each be picking 2 random winners to each receive a goody bag with 25 stamps from Unity!

Hugs!
Judy

Kraftin Kimmie New Release Blog Hop!

Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!!
The January Release is NOW available!!
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!...
ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are now up in the krafty shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!

And I must say this release is truly amazing! I am totally loving it!

With that said here are two different ways I used Party Animals!


and a fun one from Pretty Kitties!
I will definitely be playing some more with these and all the new release stamp sets! Happy Creating Everyone and Thank You to the Amazing team at Kraftin Kimmie for making crafting so much fun!
 
Hugs!
 
Judy
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

KKS Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

I am excited to be here as a Krafty Guest Designer this month!
This week's challenge is Anything Goes!!!

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!! You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/703784819658640/

 
I absolutely LOVE this new PARTY ANIMAL set! This time I decided to create a 3D frame with these cuties! How fun it this! I used Copics on the images and sealed with a layer of Glossy Accents!This set is part of the new January Release so be sure to check it out!
  And be sure to come to the release party! https://www.facebook.com/events/1768645710128459
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs!
Judy-GDT
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Krafty Peeks....Day TWO! Pretty Kitties!

Hi Everyone and welcome to Day 2!

Oh My Gosh I am loving playing with todays adorable set from artist Cheryl Grant  I just have to say PRETTY KITTIES is Pretty PERFECT!!!!!

This sweet new set features little girl Lexi and a trio of her adorable fluffy friends!!! It features one large main image plus SEVEN coordinating sentiments!

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I have colored up this too cute Lexi with and her furry friends using Copics. Doesn't she look so springy? You will have so much fun with this cutie!



Make sure to check out what the amazing design team as well as us Guest Design Team members have come up with!  You'll see the list below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!

And please remember that ALL SIX of the new January clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party beginning at 1pm EST! Here is a link for this wonderful celebration! https://www.facebook.com/events/1768645710128459/ Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends! Hope to see you there!


Hugs!

Judy - GDT
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Release Week Previews Day 1 PARTY ANIMALS!!!!!!

 


Hi All! Oh My Gosh I am so excited to be here with you all as a Guest Designer this month! I have never done anything like this before and my head just keeps going with the beautiful new set we are looking at today!

This set is called Party Animals and it is just too cute! It is by artist Cheryl Grant. Don't you just love her and her work! This sweet new set features a large main image of some sweet animals getting ready to celebrate! It also features FIVE awesome sentiments in a mixture of fun and funky fonts!

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I chose to play with colored pencils for todays sneek peek! (Guilty confession-I am a supplies junkie so these are the new Jane Davenport colored pencils I just had to try).   Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!



Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/1768645710128459/

All the Krafty Krew design team member PLUS some special guests listed below have lots of WILD creations to share with you today featuring the PARTY ANIMALS stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the party so don't miss it!



Hugs!

Judy
GDT
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie January Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

I am excited to be here as a Krafty Guest Designer this month!
This week's challenge is to use your Favorite Color!!!

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!! You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/703784819658640/

There's another Krafty Guest Contest going on NOW!! But the deadline is Wednesday the 18th!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

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So my favorite color is pink. I decided that a pink book dragon is a pretty awesome thing so here is my creation for this challenge.


This wonderful set is called Book Dragon and can be found here: http://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com/product/new-book-dragon/

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs!
Judy-GDT
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