Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Season's Givings Blog Hop


Welcome to this years Season's Givings Blog Hop!  I am so happy to be participating again!  I do hope you are leaving comments along the way as there are some pretty awesome prize packs there are!

On my first card I used some Elle's Studio along with the You Make Me Steamy stamp.


Next up a card I created with the Joyous collection by My Mind's Eye along with the SMAK kit It's a Tradition Christmas

Here is the prize pack I have up for grabs to one random commenter some My Mind's Eye Jubilee

Now be sure to check out the other Unity Gals as Unity has 2 prizes up for grabs in this HUGE hop! Then check out all the other blogs!





Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
https://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

Lawn Fawn
http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com

Spellbinders Paper Arts
https://spellbinderspaperarts.com/Community/Blog.aspx

Reverse Confetti
www.reverseconfetti.com/blog

Clearsnap
blog.clearsnap.com

Ice Resin
iceresin.com/icequeen

My Favorite Things
http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/

Technique Tuesday
http://techniquetuesday.typepad.com/

Paper Smooches
http://papersmooches.blogspot.com

Sweet & Sassy Stamps
http://sweetnsassystamps.blogspot.com/

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Avocado Arts
www.avocadoarts.blogspot.com

A Jillian Vance Design
http://blog.ajillianvancedesign.com/

Latina Crafter
http://latinacrafter.blogspot.com

Die-Versions
http://www.die-versions.com

Unity Stamp Company
http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com

Splitcoaststampers
www.splitcoaststampers.com

Verve Stamps
www.vervestamps.blogspot.com

Latisha Yoast
http://crafteebee.blogspot.com

AJ Otto
http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com

Vera Yates
http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com

Julia Stainton
www.juliastainton.com/blog

Judy Hayes
http://judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com

Kim Watson
http://kj-starre.blogspot.com/

Yana Smakula
http://www.zrobysama.com.ua/?lang=en

Chari Moss
www.mossymade.com

Taheerah Atchia
http://littlemisst-papercraft.blogspot.com/

Shemaine Smith
http://shemainesmith.blogspot.com

Emily Spahn
http://justem.typepad.com/

Kimberly Crawford
http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/

Lee Murphy
http://www.luvleestamper.blogspot.com/

Lovely Linda
http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/

Laura Williams
http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com

Lori Tecler
http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com

Chaitali Narla
http://cutscropscreativity.com

Darsie Bruno
http://craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/

Lydia Fiedler
http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2014/12/one-last-gift-for-2014.html

Giovana Smith
http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/

Teri Anderson
http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Beth Pingry
http://bethpingry.com

Dina Kowal
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson
http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Lisa Adametz
http://papergrace.com

Piali Biswas
http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Kelli Green
http://cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Keri Lee Sereika
www.pinklemonade.typepad.com

Jocelyn Olson
http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/

Julee Tilman
http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Michelle Woerner
http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/

Lori McAree
http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

Theresa Momber
http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com

Anita Autore
http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Melody Rupple
http://apapermelody.blogspot.com

Sean Fetterman
http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/

Bunny Vance
http://www.bunnyrunswithscissors.com/

Tricia Traxler
http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/

Lisa Arana
dahlhouse-designs.com

Lorena Cantรณ
http://paperella.typepad.com

Amy Tsuruta
http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com

Jodi Collins
www.stampingalatte.blogspot.com

Tenia Nelson
Http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com

Kelly Klapstein
www.kellycreates.ca

Jill Cornell
http://jillcornell.blogspot.com/

Emily Leiphart
http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.ca

Becky Williams
http://onescrappinmama.blogspot.com

Margie Higuchi
http://www.margieh.blogspot.com/

Lee Ann Barrett
www.greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Lisa Hoel
http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed.blogspot.com/

Heather Campbell
parkermolly.blogspot.com

Lisa Henke
http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com

Sheri Holt
http://www.myshericards.blogspot.com

Michele Kovack
http://chelemom.blogspot.com

Ashley Harris
ashleyharris.typepad.com

Sharon Harnist
http://paperfections.typepad.com

Lori Craig
www.loricraig.com

Nicole Nowosad
www.justnicks.blogspot.com

Laurel Beard
www.laurelbeard.org

Michele Boyer
http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Christiana Reuling
http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com/

Laurie Schmidlin
www.justgivemestamps.typepad.com

Jennifer Priest
Hydrangeahippo.com

Stacey Schafer
http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com

Heidi Blankenship
http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

Heather Pulvirenti
http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com

Anita Madden
http://www.anitasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Gloria Stengel
http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

Sarah Gough
www.thinkingstamps.com

Rachel Kleinman
www.rwkrafts.com

Natalie Dever
www.dougnat.blogspot.com

Lorine Mason
www.lorinemason.com/blog

Loretta Lock
http://lovetocreate.blogspot.ca/

Meihsia Liu
http://meihsia.blogspot.com

Sarah Martina Parker
www.sarahmartina.com

Angeline Choo
http://scrappyscrappy.blogspot.com

Christine Emberson
hope-chances.blogspot.co.uk

Karen Hightower
http://karenscreativemess.blogspot.com

Sabrina Alery
www.sabrinaalery.com

Debbie Seyer
http://www.debbieseyer.com/my_weblog/

Dana Joy
http://www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com

Cat Tidwell
http://catdidit.blogspot.com/

Deborah Saaranen
http://deborahlynnesdreamincolor.blogspot.com

Ceal Pritchett
Simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com

Lisa Lara
http://lisaslifelines.blogspot.com/

Colleen Schaan
www.distinctivetouches.com

Anabelle O'Malley
www.anabelleom.blogspot.com

Megan Hoeppner
http://www.meganhoeppner.com/blog

Monika Davis
www.stampnmad.typepad.com

Marisa Ritzen
http://rosemary-reflections.blogspot.ca

Wanda Guess
http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/

Jenny Peterson
http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.ca

Annette Allen
http://myclevercreations.blogspot.com

Gracie Chavez
http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Christina Griffiths
http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

Niki G.
http://notjustgreetingshawaii.blogspot.com/

Kristi Schurr
http://kristispapercreations.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Ingle
http://justjingle.blogspot.com

Karolyn Loncon
http://www.karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/

Camille Robinson
http://cammierobinson.blogspot.com

Lindsey M-P
http://bashfulblogging.blogspot.ca

Kathy Clement
http://www.kathybydesign.com

Maria Levine
http://riacreations.blogspot.com

Savitri Wilder
www.scrapbit.com

Savannah O'Gwynn
www.savannahland2.blogspot.com

Teresa Horner
www.victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com

Laurel Seabrook
http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/

Libby Hickson
http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2014/12/seasons-givings-blog-hop.html

Yvonne Van de Grijp
www.phoebeez.blogspot.com

Alice Wertz
http://aliceslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

Leigh Penner
www.leighpenner.blogspot.com

Lisa Lee
http://inchiearts.typepad.com/_

Tina McDonald
www.tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com

Nina Yang
Http://waffleflower.com/blog

Angel Johns
www.mywholestampinworld.com



Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Ten Blog Hop




Welcome to Top Ten Blog Hop for 2014.  I was going to cheat and post my Top Ten Cards and my Top Ten Layouts :)  but to spare you I chose 5 of each.  2014 was a difficult year for me and my mojo for crafting was really not there most of the time.  I am happy to say though, that it looks like I should be more back to 'normal' in 2015!  

As you look through my favorite projects there are some commonalities you will notice.  I love to layer bits and pieces and not be symmetrical.  I like things to look like they just randomly fell onto the page.  




I just had to take away from the symmetrical feel of this layout by adding some corner pieces 


Stitching.  Stitching is another thing I include on pretty much every project.  It just doesn't seem finished to me if there isn't a bit of stitching somewhere - and the messier, the better :)

Die Cuts:  Love my Silhouette, Cricut and various Dies and most always include some sort of die cut somewhere.


Layers, stitching, stamping and asymmetrical - aaahhhh :)


Now be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way.  We have a huge prize up for grabs!!!


Top Ten Blog Hop for 2014
                                Laurel Seabrook  <-----You are Here



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Jolly Good Winter

Today is sort of a lazy day for me.  Working on some business stuff and will be putting away my Christmas decor, but took some time to play.  I need some winter themed cards so I pulled out the Jolly Good collection by Chickaniddy, some dies, punches and stamps and went to work.


First up is the first card I created, using a new Simon Says die and a PTI stamp.  

I was inspired by this sketch from Studio Calico
I cut this image from one of the pattern papers and made it into a tag.

Now, not wanting any paper to go to waste, I decided to create a couple more cards using the leftover scraps.  



I love how these turned out and how quick and easy they were to put together.  Now to get them into the mail - that will probably take me the longest! Ha!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Whiskey than Tea

I had a bit of time to play today and just had to use my new Unity Sentiment (Whiskey than Tea).  I thought it paired perfectly with the Jess Fashionista and the paper is from Teresa Collins.  I am playing along with the Unity Friends With Flair.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!



I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!  I love Christmas!  

Welcome to the Unity Blog Hop.  Have you been hopping along and leaving comments for your chance to win a prize pack?  If not be sure to go back to the beginning and make sure you don't miss anything.  For my card I have paired up the Noelle Fashionista with some Snow Day by Lawn Fawn.  I am playing along with the Simon Says anything goes challenge.











Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sleigh Bells Ring tags.

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today with this fun set of tags created with the Sleigh Bells Ring collection.  For more information and close ups, please pop on over to the MME Blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snow Day Holiday cards

We had my staff party here last night and it was a lot of fun!  I am mostly caught up around here, report cards are done and christmas decorations are out so I decided to play a bit this morning after cleaning up.

I pulled out some of my new stuff.  The Snow Day by Lawn Fawn and some new dies from MFT - all available at Simon Says!



First up a simple card using the Mitten die and a PTI stamp.  I added some die cut felt and stitched it on.

Next I just had to get this cup die, I will use it a lot!  I have a hard time with plain backgrounds :)  So I punched out some snowflakes and added stitching.

Playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches:

Both cards are for the Color Throwdown challenge:


As well as the As You See it Challenge:


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to another Unity Blog Hop.  I always love Thursdays... love to see what new releases Unity has for us!  Once again they have some fun ones!

First up, I paired one of the new Itty Bittys with a Fashionista (Anastasia) as I thought they went well together!  The paper is Pink Paislee.



There is also a new Be Inspired Challenge up. I love the colors in the inspiration photo so I went with that.

I used the December KOTM (Warmth of Winter) along with some Crate Paper.

Now be sure to hop along and see all of the inspiration the Design Team has for you.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.







Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fancy Pants and Tombow

This week the Fancy Pants Design team are teaming up with Tombow.  Be sure to check out the Fancy Pants Blog all week for some great inspiration and prizes!



I have a couple of cards up on the Fancy Pants Blog today, here is one of them.  I would love for you to hop on over to take a peek.  Be sure to comment for your chance at the prize!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fancy Holiday cards

I created a couple more Christmas cards.  This time, these were just for fun, a bit of me time since my report cards are mostly done.

I used the Tinsel & Company by Teresa Collins.  Such a pretty collection.


I played along with the Paper Players challenge:

On this first card I used a MFT chicken wire die along with a couple of Silhouette cuts.

On this card I just layered bits and pieces from the collection... no stitching, can you believe it?!  It is for hubby and he won't even notice ;)

I used the sketch from the Fusion challenge: