UnityStamps Laminated Bookmark “First love, First Hero”

Another quickie Bookmark featuring the Unity Stamp co stamp, “First love, first hero”.  Text was from an old paperback book hubby was throwing out… waste not want not lol. I stamped it up and colored it in distress marker, then inked the edges using distress ink pads. I mounted it on a piece of card, also colored in distress inks and then laminated it and punched a hole in it for a ribbon.   This is joining the growing Abandoned Art project bucket for our upcoming “mission”.

Unity Stamps… just a little teenie weenie haul…

 Quick peek at some of the fun things  coming up on the blog   for the end  of Feb/March

..and probably April…. LOL

.. ok ok I have been a bit bad this month… but heh… I had a dry year last year for crafty goodness ….and I am making up for it.. well was..I am now on a self imposed crafty goodness ban till late april.. lol.

But here is my Unity haul from a recent sale, plus I won a sweatshirt from them on one of the Facebook Live sessions..and that arrived  too.  Now these may not all be on sale still, but Unity have great sales promotions all the time… so if you see something you like, just add it to a wish list, and next time they have sales.. check and see what is on sale from your wish list.

First Love, First Hero

Dream of Being

Warm inside

Scattered Pieces

Trio of Beauty

Part of the Story
There is a new sale going on this week, plus new bundle kits and deals… check em out  🙂

If you are on Facebook, try and catch one of the Unity Stamp Co Facebook Live sessions.. fun demos and tutorials with the girls and some fab giveaways  during the Live feed too.

Make it Crafty “Biker Dad” 60 something Birthday Card

Just another quickie Birthday card…. this is perfect for some of my older biker buddies. I Couldn’t resist the oily fingerprints 🙂  I think I will enter this one in the make it crafty blog challenge  too .. see bottom of the post for details.. only a few days left to enter 🙂

  • This one has a ghosted background.  Black on a VERY deep gray recollections card.  I used two stamps… a route 66 and a tire tread from  Tim Holtz “Getting There”set
  • Gears are die cut on a light gray card then clear embossed.
  • Image is “Biker Dad” by Make it Crafty  ** ON SALE for  $1 right now
  • Image is colored in my usual mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor, Zig Memory System Brushables and writeables, Ranger Distress pens and some gelpens for detailing.
  • Image was foam popped on a sheet of Darice Adhesive foam
  • Sentiments stamped with a mix of Craft Smart and Ranger Archive inks.
  • Fingerprints done with Ranger Archive Ink ( If I go missing… these are MY prints lol )

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I entered this card in the Make it Crafty Masking Challenge

CAS-MASKING-Banner-new“Welcome to our eleventh Clean & Simple Challenge! The idea behind these challenges is to keep your cards simple, elegant and have one focal point, removing all the clutter. To achieve this, concentrate on nice clean lines, positioning your elements straight, keeping matted frames even around the edge, allowing for ‘white space’ to draw the eyes towards the main focus.”

 

 

Rockin my Crafts with KennyK

March has been a month full of surprises….  not all good….BUT these ones  absolutely, no question make up for all the bad ones and some!!

First I won some fab New Release digis over on the KennyK “Name the Hero” Contest last week (..almost the entire new release set..and yes, you bet I grabbed the rest of the collection). My submission for family name was chosen…. let me introduce you to the  “Rockit’s”  and a set of fab sentiments and backgrounds to accompany them.  This collection features 4 backgrounds, 2 sentiment sheets and 7… yes SEVEN family characters. Rockits

One of the reasons I am so exicted about this new release is the backgrounds..I know I am a sad puppy… but I have been looking for these urban/city-scape backgrounds for ages. Not only for KennyK projects, but to mix and match with other art I use.  These are AWESOME and I am so excited to see more of these fab backgrounds in the future.  You can find all of these New Release digital stamps here 


THEN I had some fab happy mail from KennyK 2 days earlier than expected…. yay for USPS!!

I have been coveting the KennyK clear stamps since I first saw these… but most of my KennyK collection is digital.  I had one clear stamp I won last year,  so now I have another 3 new ones to add to my collection and I don’t have these in digital format YET. And of course the added temporary tattoo and sticker that came with them will be loved by the lil man 🙂 I love these retro ladies… and everyone knows I love the Goth and Steampunk girls lol. Can’t  wait to have some fun with these girls in some new projects this month 🙂
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Dangerous curves
Devilish Donna
Sexy Rocker


The lil guys birthday is this coming week ..and the K’s lil man Sean is also turning 4 this month.  Elena and I have chatted about the boys  over the last year since we discovered they were born around the same time.  To top off my KennyK fabtastic week ….my happy mail also arrived with two awesome KennyK illustrated Lego Magazines for the little man. He will absolutely love these, totally wasn’t expecting this.. THANK YOU sooo much.
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I can’t believe he got his very own KennyK illustrated  Magazines…and LEGO ones at that. He loves Lego.  Some of you may or may not know that KennyK does a lot of commercial art projects on some HUGE .. and if you have little boys… I mean HUGELY popular brands. Next time you are in the toy aisle… you could be picking up some KennyK artwork and not even know it.

On an end note ….just because I am a happy little clam right now.

One of the things I love about my crafting; soppy as it sounds, but it is entirely sincere I promise. I love the fact that my crafting, blog  and message board have led to meeting some fantastic people, artists, manufacturers, vendors and crafters alike.  It’s like having one fantastically crazy family,  only a key touch away.

I won’t name you all …. but if you read my blog, Facebook, Google+ etc… you already know who you are 🙂  The fact that I will happily chat for hours, blog about your work, projects, products etc. and hang out with you… with no incentives, or personal gain… should tell you how much ya’all mean to me.   That’s not to say I don’t get  the occasional surprise gift, products to review etc. for the blog… because it’s very clear on all my affiliate linked and review pages that I do LOL…  but the majority of my posts are just  done because I love what I see and the people I hang out with…and I want to share it.

Coming from a web background I know the importance of word of  mouth and link sharing.. and I am thrilled to be able to do my small part in sharing the love to all you fab guys and gals that give us crafters all the fab  products, services, tutorials and project ideas that keep us happy ….and broke, or maybe that is just my kid and his crazy craft and toy collection LOL.

KennyK “collectively”  Thanks for Rocking my Crafts and for being an awesome couple of peeps …. and for having a fab group of crazy DT’s .. and crafting family  …..you girls are the best 🙂

KennyK New Release – Name that Hero Contest

Enter the KennyK Stamps Name That Hero contest for a chance to win the digi stamp you named, one of our new superhero backgrounds, one of our new superhero sentiment sheets, and bragging rights! All before the release date!

So, stretch out your super spandex, zip up those sexy boots, and let’s rock!!

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What you need to do:
We have SEVEN new heroes about to hit the crafting world and we want YOU to name them. Use your creative powers to name 1 character or all 7! Don’t forget the family as a whole needs a name too. That’s 8 chances to win!

Contest Rules:
Our judges will be looking for creative, original, funny, clever, sassy entries.
You may have more than one entry per character or per family name.
Deadline – Contest will run from Fri, March 4th – Wed, March 9th. Contest will officially end on March 9th at 8:00pm EST.
For a valid entry and to be considered for a prize, you must comment here in this post!

Prizes:
* If you are the lucky winner to name one character, you will receive the digi stamp you named, a choice of one of our new superhero backgrounds, and a choice of one new superhero sentiment sheet!
* If you are clever and name more than one character, then you will receive the digi for each character named, your choice of two of our new superhero backgrounds, and a choice of one new superhero sentiment sheets!
* If you are super enough to name the family, you will receive all seven character digi stamps, a choice of two of our new superhero backgrounds, a choice of one new superhero sentiment sheet!
* GRAND PRIZE – Now, if you have fierce and mighty creative powers and name all 7 characters and the family, you will receive the entire release!! ALL 7 character digi stamps, ALL 4 of our new superhero backgrounds, and both new superhero sentiment sheets!
* Bragging rights!!
* All prizes will be sent and received before the March 15th release date.

KennyK Monthly Freebie

I’m so excited, can’t wait to see what we have for August.  July’s Freebie “Unstoppable Mom”from KennyK featured in our Digi Challenge over on the message board.  I’m still working on mine… I am soo behind LOL.

Every Month KennyK releases a new freebie, make sure you  go get yours before the end of the month. KennyK Monthly Freebie

So what do you think we will get next.. last month there was a cute bear, this month a serious shopper.

I’ve been naughty lately and bought about 10 stamps this month… I just can’t resist.  His steampunk ladies are too cool ..I am going to end up with everything on there  by Christmas at this rate haha