Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Design Team Reveal

Happy Tuesday all.  I hope that you all enjoying what the design team has been creating with the products our wonderful sponsors have provided.  Our sponsors this month are Punky Sprouts, Whisker Graphics, and Unity Stamp Company.  Make sure you check them all out for some fun products to use on your projects.  Now, on to the reveals...

First we have this awesome Punky Sprouts album created by Jo:
This week I was lucky enough to be able to complete a project using the Punky Sprouts mixed medium album "Sweetie Sprout" These albums are great because they combine acrylic, canvas and chipboard pages and give you the option to punch your holes where ever on the pages you want! Since my daughter had just turned 13 and had several different activities surrounding her birthday, I created an album just for her. As soon as I saw the album, I knew I had to use some My Mind's Eye "Dreamy 2" papers that I had been hoarding for quite awhile. I also used some paints and Glimmer Mists to color the canvas pages.

I love the clear acrylic cover...I added some Stickles around the edges to make them stand out because we all need more bling! The album also came with this cute little bird...I just covered him with some cardstock and paint.
Make sure you check out the rest of her pages to this album in the Sponsor Galleries here: Punky Sprouts Gallery.

Moving on from the Punky Sprout album reveal to cards, we have Shawna's fabulously fun cards:

For her two cards this week she used both the Unity Stamps and the Whisker Graphics twine. They are both great products for card making.
Sarah's bright cheery cards:

The adorable Margarita Moments stamps from Unity are absolutely PERFECT for making cards for your girlfriends! She paired them with the Whiskers Graphics Divine Twine in bright happy colored to make these cards

And Cassy's awesome cards:
For this first card, I decided to layer the beautiful sunflower stamp and when I cut out the first layer, I glued the center and bent the petals up for a 3-D look. I filled the center with dots of Cinnamon Stickles, tied the stamped image with Divine Twine, and embellished with ribbon and a Unity Stamp Company phrase.

For the second card, I was inspired by all of the amazing handmade flowers out there and thought, why not stamp an image, layer it, and see what happens. So I stamped the image 5 times, cut apart the layers, crinkled toward the center, and sanded the pp a bit. Then I layered the flower using zots, added some Stickles and voila - a handmade rose. I sanded the edges of my patterned paper and embellished with a swirl of paint, Unity Stamp Company saying, some Robin's Nest pebbles, mini-brads, and stitching. Thanks for looking.

And finally today we will end the reveals with the layouts.  First up is Barb's adorable LO:
This week, my assignment was to create a layout. I went back into my family "photo vault" (a cardboard photo box from JoAnn's) and found photos of my youngest daughter, at age 5, in her Halloween costume. She had begged that year to be Belle from "Beauty and the Beast".  The movie also featured characters named Mrs. Potts (a teapot) and her son Chip (a teacup), which made Unity Stamp Company's teapot and cup stamp from the "Berry Good Life" set a natural choice to embellish my journaling card. I created a border using my Fiskars Threading Water border punch, with Whisker Graphics' Divine Twine laced through the design and tied in a bow. It created such a girly touch for a girly layout!

Next up is Tabitha's LO.  The picture alone makes me wanna say "awwww"
This week I had to do a layout and again I choose to use both the Unity Stamps ( Fizzy Feelings). I thought these stamps were just so adorable and I even stamped over patterned paper to give it a little depth and then colored it in with a red brush marker. I also use the Divine Twine in green.

And now Tamara's Lo where she shows us great uses for those Unity Stamps:
On this layout I used the Unity Stamp set Eco Chic.

I stamped the background, added flowers, title and tree (all from the stamp set) and tied the flower stems with orange divine twine.
Next up is my own LO:
I had fun with this LO. It will actually have a second page that has pictures of me and DH and me and the kids and say Me, that's whoo. But I had a little mishap and messed up a picture and needed more ink so I could reprint it. It will be a mirrored image of this one (unless I change my mind on that).  I used Unity Stamps Lollipop Tree You and Me stamps and the Divine Twine.

And lastly (but definitely not least) we have Nordica's beautiful LO:
This week I got a chance to create a layout for hubby's cousin! We attended her wedding last weekend and I LOVED the way this photo turned out so I was very excited to scrap it. The Unity Stamp Company Tiny Trinity stamps were the perfect fit for this layout! I also used Prima flowers, misc. gems, pearls, and ribbon, StayzOn Ink, Making Memories paper, and misc cardstock.

I hope that you all enjoy these projects as much as we enjoyed creating them.  Make sure you visit the Gallery here at CUC for more photos of projects created with these awesome sponsor products.


  1. Beautiful Work! These products are so fun to work with!!

  2. Great job this week, ladies! And thanks to our sponsors for these wonderful products. I am SOOOO in love with Unity stamps and Divine Twine!