May 14, 2009

Blog Hop! Kit of the Month Blog Hop

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.” --Mary Anne Radmacher

Welcome to Unity Stamp Company's kit of the month blog hop. If you are not a Unity KOM subscriber, then why are you waiting? I love my kits of the month and the stamps are beautifully made. So come join us in the fun. If you've made it here from Jess's adorable blog, then you are right on track. For each of these cards and notepads, I used the April Kit of the Month, my personal favorite so far.

The first item is a note pad holder. I used elegant eggplant and pink pirouette cardstock. The image is stamped on some SU Designer paper scraps I had on hand. Then I used my markers to watercolor in the details. I stamped the sentiment on pink cardstock and then used the leaves from the bird as a background.








The second item is a card that involved a lot of paperpiecing. I used some scraps of SU designer paper to stamp the dress form, once on each sid of the paper. Then I cut it out and used the reverse side for the belt. The stand is cut out of basic gray paper, and the bird was stamped and cut out and then woven into the base of the dress form.








This one is also a notepad holder and uses a bit of emboss resist for the medallion on the front. I stamped the flower in versamark on pink pirhouette paper and then embossed with iridescent ice. Then I used a sponge dauber and daubed inks over the top to make it pop. The center is a rhinestone brad.



Thanks for stopping along the blog hop trail. Hopefully you found some inspiration. And now for the next stop along the blog hop, visit bloomingpink's blog and find some more inspiration. May you have a blessed day!

35 comments:

Tiff said...

Your cards are way cute!

Jacqueline said...

gorgeous cards!!

Jessica said...

these are really pretty! love all the stamps and colors you used!

Katy said...

very cute cards! thanks for sharing!

whoistracy said...

Wonderful projects!!

Pamela said...

Great cards!

Teresa said...

Great creations!!!

Kristen said...

awesome cards! :) so cute!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

very cute cards!

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards! Love that dark purple!

Ang & Ryan said...

Lovely cards! I love the colors you used they are sooo cute!

Laura L said...

Very cute! I love the notepad holders!

BonnieRose said...

wow... such detail.. I love it all!

Dee said...

Very pretty with the pink, green and purple color combo, The emboss resist is very nice as well. Pretty cards!

Randi said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you paired the bird with the dress form!

FibreJunky said...

All three of your cards are beautiful!

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Gretchen said...

great projects! I used that bird and branch too- love it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Very pretty cards! :)

Jana said...

Wonderful cards.

scrappypug said...

beautiful!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

I like the card size you used in a couple of your projects. Nice to see something different. ;)

Lauri said...

Love the cards!!! I am very inspired with how you used the dress form stamp. I have that stamp...and have been stumped!

Lisa F said...

Cute card! Great job!

Karen J. said...

great creations...have many friends who would love the purple.

Ashley said...

Very pretty cards and I love your quote!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

very cute cards.

Erika M. said...

Your projects are fabulous!

BishopsMommie said...

your cards are so nice!

Karen said...

Great cards...love how you made the watermark backgrounds
!

Suz said...

Beautiful cards. I love the way you layered them

Jen said...

I love all of your cards, and that Elegant Eggplant color is so rich and bold...love it!

Lisa H. said...

wow! you were busy. all three are great!

Cathy said...

Notepad holder? I'd like to see the inside, how the notepad fits in :) Very cute!

ANAT S said...

great cards