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Tag It!

Welcome to the Thursday UNITY STAMP HIP HOP where we're celebrating everything {ippity} today!  You should be ->here<- from Robyn's Blog!  In case something goes awry, just head over to the Unity Blog to get back on track :)
For today's hop I went with tags...I love making tags.
This {ippity} stamp set is loaded!  You can achieve so many different looks by mixing 'n matching and turning to-and-fro.
And what's not to love about a 'lil Halloween witch?   With dressed up tags you can decorate treat bags, tree branches, packages, cards or hang from a hook or knob. I first embossed the tag with a cool spiderweb embossing folder that I found at Hobby's by Paper Studio.  If you wanted to make up inexpensive treat bags, think of embossing plain brown or white kraft sacks before filling with treats! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


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Dreaming of Snow in Summer

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It's the last Monday of August  and I'm celebrating this  EAD BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY with a little bit of snow!

You should be arriving here from Rose's Blog, but don't miss stopping by the EAD Blog to see what's up for grabs prize-wise today! I just love this picture of Zach and Syd posing under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning 2011.   There are no forced smiles, but true happiness  that only this special season can bring.
I've used various patterned papers by Jillibean Soup and loads of these fun Snowflake Rub-ons by EAD.  I chose white for my snowflakes,  but you can pick from a wide variety of colors...I think light blue and a pale pink would look so pretty too! **STICKERZ and RUB-ONS SHIP FREE WITH EAD**
Now it's time to hop on over to the EAD Guest Designer, Angela's Blog  for even more fun inspiration :) Have a wonderful week!

Doin' It With Style

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Calling all of you June Cleavers out there! This week's Unity Stamp of the Week is just a doll.
All that's missing is the strand of pearls :)

The image was stamped onto white cardstock, as well as a beautiful  piece of patterned paper from October Afternoon'sWoodland Park. I used micro-tip scissors to carefully cut out the portions from the patterned paper that I wanted to use on the main image.  I also accented the little details in the apron with Zig Markers.   Patterned Papers and Washi Tape by OA Woodland Park. -------------------------------------------------------------
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Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!  Be back tomorrow!

Love & Blessings

WELCOME Unity Stamp Blog Hoppers You should be arriving here from the blog of the talented and sweet Renee Aslette.  Should something go awry during the hop, just head back over to the  UNITY STAMP BLOG
For this hop I've broken out some brand new stamps that I haven't had a chance to work with yet.   They've been eyeing me and I've been eyeing them right back ;)

I love any round stamp that can be punched out with one of my circle punches! The "Count Your Blessings" image is from the Country Pumpkin Chowder by Jillibean Soup  I coupled it with different papers and journal spots from Jillibean :)
I've loved this next stamp, "Sending My Love" for quite some time.   I made this next card  with a very special friend in mind ♥

 I used a combination of colored pencils, water-color pencils and Zig Markers. After shading with the colored pencils I went back over with a coordinating water-color pencil and then blended with water. I was also able to obtain some shadows a…

A Graveyard Smash...

...the MONSTER MASH... creeeeek (creepy door opening) . . . . It's Monster Mash Release Week at Imaginisce  and I'm super excited to be sharing the projects that I  crafted with it.  If you haven't seen the full collection of Monster Mash, just stroll on over to Imaginsice!  I love that they've stuck with the traditional Halloween colors and added in a bit of dusty teal blue and green.  As with all Imaginisce collections, cuteness abounds :)  BOO WALL HANGING For this I started with a plain 'ole inexpensive 3-paned wooden plaque. After painting the wood black, I added a square of patterned paper in place of a photograph and began embellishing.
Imaginisce Die Cuts are so generous in size and can easily be layered with other matching elements such as pieces from the Sticker Stackers or  Canvas Stickers.  Don't be afraid to remove (gently) the witch's shoes from the sticker and try it out somewhere else...I just add a little dab of glue to the  foam dot and you're good to go!

Spooky Spider Invasion

Glad you're here for the MONDAY EAD BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY

You should be here from Rose's Blog!  The EAD Blog will showcase the lovely loot up for grabs today, so don't forget to stop by and say hello.
Autumn decorating is just around the corner at the McDaniel house and I love nothing more than my  Harry Slatkin Fall candle scents wafting through the air.   I ordered these adorable (yes, I just called spiders adorable) Rub-Ons with this in mind:

With EAD Rub-Ons, you can decorate plain candle jars for any occasion or holiday! Products used: Halloween Rub-Ons Halloween Spiders You can order either item in just about any color imaginable.
Time now to visit the August Guest Designer, Angela's Blog. Happy week to you all!

A Halloween Mini

Greetings, weekend blog-goers! I have a little Halloween mini to share with you today that I created for  VINTAGE STREET MARKET I must say that I absolutely cannot wait until September 1st:   yes, I will have my Halloween decorations out and about.   And since I decorate early for Christmas, I get a good 2 and a half months  out of my Fall decorations   I’m in love with all of the replicated vintage  wares such as black cats, owls and jack ‘o lanterns …black cats are at the top of my list though!
Vintage Street Markethas a new assortment of beautiful  Halloween-themed papers by Graphic 45, Echo Park and Making Memories.   These papers were the base for the pages of the album that I created:  I cut one of the little card motifs from the Happy Haunting paper  and attached it to the front with foam dots.   I then outlined it with Aqua Twirly Twine.  For the embellishments  I used the Sky Blue Paper Flowers(glittered in aqua), vintage buttons  and a bit of yummy Black Crepe Paper Fringe.   Onto the r…

One + Two= Three

Time for a little  BACK TO SCHOOL FUN As you can see by the title of my post, I  easily passed the first grade by accomplishing that one LOL They do so much more these kids are learning  things we did in the 4th grade in the 1st grade!  It's astounding.
First up, is a treat pocket tutorial that I created for  IMAGINISCE BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK This is very similar to the one that I created for Authentique just  a few days ago, but this one is smaller and of course shows a  different way to go about decorating.  The same design  principal still applies though :)
For SIX Pockets: You will need a 12x12 sheet of paper; cut paper into 2x12" strips.  Next, cut 1.75" x 11.75" strips from a patterned paper (I used Chit Chat); center and attach to the 2x12 strips of paper.  Score the 12" strip at 4.5"; fold in half.  Machine stitch  (or glue) the folded area to create a pocket.   Corner round the top edges if desired.
For the apple:  punch a 1" circle from red dot paper…

Curious About Basically Bare?

Two of the hottest places in the  papercrafting world are meeting up in a duo AUTHENTIQUE PAPER &

Now, you won't be hopping from my blog to another, instead head on over to the Authentique Blog to see the line-up for the day :)
With back-to-school in mind, I wanted to create  a couple of special teacher gifts.   For the first project, CURIOUS OWL NOTEBOOK,  I used portions of the Basically Bare Album.   On the front, clear cover I hand-stitched a few buttons  to the bottom, outlining the shape.   I also machine stitched around the perimeter so that the edge would be defined.

 For the inner cover, I layered the cardboard sheet and felt scalloped sheet
together and then embellished with an owl dressed in  Curiosity patterned papers and stickers. 

Next, I took 8.5 x 11 copy paper and trimmed the sheets down to a 5.5"W X 5.25"H; reserve the scraps.
Using the 'index-tabbed' chipboard page as a guide, line up the papers with the top and punch holes. 
Insert rings that co…

Ribbon Carousel Hop

WELCOME to my little part of the  UNITY & RIBBON CAROUSEL BLOG HOP
You should be arriving here from Shemaine's Blog. All-righty...let's get started! I love ribbon.  I use ribbon on almost every single project that I make. It adds that soft texture which, to me, completes a look.  My first card is pretty simplistic:
Unity: June 2012 Kit-of-the-Month Ribbon Carousel: Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbons Patterned Papers: October Afternoon
Okay, so I'll admit...I was a little afraid to try this next trick, but in the  end I threw caution to the wind and said 'what the heck!"

You've guessed it:  I stamped onto the actual ribbon and then carefully trimmed out with a pair of super sharp fine-tipped scissors. Be sure to use a solvent ink such as Staz-On so that the image doesn't bleed.   Unity: Poised & Pretty SB-987A Unity: July 2012 Kit-of-the-Month (sentiment) Ribbon Carousel: 1.5" Blue/White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Red/White Striped Poly Ribbon Patterned Papers: Pin…