Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Scripty Joy and Winter Penguin

Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm so excited to be sharing my creations using the new, Scripty Joy die, and the Winter Penguin mini stamp set. I can't say enough how adorable the winter penguin set is! It's a small yet super affordable set, and you can also purchase the coordinating die. I loved working with the, scripty joy, die and I used it on the card shown above with the Violet's ABCs alphabet stamp set to create the sentiment, "Joy to the world". Since it's a well known song I thought it would be fitting to use the music sheet paper from the new Snow Day collection. I love that sheet paper so much! When creating the "Happy Holidays" penguin card I wanted to make it look like she was skating in over a frozen lake so I used the forest boarder die along with the stitched hillside boarder dies to achieve that look. I also used the trees from the, Snow Day, stamp set and stamped them in a few different colors for some added interest. To tie these cards together I also used some of the metallic gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope you love them!

To view the other cards created the Lawn Fawn design team click, here. When you get to the blog you'll also get a chance to win a stamp of your own!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Hedgehugs

Monday, October 20, 2014

Today is day 3 in the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week celebration, and the set being featured is, Hedgehugs. While this set may be small it sure does contain a whole lot of cuteness. You could use this stamp set to send some love to a friend; or, separate the sentiment and use it for a holiday theme card like I did with my card. I also used the new lawn fawndamentals in the cranberry color and I love how those notecards are perfect for Christmas cards. I also used the awesome stitched rectangle dies—and they make card making a cinch! If you’d like to view all of the other samples by the design team head over to the Lawn Fawn blog by clicking, here. While you’re there check out Kelly Marie’s intro video for a more detailed look at this mini set, and even get a chance to win your very own stamp set! 

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week--Finley's ABCs, 123s, and Violets ABCs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

 Today is another fun day in a week long inspiration week with Lawn Fawn! Today Kelly Marie, is introducing Violet's ABCs, Finley's ABCs, and Finley's 123s. These sets are so much fun to use when creating so many different types of projects. For instance, I used a combination of Finley's ABCs and 123s to create a mini Christmas banner using the stitched banner dies. I also used Violet's ABCs to take an already existing sentiment and simply make it bigger. For more inspiration go ahead and visit the Lawn Fawn blog by clicking, here, and you can also view Kelly's awesome intro video with a more detailed look into the stamp and die sets. You'll also get a chance to win a stamp set!

Blick Art Haul

Monday, October 6, 2014

Over the weekend I stopped by Blick to purchase some much needed Copic refills for two of my most used markers; and, while I was there I decided to look around and see what interesting things I could find. The last last time I was there about a few months ago I hadn't yet discovered my love for watercoloring so I didn't really pay any attention to all the tools, paper, and other accessories they had available for that particular medium. So this time around I was pretty excited to ask about all the cool things I could use and test out. One of the employees there mentioned these really cool watercolor pencils--and since they were on sale I thought I'd give them a try. When I got home I tested them out on one of the watercolor postcards I purchased (in a set) and they seemed to work very well. The colors are really vibrant and I love that. Aside from the watercolor pencils and Copic refills, I also purchased a pack of blank watercolor post cards, some really thick 140lb. watercolor cardstock, a Copic color swatch book, and some carving rubber to make a handmade stamp. I can't wait to make some new things with these.

Did you do any craft/art shopping this weekend?

Celebrate--Featuring V's Sweet Ideas Stamps

Friday, October 3, 2014

Today I'm excited to guest design for, V's Sweet Ideas! She has recently released four new stamps sets and, Birthday Wishes, was one of my favorites--I think it's so cute. This set is so great because it's a mini; and, that means it's also a great price. There are lots of images and sentiments--which makes it a versatile set. I'm super obsessed with watercoloring right now so of course I had to include a bit of that in this card I made. If you get a chance head on over to her website--you can find links to all of the new stamps sets for sale. You can also find her blog link--she's going to be doing a giveaway soon!

Have a great weekend!

Have A Purr-fect Birthday--Video

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today I have a fun video over on the Lawn Fawn blog, and I'm sharing how I made this adorable, Have a Purr-fect Birthday!, card--using several different LF stamp sets. You can watch the video on Youtube (above) or click here to be directed to the LF blog for details on all the stamps, dies, and embellishments I used when creating this card. I hope you love it! 

Watercolor Christmas Cards---My Etsy Shop

Friday, September 26, 2014

If you follow my Instagram account @unifyhandmade you may have already seen a sneak peek of these cards that I’ve released in my Etsyshop. I’m super excited about these cards because they include some of my hand painted watercolor designs—and since I’m totally obsessed with watercoloring right now it seems appropriate for me to incorporate my love for painting into my newest Christmas card collection. What also makes these extra special, to me, is the fact that I created some of the accents—like the laurel—on these cards using my tablet. I’ve been playing around with it for 2 years now and trying to get the hang of digital drawing (it’s so much fun).
These cards are being offered in sets of 8, and you can purchase a set of one particular design; or, you can purchase a variety pack. I also created some adorable tags with the same watercolor theme, too.
 I wanted to create some place cards using this wood mounted stamp I purchased from Paper Source a few months ago, and I thought it would be a great time to create some for Christmas. Perfect for use at dinner time for Christmas Eve; or, Christmas day!
I’ve always wanted to mass produce my very own watercolor designs and I was able to do that by simply creating my designs on this Tim Holtz watercolor paper and then transferring them to my computer by scanning them into Photoshop.
I’ve always wanted to create a red and white themed Christmas line—and this year I finally did it. In this collection I’m using traditional Christmas colors but with a modern day twist. If you can see in the last image (shown above) I also created a heart shape. I have big plans for new cards coming this Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to share them!

To view my new Christmas cards you can find them in my Etsy shop, here, here, here, here, and here. I hope you've enjoyed this close look into my new Christmas cards and feel free to leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

Have a great Friday!


Nicole 
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