Friday, December 30

Making a mess in my craft room - it's a GOOD THING!!!

* * * * * I will be sharing this Post for DT Friday at The Creative Scrapbooking Divas * * * *

I have loved playing with the new Unity Kits I purchased.  They have so many wonderful stamps and the creative ideas are rapidly coursing through my being.    I have loved all of the fab projects I have seen people create using some of the stamps and wanted to put my own little twist on them.

First things, first....Here are the list of Challenges I am entering:
  1. Unity Dec KOM Sketch Challenge
  2. Paper Playtime - #63 AG
  3. Anything Goes - #57 Blue + one other color
  4. Bearly Mine - #26 AG
  5. Flutter by Wednesdays - #183 Open
  6. Simon Says - AG
  7. Crafts and Me - #66 AG
  8. Outlawz - PAM 122411
  9. Creative Inspirations - #143 AG
  10. Little Scrap Pieces - AG
Now, onto the fun stuff....The jar stamp from the December KOM~ Filled with Love (see picture below)  is so versatile, I have seen it filled with hearts, buttons, and even a city landscape on others' creations.  I thought to myself, "How am I to do something a bit different?"  I quickly thought about when I was younger.  Even now as a mother, I have saved old jars for the kids to catch fireflies and grasshoppers in the summer months.  Well, one of the stamps in the August 2009 KOM~Following My Heart (see picture below) was a dragonfly.  PERFECT!

So I started with my Pearl c'oredinations card stock as my base.  I stamped the dragonfly spontaneously onto the cs and then sanded the front.  I masked some flower dp, that I embossed with a flower embossing folder, onto black card stock.  Then I did the same with my sentiment you make my heart flutter  (also from the  August 2009 KOM~Following My Heart).   I stamped the jar onto a cream cs,  stamped the dragonfly to appear like he was inside the jar, and then painted him in with some Alcohol Inks.  I mounted an empty stamped jar behind the top layer for for extra dimension.  I added glitter to the lid, glossy accents to the jar, and a bit of MME Stella Rose Doiley Lace Ribbon underneath the jar.  I affixed a few roses and a lace paper heart (that I inked up a bit with some TH Antique Linen and misted with my handmade glimmer mist in blue).

I am quite pleased with how it turned out and I can't wait to use this adorable KOM again.  If you are not already a fan of Unity, you may want to check out their fabulous stamps.  They are constantly having sales and their FB page is always buzzing with activity!!!

Here is just one of the current sales HAPPENING NOW:
(copied from the Unity Stamp Company FB page) 

SHIPPING IS EXPENSIVE and the RATES just keep GOING UP, but we are trying VERY HARD to keep our rates down. TYPICALLY they are $6.95 no matter WHAT SIZE of order {USA & Canada} THIS WEEK is the last week you will get shipping for as low as $2.12. - PLUS Check out these ADORABLE Kit of the Month PAST KITS for only....yep, you guessed it! $20.12. There are THREE OF THEM just for this SPECIAL Welcome into the NEW YEAR! Get em' FAST! ♥ CLICK HERE:

If you like the August 2009 Kit, you may want to head over to the Unity Stamp Co. to order yours today!  It will no longer be available after it is retired on Saturday!!!
 If you like the December 2011 Kit, you still have time to get it at $26 + $5 shipping until Saturday by signing up as a KOM member.  After that, it goes back to full price of $45.  

I hope you are enjoying some crafty time and thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Keep on Crafting


  1. Jessica lovely colors on your card and wish you a Happy new year

  2. Great card- I love the way you used the stamps and the added glossy accents to the jar makes it look so real- great job! :)Amy

  3. So cute! Love the dragonfly in the jar...and the story!!!

  4. I love the jar and how you made it look shiny like real glass!

  5. Thanks so much for joining in my Challenge at LSP. Love the soft colors in your card reminds me there will be spring again. I adore dragon flies...

  6. Fun card and a sweet memory to go along with it.

  7. Wow Jessica! Beautiful card! Great job.

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time and good luck. A Happy New Year you and yours luv gina xx

  9. LOVE THIS JAR! Love that you put a dragonfly inside, reminds me of kids, that is for sure!!! Happy New Year!

  10. Really, really cute! Happy New Year!

  11. Your jar looks fantastic- makes for such a pretty card!

  12. Jessica, your card is beautiful.. Thank you for all the detail and links.

  13. great card, and Happy New Years.

  14. Love the fireflies idea!

  15. Love the dragonfly in the jar! Brilliant!

  16. The jar... I love the jar!

  17. Great work on the card. Love it!

  18. Fabulous card. Love all the details.

  19. Super Card !!
    thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

  20. Gorgeous card Jessica, I love the paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge.
    Happy New Year
    hugs Mandy xx

  21. A really lovely ccard Jessica. Thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes.


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