Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mojo Monday #486


I am still riding my "high" of being a "Unity Girl" last week - and today it was still continuing, as I received my new bundle of goodies from Unity that I just HAD to play with!

It's long after dark here, so my apologies for the picture quality - I couldn't wait until morning to show you this stamp!

I used a new kit from Unity Stamps, called Scattered Pieces. I just love it! 

I decided to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch this week! 

 Mojo Monday

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo 

Growing in Unity Winners!


Hello everyone!

Last week was so much fun - I loved reading even single comment from everyone who stopped by! Unity has been so kind to offer up 2 grab bags of goodies to lovely people who visited my blog each day - they really are so kind! 

Noreen Sommer and Dawn Fields were the lucky winners - please email me with your mailing specifics, ladies!
Thank you to everyone who left some love! I hope you follow along and say hello from time to time when I post some more crafty goodness! 
Peace, Love n' Ink
Amber xo 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 5


Well, Friday is here. I will not be able to say "TGIF" because it is my last day as a GIU girl and I am bummed out! This week has been SO much fun!


Sadly, here is my Friday project - but I will be making more projects all the time with Unity - so be sure to check in from time to time to see more Unity goodness! 

If you are a regular follower of the Unity{show & tell} page on Facebook, Kelli and the gang always feature amazing challenges to get our creative juices flowing - I can't tell you how I love seeing all that inspiration every week, the creativity is phenomenal! There is still time this week to join the challenge - so if you haven't - you need to check it out!

 I created this project with that challenge inspiration in mind! 
I used those neutral colors and my new Layers of Life kit from Feb 2017 called Looking Up for that sentiment! 
You need it ----> get it here! 
This is a monthly subscription - I haven't been disappointed yet! 

I also used a bleach technique to get the look of that "wood" looking piece - it's actually a stamp from the Jan 2014 Kit of the Month called "Be Your OWN Kind of Beautiful".
You need it ----> get it here!

And that ridiculously sweet dreamcatcher is from Unity's Apr 2016 Kit called "Without Fear...Without Limits" 
You need it too! ------> get it here!


 I have loved seeing new faces stopping by each day  - we all have that common thread of connection with this awesome little company - the name Unity really says it all!
Today is your last day to leave a comment to say you stopped in - it gives you a chance to get your hands on some lovely grab bags that Unity generously is giving us! 
Thanks for being a part of this journey this week! 
Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 4


Welcome! 
My week as a Growing In Unity Girl has almost come to an end! I am sad - it has been so much fun, and I feel so lucky - the creativity of the little network of artists who share the love is just incredible! You all inspire me every day! 

Today I have a project for you that was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest - I wish I could give credit where credit is due, because in the world of Pinterest - you can get lost for days finding inspiration - and the project was gorgeous!

Here's my salute to that, using Unity stamps! 



I love neutrals paired with just a pop of subtle color! This card was clean, and simple and not complicated - just the way I like it! And my Unity sets were perfect! 
I used a favourite called Bohemian Backgrounds that you can find here! :)
I also used one of the new releases from Gina K Designs and Unity (such a winning pair!) called Only You! That sentiment says it all!
You need it! Get it here!
I heat embossed and used my Zigs to add that soft blue and green - a little bit of fussy cutting was all it took- and I added a few droplets and sequins to finish it off -nothing fancy. I like the stamps to shine :) 

You only have a couple more days to have a chance to win some goodies from Unity - be sure to leave a comment below to have a chance to get yourself a grab bag FULL of awesome stamps from this company! 
Thanks so so much for stopping by! 
Peace, Love n' Ink 
Amber xo


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 3


Wednesday already! This week is flying by SO fast!

If you are just stopping by for the 1st time - WELCOME!
I am lucky enough to be a newbie for Unity Stamps Growing In Unity Girl feature this week! 

I have another project for you showing off some fantastic Unity goodies!!! 
Check it out!


I used distress inks to ink up the background for this card, using Unity's "Soul Joy" stamp set!
You need it - get it here!

I used my Zig real brush markers to color this - it was so much fun!

I have been totally loving creating all these pretty things this week - please be sure to stop by tomorrow again and see what I have been playing with from Unity!
If you want a chance to win a grab bag of Unity goodness - leave me some love in the comments below and at the end of my week as a GIU gal (which is coming FAST! BOO!) I will have a random draw for two of you lucky people to win some Unity of your own! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 2


Hi everyone!

I can't wait to show you my 2nd project as a Growing in Unity Girl! 


For this project, wanted COLOR! I went with my  Colorbursts for a fun and funky back ground for a sentiment from Unity's Let Your Wishes Fly set! 

You need this set ------> Get it Here!

It is one of the stamp sets from Unity that is a go-to when I create cards for some of my favourite people! 
I also used paper from Simple Stories "We Are Family" Collection, and added a bit of vellum for this sweet card for a sweet friend!

I still cannot believe I get to show you some of my little creations this week - someone needs to pinch me!
I hope you leave a comment below just to let me know you dropped in - because at the end of the week I will be randomly drawing for two lucky people to receive grab bags of Unity goodness! Be sure to stop by each day this week!
Love, Peace n Ink
Amber xo 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Paper Players #332/Casology #236


I have a fun, clean and simple creation I whipped up this morning!
Check it out!


I finally got some Verve Stamps in my happy mail and had to play with them! The sentiment is from the set Let It Be!
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some TH Distress Inks for the pretty blue background. I salvaged a small piece of PL card for contrast and played with a splash of  FSJ Silks in Sour Lemon. A bit of washi tape and this card was complete!

I played along with a couple of my favourite challenges!





Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo

Growing In Unity - Day 1


Hello, and welcome!
This is REALLY exciting!

Today is really a "bucket list" day for me - I am blessed to be this week's Growing In Unity Girl for Unity Stamps

I will share a little about myself for those of you who are new to my little corner of the Blog world (as I call this - Amberland ha!) 
 I hail from Saskatchewan Canada - and live in a small farming community of just 2500! I am a mom to 2 awesome kids, grandma to 1 amazing little boy and wife to an extremely hardworking Fireman/Public Works Labourer. I have been stamping and creating inky awesomeness for almost 10 years - and I love using all kinds of products, but Unity has had my heart from almost the 1st time I bought a stamp magazine!
For Day 1,  I will share a project I created with THE stamp that started it all for me! 





I had just got into the whole stamping craze - I was hooked from the beginning. I needed it all. 
Then one spring day in 2010,  I bought the Stamp It cards magazine. 
And I fell in LOVE.




I STILL have that magazine 


See? 

That. Card. Right. There. 



    The stamp was from Unity's Fresh Beginnings stamp set - I ordered that collection... and... the rest is history. 






For this project, the sentiment I used was from a Unity Grab Bag I received, and the paper is from a personal favourite collection from Simple Stories - called We Are Family.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out my Unity projects every day this week! 
If you leave a comment to show some love and let me know you stopped by - you could win an AMAZING grab bag of Unity stamps! 

Peace, Love n' Ink
Amber xo

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 200


Atlantic Hearts has a FAB sketch this week for all of you!



This CAS sketch was right up my alley! I FINALLY got to use my quilted die from Lil Inkers for the background - and the simple sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps - Hand Lettered Encouragement.
It really couldn't get any easier!
I really hope you play along with us - this sketch is SO versatile!
Go make pretty things!
Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

CYCI #147-Color Challenge


Welcome !
I am making this super quick as I have a bunch of exciting posts this week - so this one will be short and sweet!

This week over at Can You Case It we have a great color challenge for you!


 Can You Case It
I used a sentiment and image from Unity Stamps for this quick card! 
I heat embossed with both silver and pink - and added a couple simple little sequins!

Please play along with us over on our FB challenge page!

Thanks for stopping by! Leave some love in the comments below! 

Love, Peace n Ink
Amber xo 


Monday, February 6, 2017

Atlantic Hearts #198 Sketch Challenge


Hey y'all!
Happy Monday!

Another week into February - we are cruising right along - the days are getting longer - I can FEEL it! 

This week over at Atlantic Hearts we have a really fun sketch to play with!
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca



It *is* the month of love...right?

For this project I used the following:

Stamps: (Simon Says Stamp) Thankful Heart
Ink: Black Archival
Paper: (SU) Smoky Slate CS, Basic Black CS
(Crate Paper) Hello Love collection

I felted a bit of CS and finished everything off with a bit of SU silver cord from my stash, and a couple staples. 

That floral paper is SO sweet! 

Play along with us if you like and be sure to add your link to the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo 


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Love Ewe!





Happy Sunday!
I decided to get inky today!

I created this super-cute clean and simple card using just a few things! I sponged a wee bit of So Saffron ink from SU! on my Cs base, and then inked up one of my FAVE stamps from Unity called Love Ewe! I just added a scrap of SU's Smoky Slate CS and off-set it behind the sentiment and added some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to finish this quick little love note.

Today I am playing along with 2 great challenges that were PERFECT for what I had in mind for a special Valentine!


 CASology


Thanks for stopping by! Let me know you stopped by and leave some love in the comments below! 
Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber xo 

CYCI #146 - Color Challenge


Welcome back!

this week over at Can You Case It, I had the luck of planning a color challenge for you!

 Can You Case It


We will be featuring our challenges within a group on Facebook - which means you can join us right on our page - you do not need a blog to play along! Check it out here!

I just LOVE this color combination! Here are the crafty details for my card this week:
Stamps & Die: (SU) Dragonfly Dreams/Detailed Dragonfly bundle
Colorburst background: Tourquiose/Orange/Gambage/Scarlet/Merlot
Paper: (SU) Bermuda Bay CS, (CTMH) Vineyard Berry CS
Watercoloring paper/Vellum 

Be sure to play along with us this week! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n Ink
Amber xo 

Savvy 7 Blog Hop - All You Need Is Love (and maybe coffee!)



Welcome back, everyone!

It's time for another Blog Hop from the Savvy 7! 

This month, it's ALL about LOVE! 💕

And right now, more than ever, doesn't the world need more of that?! 


February/Valentines Day can be a pretty big downer of a time for all the singles out there - and I have ALOT of single friends! They literally DREAD this month - when "LOVE" is literally bombarding them from every angle! For a person who doesn't have a significant other - I think they just want to wake up Feb 15th and shout "HooRAY!" haha
I made this little project for a friend and she LOVES coffee - so there is where the LOVE comes in! 
I was so excited when my Simon Says Stamp February Card kit came in - just in time!
I used Simon Says Stamp's Coffee and Tea stamp set, as well as their "Coffee Love" craft die, some awesome Doodlebug paper from the Cream & Sugar Collection, and some super-fun little "Latte Love" epoxy sprinkles and a bit of linen thread. Nestled inside that fun little k-cup holder is a bit of Tim Hortons coffee - her favourite!  My card also uses those very same elements - I really hope she enjoys this little treat! 

Thanks for stopping by - be sure to continue along the Hop!