Welcome to our January 2022
~ Friends of Unity Blog Hop ~
where several amazing designer friends got together 4 years ago to share
their love (and obsessions) of Unity Stamp Company
to inspire you with amazing projects each month!
I joined this amazing team 3 years ago and have been inspired and challenged every month and have made life long friendships!
Happy Anniversary, dear crafty friends! Cheers to many more years!
Before I get started... here's an update on my life, if you've been following me or not, we're still renovating a new house and I'm hopeful to move in by the Spring. Who knows?!? I'm hopeful. I've stopped asking my husband when, as we've had several delays and set backs.
It will happen when it happens.
I'm still in limbo with my crafting products split between two houses, which has made crafting a challenge. But because this months theme is CAS,
I was able to carve out some time and join the crafty fun this month!
Thank you for your patience, kindness, and support of my Blog,
social media channels, and for following my crafty adventures during my crafting "limbo." It means the world to me!
The last time I hopped was November 2021 and with the
hustle and bustle of the holidays I forgot to pick a
winner sooner. <sorry>
Our Winner for November here at My Kraft Kloset is...
Fun, right? Well, if you know me or follow me, then you know I love patterned paper, lots of layers, and bling. So CAS is very challenging for me and not typical of what I usually make. But because my supplies are split between two houses right now, I gave it a whirl with what I had on my desk, and this is what I came up with. If I can do it, anyone can!
I kept asking myself "what is CAS?" "What is it really?" "What does it mean to me?" And then I'd add something (lol). So I looked up some CAS Rules and found these on several CAS Challenge sites and this is what I followed:
Clean and Simple (CAS) Definition:
*One main image
*Lots of open space (uncluttered)
*Limited layers & embellishments
*Keep it Simple
*Quick & easy to recreate
Card #1: Coffee... you're my favorite, duh!
I used three layers, because I'm easing myself into the CAS concept here, by using just 3 simple layers. (lol) I cut my 8.5"x11" white cardstock long ways, where my card folds at the top and opens at the bottom to get this look.
And on all my projects today I am using all Unity stamps I've never used before... that's one of my goals this year, is to use "new to me" or never used stamps! What are your crafting goals this year?
Card #2: All Bundled Up... brrr it's been COLD in the South!
I used two layers on this card, because I can't not use any layers yet! (lol) But it's getting less! That's pretty simple for me, but I'm determined to get even more CAS. Lets see if I can do it...
Card #3: Where Your Peeps Are
I used two layers here with more open space, and getting more CAS, for me. Don't you think?
I could make a bunch of these and send to friends or family, just to say "hello," so cute!
Card #4: Sent With Love
OMGoodness I did it!!! I can't believe it, but I only used ONE layer here, with some open space, and only bakers twine as an embellishment and NO bling! That's pretty BIG for me to do! And it's cute, right?
Again I cut my cardstock long ways, but turned the card to fold on the left and open on the right. I can make a bunch of these for Valentines Day or any lovey dovey day! It's a cute itty bitty set.
If I can, anybody can. (lol) The possibilities are endless!
<< Supplies I used are available below,
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Be sure to start at the beginning & Hop
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Crystal O. Minkler <= go back to start
Bobbie Sue McConathy
Kim Klinkovsky <= you are here
I wish you a healthy, happy & crafty NEW YEAR!
xoxo ~ Kim
Follow our social media channels for more inspiration:
Card #1: (Coffee Card)
LTSCB #152 Winner & Top Picks + LTSCB #153 Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge-Week 658 ? Anything Goes with option Something New = I used a coffee "new to me" stamp + new sentient stamp
Card #2 (Snowman/Winter/Christmas card)
Christmas Cards All Year Round-JANUARY Challenge-Snow People!
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #107 - Anything Christmas Goes
AAA Cards Challenge #206: Moodboard = I used blue hues + snowflakes
MLCCB #41 Winner & Top Picks + MLCCB #42 Anything Christmas Goes
Card #3: (Bird Houses)
CASology Challenge-Week 399: RENEW = I used a single image ("new house" = renew) and the one word sentiment keeps the card CAS.
WWC332 - Tristan's Challenge: All Things Feminine
Card #4: (Valentine Envelopes)
HLS January CAS Challenge
LTCCB #65 Winner & Top Picks + LTCCB #66 Anything Goes