Growing in Unity Girl Day 5

I think every Growing in Unity Girl says it – “I can’t believe it’s over!” The love of the stamps and the craft has us wishing for more.

But, alas…we must celebrate someone else next week, right?

My final card this week is Fabulous – Fabulous Girl that is. I received this stamp as a gift somewhere along the line and it remains one of my favorites, of all the stamps I have in my collection. It’s fun to paper piece, resulting in one-of-a-kind, elegant couture.

This time, I went through my scraps. Sometimes I have trouble throwing out those small bits and pieces because they are my FAVORITE patterns. This was a great way to use them up…mix and match and voila! A colorful gift a someone fabulous in my life.

Don’t forget to comment before you leave. Last chance to win one of the two Unity Grab Bags.

To those who swung by multiple times, thank you for your visits this week and I hope you’ll come by again. And, thanks to Unity Stamp Company for this opportunity, once again!


Growing in Unity Girl Day 4

Hello, hello! I’m back again (of course) for Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week with the Unity Stamp Company. Thank you to everyone who has visited so far. I’m happy to have you here and I’m reading each and every comment you’re leaving me.

Comments are good, since it will also help you win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity. Just leave a comment on my blog and at the end of the week I will draw two lucky names.

Today’s project comes from the stamp set Sassy Boots with a Melody. This is such a fun set.

I admit, sometimes I buy things and then wonder what on earth I was thinking – how am I going to color this sucker?? But, this one actually turned out not too bad. And, you can’t really argue with that fine piece of advice.

There is one more day in my Growing in Unity Week (boo, hoo). It’s gone by so fast, but I’m glad to have the opportunity once again.

Same time tomorrow, friends? You got it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Growing in Unity Girl Day 3

Hello, my Growing in Unity week continues with the Unity Stamp Company.  We’re at the middle of the week, so I figure today deserves two cards.

Before I show you, don’t forget that you’ll want to leave a comment on my blog and at the end of the week I will draw two names and those two lucky names will win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity. Come back every day to maximize your chances of winning.

Today, apparently, is vintage day. Not an intentional theme, but it just worked out that way.

This was definitely one of the first larger sets I bought. It’s called Gossip, Hot-Flashes & Crazy. That name along is a pretty huge sell, but the sentiments and images in the kit are fun too.

For this one, I inked the image in rich cocoa memento. Before stamping, I added a bit of orange to the edges. I wanted a bit of depth of color, but not a full color image. I like how it turned out! The papers were chosen because I felt they had a bit of vintage feel, especially that green “wallpaper” print (as I call it).

The other card today is a masculine option. This is Consider Yourself Vintage. I don’t usually stamp on patterned paper, but I thought this combination was the right shade to stamp on and I rather like how it turned out!

I am always surfing away for layout options, so these sketches were likely from somewhere, but I couldn’t tell you where. If you see a sketch out there that looks similar, then credit to it!

See you tomorrow for more? Thanks for stopping by.

Growing in Unity Girl Day 2

If you were here yesterday, thank you for coming back! If this is your first time here this week, let me catch you up. I am the Growing in Unity girl this week. That means five days of projects with the wonderful rubber stamp inventory of the Unity Stamp Company.

Today is day 2 of 5 days and if you leave a comment on my blog, then you could win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity. Two names off of my blog will win, so come back every day to maximize your chances of winning.

Today’s card features a stamp set I might have used last November during my 2016 GIU week. I love it that much. These Matching Socks are great fun to color in an array of shades and it’s true – life IS too short to match socks.

This is probably why around my house, the socks sit in a big pile until four of us are so frustrated that Mom breaks down and sorts them. If I can hold off an extra day or two, sometimes my husband will even do it before me… 🙂

Three more days of creations coming up! See you tomorrow.

Growing in Unity Girl Day 1

Hey Everyone. Welcome to my week as the Growing in Unity Girl!

For those of you unfamiliar with Growing in Unity, it’s a weekly feature with the Unity Stamp Company. Every week a Unity Stamp fan posts five days of projects using the wonderful collection of red rubber stamps that they offer.

This is my second time doing this, as I was lucky enough to get a spot last year. I was super nervous last year and then thought it would be a piece of cake this time – then I realized I had used many of my favorite sets and what was I going to do this year?!?! But, in the end, I am super excited to share these five days with you.

Plus, if you’d like to grow your Unity collection, then leave a comment on my blog and at the end of the week I will draw two names and those two lucky names will win a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity. Come back every day to maximize your chances of winning.

My first card of the week is this beauty.

The set is Hello Thank You, the July 2014 Sentiment Kit.

I stamped the flower onto purple shimmer paper and embossed in melon mambo embossing powder. Then, cut it out. The teal circles are just punched out and placed underneath the flower.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll see you again tomorrow, if you’ve got time to swing by.

See you then, friends.

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hey all! Thursday is post day over at the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog. You’ll find fantastic new projects from the Prickley Pear Design Team. We rotate weeks, so you’ll also find a post here from me once per month and today happens to be that day!

I had a card earlier this week for our Wicked Washi feature, so today I have just one creation for you. This was actually a New Release project that didn’t get completed quite in time for posting – but that’s okay, because here it is today!

The card features the new sentiment, Life is Not About.

I’ve paired it with the Build an Umbrella clear stamp set and matching dies that I picked up with the March Card Kit.

If you haven’t checked out the Prickley Pear card kits, you should! The March kit happens to now be sold out, but you can check out the April Card Kit, which still has a few available and the recently released May Card Kit. This Umbrella set is one of my favorites in the Prickley Pear inventory, but that Coffee Cup set is probably on the top ten list as well and $29.99 USD for the stamp set and die set, plus extras, is a great deal.

Head on over to the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check out more great projects. Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Wicked Washi with Prickley Pear

Hey Everyone! It is not my usual Prickley Pear day, true. But, we have recently introduced some new theme posts on Tuesday over at the Prickley Pear blog and since I have something created for that theme, I thought I’d stick it here on my blog too.

Tracie came up with this weeks’ cool theme, to use washi tape in your creation. I decided to call it Wicked Washi. Now, I actually do not have much washi tape in my craft room. But, since I’m a curious sort and always down for a good theme, I decided to give it a go.

Oh. My. Someone needs to tell me where there is a washi sale RIGHT NOW!! I need it ALL!!

If you are looking for a quick and easy option, washi is for you I was surprised at how quickly this card came together (plus two other bases that I haven’t finished with yet). It’s fun, colorful…what’s not to love?

Here, I’ve used the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Butterfly die. These are great dies! It’s a solid die, so it doesn’t bend or warp. It’s the perfect size for a card and it easily cut through the two rows of cardstock – even those finicky corners!

The sentiment comes from Scalloped Circle & Ovals 4 – Floral, which is quickly becoming my new favorite stamp set. I needed a little decoration and the options in this set weren’t quite right for the space I had, so I found that adorable flower in the Hot Air Balloon stamp set.

Check out these fabulous sets and much more in the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!