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Thankful For You

Good morning! First I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to everyone who have been affected by hurricane Irma. I hope that you and your families are safe and out of harms way. 

Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Now that we are officially into the Fall season we have a CAS Fall challenge for you this week 


And here is what I created 


For my card I am showcasing products from Brutus Monroe that I used to create my card. I will link all the products at the end of my post. I started with one of the Brutus Monroe precut and folded 6×6 white card bases.  Next I added a layer of Basic Black.  For the main layer I used a piece of preprinted cardstock from the Brutus Monroe Tangled Elements pad.  Next came the fun of coloring with my copics! Here is a picture my girlfriend Heather Collins took of me coloring. I hate getting my picture taken and she got this without me knowing lol. 


After I finished coloring all the leaves I wrapped a piece of the white and black grosgrain ribbon around this layer using Brutus Monroe craft glue and then added to my card on top the black layer.  Next I took another piece of the ribbon and made a bow and added to the left side using a glue dot. For the sentiment I cut a small rectangle piece of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment, from the Brutus Monroe set Autumn Thanks, in embossing ink and heat embossed with the Alabaster embossing powder.  To finish I popped the sentiment on the right hand side of the ribbon using dimensionals. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my creation this week. 

Until next time 

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚

All products used are linked below:

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/6×6-card-bases

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/premium-cardstock/products/tangled-elements-fall?variant=23592094593

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/glue-and-adhesives/products/2-0-oz-craft-glue

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/4×6-sets/products/autumn-thanks-1?variant=61163896858

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/embossing-ink/products/brutus-monroe-embossing-ink-2×2

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/metallic-embossing-powders/products/ultra-fine-embossing-powder-alabaster

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Growing In Unity winners!!

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by last week and left such encouraging comments. I had so much fun creating with the Unity stamps and your support made it even better. The two winners from my blog posts are Patty Zeitler and Tina Henry-Lewis. Congratulations ladies!! I hope you enjoy your grab bags that you will be receiving from Unity Stamp Co.

Until next time

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


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Mystical Mermaidย 

Good morning! I am so excited to be participating with Unity Stamp Co as a Growing In Unity girl this week. Each week there are two Growing in Unity Girls. Every day this week (Monday through Friday) I will post a card/project featuring a Unity Stamp/Set on my blog. Then at the end of the week, two winners will be chosen randomly from the people who have commented on my GIU blog posts. Those winners will receive a package in the mail from Unity… containing 25 random stamps. 

So for my first project I made a mixed media canvas


I started with a 10 x 10 canvas and primed it with Gesso. Next I covered it using Tim Holtz distress stains in Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. After that dried I stamped the whole surface using a bubbles stamp from Unity.  Next came the fun! I covered the bottom with a piece of fishing net and then added all kinds of elements, sea shells, metal findings, tags, string of pearls and much more. After glueing them all down I primed them with gesso and then sprayed with the distress stains. Once that was all dry I layered another piece of fishing net. I added a starfish that I got at Micheals and sprayed with a glimmer mist. While the adhesive on the starfish was drying I took my mermaid stamp from Unity and stamped her on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and then colored her with my copics and fussy cut her and glued her down to the center of the starfish. To finish I took a piece of chipboard and stained with the Spiced Marmalade and punched 2 holes at the top and added a string of pearls so that it could hang from the compass charm and then stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock that I distressed with the stains and fussy cut and attached to the sign, added more seashells and a ring with keys attached with a brad.  I had so much fun making this canvas. I am sending this off to a friend, who just adores mermaids, this week. 

I will link below the Unity stamps I used on my canvas. 

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/mystical-mermaid/

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/you-can-do-it/

Thank you for stopping by today and hope to see you tomorrow with my next project!

Until next time

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


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The Light You Shine

Good morning! I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week our challenge is all about summer. Here is the inspiration 

Here is what I created 

I decided to break open my SU set High Tide and create with it. I found some inspiration from a card on Pinterest. My card base is Whisper White and the next layer is started with Whisper White and then sponged the sky using Pacific Point and the sand using Sahara Sand and stamped the sand with Baked Brown Sugar. For the next layer I die cut the sun rays using the SU Thinlet and sponged with YoYo Yellow and added on top of the sky and sand layer and stamped the birds in the upper right hand side. Next I die cut a smaller stitched rectangle and sponged with Pacific Point and then stamped the sentiment on the right and the birds on the left and added this on top of the sun rays. To finish I stamped the lighthouse using my Misti and inks, Real Red and Stazon black. After stamping I fussy cut the lighthouse and added to the layer with the sentiment using pop dots. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


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SIP Color Challenge #86

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! I wanted to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper for this week.  It’s a color challenge with some beautiful spring colors 


I love these colors! It makes me wish spring was here now. I decided to make a tag for this challenge. 


I started with a Manila tag and covered the front with some paper from the MME Handsome Boy paper pad.  This pad was perfect because it had all the colors in the challenge. Next I cut a piece of yellow canvas material and added it at angle and then layered the cloud background paper from the same paper pad.  Now for the fun part! I stamped the Julie Netting girl from the set For You onto white cardstock. I colored in her hair, face, arms and legs using my Copics. I stamped her again on another piece of paper from the MME paper pad and fussy cut the dress and paper pieced to the first image. I colored her head band, belt and shoes with a black copic marker and then added glossy accents. Once that dried I add her to my tag on the cloud background. I took 3 white flowers I had in my stash and sprayed them with yellow, orange and teal and added to my tag using hot glue.  For the charms I used a Tim Holtz pin and added a bronze metal feather and cameo. To finish I added a piece of lace through the tag hole. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting ๐Ÿ™‚


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Love You Much

Good morning! Hope your enjoying the beginning of this beautiful day. I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  With Valentine’s Day nearing we have a Love challenge for you this week 


Here is the card I created 


I pushed myself out of my comfort zone for this card. I’m not a real mushy kind of person but I wanted to make a more traditional Valentine’s card. 

I started with a pretty in pink card base.  I used a heart border punch and created the border on the right side of the card front. Next I cut two mats, one in real red and one in white and rounded all the corners. I layered the white on top of the red and added to my card and then stamped the sentiment from the set Love You Much in real red ink. I added one of the pink hearts and outlined it with Stickles. 

Here is the inside 


I added a piece of real red cardstock to the right side so it would show through the open hearts from the front. To finish I matted the inside white white and stamped the sentiment and added hearts. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Until next time

Happy Crafting:)


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SIP Challenge #84 Tic-Tac-Toe

Good morning!  Today I’m sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for you. Here is the inspiration 


I choose the diagonal row with Die Cut, Circular Element and Sequins. 

Here is the card I made 


I know Christmas is gone and past but I couldn’t resist coloring up this cutie from The Greeting Farm.

For this card I choose to make a 5×5 card. I started with a Pacific Point card base and then a layer of Real Red.  For the next layer I used a piece of Whisper White and stamped several snowflakes and then distressed with Marina Mist ink.  Next I die cut one of the large circle scallops in Basic Black and looped a piece of Poppy Parade stitched ribbon through two of the scalloped holes and then wrapped around the white and red layers.  For the main piece I die cut a Stitched circle out of Whisper White and stamped the girl, Holiday Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm, and colored her in with Copics. To finish I stamped a couple snowflakes and added some sequins. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Until next time 

Stay warm and Happy Stamping ๐Ÿ™‚