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Create Your Own Ending 

Good morning! I am trying to get back into the swing of things after an amazing weekend with some crafty friends. We rented a cabin in Berkeley Springs WV for a crop retreat this past Thursday through Sunday. We had such a good time and alas it’s back to reality hehe!! Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week we have a Travel theme challenge 

This is what I created 


I started with a Crushed Curry card base and then a layer of Emerald Envy. The next layer i took a piece of Whisper White and embossed with the Tim Holtz globe folder and then sponged with Vintage Photo ink. For the main layer I used a piece of SU Christmas DSP and a strip of Emerald Envy that I stamped the train from the SU set Traveler and then wrapped some twine on the left side.  After attaching these layers I used my black Nuvo drops and added dots to the upper right and lower left. While those were drying I stamped the little passport image from Traveler and fussy cut then sponged with Vintage Photo ink and then folded in half and attached by sliding the backside underneath the twine and used pop dots on the inside. Next I stamped the sentiment from Brutus Monroe and inked the edges and attached using dimensionals. I propped my card up in one of the windows in the cabin we stayed out to get the beautiful outdoor background. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Your Are Now A Classic

Good morning!  Today I am sharing my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a Sketch challenge for you


Here is what I created


I started with a Tempting Turquoise card base and then a layer of Basic Black. For the next layer I used a piece of Whisper white that I stamped with a SU background stamp called Ephimera. For the main layer I stamped the car with the Unity set For The Guys in Stazon black ink and then clear embossed. I distressed the edges and then backed it on another piece of Basic Black and added to my card using dimensionals. To finish I stamped the sentiment, from the Unity set, on white cardstock and then fussy cut and backed it on black cardstock and fussy cut again and added it to the lower right using dimensionals. This was a super quick and fun card to create. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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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 🙂


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Happy Snail Mail

Good morning! Today is my final day for creating with Unity Stamp Co as a Growing In Unity girl. I have really enjoyed this experience and the interaction with everyone. For my last project I wanted to create a Birthday/Address snail mail book that can be used to keep names, birthdays and addresses for sending out happy mail/birthday cards. 


To create the cover and binding for this book I used my Sizzix passport die and lightweight black chipboard. For decorating the front and back covers I used watercolor paper and distress inks to create the backgrounds. After those dried I adhered them to the covers.  Next I stamped the mushroom and Snail image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and colored with my copic markers and then fussy cut and added to the front cover using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with versamark and heat embossed in white and added that across the mushroom stem. I used Glossy accents on the colored dots on the mushroom. While that was drying I started on the signatures for the book. Using the passport die I cut 12 signatures in kraft cardstock and distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo Ink. I then attached all the signatures using hemp thread. 


For each signature I cut 3 cardstock panels and distressed them with Distress Oxide inks and then sprinkled with water to give the aged/worn look. After they were completely dry I stamped each one with a journaling stamp and then glued down to both insides and the back of each signature. 


Next I made tabs using a We R Memory Keepers punch and distressed each to coordinate the signature and stamped the months on each and glued down to the top front page of each one. I stamped the front cover of each signature with a Unity Stamp and sentiment 


To finish my book I hung a Tim Holtz swivel clasp on the outside binding  and then attached a postcard and envelope charm from the hanging chain. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow to find out the 2 winners, selected from everyone who has commented on my blog posts this week from Monday through today, who will be receiving a grab bag from Unity Stamp Co.  
I will also be doing a giveaway for this Happy Snail Mail book on my Facebook page this weekend. If your not a member and would like to join here is a link to the group Stampers Swap Shop.

To purchase the Happy Snail Mail stamp set by Unity that I used on the cover of my book click the link here https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/happy-snail-mail/

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Adventure Begins

Good morning! Today is my fourth day in my Growing In Unity week. I have had so much fun creating with Unity stamps this week. So here is my card for today 


I started with a Basic Black card base followed with a layer of kraft that I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink. For the main layer I started with a Whisper White piece of cardstock and first stamped the splattered bullseye, from the Unity set Let Adventure, in versamark and after that dried I sponged the background using distress inks Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade. Next using the same stamp set I stamped the corners and the sentiment using Stazon black ink. To finish I stamped the butterfly on white cardstock and colored using my distress markers and then fussy cut it and curled the wings to give dimension and adhered to the card front only glueing down the body. 

Here is a link to the stamp set I used  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/let-adventure/

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Welcome Baby

Good morning!  Today is half way through my Growing In Unity week. Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by and commented on my projects! For today I decided to make a card for a friend who will be having her first baby soon. 


I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and added a layer of polka dot dsp that I added a piece of yellow ribbon to. Next I took a piece of white cardstock and die cut the the inside mat and sponged with Lost Lagoon ink. I stamped the giraffes on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and colored with my copics and then fussy cut and added to the mat layer and used Glossy Accents on all the giraffe spots. While the glossy accents was drying I die cut the outside frame in orange cardstock and adhered to the mat layer using dimensionals. To finish I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, fussy cut and sponged the edges with Lost Lagoon. 

Here is a link to the stamp set Finally Here that I used for my card

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/finally-here/

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Fabulous Florals

Good morning! Today I wanted to share a couple things. First this is my second day as a Growing In Unity girl and it’s also our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week is all about flowers. Here is the inspiration 


For my card I wanted to use the beautiful flower from the Unity June Kit of the Month. Here is my card I created 


I started with a Pumkin Pie card base and then added a layer of graph paper that I coffee died and then a layer of Basic Black and then the top layer of a typeset dsp.  Next I stamped the flower using versamark onto watercolor paper and embossed with black power. Using my Tim Holtz inks and a water brush I Watercolored the flower and leaves. After that dried I fussy cut and adhered to my card using dimensionals. To finish I stamped the sentiment and added water drops to the flower and leaves using nuvo drops. 

Here is the link to the Unity stamps I used 

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/time-to-enjoy-life-kom-617/

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Until next time 

Happy Crafting :)-