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Unity Stamp Co GIU Blog Hop

Good morning! Today I am part of a blog hop for Unity Stamp Co as a Growing In Unity girl. I am the first stop followed by some amazing ladies. Be sure to stop by everyone’s blog and comment on their posts to be eligible to win a prize package from Unity Stamp Co!

Here is the card I created 

I started with a SU Wild Wasabi card base and then added a layer of Basic Black. For the main layer I used a piece of watercolor cardstock. I stamped the flower from the Unity set Blow Your Mind using Stazon jet black ink. After that dried I watercolored the flower using Tim Holtz Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade. After that dried I used my clear Wink Of Stella pen and highlighted the center of the flower.  I used Fossilized Amber to create shadows around the flower. Next I used a paint brush and watered down Vintage Photo and flicked the splatters and then using a sponge distressed the edges with Vintage Photo.   I took twine and made the loops and attached at the flower stem base. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the Unity set Poppy Girl on white cardstock and then fussy Cut and distressed the edges in Vintage Photo and added on top the twine using dimensionals. 

Here is the lineup for the Blog Hop.  You can click on each name to be taken to their blog

Ginger Pelfrey – You Are Here

Cara Malmrose

Stephanie Puccini

Victoria Moore Beall

Anya Lynet

Tami Carlson French

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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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Mystical Mermaid 

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 🙂


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SIP Challenge #68 Card Makers Choice

Good morning! We are finally getting some sunshine here in Virginia after a week of steady rain. So I am enjoying the break before we get the storms from the hurricane Matthew. 

It’s Tuesday and I wanted to share my card for this weeks challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Our challenge is a Card Makers Choice so the possibilities are endless!


Here is my card


I started with a Tangerine Tango card base. For the main layer I started with a piece of Whisper White, first using a circle die cut to mask off the area for the sun, I sponged the background using my Tim Holtz distress inks. Starting at the top I sponged Squeezed Lemonade and then a layer of Wild Honey and finally the bottom area with Rusty Hinge. When I finished sponging I removed the circle die cut to reveal the moon. For the trees I used a stamp set by Sweet n Sassy called Tender Thoughts. I stamped the trees using Stazon black ink. Now I added this stamped layer to a layer of Whisper White and then those layers to a piece of Kraft cardstock and then added these to the card base. Next I die cut the deer using a die from Gina Marie designs and added it to my card using pop dots. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the Tender Thoughts set on white and punched out with the modern label punch and layered on top of yellow and added with pop dots. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂


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SIP Challenge 53 – Case The DT

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  First I would like to thank everyone who played along with our challenge last week celebrating our one year anniversary! So this week we have another fun challenge because you get to case the design team.

SIP Challenge 53 - Case The DT

Here is the card I created

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I started with a Whisper White card base. Next I cut a layer in Basic Black and then layered dsp cut in 3 different lengths allowing space for the black to show between each. I tied the ribbon around those layers and attached that piece to my card base. Next I die cut 3 circles in different sizes, the largest in black, the middle in white and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink, and then the smallest one in white and sponged the sun in with YoYo Yellow ink and the rest in Vintage Photo.  I attached all 3 circles together and then stamped the tree and sentiment from the SU set Thiughts and Prayers and added to my card.  To finish I punched 3 circles using a 3/4 punch in the white and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and placed them towards the bottom and attached the buttons using a hot glue gun.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card.

If you would like to play along with us this week head on over to Stamp Ink Paper and see what card you would like to case.

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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SIP Challenge #51 – Sunsets

Good Morning!  It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Here is the inspiration for the challenge

SIP Challenge #51 - Sunsets

I absolutely love this inspiration. There isn’t anything more beautiful than a sunset except maybe a sunrise! Here is the card I created

Distressed Sunset

I started with a Basic Black card base and followed with layers in Only Orange and Yellow.  For my card front I used a piece of photo paper and sponged the background using the following Tim Holtz distress inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Pickled Raspberry, Festive Berries, Shaded Lilac, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire.  For the ground I took a piece of torn paper and  placed it just below the sunset and then using StaZon black ink stamped directly on the paper creating a landscape. Next I stamped the tree image from Penny Black using StaZon black ink.  To finish I stamped the sentiment from the SU set Gifts of Kindness in yellow chalk ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my creation this week and if you are inspired to play along with us I can’t wait to see what you create!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂