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Love The Simple Things 

Good morning! I hope you had a good weekend. A few of my girlfriends and myself went to a stamp show in Westminster MD. I love going to these events and learning about new companies and their products. One of the companies I came across was Technique Junkies and oh my was I so excited!! Their stamps are amazing and priced so well. 

We have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper this week.  The inspiration is Watercolor 


I was excited to use one of the background stamps I purchased from the Technique Junkies booth at the stamp show! Here is the card I created 


I started my card with a Basic Black card base and then added layers of Only Orange and Basic Black. For the main layer I used a piece of Canson Watercolor cardstock and stamped the Technique Junkies Poppies background Stamp in Stazon black ink. I watercolored the whole background using Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and then highlighted the flowers with Ripe Persimmon and Abandoned Coral. After that dried I applied distress Stickles to the flower centers. While that was drying I stamped the sentiment from the Unity set Head Up-Heart Strong on a piece of white cardstock and then backed that on a piece of black cardstock and added to my card using dimensionals. 

Needless to say I am now addicted to Technique Junkies stamps!! If you haven’t ever seen them go check it out here http://techniquejunkies.com/

Thank you for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂

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You Got This Girl!

Good morning! I hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a fun color challenge for you to play along with 


Don’t you just love the softness of these colors together! Here is the card I created 


My card was really simple and quick to make. I tend to hoard all the pretty dsp paper I own and am trying really hard to get better at using it so this was a good opportunity to do so. As I was searching through my paper to find a stack with these colors I came across a MME pad called Handsome Boy. So I began with a Daffodil Delight card base and then added a layer of Grey.  I choose two papers from the MME pad and added them to the card. The top layer had a perfect open spot on the left for me to stamp the Angie Girl from Unity Stamp Co called Nia Girl. After stamping her directly on the card layer I stamped her again on the left over piece of dsp I used on the third layer and then fussy cut her blouse out and glued down to the main stamped image. I repeated this step on the Grey cardstock and fussy cut her pants and added the to main image. Next I colored her hair, skin, flower and jewelry in using my alcohol markers. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity set to the left of Nia and colored in all the hearts with a red marker. I believe this has really motivated me to create more cards using all this pretty dsp!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


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We’re Back

Good morning! What an amazing thing to experience yesterday with the Eclipse. I hope you were able to see it. In Virginia we had it at 82% but I also watched the total eclipses on tv and was just amazed. 

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a Back To School theme 


Here is the card I created 


Awhile back I seen a pencil shaped card on Pinterest so I thought what a perfect card for our theme this week. I started with a kraft card base in the measurements of 3 x 5 1/2.  To create the point of the pencil I marked the center point on the left side and 2 inches down on the top and bottom then trimmed off the pieces to create the point. To create the pencil lead I punched a circle in black cardstock and glued it to the end of the point and then trimmed off the over hanging pieces. To create the eraser I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged with Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick. For the pencil barrel I used a piece of Summer Sun cardstock.  For the metal rim I used a piece of foil cardstock. Next I took a black chalk tag by American Crafts and heat embossed the sentiment and image using the Unity set We’re Back in white.  I adhered the tag using dimensionals. This was a super quick fun card to make. 

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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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 🙂