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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 šŸ™‚


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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 :)-


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Mystical MermaidĀ 

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 šŸ™‚


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Create A LifeĀ 

Good morning! What a beautiful day here in Northern Virginia. The temperature was mid 60’s when I woke up. I love mornings like this. I hope all the dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Today I am here to share my creation for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  We have a fun color challenge for you to play along with. Here is the inspiration 


I decided to make a tag for the challenge 


I started with a Manila file folder and used my TH tag dies to make a tag. After die cutting the tag I used SU Island Indigo and Colorbox Berry inks and sponged the background on front and back. I then stamped the lady using a set from Unity Stamp Co called She Never Says Never in momento luxe black and then clear embossed her. Next I took a piece of kraft cardstock and layered some lace and SU green ribbon and then attached it to the bottom of my tag. I stamped the sentiment from the Unity set on another piece of kraft and then fussy cut it and added using pop dots. To finish I used some silver metallic twine and tucked it in right behind the sentiment and added some more of the lace in the tag hole at the top. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting šŸ™‚


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Love That Face

Good morning! I hope you are warm and comfy on this blistery cold day. The reality of Winter has set in and I am ready for spring.

I wanted to share with you today our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. Ā We have a color challenge for you to play along with and here is the inspiration

For my card I choose to add the color red


I started with a Whisper White card base and added a layer of black. The next layer is a piece of red canvas that I frayed on the edges. Next I took the image from the Unity set Love That Face and stamped her on Whisper White using StaZon black ink and then die cut it with a circle scalloped stitched die from Gina Marie. Ā I outlined the stitch marks with a red pen and then layered this on top the canvas. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity set and edged with red ink and added it to my card using dimensionals. To finish I added a few dots of distress Stickles.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Until next time

Happy crafting šŸ™‚


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Perfect Moment

Good morning! After a much needed break I am back today with some exciting news! I have joined the Design Team over at Firefly Crafts and I’m here today to share my first project. 


This is the card I created for my project. I started with an A2 sized card base in SU Old Olive. My next layer is SU Chocolate Chip that I distressed the edges with my scissors.  The next layer is SU Mint Macaroon that I die cut using the Pierced Chain rectangle dies from Gina Marie. After attaching that layer to my card I stamped the feather (Unity Stamp Co) on vellum with StaZon black ink and then embossed with clear EP and then fussy cut and added it on top of the Mint Macaroon layer on the left side. For the main layer I stamped the owls image (Unity Stamp Co) onto Copic X-Press It paper and colored with my copics markers and then die cut it using the Pierced Chain rectangle dies. I added some twine to the left of the image and then attached this layer to my card.  To finish I stamped the sentiment (Unity Stamp Co) onto white cardstock and then layered it onto SU Chocolate Chip and added it to the main layer on the lower right side. 

I had so much fun creating this card and I hope you have enjoyed it too!

And even more exciting news is that right now until Dec 25th you can save 20% on your entire order over at fireflycrafts.net with code MC20 and all orders over $49 ship free!

Below you can find the links to all products I used on my card 

http://www.fireflycrafts.net/product-p/gmd-blpcrectangle.htm

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/take-the-moment/


https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/feather-soft-love/


https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=101856

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=102128


https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=138337


http://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Stamping/Ink-Pads/Jet-Black-Tsukineko-StazOn-Solvent-Ink-Pad/p/13654