Day 3 Growing In Unity

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Well, welcome to Day 3 of my Growing In Unity journey.  Today I have used “Oh, Snap” as the main Unity stamp and I love, love “Bunches of Love” to use for my insides.  I have used, “Happy birthday to you” from “Bunches of Love”.  I have a girlfriend that is a photographer and her birthday is Sunday.  She is going to be an Easter baby this year!  I made myself a homemade starburst stencil.  I used Dried Marigold Distress Ink Pad to color my card.  I had some camera washi tape.  I also had some bling in my stash that I was able to use.  Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then my Distress Markers to color:  Squeezed Lemonade, Tattered Rose, Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, and Barn Door.

Don’t forget that if you comment every day this week you get a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps!  The stamp that I have used here is actually an Itty Bitty Stamp.

Also if you comment every day I am throwing in another 2 chances to win a stamp from me.  I have 2 stamps that I have bought doubles of and I am going to send to send 1 each to 2 very blessed commenters!  Thanks for visiting my blog this week.  I would love it if you would follow me but that isn’t a necessity to win.



Birthday Wishes for John



I bought this stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle when I went to visit my friend, Kristy, in Florida for a week of fun.  We went to Sparkle N Sprinkle to take a couple of classes.  This is stamp set 493–Silhouettes.  Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday so I used black embossing powder for this image.  Then I took Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pens and used them as my watercolors to make the background.  I love the look that I got.  I hope you enjoy this little card.  I will be posting a card every day this coming week because I am going to be the GIU girl for the week.  You will have a chance to win 2 Itty Bittys from Unity if you comment on each of my cards next week so be sure to come back.

Until we meet again…Ciao…




Birthdays Are Coming!

March is one of the busiest months for our family and birthdays!  In fact my birthday is in March too!  I wanted to share two of my Unity cards on here so I can get them in the mail so they won’t be late.

Age & Wine--Unity


Age & Wine Inside--Unity


This one is for my sweet daughter-in-law.  She is the first of four of our children to turn the same age.  I’m not going to tell her age because it is bothering her this year.  But she has her birthday March 1, then my youngest son has his October 5th, his girlfriend has hers in November, and our daughter has hers January 14th.  I had already put them a year older than they were.  Shh…don’t tell anyone!  I thought that Unity’s Age and Wine stamp was perfect for my daughter-in-law since her birthday was bothering her this year.  I have to let you in on a little hint.  Right now and through the weekend, Unity is having a March Madness sale.  You could get this stamp for its regular $6.99 but get another Itty Bitty for 1 penny!  That’s basically 2 for 1!  Pretty good, huh?  For the inside of the card I used the Unity Stamp “Happy Birthday to You” from the Bunches of Love set.  Let me tell you what I used for this card:

Copics:  E-70, E-71, R-32, R-37, R-39, R-46, Y-11, Y-15, Y-18, YG-23

Flamingo Liquid Pearls

Sizzix Majestic #2 Labels

Creative Imaginations Signature Collection

“Happy Birthday to you”–Bunches of Love

Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink

Glossy Accents

Wine bottle button

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Sucks to Get Old--Unity


Sucks to Get Old Inside--Unity


This birthday card is going to my stepson that I have raised since he was younger than 8.  He isn’t much younger than me.  I thought he might get a kick out of this.  I have used Unity Stamp’s “Sucks to Get Old” and “Happy Birthday to you” which is from the bunches of love kit.   This mean if you wanted to get the Age and Wine stamp plus the Sucks to Get Old stamp then you would only have to pay $7.  That’s a good deal since both stamps are regularly $6.99.  Here’s what I used on the Sucks to Get Old Stamp.

Hootenanny paper from MME

Copics:  BG-18, BV-17, E-81, R-46, R-59

Sizzix Circle Framelit

Glossy Accents

Paper Studios CS

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Happy Birthday to you — Bunches of Love set

Don’t forget to go check out the March Madness Sale at Unity this weekend.  I hope that my birthday cards could be an inspiration.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Happy Birthday My Dear Friend

Today is my Dear Friend’s Birthday.  She is 11 months younger than me.  I think that she is much wiser than me though.  Anyway, I wanted to take this time to wish her the happiest of birthdays.  I took the opportunity to use Unity’s challenge for this month.  Every month Unity has a month long Unity challenge you can choose from 3 themes: Color, card sketch, and/or scrapbook page sketch.


You can actually do all three.  I did the color and actually used the picture of the colors.

Basket Full Of...--Unity

Basket Full Of...Inside--Unity

I used Unity’s Stamp called Basket Full Of Wishes.  I used Copic colors C-0 and C-8.  I used my Prisma Watercolor Blanc.  I used Ranger Distress Markers:  Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, and Stormy Sky.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sketch was found from Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #52.  I added 3 Michael’s $1.50 pearls and the papers are from Bo Bunny.  I also used the grass punch to add a little grass under the bicycle tires.

The inside is a stamp from Unity’s Bunches of Love set.  It is a great set and if you don’t have it you really ought to invest in it.  I also added the color of flowers from Unity’s challenge that I found in Michael’s $1.50 bin.

Susan, I love you and I hope your birthday is one of the greatest ones ever.  I hope that you like your card.  Unity’s stamps are perfect for every occasion.

If you haven’t already gone to be sure to go there and see the other card that was made for Susan for her birthday.

Also, if you don’t mind please pay a visit to Susan S’s blog click here!   then on any one of her posts please tell her Happy Birthday, (Thank you in advanced.)

Flowers For Susan


These flowers went to Susan from Kristy and I as well.  I hope that you like them Susan!

Thank you for your visit (please check back) and thank you for your comments.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I hope that if you took the time to come by here today you found some inspiration.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Amanda’s Birthday



My daughter, Amanda, had a birthday today.  This is the card that I made for her.  I’m not allowed to tell you how old she turned.  I can tell you that she is claiming to be 29.  I’m claiming to weigh 125 pounds.  LOL  Her favorite color is purple.  I have so loved the chalkboard look forever.  I used an Unity Stamp and my white chalk ink with some black cardstock.  I just made it very simple.  Sometimes simply telling someone that you love them with a simple card is the best way to tell them.  (We had already given her gift when we went to see her the weekend after Christmas.)  I hope that this has given you some inspiration.  I love my Unity Stamps & I have been busy getting them all organized.  So until we meet again…Ciao…

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Birthday Card for Wes



On Saturday my youngest son turns 31.  I don’t know how that happened.  I’m not even 31 yet!!!  But somehow it did.  I bought the image Golfer Digi Stamp from KennyK’s Krafty Krew.  You can purchase it by clicking on the Golfer Digi Stamp words.  Hopefully everyone is familiar with Paulette with Create with TLC.  If you aren’t you are certainly missing out.  She has a freebie every single day and she is the most generous person on the Internet.  She often has more than one freebie daily.  I asked her about the sentiment I used and she created it for me within minutes.  I appreciated that SO much.  How often does that happen?  I certainly hope my son will like his card.  He has asked me to make him a strawberry cake.  My son NEVER asks me to do anything for him so you better believe that I will be making him that cake.  Saturday, my son’s birthday, also happens to be World Cardmaking Day!  In honor of that Paulette has decided that she will showcase the cards that people have made using her digital stamps on them.  She has just begun a program where she is planning to showcase them every Sunday but she is making the exception this time for the special day.  Now she is giving a prize for the one that gets the most clicks.  You can go here to click on this card:  Create With TLC Show It Off Sunday as well as to see what else has been entered.  Thank you for visiting to day.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Lady Anne’s Stamp Anything Goes



The Stamp Anything Goes Challenge at Lady Anne’s began Wednesday, October 2nd.  Both the husband and I have been ill.  I was in bed when I realized that I hadn’t posted this yet.  So I got up to get it posted.  The sponsor was Digital Stamps 4 Joy.  I chose the Pheasant image to work with.  You can get to that image by clicking on Pheasant.  I made this card for my Dad’s birthday card.  His birthday isn’t until December but I think that this image is the perfect image for a man’s card.  What do you think?  I wanted to show you both the inside and outside of the card.  I haven’t put a sentiment on it yet.  I’m thinking, “Have a “pheasant” birthday instead of pleasant birthday.  My husband said that he would get the sense of humor in that.  My family has an odd sense of humor.  Lady Anne’s Stamp Anything Goes Challenge runs for a month so you have plenty of time to get an entry in.  I hope that this will give you some inspiration.  As always there is plenty of other inspiration if you go to the challenge page here.  I certainly appreciate you visiting with me.  Come again often.  I am back in the swing of things and will be adding things more often.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Fresh Brewed Designs–Chocolate Cupcake Cutie

HI!  If you have been to my blog this week you know that I have been very, very busy.  Today I have for you one of Fresh Brewed Designs new rubber stamps, “Chocolate Cupcake Cutie”.


I got the papers at Michael’s.  I used my Copic markers to color her.  I just think she is darling.  I have a niece who has a birthday on October 1 so this is going to be her birthday card.  Here are the colors I used:  E-00, E-21, E-25, E-30,  E-40, E-47, E-49, R-29, R-85,  R-89, YR-21.  Right now if you go to the Fresh Brewed Designs Store the “Chocolate Cupcake Cutie” is on the opening page.  Not only that but she is currently on sale for 35% off!  This is such a great deal.  The sentiment, “Hi Cupcake” is also from Fresh Brewed Designs and can be found here.  It is also on sale.  Hopefully my card has inspired you today.  These stamps are truly adorable.  Be sure to stop by Fresh Brewed Designs and see what the rest of the DT have in store for you.

One more thing.  Fresh Brewed Designs has a NEW DIGI RELEASE coming up MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.  It is a bundle deal that you will NOT want to miss.

I so appreciate you visiting me and I really appreciate your comments.  They mean so much to me.  Until we meet again…Ciao…


Growing In Unity–Day 3

I cannot believe that it is already Wednesday and that my time as the Growing In Unity gal is already halfway over.  To be honest with you, this week has reminded me how much fun I can have with my stamps as well as my inks.  I want to thank you that have participated for your very sweet comments and your support.  It is greatly appreciated.


Feel the JoyWithSympathy--Unity

This card is a Watercolor Card that I bought at HL I believe.  I took the 3 colors of my TH Distress Ink Refill Bottles and put some drops down.  I watered them down so I could paint with them.  After I painted, I stamped the image which is an Itty Bitty, “Feel The Joy”.  The sentiment is one of Michelle Bertuzzi’s from the Unity Stamp package “With Sympathy”.  I decided that it was too dark where the image was so I put some bleach on a paper towel and dabbed it lightly where the image and saying were.

Now I have to admit that I am an overachiever and I told you on Monday that I had been sick for a month.  I wanted to make at least 2 projects a day so I have another one to share with you.

Hoppy Birthday1--Unity

Hoppy Birthday--Unity

This card was made with the “Hoppy Birthday” Phyllis Harris and Unity Set.  The card lies flat & when you pull the tag then it makes into the box and the tag stands up in the box.  I was super excited because we moved here in May and I haven’t had all of my play toys out yet.  I got some more of them out and these frog eyelets in my stash.  So I made a tag with the sentiment in the kit and attached it to the box the card makes.  I used my watercolors and gamsol to do the coloring on this.  The sky and bottom of the water are done in TH Distress Ink Pad so that I didn’t leave a bunch of white.  I apologize for the white on the top of the box.  The light was coming in the window when I took the picture and I didn’t notice it until 10:00 p.m. last night.

Remember next Monday I will be picking one winner by random from all of the comments to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps of their choice courtesy of Unity Stamp Co.

I took advantage of the sale this weekend and bought a stamp set that I will GIVEAWAY and pick a winner randomly from the comments.  (All I ask is that you follow my blog for a chance to win)!

Please don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what I have and to leave a comment to win something for your two chances to win.  Thanks for your visit.  Until tomorrow…Ciao…

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Challenge #11 Stamp Anything Goes at Lady Anne’s Challenges


It has been a long time since I have posted for Lady Anne’s Challenges and I am glad to be back.  We were so blessed to have Delicious Doodles as our sponsor for this month.  I chose to use their beautiful hydrangea and butterfly.  I think that this image is very versatile.  Delicious Doodles is offering 4 images of the winner’s choice to whomever wins the challenge.  That’s a really great prize.  The Design Team at Lady Anne’s is very talented so you should hop over there to see what everyone else has created.  It is all beautiful.  Once again thank you to our sponsor:

Delicious Doodles

Please stop by and check out Lady Anne’s Stamp Anything Goes Challenge and the other challenges while you are there.

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Thank you for stopping by today and please come back often.  I am trying to get to a point where I can post more frequently.  I hope you have found some inspiration here today.  Leave a comment so I can come by your blog and get some inspiration from you as well.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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