Day 5 Growing In Unity–Your Wings Exist–Friends With Flair Friday


Well the bad news is that today is my last day as GIU.  The good news is that today is Good Friday.  Don’t forget that this is Friends With Flair Friday as well.   Sunday will be Easter.  This stamp is your wings exist by Phyllis Harris, artist, that does stamps for Unity.  The sentiment is part of the stamp set.  Here are the Copic colors that I used:  B-000, B-00, E-11, E-13, E-15, E-23, E-37, E-42, E-43, E-50, E-59, and YG-17.  The papers are Prima Madeline.  The bling is from Michael’s.  I used a sketch #179 from Operation Write Home.  I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you this week and I will be going around to your blogs and visiting.  I have enjoyed each of your comments.  Thank you very much.

Don’t forget that if you comment every day this week you get a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps!  I will be posting the winner on my blog on Monday!

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.  The winners will be posted on my blog on Monday!


Day 4 Growing In Unity With Lizzie Girl (Showered With Love)

Lizzie Girl--Day 4 GIU


The week always goes by way too fast.  You want to do so many more cards but time doesn’t allow you to finish as many as you want.  Today’s card is using Lizzie Girl (Showered With Love).  Isn’t she so cute?  I used Unity’s Sketch #15.




I used Copics E-11, E-15, E-17, E-19, and E-50.  I also used multiple Derwent Inktense color pencils.  For the buttons I put Icicle Sticles and for the rain I used Baby Blue Liquid Pearls.  I stamped the image on Debbie Mumm Paper.  The umbrella paper is part of the Spring Brights Collection Paper.  I used washi tape, ribbon, and a button from my stash.

I will have a very special card tomorrow.

Don’t forget that if you comment every day this week you get a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitty Stamps!

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.


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.


Day 2 GIU–Bee Happy Hexagons



Day 2 of GIU!  I love rhymes.  I pulled out my Bee Happy Hexagons stamp kit from Unity.  I went to Pinterest and looked at all of the cards I could with hexagons on them.  I used a Studio Calico sketch.  That was when the idea hit me that I wanted to do something to “Bee You-nique!”  I had heard something on television this morning about how we are teaching our female children not to be aggressive and that we are holding them back.  I honestly did not hear the entire thing.  Do any of the rest of you have the television on when you are working and just hear bits and pieces of it?  I have corrected the spelling on my card.

I was pulling out all of my different Phyllis Harris, Donna Downey, Fashionista, and Angie Girl stamps.  I have 2 stamps that are repeats.  I will do my own giveaway for whomever comments every day on my blog.  I thought that I would pull 3 different names.  Some of us cannot figure out how to get the to work on wordpress.  The first winner will win the 2 Itty Bittys from Unity.  The second winner will win one of my stamps.  The third winner will win one of my stamps.  I would prefer that you follow my blog but I don’t like it if you only follow to win and then come back and unfollow.  So as long as you comment every day then you will be eligible to win.

Thanks for visiting my blog this week.  Be sure to comment every day for a chance to win 2 Itty Bittys.  There’s also two more chances of winning a stamp from me.


Growing In Unity

Growing In Unity Winners




I would like to thank each and every one of you for being SO supportive as well as for all of the kind comments during my week as your GUI gal.  It was one of the best experiences of my life and I am excited to sign up for 2014!  I hope I don’t miss it.

Now to get to the winners!  I put the each of the names on a piece of paper and folded them.  They were all the exact same size and folded the same.  I put them in a bowl and had my husband draw the names for me.  The winner of the 2 Itty Bitty Stamps of her choice from Unity Stamp Co was Samantha Slaughter.  I have let Kelli know but you should probably contact her as well at with your choices and let her know that you were my GIU winner.

The winner of my giveaway, Phyllis Harris’ “Autumn Joy” was Kristy.  Please contact me with your address and I will get that in the mail to you ASAP!  My email is yankandtex at hotmail dot com.

Congrats to the winners!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who visited my blog and those who joined.  I hope that you will continue to follow me.  I am going to try my hardest to make time to do more Unity and be more involved with them because I love their stamps.

Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Growing In Unity–Day 5

Today is Friday and sadly that means it is my last day to be the Growing In Unity Guest Designer for the week.  It has been a really fun week for me and I have made what I hope to be longtime friendships.  It was really hard for me to choose what to do for this week.  I actually have 2 or 3 images still colored that didn’t get made into cards yet but that will wait for another time.  I normally have written this at night and set it to go off early in the morning but I made one last card this evening and I don’t want to take the picture until tomorrow morning so this post will go up later than some of you are used to. My first image is of course a Phyllis Harris image called “Face The Sunshine’.  I always make index cards on everything I color but I cannot find the one I made on this image so I won’t be able to tell you the colors on it today.  I apologize.  Here it is:


Now I wanted the week to end with some fun Halloween things so one is an Angie Blom and Joslyn Nielson image called, “Halloween Greetings”. Halloween Greetings--Unity

If anyone knows where I can find black glue sticks please let me know.  That is really what I wanted for the spider webs.  It is hard to tell what they are with the Stickles.  I even did just a little at a time and let them dry before I did more.  I am really critical of myself so I cannot tell what this looks like to you but it is really cute in real life.

Next I made 9 simple tags.  I thought that my grandchildren would love them.  I have extras for something?  We’ll see.  I used black cardstock and I embossed it.  Here is the front side:


And here is the other side:


The name of the image is, “Shake Your Booties”. Thank you for visiting me every day and all of your very nice comments.   I honestly appreciate you.  Please be sure to leave your blog addresses too so I can follow you as well.


Courtesy of Unity Stamp Co:
2 Itty Bitties of your choice to one lucky winner!
To win: simply  comment on any of my GIU posts this week.
My giveaway:  A goodie bag filled with Unity Stamps!
To win:  You must be a follower of my blog and comment on any of my GIU posts this week.
***all winners chosen by random***
I will post the winners on Monday, September 29th.

Growing In Unity–Day 1

Happy Monday!  Today starts my week as a Growing in Unity gal!


I started scrapbooking in 2006.  I did my parents’ 50th anniversary album.  The next year I did my husband’s parents’ 50th anniversary album.  The next year I think I ended up doing something like 30 plus albums for Christmas.  Sometime within the past 7 years I found Unity and was in the Kit of the Month club for a while.  I wasn’t making cards then though.  About 3 years ago at Christmas, I had an online friend introduce me to digital stamps and I started making cards.  I’ve been hooked ever since.  I worked on one of the Ippity/Unity teams until my Ippity Chick resigned.

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 18 years.  We have 3 wonderful children:  Patrick, Wesley, and Amanda.  We have 5 fantastic grandchildren:  Jeffrey, David, Aubrey, Morgan, and Kyle.  We have 2 furbabies:  Jax, a Shih-Poo and Neda, a ShihTzu.  They are the babies during the week unless the grandbabies get to come over.

I had hoped to share many projects each day but I have had bronchitis since August 24th.  I have one a day and others ready to put together so I’m hoping on some of the days that there will be at least two.  So let’s get a cup of the drink of your choice and get started.

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)!

This week at UNITY {show & tell}  they are having a tag challenge.   I thought that I would start this week off with a tag for that challenge.

Follow Your Heart Tag--Unity

Follow Your Heart Tag2--Unity

I’m showing you a couple of pictures of the same tag.  I actually did mine backwards but that’s how you learn, right?  I did my stamping first.  I took some TH Distress Inks and dropped them on some wax paper.  Then I played around with them until I had them the way I thought that I wanted them.  I put the tag down on the wax paper and then picked it up.   After it dried I colored the heart with my Tim Holtz barn door distress marker.  I then added some thread that I have had probably since the first couple of years I started scrapbooking.  This stamp is by Joslyn Nielson.  I really like it.  I think it will make a nice gift for someone.  (The tag came from Unity as a gift for buying stamps.)

Please don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what I have and to leave a comment to win something from Unity as well as have a chance to win something from me!  Thanks for your visit.  Until tomorrow…Ciao…

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Stop by tomorrow to see another project (or maybe two) and remember to comment for a chance to win some Unity love!  A Comment and becoming a follower of my blog then gives you a second chance to win because I am having an Unity giveaway!

Bitten By The Bug

My friend, Naomi, has a new digital stamp release called Bellina Bunny.  Here she is:

She is available for $1 at Naomi’s site:  Creative Bug on the Loose.  I hope you will check out Naomi’s site.  She is giving everyone 2 chances at winning Bellina Bunny today.  Go to her site to get the details.  As always be crafty, be inspired, be happy, and be Blessed…Ciao…

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Do You Like Zentangles?

A Tangle a Day Calendar--

Do you like zentangles? Are you interested in winning a Tangle A Day Calendar? If so, click on the image and it will take you to the site that tells you what you have to do to enter to get a chance to win this calendar. Good Luck to all. I have several books and I have bought them for a couple of my grandchildren because I believe that getting the grandchildren drawing instead of watching television or playing video games is a good thing.

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September 30th will be their next blog hop!!
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the fun.
Paulette is hosting it once again and her DT TEAM is making the contributions!
                                                                                                                      The theme is
                                                                                                            Celebrating Children,   
                                                                                           in honor of Children’s Day in October                                                     
                                                                                         As always, lots of freebies up for grabs…
so start warming up those engines…
nimbling up those fingers…
breaking in those hopping shoes~!
Cuz we are going to HOP~!
 OH WOW…  Paulette just announced she is going
to be giving away 2… yes TWO… $20 gift certificates
in a drawing!  Check out her post and see what you
have to do and let me tell ya, it is EASY PEASY!
Hmmm….Christmas Shopping!  Yeah!  🙂
Until we meet again…Ciao…