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.


Fresh Brewed Designs April Digi Release and Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Growing In Unity card go here
Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here from Desire’s blog, then you are right on track!
We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.
We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything,
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  … SPRING IS HERE!
I am excited to share the new digi FLOWER PLANTER with you today.
I used Copics RV-06, RV-09, Y-15, Y-18, YG-23, YG-25, YR-21, YR-24, and YR-27.
I used K&Company “Berry Sweet” papers and a K&Company butterfly.
Check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 
Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit here.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
Beth’s blog to see what she has prepared for you. 
Have a lovely day.
Until we meet again…Ciao…
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Blowing Bubbles–Fresh Brewed Designs


Isn’t this little girl the sweetest?  Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs released this back in August but it reminds me of Spring.  It is called “Blowing Bubbles”.  You can find your own by clicking on the link.  The March choose your challenge is still going and will be going for 9 (nine) more days so you still have time to enter.  I chose to use the sketch.

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Let me give you a quick run down on what I used for my card.  I used Copics:  BG-0000, BG-000, E-000, E-21, E-70, E-71, E-74, E-77, R-20, V-12, V-15, a Marvy Silver gel pen, AC pastel CS, Recollections CS, Oriental Trading Ribbons, Michael’s pearls, Spellbinder’s Scalloped Oval, Sepllbinder’s Lacey Oval, and a Sizzix Majestic Labels #2.

I will have 1 more post for Fresh Brewed Designs.  You all know that I think the world of Heather.  I am going to take some Copic classes in April to try to get certified and then a couple more Copic classes in May.  I have a couple of classes for some techniques scheduled this month.  I want to try to get my skill levels up higher so that everyone enjoys my cards more.  Please don’t go anywhere because I will be sharing the journey on my blog.  And please keep visiting Fresh Brewed Designs.

Friends With Flair Friday!

Yay!  It’s another Friends With Flair Friday at Unity and that means fun, fun, fun!  Well, it is triple fun today.  It has been a hard week for us so I have three cards to share.  Here is the challenge that is going on at Unity:


And here are my cards to share with you:



My son’s girlfriend’s grandfather passed away and they had the funeral Tuesday.  There is a theme for Tuesday here.  Anyway, I wanted to make her a nice Sympathy card.  I used the With Heartfelt Sympathy stamp (from bunches of love).






Tuesday as my son and his girlfriend were headed to her grandfather’s funeral in another town he looked back in the back of his car, (he was taking his dogs with him), and his first dog as an adult had passed away in the car.  This was a very sad thing as Corby wasn’t sick in any shape, form, or fashion and had been my son’s buddy for at least the past 13 or 14 years.  You know that it is bound to happen but you are never ready.  So again, it was time to break out the stamps and make a different kind of Sympathy card.   This one I took the dog from Phyllis Harris’ “More Blessed to Give” and embossed him in black embossing powder.  On the inside I used a couple of stamps from “With Sympathy” which to me is a must have in anybody’s stamp collection!  It is SO versatile!!!  It is on sale now too if you don’t have it!

Thank You (at the least)--Unity


Yesterday was my birthday.  It was truly an awful day.  My husband gave our Shih Poo a ham bone not thinking anything about it.  It was a large one.  Well that was Tuesday.  He was up all night regurgitating it.  He was still sick Wednesday morning.  So my husband took him to the veterinarian.  He was very, very ill.  She did surgery on him yesterday.  Anyway, he is recuperating now and hopefully will be home Monday.  It will be a long recuperation and our dogs will no longer get ANY bones.

But let’s talk about the card.  I used  “Thank You” (at the least) to make my sister and my brother-in-law a thank you card for the lovely birthday gift that they gave me.  It was very nice and I was very grateful.

I hope that you are inspired to get your stamps out and join us at Friends With Flair Friday at Unity!  You still have time to play along.  Be sure and check out what the rest of the ladies have made for you!  Until we meet again…Ciao.


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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Unity Stamp Company’s New Challenge

I have created an Easter card and I used Unity’s new challenge for my inspiration.

Every month Unity has a month long Unity challenge you can choose from 3 themes: Color, card sketch, and/or scrapbook page sketch.



I went with color but there is no reason that your can’t go with two or even all three.  Here is my card:

Dying Eggs (wit & wisdom)--Unity


Dying Eggs Inside--Unity (Everything Easter)


The first thing I did was take the colors that were on the challenge and use those colors of crayons and melt them with my embossing heat dryer.  It is hard to see the purple on the black but you can see it if you look close.  I used Recollections Chalk paper and Recollections white pigment ink to stamp my image from Dying Eggs (wit & widsom).  The bg paper come from Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection.  The inside is AC Cardstock which is a light violet.  I used 2 stamps from Unity’s Everything Easter collection for the inside.  If you follow the link the Everything Easter stamp is on sale for $12 down from $29.  You will need to hurry though as the sale ends tomorrow.  Also the shipping is $2.95 on orders over $25.  That’s a true bargain.  I have one more card to show you.

i will give you my heart--Unity


i will give you my heart--Unity inside


This is i will give you my heart Unity Stamp.  This is one of Phyllis Harris’ stamps.  I really like her stamps.  Here are the Copic colors I used:

C-6, C-9

E-00, E-13, E-19, E-21


V-121, V-15, V-17


I also used my Derwent color pencil “Baked Earth”.  The bg paper is Love Me by MME.  On the inside I used a heart embellishment by Heidi Swapp and I colored it with Tsukineko Cherry Blossom spray.

I hope that you have enjoyed my cards as much as I enjoyed bringing them to you.  I hope to see you again.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Unity Challenge

Hello My Crafty Friends~

I have created a card for this week’s Unity challenge.  These are the fun things they allow you to choose from:

Unity sketch

You can choose from a color challenge, a sketch card challenge, or a sketch scrapbook page challenge. Or you can do them ALL of course.   I decided to really challenge myself so I went with the color and the sketch challenge.

Here is my card:

Bee Better Together Front--Unity

Bee Better Together Inside--Unity

I used the Unity “Bee” Better Together stamp that can be found here if you would like to own one of your own.  For the embossing I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Set called “Bubble & Honeycomb Set”.  My papers are from MME “Follow Your Heart * Be Amazing”.  I used Copic R-46 to color in the hearts.  I added a bow and a bee button that I had in my stash.  I used the Majestic #2 Labels framelits from Sizzix to cut out my bees and the sentiment for the inside of my card.  I wanted to dress it up a little so I used a piece of the left over paper to add my sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until we meet again…Ciao Ma Copine…

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Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Candy Challenge Link Up February 2014

Good Morning!
We have some FUN News for you!
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For the whole year in 2014 we will be having
 ONE blog candy challenge per month.
Want to see what you can win?
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For each entry,  you must:
**Create a NEW card using an FBD image (Digi or Rubber Stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs).
**Can enter up to 3 times each.
**MUST post CANDY badge on your sidebar (at the top) linking back to Freshly Brewed Challenges and add this blog candy photo in EACH post with your card with a link back to the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Candy post.
The Fresh Brewed Designs  blog candy link up Challenge can be found here
I hope you will stop by and join in the fun.
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Fresh Brewed Designs February Blog Hop

Don’t you worry, you’ll want to catch it too!
It’s time to check out Fresh Brewed Designs New Digital Stamps for February.
There are 5 new images being released today, but you will have to  HOP in full to see them all!
If you are arriving here from Vicky’s blog, then you are right on track!
If not then you need to skip on back to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges. 
I am so excited to share my project with you.  My card features the NEW DIGI
CUTIE BUG LOLLY from this month’s release
I used the fluorescent Copics FB-2, FRV-1, FV-2, FY-1, FYG-2, and FYR-1 for the lolly.  I used C-1, C-6, C-9, R-27, V-12, V-15, and V-17 to finish the project.  I used my lavender Stickles to go around the shape.  The paper is from the “Lovey Dovey” collection from the Oriental Trading Company.  And the tape is American Crafts Purple Glitter Tape.  I wanted the image to stand out so I tried to keep the background from taking over or distracting from it.
As much as I hate to see you go, it is time for you to BUZZ on over to my
friend  Rhonda’s blog to see the adorable  project she has prepared for you.
Be sure to hop through in full for a chance to win a free digi from this release!!!
This hop starts today, February 10th, and ends on February 12, 11:59 PM EST.
Have a happy and blessed day.
Hop order:
Freshly Brewed Challenges
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