Please Read

I hope that there are still some readers on here.  I have undertaken another direction and I would love for you to join me there or at least follow my journey.  Here is my new blog:

Please come over there and check it out. Thanks and I have enjoyed being here and I am sure that I will have some posts from time to time but I expect that most of my posts will be on the other blog.

Until we meet again…Ciao



Unity’s Stamp Co. GIU’s Blog Hop!

Good morning,

Welcome to the Unity’s GIU “Growing in Unity” Blog Hop! I am honored to have been asked to participate in this hop. I am also looking forward to doing the Hop and being inspired by all of the creative GIU girls. Please join me in this inspirational Blog Hop!  If you came from Amy’s blog then you are on the right track.

We were provided with the SOTW,  “Stamp of the Week”, this one is called “Need-a-Squeeze.”


Have you signed up to receive your SOTW? This one is coming out today.


Here is what I used my to color this image:

Tattered Angels “Lemon Zest” Glimmer Mist

Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil

Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils:  Scarlet Pink, Tangerine, Cadium Yellow, Antique White

Liquid Pearls:  White Opal, Onyx Pearl


Next up please go to Heather Hoffman’s blog.  If you get lost along the way here is the full list:


  1. An’Jenic                   
  2. Maria Levine          
  3. Anna Natalia          
  4. Brittany Morgan   
  5. Erica Bass                 
  6. Donna Baes              
  7. Amy                            
  8. Patti aka scrapunzel1
  9. Heather Hoffman  
  10. Unity                          


Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope that you enjoyed your visit.  Until we meet again…




Winner From Last Week’s GIU

I wanted to make a card for today but I have been ill since Thursday so I apologize.  First for the winner of the 2 Itty Bittys.  I wrote all of the names down and gave them a number.  I used on their site.  Joyce Ireland won the 2 Itty Bittys.  Joyce if you will contact me with the name of the 2 Itty Bittys that you would like I will let Unity know.


True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: 

 Result:4           Powered by RANDOM.ORG


Now for my first stamp.  Gaylynn you won the first stamp so if you will contact me and let me know where to send it then I will get it in the mail to you.

True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: 

 Result:7          Powered by RANDOM.ORG


Now for my second stamp.  Dr. Ivy, you won the second stamp.  If you will contact me and let me know where to send it then I will get it in the mail for you.

True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: 

 Result:26          Powered by RANDOM.ORG


Thanks again to everyone who visited my blog last week.  I am going to the doctor tomorrow but I will eventually make it by your blog if you left me a way to find it.  I’m very humbled that you came and left such nice remarks.





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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Friends With Flair Friday!

Today is Unity’s Friends With Flair.  I have just started trying to play.  I think I have played 3 or 4 times.  I couldn’t last week because we weren’t home but today I was able to.  I have a friend that is having surgery today.  I’m very concerned about him.  I went through my Unity stamps and came up with a little something I think that he will like.


This is the new monthly challenge at Unity.  Now when you do this challenge–you can pick 1, 2, or all 3 of the challenges.  They are only a suggestion as well.  I chose the color challenge.   I looked at my Copics and decided what colors I thought each of these colors would be.   I chose R-20, R-17, BG-32, E-84, and Y-26 respectively.  I chose two of Unity’s stamps for my card.  I chose Chick in the Rain created by Tracey Malnofski and Joslyn Nielson for one of the stamps.  I also chose Under the Weather by Nikki Sivils.  The weather outside is so pretty that I tried taking the picture outside but the wind is blowing so you have to hurry quick to get the picture.  Here is my finished product:



Both stamps are darling.  I didn’t want to put a bunch of pink since it is for a man but I think that it all came out just fine.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Please leave me a comment.  I will want to visit you at your blog too!  Until we meet again…Ciao…


Fresh Brewed Designs March Challenge of the Month

It is time for another CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE with FBD!
Freshly Brewed Challenges has had a ‘challenge makeover’ this year.
We are offering you a choice – therefore opening the window of your creativity
a little bit wider. Letting your mojo flow a little bit stronger.
We are here to take that inspiration thief and throw him in jail where he belongs!
If you feel like you have been looking for your long lost friend when you step into your crafting space,
Check out our inspiration pieces for March:
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YES! I saw a spark in your eye!!!
I knew it would happen! 😉
For these challenges you can use the sketch or photo as your inspiration!
Come back on the 10th for the blog hop!  Until we meet again.  Ciao…
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Fresh Brewed Designs Love Bird Owls Rubber Stamp



I needed to make an anniversary card and I went to my Fresh Brewed Designs

rubber stamps and pulled out “Love Bird Owls.”

I think that they are so, so cute.  I used my Copics to color them.

Here is the list of Copic colors that I used:

B-24, B-26, B-28, C-6, C-7, C-9

E-31, E-33, E-35, E-37, E-39, E-40, E-42, E-44, E-47, E-57, E-59

R-27, Y-26, YG-00, YG-13, YG-17

I used Paper Studio  burlap and Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities.  My cute

“It had to be you” stamp is from PrintworksCollection.

Some hearts strategically placed and my card was ready

to be mailed.

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We have another challenge happening over at the Fresh Brewed Blog,

and the above blog candy is the prize. Read all the details HERE.

You must follow the rules to be eligible to win, and here they are:

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 this post.
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You have your choice of the sketch or the photo.

There are still 6 days to enter and only 5 entries.
You have a great chance to win if you enter and the
blog candy is SWEET!
Thanks for coming by my blog today.
Until we meet again…Ciao…
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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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“The Power of Love” from Stitchy Bears for Dragonfly Dreams

That's The Power of Love--StitchyBears--DragonflyDreams

For Dragonfly Dreams second challenge we were to use our favorite song.  We were blessed enough to have Stitchy Bear Stamps sponsor us.  I was able to use “The Power of Love” digital stamp.  Now I knew ahead of time that Luther Van Dross,  Huey Lewis, and Celine Dion sang songs with that title.  I had forgotten about Jennifer Rush singing it.  Also the songs are all different, at least the first 3 that I mentioned.  Now while I was making my card I sort of vacillated between singing Luther’s version and Huey Lewis’ version.  Apparently I wound up singing Huey Lewis’ version at the end because it is the one that says, “That’s the power of love.”  I had the paper and the ribbon in my stash.  I colored 2 of the digital stamps and I popped up one of them.  I hand wrote, “That’s The Power Of Love…” with a white gel pen.  I used my copics to color my images.  Here is the list:

B-24. B-26, B-28, B-32

C-6, C-7, C-9

E-00, E-21

R-24, R-27, R-29, R-81, R-83, R-85

Y-18, Y-19

YG-23, YG-25

Please be sure to go check out the rest of the images that the DT did.  You can see them here.  They all did a beautiful job.  And please go visit our sponsor, Stitchy Bear Stamps!  They have all kinds of great images to work with.  They have great images to work with for this challenge!  I hope that you have found some inspiration here.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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March is the Month for Birthdays

I Love My Three Kids - A Day For Daisies - Lid Down

I Love My Three Kids - A Day For Daisies

My daughter-in-law will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday, March 1.  I won’t tell which one it is because I’m sure she wouldn’t appreciate my telling everyone.  She is a beautiful woman though and she has given us three beautiful grandchildren.  This image is from A Day For Daisies and is called “I Love My Three Kids“.  The girl closest to the Mom’s head is our oldest granddaughter with blonde hair, the one under her is our 3 year old granddaughter with brunette hair, and the little boy is our 6 month old grandson with very little hair.  The image had hair so I took a guess at what color it will be.  We will attach a gift card to the part that pulls out.  Our daughter-in-law really likes coffee and many times she ends up with a gift certificate from Starbuck’s but my son told us something else to get her this time.  I still thought the coffee cup with a depiction of her and her children was perfect for her.  I hope that she has the perfect birthday.  If anyone needs instructions on how to make this, I have them and it is really easy.  I would be happy to share them with anyone that would like to have them.  Just let me know.  As always, be crafty, be inspired, be happy, be Blessed.  Ciao…

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