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Monday, April 3, 2017

Wooo Hoo - My First Day As A Growing In Unity Girl


Hello! My name is Samantha (known as Sammibug in the land of crafty bloggers) and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a Growing In Unity Girl for the very fist time! Woot! So excited! It's only for 5 days, but still, such an awesome opportunity! My dream, one day, is to be on the Unity DT.  We all have to have dreams, right?!

I've been crafting for many years and discovered my first rubber stamp in my teens - Then, I discovered card making - And I was just hooked! I am a self proclaimed paper and punch addict. Card making is my passion and a major stress reliever for me, but I also dabble in painting and other crafts. I am in love with the awesome high quality red rubber stamps from Unity Stamp Company and they are quickly becoming a new crafty addiction for me! I am so excited to be a Unity Girl this week!

For my growing in Unity week, I decided to try new things - Something different, each day. Sometimes a new type of project, sometimes just using a different product.  

Now, let's get on with the details of my first project for Day 1 of my GIU journey:  For my card, today, I used the stamp set, Beginnings & Growth, from Unity Stamp Company. I have been practicing coloring with different techniques lately and this is my first attempt at adding a faint hint of blue around the image and sentimen, to simulate a sky in the background.  It is very faint, so it may be difficult to see in the pic, but it bring a nice effect to it, if you actually see it in person.  (You don't want to know how many pics of this card I took, to try and get the right lighting to show off the faint blue around the image!) All papers used are from my stash.  I intentionally left this card without embellishments, because I wanted to show off the image and have the image and sentiment speak for itself.  This sentiment is so very true, so many big, wonderful things start as small beginnings.  I am thankful for all the small beginnings in my life, just as I am for the chance to be a Growing in Unity girl, even if it's just for a week!

If you haven't, yet, discovered Unity Stamp Company, you are missing out! They have so many wonderful stamps and inspirational quotes.  There's also a fun line of edgy stamps, called After Dark, that are a bit more daring. There's something for everyone at Unity Stamp Company.  Do yourself a favor and treat yourself by checking out thier awesome high quality stamps! Each order is baked just for you and the quality and service are amazing!

Oh and while you are here, be sure to leave a comment on my post today, as well as my other Unity posts this week, for your chance to win! I'll select two winners who comment on my Unity post every day this week, and those lucky ducks will each win a grab bag of Unity Stamps! Whoo Hoo! So, what are you waiting for?! Comment and leave me some love! Of course, if you'd like to become a new follower of my blog, that would be great too!

Make sure you check out this week's other Growing In Unity Girl - The Oh so talented Teresa, at her Blog, Purple Bunny Paper Crafts.  She'll be showcasing her talent every day this week, as well - And, if you leave a comment on her Unity posts every day this week, you'll have a chance there. too, to win a grab bag of Unity stamps!  She will be picking two winners, from her comments as well! Stop over and leave her some love on her posts. every day this week, too!  That's 4 chances to win, if you leave us both a comment every day this week - Two winners from my blog, and two winners from Theresa's blog, Purple Bunny Paper Crafts. Don't miss out on your chance to win - Leave us both some love!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #13 Anything Goes at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Challenge # 187 Photo Inspiration at PINspirational Challenge
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
TTCRD Challenge 3/28 - 4/4 at Through The Craft Room Door
Challenge #38 Anything Goes at Lemon Shortbread Challenge
Challenge #176 Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #116 Anything Goes at Crafty Gals Corner
Challenge #471 Warm Colors/Tones at Cute Card Thursday
Challenge #114 Anything Goes at Creative Moments Challenge
Challenge #125 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #322 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #276-277 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #271 Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations

49 comments:

  1. Cute. It looks great here and I am sure even more so in person. I sometimes have trouble photographing things so you can see those details that show so well in person. I keep looking for tips.

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    1. Photographing can certainly be tricky. I took multiple pics but still couldn't get the quality of pic I wanted. I've heard making a homemade light box helps - Something I need to look into!

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  2. Very pretty card! I really like the papers you used, they coordinate well with the stamp :) This stamp set is on my long wish list from Unity haha!

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    1. Thank you, Selena! I know what you mean - I have a long Unity wishlist, as well! So many stamps, so little money! :D

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    2. Nice to hear your history in paper crafting. Very nice card & very nice picture!

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  3. A very lovely card and congrats to you!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
    Marilyn Dt

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  4. Like how the stamp is highlighted and does not need em embellishments. I got my first Unity Stamps a few months ago and like the sharp details of the stamps.

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    1. Thank you, Marcy. I agree, the Unity stamps are such great quality. I love their sharp and crisp details.

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  5. Beautifully colored and such an awesome sentiment! Congrats on your first (of many, I'm sure!) gigs as GIU!!

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  6. lovely card....I can copy as I have this stamp!!! wahoo

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    1. Thanks Wilma! Feel free to copy. It's so awesome the way we can get inspiration from others, isn't it?

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  8. Congrats, Sammi! Love the colors of this card!

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    1. This set is one of my favorite Unity kits of all time!! Great card.

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  9. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and the little succulents in this stamp set. It is on my wish list. :)

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  10. I love how you colored the succulents and cactus. So bright and cute!

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  11. Hi Samantha! This is such a beautifully put together card! I like how the colours you coloured the image with tone in so well with the paper you chose. I can see the faint blue around the image!; Good job! :) Looking forward to seeing what other beautiful things you will share this week. Thank you!

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  12. Beautiful card. Love the dark background really makes everything stand out. Congrats on your first Unity girl post. :)

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  13. Very pretty. Love the dark background, it really makes the image pop. Those cacti are one of my favorite images.

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  14. Very nice card and thank you for inspiring us.

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  15. Congrats on being a GIU girl! I enjoyed reading your story on how you began stamping and card making. Thank you for sharing. Your card is really pretty too!

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  16. Love this - great colours.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    TTCRD DT
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  17. Fabulous card ans awesome design...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Zeljka DTxx

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  18. Such a neat Idea I will have to try this!!!

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  19. I love that set and can totally see the blue.

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  20. I love the card - and your dream. I'll keep watching for you to be on the Unity design team!

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  21. I think I need this stamp set living in NM.

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  22. Cute Sammi, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, Julie DT x

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  23. I'm going backwards-think this is going to be your week to inspire me. I needed to see this card today-thank you again.

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  24. Love the succulents. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  25. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 322 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

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  26. I am loving this Growing in Unity feature...I just stumbled upon it after falling head over heals for everything Unity. Love seeing all the different stamps set in action and my wishlist is almost the entire store! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more of what you create.

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  27. Such a neat project here and congratulation too. Thank you for sharing your card with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

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  28. Great card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Yvonne (DT)

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  29. This is wonderful! I am a gardener so I really gravitate to plants & flowers! and this sentiment!! You did a really pretty job of combining colors too <3 Congrats on your GIU Week!!

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  30. I ordered this Stamp just yesterday! I can't wait till it finds a home with me!

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  31. This is a great card and I can see the hint of blue! Nice job.

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  32. super cute card love the colors

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  33. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 13 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

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  34. Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  35. This is fabulous, a super sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Pauline
    x

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  36. A really beautiful card. I love your work, now following your lovely blog! – thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge – Sarah DT – if you would like to follow me here's mine :) http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk

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