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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hoppin' Along With Unity



Hey hey folks! It's time for another blog hop, for Unity Stamp Company! Are you ready to see lots and lots of Unity eye candy?!  Well, then, get on your hopping shoes and let's start hopping! You should have hopped over to me, from Kristina's blog.  Don't worry, if you get lost or just landed here in the middle, there's a full list of the hop order, below, to help you find your way back on track. After all, we don't want you to miss out on any of the lovely Unity Eye candy!

Now, let me tell you about my card.  I've used an image and sentiment from the March 2016 Sentiment kit, titled, Sometimes I Wonder. All papers are from my stash.  I've used Promarkers for my coloring. The card has embellished with Gray pearls and a sheer gray handmade bow.

Next up. hop on over to Mary Kay's blog, to see the lovely Unity goodness she has to show you. She's going to blow you away with her talent!

Here's a complete hop list, just inn case you find yourself lost:

Shannon Horch
Traci Cooley
Jeanette Cloyd
Teri Coady
Kristina Corzatt Mackeen
Samantha "Sammibug" Houp  (you are here)
Mary Kay Werry
Sari Aavamkai

Remember to leave some love on each stop along the way, as you hop along.  Some lucky commenters are going to wins some Unity of their very own!

Thank you for stopping by, today, and happy hopping!


Friday, November 23, 2018

Keep The Wild In You



I'm so saddened to say this is my last day as a Growing In Unity girl, for Unity Stamp Company.  I've had such a blast and I wish it didn't have to end! (I wonder if I wrote a letter to Santa, wishing for a spot on the Unity DT, if he'd be kind enough to help me out?! Doesn't hurt to try, right?!)

I cannot say enough about Unity Stamp Company.  Their stamp quality and customer service is fabulous!  Each order you place, is made just for you. You don't find many companies that cook your order just for you. Whitney's husband, Nick, also makes custom name stamps, for use on the backs of your cards - With the Same great Unity quality!  If you haven't given Unity a chance yet, please check them out and support this family owned business that prides itself on quality!

Today's card, is my favorite, by far. I went out of my comfort zone and made my own background, to bring out my "wild side!" I created the background by using alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. Then, I stamped on the background panel, in black with stamps from the Keep Wild set by Unity Stamp Company. I used the Amalgam ink, from Gina K, for my stamping. (LOVE this ink, by the way!)  The sentiment, from the same set, has been mounted on black and fussy cut. I wanted to do something different with the sentiment and make it stand out - Cuz, like, I'm trying to get wild, right?! I tore up some gauze I had in my First aid Kit, inked it up with the Gina K ink and placed it between the pink panel and the alcohol ink panel. I was trying to add a "wild" element, to go with the card theme.  I have to say, it was my first time using gauze on a card, But, I think I rather like it!

This is your last chance to comment on all of my Unity posts for this week, for your chance to win a grab bag! Two winners will be chosen, so, what are you waiting for, leave me some love, baby!

I want to say thank you, again, to Unity Stamp Company, for giving me the opportunity to be a Growing In Unity girl, this week. I've had so much fun and have loved every minute of it! Thank you, also, Unity, for giving me two stamp grab bags to giveaway to two lucky commenters on this week's post!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #378 Anything Goes at Crafty Creations
Challenge #81 Anything Goes at lemon Shortbread Challenge
Challenge #47 Anything Goes at Digi Choosday
Anything Goes for November at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #1846 Anything Goes at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge
Challenge #372 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #179 Fall Colors (Changing Leaves) at Crafty Gals Corner
Anything Goes Nov 20 at Through The Craft Room Door
Challenge #157 World Hello Day at Creative Moments
Challenge 4 CC #430 Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge #209 Anything Goes at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #154 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Stamp Society
Challenge #471 Use Three of Something (Colors of Alcohol Ink) at Passion For Promarkers
Something Sweet (Butterflies) at Crafting By Designs
Mood Board at The Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #407 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes 362-363 at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #202 Anything Goes at Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Challenge #38 Use A Sentiment at Unicorn Challenge
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at A Perfect Time To Craft
Fall Colors at The paper nest Dolls Challenge
Anything Goes at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Crafting With An Attitude
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Corrosive Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's November Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #54 Anything Goes at The Crafty Addicts Challenge


Challenge #47 Anything Goes at Colour Crazy Challenge
Challenge #439 Anything Goes at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge
Challenge #76 Anything Goes at Crafting With Friends
FFC #261 Anything Goes at Jo's Scrap Shack
Challene #323 Anything Goes at QKR Stampede
Challenge #47 Anything Goes at Polkadoodles
Challenge #151 Anything Goes at Creatalicious Challenges
Challenge #115 Things of Fall (Fall Colors) at Sparkles Forum Challenge

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Always Be On The Lookout, In The Presence of Wonder



Woot, woot, woot! Growing in Unity Day 4! Are you loving all of my creations so far?! I hope so! I also hope you're remembering to comment on my Unity post every day this week! You don't want to miss out on your chance to win a stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!

My project today is one my favorites! I just love this mermaid,.from Unity's Angie Girls line.  I am drawn to black, purple and green together, for some reason.   I've used the stamp set, Adella Girl,  colored with promarkers, for this card.  All papers were scraps from my stash.  The stamp was colored with markers. Tiny black pearls were used to embellish. The sentiment is mounted with foam mounting tape, for dimension.

I am having such a great time with my Growing in Unity week - I hope you're enjoying the eye candy I've been providing.  I admit, though, tomorrow's project is my favorite - So I've saved that one for last! Make sure you are here, tomorrow to see my last Growing in Unity project!

As always, don't forget to comment before you leave, today!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #471 Use 3 of Something (Papers) at Passion For Promarkers
Anything Goes for November at Crafting By Designs
Anything Goes 362-363 at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #154 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Stamp Society
Challenge #38 Use A Sentiment at Unicorn Challenge
Challenge #407 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #209 Anything Goes at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #47 Anything Goes at Digi Choosday
Challenge #1846 Anything Goes at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge
Challenge #372 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Anything Goes at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #157 World Hello Day at Creative Moments
Anything Goes Nov 20 at Through The Craft Room Door

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sympathy With A Feathered Friend


Yippee, here I am, again! I hope you aren't getting tired of me, yet! I'm here with another project for you - Day 3 of My Growing in Unity Week, with Unity Stamp Company! Today, I have a sympathy card to show you.  If you're like me, you always struggle with making sympathy cards.  Usually, my go to stamped images are flowers, for sympathy cards... But, I got to thinking - How about using a stamped image that is more cheerful, so I cam up with this, and, I think it turned out nicely - Hopefully it will help comfort the recipient.

Today's card uses the bird from the Sometimes I Wonder (March 2016) sentiment kit, from Unity Stamp Company The sentiment is also from Unity Stamp Company, but it came in a grab bag, so I'm not sure which set it is from. By the way, did you know that Unity releases a new sentiment kit each month?! How cool is that?! Most sentiment kits also have an image or two in them, as well.  Be sure you check out the sentiment kits at Unity, they're awesome!

Anyway, back to the card details. I've colored the bird with Promarkers.  All papers are from my stash.  I went with a clean simple look today, too, being its a sympathy card - Therefore, I feel it shouldnt' be all sparkly and busy.

Don't forget to leave some love, today! Comment every day this week for a chance to win a Unity Grab bag. Be sure to come back tomorrow, too - You're going to really enjoy tomorrow's project!

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Something Sweet (Bird) at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #209 Anything Goes at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #154 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Stamp Society
Challenge #38 Use A Sentiment at Unicorn Challenge
Challenge #81 Anything Goes at lemon Shortbread Challenge
Challenge #157 World Hello Day at Creative Moments
Anything Goes 362-363 at Word Art Wednesday
Inspiration Palette N2118 at The House That Stamps Built
Challenge #372 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Include A Sentiment at Di's Digi Designs
Crafty Hazelnut's November Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at Crafty Animals Challenge
Challenge #2 Anything Goes at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Challenge #151 Anything Goes at Creatalicious Challenges

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ahhhhhh Crap! I'm Sorry!



Good morning, all! Welcome back to my blog for Day 2 of my Growing In Unity Week! Today, I decided to use the Ahhh Crap set from Unity Stamp Company's "after Dark" line.  I admit, these are some of my favorites and right up my alley! I love humorous images/sentiments so the "after Dark" line is perfect for me! Anywho, this set is very versatile and has so many fun sentiments for making your humorous cards!  Do yourself a favor, if you like this kind of humor, and check out the Ahhh Crap set - You'll love the possibilities!

I decided to go with an apology card this time, because that toilet was just begging to be used on a card.  of course, I couldn't forget the plumber's friend, Mr plunger! I had to put him to work, too! I used markers to color in the stamped images.  Mr plunger was fussy cut by hand, All papers were scraps from my stash. No embellishments this round, because I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so this card could be used as a guy card, if needed.

Hopefully, you're enjoying my Growing in Unity week - I know I sure am!  Remember, you could win a grab bag of stamps from Unity Stamp Company. just for commenting on all of my Unity posts this week.  So, what are you waiting for, leave me some love! Oh, and be sure to come back tomorrow for another Unity project!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #209 Anything Goes at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #81 Anything Goes at lemon Shortbread Challenge
Include A Sentiment at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #38 Use A Sentiment at Unicorn Challenge

Monday, November 19, 2018

Growing In Unity GIU Girl, Again! Woot!



Good Morning, Everyone! I'm thrilled to say that I'm lucky enough to have another opportunity to be a Growing in Unity GIU girl, for the week, for  Unity Stamp Company!  I'm sure you're familiar with their stamps, but, if you aren't, you really must check them out!  They're a small, family owned company and every order is cooked to order, just for you.  The quality of their stamps, and their customer service is amazing! Not to mention the fabulous selection of stamps, sentiments and inspiration. If you've never heard of Unity Stamp Company, please check them out! You'll be glad you did!

For My first project for this week, I was feeling a little fruity, so I've used one of thier smaller, sets, which they lovingly call "Itty Bitties."  (Gotta admit, I LOVE the name of this line)  This image and sentiment is from the set, Melon One, from Unity Stamp Company The image and stamp were stamped with  black Amalgam ink, by Gina K.  (Love this ink - Works great with any medium!) The images were colored with markers and fussy cut, by hand. All papers were from my stash, the banners were hand cut from scraps. I used black pearls in the center of the card, as well as in the upper right and lower left corners of the card. I also used tiny black pearls on the eyes of each watermelon slice.

I hope you enjoy the card today. Please, leave me some love in the comments. It's always great to hear from those who stop by and visit. And, you may even win some goodies for commenting! As a Growing In Unity GIU girl, I'm lucky enough to be able to give away a grab bag from Unity Stamp Company. to one lucky commenter, this week. How's that for awesome?! Want a chance to win? Stop by every day this week and leave a comment on my project.  At the end of the week, I'll draw one of you lucky ducks to win a grab bag of stamps from Unity Stamp Company, just for leaving me some love!

Stop by, tomorrow, to see what I have up my sleeve, for Day 2!

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Challenge #38 Use A Sentiment at Unicorn Challenge
Challenge #151 Anything Goes at Creatalicious Challenges
Anything Goes for November at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #209 Anything Goes at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #1846 Anything Goes at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge
Include A Sentiment at Di's Digi Designs

Saturday, June 2, 2018

You're How Old?!



Hello friends and bloggers! Guess what time it is?! That's right, it's time for a new monthly challenge at Crafts Galore Encore! As always, the theme is Anything Goes, so it's the perfect challenge for you to play along with!

This time, we have a gift certificate from Sparkle and Sprinkle for one luck winner! You also have a chance to be selected as one of 5 Design Team favorites! Hop on over to Crafts Galore Encore and link up your creations for a chance to win!

For my card, today, I used a stencil, with texture paste, to create a textured brick wall background.  A white gel pen was used to add words to the bricks, to resemble graffiti. My birds and sentiment are from the adorable Cool Chicks set, from Sparkle and Sprinkle, colored with Promarkers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #15 Anything Goes at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Challenge #06 Anything Goes at A Perfect Time To Craft
Challenge #15 Anything Goes at Crafty Animals Challenge
Anything Goes at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge
Challenge #58 Anything Goes at Simply Papercrafts
Anything Goes at Eclectic Ellapu
Challenge #139 For A Male at Simply Create Too
Anything Goes and Hand Colored at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #147 Anything That Flies at Patties Creations
Challenge #40 Anything Goes at Crafting With An Attitude
Challenge #48 Anything Goes at Crafty Girls Creations
Crafty Hazelnuts June Patterned Paper Challenge
The Written Word at Country View Challenges
Anything Goes at Oddball Art Challenge