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Friday, April 12, 2019

This Life Is Pretty Amazing

Growing in Unity week (GIU) day 5! My last day! And the sentiment on today's cards is perfect for today - As this has been an amazing week. It also reminds me of how lucky I am to have the life that I do - Sure, It has its ups and down, like any, but overall, I've had a good life and am thankful for it every day.

Today's card uses.... yes, you guessed it, Another stamp from the 5/18 Kit Of the Month, (KoTM), Open Sky, Deep Ocean, from Unity Stamp Company. I decided to use the kit every day this week, (Except the first one) because I love it so much! The possibilities with this kit are endless!  The stamped image is colored With promarkers. I used green pearls to embellish. All papers are from my stash.

Have you commented on all 5 of my GIU posts this week?! I hope so, because I'm going to be giving away a Unity Stamp Company grab bag to some lucky ducks who've commented every day this week! You still have a couple days, left, to comment, if you haven't already, so get to commenting!

Thank you so much, to all of you who've stopped by this week and commented on my posts! I appreciate it so much! It's such a good feeling when people comment om our expressions of creativity. Thank you, also, to Unity Stamp Company, for the Opportunity to do another Growing in Unity (GIU) week!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Magical Mermaid

Another day in my Growing in Unity (GIU) week for Unity Stamp Company! Day 4! Can you believe it's almost over?! *Sniff* *sniff* It sure has flown by! I'm already hoping for a chacne to do it, again, next year!

I guess you can tell that I'm loving the 5/18 Kit of The Month, (KOTM), Open Sky, Deep Ocean, from Unity Stamp Company. I couldn't resist using another stamp from this awesome kit! This beautiful mermaid stamp is so gorgeous and finely detailed, and she is huge! Perfect for longer cards for those business size envelopes! I knew, ahead of time, I wanted to use this stamp, so I went out and scoured hobby lobby for the perfect paper - I found the pretty blue paper with the gold spalashes, that I used for the main background, The smaller piece of paper is a scrap from my scrap stash  And it seemed the perfect pairing, because the print reminded me of mermaid scales. I used foam tape to mount the sentiment, and raindrop shaped skittles, to embellish.

My week is almost over! *Sad face* Tomorrow is day 5! Be sure to leave a comment today, and come back, tomorrow to comment, as well, to be in the draw for your chance at a Unity Stamp Company grab bag!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Flower Power

Wooty Woot and Hooty Hoo! I'm here with another card for you! Today is Day 3 of my Growing in Unity GIU week for Unity Stamp Company and, I admit, I am loving today's card!

Again, I've used another stamp from the 5/18 Kit of the Month (KoTM), Open Sky, Deep Ocean, by Unity Stamp Company. This kit is just full of wonderful stamps! I've used the flower, this time, colored with Promarkers. I've paired it with two floral papers, a scrap of banner print paper and some polka dots.  I think it makes for a fun card! All papers are from my stash.  I've chosen not to use alot of embellishments on my cards, this week, because I really want to bring attention and focus to the fabulous stamps from Unity Stamp Company - They're gorgeous enough to stand on their own! And, the quality is amazing!

It's hard to believe how fast my GIU week is going by! I hope you've been stopping by, each day, this week, and leaving me some commenting love! There's a Unity Stamp Company grab bage up for grabs at the end of my week! Don't miss out on your chance to win! Leave me some love!

Be sure to stop back by, tomorrow, to see my next creation!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Seahorse Dreams

Day 2 of y Growing in Unity GIU week for Unity Stamp Company! I am having a blast, this week!

Have you checked out the Kits of The Month, from Unity Stamp Company? They're such an amazing value! You Get a full sheet of high quality red rubber stamps, for one awesome price - And. they're available as a monthly subscription.  If you're not able to subscribe to the monthly subscription, they're also available to be purchased, kit by kit. They're a fabulous value! Check them out, if you haven't, already!

Today's card uses this gorgeous seahorse, from the 5/18 Kit of The Month, Open Sky, Deep Ocean., from Unity Stamp Company. All papers used, are from my stash and colored with Promarkers.  I used tiny blue pearls as bubbles, to add texture.  The image was mounted with foam mounting tape, for dimension.

Just a friendly reminder, leave me a comment every day this week, for your chance to win a Unity Grab bag!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Moonbeams and Gamasol

Hello bloggers! I'm back as a Growing In Unity girl, for Unity Stamp Company, this week,, and today is Day 1! To say that I'm ecstatic, is an understatement, to say the least!  It's such a fabulous experience, and such an honor, to have this opportunity! Unity Stamp Company is such an amazing, family owned business, with the best customer service and high quality rubber stamps! Do yourself a favor and check them out! You won't be disappointed!

My first card for this week is/was a total experiment.  I fell in love with this stamp, from the 1/18 Kit of The Month, titled Twinkle. As I mentioned earlier, this card was a complete experiment.  I've had these Prismacolor colored pencils forever and have never been brave enough to try them,  But, I kept seeing all these beautiful cards done with colored pencils and Gamasol, so i finally decided to take the leap, buy some Gamasol and give it a try. I used the pencils and Gamasol to color the image, and to creat my own background.  It was an attempt to make a stormy sky. It didn't turn out perfect by any means, but I'm posting ti to encourage others to give it a try. My plan is to keep at it and post future attempts, in hopes to show how I've improved along the way.  After all, practice makes perfect, right?

I hope today's card encourages you to jump out of your comfort zone and try something new.  And, if you've done some Gamasol attempts of your own, I'd love to see them.  Leave me a link to yours so I can check it out! I can always use the encouragement to keep trying!

 While you're here, leave me some love in the comments and you 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 of goodies at the end of my week. Awesome, right?! To be in it to win it, be sure to stop by every day this week and leave a comment on my project.

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