Sunday, December 29, 2013

I love Growing in Unity Week!

I hope you enjoyed the week’s creations. Make sure you check with the Unity Blog to see who is up for next week!

Now onto our winner!!!

There were 83 total comments for the week. I assigned a number to each comment based on the order they were posted. Using I entered the range 1-83 and it picked #10. So........drumroll please........our winner is:

Blogger Sue D said...
Very pretty. I like the embossed background.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
December 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Congratulations! Please email with your choice of 2 itty-bitty stamps and she will get them out to you!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Growing in Unity day Five!

It is my last day for Growing in Unity week.  I love participating in this group each year. If you have ever wanted to be a Growing in Unity gal head over to My Unity Place and check it out. There are signups for next year posted.

Today I am ending my week as I began - with an embossed resist technique.  I used the Distressed Dots stamp for the background with Twilight and Cornflower Blue ink from Close to My Heart.  The ticket stamp is from “A Love Beyond Measure” and the birdy and sentiment are from “Fall for You”.  

Thank you for joining me this week as I showcased some of my favorite Unity Stamps. Be sure to comment on each day to be entered to win your choice of any two itty-bitty stamps!  Happy Scrappin’!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Growing in Unity Day Four!

Welcome to day four of Growing in Unity week!  I am using another new stamp today - the “Absolutely Priceless” itty-bitty.  I LOVE this stamp! It is just so cute!  I stamped the ballon on three different scraps from my scrap basket and then once on white paper with my black stazon ink. I then cut out the small sections and adhered them to the base stamp. This card was so quick and easy! 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment and be entered to win your choice of two itty-bitty stamps!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas! Growing in Unity Day 3

I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas!!  We are celebrating with our baby granddaughter who is 6 weeks old.  I know she won’t remember her first Christmas but I’m so excited she will be with us!

Anyhoo - here is my creation for today.

I gave my big basket of Unity Stamps to my daughter and so my choices for Christmas stamps were very limited.  I decided to capture my son and some of his mischievous faces for this layout.  The paper stamp from “A Love Beyond Measure” was perfect for a letter to Santa! I cut the kraft paper on my Cricut using the Cricut Craft Room to turn the rectangle into a trapezoid to skew the background a little bit.  Throw in a couple of Heidi Swapp brads that have been sitting in my stash forever plus one pin from last Christmas and a few sparkly letters...... you get a quick and easy Christmas layout!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday! Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win your choice of two - yes 2! - itty-bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Co. You can enter every day this week by commenting on each of the 5 blog posts.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Growing in Unity Day Two!

Welcome back and Merry Christmas Eve! Today I am using an itty-bitty stamp that I just got in the mail last week! The Charming Cone Flowers is one of my new favorite stamps!  After stamping in Stazon Black I used Close to my Heart ink in Hollyhock, Sorbet, Topiary and Buttercup to color the image.  I dug into my scraps to find the paper for the background.  I also used another sentiment from “Just Wanted to Say” (seriously one of my favorite kits!!!) to finish it off.

Did you know that Unity hosts a challenge each month?  They do!!  Head over to the Unity Stamp Co. Challenge Blog and play along.  I used the card sketch for December as my inspiration on this card. 

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to leave a comment every day! One lucky commenter will win their choice of 2 itty-bitty stamps!  So fun!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Growing in Unity Day One!

I am so happy you are here! This week is my week to host “Growing in Unity” showcasing some of Unity Stamp Co.’s most amazing and fantabulous stamps! Seriously - I love these stamps!!

This week I am using images from two different sets - Just Wanted to Say and A Love Beyond Measure.  I was inspired by the amazing Maria Levine - one of Unity’s  ‘ippity chicks’.  In her video she shows how to do an embossed resist and I couldn’t resist (heehee) trying it! (click to see how she does it!)

I stamped the butterfly image from the “A Love Beyond Measure” kit with versamark ink and used B&J’s Art Stamps embossing powder in Mystic Fire on top. After heating it I used Inguilde Bolme chalk ink in Coltsfoot Stemens and Close to my Heart ink in Sorbet over top.  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon black from the “Just Wanted to Say” kit. The blue butterfly sticker is from Typo.

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to leave a comment every day! One lucky commenter will win their choice of 2 itty-bitty stamps!  So fun!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Back to Scrappin’!

It has been a long hiatus.  Working full time and going to school full time has really cut down on any extra curricular activities. I’ve missed it! Hopefully as both are winding down for the Christmas break I can get much more time in my craft room!!

I decided to start my crafty season off with a layout for the challenge over at Unity Stamp Co. I adore their stamps and use them quite frequently on my layouts and cards.  Here is a sweet layout of my beautiful new granddaughter!

(Supplies: Pattern Paper from Carta Bella “Hello Chevron”; Citrus Twist Kits - button flair, sequins and twine; Amy Tangerine letters; Unity Stamp Co. “Love Beyond Measure” stamps; Staz On black ink, Close to My Heart Slate ink)

Fun tip:  I used my Staz On black ink to stamp the ruler image onto a piece of ribbon

Thanks for looking at my layout today. Stay tuned for more work in the weeks to come including a FULL week of UNITY STAMP CO. goodness coming up at the end of the month. You definitely don’t want to miss out on that one *wink wink*!!