Sunday, October 8, 2017

Unity GIU Blog Hop

Welcome fellow Unity stamp addicts, lovers!  Thanks for joining me for the Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Cara's blog and your next stop will be Victoria.  If you get lost along the way, there's a complete list at the bottom of this post.

The card I'm sharing today was done a bit differently.  I learned this technique a long time ago from a friend.  All you need is a stamp, some water, a paint brush and some toilet paper.  Yes, toilet paper.  I took my stamp and turned it over and then laid one square of t.p. over my stamp.  Then I dropped water on it little by little with my paint brush.  Then I kind of pushed the t.p. down over my stamp to really get it into the nooks & crannies of my stamp.  I put another layer of t.p. on top and repeated the process.  I think I used 4 layers of t.p.  It really just depends on how detailed you want your impression to be.  If you have a less detailed stamp, you could go with more t.p.  A more detailed stamp might need less t.p.

After that, let your t.p. dry on your stamp (I left mine over night to be safe).  Then carefully take the t.p. off and trim around the image.  Then I added some eye shadow for the blue coloring and I used my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen for the shine. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment on all the blogs so you can be entered to win a prize pack from Unity ~ they don't disappoint!!

1. Ginger Pelfrey
5. Anya Lynet
6. Tami Carlson French

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Congrats to the winners from my GIU week: Jeanne M. and Pam Tamburello. Please message me your address so I can get it to Unity so your prize can be sent out. Thanks!

Friday, September 1, 2017

GIU Day 5

Welcome back!  Today is my last day as a GIU girl and I've had so much fun posting each day for you all.  You all have been so kind and encouraging with your comments.  That's one of the many reasons I love Unity Stamp Co.  I believe that Angela and her crew, cultivate a posi
tive and encouraging environment and it trickles down to the customers.  

Anyhow, on to my card.  Sometimes you just get a creative block and when I get those, I like to look back on cards that other people have created.  When I see a card that I like on the Unity show & tell page, I take a screenshot of it.  I make sure I get the person's name so I can reference/thank/credit them later.  Today's card was inspired by this one made by Tenia Nelson.  I just love her clean & simple style!

Here's my interpretations of her card.  I used the kit For the Guys.

Don't forget to comment on each day for you chance to win.  I'll be picking winners Sunday night and announcing on Monday.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

GIU Day 4

Evening Unity friends!  Tonight's card took me awhile because I just didn't like how things were turning out.  I was using distress inks and my paper was too watery and the ink just kept spreading.  So I worked on it until I liked it.  Sometimes that happens - am I right?  ;)  I used the kit Brave Spirit.  I painted a light color of distress inks on some watercolor paper and then I stamped with the darker color (not as watered down) on top of my paper.  I added some sequins and washi tape and called it done before I decided I didn't like it and needed to change something.  Lol.  Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to comment!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

GIU Day 3

Welcome to day 3!  I'm sorry for the late post; it's just a side effect of having teenagers that are involved in activities. :)  For today's card, I tried to challenge myself.  I closed my eyes and grabbed 2 bags from my grab bag box.  Then I set my timer for 10 min.  I didn't quite make the time limit I set for myself.  I had to set it again for 10 min. and then I just quit trying.  Lol.  All in all, it took me maybe 30 min. to make this card.  You can see the kits I used below.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

GIU Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of my Growing in Unity Day!  Today I made a masculine card.  I don't know about you, but these cards do not come easily for me.  Thankfully, Unity has several masculine stamps to choose from.  Today I used the set, Simply Vintage.  While this set doesn't scream masculine, I feel like it could be used for those types of cards.  I inked the edges and used a bit of washi tape to finish it off.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment so I can put your name into the drawing for some awesome stamps!

Monday, August 28, 2017

GIU Day 1

Welcome Unity friends!  I'm so excited to be a Growing in Unity girl for this week!  Here's my card for today.  I used the stamp Drew Girl.  I colored a bit on the edges with Prismacolor  colored pencils and then I used some Gamsol to blend the color out from the edges.  I used some washi tape, bling and I inked the edges to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to leave me a comment.  At the end of the week, I'll be picking 2 people to win some Unity!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Happiness Fairy 12/30

I tried a shaker card for today.  It didn't quite go as planned because I stamped first on clear plastic but then you couldn't read the words on the sentiment.  So, I had to carefully peel the top off so sequins & glitter didn't fly everywhere.  Then, I stamped on vellum and reattached it.  I used the sentiment Happy Dust from Unity.  It has a couple choice words in it so those have been blurred out :).  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You're a Peach 11/30

For this card I used the no-line watercoloring technique again.  I mixed fossilized amber and orange marmalade to get the peachy color.  I used the Unity kit called The Pits for this card.  Thanks for checking it out!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Brave Wings 10/30

For today's card I tried my hand at the no-line watercoloring technique.  The tutorial I used was from Splitcoast Stampers.  I used my distress inks to color the image in.  I just smooshed them on my acrylic block and added water as needed with my brush.  I used the stamp set Scattered Pieces from Unity.  That's all for today's card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Special 9/30

My card for today uses the Unity Stamp set called Little Fall.  I stamped using another Kaleidacolor pad called Creole Spice.  Thanks for checking it out!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sweet Surprises 8/30

I must be ready for fall weather because the next 2 cards I made are fall related.  On this card, I used a Kaleidacolor stamp pad in the color Tomato Vine.  I used the stamp set called Fall Line Up from Unity.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wildflowers 7/30

For my card today, I used Insightful Meadows again and the sentiment from Keep it Simple again.  I stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  I added some bits of washi tape and sequins.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Follow your Heart 6/30

Here's my card for today.  I used my distress inks to watercolor the globe & hearts.  The stamps set I used is called Hearts around the Globe from Unity Stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Best year Ever! 5/30

The cards for today were modeled after a card that Whitney from Unity did on a live Facebook video on Tuesday.  You can see that video here.  I didn't have any of the Primary Elements powder that Whitney used and someone in the comments suggested to use eyeshadow so I did and it worked great!  I also loaned my embossing gun to my sister so I used my toaster to emboss the paper.  I just held it above the toaster until it melted and it worked great!  Lots of compromising in these cards.  Lol!  The set I used is called Keep it Simple.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Missing You 4/30

My card for today features one of my favorite stamp sets from Unity Stamp Co.  It's by Donna Downey & it's called Insightful Meadows.  These stamps are so big!  They are each about 5 in. tall.  I colored the flowers with some Stampin' Up markers and then I spritzed them with water.  After I stamped them, I was worried I sprayed too much water but the watercolor look grew on me.  The sentiment, hearts & the text background is from I want you to Know  sentiment kit. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Everything 3/30

My card for today is inspired by a card posted on the Unity Show & Tell facebook page.  It is a really great page for inspiration!  It's a wonderful group of ladies that enjoy making cards and they understand the addiction, I mean attraction, of Unity Stamps :)  

Here is my card:

I colored my camera with my Spectrum Noir markers and I once again used my sparkle pen on the hearts and the flash bulb.  Isn't the camera cute?!?  It's from a Unity Stamp KOM.  I'm not a member but I was lucky enough to get it in a grab bag.  It's also sold separately here.  The sentiment is also from a grab bag.  I'm sorry I don't have the info on the kit it's from.  If I find it, I will definitely edit this post!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Freakin' Awesome 2/30

My card for today is modeled after this card by Unity designer Lisa Arana.  Here is her card:
I just love this set.  The bird is so cute and I love the "freakin' awesome" sentiment :)

Here is my card:

The set used is called Kinda Sorta Miss You from Unity Stamp Co.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the bird and I put a little sparkle on the hearts with my Spectrum Noir pen.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Never lose hope 1/30

I've decided to challenge myself to try and make a card a day for a whole month.  The card I created today is based on a card by Unity Design Team member Shemaine Smith.  Here is her card:

Here is mine:
You can't really see it but I added some sparkle to my petals using my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  I used the kit called You Have Made a Difference by Unity Stamp Co.  

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Compassion journal page

Oh my poor neglected blog!  I need to start posting again but with my kids all going different directions and being involved in a zillion activities, I'm surprised I have time to sleep. ;)  Anyways, on to the art.... I love the handwriting and art of Brecken from Authentic Creativity!  She does amazing things with bible verses and Unity Stamp Company stamps.   Her first bible devotional post is about compassion and is based on the story of Job.  Here is my take on the devotion:

I used a stamp from Unity Stamp called Love One Another.  Thanks for looking!