Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day 2

Hi!  Welcome back to my 2nd day as a Growing in Unity gal. 

I'm enjoying breaking out my stamps and my coloring skills (or maybe lack there of...but hey, I'm still having fun!) to create these projects for you.  Today, I grabbed Beautiful Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I particularly love the big flower from the set.  I thought it would create a clean and simple card. After I stamped the image, I colored it with Distress Inks and a water brush pen, a Distress Pen for shadowing, and some gold inks for the center.  I love the way the color layered into this card.  A little gold mist splatters and a few sequins to add some sparkle and shine to the card.  I feel like the twine was the perfect finishing touch.  Let me know what you think!

Thank you for visiting me today.  Make sure you comment on this post, and all my posts, to be entered to win 1 of 2 prizes from Unity Stamp Company!  You can find link to my previous post here:
Day 1


Monday, December 11, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day 1

Hi!  Welcome to the first day of my Growing in Unity week.  It is always such an honor to be asked to be one of the Growing in Unity girls.  I hope you enjoy the projects I have for you this week.  Remember to comment on each post.  Monday, Dec 18th, I will draw 2 names from all the comments  Each will win an amazing grab bag from Unity Stamps.

For my project today, I decided to feature the stamp set: Decorate My Life.  I love this little bird.  She is just a little sassy and a little goofy, like me.  I had fun picking what colors I wanted to color her clothes to be.  I thought she needed more than your standard red and green of Christmas.  She is colored with colored pencils and a Wink of Stella.

Thank you for visiting me today!  Please come back tomorrow and see my next project.


Monday, August 15, 2016

PGCB #110: A Color Inspiration


Wow!  It has been awhile since I've been here.  I hope you have been following along with my projects over at The Paper Girls site.  Today is a new challenge - a beautiful Color Inspiration from Erica.  Here is the palette she gave us to work with:

For this challenge, I grabbed some Shimelle Starshine paper and the Marigold 3 sketch from Scrapbook Steals and created this layout.  

Thank you for visiting me again!  I promise, I'll be back more often!


Monday, November 2, 2015

PGCB #91: Stamps


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday...the first Monday in November.  YIKES!  That means Thanksgiving and Christmas are both around the corner.  I'm so not ready for that...

But, no need to rush time.  I'm going to enjoy crafting time this holiday season.  Including today's challenge on The Paper Girls: Stamping.  All things stamps...  The design team had fun breaking out their stamps to create their projects.  For mine, I grabbed my You've Got This stamp set from Stampin' Up and had fun coloring!

Even my kids wanted to get in on the fun.  I stamped the flower, and let each of them color them as they wanted to.  Here is my 5 year old daughter's take on the stamp set:

And my 8 year old son's.

It was fun having them play along with me and seeing their imagination grow.  Now I hope you play along with us too, over at The Paper Girls.  Amber is our hostess with the mostess and giving away a fun prize pack to one lucky entrant.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Unity Stamp Blog Hop


Welcome to the Unity Stamp Blog Hop.  You should have come from Gaylynn's page.  If you missed any of the projects, you will find a complete list of blogs at the bottom of this post.  You will want to visit and comment on all the posts for a chance a 25-stamp grab bags from Unity Stamps.  They will announce 2 winners on their blog on Wednesday.

For this hop, we were asked to feature our favorite kits.  For me, it is the Chalk It Up {elements} SMAK-3/13 kit.  There is so many different elements in this kit, that you can use it to make cards, scrapbook pages, and more!  Check it out:

I decided to make a card featuring my favorite stamp from this set...the subway art stamp.  I simply love the sentiment in within this stamp.

Thank you for visiting.  Here is the list of all the participants.  Remember to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a 25-stamp grab bag, courtesy of Unity Stamps.
  1. Kristina Beagle http://lllscrap.blogspot.com/
  2. Kim Rippere craftisanstudios.com
  3. Riette Gasser www.redcardcorner.blogspot.com
  4. Gaylynn Martling http://neatnook.blogspot.com/
  5. Kristy MacKeen http://mamasanity.blogspot.com/
  6. Nazia Naz - Rubeena http://arareruby.com/

Monday, August 10, 2015

Growing in Unity Winner


I apologize that I'm a little late announcing the winner from my comments when I was the Growing in Unity Gal.  I am picking 2 comments to win 25 Stamp Grab Bags.

Congratulations to:

I love this one - it came together so well!


Super cute chick card,I started laughing,she seems like the queen of the event,and that's...that.Love the color,details and sentiment.

Email me your address (kmackeen1@gmail.com) and Unity Stamps will send out your grab bags! Please respond by Aug 24.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Growing in Unity: Day 5

Today is my last day as the Growing in Unity girl for the week.  It has been a lot of fun sharing different cards with you.  I hope you have enjoy seeing my different styles.  I would love it if you would be a follower of my blog, if you aren't already.  And don't forget to comment on all my projects throughout the week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!  The links for all the projects are at the bottom of this post.  You have until 11:59 MDT on Sunday, Aug 2nd to comment on all of the projects.  I will post the winner on Monday, August 3rd.

On Tuesday, I showed you a card that I was going to stick in my son's backpack on the first day of school in 2 weeks.  Well, I can't leave the little girl out.  She starts Kindergarten this year.  Talk about time flying!  For this card, I wanted "simple" words and fonts that I knew she could read.  So I grabbed my Be You stamps from the Itty Bitty series of stamps.  First I stamped it with Versamark and coated it with clear embossing powder.  After heating the powder, I watercolored over the paper.  I really wish you could see the pearl tones in the watercolors I used.  It is really stunning, just hard to capture on the camera.  I really thing she is going to like the colors, and the beautiful butterfly on the card.

Remember: Comment along all week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamps!

In case you missed any of my projects, you can jump back here:

Thank you for visiting all week!  I can't wait to do this again next year.