Sunday, January 14, 2018

Growing in Unity Blog Hop



Hi!  Welcome to the Growing in Unity Blog Hop, featuring the December Growing in Unity Girls! You should have hopped here from Beth Fiscus.  Make sure you visit all the designers, as well as the Unity blog, for a chance to win a Unity Prize package.  A complete list of blogs can be found at the bottom of this post.

When I was working on my cards for my Growing in Unity week, I really wanted to use Sloth Endearments.  Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be then, so I am SOOO excited to be able to use it today.  After seeing the movie, Zootopia, I became obsessed with sloths.  There is just something about them...I can't explain it.  For this guy, I used watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the sloth, just hanging around.  The background was done with a shimmer watercolor (scroll down for a better look at this).


Meet Slothie, the inspiration for my card.  😁  This little guy was a Christmas present from my husband.  This card is going to be a Valentine's Day card for him!  I hope Slothie approves of how I colored the sloth.


This is one of my "in process" stages.  I love it because you can see the shimmer in the watercolored background.

Again, thank you for visiting and commenting on my post.  Good luck to everyone!  Be sure to visit everyone to see their amazing work.

Paula Quick Driver https://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/
Wynne Cochran Grob https://cropsscissorspaper.blogspot.com/
Berina Febin https://moxiecraftie.blogspot.com/2018/01/giu-blog-hop.html
Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/
Beth Fiscus https://nursiebethsbeauties.blogspot.com/
Kristina Corzatt MacKeen Http://mamasanity.blogspot.com
Tina Rackley Riddle http://www.tinascropshop.com/
Pam Stang https://mustangcreations.blogspot.com/


Cheers!
Kristy

Friday, December 22, 2017

Growing in Unity WINNERS!

Hi!

Happy Holidays all!  I am here to announce the winners for my Growing in Unity weeks, last week.  A big Congratulations to: 

I love this! Awesome colors!

and



Cute. I like the tag design and the soft coloring.

If you are one of my lucky winners, please email me at kmackeen1@gmail.com with your address and I will have Unity send you your stamp sets right away.  Thank you again for all your wonderful comments.  I really enjoyed reading all of them.

Cheers!

Kristy

Friday, December 15, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day 5

Hi!  Welcome to my last day (Day 5) of my Growing in Unity week.  It has been so much fun and humbling reading all your comments.  I hope I have inspired you as much as you have inspired me.  Check out the links to all my posts...every comment will be an entry for 1 of 2 prize packs from Unity.  I will be back next week to announce my winners. 

When I saw the sentiments in the Spark set from Unity, it spoke to me. "No matter how dark the night, the sun will always rise again."  This is so true.  This summer presented challenges I had not had to face before, and I was determined for it to make me stronger, not break me down. 

For my card, I watercolored the background using shades of pink, blue and yellow to highlight the saying.  The butterfly was colored with my trusty chalks.  As I have all week, I needed to add my sparkle and twine.  Today's was sparkly thread instead of twine and Gold Lame mist for my splatters. 



Thank you for visiting me today...and all week.  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:
Cheers!
Kristy

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day 4

Hi! 

Thank you again for joining me for Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week!  As you can probably tell from my previous cards, I prefer a Clean and Simple style, with a touch of sparkle and twine...and today is no exception.  When I saw the Cuddlebug Kitty stamp set by Unity, I KNEW I needed to have it.  If you have met my son over the years, you will know, he doesn't go anywhere without his Kitty.  It was a gift to us from the USO in San Diego, and this now flat stuffed cat has gone with us everywhere!!!  So, this card is for you, Bubba!  I hope you like it.  Don't forget to leave comments on this post, and all my previous posts, for a chance to win an AMAZING prize from Unity Stamp Co.

After stamping and die cutting the cat image, I colored him with shimmer chalks.  I also used Zig glitter pens to add some sparkle to his eyes, nose, whiskers, and paws (as you can see in the close up picture).  I wanted a touch of sparkle, but not too much since this card for a 10 year old boy.



 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:
Cheers!
Kristy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day 3

Hi!

Welcome back to day 3 of my Growing in Unity posts.  I can't believe we are already half way through the week!  Time flies when you are having fun!

It's gifting season, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or many of the other holidays this time of year.  Often the best gifts, and the simplest ones, like the snowflake in the Snow Gift stamp set.  I used chalks and Zig glitter pens to color these cute little guys.  The tag and the snowflakes were inked with Distress Oxide inks.



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:

Cheers!
Kristy

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

Cheers!
Kristy

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.

Cheers!