Sunday, December 16, 2018

Growing in Unity 2018 Winners!


Thank you to everyone commented on my Growing in Unity week!  It truly made my day to read everyone's comments.

Without further ado, here are the winners from my posts are posted below.  Please email me your address by December 31st ( and I'll have Unity send out your prizes.

Thank you again for commenting along on my Growing in Unity week.


I love the new border stamps...I ordered a floral one but haven't had a chance to ink it up yet! Great start to your week...can't wait to see your other creations.

What a way to wrap up the week with a beautiful card to celebrate with. The glitter on the fireworks look stunning. Appreciate the cards you made this week! 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Growing in Unity 2018: Day 5


Today is Friday, my last Growing in Unity post for 2018.  Thank you for coming along on this journey with me this week!  If you haven't left a comment on all my posts, you will find all the links at the bottom of the page.  Remember, Unity Stamps will send 2 lucky commenters an amazing grab bag.

To celebrate my last project of the week, I was so excited with work the Celebrate the New stamp set.  Even though you can't see the face, you can simply feel her excitement!  I used Prisma Colored pencils to color her in, and Distress Oxides to make the background.  A little black embossing powder mixed with some glitter and you have some exciting fireworks.  I kept the whole design clean and simple, as to not distract from the Angie girl.

I also wanted to show you a closer up of the fireworks so you can see how iridescent they came out.  Bright and sparkly like real fireworks!

Thank you again for visiting me today - and every day this week.  If you missed any of the previous posts, here are the links:

Here is one last look at all my projects.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing a little of my work this week.  Come back on Monday, when I will have drawn the winners for the grab bags.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Growing in Unity: Day 4

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are having a wonderful today.  As promised in Monday's post, I'm back again using the rest of the stamps in the Jolly Ol' Santa set by Unity Stamp Company.  This Santa is so much fun to color.  There are a lot of great ideas out there, using "non-tradional" colors, but for me, Santa is a jolly old guy in a red suit, so that is what I stuck with.  I colored him with Spectrum Noir pens and did his background with Distress Oxide Inks.  I think Santa was really excited with the gold mist I added to the card.  ;-)

I also thought it would be fun to add a little texture with some white fluff on his hat and cuffs.

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 my previous post here:

See you again tomorrow with my final project.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Growing in Unity 2018: Day 3


Today marks the halfway point of my Growing in Unity posts.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects so far!  If you have missed any, the links are at the bottom of this post.

For today's project, I decided to keep with the tropical theme I started yesterday.  My mother-in-law loved flamingos.  Whenever I see them, I think of her.  The flamingo stamp in the Standing Tall (July 2018 Kit of the Month) set is no exception.  I love how tall and graceful this flamingo looks.  I hope I did justice to her when I colored her with my Prisma pencils.  Colored pencils on kraft paper have such a fun look.  I can't wait to do more kraft coloring.

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 my previous post here:

Hope to see you again tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Growing in Unity 2018: Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of my Growing in Unity week.  I decided to ignore the snow falling outside my window right now and use bright colors to color my favorite cupcake from the Whole Lot of Lovely (November 2018 Kit of the Month) kit.  I used Spectrum Noir and Wink of Stella to add color and sparkle to this card. 

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of two grab bags from Unity Stamp Company!  Head over to my post from Day 1 to leave a comment there, as well, if you haven't yet.

See you tomorrow!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Growing in Unity 2018: Day 1


I'm so excited to be back, featured as a Growing in Unity gal, this week.  I love Unity Stamps and the variety they offer.  They truly have something for everyone.  Make sure you visit all week, and leave comments, for a chance to win an AMAZING grab bag from Unity Stamps.  On Monday, Dec 10th, 2 lucky winners will be picked from all the comments.

Without further ado, let's get started.  For my first project of the week, I went with a clean and simple card.  I love the new border background stamps from Unity Stamps.  They make quick and easy cards...and Adornment is no exception.  After coloring ti with Prisma colored pencils, I layered a couple die cut "happy"'s and the sentiment from Jolly Ol' Santa (this big guy may show up later too - he's too cute not too!) and a few embellishments, and I have a fun card to send this Christmas.

Thank you for visiting me today!  I hope I've inspired you to break out your stamps and die cuts.  Don't forget to leave a comment below for a chance to with that amazing grab bag.  

See you tomorrow with my next Growing in Unity project.


Monday, March 19, 2018

PGCB 148: Emboss It

Good Morning,

It is Monday, which means there is a new challenge over on the Paper Girls Challenge.  And it may be one of my favorites.  I love the look of embossing - whether it is using heat to make a glossy image, or using an embossing folder to give texture.  

One of my all time go to, quick and simple, techniques to use on cards is emboss resist technique.  For this card, I stamped the flowers from Unity Stamp Company's Girl Truly set with the Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used Stampin' Up ink and daubers to color in my image, as well as the background.  I also used black embossing powder on the sentiment.

One thing I learned on this card is to make sure you use an embossing powder that will give you a good raised image.  This will really make the white pop after you ink it (and wipe off the ink that might be stuck to the embossing powder).  My first attempt at this stamped and embossed image didn't have the raised image I wanted, so I gave it to my daughter to color.  Here is how her's came out.  I like how she used so many colors on her flowers.  I think I see a Mother's Day card in the future of this picture.

Head over to Paper Girls and play along with us!  There are so many wonderful projects to spark your imagination!