GIU Day 5

It’s my final day as a GIU Gal. I have had a blast this week and want to thank everyone for taking the time to visit me. I saved the best (Unity stamp there is, in my opinion) for last. I absolutely love this stamp. It is from the kit When You Smile which is a Kit of the Month kit, and my favorite Unity kit evah! 

I stamped the image on kraft cardstock and colored her with Prismacolor colored pencils. I love the look of colored pencils on kraft. And I love the tranquil look on this lovely lady’s face. She just looks so…peaceful. The sentiment is from the same kit.

Final reminder to be sure and comment on each of my posts this week. I’ll be randomly selecting a couple of commenters to receive a Unity grab bag of 25 awesome stamps!

Be Blessed!



GIU Day 4

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!!

Even though my project today is not “Thanksgiving” themed, it does involve the two things (or persons) I am most thankful for. When I was twenty-two I was diagnosed with infertility and told my chances of having children were slim to none. Every day, I thank God that He had a different plan for my life; a plan that included being called “mama.”

I know this scrapbook page is a little “Springy,” but this picture was taken on Mother’s Day. (I’m that far behind in my scrapbooking.) I used the image and one of the sentiments from the Unity kit A Mother’s Arms.

Be sure to comment on this post, and the previous GIU posts, for your chance to win a grab bag of Unity stamps. Thanks for visiting me.

Be Blessed!


GIU Day 3

For today’s project I used Isla Girl from Unity. This image just screams “fall” to me. I mean, those boots and that plaid! Love it!!! I, again, used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints to color her. (I love those paints.<3)

While I was putting this card together I had the song “Paint with all the Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas playing in my head…on repeat. And it continued to play…for days. And if it is now playing on repeat in your head…you’re welcome. 😛

Don’t forget to comment on each blog post for a chance to win an assortment of 25 stamps from Unity.

Be Blessed!


GIU Day 2

Welcome to day two of my Growing in Unity week. Don’t forget to comment on each post to be entered to win an awesome prize pack from Unity. 🙂

Today I made a tag. I used the lovely stamp Dream of Being. I stamped her out with Versafine Black Onyx ink and used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints to color her. I die cut a window and glued it on top of her to make it look like she was inside her home, all nice and cozy with her hot cup of coffee. I always have a story for my “scene” cards. 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today.

Be blessed!


GIU Day 1


I’d like to wish a warm welcome to all the people visiting my blog for the first time. Today is my first day as Unity Stamp Co.’s Growing in Unity Girl. I am so honored to have this opportunity.

For my first project I made a card using both the image and sentiment from the Cierra Girl kit. I have a ton of Unity stamps, and love them all, but the Unity Girl stamps just “speak” to me. You will be seeing them a lot this week. *wink, wink*

I made this card for a friend who is always snapping pictures on her phone. I thought this image was perfect for the snap happy girl, no?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to come back and comment on each of my posts every day this week for your chance to win an awesome assortment of stamps from Unity.

Be Blessed!


Hang in There

I made this card for a special person who is having to practice some patience while waiting to hear back from a job application. It seems that with most things the hard part is “not knowing.” I used Lawn Fawn’s Hang in There stamp set because they are being extremely sssslllloooowwww in getting back to him. IMG_8033

Clean and Simple Birthday

I used three different My Favorite Things stamp sets for this simple birthday card. I did some masking and coloring and added some wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. I really love how it turned out. CAS cards are usually hard for me because I don’t like a lot of white space, but a lot of space seems to work for this card.

Thanks so much for visiting me today.

Be Blessed! FullSizeRender-2

Halloween Card featuring LaLaLand Crafts

Here is the process video for card #1 in my 2017 Halloween card series. I’m not sure how many Halloween cards I’ll be able to make between now and October 31st, but I decided I had better get started or else I’ll blink and Halloween will have done been and gone.

I’m not a big fan of Halloween, and the only person I actually send Halloween cards to is my sister. But they are so much fun to make, and I do have a few Halloween themed stamps and stamp sets I need to use; like Sitting Cat Marcie. I picked her up back in March when I found her on sale at a scrapbook store in Tennessee.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Be Blessed!





Hilarious Voiceover

There’s this trend going on where women/girls get their husbands/boyfriends/fathers to do the voiceovers for their makeup tutorials. After watching (and laughing) at some of these video I thought it would be fun to make a card process video and have my hubby do the voiceover for me. He was an awesome sport and the result was pure gold! Hope you enjoy!

Be Blessed!

Nontraditional Father’s Day Card

I saw this fun digital image on Kenny K stamps and thought it would make a cute Father’s Day card for my hubster. Sadly, Kenny K will be shutting down its digi store on the 30th of this month, but all of their digital images are on sale for $1! I stocked up on the images I’ve been eyeing for a while. 😀

I colored the cute little policewoman with my Spectrum Noir markers. The shiny foil papers I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I learned that liquid glue does not adhere very well to the foil, so I had to use some double-sided tape to hold everything together.

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope you were inspired to try some nontraditional cards yourself. Be Blessed!