Birthday Ellie!

Bloobel Stamps released some new totally  adorbs digi images today. I couldn’t wait to get this little birthday elephant colored up and on a card.

I colored him using my Spectrum Noir markers and used some washi tape and stickers as embellishments. My kids’ were invited to a birthday party for a little boy who is turning three next week, and I feel this card is perfect for the occasion.

You can find this little elephant (along with some totally awesome other digis) at https://www.bloobel.com/

Thanks for visiting me today! F58F5060-FF17-41DE-9F3E-C1EFBE7059E2

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V-Day Card Featuring Bloobel

Bloobel is one of my favorite Digi stores. Lisa’s images are so fun and quirky, she has such a unique style that sets her apart from most digi artists. Her images are so much fun to color and create with, and I loved her new release. Including this image, Heart Surprise, which can be found here:

Heart Surprise

Thanks for visiting me today.

Be Blessed!

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SBS Secret Santa

I love Simply Betty digi stamps. It is one of my favorite digi companies, so when there was a post on the Facebook group of a Secret Santa gift exchange I was literally the first to sign up. LOL

My Secret Santa was a sweetheart by the name of Shelly Becker. She spoiled me rotten! I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little when I opened her box, I was so overwhelmed by her generosity. The first thing I saw was the beautiful card she made me using one of Betty’s stamps (isn’t the image adorable.) The card is currently sitting in a place of honor on the mantle above my fireplace.

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Did you notice all the yummy chocolate? Spoiled, I tell ya. She also sent me all these extra goodies, including some handmade dish towels and soup holders.

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There’s also some lovely patterned paper, holiday stamps, sweet smelling vanilla candles, warm Christmas socks, an adorable Santa keepsake box, and more chocolate. Thank you so very much, Shelly. I am utterly overwhelmed my your generosity and this box made my whole Christmas season better. And thank you, Betty, for organizing such a fun event. I can’t wait until the next one!

Here is the list of the other bloggers that participated in the Secret Santa swap. Be sure to hop along to see what everyone received. 🙂

SBS blog: http://simplybstamps.blogspot.com Betty and Rio Judy Ford on the SBS blog
Keri Weaver Parish https://keris-kreativity.blogspot.com
Robin Bogle rcz28.blogspot.com
Sandra van Blaricum Cardsandcreativity.blogspot.nl
Heather Clay https://heatherccrafts.wordpress.com
Shell Henson Becker http://akstamping.blogspot.com
Debbie Pamment https://debbiepsplace.blogspot.com
Mieke Duckers https://miekesaddiction.blogspot.com
Kate Meads https://kraftykateskreations.blogspot.com.au
Angie Jones https://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com.au

GIU Winners

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog during my GIU week and left such lovely comments.

My winners are Wendy Jansen and ionabunny.

Please email me at hgold88@yahoo.com with your mailing address so I can pass it along to the Unity team and they can get your goodies mailed out to you. 🙂

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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GIU Day 1

Hello!

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!

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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