Sunday, January 24, 2016

Growing in Unity Blog Hop


I'm sharing a card I made using the flowers stamp from Jar of Sunshine set.

I stamped the images randomly using some light ink. I then colored the images with Gansai Tambi watercolors. 

For the embellishments, I used a chipboard frame from Crate Paper and a "thanks" die cut I made using a die from Papertrey Ink.

Thank you for  stopping by.

Amanda Rhodes
Corrie Wagner
Pam Stang
Katie 'Salley' Schneider
Kapree Clark
Deirdre Smith
Sheryl Kemper
Cynthia Olheiser

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am so happy to be part of this 'Advent Calendar Extravaganza event.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Today, I'd like to share with you a Christmas decoration I created.

I started by cutting two circles using Spellbinder's circle die.  Using few Distress Ink colors, I colored one circle with blue colors and the other with green colors.

After scoring the end of one circle, I attached both end of the circles using some Scor-tape.

To create the little houses, I used Papertrey Ink's Tinsel & Tags Make It Market kit and Petite Places: Church set. I then added little Christmas trees created using WPlus9 Iconic Christmas set.

For the sentiment, I stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant-Studio Calico Cinnamon Spice set with Tsukineko Delicata Gold ink.

The embellishments on top of the element were created using Papertrey Ink's Tinsel & Tags Make It Market kit as well.

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by CP's Stamp of Approval so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 16, 2015

GIU Winners

Happy Monday,

The winners from last  week's GIU are:

leanne (
ionabunny (


Please send my your mailing address.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Happy Friday!

For today, I have a gift tag to share with you.

This tag was created using the Snowglobe Wonderland set. I stamped the elements separately and fussy cut them. I colored the globe by blending some Distress Ink.

To assemble the tag, I used some foam adhesive to adhere the elements.

I hope you enjoy my posts this week.

Don't forget to leave a comment. I'll pick 2 commenters tomorrow. Lucky winners will get 25 stamps from Unity.

- Unity Snowglobe Wonderland set
- Stampin' Up, Distress ink apds
- Papertrey Ink, Bazzil cardstock

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 4


Thanks for reading this post.

For today's post, I have another Christmas card I'd like to share.

I started by stamping the snowflake stamps from Snowglobe Wonderland set using Delicata Gold Ink. This ink shows really well on dark cardstock.

I embellished the card with some washi tapes and ephemeras from my stash. I also added a sentiment, also from the Snowglobe Wonderland set.

Please leave a comment. On Saturday, I'll pick two lucky winners who will get 25 stamps from Unity.

- Unity Snowglobe Wonderland set
- Tsukineko Gold Delicata, Stampin' Up ink pads
- Papertrey Ink cardstock
- Washi tapes, embellishments.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 3

Happy Wednesday!

For this GIU Day 3, I'm sharing the Christmas card I made with the Snowglobe Wonderland set.

I started by stamping the snowglobe onto a white cardstock. I then stamped the building stamp with two different ink pads (PTI Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal). For the fireworks stamp, I used Tsukineko Delicata gold ink. I really like this gold ink as it is very shiny.

I used some markers to add some color and shade to the building image and the globe base.  After stamping the sentiment, I adhered the card to a dark brown card base.  I added a green bow to embellish the card.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win 25 stamps from Unity.

- Unity Snowglobe Wonderland set
- Papertrey Ink ink pads and cardstock
- Versafine Onyx Black and Gold Delicata ink pad.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 2

Hi there,

Thank you for dropping by. For the second day of the GIU, I have this gift tag I want to share with you.

I used Snowglobe Wonderland set from Unity to create the background and the sentiment. I started by stamping the small trees with Tsukineko Gold Delicata ink. I then die-cut the brown cardstock with a stitched tag die from Mama Elephant.

I stamped the sentiment onto a tag I made using another die from Mama Elephant.

To finish the tag, I added some embellishments from my stash.

Don't forget to leave a comment. On Saturday, I'll pick 2 winners who will receive 25 stamps from Unity.

- Unity Snowglobe Wonderland set
- Mama Elephant dies
- Tsukineko Delicata Gold, Stampin' Up ink pads
- Papertrey Ink cardstock
- Embellishments