Monday, June 25, 2018

My GIU Winners

My winners of the Unity grab bags are:
             **Drum Roll**


Kelly Parker
Michelle Peters Kister


Congratulations!!

Please e-mail me your snail mail addresses to nclights7 at gmail dot com. Thanks!


Friday, June 22, 2018

Growing In Unity Day Five

Welcome back to Day 5 and the last day of my Growing In Unity week. I really have enjoyed all the comments this week! I'm sharing a card that I never blogged about or shared with my Unity family last year. Shocking, I know! LOL! I attended my first ever Stamp and Scrapbook Expo last September in Mesa, AZ. I won 2 tickets to choose which ever location I wanted to attend thanks to my good friend, Kim. I thoroughly enjoyed the expo and hopefully will get to go back this year. Anyway, one of the workshops I attended was a Card Swap Workshop. I'm going to share one of the cards I made for the workshop.
Stamp Set: Chapter One
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Background Paper: Craft Smith  Love U A Latte 12 in x 12 in Paper Pad
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack
Coloring Medium: Various Colored Pencils Sets
Scotch Washi Tape possibly bought at Wal-Mart
Accented with Gelly Roll White Pen

I borrowed this stamp set from a friend to make this card. I want to buy it one day or I may just borrow it again. I swap images with a friend from my church who also loves Unity. Like I said before, I have thoroughly enjoyed this week! I will be picking my winners soon so be sure to keep checking to see if you won. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Growing In Unity Day Four

Welcome back to Growing In Unity Day Four. I have a birthday card to share today that I made for my sister- BG's mom if you saw the layout on Day Two. She's a July 4th baby is why I colored the cupcake red, white, and blue.
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 Card Pack
Background Paper: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Stamped Image: Unity Stamp Company Everyday Celebration 
  I didn't stamp this image a friend did so I'm not sure what kind of ink she used.
Coloring Medium: Various Colored Pencils Sets
Accented with Gelly Roll White and Metallic Silver Pens
Sentiment: Happy Birthday from Clearly Gina K My Anchor Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Unity Stamp Company Ariel Sequins adhered with one Glue Dot
Jot Deco Tape 

Please come back tomorrow for the last day of my Growing In Unity week and a chance to win a grab bag set from Unity Stamp Company! Feel free to become a follower as well. I love new followers!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Growing In Unity Day Three

Welcome back for Day Three of my Growing In Unity week. Thank you all for the kind comments. I will picking 2 winners at the end of the week for a chance at winning a grab bag from Unity Stamp Company.  Now onto my card that I have to share today.
Paper for card base: Close To My Heart- no sure which collection
Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company Realize
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black 
Coloring Medium: Faber Castell Gelatos Pastel
Accented With: Gelly Roll White and Metallic Silver pens so her hair and the cloud will stand out
I'm not really sure on the size of the card. I stamped the image on typing paper and then decided to color it in with my gelatos instead of colored pencils. I then cut out the image and cut the paper out based on the size of the image. I have a few friends in mind that I could send this card, too, but not sure who yet. I love lighthouses- thus the reason for the "salnclts" in my blog link. Sal is short for Salamander a college nickname and "nclts" is short for North Carolina lighthouses. In other words, I  bought this stamp set, because I love lighthouses. That's all I have to share for today. Please come back tomorrow to see what I have to share and a chance to win some stamps! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Growing in Unity Day Two

Welcome back for Growing in Unity Day Two! I have a layout to share today of my new nephew.
Paper: DCWV All About Boys
Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company Cuddlebug Teddy Bear
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink on the bear
       VersaFine Onyx Black on the sentiment/title- welcome to the world
Various Colored Pencil sets to color in the bear
Photo & Journaling Mats: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Journaling: Brian Glenn Carter, Jr, "BG", my nephew was born May 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm. He was 7 lbs 4 ozs 21 inches long. This is our first chance to see him in the nursery right after he was born. I got to hold him the next day.
I love being an aunt!! Please don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what I have to share. Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Growing in Unity Day One

Hello! Welcome to my week of Growing in Unity. I have two cards to share today.
Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company All About Dad
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Paper: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 Card Pack

I made this card for my dad for Father's Day.

Stamp Set: Unity Stamp Company Harmony Girl
Ink: Archival Jet Black Pigment Ink
Cut with Decorative edged scissors
Colored with Various Colored Pencil Sets
Accented with: Gelly Roll White and Metallic Silver pens to give it a plastic/wet look
Background Paper & Paper Piecing: Authentique 6 x 6 Latest & Greatest Heavy Weight Cardstock
Image Background Paper: Creative Memories Nature's Whisper Paper Album Kit
Foam Adhesive from Queen & Company
I attended a Card Shaker Kit workshop at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, AZ last September and the extra foam from the kits came in handy for the sentiment!
Card Base: Recollections 4 in x 5.5 Card Pack
I matted the stamped image to separate it from the background paper. That's all I have to share today. Be sure to come back tomorrow and everyday this week for a chance to win a grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!



Friday, June 8, 2018

Into The Woods Blog Hop



Welcome to the 
Into The Woods Blog Hop



This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the great outdoors and our woodland critters!!

You should have arrived from (Veronica  https://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/)
if not Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 6/13/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Now on to my project:
I decided to make a layout of pictures from Arizona. I went to Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Mesa last September and also visited Grand Canyon while I was in Arizona. Ok, now for the deets!  The paper is Recollections Wood Leaves 12 x 12 in Scrapbook Paper. The middle picture mat and journaling mat is from We R Memory Keepers High Five 6 x 6 in Paper Pad. The title stamp- Keep Your Curiosity Fresh is from Stampin' Up Adventure Awaits clear stamp set and I stamped it with VersaFine black onyx pigment ink on a piece of Recollections Strawberry Cream 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The other two photo mats are also the same Recollections paper.
close-up of the middle picture
close-up of the journaling
I used a die from my stash and cut it out on my Cuttlebug. I printed the journaling out on my computer and it states that Laura and I walked a trail to the Grand Canyon and saw the deer just off the trail as we were almost to the canyon.  I'm hoping I can go to Arizona again this year for Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, but I may be going to another location. That's all I have for you today. Have a great weekend!
Now you're off to Sandy https://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/ where I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.