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
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 where I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Happy Birthday

 I had 2 friends to have birthdays in the same week and I forgot to share them on my blog. The card base is Recollections Card and Envelope 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack. The Happy Birthday stamp is from The Stamps of Life. The pink paper mat behind it is from Recollections Strawberry Cream 8.5 x 11 paper pack and I cut it down to fit on the card. I used VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink on all 3 stamps. The camera and the inside sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company Focus on the Things stamp set. I colored in the camera stamp with various colored pencil sets. The background paper is from Recollections Backyard Table 12 x 12 paper pad.
close-up of inside sentiment
The card base on this card is from the Recollections Card and Envelope set again. The background paper is from Colorbok Marble 12 x 12 Printed Cardstock Paper Pad. The mermaid stamp is from Mystical Mermaid stamp set from Unity Stamp Company. A friend stamped the image for me so I'm not sure which ink she used. I colored it in as well as the background with various colored pencil stamp sets. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Gina K Designs My Anchor stamp set. I used VersaFine pigment ink to stamp it on the card. Both friends have received their cards so I can now post all the details about the cards. I will be participating in Into the Woods Blog Hop on June 9 so please come back to hop along then. Have a great Memorial Day and remember the true reason- those who have served in our military for us. TFL!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

I used the sketch above from Unity Stamp Company and for their challenge that ends April 26. It can actually be found at UNITY {show & tell} where you can request to become a member if you're not already.
I made this card last night for my mom for Mother's Day. She's not here right now, because she went to be with my grandmama who just passed this morning at 9. Now for the details of my card. The card base is Recollections Card and Envelope 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack. The background paper and the 3 strips is from the same Basic Grey Vivienne Iris double-sided 12 x 12 sheet that I trimmed down for the card. The background behind the clouds- that is barely seen- is from Authentique Latest and Greatest 6 x 6 in cardstock pad. The clouds paper is from Bella Blvd Simply Spring Daily Details 12 x 12 journaling sheet that I cut in half and will use the other half of the piece later. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty Mother's Day Daisies and the stamped image is from Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty Not Perfect. I stamped them both on typing paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink. I used NPW 50/50 Two-Tone Colored Pencils to color in the image. The fabric buttons are from a friend online, Amy Watson, from her shop which I'm not sure is online anymore. I've got to hide this card where she won't see it before Mother's Day, but I don't think she will. Please keep my family in your prayers this weekend. We have a wedding to go to next Saturday. I made a card for my cousin in the post below. I know my grandmamma is in Heaven and free of pain and can walk- she was bedridden the last few days. TFL!