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.

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!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Birds of a Feather Blog Hop



Welcome to the 
Birds of a Feather Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects featuring our feathered friends and their gorgeous feathers!

You should have arrived from (Kim http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/ ) but if you need to start at the beginning, head over to Connie Can Crop 

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.


One lucky hopper will win this gorgeous stamp from Fun Stampers Journey donated by Connie Can Crop.

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 4/18/18 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 card for my cousin's wedding coming up the 28th of this month. The card base is Recollections Card and Envelope 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack. The blue lace and grey paper are the same sheet from Authentique 6 x 6 in Latest and Greatest Paper Pad that I cut down to fit the card. The stamps are from Close to My Heart I Do Occasions My Acrylix stamp set. I used VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment ink and stamped them on typing paper. The pearl bling is from my stash. That's all I have to share. Your next stop is Alicia- link below- where I'm sure she has something awesome to share! 

Next head on over to (Alicia http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com)

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

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cup of Joe Blog Hop



Welcome to the 
Cup of Joe Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects full of my favorite drink, COFFEE!! So grab your favorite cup of Joe and enjoy a coffee break with  all these fabulous projects!

You should have arrived from (Veronica https://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/) but if not head over to 
Connie Can Crop, she  is the beginning of this 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.


One lucky hopper will win 3 free SVG files from our fabulous sponsor this month!!


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 3/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my project:
I originally had something else, but decided to change my mind since I couldn't find a sentiment. This definitely screams coffee!! The card base is Recollections Card and Envelope 4 in x 5.5 in Card Pack. The stamped image and sentiment are both from Unity Stamp Company Warm Inside kit. I colored in the image with various sets of colored pencils. The patterned paper as well as the backgrounds behind the stamps are from Craft Smith Love U A Latte 12 in x 12 in Paper Pad. I will add this card to my card stash to be used in the future. That's all I have to share today. Thanks for hopping along. I will have another to share soon that I am mailing to a friend if you would like to come back to see it.  Next head on over to Kim http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/ where I'm sure she has something sweet to share!

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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Stay A Little Bit Wild

 



I followed the above sketch from Paper Issues to complete my layout. The main patterned paper is from Pink Paislee Wild Child 08 and the title- Stay A Little Bit Wild is from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream Journal sheet. I purchased both from Paper Issues, but the Wild Child set is no longer available. The photo mats and date strip are from Scrapbooking Memories Reversible Cardstock Borders & Accents. I used Studio Calico Dear Lizzy roller stamp and Versa Fine Onyx Black pigment ink to stamp the date- Sep 17, 2017. The heart sticker is from Glitter Foam Stickers Collection from Dollar Tree. The picture is of me at the Grand Canyon for the first time and that's what the journaling states that I typed on my computer. I made this layout as simple as possible since the background paper is so busy. You still have until March 4 to enter a layout in with the sketch if you are a member of the Paper Issues Facebook group. TFL and have a great weekend!

Friday, February 9, 2018

So Sweet Blog Hop


 Welcome to the SO SWEET Blog Hop
This is a blog hop featuring projects full of yummy treats!!
You should have arrived from (ALICIA http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/)
but to start at the very sweet beginning head over to
Connie Can Crop (conniecancrop.blogspot.com)
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.
Rebecca Ann Designs (http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/ ) is our sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Close to my Heart.
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 2/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
I decided to make a Valentine's Day card for this hop since Valentine's Day is coming up. My sweet item is a cupcake stamp from Unity Stamp Company ...so glad you were born February Unity Sentiment Kit 2016. I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink on typing paper and colored it in with various sets of colored pencils. The card base is Recollections 4 in x 5.5 in Value Pack Cards & Envelopes. The patterned paper is from Recollections 6 in x 6 in Home Basics Paper Pad that I trimmed down to fit the card. The Happy Valentine's Day stamp is a Craft Smart stamp that I also stamped with the same VersaFine ink on typing paper and colored with some of the same colored pencils. The heart sticker duo is from a Paper House Productions 3D sticker set. I wanted to keep the card CAS (Clean And Simple) since the paper is kinda busy. That's all I have for you today. Have a great weekend and Valentine's Day!!


Next head on over to (REBECCA http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/) I'm sure she has something sweet and awesome to share!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Amanda- https://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
Cindy- https://cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
Sandy- https://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/
Shannon- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Veronica- https://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/
Kim- www.pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com

Monday, January 22, 2018

Say Cheese

 I just recently developed this picture and thought I'd never find paper to put it on. I remembered that I bought this paper- The Paper Studio Cameras w/ Floral- recently from Hobby Lobby and thought it fit! I decided to go with Say Cheese as the title, because the picture was basically a snapshot. The title is actually a journaling block, but can be used as both. The title and the photo mat are both from Colorbok 12" Paper Signature Hopscotch and the journaling mat is from Prima Marketing Moulin Rouge 6" x 6" paper stack. The journaling states that the picture is of Jenn and I after the first day of Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at Mesa, AZ. Jenn is Laura's cousin and was willing to hang out with me for a little bit when I arrived to AZ and while I was waiting on Laura.
a close-up of the title

I wanted to keep this layout as simple as possible since the paper is busy enough. TFL!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Fun Blog Hop




 
 Welcome to ...
the SNOW FUN
Blog Hop
This is a blog hop all about those white fluffy snowflakes and all the fun you can have in them!
You should have arrived from (Miranda http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/) but if you happened here by mistake then head over to
Connie Can Crop (http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/) she is the beginning of this hop!
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.

Connie Can Crop is your sponsor for this hop!!
One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.


(valid to ship in the US only)
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.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/17/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Now on to my project. I decided to do a layout of snow pictures. The patterned paper is from Pebbles Home For Christmas Patterned Paper Pad. The snowflake ribbon/border and photo mats are RAKs. I also added 2 snowflakes from the ribbon at the end of my title- Snowpocalypse. We don't see much snow here in NC so the town pretty much shuts down so that's why I call it Snowpocalypse. I used the Chiller font on Word on the biggest size font to type my title. The snowman stamp is from my stash- I think it is from Unity Stamp Company, but I can't find it on their website. I colored it in with NPW 50/50 Two-Tone Colored Pencils and Gelly Roll Metallic Pen. I used Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink to stamp it. I typed my journaling on my computer again and it states that this is about 6 inches of snow in our front and back yards that fell during the early hours of January 4, 2018. It was too cold to make a snowman so I decided to add a snowman stamp.



a close-up of the snowman stamp

I'm the last stop on this hop. I hope you enjoyed my CAS (Clean And Simple) layout!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Shannon- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Angela- http://mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Sandy- https://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
Amanda- https://salnclts76.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, January 3, 2018