Saturday, May 26, 2018


One more scrapbook page for today.  I completely went out of my usual color scheme.    I even used designer series paper for the background of my page.   So not what is usually in my wheel house.     I The designer series paper comes from Simple Stories Life in Color.   I stamped the sentiments from The Project Bin In My Heart stamp set.    It also has a coordinating die for the heart and the xoxo.     The love comes from a large Recollections die.    The hearts in a row were diecut from the Mini Treat Bag die.   Enamel dots complete the page.

Holy Guacamole

So I got the No Way stamp set from Avery Elle and I knew I wanted to create a fun card with such gets sentiments like Holy Guacamole.    I went through Pinterest and eventually came up with this fun fiesta design.    I bought the Fiesta Time die and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and I have not created as many cards as I thought I would with all the fun designs in the paper pack.   The banner was die cut and then colored in with my Stampin' Blends.    Enamel dots complete the card.

You rock my world

So I have the My Favorite Things Dienamcis Accent It Rock and Roll and Document It Rock on stamp sets for a long time.    I have used them on a few cards through out the years, but I was never so happy to have the stamp sets and coordinating die than when I went to create this scrapbook page of my guy.       They worked perfectly.    There is die cut guitar in the set, but I really like the Epic Celebrations guitar and it gave me a chance to add a little color and detail to the page.     The designer series paper is from Crate Paper Route 66.   Enamel dots complete the card.

Moments they change you

So I have been having a little fun and getting back to the roots of paper crafting for me and scrapbooking.     Card making is fun and you can finish a card quickly if you are inspired, but scrapbooking is forever.   It takes moments and helps you remember details that you will soon forget after the picture was taken.    I wanted to remember this time in my life.    So many things have have happened and so much has changed.   I am still trying to figure out things, but scrapbooking has helped.    It is a cheaper than therapy, but than again if you saw my craft stash you would wonder if that was true! 

To finish off my Growing in Unity week, I also created a scrapbook page that I wanted to share.    You don't need to post on this project to get free stamps.   I should be picking a winner tomorrow.   

Here is the Unity Moment by Moment stamp set.    So many great sentiments and I love the butterflies in the set.   I created the background with my ink refills and my aqua painter.     The designer paper comes from The Paper Studio. 

Red, White and Boom

So a little fun for you this Memorial Day, here is the fun sentiment from the Red, White and Boom stamp set from The Project Bin.    I pulled it out to make a cute little tag to put on gift package of goodies when bringing a little something to your memorial day festivities. 

The sentiment was heat embossed on red and navy card stock and then I cut it up to put on this tag vertically.     I added some white stars on top of red and blue card stock.     American Pebbles designer paper was added along with a button, twine and satin ribbon to finish the tag.

Happy Memorial Day!

Remembering you on Memorial Day

This weekend is about the brave service men and women who keep this country safe.   They are the ones who and answer the call of service when asked what they can do for our country.   The JFK quote, Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country, sums up the armed forces without them we would not be in the land of the free.   I know we all complain about a 101 things everyday, but we should honored and grateful to live in the land of the free because of the brave.   

Here is my guy so many years ago when he was in the Navy.     I remember him every day not just this weekend,  but I know I wanted to create a page and honor his service to this country. 

The page has a collection of so many products from craft stash.    Stickers and die cuts from Bo Bunny, K & Company, Carta Bella Yacht Club Ephemera.   Alphabet stickers from Bella Blvd.  Designer paper from Echo Park Getaway and Pebbles Everyday.   The great JFK sentiment comes from the Stampabilities stamp collection.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cards for Graduate

The last day and day 5 of my {Growing in Unity} Girl!! posts has me bringing two sets of graduation cards.    The cards feature the Diploma Cap & Gown stamp set.   I am a word girl and I just love this set.    You can stamp and color it in or heat emboss the sentiment on a piece of colored card stock.   Either way a perfect card for a male or female graduation card.

The triangles on the first card were punched with my Stampin' Up! triangle punch and then the EK Success diamond punch which I then cut in half.    The strips of designer paper was from The Paper Studio.    Enamel dots complete the card.

The heat emboss card uses American Crafts Crimson designer paper and Stacked with Love designer paper.    Baker's twine and enamel dots complete the card. 

Make sure you leave a comment on my featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! posts this week.    You will be entered to win 25 Unity stamps.   

Thank you for joining me this week.    I had a lot of fun creating for Unity.      They have some amazing stamp sets you won't find anywhere else.     So check them out here at Unity Stamps.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sending Happy Thoughts

Day 4 of my {Growing in Unity} Girl!! posts brings me a floral card made with the First Friend, Best Friend Forever stamp set.    I love red and white cards and red and white gingham just makes me smile.     I colored in the florals with my Stampin' Blends.   The sentiment comes from another Unity set called Swagger.  The gingham paper comes from ColorBok and their Gingham collection.  Linen thread, a button, wood dots and corner rounding of edges complete the card.

Make sure you leave a comment on my featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! posts this week.    You will be entered to win 25 Unity stamps.    Check back tomorrow for another featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! post.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Happiest of Birthdays

Day 3 of my featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! posts.    Every day this week I will be featuring projects made with Unity stamps.   Today's project was made with florals from the You Have Made a Difference stamp set.    The sentiment comes from the bright, happy you stamp set.    The florals were colored in with my Stampin' Blends.    The frame was made with my Stitched Shapes and square thinlits.    The designer series paper comes from the Recollections Backyard Table.   Enamel dots complete the project.

Make sure you leave a comment on my featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! posts this week.    You will be entered to win 25 Unity stamps.    Check back tomorrow for another featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! post.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

America the Beautiful

So I have to say I am loving the Red, White & Boom! stamp set from The Project Bin.     So many beautiful sentiments perfect for your patriotic projects.    I found this picture of my brother and his family in Washington D.C.    Just perfect for the America the beautiful sentient.     The designer series paper that I used on the project was Pawsitively Prints II, Americana Pebbles and Project Life Americana.   The Punches used on the page were my EK Success USA, Circle, Punch, Owl Punch, Banner Punch and Corner Rounder.    Enamel dots complete the page. 


Here is day 2 of my featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! post.      Today's project as made with one of my all time favorite stamp sets, I am Unicorn.     I love this stamp set.    Love the unicorn image and the sentiment that comes with the set.      The designer series paper used on this project is from the Recollections Cheeky Modern Pop.     My Copic and Chameleon markers were used to color in the unicorn.    Rhinestones come the card.

If you are just check in today, every day this week I will be posting projects made with Unity stamps as being a featured {Growing in Unity} Girl .        Make sure you leave a comment on my featured {Growing in Unity} Girl blog posts to enter to win 25 stamps from Unity.   

Stay tuned tomorrow for another Unity project.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Be Strong

I am super excited to share with all of you that I am a featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! this week.    Every week Unity has guest designers showcasing their beautiful stamps.     They sell one of kind and beautiful stamp sets.     Each stamp is more unique and more beautiful than the next.  

The best part of being a featured {Growing in Unity} Girl!! is that YOU get a chance to win free stamps from Unity.    Leave a comment on my posts this week and enter to win 25 Unity stamps!!! 

Today's project was made with the amazing sentiment, Badass Every Day.    I colored in the sentiment with my Stampin' Blends and Chameleon Markers.     The paper and the fussy cut banner come from the Simple Stories Let's Party designer series paper.     I used an old Martha Stewart border punch and Stampin' Up! Sprinkles Embellishments to finish the card.  

Check back tomorrow for another featured {Growing in Unity} Girl post and make sure you leave a comment to be entered for free stamps from Unity.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Enjoy Liberty

Welcome to the Eyelet Outlet and The Project Bin Summer Fun Instagram Hop! We are eager to show off stamps and embellishments to inspire your own creativity with our products throughout the summer months! Please follow lineup on my Instagram post today. Follow the instructions on my Instagram post for a chance to win one of two prizes! The Project Bin and Eyelet Outlet are both giving away a $25 gift certificate. Winners will be chosen randomly and posted by May 25th.

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Here is my scrapbook  photo of my niece and nephew from flag day two years ago.    I had them wear their flag shirts and I got flag balloons.   Yes, I was Miss Patriotic that day.    We celebrated Old Glory that day.

   The scrapbook page was made with the Red, White and Boom stamp set from the Project Bin.    I love the flag images and the Enjoy Liberty sentiment.        The Eyelet Outlet had such fun coordinating accessories to use for my project.     Red white and sparkle washi tape and fun brads and my favorite enamel dots from The Eyelet Outlet.      

For the Enjoy Liberty I diecut the sentiment with my stitched shapes.    The red and white designer paper comes from retired paper scraps called Summer Smooches.    Baker's Twine completes the project.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Father's Day

Here is a father's day card made with one of my favorite Unity sets, First Love, First Hero.     I just love the little girl on top of her father's shoulders.    My dad is constantly giving his grandkids "horsey rides" as I am sure he did for me for years.     Even had those adorable pigtails when I was little. 

The image was colored in with a combination of Stampin' Blends and Copic Markers.    The designer paper comes from Pebbles Family Ties.     A button and baker's twine complete the card. 

Grillin' Father's Day


I am so happy I finally used the Apron Builder set from the Occasions Mini.    I knew I had to have it but Mother's Day came and went and I didn't make an apron card.    So when I sat down to create some Father's Day cards, I made sure I created an grillin' apron for the dads out there. 

The utensils were die cut with silver paper I found at a local craft store.   We may sell it silver foil with Stampin' Up! but it was right there in front of me and I just got it.   I didn't want to miss the opportunity to have it since I knew exactly what I was going to use it for!      The sentiment comes from The Project Bin's Classic Man.    The designer paper is old TPC Studio paper.   The enamel dots complete the card.