3M: Wagging tails and happy trails!

Hi lovelies!

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting me during the Growing In Unity week!
I know it's not so easy to visit each day - on the day - for 5 days +
I'll be posting the 2 winners here on my blog very, very soon!

It's been B-U-S-Y here!
I've been working diligently with the Scout troop
and coloring along for The Daily Marker challenge - that's always fun!
And, being the 9th,
today is the posting day for the 3M ~
that's the 3 Musketeers (Barb, Jeanette and I)
and I'm late walking the dogs today!


 Jeanette chose the image for us to create a card with this month
and it's so cute - Walking Woofs by Newton's Nook Designs.

I'm afraid I didn't do this adorable image very much justice
and kept my card very clean and simple.
I colored her with a copic markers
 I added the sentiment to the inside of the card
and love this saying.
Happy is a wonderful thing! ♥

Barb's card is here
and Jeanette's card is here.

Its hard to believe 2019 is almost over 
and time to start planning for the holidays!
I spent tonight coloring Christmas images
and this year, I'm really aiming they actually make it onto cards and into the mail!
One can hope! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Growing In Unity - Day 5: One Happy Life

Hello friends!

It Day 5’of the Growing In Unity showcase week!
 It is always bittersweet when it’s day 5 
 and it has been a wonderful week of showing you  
just a few of my favorite Unity Stamp Co stamps !

For today’s card I am using the beautiful Planner Girl - One Happy Life :)

I created this card by embossing an A2 Piece of card stock with an embossing folder and cutting out the circle with a spellbinders circle nesting die.
I stamped and colored planner girl and added that panel underneath and embellished with a few iridescent sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today 
and be sure to leave a comment for your chance at a wonderful prize!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Growing in Unity - Day 4: Sending Kindness

Hi friends!

Welcome to Day 4 of the Growing in Unity girl week of 
showcasing the wonderful stamps at Unity Stamp Co!

Today's card is a fall inspired card that I love a LATTE!
I'm using one of my favorites - Tricia girl!
For most that know me - I'm a Starbucks girl through and through ♥

This is also my card for the CCEE Stampers theme this week: Coffee!

To create this card, I started with a base of chocolate chip cardstock and
fall paper from Echo Park.  I ran the designer paper through the Gemini Jr with a scallop die from MFT and set that aside. 

I stamped Tricia girl in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink on heavy weight white cardstock
and colored her with prismacolor markers.
After using the ATG to secure the panel into place,
I heat embossed a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co 
which was a sweet gesture and grab bag freebie with my last order!
That's one of the most amazing things about Unity - 
they are so so SO generous!  
I really wanted to put the stamp to good use
(but! the one that comes with Tricia girl is. so. me!)


 Thanks for your visit today!
 Be sure to leave a comment as you have the chance to win
a prize by visiting and commenting this week!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Growing in Unity - Day 3: "Ice, Ice, baby!"

Hello friends!

Welcome to the Day 3 on my blog 
of Unity Stamp Company showcase!

Today I'm sharing with you a glitterly winter card - 
penguin, birdie, snow capped mountains, snow!

Have you ever gone up on a snow filled mountain to ski?
And the drop was. so. big. that you just might have been afraid 
to ski back down?

Me, too!

Once, on our family vacation, my daughters and I took to the slopes
like naturals and zipped in an out of the flat areas.

like ....

very. flat.

And it was so much fun!
But then the trails started downward .... and downward ... and downward!
I literally got to the top of the last drop off  slope and just froze.
(hee hee - no pun intended!)

My middle daughter zoomed past us and skied to the bottom
shouting "yaaaaaaahoooooo!" all the way down.

I stood still until my oldest daughter said she wasn't leaving without me.
"We'll go down the mountain together or not at all!" -Kailtyn

I did make it to the bottom of the slope.

Upside down and not on my skis,
But I did make it down!
I ended up somewhere near the orange safety net 
looking a lot like this cute little penguin here :) 

My husband says to this day it's one of his favorite memories of me.


Isn't he hilarious?!!!

Today's card is using a glittery cardstock background from DCWV.
I've stamped the ADORABLE penguin from Pain and Pride 
which is just one of the most adorable stamps.
I've created a background of die cut mountains and added 'snow caps'
and popped the card up on foam for dimension.

This stamp set is perfect for vacations and wonderful memories of trips,
and even mixing and matching with your sentiments from other kits
and stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by today!
And whatever you're doing today - stay safe! :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Growing in Unity - Day 2: cozy socks and warm cuppas!

Hi friends!

*Note: This is my 2nd post today- 
for my The Project Bin card, please see  this post!*

It's Day 2 of the very exciting Growing In Unity stamp showcase week!
While tomorrow's card is layers upon layers,
today I'm showing you a clean and simple style card.

I love it when the image is the focal point and the clean space
really lets you see so much detail!

For today's card, I'm using Specially Warm - the cozy and comfy
stamp that many of us can relate to, I'm sure :) 

Warm coffee or tea?
Sweaters and fuzzy socks?
A good book?
Yes, please!

Here's how I created this CAS card.
I stamped the image and the sentiment with my MISTI
and ran it through the Gemini Jr with a stitched die.
I colored the image with copic markers and 
attached it to brown cardstock to finish.

This card is quick and simple yet so sweet.
From moms to sisters to the very best friends,
this card is versatile and sweet enough for all! 

You can find this stamp here in the shop.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Remember to leave a comment so I can find you, too!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

The Project Bin ~ Falling Leaves ♥


Good Morning!

I have TWO posts today - for my Growing in Unity post,
please stop by here!

Tuesdays are the day I post to the blog over at The Project Bin.
For today's card, I'm using one of my F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E.S!
This stamp set is called Autumn's Calling
and I've paired it with some festive fall paper from Echo Park.


There's a special going on right now in the shop:

 NOVEMBER SPECIAL: Order $75 of merchandise and receive the
 MAYBE CHRISTMAS stamp set (a $14 value) for free!
 No need to put it in your cart -- it will automatically be included with your order.

Wow! Thank you, Denise!
Here's a look at the set:

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Growing in Unity - Day 1!

 Hello friends!
  It's here, IT'S HERE! 

Today's the day I've been waiting for for almost an entire year!
I was overjoyed to be chosen as one of the Growing in Unity gals
 by Unity Stamp Company last year.
I've patiently bubbled in the days on the calendar anticipating this day ♥

For the next 5 days, I'll be sharing cards I've made with
 the wonderful stamps of Unity.
Be sure to comment below each day for your chance to win
 some great Unity stamps!

 Today's card is using Unity Stamp Company's Kit of the month (KOTM)
called [when you smile] - released January 2017.
It's clean and simple 
meets bright and wonderful!

Oh, how I adore this girl!
I created the card for my daughter who is about to hop on a plane
to Rhode Island.
 And it's snowing!
(for us in Miami, Florida - that's a pretty big deal!)

I did some masking on this first card.
I wanted the string of lights behind her as if hanging in the background.
I stamped the girl first onto the cardstock, then added
a large sticky note and stamped it again.
Still in place, I stamped the string of lights and
then peeled back the note to reveal the image.
it's colored with Copic markers and set into a framed die.

I have a fun week lined up so check back often ~
and in order to be eligible for the prize, you must comment 
with your name and not 'unknown' as there won't be a way to find you :)

I'd be delighted if you'd be a follower
 - and I'll follow you as well ~
we'll be new frteinds! ♥

Thanks so much for your visit today ♥
Big hugs, bigger blesings!