Sunday, October 25, 2015

Life Measured in Moments & GIU Blog Hop

This is part of the Unity Stamp Co. blog hop featuring recent Growing In Unity guest designers.


Front sentiment:
Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

We were asked to create something new with our favorite Unity kit.
My favorite is Happy Love Day December 2013 KOM.

Unity is giving away a grab bag filled with 25 stamps to two random winners from comments on all of the blogs in this hop.  Winners of the hop giveaways will be announced on the Unity blog Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Be sure to visit and leave some love along the way.

Here is the lineup:

  1. Kristina
  2. Kim
  3. Riette
  4. Gaylynn
  5. Kristy
  6. Rubeena

I also have a separate giveaway on my blog on another post and that winner will be announced here on my blog on 11-2-15. ENDED.

The first image is also included in Unity's {be inspired} sketch challenge 33 and Friends with Flair.

Supplies include Unity KOM Happy Love Day 12/2013 and Avery Elle dies.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Guest Designer for Paper Girls #90 AND Giveaway

Here is a set of funny Halloween treat wraps in the shape of bats.


Sentiment:  Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!


I like to include a handmade touch for our Halloween candy each year.  The theme for this week's challenge was the inspiration for these bat wraps.  
This shape was cut and scored from Cricut Artiste.  The cute face and funny sentiment were stamped in white craft ink, then heat embossed.  I added a sentiment tag and twine bow.  The sentiment is meant to look a little spooky and imperfect.  Small treats work best for this favor wrapper.

This is my second week being featured as Guest Designer on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  You are welcome to link up on their blog any Halloween projects you may be working on for Challenge #90 Get Ready for Halloween.

Link Ups:

The Paper Girls Challenge #90 ~ Get Ready for Halloween

613 Avenue Create Challenge #146 ~ Create Your Own Challenge (Trick or Treating)

Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair and Hop

I have a little giveaway to one random commenter on this blog post who also follows my blog, Google + or likes my Facebook page.  Add a separate comment for each for more chances.  I ship free things within the U.S. due to shipping rates. Winner announced on this blog 11-2-15. ENDED.


Supplies include Unity Stamp Co. The "Boo" Crew, Peachy Keen stamp, ColorBox white ink, Cricut, clear and white embossing powder, twine and sticky tape.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fringe Favor Wraps Fall Tipi and Broom

These are Autumn fringe style favor wrappers to hold small treats or gifts.  I will use these for Thanksgiving table decorations.


Sentiments:  For you.  So thankful for you.

I made three different styles.  Two are similar to a tipi and the other is a broom stick style.  Each have fringe, matching tags and twine.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair and Hop

Supplies include Unity Dutch Mustard Soup stamps, kraft paper, twine and fringe scissors.

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Christmas Mittens

Here is a cozy Christmas card with a sweet garland of glossy mittens.


Front sentiment:  Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Inside sentiment:  Winter greetings.

The little mittens have a shiny coating on them.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Company {be inspired} Sketch Challenge 32 but flipped.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Clean and Simple Christmas

Virginia's View Challenge 19  ~ All Things Colored

Supplies include: Unity Stamp Co. October 2013 KOM Oh Christmas Tree and Let's be Jolly; Copic markers, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Glossy Accents and pearls.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Guest Designer for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog ~ #89 Food

I am delighted to be asked to Guest Design for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog for the month of October, 2015.  Here is my project for Challenge #89 Food.


Sentiment:  Hope your day is as cool as you are.

This is a fun tropical birthday card featuring a little penguin with an ice cream pop and a beach scene.  The background was blended with distress ink. There is also a bit of paper piecing.

Also linking up to:

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 30

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies include My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 dies, diagonal background stamp and Penguins in Paradise stamps.

Have a wonderful day!