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

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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. 

Perennial Birthday

So I have had the Perennial Birthday stamp set for a while, but I really haven't used it as often as I planned to.     I love all the sentiments, but I really love the florals.   So small so detailed and perfect for coloring.      I colored them in with my Stampin' Blends.    The sentiment comes from the Something to Celebrate stamp set.      A strip of The Paper Studio paper and enamel dots complete the card. 

Smart Cookie

I just love this graduation stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs.    The smart cookie sentiment just makes me smile.     Love the play on words and it makes an awesome graduation card.     The cookie was colored in with my Copic marker.    The strip of designer paper is from The Paper Studio.   

The Sky is the Limit

So I have seen on Pinterest a few cards with the graduation hats in the air with the clouds and I was like that is a great graduation card idea.    I decided to case the idea and make it my own.   The sentiment comes from My Favorite Things Blue Skies Ahead.   The graduation hat comes from Lil' Inker Designs.    The clouds are Sizzex dies and the paper is from The Paper Studio.    

Eyelet Outlet and The Project Bin Instagram Hop

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I think I can all agree that it has been a long winter.    Way too much cold and snow.    Every time you turned around it was snowing.    So how perfect is this sentiment from The Project Bin's Summer Fun that says I'm sorry for the things I said when it was winter.     I have a feeling we all regret saying things this winter.   

The sunburst was made with the Sunburt Thinlit.    The flip flops from the set were heat embossed.    The designer series paper comes from The Project Bin.    Baker's twine and a sunglasses sticker complete the card. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Vitamin Sea

So how cute is this tag.    I don't know how I got from the We all need a little vitamin sea cut out to the end result, but I love it!     It is funny how creativity works.   One minute you are staring at a blank piece of paper and then you have this tag.  The Vitamin Sea come from The Project Bin's Summer Fun stamp set.    The designer series paper comes from The Paper Studio and the retired Sweet Taffy from Stampin' Up!     The sun die cut comes from Sizzex called You & Me and the clouds were punched from Fiskars punches.    The glasses were in my craft stash, I think they are Recollections, but I am not sure.    Enamel dots and baker's twine complete the tag. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Card Kits


I don't know if you have seen these beauties in the Occasions Mini, but there are some fabulous card kits.      My mom had hip surgery so I knew I was going to be pressed for time so I bought these beautiful card kits and made them into Mother's Day cards to be sold at The Fine Grind.   

The black and white cards come from the Lots of Happy Card Kit.      The second set of images come from the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.   I made the cards my own by adding embellishments and turning this around a little.    Since my end goal was Mother's Day cards, I stamped sentiments from Impression Obsession, Lawn Fawn's Happy and Stampin' Up!'s Something to Celebrate.

The Lots of Happy Card kit makes 20 cards.   I have a few more to make from that kit.    The Perennial Birthday Project Kit makes 16 cards.    Everything is in the kit to make the cards.   Just start stamping and assembling and in an afternoon you will have plenty of birthday cards on hand.

Inspired Events

This past weekend I felt like I was making cards just to fill a personal need.    Birthdays and this one was made for a First Communion that I have coming up this weekend.      Again I purchased the Inspired Events stamp set and the Cross of Hope thinlits and they sat on a shelf until now.    I love the beautiful font in the Inspired Events sentiments and borders.    My favorite is the beautiful detailed cross from the Cross of Hope.    It is a must.       The oval was die cut from the Stitched Shapes.    A pearl and retired patterns designer series paper complete the card. 

Celebrate Birthday Brew

My brother celebrated his birthday this past weekend.   I was super excited to finally be able to use the Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles thinlits.   I bought it a few months ago and sadly it has been sitting on the shelf.    There has been way too much happening this past month that I am surprised that I was able to create any cards.     So with the Bubble Over stamp set comes the perfect sentiment Have a birthday brew.     Most of the bottle is diecut except the top layer which I stamped.    The celebrate comes from the Celebreate You thinlits.    Baker's Twine completes the card.