GIU Blog Hop


Patti La Bombard

Brittany Morgan

Helen Mazengarb

Amy England

Doreen O’Brien

Teresa Godines

Welcome to today’s Growing In Unity Blog Hop.  I have the honor of going first.  I am going to show you an oldy but goody.  I am going to show you a card using Unity’s I Miss Your Face.  You can buy the stamp by clicking on the link.  Here is my card:


I used Fun Stamper’s Journey’s new Turbo Teal and Outrageous Pink papers that are being released at the Be Amazing Tours.  The papers have matching inks, splashes, and silks.  They will be available to buy starting July 1st.  The background stamp is also from Fun Stamper’s Journey and is called “Thread Sketch”, #SS-0169.  I wanted to talk about the Unity Stamp “I Miss Your Face”.  I love this stamp.  It actually looks like this:


so it has 3 different dress forms.  This is a special weekend.  I was thinking about that after I made the card and I thought that I should have made a tag and used the colors red, white, and blue.  I think that this would be a great stamp to use for a female that is in the service.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Now it is time to go visit the next blog.  Be sure to visit every blog and comment for a chance to win.  Here is the lineup again:

Patti La Bombard            YOU ARE HERE!

Brittany Morgan            NEXT!!!

Helen Mazengarb

Amy England

Doreen O’Brien

Teresa Godines

I hope that you enjoyed your visit!  Thanks again.


GIU Winners Announced

Hello Everyone~

I want to thank each and every one of you for coming to my blog last week.  Thanks for your sweet comments.  It was fun to create for you and I am so excited now to visit other’s blogs.  I am also excited to announce the winners that commented on my blog last week.  Congratulations to Tressa Hall and Christine Harris.  Would you please send me your address so that I can get it to Unity and you can get your stamps?  I am so happy for you and wish that each and every one of you could win something!  Keep posting and following.  Unity gives away something every week.  You never know when you follow my blog when I will give away something as well.  I like to give things away and make people happy.  I haven’t been posting like I should and that just might be the motivation that I need.  Looking forward to hearing from you Tressa and Christine.  Hugs~Patti

Day Five–Growing In Unity

And with some sadness, it is my last day, but there is always a silver lining because we get to follow others who are very talented and see so many different artists throughout the year.  That is one of the best things about Growing In Unity!  It is so much fun to see the different way that each person does things and to be able to learn from each other.

all things new--GIU

…all things new” is the name of this stamp and is another of Phyllis Harris’ beautiful stamps.  I have preposted this week’s cards because it is supposed to rain all week and I didn’t want to take a chance of NOT being able to post.  Hopefully I will be able to come back and change this to it rained all week so this looks familiar.  I love to dance in the rain.  It was a trick for me to learn to color see-through images for this week.  I hope that I succeeded all right.

Lizzie Girl--GIUWeekFri

If you are familiar with Unity then you are familiar with Angie Blom and her Angie Girls.  This one is “Lizzie Girl {showered with love}“.  It is funny that I didn’t realize I picked out the theme of rain exactly but I guess that it is appropriate for this week.  I used Journey Glaze to make the shine on the coat, umbrella, and boots.

Wishing You Joy--GIU

My very last image for you this week is another tag, “Wishing You Joy“.  I used the Prima Colors that are out now.  I used A08, A79, and A81.

All cardstock, inks, patterned paper, and Journey Glaze is from Fun Stampers Journey.  Remember to comment on my posts for this week for a chance to win 25 stamps from Unity.  I will pick 2 winners tomorrow.  I truly do wish you joy.  I want to thank you for visiting me this week.  Thank you for the comments.  I used Unity Stamps and Fun Stampers Journey products except for the coloring.  I hope that you have enjoyed this week as much as I have.  I will answer all of the comments if I can and I will try to visit as many of your blogs that I can.  Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your life this week.  We all are so busy anymore that our time is very valuable and I am very sensitive to that.  Thanks…

Day Four–Growing In Unity

Have a little faith--GIU

My birthday is this month.  I tried to use stamps that were showing a “spring” theme along with a Christian based theme.  Then my next motive was to try to use as many different ways of coloring that I could.  The background on this card front is from a gelli plate.  And having my card so big makes it where you can see that I tried to get some off because I didn’t like that it wasn’t exactly square.  What do we call that?  A learning opportunity?  LOL  This stamp is “Have a little faith“.  I used Prismacolor pencils and the rest is from Fun Stampers Journey.

rejoice and be glad--GIU

If you are familiar with Phyllis Harris, then you are probably familiar with this stamp, “…rejoice and be glad“.  I left this card pretty simple.  It makes me happy just seeing the image.  I wanted to add a little sun at the edge of the horizon and in the clouds.  I used Prismacolor Pencils on this as well.  I think that the card speaks for itself.

All cardstock, inks, patterned paper, ribbon, and twine is from Fun Stampers Journey.   Remember if you comment on my blog every day this week then you are entered in a drawing to get 25 random stamps from Unity.  Thank you for joining me today and please join me again here tomorrow for my last day.

Day Three–Growing In Unity

The week always goes by too fast!  We are already halfway!  I love creating with Unity Stamps!  Here is what I have done for you today!

a guy and his truck--GIU Week Wed

I used the stamp, “a guy and his truck” for this card.  I see this as so much more than a Valentine’s Day card.  I think that it can be used for a wedding card or for an anniversary card.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color.  Then I used Journey Glaze for the windows.

Best Things Just Happen--GIU Week Wed

I love this tag.  Honestly it is very simple but so sweet.  I used “Best Things Just Happen” as the stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, a Sharpie, Whip Cream cardstock, and Fun Stamper’s Journey Gold Silk.

Beach Girl--GIU Week Wed

For this card I used “Beach Girl” which is one of the sale stamps right now.  There are a lot of Prismacolor pencils used on this image.  Everything else is from Fun Stamper’s Journey.

All cardstock, inks, and patterned paper is from Fun Stampers Journey.  Remember  if you comment on my blog every day this week then you are entered in a drawing to get 25 random stamps from Unity.  Please join me again tomorrow.

Day Two Growing In Unity

Sending My Love--GIU

There is a need for cards for service members to have to take with them when they leave for duty so that they can send them back to their loved ones.  I did a card like this without the layer of oatmeal cookie cardstock in between because it can only be a couple of layers.  Isn’t it nice that Unity affords us the opportunity to create for service members?  On this card I used the image, “Sending my Love“.  I used Raffine oil pencils to color it.

Prayers Changes Everything--GIU

One of the things I love about Unity is that they have some of the best stamps for sending Christian cards or if you are so inclined, to Bible Journal.  This is the stamp, “Prayer Changes Everything“.  I have used the sentiment “Prayer can change everything” on the inside.  This stamp is currently on sale for $14.51 if you like it!  That’s a great bargain!  I think that it is so beautiful and can be used for so many things.  I try to make cards and take them to church for card ministry.  This one is so perfect for that.  I used Prismacolor pencils for this one.

All the cardstocks and inks are from Fun Stampers Journey.  Remember  if you comment on my blog every day this week then you are entered in a drawing to get 25 random stamps from Unity.

Monday–Day One Growing In Unity

I am so excited to be the Growing In Unity Gal this week.  I did this a couple of years before and had so much fun.  I missed it last year so I’m excited to be doing it again this year.  I started off the week with a birthday card for my Daughter-in-Law.  I used an image from the Kit of the Month I bought in January of 2014.  Her birthday was March 1st.

January KOTM 2014--GIU Mon 2016

Next I made a birthday card for my Father-in-Law from Holy Cow.  My Father-in-Law used to have a dairy farm so I thought that this would be the perfect birthday card for him.  His birthday is on March 26th.  My family has a lot of March birthdays.

Holy Cow--GIU

Last for today I made a tag using “Everything Happens To Be Wonderful”.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and a Distress Marker to make this tag.

Everything Happens To Be Wonderful--GIU

I hope that you have enjoyed my projects for today.  All the cardstock, inks, and patterned papers are from Fun Stampers Journey.  If you come and comment on my blog every day this week then you are entered in a drawing to get 25 random stamps from Unity.     That’s a great deal too!  I hope that you will join me each day this week as we discover the wonderful world of Unity!