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!

2nd Card For Challenge #3



Yesterday I mentioned that Kerry Urbatch also has a color challenge.  I played around yesterday after and I was able to come up with something to enter her color challenge as well as use the sketch again.  To check out her color challenge you can go here:

As you can see I used Pool Play, CS-0092; Rich Coral, CS-0093;  River Stone, CS-0094; and Sweet Pear, CS-0095.  I used the Rock Candy Ink, IP-0028.  The stamp set I used was Kimono Kids, SS-0049.  If you would like to purchase any of these items you may do so by contacting me or by going here:

I hope you enjoy my “Thank You” card and please stop by and visit Kerry’s challenge.

I want to enter my card in Creative Blooms Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge #FSJSC3.

Sketch Challenge #3



I have a couple of friends that opened a new challenge blog.  I am stumped on the color part of the challenge for now but I did the sketch part this morning.  To see the sketch you can go here:

Kerry Urbatch draws the sketches herself.  She does a fabulous job.  I used Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream, Huckleberry Fusion, and Beach Breeze cardstocks.  I used Huckleberry Fusion and Hazelnut Blend inks from Fun Stampers Journey.  The stamps from Fun Stampers Journey came from the Stamp Sets Sea Side Treasures, SS-0071; Nautical View, SS-0060; and Happy Sails, SS-0045.  Happy Sails and Nautical View are both on the retired list so if you like them then you need to take advantage of our retired sale and order them now before we run out of stamps because once they are gone there won’t be anymore!  The ribbon was just some that I had in my stash and I thought that it had a kind of wave appearance.  If you would like to purchase anything that I used on my card then you can contact me or go here:  That’s it for now.  Thanks for visiting.

Entered in Creative Blooms Journey Challenge #3 


April’s Kit of the Month


I have only had the opportunity to make one of the cards from the April Kit of the Month so far and this is the one.  I truly love Fun Stampers Journey’s Kit of the Month because it makes it so easy to put together 4 different cards real fast just by following the directions that they have given you or if you like to think a little outside the box then you have that option as well.  It is always nice to have a card ready for whenever you need it.  I made this one on a day when it was raining hard and we were under a flash flood watch.  We need the rain and I do want it to rain but I miss the sun when it is gone too.  (Like having my cake and eating it too I guess.)  Anyway, the card brightened my day and hopefully when I send it out it will brighten someone else’s day as well.  See you again soon.

Watercolor Sympathy Card


Unfortunately sometimes we have to make these types of cards.  It’s unpleasant especially if we wait until the moment is upon us where it is a necessity.  I needed to have one of these so I thought that I would see what I could do with watercolor.  I used Fun Stampers Journey’s Lantern Treats Stamp Set #SS-0122.  I took out my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pens and a water spray bottle.  The “Deepest Sympathy” is stamped in FSJ’s Hazelnut Blend Ink, #IP-0012, using the Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set from Fun Stampers Journey, #SS-0081.  The top paper is watercolor paper.  The middle paper is FSJ’s Watermelon Fusion, which comes in 8.5″ x 11″, #CS-0039, or 12″ x 12″, #CS-0070.  The base of the card is FSJ’s Whip Cream, which also comes in two sizes, 8.5″ x 11″, #CS-0040 or 12″ x 12″, #CS-0042.  If you would like to purchase any of these items from me you can do so by going here:

Please come visit again as I will be adding more cards.  Thank you and your comments are always welcome.

Thank You with the Sweet You Stamp Set


We all have a need for thank you cards and I had to make three of them.  I used Fun Stampers Journey’s Sweet You Stamp, #SS-0099, and the FSJ Ornamental Dreams Stamp, #SS-0063.  I used Copics to color the flowers and I used Wink of Stella to go around the lacy looking stamp.  Honestly just a simple card to express deep gratitude.  If you would like to purchase either of these stamps you may do so by going here:

I know that you would enjoy the stamps.  And I would love to have you follow or join the Journey with me!  Until later Ciao!