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.


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.

Cards from December’s KOTM

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I made these two cards from the December Kit of the Month.  The great thing about the Kit of the Month is that it is so versatile.  It comes with everything you need except for the ink and the adhesive.  You get the stamps, the papers (even already cut to the right size and normally punched for you), and you get the accessories.  Without having to use anything of my own I was able to change these two cards to my own liking.  Just a change here and there and there I had it.  The first card I have I used my crimper and crimped my papers.  The kit showed the papers as distressed.  I liked the little extra effort that I put forth.  On the second card, the kit had you cut out the third feather and make it River Stone.  Then they had you pop it up.  I like the way I did it as it looks like there are shadows.  I am not saying that mine is better.  I am just saying that mine is different.  Everyone has their own way of doing things and even with this Kit of the Month you are allowed to give it your personal tweaking if you want.  I will be back soon to share the January Kit of the Month.  If you would like please join me on Facebook here:  for your chance to win a Kit of the Month.  I am giving one away each and every month if I get enough participation.

Birthday Card


My oldest granddaughter turns 8 on August 26th.  We are going to celebrate her birthday on Saturday because the Saturday before her birthday is the Saturday before school.  She is the apple of my eye.  She is the first grandchild that I actually got to spend some time with.  She reminds me of myself as well.  She loves the outdoors and she loves animals.  This card is from the KOTM, (kit of the month).  If you look on the right it is the card on the top.  My granddaughter loves to ride her bicycle.  I think that she will love this card as much as any child loves cards!  She actually has done some coloring of digital stamps with me.  This was really fun to make.  You get all of the papers in the kit and the stamps.  You will need to buy the inks and this particular card needed a yellow colored pencil to color in the bicycle.  If you don’t want to join the KOTM then they are available as a single at a later date.  I hope that you have enjoyed this card.  Thanks for dropping by today and please come back and visit again.  See you again soon.