Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity, December blog hop!

This is a BIG month for us here at the friends of Unity blog hop!    Sit back, get a cup of coffee and hop with us. 

First before we get to the cards, I'm gonna share this great news, after all I am sure this is what brought you here!  

This is our two year anniversary of hopping with friends of unity.  Although I am new I am so happy to be part of this amazing group.   We are not sponsored by unity, but Angela wanted to help us celebrate by offering you TWO HUGE prize packages    Just look at how awesome these prizes are.   Be sure to leave a comment on each blog in the hop for your chance to win.  Also, there are even more chances to win smaller prizes from a lot of us.   IT's Christmas time and we want to thank you for hopping along with us for the last two years! Winner will be announced on Crystals blog on December 14, just in time for Christmas.
Prize #1

Prize #2

Noe my winner from last month is...   Phaline Mills  Thank you for hopping along.  If you can email me at I will message you through facebook and mail your prize out right away.

Now lets get the the projects.   Now, our theme is all is calm.  And of course that make me think of silent night.  Unfortunately I don't have many stamps that would fit this, so I went in a different direction.   Just think of how peaceful your back yard is during a snow storm.  Those quite moments when the snow just falls and for a brief moment everything seems calm and beautiful.   That peace led me to snowmen.  One of my favorite things.

My cards are super simple this month.  I hope to bring you a little more in 2020.  I hope you enjoy the simplicity of these cards.

This card uses Love to my heart, that can be found HERE!  I used a snowflake border die From Simon says stamp.with some My Minds Eye pattern paper.   The bottom is lined with glitter.   I hope Santa brings me a light box for Christmas, I am struggling with natural light this time of year.  Crafter struggles ;)

My second card used Wonderland, I love the altered look to this guy, I use him often.  He can be found HERE!

The cloud die, (which I love) Is from My favorite things, and was purchased at Simon says stamp.

I hope you enjoyed my simple cards, and try using some of the patterned paper I know you have for simple backgrounds.   We should all make 2020 the year we use up some of our hoarded paper. You know who you are.  (looking in the mirror)

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year, May 2020 be filled with lots of mojo and many crafty days.

If you stumbled here and would like to start at the beginning please Visit CRYSTAL!

Next on the stop is the lovely Alaine!

Merry Christmas,


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas is coming!

  Christmas is just around the corner and so is the December friends of Unity blog hop.

Check back this Saturday, you will not want to miss what we have in store.


Monday, November 11, 2019

Turkey, Turkey!

I made a cure little shaker card with this Cuddlebug turkey from Unity stamp co.

I used a gina marie die to cut out the center added cute little fall colored sequins and hearts and there ya have it easy peasy shaker card.

Heres a closer looks at the shaker

The sequins were gifted to me, the little hearts are from simon says stamp.   Turkey colored with water colors.  Die is Gina Marie designs

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wishing you a joyous Holiday!

I have another Angie girl card for you today, I just seem to be drawn to these images.  They are fun to color and easy to use on a card.   I wasn't gonna share this card but I might as well. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

May your season sparkle!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is just around the corner.  I love everything about the holidays.  I love all the excitement.  My kids are older now but my youngest is like me and gets really festive.

  For this card, I used a winter styled Angie girl called.   Winter girl, you can find her here and shes on sale.   I used a sentiment strip from taylored expression.  If you have not had a chance to check them out, you should.   The large strip does 18 sentiments the smaller one does 10.  There perfect.  I popped it up and added a snowflake to jazz it up.   The whole thing is sprayed with shimmer spray for added sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by,


Copic used. Coat, BG72, boots are E33 and just good ole R29 for the red
Simple strips by Taylored Expressions
The die used for the border is Drifting stitches from SSS

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friends of Unity, November blog hop. Give Thanks

Welcome to the Friends of Unity blog hop, If your new here welcome I hope you enjoy.  If you've been here before thank you for coming back to visit.

  This month our theme is Giving Thanks.   Fitting for this month when we reflect on what we are Thankful for.

 I have a few projects to share.  So, lets get to it.

  The first two cards are very simple,  I cased this layout from my fellow hopper Alaine.   I am thankful for her and her cards.   I love Angie girls, I like to try to keep them whole because  they have lots of itty bitty bits around them.  This layout works well keeping the image full  and also allows you to use pattern paper.  I use this layout all the time.   It makes it really easy.  For the second card  I used November girl,  you can find her HERE! be sure to look at the line of Angie girls, and add to your wish list.  Unitys brown Thursday sale will be here very soon.   The word Gratitude is from the set Frondescence and the link for that is below.   For this first card I used Emerson girl, shes great for fall and winter cards.  You can find her HERE!

This next card is also very simple.   I wanted to show how you can make the sentiment shine.   For this one I used Frondescence you can find it HERE!  I colored the bottom half with copics then added a gina marie design die, to kinda frame the whole image.  I used the sentiment from Array of fall.   and you can find that one HERE!  I sprayed the whole thing with distress mica spray at the end.   added a few sequins.  I also distressed the edges of the frame and sentiment.    It's an easy way to add texture.

I hate long blog posts, so I am not gonna bore you to much longer, bare with me here.   I just want to say if your here and have not yet checked out the Unity facebook group called Unity show n tell, I suggest you do.   I have not been that connected to a group since the old two peas in a bucket.  The group is kind and friendly and there are many levels of talent there. So, go take a peek around share and enjoy,

I want to thank you for stopping by I am glad your here.  Don't forget to leave a comment as some girls do giveaways.  This month I am giving away one ITTY  BITTY.  Just a tiny gesture of thanks to you my readers.   I will announce my winner at next months hop.


If you would like to start at the beginning Visit Crystal HERE!

Next on the hop is the  amazing Bobbie Sue, visit her HERE!

**Just FYI, the border dies were from Simon Says Stamp, and are cheap under 7 dollars.  the frame die is from Gina Marie and was ten dollars her dies are great quality and very affordable most running about ten bucks.  **   Gina's site is HERE 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Spoopy cards!

These cute little Mummies are obviously from Unity, I am  starting to think I don't own any other stamps.

  I used distress ink over a cute little line stencil from Gina Marie Designs. I then used  distress paper that matches for the matt.  I added a little sentiment from Taylored expressions.   Added a bat from Tim's sizzix line and done.  Super quick super easy super spoopy! 

Be sure to stop by this coming saturday as it is our BLOG hop from Friends of Unity.   WInk wink there will be a few giveaways. 

Friends of Unity, December blog hop!

This is a BIG month for us here at the friends of Unity blog hop!    Sit back, get a cup of coffee and hop with us.  First before ...